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Call For Papers



  • Objectives of the Conference
    The primary objective of the conference is to bring together library and information science professionals, academicians, researchers, IT professionals and educationalists to engage in discussion related to challenges and opportunities for the libraries in reaching out to the users. It will also provide a platform to get acquainted with innovative technologies which help in reaching out to the users to connect with their libraries by presenting papers, discussions, exchange of views and sharing of experiences. The conference will facilitate interaction among the participants and the experts in the field of Library and Information Science as well.

  • Main Theme
    Reaching Out Users in the Digital Era: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Sub Themes
    • User needs, information seeking behavior
    • User studies
    • Knowledge resources, collection development
    • Access to e-books, online journals, online databases
    • Open access resources
    • Knowledge management, knowledge sharing, library consortia
    • Research/project support services
    • Marketing of information products and services
    • Information literacy programs
    • Innovative library practices
    • Outreach activities
    • Emerging and innovative technologies
    • Library management software
    • IT and ICT application in libraries
    • Virtual libraries
    • Digital repositories
    • Open source software
    • Social networking sites
    • Mobile technologies
    • Cloud computing
    • Internet of Things
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Big Data
    • Web-scale discovery tools
    • Remote access to e-resources
    • Social spaces, information commons
    • Technology impact on users learning and research
    • Information literacy skills
    • Soft Skills
    • MOOCs and LIS Education
    • Challenges in reaching out the users

  • Call for Papers
    Papers on the theme and sub-themes enumerated above based on research or practical experience in the field may be submitted for presentation at the conference.  The contributors can include any other topic falling under the broad gamut of the main theme of the conference.  Case studies will also be accepted. 

  • Submission of Papers
    • Authors can submit their full papers through an e-mail attachment to lisconference@manipal.edu.
    • The paper should not exceed 3000 words and it should contain an abstract of 100-200 words.
    • The main title should be followed by name, affiliation and address of the author(s) with e-mail.
    • The paper should be in MS-word format, font: Times New Roman, size: 12, space 1.5 lines, paper size: A4, keyword: 2-5 words, paper length: 3-8 pages.
    • All references should be presented according to the APA Style
    • The paper should be sent along with the declaration letter stating that the work is the original and not presented/published anywhere else.
    • Papers approved by the conference review committee will be accepted for the oral
    • Accepted papers which are presented in the conference, will be published after the event as proceedings in e-book format with ISBN.