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Platinum Sponsor:

Tata Consultancy Services

Gold Sponsor:

Dowjones

Silver Sponsor and Media Partner:

ISI Emerging Markets

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IEEE

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SAGE PUBLICATIONS

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SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

Participants are welcome to contribute papers for presentation on the above themes and related themes. The Papers should be based on research surveys; case studies or action plans rather than theoretical explanations. Papers should be sent to Conference Secretariat or to asiansla@gmail.com

Extended abstracts should have sub-headings e.g. purpose, design/ methodology/ approach, findings, originality/ value/ conclusion and keywords in about 500 words. Submission of full papers having abstract, keywords and references on A4 size paper with margin 1.5 cm on all side in MS Word format in 10 points New Times Roman type single line spacing. Length of paper is requested to be upto 6 – pages. It must be enclosed with the details of the author i.e. name of the author, designation, title of the article, abstract, name of the affiliating Institution, mailing address, telephone number, fax number and E-mail address. The contributors will be communicated about the acceptance of the paper by Program Committee to enable them to present their papers. Please ensure that the paper submitted should not have already been published elsewhere. The editors will have the right to edit the papers before acceptance is communicated. Selected papers will be published in the proceedings.

The proposal/ Abstract can be on any aspects related to special libraries. Some of the themes are given below, but not necessarily limited to:

Information Resources and Services

  • Managing Information over Load
  • Customized Information Services
  • E-Referencing and New Referencing Techniques
  • Value Added Services
  • Benchmarking Techniques
  • Measuring Service Quality
  • Sustainable Information Resources
  • Offshoring and Outsourcing
  • Key reference tools for Asian source
  • Content Creation and Management

Information Society: Emerging Paradigm

  • Information Society: An Asian Perspective
  • Information Society: Sustainable Models
  • Community Information Systems
  • Design and Role of Information Centres
  • Delivery of Information Services
  • Information Systems: Case Studies
  • E-Governance and Public Information
  • Information Literacy and Competency: Capacity Building
  • Mapping Community Participation Patterns
  • Information Divide and Deprivation
  • Private and Public Participation
  • Funding Opportunities

Information Communication and Technologies

  • Delivery Methods and Mechanisms
  • Information Generation and Cultivation
  • Information Warehousing and Storage
  • Information Harvesting and Dissemination
  • Retrieval and Access Mechanisms
  • Information Tools/Technology: State of the Art
  • Development of Information Portals and Information Gateways
  • Applications of Web 2.0 in Asia

Information Objects, and Products

  • Information Portals
  • Digital Libraries/Repositories
  • E-journals Management
  • Information Sharing Models/Consortia
  • Information Networks and Protocols
  • Standards, Copyright, licensing and IPR Issues
  • Publisher/Vendor/Library Relations

Information and Business

  • Information Entrepreneurship : Scope and Prospects
  • Information Marketing
  • Employment opportunities
  • Skill Upgradation and Career Advancement
  • Recruitment and Hiring Techniques
  • Creating Lobbies and Pressure Groups
  • Role of library Associations
  • Special libraries after 20 years

LIS Education, Training & Research

  • Course material and Content Contemporarising
  • Continuing and Life Long Learning and role of SLA
  • E-learning Modules
  • Skills and Competency Development
  • Incubation and Training Centres
  • Research Relevance LIS
  • LIS Education, Research and LIS School

The last date for submission of Abstract/ Proposal is July 15, 2008 July 31, 2008 (Extended New!) and Submission of Full Paper is September 15, 2008.

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Best Paper Award

An award will be given to the best contributed paper (or papers) submitted to the conference as judged by the Program Committee.


The proposal/ Abstract may be sent to Conference Secretariat or through email given below:

Mr P K Jain
Organising Secretary, ICoASL 2008
C/o Institute of Economic Growth
University of Delhi Enclave, Delhi - 110 007, India
Ph. 91-11-27667463; 27666364; 27666367
Fax: 91-11-27667463; 91-11-27667410 Cell: 09899110787
Email: asiansla@gmail.com; asianchaptersla@yahoo.com


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