European Initiatives: EPICo (European Print Initiatives Collaboration)
Since its launch in 1999 by Pentti Vattulainen of the Finnish National Repository Library the Kuopio Conference has gained an ever growing audience of international experts within a well-established network through IFLA, LIBER and other initiatives.
At its 6th meeting in 2018 in Basel, Switzerland, the conference came under the umbrella of EPICo, the European Print Initiatives Collaboration and a series of biannual events was planned across Europe, starting with the 2022 Kuopio conference in Vienna. The conference was organised and hosted by University of Vienna.
Under the main title “Review and Renew: Changing Strategies in Collection Management” library professionals, scientists and representatives of major Publishers presented their approaches to challenges like preservation policies, evaluation of archiving projects, economic models, metadata and other related topics.