The International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries (IATUL) is a voluntary international organization which provides a forum for the exchange of ideas relevant to librarianship in technological universities throughout the world. It also provides library directors and senior managers an opportunity to develop a collaborative approach to solving common problems.

The 20th Annual IATUL Conference was held on May 17th – May 21st, 1999 in Crete, Greece. The 20th Annual IATUL Conference’s theme was “The Future of Libraries in Human Communication”.

Papers and presentations may be found in the links below, organized first by the day they were presented and then alphabetically by the title of the presentation. Presentations that were given may be found under the additional files field. Papers and presentations for which no files were provided, or for which permission to make openly available was not granted, have been omitted from this collection.


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Adaptable network cooperate catalog for complex information objects

Azriel Morag, Ex Libris Ltd

Ahead of the game: developing academic library staff for the 21st century

Alisdair Paterson, University of Exeter

Beyond re-engineering: developing sustainable success

Annette McNicol, Griffith University

Breaking through with thin-client technology: a cost effective approach for academic libraries

Sohair W. Elbaz, Illinois Institute of Technology
Christofer Stewart, Illinois Institute of Technology

Building the Fast Response Library (FRL)

AS Apostolou, Technical University of Crete (T.U.C)
CH Skiadas, Technical University of Crete (T.U.C)

Challenging Technolust: the educational responsibility of librarians

Alan Bundy, University of South Australia

Commercial brand management

Ann J. Wolpert, Massachussetts Institute of Technology Library

Differential pricing and exchange rate profits

Dana L. Roth, Millikan Library, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA

Educational needs of Finnish polytechnic librarians

Marja-riitta Viiri, North Karelia Polytechnic, University of Joensuu

Facing future users - the challenge of transforming a traditional online database into a Web service

Eva Tolonen, Helsinki University of Technology Library

Greek engineers and libraries in the coming years: a (human) communication model

Katerina Toraki, Technical Chamber of Greece

IEEE and the libraries: joining forces to serve a growing community

Barabara Lange, Senior Product Manager, IEEE

Improving opportunities for research

Irma Pasanen-Tuomainen, Helsinki University of Technology

Information literacy courses at graduate and postgraduate level: some experiments and some experience

Paul Nieuwenhuysen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Information literacy courses in engineering and science – the design and implementation of the DEDICATE courses

Nancy Fjällbrant, Univerity of Technology
Philippa Chalmers Levy, University of Sheffield

Information technology infrastructures and services for creating a library's unified information system

Attilio Collagrossi, Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri - DSTN

Innovation and Change in Professional Practice: Meaning to Change and Changing the Meaning

Vicki Williamson, Curtin University of Technology

Intelligent access to document archives

Luciana Bordoni, ENEA-Studi

International library, information and analytical center as a new form and prospect for international cooperation for libraries and universities

Yakov Shraiberg, Russian National Public Library, for Science and Technology

Is the customer always right? End-user services in a networked age

Terry Morrow, BIDS

Leading life-long learning: the library's role

Janine Schmid, University of Queensland Library
Gulcin Cribb, University of Queensland Library

Library digitisation project management

Michael Middleton, School of Information Systems

Management of electronic information

Michael Breaks, Heriot-Watt University

Managing the learning agenda in a converged services environment

Richard Biddiscombe, University of Birmingham

New reference: diversifying service delivery

Imogen Garner, University Western Australia

Opening Address President of IATUL

Nancy Fjällbrant, President of IATUL

Re-engineering academic library & information services: the case of the Technical Knowledge Centre & Library of Denmark

Lars Bjørnshauge, Technical Knowledge Centre & Library of Denmark

Sharing metadata: enabling online information provision

Jenny Darzentas, Kyros Institute

The changing role of the library: missions and ethics

David Russon, The British Library

The changing trends in national data purchasing

Mike Johnson, CHEST & NISS

The future of libraries and changing user needs: general concepts and concrete developments

M Van Bentum, University of Twente
J Braaksma, University of Twente

The future of the academic library and librarian: a DELPHI study

Blazej Feret, Technical University of Lodz & Cracow University of Technology
Marzena Marcinek, Technical University of Lodz & Cracow University of Technology

The innovation of everyday life in libraries

Anthi Katsirikou, Technical University of Crete (T.U.C)

The key to the new library

Egbert D. Gerryts, University of Pretoria
Heila Pienaar

The library of the Univeristy of South Africa's marketing challenge: a voyage of discovery through conventional marketing channels and the Internet

Cathy Kunneke, UNISA

The role of libraries in a changing academic environment

CH Skiadas, Technical University of Crete (T.U.C)

User education in higher education: helping academics join the learning environment

Gwyneth Price, University of London UK

User studies, libraries response: providing improved instructional services

Lynne Rudasill, University of Illinois-Urbana

User-focused strategic services for technological university libraries

Charles Townley, New Mexico State University Library