KLA National Seminar 2013: Registration and First Call for Papers

Kerala Library Association (KLA) is happy to announce the KLA National Seminar-2013, to be held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, during 12-13 July 2013. The main theme of the Seminar is “New Information Technology Interfaces in Libraries and Information Centres (NITILIC)”.

MAIN THEME: “New Information Technology Interfaces in Libraries and Information Centres (NITILIC)”


1. Evolving Models of Library and Information Centres in the New Millennium

  • Digital Library
  • Hybrid Library
  • Library as Place
  • Library without Walls
  • Library Commons, Learning Commons, Information Commons
  • Case studies

2. Social Media in Libraries

  • Tools and Technologies
  • Web 2.0
  • Library 2.0
  • Management: Issues and Strategies
  • Best practices
  • Case studies: Academic and Special Libraries

3. Cloud computing and Libraries

  • Cloud Computing: Emerging concepts
  • Tools and Technologies
  • SaaS, PaaS, IaaS for Libraries
  • Management: Issues and Strategies
  • Security Issues
  • Case studies: Academic and Special Libraries

4. Recent Developments in Software applicable to Libraries

  • Digital Library software
  • Content Management Systems
  • Integrated Library Management Systems
  • Federated Search Software
  • Free and Open Source Software/Proprietary Software
  • Web OPACs
  • Reference Management Software
  • Case studies of application

5. E-reading and E-Devices

  • E-publishing models
  • Web-based e-book Management Software
  • Library accessed through Handheld devices
  • Tablets, E-Readers, Smart phones, i-Pads, i-Pods
  • Other e-reading applications
  • Comparison of devices
  • Gesture-based systems
  • E-devices- user perspectives

6. Library Designing in the Digital Era

  • Information Resources for designing buildings
  • Library Designing: Current trends
  • Models: Public, Academic and Special Libraries
  • Sustainable Library (Green Library)
  • Standards for building, furniture and fittings
  • Case studies

7. Human Resource Development in the Digital context

  • Competencies of LIS professionals
  • Soft skills
  • E-content Development in LIS
  • Curriculum Development for LIS Education
  • E-learning programmes
  • Continuing Education Programmes
  • Methods of imparting Training

8. Technology Interfaces for Public Libraries

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Networking
  • Net based technologies
  • Capacity building
  • Case studies


  • Library and Information Science Professionals;
  • Students and Research scholars;
  • Information Technology Professionals;
  • Academic fraternity in teaching and research;
  • IT service providers, Vendors, Aggregators;
  • Content and Knowledge Managers;
  • Academic Administrators, Policy Planners


The Editorial Committee invites research and technical papers, case studies, technology updates, etc. related to the theme and sub-themes of the Seminar. The paper submitted should have been neither published anywhere nor kept under consideration for publication. All papers will go through a process of review and accepted papers will be allowed to present at different technical sessions. Only a selected number of high quality papers will be published in the Seminar Proceedings. Correspondence will be made with the principal author. The Editorial Committee will have the right to edit the papers. The papers should be submitted in two versions (print and soft copy) as under:

(a) Soft copy as e-mail attachment to: kla.org@gmail.com / klanationalseminar2013@gmail.com

(b) Print version to : The General Convener, KLA National Seminar-2013, Kerala Library Association, 36, II Floor, Kairalie Plaza Annexe, Karamana P.O., Thiruvananthapuram– 695 002, Kerala


Receipt of full paper with Abstract: 05 May 2013

Submission of final version (revised after reviewer’s comments): 31 May 2013
Paper acceptance notification: 05 June 2013
Submission of slide presentation: 01 July 2013
Seminar dates: 12-13 July 2013


Abstract along with the full paper need to be submitted for approval to the Editorial Committee by the date announced. The full paper will be reviewed by the reviewers appointed by the Editorial Committee for acceptance/modifications.

The paper may be limited 2500 – 3000 words. All papers should be typed on Microsoft Word using Times New Roman/Arial font with 12 pt. size. Paper size should be A4, Portrait (8.5” * 11”) using 2.0 spacing with margins 1” (top, bottom and right), and 1.5” (left). Headings & sub headings must be in bold font, justified and numbered according to level of heading as below (First Level Heading, 1.1 Second Level Heading, 1.1.1 Third Level Heading). All illustrations, figures, and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate points, with numbers and captions. Reference/bibliographies may be cited as per APA format prescribed by American-Psychological Association (http://www.apastyle.org)

Title of the paper – title should be concise and expressive of the content; a sub-title may be added if required. The main title should be followed by name, affiliation and address of the author(s) with e-mail ID and contact numbers. All papers must be accompanied by one passport size colour photograph together with a brief CV.

The length of the abstract should not be more than 250-300 words in italics. At least 5 keywords must be given after the abstract t with bold face.

KLA shall have the first publication rights to papers presented at the Seminar. Authors of the selected papers should have to submit a Declaration Form for ‘Copyright Transfer’ and ‘Authorization Note’ for Paper Editing (which may be downloaded from http://klanationalseminar2013.wordpress.com)


One paper will be selected from among the papers presented at the seminar (excluding invited lectures) and given with the “Best paper Award”.


We are NOT providing accommodation to the delegates. We can however, arrange accommodation, based on specific demands and upon receipt of advance payment. For details visit http://klanationalseminar2013.wordpress.com


Individual participants: Rs 1250.00
Institutional participants: Rs 1750.00
Concessional rate for KLA Life Members and Research Scholars in LIS: Rs 1000.00
Students: Rs 750.00

Last date for Registration: 05 July 2013

  • Registration fee is non-refundable.
  • Registration fee entitles the participant for the Seminar kit, lunch, refreshments and dinner. Registration fee does not include accommodation.
  • Registration will be confirmed only after the receipt of the duly completed form and payment in full.
  • Research scholars and students should submit a letter from the Guide/Head of the institution.

Download Registration form: http://klanationalseminar2013.wordpress.com/downloads/registration-form/


All participants have to register online at http://klanationalseminar2013.wordpress.com along with the submission of the duly filled form and registration fee.


By DD drawn in favour of Kerala Library Association and payable at Thiruvananthapuram or by cash to the General Secretary, KLA.

DD along with the registration form may be sent to the General Convener, KLA National Seminar-2013, Kerala Library Association, 36, 2nd Floor, Kairalie Plaza Annexe, Karamana P.O., Thiruvananthapuram– 695 002, Kerala.


The Seminar Hall at Kerala State Science and Technology Museum and Priyadarsini Planetarium (KSSTMPP), PMG Junction, Vikas Bhavan P.O, Thiruvananthapuram – 33.

Web: www.kstmuseum.com


Kerala State Science and Technology Museum and Priyadarsini Planetarium is situated in the centre of the city near PMG Junction. It is about 4 kms from Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station / KSRTC Central Bus Terminus, and 7 kms from Thiruvananthapuram Airport.


Seminar Blog: http://klanationalseminar2013.wordpress.com
KLA Website: www.keralalibraryassociation.org


General Convener:                               

Dr. A. Gopikuttan , President, Kerala Library Association (E-Mail : agopikuttan@yahoo.co.in / Mob. 919446428163)

Joint General Conveners:

Shri M. Chandrakumaran Nair, Vice President, Kerala Library Association(E-mail: ckumarnair@gmail.com / Mob: 919447276657)

Shri S. L. Faisal, General Secretary, Kerala Library Association (E-mail: slfaizal@gmail.com/Mob: 919447699724)