International Conference on Knowledge Organisation in Academic Libraries (I-KOAL)*

International Conference on Knowledge Organisation in Academic Libraries (I-KOAL)*

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The International Conference on Knowledge Organisation in Academic Libraries (I-KOAL), formerly the National Conference on Knowledge Organisation in Academic Libraries (KOAL), is organized by the Library Professionals Association (LPA), India. It aims (1) to create awareness and provide a platform for the exchange and sharing knowledge and skills among LIS professionals and academicians in Knowledge Economy, (2) to establish an effective channel of communication between theoretical researchers and practitioners, and (3) to provide an opportunity to put forward innovative plans, debates, classic ideas, and promote closer cooperation and among professionals and encourage them for participation in developing knowledge economy.

Conference History:

I-KOAL 2023, January 20-21, 2023, C-DAC, Navi Mumbai, India

Conference Theme: Redesigning Modern Library and Innovative Services in Digital Environment
(Co-organizer: Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) – Navi Mumbai)

    Conference Program TBD

    Sub-themes:
    Digital Library initiatives
    Innovative Library Services
    Emerging Trends in Libraries
    Management of Digital Libraries
    Smart Libraries: Concepts & Processes
    Public Library as Educational Hubs
    Capacity Building & HR Management in Library Services
    Role of Library Association in Professional Development
    Collection Development Policies in Digital Age
    Research Ethics, IPR, Plagitarism and Technology
    Open-source Technology Management
    Copyright /IPR and Libraries
    Institutional Repositorities

I-KOAL 2022, April 22-23, 2022, Tumkur University, Tumkuru, India

Conference Theme: Digital Transformation: Moving forwards Developing Smart Libraries
(Co-organizer: Department of Studies and Research in Library and Information Science, Tumkur University)

    Conference Program n.a.

    Sub-themes:
    Copyright / IPR and Libraries
    Capacity Building & HR Management in Digital Age
    Collection Development Policies in Digital Age
    Digital Library Initiatives
    Emerging Trends in Libraries
    Innovative Library Services
    Institutional Repositories
    Library Association & Networks
    Management of Digital Libraries
    Open Technology Management
    Research Ethics, Plagitarism and Technology
    Smart Libraries: Concepts & Processes
    Transforming Library as Educational and Cultural Hubs

I-KOAL 2020, October 16-17, 2020, Tumkur University, Tumkuru, India

Conference Theme: Digital Transformation: Moving Towards Developing Smart Libraries
(Co-organizer: Department of Studies and Research in Library and Information Science, Tumkur University)

    Conference Program n.a.

    Sub-themes:
    Smart Libraries: Concept & Processes
    Digital Library initiatives
    Management Libraries & Digital Libraries
    Emerging & Innovative Technologies’s Applications in Libraries
    Transforming Library as Educational and Cultural Hubs
    Collection Development Policies in Digital Age
    Capacity Building & HR Management in Digital Age
    Innovative Library Services
    Open Technology Movement
    Institutional Repositories
    Copyright/IPR and Libraries
    Research Ethics, Plagiarism and Technology
    Library Association & Networks

I-KOAL 2019, September 12-13, 2019, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, India

Theme: Building Smart Libraries: Challenges and Discovery Tools
(Co-organizer: Bhaikaka Library (University Library) & Department of Library and Information Science, Sardar Patel University)

    Conference Program n.a.

    Sub-themes:
    Digital Strategies & Innovation
    Digital Governance & Smart Libraries
    Collection Development Policies in Digital Age
    Developing Reading Habits in Digital Environment
    Digital Collection Development and Access Management
    Emerging & Innovative Technology Applications in Libraries
    Issues, Challenges and Opportunities in Digital Environment
    Knowledge Organization & Services
    Smart Libraries: Concept & Processes
    Inculcate Reading Habits amongst Users
    Social media and Innovative Library Practices
    Transforming Library Spaces into Cultural Hubs
    Transforming Library into Tourist Information Centre
    Strategies and Tools of Library Services to Users
    Content Development, Management and Access Tools
    Capacity Building & HR Management in e-Environment
    Global Dimensions of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR): Challenges and Issues
    IPR Issues in Research and Creative Works IPR Concerns and Publication Industry

I-KOAL 2018, November 26-27, 2018, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India

Conference Theme: Participation of Academic Libraries in Knowledge Economy
(Co-organizer: Indira Gandhi Memorial Library, University of Hyderabad)

    Conference Program n.a.

    Sub-themes:
    Academic Research and Knowledge Generation
    Knowledge Discovery Tools, services and Data Warehousing
    Knowledge Discovery in Databasesw
    Web and Distributed Information Retrieval
    Interactive and Online Data Mining
    Integration of Data Warehousing and Data Mining
    Usage and Usage Data Analysis
    Big Data, R-statistic and Knowledge Discovery
    Web Mining and Web Scale Discovery
    Open Access and Open Repositories
    Management of Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories
    Mobile Networking, Social Media and Social Network Analysis
    Digital Curation, Content and Document Management
    Semantic Technologies and Ontologies
    Digital Library Development and Digital Rights Management
    Standards, Interoperability and IPR issues
    Knowledge Management and Web 2.0/ Web 3.0
    Web Technologies and Applications of Social networking
    Resource sharing and library consortia
    User education/orientation/awareness

I-KOAL 2017, December 15-16, 2017, University of Goa, Panaji, India

Conference Theme: Transformation Through Electronic Information Resources for Digital Society
(Co-organizer: Goa University Library, University of Goa)

    Conference Program n.a.

    Sub-themes:
    Content management tools
    Copyright and IPR issues
    Digital information: collect, manage, dissemination
    Digital library: Concept, prospects, challenges
    Digital repositories with open source software
    Digital rights management
    Electronic and digital resource management
    Electronic information resources
    E-resources and web resources management
    Ethics of using e-resources
    Information technology and knowledge resource centres
    Knowledge organisation and knowledge engineering
    Library leadership in digital environment
    Social media and networking in libraries
    Transformation of knowledge to society
    Web services, archiving and preservation

KOAL-2016, March 9-10, 2016, PK DAS Institute of Medical Sciences, Vaniamkulam, India

Conference Theme: Digitalization: The Path to the peak
(Co-organizer: Central Library, PK DAS Institute of Medical Sciences)

    Conference Program n.a.

    Sub-themes:
    Digital Library: Concept, Prospects and Challenges
    Digital Information: collect, manage and dissemination
    E-resources and Web Resources Management
    Digital Repositories with Open Sources Software
    Social Media and Networking in Libraries
    Copy right and IPR Issues
    Library Leadership in Digital Environment
    Web services, archiving and preservations

I-KOAL 2015, January 2-3, 2015, Manipal University Jaipur, Jaipur, India

Conference Theme: Digital India-Digital Libraries
(Co-organizer: Faculty of Engineering, Manipal University Jaipur)

    Conference Program n.a.

    Sub-themes:
    DL Infrastructure and systems
    • E-resources (Books, Journals and Database)
    • Digital library architectures
    • Cloud & grid deployments
    • Federation of repositories
    • Collaborative & participatory information environments
    • Data storage & indexing
    • E-science, e-government, e-learning
    • Semantic web issues in digital libraries
    • Ontology and knowledge organization systems
    DL Education
    • Digital library conceptual models
    • Digital library 2.0
    • Digital library education
    • Economic and legal aspects
    • Landscape for digital libraries
    • Theoretical models of information interaction and organization
    • Human factors in networked information
    • User behavior analysis and modeling
    DL Contents
    • Metadata schemes
    • Interoperability and Information integration
    • Digital curation and related workflows
    • Preservation, authenticity and provenance
    • Web archiving
    • Social media and dynamically generated content for particular uses
    DL services
    • Information retrieval & browsing
    • Multilingual & multimedia Information Retrieval
    • Personalization in digital libraries
    • Context awareness in information access
    • Semantic aware services
    • Technologies for delivering/accessing digital libraries
    • Visualization of large-scale information environments
    • Evaluation of online information environments
    • Quality metrics
    • Interfaces to digital libraries
    • Data mining/extraction of structure from networked information
    • Scholarly communication

KOAL-2014 (Jalandhar, India)

    Conference Program n.a.

    Sub-themes:
    n.a.

KOAL-2013, April 27, 2013, Indian Social Institute, New Delhi

Conference Theme: Life Cycle of an e-Resource

    Conference Program n.a.

    Sub-themes:
    Electronic Resources – Management
    E-books and E-journals
    Web links – URLs/WEBINAR
    Open access e-resources
    Metadata – Z39.50, XML,
    Standards – interoperability
    Networking and Consortium
    Innovative services provided using e-resources
    Training – staff and to library users
    E-Publishing and linking
    Databases – providers, access mechanism, licensing mechanism
    Access, browsing and searching techniques
    Multimedia e-resources
    Information Management and Security
    Digital Library / Institutional Repositories
    Knowledge management
    Web 2.0 technologies
    Use and Usage study of e-resources
    Intellectual property management issues

KOAL-2012, September 29, Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi, India

    Conference Program n.a.

    Sub-themes:
    Knowledge Management and Storage
    Automation and Computerization of Library
    Digital Library architecture and access management
    Copyrights issues in digital environment
    Collaboration and Networking of Libraries
    Open archives initiatives/PMH
    Open Educational resources
    Digital Library development and management
    Digital preservation standards and policy

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