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Conference Main Themes

The main purpose of the conference is to focus on more practical knowledge and ideas-sharing rather than merely presenting papers. The gathering, so far, intends to offer all participants the opportunity to understand that the change by itself is not end, but the continuous involvement in change is the most critical issue to be always prepared for. To do so, each should learn from relevant partner as an integrated team, information professionals, technologist, publishers, educators, …etc. to develop new roles that meet the changing demands of end-users. Team members should listen and hear in regards to change requirements to be ready for the future, to acquire new skills for transforming to new services that truly and positively impact their customers and organization. The following themes are the keys to go forward:

Digital Literacy for Building User-Relationships:

The ability to effectively and critically navigate, evaluate and create information using a range of digital technologies." Digital literacy is a combination of digital information and the ability to access that information (literacy) to respond to users wherever they are, go to them and let them appreciate you as a source of information not just information facilitator.

  1. Digital contents and smart librarians: new competencies and roles
  2. Mobile technology and cloud computing- the unlimited server
  3. Integrated relationships between publishers and libraries
  4. Semantic web-based information systems and services
  5. Semantic web applications and search engines
  6. The future of the national libraries as intellectual repositories and public institutions

The Semantic Web and the Web service paradigm are currently the most important trends on the way to the next generation of the Web. They promise new opportunities for content and service provision, enabling manifold and flexible new applications and improved support for individual and cooperative tasks.

The ideal search engine would be able to match the search queries to the exact context and return results within that context. While Google, Yahoo and Live continue to hold sway in search, here are the engines that take a semantics (meaning) based approach, the end result being more relevant search results which are based on the semantics and meaning of the query, and not dependent upon preset keyword groupings or inbound link measurement algorithms, which make the more traditional search engines easier to game, thus including more spam oriented results.

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