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SoFerence 2021: National Social Conference on Library & Information Science (LIS)

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SoFerence 2021: National Social Conference on Library & Information Science (LIS)

Time: December 18, 2021 from 9am to 5pm
Location: Virtual
City/Town: India
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Event Type: conference
Organized By: Tata Consultancy Services
Latest Activity: Dec 18, 2021

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Event Description

Dear All,

SoFerence is a leading biannual National Social Conference on Library & Information Science (LIS) organized by India’s largest
Corporate Information Resource Centre from Tata Consultancy Services.

This year, the 6th and virtual edition is scheduled on Saturday, 18 December 2021. The theme of SoFerence is, “Looking Ahead: Future of Libraries”.

SoFerence will have three Technical Sessions and one Panel Discussion involving leading LIS professionals, technology solution providers and publishers.

We invite presentations from LIS professionals on the following themes:

Collection Development and Access Patterns: Impact
on Library Services:

  1. Trends in Collection Development
  2. Subscription/Business Models
  3. Platforms & DRMs
  4. Innovative Library Services

LIS Professionals in the New Era: Extended Roles and
Diffused Boundaries:

  1. Rebranding of Librarians
  2. Collaboration: Resources and Services
  3. Online / Collaborative / Group Learning
  4. Social Media Analysis / Sentiment Analysis
  5. Big Data & Analytics 

The Transforming Library Environment: Priorities and Perspectives:                                                                             

  1. Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning / Robotics / Cloud Application in Libraries
  2. Information Tools / Technology: State of the Art
  3. Design Thinking in Libraries
  4. User Experience: Self-help Kiosk, etc.
  5. Remote Services / Touchless Access Nodes
  6. Application of Gamification Techniques


Guidelines for Presentations:

Presentation should be aligned to the Themes / Subthemes mentioned above.
▪ Preferably covering learnings from experimentation (Success or Failure stories)
▪ The number of slides should be limited to 15 and time allotted for presentation will be maximum 7 minutes.
▪ Last date for submission of Presentation is 15 November 2021.


Selected submissions will be invited for presentation at SoFerence 2021



▪ Each technical session will have 1 Best Presentation Award.
▪ There is no registration fee, however registration is mandatory and only registered participants will be accommodated in SoFerence.
▪ All participants will be rewarded with an E-Certificate.

Click Here to Register before 30 November 2021

For more details visit the SoFerence website:        

For queries, please write to us at:

With Best Regards
Dr. Nagappa V. Bakkannanavar

Tata Consultancy Services Limited

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