8th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2016, 24-27 May 2016, Senate House, University of London, UK)
It is our pleasure to invite you in London (24-27 May 2016, Senate House, University of London, UK) for the 8th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2016, http://www.isast.org) which is organized under the umbrella of ISAST (International Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology).The focus of QQML 2016 International Conference is on:Exploring Trends and Challenges on Building the Future LibrariesThe ideal venue is in Senate House of University of London in the same place with the Central Library of the University and home library for the School of Advanced Study while an inspiring tour inOxford Libraries and Museums is arranged.The QQML2016 Conference Poster is available at: http://www.isast.org/images/
Poster_QQML2016.pdfThis is the eight year of the conference which brings together different disciplines on library and information science; it is a multi–disciplinary conference that covers the Library and Information Science topics in conjunction to other disciplines (e.g. innovation and economics, management and marketing, statistics and data analysis, information technology, human resources, museums, archives, special librarianship, etc).
The conference invites special and contributed sessions, oral communications, workshops and posters.
Target GroupThe target group and the audience are library and archives professionals in a more general sense: professors, researchers, students, administrators, stakeholders, librarians, technologists, museum scientists, archivists, decision makers and managers.Main topicsThe emphasis is given to the models and the initiatives that run under the budget restrictions, such as the Information Management and the innovation, the crisis management, the long-term access, the synergies and partnership, the open access movement and technological development.The conference will consider, but not be limited to, the following indicative themes:1. Information and Knowledge Management2. Synergies, Organizational Models and Information Systems3. Open Data, Open Access, Analysis and Applications4. Multimedia Systems and Applications5. Computer Networks and Social Networks,6. Health Reference and Informatics7. Information Technologies in Education8. Decision making in service innovation9. Data Mining, content analysis, taxonomies, ontologies10. STM information developmentSpecial Sessions – WorkshopsYou may send proposals for Special Sessions (4-6 papers) or Workshops (more than 2 sessions) including the title and a brief description at: firstname.lastname@example.org or from the electronic submission at the web page: http://www.isast.org/
abstractsubmission.htmlYou may also send Abstracts/Papers to be included in the proposed sessions, to new sessions or as contributed papers at the web page: http://www.isast.org/ abstractsubmission.htmlContributions may be realized through one of the following waysa. structured abstracts (not exceeding 500 words) and presentation;b. full papers (not exceeding 7,000 words);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/.The abstracts and full papers should be in compliance to the author guidelines: http://www.isast.org/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 submissionsProfessors and Supervisors are encouraged to organize conference sessions of Postgraduate theses and dissertations.Please direct any questions regarding the QQML 2016 Conference and Student Research Presentations to: the secretariat of the conference at: email@example.comImportant dates:Deadline of abstracts submitted: 20 December 2014Reviewer’s response: in 3 weeks after submissionEarly registration: 30th of March 2016Paper and Presentation Slides: 1st of May 2016Conference dates:Paper contributors have the opportunity to be published in the QQML e- Journal, which continues to retain the right of first choice, however in addition they have the chance to be published in other scientific journals.QQML e- Journal is included in EBSCOhost and DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).Submissions of abstracts to special or contributed sessions could be sent directly to the conference secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to the Session Number, as they are referred at the conference website to help the secretariat to classify the submissions.For more information and Abstract/Paper submission and Special Session Proposals please visit the conference website at: http://www.isast.org or contact the secretary of the conference at : email@example.comLooking forward to welcoming you in London,With our best regards,On behalf of the Conference CommitteeAnthi Katsirikou, PhDConference Co-ChairUniversity of Piraeus Library DirectorHead, European Documentation CenterBoard Member of the Greek Association of Librarians and Information Professionals