Welcome

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 12 to 16 July 2020. This is an excellent opportunity to hear about the latest academic library initiatives and network with colleagues and friends from all over the world.

Our Themes

The emergence of movements such as Open Science, Open Innovation and Citizen Science highlights how society benefits when institutions of higher education expand access to research and teaching. Ongoing engagement and collaboration between universities and communities are important components of these open initiatives. Academic libraries worldwide are playing vital roles in facilitating these initiatives through the development of 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)

Call for Papers

deadline 15 January 2020

Notification of Acceptance

28 February 2020

Early Bird Registration

closes 31 March 2020

Registration Closes

31 May 2020
(or reach of venues limit)

Registration

Early bird registration closes 31 March 2020 and regular registration closes 31 May 2020 (or reach of venues limit).

Conference Fees

IATUL Member
Early Bird (before March 31) Regular (after March 31)
Full Conference 350,00 € 400,00 €
Single Day 150,00 € 200,00 €
Non IATUL Member
Early Bird (before March 31) Regular (after March 31)
Full Conference 400,00 € 600,00 €
Single Day 200,00 € 200,00 €
Wednesday Study Tour
Study Tour 150,00 €
Accompanying Guests
Guest Registration 200,00 €

Included in the Conference Fee:

Full Conference

Single Day

Accompanying Guests

Payment Terms
Payment is expected at the time of registration. Registration will be confirmed upon reception of payment.

Cancellation Policy
You must notify the Conference Organizing Committee in advance at iatul2020@fe.up.pt. Cancellations will be subject to a 25% service fee. No refunds for cancellation after 31 May 2020. Cancellations will be processed within 60 days after the end of the event.

IATUL Travel Grant Programme
To encourage global participation the IATUL Travel Grant Programme provides financial assistance to library and/or information professionals from developing countries to attend the annual IATUL Conference. Read more about the Travel Grant Programme at IATUL's webpage.

Call for Papers

Bridging Universities and Society: Libraries as Connectors

The emergence of movements such as Open Science, Open Innovation and Citizen Science highlight how society benefits when institutions of higher education expand access to research and teaching. Ongoing engagement and collaboration between universities and communities are important components of these open initiatives. Academic libraries worldwide are playing vital roles facilitating these initiatives through the development of new and innovative services and infrastructure.

Proposals should consider:

  • 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)

Deadline for Proposals

15 January 2020

Notification of Acceptance

29 February 2020

Final Abstract

31 March 2020

Presentation & Paper

30 June 2020

Instructions for abstracts, papers and posters

  • Please keep the length of your abstract to 2000 characters including spaces and your biographical note to 500 characters including spaces
  • All papers submitted must be original, and not have been published or presented before
  • Abstract, papers and presentation will be published online
  • Authors of accepted papers/poster must attend the conference for the paper/poster to be presented
  • Authors will be given 20 minutes to present their paper with 5 additional minutes for discussion with the audience
  • Should your presentation have special technical requirements, please inform us on time
  • Authors are encouraged to consider how they can make their presentations engaging to the audience, and whether the topic would lend itself to an interactive format. Authors may be approached by the Program Committee to discuss alternative forms of presentation
  • Some conference sessions may be live streamed or recorded, then made publicly available
  • Posters will be displayed in a designated space at the conference venue (max size: 110cm x 170cm - vertical orientation). Please bring your printed poster as we are unable to provide printing service

Download: Paper Guidelines | Author Agreement

Submit Proposal

Please note

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IATUL.

To encourage global participation the IATUL Travel Grant Programme provides financial assistance to library and/or information professionals from developing countries to attend the annual IATUL Conference. Read more about the Travel Grant Programme at IATUL's webpage.

IATUL Travel Grant Application Form

Selection criteria

The IATUL Program Committee will evaluate submissions for quality, relevance to the conference, theme, clarity, originality and timeliness.

Best Poster Award

The posters will be evaluated by a committee of IATUL Board members for content, innovation, and presentation of the poster. The Irmgard Lankenau Poster Prize will be announced at the conference Closing Session.

Program

09h00-17h00 IATUL Board Metting - FEUP Library
16h00-19h00 Conference Registration & Welcome Reception Room: FEUP Garden
08h00-18h00 Registration - FEUP Reception
09h00-09h30 Opening Session / Welcoming Remarks
Room: Auditorium Chair:
09h30-10h30 Keynote
Room: Auditorium
Chair:
10h30-11h00 Morning Break
Room: Coffee Lounge
11h00-12h30 Concurrent Session 1
Room: B018
Chair:
Concurrent Session 2
Room: B019
Chair:
Concurrent Session 3
Room: B017
Chair:
12h30-14h00 Lunch Break
Room: Coffee Lounge
14h00-15h30 Concurrent Session 4
Room: B018
Chair:
Concurrent Session 5
Room: B019
Chair:
Concurrent Session 6
Room: B017
Chair:
15h30-16h30 Poster Session
Room: FEUP Corridor
16h30-17h30 Keynote
Room: Auditorium
Chair:
18h00-21h00 Evening Reception
Room: Casa do Vinho Verde
(Buses depart from FEUP at 17h30)
08h00-18h00 Registration - FEUP Reception
09h00-10h00 Keynote
Room: Auditorium
Chair:
10h00-10h30 Pecha Kucha
Room: Auditorium
Chair:
10h30-11h00 Morning Break
Room: Coffee Lounge
11h00-12h30 Concurrent Session 7
Room: B018
Chair:
Concurrent Session 8
Room: B019
Chair:
Concurrent Session 9
Room: B017
Chair:
12h30-14h00 Lunch Break
Room: Coffee Lounge
114h00-15h00 Concurrent Session 10
Room: B018
Chair:
Concurrent Session 11
Room: B019
Chair:
Concurrent Session 12
Room: B017
Chair:
15h00-16h00 Concurrent Session 13
Room: B018
Chair:
Concurrent Session 14
Room: B019
Chair:
Concurrent Session 15
Room: B017
Chair:
16h00-16h30 Afternoon Break
Room: Coffee Lounge
16h30-17h30 Concurrent Session 16
Room: B018
Chair:
Concurrent Session 17
Room: B019
Chair:
Concurrent Session 18
Room: B017
Chair:
17h30-18h00 IATUL General Meeting
Room: Auditorium
19h00-23h00 Conference Dinner
S. Bento da Vitória
(Buses depart from FEUP at 18h00)
At the very heart of old Porto, in Vitória parish, the São Bento da Vitória Monastery – a classified National Monument since 1977 – is one of the municipality’s most important religious buildings.
It used to stand behind the city’s walls, by Porta do Olival, occupying a part of the old Jewish quarter. Currently, it is part of Cordoaria, close to the former Cadeia da Relação, an old prison building that now hosts Centro Português de Fotografia.
In the late 1500s, after a series of difficult negotiations, the monks of the old Benedictine Congregation decided to build the Monastery, as both a sign of monastic presence and a support for clerics travelling from North to South and vice-versa. At the time, the city of Porto was a seat of illustrious monks and the Monastery soon became an important monument, due to its architectural grandiosity and to the monks’ work, especially in the field of music and singing, of which they created here a veritable school, as the Church’s magnificent organ still shows. After the necessary royal authorisation had been granted, in 1598, a project was commissioned from architect Diogo Marques Lucas, a former disciple of Filippo Terzi.
Construction began in 1604, and went on until the end of the century. The adjacent church was built in 1693, but its interior decorations were only concluded at the end of the 18th century. This drawn-out process is reflected on both the architecture, which combines Mannerist and Baroque typologies, and on the Church’s ornamentation, which features important pieces from different periods in Portuguese art history.
The foundation stone of the Major Cloister was laid in 1608. The Cloister, a monumental granite structure, was finished during the 1725-1728 triennium. The magnificent monastic house would, however, know troubled times.
In 1808, during the Peninsular War, the Monastery was turned into a Military Hospital, and in 1835, after the Religious Orders’ expulsion, it became a Military Court and Prison, besides housing the 31st Infantry and Engineer Corps. From 1985 to 1990, IPPAR [the Portuguese Institute of Architectural Heritage] subjected the Monastery to restoration works (overseen by architects Carlos Guimarães and Luís Soares Carneiro), which preserved the building’s original structure and several architecturally valuable elements, while preparing it to house a Benedictine congregation, along with the Porto National Orchestra and Porto District Archives. Under the auspices of Porto 2001 – European Capital of Culture, the Major Cloister was covered with an acoustic shell, a steel structure on four pillars, and received a wooden floor.
08h00-18h00 Douro River Cruise, Lunch & Porto Wine Taste Board your boat heading to Régua by 08h00.
Enjoy breakfast on board while sailing through the Douro waters, admiring the breathtaking valley. Sail through the Crestuma-Lever Dam and the Carrapatelo Dam.
Savour a delicious lunch served on board and get to know the history behind the region.
Debark at Régua, known worldwide as the capital of the Vine and Wine, by 15h00. This is right in the center of the Douro Demarcated Region, the first regulated wine region in the world. It is here that many of the Port Wine producing estates operate.
Visit to a charming and traditional vineyard estate and taste some of the delicious wines that are produced here.
Finally, board a bus to arrive back to Oporto for approximately 18h00.'
08h00-18h00 Registration - FEUP Reception
09h00-10h30 Panel: Open Science Cases and Libraries
Room: Auditorium
Chair:
09h30-10h30 Keynote Room: Auditorium
Chair:
10h30-11h00 Morning Break
Room: Coffee Lounge
11h00-12h30 Concurrent Session 19
Room: B018
Chair:
Concurrent Session 20
Room: B019
Chair:
Concurrent Session 21
Room:
Chair:
12h30-14h00 Lunch Break
Room: Coffee Lounge
14h00-15h30 Concurrent Session 22
Room: B018
Chair:
Concurrent Session 23
Room: B019
Chair:
Concurrent Session 24
Room: B017
Chair:
15h30-16h30 Closing Session
Room: Auditorium
16h30-18h00 Farewell Reception
Room: FEUP Garden

Organization

Organizing Committee

Charles Eckman

University of Miami

Donna Bourn-Tyson

Dalhousie University

Arrangements, Location & Accomodations

Event Location

Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias
4200-465 Porto
PORTUGAL
iatul2020@fe.up.pt


Arriving

The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) is located at the Asprela Campus in the heart of the main research and academic district of Porto.

From Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport to FEUP
From Porto city centre to FEUP

Transportation

Metro
The metro system is the most convenient way to move around in Porto. The Asprela Campus is served by the yellow line (line D, direction Hospital São João – station IPO). This line connects the Asprela Campus to the city centre in less than 10 minutes. The D line (yellow) connects the University Pole to the Town Hall of Gaia in 15 minutes, passing through Trindade, where it has connection with the other lines. You must get out at the IPO station, contour the Campus S. João, and carry on that long street.

Bus
There are 4 bus lines in FEUP’s area: 204, 300, 301 and 803. From the S. João Hospital, there are other lines of STCP and regular routes to other cities.

Andante
Porto’s public transport card (called the Andante Tour Card) gives you unlimited use of the metro, buses, and some regional trains to get around the city. The Andante Cards are rechargeable travel cards which can be used on Porto’s public transportation. Depending on which card, you can charge them with single-journeys, 10 tickets or 24-hour travel.

Accomodation

The city has a wide range of accommodation facilities. Various types of accommodation, with different price ranges, are provided. Special discounted rates are available for IATUL2020 delegates.

Porto

Porto is the second city in Portugal, and one of the major urban areas in the Iberian Peninsula. The Historic Centre of Porto, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, is one of the most attractive venues for visitors, providing a rich variety of monuments and ordinary dwelling, from different periods stretching back as far as the 12th century.
The city of Porto and its river Douro cannot be dissociated. The Douro valley, with its lovely terraces of vineyards clinging to the hillsides, offers visitors attonishing views. Porto is the centre of a culturally and naturally rich region that gathers together history, arts and nature (sea and mountains). It is a perfect starting point for tourist excursions.

University of Porto, FEUP

The University of Porto largest education and research institution in Portugal: 32000 students, 1900 teaching and research staff, 53 undergraduated programmes, 236 postgraduated programes, 60 research units, 15 schools.
FEUP has up to 7174 students and 552 teachers distributed by 9 different departments that range from Industrial Engineering and Management, to Informatics and Mechanics, among others. FEUP has kept a steady pace towards excellence and innovation, namely: 19 spin-offs, 76 active or pending patent and brands, 24 R&D units, which involve 80% of the faculty. FEUP has been a partner of several education institutions for research projects and innovative postgraduate courses, such as University of Texas, MIT, and CMU.

Places to visit in Porto

UNESCO recognized Porto historic center as a World Heritage Site.

Among the architectural highlights of the city, the Porto Cathedral is the oldest surviving structure, together with the small romanesque Church of Cedofeita, the gothic Igreja de São Francisco (Church of Saint Francis), the remnants of the city walls and a few 15th-century houses.

The baroque style is well represented in the city in the elaborate gilt work interior decoration of the churches of St. Francis and St. Claire (Santa Clara), the churches of Mercy (Misericórdia) and of the Clerics (Igreja dos Clérigos), the Palace of the Archbishop, and others.

The neoclassicism and romanticism of the 19th and 20th centuries also added interesting monuments to the landscape of the city, like the magnificent Stock Exchange Palace (Palácio da Bolsa), the Hospital of Saint Anthony, the Municipality, the buildings in the Avenida dos Aliados, the tile-adorned São Bento Train Station and the gardens of the Crystal Palace (Palácio de Cristal).

Porto has several museums, concert halls, theaters, cinemas, art galleries, libraries and book shops. The best-known museums of Porto are the Soares dos Reis National Museum (Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis), which is dedicated especially to the Portuguese artistic movements from the 16th to the 20th century, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Serralves Foundation (Museu de Arte Contemporânea). The city has concert halls of a rare beauty and elegance such as the Coliseu do Porto by the Portuguese architect Cassiano Branco; an exquisite example of the Portuguese decorative arts, the Rivoli theatre, and the recent Casa da Música.

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