25 June 2011
Report of the International Workshop, organized through the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, through the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, organized the workshop “Leveraging ICT to improve services and promote networking and knowledge sharing among Latin American parliamentary libraries”.
The workshop was hosted by the National Congress of Chile in Valparaiso from 19 to 21 January 2011. The Workshop intended to respond to some of the challenges confronted by Libraries and IT Departments of Latin American legislatures by providing a platform for their Directors to exchange views and experiences on the effective use of information and communication technologies in parliamentary libraries. At the same time, the Workshop focused on the role of technologies as enablers for cooperation among parliamentary libraries and IT departments in the Latin American region, with a view to identify a possible roadmap for future inter-parliamentary cooperation in this field.