Conferences & Events 2016 Wednesday, 30 November 2016

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2016 December 8 London STM Week Event: Publishing in a larger world, or is it a smaller one? Organised by The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM)

2016 December 1-2 Hong Kong APRC 2016 Libraries at the Crossroads: Tracking Digital Footprints. Organised by the Asia Pacific Regional Council (APRC) and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)

2016 December 1 at 3pm CET, Webinar: LIBER survey on Research Data Services in Europe, with insights from Professor Carol Tenopir. Please register for webinar at


2016 November 18 Toowoomba Connect - Create - Curate: a one day symposium exploring open educational practice and libraries. Organised by University of Southern Queensland

2016 November 17-18 Melbourne Asia-Australia: Transnational Connections: 47th AAH Annual Symposium. Organised by the AAH (Australian Academy of the Humanities)

2016 November 17-18 Lawrence, KS OA Beyond APCs International Symposium: Envisioning a World Beyond APCs/BPCs. Hosted by The University of Kansas

2016 November 16 London The innovation game: breaking the rules - UKSG Forum. Organised by UKSG (UK Serials Group)

2016 November 15 London The scholarly communications ecosystem: understanding and responding to evolving expectations - UKSG One Day Conference. Organised by UKSG (UK Serials Group)

2016 November 14-15 Canberra ARC/NHMRC Research Administrators’ Seminar 2016. Hosted by The ARC (Australian Research Council) and NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council), in association with ARMS (Australasian Research Management Society). Save the date:

2016 November 10-11 Melbourne Higher Education Compliance and Quality Forum (HECQF): Sharing Excellence through collaboration. Organised by Higher Ed Services (HES) in collaboration with The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)

2016 November 9-10 Reykjavík, Iceland PIDapalooza 'Persistent Identifier festival'. Co-hosted by California Digital Library, Crossref, DataCite, and ORCID

2016 November 9 Melbourne TEQSA Conference 2016 - Sharing Excellence: Assuring Quality. Organised by The Tertiary Education Quality Standards Industry (TEQSA) in collaboration with Higher Ed Services (HES)

2016 November 7-8 Canberra ASSA 2016 Social Sciences: Understanding Policy Impacts. Organised by The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA)

2016 November 7-9 Milwaukee, MI 2016 DLF Forum. Organised by DLF (Digital Library Federation). Save the date:

2016 November 7-9 Milwaukee, MI NDSA's Digital Preservation 2016 'Building Communities of Practice'. Organised by NDSA (National Digital Stewardship Alliance), in conjunction with the 2016 DLF Forum. Save the date:


2016 October 31-November 5 Charleston, SC Charleston Conference: Issues in book and serial acquisition. Organised by Charleston Information Group

2016 October 31- November 2 Arlington, VA 'Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment' Library Assessment Conference. Organised by the Association of Research Libraries and University of Washington. Call for proposals (deadline February 1): Follow on Twitter:

2016 October 31- November 1 Bethesda, MD Bibliometrics and Research Assessment: A Symposium for Librarians and Information Professionals. The event is co-sponsored by the NIH Library (National Institutes of Health) and the Maryland chapter of SLA (Special Libraries Association)

2016 October 31- November 1 Brisbane Liberact IV: Converge and Create. Hosted by Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

2016 October 25-28 Anaheim, CA  EDUCAUSE 2016 Annual Conference. Organised by EDUCAUSE

2016 October 20-21 Cambridge, MA The Transformation of Academic Library Collecting: A Symposium Inspired by Dan C. Hazen. Organised by Harvard Library

2016 October 19-23 Frankfurt, Germany Frankfurt Book Fair 2016. Organised by Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH (a subsidiary of Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels)

2016 October 19 Sydney Intellectual Property: Economics, Diplomacy and Australia's Strategic Interests. Lecture by prominent economic commentator Nicholas Gruen, organised by the Lowy Institute

2016 October 10-14 Melbourne, eResearch Australasia Conference 2016: Organised by eResearch Australasia.  Event announcements:

2016 October 10-12 Salford, UK DCDC16 Conference (Discovering Collections Discovering Communities). Organised by The National Archives (UK) and RLUK (Research Libraries UK)


2016 September 21-22 Arlington, VA 8th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing. Hosted by The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA). Call for contributions close May 31

2016 September 18-20 Calgary, AB 5th Designing Libraries Conference 'Designing Libraries for the 21st Century'.  Organised by University of Calgary, North Carolina State University and CNI (Coalition of Networked Information)

2016 September 15-17 Denver, CO RDA 8th Plenary Meeting. Organised by the Research Data Alliance (RDA), co-locating with SciDataCon 2016 for International Data Week

2016 September 15-16 Paris, France High Level Event on the Knowledge Triangle: Enhancing the Contribution of Higher Education and Research Institutions to Innovation. Organised by OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, in co-operation with the Education and Skills Directorate. contact Florence Hourtouat for registrations, see the agenda for more details

2016 September 14-16 London, England ALPSP Conference 2016: scholarly communication and the art of collaboration. The conference is organised by the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers' (ALPSP)

2016 September 11-15 Melbourne INORMS 2016 (International Network of Research Management Societies). Hosted by The Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS). For registration and more information:

2016 September 11-13 Denver, CO SciDataCon 2016. Organised biennially by CODATA (the Committee on Data of ICSU, the International Council for Science) and the ICSU World Data System. Co-locating with RDA 8th Plenary Meeting for International Data Week

2016 September 8 Sydney National Student Experience Symposium 'Shaping the 21st Century student experience at regional universities'. Funded by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching

2016 September 5-6 Perth ACC 2016 National Seminar Series 'Making Copyright Work for You'. Presented by the Australian Copyright Council, for registrations:


2016 August 29 - September 2 Adelaide ALIA National Conference. Organised by Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).

2016 August 24-26 Melbourne ALLA 2016. Hosted by the Australian Law Librarians’ Association (ALLA)

2016 August 15-17 Melbourne ACC 2016 National Seminar Series 'Making Copyright Work for You'. Presented by the Australian Copyright Council, for registrations:

2016 August 13-19 Washington, DC 'Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section' IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2016 Satellite Meeting. Call for papers pending (4/1/16)

2016 August 11-12 Chicago, IL 'Information and Artifactual Literacies: Engaging Minds in Libraries and Museums' IFLA Information Literacy Section Satellite Preconference 'Information and Artifactual Literacies: Engaging Minds in Libraries and Museums'. Co-sponsored by Association of College & Research Libraries and DePaul University Library. The conference website will be available soon (21/12/15). Call for papers due by February 1. For more information, contact Sharon Mader Save the date:

2016 August 11-12 Columbus, OH 'Access to Information in Small Island Developing States' IFLA Satellite Conference. Organised by IFLA Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania in collaboration with ALA International Relations Round Table (IRRT)

2016 August 10-13 Los Angeles, FL National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC). Hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles Library and the Association of Research Libraries. For more information

2016 August 10-12 Ann Arbor, MI 'Libraries as Publishers: Building a Global Community' IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2016 Satellite MeetingSponsored by the IFLA Section on Acquisition and Collection Development. Co-sponsored by the IFLA Section on Serials and Other Continuing Resources. Collaborators: Library Publishing Coalition and the University of Michigan Library. Save the date: Call for papers:

2016 August 9-10 Davenport, IA 2nd Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference and 2016 CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting. Sponsored by OCLC (the Online Computer Library Center) and organised by WiLS (formally Wisconsin Library Services). Registrations (close July 29th):


2016 July 25-27 Brisbane ACC 2016 National Seminar Series 'Making Copyright Work for You'. Presented by the Australian Copyright Council, for registrations:

2016 July 21 Melbourne Future of Digital Learning Seminar. Organised by Monash University

2016 July 14-15 Melbourne 2016 Australian Higher Education Summit 'Leaders, Technology and Research Futures across the Asia-Pacific Region'. Event organised for NEELI (National Excellence in Educational Leadership Initiative) by the Australian School of Applied Management. Registrations now open

2016 July 11-13 Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France 'Data and Dissertations' ETD 2016. Hosted by Humanities and Social Sciences University of Lille and co-organized with the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD). Registrations open January 8:

2016 July 10-16 Kraków, Poland International Digital Humanities 2016. The conference is hosted jointly by the Jagiellonian University and the Pedagogical University of Kraków

2016 July 7-8 Brisbane Diverse Voices: 12th Australian Library History Forum. Organised by the State Library of Queensland

2016 July 5-8 Darwin CISA National Conference 2016. Organised by The Council of International Students Australia (CISA) in partnership with the Northern Territory Government through StudyNT, supported by Charles Darwin University


2016 June 29-July 1 Helsinki, Finland The 45th LIBER Annual Conference "Libraries Opening Paths to Knowledge". Organised by LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries). Registrations now open

2016 June 27-29 Canberra ACODE 2nd Inter-Institutional Benchmarking Summit. Organised by the Australasian Council on Open, Distance and E-Learning (ACODE), hosted by the University of Canberra. For more information:

2016 June 23-28 Orlando, FL ALA Annual Conference. Hosted by the American Library Association. Registrations open January 19:

2016 June 23-25 Canberra New Librarians' Symposium 8 (NLS8). Organised by ALIA (Australian Library and Information Association)

2016 June 20-23 Hobart 'Working with Complexity' Digital Humanities Australasia 2016. Hosted by The Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH). Most presentations are now available:

2016 June 20-21 Adelaide ACC 2016 National Seminar Series 'Making Copyright Work for You'. Presented by the Australian Copyright Council, for registrations:

2016 June 13-17 Zadar, Croatia 'Digital Library Curation and Collections' LIDA 2016. Hosted by LIDA (Libraries in the Digital Age). Call for participation:

2016 June 13-16 Dublin, Ireland Eleventh International Conference on Open Repositories 2016. Hosted by the Open Repositories Steering Committee and Trinity College Dublin.

2016 June 10-11 Shipur, India ISKCOM 2016 (International Symposium on Knowledge and Communication). Jointly organized by SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies & Information and Communication Department, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University

2016 June 6-12 Albuquerque, NM 'Embracing New Horizons' NASIG 31st Annual Conference. Organised by the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG). Call for proposals:

2016 June 7-9 Göttingen, Germany 'Positioning and Power in Academic Publishing: Players, Agents and Agendas' 20th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. Hosted by the Göttingen State and University Library

2016 June 5-9 Halifax, Nova Scotia Library Leadership in a Sea of Change: 37th Annual IATUL Conference 2016. Hosted by International Association of University Libraries (IATUL). Registrations now open

2016 June 2-3 Hong Kong 'Sustainable Academic Libraries: Now and Beyond' Academic Librarian 4. Hosted by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Library and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Library. Abstracts due on the 16th of October 2015, registrations open 1st of December 2015.

2016 June 1-3 Vancouver, BC 2016 SSP 38th Annual Meeting. Hosted by the Society for Scholarly Publishing. Call for participation:


2016 May 24-27 London, England 'Exploring Trends and Challenges on Building the Future Libraries' QQML 2016 International Conference. Hosted by QQML (Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries) and organised by ISAST (International Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology)

2016 May 23-27 Sydney Aurora Institute for Emerging Leaders 2016. Hosted by the Aurora Foundation, registrations now open:

2016 May 19-20 Denton, TX 'Open Access at the Tipping Point' Open Access Symposium 2016. Hosted by the University of North Texas. Note: OA Symposium is offered in conjunction with the 2016 Library Publishing Forum, which will be held just before the Symposium (May 17-19)

2016 May 17-19 Denton, TX 'Amplifying Scholarship: More Choices, More Voices' Library Publishing Forum 2016Hosted by The Library Publishing Coalition. Call for proposals:

2016 May 17-18 Amsterdam, Netherlands PASTEUR4OA final conference 'Green Light for Open Access: Aligning Europe’s OA Policies'. Organised by PASTEUR4OA (Open Access Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union Research). Presentations now available

2016 May 16-18 Milton Keynes, England  'Smart Libraries: Re-inventing libraries for a changing world' The International m-libraries Conference. Organised by m-libraries, call for papers now open:

2016 May 14-17 Portland, OR Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge. Organised by the Acquisitions Institute, call for papers now open:

2016 May 9-11 Sydney ACC 2016 National Seminar Series 'Making Copyright Work for You'. Presented by the Australian Copyright Council, for registrations:

2016 May 9-10 The Hague, The Netherlands 24th EBLIDA Annual Council Meeting & EBLIDA-NAPLE Conference. The EBLIDA (European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations) conference is supported by the FOBID Netherlands Library Forum and is hosted under the EU Presidency of the Netherlands


2016 April 28-29 Melbourne Learning and Teaching 2030: Collaborating to shape the future of learning & teaching. Hosted by The Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT). For more information:

2016 April 27-28 San Diego, CA Digital Initiatives Symposium 2016. Hosted by the University of San Diego Copley Library. Registrations now open

2016 April 19-22 Washingston, DC Archiving 2016. Hosted by The Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T). Call for papers (submission deadline October 4th 2015):

2016 April 12-14 London, UK The London Book Fair. Organised by Reed Exhibitions

2016 April 12-13 Vienna, Austria COAR Meeting: The Role of Collaboration in Building a Global Knowledge Commons. Hosted by The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and the University of Vienna. Registrations now open

2016 April 11-13 Bournemouth, England UKSG 39th Annual Conference and Exhibition: Bournemouth. Hosted by UKSG. Registrations opening soon (4/12/15):

2016 April 4-7 Barcelona, Spain RDA 9th Plenary Meeting. Organised by Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), with the support of Research Data Sharing Europe (RDS)

2016 April 4-9 Ontario, Canada 'A Call to Action: Building the Change Agenda for the Information ProfessionIFLA 2016 President's Meeting. Hosted by The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Registrations now open:

2016 April 3-6 Austin, TX Electronic Resources & Libraries 2016 11th Annual Conference. Call for proposals:


2016 March 18 Canberra ADA Copyright Forum 2016. Hosted at the National Library of Australia by the Australian Digital Alliance.

2016 March 16 Canberra AeRO Forum 'Towards Australia's eResearch 2025'. Organised by Australian eResearch Organisations (AeRO). RSVP to Loretta Davis (AeRO Executive Officer Mobile: 0407 370 474

2016 March 15-16 Melbourne New Generation Learning Space Design 2016. Hosted by the International Quality and Productivity Centre (IQPC). Registrations now open:

2016 March 14-17 Leipzig, Germany 'Library Spaces - Digital and Real' the 6th Triennial Library Congress. Hosted by Bibliothek Information Deutschland (Library & Information Germany). Full call for papers in English: for more information contact Ms. Siebert of K.I.T. - Group

2016 March 9-11 London, England 'Disruptive Innovation' RLUK Conference 2016. Hosted by Research Libraries UK (RLUK). Registrations now open:

2016 March 9-11 Canberra Universities Australia's Higher Education Conference 2016. Hosted by Universities Australia. Registrations now open:

2016 March 9 Canberra Linked up, Loud and Literate 'Libraries enabling digital citizenship'. Hosted by National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA), and the National Library of Australia. Registrations are now open

2016 March 7-8 San Antonio, Texas 2016 SPARC Meeting on Openness in Research and Education (MORE).  Organised by Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). Registrations now open:

2016 March 2-3 Birmingham, England 'JISC Digital Festival 2016' Digifest 2016. Hosted by Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). Free attendance, but bookings are essential:


2016 February 22-25 Amsterdam, Netherlands 'Visible data, invisible infrastructure' The 11th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC). Hosted by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC). Registrations now open:

2016 February 18 Adelaide, 'Building Resilience through Ongoing Change for Library Staff' Workshop. Hosted by the Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM). Registrations now open:

2016 February 15-16 London, Researcher to Reader Conference 2016. Organised by the Researcher to Reader Conference Planning Committee (the annual conferences formerly hosted by the Association of Subscription Agents & Intermediaries (ASA) Videos are now available:

2016 February 15-16 Canberra, 'ORCID at Scale' 2016 Canberra Outreach Meeting. Hosted by the Australian Access Foundation (AAF). Registrations now open:

2016 February 15 Sydney, 'Building Resilience through Ongoing Change for Library Staff' Workshop. Hosted by the Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM). Registrations now open:

2016 February 9-11 Melbourne, VALA2016: the 18th Biennial Conference and Exhibition. Hosted by VALA - Libraries, Technology and the Future Inc.


2016 January 20 Webinar: Perpetual Access, Myth and Reality. Hosted by the Centre for Research Libraries (CRL). Presentations are now available: 

2016 January 8-12 Boston, MA ALA Midwinter Meeting. Hosted by the American Library Association (ALA)