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CFP: 3rd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2011)

CFP: 3rd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2011)

We invite you to submit a paper /abstract /poster /workshop to the 3rd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2011), 24 - 27 May 2011, Athens Greece.

First Call of Proposals QQML2011

Dear Colleagues,
It is our great pleasure to announce the 3rd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2011) at 24 - 27 May 2011, Athens Greece.

Since 2009 QQML has provided an excellent framework for the presentation of new trends and developments in every aspect of Library and Information Science, Technology, Applications and Research.
The 3rd QQML2011 was scheduled during the previous 2nd QQML2010 Conference. It was also decided that the 4th QQML 2012 International Conference will be organized in Limerick Ireland.

QQML2009 and QQML2010 were successful events both from the number and quality of the presentations and from the post conference publications in Journals and Books.

QQML2011 will continue and expand the related topics.

Papers are invited for this international conference. The conference will consider, but not be limited to, the following indicative themes:
-Advocacy, networking and influencing: methodologies for building the evidence base in library and information services (LIS)
-Balanced Scorecard tools in libraries
-Change of Libraries and the Managerial Techniques
-Conceptual and Organizational Perspectives of Knowledge Communication,
-Development and Assessment of Digital Repositories
-Development of new metrics
-Distance learning and the role of the library
-E-Learning and the contribution of the libraries, archives and museums
-Financial Management for Excellence
-Human resources management
-Information and Knowledge Services
-Information literacy: Information sharing, Democracy and lifelong learning
-Innovative management
-Intercultural management
-Knowledge Based Systems and their Applications
-Knowledge management concept and technology,
-Knowledge mining
-Library Cooperation: Problems and Challenges at the beginning of the 21st century
-Library management and marketing
-Library statistics
-Open Access and Open Source
-Performance Measurement and Competitiveness
-Publishing Models, Processes and Systems
-Qualitative and Quantitative methodologies
-Re-engineering change in higher education
-Resource development policy
-Scholarly Information and the new communication technologies
-Strategic management
-Team building and management
-Technology in the Communication: an interactive tool for development
-Technology transfer and Innovation in library management
-User education

Special Sessions – Workshops
You may send proposals for Special Sessions (4-6 papers) or Workshops (more than 2 sessions) including the title and a brief description to the Conference Committee at: secretariat@isast.org or from the electronic submission at the web page: http://www.isast.org/abstractpaperregister.html

You may also send Abstracts/Papers to be included in the following sessions, to new sessions or as contributed papers at the web page http://www.isast.org/abstractpaperregister.html

Contributions may be realized through one of the following ways:
a. structured abstracts (not exceeding 500 words) and presentation;
b. full papers (not exceeding 7,000 words); and
c. posters (not exceeding 2,500 words).
In all the above cases at least one of the authors ought to be registered in the conference. Abstracts and full papers should be submitted electronically within the timetable provided in the web page: http://www.isast.org/importantdates.html

The abstracts and full papers should be in compliance to the author guidelines http://www.isast.org/abstractpaperregister.html

All abstracts will be published in the Conference Book of Abstracts and in the website of the Conference. The papers of the conference will be published in the website of the conference, after the permission of the author(s).
Student submissions
The Conference offers Postgraduate students and PhD Candidates a Competition opportunity. Students who submit to the conference could take part to the competition, by submitting only one paper to the competition. Students who enter to the competition have to participate to the conference and register before.
The papers will be judged by a scientific committee on the significance of the research theme, the research methodology, the description of the results and the organization of the presentation.
Professors and Supervisors are encouraged to organize conference sessions of Postgraduate theses and dissertations.
Please direct any questions regarding the QQML 2011 Conference and Student Research Competition to: Anthi Katsirikou anthi@asmda.com or to the secretary of the conference secretariat@isast.org