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QQML 2020 in Barcelona Spain

Dear Friends, Dear Colleagues,


It is our pleasure to invite you in the Casa Convalescència Universitat Autonόma De Barcelona, Spain (26-30 May, 2020) for the 12th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2020,  http://qqml.org ) which is organized under the umbrella of ISAST (International Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology).


The conference invites Special and Contributed Sessions, Oral Papers, Best Practices, Workshops and Posters.

Details about the types of distribution please visit:  http://qqml.org/description-of-the-contribution/  


Target Group

The target group and the audience are library professionals in a more general sense: professors, researchers, students, administrators, stakeholders, technologists, museum scientists, archivists, decision makers and managers, information scientists, librarians, records managers, web developers, IT specialists, taxonomists, statisticians, marketing managers, philologist, subject and reference librarians et al.


Main topics

The emphasis is given to “Impact evaluation in Cultural Heritage Organizations”

The conference will consider, but not be limited to, the following indicative themes:

1.            Digital Humanities, Digital Scholarship, Public Humanities

2.            Synergies and common services of cultural heritage organisations

3.            Application of innovative ideas

4.            Best Practices

5.            Information and Knowledge production and Networking

6.            Artificial Intelligence

7.            Big Data, data mining, visualization, data science

8.            Learning analytics, data collection, Curation

9.            Open science, Research Communication

10.         Open access and scholarly communication models

11.         Library as publisher (post publication peer review, predatory journals)     

12.         Usability testing

13.         Information Literacy    

14.         Ethics

15.         Preparing Library for Tomorrow: 21st skills

16.         Management and marketing  

17.         Library and Information Science, Education and Research

18.         Qualitative and Quantitative methods in libraries, museums, archives and information centres   

19.         Metrics Research (Altmetrics, Bibliometrics, Cybermetrics, Scientometrics, Webometrics)         

20.         Tools for Organizational Performance Measurement.     


Special Sessions – Workshops

At the web page: http://qqml.org/call-of-proposals/  you may send proposals:

1.            For Special Sessions (4-6 papers),

2.            Workshops (more than 1-3 sessions) including the title and a brief description at:  secretar@xxxxxxxxx or from the electronic submission

3.            Abstracts/Papers to be included in the proposed sessions, to new sessions or as contributed papers.


Contributions may be realized through one of the following ways

a. structured abstracts (not exceeding 500 words) and presentation;

b. full papers (not exceeding 12,000 words);

c. posters.


In all the above cases at least one of the authors ought to be registered in the conference: http://qqml.org/registration/ .

Abstracts and full papers should be submitted electronically within the timetable provided in the web page: http://qqml.org/call-of-proposals/

The abstracts and full papers should be in compliance to the author guidelines that are located in the above link.

All abstracts will be published in the Conference Book of Abstracts and in the website of the Conference. The papers of the conference will be published in the QQML e- journal after the permission of the author(s).


The QQML e-  journal moved to  http://www.qqml-journal.net


Doctoral and Postgraduate Sessions

Professors and Supervisors are recommended to encourage the contribution of Postgraduate theses and dissertations of their students.

In the Doctoral and Postgraduate Sessions the contributors resent their research, the topic, the objectives, the methodology and the ongoing work. 

Post Graduate Student sessions for research are especially organized.

Please direct any questions regarding the QQML 2020 Conference and Student Research Presentations to: the secretariat of the conference at: secretar@xxxxxxxxx


QQML 2020 Important Dates

Abstract submissions: December 20, 2019

Notification of acceptance two weeks after submission.

Deadline Paper Submission: 1st of May 2020

Deadline Presentation Submission: 1st of May  2020

Early bird Registration: up to 30th of March  2020


Submit a Proposal or a session to secretar@xxxxxxxxx

Submissions of abstracts to special or contributed sessions could be sent directly to the conference secretariat at secretar@xxxxxxxxx . Please refer to the Session Number, as they are referred at the conference website to help the secretariat to classify the submissions.

For more information and Abstract/Paper submission and Special Session Proposals please visit the conference website at: http://www.qqml.org   or contact the secretary of the conference at : secretar@xxxxxxxxx

Paper contributors have the opportunity to be published in the QQML e- Journal, which continues to retain the right of first choice, however in addition they have the chance to be published in other scientific journals. QQML e- Journal is included in EBSCOhost


Looking forward to welcoming you in Barcelona,

With our best regards,

On behalf of the Conference Committee


Anthi Katsirikou, PhD

Conference Co-Chair

University of Piraeus Library Director

Head, European Documentation Center

Board Member of the Greek Association of Librarians and Information Professionals



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