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Thursday, June 12, 2014

26th National Seminar 2014 – Call for papers

IASLIC (Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres) has scheduled its 26th National Seminar 2014 to be held at the Department of Library and Information Science, Gauhati University, Gopinath Borodoloi Nagar, Guwahati, Assam, India, PIN 781 014 during November, 25-28, 2014. 
IASLIC takes it as an opportunity to express its gratefulness to the Government of India for constituting the National Knowledge Commission (NKC) envisioning that creation, development and use of multidimensional knowledge are key factors for the steadfast growth of the economy. IASLIC also feels obliged for the report of the Working Group on Libraries under NKC, entitled “Libraries – Gateway to Knowledge: A Roadmap for Revitalization” and its recommendations for fostering the development of library and information science and services in India. The report rightly indicates that ‘Libraries have a recognized social function in making knowledge publicly available to all. They serve as local centres of information and learning, and are local gateways to national and global knowledge’. As per the recommendation of the National Knowledge Commission (NKC), the National Mission on Libraries (NML), the first ever of its kind across the Globe, has been constituted as a High Level Committee for achieving the primary goals of LIS - Creating, disseminating, optimally utilizing and preserving knowledge. They are instrumental in transforming an unequal society to an egalitarian, progressive knowledge society.  IASLIC has initiated a nationwide discussion and Library professionals across the country would actively participate in this discussion to find a roadmap which would help NML and the Govt of India to see the dawn of Knowledge Society in true sense. A delegation from IASLIC has given representation to the Minister of Culture, Govt of India and expressed its views to this regardt. Now IASLIC has decided to discuss and delve into “Roadmap to usher in Knowledge Society” as the main theme of its 26th National Seminar 2014 so that the outcomes of the deliberations can help formulating proper guidelines to usher in tomorrow’s Knowledge Society in IndiaPapers are invited in the following areas for deliberations
Knowledge Society in India
                           i.            Evolution from Information Society to Knowledge Society
                         ii.            ‘Knows’ and ‘Know-nots’ of the Knowledge Society
                       iii.            Determinants of Knowledge Society
                       iv.            Harnessing Knowledge Society
                         v.            Key factors, controllable and uncontrollable,  affecting development of knowledge society
-Political, economic, social, technical etc
2 Knowledge Economy and Knowledge Audit
                                i.            Information Industries vs Knowledge Industries
                              ii.            Traditional and Indigenous Knowledge
                            iii.            Identification, Location, Collection, Organization of Knowledge
-, Conservation, Documentation and Dissemination
                            iv.            Pattern of Utilization of Knowledge
-Security and Ethical Issues
                              v.            Role of Industries
          Strategies of meeting knowledge challenges of 21st century
                                i.            Developing knowledge-base and promoting knowledge capabilities
                              ii.            Strengthening existing knowledge-base
                            iii.            Building/restructuring of knowledge infrastructure
                            iv.            Promoting research and knowledge creation
                              v.            Empowering knowledge users
4         Knowledge Access to All
                                    i.            Role of ICT in availability, accessibility and use of knowledge
                                  ii.            Overcoming Digital divide
-Reaching the knowledge to the unreaches
                                iii.            Developing tools, techniques and technologies for dissemination and diffusion of knowledge
                                iv.            Role of RRRLF in developing Public/Rural Library
                                  v.            Knowledge Networks
-Security issues in Knowledge Society
5 National Knowledge Commission (NKC) and the Roadmap
                                i.            Libraries serve as Gateways to national and Global Knowledge
                              ii.            Role of government, semi-government, and non-government organizations
                            iii.            Report of NKC Working Group on Libraries
                            iv.            Activities of National Mission on Libraries(NML)
                              v.            Revamping of LIS Education in India
SIG 01: Social Sciences Information
Coordinator: Dr Jayati Ghosh
Theme: Libraries and Societal Development with special reference to North East India
I           Library movement in North Eastern States of India;
-Status of Library Legislation in North Eastern States;
II         Social Knowledge with special reference to NE India
              -Features, qualities and characteristics
              -Local history collections;
III        Social sciences information system in North East India;
IV        Creation, integration, and consolidation of knowledge for societal development
   -Role of different types of Libraries in NE India
  - Public Libraries in building social capital
SIG 02: Computer Application in LIS
                                                  Coordinator: Shri Abhijit Kr Bhowmick
Theme : Cloud Computing Applications in LIS 
A         Cloud computing in Libraries: possibilities
                   - Opportunities and challenges
                   -Internet Data Centre
                  - Cloud computing service providers in LIS
B         Models of Cloud Computing in LIS
C         Security management & Data privacy
                -Security of data stored in a cloud
                -Data Protection-Aware Design for Cloud Services
D         Cost benefit analysis in application of Cloud computing
Important dates
Seminar:                                  November 25-28, 2014
Paper Submission:                   July 31, 2014
Acceptance:                            August 20, 2014
          Venue:                                       Department of Library and Information Science, Gauhati University, Gopinath Borodoloi Nagar, Guwahati, Assam, India, PIN 781 014
Director Of the Seminar:      Prof A R D Prasad, Head, DRTC, ISI, Bangalore       and Member, National Mission on Libraries
Rapporteur General :     Dr K K Kachukoshi, Former Librarian, Central Reference Library and Former Member of Working Group on Libraries, NKC
Organising Secretary:        Prof N Lahkar, Professor & Head, Department of Library and Information Science, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India PIN 781 014
General Instructions
1.      Contributed papers will have to be of qualitative value for publication in peer review journals.
  1. A generalised presentation should be avoided.
  2. Full Paper with an informative abstract (positively between 300 and 400 words) within 2500 words (not more than 10 pages of A4 size paper) typed in single side, double space with Times New Roman font, 12 pt size, margin of 1.25" in left / right / top and bottom and duly signed by the author(s) should be submitted in triplicate by July 31, 2014 along with the “Author’s Declaration Format”.
  3. In addition, softcopy of the full paper composed in MS Word should be submitted on CD/DVD disc or as an attachment through e-mail
  4. Author should indicate the sub-theme of the paper distinctly.
  5. The paper should be accompanied with an amount of  l000.00 (Rupees one thousand only) as paper submission fees which will be adjusted only with the Registration Fees by the Organising Secretary subject to the production of the respective original receipt of IASLIC. Payment may be made by DD in favour ofIASLIC-Seminar payable at Kolkata and sent to Prof Pijushkanti Panigrahi, General Secretary, IASLIC, P-291, CIT Scheme No. 6M, Kankurgachi, Kolkata - 700054. If the paper is not accepted, the amount will be refunded. 
  6. Pre-seminar volume will have only abstracts of accepted papers.
  7. Accepted papers which are presented in the Seminar, will only be published in the Post Seminar volumewithin three months of the Seminar held.
  8. Pre-declaration by the author(s) should be made separately to indicate that the paper(s) has/ have not been sent elsewhere for publication/ presentation. This has to be sent by hard copy.
10.  All accepted papers will be invited for presentation either in the main thematic session of the Seminar or in the SIG sessions. Presenter will be allowed maximum ten minutes for presentation including introduction and conclusion.
  1. There will be provision for Poster presentation. All papers accepted for poster presentation will be allocated time for display of full papers. Abstract of all papers accepted for poster presentation will be included in the pre-Seminar volume. Poster papers will not be published in the post Seminar volume.
  2. There will be a provision for the Best Poster Presentation Award.
  3. All registered participants will receive Post Seminar volume free of cost from IASLIC office. An additional amount of Rs.150/- will be charged for postage and handling for those who wish to receive the volume by post.
  4. First author is entitled to get ten copies of reprints of full paper.
  5. The decision of the Editorial Committee will be final and no correspondence regarding the acceptance of papers for presentation in the Seminar or otherwise will be entertained.
  6. Correspondence regarding papers should be addressed to Prof Pijushkanti Panigrahi, Hony. General Secretary, IASLIC, P-291, CIT Scheme No. 6M, Kankurgachi, Kolkata- 700054 or for Seminar update  please visit
June 01,  2014                                                                          Prof Pijushkanti Panigrahi,
General Secretary
IASLIC 26th National Seminar 2014
Author’s Declaration Format
(To be submitted in triplicate along with the paper)
  1. Name (s) (in case of joint author) :
  1. Address (all authors)   :
  1. Ph (M) (all authors)     :
  1.  Sub-theme of the Paper :
  1. Facet No.                                :
  1. Title of the paper                     :
  1. Paper submission fees details : Amount Rs 1000.00, DD No.                  Date:
  1. Date of submission of three print copies and soft copy:
(Pl. send print / hard copy (three sets) for processing of your paper)
I/We do hereby declare that the paper has not been submitted elsewhere for publication/ presentation.

পীযূষকান্তি পাণিগ্রাহী
Dr Pijushkanti PanigrahiProfessor , Dept of Lib and Inf Science, 3rd Floor Asutosh Building, University of Calcutta, 87/1 College Street,Kolkata - 700 073, West Bengal, India, email :,,   (M) : +91 94342 43522

Member, Library Committee, The Asiatic Society, Kolkata. 

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