Van 25 t/m 27 januari 2010 vindt de conferentie BOBCATSSS 2010 plaats, in Parma (Italië). Het thema van het evenement: 'Bridging the digital divide: libraries providing access for all?'
“BOBCATSSS is an annual symposium organised by students at a number of universities in Europe. It takes place under the auspices of EUCLID (European Association for Library and Information Education and Research) and deals with themes from library and information science.
The theme 'Bridging the digital divide' relates to the role of libraries and other information and cultural institutions in actively facilitating the creation of knowledge and sharing information.
The value of libraries is demonstrated in supporting lifelong learning, providing the possibilities for people to use increasingly complex technology for accessing information, and as an infrastructure for community building. This role requires creativity and vision, the exploitation of appropriate technologies and competing or collaborating with private sector information providers for best quality services.”