Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)

Register of Conferences 2003

Updated 19 August, 2004

Links to conference proceedings have been added when available
Future Conferences


2003 December 10-12 Cape Town, South Africa Focus on Access: a Workshop on Building Digital Collections and Services. The University of Cape Town Centre for Information Literacy.  e-mail, or contact Professor Peter G. Underwood (

2003 December 3-5 Newcastle, NSW The Drive to be Different: South Pacific User Services Conference 2003 The University of Newcastle in association with the Council of Australian University Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT)

2003 December 2-4 London Online Information 2003

2003 November ANZIIL Symposium Series Two. Australian & New Zealand Institute for Information Literacy.

2003 November 21-22 Adelaide Educational Integrity: Plagiarism and other perplexities.  First Australasian Conference.

2003 November 13-14 Melbourne READERS, WRITERS, PUBLISHERS: AAH 2003 Symposium. The Australian Academy of the Humanities.

2003 November 10-13 Fort Wayne, IN  Online classes go mainstream.  Teaching Online in Higher Education - Online Conference. Sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences,  Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne,  Fort Wayne, Indiana

2003 November 10 Sydney What is the Future of Higher Education in Australia? Radio National Public Forum in Sydney with Geraldine Doogue

2003 November 5-8 Las Vegas, Nevada Balancing Museum Technology and Transformation.  MCN Annual Meeting (Museum Computer Network)

2003  November 4-7 Anaheim, California EDUCAUSE 2003

2003 October 31 Melbourne Strictly Broadband: Broadband and the Humanities, Social Sciences & Creative Arts.  National Scholarly Communications Forum

2003 October 28-31 Canberra, Australia Breaking Barriers:  Reaching Users in a Digital World. 8th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply International Conference.

2003 October 27-28 CARM Centre  Bundoora VIC  Consortia in the next 25 years: International conference.

2003 October 26-30 ISMIR 2003 - 4th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval.  Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., USA and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

2003 October 23-25 Comwell Borupgaard, Elsinore, Denmark 5th E-ICOLC (International Coalition of Library Consortia in Europe), arranged by Denmark's Electronic Research Library (DEF).

2003 October 21-24 Melbourne 17th Australian International Education Conference:  Securing the Future for International Education: Managing Growth and Diversity. IDP Education Australia

2003 October 17 Washington, D.C.  Scholarly Tribes and Tribulations: How Tradition and Technology Are  Driving Disciplinary Change.  Association of Research Libraries.  Issues in Scholarly Communication.

2003 October 16-19 Toronto  AoIR 4.0: broadening the band.  The Association of Internet Researchers (IE-compatible only)

2003 September 28 Adelaide Hilton Hotel  A Workshop in Scenario Planning and Foresight Methodology..This workshop will be delivered in the pre conference workshops program of the Tertiary Education Management (TEM) 2003 Conference in Adelaide.

2003 September 19-23 Molyvos, Lesvos, Greece Libraries Without Walls 5: The Distributed Delivery of Library and Information Services: The Fifth Conference presented by Centre for Research in Library and Information Management (CERLIM)

2003 September 17 Edinburgh elearning: Transforming Institutions - The Organisational Challenges.  Hosted by Napier University

2003 September 14-16 Adelaide Famous People, Famous Collections: a second national conference of the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library at the University of South Australia. Contact: for details or

2003 September 9–12 Brisbane, Queensland Bridging services — embracing reality. 12th ALIA National Library Technicians Conference.

2003 September 8-10 Sheffield Alt-C 2003 Conference - Communites of Practice. Association for Learning Technology. Hosted By Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Sheffield

2003 September 8-9 Washington, D.C.  Exposing Hidden Collections: A Conference.  Association of Research Libraries

2003 September 8-9 Espoo, Finland Toward a User-Centered Approach to Digital Libraries.  The 2003 Conference on Users in the Electronic Information Environments.

2003 September 5 Melbourne Collaboration in Acquisitions: changes in the way we work.  ALIA Acquisitions National Seminar.

2003 September 4-5 Bath, UK In Practice, Good Practice: the Future of Open Archives:  4th Open Archives Forum Workshop.

2003 September 3-4 Sydney Open systems open networks: An Interoperability Framework for e-Learning: A Forum organised by the AICTEC Standards Sub-Committee Sponsored by the Department of Education, Science and Training

2003 August 31 - September 4 Coolangatta, Queensland CAUDIT-EDUCAUSE Institute.

2003 August 24-27 Adelaide, South Australia  10th Asia Pacific Special, Health and Law Librarians' Conference. Australian Library & Information Association and Australian Law Librarians' Group.

2003 August 24-27 Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands International Summer School on the Digital Library Course 3: Libraries, Electronic Resources, and Electronic Publishing

2003 August 14 Brisbane E-topia  - everything you want from a single search: A Seminar. Queensland Office of Library Cooperation. Email: Rae-Anne Locke, QULOC Executive Officer on

2003 August 12-15 Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands International Summer School on the Digital Library Course 2: Change: Making it Happen in your Library

2003 August 10-12 Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands International Summer School on the Digital Library Course 1: Leaders’ Visions on the Library of the Future August 13-15 Charlottesvile, VA Advanced XML: Data Transformation with XSLT: An ARL Workshop.  Association of Research Libraries.

2003 August 1-9 Berlin  69th IFLA Council and General Conference

2003 July 31 Melbourne; August 1 Adelaide; August 4 Canberra; August 5 Sydney; August 8 Wellington; August 11 Auckland All Together Now: The How's and Why's of Library Consortia.  CAVAL Workshop.

2003 July 27-31 San Jose  Syllabus2003: Exploring Emerging Trends and Technology in Higher Education: 10th Annual Education Technology Conference.

2003 July 25 Sydney Aiming for Access: the Australian Committee on Cataloguing Seminar.  Papers now available.

2003 July 24-26 Oxford, UK The Fiesole Collection Development Retreat Series. Theme: Authors to Readers: Who Are We Serving? How? and How Well?  Sponsored By: The Charleston Company and Against the Grain  Hosted By: Blackwell's Additional sponsors: Oxford University Press and Swets Blackwell  [papers now available]

2003 July 22-23 Sydney An Organic Approach to Knowledge Strategy and Mapping Complex Knowledge and the Dynamics of Learning Master Class

2003 July 21-23 Edinburgh  EICC - The ELearnChina Conference 2003.

2003 July 21 Chicago, Illinois Preserving America's Printed Resources: the role of repositories, depositories and libraries of record.Center for Research Libraries (CRL) in cooperation with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)  Contact:

2003 July 7-8 Brisbane ANZIIL Symposium Series One. Australian & New Zealand Institute for Information Literacy.

2003 July 4-5 Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom 2nd Global Conference: The Idea of Education. The conference is sponsored by Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Learning Solutions, and BRG as part of the ‘At the Interface’ programme of Higher Education projects.

2003 July 4 London Learning from Users: ALPSP seminar. Presentations now available:

2003 July 2-4 Amsterdam, The Netherlands EUNIS 2003. Beyond the Network:  Innovative IT Services.  9th International Conference of European University Information Systems.

2003 July 1-4 Gold Coast, Queensland QUESTnet 2003:  Securing The Future. Queensland Education, Science and Technology Network (QUESTnet)

2003 June 27 London Innovations in Online Learning and Teaching - Challenges and Opportunities for Publishers. PALS conference 2003.  Organised by: The Publisher and Library/Learning Solutions Committee (PALS).

2003 June 20-22 Wellington, New Zealand Collecting, Connecting and Creating Knowledge: Libraries, Archives and Research in the C21st.  A conference organised by the Friends of the Turnbull Library and the Humanities Society of New Zealand.

2003 June 19–25 Toronto, Canada American Library Association (Annual Conference)

2003 June 15-17 Wequassett Inn, Cape Cod,Chatham, Massachusetts NSF Workshop on Post-Digital Libraries Research Futures.   National Science Foundation hosted this invitational workshop.  Papers now available.

2003 June 11-13 Melbourne National Quality in a Global Context: AUQF 2003. Australian Universities Quality Agency

2003 June 10 Birmingham JISC Framework for Monitoring and Evaluating User Behaviour:  Free One day conference: JUBILEE* and JUSTEIS** projects.

2003 June  4-6 Sydney Learning Scenario Planning - A Three-Day Simulation Course. The Neville Freeman Agency Pty Ltd

2003 May 21-24 Berlin, Germany Next Steps - Electronic Theses and Dissertations Worldwide: 6th International Symposium On Electronic Theses and Dissertations  Papers now available at

2003 May 19-20 Washington D.C.  Symposium on Electronic Scientific, Technical, and Medical Journal Publishing and Its Implications. Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy  in collaboration with the Board on Life Sciences and the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board. You may participate in the symposium by listening to a live audio webcast on the National Academies Web site at on May 19-20

2003 May 18-21  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Information Technology and Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges and Solutions.14th IRMA International Conference.  Information Resources Management Association.

2003 May 17-20 Portland, Oregon The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge: 4th Annual Conference.

2003 May 12-14 Windsor, Ontario, Canada Bridging the Gap  -  Teaching Across Boundaries:  WILU 2003 Conference  (Workshop on Instruction in Library Use).

2003 May 8-9 Dublin, Ohio E-Book 2003: Print Collections, e-Books & Beyond.  Sponsored by The University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Blackwell’s Book Services, the OCLC Institute and OCLC’s Digital & Preservation Cooperative.

2003 May 6-9 Adelaide, South Australia EDUCAUSE IN AUSTRALASIA 2003:  Expanding the Learning Community - Meeting the Challenges.

2003 May 5-7 Salamanca, Spain IV International Colloquium on Library and Information Science and VI Conference of the ISKO (International Society for Knowledge Organization) Spanish Chapter: research trends and methodologies in knowledge organization (KO). Contact frias@usal.es

2003 May 1 Melbourne; May 7 Brisbane; May 9 Sydney  E-Metrics For Digital Libraries: Selection And Evaluation Methods For Digital Libraries. CAVAL Workshop. Supported by Elsevier Science, EBSCO Information Services and Blackwells.

2003 April 25 London Gateways to Research and Lifelong: Learning: Portals in Perspective: Seminar

2003 April 25-26 Ottawa, Ontario Facing the Challenges of an Aging Workforce: Succession Planning Strategies for Libraries and Information Organizations.

2003 April 22-24 Cairns Book Conference 2003:  from creator to consumer in a digital age.  International Conference on the Future of the Book. Supported by the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources, RMIT & Common Ground Publishing.

2003 April 9-11 Berne, Switzerland Workshop on the Long Term Preservation of Databases, co-hosted by the Swiss Federal Archives and ERPANET.

2003 April 8 New York City The Price of Digitization: New Cost Models for Cultural and Educational Institutions:  A Digitization Symposium Presented by the National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage and Innodata.  Co-sponsored by the New York Public Library and New York University

2003 April 4 London Who pays for the free lunch?: Alternative funding models for research communication: International Learned Journals Seminar. The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers

2003 April 3-4 University of Maryland Copyright in the Digital Age:  Challenges Facing the Academy.

2003 March 27-28 Sydney  The Australian Financial Review Higher Education Summit: Universities and the higher education sector meeting the needs of business and achieving a strong knowledge economy in Australia.

2003 March 26-27 Washington, DC "Sharing the Knowledge," the International CIDOC CRM Symposium on Interoperability for Cultural Heritage Information.

2003 March 18 Cardiff; 2003 March 25 Birmingham. ICT Strategic Issues workshop: Physical Learning Spaces: Implications of new  technologies and new methods of learning and teaching on physical environments for learning.

2003 March 16-19 London  Internet Librarian International 2003.  Conference & Satellite Workshops.  Exhibition: 17-18 March 2003.

2003 March 13-15 Hong Kong 2nd International Conference of Institutes & Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies:  Transnational Networks:Challenges in Research & Documentation of the Chinese Overseas.  Chinese University of Hong Kong

2003 March 7 & 8 (am) Sydney Death of the Book?: Challenges and Opportunities for Scholarly Publishing. The National Scholarly Communications Forum. Presentations now available at:

2003 February 17-28 Geneva  PrepCom2: preparatory conference for the World Summit on the Information Society which will be held in Geneva, December 2003 and Tunis, December 2005.

2003 February 9-12 Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Scotland, UK Global Directions in E-learning: Assessing "Promising Practices" and the Future(s) of eLearning in Organizational Transformation.

2003 January 24-29 Philadelphia ALA Midwinter Meeting 2003.  American Library Association

2003 January 23-24 Sydney IFLA Internet Manifesto Workshop.

2003 January 21-23 Sydney information online 2003 - 11th Exhibition & Conference.

2003 January 20-24 Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA Sixth International Open Forum on Metadata Registries.

2003 January 20 Sydney Next Generation Statistics for Libraries - CAUL Forum.  Presentations now available at

2003 January 17-18 Washington, DC Transforming Disciplines: Computer Science and the Humanities, an invitational conference sponsored by CNI, the National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH), the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), the National Academies, and Princeton and Rice Universities. Media Release

2003 January 10-16 Philadelphia American Library Association MidWinter Meeting

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