LISA III Conference - Managing Change Gracefully

Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
April 21st-24th, 1998


The LISA III (Library and Information Services in Astronomy) Conference was held in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, April 21-24, 1998. The conference was hosted by the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias.
This conference was the third in a series: LISA I (IAU Colloquium 110) was held at the Naval Observatory, Washington, in 1988 and LISA II (an IAU Technical Workshop) was held at the European Southern Observatory,  Garching, Germany, in 1995.
LISA III  provided an opportunity for librarians, publishers, and scientists to examine the current state of the art of information maintenance, delivery, and preservation, as well as to learn from invited experts the directions in which our profession is moving.
LISA III was an Euroconference as it was partially supported by the European Commission under its TMR programme (4th Framework Programme). The conference was attended by 100 participants from 23 countries.
The programme included 9 sessions during which 36 invited and contributed lectures were presented to the attendance. During the poster session, a total of 20 posters were displayed. 
A summary of the programme is available in  the Final report sent to the European Commission.
The proceedings of the conference were published in the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (Vol. 153). An electronic version of LISA III proceedings is available at:
/sci/libraries/lisa/lisa3.html (site in Germany)
or site in the USA)

A collection of photos can be found at the LISA III Photo Gallery  (created by Ellen Bouton, NRAO, copied to ESO LISA website 24 Mar 2004 by UG (

Scientific Organising Committee:
     Peter Boyce - Co-Chair, American Astronomical Society, USA
     Uta Grothkopf - Co-Chair, European Southern Observatory, Germany
     Heinz Andernach, Dept. Astr. Univ. Guanajuato, Mexico
     Jose Carlos del Toro Iniesta, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Spain
     Peter Hingley, Royal Astronomical Society, UK
     Ethleen Lastovica, South African Astronomical Observatory, South Africa
     Fionn Murtagh, Univ. Ulster, Magee College, North Ireland
     Alicia Rodas, Complejo Astronomico El Leoncito, Argentina
     Monique Gomez, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Spain
     Sarah Stevens-Rayburn, Space Telescope Science Institute, USA
     Marek Wolf, Astronomical Institute, Charles Univ. Prague, Czech Republic
Local Organizing Committee
Jose Carlos del Toro Iniesta (co-chair), Monique Gomez (co-chair), Monica Murphy, 
Antonio Bacallado, Lourdes Abellán and Jesús Burgos. (all staff members of IAC)

Monique Gomez
Tel: +34 22 605200 Fax: +34 22 605210
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