Themes

Broadly the themes of the conference are divided into main streams running in parallel sessions on all the days of the conference.

Stream 1: Trends in Library Education and Research

  • Library Education and Research: Trends and Vision
  • I schools
  • Curriculum design
  • Student-centered learning, space and support infrastructure (learning resources)
  • Open/Distance LIS Education, e-Learning, OERs (Open Educational Resources)
  • Accreditation
  • Continuous Professional Education and Training
  • Supply/demand: Library Profession Vs. LIS Manpower
  • International Collaboration in LIS Education and Research
  • LIS Publishing and Research Dissemination and Metrics


Stream 2: Trends in Public Library Services

  • Community Information Services
  • Acquiring and Structuring Local Content
  • CMS Software for Developing Public Library Sites
  • Liaison
  • Web 2.0 for Public Libraries
  • Capacity Building for ICT Applications
  • Public Library Governance, Acts and Policy Issues


Stream 3: Trends in Domain Specific Information Systems and Services

  • Agricultural Information Systems
  • Medical Information System
  • Scientific and Industrial Information System
  • Information System for Social Sciences and Humanities


Stream 4: Trends in Open Access to Information and Data

  • Open Access to Information
  • Open Data Infrastructure Initiatives
  • Open standards for Interoperability
  • OAI-PMH, OAI-ORE for Harvesting
  • Building Federated Search Engines


Stream 5: Trends in ICT applications to Library and Information Science

  • Library Automation/Management Software
  • Resource Sharing and Consortia
  • Software tools related to LIS like Zebra Server, Shibboleth, ezproxy etc.
  • Standards for Library and Information Science
    • MARCs, FRBR, Z39.50, SRU/SRW, ILL, etc.
  • Digital Libraries
    • Role of digital libraries in education, cultural, social and economic development
    • Digitization: Best Practices
    • Digital Data Migration and Preservation
    • Open Source Software for Digital Libraries: Features and Evaluation
  • Semantic web
    • Intelligent Agents in Semantic Retrieval
    • Representation:OWL, RDF, SKOS
    • Semantic Web Technologies and Digital Libraries
    • Semantic Markup: Languages and Techniques
  • Ontology and Metadata
    • Vocabulary and Taxonomy Development
    • Methodologies for Ontology Development
  • Knowledge Management
    • Knowledge Management System and Architecture
    • Knowledge Management Case Study, Best Practice, Evaluation
  • Knowledge Organization
    • Classification Research, KO Applications
    • KO Models and Systems
  • Use and Usage Studies