Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Call for Papers, Posters & Workshops

We invite you to submit a paper /abstract /poster /workshop to the 4th

Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference
(QQML2012), 22 - 25 May 2012, Limerick, Ireland.
Abstract submission deadline: 30 October 2011.

First Call of Proposals QQML2012
Dear Colleagues,
It is our great pleasure to announce the 4th Qualitative and Quantitative
Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2012) at 22 - 25 May
2012, Limerick, Ireland.

Since 2009 QQML has provided an excellent framework for the presentation of
new trends and developments in every aspect of Library and Information
Science, Technology, Applications and Research.

QQML2009, QQML2010 and QQML2011 were successful events both from the number and quality of the presentations and from the post conference publications
in Journals and Books.
QQML2012 will continue and expand the related topics.

Papers are invited for this international conference. The conference will
consider, but not be limited to, the following indicative themes:
Advocacy, networking and influencing: methodologies for building the
evidence base in library and information services (LIS) Balanced Scorecard
tools in libraries Bibliometrics Change of Libraries and the Managerial
Techniques Conceptual and Organizational Perspectives of Knowledge
Communication, Copyright and licensing Data mining
Development and Assessment of Digital Repositories
Development of new metrics
Digital archives
Digital preservation
Distance learning and the role of the library E-Books E-Learning and the
contribution of the libraries, archives and museums E-research E-science
Electronic publishing Financial Management for Excellence Human resources
management Information and Knowledge Services Information literacy:
Information sharing, Democracy and lifelong learning Information retrieval
Innovative management Institutional repositories Intercultural management
Knowledge Based Systems and their Applications Knowledge management concept
and technology, Knowledge mining Libraries and shared services Library
Cooperation: Problems and Challenges at the beginning of the 21st century
Library management and marketing Library statistics Measuring information
literacy effectiveness Metadata creation New means of selecting, collecting,
organizing, and distributing digital content Ontologies Open Access and Open
Source Operational information systems Performance Measurement and
Competitiveness Publishing Models, Processes and Systems Qualitative and
Quantitative methodologies Re-engineering change in higher education
Resource development policy Scholarly Information and the new communication
technologies Semantics Semantics Web Software Strategic management Team
building and management Technology in the Communication: an interactive tool
for development Technology transfer and Innovation in library management
Theoretical models of information media User education
Special Sessions - Workshops
You may send proposals for Special Sessions (4-6 papers) or Workshops (more
than 2 sessions) including the title and a brief description at: or from the electronic submission at the web page:

You may also send Abstracts/Papers to be included in the following sessions,
to new sessions or as contributed papers at the web page:

Contributions may be realized through one of the following ways a.
structured abstracts (not exceeding 500 words) and presentation; b. full
papers (not exceeding 7,000 words); c. posters (not exceeding 2,500 words);
d. visual presentations (Pecha kucha). These presentations consist of
exactly 20 slides, each of which is displayed for 20 seconds. Total
presentation time is precisely 6 minutes 40 seconds and so it is important
to use the transition feature in PowerPoint to time your presentation

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:

The abstracts and full papers should be in compliance to the author


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


Student submissions

The Conference offers Postgraduate students and PhD Candidates a Competition

opportunity. Students who submit to the conference could take part to the

competition, by submitting only one paper to the competition. Students who

enter to the competition have to participate to the conference and register


The papers will be judged by a scientific committee on the significance of

the research theme, the research methodology, the description of the results

and the organization of the presentation.

Professors and Supervisors are encouraged to organize conference sessions of

Postgraduate theses and dissertations.

Please direct any questions regarding the QQML 2012 Conference and Student

Research Competition to: the secretariat of the conference at:

On behalf of the Conference Committee

Dr. Anthi Katsirikou, Conference Co-Chair University of Piraeus Library

Director Head, European Documentation Center Board Member of the Greek

Association of Librarians and Information Professionals

Jerald Cavanagh BSc Econ, MSc, MA, Local Committee Co-Chair Institute

Librarian Limerick Institute of Technology Limerick, Rep of Ireland

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