Japan on International Federation of Library Associations
A commemorative postage stamp on the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) 52nd General Conference, Tokyo, Japan :
Issued by Japan
Issued on Aug 23, 1986
Issued for : A 60 yen postage stamp was issued on August 23, 1986 to commemorate the International Federation of Library Associations, 52nd General Conference, Tokyo.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Multicolour
Denomination : 60 yen
Size of impression : 35.0 mm x 28.0 mm
Quantity issued : 28,000,000 stamps
- The International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) was founded in 1927, and became the most inclusive and widely spread international library society in the world. In cooperation with such bodies as UNESCO, it has achieved major successes in the expansion and development of libraries, and the promotion of international cooperation. Its headquarters is in Hague, Holland, with a current membership of some 120 nations and 1,100 organizations.
- Since Japan joined in 1929, the Japan Library Association has been its representative body, sending participants to the annual conventions. Accompanying its recent rise in stature in the international community, Japan has also been playing a greater role in the international library world. To meet the greater expectations being placed on Japan, the director of the Japan Library Association announced at the 1985 Manila conference that the 52nd conference would be hosted by Japan. The conference will be held from August 24th to the 29th, with the theme “Libraries for the 21st Century“.