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] [?]

Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centers [IASLIC]

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

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 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.

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The Second International Conference on Digital Information Management ICDIM 2007 is sponsored by the Engineering Management Society of IEEE and in Cooperation with ACM 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)


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