[LIS-Forum] IFLA - NIFT International Conference at New Delhi - Call for Papers (ICLAM-2011)
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National Institute of Fashion Technology New Delhi in collaboration with
IFLA - Art Libraries Section
Organises ICLAM 2011
(International conference on the Convergence of Libraries, Archives and Museums)
February 15 to 17, 2011
India International Centre, New Delhi
Theme : User Empowerment through Digital Technologies
About the Conference:
The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) will organize an
international conference in collaboration with the Art Libraries Section of the
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) from
February 15 to 17, 2011 in New Delhi. The venue of the conference is the
centrally located and prestigious cultural hub of Delhi - the India
The theme of the conference is User Empowerment through Digital
Technologies. This is the first conference in the series titled “International
conference on the Convergence of Libraries, Archives and Museums (ICLAM)”
and NIFT’s third initiative to promote cross-sectoral collaborations in the
knowledge sector in India.
Empowerment of users is the key concern of all information service
professionals. At present the most challenging issue is serving the
technology-empowered users who easily metamorphose from consumers to creators
or producers of information. Libraries, Archives and Museums continuously
empower their systems and services with dynamic digital technologies to serve
the users more effectively. This conference will offer a forum to discuss the
theme of empowerment of users from multiple perspectives – ranging from user
interface technologies to empowerment of disadvantaged user communities.
The issue of empowerment is also related to affordability and sustainability
of digital technologies particularly in this age of financial instability.
Library & Information professionals and conservators, as end users of open
source and commercial software, will also discuss trends and problems. Various
infrastructural, organizational and technological options including
partnerships of various sectors will also be discussed.
Call for Papers
Papers and presentations are invited on the following topics related to each
listed sub-theme (in bold): Papers on related topics are also welcome)
Emergence of the Technology-Empowered Users:
Changing roles of Users in Libraries, Archives & Museums
Information seeking behaviour of Users : Emerging Trends
New roles & identities for Librarians, Archivists & Conservators
Empowering Users of Libraries, Archives & Museums:
User Interface Technologies : Emerging Trends
Social Media for Empowerment: Web2.0 & beyond
Management of User-generated contents in Libraries & Museums
Building Information Repositories : Emerging Trends in Technologies
Digital Preservation Technologies : Emerging Trends
Building Institutional Repositories : Strategies for future
Open Source vs. Commercial software
Re-defining Rights of Users of Libraries : Perspectives of Creators, Mediators
Freedom of Access to Information
Copyright & Fair Use
IPR & Digital resources
Serving the Empowered Users in Libraries & Information Centres
Relevance of Conventional Library services to Web - empowered Users
Information Literacy Programmes
Special services for Users with Special Needs
Marketing information services to the empowered users
Branding & Promoting Institutional repositories
Open Access Publishing : A tool for Empowerment
Open Access Publishing of Books
Scholarly Communication & Open Access Publishing
Sustainability of Open Access Initiatives
Future of e-journals & e-books : Emerging Integrated format
Bridging the Digital Divide among Users : Roles of Libraries & Information
Economic barriers to Information Access
Empowerment of Disadvantaged User Communities
Roles of Public Libraries & Information Centres in the Rural Sector
Transcending the language barriers through digital technologies
Partnerships for Empowerment & Libraries
Sustainable Digitisation Projects
Public & Private Partnerships for Digit al Libraries
Consortium model of Co-operation
From Collaboration to Convergence:
Networking of Libraries, Museums, Archives and Beyond
One day of Special Parallel Sessions on Heritage Resources in Art Libraries,
Archives & Museums
Cultural heritage in Art Libraries, Archives & Museums
Culture of Heritage Preservation: Eastern & Western perspectives
Changing Patronage : Public & Private funding of Artists & Collections
How authentic is the Art work? The Collector’s nightmare
Marketing Strategies for Visual Resources
Art libraries in Asia & Africa : Problems & Prospects
Public Museums in Asia & Africa : Problems & Prospects
Archives in the Digital Age : Problems & Prospects
Digital Preservation of Cultural heritage
Conservation of Art works & Handicrafts : Fusion of traditional techniques
& modern technologies
Challenges of preservation of Rare books & Manuscripts
Archiving Exhibitions (including various forms of art)
Preserving ‘born digital’ heritage : Emerging trends
Virtual & Physical Environments in Museums
Revival of traditions through Digital Preservation
ICLAM-2011 offers following formats for presentations :
v Papers in sessions: Thematic sessions of presentation of written papers with
power point presentations.
v Demonstrations:Demonstrations of hands-on applications / techniques with or
without power point presentations can be presented in special sessions for Art
Libraries and Museums.
v Special interaction sessions: Professional interaction sessions on relevant
issues can be arranged on special requests for informal and non-commercial
presentations of interactive manner. Presenters will be in-charge of these
sessions and will facilitate discussions.
Guidelines for submission of papers :
· All manuscripts should be unpublished original work and should be
submitted with a covering letter signed by the author/s. The letter should
mention the theme and sub-theme under which the paper falls. Please refer to
the list of sub-themes under 'Call for papers’.
· The author/authors should provide following information:
Name/s, address of the institution, and author for correspondence along
with telephone no., fax no. and e-mail id.
· Paper should be submitted in MS Word (2000) format and of maximum
3000 words. Power point presentations without accompanying text will not be
accepted as papers.
· The Abstract and Paper should confirm the following guidelines:
Title of the paper (in bold 14 point font size & Times New Roman font type)
Full text and abstract should be single-spaced, A4 page size, 10 point font
size, Times New Roman font type
Name(s) of author/s, their Institution, city and country
Abstract of approximately 150 words along with maximum five key words
Paragraph heading and sub-headings in bold 12 font size & may be numbered in
· The margins may be set as follows:-
Top: 3 cm
Bottom: 3.8 cm
Left: 3.8 cm
Right: 2.5 cm
· Page numbers should be placed at the bottom of each page, centred on
the width. Underlined words are to be set in italics.
· Tables and figures may be numbered in Arabic numerals and sources
cited clearly. These should appear in sequential order in the text. The
corresponding tables or figures should either appear within the text or should
be placed at the end of the article.
· Maps and figures have to be given as reproducible artworks ready for
· Follow the APA style of citation for all references and
· Papers and presentations must be in English only since interpreters
can not be provided.
· Last date of submission of paper: 30th November, 2010
Who can participate?
Library & Information professionals from special, academic & public libraries,
conservators, IT professionals, publishers, authors, educators, students and
all users of libraries, information centres, archives and visitors of museums
from any part of the world can attend the conference.
India & SAARC country delegates
Fees per participant Remarks
Rs.3500/- 20% discount in case of more than three participants from same
One day participation Rs.1200/-
Tutorial participation Rs.1000/-
(Tutorial & conference) Rs.4000/-
Non-sponsored, students, retired professionals etc. participant
(Conference only) Rs.1500/- 20% discount in case of more than three participants
from same organization/department
Rest of the world delegates
Tutorial participation USD 50/-
v Registration fee includes conference kit, tea, lunch, copy of proceedings and
dinner, whenever planned.
v Registration fee is non-refundable.
v Substitutes are permitted.
v Registration fee does not include accommodation.
v Registration will be confirmed only if the form is duly filled and payment is
received in full.
v Students can participate by sending their form through their institution.
Mode of payment:
v All payments from delegates will be accepted in Cash/ Local Cheque/ Demand
Draft prepared in favour of NIFT, Delhi, payable at Delhi. Please indicate
clearly that the payment is remitted towards registration for ICLAM – 2011 with
particulars of the delegate. Bank transaction charges may be included
foroutstation or international cheques along with the registration fee.
For more information please visit the evolving conference site at:
Contact persons :Organising Secretary : Dr. Sanjeev Kumar 011-26542004&2
Co-organising Secretary: Nandini Dutta 011-26542146/7 Mobile
Organizing Committee Member, ICLAM-2011
Dr. Nabi Hasan
Deputy Librarian, Central Library
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110016, India
Phone - +91-11-2659-1452 (Work), 9560978667 (Mobile)
FAX - +91-11-26596759
E-mail: nabihasan at gmail.com ; hasan at library.iitd.ac.in
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