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ACLAIM 2016 : The Asian Conference on Library, Archive & Information Management 2016


When Oct 20, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016
Where Kobe, Japan
Submission Deadline Sep 20, 2016
Final Version Due Nov 23, 2016
Categories    librarianship   archival science   information management   iafor

Call For Papers

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), in conjunction with its global university and institutional partners, is proud to announce The Asian Conference on Library, Archive & Information Management 2016 (ACLAIM2016).

Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network and create new relationships. Hear the latest research. Explore the beautiful and historical city of Kobe, Japan. Join a global academic community.


Conference Theme

The conference theme for The Asian Conference on Library, Archive and Information Management (ACLAIM2016) is “Preserving Heritage”, and the organisers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other LAIM-related topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

According to Wikipedia, “preservation refers to the set of activities that aims to prolong the life of a record and relevant metadata, or enhance its value, or improve access to it through non-interventive means. This includes actions taken to influence records creators prior to selection and acquisition.” Obviously, a wide range of organisations, including libraries, archives, museums, galleries, academic institutes, together with professionals and educators in various disciplines, as well as policy makers, are involved.

In this conference, participants are invited to explore and enquire ways in which the initiatives and efforts carried out by the LAIM professionals could bring progress and positive changes to the preservation of heritage worldwide. Abstracts should address one or more of the streams below, identifying a relevant sub-theme:

Documentary/cultural heritage preservation: Technological trends and developments
Documentary/cultural heritage preservation: Domestic, national and international efforts
Documentary/cultural heritage preservation: Public & private partnerships
Documentary/cultural heritage preservation: Organisational management
Documentary/cultural heritage preservation: Professional training & education
Documentary/cultural heritage preservation: Intangible objects
Documentary/cultural heritage preservation: Post-colonial societies
Documentary/cultural heritage preservation: Political agendas
Documentary/cultural heritage preservation: Then versus now
Documentary/cultural heritage preservation: Physical versus online
Documentary/cultural heritage preservation: Educational policy and curriculum design

In addition, general submissions are organised into the following thematic streams:

Principles, theories, models, challenges, legal, social, economic, cultural, government, policy issues of LAIM
Digitisation and repositories: digital libraries, online archives and virtual repositories
Change in LAM practices through technologies
Change in LAM practices in meeting users’ needs/demands
User behaviour, needs and expectations
Digital, information, and reading literacies
Management and marketing issues for LAIM
Service perspectives for LAIM, e.g., recommendation, personalization, operation, monitoring, and evaluation
Social media and network applications for LAIM
LAIM for knowledge management and education
LAIM for other professions, e.g., engineering, healthcare, business, etc.
LAIM practices in multilingual / multi-cultural societies
LAIM and interdisciplinary thinking
LAIM professional associations and sharing
LAIM professional concerns, training and development
LAIM services to people of ethnic minorities, special learning needs/difficulties, and disability
LAIM partnerships and advocacy
Creative use of user space and architecture for LAIM
Data curation and data science
Metadata, ontologies, semantic Web, and bibliometrics
Emerging technology paradigms for LAIM, e.g., mobile, cloud, big data, GIS, etc.


Submit your research and join the discussion. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by June 20, 2016.

To submit an abstract, please log into the IAFOR Submission System:

For more information on ACLAIM2016, please visit the conference website:

We look forward to seeing you in Kobe!

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