Convention on Next Generation Libraries 2018

Anna Centenary Library, Chennai 02 Feb, 2018 to 03 Feb, 2018 09:00am - 18:00pm

Convention on Next Generation Libraries is a two-day national conference for LIS professionals, organized by the Directorate of Public Libraries, Government of Tamil Nadu at Anna Centenary Library, Chennai.

Objectives of the Conference

To connect and share the experience and expertise of the public library professionals and researchers.
To empower the public libraries on par with world libraries.
To connect and share the experience and expertise of LIS professionals and researchers.
To enrich public library professionals with latest technologies.


Professionals from Public, Academic and Special Libraries, Research Scholars and Students in the field of Library and Information Science.
Academics, Writers, Library Administrators, Policy Makers and Corporate Professionals.

Theme: Global Trends and Innovations in Libraries

1. Changing Dimensions of Public Libraries and Library Professionals

☞ Best Practices
☞ Re-engineering
☞ Public-Private Partnership
☞ Extension Activities
☞ Training and Development: professional, technical and soft skills
☞ Professional Ethics

2. Public Library Policies and Guidelines: Issues and Challenges

☞ Collection Development
☞ Digitalization and Archiving
☞ Library Management
☞ Knowledge Management
☞ Library Consortia

3. Innovative Trends and Digital Technologies

☞ Digital Library Initiatives and Institutional Repositories
☞ Open Source
☞ Content Creation and Management System (CCMS)
☞ Learning Management System (LMS)
☞ Web 3.0/Semantic Web/ Library 3.0
☞ Cloud Computing Applications
☞ Big Data
☞ Electronic Publishing
☞ Intangible Cultural Heritage

4. Innovative Library Services

☞ Marketing of Products and Services
☞ Technology Tools
☞ Social Media
☞ Mobile Technology
☞ Information Services for Differently Abled
☞ Library Services for Children and Young Adults

5. Intellectual Property Rights

☞ Copyright
☞ Security Issues
☞ Plagiarism
☞ Licensing
☞ Creative Commons

Important Dates

☞ Conference Dates : 02 - 03 February 2018
☞ Last Date Of Extended Abstract Submission : 30-11-2017
☞ Last Date For Full Paper Submission : 20-12-2017
☞ Acceptance Of Full Paper for Presentation: 30-12-2017
☞ Registration for Accepted Papers Start From: 01.01.2018