Call for Papers: Asian Conference on Library, Archive & Information Management 2016 (ACLAIM2016)

call for papers [150-2]The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), in conjunction with its global university and institutional partners, is proud to announce The Asian Conference on Library, Archive & Information Management 2016 (ACLAIM2016).

The Abstract Submission Deadline is August 20, 2016.

To submit an abstract:

Please remember to submit your abstract(s) before the deadline in order to complete the review process.

The Registration Deadline is September 20, 2016.

Join us in Kobe, Japan and contribute to the conference dialogue along with ACLAIM2016 Conference Co-Chairs, Dr. Patrick Lo of University of Tsukuba, Japan and Dr. Dickson Chiu of University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong as we discuss this year’s conference theme “Preserving Heritage”. For more information on ACLAIM2016 Conference Co-Chairs, Keynote & Featured Speakers, please visit our website.

Join IAFOR at ACLAIM2016 to:

Deliver your research findings to a global audience
Have your work published in the conference proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, open access IAFOR Journals
Benefit from IAFOR’s interdisciplinary focus by hearing the latest research in the field of Library, Archive & Information Management
Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
Participate in interactive audience sessions
Access international networking opportunities

Conference Theme
The conference theme for The Asian Conference on Library, Archive and Information Management (ACLAIM2016) is “Preserving Heritage”, and the organisers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other LAIM-related topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

According to Wikipedia, “preservation refers to the set of activities that aims to prolong the life of a record and relevant metadata, or enhance its value, or improve access to it through non-interventive means. This includes actions taken to influence records creators prior to selection and acquisition.” Obviously, a wide range of organisations, including libraries, archives, museums, galleries, academic institutes, together with professionals and educators in various disciplines, as well as policy makers, are involved.

In this conference, participants are invited to explore and enquire ways in which the initiatives and efforts carried out by the LAIM professionals could bring progress and positive changes to the preservation of heritage worldwide. Abstracts should address one or more of the streams below, identifying a relevant sub-theme:

Documentary/cultural heritage preservation: Technological trends and developments
Documentary/cultural heritage preservation: Domestic, national and international efforts
Documentary/cultural heritage preservation: Public & private partnerships
Documentary/cultural heritage preservation: Organisational management
Documentary/cultural heritage preservation: Professional training & education
Documentary/cultural heritage preservation: Intangible objects
Documentary/cultural heritage preservation: Post-colonial societies
Documentary/cultural heritage preservation: Political agendas
Documentary/cultural heritage preservation: Then versus now
Documentary/cultural heritage preservation: Physical versus online
Documentary/cultural heritage preservation: Educational policy and curriculum design

In addition, general submissions are organised into the following thematic streams:

Principles, theories, models, challenges, legal, social, economic, cultural, government, policy issues of LAIM
Digitisation and repositories: digital libraries, online archives and virtual repositories
Change in LAM practices through technologies
Change in LAM practices in meeting users’ needs/demands
User behaviour, needs and expectations
Digital, information, and reading literacies
Management and marketing issues for LAIM
Service perspectives for LAIM, e.g., recommendation, personalization, operation, monitoring, and evaluation
Social media and network applications for LAIM
LAIM for knowledge management and education
LAIM for other professions, e.g., engineering, healthcare, business, etc.
LAIM practices in multilingual / multi-cultural societies
LAIM and interdisciplinary thinking
LAIM professional associations and sharing
LAIM professional concerns, training and development
LAIM services to people of ethnic minorities, special learning needs/difficulties, and disability
LAIM partnerships and advocacy
Creative use of user space and architecture for LAIM
Data curation and data science
Metadata, ontologies, semantic Web, and bibliometrics
Emerging technology paradigms for LAIM, e.g., mobile, cloud, big data, GIS, etc.

About IAFOR and its events
IAFOR welcomes thousands of academics to our conferences each year, which range in size from around 100 to in excess of 500 attendees. They do so because of the supportive and nurturing research environment, because of the unique networking opportunities, and because of the strength of the organization’s platform.

Our conferences are meticulously planned and programmed under the direction of prominent academics to ensure that they offer programs of the highest level, and are also quite unique in the way in which they are supported by some of the world’s leading academic institutions, including the University of London (UK), Virginia Tech (USA), Monash University (Australia), Barcelona University (Spain), Waseda University (Japan), the National Institute of Education (Singapore), and The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKSAR).

IAFOR’s credibility has enabled it to become a genuine pioneer, and has grown to be the most respected and trusted organization encouraging international, intercultural and interdisciplinary study. The organization is a formative influence in providing new research avenues and visionary development solutions necessary in our rapidly emerging globalized world.

We welcome you to engage in this expanding global academic community of individuals and network of institutions, and look forward to seeing you at one of our future events, as we look forward to breaking new ground, together.

To learn more about IAFOR –

Contact Info:

Mr. Kiyoshi Mana
Director of International Operations

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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