You can still decide to go to th é CONFERENCE on Emerging Technologies in Academic Libraries!~EMTACL12

Guus van den Brekel a.j.p.van.den.brekel at MED.UMCG.NL
Mon Sep 10 03:40:54 EDT 2012

Beste colleagues,
There still is time enough to decide to visit the 2nd Conference on "emerging 
technologies in academic libraries", but why wait if you can book today!
Booking Flights & hotel rooms might become more difficult later on.
Check the programm ( to discover there is a really 
remarkable Keynote List:

Herbert Van De Sompel: "Paint-Yourself-In-The-Corner Infrastructure"
Karen Coyle: “Think Different”
Richard Wallis: “OCLC Worldshare and Linked Data”.
Brian Kelly: What Next for Libraries? Making Sense of the Future Rudolf 
Mumenthaler: Innovation Management in and for Libraries Eirik Newth: Forecast 
for the academic library of 2025: Cloudy with a chance of user participation 
and content lock-in Rurik Thomas Greenall: “Defining/Defying reality: the 
struggle towards relevance in bibliographic data”
Jens Vigen: “Connecting people and information: how open access supports 
research in High Energy Physics. Since 50 years!”

This is a really special list of keynotes, but we have even more promising 
presentations. Check the accepted abstracts:
Register here (and make sure that you too can 
visit the unique Rockheim, the national experience center for pop and rock, in 
Trondheim ;-)

with kind regards,
Guus van den Brekel
IPC member EMTACL12
Central Medical Library, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) The 
Phone: +31 (0)641628117 (mobile) or +31 (0)503632632 Google Chat: 
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         emtacl12 - emerging technologies in academic libraries

International conference on emerging technologies in academic libraries 2012

                1-3 October 2012, Trondheim, Norway

                              Call for papers


Emerging technologies and evolving user behaviour keeps changing the rules of 
the game for academic libraries. Emerging technologies include new ways of 
using existing technologies and totally new, disruptive technologies. Examples 
- Semantic web / linked open data
- Social media
- Augmented reality
- Mobile technologies
- Visualisation
- etc
emtacl12  is an international conference for academic librarians, information 
professionals, academic staff, students, library system developers and 
suppliers, among others. The aim is to provide answers to the following 
questions: What can academic libraries do to address change? How can we 
adapt? Which technologies can/should/must we use/create? The conference is 
hosted by NTNU University Library, the Library of the Norwegian university of 
science and technology in Trondheim, Norway.
The programme committee invites original presentations and posters taking one 
or more of the following perspectives as a point of departure:
- Linked open data and other semantic web applications in the library
- New literacies
- Supporting research
- Organizational change within the library
- Analysis of user behaviour and use of statistics
- New services/old services in new clothes
- Other relevant perspectives on emerging technologies

Conference dates: 1-3 October 2012
For additional information, please visit the conference website: or email us at emtacl at


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