International Online Conference 2024 

Libraries beyond Libraries: Innovation , Inclusion and Integration 

22 - 24 February, 2024

International Online Conference 2024 

Libraries beyond Libraries: Innovation , Inclusion and Integration 

22 - 24 February, 2024


The conference highlights the evolving role of libraries in the modern digital age and underscores how libraries go beyond their traditional functions and embrace new roles and technologies to better serve their communities. Libraries integrate with various aspects of society, including technology, education, and cultural activities to provide comprehensive and integrated services. Libraries today focus on inclusivity and ensure that their services are accessible to all. To make it brief the conference reflects the transformation of libraries into dynamic and multifaceted community hubs that extend their reach beyond traditional book lending services. They are embracing new technologies, fostering inclusivity, and integrating with other organizations to create a more holistic and vibrant community resource.


1. Ms. Vicki McDonald, President, IFLA

2. Mr. Johann Gross, Founder and CEO of & Citationsy

3. Dr. Lata Suresh,Head of Knowledge Resource Centre and Head of Institutional Partnership and Corporate Communications at the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs

4. Mr. Nikesh Narayanan, Asst. Professor,Information Technology Librarian,Library and Learning Commons Department,Zayed University, Dubai

5. Mr. Yrjö Lappalainen,Data Services Librarian, Zayed University, Dubai

6. Dr. Dilara Begum, Associate Professor and Chairperson, Department of Information Studies and Librarian (In-Charge) at East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

7. Mr. Abdunnasar A, Library Officer – E, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology

8. Dr. Vijayakumar J K, Library Director, American University of Antigua

9. Dr. Neeza Singh,Librarian,  T S. Central State Library, Chandigarh. IFLA Standing Committee Member - Metropolitan Libraries Section.

Paper Submission

Original research papers, research surveys, case studies on any of the sub-themes or covering topics relevant to the main theme of the conference may be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The selected papers will be published, pre-conference in a book form by a private publisher and shall be available to authors on a payment basis.

Author Guidelines

The papers must be submitted according to the following formats :

  • The paper may be limited to 3000 to 5000 words

  • All papers should be typed on Microsoft Word using Times New Roman Font with 12 pt. Size.

  • Paper size should be A4, portrait (8.5” x 11”) using 1.5 line spacing with margins 1” (top, bottom, and right) and 1.5” (left).

  •  Headings and subheadings must be in bold font, justified, and numbered according to the level of heading as below:

                   1. First level heading

                   1.1 Second level heading

                      1.1.1 Third level heading

  • Figures, charts, photos, and tables within the paper should have proper numbers and descriptions.

  • The main title should be followed by the name, affiliation, and address of the author(s) with email ID.

  • The length of the abstract should not be more than 200 words in italics.

  • At least 5 keywords must be given after the abstract with bold phase.

  • All papers must be accompanied by one passport size colour photograph of author(s) together with a brief CV.

  • References/bibliographies may be cited as per APA format prescribed by the American Psychological Association(

Sub - Themes

         Libraries beyond Libraries

Case studies and best practices of library science/libraries

Information Globalisation

Knowledge discovery

Trends in library services

                        Libraries as Social & Cultural Hubs

                        Transforming lIbraries into happening places

                        Virtual libraries, Libraries beyond walls

Application of Al, Expert systems, and Virtual reality in the library field 

Capacity Building & HR Management in Library Services 

          Open Practices and Initiatives

Open Science: Principles, Framework, Policy, 

Infrastructure and Global Standards 

Open Data: Research Data Management, 

Data Repositories, 

Data Sharing, 

Data Visualization 

Open Source software and libraries 

Open Access Movement 

Open Access Resource Management 

Open Education Resources 

Open Access Policies and strategy 

Open Repositories 

Open Access Publishing 

Information Security

     Digital Library

Digital Information Literacy 

Digital Paradigm: Access, Ownership, and Control 

Digital Resources: Preservation, Management, and Cultivation 

                      Digital Collections: Redefining Policies, Negotiation Skills, Best Practices in License Agreement

                      Discovery and Remote access Tools & Services in LibrariesAI, Machine Learning,

Data Mining for Digital Libraries

Library Infrastructure and Services, Metaverse and Library

      Collections to contents management 

      Collection Development Policies Digital Age 

      Electronic Resource Management 

     Delivery and Resource sharing 

     Consortia Practices and Models 

     Remote Access and Models 

    Major Issues in resource distribution

      Research Information Management 

Webomatrics, Scientometrics, Bibliometrics, Altmetrics. 

Qualitative vs Quantitative 

Research Forums 

Research for Impact 

Technology Applications in Research 

Digital Tools for Research (Mobile Apps, Software etc.,). 

     Academic Integrity & Ethical Issues 

Research quality, Ethical issues, Policies 

Research, innovation and Ranking 

Plagiarism tools, IPR and Copyright & Copy left in the Digital Age 

Research Ethics 

     Changing Paradigm in Library and Information Science Education System

                National Education Policy and LIS Education 

Open Education: Educational Resources, Infrastructure, 

Digital / Virtual University, Policies 

     Management and Marketing of library services

 Reassessing / Reorganizing Libraries, Marketing Library Services 

Library Association and Professional Development 

Role of Librarian and Libraries in Institutional Rankings 

Challenges in Managing Modern Libraries, 

                Performance Measurement and Competitiveness, Ownership, and Collaborations of Libraries in the digital environment

Conference Schedule & Registration

Last Date for Submission of Full Papers   30th January 2024
Notification of acceptance   5th February 2024
Last Date for Registration   20th February 2024
Registration Link   Click here

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 846 1681 0238

Passcode: 065239

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Please contact Program Coordinator (+91 9495765760) for any clarification.

Conference Committee

Chief Patron   

Dr. M.K.Jayaraj, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, University of Calicut


Dr. M. Nassar, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Calicut

Dr. E. K. Satheesh, Registrar, University of Callicut.


Dr. Abdul Azeez T. A., University Librarian, C.H. Mohammed Koya Library, University of Calicut.

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