How to fight info-poor exclusion?

Fórum Lisboa 11-13 October 2000
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Municipality of Lisboa - Cultural Department

Informations: Tel.: [351] 21 795 1823 - 21 795 1990

In a democratic society, everyone has to be informed to be able to exercise consciously his or her citizenship. That means nowadays the access to the information society. And what about those that cannot accede to information? In this society which role is reserved to the excluded and marginalized people? Which role shall public libraries play in promoting the right of the citizens in acceding to information and in which way these ones can and must intervene and play a role to fight against information exclusion?

Now that we are preparing a new Central Public Library in Lisbon, we would like to play a more active role, as far as this subject is concerned. So, the City Council of Lisbon, through the Libraries Division invited CITIDEP - Research Center of Information Technology for a Participatory Democracy, to organize an international Conference on "Public Libraries and new technologies: how to fight the exclusion of information-poor?", which will take place in Forum Lisboa, Portugal on the 11th, 12th and 13th October 2000. With this initiative we want to promote a debate with everyone interested in this matter.

We invite you to participate in this Colloquium (live translation will be available) , with lectures on the following contents:

If you want to participate with a communication, please register

- there is no registration fee. (After 30th June, we accept registrations if there are available sits, but if at a late date it may not receive documentation)

You may write to:

Colóquio Bibliotecas e Novas Tecnologias
Biblioteca Municipal Central
Palcio Galveias - Campo Pequeno 1000 Lisboa
Tel.: 217951823 - 217951990
Fax: 217937158

Or use our on-line registration form

A Directora do Departamento de Cultura da C.M.L.
Manuela Rêgo

O Presidente do CITIDEP
Pedro Ferraz de Abreu

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