Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Chris Oliver: Moving forward with RDA

The Journal of the National Library of China just published Chris Oliver's article "Moving forward with RDA: Based on the presentation given at the National Library of China, October 26, 2015". The original English version is available at:
and the Chinese version is available at:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

European Conference on Information Literacy - ECIL 2016

The Third Call for Papers for the ECIL 2016 has been published. The main topic of ECIL 2016 is "Information Literacy in the Inclusive Society". Please, visit conference website: for details on the subtopics and information about submissions.
European Conference on Information Literacy - ECIL 2016 will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from 10 - 13 October, 2016. ECIL 2016 is co-organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University and Association of Libraries of Czech Universities – ALCU.
The keynote speaker for ECIL 2016 is Tara Brabazon. Tara is the Dean of Graduate Research and the Professor of Cultural Studies at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia.  She is the author of 17 books and over 200 refereed articles and book chapters.  She is also a columnist with the Times Higher Education.  Her best known books include Digital Dieting:  From Information Obesity to Digital Fitness (2013), Unique Urbanity (2014), Enabling Universities (2015) and Play: a theory for learning and change (2015).
Information Literacy in the Inclusive Society being the main theme, ECIL 2016 aims to bring together researchers, information professionals, media specialists, educators, policy makers, employers and all other related parties from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current issues, recent developments, challenges, theories, and good practices.
The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended until March 1, 2016.
Prague, Czech Republic, is proudly expecting all the ECIL 2016 conference participants and ready to provide a complex conference experience: interesting and full conference program with the side of city tours, library excursions, comprehensive "Tour Prague as the locals" guide and many other possibilities to get as much as possible out of your ECIL 2016 participation.
If you have any further questions regarding the conference or the call for papers, please, refer to the relevant contact person:
We are very excited to be preparing another ECIL conference for you! Any suggestions, comments and recommendations are welcome. Also, we are looking forward to your abstract submissions.
Serap Kurbanoglu (General Co-Chair)
Sonja Špiranec (General Co-Chair)
Hana Landova (Chair of the Local Organizing Committee)