The 10th International Conference on
"Information Science and Information Literacy"
Sibiu, 10-11 April 2019
The 10th International Conference on "Information Science and
Information Literacy" was organized by The Library of "Lucian
Blaga" University of Sibiu, in partnership with University
Library of Bayreuth, Germany, Philipps University of
Marburg, Germany, The Engineering Faculty – Computer Science
and Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, The Faculty
of Letters and Arts, with the support of VISMA Sibiu, Continental
Sibiu, Evangelische Akademie Siebenbürgen, Softlink Central Europe,
the Romanian Library Association.
This conference stands for a major event that gives the specialists
in librarianship, information science, data management and digital
resources the great opportunity to meet in a friendly and proficient
The special guests who honored us with their presence were: Prof.
dr. Werner Schaal, Philipps Universität Marburg and honorary
president of LBUS between 2000-2012, Dr. Andrea Wolff-Wölk,
Library Director - Phillips Universität Marburg, Ralf Brugbauer,
Library Director - University of Bayreuth, Dr. Marta Grabowska,
Centre for Europe, University of Warsaw, Poland, Dr. Ioana
Cismas, Senior Lecturer, York Law School & Centre for
Applied Human Rights, York, United Kingdom.
The topics debated were framed in the following thematic areas: Open
Science in the Libraries, Libraries and Information Society, Social
Media and Library.
The first keynote speaker was Dr. Ioana Cismas (Senior Lecturer,
York Law School & Centre for Applied Human Rights, York, UK),
who lectured in the area of international law and international
human rights law. The following keynote presentation belonged to Dr.
Diana Müller and Tobias Müllerleile (The Library of Philipps
University of Marburg), "Digital Services for Research Support at
Marburg University Library". Prof.univ.dr. Horațiu Dragomirescu
(Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies) whose presentation referred
to economics of information as constituent part of Information
Science was, also, keynote speaker.
The chairs of the conference were Prof. UW dr hab. Marta
Grabowska (Centre for Europe, University of Warsaw) and
Prof.univ.dr. Horațiu Dragomirescu (Bucharest Academy of
Economic Studies). Library and Information Science vis-a-vis Web
Science was the presentation of the guest speaker, Prof. UW dr hab.
Marta Grabowska and the paper presentations session covered the
following topics: research data management from the RDI community
(Univ.prof. PhD. Nelly Turcan, Assoc.prof. PhD Andrei Rusu, Rodica
Cujba, Moldova State University ); the future of librarianship and
the need to develop new skills for digital curation (Nicolaie
Constantinescu); the library as an actor in civic education for the
academic community (Prof.univ.dr. Ioana Narcisa Cretu,
Assist.univ.drd. Cristina Parvu, ULB Sibiu); how to identify
predatory publications (Mihai Constantinescu, (PhDc, University of
Bucharest, Faculty of Letters); the Digital Risks in LBUS Library
(Elena Marginean, Ioan Visa, Dr. Rodica Volovici, The Library of the
“Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu); the Europeana Collections (Ana
Maria Roman-Negoi, PhD, “1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia)
and using them as auxiliary materials in the educational process
(Cristina Ioana Roiu, Europeana Network Councillor, Romanian Academy
Library); Sibiu, as European Region of Gastronomy 2019 (Dr.
Gudrun-Liane Ittu, Library of the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu)
and the history of fine cuisine (Dr. Constantin Ittu, Library of the
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu).
On the second day of the conference the papers presented referred
to: graph-based recommendation generation system for library users
(Gheorghe-Catalin Crisan, Prof. dr. Dana Simian, Faculty of
Science); semantic search using sparse distributed representations
(Mihai-Dorian Stancu, Prof. dr. Dana Simian, Faculty of Science);
DBSCAN algorithm for document clustering (Conf.dr. Radu G.
Cretulescu, Conf.dr.ing. Daniel I. Morariu, Conf.dr.ing. Macarie
Breazu, Prof.dr.ing. Daniel Volovici, Faculty of Engineering);
understanding Romanian texts by using gamification methods
(Stefania-Eliza Berghia, Bogdan Pahomi, Prof.dr.ing. Daniel
At the conference was, also, held the meeting of the Information
Culture Section of the Romanian Library Association. The section was
led by Prof.univ.dr. Angela Repanovici, ("Transilvania" University
Brasov) and the following topics have been approached: copyright in
digital media; copyright in the context of research and education
(Nicolaie Constantinescu); Creative Commons licenses and their use
for resources held by cultural memory institutions (Lect.univ.dr.
Robert Coravu, Bucharest University); copyright literacy survey:
Romanian results (Prof.univ.dr. Angela Repanovici, Lect.univ.dr.
The 10th International Conference on Information Science and
Information Literacy had been highly appreciated, it has become a
reference event in the information science landscape as it is the
only conference of this specialty in Romania that resisted in time
and maintained its continuity.
The Organizing Committee