Posted by: bluesyemre | February 20, 2020

The 12th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference #QQML2020, 26-30 May 2020, Casa Convalescència Universitat Autonόma De Barcelona, Spain


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, ) 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:

Plenary talks, Workshops and Special Sessions are included in the related page of the website

Due to many requests, the deadline for Special-Invited Sessions and Workshops was extended along with the Abstracts deadline submission.

If you already have send your contribution ignore this message. However, take the chance of the early bird registration in the conference: .

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:  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: 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

  1. structured abstracts (not exceeding 500 words) and presentation;
  2. full papers (not exceeding 12,000 words);
  3. posters.

In all the above cases at least one of the authors ought to be registered in the conference: .

Abstracts and full papers should be submitted electronically within the timetable provided in the web page:

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

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:

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

Submissions of abstracts to special or contributed sessions could be sent directly to the conference secretariat at . 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:   or contact the secretary of the conference at :

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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