[Asis-l] 2nd call for papers: A-LIEP 2016 -- Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education & Practice, Nov 3-4, 2016 in Nanjing, China

Khoo Soo Guan, Christopher (Assoc Prof) chriskhoo at pmail.ntu.edu.sg
Tue May 17 06:30:44 EDT 2016

November 3-4, 2016, Nanjing, China
Paper submission system (via EasyChair) is ready: http://aliep2016.nju.edu.cn/Submit%20a%20Paper.htm
Paper submission deadline is 30 June 2016.
Organized by Nanjing University, China
Hosted by the School of Information Management, Nanjing University, China In collaboration with
- College of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing Agricultural University, China
- School of Economics & Management, Nanjing University of Science & Technology, China

The Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP) is an international conference series which has been held in the Asia-Pacific region every one or two years since 2006. The aim of the conference is to bring together LIS educators, researchers and practitioners to share their research, experiences and innovations in Library & Information Science, and stimulate greater collaboration and cooperation regionally and globally.

The 7th A-LIEP (A-LIEP 2016) will be held in Nanjing, China on 3-4 November 2016. Nanjing is a famous historical and cultural city with a history of 2500 years and regarded as one of the "top four ancient cultural capitals of China". This conference will continue the tradition of examining new challenges and developments in LIS, in particular potential paradigm shifts in the age of big data.


The theme of A-LIEP 2016 is: Innovation in Library & Information Science in the Age of Big Data We sincerely invite submissions on LIS education, practice and research in the context of the recent global interest in big data, taken in a broad sense.

There are three conference tracks: LIS Education, LIS Practice and LIS Research. The following list of topics for the 3 conference tracks is suggestive, but not exhaustive.

Challenges in LIS education nationality or internationality Collaboration and resource sharing among LIS schools/departments Cultivation of scientific data specialists MOOCs and LIS education Impact of big data on LIS education Preparing LIS graduates for the new market Quality assurance and accreditation of LIS programs Impact of LIS education on the work and career of LIS graduates Interdisciplinary Curriculum Development in LIS Developing Competencies of LIS Professionals Impact of new ICTs on LIS curriculum

Collaboration among Libraries and with other professions Competency standards for library and information services Customer-focused services Efficiency vs. Effectiveness of Libraries Impact of Mobile Technologies on Libraries Integrating teaching, research and practice Leadership development and strategic management in libraries Digital Preservation Outsourcing of Information Services User education and information literacy for life-long learning Libraries as learning organizations Libraries' role in curating and exposing big data Future libraries, future librarians, future skills

Digital Libraries, Digital Archives
Information Behavior
Information Literacy
Information Organization, Knowledge Organization Knowledge Management and Knowledge Services Semantic Web and Linked Data Text and Social Media Mining Digital Humanities Big Data and Data Science Information Visualization Scientometrics and scientific evaluation

Full Papers: length 8 to 12 pages, single-spaced, Times New Roman 11 pt. font Short Papers: length 4 to 7 pages, single-spaced, Times New Roman 11 pt. font
Poster: abstract of 1 to 2 pages
A paper template is given for your reference on the conference website.
The conference proceedings will be published officially. High quality papers will be considered for publication by the LIBRES e-journal (Singapore) and Journal of Data and Information Science (China), after required revisions.

Long/short paper submission deadline: 30 June 2016 Notification of long/short paper acceptance: 31 July 2016 Camera-ready paper submission deadline: 20 August 2016 Poster submission deadline: 31 July 2016 Notification of poster acceptance: 31 August 2016

If you have any question, please contact the conference organizer by the email: aliep2016 at nju.edu.cn.

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