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Note: This is only a DRAFT Program. Additional details and updates are forthcoming.  


October 21, 2018, Sunday

1030-1330 Aquatic Commons Work Party – Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel

  • Aquatic Commons is a digital repository covering the marine, estuarine and freshwater environments. It is owned and managed by IAMSLIC and hosted by IODE (International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange). At the work party, participants will learn how to submit a document to the repository and will contribute to the Aquatic Commons by making more submissions. Refreshments will be served. Details available here!

1330-1500 Executive Board Meeting I

1600-1800 Welcome Reception – Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel generously hosted by NaFIRRI


October 22, 2018, Monday

0830-0900 Registration and speaker setup

0900-0915 Welcome: Conference Planning Committee Chair

0915-0930 Introduction: Local Conference Committee Chair & Host

0930-1000 Official opening of the conference by Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) Hon. Vincent Ssempijja

1000-1030 Tea/Coffee Break

Session 1:

1030-1100 Keynote – Professor Maria G. N. Musoke

1100-1145 Library Updates: Challenges and Best Practices

1145-1200 Maria Kalentsits: FAO ASFA Secretariat Update

1200-1300 Lunch

Session 2:

1300-1330 Bouchra Bazi and Rachida Houssa: Analysis of the Documentary Information of Scientific and Technical Research of the Moroccan Marine Environment

1330-1400 Assane Fall: Role of Marine Libraries Developed in the ODINAFRICA: development of oceanographic research in Africa – the case of researchers in Mauritania

1400-1430 Olivia Karin Diehr and Christian Heene: Nationwide “publish and read” Agreements with Publishers – the German Projekt DEAL

1430-1500 Tea/Coffee Break – Guin Open

1500-1530 Ian Stewart: Inter-Research Science Center

1530-1630 IAMSLIC Business Meeting I


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

0830-0850 Registration and speaker setup

0850-0900 Morning Welcome

0900-0930 Keynote from local scientist/researcher/librarian

0930-1000 Morning Tea/Coffee Break (early)

1000-1100 Mary Markland, Dave Baca, Kristen LaBonte, and Angela Clark-Hughes: From Drips to Tsunamis: planning for disasters in your library

1100-1130 Library Updates: Challenges and Best Practices

1130-1230 Lunch (early)

1230 Gather in Hotel Lobby

1300 Leave Hotel

1300-1730 Visit to Botanical Gardens, Uganda National Museum, Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (UWEC), Namugongo

1830 Estimated arrival back at hotel


October 24, 2018, Wednesday

0830-0850 Registration and speaker setup

0850-0900 Morning Welcome

Session 3:

0900-0930 Keynote from local scientist/researcher/librarian

0930-1000 Andreas H.L.T. Hainghumbi: Namibia Marine Data Collection

1000-1030 Tea/Coffee Break – Guin Secured

1030-1100 Stephen B. Alayon: Succession Planning in IAMSLIC and in Aquatic and Marine Libraries

1100-1200 IAMSLIC Business Meeting II/Executive Board Panel

1200-1300 Lunch and Committee Meetings

Session 4:

1300-1345 Round Table Discussions – Library Trends and Report Out

1345-1430 Round Table Discussions – Library Trends and Report Out

1430-1500 Tea/Coffee Break

1500-1515 Geoffrey Francis Salanje: Strategies for Providing Access to Information No Matter the Location, Technological Access, and Patron: a case for Malawi

1515-1530 Coff Ferdinando Rock Gbedo: Access to Marine and Aquatic Sciences Information in Benin Republic

1530-1630 Executive Board Meeting II

1730-2100 Banquet – Imperial Royal Hotel (including entertainment from the local dance troupe (Kiika troupe) covering all the traditional dances of Uganda) generously hosted by Inter-Research.

______________________________________________________________________________October 25, 2018, Thursday

0830-0900 Registration and speaker setup

0900-0915 Morning Welcome

Session 5:

0915-0945 Cheikh Ibrahima Sakho: Inside the Scientific Paper

0945-1000 Arame Ndiaye Keita: Development of and Introduction to the New AFRIAMSLIC Regional Group Website

1000-1030 Morning Tea/Coffee Break

1030-1100 Joint IODE-IAMSLIC Group of Experts in Marine Information Management in a Transitional Capacity (Sally Taylor (presenter), Wenjing Dong, Heike Lust, Saida Messaoudi, Pauline Simpson, Aida Sogaray, Jennifer Walton): IODE Associate Information Units: a new opportunity for marine information managers to participate at the global level.

1100-1130 Closing Remarks

1130-1200 IAMSLIC 45: Welcome to Texas, Angela Clark

1200-1300 Lunch, Committee Meetings, and Guin Distributed

1300-1700 AFRIAMSLIC Regional Meeting (1430-1500 Tea/Coffee Break)


October 26, 2018, Friday

Optional tour of Source of River Nile, Jinja, Bujagali Falls and boat cruise on Lake Victoria. Lunch generously provided by NaFIRRI.

The bus will leave the hotel at 0730 sharp. Estimated arrival back at hotel 1600.