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Call for Proposals

Location: Oslo, Norway / Hybrid
Conference dates: January 25 – 27 2023


Submit proposals:


Theme: A New Era: Exploring the Possibilities and Expanding the Boundaries

Bobcatsss 2023 will explore the possibilities for services and programming and the expansion of physical and virtual boundaries in this new era for libraries, archives and information services:

• Construction of unconventional and cutting-edge buildings, redesign of old buildings • Adoption of new virtual solutions for making services, programs, exhibitions and events accessible • Increased digitization of collections and acquisition of new media

Subthemes include:

• Sustainability

• Participation & participatory practice • Meeting places and arenas for discussion • LAM collaboration and convergence • Literary and cultural mediation • Children’s libraries • Shared Reading • Interaction design and user experience • Community resilience • Open access • Scholarly communication • Knowledge organization • Knowledge management • Universal design • User communities • Gaming • Information architecture • Information behavior and practices


Submission deadline for abstracts

September 12th, 2022

Authors’ notification
October 10th, 2022

Paper submission deadline
November 14, 2022

Notification of acceptance for papers
December 12th, 2022

Deadline for submitting final versions of papers January 4th, 2023


BOBCATSSS 2023 will be hosted on the OsloMet campus. The campus is easily accessible on public transport and is located walking distance from many of Oslo’s major cultural and historical sites. Hybrid attendance will be offered.

Conference registration fees will be kept to a minimum.


Conference Organizers

OsloMet, Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science (ABI) University College London, Department of Information Studies University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science


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