Management of the WSF Information

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This page is about managing the information of the World Social Forum. It focusses on the seventh WSF Event in Nairobi, Kenya, 20-25 January 2007. Background to the librarians' preparations is found on the website of the Network Institute for Global Democratization, NIGD. If interested, please subscribe to the related mailing list.

As a part of the preparations towards the Nairobi WSF, Information for Social Change publishes a special issue on Libraries and Information in a World Social Forum Context, which contains, for instance, an article on The Management of the WSF Information by Esther Obachi, the secretary of Kenya Library Association.

The World Social Forum


Library Success

The existing WSF information materials

The January 2007 and future conferences

Classification and cataloguing



Dissemination Centres

Public and University Libraries, Schools, NGOs, and Government Institutions

Dissemination Formats

Websites, brochures,leaflets, seminars, workshops.

Librarians are expected to use a variety both electronic and print media to disseminate WSF information. The Print media:This include various publications such as newpapers


The major marketing strategies for the WSF information will include: radio, tv, newspapers, workshops, websites and individual contacts.