2nd call of proposals Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2010) Abstract/Paper

New date: Deadline 31 of January 2010
You are kindly invited to participate in the 2nd Qualitative and
Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2010),
Chania, Crete, Greece, 25-28 of May, 2010.
QQML2010 was decided by the QQML Committee and announced during the closing
ceremony of the previous QQML2009 Conference.
The proceedings of QQML2010 will be published by World Scientific, while
selected papers are to be published by the International Journals: Decision
Support System Technology, Library Management, and Performance Measurement
and Metrics. 
QQML2010 is organized under the umbrella of ASMDA International Society
organizing 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
Conference Topics
1. Management
. Excellence and innovation
. Quality and benchmarking
. Measures and metrics
2. Financial strength and sustainability
. Fund raising
. Cost benefit analysis
. Cost assessment
. Value analysis
3. Marketing
. Marketing research
. Public relations
. Publicity
. Communication
4. Communication strategies
. Working with faculty, students, and staff 
. Users - Non users
. Alumni, Partners, Stakeholders
. Groups / teams
. Archives, historical societies, museums and art galleries
. Consortia
5. Data Analysis and Data Mining
. Content analysis
. Ontologies
. Knowledge discovery
. Machine learning
. Databases
. Data visualization
6. Digital Libraries
. Digitization
. Museum and art digital objects
. Archival digital objects
. Public libraries digital projects
. Digital content for teaching
. Digital images
. Metadata

The Conference will attend library professionals: professors,
administrators, technologists, museum scientists, archivists, decision
makers and managers.
For your papers, please follow precisely the given Template following the
format and instructions from the conference website at: http://www.isast.org
If you propose a Special Session including 4-6 papers, the papers will be
included into the book as a Specific Chapter under the title of the special
Special Session or Workshop (2 or more sessions) 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 at:
Please submit your paper in MS Word format as an email attachment to:
You can also submit your Abstract electronically by using the facilities of
the conference website at: http://www.isast.org/abstractpaperregister.html 
For workshop proposals or presentations regarding your Library or your
Organisation please contact Dr. Anthi Katsirikou at: anthi@asmda.com 
Kind regards  
On behalf of the Conference Committee 
Dr. Anthi Katsirikou, Conference Co-Chair
University of Piraeus
Library, Deputy Director
Head, European Documentation Center
Board Member of the Greek Association of Librarians and Information
anthi@asmda.com ; secretariat@isast.org 
The Book from the previous QQML2009 has been published by World Scientific
Proceedings of the International Conference on QQML2009
Chania, Crete, Greece, 26 - 29 May 2009
edited by Anthi Katsirikou (University of Piraeus Library, Greece) &
Christos H Skiadas (Technical University of Crete, Greece) 
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Received on Tuesday, 26 January 2010 18:31:27 UTC