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Zadar, Croatia
16 - 20 June 2014
University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia (
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Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) is a biennial international conference that focuses on the transformation of libraries and information services in the digital environment. In recognition of evolving online and social technological influences that present both challenges and opportunities, “ASSESSMENT” is the theme for LIDA 2014. ¬†The conference theme is divided into two parts. The first part addresses advances in qualitative assessment methods and practices and the second part covers assessment methods involving alternative metrics based on social media and a wider array of communicative activities, commonly referred to as “altmetrics.” While qualitative methods have a long tradition of application, altmetrics are a set of new approaches to filtering information and to evaluating scholarly communication and research, with possible application to libraries as well. LIDA 2014 brings together researchers, educators, and practitioners from all over the world in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions, and learning, made memorable by being held in an enchanting and spectacularly beautiful city on the shore of the Adriatic Sea.


Part I: Qualitative methods in assessing libraries, users, & use: applications, results.

Part II: Altmetrics - new methods in assessing scholarly communication and libraries: issues applications, results.

12. March 2014.

Guidelines for poster presentations (regarding dimensions, font size etc.) are available here. Authors are advised to follow these instructions.

Final submission for all types of contributions for Conference Proceedings is 15 May 2014.

Templates for final submissions, containing author guidelines, are provided for all types of submissions: Papers, Workshops, Posters/PhD Forum/Demonstrations. Authors are kindly advised to follow the instructions.

28. February 2014.

Preliminary program is available online.

24. February 2014.

Registration is open and available at Fees and Registration page

11. February 2014.

Notification acceptance for papers has been extended until February 17th

23. January 2014.

Invited speakers at LIDA 2014:
Elke Greifeneder, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark
Donald Case, University of Kentucky, US
Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Indiana University, US
Paul Wouters, Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Netherlands

22. January 2014.

Abstract submission for PAPERS has been extended until January 31, and for POSTER PRESENTATIONS until February 15.

26. November 2013.

The Altmetrics Bibliography, with over 50 selected English-language articles and technical reports that are useful in understanding altmetrics has been released by Digital Scholarship and is freely availble here.

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