The Library and Information Consortium of the Kyrgyz Republic with the support of the Ministry of Culture and International and Civic Organizations conduct the 9th International Conference "Issyk-Kul 2008: Libraries and Democratization of Society".


The main topic of the Conference is

"Information infrastructure, interlibrary cooperation and international collaboration"


The Conference will be held at the "Issyk Kul - Aurora" resort at the Issyk Kul Lake on October 1-4, 2008.


Planned organization of sections, round table discussions and presentations on the following topics:


Section subjects:

  • Collection development and knowledge management;
  • Integrated networks in library and information science field;
  • Open access and knowledge society: role of libraries;
  • Libraries are the basis of the common information and cultural space of civil society;
  • Internet-technology in library and information services;
  • Library and information services on the basis of electronic information resources and network technologies.


Round Table Subjects:

  • UNESCO Program "Information for All: problems of realization";
  • Development of learning technologies in the knowledge society era;
  • Copyright and intellectual property in libraries;
  • Power and society: problems of public access to information resources.


Common Languages of the Conference are Kyrgyz, Russian and English. Simultaneous translation will be supplied, too.


Call for papers

Your reports and speech texts or subjects you can send till September 1, 2008

  • to the following address: 208, Abdrakhmanov Street, Room 26, Bishkek 720040, Kyrgyz Republic, the "Library and Informational Consortium" Association;
  • via email:,;
  • or fax: +(996 312) 66-18-26, 66-22-68.


Organizational Committee of the Conference is authorized to include accepted reports in sections, Round Tables or to move in to stand category.


Terms of participation

You are kindly requested to complete the registration form and send it by fax/e-mail or register online through our website no later than September 1, 2008.


The fee for the whole period of the Conference includes:

  • round-trip from Bishkek to the Conference's site;
  • participation in all Conference Activities;
  • residence in the "Issyk Kul - Aurora" Sanatorium during the Conference;
  • three meals a day;
  • coffee breaks;
  • cultural events;
  • using a pool and other procedures of the "Issyk Kul - Aurora" Sanatorium;
  • conference Materials.


Registration fee for the whole period (i.e. from October 1 till October 4, 2008) of the "Issyk-Kul 2008" Conference depends on the room category. And the following fee is fixed:


Room Category

A bed in the room

(in euro)

The whole room

(in euro)

Single room



Single room improved



Double room with all conveniences



Double room with all conveniences improved




Payment of registration fee

The registration fee is to be paid in two ways: in cash upon arrival or Bank Transfer. In case of cash fee, a Letter of Guarantee must be sent to the Organizational Committee before September 1, 2008.


The Registration fee also can be paid in advance using Bank Transfer at the following bank account of  the "Library and Informational Consortium" Association:


In euro:

Beneficiary:  The  "Library and Informational Consortium" Association

Beneficiary bank:     

Bank Name: The Joint-Stock Commercial Bank "Kyrgyzstan" Bishkek

Bank Account# 115107504                       SWIFT code: KYRSKG 22

Bank Address: 54, Togolok Moldo street, 720001 in favour Pervomaiskiy branch

Beneficiary euro account: #1030220000012594



Получатель: Ассоциация «Библиотечно-информационный консорциум»

Наименование банка: Первомайский филиал АКБ «Кыргызстан»

Расчетный счет: 1030220000012594

БИК: 103002

Адрес банка: Кыргызская Республика, г. Бишкек, Бульвар Эркиндик, 59.


Contact information

For further information please contact the Organizing Committee:

Tel: (996 312) 66 10 88

Fax: (996 312) 66 22 68

Address: 208, Abdrakhmanov Street, Room 26, Bishkek, 720040, Kyrgyz Republic.




Welcome to Sunny Kyrgyzstan!

We are happy to see our old friends and to meet new ones!



Organizational Committee