A New Era - Exploring the Possibilities and Expanding the Boundaries

Bobcatsss 2023 will explore the possibilities for services and programming and the expansion of physical and virtual boundaries in this new era for libraries, archives and information services.

January 25th-27th, 2023

Online Registration

Registration for online participation will be open until January 24th.

Student participants
Digital: 500 NOK

Non-student participants
Digital: 750 NOK

Click here to register

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Selected papers to be published in IFLA Journal special issue!

BOBCATSSS 2023 is collaborating with IFLA Journal to create a special issue. Read more here.

Deichman Bjørvika

Conference attendees will go on a guided tour of Oslo's new central library Deichman Bjørvika with Library Director Knut Skansen and Head of Library Services Annike Selmer.

Deichman Bjørvika was named the Public Library of the Year in 2021 by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

See the conference program for more details!

Photo Credit: Deichman

New LIS Publications

Check out a couple of the newly published books that will be discussed at BOBCATSSS 2023!

Shared Reading i Skandinavia Forskning og praksis (in Scandinavian languages)

Libraries, Archives, and Museums in Transition Changes, Challenges, and Convergence in a Scandinavian Perspective (in English)

Photo Credit: OsloMet

Photo credit: OsloMet


What’s the #Bobcatsss2023Challenge?

Team BOBCATSSS 2023 is looking for the most engaging posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn that show your greatest #bobcatsss2023 moments in #Oslo.

How do you participate?

Share with us your greatest moments on your social media account(s) (FB, TW, IG, LinkedIn). Posts should include a photo + caption + #bobcatsss2023challenge.

We will announce the best four posts a few days after the conference – one for FB, one for TW, one for IG, and one for LinkedIn.

What’s the prize for winning?

Winners of the #Bobcatsss2023Challenge will receive free registration to BOBCATSSS 2024!