An IFLA Public Talk by by Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Director of the Library of
Alexandria, Vice President of the Institut d’Egypte (Egyptian Academy of Science).
The Great Library of Alexandria was the most famous library in Classical Antiquity, flourishing as a major hub of scholarship in the Ptolemaic Dynasty. Rooted in a similar tradition, the 21st century incarnation of the fabled library is at once a contemporary behemoth of information and priceless artefacts; a cultural centre for dialogue and discourse; a nerve centre for research and diplomacy. A significant asset to the world, how does the Bibliotheca Alexandrina rejuvenate itself as a cultural institution, while catering to the complex demands of the digital age? Even more so, how can this apply to the Singapore context?
The details are: 17 August 2013, 2.00 to 3.30 pm at the Exhibition Area in Central Public Library, Singapore. Registration is required for your free seat.