Tue, 27. October 2020 - Thu, 29. October 2020
Shillong - , Meghalaya



Call for Papers

The IASLIC 29 National Seminar will be held at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, during October 27 - 29, 2020 (tentative dates). Papers are invited on the following areas of the main theme and the themes of SIG Meetings for deliberation during the seminar.


Main Theme: Library and Information Centres in Digital India: Present Scenario and Future Strategies

1. Digital India Initiative (DII) and Libraries/Information Centres

a) Vision, pillars, themes and programmes of DII

b) Issues and challenges of implementing DII

c) Role of libraries/information centres in e-governance and digital delivery service

d) Future of libraries/information centres in Digital India

e) Reengineering and re-gearing of libraries/information centres

2. National Digital Policy for Libraries

a) Policy for different types of libraries: academic libraries, public libraries, research and special libraries, national library

b) Policy for use of social networking in libraries

c) National digital preservation policy

d) Role of government and professional bodies and associations

e) Role of National Mission on Libraries

3. Building Digital Infrastructure under DII

a) Bharat Net and State-wide Area Networks (SWANs)

b) National Knowledge Network (NKN)

c) GI Cloud (Meghraj) initiative and National Supercomputing Mission (NSM)

d) Citizen centric e-services: DigiLocker, e-Health India, etc.

e) DII initiated information systems/centres: HIS, NCoG, etc


4. Collection Building and Access in Digital Era

a) Policies, guidelines and best practices in collection building

b) Use of smart cards for payment of service charges of libraries

c) Purchases and payments using debit/credit card through payment gateways

d) E-lending, downloading of e-documents

e) Open access initiatives, Creative Commons licenses

5. Content Creation and Management

a) Creation of e-contents using CMS

b) Creation of e-contents in Indian languages

c) Creation and management of library portals/websites

d) Involvement of consumers in generation and sharing of content

e) Cross-language access to contents

6. Digitization and Digital Archiving

a) Digitization standards and software

b) Archiving of tacit, traditional and indigenous knowledge

c) Digitization and digital preservation of India's cultural heritage

d) National Digital Preservation Programme

e) Digital rights management

7. Digital Libraries/Repositories and Library Networks in India

a) Digital library (DL)/institutional repository (IR) creation

b) DL/IR standards

c) Digital library projects: NDLI, NVLI, TKDL, NSDL, Census DL

d) Repositories of INFLIBNET: Sodhganga, SodhGangotri

e) Library networks/consortia: e-Sodh Sindhu, DELNET, NKRC, FORSA, HELINET, etc.


8.Digital Age Library/Information Services

a) Digital library/information services and products

b) Online/web-based/ mobile-based/app-based/cloud-based library/information services

c) Preparing users for digital age library/information services, National Digital Literacy Mission

d) Updating of library/information personnel's knowledge and skill through continuing education programmes

e) LIS curricula for the digital age, E-learning initiatives

9. Public Libraries (PL) in Digital India

a) Collection development strategies of PL in Digital India

b) Community information service

c) Public Library Acts: review and amendment in new context

d) Role of public libraries and community information centres in Digital India

e) Role of RRRLF in public library networking.


SIG-01 Social Science Information Theme: Skill Development for Modern Libraries

A. Skills and Competencies required for New-age Librarians a) Managerial skills and communication skills b) Information retrieval skills and information filtering and consolidation skills c) ICT and networking skills d) Preservation and archiving skills

B. Specialized Skill Development for Different types of Libraries and Users a) Development of skills for different types of libraries: Public Libraries, academic libraries, special and research libraries, national library b) Skills required for serving illiterate and neo-literate users c) Skills required for serving users with special need d) Skills required for serving researcher community

C. Development of Literacy Skills a) Information literacy skill b) ICT and digital literacy skill c) Media literacy skill d) Transliteracy skill D. Skilled Manpower in India a) Present Status b) Strategies for the future.

SIG-02 Computer Application in Libraries Theme: Research Data Management

I. Research Data (RD) a) Forms, types, sources of RD b) Open research data: importance and challenges c) RD Lifecycle II Research Data Management Landscape a) RD curation, organization, storage, preservation, and sharing; RD coordination b) RDM Stake Holders c) RD sharing policy and barrier III Strategy for Effective RD Management a) RD Management policy and plans b) FAIR Principles c) IPR and Ethical issues IV Role of Libraries and Other Organizations in RDM a) Libraries' role in RDM b) RDM services c) Organizations involved in RDM: Research Data Alliance


The last date for submission of full paper with abstract is July 31, 2020






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