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From "Secretariat@isast.org" <secretar...@isast.org>
Subject Invitation, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2009) Abstract/Paper submission and Special Session Proposal
Date Tue, 17 Feb 2009 21:52:34 GMT
You are kindly invited to participate in the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries
International Conference (QQML2009), Chania, Crete, Greece, 26-29 of May, 2009.

The conference celebrates the 10th year after the successful IATUL 1999 conference organized
in Chania under the leadership of Dr. Anthi Katsirikou then director of the library of Technical
University of Crete.

QQML2009 is organized under the umbrella of ASMDA International Society organising 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 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 at: www.isast.org

For presentation regarding your Library or your Organisation please contact Dr. Anthi Katsirikou
at anthi@asmda.com

 

Kind regards 

 

On behalf of the Conference Committee

 

Prof. Christos H. Skiadas

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, Deputy Director

Head, European Documentation Center

Board Member of the Greek Association of Librarians and Information Professionals

anthi@asmda.com

secretariat@isast.org

 

 

 

 

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