SCECSAL XXII (2016) Call for papers

Digital Transformation and the changing role of libraries and Information Centres in the sustainable development of Africa is the conference theme for 2016 Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Library and Information Associations (SCECSAL XXII) conference  to be hosted by the Swaziland Library Association from 25-29 April 2016 at the Royal Swazi Sun, eZulwini, Swaziland.

SWALA invites the submission of abstracts to be considered for papers to be presented at the conference. Abstracts with approximately 300 words addressing the theme and the sub-themes with the following details.

Title of the Abstract

Name(s) of the Authors with official titles or professional role,

Author’s affiliated institution and

Keywords (minimum of three)

Conference Sub-themes are as follows:

  • Emerging technologies and their Role (Big data, Cloud computing, Mobile applications, Semantic web, Text mining, Next generation web services etc.)
  • Issues of Digital Rights Management and Intellectual Property Rights
  • E – infrastructure development for sustainable development
  • E – governance, E- Agriculture, E-Health – their roles and impact
  • Indigenous Knowledge and digital transformations
  • Knowledge Management and Resource Discovery Tools
  • Digital preservation of Cultural Heritage and cultural archives
  • Quality assurance and best practices in digital scholarship
  • Role of Social Media, social networks and Networked information
  • Library Advocacy

The guidelines for Abstract Proposals can be read on SWALA website: