International Conference on Academic Libraries (ICAL-2009)

Venue: Cenference Centre

Location: Delhi, Delhi, India

Event Date/Time: Oct 05, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 08, 2009
Registration Date: Jan 30, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jan 31, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 05, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Jul 05, 2009
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The International Conference on Academic Libraries is being organized to come up with a vision for next generation academic libraries in order to meet the challenge of knowledge society, in giving the country a competitive edge in knowledge economy. The conference will provide an international platform to all stakeholders to address all issues of importance to academic libraries, discuss and debate roles that academic libraries can play in the higher education system in developed and developing countries with particular reference to India by 2020.The scope of the conference will be: knowledge sharing, ICT management, digital repository management, e-teaching, e-tutorials, stronger library-faculty relationships, and user centric services.
The conference will provide an opportunities to identify the strengths and gaps in the academic library system, and to suggest new management models, mechanisms, policies, and national and international programmes for reshaping academic libraries into next generation libraries for the higher education.
Road Map:To come up with a road map to reposition academic libraries to the centre stage of the education system in developed and developing countries with particular reference to India;
Policy Framework: To come up with a draft policy framework for consideration of the policy makers as a means to implement the proposed road map;
Best Practices: To identify best practices in all the spheres of academic library management, in particular digital repository management;
Professional Development:To prepare mid-career in-service professionals for digital library management to enable them to take on increasingly demanding leadership roles in academic libraries;
Emerging Roles: Identifying new roles in the knowledge economy that academic libraries and librarians would need to play in teaching and learning process; and
Advocacy: Outlining programmes for academic library advocacy
Theme 1: Vision & Roles of the Future Academic Libraries:
Futuristic vision of academic libraries;
University libraries as partners in the knowledge creation;
Academic Libraries in e-teaching and e-learning;
Future of Print Publications

Theme 2: Technology, Policy and Innovation

Local to Global: Implications of repositioning libraries into digital future;
Technologies and critical issues involved in the provision of digital information and services;
Technological Innovations leading to improved Library management and services

Theme 3: Change Management

Empowering staff to meet the challenges, professional leadership and development, and new models of academic library governance;
Models and success stories of deliveries, exchange of ideas of how to work together in future; and
Government and institutional policies on infrastructure, access control, resource sharing, and resource development and management.

Theme 4: Library Vendor/ Publisher Interface

Library — Vendor — Publisher relationship in knowledge access and management;
Indigenous knowledge creation ,content development and digital libraries;
Copyright and open access publishing, self archiving, and open access policy;
Legal deposit, electronic publications, and digital archiving;
National and international cooperation and collaboration in knowledge access and management

Theme 5: Management Models and Framework, Library Services,

Emerging management models for academic libraries;
Manpower structure in ICT environment
Library budgeting models;
Evolving ways and means for better relationship for working with faculty;
User centric services, reference and outreach;
Changes in emerging user characteristics, behaviors, and expectation;
Analyze users expectations in the emerging digital environment;
Information literacy and competency programmes, e-tutorials;
Best practices on modern library services;
Convergence in collection management and technical services;
Cataloguing and metadata;
Management systems and standards;
Marketing and promotion

Theme 6: Advocacy
Problems, issues and best practices for academic library advocacy;
Advocacy for better use of library services, for better inflow of finances, better infrastructure and better faculty status; and
Advocacy for transforming the academic libraries to e-environment


University of Delhi, North Campus

Additional Information

Registration Closes on July 30, 2009 Participants are Welcome to Register for Main Conference and Pre-Conference Tutorials both on the Prescribed Fee Registration Type (INR) (USD) Institutional Participants   6000.00 450.00 Individual Participants  5000.00 300.00 Students Participants   2000.00 250.00 Corporate & Business Participants   7500.00 500.00 Additional Participations from Same institution   4500.00 350.00 Women Individual Participants   3000.00 250.00 Physically Challenged Participants   2000.00 150.00 Accompanying persons (non-participants)   3000.00 200.00 Participation for One Day Tutorials   1500.00 150.00 Participation for Tutorials and Conference 7500.00 500.00