International Conference 2021 

 Transformation of the Library ecosystem: Terrains and Trajectories

24-25 February 2021

International Conference 2021 

 Transformation of the Library ecosystem: Terrains and Trajectories

24-25 February 2021


The overall purpose of the conference is to survey the impact of the changing information landscape on library services and the role of libraries as an active player as well as a catalyst in information management in the new normal world. There is a firm hankering and demand from various sources to repurpose the services and rediscover the essence of libraries to meet the challenge posed by the changing information landscape. The focus of the conference would be to leverage libraries towards the transformation of the library ecosystem, identifying new terrains and trajectories. The explosive growth of the internet, widespread availability of e-resources, and unprecedented application of ICT have brought tremendous opportunities as well as challenges for librarians to transform the library ecosystem in order to cope up with the changing needs of the patrons. The conference will discuss various aspects of the transformations of the library ecosystem.


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, post-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

The conference will discuss the different aspects of the transformation of the library ecosystem. The main theme will be divided into several sub-themes as detailed below:

Transforming Libraries: Spaces and Services

• Designing of Library Spaces as “Learning Commons”
• Library Spaces and New Services
• Libraries as Social & Cultural Hubs
• Transforming Libraries into Happening Places
• Virtual libraries, Libraries beyond walls
• Trends in library services
• Application of AI, Expert systems, and Virtual reality in the library field

HR Management in Digital Age

• Skill Development and Competency Management
• Modern Librarianship and Ethics
• 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

Digital Governance & Libraries

• Technology Disaster and Recovery Planning/Management
• Mobile, Web and Semantic Technology Application in Libraries
• Search Strategies, Techniques in Intelligent Information Retrieval
• Library Security Tools, Technologies, and implementations
• Cloud computing applications in libraries

Librarianship and Social Networking

• Validating Information
• Social Media Analytics
• Social Media Marketing
• Misinformation and Disinformation: Counter Strategies

Collection Management to Content Management

• Electronic Resource Management
• Delivery and Resource sharing
• Consortia Practices and Models
• Remote Access and Models
• Major Issues in resource distribution

Open Repositories and Open Access Policy

• 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
• Research Data Management
• Information Security

Digital Libraries

• 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 Libraries

Changing Paradigms of Research

• Qualitative vs Quantitative
• Research Forums
• Research Ethics
• Research for Impact
• Technology Applications in Research
• Digital Tools for Research (Mobile Apps, Software etc.,).
• Plagiarism tools, IPR and Copyright & Copy left in the Digital Age

Conference Schedule

Conference Format

The Conference will be held in an online format by using a suitable platform. Link for the Conference will be sent upon registration. Digital Conference certificates will be sent by mail at the conclusion of the conference.

Last Date for Submission of Full Papers   20th January 2021
Notification of acceptance   25th January 2021
Last Date for Registration   31st January 2021
Registration Link   Click here

Please contact Sreelatha K. Program Coordinator (+91 9495765760) for any clarification regarding the schedule or any other assistance regarding the conference.


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. C. L. Joshy, Registrar, University of Callicut.


Dr. Abdul Azeez T. A., University Librarian,

C.H. Mohammed Koya Library 

University of Calicut.

Phone : +91 494 2470290



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