• Venue: Hotel Excelsior, Lovran, Croatia, 31 May – 3 June 2023
  • Organizer: Croatian Library Association, Division for special and academic libraries
  • Co-organizers: National and University Library Zagreb and University Library Rijeka
Conference Theme: Inclusivity: The path to “open” libraries

This year’s conference theme will be covering the topics of:

  1.  Cultural and Scientific Heritage in Digital Environment
  2.  21st Century Literacy
  3.  Open Science
  4.  Cultural and Creative Industry: How Libraries and Creative Industries are Interrelated
  5.  Empowering Libraries through Innovation – Enhancing Innovation through Libraries
       Cultural and Scientific Heritage in Digital Environment
  • Digitization and e-culture projects
  • Long-term preservation of digital material
  • Presentation of cultural (artistic) and scientific heritage
  • Guidelines for developing and managing library collections
  • Programs for processing of library material in special libraries – positive and negative experiences
       21st Century Literacy
  • Information literacy and related topics (media literacy, digital literacy, scientific literacy, civic literacy, multicultural literacy and other types of literacy)
  • Knowledge Management Competencies of Librarians
  • Information Credibility
      Open Science
  • The role of higher education and special libraries in open dialogue in and outside scientific institutions
  • Metrics and monitoring of scientific productivity in the context of open science
  • The future of open science
  • Citizen science
      Cultural and Creative Industry: How Libraries and Creative Industries are Interrelated
  • Presentation of cultural content through new technologies and media
  • The role of academic and special libraries in cultural industry
     Empowering Libraries through Innovation – Enhancing Innovation Through Libraries

• Presentation
• Round table
• Workshop
• Poster Gallery

Registration for participation in the conference is available via the online registration form.

Submission deadline: 1 April, 2023
Abstract submission deadline: 1 April, 2023
Paper Acceptance Notification: 7 April, 2023


Presentations should be submitted through online tool Sciencesconf.org.


Payment information:

Payments from the homeland IBAN: HR3423600001101451830

When paying the registration fee, please indicate: Last name, first name; for 18th days.

After receiving the payment, HKD will issue an e-invoice. If you are required to pay by invoice or proforma invoice, please contact the HKD at office hkd@hkdrustvo.hr or +385 91 604 7214.

Payments from abroad Bank: Zagrebačka banka d.d., Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 10, Zagreb, Croatia IBAN: HR3423600001101451830 SWIFT CODE: ZABAHR2X

Bank costs for payments outside the EU are fully borne by the payer. The deadline for paying early bird registration fee is April 15, 2023.

Registration feeHKD membersNon-membersOne-day fee (HKD members)One-day fee (non- members)
(Before 15 April, 2023)
80 EUR90 EUR30 EUR40 EUR
From 15 April, 2023)
90 EUR100 EUR40 EUR50 EUR

Accommodation for participants at special accommodation prices is provided in Hotel Excelsior****, Lovran. Participants book their accommodation directly via Access code / promo code on the website: www.liburnia.hr.

Hotel Excelsior****, Lovran provides accommodation for participants at special rates.

Please book your accommodation directly via the access code / promo code on the website: www.liburnia.hr.

After selecting the room type and date, please enter the Access code / promo code: HKD23, at the following link.

Price per room and day (bed and breakfast):

89.00 EUR single room

119.00 EUR double room

Price per room and day (buffet breakfast and dinner included):

105.00 EUR single room /

149.00 EUR double room


Notification about the possibility of organised transport from Zagreb will be posted on the conference website shortly.

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