41st IATUL Conference

July 13 - July 15
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41st IATUL Conference

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.

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


July 13
July 15
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