Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Welcome to

SIS 2008
Twenty Fifth National Convention & Conference of SIS

Role of the Librarian in 21st Century
(5-6 December 2008)

Organized by

Indian Institute of Management, Indore
In collaboration with


Indian Institute of Management, Indore
Prabandh Shikar, Rau-Pithampur Road, Indore-453 3

Information Technology has dramatically impacted the librarian and their relationship to the communities they serve. As we are at the threshold of year 2008, we librarians must reassess and reconsider the changing library environment. Librarians, individually and collectively, cannot ignore the changing shape of information services that are emerging. Everyone knows that the primary objective of libraries is to organize and provide access of information. This objective will never change, but the format and methods that we have used will change dramatically; thus, providing new opportunities and challenges. On this backdrop the Conference will focus on rethinking the role of a library professional, both in relationship to his personal identity and the community he serves.

The principal objectives of this conference is to provide a platform for exchange of knowledge, ideas & learning experience among the Librarians, Information specialists, Information providers & persons related to LIS.

The Conference program will include plenary sessions invited and contributed papers, posters sessions, product presentations, panel discussion and an exhibition. A series of parallel sessions will be held offering delegates a wide range of in-depth presentations by leading national and international experts.

1. Emerging Technology Trends in Libraries
2. Emerging Management Trends in Libraries
3. Library Consortia, Networking and Resource Sharing
4. Libraries in the knowledge economy
5. Human Resources & Competencies Development
6. Open Access Initiatives & I R Movement
7. Marketing of Library Services
8. Digital Library & Library 2.0
9. Information Literacy
10. Legal Aspects of Librarianship
11. E-learning
12. Disaster Management & Libraries

Paper on the themes enumerated above or any other issue related with the broad theme of the seminar based on research, practical experience or case study in the field may be submitted for presentation at the seminar. The length of the paper should be around 3000 words. Paper should be submitted in A4 size with a soft copy on CD/DVD and/or as e-mail attachment using MS-Word latest by 25th Oct 2008 to satpathy@iimidr.ac.in & sis2008conf@gmail.com.

Title page of the paper should contain title of the paper, authors name, designation and official address of the author (including telephone no and e-mail address); and an abstract of the paper in about 150 words. Authors are requested to prepare a power point for the convention and bring it on a CD/DVD or pen drive. Each paper will be evaluated and the Organizing Secretary will communicate to the authors the decision of the Editorial board latest by 28th Oct 2008.

Only those papers will be included in the conference proceedings volume whose authors will send their participation confirmation along with the requisite participation fee in advance.

A souvenir containing abstract of the contributed papers / invited talks will be brought out at the time of the conference. It is also proposed to bring out the proceedings of the conference in CD format as well as in hard copy. Papers received after the due date will not be included in the proceedings.

Practicing Librarians
IT Professionals
Knowledge Workers
Information Specialist
Technology Firms
Knowledge Managers
Content Managers
E-Publishing Houses
Students and Faculties of LIS


Early Bird Registration till 31 Oct 2008
Sponsored Candidates : 1800
Individuals : 800
Students* / Senior Citizen : 300

From 1 Nov. 2008 to 30 Nov. 2008
Sponsored Candidates : 2000
Individuals : 1000
Students* / Senior Citizen : 400
Accompanied Members (Without Kit): 500
Spot Registration With an additional fee of Rs. 200/-
* Subject production of Identity Cards.
International Participants: $100 (including boarding & lodging)
Registration Fee includes conference kit, tea/coffee and working lunch. Registration Fee does not include accommodation charges. Fee as applicable should be sent in the form of Demand Draft drawn in the favour of “IIM Indore” payble at Indore.

Last Date for Submission of Abstract / Proposal : 25 Oct. 08
Last Date for Submission of final and full version of the paper: 30 Oct. 08
Early Bird Registration: 31 Oct. 08
Last Date for Registration: 30 Nov. 08

As a part of the conference an exhibition of latest products and publication is also arranged.

Visits to some of the tourist places in Indore/Ujjain and nearby other places will be arranged separately on Dec 7, 2008 (Sunday) at an extra cost based on the distance and duration of the trip and also the number of delegates. Those interested may kindly write to us separately.

Place For Visit: Mahakaleshwar, Onkareshwar, Maheshwar, Mandu etc.

In winter (November to February), the night temperature is low around 10C. Thus heavy woollens for winter are required during December.

The Society for Information Science (SIS) was formed during 1975 with the following aims:
* To promote interchange of information in the discipline of information science and its subdivision amongst the specialists and between specialists and the public.
** To encourage and assist the professionals to maintain the integrity and competence of the profession.
*** To foster a sense of partnership amongst the professionals engaged in these fields.
The Society is of the firm opinion that there should be systematic approach in adapting new information technology with cost-benefit analysis. There should also be a plan to strengthen infrastructure viz., to create manpower and maintenance support to the new technology. The Society is firmly committed to provide a congenial environment for interaction among information innovation, industry, technology management and services, which are socially relevant in the interest of the Nation. The SIS functions through an Executive Committee consisting of experts from different institutions and assisted by various sub-committees for carrying out its programme.

The Society organises annual Conferences on different themes and short-term courses on various topics every year. The SIS awards Fellowships to members in recognition of their outstanding contributions to information Science and to Society. The Young Information Scientist Award has been instituted in 1989 in the memory of Late Shri A.S. Raizada, Founder Secretary of SIS. The publications of SIS include SISCOM and SISTRANS. Membership is open to all information professionals. Membership fee for life members is Rs.1000/- and an Annual fee of Rs.100/- for ordinary members. Institutional membership is open to institutions interested and involved in information management. The institutional membership subscription is Rs.10000/- per year. The Executive Council of SIS is consist of:

Dr. T.A.V. Murthy, Ex. Director, INFLIBNET (UGC), Ahmedabad.
Vice Presidents
Shri N. V. Satyanarayana, MD, Informatics India Pvt Ltd., Bangalore.
Dr. B.C. Sharma, Rtd Scientist, NISCAIR (CSIR), New Delhi.
Dr. Ramesh Kundra, Scientist, NISTADS, (CSIR) New Delhi – 110012.
Joint Secretary
Dr. Usha M Munshi, Librarian, IIPA, New Delhi.
Dr. H.C. Jain, Rtd. Scientist, New Delhi.

The IIMI Library with its modern collection of knowledge resources and innovative information services fills an essential role for students, faculty, and the surrounding community in their intellectual pursuits.

It is a hybrid library with the state-of-the-art technological applications. The Library holds knowledge resources predominantly related to management and allied subjects. The fast growing collection includes around 21140 books on management and allied subjects. The current subscription to periodicals includes 321 foreign journals and 133 Indian journals. Other collection includes 150 training videos and 273 CDs. The electronic library includes over 5000 e-journals and 35 premier databases, such as Business Source Premier, ABI/INFORM, Emerald Fulltext, ACM Digital Library, IEEE online, CMIE databases, IndiaStat, Econlit, Capitaline, MagIndia, TvAdIndx, ISI Emerging Markets, Harvard ManageMentor, Business Monitor Online, Ebrary, ETIG and Global Market Indicator database etc. The entire Library collection including the CD-ROM databases and the online databases are made available through Institute's network. Users can access the online databases and also find out the real-time availability of library materials from their own computer terminals.

The Library offers a range of information services set to the highest professional standards. Information services provided by the Library include current awareness service, selective dissemination of information services, electronic notification of new arrival of books and journals, news items, book reviews etc. It also helps the users in procuring resource from other libraries through inter-library loan facility.

Prof. P K Singh, Director, IIM Indore
Prof. Prabin Panigrahi, Chair, LISC
Prof. D L Sunder
Prof. D D Chaudhuri
Prof. K K Jain
Prof. Abha Chatterjee
Prof. Prashant Salwan
Prof. R Kumra
Prof. U K Bhattacharya
Prof. V K Gupta
Dr. T A V Murthy, President, SIS, Delhi
Dr. Roshan L Raina, Director, LBSIM, Delhi
Dr. Jagdish Arora, Director, INFLIBNET, Ahmedabad
Dr. P R Goswami, Director, NASSDOC, Delhi
Dr. H K Kaul, Director, DELNET, Delhi
Mr. S K Arora, Librarian, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi
Dr. J N Satpati, Librarian, SNBNCBS, Kolkata and President, IASLIC, Kolkata
Dr. Arun K Chakraborty, Librarian, Bose Institute, Kolkata and Secretary, IASLIC
Dr. Renu Arora, Head, Education & Training Division, NISCAIR, New Delhi
Mr. H Anil Kumar, Librarian, IIM, Ahmedabad
Dr. M G Sreekumar, Librarian, IIM, Kazikode
Mr. Yogendra Singh, Librarian, IIT, Roorkee
Dr. Harish Chandra, Librarian, IIT, Madras
Ms. Rangashree Kishore, Librarian, PHFI, Delhi
Prof. H S Chopra, Librarian & Head, LIS, GNDU, Amritsar
Dr. Devinder Kaur, Librarian, Panjabi Univ. Patiala
Prof. H R Chopra, Ex Head, DLIS, PU, Chandigarh
Dr. V K Ananda, Librarian, PU, Chandigarh
Mrs. Nirupama Bawdekar, Scientific Officer "D", IUCAA, Pune
Dr. Christina Birdie, Librarian, IIA, Bangalore
Dr. Sanjay Kataria, Librarian, JIIT University, Noida
Mr. Nihar K Patra, Librarian, NSHM Knowledge Campus, Kolkata
Mr. Sada Bihari Sahoo, Manager, Library, SIDBI, Lucknow
Dr. K M Baharul Islam, Chairman & CEO, SARDG, India
Dr. B C Sharma, Vice President, SIS, Delhi
Mr. N. V. Satyanarayana, Vice President, SIS, Delhi
Mr. Dharam Vir, Chief Librarian, The Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Mr. Shantanu Ganguly, Chief Librarian, Indus World School of Business (IWSB), Greater Noida
Mr. Jitender Sharma, Librarian, NIILM Centre for Managemnet Studies, New Delhi
Dr. G H S Naidu, Librarian, DAVV, Indore
Mr. J K Patanaik, Librarian, RACAT, Indore
Dr. G D Agarwal, Secretary, Indore Lib Association, Indore
Mr. J P Kori, President, Indore Lib Association, Indore
Mr. Ritesh Tiwari, Librarian, SIMS, Indore
Mr. Surendra Kumar, NRCS, Indore
Mr. Vivek Agarwal, ICFAI-IBS, Indore
Dr. Amit Patidar, Aurobindo Inst. Medical Science, Indore
Dr. Swarnalata Chaturvedi, New GDC College, Indore
Mr. Anil Pahurkar, Vaishnav Institute of Eng. & Tech., Indore
Mr. B K Tiwari, GSITS, Indore
Ms. Sangita Paliwal, IPS Academy, Indore
Mr. Abhishek Gupta, Sanghvi Innovative, Indore
Mr. Manish Anand, Librarian, Prestige Institute of Management, Indore
Mr. Rajesh Mahajan, Khalsa College, Indore
Mr. Abinash Mishra, Librarian, Indore Social Science College, Indore
Prof. K C Sahoo, Head, Deptt. of LIS, Sagar Univ., Sagar
Prof. Prabin Panigrahi, Chairman
Mr. K Narendra Babau, CAO & Coordinator of WC
Ms. Vasundhara Laad
Mr. K R Unni
Mr. Jigar Kantharia
Mr. Ajay Kumar Das
Mr. Anil Kaushal
Mr. Piyush Trevedi
Mr. Salim Shaik
Mr. Gopal Singh Jadon
Mr. Vilas Nimbhorkar
Ms. Aparna Choubey
Mr. Satyanarayan Dwivedi
Ms. Menika Patel
Ms. Monika Singhai
Dr. Ramesh Kundra, Scientist, NISTADS, (CSIR) New Delhi
Mr. H C Jain, Treasrure, SIS, New Delhi

Mr. Kishor Satpathy

All the correspondence should be made to:
Mr. Kishor Chandra Satpathy
Librarian & Organising Secretary, SIS 2008
Indian Institute of Management Indore
Prabandh Shikhar, Rau-Pithampur Road
Indore-453331, Madhya Pradesh, INDIA

E-mail: satpathy@iimidr.ac.in; ksatpathy@gmail.com; sis2008conf@gmail.com
Tel: 0731-4228626, 09425312746(M)