EBSLG Conference 2023

We are pleased to invite all EBSLG members to the annual Conference at the Norwegian School of Economics.

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Theme for the conference is Sustainability.

Sustainability is an integral word in our everyday life, we try to think about sustainability and act sustainably, how does it affect the libraries, the services we offer, our organizations and our customers.


Day 1, - June 19, Location NHH Stupet on the NHH campus, 

16:00    Council Meeting (Council members only)

Location Meeting room C105-H

18:00 – 20.00    Welcome reception

Vice rector for research Malin Arve

Location Stupet, NHH

Day 2, June 20, Location Jebsen centre at NHH 

09.00 – 09.30 Registration and coffee/tea, viewing of sponsor exhibits & member posters

09.30 - 10.30 Sustainable development research for all – a transparent mapping and discovery tool / Caroline Armitage and Eli Heldaas Seland, University of Bergen

10.30 – 11.00 Refreshments and viewing of sponsor exhibits

11.00 – 12.00 Open access to closed Research? Trends in the global market of scientific publishing / Gunnar Sivertsen, NIFU Nordic institute for studies of innovation research and education

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 – 13.15 Group photo

13.15 – 14.30 Flash talks: EBSLG members

Amar Nazir, University of Manchester, UK: Databases & datasets: Pinning down usage.

Cecile Maciulis, INSEAD, France: Experience on an experiment to test ChatGPT to tag SDG related research.

Thorsten Meyer, ZBW, Germany: Insights into ZBW's recent cyber attack.

Jacqui Gaul, City, University of London, UK: A Sustainable City.

14.30 – 15.00 Coffee and refreshments, viewing of sponsor exhibits

15.00 – 17.00 Sponsor presentations:

  1. EBSCO
  2. ProQuest
  3. Kortext
  4. S&P Global Market Intelligence
  5. Emerald Publishing
  6. Keenious
  7. Sage Publications
  8. Moody's
  9. Wharton
  10. Refinitiv
  11. Prenax
  12. De Gruyter


19.00 Dinner at BOD24 (Dress code informal)

Day 3 June 21, Location Jebsen centre at NHH

08.30 – 09.00 Coffee / Tea, Viewing of sponsor exhibits

09.00 – 10.30 Start smart – a tool for starting and developing teams and groups / Therese Sverdrup, Associate professor at NHH

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee / Tea, viewing of sponsor exhibits

11.00 – 12.00 Start smart continues

12.00 – 12.30 Updates from sister organizations

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.30 Engage.EU - what is the aim of the project / Linda Rutledal and Benjamin Pfeil, NHH  

14.30 – 15.00 Coffee / Tea, viewing of sponsor exhibits

15.00 – 17.00 What does the future hold for EBSLG by the EBSLG Council?


18:00 Boat trip - meeting point

19:00 Dinner at Cornelius 


Day 4, June 22, Location BI Bergen, Meeting room: Master 3*

10:00 Business meeting

12:00 Farewell lunch

* How to get to BI: 

Bergen Light Trail
The closest stop with Bergen Light Trail is Florida. Timetables can be found on skyss.no.
Several busses stops at Puddefjordsbroen, which is only a 5 minute walk from the building. The closest stop with the Airport Express Bus is either Puddefjordsbroen or Bystasjonen.


Foto: Silje Katrine Robinson


Thon Hotel Orion has been booked for the duration of the EBSLG Annual Conference. We highly recommend staying here for practical reasons, as the hotel is central and located near the activities that are scheduled.

Travelling to Bergen and NHH


Kari Fjose





  • ProQuest
  • Kortext
  • S&P Global Market Intelligence
  • Emerald Publishing


  • Keenious
  • Sage
  • Moody's Analytics
  • Wharton
  • Refinitiv
  • Prenax
  • De Gruyter