Monday, November 26, 2018

Call for proposals: Data analytics: changing the information landscape

Proposals are invited for the 13th International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries to be held in Aberystwyth UK, 23-25 July 2019.

LibPMC (formerly the Northumbria Conference), brings together practitioners, researchers, educators and students interested in all aspects of performance and measurement in library and information services in any context. The conference offers a mix of invited keynote speakers, contributed papers, short papers and workshops that stimulate discussion and provide workable ideas for measuring and improving library performance and/or propose new concepts and techniques to further advance the field.

The conference theme for 2019 is Data analytics: changing the information landscape. Submissions are equally welcome on any aspect of performance measurement of relevance to the library and information sector.

All proposals will be subject to double-blind peer-review and should not have been published elsewhere nor submitted to another journal or conference. Proposals from early career practitioners or that outline current doctoral research at whatever stage are especially welcomed.
Proposals are welcome for:
·         Full papers, outline novel ideas/methodologies; case studies applying novel methodologies; innovative and/or complex ideas (25 minutes).
·         Lightening papers, case studies applying existing methodologies; have niche applicability or a single thread. Also suitable for testing initial stage research/projects. (10 minutes).
·         Workshops, providing practical hand-on development and training in any of the themes outlined below (1.5 hours)

Topics may include but are not limited to:

Results of performance measurement
  • Digital storage and transformations  
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion  
  • Learning and teaching  
  • Organizational culture and change  
  • Research and scholarly life cycle  
  • Services, collections (including specialized collections), and programs  
  • Space planning and use  
  • Staff and relationships
  • Value and impact  

Performance measurement techniques
  • Analytics
  • Data management and visualization  
  • Frameworks
  • Innovative techniques
  • Measurement and measures/indicators  
  • Methodologies, methods, tools and techniques  
  • Usability 
  • User experience (UX)


For an informal discussion on format, suitability or any other queries, please contact

Judy Broady-Preston and Julie Hart
2019 Conference co-chairs

Frankie Wilson 
Chair, Conference Board

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