Van 23 t/m 25 januari 2013 vindt de 21e BOBCATSSS conferentie plaats in Ankara (TR). BOBCATSSS is een jaarlijkse conferentie die wordt georganiseerd door studenten van verschillende Europese universiteiten, onder supervisie van EUCLID (European Association for Library and Information Education and Research). De conferentie gaat over actuele thema's binnen de bibliotheek- en informatiewetenschappen.
" The organising and planning of the BOBCATSSS 2013 symposium is a joint venture between two countries and two universities. The teams from Copenhagen (The royal school of library and informationsscience) and Ankara (Hatcheppe University) work together to realise the goal of creating a place where minds can meet and new ideas can be formed. The universities have in common that they educate in the field of library and information sciences.
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. BOBCATSSS is a European meeting place between the professionals of tomorrow and today’s researchers and teachers.
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 and Sheffield. During the last years further members from Borås, Riga, Kharkiv, Moscow, Tallinn, Torun, Warsaw, Sofia, Ljubljana, Krakow, Bratislava, Prague, Osjiek, Zadar, Berlin, Potsdam, Porto and Parma have joined the network. "