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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

International Conference on Digital Governance:Innovation Information and Libraries at IIM Indore

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International Conference
Digital Governance:Innovation
Information and Libraries
April 14-16, 2016
Headquartered at New Delhi, the Asian Library Association (ASIALA) is an international organization, formed to play a prominent role in the promotion of librarianship as a profession vital to an informed and knowledgeable society, and put emphasis on the professional development of LIS community through advocacy, peer networking and leadership development through several initiatives. It aims to provide professional leadership and coordination, and work in strategic areas of the profession to enhance library profession, library institutions, and library and information services. It also helps the library fraternity to engage in actions which develop group consciousness and help respond to the public interest in ways which achieve socially and professionally desirable goals.  ASIALA aims at providing an organizational framework in which to discuss future plans, promote library studies and surveys, encourage development of new tools, issue the resulting publications, lobby for legislative support as well as hold conferences, seminars and workshops for substantial accomplishment.
Established in 1996, IIM Indore is the sixth in the family of state-supported management schools. Since its inception, IIM Indore has been a leader in the field of management education, interfacing with the industry, government sector and PSUs.
Context and Purpose of the Conference:
Digital India is a flagship programme of the Government of India with the vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. The Conference proposes to explore libraries as a broad foundation for interaction with information and information management in a digital world in furtherance of the Digital India vision. ASIALA 2016 aims to delve into the issue of Digital Libraries with a focus that supports not only information seeking and discovery but also community interaction and collaboration.   Libraries can play a key role in achieving the Digital India objectives, both by providing intellectual and social spaces and as access points. Further, libraries can sensitise the user community about the appropriate use of information through training, research and capacity building programmes.  
The Conference intends to engage the participants in a discussion of critical issues faced by practitioners managing library resources, functions and services in the light of the Digital India Programme of the Government of India. The purpose of the conference is to broaden the participants understanding of library management in the context of the educational and research mission of the institutions in digital environment. The format of the conference would be presentations by library professionals, invited talks by experts and a penal discussion on the theme.
Call for Papers:
Papers on the themes listed below or other issues related to the broad theme of the Conference, based on research or practical
experience in the field, may be submitted for presentation. Case studies will also be accepted.

Theme:Digital Governance: Innovation, Information and Libraries
• Contents and Connectivity: A Digital Paradigm for E-Governance
• Design and Development of Digital Taxonomy
• Developing Digital Cultural Collections
• Digital Libraries and Ontology
• Digital Governance:Role of Libraries
• Digital Governance: Libraries as Empowering Institutions
• Digital Libraries as Empowering Tools
• Digital Libraries Overview and Globalization
• Digital Paradigm: Access , Ownership and Control
• Digital Resources Preservation, Management and Cultivation
• Social Tagging for Resource Discovery
• Exploring World Digital Libraries
• Extensible Digital Library Service Platform
• Indian Manuscripts and Digital Projects for Heritage
• Information Ethics, Privacy, Security
• Information Literacy and Trans-literacy in the Digital Context.
•Innovation, Information and Libraries : Catalysts  for  Digital Governance
• IPR and Copyright in the Digital Age
• Knowledge Management: Digital Context
• Marketing of Library Services as Virtual Objects
• Metadata and Metaphors in Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries
• Metadata Inter-operability
• Networking & Consortia in Digital Learning Environment
• Open Access Movement and ICT Enabled Technologies
• Preservation of Literature on Indian Culture, Scholarly Communication and Scientific Publishing
• Research Protocols and Analytics
• Search Strategies, Discovery, Federated Search and Remote Access
• Semantic Annotation and Retrieval of Images in Digital Libraries
• Social and Cultural Networks Tools for Citation/Reference Management
• User Satisfaction and Behavior in the Digital Age

Submission of Papers and Guidelines for Authors - Please
Registration/Delegation Fee*
ASIALA Members
Rs. 3000
Rs. 2000
Rs. 3500
Rs. 2500
Non-Institutional/Students/Retd. Participants
Rs. 2000
Rs. 1250
Foreign Delegates***
US $ 200
US $ 100
*Fee includes Conference kit, all meals, internet and library facilities.
**Indicates charges for 3 days only on twin sharing basis on first-come-first-served basis in IIM Indore's MDC/Hostels. Stay beyond 3 days may not be provided by the Institute or would be provided on chargeable basis at Rs. 2000/- or US $50 per day (including food).
***Foreign Delegates are required to make on the spot payment in Indian currency

MODE OF PAYMENT: Please refer to the enclosed Registration form

Important Dates
Conference Dates                                                                      April 14-16, 2016
Submission of full Papers                                                           February  28, 2016
Conveying Acceptance of Papers                                             March 15, 2016
Last Date of Registration                                                              March 30, 2016
For further information, please contact the Conference Secretariat:
Dr. Akhtar Parvez, Conference Organising Secretary, Phone: 91-731-2439626, +91-7389906902,  e-mail:
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, General Secretary, Asian Library Association, Phone: +91-9810011975
Dr. Nabi Hasan, Joint Secretary, Asian Library Association, Phone +91-9560978667
Indian Institute of Management Indore
Prabandh Shikhar, Rau-Pithampur Road, Indore 453331, India
Conference e-mail: Website: www.
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Dr. Sanjeev Kumar/Dr.Akhtar Parvez
General Secretary/Organsing Secretary-
ASIALA 2016 :International Conference on
Digital Governance:Innovation Information and Libraries 
April 14-16, 2016 ,  IIM Indore, Indore
Asian Library Association, New Delhi.
Mobile: Indore +91-7389906902, Delhi:+919868335593, +919810011975
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