Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS) is a series of international conferences aiming to provide a broad forum for the exploration and exchange of ideas in the field of Library and Information Science, Information Studies, and related disciplines. It welcomes diverse contributions offering empirical, theoretical and historical perspectives.

The 10th conference in the series will be organised by the Department of Library and Information Science and Book Studies at Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana and will take place in June 16-19 2019.

Conference themes

The theme of the conference is - as indicated in the name CoLIS - Conceptions (approaches, theories, etc.) of Library and Information Science (LIS). This concerns the well established LIS subfields, such as:

  • Knowledge organization
  • Knowledge management
  • Library studies
  • Information architecture
  • Information behavior
  • Information literacy and related literacies
  • Interactive information retrieval
  • Information systems
  • Scholarly communication
  • Bibliometrics, scientometrics, webometrics
  • Interaction design and user experience
  • Archival studies
  • History and philosophy of information

We welcome submissions on all aspects of the subject, including information science, information systems, library science, archives, records management, and digital humanities.


Abstract submissions are now closed, thank you for your contributions. Deadline for full texts: May 8, 2019.

All submissions will be refereed. All accepted full papers will also have the opportunity to be published in the journal Information Research and will be indexed in Web of Science (Social Sciences Citation Index) and other important bibliographical databases.

GUIDELINES for accepted full papers, short papers and posters >>


The Doctoral Forum will take place on June 16, 2019, at the Faculty of Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The Doctoral Forum is intended to provide a setting for discussion of doctoral students' research projects with invited senior researchers and other participating students. The discussions will take place in a constructive spirit and a friendly atmosphere taking into consideration the diversity of contemporary LIS. A further objective is to act as a platform initiating international contacts between doctoral students as well as researchers that may enable future collaboration.




Preliminary schedule outline

Keynote speakers

Sabina Leonelli

University of Exeter, Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology, Exeter Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences, Data Studies Group

Ross J. Todd

Rutgers, School of Communication & Information, Department of Library and Information Science, Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL)

Sarah T. Roberts

University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Information Studies, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies

Fees & Registration

Conference dinner is included in the conference fee.
After submitting your registration form, an invoice with payment details will be emailed to you.
Registration closes on June 3, 2019.

Early bird fees (by March 20, 2019):

  • General participants: 270 EUR
  • PhD students: 220 EUR
  • Domestic PhD students: 150 EUR

Regular fees after March 20, 2019:

  • General participants: 300 EUR
  • PhD students: 250 EUR
  • Domestic PhD students: 150 EUR



Silver sponsor
Bronze sponsor



Faculty of Arts, Aškerčeva 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia


Ljubljana offers a range of hotels, hostels and Airbnb accommodations. However, there are many tourists visiting Ljubljana in the summer, resulting in a high demand for rooms in the city centre. We strongly recommend that you book a room as soon as possible. This way you will be able to stay close to the conference venue and the bustling city centre for an affordable price.

Other travel information


Conference Chairs

Conference chairs:
Programme chairs:

COLIS international advisory board

  • Birger Hjørland
  • Olof Sundin
  • David Bawden
  • Theresa Dirndorfer Anderson
  • Polona Vilar