ECIL 2014

In late October, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL2014) in Dubrovnik, Croatia, to give a keynote talk. Those who have visited Dubrovnik (or watched Game of Thrones) will know how beautiful it is; others can find out here. This is the second ECIL conference, the… Continue reading ECIL 2014

Altmetrics, qualitative understanding and the Croatian seaside

The LIDA (Libraries in the Digital Age) series of conferences,initially annual and now biannual, has become something of an institution since it was established in 2000. Its location, now in the beautiful Adriatic city of Zadar, having migrated up and down the Croatian coast over the years, is certainly one factor in its popularity. Its… Continue reading Altmetrics, qualitative understanding and the Croatian seaside

CoLIS8 Copenhagen

The eight in the series of CoLIS (Conceptions of Library and Information Science) conferences was held this month in Copenhagen. The splendidly efficient organization was provided by the Royal School of Librarianship and Information Science, the Danish iSchool, now being incorporated into the University of Copenhagen’s Arts faculty. As always with CoLIS, the topics covered… Continue reading CoLIS8 Copenhagen

Information Ecology in Bratislava

Last week I had the chance to attend a conference on the topic of 'Information Ecology and Libraries', held at the library of the Comenius University in Bratislava. Organised by Jela Steinerová, of the University's department of library and information science, the meeting attracted participants from several countries. The city of Bratislava has now entirely… Continue reading Information Ecology in Bratislava

CoLIS 2010 (and 2013)

The 7th CoLIS (Conceptions of Library and Information Science) conference was held at University College London between 21st and 24th June. As Programme Chair, I am bound to be biased, but, after leaving a decent period for reflection, it seems to me that it was a great sucess. Participants have been kind enough to use… Continue reading CoLIS 2010 (and 2013)

INFuture2009, Zagreb

I attended the second of the INFuture conferences, organised by the Department of Information Sciences at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, in early November. The general theme of the conference series is 'The Future of Information Sciences', and the focus for this conference was 'Digital Resources and Knowledge Sharing'. By comparison with the first of… Continue reading INFuture2009, Zagreb

ALA Chicago

Put the world's largest library/information conference - that of the American Library Association - in the city with the greatest concentration of skyscrapers, if not any longer the world's tallest building - Chicago, of course - add a bit of jet-lag, and the result is a bit overwhelming. Never mind, ALA was very much worth… Continue reading ALA Chicago

Inforum proceedings

The proceedings of the Prague Inforum conference, which I mentioned in a previous post, are now available online here. They are of interest to anyone concerned with the use of digital information sources, particularly though not entirely in a Central European context. My own paper, 'Library / information prospects: three views of the future', can… Continue reading Inforum proceedings