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CfPs: National Conference on Creativity, Innovation and Transformation in Libraries #SALIS2016| 8-9 July| KSRCT, Tamil Nadu

National Conference on

Creativity, Innovation and Transformation in Libraries

(SALIS 2016)

8th & 9th July 2016

Organized by

Department of Library

K.S.Rangasamy College of Technology


Jointly with

Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science (SALIS),


About K.S.Rangasamy College of Technology

The foundation of K.S.Rangasamy College of Technology was laid in the year 1994 at Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu. As a vital part of the enormous K.S.R. Group of Institutions, it has carved a niche for itself under the tutelage of Lion Dr.K.S.Rangasamy. KSRCT is located in a scenic campus with an area of over 300 acres with a built-up area of 12 lakhs square feet. A combination of cutting edge infrastructure and well accomplished staff makes it a premier center for learning. KSRCT has various cells for student and faculty empowerment. It has signed MoU with leading industries to facilitate industrial exposure for students and faculties through in-plant training for students. An actively functioning placement cell has assured a high rate of placement for the passing out candidates. KSRCT has well developed facilities for a holistic learning experience. KSRCT has the best of accommodation, sports, library and other technological amenities, the academy has the best of them all.


About the Department of Library, KSRCT

The college takes pride in having a Central Library housed in a three storeyed block with a built -up area of 1458 sq.m. The Library has more than 95000 books and has subscribed to 300 periodicals which include national and international journals and magazines. The main objective of the KSRCT library is to provide access to information replete in print and e-resources to support the scholarly and research needs of the institute's Teaching-Learning community. The fully automated library is well equipped with modern facilities and resources in the form of books, print and e-journals, back volumes, non-book materials and a research repository. The KSRCT library has been subscribing to many  on-line databases of e-resources including IEEE, ASCE, ASME, Science Direct, Springer Link,  Mc-Graw Hill's Access Engineering Library, J-Gate, CMIE-Prowess, NPTEL, DELNET etc.


About Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science (SALIS)

SALIS is a registered national professional body, actively involved in the development of all spheres of LIS by organizing various programmes such as conferences, seminars, workshops and training programmes on emerging topics throughout the year in various parts of the country through its chapters located in many places. SALIS publishes national and international journals, proceedings and newsletter for exchange of information and knowledge among LIS professionals. SALIS instituted many awards to encourage and motivate LIS professionals. One of the objectives of SALIS is to train the LIS professionals in the country to handle the latest IT tools and techniques more effectively and efficiently and also to understand and adopt the best practices in order to provide high quality library service to the users.


About the Conference

Creativity is bringing a new idea that can be used to solve a problem or improve a method or system. Innovation is the implementation of new ideas to produce a new service or product. Creativity and innovations are different from each other, but they are interrelated in one way or the other.

Libraries are undergoing tremendous changes and witnessing a paradigm shift from closed to open, physical space to learning space, physical wall to wired wall, print to electronic, collection to content, local to global resources and access, ownership to access license, reading for learning, etc. Technology changed the traditional way of collection development, acquiring resources, storing and access methods, delivery mechanism, distribution channels in libraries. These rapidly changing information environment calls for restructuring information services and professions in major ways. Libraries are thriving halls of learning, creativity, and community growth. The libraries of tomorrow should be designed not only for housing resources, reading and lending, but also for providing an environment for learning commons, information common, teaching, research, sharing and collaboration. It should be well-equipped to deliver the library services to the digital, community. They are the way to embrace technology and avoid digital exclusion.

In this context, LIS professionals should constantly introduce and adopt creative and innovative ideas and methods using the latest ICT technologies, devices, social software tools and techniques wherever needed to address and transform the sweeping and dramatic changes that are taking place in the library environment. Re-engineering, reinventing, re-visiting the library to improve and extend the existing systems and services are paramount in the changing information landscape. Therefore, LIS professionals should acquire the necessary skills to translate the user's present and future requirements.

This national conference will act as a platform to the participants and stakeholders to discuss and find creative and innovative ideas and methods not only to meet the present and future user's demands and also to adapt to the changing library environment.


Conference Objectives

Ø  To discuss the sweeping changes that are taking place in the library environment

Ø  To transform library from physical space to active learning space

Ø  To integrate and connect library resources and users using latest the ICT tools and techniques

Ø  To introduce creative and innovative ideas and methods to transform the library to cope with the change

Ø  To re-engineer, reinvent and re-visit the library to improve and extend the existing systems and services

Ø  To use mobile and other electronic devices to access the resources and deliver the service to the users wherever they are

Ø  To evolve innovative and best practices to enhance the library systems and services


Themes and Sub-Themes

Ø  Transforming Library from Physical Space to Active Learning Space

  • Inclusive design: for housing resources, reading, lending and also for research, sharing and collaborating
  • Space for-  Learning and research activities - for Technology: social software tools for creating and sharing resources - visualization
  • Technology Lending: laptop, ipad, tablets, cameras, cables and accessories
  • Display posters: List of highly cited papers, new additions and quotes in library premises
  • Cloud based collection: Security and storage issues.

Ø  Technology Enabled Innovative Services

  • Mobile Technology for accessing, sharing and collaborating: mobile apps for MOPAC- search- status - request service - reservation - renewal-survey, alerts- review-library tour
  • QR Codes; Mobile Scanning; SMS - one way - two way -Transaction;
  • Security technologies to provide access to authorized users and monitor user movement
  • Book Vending machine-Library Kiosk- E-book Store- e-lending
  • Disability services- Assistive Technology for differently abled users to access library resources;
  • Library automation: integrating users and resources for collaboration and sharing-case studies
  • Cloud based Library automation and services;

Ø  Innovative Library Services using Social Networking

  • To facilitate communication, collaboration and sharing resources with users using Instant Messaging system: Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, MySpace, YouTube, Podcasting, LinkedIn, RSS, Flicker, Wiki, Blogs, Social Bookmark;
  • Promoting and marketing library services: Creating user group for quick announcement, sharing links and information-information about library and resources
  • Posting Library programmes/ announcement –posters – training materials- guides- new additions-campus news- request research papers
  • Ask a Librarian-FAQ-Library instructions; Invite students to register IL Programmes-getting comments-feedback-surveys;
  • Outreach programmes - off-campus service-Online book club;
  • Single window access to library resources – portal

Ø  Innovative User Centric and Research Support Services

  • Designing new process, products and news services- delivery channels- methods
  • Value added services for Research: Resources for Research – Research tools - Course guides,
  • Research Consultation-Research Assistance and promotion- Research Funds- Peers in the field- Subject experts – Seminar and conferences
  • Scholarly communication and open access- Literature review-bibliography;
  • List of top ranking journals- Citation studies-highly cited papers- Impact Factor- H-index- WOS, Scopus, Google Scholar - predatory journals-
  • Reference Management/Citation Tools
  • Anti plagiarism – Copyright and digitization issues – Licensing;
  • Enhancing visibility of research work - IR- self archive;
  • Delivering e-content and research via e-mail, internet and social software- Get it service, ILL
  • Federated and discovery services;
  • Adding metadata and context to full-text research papers-Preparing e-index and linking to digital resources;
  • Displaying creative, innovative and out of box ideas- Library Liaison Program

Ø  Content Management and E-Learning 

  • Case studies of building content creation, management and sharing using Word press - Drupal and Joomla - for Conference website - Library web site– training courses;
  • Adding - access and managing digital content- content delivery;
  • Developing e-learning courses, tutorials and IL programmes for collaborative learning using Moodle and other similar software;
  • Linking Library resources-Catalogue–E-resources–Database
  • Online help – FAQ-Quiz-Chatting and Users participation.

Ø  Innovative Best Practices and Collaboration in Libraries

  • Re-defining-      Re-engineering-       Re-inventing, Revisiting existing library vision and mission, process and practices for significant improvement of the existing system and exploring new system;
  • Designing new process, procedures and practices using creative and innovative ideas-resource building -e-resource management-how to search and retrieve library resources -organization of resources;
  • Library training programme-Liaison and ILL-Collaboration and partnership-technology updates-refresher course
  • For Students: Student internship-participative programmes-Students' Assistance
  • Fund Raising-Book Exhibition-Scanning, Printing and photocopying-Document copy supply service-Citation Studies

·         Capacity building initiatives for LIS professionals to learn acquire and adopt innovative skills- creative collaboration and partnership with public and other libraries and institutions.


Submission of Papers

Original and unpublished papers on the conference themes are invited for presentation at the conference. Papers will be accepted only after strict review by editorial committee. Accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings with ISBN. Selected papers may be published in the SALIS journals.

 Author Guidelines

The full paper in word file (with an abstract not exceeding 200 words and at least 3 keywords) should be submitted as an e-mail attachment to Paper should not exceed 6 pages (line space: 1.5, font size: 12, font: Times New Roman, reference: APA). For more details, please visit the conference website. The authors of accepted papers has to pay the registration fee immediately after the receipt of communication of acceptance to include their papers in the proceedings.

 Target Participants

Librarians, Information professionals, LIS Teachers, Students and Research scholars.


Accommodation will be arranged in the nearby hotels on extra payment. Participants can also make their own arrangement for accommodation at hotels available in Tiruchengode and Erode. The room rent varies from Rs. 500 to Rs.3000 per day.


KSRCT is located in Erode to Tiruchengode highway.14 kms from Erode and 8 kms from Tiruchengode. Nearest Railway Station is Erode and nearest Airport is Coimbatore.

 Registration Fee

 LIS Professionals

 (Full conference kit)                                                                        Rs.1000

 Research Scholars and LIS Students (Regular),

Participants (without paper)   

(Kit without conference bag and proceedings)                                     Rs.  500


Registration fee should be paid through Demand Draft drawn in favour of 'The Principal, K.S.Rangasamy College of Technology' payable at 'Tiruchengode' and addressed to the Organizing Secretary,SALIS 2016 The online payment details will be provided on request.


Important Dates

Submission of full-paper                               20.05.2016

Communication of Acceptance                     10.06.2016

Registration                                                20.06.2016

 Conference Websites

 Awards and Mementos

Cash Awards will be given to the best papers for Professionals, Students and Women separately. Mementos will be given to all the presenters.

 About Tiruchengode

Tiruchengode is a city and municipality located in Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu. This city has various other names like Nagasalam, Panimalai, Kodhai Malai, Aravakiri, Vayu Malai, Kongumalai, Nagagiri, Vandhimalai, Siddharmalai, Didya and still more. Tiruchengode has the pride of having the country's first Gandhi Ashram, a tribute to India's great leader Mahatma Gandhi and opened by the country's then viceroy Rajaji.


Nearest Tourist Places


Yercaud (Hill Resort)

Yercaud is a hill station in Salem District. It is located in the Shevaroys range of hills in the Eastern Ghats. As a popular tourist destination, Yercaud is also called as Jewel of the South. It is connected with road ways 28 kms from salem and 85 kms from Tiruchengode


Kolli Hills (Hill Resort)

Kolli Hills   is    a   major   mountain range and is an   outline of the Eastern Ghats. Kolli Hills could be reached through a ghat road which has 70 hairpin bends.



Arulmigu Arthanareeswarar Temple

Lord Arthanareeswarar is located in the heart of Tiruchengode and it has a unique form here, which combines half male and half female form. The lord is also known as Madhorubagan and Ammayappan. It is claimed that this rare posture of the Lord as prime deity can be found only in this temple in the whole of Asia. The hill top temple can be reached by climbing up 1206 steps, made of stone.


Namakkal Anjeneyar Temple

Namakkal is famous for a life-size Hanuman (Anjeneyar) Statue carved out of a single stone in the Anjeneyar Temple. The city lies at the foot of a huge rock, upon which there is a fort. The name Namakkal immediately brings to mind Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple – the temple of Hanuman at Namakkal. The idol of Hanuman is approx. 18 feet in height, and stands under the open sky. Opposite to the Hanuman is a temple of Lord Narasimha


Organizing Committee


 Chief Patron


Lion Dr. K.S.Rangasamy, MJF, Chairman




Thiru. R. Srinivasan, Secretary




Dr.K.Thyagarajah, Principal,


Organizing Secretary


Dr.A.M.Venkatachalam, Librarian


Joint - Organizing Secretaries


Mr.F.Manase Prabu,Librarian ,KSRCAS

Mr.P.Senthil Kumaran,Librarian, KSRCE

Mrs.R.Selvam,Librarian, KSRIET


 SALIS Core Committee


Dr.A.Hariharan, Founder President, SALIS

Dr.J.Dominic, Karunya University, Coimbatore

Dr.M.Mandhirasalam, CIT, Coimbatore

Dr.S.Surianarayanan, Advisor, SALIS

Dr. S.Muralidhar CVRDE, DRDO, Chennai

Dr.S.Swaminathan, SRMV College of Ed., Coimbatore

Dr.K.Elavazhagan, IIM, Trichy

Mr.T.Stephen, Vellalar College for Women, Erode 

Mr.K.Karunai Raghavan, NEC, Kovilpatti

Dr.Jesudas Manalan, Bishop Heber College, Trichy

Mr.P.Meenakshi Sundaram,Connemara Library,Chennai

Dr. R. Sevugan, Pondichery University, Puducherry

Dr.V.Sakthi Regha, MSSW, Chennai

Dr.P.Panneerselvam, B.S.A.R. University, Chennai

Mr.S.Elango, SRMV MCPE, Coimbatore

Dr.A.Sokkalingam, SRMV Polytechnic, Coimbatore

Dr.T.Magudeeswaran, C.N. College, Erode

Mr.T.Senthilkumar, Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Dr.R.Balasubramani, Bharathidasan Univ., Trichy

Dr.K.Vinitha, St.Mary's College, Tuticorin

Mr J Arumugam, TCS, Chennai

Dr.P.Padma, MK University, Madurai

Dr.T.R.Sridevi, RV College of Engg, Bangalore

Mr.O.Seshaiah, PBR VITS, Kavali, AP

Ms.D.Mercy Lydia, Vellalar College for Women, Erode 

Dr.K.Murugan, Anna University College, Tuticorin

Dr.Lata Suresh, IICA, Gurgaon, Haryana

Dr.Sanjay Kataria, JIIT,Noida

Dr.P.M.Paradkar, GS College of Commerce, Nagpur



 National Advisory Committee


Dr.S.Ally Sornam, Bishop Heber College, Trichy

Dr. Anup Kumar Das, JNU, New Delhi

Dr. K.Chinnasamy, MK University, Madurai

 Dr. G.Krishnamoorthy, Anna University, Chennai

Dr. S.C.Kumaresan, Qatar Foundation, Qatar

Dr.C.Murugan, Periyar University, Salem

Dr.M.Nagarajan, Annamalai University, Chidambaram

Dr Rajeev Vij, DRDO-INMAS, Delhi

Mr.S.Radhakrishnan, NPOL, Cochin

Dr S.Ravi, Annamalai University, Chidambaram

Dr.Salma khan,IFTM University, Moradabad,UP

Dr.Salek Chand,NDC,NIHFW,Munirka,New Delhi

Mr.A.Sankaran, The Hindu, Chennai

Dr.R.Sarangapani, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

Mr.S.S.Sivakumaar, District Central Library, Karur

Dr.S.Srinivasa Ragavan, Bharathidasan Univ., Trichy

Dr.B.Suresh, MK University, Madurai

Dr.M.Tamizhchelvan, Gandhigram University, Dindigul

Dr.S.Thanuskodi,Alagappa University,Karaikudi

Dr.A.Thirumagal, M.S. University, Tirunelveli

 Dr.A.Thirunavukkarasu, Algappa Universiy, Karaikudi


 SALIS Working Committee


Dr.G.Amudha, VHNSN College, Virudhunagar

Mr.R.Arikrishnan, ACL, Chennai

Dr.A.Chitra Dhavaputhalvi, CGAC, Tirupur

Dr.S.Dhanavandhan, Gandhigram University, Dindigul

Mrs.K. R.Geetha, KASCW, Chennai

Dr.S.Gopalakrishnan, VCET, Madurai

Mrs.K. Indumathi, Anna Adarsh College, Chennai

Mrs.M.Jannath Najeemunnisa Beegum, JBASCW, Chennai

Dr.S.Jayshankar, Alagappa University,Karaikudi

Dr.B.Jeyaprakash, Bharathidasan Univ., Trichy

Mr.A.Joseph Anburaj, KCGCT, Chennai

Dr.S.Kamatchi, ACL, Chennai 

Mr.G.Karthikeyan, BIT, Anna Univesity,Trichy

Mrs.K.S.Kalyani, PUCAS,Papratipatti

Dr.V.Krishnamurthy, KCT, Coimbatore

Ms.B.Lalitha, Public Libraries, Chennai

Dr.M.Leeladharan , Pondicherry University, Puducherry

Dr.K.Mahalakshmi, Avinashilingam Univ., Coimbatore

Mrs.M.Mahalakshmi, Stella Maris College, Chennai

Mrs.S.Maidhili, Meenakshi College, Chennai

Mr.S.Manikandan, ACL, Chennai

Mrs.G. Meenambika,Patrician College, Chennai

Dr.N.Murugesan, ACET, Tirupur

Mr.R.Muruganantham, Amirta, Coimbatore

Mrs.L.Radha Chandar, TCE, Madurai

Mr.V.Radhakrishnan, SPi Global, Chennai

Dr.T.Raja, St. Xavier's College of Ed., Palyamkottai

Mr.V.Rajendran, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

Dr.M.Sankar, TNAU, Tiruvannamalai

Mr.G.Saravanan, French Institute, Pondicherry

Dr.A.Senthamil Selvi, Saranathan Engg College, Trichy

Dr.R.Senthilkumar, KASC, Coimbatore

Dr.A.P.Shanmugam TUCAS,Viluppuram

Dr.K.S.Sivakumaren, Anna University, MIT, Chennai

Mrs.Sophia Johnson, MCE, Chennai

Dr.S.Sridhar, TSM, Madurai

Mrs.B.Srilakshmi, Sir Thiagaraja College, Chennai

 Dr.M.Surulinathi, Bharathidasan University, Trichy 

Mr.R.Venkatram, Alagappa University, Karaikudi

Mr.A.Velayutham, SRKVMCPE, Coimbatore


 Local Organizing Committee


Mr.V.Ashok Kumar, SVHEC, Gobi

Mr.M.Kanagaraj, KIOT, Salem

Mr.M.Kumaran, EBET, Kangeyam
Dr.E.S Kavitha,
Periyar University, Salem

Mr.M.Mohanasundaram, Public Library, Karur

Mr.S.Paramasivam,Sriguru College, Coimbatore

Mr.K.Ramakrishnan,JKK College,K.Palayam

Mr.G.Rameshkumar,ATCAS, P.Puliampatti

Mrs.A.Rajeswary, Rathinam Institutions, Coimbatore

Dr.B.O Sakthivel Murugan, IRTT, Chithode
Excel Institutions, K.palayam
Ms.S.Subha, Sri Vasavi College, Chithode

Mr.K.Rajaram, KSRIT

Mr.S.Ravi, KSRPC

Mrs.Malini, KSRCASW

Mrs.T.Indrani, KSRCEDU
Mrs.S.Jothi, KSRCT

Mrs.S.Salomi. KSRCT

Mrs.S.Kabilambigai, KSRCT





Mr.C.Sudhakar, KSRCT

Mrs.T.Latha, KSRCT

Mrs.A.Umadevi, KSRCT



 Address for Communication



Organizing Secretary, SALIS 2016 & Librarian

K.S.Rangasamy College of Technology

(An Autonomous Institution)

KSR Kalvi Nagar, Tiruchengode - 637215,

Tamil Nadu, India.

Phone            : 04288-274741-44, Extn.400,404,401

Fax :  04288-274745

Mobile : 9994250222

E-Mail :

Web :



With Kind Regards
Dr. A.M.Venkatachalam Ph.D.
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