1 Φεβ 2009

Συνεδριο “Ποσοτικες και Ποιοτικες μεθοδους που εφαρμοζονται ή μπορουν να εφαρμοστουν στις βιβλιοθηκες”

Dear Colleagues,

This is to inform you regarding the progress of the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference(QQML2009), Chania, Crete, Greece, 26-29 of May, 2009.

The submission process is in progreess and also very important "Special Sessions" have been proposed.

Please review the "Special Sessions" proposed at: http://www.isast.org/specialsessions.html and send your contribution (abstract/paper/poster) to the session organiser and to the conference secretariat or propose a new "Special Session".

You may also send your abstract on a "general topic" of the conference by using the facilities of the conference electronic submission at:http://www.isast.org/abstractpapersubmission.html

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@isast.org

You can also submit your Abstract electronically by using the facilities of the conference website.

For more information and submission details visit the Conference Website at: www.isast.org

Kind regards

Prof. Christos H. Skiadas, Conference Chair

Director, Data Analysis nad Forecasting Laboratory

Technical University of Crete

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

URL: www.isast.org

Dr. Anthi Katsirikou, Conference Secretary

University of Piraeus

Library, Head of the European Documentation Center

anthi@asmda.com

secretariat@isast.org

International Conferences on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods that we have organized in Chania:

6th ASMDA Conference 3-6 May 1993

20th IATUL Conference 16-22 May 1999

12th ASMDA Conferece 29 May-1 June, 2007

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