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4th International Conference of Asian Special Libraries
(ICoASL 2015)
22-24 April 2015 at National Assembly Library, Seoul, Korea




 The Special Libraries Association (SLA) - Asian Chapter in asso ciation with the Korea Special LibraryAssociation (KSLA), Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), and National AssemblyLibrary (NAL) cordially invites you to the 4th International Conference of Asian Special Libraries (ICoASL2015) on Strategies to Create the New Value of Libraries in the Digital Era to be held at the NationalAssembly Library, Seoul, Korea on 22-24 April 2015.

 

OBJECTIVES

 

 The objective of the ICoASL 2015 is to provide a platform for exchange of knowledge and skills relevant toInformation Professionals in Asia with a global perspective and these endeavors will contribute to shape ourglobal identity much firmer than ever before for the sustainable library future.

 

TOPICS

 

The following topics, but not limited to, are strongly encouraged.

 

What would be the best contents strategy to enhance a competitiveness of libraries in the digital era?

 Related topics: digital contents, research data, big data, information organization, collection management,contents preservation, digital curation, archiving, open access, linked open data, repositories, disclosure ofinformation, information commons, intellectual property, etc.

How can we increase the value of library services?

 Related topics: customer satisfaction, user-friendliness, research assist, personalized service, customizedservice, service evaluation, public relations and marketing, service design, communication, social media,digital library solutions, etc

How can we secure competencies beyond the profession?

 Related topics: new functions of the libraries, new roles of the librarians, continuing education, subject specialist,data librarian, user training, information literacy, social status of librarians, the future of the profession, libraryrelated legislations; etc.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

 The conference invites papers on the above theme and topics from the professional librarians around the world.Papers should be submitted before November 30, 2014.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

 

 • Paper Submission

Last Date of Full Paper Submission November 30, 2014
Announcement of Selected Papers December 31, 2014
Submission of Final Papers and Presentations February 28, 2015
Best Paper Award Announcement March 31, 2015

 • Registration

Start of Online Registration August 1, 2014
Last Date of Early Bird Registration December 31, 2014
Last Date of Registration February 28, 2015

 

 For more details of the conference please email kesli@ndsl.or.kr or visit the Conference website.