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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.

27. June 2014.

Best Poster Award was awarded to Marica Šapro-Ficović (Dubrovnik Libraries, Croatia) for her poster presentation entitled "How qualitative methods can show value of libraries : results from an unusual study", and Best Student Poster Award was awarded to Dina Vrkić (Central Library, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia) for her poster presentation entitled "Scholarly and social visibility of top hundred most cited articles affiliated by Croatian authors". Winners received a free LIDA 2016 registration (Šapro-Ficović) and ASIST annual membership (Vrkić).

13. June 2014.

Dear LIDA participants, it is our pleasure to invite you to the Welcome Coctail which will be held on Sunday evening (June 15) at 8 p.m. at the ex Hotel Zagreb terrace. The hotel is within the walking distance from the Rectorate Building, has a beautiful view to the sea, and is located at the following address: Mihovila Pavlinovića 6. All important LIDA locations have been marked at the map.

2. June 2014.

Workshop registration hase been opened for registered participants at Student participants can choose one, and regular participants two workshops maximum. Workshops participation is free of charge but all interested should register by June 10. A list of availabe workshops can be found in the preliminary program (

15. May 2014.

Due to many requests the deadline for final submissions (full papers or extended abstracts, depending on the type of the contribution) has been extended to May 25, 2014.

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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