Library conferences in Asia 2014 – 2015

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November 2015

11th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics, and Scientometrics (WIS) and the 16th COLLNET Meeting The 11th WIS and the 16th COLLNET happen in Delhi, India, 26-28 November 2015.

ETD 2015 The 18th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations takes place in New Delhi, India, 3-6 November.

July 2015

NLS7 The 7th New Librarians’ Symposium, ‘Trajectories’ takes place 24-26 July 2015 in Sydney, Australia.

EBLIP8 The Eighth International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference convenes in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 6-8 July 2015.

June 2015

DH2015 Digital Humanities is the annual international conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) and will next be held in Sydney, Australia, 29 June–3 July 2015.

CONSAL XVI  The National Library of Thailand and Thai Library Association will host the 16th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL XVI) Meeting and General Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, 8-11 June 2015 with  the theme “ASEAN Aspirations : Libraries for Sustainable Advancement.”

May 2015

2015 Aurora Institute for Emerging Leaders The dates are 25-29 May 2015 at Q Station, Sydney, Australia.

THETA 2015 New! The conference will be held 11-13 May 2015 on the Gold Coast, Australia.

ICEAI 2015 The 4th International Congress on Engineering and Information takes place 7-9 May 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.

write | edit | index The 2015 Australian Conference for Editors, Indexers and Publishing Professionals happens in Canberra, Australia, 6–9 May 2015. Hosted jointly by the Canberra Society of Editors and ACT Region Branch of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers (ANZSI) on behalf of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) and ANZSI.

April 2015

The 3rd Asia Symposium on Engineering and Information (ASEAI) The symposium takes place in Shanghai, China, 23-25 April.

ICoASL 2015 New! SLA’s Asian Chapter presents the 4th International Conference of Asian Special Libraries, at the National Assembly Library, Seoul, Korea, 22-24 April, 2015.

19th SEAPAVAA Conference New! The South East Asia-Pacific Audio Visual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA) hosts a two day symposium in Singapore, 22-23 April 2015.

March 2015

Information Tools for IP & Intelligence  This showcase and conference happens in Singapore, 26-27 March 2015.

Reinventing University Publishing This international symposium takes place 17–19 March at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

February 2015

ALIA Information Online 2015 Conference. The ALIA Information Online 2015 Conference happens in, Sydney, Australia, 2-5 February.

January 2015

International Library Conference on “What’s Next in Libraries? Trends, Space and Partnerships” New!  The conference is presented by NIT Silchar, India and University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, USA. It takes place at NIT Silchar, Assam, India, 21-23 January 2015.

ETTLIS 2015 The 4th International Symposium on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Libraries and Information Services takes place in Noida, India, 6-8 January.


December 2014

NACLIN 2014 17th National Convention on Knowledge, Library and Information Networking takes place 9-11 December in Pondicherry, India.

PRDLA 2014 Annual Meeting  The Pacific Rim Digital Library Alliance 2014 annual meeting will be held at the University of Macau, 2-4 December.

5th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities 2014The conference dates are 1-2 December, Taipei, Taiwan.

November 2014

AusDM 2014 The Twelfth Australasian Data Mining Conference, takes place 28-29 November in Brisbane, Australia.

ICLAM 2014  The International Conference on the Convergence of Libraries, Archives and Museums takes place in New Delhi, India, 27-29 November.

2014 PLAI National Congress and General Assembly The Philippine Librarians Association Inc., in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) through the National Committee on Libraries and Information Services (NCLIS), will be conducting its Annual National Congress on 26-28 November in Manila, The Philippines.

Annual Conference of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand The annual conference will be held in Canberra, Australia, from 26-28 November 2014, on the theme of ‘Bibliographica’.

IASLIC 26th National Seminar 2014 This Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres seminar takes place 25-28 November at Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Libraries for the People The 11th Library History Forum: Libraries for the People takes place 18-19 November in Sydney, Australia at the State Library of New South Wales.

BigData2014 The International Conference on Data Mining, Internet Computing, and Big Data is at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 17-19 November.

National Workshop on Library Automation using Open Source ILMS KOHA 6-8 November 2014 at Central Library, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Bidholi Campus, Dehradun, India.

ICADL 2014  The 16th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries: The Emergence of Digital Libraries Research and Practices, happens in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 5-7 November.

Library Fair & Forum  5-7 November are the dates, Yokohama, Japan is the place.

ICOLIS 2014  The 5th International Conference on Libraries, Information and Society takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 4-5 November.

October 2014

All Japan Library Conference The Japan Library Association conference takes place 31 October to 1 November at Meiji University (Surugadai campus).

ISMIR 2014 The 15th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval takes place in Taipei, Taiwan, 27-31 October.

6th Rizal Library International Conference New!  The Ateneo University Rizal Library International Conference: Leadership and Change, Setting Directions, Braving the Odds, meets 23-24 October 2014 at Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines

PNC 2014 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings The annual conference is at the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, 21-23 October.

10th CCDSCR The Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) will jointly organize the 10th Conference on Cooperative Development and Sharing of Chinese Resources cum 8th Council Meeting with the Hong Kong Library Association (HKLA) and the Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC) in Hong Kong from 21–22 October 2014. The theme of the conference is Digital Legacy – The Past and the Future of the CCDSCR Projects.

ICSTI 2014 General Assembly and Conference The conference is in Tokyo, Japan, at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, 18-21 October.

IC.LISCOM-2014 The International Conference on Library Space and Content Management for Networked Society takes place in Bangalore, India, 18-20 October 2014.

Libraries for Tomorrow 2014 This Library Association of Singapore seminar takes place 14th October 2014 at Biopolis, Singapore.

OCLC Asia Pacific Regional Council Annual Meeting The regional council meeting is in Jeju, South Korea, 13-14 October.

LIANZA Conference 2014  Auckland is the place to be, 12-15 October,  Skycity, New Zealand.

iPRES 2014 The 11th Annual iPRES Conference on Digital Preservation, 6-10 October takes place in Melbourne, Australia.

September 2014

29th Annual National Conference of the Australian Society of Archivists The conference will be held in conjunction with the Archives and Records Association of New Zealand (ARANZ) in Christchurch, New Zealand from 29 September to 3 October.

ILS@TSS  The International Library Symposium is at the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 28-30 September.

ICSDL The International Conference on Sustainability of Digital Libraries takes place in Hyderabad, India 25-27 September 2014.

Seminar Kepustakawanan 2014 The seminar takes place 25-26 September in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

ALIA HLA/HLI Conference The joint collaboration between Health Libraries Inc. and Health Libraries Australia takes place 19 September at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

ALIA National Conference 2014 The conference takes place in Melbourne, Australia, 15-19 September.

ICI 2014  The International Conference on Information: Exploring the Future takes place in Johor, Malaysia, 10-11 September.

August 2014

ETTALDE-2014 The National Seminar on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Academic Libraries in Digital Era takes place 23-24 August 2014 at Warangal, Telangana, India.

National Conference on Recent Trends in Library and Information Science The conference takes place 22-23 August 2014 in Sangli, Maharashtra, India.

CAUL Leadership Institute 2014  Canberra, Australia, 14-15 August 2014.

ICBIC 2014 The International Conference on Business, Information, and Cultural Creative Industry takes place in Taipei, Taiwan, 6-8 August.

July 2014

PLAI-STRLC National Conference on the Next Generation Library Managers  The conference takes place 30-31 July at Camp Allen, Sta. Cruz, Laguna, The Philippines.

Legal Information & Records Management Evolution Forum 2014  29-30 July are the dates for this meeting in Sydney, Australia.

ICIKM 2014   The 3rd International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management 2014 takes place in Bangkok, Thailand, 17-18 July.

SILF 2014  The 7th Shanghai International Library Forum, Libraries in the Transition Era: New Space, New Services, New Experience, is in Shanghai, China, 9-11 July.

Unmeash3 Unconference  The library unconference is being hosted on 5 July by ALIA Sydney, ALIA New Grads NSW and ALIA NSW LT Group Australia and is open to anyone working in libraries or who is a student in a library course.

CDPDL 2014 The International Conference on Chinese Digital Publishing and Digital Libraries is in Jinan, Shandong Province, China, 3-7 July.

BAI2014 The 2014 International Conference on Business and Information takes place in Osaka, Japan, 3-5 July.

29th Annual ANZTLA Conference The annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Theological Library Association takes place at University College, Parkville, Victoria, Australia 2-5 July.

June 2014

11th China Academic Libraries Forum and Advanced Digital Library Seminar The forum and seminar take place in Qingdao, China, 24-27 June.

International Symposium on Library Services for Children and Young Adults The symposium takes place 19-20 June in South Korea.

SLLA 54th Annual General Meeting The 54th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Library Association will be held on 20th June in Colombo.

NACLIS 2014 The National Conference on Library & Information Sciences, organized by the Sri Lanka Library Association takes place on 19 June 2014 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

National Conference on Emerging Trends, Advancements and Challenges of Academic and Public Libraries The conference is at SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai, India, 13-14 June.

IRSL 2014 The International Virtual Conference on Information Retrieval on Scientific Literature: Emerging Frontiers and Challenges, happens 10-11 June and is managed by the Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, India.

2nd International Conference on Leadership & Innovative Management in Academic Libraries in the Age of New Technology  The conference takes place at Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 3-6 June.

International Symposium on Medical Libraries Change and Innovation The symposium takes place in Kunming, China, 3-5 June.

OASPA Asia conference The first Asian Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing takes place in Bangkok, Thailand 2-3 June.

May 2014

5th International m-Libraries Conference 2014  m-libraries is hosted by the Open University and Chinese University of Hong Kong, 27-30 May in Hong Kong.

18th SEAPAVAA Conference  AV Archives: Why They Matter, the 18th SEAPAVAA conference is in Vientiane, Laos, 26-30 May.

Aurora Institute for Emerging Leaders The institute takes place 26-30 May at Q Station, Manly, NSW, Australia.

ICEAI 2014   The 2nd International Congress on Engineering and Information will be held 22-24 May in Beijing, China.

ANZAAB conference Booksellers and Librarians in a Changing World, a joint conference of the Australian & New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers Limited and the National Library of Australia takes place 19-20 May at the National Library of Australia, Canberra.

The 12th Annual Library Leadership Institute Library Leadership in the Asia Pacific Century organised by The University of Hong Kong Libraries in conjunction with Fudan University Library, takes place in Shanghai, China, 16-20 May.

12th eResource Training Conference of The China Academic Library & Information System This CALIS sponsored conference is in Harbin, China, 13-14 May.

MetLib 2014 The MetLib Conference, Intrepid Journeys: Libraries at the Edge of Discovery, happens in Auckland, New Zealand, 11-16 May.

April 2014

5th eResource Utilization and Protection Seminar of the Chinese Academy of Sciences  The seminar takes place in Chengdu, China, 22-25 April.

ASEAI   The 2014 Asia Symposium on Engineering and Information will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, 11-13 April.

International Digital Library Conference The conference, 8-10 April, is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

March 2014

CEAL 2014 The Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL) holds its two day annual meeting on 26-27 March in Philadelphia, USA.

1st International Conference of Public Librarians  The 1st International Conference of Public Librarians convenes 19-21 March in Cebu, the Philippines.

ICDIPC2014  The fourth International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications takes place at the Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovations, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 18-20 March.

26th MAHLAP Congress and Seminar-Workshop The Medical and Health Librarians Association of the Philippines 26th congress takes place at Clark Pampanga, 12-14 March.

IFLA BSLA Asia and Oceania Convening The National Library of Indonesia will host the Asia and Oceania convening of IFLA’s Building Strong Library Associations from 4-7 March 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

February 2014

22nd meeting of the Conference of the Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania The annual CDNLAO meeting will be held in Canberra, Australia, 27 February.

WCOMLIS 2014 7th international WCOMLIS conference, WCOMLIS 2014: World Congress of Muslim Librarians and Information Scientists 2014, takes place 25-26 February at UiTM, Shah Alam, Malaysia.

The 5th Annual National Records and Information Officers’ Forum 2014  The forum is in Melbourne, Australia, 19-20 February.

IATUL Leadership Academy The Academy is in Bangkok, Thailand, 10–11 February.

APA/C-DAC International Conference on Digital Preservation and Development of Trusted Digital Repositories The conference is in New Delhi, India, 5-6 February.

VALA2014   The 17th Biennial Conference & Exhibition, VALA – Libraries, Technology and the Future Inc. is in Melbourne, Australia, 3-6 February.



RLEA-2013 The National Conference on Redefining Libraries in Electronic Age has been rescheduled to 20-21 December in Belgaum, Karnataka, India.

Emerging Technologies and Innovations in Library Practices , the  16th National Convention on Knowledge, Library  and  Information Networking, NACLIN 2013, takes place 10-12 December 2013 at The Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, Rajasthan. It Is organised by DELNET-Developing Library Network and MNIT Jaipur, India.

ICADL 2013  The International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries takes place 9-11 December in Bangalore, India.

2013 GIAMS The second Global Information and Management Symposium takes place in Taipei, Taiwan, 5-7 December.

November 2013

ICDL 2013 The International Conference on Digital Libraries, 27-29 November, takes place in New Delhi, India.

PLAI National Congress 2013  The Philippine Librarians Association, Inc.
national congress, 20-22 November is at Iloilo City, Philippines.

24th Australasian Innovative Users Group  Conference. The conference, 20-22 November  is hosted by the University of Newcastle Library at Noah’s on the Beach, Australia.

Annual Conference of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand The conference will be held at the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 20–22 November.

ICBI 2013 The International Conference on Business and Information 2013 is in Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 14-15 November.

IS&IM 2013 The 2013 International Symposium on Information Science and Information Management is in Bangkok, Thailand, 6-8 November.

October 2013

15th Library Fair and Forum  29-31 October at Yokohama, Japan.

LIANZA Conference 2013   20-23 October are the dates for the Library
and Information Association of New Zealand (LIANZA) Annual Conference held at

13th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply Conference 2013 The conference, 16-18 October,  is in Beijing, China.

2013 Australian Society of Archivists National Conference: The conference is in Canberra, Australia, 16-17 October.

International Workshop for Professional Librarians The workshop, Preservation and Innovation of Special Collections and Archives, 14-19 October, conducted by the National Central Library, takes place in Taiwan.

2nd National Conference of Children’s Librarians  Children’s Libraries Without Borders happens 10-11 October at the National Library of the Philippines, Ermita Manila.

OCLC Asia Pacific Regional Council 5th Membership Conference The meeting is in Pathum Thani, Thailand, 7-8 October.

PRDLA 2013 The annual meeting of the Pacific Rim Digital Library Alliance will be held at the University of British Columbia Library in Vancouver, Canada, from 2-4 October.

September 2013

ISS 2013 The International Conference on Information and Social Science is being held in Nagoya, Japan, 24-26 September 2013.

ETD 2013: Asian Values, Western Thought, World Treasure! The 16th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, is in Hong Kong, 23-26 September.

International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Trend ICICTT 2013 takes place in Karachi, Pakistan, 2-5 September.

August to February 2013

ICEAI 2013 The 2013 International Congress on Engineering and Information takes place in Macau, China, 28-30 August.

National Conference of Philippine Public Librarians 2013  Its theme is The Role of Public Libraries in the Preservation of Cultural Heritage. The conference takes place 28-30 August in Bacolod City, The Philippines.

Open Access – Scholarly Communication Reincarnated: A futuristic approach The Indian Library Association in association with the Dept. of Library and Information Science, Bangalore University is organizing the conference, 19-20 August at Bangalore University, Bangalore, India.

IFLA WLIC 2013: World Library and Information Congress : 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly takes place in Singapore, 17-23 August.

15th Fiesole Retreat The August 12-14 retreat in Singapore, “Opportunities for New Scholarship: Working Collaboratively” is hosted by World Scientific Publishing Co., Casalini Libri and National Library Board of Singapore.

ASEAI The Asia Symposium on Engineering and Information Conference takes place 27-29 July in Bangkok, Thailand.

ICIKM 2013 The 2nd International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management takes place in Chengdu, China, 20-21 July.

CDPDL 2013 The International Conference on Chinese Digital Publishing and Digital Libraries takes place at Dunhuang, Gansu, China, 11-14 July.

A-LIEP 2013  The 5th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Library & Information Education & Practice is at Khon Kaen, Thailand, 10-12 July.

BAI2013:The 2013 International Conference on Business and Information is being held in Bali, Indonesia, 7-9 July.

NACLIS 2013 The National Conference on Library & Information Sciences, 10th Anniversary Conference, is on 27 June 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Academic Librarian 3: The Yin-Yang of Future Consortial Collaboration and Competition: This CUHK Library/JULAC Conference on the 50th anniversary of CUHK is at CUHK, Hong Kong, 30-31 May.

AFCC The Asian Festival of Children’s Content is in Singapore, 25-30 May.

NCIC 2013 The National Conference on Information and Communication is in Chennai, India, 11-12 April.

ASL 2013: 10-12 April are the dates for the 3rd International Conference of Asian Special Libraries. Organised by Special Libraries Association, Asian Chapter (SLA) in association with Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines (ASLP). It takes place in Manila, the Philippines.

2013 ANZSI Conference: The Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers conference, is 13-15 March in Wellington, New Zealand.

ICAP 2012: The 2nd International Conference on Academic Libraries, Academic Library Services through Cloud Computing: Moving Libraries to the Web, takes place in New Delhi, India, 12-15 February.