Conferences & Events 2014 Thursday, 18 December 2014

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2014 December 8-9 Washington DC, USA Sixteenth International Conference on Grey Literature Hosted by TextRelease Program and Conference Bureau

2014 December 5 London, UK  Beyond Open Access. Hosted by International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM)

2014 December 3-4 Canberra 2014 ARC/NHMRC Research Administrators’ Seminar.  Hosted by the ARC and NHMRC, in association with ARMS.


2014 November 27-28 Cape Town, South Africa   75 years Commemoration  ‘LIS education and research in a dynamic information landscape’. Hosted by Library and Information Studies Centre at the University of Cape Town (LISC).

2014 November 26 Brisbane, OpenConAU2014 satellite event. Hosted by The Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

2014 Nov 25 Melbourne and Nov 28 Perth,  Introduction to Library Metrics, organised by PICS, Performance Improvement Conferences & Seminars.

2014 Nov 23-26 Dunedin, New Zealand 31st Ascilite Conference Organised by The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

2014 November 20-21 Canberra, The Academy’s 45th Annual Symposium, ‘Look It Up: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Atlases’, Organised by Australian Academy of the Humanities. Registrations  open

2014 November 20 Sydney UTS: Law and CLC Copyright Event 2014, The Year in Review. Hosted by the NSW State Library.

2014 November 18-19 Sydney, The 11th Library History Forum: Libraries for the People. Organised by the State Library of NSW.

2014 November 15-17 Washington, D.C.  OpenCon 2014: the Student and Early Career Researcher Conference on Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data.  organized by the Right to Research Coalition, SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)  Resources now available!


2014 November 5-8 Charleston, South Carolina The 2014 Charleston Conference 34th Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition “The Importance of Being Earnest” Organised by College of Charleston Participate call preconference   Call for Papers form

2014 November 5 Charleston, South Carolina  Charleston Preconference "Campus Open Access Policies: The Importance of Being Open, Earnestly". Hosted by Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI)

2014 November 5 North Sydney AOASG 2014 Open Access Forum. Organised by Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG)

2014 November 4-5 Tasmania, OER National Symposium. Organised by Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching.


2014 October 31 Canberra, “Seeding the cloud: library collaboration in the digital age” Hosted by Libraries Australia.

2014 October 31-November 2  Canberra, THATCamp Canberra 2014. hosted by Trove at the National Library of Australia. 

2014 October 27-31 Melbourne, eResearch Australasia Conference 2014: Towards Unified Global Research Organised by eResearch Australasia

2014 October 24 Webinar: Changing Publishing Landscape. Organised by Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG) Register at:

2014 October 23 Webinar: Understanding Publisher Agreements. Organised by Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG) Register at:

2014 October 22 Webinar: Funder Open Access Polices and Requirements. Organised by Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG) Register at:

2014 October 21 Canberra, The Role of Open Access in Australian Agricultural Research? Workshop, Hosted By Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture (ACIPA)

2014 October 21 Webinar: Open access 101. Organised by Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG) Register at:

2014 October 12-15 Auckland, New Zealand LIANZA Conference. Organised by Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA).

2014 October 8-12 Frankfurt, Germany Frankfurt Book Fair. Organised by Frankfurt Academy

2014 October 9-10 Sydney, Academic Librarians Summit- Professional Development. Organised by Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM).

2014 October 8-9 Melbourne, CHASS National Forum 'Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and the Public Good'.  Organised by Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences .

2014 October 7-9 Urbana, USA Library Research Seminar VI "The Engaged Librarian: Libraries Partnering with Campus and Community, Organised jointly by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the University Library, and the Library Research Roundtable of the American Library Association.


2014 September 29–October 2 Orlando, Florida EDUCAUSE 2014 Annual Conference. Organised by EDUCAUSE.

2014 September 28-30 Alberta, Canada Designing Libraries for the 21st Century. Third Annual Conference. Hosted by University of Calgary, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) and North Carolina State University Libraries.

2014 Setember 25-26 London, UK London Altmetrics Conference live stream. Hosted by Altmetrics.

2014 September 18 Melbourne Education, Skills and Employability Summit. Organised by Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).

2014 September 15-19 Melbourne ALIA National Conference "Together we are stronger". Organised by Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).

2014  September 12 Melbourne  Google Analytics Conference. Organised by Google Analytics Certified Partners in collaboration with Google.

2014 September 10 Sydney  Google Analytics Conference. Organised by Google Analytics Certified Partners in collaboration with Google.


2014 August 16-24 Lyon, France IFLA World Library and Information Congress. Organised by International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions.  

2014 August 14-15 Limerick, Ireland IFLA Information Literacy Section Satellite Meeting - Facing the Future: Librarians and Information Literacy in a Changing Landscape. Organised by the IFLA Information Literacy Section and Limerick Institute of Technology.

2014 August 13-14 Strasbourg, France Joint IFLA CLM & EBLIDA Satellite Meeting - Copyright and beyond: Libraries in the public sphere. Organised by Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) Strategic Programme with European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA).

2014 August 13-14 Paris, France [IFLA-L]"Space & Collections" IFLA Satellite Meeting  Organised by IFLA Acquisition & Collection Development and Library Building & Equipment Sections, "Space and Collection Earning their Keep". Don't forget to register now

2014 August 11-15 Lilongwe, Malawi XXI Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Library and Information Associations (SCECSAL) - Information and knowledge management as a driving force for socio-economic development in Africa. Organised by Malawi Library Association (MALA).

2014 August 4-6 Seattle, Washington Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment.Organised by The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the University of Washington (UW)Libraries.


2014 July 30-31 Edinburgh, UK Repository Fringe 2014. Organised by DCC EDINA.

2014 July 29 Canberra ORCID roundtable. Hosted by The Australian National Data Service (ANDS) and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL).

2014 July 23-25 Leicester, UK Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETD) 2014. Organised by University of Leicester and Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD).

2014 July 21 Sydney Seminar: Information & Documentation & Information Technology —The Role of Standards and Current Projects. Organised by Standards Australia.

2014 July 9-29 Australia/New Zealand JSTOR Ebooks Forums 2014. Organised by JSTOR. For all dates and locations go to this link.

2014 July 9-11 Shanghai, China 7th Shanghai International Library Forum (SILF 2014) - "Libraries in the Transition Era: New Space • New Services • New Experience". Organised by the Shanghai Library & Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of Shanghai. any questions contact

2014 July 4  York UK, 3rd Bibliometrics in Libraries meeting. Organised by the White Rose University Consortium.

2014 July 3-7 Jinan, Shandong Province  China  International Conference on Chinese Digital Publishing and Digital Libraries (CDPDL 2014). Organised by China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI).

2014 July 2-5 Riga, Latvia LIBER 43rd Annual Conference on ‘Research Libraries in the 2020 Information Landscape’.  LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche - Association of European Research Libraries)

2014 July 1 Riga, Latvia Success factors of institutional Open Access Policies – Which role(s) for libraries.  Organised by NEREUS (NEREUS is a network of European libraries in the field of Ecnomics and Social Sciences)


2014 June – July, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane Leading Library Teams. Organised by PiCS Pty. Ltd.

 2014 June – July, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane Customer Service for Library Staff. Organised by PiCS Pty. Ltd. 

2014 June 26-July 2 Las Vegas, NV ALA Annual Conference. American Library Association

2014 June 19-20 18th Thessaloniki, Greece International Conference on Electronic Publishing (Elpub). Organised by Alexander Technological Education Institute of Thessaloniki (ATEITh).  

2014 June 11-14 Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina The 11th International Librarians’ Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference - "Embracing relentless change: Information literacy and lifelong learning in a digital age". Organised by The County and University Library of Bihac, Limerick Institute of Technology and University of Bihac.

2014 June 9-13 Helsinki, Finland International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2014) - Towards Repository Ecosystems. Hosted by Helsinki University Library and the National Library of Finland. 

2014 June 9-11 Sherbrooke, Quebec 7th Annual Canadian Learning Commons Conference - Shifting Lenses: the Learning Commons for Today and Tomorrow. Hosted by Bishop’s University and the John Bassett Memorial Library.

2014 June 3-5 BRISBANE, Higher Ed Leaders Congress & Masterclass. Organised by EduTECH.

2014 June 2-5 Espoo, Finland 35th Annual IATUL Conference “Measures for success – Library resources and effectiveness under scrutiny”. Organised by International Association of Technological University Libraries (IATUL).

2014 June 2-3 Bangkok, Thailand OASPA's 1st Asian Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing. Organised by Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA).


2014 May 27-30 Istanbul, Turkey 6th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries.

2014 May 27-30 Hong Kong 5th International M-Libraries Conference - M-Libraries: From devices to people. Organized by the University Library System of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Open University, UK.

2014 May 19-20 Texas, USA The Business and Economics of Open Access Organised by The University of North Texas Libraries

2014 May 19-20 Canberra Booksellers and Librarians in a Changing World: The most agreeable servants of civilization. Organised by the Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB) and the National Library of Australia.

2014 May 19-20 Madrid, Spain DATeCH 2014: Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage. Organised by the Succeed Support Action.

2014 May 13 Webinar: "Becoming a data librarian - everything you wanted to know. Organised by Australian National Data Service (ANDS) Register at


2014 April 29-May 1 Washington, D.C. STM Annual U.S. Spring Conference 2014: Stewardship of Knowledge: Building a Framework for the Future of Scholarly Publishing   

2014 April 14-16 Harrogate, Yorkshire UKSG's 37th Annual Conference. Organised by UKSG. Programme now available

2014 April 2-4  Megaron, Athens. International Conference on Research Infrastructures icri2014 Co-organised by the European Commission and the Greek EU Presidency of the European Union  available 


2014 March - April  Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin LIBRARIES AND SOCIAL MEDIA. Organised by PiCS Pty. Ltd. 

2014 March 25-26 Sydney The New Generation Learning Space Design Conference. Organised by International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC).

2014 March 19 Brisbane Libraries’ role in the online learning environment. Organised by  Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), in partnership with OCLC, CAUL and the State Library of Queensland.

2014 March 11-12 Birmingham, UK Jisc Digital Festival 2014. Organised by Jisc.

2014 March 5-6 Kansas City Library Publishing Forum. Organised by the Library Publishing Coalition, a participatory forum for library faculty and staff who are engaged in publishing, this event will take place following SPARC OA 2014.

2014 March 3-4 Kansas City, MO SPARC Open Access Meeting. Organised by The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).


2014 February 26-28 Canberra Universities Australia Higher Education Conference. Organised by Universities Australia.

2014 Feburary 14 Canberra Fair use for the Future: A practical look at copyright reform Australian Digital Alliance Forum

2014 February 13–14 Davis, CA Inaugural ICIS Meeting - "Publish or perish? The future of scholarly publishing and careers". Organised by the UC Davis Innovating Communication in Scholarship (ICIS) Project in collaboration with UC Davis School of Law, UC Davis University Library and UC Davis Genome Center.

2014 February 5-6 New Delhi, India International Conference on Digital Preservation and Development of Trusted Digital Repositories. Organised by Centre of Excellence for Digital Preservation, C-DAC, India and Alliance for Permanent Access (APA).

2014 February 3-6 Melbourne VALA2014, The 17th Biennial Conference & Exhibition, "streaming with possibilities". VALA - Libraries, Technology and the Future Inc. 

2014 February 3 Melbourne Research Support Librarians' Community Day. Hosted by University of Melbourne.


2014 January 30 Melbourne Research Profiles Conference 2014. Hosted by The University of Melbourne.

2014 January 24-29 Philadelphia, PA ALA Midwinter Meeting. American Library Association