Detailed Program

Program at a Glance

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Friday, 17 November 2006
15:00-17:30 Tour of the Library
17:30-18:00 Early Conference Registration
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Center
Saturday, 18 November 2006
Day 1 of Conference
Location: Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Center, Middle Hall
08:30-09:00 Conference Registration
09:00-09:45 Opening Ceremony of the ICUDL2006
  • Ismail Serageldin, Director, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
  • Raj Reddy, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Maode Lai, Vice President of Zhejiang University, China
  • Yunhe Pan, Vice President of Chinese Academy of Engineering, China (2 minutes video)
  • H. E. Horatti Basavaraj Shivalingappa, Minister of School Education, Bangalore, India
  • H.E. Dr. Hany Helal, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Egypt
  • H.E. Dr. Tarek Kamel, Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Egypt

Keynote Speech:
Chair: Hisham El-Sherif, IT Ventures, Egypt

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

Best Practices Session
Chair: Peter Chen, Louisiana State University, USA

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

Principal Papers Session
Chair: Noha Adly, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

Invited Panel: Digital Ownership
Chair: Raj Reddy, Carnegie Mellon University, USA


  • Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive, USA
  • Michael Shamos, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Ismail Serageldin, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
  • Ram Karan Varma, CDAC, India
  • Zhipan Wu, Peking University, China
20:00-20:30 IPR in the Digital Age: Reflections on Why Copyright Law Must Change, Ismail Serageldin, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
Sunday, 19 November 2006
Day 2 of Conference
Location: Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Center, Middle Hall

Keynote Speaker Session
Chair: Ismail Serageldin, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:45 Parallel Presentation Sessions

Session A: Technical Issues
Location: Meeting Room A, B1
Chair: Xue Fangyu, Tsinghua University Library, China

Session B: Policy Issues
Location: Meeting Room B, B1
Chair: Gummala Balaramaiah, Tirumal Tirupathi
Devasthanams, India

12:45-13:00 Closing Ceremony
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
End of ICUDL 2006
14:00-18:00 The Fifth Annual Workshop on the Million Book Project
Delegation Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Center
(closed meeting)

Global Presentations

15:00-18:00 Country Progress Reports and Short Presentations
15:00-16:00 China
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-16:45 USA
16:45-17:00 Egypt
17:00-18:00 India
18:00-19:00 Executive Meeting on the Million Book Project
VIP Meeting Room, Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Center