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BOBCATSSS 2015

BOBCATSSS 2015 and BOBCATSSS 2016

Hello,BOBCATSSS 2015

Today, 30th January, has finished BOBCATSSS 2015, the annual LIS conference promoted by EUCLID that is addressed mainly to students and organized by students. This year, organizers have been students from the Masaryk University, Czech Republic, and the University of Tampere, Finland.

The BOBCATSSS 2015 edition has been held in Brno, the beautiful city of the Czech Republic. During three days, studentsof all countries (mainly from Europe, but also from USA, Colombia, etc.) have shared their knowledge in paper, poster, pecha-kucha or workshopway.

The 250 attendants have also been able to enjoy of three very prestigious keynotes speakers: Sinikka Sipilä(President of IFLA 2013-2015), Jay Edwin Gillette(Professor of Information and Communication Sciences at Ball State University, USA) and Roberta Tassi(researcher on the relation between communication design and service design).

Organizers also have offered to attendants guided visits to the most sightseeing LIS centersin Brno: Central Library of Faculty of Arts, The Museum of Romani Culture, Moravian regional archive, etc.

In the closing ceremony, BOBCATSSS 2015’s organizers have delivered the BOBCATSSS flag to organizers of BOBCATSSS 2016 (see picture), students from the École nationale supérieure des sciences de l’information et des bibliothèques(Enssib), France, the Paris Descartes University, France, and The University of Tennessee, USA. The conference will be held in Lyon, France. Good luck for them and we will see you in Lyon next year.

Enjoy it!

Andreu Sulé

University of Barcelona

BOBCATSSS 2015: a conference organized by students for students

Bobcatsss 2015Hello,

Next year,from 28 to 30 January, it will take place in Brno, Czech Republic, the BOBCATSSS 2015 conference with the theme “DESIGN, PARTICIPATION AND INNOVATION”.

What BOBCATSSS is it? BOBCATSSS is an international conference dealing with issues of Library, Information and Documentation, organized every year jointly by two European academic institutions under the auspices of EUCLID (the European Association for Library & Information Education and Research).

Next year, students from the Czech Republic and Finland are taking charge. A team of students from Masaryk University and University of Tampere will be organizing this event and preparing content for the symposium.

Special mention to keynote speakers: Jay Gillette and Sinikka Sipila, twoleaderships in their own speciality!

Enjoy it! … and subscribe it!

Andreu Sulé

University of Barcelona