måndag 3 februari 2014

Hi!

We are now back in the cold and snowy Sweden an we alredy want to go back. The Bobcatsss conference has really been a fantastic experience. We are so glad and so lucky that we got the oppurtunity to participate. The days have been filled with interesting and eye opening presentations and discussions. But the best part is that we got to know so many fantastic people from the Library and Information field, from all over the world! The Bobcatsss conference is very important in that respect. That way we all can come together and discuss the future for library and information sciences. 

A special thank to all the amazing organicers and volunteers that made the conference possible! And thank you for having us.

/Malin and Hildur






 



lördag 1 februari 2014

Elib sponsrar BOBCATSSS 2014

BOBCATSSS 2014 vill uppmärksamma Elib som en av våra sponsorer. Sedan år 2000 har de erbjudit olika former av digitala böcker, och idag räknas de till Nordens största återsäljare av e-böcker med kunder som T ex CDON och Adlibris. Elib erbjuder bl a service inom produktion, distribution och statistik kring e-böcker, men även publicering inkluderandes vattenmärkning och kryptering för att värna om upphovsrättsskyddat material.
Vi i BOBCATSSS studentgrupp är tacksamma för Elibs stöd som hjälpt oss att bekosta en del av konferensens resekostnader.

onsdag 29 januari 2014

First day

Hi!

Today was the opening day at the conference. We listened to very inspirational speaches and enjoyed lovely cultural performances with a touch of Barcelona.





After a really nice tapas lunch we met up with other Bobcatsssers outside the University to go to see the Biblioteca deCatalunya . It was breathtaking!




After that we went to see Library and Archive of Reial Acadèmia. We got a nice tour and got to know about the history of the Akademic life here in Barcelona. 

Now we are getting ready for the Gala Dinner.

We are going to blog more soon!

Stay tuned!

/Malin and Hildur

Proquest sponsors BOBCATSSS 2014

Björn Olofsson and Maria Ziemer at Wednesday’s conference

We are happy to present one of our biggest sponsors, ProQuest. ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information through research solutions. They offer a service where you can search for books, journals etc from their database.
Three things are extra important for students to know about ProQuest right now.
First off ProQuest offers a lot of job oppurtunities for librarians and a lot of the people working there are librarians.
Secondly ProQuest offers a new social network, "Discover More Corps", where you can connect with both current and future librarians to share experiences and knowledges. With this new social network you also have access to their popular Quantum2 professional development series.
Click here to read more about "Discover More Corps"
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The third big thing, which is happening right now, is "The Roger K. Summit Scholarship" which is a scholarship awarded annually by ProQuest. The scholarship is open to all LIS students worldwide with an award that is equivalent of US $5,000. Applications will be accepted from February 1 until April 30.
Read more about the scholarship and how to apply.
If you want to know more about ProQuest please visit their website. Representatives from ProQuest are also present at the Bobcatsss conference in Barcelona and are happy to answer any questions regarding their business and community.

/ Johan Holmén

Öppningsceremonin

Äntligen är konferensen igång!
Just nu lyssnar vi på två lokala sångare som bjuder på lite kultur, om en stund ska vi kolla på "castellers" i det här fallet studenter som bygger mänskliga torn. 
Öppningsceremonin började kl 10 och hittills har vi lyssnat på fem talare bland annat Högskolan i Borås prorektor Martin Hellström och den första keynoten Lluís Anglada har hållet sitt tal. 

Det känns riktigt bra att se början av resultatet av nästan två års arbete, varav ett år var intensivt. 

Mer uppdateringar kommer!

Det var allt för tillfället,
Narcisa 


fredag 24 januari 2014

Preparing for Barcelona

Hi everybody!

We are going to represent the University of Borås on this year Bobcatsss conference. We are very excited for the trip and to meet students from the other countries. We are though a little bit nervous about what we are going to wear at the Gala Dinner ;)

Today we put the final hand on our presentation that we are going to hold next friday.

We are also excited about leaving the cold winter here in Gothenburg. Even though we understand that the summer hasn´t yet arrived in Barcelona we hope to defrost in Spain ;)


Hildurs backyard. 

We are going to blog as much as we can during our visit in Barcelona. We are hoping to make many new friends and memories. 

Stay tuned.

/Malin and Hildur (Hrafnhildur) 

tisdag 14 januari 2014

Innovative Interfaces sponsrar BOBCATSSS 2014


BOBCATSSS 2014 är stolta att presentera Innovative Interfaces som en av våra sponsorer. Företaget har varit verksamt i över 30 år och erbjuder teknologiska lösningar och service för bibliotek världen över. Deras produkter inkluderar bibliotekssystemet Millenium ILS, projektplattformen Encore Discovery Solutions och katalogservicen SkyRiver, och kundsupport sker genom en året runt-öppen Help Desk, Innovative University och CSDirect Web support center.  

Om du är intresserad av att läsa mer om Innovative Interfaces finns det mer information under följande länkar: