The main building and library of the Norwegian
University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.
Photo and ©: Jostein Gjersvik.
The 1997 IATUL conference will take place at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway between June 30th - July 4th 1997. All the details in the programme are not yet ready. Further details about keynote speakers, programme, arrangements, etc. will be posted on this page when decided.
The main theme of the conference will be Scholarly Communication in Focus. The sessions include the following subjects:
Changing patterns of communication
The Internet - now and in the future
Libraries - planning and management in a world of change
Users in focus - education and training - Distance learning
Information for the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)
The official e-mail address of the 1997 IATUL Conference is IATUL@ub.ntnu.no
In 1997 the city of Trondheim will be celebrating its millenium. The Planning Committee has already put the IATUL conference on the official list of major events taking place in the beautiful city in 1997.
As to the Official Programme, the IATUL Board and the Planning Committee have a few very interesting keynote speakers for presentation of the session themes.
A special programme of social events will be arranged for Accompanying Persons. There are several interesting sites to visit, and a number of special arrangements within art and culture connected to the celebration of the city. The list of possibilities is a long one.
The conference will be held at Gløshaugen (Sentralbygget) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. Trondheim is located approximately 500 km north of Oslo.
GETTING TO TRONDHEIM
BY AIRTrondheim is served by the Trondheim Airport Værnes (TRD) situated 35 km northeast of the city. The only international connection is between Copenhagen and Trondheim. Most international connections to Norway go to Fornebu Airport, Oslo (FBU). There are several domestic flights between Trondheim and Oslo every day.
FROM THE AIRPORTCoaches leave the airport for the city when you have got your luggage. We recommend the coaches, the transport is fast, comfortable and cheap (NOK 45 or USD 8). The coaches offer direct transport to some of the hotels in the city. Taxi fares are expensive (NOK 400 or USD 60). It is possible to preorder a taxi (fly-taxi) with your air ticket for NOK 200 per person.
TO THE AIRPORTCoaches from the city for the airport 75 minutes before the times of departure for the flights.
BY TRAINDay and night trains from Oslo and Sweden via Storlien.
LOCAL TRANSPORTATIONThe distance from the hotels in the city to the conference at Gløshaugen is about 2 km or 25 minutes short walk. We recommend the short walk through Bakklandet with its old timber buildings along the east side of the river Nidelva to Gløshaugen. It’s easy to get around in Trondheim by bus. A single ticket for adults costs NOK 16 (please pay exact amount as no change will be given!).
CAR HIREThere are several international companies at the airport and in Trondheim city offering car hire.
This link will provide some further travel information.
Attn.: Randi Gjersvik
University Library of Trondheim
N-7034 TRONDHEIM, NORWAY
Fax: +47 73 59 51 03
Telephone: +47 73 59 51 01
IATUL HOMEPAGEThe IATUL Conference pages will have all updated information on the conference and all actvities.
IATUL MEMBERSHIPPlease consult the IATUL home page concerning information about membership.
PASSPORT AND VISAForeign visitors must possess a valid passport.
DISCLAIMERThe Planning Committee and the University accept no liability for injuries/losses of whatever nature incurred by participants and/or accompanying persons, nor for the loss or damage to their luggage and/or personal belongings.
CLIMATE AND DRESSWe do have summer in Trondheim in June-July, but we can’t promise anything about the weather or the temperature. On average the temperature is between 14 and 20 degrees C. Be prepared for both. We hope for sun, but we might have rain.
LANGUAGEThe official language of the conference is English.
OPTIONAL AND PERSONNAL TOURSAssuming that some people want to arrive early or stay after the closing of the conference we have arranged two trips which give you the opportunity to see more of Norway.
For those of you who want to go further north to see The Midnight Sun, you must contact a travel agency. If you go to Mo i Rana, by train or boat from Trondheim, you can see the national library where all Norwegian documents are delivered and stored in a mountain hall, and the Midnight Sun can be seen from the mountains in the neighbourhood. Another journey is to visit the North Cape by the coastal boat or by plane. We can recommend a good travel agency which you also will find located on the campus - University Travel Agency (Flyspesialisten). They can assist in making and reconfirming travel reservations and tickets.
Flyspesialisten SIT Reiser AS
N-7034 TRONDHEIM, NORWAY
Tlf. +47 73 59 22 90
Fax: +47 73 59 31 85
Further Information on NorwayFurther information about what to see, do, and experience when in Norway can be found at the Lonely Planet resource on Norway.
CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONA Conference proceedings will be issued after the conference and a collection of the abstracts will be made available at the conference. These abstracts will also in time be mounted on the IATUL Web.
PAPER PRESENTATIONThose who have answered our call for papers and who have sent us an abstract will be contacted about the conference programme and other matters concerning the papers and their presentation.
REGISTRATION FORMIf you follow this link you will find the Registration Form for the IATUL 1997 Annual Conference.
ACCOMMODATIONWe have provisionally booked rooms with special IATUL prices in the three following hotels:
SAS Radisson Hotel
Tel: +47 73535310
Fax: +47 73535720
Søndregate 22 B,
Tel: +47 73510100
Fax: +47 73523898
Rogerts gate 1,
Tel: +47 73893100
Fax: +47 73893200
Single Double Single Double Single Double 1 095.- 1 295.- 695.- 845.- 480.-/350.- (*) 640.-/540.- (*) 900.- (weekend) 1 000.- (weekend) 450.- (weekend) 690.- (weekend) 350.- (*) 640.-/540.- (*)
This link will provide a map showing the location of the hotels and the Conference site.
All accomodation is within a 25 minute walk from the conference centre.
All prices are given in Norwegian Crowns (NOK) and include breakfast.
(*) Rooms without bath or shower (bathroom in corridor). No weekend rates.
Hotel reservations must be received prior to 1st May, 1997.
PAYMENT OF CONFERENCE FEES
Summing up the total of the Conference Fee will be made simpler by using the Conference Registration Form. Print it and fax it to the Conference Organisers. All checks must be in Norwegian Crowns (NOK) and be made payable to:
Focus Bank, N-7005 TRONDHEIM, NORWAYYou may use electronic transfer (SWIFT)
Account No. 8601 10 34545
Ref. IATUL-97, UBiT-B99003.00
We can not accept credit cards. Sorry!
Cancellations received in writing prior to 1st June, 1997, will be subject to an administrative charge of 700.- NOK. After this date no refunds can be given.
The official e-mail address of the 1997 IATUL Conference is IATUL@ub.ntnu.no.
In 1997 the city of Trondheim will be celebrating its Millenary. The planning committee has already put the IATUL Conference on to the official list of major happenings to take place in this beautiful city in 1997.
Rear view of the old Kjømannegaten warehouses as seen from the river Nidelva. Photo and © Jostein Gjersvik. View of the Bybrua wooden bridge spanning the river Nidelva and of the Kristiansten fortress, built in 1682. Photo and © Jostein Gjersvik.
Social arrangements and special programs for accompanying persons have been planned. There are several interesting sites to visit, and a number of special arrangements within art and culture connected to the celebration of the city. The list of possibilities is long in Trondheim:Nidaros Cathedral. One of Scandinavia’s largest buildings from the Middle Ages, erected over the grave of St. Olav. Work on it commenced in 1070, but the oldest parts still standing are from the 12th century. Mostly in Gothic style, though the oldest parts are in the Roman style. Magnificent stained glass windows. We are planning tour and concert in the Cathedral.
The Archbishop’s Palace. Scandinavia’s oldest secular building. Work on it commenced in the 12th century. We hope to have a reception here, hosted by the Mayor of Trondheim.
Munkholmen - the Monks’ island. Benedictine monks built a monastery on the island very early in the 11th century, probably one of the first two monasteries in Scandinavia. In 1658 it was converted into a fortified prison. Today this is a popular place for cultural and social events.
Veitene. The narrow streets and alleys that were typical of the old Trondheim, now with modern shops and houses.
Ringve Museum of Musical History. Instruments from all over the world are collected here and presented by guides who are also able to play them. The Museum is in Ringve Mansion at Lade, a mansion from the 18th century.
Tröndelag Folk Museum, Sverresborg. The museum is situated in picturesque surroundings on the site of king Sverre’s castle, dating from around 1180. It recaptures the atmosphere of local villages in the 18th and 19th centuries; architecture, everyday life and folklore.
Other museums such as the Museum of Natural History and Archaeology, the National Museum of Applied Art, the Science Centre and the Trondheim Art Gallery.
Fishing trip/Fjord tour on the Trondheim Fjord. Fishing tackle for hire on board.
Granaasen Ski Centre. This is where the World ski championship ‘97 will be arranged, however the Granaasen centre also includes the world’s biggest summer ski jumping hill. We plan to see some of the elite jumpers in action.
The Glöshaugen campus of the University. We hope to present some ongoing technological research.
The libraries within technology and architecture (at Glöshaugen), Humanities and Social Sciences (Dragvoll and Lade) and Science (Glöshaugen and Rosenborg). Visits will be arranged.
Statoil - the national Norwegian oil company has it’s research centre in Trondheim. A visit has been arranged.
A view of the spire of the "Nidaros"
cathedral in Trondheim, Norway.
Photo and copyright: Jostein Gjersvik.
Questions may be directed to the official IATUL e-mail address:
Return to the IATUL Home Page Provisional Conference Programme Accompanying Persons Programme
Last updated J.F., 12th May, 1997.