The Pakistan Library Association in collaboration with Department of Libraries, Government of Pakistan and Dept. of LIS, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad is going to organize an Asian Libraries Conference from 5-6 September, 2016. Topic of the Conference is “Odyssey from C-Tablets to E-Tablets and beyond”
. It is all about eventful long journey of human civilization from clay tablets, printed reading materials to electronic & digital contents. The conference will serve as platform for Sharing Of experience and skill in the field of library & Information Science. The Asian Libraries conference would be the first ever of its kind in the region and bring educationist, historians, research scholars, IT experts and Library & Information Science (LIS) professionals across Asia to discuss and explore opportunities, issues and challenges confronting by the libraries across Asia in the age of paradigm shift.
The opportunity will be utilized to work out joint strategies for migration from printed to digital contents as well as preservation of digital resources for coming generations. Licensing regime, apparently, is considered a barrier to free access to quality content in relation with the right to freedom of access to information. There is a need to strike balance between Intellectual Property Rights and easy access to digital resources. Most of the Asian countries seems backward from countries of other continents like America, Europe and Australia in this context. National and International delegates will present their research and best practices at the occasion.
Syed Ghyour Hussain
Conference Secretary/ Director, National Library of Pakistan