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Thu, 3 Dec 2020 07:03:45 +0200
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Dear Friends, Dear Colleagues, 


It is our pleasure to invite you in Athens city (25-28 May, 2021) for the
13th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International
Conference (QQML2021, <>  ) which is
organized under the umbrella of ISAST (International Society for the
Advancement of Science and Technology). 


Please submit your Abstract by December 20, 2020 to [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>  or by the related page in the website.

Following the vaccine Covid-19 progress worldwide the Abstract submissions
deadline is set at 20 December 2020. Though the Conference is Hybrid but the
probability of an excess of in-person presentations is growing.


The conference invites Special and Contributed Sessions, Oral Papers, Best
Practices, Workshops and Posters.

Details about the types of distribution please visit:


Plenary talks, Workshops and Special Sessions are included in the related
page of the website <>  


Because of the uncertain times we live the conference will hybrid this year:
Physically and virtually organized. This choice faces the challenges of the
visa denial, virus pandemics etc.


Target Group

The target group and the audience are library professionals in a more
general sense: professors, researchers, students, administrators,
stakeholders, technologists, museum scientists, archivists, decision makers
and managers, information scientists, librarians, records managers, web
developers, IT specialists, taxonomists, statisticians, marketing managers,
philologist, subject and reference librarians et al.


Main topics

The emphasis is given to "Crisis Management: Impact evaluation"

The conference will consider, but not be limited to, the following
indicative themes:

1.            Digital Humanities, Digital Scholarship, Public Humanities

2.           Fires, floods, pandemics and the forecasting schedule

3.            Synergies and common services of cultural heritage

4.            Application of innovative ideas, Best Practices

5.            Information and Knowledge production and Networking

6.            Artificial Intelligence 

7.            Big Data, data mining, visualization, data science

8.            Learning analytics, data collection, Curation

9.            Open science, Research Communication 

10.         Open access and scholarly communication models 

11.         Library as publisher (post publication peer review, predatory

12.         Usability testing

13.         Information Literacy     

14.         Ethics

15.         Preparing Library for Tomorrow: 21st skills

16.         Management and marketing   

17.         Library and Information Science, Education and Research

18.         Qualitative and Quantitative methods in libraries, museums,
archives and information centres    

19.         Metrics Research (Altmetrics, Bibliometrics, Cybermetrics,
Scientometrics, Webometrics)         

20.         Tools for Organizational Performance Measurement

21        The involvement of the Library Associations.      


Special Sessions - Workshops

At the web page:
<>   you may send proposals:

1.            For Special Sessions (4-6 papers),

2.            Workshops (more than 1-3 sessions) including the title and a
brief description at:  [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>  or
from the electronic submission 

3.            Abstracts/Papers to be included in the proposed sessions, to
new sessions or as contributed papers. 


Contributions may be realized through one of the following ways 

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

b. full papers (not exceeding 12,000 words);

c. posters.


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:

The abstracts and full papers should be in compliance to the author
guidelines that are located in the above link. 

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 QQML e- journal after the permission of the author(s).


The QQML e-  journal moved to


Doctoral and Postgraduate Sessions

Professors and Supervisors are recommended to encourage the contribution of
Postgraduate theses and dissertations of their students.

In the Doctoral and Postgraduate Sessions the contributors resent their
research, the topic, the objectives, the methodology and the ongoing work.  

Post Graduate Student sessions for research are especially organized.

Please direct any questions regarding the QQML 2021 Conference and Student
Research Presentations to: the secretariat of the conference at:
[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>  


QQML 2021 Important Dates

Abstract submissions: December 20, 2020

Notification of acceptance two weeks after submission.

Deadline Paper Submission: 1st of May 2021 (optional)

Deadline Presentation Submission: 1st of May  2021

Early bird Registration: up to 1st of March  2021


Submit a Proposal or a session to [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>  

Submissions of abstracts to special or contributed sessions could be sent
directly to the conference secretariat at [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>  . Please refer to the Session Number, as they
are referred at the conference website to help the secretariat to classify
the submissions.

For more information and Abstract/Paper submission and Special Session
Proposals please visit the conference website at:
89&sdata=hgzfVs7OBZwmbvE1BwzmUpCWUd0sxPAanBebYS7NHBM%3D&reserved=0>    or
contact the secretary of the conference at : [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>  

Paper contributors have the opportunity to be published in the QQML e-
Journal, which continues to retain the right of first choice, however in
addition they have the chance to be published in other scientific journals.
QQML e- Journal is included in EBSCOhost 


Looking forward to welcoming you in Athens,

On behalf of the Conference Committee 


Kind regards, 

Anthi Katsirikou (Ms)

Librarian, PhD, MSc

QQML Conference co-chair


Director, University of Piraeus Library

Adjunct Professor, Open University of Greece


President of  the Association of Greek Librarians and Information

Information Literacy Standing Committee Member, IFLA



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