[Xcb] Invitation, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2009) Abstract/Paper submission and Special Session Proposal

Secretariat@isast.org secretariat at isast.org
Mon Feb 16 20:50:52 PST 2009

You are kindly invited to participate in the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2009), Chania, Crete, Greece, 26-29 of May, 2009.

The conference celebrates the 10th year after the successful IATUL 1999 conference organized in Chania under the leadership of Dr. Anthi Katsirikou then director of the library of Technical University of Crete.

QQML2009 is organized under the umbrella of ASMDA International Society organising conferences on data analysis from 1981.


Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (QQM) are proved more and more popular tools for Librarians, because of their usefulness to the everyday professional life. QQM aim to the assessment and improvement of the services, to the measurement of the functional effectiveness and efficiency. QQM are the mean to make decisions on fund allocation and financial alternatives. Librarians use also QQM in order to determine why and when their users appreciate their services. This is the start point of the innovation involvement and the ongoing procedure of the excellent performance. Systematic development of quality management in libraries requires a detailed framework, including the quality management standards, the measurement indicators, the self-appraisal schedules and the operational rules. These standards are practice-oriented tools and a benchmarking result. Their basic function is to express responsibly the customer (library user) -supplier (library services) relationship and provide a systematic approach to the continuous change onto excellence. The indoor and outdoor relationships of libraries are dependent of their communication and marketing capabilities, challenges, opportunities and implementation programmes. 


The Conference will attend library professionals: professors, administrators, technologists, museum scientists, archivists, decision makers and managers.

As the conference papers will be included in a Book titled:
"Advances in Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries"
please follow precisely the given Template following the format and instructions from World Scientific Publishing Co.

If you propose a Special Session including 4-5 papers, the papers will be included into the book as a Specific Chapter under the title of the special session.

Special Session proposals should have the session title, the name and affiliation of the organizer and a brief description (5-10 lines).

You may upload  the Abstract/Paper Template and formulate your paper according to the instructions: http://www.isast.org/presentations/abstractpapersubmission.html
Please submit your paper in MS Word format as an email attachment to secretariat at isast.org

You can also submit your Abstract electronically by using the facilities of the conference website at: www.isast.org

For presentation regarding your Library or your Organisation please contact Dr. Anthi Katsirikou at anthi at asmda.com


Kind regards 


On behalf of the Conference Committee


Prof. Christos H. Skiadas

Director, Data Analysis nad Forecasting Laboratory

Technical University of Crete

Email: skiadas at isast.org ; skiadas at asmda.net

URL: www.isast.org


Dr. Anthi Katsirikou, Conference Secretary

University of Piraeus

Library, Deputy Director

Head, European Documentation Center

Board Member of the Greek Association of Librarians and Information Professionals

anthi at asmda.com

secretariat at isast.org





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