TISS BOSLA National Conference on Future Librarianship

Themes and Subthemes:

DIGITAL LIBRARIES:

  • Architecture and Management of Digital Libraries

  • Digital Preservation and Procedures

  • Electronic Publishing Systems

  • Institutional Repository (IR) - Design and Development

  • ETDs: Tools and Techniques

HARNESSING WEB RESOURCES:

  • Resource Discovery Tools-Search Engines, Intelligent Retrieval

  • Federated Searching

  • Web Data Mining- Storage and Accessibility

  • Metadata Harvesting, Extraction and Management

  • Collaborative Content Creation & Content Management

  • Semantic Web, Ontology

LIBRARY TECHNOLOGIES AND TRENDS:

  • Open Source Software

  • Virtual Reference Tools

  • Web-based Applications, Standards and Protocols

  • Cloud Computing Applications

  • Mobile Technologies and Information Retrieval

  • RFID and Security Systems

  • Smart Devices/ PDAs Use in Libraries

LIBRARY RESOURCE SHARING, NETWORKING AND CONSORTIA:

  • Resource Sharing in Digital Environment

  • Consortia Practices and Models

  • Networking and Collaboration: Local, National, International

  • New approaches to ILL and DDS

  • Web 3.0 and Library 3.0

  • Librarianship and Social Networking

COPYRIGHT AND IPR:

  • Copyright and Licensing

  • IPR and Digital Environment

  • Open Access and Copyright Infringement

  • Digital Rights Management and Library Professionals

  • Copyright and Digital Archiving

  • Plagiarism : Issues of Concern

  • Ethics of Access: Copyright, Licensing and Privacy in Digital

  • Environment

SCIENTOMETRICS AND WEBOMETRICS:

  • Scientometric and Webometric Studies

  • Global/National trends on various fieds of research

  • Evaluation of Institutions/Universities/Departments

  • Evaluation of Individual Scientists - Citation Analysis & Tools (EndNote, Refworks, Mendeley, etc)

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:

  • Quality Assurance and TQM in LIS

  • Skills Development and Training

  • Change Management Issues

  • Ethics and Social Responsibilities

  • Marketing of Library and Information Services

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