Conference Info

Change and Challenge: Redefine the Future of Academic Libraries

Facing the challenges brought by new environment, new demands and new technology, academic libraries have courageously responded to the situation by service innovation, functional extension and technology improvement for continuously development. On the occasion to celebrate 110 anniversary of her founding, Peking University Library will hold the international conference on 4-5th, November, 2012, on the theme of “Change and Challenge: Redefine the Future of Academic Libraries”, to share the ideas and experiences and discuss future development of academic libraries. 

Now the conference calls for papers. An academic committee will be organized to evaluate the submitted papers and successful applicants will be invited to the conference. 

  1. Theme and Topics

Theme: Change and Challenge: Redefine the Future of Academic Libraries

Topics (Suggested topics for the conference include, but are not limited to, the following):

1)      Strategy, management innovation and digital right issues

2)      Data management and service

3)      Knowledge discovery and service

4)      Social media and library commons

5)      User study and service outreach

6)      Consortium, cooperation and sharing

Discussions from other perspectives toward the main theme are encouraged.

  1. Submissions

1) The deadline for submitting a detailed abstract is April  30, 2012.  Selection of papers is based on the abstract, and successful presenters will be notified by May 31, 2012.  Abstracts should be e-mailed to It must be in Chinese or English and include the following:

    a) Title

    b) Abstract (no more than 500 characters in Chinese or 800 words in English) must be in MS Word file

    c) Name(s) of author(s)

    d) Position or title of author(s)

    e) Author(s) employer or affiliated institution

    f ) Valid E-mail address

2) The full paper or PPT of presentation is due on August 31st, 2012 and should be submitted to It must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere.

    A. Writing instruction for the PPT of presentation

PPT should well reflect the outline of your proposal presentation. It must be in English or both English and Chinese, and including followings:

    a) Title

    b) Name of the author(s), Position or title of author(s) ,author(s) employer or affiliated institution, valid E-mail address

    c) PPT Text

B. Writing instruction for the full paper

It must be in English and includes:

    a) Title

    b) Name of the author(s), position or title of author(s) , author(s) employer or  affiliated institution, valid E-mail address

    c) Abstract (no more than 500 characters in Chinese or 800 words in English, 3-7 keywords)

    d)  Text

    e)  In MS Word file

PPT and papers will be published on conference website for long term open access.

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                                                                                                                      Dec. 31, 2011