Sunday 18th June 2017

8.30 am – 4.30 pm IATUL Board Meeting I

2.00 pm – 5.30 pm Registration

5.00 pm – 7.00 pm Welcome reception

Monday 19th June 2017

8.00 am Registration (all day)

9.00 am – 9.30 am  Opening session/Welcoming remarks

9.30 am – 10.30 am  Keynote

10.30 am – 11.00 am  Morning Break

11.00 am – 12.00 pm  Plenary Session

12.00 pm  – 1.00 pm Lunch

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm Keynote

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Parallel Sessions:

  • Organizational models for transformation
  • Skills for the new challenges
  • Redesign of physical spaces


3.00 pm – 3.15 pm Afternoon Break

3.15 pm – 4.15 pm Parallel Sessions

  • Digital library development
  • Research Support Services
  • New approaches to information literacy


4.30 pm – 8.00 pm Evening Reception (Castle Runkelstein, Restaurant Burgschänke)

Tuesday 20th June 2017

8.00 am Registration (all day)

9.00 am – 10.00 am Plenary Sessions

10.00 am – 10.30 am  Morning Break

10.30 am – 12.00 pm Parallel Sessions

  • Strategic partnership at the local and the global level
  • Strategic alignment and advocacy


12.00 pm – 1.00 pm Lunch

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm Keynote

2.00 pm – 3.30 pm IATUL Annual General Meeting

3.30 pm – 4.00 pm Afternoon Break

4.00 pm – 5.30 pm Parallel Sessions

  • Open Data, Open Access
  • Analytics, research evaluation and bibliometrics


6.00 pm – 10.00 pm Gala Dinner at Castle Maretsch

Wednesday 21st June 2017 – Study Tour Day

Option 1: Bressanone Neustift Abbey (wine & historic library)

Option 2: Merano Castle Tirol (castle & garden landscapes)

Option 3: Bus ride through the Dolomites & woodcraft

Thursday 22nd June 2017

8.00 am Registration (all day)

9.00 am – 10.00 am Keynote

10.00 am – 10.30 am Morning Break

10.30 am – 12.00 pm Plenary Sessions

12.00 pm – 1.00 pm Lunch

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm Poster Presentation

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Plenary Sessions

3.00 pm – 3.30 pm Afternoon Break

3.30 pm – 4.30 pm Closing Presentation

6.00 pm – 10.00 pm Farewell Dinner at Hotel Laurin

Post-Conference Program

Friday 23nd June 2017

Culture City Guide across Bozen-Bolzano,

Walk on the Oswald promenade

Sightseeing in Venice (Bus ride and guided city tour) - not included in the registration fee for the full conference


Wednesday Study Tour Day Options:

Option 1: Bressanone – Neustift Abbey & Wine Tasting

Visit the historic Neustift Abbey, which was founded in 1142 by the bishop of Brixen. The monastery complex, situated next to a very important north–south transit route, is the largest in Tyrol and is extremely well-preserved. Even now, more than 850 years after its foundation, its inhabitants, the Augustinian canons, still carry out a variety of pastoral care duties in the surrounding parishes. The tour will also include a visit to the abbey’s historic library, which houses approx. 92,000 precious volumes in its large Rococo hall. After visiting the abbey you can enjoy a tasting of fine wines produced in the abbey’s vineyards.

Option 2: Merano – Tyrol Castle & Trauttmannsdorff Gardens

Spend a day in the vicinity of the famous tourist resort of Merano. Discover South Tyrol’s rich medieval history through a guided tour of Tyrol Castle. The castle hill has been inhabited since ancient times, the castle itself dates back to 1100. Over the course of time it has been the seat of Tyrol’s sovereigns. Today the castle hosts the South Tyrolean Musem of History, next to it there is a falconry with a nursing ward for birds of prey. After the lunch break you can enjoy the afternoon in the beautiful gardens of Trauttmansdorff castle, where colorful plants from all around the world thrive and bloom in more than eighty garden landscapes. Trauttmansdorff offers spectacular views of exotic gardens and the surrounding mountains.

Option 3: Dolomites & Woodcraft

Enjoy a bus tour through the beautiful landscape of the Dolomites, a mountain range declared UNESCO World Heritage. Discover the breathtaking views of the so called “pale mountains”, the pastures with their traditional alpine huts and the unique atmosphere of this renowned tourist destination. The guided bus tour will first take you to the legendary emerald waters of Lake Carezza. Then the ride continues to the famous passes of the Dolomites and through a number of small traditional villages. The whole region is famous for its traditional woodcraft. You will be able to visit a woodcraft shop and see the artists at work.