IFLA Medal Awarded to Librarian Eeva Murtomaa
Published: 20.8.2012 | Edited: 21.8.2012
Eeva Murtomaa, photo: Jukka Pennanen
Librarian Eeva Murtomaa, who has had a long career at the National Library of Finland, was presented with a medal at the conference of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) in Helsinki. The IFLA Professional Committee awarded the medal to Murtomaa for her significant contribution to the improvement of bibliographic standards and the development of new cataloguing and authority models.
In her acceptance speech, Eeva Murtomaa said that she has been inspired by the IFLA’s efforts to ensure equal access to information as a basic right for everyone. “We have been dreaming of future information models for the past two decades, and their long-term development in various committees has been rewarding, challenging and fun,” Murtomaa said.
The National Library of Finland congratulates its internationally renowned metadata specialist.
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) represents the interests, services and service users of the library and information sector. The IFLA Medal can be awarded to a person who has contributed significantly to either the IFLA or the international library sector.
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