WESS Scandinavian Discussion Group
1999 Annual Conference

As part of the American Library Association's Annual Meeting in New Orleans,
the ACRL/WESS Scandinavian Discussion Group met on Saturday, June 26, 1999,
from 11:30am to 12:30pm, in room 342 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

There were seventeen people in attendence. Following introductions, announcements
and institutional news, Charles Spetland (Minnesota) shared information on recent
developments at the National Library of Norway, the University of Oslo's new library
building, and the Royal Library in Copenhagen. Spetland also provided information
about the new electronic National Biography of Finland and a few new Finnish sites of

References were made to the following URLs [many of which may no longer be valid - RdH/2003]:

Nasjonalbiblioteket i Oslo

Kulturnett Norge

Universitetsbiblioteket i Oslo

Det kongelige Bibliotek, Slotsholmen, København

Virtual Finland (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland)

National Biography of Finland

Tilke, the Finnish Research Libraries Page

John Dillon (Wisconsin) announced that the 100th annual meeting of the Society for the
Advancement of Scandinavian Study would be held in Madison, WI, May 4-6, 2000. Dillon
and Mariann Tiblin (Minnesota) are members of the program committee and invite ideas for
library and archives related sessions.

Richard Hacken (Brigham Young) gave a brief update on the Scandinavian Studies Web.

Zuzana Helinsky (Library Service Ltd. of Sweden) reminded the group of the Gothenburg
Book Fair held each September.

McKim was chosen as chair of the group for the Midwinter and Annual meetings in 2000.


Charles G. Spetland
University of Minnesota


Scandinavian Studies Web.
Last revised April 2003.
The URL is http://net.lib.byu.edu/estu/wess/scan/ann99.html