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2018 Online Conference & Video Archive

Looking for the ER&L 2018 or Designing for Digital 2018 content? Purchase the video archive here!

ER&L makes a commitment to an online conference and has since the beginning of ER&L so that geography will not be a barrier to access to the conference. We plan to record and stream what promises to be a great set of sessions — from fundamental ‘ER&L 101’ sessions through our evolving tracks.


Once again, every peer-reviewed session will be recorded for 2018. This is made possible from support from SAGE Publishing. 

All peer-reviewed sessions, with the exception of workshops and lightning talks, will be available to be viewed via the Online Conference. ERL18 will include 90+ hours of recorded content. 3 channels will stream live during the conference with the remaining sessions added within 24-48 hours of completion.


ER&L is committed to making the necessary adjustments to the Online Conference. Our goal will be not only to disseminate conference content but to incorporate the ER&L sense of community for those who cannot travel to Texas. Read about our commitment to inclusivity and diversity at the conference here.

New for 2018!  We are proud to announce that we will be adding captioning all of the sessions available on the Online Conference soon after live airing. This is an experiment and we welcome your feedback on this captioning feature.


The online conference can be watched online via your browser. No special hardware is necessary. You can watch the sessions from home, the office or from your tablet, on a Mac, PC or iDevice.

Login and password credentials will be provided the week of February 19th.


One institutional login & password will be provided prior to the conference. This login will allow up to 10 simultaneous logins from multiple locations and on a variety of devices. If you need more, let us know. We love the idea of having viewing parties (even post ER&L!) and encourage you to gather up and view together. If you do gather up, email hello@electroniclibrarian.org or tweet us @ERandL a picture!


Registration is available for individuals and groups. Multiple campuses across the world participate in ER&L with the Online Conference Group Rate. Some share access with library staff and students; others hold virtual ER&L conference viewing parties.

Register here for the online conference. You can choose from the following 2 registration types:

Individual Registration = Advance Online Video Conference Registration

  • Includes 1 login and password to access the online platform.
  • The sessions may be viewed live, may be started/re-started while the session is in progress or anytime afterward the session for a full year.

Group Registration =  Advance Online Video Conference Registration – GROUP RATE

  • Includes 1 institutional login and password to access the online platform by up to 10 attendees simultaneously.
  • Only the registered attendee will obtain all correspondence and login information and will be responsible for communicating that information to other members of the institution.
  • The sessions may be viewed from multiple locations simultaneously.
  • The sessions may be viewed live, may be started/re-started while the session is in progress or anytime afterward the session for a full year.


With over 100 sessions running during the 2.5 day conference in Austin,  it’s impossible to see every session you want while onsite. We are happy to announce that all registered attendees for the in-person conference will receive access to the Online Video Archive for 1-year. No need to purchase separately! Attend the sessions you want in person and view the rest in the comfort of your home or office post-conference.

Want a preview of what viewing the Online Conference will be like?

Watch our Closing Keynote address from ERL17 here or click the video below: