The Conference COBISS 2009
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Tuesday, 10 November
18.00   Registration
Welcome address

Wednesday, 11 November
  9.00   Registration
10.00   Official Conference Opening
  Tomaž Seljak (Director of IZUM)
Welcome address on behalf of the Organiser
  Vojko Volk (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia)
Slovenia: Towards bringing the Western Balkan countries closer to the European Union
  Stamenka Uvalič-Trumbić (UNESCO, Paris)
New Dynamics of Higher Education and Research for Societal Change and Development
11.00  Panel: Accessibility of Information on Research Potentials and Results
for Cooperation in the Region

Chair: József Györkös (State Secretary, Slovenian Ministry of Higher Education, Science and
Technology). Participants: representative from the ministries of science, technology and higher
education from the countries that have so far expressed interest in participating
in the COBISS.Net Project
13.00  Lunch
Panel: Library Information Systems for Creativity Overview
Chair: Majda Širca (Slovenian Minister of Culture)
Participants: representatives from
the ministries of culture from the countries
that have so far expressed interest in participating in the COBISS.Net Project
Section: NREN
Tomaž Kalin (senior advisor)
European Computer Network for Research and Education
Marko Bonač (Director of ARNES)
Academic and Research Network of Slovenia
Location: Dvorana Priol (Priol Hall)
Language: English
16.45  Sir John Daniel (Commonwealth of Learning, Canada)
Responding to the Library Needs of Distance Learners
19.00  Concert of the group Terrafolk at Union Hall and reception in Vinag's wine cellar

Thursday, 12 November
Karen Calhoun (OCLC, USA)
Traveling Through Transitions:
From Surviving to Thriving

Marshall Breeding (Vanderbilt University, USA)
Next Generation User Interfaces
Workshop: WBC-INCO.NET
Information Integration for the Promotion of Research and Development Potential
Workshop leader: Boris Cizelj (Director of SBRA)
Location: Kristalna dvorana (Crystal Hall)
Upon invitation only!
10.30  Coffee
11.00  Mirna Willer, Marijana Tomić (University of Zadar)
Cataloguing Rules and Practice in the Region
  Primož Južnič (University of Ljubljana)
Education Trends for Work in the Information Sector
  Marta Seljak (IZUM)
How to Rationalise Cataloguing and Improve the Functionalities of the COBISS System?
  Zoran Krstulović (National and University Library, Ljubljana)
COBISS.SI and DLIB.SI for Access to Electronic Resources
12.30  Lunch
13.30  Vesna Stevanović (National Library of Serbia)
Organisation of the National COBISS Centre in Serbia
  Nadja D. Karačodžukova (National Library of Bulgaria), Simona Tušek (IZUM)
Conversion of the National Library of Bulgaria Catalogues into the COMARC Format
  Miro Kolarič (IZUM)
Migration to COBISS3 Applications
  Sponsor representative (ADD)
Modern IT infrastructure in libraries
15.15  Conference Closing
20.00  Farewell Dinner

Simultaneous Interpreting
Interpreting into Slovenian, English, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian/Montenegrin, Bulgarian,
Macedonian and Albanian will be provided.

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