Biju Patnail Central Library of NIT Rourkela is happy to announce the ‘International Conference on Next Generation Libraries (NGL-2019)’ to be held during December 12-14, 2019 at NIT Rourkela, India.
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NGL 2019 conference organised by Biju Patnaik Central Library, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India in association with Special Libraries Association (SLA, USA)- Asian Chapter, United Nations, India and IFLA-Asia and Oceania. NGL-2019 will provide a platform to discuss on the above themes along with related issues and challenges and probable solutions to overcome risks associated with the future of different types of libraries.
At present, we live in the age of digital information and recent studies have shown that there is a drastic change in user demands needed to support the teaching, learning, and research activities of the library profession. The desire for physical library collections is in decline. Even though there is high demand for internet access and allied resources, there are certain user categories like traditional resources and demand for the physical space in the library. In such conditions, libraries may reconsider their current spaces and future renovations to reflect these usage trends to meet the changing requirements of the user community. In this international conference, library professionals from different regions of the world will discuss how Next Generation Libraries (NGL) can be useful for the library users. This consortium will focus on themes such as
(a) New Trends & Technologies,
(b) Collaboration & Community engagement, and
(c) Future Librarianship, Library Spaces & Services.
This event is supported by invited talks, panel discussion and demonstration, case studies on the above themes. This forum will also provide a platform to discuss on the above themes along with related issues and challenges and probable solutions to overcome risks associated with the future of different types of libraries.
The conference will connect library professionals, academic-industry partners, and allied professionals across the world. Next Generation Libraries-2019 (NGL-2019) will examine the challenges and solutions faced by the academic libraries which can be useful for the library policy makers to frame policies to provide value added services to its users.