COBISS CONFERENCE (19 - 20 November 2014)

After a temporary break, the Institute of Information Science (IZUM) in Maribor continued with the successful organisation of the traditional international COBISS conferences. The COBISS 2014 conference took place on 19 and 20 November 2014 at the Habakuk Congress Centre and offered up several interesting topics. The interesting speakers provided a range of compelling challenges.

Following the example of previous conferences, the current topics were covered on the first day, whereas the second day was intended for specific contentual and technological topics. The presentation slides of almost all of the contributions are available on this website.

Over 250 external participants from more than ten countries attended the conference in person. During the conference, there were many opportunities to get to know each other, strengthen both professional and personal connections and exchange experiences; the traditional evening event was also not left forgotten.

Davor Šoštarič,



Thomson Reuters



19 Nov.


  • Registration

  • Conference opening with welcome addresses and cultural programme

  • Bhanu Neupane (UNESCO): UNESCO’s Role to Enhance the Broader Context of Knowledge Societies

  • Marshall Breeding (Library Technology Guides, USA): Discovery Services: Current opportunities and future trends

  • Break

  • Gordon Dunsire (UK): On Building Universal Bibliographic Control

  • Birgit Maria Hörzer (Graz University Library): RDA – Resource Description and Access: How to Manage the Change

  • Lunch

  • Miran Petek and Robert Vehovec (IZUM): COBISS/OPAC as a Discovery Service

  • Primož Južnič (University of Ljubljana): The Importance of Well-Arranged Bibliographies for Monitoring and Evaluating R&D Work

  • Aleš Klemen (Ljubljana City Library): The Challenges of Introducing E-books to Public Libraries

  • Mateja Drnovšek (Primary School Polje):
    ?@#$//^&? What COBISS, Librarian?

  • Break

  • Evening reception

20 Nov.


  • Registration

  • Welcome address

  • National COBISS Centres' Reports

  • Break

  • Pero Šobot (IZUM): Migration of COBISS.Net National Systems to IZUM's Infrastructure

  • Matjaž Kragelj (National and University Library): First Iteration of Capturing the Slovenian domain .si – Challenges, Traps and Obstacles

  • Domen Šetar (IZUM): Nagios for Monitoring IZUM’s Systems and Services

  • Break

  • Davor Bračko and Boštjan Batič (IZUM): mCOBISS

  • Tanja Turšek (IZUM): E-books and COBISS

  • Dejan Valh (IZUM): IPv6 – Off the Drawing Board and Into Action

  • Lunch


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