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Monday, January 8, 2018
IATUL Conference 2018, Oslo

To encourage global participation the IATUL Travel Grant Programme provides financial assistance to library and/or information professionals from developing countries to attend the annual IATUL Conference. IATUL Travel Grants will be awarded to first-time attendees of this conference. Applications are encouraged from librarians at any institution that is an IATUL member or would qualify for IATUL membership. When applying for a Travel Grant, please remember that English is the official language of the organization and its annual conference.

Apply for a Travel Grant!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
IATUL wishes you a
IATUL wishes you a Happy New Year!

We wish you all the best for 2018!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Library Services in Developing Countries
IATUL Directors's Summit, Windhoek 2017, quiver trees

What impact do emerging technologies have on university library services in developing countries? This was the key question of the IATUL Directors’ Summit 2017 in Windhoek, Namibia. The two days event was hosted by the University Library of the Namibia University of Science and Technology in Windhoek. 21 university Library Directors from Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Canada, Germany and the UK attended to the event.

Following the World Café method, the delegates dealt with six subtopics, each introduced in a 10-minute keynote presentation. Each workshop day consisted of three keynote presentations followed by breakout sessions to engage with the subtopics.
The subtopics:

  • New Service environment and service skills development
  • Interaction between University infrastructure and Library development
  • Ubiquitous Library
  • Building research support services
  • Adaptive Library structures
  • Mission, Vision, reality and networking

The discussions were lively and informative – resulting in a rich collection of thoughts and ideas.

Metrics and Research Data Management turned out be of very...

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Friday, December 15, 2017
Libraries for the Future – From Inspiring Spaces to Open Science

The IATUL 2018 Program Committee invites proposals for papers and posters, which should reflect the conference theme:

Libraries for the Future – From Inspiring Spaces to Open Science

The technological development of the recent decades has contributed to increased access to digital sources of knowledge and digital tools for students, teachers and researchers. This development has further changed the way they work, but also the way they use the University Library.

These changes has derived new demands for the libraries: we need to develop a library which suits the world as it is today. One way to accomplish this, is to focus on the users: what is their needs, what type of library and library services are relevant to them? In order to be able to solve the new tasks in the library effectively, it may also be necessary to look at how we organise our work; how can we develop organisations for the future? With this as a background, the overall topics for the conference and the call for papers will be:

  • User Centered Library and Service Design
  • Research Support and Open Science
  • Open Innovation
  • Beyond now –...
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Monday, December 4, 2017
Libraries for the Future - From Inspiring Spaces to Open Science

The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) invites you to attend the 39th Annual IATUL Conference at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HIAO) in Oslo, Norway from 18 June to 21 June 2018. Get inspiration for the future work with library development and meet up with colleagues and friends from all over the world at the same time.

The technological development of the recent decades has contributed to increased access to digital sources of knowledge and digital tools for students, teachers and researchers. This development has further changed the way they work, but also the way they use the University Library.

These changes has derived new demands for the libraries: we need to develop a library which suits the world as it is today. One way to accomplish this, is to focus on the users: what is their needs, what type of library and library services are relevant to them? In order to be able to solve the new tasks in the library effectively, it may also be necessary to look at how we organise our work; how can we develop organisations for the future? With this as a background, the overall topics for the...

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Friday, October 27, 2017
IATUL on Facebook and Twitter
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Engage with us and stay up to date about IATUL events, grants, and activities! We are very much looking forward to your comments, likes, shares and retweets on Facebook and Twitter. Agile communication is a vital part of IATUL’s Mission & Vision (LINK).

Members and friends can find our profiles on Facebook and Twitter under the name @IATULorg.

For our events, you are welcome to use our event hashtags, which are:
#IATUL17Namibia for the IATUL Directors’ Summit, Windhoek 2017
#IATUL18Norway for the IATUL Annual Conference, Oslo 2018

Of course, you can also use #IATUL.

There have always been different hashtags related to IATUL, created by our social media savvy members. This motivated us to provide official hashtags for reuse. Corporate hashtags make it easier to find information on a given topic and make it more visible in social media.

IATUL chose Facebook and Twitter, as these two channels are...

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