CALL: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2012)

Tue, 2011-09-06 11:29 -- carol

Limerick, Ireland Submissions are invited for the the Fourth Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2012), to be held May 22 - 25, 2012, in Limerick, Ireland. The Fifth QQML 2013 International Conference will be organized in Rome, Italy.

Conference web site: http://www.isast.org/

Since 2009 QQML has provided an excellent framework for the presentation of new trends and developments in every aspect of Library and Information Science, Technology, Applications and Research. Past conferences were successful events both from the number and quality of the presentations and from the post conference publications in Journals and Books.

Papers are invited for this international conference. The conference will consider, but not be limited to, the following indicative themes:

Advocacy, networking and influencing: methodologies for building the evidence base in library and information services (LIS)

Balanced Scorecard tools in libraries

Bibliometrics

Change of Libraries and the Managerial Techniques

Conceptual and Organizational Perspectives of Knowledge Communication,
Copyright and licensing

Data mining

Development and Assessment of Digital Repositories

Development of new metrics

Digital archives

Digital preservation

Digitization

Distance learning and the role of the library

E-Books

E-Learning and the contribution of the libraries, archives and museums

E-research

E-science

Electronic publishing

Financial Management for Excellence

Human resources management

Information and Knowledge Services

Information literacy: Information sharing, Democracy and lifelong learning

Information retrieval

Innovative management

Institutional repositories

Intercultural management

Knowledge Based Systems and their Applications

Knowledge  management concept and technology,
Knowledge mining

Libraries and shared services

Library Cooperation: Problems and Challenges at the beginning of the 21st century
Library management and marketing

Library statistics

Measuring information literacy effectiveness

Metadata creation

New means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content

Ontologies

Open Access and Open Source

Operational information systems 

Performance Measurement and Competitiveness

Publishing Models, Processes and Systems

Qualitative and Quantitative methodologies

Re-engineering change in higher education

Resource development policy

Scholarly Information and the new communication technologies

Semantics

Semantics Web

Software

Strategic management

Team building and management

Technology in the Communication: an interactive tool for development

Technology transfer and Innovation in library management

Theoretical models of information media

User education

Please direct any questions regarding the QQML 2012 Conference and Student Research Competition to: the secretariat of the conference at: secretariat@isast.org  

On behalf of the Conference Committee

Dr. Anthi Katsirikou, Conference Co-Chair
University of Piraeus Library Director
Head, European Documentation Center
Board Member of the Greek Association of Librarians and Information Professionals
anthi@asmda.com

Jerald Cavanagh BSc Econ, MSc, MA, Local Committee Co-Chair
Institute Librarian
Limerick Institute of Technology
Limerick, Rep of Ireland
jerald.cavanagh@lit.ie

Padraig Kirby BA (Hons) HdipLIS, Local Committee Co-Chair
Acting Senior Library Assistant
The Library
Limerick Institute of Technology
Moylish Park
Limerick, Republic of Ireland
Padraig.Kirby@lit.ie