Invitation, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2010) Abstract/Paper submission and Special Session and Workshop Proposals
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 an international publisher, while selected papers are to be published by the International journals: Decision Support System Technology, Library Management, and Performance Measurement and Metrics. The previous QQML2009 proceedings volume titled: "Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries: Theory and Applications" will be published by World Scientific and it will be distributed during the forthcoming QQML2010 International Conference. QQML2010 is organized under the umbrella of ASMDA International Society organising conferences on data analysis from 1981.
Qualitative andQuantitativeMethods (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. 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 session. 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).
For workshop proposals or presentations regarding your Library or your Organisation please contact Dr. Anthi Katsirikou at [hidden email]
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 Professionals