Dear Colleague,


We are pleased to announce the call for papers & registration of the forthcoming International Conference on Digital Libraries and Knowledge Organization (ICDK 2011) to be jointly organized by Management Development Institute (MDI) and Indian Association for Special Libraries & Information Centres (IASLIC) during 14-16 February 2011.


Background & Objectives

The advancement of Digital Library technologies provide an effective medium for Library & Information professionals to reach out to the users as never before.  Same time, the rapid proliferation of the digital resources poses an unprecedented challenge to information professionals in generating efficient information services.   


Libraries and information centres have long been involved in systematically organizing knowledge using techniques such as indexing and classification.  These traditional knowledge organization tools lay the foundation for modern knowledge organization languages in the digital era.  Knowledge organization systems can improve the organization of digital libraries and facilitate better access to their content. In a technology driven world, libraries play a crucial role in the fostering of knowledge for development.

The goal of the conference is to bring together librarians, information engineers, educators as well as experts and professionals in other related fields, from both India and aboard, to exchange ideas and share research findings about digital libraries and knowledge organization. The conference will generate valuable ideas for advancing services for knowledge creation through research.


The conference will focus on the theoretical and methodological issues involved in the qualitative, longitudinal study of the developers, users, policy makers, etc., involved in the development of digital libraries.  It will provide a forum where these theoretical and methodological interests and insights may be advanced, exchanged, and debated, and where experiences with differing technologies, contexts, and methodologies may be compared and contrasted.


The specific objectives of the conference are:

         To provide a forum for scholars from different fields and backgrounds to share their views and perspectives on how to advance research in the area of digital libraries and knowledge organization tools and techniques.

         Identifying best practices in all the spheres of digital library development and knowledge organization.

         To provide strategic directions for the development of digital libraries

         To prepare a sustainable knowledge organization framework for digital library development


Themes (but not limited to)

  • Digital Libraries Development
  • Tools and Techniques for Managing Digital Repositories
  • Digital Resource Management Strategies
  • Evaluation of Digital Libraries
  • Content Development: Tools and Techniques
  • Cultural Issues of Online Services
  • Technology Issues in Online Services
  • Standards and Specifications for Digital Objects
  • Metadata Standards, Interoperability and Crosswalks
  • Case Studies of Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories
  • Multilingual Digital Libraries
  • Digital Preservation Strategies
  • Web Retrieval Tools and Strategies
  • Information Retrieval in Indian Languages
  • User Interface and Patron Interactions Tools
  • Open Source Software Tools for Digital Library Development
  • Open Access Initiatives, Open Access Repositories
  • Open Access for Scholarly Contents
  • Information Management Using Web 2.0/3.0 Technologies
  • Social Networking Tools for Information Services
  • Knowledge Organization Techniques
  • Knowledge Representation Models
  • Emergent Techniques for Search Algorithms and Context Sensitive Indexing
  • Semantic Web Technologies for Knowledge Representation and Management
  • Ontologies and Approaches to Building Ontologies


Important Dates:

Submission of full paper                                                          : September 30, 2010

Workshop/tutorial proposal                                                   : August 10, 2010

Notification of acceptance with reviewers’ comments                        : October 30, 2010

Submission of the final paper                                                  : November 30, 2010


For further information about the conference, please visit the conference site at



Bharat Kumar
Assistant Librarian
Management Development Institute
Gurgaon - 122007, Haryana, India
Phone No - (M) +91-9968456404
                   (O)  +91-124-4560390