Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Grant from Canadian Lib Association to attend IFLA 2008 in Canada

Apply for Bibliomondialis Grant from Canadian Lib Association to attend
IFLA 2008 in Canada.

Application Form and more details are available from http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla74/grant2008.htm

The goals of Bibliomondialis are to promote and encourage the participation of delegates from developing countries in IFLA conferences, to increase participation in national and international library science seminars and to encourage and support research focusing on international library science issues.

To this end, Bibliomondialis is implementing bursary programs for research development and participation in events relating to IFLA.

Eligibility requirements:

In order to be eligible, each applicant must completely satisfy the following criteria and requirements:

hold a diploma from a university or a recognized national library science or information sciences institution, or any other equivalent or relevant diploma, and provide a certified copy of the diploma;

have at least two (2) years' and no more than four (4) years' professional experience in his or her country as a librarian, custodian, information scientist, library technician or documentation technician, or the equivalent, as evidenced by an official letter from his or her employer;

demonstrate and describe in writing in no more than three hundred (300) words his or her professional experience and his or her reasons or interest in this professional area and participation in 2008 WLIC;

include with the application a curriculum vitae of no more than three (3) pages in letter or A4 format, as well as two (2) letters of support or recommendation from persons in authority in a recognized institution that has no immediate hierarchical association with the candidate;

read, understand and speak French or English; hold a passport that is valid for at least six (6) months after his or her entry into Canada, for the 2008 conference, and have received an entry visa if required;

certify that he or she has received written assurance of a financial contribution, stating the value, from another person, business or institution for his or her participation in WLIC;

undertake to provide no later than two (2) months after the conference a written report summarizing his or her participation.

Schedule for 2008 registration

Registration period: October 2007 to January 2008
Application submission deadline: January 31, 2008
Application assessment procedure: February and March 2008
Announcement of recipients: April 2008
Deadline for registration or application submission for 2008: 31 January 2008.

Application Form and more details are available from http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla74/grant2008.htm

Best of luck guys.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Indian Library and Information Science LIS Associations on the Web

Websites of Library and Information Science Associations from India are listed here.
Compiled by Dr. J K Vijayakumar [last updated 21 June 2008]

National Level Associations

Indian Library Association [ILA]
http://www.ilaindia.in [?]

Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centers [IASLIC] http://www.iaslic1955.org/

Society for Information Science [SIS] (Not Updated)

Society for Advancement of Library and Information Science [SALIS]

Indian Theological Library Association

Indian Academic Library Association [IALA]

State Level Associations

Kerala Library Association

Gujarat Library Association
[Gujarat Granthalaya-Seva Sangh - GGSS]

Madras Library Association

Bengal Library Association
[Bangiya Granthagar Parishad]

Delhi Library Association [DLA]

Bombay Science Librarian's Association (BOSLA)

Alumni Associations

Alumni Association of Department of LIS in University of Kerala (AADLIS)

Association of Alumni and Staff at NCSI, Bangalore (NCSI Net)

Alumni Association of LIS in Bishop Heber College (AALIS)

Pune University LIS Alumni Association (PULISSA)

Library Networks / Consortiums

Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET)

Developing Library Network (DELNET)

Management Library Network (MANLIBNET)

Ahmedabad Library Network (ADINET)

Mysore Library Network (MYLIBNET)

Calcutta Library Network

UGC-Infonet E-Journal Consortia

AICTE - INDEST Consortia

HELINET Consortia

Roger K. Summit Scholarship from Thomson Scientific

Thomson Scientific Seeks Scholarship Applicants from Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific & Africa for Roger K. Summit Scholarship.

Thomson Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) and leading provider of information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, today announced that it is seeking applicants from Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Africa for its annual Roger K. Summit International Scholarship.

The company will award a €5,000 scholarship to a student enrolled in an accredited library or information sciences course. The prize will be awarded at the 2007 Online Information Conference and Exhibition, to be held December 4-6, 2007, in London. The deadline for applicants is October 31, 2007.

Applications are available at http://gep.dialog.com/scholarship/application.shtml

Elsevier Foundation Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries

The Elsevier Foundation has announced a call for grant proposals under its “Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries” program. The Foundation will provide grants to libraries in the developing countries and their supporting organizations for programs to enhance libraries’ capacity in the fields of science, technology and medicine -- through library training and education; library infrastructure, technology or information services; and digitization and preservation of information. The Foundation especially encourages proposals that support partnerships between libraries in the developing countries and institutions in the developed countries.

Proposals must be submitted by Oct 1, 2007, and will be awarded at the end of the 2007 calendar year.

Visit http://www.elsevierfoundation.org/libraries.html for more details.

Elsevier Foundation New Scholars Program

The Elsevier Foundation has announced a call for grant proposals under its New Scholars Program, which will give priority to the efforts of the academic and research community to address the fundamental challenge of balancing childcare and family responsibilities with the demanding careers in science and technology. The program is focused on doctoral candidates and scientists in the first five years of their post-doctoral careers.

Grant proposals are welcome for programs that enable scientists to attend conferences, meetings, workshops and symposia that are critical to the development of a career in science, with a particular emphasis on programs that help with childcare and other family responsibilities when attending scientific gatherings.

Proposals must be submitted by Oct 1, 2007, and will be awarded at the end of the 2007 calendar year.

Visit http://www.elsevierfoundation.org/newscholars.html for more details!


The Second International Conference on Digital Information Management ICDIM 2007 is sponsored by the Engineering Management Society of IEEE and in Cooperation with ACM SIGAPP.fr. The second edition of ICDIM conference will be hosted by the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA-Lyon) from October 28th to 31st 2007.

The International Conference on Digital Information Management is a multidisciplinary conference on digital information management, science and technology. The principal aim of this conference is to bring people from academia, research laboratories and industry and offer a collaborative platform to address the emerging issues and solutions in digital information science and technology. Papers are published by IEEE and fully indexed by IEEE Xplore.

Key Notes:

Professor Charles A.
SHONIREGUN School of Computing & Technology
University of East London.

Chief Competitive Marketing Officer
IBM Lotus Software


Honorary Chair

Alain Stork (Director of the INSA de Lyon, France)

Program Chairs
Youakim Badr, P (INSA Lyon, France)
Pit. Pichappan (Annamalai University, India)
Richard Chbeir (University of Bourgogne, France)

Program co-chairs
Ajith Abraham ( Chung-Ang University, Korea)
Frederic Andres (National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan)
Antony Satyadas (IBM, USA)

Vist http://icdim.insa-lyon.fr/Contacts.php

e-Society 2007 Conference

IADIS International Conference
e-Society 2007
will be held in Lisbon, Portugal during 3-6 July 2007

1091 papers received and they are being reviewed.

Key Note Speakers

Professor Mireia Fernández Ardèvol, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Barcelona, Spain
Professor António Câmara, YDreams and FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Program Committee

Program Chair

Piet Kommers, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Conference Co-Chairs
Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal
Nian-Shing Chen, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Track Chairs

eBusiness/eCommerce Track
Mohini Singh, RMIT University, Australia

eLearning Track
Drew Whitworth, School of Education, University of Manchester, UK

Information Systems Track
Hans Weghorn, University of Cooperative Education, Germany

Information Management Track
Christian Voigt, University Of South Australia, Australia

eHealth Track
Jane Grimson, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Visit http://www.esociety-conf.org/committees.asp

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

IBM OmniFind Yahoo : a Free Enterprise Search Tool

Yahoo and IBM launched IBM OmniFind Yahoo : a Free Enterprise Search Tool, through which 50,000 documents of 200 fyle types can be indexed. It is a single configurable interface for internet and enterprise search, says IBM.

It is a challenge to Google Mini, which costs $9,000 to purchase.

Download from http://omnifind.ibm.yahoo.net/

Journals from Less developed Contries included in CrossRef

Crossref will include Jornals from Developing contries to include in their linking network through 3 partners. INASP will help in Nepal, Bangladesh and vietnam, NISC and African Journals Online will help in African Journals.

Read http://www.inasp.info/news/11122006.shtml

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Librarian Central Blog from Google

Librarian Outreach team at Google Started a New Blog "Librarian Central Blog" today.

A new communication channel for Google to inform Librarians about their new products. This is an additional and speedy channel to their Google News letter.

All the best, Google!

Monday, January 01, 2007

Two International Multi Conferences


IADIS – International Association for Development of the Information Society is organising Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems MCCSIS 2007 at Lisbon, Portugal during 3-8 July 2007. This will host 9 conferences.

Visit http://www.mccsis.org/ for more details.


World Academy of Science organises at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (June 25-28, 2007) hosts 24 Conferences.

Visit worldcomp07 for more details.