Presentation on: Role of International Conferences in The Development of LISCourse No. 422Course Title: Comparative Study of Information SystemsCourse Teacher: Md. Anwarul IslamDesignation: Assistant Professor Presenter Suraiya Abedin Joya Rajib Hossain Khan
Today we are living in an Information Society, of which information isthe core ingredient. If we need to survive as an information scientist inthis society, we should be acquainted with the current flow ofinformation. Conferences, seminars & workshops are those that can behandful to cope up with the global challenge.
Generally we can say that conference, seminar and workshop are thenarrower sense of the term meeting, which means an occasion whenpeople come together to discuss or decide something. But they arevaried in nature. These are briefly described here;Conference - A large official meeting, usually lasting for a few days, atwhich people with the same work or interests come together to discusstheir views.
In an conference, papers are invited on a particular theme. After thereception of the paper, the persons whose papers are accepted can takepart in the session. A keynote speaker is invited to make the attendeeslucrative.Seminar – It is an educational event that feature one or more subjectmatter experts delivering information primarily via lecture anddiscussion.Workshop - A period of discussion and practical work on a particularsubject, in which a group of people share their knowledge andexperience. This format often involves students practicing their newskills during the event under the watchful eye of the instructor.
The goal of the conference is to bring together librarians, informationengineers, educators as well as experts and information professionals inother related fields, from both national and international level. Thespecific objectives of the conference are;1. To create awareness on the latest development;2. To explore the emerging technologies for delivering quality services;3. To offer an opportunity to put forth innovative ideas;4. To strengthen the academic collaborations and strategic alliances;5. To facilitate interaction with experts;6. To identify and promote best practices;7. To outline policies and professional strategies;8. To inspire young men to accept leadership;9. To provide semi-organized networking opportunities;
Since the Library Association was formed at a conference in London in1877, it has staged an annual conference every year with the exceptionof the years 1914 and 1940 to 1945. The International Federation ofLibrary Associations (IFLA) came into being at the 50th anniversaryconference of the LA, with ALA as one of the founding members.The first conference whose title in anyway referred to “InformationScience” was the second international congress on information systemsciences at Hot Springs, Virginia, in 1962. This conference, was animportant step in identifying scholars from various disciplines withcommon goals of understanding information and the sciences relatedto it.
Library and Information Science comprise an interdisciplinary fieldconcerned with all phases of the information transfer process. The truescope of LIS is as yet unclear since the discipline is really in its emergentstage. Nevertheless, indications of the scope of LIS may be given byenumerating the sub areas that have been addressed thus far: Global Scenarios of Library Education & Practice Information Literacy E – Learning Digital Content Management System RFID and Smart Card Digital Preservation Digital Libraries E – Resource Sharing Knowledge Management Open Sources Software & Library Applications Open Access for Scholarly Contents
It is mentioned earlier, that the field of LIS is ever growing and everspreading. Now we will address some international conferences onsome adjacent areas of LIS:a. Knowledge Managementb. Digital Libraryc. Information Literacyd. Library Education
Increasingly questions about the future of Knowledge Managementarise. The subject field is relatively defused and scattered into divergingconcepts, perspectives and disciplines. The following conferences willexplore the trends about the future of KM;
Title The 8th 12th International The 18th The 5th International Conference on International International Conference on Knowledge Conference on Conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Information, Management Knowledge Engineering and Process, and Technologies Knowledge Knowledge Management ManagementTheme Rethinking Knowledge is not Knowledge Knowledge Knowledge the Destination: Engineering and Management and Management: The evolving role Knowledge Event Processing Foresight in the 21st of semantic Management that century technology mattersNation Johannesburg, Messe Congress Galway City, Nice, France South Africa Graz, Austria IrelandDate & Year 4 – 6 September, 5 – 7 September, 8 – 12 October, Feb. 24 – Mar. 1, 2012 2012 2012 2013Sub - theme Knowledge Knowledge Semantic Web, E- Knowledge Networks, KM Evolution, business, Natural Fundamentals, Models, KM Knowledge Language Process Theories, KM Discovery, Processing Management, Strategies Knowledge Process Analysis Context
With the advent of the Internet, the past decades have seen aburgeoning of Digital Libraries. Researchers, scholars, andprofessionals have come to recognize the importance of digital librariesand the convenience they might bring to the society. The followingconferences will markup that point;
Title Joint Conference The 14th The 2nd International on Digital Library International International Conference on Conference on Conference on Theory and Asia-Pacific Digital Practice of Digital Libraries Information Digital Libraries Processing and CommunicationsTheme Digital Libraries: The Outreach of Digital Theory and Bringing Together Digital Libraries: A Information Practice of Digital Scholars, Globalized Resource Processing and Libraries Scholarship and Network Communications Research DataNation Ottawa, Canada Taipei, Taiwan Lithuania Paphos, CyprusDate & Year June 13-17, 2011 November 12-15, July 10-12, 2012 23-27 September, 2012 2012Sub - theme Data Management, Cloud Computing, Data Mining, E- Digital Libraries Interface Design, Social Media, learning, Wireless Architecture,User Electronic Mobile Services Communications Interfaces, Publishing Information Browsing
Information Literacy is defined as the ability to know when there is aneed for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, andeffectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand. Inorder to throw light upon different aspects of information literacy thefollowing conferences are organized:
Title The 3rd European International International International Conference on Conference on Conference on Conference on Information Media and Information Information Literacy Information Literacy and the Science and Literacy Library as a Information Learning Literacy resource CenterTheme Information Information Media and Consequences for Science and Literacy and Information User Education, Information Lifelong Learning Literacy in Design and Library Literacy Knowledge Professionals with Societies focus on the learning environmentNation Sibiu, Romania Istanbul, Turkey Moscow, Russia SwedenDate & Year 22-24 April, 2012 23-25 October, 2013 24-28 June, 2012 23-24 April, 2001Sub-theme Information E-literacy, Media Web-based Teaching Theory, Literacy, Computer Training, E- Techniques, Information Literacy learning, Mobile Information Retrieval, Image Technologies Literacy and Processing Education
International conferences on library education wishes to bring togetheracademics, researchers, scholars, practitioners, and individualsinterested in the vast field of LIS education for a meaningfuleducational networking. Some of them are mentioned here;
Title Asia-Pacific International 4th International 13th International Conference on Conference on Conference on Conference of Library and Trends in Qualitative and ALISE(Association Information Knowledge and Quantitative for Library and Education and Information Methods in Information Practice Dynamics Libraries Education)Theme Library and Trends in Library New Trends in Always the Information Education and Library Science Beautiful Question: Education and Research Inquiry Supporting Practice: Issues, Teaching, Research Challenges and and Professional Opportunities PracticeNation Putrajaya, Malaysia Bangalore, India Limerick, Ireland Washington, USADate & Year 22-24 June, 2011 10-13 July, 2012 22-25 May, 2012 22-25 January, 2013Sub-theme Impact of ICT on Curriculum Design, Marketing E-learning in LIS Libraries, Customer I-Schools, Open Capabilities, Education, Impact Focused Services Educational Implementation of ICT on LIS Resources Programmes Curriculum
Conferences provide a rare opportunity to get a feel for who the peoplein the field really are. They are therefore a great way to confirm thatyour chosen career path is right for you. Other benefits of conferencesare;1. Learn from others in your profession;2. Easier it will be to give your own presentation one day;3. Get a feel for what’s current in your field;4. Get ideas for projects, papers and presentations;5. You can get network;6. In the process of this networking you will be branding your business;7. Developing opportunities for collaborations;8. Enhancing access to key research;9. Raising the international profile and public acceptance;10. Ensuring continued growth;
A conference on a broad subject, is not a gathering of specialists allhaving the same research interests. Much of the communication whichtakes place in the conference, is necessarily more in the nature of theimparting of information than the exchange of the latest ideas. Aparticipant should leave a conference knowing more andunderstanding more than on arrival.