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The National Digital Library of India (NDLI) is pleased to invite researchers, scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to submit their papers for presentation at the international symposium titled "Digital Libraries: Sustainable Development in Education," organized to commemorate India's presidency and organization of the G20 summit this year. This symposium aims to explore the role of digital libraries in promoting sustainable development in education and invites submissions on the following themes:

    1. Theme: Digital Libraries for Accessible Education
      • Inclusive and equitable access to digital libraries for diverse learners
      • Strategies to overcome barriers to accessing educational resources
      • Enhancing accessibility for marginalized communities and persons with disabilities
    2. Theme: Digital Literacy and Skills Development
      • Innovative approaches to promoting digital literacy through digital libraries
      • Digital skills development for lifelong learning and employability
      • Digital libraries as platforms for upskilling and reskilling initiatives
    3. Theme: Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Access
      • Creation, curation, and dissemination of OER through digital libraries
      • Licensing, copyright, and intellectual property issues in open-access resources
      • Collaborative models for sustainable development and sharing of OER
    4. Theme: Technology and Innovation in Digital Libraries
      • Applications of emerging technologies (AI, ML, NLP, AR & VR etc.) in digital libraries
      • Metadata standards and digital preservation in the age of rapid technological advancements
      • User experience design and user-centric innovations in digital library interfaces
    5. Theme: Policy and Governance for Digital Libraries
      • Policy frameworks for the sustainable development of digital libraries
      • Copyright and fair use considerations in digital library ecosystems
      • Ethical issues in data collection, privacy, and security in digital libraries

Authors are invited to submit original research papers, case studies, or conceptual papers addressing the above themes or related topics. Submissions should contribute to advancing knowledge, providing insights, and sharing best practices in leveraging digital libraries for sustainable development in education.

Selected papers will be presented at the symposium and published in the conference proceedings. Submission Process: Authors are requested to submit their papers by visiting the symposium's official website For any inquiries, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 30.08.23 (2page extended abstract) 
  • Notification of Acceptance: 15.09.23
  • Final Paper Submission Deadline: 10.10.23
  • Symposium Dates: 20.11.23 to 22.11.23