Two days National Conference on
Electronic Resources and Academic Libraries
Exploring New Trends, Technologies, Practices, Services and Management
Date: October 21-22, 2016
Rev. Fr. Utarid Library
St. Xavier’s College of Education (Autonomous)
Society for the Advancement in Library and Information Science (SALIS)
Venue: St. Xavier’s College of Education (Autonomous), Palayamkottai.
Theme and Sub Themes
Print vs E-resources- usage and benefits of Academic Libraries- Collection Building: Collection building policy; E-journals-E-books, Databases and other e-resources; subscription models; Budget- Subscription and consortium based access - Archival and preservation policy; ILL - Collaboration - sharing resources among libraries
E-resources: Exploring New Trends, Technologies, Practices, Service and Management – new affordable subscription models- pricing; sharing resources using new technologies among institutions - innovative services; new search and retrieval tools and strategies; Electronic Document Delivery Service; Discovery Service; Best practices- new tools for usage statistics.
Studies on Usage/Utilization of E-resources – journals-books –thesis and dissertations- standards, patents, etc in various Academic institutions – among students, scholars and faculty members.
Global E-publishers- E-journals, E-books, their products and innovative services: Science Direct – Wiley- Springer- Sage-IEEE-ASCE- ASME etc; E-books aggregators-ProQuest, EBSCO; E-Databases – WoS, SCOPUS; Subscription models – licensing and pricing – access through consortium- Online Electronic Book stores ; Exploring trends and technologies.
Open Access Resources: Open Access Publishers –Scholarly Open Access Publishers; ROAD-Models – Open Access Journals and Repositories; Preprint-post print-publishers, PDF; Options- Models and routes – RoMEO–Colour code for publishers - Gold-Green-Blue-Yellow-White; Major Open Access Publishers – DOAJ; ROAD - Open Access Publishers in India: NISCAIR – IAS – INSA - ICMR, etc
Consortium in India– NKRC (National Knowledge Research Consortium for CSIR and DST institutions), e-ShodhSindhu: Consortium for Higher Education Electronic Resources – IIM Libraries - NPTEL
Digital Library and Institutional and Open Access Repositories - for E-resources Access, Promotion, Visibility and Management; OpenDOAR – ROAR; Digital Library software
Promotion and Marketing of E-resources: Orientation, IL and training programmes ; Marketing of e-resources- traditional methods – posters- banners-training prgramme; innovative methods and social media; usage of library resources – usage statistics.
Copyrights, Fare use and Licensing Agreement issues – Access, download, sharing among libraries- ILL- Archival and preservation issues-Plagiarism issues
Submission of Papers
Original and unpublished papers on the conference themes are invited for presentation in the conference. Papers will be accepted only after the review by editorial review committee. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings with ISBN.
The full paper in Word file (with an abstract not exceeding 200 words and at least 3 keywords) should be submitted as an e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Paper should not exceed 6 pages (line space: 1.5, font size: 12, font: Times New Roman, Reference: APA Style). For more details, visit the conference website. The authors of accepted papers have to pay the registration fee immediately after the receipt of communication of acceptance to include their papers in the proceedings.
Working Librarians, LIS Professionals, LIS Teachers, Students and Research Scholars.
Accommodation will be arranged in our hostels on additional payment. The room rent varies from Rs.150 to Rs.500 per day. Number of standard hotels and lodges are available in the city also and the room rent varies from Rs.400 to Rs.2500 per day.
Our college is located at the centre of the city. Number of city buses are available from the new bus stand, old bus stand and railway station. Trains are available from any part of Tamil Nadu and India including Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy, Salem, Cochin, Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore, Mysore, and Mumbai etc. The nearest airport is located at Thoothukudi (55 kms), Madurai (150kms) and Thiruvananthapuram (150kms).
LIS Professionals (Full Conference Kit) - Rs. 1000/-
Research Scholars and LIS Students (Regular) - Rs. 500/-
Participants without Paper - Rs. 500/-
Registration fee should be paid through demand draft drawn in favour of “The Principal, St. Xavier’s College of Education” Payable at Palayamkottai and addressed to Organizing Secretary. The online payment details will be provided on request.
Submission of full paper : 25.09.2016
Communication of Acceptance : 30.09.2016
Registration : 05.10.2016
Awards and Mementos
Cash awards will be given to the best papers for LIS Students and LIS Professional and Women Professional separately.
About the City
Palayamkottai is located in Tirunelveli City Municipal Corporation. Palayamkottai and Tirunelveli are known as twin cities separated by Thamiraparani River. Palayamkottai is the Oxford of Southern India. Number of esteemed educational institutions are in and around the city.
Nearest Tourist Places
Kandhimathiamman Temple is the beautiful temple which is situated in Tirunelveli town. The Nellaiappar mandabam is a beautiful place to be visited. Kandhimathi and Nellaiappar Mandabam are artful in nature. It is an ancient temple on vast expanse of land. The speciality of the temple is that perumal and shiva reside in the temple. Tirunelveli special Halwa (Iruttukadai) shop is situated in front of the temple.
Krishnapuram Venkatachalapathy Temple (also called Krishnapuram Temple)
Krishnapuram, a village in Tirunelveli district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to the Hindu God Vishnu. It is located 10 km from Palayamkottai. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is a storehouse of Nayak architecture. The Vijayanagar and Nayak kings commissioned pillared halls and major shrines of the temple during the 16th century. The temple follows Thenkalai tradition of worship.
St. Antony’s Shrine
Uvari is famous for its St. Antony's shrine built 400 years before. A shrine dedicated to St. Antony. Uvari is the only place in Tamil Nadu that has St. Antony's shrine adjacent to sea. According to ancient Tamil history, people were called Bharathars of the Neithal (ocean) land. Uvari's historical name was Obeer Pattanam which was ruled by the Pandiyan dynasty, before they were converted by Portuguese. The priests, acting as godfathers, gave surnames such as Fernando to all Roman Catholic Bharathars as they were converted by the Portuguese.
Courtallam is a town panchayat situated at a mean elevation of 160 m (520 ft) on the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu, India. The numerous waterfalls and cascades along with the ubiquitous health resorts in the area have earned it the title “Spa of South India”. The falls carry a good amount of water only when there is rain on the hills. Season begins from June of every year till September. The South West Monsoon brings in the cold breeze with mild temperature. From October to December North East Monsoon sets over in Tamil Nadu and the climate is cold and the rains are very heavy sometimes.
Other nearest places to see: Tiruchendur, Tuticorin, Kanyakumari
All communications should be addressed to:
Dr. T. Raja
Organizing Secretary, NCERAAL’2016 &
St. Xavier’s College of Education (Autonomous)
Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli – 2.
Mobile: 9788231603, 9629672202, 9442409929