49Th FID Conference & Congress (1998)

International Federation for Information & Documentation (FID) will be holding 49th General Assembly, Conference and Congress in New Delhi during 11-17 October 1998. Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre (INSDOC) is organizing the event at New Delhi (India) with the support of a number of other organisations and professional societies in India.

General Information

Congress Dates : 11-17 October 1998
Congress Languages : English, French, Spanish

Visa Requirements : Foreign delegates should possess a valid passport and visa for India. Delegates planning to visit Kathmandu from India should apply for a multiple entry visa for India and a visa for Nepal.

Health Requirements: A vaccination certificate against yellow fever is required for visitors arriving/travelling through endemic areas in Africa and South America.

Weather: At the time of the congress, the climate in Delhi and Jaipur would be pleasant with clear blue skies and days filled with sunshine. The temperature normally would range between a minimum of 20 degress C and a maximum of 30 degree C.

Accommodation: New Delhi - Congress (14-17 October, 1998): Wide variety of hotels equal the finest in the world for their decor, modern facilities, international cuisine and above all their traditional Indian hospitality.

Jaipur - Pre-Congress (11-13 October, 1998): Stay in the famous palaces now converted into hotels to get a first-hand experience. Marble flooring, glittering chandeliers, priceless rugs and tapestries, exquisite silverware, soft-footed bearers and courteous service with all the trapping of the modern day living. Staying in the palace hotels of Jaipur is an experience by itself.

For further information write to:

49th FID Congress Secretariat
Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre (INSDOC)
14, Satsang Vihar, Marg, New Delhi- 11006 INDIA
E-mail :
Ph. : +91-11- 686 3617, 651 5837
Fax : +9-11-686-2228


Cox & Kings, Official Travel - Cum-Conference Manager
H-Block, Indra Place, Connaught Circus,
New Delhi - 110001, (INDIA)
Ph. : + 91-11-3738398, 373 8811
Fax : + 91 - 11 - 373 1484, 331 7373
E-mail :
Attn.: Mr. Sandeep Joshi


The XXI All India Conference of the Indian Association of Special Libraries & Information Centres (IASLIC) will be hosted by the Tamilnadu Library Association at Coimbatore during December 1997.


  1. Information Superhighway: Its Impact on Library & Information Services in India

    1. Information Superhighway (ISH)

  1. Internet

  1. Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings

Abstract/synopsis of papers must reach IASLIC by 30June 1997.

Full papers with abstract, signed by author/s typed in double space (in duplicate) should reach IASLIC by 10September 1997.

For more information contact :

XXI All India Conference. IASLIC P291 CIT Scheme No 6 M, Kankurgachi, Calcutta-700054.