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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

International Conference on Future of Libraries: From Promises to Practice

Dear Professional Friends,

I am glad to inform you that  International Conference on Future of Libraries from Promises to Practices (ICFL)is being organized by DRTC, Indian Statistical Institute
in association with The College of Communication and Information, Florida State university, Florida USA


Library and Information Science Society for Asia and the Pacific (LISSASPAC)

15-17 November 2017  in the Platinum Jubilee Auditorium, Indian

Statistical Institute, Bangalore, India.

For more details visit http:

For better or worse, libraries are part of the fabric of society. They

cannot survive and thrive as alien bodies or, to use the language of

systems theory, as closed systems with impermeable boundaries. The mission

of academic libraries is to support research, education, and scholarship.

Historically, libraries have supported this mission by organizing and

providing access to information, special collections, and creating

physical spaces for collaboration and scholarship. While the broad mission

of academic libraries is largely unchanged, transformations in technology,

media, and culture are driving fundamental changes in the production and

consumption of information and the practice of scholarship. As a result,

academic libraries are rethinking their strategies and services to meet

the challenges of the digital world and the demands of the ?born digital?

generation. Libraries, in particular, are confronting these challenges as

the nature of scientific practice is being dramatically transformed by

information technologies.

Promises and Challenges for Libraries

The promises include the following: the potential for new scientific

discoveries that are possible only through large-scale, computational

analyses; a new era of transparency and replicability in scientific

methods and results; and the potential for widespread democratization of

scientific research, given the increasing ubiquity of open access data

sources and protocols. However, hidden in these examples are several

challenges for universities and their libraries. Libraries are

increasingly being asked to play a leadership role in helping universities

capture and organize their intellectual assets, such as faculty

publications, student dissertations, project reports, and scientific data

sets. To understand how libraries will change by the mid-21st century,

people need to understand what function they currently serve. At their

core, libraries in the information age provide a public means of accessing

knowledge. The hallmark of future libraries, meanwhile, will be

hyper-connectivity. They'll reflect our increasing reliance on social

media, streaming content, and open-source data. The objective of the

conference is to create a platform for exchange ideas of the library

community related to current trends. Therefore, this conference will keep

you updated and make it stimulating and enlightening experience.

Call for Papers:

General areas of interests include, but are not limited to, the following


Knowledge Management/ Information Management

>From Meta Data to Data

Semantic web and linked data

Open Access and Open Science

Ontologies and knowledge organization systems, networked information

Applications of digital libraries


Digitization of Science and its Impact on Libraries

Digital Preservation and Access Management

Big Data Applications

Use of Web-based Library Services

Social Media (Research Gate, ORC IDetc.)

Submission Guidelines

Full papers (12 pages), must be written in English and submitted in PDF

format. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance,

originality, importance and clarity in a peer single-blind review process.

Original Papers on the theme and sub-themes are invited.

The papers have to be submitted electronically

The paper should consist of the title of the paper, name(s) of the

author/and their address with an E-mail ID and mobile No.

The Abstract should be about 15-200 words followed by at least 5 keywords.

All full papers should be prepared in MS Word format , double spaced, 12

point font size, Times Roman font, not exceeding 3000-5000 words.

Important Dates

Last Date for submission of Full Paper : August 30, 2017

Notification of Paper Acceptance      : September 30, 2017

Registration Open from                 :Aug 1, 2017

Registration Fee

Early Bird Registration Fee

India and SAARC countries               Rs. 3000.00

Other Countries                              USD 75.00

Regular Registration Fee               Rs 3500.00

Other Countries                   USD 100.00

Students/retired Professionals                  Rs.2000.00

The Demand Draft (DD) should be made in favour of Indian Statistical

Institute, payable at Bangalore.560059

Copy of  DD should be sent to Convener, ICFL,DRTC, Indian Statistical


8th Mile Mysore Road, Bengaluru-560059

Online Payment Details:

Account Number:  02970200000702

A/C  Holder Name: Indian Statistical Institute

Bank Name:          UCO Bank

Branch Name:    Kengeri, Bengaluru

IFSC Code:  UCBA0000297

PAN :    AAAAI0345R


Platinum Jubilee Auditorium

Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore Centre


Indian Statistical Institute

8th Mile Mysore Road, RVCE Post,

Bengaluru - 560059,

Karnataka, India.


Write to us

Contact Person:


Associate Professor

DRTC, Indian Statistical Institute

8th Mile Mysore Road

Bengaluru- 560059


Mob: 9980035933

Office: 80-2698493


Dr. M.Krishnamurthy,M.A.,M.L.I.Sc.,Ph.D

Fulbright Fellow,University of Illinois,(USA)

Associate Professor

DRTC,Indian Statistical Institute

Bengaluru 560059;

Secretary Finance Association of British Scholars

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