[LIS-Forum] IFLA - NIFT International Conference at New Delhi - Call for Papers (ICLAM-2011)

Dr.Nabi Hasan nabihasan72 at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 22 14:43:25 IST 2010

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
Venue : 
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 
International Centre. 

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 
Sponsored participant
(Conference only)
  Rs.3500/- 20% discount in case of more than three participants from same 

One day participation Rs.1200/-   
Tutorial participation  Rs.1000/-   
Sponsored participant 
(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  
USD 150/-   
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      
Mobile: 9810011975
 Co-organising Secretary:  Nandini Dutta    011-26542146/7           Mobile 

Warm regards,
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
Web: http://web.iitd.ac.in/~library/about/hasan.html

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