Conferences & Events 2012 Thursday, 21 February 2013

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2012 December 10-11 Washington, DC  CNI Fall Membership Meeting. Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Presentations Available

2012 December 7 Sydney Privacy in the 21st Century Symposium. Hosted by University of Technology, Sydney Communications Law Centre.

2012 December 4-6, Melbourne Idea12: Beyond Connectivity: Making it happen for learners'

2012 December 3-4 Madrid, Spain The Researcher of Tomorrow Conference. Organised by The European Library. Presentations Available


2012 November 28-December 1 Melbourne Buildings, Books and Blackboards : Intersecting Narratives 2012.  Combined conference of the Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society (ANZHES), the Mechanics' Institutes World Wide (under the auspices of Mechanics' Institutes Victoria MIV) and the Library History Forum. 

2012 November 28-29 Sydney Measuring & Improving Library Value: Defining Indicators of Quality & Impact. Organised by Criterion Conferences.

2012 November 27 Caulfield East, VIC Refreshing the curriculum with RSD: A Symposium. Hosted by Monash University.

2012 November 22-23 Sydney 3rd Annual Learning Space Design Summit. Organised by Informa Australia.

2012 November 19-20 Brisbane CAIRSS 2012 Community Days. Organised by CAUL Australasian Institutional Repository Support Service (CAIRSS).

2012 November 19-20 Canberra ARC/NHMRC Research Administrators' Seminar Research Administrators' Seminar. Organised by Australian Research Council (ARC) and National Heatlh and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in association with Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS).

2012 November 15-16 Sydney 43rd Annual Symposium of The Academy of the Humanities 'Challenging (the) Humanities'. Organised by The Academy of the Humanities.

2012 November 15 London, UK RFID in Libraries Conference. Hosted by Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

2012 November 13 Sydney Copyright Law Seminar: “Mirror, mirror on the wall…” Fair use or fair dealing in Australia?. Hosted by the Faculty of Law at University of Technology, Sydney.

2012 November 7-10 Charleston, SC Charleston Collection Development Conference.

2012 November 6-9 Denver, CO EDUCAUSE 2012

2012 November 6-8 Stellenbosch, South Africa Berlin 10 Open Access Conference. Hosted by Stellenbosch University, in partnership with the Max Planck Society and the Academy of Science for South Africa.


2012 October 28 - November 1 Sydney eResearch Australasia Conference 2012. "emPowering eResearch". Organised by eResearch Australasia.

2012 October 29-31 Charlottesville, VI 2012 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment. Organised by Association of Research Libraries, University of Virginia Library and University of Washington Libraries.

2012 October 29 -31 Melbourne 2012 National Student Engagement Conference. Hosted by ACER and the LH Martin Institute.

2012 October 22–28 Open Access Week. Organised by Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

2012 October 19 Melbourne 9th Health Libraries Inc Conference "Staying Alive – Empowering and Valuing Health Libraries and Information Services". Organised by Health Libraries Inc (HLI).

2012 October 18-19 Boston, MA NISO E-Book Renaissance, Part II. Organised by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO).  

2012 mid October (conference dates and website to be announced at a later date) Beijing, China  International Conference on Library Cooperation and Resource Sharing. Hosted by  Beijing Academic Library & Information System (BALIS), University Network Library of Beijing, and Capital Normal University Library in cooperation with DRCnet (Development Research Center of the State Council of P. R. China). For further details contact

2012 October 11-12 Canberra, The Australian Internet Governance Forum 'Help Shape the future of the Internet in Australia'. Organised by The Australian Internet Governance Forum,

2012 October 11–12 Washington, DC Library Workforce for 21st-Century Research Libraries. Organised by Association of Research Libraries (ARL).

2012 October 10 Canberra National Conference Series "Where is the Evidence?: Policy, research and the rise of grey literature". Organised by Eidos Institute in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology.

2012 October 9-12 Washington DC 161st ARL Membership Meeting. Organised by Association of Research Librarians (ARL). 

2012 October 4-7 Columbus, Ohio 2012 LITA National Forum. Organised by Library and Information Technology (LITA).

2012 October 1-5 Toronto, Canada iPRES 2012 - The 9th Annual Conference on Digital Preservation. Hosted by University of Toronto Faculty of Information.  

2012 October 1-3 Trondheim, Norway emtacl12 - International conference on emerging technologies in academic libraries 2012. Hosted by NTNU University Library.


2012 September 24-26 Milton Keynes, UK M-Libraries Conference 2012: "From margin to mainstream: mobile technologies transforming lives and libraries". Hosted by the Open University.

2012 September 19-21 Budapest, Hungary 4th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP 2012). Organised by the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA).

2012 September 18-19 Bathurst  AuSakai 2012 "Sakai Futures: Openness and Innovation!". Hosted by Charles Sturt University.

2012 September 17-19 Paris, France IMHE General Conference 2012: Attaining and Sustaining Mass Higher Education. Hosted by OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).

2012 September 16-19 Adelaide Tertiary Education Management Conference. Organised in partnership by the Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM) and the Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association (TEFMA). Conference Presentations available

2012 September 12-14 Lima, Peru 15th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Organised by Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD).

2012 September 12-14 Brisbane 2012 ALLA Conference - "Respect the Past. Embrace the Future". Australian Law Librarians' Association.

2012 September 12-13 Melbourne Virtual Infrastructure & Research Support Conference: Delivering Agile IT Services in Universities. Organised by Criterion Conferences.

2012 September 9-11 Telluride, CO  R-Squared - The Risk & Reward Conference. Hosted by Colorado State Library, Colorado Library Consortium, Anythink Libraries and Wilkinson Public Library.

2012 September 3-7 Sarawak, Malaysia  DCMI International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadate Applications: DC-2012: Metadate for Meeting Global Challenges. Hosted by the Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems (MIMOS), and part of collocated activities of Knowledge Technology Week 2012. 

2012 September – December The DuraSpace/ARL/DLF 2012 E-Science Institute. Organised by DuraSpace.


2012 August 28-29 Melbourne, The Inaugural Mobile Learning 2012. Hosted by informa.

2012 August 21-24 Tilburg, The Netherlands. 15th Ticer International Summer School on Digital Libraries. Organised by Ticer.

2012 August 11-17 Helsinki, Finland World Library and Information Congress: 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly. IFLA Information Literacy Section and E-learning Special Interest Group - "Information literacy meets E-learning: Let's talk about interconnections and outcomes." International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

2012 August 11-17 Helsinki, Finland World Library and Information Congress: 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly. Information Technology Section - "Continuity in the face of digital disasters: Disaster planning and recovery for digital libraries." International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

2012 August 11-17 Helsinki, Finland World Library and Information Congress: 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly. "The Role of Libraries in Data Curation, Access, and Preservation: an International Perspective." International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

2012 August 11-17 Helsinki, Finland World Library and Information Congress: 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly. "Libraries Now! - Inspiring. Suprising. Empowering." International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). 

2012 August 9 Turku, Finland IFLA 2012 Pre-Conference Satellite Meeting: Library’s Efficiency, Impact and Outcomes - Statistical Evaluation and Other Methods as Tools for Management and Decision-making. Organised by IFLA Statistics and Evaluation Group.

2012 August 9-10 Kuopio, Finland World Library and Information Congress: 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly. Acquisition and Collection Development Section & Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section - "Global policies, Imperatives and Solutions for the Efficient Library Collection Management and Access to Less Used Documents." Organised by International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

2012 August 8-10 Tampere, Finland IFLA Satellite Conference – The Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as Facilitators of Learning. The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

2012 August 7-8 Melbourne, Next-Generation Libraries A toolkit for the changing culture of reading. Organised by Ark Group.

2012 August 3 Melbourne, CAIRSS 2012 Copyright Workshop. Organised by CAUL Australasian Institutional Repository Support Service.


2012 July 21-24 Boston, MA American Association of Law Libraries . Organised by American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).

2012 July 17-19 Shanghai, China The 6th Shanghai International Library Forum (SILF2012). Shanghai Library.

2012 July 16-22 Hamburg, Germany Digital Humanities Conference. "Digital Diversity: Cultures, languages and methods". Organised by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO).

2012 July 15-18 Chicago, IL Special Libraries Association Annual Conference. Organised by Special Libraries Association (SLA).  

2012 July 10-13 Cairns, QUESTnet Conference. "To Infinity and Beyond - Ubiquitous Communications". QUESTnet (Queensland Education, Science and Technology Network).  Hosted by James Cook University.

2012 July 10-13 Sydney ALIA Biennial 2012 Conference. Australian Library and Information Association.

2012 July 9-13 Edinburgh, Scotland OR2012: the 7th International Conference on Open Repositories. “Open Services for Open Content: Local In/Global Out”. Hosted by University of Edinburgh.


2012 June 28-29 London, UK Sixth Bloomsbury Conference on E-Publishing And E-Publications. "Scholarly Outreach, Impact and Outcomes". Hosted by University College London.

2012 June 27-30 Tartu, Estonia LIBER 41st Annual Conference. “Mobilising the knowledge economy for Europe”. Organised by Association of European Research Libraries. 

2012 June 25 Adelaide, RAILS8: Research Applications in Library and Information Studies. Hosted by University of South Australia.

2012 June 21–27 Anaheim, CA ALA Annaheim: 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition. American Library Association

2012 June 20-22 Zadar, Croatia Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2012: Part II "CHANGES in the world of electronic resources: Information and digitization". Hosted by the University of Zadar.

2012 June 18-20 Zadar, Croatia Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2012: Part I "CHANGES in the world of library services: Evolution and innovation". Hosted by the University of Zadar.

2012 June 14-15 Guimaraes, Portugal ELPUB 2012 16th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. Social Shaping of Digital Publishing : Exploring the interplay between Technology and Culture. Hosted by Electronic Publishing (ELPUB). 

2012 June 11-13 Copenhagen Nordbib Conference 2012: Structural Frameworks for Open, Digital Research - Strategy, Policy & Infrastructure. Nordbib.

2012 June 10–14 Washington, DC JCDL 2012: 12th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. "#preserving #linking #using #sharing." Hosted by The George Washington University and The Library of Congress.

2012 June 7-10 Nashville, TN NASIG 27th Annual Conference. NASIG (North American Serials Interest Group).

2012 June 6-8 Baltimore, MD CIP 2012 Biennial Symposium. Organised by Center for Intellectual Property (CIP).

2012 June 4-7 Singapore 33rd Annual IATUL Conference: Library Strategies for New Generation Users. IATUL (International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries), hosted by Nanyang Technological University. Presentations and Papers now available

2012 June 1 London, UK Scholarly Communications: New Developments in Open Access. Organised by Repositories Support Project.


2012 May 31 Canberra Value of Libraries Symposium. Organised by Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).



2012 May 29 Brussels, Belgium PEER End of Project Conference. Organised by Publishing and the Ecology of European Research.

2012 May 22-25 Limerick, Ireland QQML2012: 4th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference. Organised by Limerick Institute of Technology.

2012 May 21-23 Los Angeles, CA Screening the Future 2012. Organized by the PrestoCentre Foundation.

2012 May 21-22 Melbourne The 10th Anniversary Higher Education Summit. Presented by Informa Education Series.

2012 May 21 Denton, TX 2012 UNT Symposium on Open Access. Hosted by University of North Texas. 

2012 May 15-16 Melbourne Institutional Performance in Higher Education: Defining indicators of success & quality. Organised by Criterion Conferences Pty Ltd.

2012 May 3-4 Sydney Intelligent Information Symposium 2012: the first place you look.  Hosted by Intelligent Information.


2012 April 25-27 Shanghai, China International Conference on Leadership and Innovative Management in Academic Libraries in the Age of New Technology. Jointly organized by Tongji University and the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA). 

2012 April 24-27 OR May 1-4 Chicago, IL 160th ARL Membership Meeting, Association of Research Librarians.

2012 April 12-14 Vancouver, BC, Canada IFLA Presidential Programme Spring Meeting - Indigenous Knowledges: Local Priorities, Global Contexts. Organised by International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

2012 April 12-13 Berkeley, CA. Orphan Works Symposium - Orphan Works & Mass Digitization: Obstsacles & Opportunities. Organised by The University of Berkeley School of Law.

2012 April 11-13 Wellington 2012 DEANZ conference "Shift Happens - Resilience, Relevance and Reform". Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ).

2012 April 2-3 Baltimore, Maryland CNI Spring Membership Meeting. Coalition for Networked Information (CNI). 


2012 March 29-April 2 Toronto, Canada ARLIS/NA 40th Annual Conference: Colouring Outside the Lines. Art Libraries Society of North America.

2012 March 28-30 Canberra Digital Humanities Australasia 2012: Building, Mapping, Connecting. The Australasian Association for Digital Humanities.

2012 March 26-28 Glasgow, UK UKSG 2012 Annual Conference. Organised by United Kingdom Serials Group (UKSG). [conference program]

2012 March 21 Brisbane Disaster Preparedness Seminar. Hosted by National & State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) and the State Library of Queensland.

2012 March 20-21 Hong Kong Online Information Asia-Pacific 2012. Hosted by Incisive Media.

2012 March 11-13 Kansas City, MO SPARC 2012 Open Access Meeting. Hosted by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). [Presentations now available]

2012 March 9 Canberra Australian Digital Alliance Copyright Forum (ADA) 2012. Growing the Digital Economy:  Copyright Exceptions for the Internet Age. Hosted by the National Library of Australia.

2012 March 7-9 Canberra Universities Australia Higher Education Conference 2012.  Hosted by Universities Australia. 


2012 February 28-29 Birmingham, UK EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Regional Council Third Annual Meeting 2012: Developing a New Blend of Library. Hosted by OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).

2012 February 27-28 London, UK 2012 ASA Annual Conference. Hosted by the Association of Subscription Agents & Intermediaries.

2012 February 6-17 Melbourne 7th Australian and New Zealand Rare Books Summer School. State Library of Victoria. Contact: See Brochure

2012 February 6-9 Melbourne VALA 16th Biennial Conference and Exhibition: VALA 2012 eM-powering eFutures. Hosted by VALA - Libraries, Technology and the Future Inc.  VALA2012 Proceedings VALA2012 Proceedings now available!

2012 February 1-2 Antwerp, Belgium International Conference - Ambassadors of the Book: Competences for Heritage Librarians. Organised by University of Antwerp Library, ENSSIB and Flanders Heritage Library.


2012 January 23-27 Online Open Content Licensing for Educators Workshop (#OCL4ED). Free online workshop hosted by Ako Aotearoa, (New Zealand's National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence), Creative Commons and the OER (Open Education Resource) Foundation. To register visit

2012 January 20-24 Dallas, TX ALA Midwinter Meeting. Hosted by American Library Association.

2012 January 20 Dallas, TX Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement. Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL).