Theme: Curation and Management of Cultural Heritage through Libraries: Challenges and Opportunities for the Digital Society
The objective of the ICoASL 2017 is to provide a platform for exchange of knowledge and skills relevant to information professionals in Asia with a global perspective. These endeavors will contribute to establish our global identity much firmer than ever for the sustainable library future.
The following topics, but not limited to, are strongly encouraged. The following topics, but not limited to, are strongly encouraged.
How can the libraries take a part in preserving cultural heritages in the digital era?
Related topics: collection management, organization of information, preservation and conservation, digital curation, archiving, open access, linked open data, repositories, disclosure of information, information commons, intellectual property, etc.
How can the libraries best serve and educate the community to learn the cultural heritages?
Related topics: Customer satisfaction -- addressing clients’ changing needs and demands to be able to provide more responsive client services, user-friendly techniques and devices, research assistance, personalized service, customized service, service evaluation, marketing and public relations, service design, communication, social media, digital library solutions, etc.
How can the libraries increase linkages and develop future partnership?
Related topics: Collaboration, cooperation and partnership among colleagues, institutions and business entities; going beyond - the box: the role of public relations and marketing strategies to help promote the library; and Ethics and professionalism in library and information services--preparing : developing and strategizing leadership to bring about a culture of values and sense of accountability in the future leaders of LIS.
How can the librarians enhance their competencies beyond the profession?
Related topics: new functions of the libraries, new roles of the librarians, continuing education, subject specialist, data librarian, user training, information literacy, social status of librarians, the future of the profession, library related legislations, etc.