QQML 2013 Conference Submissions Announcement

The announcement below by Pr. Katsirikou discusses the rules and procedures for submissions to the QQML (Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries) 2013 Conference, between the 4th and the 7th of June 2013, at the “La Sapienza” University in Rome, Italy. Links are provided for the conference’s registration and calendar pages, as well as contact information. The URL for the QQML journal Website is http://www.qqml.net/ and the conference Website URL is http://www.isast.org/.

Special Sessions – Workshops

You may send proposals for Special Sessions (4-6 papers) or Workshops (more than 2 sessions) including the title and a brief description at: secretariat@isast.org or from the electronic submission at the web page: http://www.isast.org/abstractregistration.html.

You may also send Abstracts/Papers to be included in the following sessions, to new sessions or as contributed papers at the web page: http://www.isast.org/abstractregistration.html.

Contributions may be realized through one of the following ways

a. structured abstracts (not exceeding 500 words) and presentation;

b. full papers (not exceeding 7,000 words);

c. posters (not exceeding 2,500 words);

d. visual presentations (Pecha Kucha). These presentations consist of exactly 20 slides, each of which is displayed for 20 seconds. Total presentation time is precisely 6 minutes 40 seconds and so it is important to use the transition feature in PowerPoint to time your presentation exactly.

In all the above cases at least one of the authors ought to be registered in the conference. Abstracts and full papers should be submitted electronically within the timetable provided in the web page: http://www.isast.org/importantdates.html.
The abstracts and full papers should be in compliance to the author guidelines: http://www.isast.org/abstractregistration.html

All abstracts will be published in the Conference Book of Abstracts and in the website of the Conference. The papers of the conference will be published in the website of the conference, after the permission of the author(s).

Student Submissions

Professors and Supervisors are encouraged to organize conference sessions of Postgraduate theses and dissertations.

Please direct any questions regarding the QQML 2013 Conference and Student Research Presentations to: the secretariat of the conference at: secretariat@isast.org.

On behalf of the Conference Committee

Dr. Anthi Katsirikou, Conference Co-Chair
University of Piraeus Library Director
Head, European Documentation Center
Board Member of the Greek Association of Librarians and Information Professionals

Professor Carla Basili, Local Co-Chair
EnIL – The European network on Information Literacy, coordinator
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Istituto di Ricerca sull’Impresa e lo Sviluppo sede di Roma
via dei Taurini, 19 – 00185 Roma, Italy

QQML Journal

Today, I received a message from a colleague and LinkedIn connection, Anthi Katsirikou, PhD, MSc, regarding a new international, online, open-accessed, and peer-reviewed journal of QQML (Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries). Dr. Katsirikou is a professor at the Technological Educational Institution of Athens, Greece and co-chair of QQML. The first two issues of the journal have been published on the site and a third is expected in December. This is a quarterly journal.

The journal publishes mainly the QQML conference papers. The goal of the QQML Journal is to publish contemporary quality research that uses a variety of research methods. Furthermore, the journal accepts other types of papers, including: articles; reports; theses and dissertations; case studies; reviews; and more, on a variety of topics. An extensive list of topics can be found on the site. Also on the site, interested colleagues can find information about and submit to the 2013 QQML conference in Rome.

QQML Journal Website: http://qqml.net