The ILDS call for papers is now closed. An in-process program is listed below. We will announce program updates after the program committee reviews program submissions here and to social media (Facebook, Twitter, #ilds2019).

The conference language will be English.

Additional confirmed keynote speakers (date/time of presentations to be determined, pending program developments):

  • Dr. Blanca Rodríguez-Bravo, University of León: The role of open access resources in the current context of scientific consumption, production and communication in Spain
  • Heather Weltin, HathiTrust, Shared Print Program Officer

Previous conferences: 2017 (Paris), 2015 (Istanbul), and earlier.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or with to be informed about program developments via email, please contact us:

Tuesday, October 8

Pre-Conference social event for committee members

Day One, Wednesday, October 9

8:00-10:00: Conference venue opens to attendees

10:00-10:30: Welcome (Peter C. Collins, Chair, IFLA DDRS committee and Ing. Martin Svoboda, Director, National Library of Technology in Prague)

10:30-11:00: Keynote One, Beyond the Paywall

11:00-11:30: Coffee Break

11:30-12:00: Voice of the User Panel: Researchers

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:00 Presentations

14:00-14:30: Coffee Break

14:30-15:30: Presentations

15:30-16:00: Mingling Break

16:00+: Optional social activities (film with beer or explore Prague on your own)

Day Two, Thursday, October 10

8:00-9:00: For Early Risers – Tour of Library of Technology, Prague

9:00-10:00: Keynote Two, Power Shift

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Martin Grötschel, PresidentThe Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Title: Project DEAL: Plans, Challenges, Results

Abstract: DEAL is an initiative of the Alliance of Science Organizations in Germany with the goal to conclude nationwide licensing agreements for the entire portfolio of electronic journals from major academic publishers. The intention is to bring about significant change to the status quo in relation to negotiations, content and pricing in the process and to achieve wide-scale, lasting improvements in open access to scholarly literature. The first agreement with a major publisher was signed on January 15, 2019 – after a long series of negotiations. I am a member of the DEAL negotiation team and will report on the whole range of plans and challenges as well as my expectations for future development.

10:00-10:30: Coffee Break

10:30-11:30: Presentations

11:30-12:00: Voice of the User Panel, Journalists

12:00-13:00: Lunch

13:00-14:00: Presentations

14:00-14:30: Coffee Break

14:30-15:30: Presentations

15:30-16:30: Optional Kampus Dejvice tour

16:30+: Gala Dinner (historical tram + jazz dinner boat cruise)

Day Three: Friday, October 11

8:00-9:00: For Early Risers, Coffee/Mingling in NTK Gallery

9:00-10:00: Keynote 4, Collaboration

10:00-10:30: Coffee Break

10:30-11:30: Presentations

11:30-12:00: Voice of the User, Students

12:00-13:00: Lunch

13:00-13:30: Closing Statements/Conference Wrap-Up

13:30+: Optional Tours (information coming soon)