Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Call for Papers : A-LIEP 2016 @ Nanjing, China

The 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP 2016) 
November 3-4, 2016
Nanjing, China

Organized by
Nanjing University, China

Hosted by
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.

LIS Education
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

LIS Practice
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

LIS Research
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:

No comments: