The 32nd ELAG Library Systems Seminar is about to start

Next week, from Monday till Wednesday, this blog will be trifle more active than usual. I am participating in the annual seminar of the European Library Automation Group. I will try to do my best and cover as much as possible of this event on this blog. Live, that is. For those who want to follow bits and peaces of the conference, there will be a live video stream at This video stream only works with Internet Explorer (Sorry, sorry, sorry…). The programme is posted here, so you can work out the time in your own time zone whever you want to.

Anyway, if you want to follow me on twitter, there I will post all the changes from the programme, and the exact starts of major sessions.

Last a message for the event bloggers. I expect at least a few. I propose to use the ELAG08 tag for this conference. So please apply this tag to all your blog posts, Flickr photos or YouTube videos. That should make life much easier to track the developments of this event.

32nd ELAG Library Systems Seminar

The 32nd European Library Automation Group (ELAG) Library Systems Seminar will be hosted by Library Wageningen UR from 14 – 16 April 2008. The Website supporting the event went online today. As Paula Goossens remarks in her invitation, hotel accommodation is not really abundant, be early with making your reservations! Therefore, please register and make your reservations soon.

The theme of the conference is ‘rethinking the library’. When you look at the workshops you get an impression of the topics covered during this conference. There is a substantial amount of 2.0 (and beyond) in the program to make it really interesting. Of course I do cordially invite you to participate in the workshop on social tagging, which will cover social bookmarking and tagging. The other workshop sound interesting as well, but I have been asked to moderate the social tagging workshop.

I really do hope to see you soon in Wageningen!