2017 Conference

The 41th European Library Automation Group Systems Seminar will be in Athens (Greece), June 6 – 9 2017


Conference website: http://elag2017.org

It is with great pleasure to announce that the 41st International Conference of the European Library Automation Group (41st ELAG Conference or 2017 ELAG Conference) will be held at the National Technical University of Athens, in Athens, Greece from 6 to 9 June 2017.

The 2017 ELAG Conference is being jointly organized by the National Technical University of Athens, the Hellenic Academic Libraries Link, the National Library of Greece and the Department of Librarianship and Information Systems of the Technological Education Institute of Athens.

The European Library Automation Group series of conferences focus on the application of information technology in libraries and documentation centers. For over forty years, the ELAG Conferences have provided library and IT professionals with the opportunity to discuss new technologies, to review on-going developments and to exchange best practices. Moreover, ELAG Conferences are the platform for librarians, IT professionals and other participants to discuss the current situation, challenges and advancements relating to libraries and of information technology. The meetings aim at in depth discussions of particular library automation topics and at the promotion of informal exchange of ideas and experience. Topics of past conferences have included digital libraries, library portals, institutional repositories, web services, digital preservation, open source software and open access. The topics covered are technical and meant for participants with an appropriate technical background.

The ELAG Conferences are divided into bootcamp, presentation and workshop sessions. Due to this innovative and interactive structure ELAG Conferences provide participants with a way to learn from experts and veterans in a particular domain and to acquire new skills, enhance their knowledge and get a more in-depth view of a specific topic.

Soon, the call for proposals for bootcamps, presentations and workshops will be announced and we are looking forward for your proposals.

If you have any questions regarding the conference, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to seeing you in Athens!

Warm Regards,
Peter van Boheemen
Chair of the ELAG Committee
Dr. Dimitrios Kouis,
Local Committee Coordinator