BOBCATSSS

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BOBCATSSS is an annual symposium organised by students at a number of universities in Europe. Every year two universities organise the symposium. The universities have in common that they educate in the field of Library and Information Education and Research under the umbrella of EUCLID (European Association for Library and Information Education and Research). Target groups of the BOBCATSSS-Symposiums are information specialists, students, professors in the field of Library and Information Education and Research and employees of libraries and information departments.

The name BOBCATSSS is an acronym and describes the university network. The letters stand for the first letters of the cities of the universities that initiated the BOBCATSSS symposium in 1993: Budapest, Oslo, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Tampere, Stuttgart, Szombathely, Sheffield. During the last five years further members from Borås, Riga, Kharkiv, Moscow, Tallinn, Torun, Warsaw, Sofia, Ljubljana, Krakow and Bratislava have joined the network.

It's unique that teams of students plan and realise both the content and the management of the symposium as a part of their studies. Due to this they profit a lot by border crossing teamwork with other European countries.

The 2007 BOBCATSSS Symposium was held in Prague from Jan 29-31 2007. The Conference Theme was "Marketing of Information Services" and was organised by Students from the Univerrsity of Applied Science, Stuttgart and Students from the Charles University, Prague.

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