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ETBL - 2015

Theme: Emerging Technology and Trends, Collection Development and Management etc.

Venue: Indian Institute of Management,
Ahmedabad - 15,
Gujarat, India.

Date: December 2-4, 2015

Organized By: Indian Institute of Management,


Webpage: http://www.iimahd.ernet.in/library/conference/introduction.html

Brochure: http://www.iimahd.ernet.in/library/conference/public/Conference_Brochure_2015.pdf

Registration Form: http://www.iimahd.ernet.in/library/conference/public/registration_form.pdf

Type: Conference



Business libraries are special in their own way. They offer a unique set of services which differentiate them from other academic libraries. On the collection front, in addition to scholarly journals and books, business libraries provide for access to data (economic, corporate, social, etc.), news, regulations, reports and analysis to its specialist and demanding user community. The collections of business libraries cover subjects that are as varied as in a public library and include business studies, entrepreneurship, social sciences, philosophy, psychology, literature, pure and applied sciences, urban planning, health, education, history, and so on. The user community is diverse and varied and includes faculty, students, researchers, academic/teaching assistants, startup entrepreneurs, consultants, corporate executives, alumni, and so on.

The changes in the ecosystem of business libraries have been quite dramatic and fast paced in the last decade. Business and management education is itself undergoing several changes, emerging economies are evolving into large markets for businesses, ecommerce is penetrating untapped markets around the world, and technology developments are not only impacting consumer behavior but also leading the way to innovate new business models. These changes have led to the demand for information that is nascent, instant, pinpointed and relevant in addition to being available in an uninterrupted, integrated and seamless manner. It is in this context business libraries are evolving to innovate, strategize and render user centric information services.


The objective of this proposed conference is to understand how business libraries are shaping themselves and preparing for the future. It will provide an opportunity for the business library professionals across the world to share their experiences, ideas, research and knowledge for mutual benefit. The conference is an attempt to provide a platform to address issues relating to the emerging trends that are reshaping business libraries.

Target Audience

  • Library and Information Science Professionals
  • Knowledge Management Professionals
  • Archivists, Educationists and Policy Makers
  • Information Providers and Vendors
  • Students of Library and Information Science

Activities / Schedule (Three days)

  • Day 1: Inaugural Address, Plenary Session followed by 3 invited lectures by eminent professionals.
  • Day 2: Three Sessions Pecha-Kucha Format (20 Slides - 20 Seconds Per Slide), and a session on Design Workshop - "Innovative Library Spaces & Services".
  • Day 3: Three Invited Lectures, Panel Discussion followed by Valedictory Session.

Design Thinking Workshop on Innovative Library Spaces and Services

  • Date : 3rd Dec, 2015
  • Time : 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Venue : IMDC New Campus, IIMA
  • Speaker & Instructors : Dr Ashis Jalote Parmar & Dr Vikram Singh Parmar

Contact Person: Mr. Mallikarjun Dora

Phone: +91 79 6632 4983


Email ID: conferencesecretariat@iimahd.ernet.in

Registration Form

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