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BOBCATSSS2019 Proceedings: Information and technology transforming lives: connection, interaction, innovation

It is a great pleasure for us to present the proceedings of the 27th BOBCATSSS symposium. Since 1993, BOBCATSSS conference has been annualy organized for libraries and information science students and professors. In line with their goal, the Proceedings of the 27th BOBCATSSS symposium entitled Information and technology transforming lives: connection, interaction, innovation quite faithfully document the meeting of the same title held from 22 to 24 January 2019 in Osijek, Croatia.

This year’s symposium gathered 209 participants from 22 countries all over the world (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Croatia, Italy, Japan, China, Hungary,
Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Portugal, USA, Slovenia, Serbia, Sweden, Spain, Taiwan and Turkey.

The 27th BOBCATSSS conference was organized by students from the Department of Information Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Socials Sciences at University of Osijek, Croatia, with the cooperation of the students form the following partner institutions The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands, Uppsala University and Linnaeus University, Sweden.

This Proceedings follows the programme of the BOBCATSSS conference and the articles are distributed into three main sections: Papers, Posters and Workshops. Out of 43 lectures presentations held at the 27th BOBCATSSS symposium, 39 are presented in the first section of the Proceedings. The papers are divided into three conference subthemes: Social roles of information institutions; Information profession(als) and discipline and Innovative technologies.