International Conference ETFL-2015 at Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, INDIA

International Conference on the theme `Emerging Technologies and Future of Libraries: Issues and Challenges’ to be held at Ambedkar Bhavan, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, Karnataka on January 30-31, 2015. The last date for submission of Conference Paper is 5th December 2014 and be sent to

Please visit to know more details about conference.

Mallikarjun Angadi
Editor, ETFL-2015




3 days national workshop on “Open Source Software: A Tool to Manage Research Outputs

3 days national workshop on “Open Source Software: A Tool to Manage Research Outputs” on 23-25 September 2013 to be held at Birla Institute of Technology – Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Registration, food, accommodation will be free during the workshop period only but TA/DA will not be provided.
This workshop will create awareness among the participants on availability of various open source software to build their own digital library to archive/mange their research output. The program will also focus to develop competitive skills and techniques for social scientist/ scholars/librarians to design and develop their personal digital library.

The workshop is limited to 30 participants, so we will accept the application on first cum first basis, along with the professional background.  The last date to receive the filled registration form is 1st September 2013.

for more details you can contact:

Dr (Mrs) NutanJohry,,  Ph. 011-23073438
Workshop Director 0651-2276675
Mr. Debojyoti Nath, 09470162180,
Mr. Amitabh Kumar Manglam, 09470943275, amitabh.manglam@

National Workshop on Electronic Resource Management (WERM-2013)

It gives us enormous pleasure and contentment to informing you that the Central Library, Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam is going to organize a National Workshop on Electronic Resource Management (WERM-2013) in the month of February, 2013.

The main objective of the workshop is to develop an expertise by providing a thorough training and hands-on experience on Management of Electronic Resources in library and information centres. The workshop will be intended to equip participants with skills for collection development and management of e-resources and provide both theoretical base and practical skill to the participants.

We are happy to inform you that on the occasion workshop, we are planning to publish a book on Electronic Resources Management by the International reputed publisher with ISBN. Your contribution in the aforesaid subject has been admirable and praiseworthy. No word seems to be adequate that can express your exemplary and ongoing efforts in this field.

We take this opportunity to extend our invitation to you to contribute the research papers/Case studies related to theme and sub themes for the publication.

The book will include invited papers of eminent academician’s and scholars in the field. As a token of appreciation and honour a copy of the book will be provide to each contributor. The deadline for submission of paper(s) is 20th January, 2013.


Looking forward to participation and ignition of your minds.
For further clarification you may write us at

For more information please find the attachment or visit on our website :

Contact Person

Dr. Mukesh Saikia
Central Library
Tezpur University
Tezpur, Assam- 784 028
Phone : 03712-27-3222
Mobile: +91-9957189384
Extension : [3222]
E-Mail :

1st Association of Media Libraries and Archives (AMLA) National Conference 2013


1st Association of Media Libraries and Archives (AMLA)

National Conference 2013


Managing Indian Media Libraries and Archives:

Challenges, Opportunities and Best Practices

February 4-5, 2013


JNU Convention Centre

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
New Delhi – 110067, INDIA

Jointly hosted by

Association of Media Libraries and Archives and Jawaharlal Nehru University

Web URL :


Two best author awards & Last Date extended: Dr. TAV Murthy Festschrift Volume, 2012-13

Sub: Rejuvenated Libraries for Empowered Users: Dr. TAV Murthy Festschrift Volume, 2012-13

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to propose to bring out a  festschrift edited volume in honor of Dr. TAV Murthy, the former director of  INFLIBNET Center, India & ex President of Society for Information Science.

Dr. Murthy requires no introduction among the Indian LIS community. He is the  first professional to become the Director of Information and Library Network  Centre (INFLIBNET), equivalent to the rank of a Central  University Vice  Chancellor in India. He has played the lead role in establishing the UGC  Infonet and E-Journal Consortium under the umbrella of University Grants  Commission. He has also initiated several  projects for the development of  libraries and transformed INFLBNET into a vibrant organization and made it as a  catalyst in higher education and research libraries and campuses across the  modern India.

More about Dr. TAV Murthy is at

We are also happy to announce the availability of two best author awards.

First authors of two best chapters will be chosen to receive full financial support for a personal annual membership in any of these international library
associations for a year – IFLA, ALA, CILIP, SLA, ASIST, IATUL, subjected to the eligibility of the winner.  These two awards will be announced before book publication and the decisions by the Board will be final.

In addition to this, first authors of all accepted chapters will receive a copy of
the book in print format. The proposed festschrift volume will include  seminal and methodologically incremental papers, case studies and research  articles in the various themes in Library & Information Science as described below. The proposed title of the volume “Rejuvenated Libraries for  Empowered Users”, will focus on how the needs of technologically empowered  users are met by technologically empowered libraries and librarians.

This will include, but not limited to the below sub themes;

1. Users: Empowered and Changed
2. Library Spaces: Remodeled  and Reorganized
3. Search Interfaces and Systems: Enhanced and Integrated
4. Collections and Services: Reformatted  and Redesigned
5. Metrics and Marketing: Redefined
6. (Next Generation) Librarians:Rejuvenated

More details about the topic, submission process and styles can be found from

We invite the potential contributors to take part in this endeavor for honoring a library  professional, who has made significant contributions to the uplift of the LIS  profession, and promoting valuable services among Indian academic and research community. You can submit your paper (s) as contributed chapters to this proposed volume. Writings can include case studies, applied research,  literature reviews and reports, but general articles may be avoided. The work  can be based on a range of library settings such as academic, research, public,  corporate, government, health/medical, law, and non-traditional libraries. The  Editorial committee with the help of its international board of reviewers will  blind review the submissions, and inform the author(s) accordingly.

The edited book will be published by  Digital Information Research Ltd, UK (a division of the Society for Information  Organization, Harrow, London, UK and  articles/chapters will  be indexed by leading A&I databases.

More details about the topic, submission process and styles can be found from

Last date for submission is extended to 15th January 2013.

Please use APA style of referencing when you cite previous works and literature.

All submissions will undergo the blind  review process. The accepted submissions need to be revised before the camera ready. The submissions need to be original and contain technical merit.

With regards,

Editors of Dr. TAV Murthy Festschrift Volume, 2012-13

* Pit Pichappan, Zhejiang University
* Vijayakumar J. K., King Abdullah University of Science and Technology


CDP on Research Methodology

Competency Development Programme on Research Methodology
            19th January, 2013 (Saturday)
Gandhi Peace Foundation, 221-223, DDU Marg, New Delhi

Organised by


Last date for Registration: January 10, 2013

Dear Professionals,

It gives us immense pleasure to inform you that we are organizing a Competency Development Programme on Research Methodology on above said date and place.

Why this event?

This Competency Development Programme acronym as CDP coined by SIRs (Society for Information Research and Studies) involves the design and implementation of a competency framework as a useful tool to augment and enhance the capacity and knowledge, and skills in contemporary areas. The competency development programme is designed based around your rising needs and how it will be practically used in the day to day fields. A competency development programme is very useful for giving budding professionals of all square, a clear guidance on what is expected in their current and possible future roles.

Format of the Conference

Measurement and Scaling Techniques: Measurement scales sources of error in measurement, test of validity, test of reliability, scaling, scaling techniques – rating scales, scale construction techniques.

Data Collection: Sources Data collection, observation method, interview method, methods of data collection, difference between survey and experiment, Data Processing – Editing, Coding, classification and tabulation.

Report writing: Types of reports, contents of report, style of reporting and steps in drafting of report Eminent

Learning outcomes

After attending the programme, professionals should have a:

. Conceptual framework of the research process and methodology

. Insights into different research design

. Familiarity with tools and techniques of management decision making approach.

Registration process

Interested persons are requested to send their nominations through Registration form (in prescribed format attached herewith it) at on or  before 10th  January 2013.

The registration fee for the said programme is:

Rs 1000/- for budding working professionals who opt for research work in near future.

Rs 600/- for students only (Attached and Produce Identity Proof)

The remittances may be sent in advance through DD/Cheque in favour of Society for Information Research & Studies drawn at New Delhi.

For any other queries, please contact

Society for Information Research & Studies (SIRs)
11A/1, IInd Floor, Gautam Nagar
New Delhi – 110 049

Tel. +91-9953476674, 9910017177

4th International Symposium IMCW2013


The 4th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World,

September 4-6, 2013, Limerick, Republic of Ireland

Beyond the Cloud: Information…Innovation…Collaboration…

(Second Call for Papers)

Symposium web site:


IMCW2013: The “4th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World” will take place at the Strand Hotel ( in Limerick, Ireland, from September 4-6, 2013 (

Cloud computing has transformed the ways in which both individuals and enterprises make use of  IT services and network infrastructure within the last decade.  Everything including infrastructure, platforms, applications, software, data, and communication is now seen “as a service”.  Information, the life-blood of scientific progress, economic growth and social development, is mostly produced, disseminated, used, shared and re-used in digital formats nowadays.  Science, industry and business enterprises tend to become “information” enterprises in that even “money” as matter gets converted to “bits” so as to be stored digitally in computers and transmitted as “information” over the network.  Enterprises have tended to spend well over 70% of their time and money to support the information technologies (IT) and network infrastructure. Now they embrace cloud-based services to manage information more efficiently and effectively. As information managers we must now look Beyond the Cloud, collaborate in order to innovate and inspire while trying to predict what the future holds.

Using cloud-based services increases efficiency, provides cost savings, and enables “collective intelligence” to flourish.  Not-for-profit memory institutions such as libraries, archives, and museums are also making use of cloud-based services.  To name a few, OCLC’s WorldCat, HathiTrust, OAISTER, and Europeana are providing web scale discovery services and aggregated data repositories accessible through the Net.  Yet, information organizations and memory institutions should go beyond the cloud-based services to reap the full benefits of the digital age.

More information on Symposium web site: