29 September 2008

Library 2.0 Conference in Slovakia

Got this via one of the Code4Lib and while I won't be able to attend I thought I'd post here in case others were interested or knew someone that might be. It looks to be an interesting exploration of Library 2.0 concepts and a chance to network with our European colleagues. What I found even more interesting was this tidbit (granted it's from 2008):
When you are not able to visit Elag 2008 this year, you can still follow all plenary meetings via WURTV. All plenary meetings are broadcasted live over the internet. In a split screen you can see the speaker as well as the presentation on the overhead display. Unfortunately, Internet Explorer is required to see WURTV
I can't find any information on whether or not this will be continued in 2009, but how cool that they streamed their videos!

Call for presentations: "New Tools of the Trade", ELAG Conference, 22 – 24 April, 2009,
Bratislava, Slovakia.

Web 2.0, social networking applications, blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, facetted searching,
semantic linking and digital documents are just some of the new developments that are
rapidly changing the systems environment in libraries and what users expect from the
systems that they use. To respond to these challenges, systems librarians and developers
need to "re-tool": they need to discover and master new ways of developing and applying
informatics to solve information problems. The ELAG 2009 Conference is calling for
presentations on new tools including:
• innovative software, applications and environments
• emerging formats, protocols and standards or new ways of applying existing standards
• new procedures and techniques

Place: Bratislava, Slovakia
Host: University Library of Bratislava, (Univerzitná knižnica v Bratislave)
Dates: 22 - 24 April, 2009

Deadline for submissions: 24 November, 2008
Address for submission: ron.davies@ec.europa.eu or roy.gundersen@bibsys.no

Further Information is available on the 2008 conference website at http://library.wur.nl/elag2008/
nder "ELAG 2009".

Information for presenters

The emphasis of the ELAG conference is on new developments and practical experience with library technology rather than academic presentations but relevant user studies are welcome. Presentations at the ELAG are generally 20-25 minutes in length to allow time for discussion. The working language of the conference is English.

Submissions should include a 300-word description of the project or topic, references to sites if
available and a short biography of the speaker indicating background, involvement in the project
or activity and public presentation experience. The Programme Committee will review all submissions. Notification regarding acceptance will be made by early January 2009. Speakers are normally expected to provide their own travel accommodation costs and the nominal registration fee.

Programme Committee

Ron Davies, Belgium (Co-chair)
Roy Gundersen, Norway (Co-chair)
Alojz Androvič, Slovakia
Iris Marthaler, Switzerland
Ere Majaila, Finland
Martin Svoboda, Czech Republic
Maja Žumer, Slovenia

What is the ELAG Conference?

ELAG is Europe's premier conference on the application of information technology in libraries and documentation centres. For more than twenty-five years, the ELAG (European Library Automation Group) Conference has provided library and IT professionals with the opportunity to discuss new technologies, to review on-going developments and to exchange best practices. The conference follows a unique format, where subject-specific workshops alternate with single-track plenary presentations and a variety of social activities that provide a memorable opportunity to meet and exchange views with colleagues from a wide range of European countries.

The 2009 conference will be hosted by the University Library of Bratislava, (Univerzitná knižnica v Bratislave or UKB) in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia from 22 to 24 April, 2009.

For information on past conferences go to http://www.elag.org.

1 comment:

Peter van Boheemen said...

Good to read the live stream of Elag 2008 was appreciated. Video streams of presentations, workshop reports and lightning talks are still available at http://library.wur.nl/elag2008/

This was an initiative of us, Wageningen University and Resarch Library, organizers of Elag 2008. Elag is organized by different volunteers each year, so it is up to the capabilities of next years organizers if they continue this.

I can recommend the Elag conference. It is a non commercial conference in which you can really participate following workshops and presenting lightning talks.