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First Announcement
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9th International Bielefeld Conference 2009
http://conference.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/
3 - 5 February 2009 in Bielefeld, Germany

*** Upgrading the eLibrary
Enhanced Information Services Driven by Technology and Economics ***

Three decades of databases, two decades of electronic articles and one decade of open access have resulted in an avalanche of digital scholarly information services. At the moment we observe a metamorphosis from the electronic library to an enhanced library meeting the emerging demands of eScience and eLearning. Progress in technology, new concepts of knowledge networking, but also economic issues are the driving forces for upgrading the eLibrary, all of them opening up both a world of new opportunities and of new constraints for progressing enhanced scholarly information services.

The International Bielefeld Conference 2009 provides insights in the future of eLibraries, based on the threefold interdependency of service, technology, and economics. The Bielefeld Conferences always provide a forum for internationally renowned and trendsetting speakers to stimulate strategic discussions among scholars, information specialists, publishers, library managers and patrons from all over Europe and beyond.


Highly reputated speakers include
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Wendy Pradt Lougee (University Librarian, University of Minnesota)

Sijbolt J. Noorda (Working Group Open Access of the European University Association)

Herbert Van de Sompel (Los Alamos National Laboratory)


Programmatic Topics
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Information and eScience Infrastructure

Library Services for eLearning

Novel Publishing Paradigms

Impacts of Web 2.0 for Library Services

Search Engines and Text-Mining

Information Literacy

Metrics in Scholarship and Libraries

Cost Models for Scholarly Information

Enhanced Publications

Re-Engineering Information Services

Personalizing Library Services

Integrating Information Services


Programme Committee
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Hans Geleijnse, Director of Library and IT-Services & Chief Information Officer, University of Tilburg

Michael Höppner, Director of Bielefeld University Library

Wolfram Horstmann, Chief Information Officer Scholarly Information, Bielefeld University Library

Norbert Lossau, Director of State and University Library, Göttingen

Ronald Milne, Director of Scholarship and Collections, The British Library



Conference languages are German and English with simultaneous translation

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Dr Michael Höppner
Library Director
Bielefeld University Library
Tel.: +49 – (0)521 106-4050
Fax: +49 – (0)521 106-4052
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http://www.ub.uni-bielefeld.de
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