78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, A Success

Recently, Market Development Manager Ivan Sobko had the opportunity to attend the 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Helsinki, Finland

After several days of meeting with librarians from all over the world at the beautiful Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Center, Ivan returned to NewspaperDirect fresh and excited, with newly acquired knowledge of the changing needs of libraries everywhere.

At IFLA, Ivan presented alongside ND partner LM Info on the remote access feature of Library PressDisplay, and introduced a number of upcoming features for mobile device access. Connecting with a host of existing and potential clients, Ivan had the chance to gauge firsthand the needs of librarians, uncover new partnership opportunities, and collect invaluable feedback on our flagship product for libraries, Library PressDisplay.

Library PressDisplay is the ideal solution for Nordic libraries, as Ivan discovered:

With a growing immigrant population, there is rising demand for international newspapers in Libraries. Library PressDisplay is the cost and space efficient solution. Also, Nordics like to read in general, and are ahead of the curve when it comes to adopting technology, so there is especially demand for products like Library PressDisplay which offers not only a huge amount of international and local content, but also supports new mobile technologies that are in high use by consumers.

Overall, Ivan feels the trip was a great success as he had the opportunities to connect better with partners and clients. Finnish libraries are now aware and excited about remote access – a great addition to their services, Ivan reports.

And during his stay in Helsinki, Ivan also discovered some exciting new projects that will be facilitated by Nordic libraries, and he quickly jumped to offer his service and our involvement!

Check out these photos that Ivan snapped in Helsinki:

 

IFLA_pres

Presentations at IFLA

Bookmobiles making their appearances

Bookmobiles making their appearances

Ivan taking tourist photos!

Ivan taking tourist photos!

Ivan taking tourist photos!

Ivan taking tourist photos!

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