5th International Conference of Asian Special Libraries
THEME: Curation and Management of Cultural Heritage through Libraries:
Challenges and Opportunities for the Digital Society
The objective of the ICoASL 2017 is to provide a platform for exchange of knowledge and skills relevant to information professionals in Asia with a global perspective. These endeavors will contribute to establish our global identity much firmer than ever for the sustainable library future.
The following topics, but not limited to, are strongly encouraged.
How can the libraries take part in preserving cultural heritage in the digital era?
Collection management, organization of information, preservation and conservation, digital curation, archiving, open access, linked open data, repositories, disclosure of information, information commons, intellectual property, and other related topics.
How can the libraries best serve and educate the community to learn the cultural heritage?
Customer satisfaction – addressing clients’ changing needs and demands to be able to provide more responsive client services, and user-friendly techniques and devices; research assistance; personalized and customized services; service evaluation; marketing and public relations: service design, communication, social media; digital library solutions; and other related topics.
How can the libraries increase linkages and develop future partnership?
Collaboration , cooperation and partnership among colleagues, institutions and business entities; going beyond the box – the role of public relations and marketing strategies to help promote the library; and ethics and professionalism in library and information services – preparing, developing, and strategizing leadership to bring about a culture of values and sense of accountability in the future leaders of f LIS.
How can the librarians enhance their competencies beyond the profession?
New functions of the libraries, new roles of the librarians, continuing education, subject specialist, data librarian, user training, information literacy, social status of librarians, the future of the profession, library related legislations, and other related topics.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The conference invites papers on the above theme and topics from the professional librarians around the world. Papers should be submitted before December 31, 2016.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The conference expects global participation by information scientists and professionals involved in library research, practice, and other related disciplines in the field of library and information studies such as:
∙ Library and information science professionals
∙ Content and knowledge managers
∙ Information technology professionals
∙ Information providers including vendors, aggregators, publishers, etc.
∙ Policy makers
∙ Educationists and academicians