About the Conference


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Prof. S. R. Ranganathan, the doyen of library and information science had a huge role establishing the field of librarianship as a discipline of study and research namely Library and Information Sciences (LIS). He has contributed immensely to different aspects of the discipline. His theories and principles have impacted several developments in information organization, practices, policies and infrastructure. With the logical progression from books in the library to resources on the web, his principled approach is being applied to address challenges pertaining to web organization and retrieval.

The discipline of LIS has progressed rapidly especially with the deployment of technology for library management and services. Technology impacts libraries and their services directly because in the digital era, users of libraries have many expectations of technology driven innovative services. Librarians, information scientists, computer science experts and other professionals have collaborated to improve storage, retrieval and preservation of resources on web. Hence, research in LIS has expanded the purview of the discipline from dealing with just books to offering knowledge based services. Library and Information science field is one of the first to explore cutting edge technologies and techniques from advanced areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, Semantic Web and Data and Text mining, Data Science.

On the occasion of the year-long 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Dr. S.R. Ranganathan, the Father of Indian Library Movement, Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute announces an International Conference on ‘Exploring the horizons of Library and Information Science: from libraries to knowledge hubs’. The aim of the conference is to deliberate on the developments and innovations in the field of library and information science. It is also aimed to trace the journey of libraries in adapting to modern applications of traditional knowledge organizing and management systems and classic systems. Renowned International experts will deliver keynotes, lectures, give demonstrations and interact with the delegates.