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@ Porto, Portugal

28—30 January 2009

  • The 17th annual BOBCATSSS symposium
  • Targeting library and information science students
  • Location: the city of Porto, Portugal
  • Worldwide participation

Challenges for the New Information Professional

  • Interdisciplinarity of Information Science
  • Information Professional and Information Management
  • The Current Impact of the New Technologies in the Life of the Information Professional
  • The Rise and Fall of Physical Libraries and Archives
  • Information Literacy
  • eLibraries & eArchives
  • Librarian 2.0


BOBCATSSS is an annual symposium organised by students at a number of universities in Europe. It takes place under the auspieces of EUCLID (European Association for Library and Information Education and Research) and deals with themes from library and information science.

The BOBCATSSS 2009 symposium is organised by students from the University of Tampere, Finland and the University of Porto, Portugal. Read more.

Important dates

15 July 2008: Mandatory extended abstracts due for full research papers, posters, and workshop contributions

15 September 2008: Notification of acceptance

30 October 2008: Final version of full research papers due

3 November 2008: Registration started

28-30 January 2009: Conference in Porto

About Porto

Porto is located in northern Portugal and it is the second largest city of the country, with a population of approximately 240 000 people. The centre of the city was classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1996, which already tells something about its unique landscape and nature. Read more.

BOBCATSSS 2010 will be held Parma, Italy. Check out the website. See you there!

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