LISA IX: Multidimensional Astronomy Librarianship: From Open Science to the Preservation of Astronomical Heritage

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UPDATE: Postponement of the 2020 RAS LISA IX meeting

This event, organised by the Royal Astronomical Society, was originally due to take place from 22 to 24 June 2020 at the Institute of Physics in London, UK. Please read the announcement below from the LISA IX committees about the postponement of this event. 

Dear Colleagues, 

On behalf of LISA IX Committees (SOC and LOC), we regret to inform you that the ninth Library and Information Services in Astronomy Conference (LISA IX) scheduled during June 22-24, 2020 in London, UK, has been postponed until further notice. 

The LOC made this difficult decision to postpone the conference, given the growing concern due to COVID-19, characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Given the uncertainty, it is impossible to predict the scenario over the next three months. 

We understand that this change may cause significant inconvenience for you, and we sincerely apologize. 


Thanks and regards,

Line and Nirupama

(on behalf of LISA IX Committees)


Library and Information Services in Astronomy (LISA) is a series of scientific meetings for librarians and scientists that aims to provide a platform for discussing the current state and future direction of information maintenance, retrieval, delivery, preservation as well as evaluation and information literacy in our profession.

LISA conferences cover diverse topics including collection organization and management; publishing; tools for working with astronomical literature; and reports on collaborative projects.

Information about previous LISA conferences can be found at

All attendees are expected to adhere to the RAS code of conduct for meetings








Image credit: Photograph by Andre Ianovskii 

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To contact the Local Organizing Committee, email Sian Prosser, LOC chair via librarian [at]