Call for proposals


Presentations ELAG 2017

ELAG 2017 Conference Presentations 7-9 June 2017, Athens, Greece

Are your proud of the work you have been doing? Do you think you know stuff you should share? Do you have a great idea? Are you able to teach your colleagues something? Make yourself heard by doing a presentation at ELAG 2017!

The theme that was chosen for this year conference is ‘Automation’.

Over the last years, library automation was very focused on data treatment and end user interfaces. These are still very important fields of interest and we welcome interesting presentation and workshop proposals in these fields. But this year we would like to focus a bit more on library workflows. More focus on library back office activities. Especially for back office activities that support a modern library. So this can go from using ‘intelligent’ devices in libraries to processing and using user activity logs in library back office processes. I hope you are just excited about this theme as we are.

We hope this quite general theme will inspire you to present your thoughts and work.

Workshops ELAG 2017

ELAG 2017 Workshops 7-9 June 2017, Athens, Greece

Would you like to lead a stimulating discussion with a group of library technologists? Do you prefer encouraging audience participation rather giving a formal lecture? Do you have a specific area of expertise that you would like to discuss with like-minded colleagues?

Then lead a workshop during ELAG 2017!

Workshops are a unique feature and an important part of the ELAG conference. They give participants an opportunity to acquire new skills, enhance their knowledge and get a more in-depth view of a specific topic.

The keyword for ELAG conferences is participation, so ELAG workshops strive to be interactive, hands-on and solution-based in order to draw from the experience and knowledge of participants and produce useful advances, solutions or recommendations for the library community.

A workshop leader will have a good grasp or some experience of the subject, but it is not necessary to be a top expert in the field (though in the past many renowned experts have run ELAG workshops).

A good workshop leader will present a topic and then stimulate discussion and exchange of views and experiences rather than lecture.

ELAG participants take part in 1 workshop per conference. There will usually be two time slots during the first two days of the conference. This way, people will spend about 4 hours in a workshop. On the third conference day, all workshops will present their results.

Pre-Conference Bootcamps ELAG 2017

ELAG 2017 Bootcamps 6 June 2017, Athens, Greece

Are you a library hacker who has found new ways to leverage library data to build 21st century services? Are you a systems implementer boosting productivity by rapidly building innovative applications? Do you think you’ve found a better way to create or deliver information to your library users?

A series of optional Bootcamps offer ELAG participants the opportunity to learn new skills or enhance their knowledge on specific topics related to library technology. These Bootcamps provide participants a way to learn from experts and veterans in a particular field. Hands-on and fast-paced, these Bootcamps give a primer on the most up-to-date practices in library automation and provide insights into new, upcoming technologies. Bootcamp leaders have the opportunity to present their work, test their applications in new contexts and find collaboration partners.

Please share your expertise, show what you can do, and meet with other library enthusiasts.

Bootcamps have a duration of 1 day and will be held on the day before the Elag conference.

Proposal Information

Guidelines for Pre-conference Bootcamps, Presentations & Workshops
Proposals* should be sent to:Peter van Boheemen, Chair of the ELAG 2017 Program Committee
Deadline for proposalsFebruary 5th, 2017
Acceptance NotificationsMarch 1st, 2017

*All proposals will be reviewed by the ELAG 2017 Program Committee

Important Dates

November 9, 2016Call for proposals
December 20, 2016Early registration opens
February 5, 2017Deadline for Pre-Conference Bootcamp, Workshops and Presentation proposals submission
March 1, 2017Acceptance Notifications will be sent out
March 17, 2017Final Program Available
April 3, 2017Email reminder to participants
April 21, 2017End of Early Registration
June 6-9, 2017ELAG 2017 Conference