After the Conference

 P5141247   EURASLIC has celebrated its 25th birthday in Varna during the 15th EURASLIC biannual conference entitled World Ocean of Data & Information: Creating Value by their Organization and Management. The conference was held in May 13-15th, gathering together attendees from 10 countries. The conference started with a brief overview of EURASLIC history and activities from its foundation in 1998 until the present day. Oral presentations covered subjects as: information literacy, e-libraries, information systems, Black Sea biodiversity and Black Sea ancient coastlines. ODINECET activities were presented, as well as country and institutional reports and poster presentations.

The Proceedings of the Conference will be put in open access on the EURASLIC website.

Gala celebration took part in Hambara restaurant with folk and exotic music and a lot of dancing and fun all accompanied by a birthday cake.


Executive Board and Business Meetings were held on Tuesday, May 14th. The results of the elections were received during the conference, just in time to officially present the new Board.

After the Conference participants went to beautiful Kaliakra trip visiting cave monastery Aladzha, thenBalchik - queen's Mary summer residence and its botanical garden and cape Kaliakra.

Although there were more then one institutes willing to host the next conference, the IAMSLIC invitation was accepted, so the next EURASLIC conference will take place in Rome, Italy in 2015, as a joint IAMSLIC/EURASLIC conference.

Appreciation goes to the local host Institute of Oceanology, Varna, Bulgaria and also to sponsors Inter-Research and NHBS who supported the organisation of the Conference.