47th IAMSLIC/19th EURASLIC Conference

Created on Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 14:37

The first EURASLIC online meeting was held successfully from 12-14 October, 2021. It was joint 47th IAMSLIC/19th EURASLIC Conference and was hosted by Marine Institute, Galway, Ireland. The conference theme Libraries Supporting Our Ocean: Sustaining and preserving our shared ocean for our shared future was chosen to be in accordance with UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

The conference nicely moderated by Stephanie Ronan gathered around 97 participants from all over the world, including 19 EURASLIC members. Even though it was in accordance with European time zone, the program was extended until the night in order to cover other time zones as well. Barbara Lison President-elect of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) had a virtual presentation and keynote speaker Lynn Silipigni Connaway gave presentation how libraries can support the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). All together there were more than 20 presentations and one poster presentation. The evenings of first two conference days ended as movie night with documentary Ireland's Deep Atlantic, part 1 and 2 by director Ken O’Sullivan.

Among EURASLIC members Olivia Karin Diehr from Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Library was talking about the effects of the German Projekt DEAL, Sofija Konjević and Marina Mayer presented information infrastructure projects developed by Centre for Scientific Information of Ruđer Bošković Institute. EURASLIC members were involved in AquaDocs project that was presented at the conference. Tamsin Vicary and Maria Kalentsits, with co-authors presented ASFA activities with emphasis on CECAF-PESCAO project, while Jen Walton and Pauline Simpson presented IODE updates. There were several very interesting presentations from Marine Institute’s researchers. EURASLIC as a group was presented by poster entitled “EURASLIC: Connecting Libraries Through Time and Distance”.

During the conference EURASLIC Board and Business meetings were held. As the polls for EURASLIC elections were closed right before the conference the old Board was discharged and the new one was appointed during the EURASLIC Business meeting. Stephanie Ronan as new member of the Executive Board is elected for the position of vice-president.



Registration/Program for 47th IAMSLIC/19th EURASLIC Conference

Created on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 16:03

Registration for 47th IAMSLIC/19th EURASLIC Conference entitled „Libraries Supporting Our Ocean“ is is open now!

Registration is free for EURASLIC/IAMSLIC members and presenters!

Fee for Non-Member is $30.00

Fee for students is $10.00


The program of the conference is available:

Please adjust the agenda to your time zone. European time is shown in GREEN column, according to the Irish Standard Time (IST).
Central European Summer Time (CEST) is +1 hour.
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Proceedings of the 46th IAMSLIC Annual Conference

Created on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 16:14


We are pleased to inform you that Proceedings of the 46th IAMSLIC Annual Conference have been published.

The Proceedings are freely available to all through the Woods Hole Open Access Server (WHOAS).




Created on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 09:44

The new joint open access repository  AquaDocs is launched.

AquaDocs is an open access repository covering the natural marine, estuarine /brackish and freshwater environments. It includes all aspects of the science, technology, management and conservation of these environments, their organisms and resources, and the economic, sociological and legal aspects.

AquaDocs was developed in 2021 by merging content from two former repositories, OceanDocs and Aquatic Commons, and is used by researchers, students, information and data managers, government officials and policy-makers.

AquaDocs offers the following benefits:

  • To make aquatic and marine science information FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) for all. 
  • To offer a repository platform to those organizations and individuals without the infrastructure to support their own.
  • To provide a capacity development opportunity for the IODE and IAMSLIC Communities

The hosted Open Repository software, used by AquaDocs, offers several new features, including a multilingual interface, user export of metadata, sharing of items through social media, usage statistics and Altmetrics, author profile pages, batch uploading of metadata with PDFs, and a metadata quality module.

AquaDocs is funded and managed by the UNESCO/IOC InternationaI Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) and the International Marine and Aquatic Sciences Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC) with support from the FAO Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts. It is hosted by Atmire using the Open Repository software.



IAMSLIC/EURASLIC 2021 Conference - Call for Proposals

Created on Monday, August 2, 2021 - 12:46

IAMSLIC/EURASLIC 2021 Conference - Call for Proposals is announced!

Conference theme is:Libraries Supporting Our Ocean: Sustaining and preserving our shared ocean for our shared future.

Conference topics:

  • How Libraries can support in providing a framework for international coordination and partnership to reinforce research capacities in marine science and in the transfer of technology
  • Actions in support of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development GOALS (SDG) specifically, on how to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources (SDG 14 - Life below water).
  • Supporting scientists in collecting and analyzing data, either in laboratories or in marine environments 
  • Opening access to science
  • Teaching and promoting water literacy
  • Communicating science and sustainability messages
  • Enabling knowledge sharing and collaboration
  • Identifying library opportunities and address the barriers faced in supporting this goal
  • Capacity building opportunities at your institution
  • Resource management - people, data, tools, technologies
  • Endeavors, insights, or ideas on the societal, environmental, and economic sustainability of our ocean and how the library can help

Deadline for submissions is Monday, September 6, 2021.


More at Conference Web Page