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
Universitetsbiblioteket i Oslo
Det kongelige Bibliotek, Slotsholmen,
Virtual Finland (Ministry of
Foreign Affairs of Finland)
National Biography of Finland
Tilke, the Finnish Research Libraries
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