We are very happy to announce that the 11th IGeLU conference in September 2016 will be hosted by BIBSYS and the University Library of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway.
BIBSYS is the name of a Norwegian Library Systems Consortium as well as the organization administering the consortium. BIBSYS started out as a project in 1972, with the development of a library system based on a single, joint catalogue for those Academic and research libraries wanting to participate. Today the consortium has more than 100 institutions participating.
In 2012 BIBSYS contracted with ExLibris for Primo as a Discovery and Delivery tool for the Consortium (offered under the name of “Oria”), launched in summer of 2013. The same years we signed a contract for Alma. Alma is scheduled to be launched for the whole consortium by the end of 2015.
BIBSYS as an organization consists of approx 40 people, all of whom are located in Trondheim. In addition to the library system, BIBSYS provides an Open Institutional Archive (Brage) for Norwegian institutions as well as services related to research data management and open courseware.
NTNU’s vision is Education for a better world. The University has its main profile in science and technology, which leads to a particular responsibility of developing the technological foundation for the society of the future. Programmes of professional study at master’s degree level are a strong point, but NTNU also work in the interfaces between technology, natural science, medicine, architecture, the humanities and social science. The University employs about 6700 person-years, of which 4053 are in academic or scientific positions and 39 percent are women. NTNU has a total of 39 000 students, of which 3000 are international students. 50% studies technology and natural sciences and about 6 500 bachelor’s and master’s degrees are awarded each year. NTNU awards about 380 doctoral degrees annually (44 % women). The NTNU University Library has 17 branches, 2 million printed volumes, 950 000 electronic books, 16 000 electronic journals, 3 000 printed journals and 450 databases.
The University Library vision Knowledge when needed support the main vision and act as a guideline for their services. The Library’s main task is to support the research and education that is taking place at the university. Based on research-based knowledge and its own development work, the Library will develop and offer the best and most relevant services for NTNU. The Library runs an active dissemination in many areas – with events, exhibitions and various collaborative projects with research institutions.
The conference starts Monday, September 5th and will end Wednesday, September 7th, preceded by the usual Pre-Conference meetings on Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday September 4th.
The conference will be followed by a Post-Conference Developers Day on Thursday September 8th.
Please register using the conference website at: http://igelu2016.bibsys.no/register/
The finalized programme can be found at: IGeLU 2016 Programme
The venue of the conference Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim, located by the harbour in Central Trondheim and one of Scandinavia’s largest convention hotels with 400 rooms and 18 meeting rooms.
Modern design, exciting dining concepts, a vibrant atmosphere and a view of the fjord.