Malaysia will host the World Congress of Muslim Librarians and Information Scientists (WCOMLIS2008) at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC). This is the second time Malaysia is hosting the event, the fifth in its series. The congress made its debut in Malaysia in 1986, when it was staged at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Sintok in Kedah. Apart from Malaysia, countries that have hosted the congress are the United States, Turkey and Iran. The United States hosted the first congress in 1982.