About Members Meetings



Meetings of the IAU Working Group of Information Professionals.

The Working Group on Libraries held a meeting during the IAU General Assembly XXVII in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 2009. Sessions focused on data access and preservation, science metrics, and the role of librarians in fostering research. See the Report for more detailed information.

The IAU WG Libraries held a session during the General Assembly XXVIII, August 23 & 24, 2012 in Beijing, China. The program is available here.

The Working Group Libraries held a Focus Meeting titled “Scholarly Publication in Astronomy: Evolution or Revolution?” A summary of the meeting can be found in Proceedings of the Internationa Astronomical Union, Volume 11, Issue T29A (Transactions IAU) pp. 87.

A Focus Meeting "Engaging and renewing partnerships in scholarly publication" has been proposed for the 2018 IAU General Assembly.


The IAU funded the first LISA (Library and Information Services in Astronomy) conference, held in 1988 in Washington, DC (IAU Colloquium 110) and supported the second (IAU Technical Workshop, Garching, Germany, 1995). Since then, "LISA" has developed into a series of conferences which are held at regular intervals.