Dear Friends

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in ICFL 2017.  The energy, discussions and interactions throughout the three days were inspirational and energizing.  Thank you to everyone who helped to make our ICFL 2017 a huge success.

Welcome to...!!!

International Conference on Future of Libraries from Promises to Practice (ICFL-2017)

DRTC, Indian Statistical Institute

in association with 

The College of Communication and Information, Florida State university, Florida USA


Library and Information Science Society for Asia and the Pacific (LISSASPAC)

15-17 November 2017

For better or worse, libraries are part of the fabric of society. They cannot survive and thrive as alien bodies or, to use the language of systems theory, as closed systems with impermeable boundaries. The mission of academic libraries is to support research, education, and scholarship. Historically, libraries have supported this mission by organizing and providing access to information, special collections, and creating physical spaces for collaboration and scholarship. While the broad mission of academic libraries is largely unchanged, transformations in technology, media, and culture are driving fundamental changes in the production and consumption of information and the practice of scholarship. As a result, academic libraries are rethinking their strategies and services to meet the challenges of the digital world and the demands of the “born digital” generation. Libraries, in particular, are confronting these challenges as the nature of scientific practice is being dramatically transformed by information technologies.

Promisses and Challenges for Libraries include the following: the potential for new scientific discoveries that are possible only through large-scale, computational analyses; a new era of transparency and replicability in scientific methods and results; and the potential for widespread democratization of scientific research, given the increasing ubiquity of open access data sources and protocols. However, hidden in these examples are several challenges for universities and their libraries. Libraries are increasingly being asked to play a leadership role in helping universities capture and organize their intellectual assets, such as faculty publications, student dissertations, project reports, and scientific data sets. To understand how libraries will change by the mid-21st century, people need to understand what function they currently serve. At their core, libraries in the information age provide a public means of accessing knowledge. The hallmark of future libraries, meanwhile, will be hyper-connectivity. They'll reflect our increasing reliance on social media, streaming content, and open-source data. The objective of the conference is to create a platform for exchange ideas of the library community related to current trends. Therefore, this conference will keep you updated and make it stimulating and enlightening experience.


The major objectives of this conference are:

# To bring together library professionals and researchers from India and abroad to exchange their innovative ideas, new initiatives, experiences, research work, best practices etc.

#To share and discuss different set of library services offered to support the academic and research work at the parent institutions.

#To learn innovative management strategies, tools & technologies used to create and deliver research support services.

#To discuss current issues, recent developments and their impact, and future challenges to prepare science and technology libraries for the future.

Target Audience:

Library Professional from Science & Technology Institutions, Research Organizations and Industries.

# Publishers, Information intermediates and vendors.

# Information technology managers, educationalists, policy makers and other interested in the theme of the conference.