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New date: Deadline 31 of January 2010

You are kindly invited to participate in the 2nd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2010), Chania, Crete, Greece, 25-28 of May, 2010.
QQML2010 was decided by the QQML Committee and announced during the closing ceremony of the previous QQML2009 Conference.
The proceedings of QQML2010 will be published by World Scientific, while selected papers are to be published by the International Journals: Decision Support System Technology, Library Management, and Performance Measurement and Metrics.
QQML2010 is organized under the umbrella of ASMDA International Society organizing conferences on data analysis from 1981.

Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (QQM) are proved more and more popular tools for Librarians, because of their usefulness to the everyday professional life. QQM aim to the assessment and improvement of the services, to the measurement of the functional effectiveness and efficiency. QQM are the mean to make decisions on fund allocation and financial alternatives. Librarians use also QQM in order to determine why and when their users appreciate their services. This is the start point of the innovation involvement and the ongoing procedure of the excellent performance. Systematic development of quality management in libraries requires a detailed framework, including the quality management standards, the measurement indicators, the self-appraisal schedules and the operational rules. These standards are practice-oriented tools and a benchmarking result. Their basic function is to express responsibly the customer (library user) -supplier (library services) relationship and provide a systematic approach to the continuous change onto excellence. The indoor and outdoor relationships of libraries are dependent of their communication and marketing capabilities, challenges, opportunities and implementation programmes. 

Conference Topics
1. Management
· Excellence and innovation
· Quality and benchmarking
· Measures and metrics
2. Financial strength and sustainability
· Fund raising
· Cost benefit analysis
· Cost assessment
· Value analysis
· Marketing research
Public relations
· Publicity
· Communication
4. Communication strategies
· Working with faculty, students, and staff
Users - Non users
· Alumni, Partners, Stakeholders
· Groups / teams
· Archives, historical societies, museums and art galleries
· Consortia
5. Data Analysis and
Data Mining
Content analysis
· Ontologies
Knowledge discovery
· Machine learning
· Databases
Data visualization
Digital Libraries
· Digitization
· Museum and art digital objects
· Archival digital objects
Public libraries digital projects
· Digital content for teaching
· Digital images
· Metadata

The Conference will attend library professionals: professors, administrators, technologists, museum scientists, archivists, decision makers and managers.
For your papers, please follow precisely the given Template following the format and instructions from the conference website at: http://www.isast.org
If you propose a Special Session including 4-6 papers, the papers will be included into the book as a Specific Chapter under the title of the special session.
Special Session or Workshop (2 or more sessions) proposals should have the session title, the name and affiliation of the organizer and a brief description (5-10 lines).

You may upload the Abstract/Paper Template and formulate your paper according to the instructions at: http://www.isast.org/abstractpaperregister.html
Please submit your paper in MS Word format as an email attachment to: [log in to unmask]

You can also submit your Abstract electronically by using the facilities of the conference website at: http://www.isast.org/abstractpaperregister.html

For workshop proposals or presentations regarding your Library or your Organisation please contact Dr. Anthi Katsirikou at: [log in to unmask]

Kind regards 

On behalf of the Conference Committee

Dr. Anthi Katsirikou, Conference Co-Chair
University of Piraeus
Library, Deputy Director
Head, European Documentation Center
Board Member of the Greek Association of Librarians and Information Professionals

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The Book from the previous QQML2009 has been published by World Scientific (http://www.worldscibooks.com/compsci/7691.html)


Proceedings of the International Conference on QQML2009

Chania, Crete, Greece, 26 – 29 May 2009

edited by Anthi Katsirikou (University of Piraeus Library, Greece) & Christos H Skiadas (Technical University of Crete, Greece)






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