Welcome

The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) invites you to attend the 41st IATUL Annual Conference at Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal from 13 to 15 July 2021 (online format). This is an excellent opportunity to hear about the latest academic library initiatives and network with colleagues and friends from all over the world.

Our Themes

The emergence of movements such as Open Science, Open Innovation, and Citizen Science highlights how society benefits when higher education institutions expand access to research and teaching. Ongoing engagement and collaboration between universities and communities are essential components of these open initiatives. The recent developments in research to fight COVID-19 emphasize the advantages of open collaboration. Academic libraries worldwide are playing vital roles in facilitating these initiatives by developing new and innovative services and infrastructure.
The overall themes for the conference and the call for papers are:

  • Expanding information and digital literacies
  • Library spaces and services advancing innovation and engagement
  • Partnerships with communities, local and global
  • Library strategies and actions supporting open science and collaboration
  • Open Science: communicating and measuring impact beyond the university
  • Workforce development in open science practices (repositories, presses, RDM and more)
  • Innovative library responses to pandemic situation

Free Registration

opens 21 May 2021

Registration Closes

20 June 2021

IATUL 2021 

13-15 July 2021

IATUL General Assembly

13 July 2021

Registration

-IATUL2021 is a free access event, but requiring registration (with a limit of participants).
  Sessions will be publicly streamed through IATUL’ s YouTube Channel (), allowing everyone to follow.
- Considering the limit of participants, the Conference Organizing Committee thanks the cancelation of any registration of a delegate who won’t be able
  to participate
- After registration, an email is sent requiring additional information essential to the organization of the event
  (check email spam folder; sometimes the email takes a few minutes to arrive)
- If you are representing an IATUL Member Institution, please provide us the institutional code for the management of the General Assembly
- The conference sessions will be saved and shared using IATUL YouTube Channel

Submissions

Bridging Universities and Society: Libraries as Connectors

The emergence of movements such as Open Science, Open Innovation, and Citizen Science highlights how society benefits when higher education institutions expand access to research and teaching. Ongoing engagement and collaboration between universities and communities are essential components of these open initiatives. The recent developments in research to fight COVID-19 emphasize the advantages of open collaboration. Academic libraries worldwide are playing vital roles in facilitating these initiatives by developing new and innovative services and infrastructure.

Accepted proposals and keynotes consider:

  • Expanding information and digital literacies
  • Library spaces and services advancing innovation and engagement
  • Partnerships with communities, local and global
  • Library strategies and actions supporting open science and collaboration
  • Open Science: communicating and measuring impact beyond the university
  • Workforce development in open science practices (repositories, presses, RDM and more)
  • Innovative library responses to pandemic situation

Communication Proposals

31 March 2021

Conference Program

published 28 May 2021

Final Abstract Submission

30 April 2021

Presentation & Paper

30 June 2021

Instructions for abstracts, papers and posters

  • Please keep the length of your abstract to 2000 characters including spaces and your biographical note to 500 characters including spaces
  • All papers submitted must be original, and not have been published or presented before
  • Abstract, papers and presentation will be published online
  • Authors of accepted papers/poster must attend the conference for the paper/poster to be presented
  • Authors will be given 20 minutes to present their paper with 5 additional minutes for discussion with the audience
  • Should your presentation have special technical requirements, please inform us on time
  • Authors are encouraged to consider how they can make their presentations engaging to the audience (especially considering the online format), and whether the topic would lend itself to an interactive format
  • All conference sessions will be live streamed and recorded, then made publicly available
  • Posters will be displayed in a designated space at the virtual conference venue, and can be submitted with a presentation video

Download: Paper Guidelines | Author Agreement

Best Poster Award

The posters will be evaluated by a committee of IATUL Board members for content, innovation, and presentation of the poster. The Irmgard Lankenau Poster Prize will be announced at the conference Closing Session.

Program

10h00‐11h00 Openning Session

Keynote: Maria Fernanda Rollo (Portugal)


11h00‐12h00 Posters Presentation
- The internationalization of scholarly journals in Brazil: Diagnosis of the periodicals portal of the Espírito Santo Federal University
  (Gleice Pereira, Victor de Freitas Azeredo Barros, Morgana Carneiro de Andrade)
- Integrating digital repositories of cultural objects into the Linked Open Data network
 (Paula Regina Ventura Amorim Gonçalez, Daniela Lucas da Silva Lemos, Morgana Carneiro de Andrade)
- Expect the unexpected: One Library's response to crisis and change (Caitlin MacKenzie Mannion, Qinghua Xu, Xiaojing Zu)
- A DIY solution for improving study conditions in a Library (Cristina Sousa Lopes, Nuno Portela)

IATUL General Meeting


12h00‐13h00 Session 01

‐ Look what we've got for you! – Promoting library collections (Viola Voß; Göran Hamrin)
‐ Learning through doing in online teaching (Maria Frahm‐Arp)


13h00‐14h00 Break
14h00‐15h00 Keynote & Debate: Bridging to Publication

Heather Joseph & Vanessa Proudman


15h00‐16h00 Session 02

‐ Advancing engagement through Information Literacy (Nandi Prince)
‐ Collective collections – more urgent than ever? (Heather McMullen)
‐ Is EBA sustainable? (Louis Houle)


16h00‐17h00 Session 03

‐ Libraries as research partners in interdisciplinary research teams (Kelly E. Miller; Kineret Ben‐Knaan)
‐ Re‐imagine the spaces at research libraries during the most challenged time (Shali Zhang)
‐ Fostering innovation in the Library's experiential studio (C. Jeffrey Belliston)


10h00‐11h00 Session 04

‐ The University of Otago Library Capability Framework: Supporting researcher‐facing librarians to successfully
   deliver inside‐out services and support (Shiobhan Smith)
‐ The rise of creative class in library: A Chinese perspective (Lingdan SONG)
‐ Face‐to‐face with the new: Libraries readiness and perspectives towards the changing
   service environment (Christine M. Abrigo; Efren M. Torres, Jr)


11h00‐12h00 Session 05
‐ Universities as Open Knowledge Institutions: Vital for research sharing
    (Katie Wilson; Lucy Montgomery; Cameron Neylon; Richard Hosking; Chun‐Kai (Karl) Huang; Alkim Ozaygen; Rebecca N. Handcock;
   Aniek Roelofs)
‐ University libraries as active agents for change. The BitViews Project: how to turn all journals green and clear
   the path to open science (Manfredi La Manna)
‐ International visibility of thesis and dissertations from ULisboa through the Institutional Repositories: Gateway for Open Science
   (Luiza Baptista; Sílvia Costa Lopes; Susana Oliveira Henriques; Tatiana Sanches)


12h00‐13h00 Panel: IATUL SIGs

‐ SIG ALICE
‐ SIG Data
‐ SIG IL
‐ SIG Space
‐ SIG MaRI


13h00‐14h00 Break
14h00‐15h00 Keynote

Sarita Albagli (Brazil)


15h00‐16h00 Session 06

‐ Designing strategies and actions to support Open Science: Building capacity in a higher education institution
   (Carlos Lopes; Maria da Luz Antunes; Tatiana Sanches)
‐ Evaluation and analysis of Open Access electronic resources of the higher education libraries in Portugal
   (José Carlos Bento de Carvalho; Maria João Amante; María Ángeles Zulueta)
‐ Library and faculty partnering to increase Open Access Publishing among researchers
   (Ana Freitas; Cristina Sousa Lopes; Luís Miguel Costa; Palmira Seixas; Teresa Oliveira Ramos)


16h00‐17h00 Session 07

‐ Contribution to the design of a skills map for information professionals in academic libraries in open science training and support
   (Maria João Amante; Ana Inácio)
‐ The Bridge of Data project from Gdańsk University of Technology as a connector among the scientific environment and society
   (Anna Wałek; Magdalena Szuflita‐Żurawska)


10h00‐11h00 Session 08

‐ SIG MaRI: working together to develop a tool to help build library staff understanding of, and capability in, research impact services
   (Trish Wilson; Shiobhan Smith)
‐ Are we partners? Connecting through collaboration and engagement with communities
   at SMU Libraries (Wei XIA)
- Three strategic steps: Finnish University Libraries' Network fuelling Open Science and access to research‐based information
   (Minna Abrahamsson‐Sipponen; Tommi Harju; Anne Lehto; Susanna Parikka; Pia Södergård)


11h00‐12h00 Session 09
‐ Choosing readings: Portuguese academic library users’ opinion about preferences for printed books or ebooks
   (Ana Novo; Célia Cruz; Isabel Sá; Luiza Baptista; Tatiana Sanches)
‐ Students' information literacy skills at the School of Communication, Administration and Tourism
    (Bragança Polytechnic Institute, Portugal): evaluation and university library role
   (Marisa Ferreira Borges; Liliana Esteves Gomes; Clarisse do Céu Pais)
‐ Expanding Information & Digital Literacy: The study of Kano State University of Science and Technology (KUST)
   and Nigeria Police Academy all Ii Wudil, Kano State, Nigeria
   (Anthony Chukwudi Egwuatu)


12h00‐13h00 Keynote

Teresa Leão ‐ Universities, Libraries & COVID


13h00‐14h00 Break
14h00‐15h00 Panel:Bridging to Research

Open Science Cases & Libraries


15h00‐16h00 Session 10

‐ The Hive: A Love Story or When two libraries become one (Janine Downes)
‐ Library Services as partner: Bringing students and the public together to deliver impact (Alan Brine; Elizabeth Wheelband)
‐ The Path toward Indigenization in Canadian Libraries
   (Donna Bourne‐Tyson; Anne Carr‐Wiggin; Samantha Adema; Kaia MacLeod; Elaine MacInnis)


16h00‐17h00 Closing Session

Keynote


Organization

Organizing Committee

Charles Eckman

University of Miami

Donna Bourne-Tyson

Dalhousie University

Luis Miguel Costa

Universidade do Porto

Local Organizing Committee

Alexandra Vieira

Augusto Ribeiro

Bruno Pombal

Cristina Lopes

João Carlos Aires

Manuel Montenegro

Palmira Seixas

Paulina Preto

Susana Medina

Teresa Oliveira Ramos

Porto

Porto is the second city in Portugal, and one of the major urban areas in the Iberian Peninsula. The Historic Centre of Porto, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, is one of the most attractive venues for visitors, providing a rich variety of monuments and ordinary dwelling, from different periods stretching back as far as the 12th century.
The city of Porto and its river Douro cannot be dissociated. The Douro valley, with its lovely terraces of vineyards clinging to the hillsides, offers visitors attonishing views. Porto is the centre of a culturally and naturally rich region that gathers together history, arts and nature (sea and mountains). It is a perfect starting point for tourist excursions.

University of Porto, FEUP

The University of Porto largest education and research institution in Portugal: 32000 students, 1900 teaching and research staff, 53 undergraduated programmes, 236 postgraduated programes, 60 research units, 15 schools.
FEUP has up to 7174 students and 552 teachers distributed by 9 different departments that range from Industrial Engineering and Management, to Informatics and Mechanics, among others. FEUP has kept a steady pace towards excellence and innovation, namely: 19 spin-offs, 76 active or pending patent and brands, 24 R&D units, which involve 80% of the faculty. FEUP has been a partner of several education institutions for research projects and innovative postgraduate courses, such as University of Texas, MIT, and CMU.

Places to visit in Porto

UNESCO recognized Porto historic center as a World Heritage Site.

Among the architectural highlights of the city, the Porto Cathedral is the oldest surviving structure, together with the small romanesque Church of Cedofeita, the gothic Igreja de São Francisco (Church of Saint Francis), the remnants of the city walls and a few 15th-century houses.

The baroque style is well represented in the city in the elaborate gilt work interior decoration of the churches of St. Francis and St. Claire (Santa Clara), the churches of Mercy (Misericórdia) and of the Clerics (Igreja dos Clérigos), the Palace of the Archbishop, and others.

The neoclassicism and romanticism of the 19th and 20th centuries also added interesting monuments to the landscape of the city, like the magnificent Stock Exchange Palace (Palácio da Bolsa), the Hospital of Saint Anthony, the Municipality, the buildings in the Avenida dos Aliados, the tile-adorned São Bento Train Station and the gardens of the Crystal Palace (Palácio de Cristal).

Porto has several museums, concert halls, theaters, cinemas, art galleries, libraries and book shops. The best-known museums of Porto are the Soares dos Reis National Museum (Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis), which is dedicated especially to the Portuguese artistic movements from the 16th to the 20th century, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Serralves Foundation (Museu de Arte Contemporânea). The city has concert halls of a rare beauty and elegance such as the Coliseu do Porto by the Portuguese architect Cassiano Branco; an exquisite example of the Portuguese decorative arts, the Rivoli theatre, and the recent Casa da Música.

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