EUSIDIC was supposed to share the CLSIG booth this year, but with Johan van Halm’s death in September, the future of the association is up in the air. On Wednesday afternoon, Oriole Newgass announced that the EUSIDIC conference that was to be held next year in Zurich is cancelled. Oddly, none of the EUSIDIC board members (at least 3 of them were at the conference) were present at the announcement. Word on the street, however, is that the money remaining in the EUSIDIC treasury will be used for a scholarship or grant or similar award, in lieu of holding conferences. It’s a great shame to see EUSIDIC disappear from the information industry landscape.

Marydee Ojala

Editor, ONLINE: Exploring Technology & Resources for Information Professionals


One Response to “EUSIDIC”

  1. Conference Man January 14, 2009 at 3:29 am #

    it’s the first time i hear of Johan van Halm’s death..
    i’m very sorry to hear.


    Conference Man