Because good research needs good data

"CHANGES" Libraries in the digital age

18-22 June 2012 |

Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) is a biennial international conference that focuses on the challenging and rapidly transforming nature of libraries and information systems and services. In recognition of today’s continually evolving online and mediated technological environment, “CHANGES” is this year’s theme.

LIDA 2012 brings together researchers, educators, practitioners, and developers from all over the world in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions, and learning, made memorable by being held in an enchanting and beautiful city on the shore of the Adriatic Sea. 

Part I of the conference,18-20 June, CHANGES in the world of library services: Evolution and innovation

Part II of the conference, 20-22 June, CHANGES in the world of electronic resources: Information and digitisation

Keynote speakers:

  • Eileen G Abels, Ph.D., Rutgers University
  • Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., OCLC Research
  • Herbert Van de Sompel, Ph.D., Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Alyssa Goodman, Ph.D., Harvard University
  • Liz Lyon, Ph.D., DCC and University of Bath

The organisers invite libraries, information agencies, professional organizations, publishers and service providers to consider participation at LIDA by providing a demonstration, workshop or exhibit about their products, services or advances, or by presenting a paper or poster about their activities, as related to the two themes. Institutions can benefit as well by sending representatives to LIDA.

Course materials will be given to participants so that they can communicate and transfer topics of interest to their institution. Sponsorship opportunities are also available and new sponsors are warmly invited. 

Important dates:

  • Papers and posters: extended abstract due 15 February 2012.
  • For accepted full papers and poster summary in final form for Proceedings: by 1 May 2012.
  • Workshops: a short proposal by 10 February 2012.
  • Demonstrations: a proposal by 1 March 2012.
  • PhD Forum: dissertation proposal or research description by 1 March 2012.

All inquires can be addressed to Co-Chairs of the conference Prof. Tatjana Aparac ( and Prof. Tefko Saracevic ( and Program Chairs Marie L. Radford ( and Christine L. Borgman (

All submissions will be refereed.

Costs and Registration

For information how to register please visit the conference website.