THEMATIC AREAS

THEMATIC AREAS

The conference will discuss all aspects of special libraries. Each theme will be divided into several sub-themes as detailed below, but not necessarily limited to:

Libraries of Digital Plus Era

  • Libraries of Present and future
  • Future Digital Libraries
  • Sustainable Information Resources
  • E-Referencing and New Referencing Techniques.
  • Delivery Methods and Mechanisms
  • Measuring Service Quality
  • Offshoring and Outsourcing
  • Content Creation and Management
  • User Satisfaction

Information Objects and Products

  • Digital Libraries Institutional Repositories
  • E-journals Management                  
  • Information Sharing Models/Consortia
  • Information  Networks and Protocols
  • Standards, Copyright, licensing and IPR Issues
  • Repositories

Rethinking roles and skills of Librarians

  • Skills in data mining
  • Skills in Web development
  • Building capacity measures
  • Online learning
  • Information visualization
  • Semantic searching
  • Location intelligence
  • Effective time management
  • Research Data Management
  • Improving Digital literacy

Inclusive Library in Digital plus Era

  • Open source software for people with disabilities
  • Assistive Technologies for disabled people
  • Library Services to disabled users in digital era
  • The disability divide in access of online resources

Information and Business

  • Information Entrepreneurship : Scope and Prospects
  • Information Marketing
  • Customizing Info Service
  • Skills and Competency Development
  • Employment opportunities
  • Skill Upgradation and Career Advancement
  • Recruitment and Hiring Techniques
  • Role of library Associations
  • Special libraries after 20 years

Information Society: Emerging Paradigm

  • Information Society: Best Practices in Special Libraries -Asian Perspective
  • Information Society: Sustainable Models
  • Community Based Information Systems
  • The Design and Role of Information Centres
  • Information Systems: Case Studies
  • E-Governance and  Public Information
  • Information Literacy and Competency: Capacity Building
  • Mapping Community Participation Patterns
  • Information Divide and Deprivation
  • Private and Public Partnership in Information Development
  • Funding Opportunities

Information Technologies

  • Information Generation and Cultivation
  • Information Warehousing and Storage
  • Retrieval and Access Mechanisms
  • Information Tools/Technology: State of the Art
  • Development of Information Portals and Information Gateways
  • Applications of Web 2.0

Big Data

  • Impact of Big Data on Library Management
  • Libraries’ Role in Curating and Exposing Big Data
  • Strategies and Challenges in Archiving and Sharing Research Data
  • Big Data Collection and Storage
  • Big Data Mining
  • Role of Libraries in data Management and Analysis

Other Contemporary issues

Registration fee does not include accommodation. Registration will be confirmed only if the form is duly completed and payment received in full.

  • New Functions of the Libraries
  • New roles of the Libraries and Librarians
  • Subject Specialist
  • Information Literacy
  • Impact of Social Media
  • Future of the Profession
  • Organization of Information
  • Open Access
  • Disclosure of Information
  • Intellectual Property
  • Smart Libraries for future
  • Mobile Libraries
  • Open Access and Open Education
  • Library Spaces
  • Social Media in Libraries