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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Two days National Conference on Electronic Resources and Academic Libraries Exploring New Trends, Technologies, Practices, Services and Management on 21-22 October 2016

Two days National Conference on Electronic Resources and Academic Libraries Exploring New Trends, Technologies, Practices, Services and Management
Date- October 21-22, 2016
Organized by
Rev. Fr. Utarid Library
St. Xavier’s College of Education (Autonomous)
Jointly with
Society for the Advancement in Library and Information Science (SALIS)
Tirunelveli Chapter
Venue: St. Xavier’s College of Education (Autonomous)
About The Conference-
Academic libraries are the effective learning centre for students, scholars and teachers for learning, education, teaching and research.  Most of the resources in all areas of learning are being made available as e-resources in recent times by various e-publishers. E-Resource is the innovative platform for academic institutions to provide instant access to information resources. E-resource packages on various subjects are now available for access on many models such as subscription basis, pay and use, open access, consortium, etc. These packages are being made available by thousands of e-publishers worldwide on various models. They impose complicated copyright and licensing restrictions for access and download. They do not have any uniform policy to offer. There are many non-profit making organizations which publish thousands of e-journals on open access models to promote scholarly research.
In this context, library professionals should know various aspects of e-resources management such as e-resource packages offered by national and international publishers, subscription and access models, copyright and licensing restrictions, download, cost and discounts, archival of resources, etc. LIS professionals should be able to identify the genuine and predatory publishers and their resources. LIS professionals have to explore and learn new technologies, methods and practices to improve the way we collect, manage, maintain, and make accessible e-resources in an ever-changing digital environment.
Objectives of the Conference
The conference is intended to provide a forum for LIS professionals to discuss, deliberate and exchange knowledge and ideas about various aspects and intricacy of e-resources management.
The other objectives are:
    traditional library sources and services
    various major e-publishers and their products and services
    various subscription models and pricing 
    copyright restrictions and licensing  agreement issues of the publishers
    e-resources management, archival and preservation policy
    new trends, technologies, best practices, services and management and
    how to share e-resources among libraries without affecting the licensing agreements
    Copyright, Plagiarism 

Theme and Sub Themes
Print vs E-resources- usage and benefits of Academic Libraries- Collection Building: Collection building  policy;  E-journals-E-books, Databases and other e-resources; subscription models; Budget- Subscription and consortium based access - Archival and preservation policy; ILL -  Collaboration -  sharing resources among libraries
E-resources: Exploring New Trends, Technologies, Practices, Service and Management – new affordable subscription models- pricing; sharing resources using new technologies among institutions - innovative services; new search and retrieval tools and strategies; Electronic Document Delivery Service; Discovery Service;  Best practices- new tools for usage statistics.
Studies on Usage/Utilization of E-resources – journals-books –thesis and dissertations- standards, patents, etc in various Academic institutions – among students, scholars and faculty members.
Global E-publishers- E-journals, E-books, their products and innovative services: Science Direct – Wiley- Springer- Sage-IEEE-ASCE- ASME etc; E-books aggregators-ProQuest, EBSCO; E-Databases – WoS, SCOPUS; Subscription models – licensing and pricing – access through consortium- Online Electronic Book stores ; Exploring trends and technologies.
Open Access Resources:  Open Access Publishers –Scholarly Open Access Publishers; ROAD-Models – Open Access Journals and Repositories; Preprint-post print-publishers, PDF; Options- Models and routes – RoMEO–Colour code for publishers - Gold-Green-Blue-Yellow-White; Major Open Access Publishers – DOAJ; ROAD - Open Access Publishers in India: NISCAIR – IAS – INSA - ICMR, etc
Consortium in India– NKRC (National Knowledge Research Consortium for CSIR and DST institutions), e-ShodhSindhu: Consortium for Higher Education Electronic Resources – IIM Libraries - NPTEL
Digital Library and Institutional and Open Access Repositories - for E-resources Access, Promotion, Visibility and Management; OpenDOAR – ROAR; Digital Library software
Promotion  and Marketing of  E-resources: Orientation,  IL  and training programmes ; Marketing of e-resources-  traditional methods – posters- banners-training prgramme; innovative methods and social media; usage of library resources – usage statistics.
Copyrights, Fare use and Licensing Agreement issues – Access, download, sharing among libraries- ILL- Archival and preservation issues-Plagiarism issues
Submission of Papers
Original and unpublished papers on the conference themes are invited for presentation in the conference. Papers will be accepted only after the review by editorial review committee. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings with ISBN.
Registration Fee
LIS Professionals (Full Conference Kit)            -    Rs. 1000/-
Research Scholars and LIS Students (Regular)          -    Rs. 500/-
Participants without Paper                -    Rs. 500/-
Registration fee should be paid through demand draft drawn in favour of “The Principal, St. Xavier’s College of Education” Payable at Palayamkottai and addressed to Organizing Secretary. The online payment details will be provided on request. 
Last Dates
    Submission of full paper                                : 25.09.2016
    Communication of Acceptance                    : 30.09.2016
    Registration                                                    : 05.10.2016

Awards and Mementos
Cash awards will be given to the best papers for LIS Students and LIS Professional and Women Professional separately.
 About the City
Palayamkottai is located in Tirunelveli City Municipal Corporation. Palayamkottai and Tirunelveli are known as twin cities separated by Thamiraparani River. Palayamkottai is the Oxford of Southern India. Number of esteemed educational institutions are in and around the city.
All communications should be addressed to:
Dr. T. Raja
Organizing Secretary, NCERAAL’2016 &
St. Xavier’s College of Education (Autonomous)
Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli – 2.
Mobile: 9788231603, 9629672202, 9442409929

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