A-LIEP Conference Program

Monday, 3rd April 2006: PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
8:00am - 6:00pm
Workshop and Conference Registration
9:00am - 12:30pm

Workshop 1A (Lecture Room 1)
Strategic Marketing of Information Services
Mr Michael Leach, President, American Society for Information Science & Technology

Synopsis: Strategic marketing is more than just publicity and public relations. It involves the parallel processes of user needs analysis, long-term strategic planning, and the creation of targeted resources and services, coupled with publicity, ongoing public/client/customer relations and evaluation. In addition, strategic marketing involves new human resource objectives-new duties, new job descriptions-integrated into the day-to-day workflow in the organization. Frequently, these days, all of this strategic planning must be undertaken in an environment of fiscal constraints and limited resources. This workshop will step the participant through the whole process, from initial user needs analysis and brainstorming through the final stages of plan development. Actual strategic marketing plans will be examined as case studies, and participants will have opportunities to interact with each other and the instructor in developing their own strategic marketing plan.

Workshop 1B (Lecture Room 2)
Strategic Planning for School Media Centres
Dr Diljit Singh, Dept. of Information Science, University of Malaya

Synopsis: Strategic planning involves the development of long-term plans, based on the organization’s objectives and a consideration of the dynamic environmental conditions. It forces an organization to look into the future, and thus provides an opportunity to influence forthcoming events and assume a proactive position. Strategic planning, when properly implemented, leads to more efficient and effective long-term performance. School libraries, with the many changes occurring around them, need to create a process that will align planning with today’s realities and developments in educational curricula, teaching practices, and assessment strategies employed in schools. This workshop is targeted at those responsible or involved with formulating and implementing plans for school libraries in Ministries of Education, National Libraries, State Departments, Library Associations or Schools. The hands-on workshop will take the participants through the processes of strategic planning. Participants will learn the steps of organizational readiness; develop a vision and mission statement; assess the current situation in terms of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, with a focus on environmental changes and directing attention to opportunities; and develop goals, objectives and strategies. At the end of the workshop, participants will have a created an outline of a draft strategic planning document.

Workshop 1C (Lecture Room 5, 3rd floor)
Web Archiving
Dr Paul Wu, Division of Information Studies, Nanyang Technological University

The workshop is organized into two main sections: seminar and tool demonstration. In the seminar section, the first subsection is an introduction to the strategic, legal and management issues in digital preservation and case studies of web archiving projects in national libraries. In the second subsection, an emerging international standard (ISO 14721:2003) - Open Archives Information System (OAIS) Reference Model, will be explained. The standard provides organizations who are interested in Web Archiving projects a sound technical framework for reference. In the demonstration section, open-source tools developed by international digital preservation community, for instance, International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) are introduced. These tools are among those recommended for web archives projects by National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIP) in the US. Some lessons from the recent NTU-NLB joint project on Singapore Web Archives will be shared as well. After the workshop, the attendees will be equipped with the concepts and methods of Web archiving. These will allow them to be able to plan on a Web archives project for their respective organizations.

12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch break (on your own)
12:30pm - 3:00pm Special Meeting on Accreditation of LIS Programmes in Asia (by invitation)
1:30pm - 5:00pm

Workshop 2A (Lecture Room 1)
Equipping Librarians for the Role of Knowledge Managers
Mr Lee Chu Keong, Division of Information Studies, Nanyang Technological University

This workshop will acquaint librarians with the basic principles of knowledge management. The concept of knowledge will be discussed, along with the closely related concepts of data, information and wisdom. One approach to knowledge management is to make the knowledge market in the organisation more effective and efficient. To do so, librarians need to understand the players in the knowledge market, and the dynamics, idiosyncrasies, and pathologies of the knowledge market. Lastly, the adaptations that are needed to enable librarians to make the transition to knowledge management will be discussed.

Workshop 2B (Lecture Room 2)
Effective Market Research for Information Services
Dr Mark Hepworth, Department of Information Science, Loughborough University

Workshop 2C (at Old Ford Factory at 351 Upper Bukit Timah Road—between Bukit Batok Nature Park & Hume Park Condominium. Transport will be provided from Nanyang Executive Centre)
Archives Workshop: Access to Archives
Ms Elaine Goh, National Archives of Singapore

This presentation examines access to archives in two aspects. The first aspect involves the ability of the user to identify and locate information through the use of various finding aids. In the National Archives of Singapore the development of an automated finding aid, Access to Archives Online (a2o) promotes use of its multi-media holdings around the clock, across geographical boundaries. This has changed the concept of an archives not just as a physical abode of a nation’s documentary heritage but also as a virtual repository. The presentation will also touch on how NAS disseminates information on its holdings through its various outreach and publicity programmes such as exhibitions and publications.

The second aspect of access involves permission to locate information within acceptable boundaries of privacy, security considerations and preservation requirements. This means that the archives needs to play a balancing role in terms of its primary duty of being a custodian and protector of records and its secondary role of promoting access to its holdings. The presentation examines some of the ethical challenges an archivist faced in what is referred to as the “moral defence of archives”.

Workshop 2D (Lecture Room 5, 3rd floor)
Doctoral Workshop
Dr Edie Rasmussen, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, The University of British Columbia

Synopsis: This workshop will bring together a panel of academics in order to give feedback to doctoral students about their research. The format of the workshop is as follows. Doctoral students will, before the conference, submit an abstract of their research. At the conference, they will present an overview of their research topic. Following the presentation, each member of the panel will offer their comments and suggestions.

Tuesday, 4th April 2006: CONFERENCE DAY 1
7:30am - 8:45am Conference Registration
9:00am - 10:30am Session 1 (Auditorium, with video broadcast to Lecture Room 1 & 2)
Opening Session
Session chair: Abdus Sattar Chaudhry

Welcome of Delegates
Ang Peng Hwa
Dean, School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University

Conference Introduction
Abdus Sattar Chaudhry
Head, Division of Information Studies, School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Keynote Address I: Singapore's Vision of the 21st Century Library Service [p. 10]
N. Varaprasad
Chief Executive, National Library Board, Singapore

Keynote Address II: Knowledge Mobilization: The Challenge for Information Professionals [p. 1]
Peter G.W. Keen
Shaw Foundation Professor, School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

10:30am -11:00am Tea Break
11:00am -12:30pm Session 2 (Auditorium, with video broadcast to Lecture Room 1 & 2)
Global Trends in LIS Education & Practice

Session chair: Diljit Singh

Address and Message from IFLA
Alex Byrne
President, International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions

Leadership Roles for Information Professionals [p. 11]
Michael Koenig
Long Island University, USA

Trends and Issues of LIS Education in Asia [p. 18]
Makiko Miwa
National Institute of Multimedia Education, Japan

New Age Competencies for Information Professionals [p. 27]
Sajjad ur Rehman
Kuwait University, Kuwait

12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm - 3:30pm Session 3A (Auditorium)
Regional Trends in LIS Education I

Session chair: Kerry Smith

Preparing Library and Information Professionals for the 21st Century: Issues and Challenges for Library and Information Science Educators in India [p. 35]
Pravakar Rath
Mizoram University, India

Trends in LIS Education in China
Wang Yuguang
Peking University, China

Trends in LIS Education in Australia [p. 41]
Gillian Hallam,
Queensland University of Technology, Australia President, Australian Library & Information Association

Session 3B (Lecture Room 1)
Quality & Valuation of Information Services
Session chair: Theng Yin Leng

Stability of Library Service Quality Benchmarking Norms across Time and Cohorts: a LibQUAL+TM Study [p. 52]
Bruce Thompson, Texas A&M University, USA;
Colleen Cook, Texas A&M University, USA;
Martha Kyrillidou, Association of Research Libraries, USA

Streamline E-Information Service for Virtual Users: a Quality Function Deployment (QFD) Approach [p. 140]
Ahmed Taha
UAE University, United Arab Emirates

§Performance Measurement of Quality Services in Academic and Research Libraries in India [p. 60]
Amruth Sherikar & Suresh Jange, Gulbarga University, India;
S.L. Sangay, Karnatak University India

Session 3C (Lecture Room 2)
Advances in Digital Library Research
Session chair: Schubert Foo

Automatic Multi-document Summarization for Digital Libraries [p. 71]
Shiyan Ou, Christopher S.G. Khoo & Dion H. Goh
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

A Sentiment-Based Meta Search Engine [p. 82]
Jin-Cheon Na, Christopher Khoo & Syin Chan
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

§Using Query-based Concept Structures to Improve Subject Access to Digital Libraries [p. 163]
Chulin Meng
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

§Nutraceuticals Gateway : A Value-Added Electronic Information Service [p. 167]
R. Samyuktha
University of Madras, India

3:30pm - 3:45pm Tea Break
3:45pm - 5:00pm Session 4A (Auditorium)
Regional Trends in LIS Education II

Session chair: Chihfeng Lin

The Refocusing of LIS Education [p. 96]
Chen Su-may Sheih, National Taiwan University, Taiwan;
Foster Zhang, Stanford University Library, USA

Globalisation and Education for the Information Management Professions: Challenges for Small Countries [p. 104]
Gillian Oliver
The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, New Zealand

§Educating Future Knowledge-Literate Library and Information Science Professionals [p. 114]
Maryam Sarrafzadeh, Afsaneh Hazeri & Bill Martin
RMIT University, Australia

Session 4B (Lecture Room 1)
Digital Information Services

Session chair: Kanwal Ameen

Digital Reference Services in Selected Public Academic Libraries in Malaysia: a Case Study [p. 121]
Wan A. Kadir Wan Dollah
MARA University of Technology, Malaysia

NUS Libraries in a Virtual Learning Environment [p. 135]
Kah-Wei Wong, National University of Singapore Libraries, Singapore

Session 4C (Lecture Room 2)
Innovative Information Services

Session chair:
Choy Fatt Cheong

Innovative Information Services in Academic Environments
Michael Leach
Harvard University, USA
President, American Society for Information Science & Technology

§Bibliometric Analysis as a New Business Area in Libraries: Theory and Practice [p. 536]
Rafael Ball
Research Centre Juelich GmbH, Germany

§Identification of Technology Trend on Indonesian Patent Documents and Research Reports on Chemistry and Metallurgy Fields [p. 581]
Endang Sri Rusmiyati Rahayu, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Indonesia;
Zainal A. Hasibuan, Faculty of Computer Science, University of Indonesia

5:00pm – 5:15pm Group Photo Taking (Meet at the Vendor Exhibition Area)
5:15pm - 10:00pm

A-LIEP Networking Night and Inauguration of IFLA Regional Office for Asia/Oceania hosted by the National Library Board, Cyberian Ventures and their partners

5:15pm – Bus leaves for the National Library
6:00pm – Guided tour of the National Library
7:00pm – Cocktail and dinner at The Pod, 16th floor of the National Library
10:00pm – Bus leaves from the National Library and return to NTU Nanyang Executive Centre

Wednesday, 5th April 2006: CONFERENCE DAY2

9:00am - 11:00am Session 5A (Auditorium)
National Perspectives in LIS Education I

Session chair: Koti S. Raghavan

Political Reformation and its Impact on Library and Information Science Education and Practice: a Case Study of Indonesia during the post-President-Soeharto Administration [p. 171]
L. Sulistyo-Basuki
Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia

The Education Needs of Information Professionals for South East Asia in the Digital Era, with Special Attention to the Needs of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Preliminary Results of a Delphi Study [p. 179]
Lawrence Wai-hong Tam, HKUSPACE, Hong Kong, China;
John Mills, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Challenges of Preparing LIS Professionals for Leadership Roles in Pakistan: an Analysis of the Status [p. 185]
Kanwal Ameen
University of the Punjab, Pakistan

Library and Information Science Education in South Asia: Challenges and Opportunities
Jagtar Singh, Punjabi University, India;
Pradeepa Wijetunge, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Session 5B (Lecture Room 1)
Innovations in Information Literacy Education
Session chair: Gillian Hallam

Building Information Literacy through Project Work: a Case Study in Singapore [p. 197]
May Hwee Mian Tan, Raffles Girls' School (Secondary), Singapore;
Yin-Leng Theng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Information Literacy Education in the Context of Project Work: Application of Multiple Intelligences and Mediated Learning [p. 206]
Intan Azura Mokhtar & Shaheen Majid
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Developing Information Literacy Measures for Higher Education [p. 218]
Szarina Abdullah, Norliya Ahmad Kassim, Mohd Sharif Mohd Saad, Nor Rashimahwati Tarmuchi & Rasimah Aripin Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Enhancing Students' Learning and Research with NTU Library's Innovative Information Literacy Programme [p. 228]
Akbar Hakim Haji Harun & Jean Koh Ping Hoon
Nanyang Technological University Library, Singapore

Session 5C (Lecture Room 2)
Professional Development Strategies
Session chair: Ruth Pagell

Comparative Study of Staff Development in Academic Libraries of Mainland China and Hong Kong [p. 229]
Woo, Mei Wa Esther
University of Hong Kong Libraries, Hong Kong, China

Continuing Education Programmes of Library & Information Science (LIS) Professionals in the Universities of West Bengal (India) with Special Reference to the University of Calcutta [p. 238]
Arjun Dasgupta, University of Calcutta, India;
Jatindra Nath Satpathi, Indian Association of Special Libraries & Information Centres, India

§Individual Learning and Organizational Learning in Academic Libraries [p. 246]
Sherry Shiuan Su
Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

§University of Wollongong Library Preparing Recent Graduates for a Professional Career in Librarianship [p. 256]
Lynne Wright & Jo-Anne Lombardi, University of Wollongong Library, Australia

§Stress and Burnout in Libraries & Information Centers [p. 262]
Hasan Siamian, Afsaneh Shahrabi, M. Vahedi, Abdol Majid Abbsai Rad & Jamshid Yazdani Cherati
Mazandaran University of Medical Science, Iran

11:00am - 11:30am POSTER PRESENTATIONS & Tea Break
11:30am - 12:30pm Session 6A (Auditorium)
National Perspectives in LIS Education II

Session chair: Makiko Miwa

Survey on Faculty of Library and Information Science Education in Japan [p. 268]
Keita Tsuji, University of Tsukuba, Japan;
Yuko Yoshida, University of Tsukuba, Japan; Makiko Miwa, National Institute of Multimedia Education, Japan;
Hiroya Takeuchi, Chiba University, Japan;
Tomohide Muranushi, Aichi Shukutoku University, Japan;
Masami Shibata, Tezukayama University, Japan

§LIS Education in Macau: Big Challenges for a Small Territory [p. 278]
Paul W.T. Poon
University of Macau, Macau, China

§Collaboration and Resource Sharing among LIS Schools in China [p. 283]
Fan Fan
Peking University, China

Session 6B (Lecture Room 1)
Development of Digital Repositories & Archives

Session chair: Dion Goh

Study on Digital Archives Standard for Library Automation System [p. 287]
Shien-Chiang Yu
Shih-Hsin University, Taiwan

§A Study of Indexing in Digitized News Archives of Chinese Newspapers in Taiwan [p. 293]
Ming-Shu Yuan & Chih-Feng Lin
Shih-Hsin University, Taiwan

§Is Web Archives a Misnomer – How Web Archives Can Become Digital Archives? [p. 297]
Paul Horng Jyh Wu & Adrian Kay Heng Heok, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Session 6C (Lecture Room 2)
Cooperation and Resource Sharing in LIS

Session chair: Von Totanes

The Establishment and Development of Chinese Cataloging Standards in Taiwan since 1980 [p. 305]
Heng-Hsiung Cheng, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

§Cultural Aspects of Library Networks in a Global Changing World: JIBIS & Humaniora and Pustaka Bersama [p. 311]
Laksmi, University of Indonesia, Indonesia

§ReLOMS : Designing for Effective Use and Reuse of Learning Objects for E-Learning Systems [p. 159]
Yin-Leng Theng, Dian Saputra, Dion Goh, Schubert Foo, Abdus Sattar Chaudhry, Jin-Cheon Na, Christopher Khoo, Margaret Tan, Paul Wu, Abdul Halim & Likeng Lek,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30am - 3:00am Session 7A (Lecture Room 1)
Aligning LIS Curriculum with Industry Needs

Session chair: Paul Poon

Body of Professional Knowledge Required for Academic Librarians in Japan [p. 315]
Haruki Nagata, University of Tsukuba, Japan;
Shin'ichi Toda, Toyo University, Japan;
Hiroshi Itsumura, Nagoya University, Japan;
Kenji Koyama, University of Tokyo, Japan;
Yasunori Saito, Meiji University, Japan;
Masanori Suzuki, Bunkyo University, Japan;
Noboru Takahashi, Kyushu Women’s College, Japan

Curricula of LIS Programs in the USA: A Content Analysis [p. 327]
Heting Chu
Long Island University, USA

Educating 21st Century LIS Professionals - The Needs and Expectations: A Survey of Indian LIS Professionals and Alumni [p. 337]
R.S.R. Varalakshmi
Andhra University, India

Session 7B (Lecture Room 2)
National Perspectives in LIS education III
Session chair: L.Sulistyo-Basuki

§LIS Education in India: Challenges and Opportunities
P.M. Naushad Ali & Samar Iqbal Bakshi, Aligarh Muslim University, India

§An Analysis of the Alumni Perceptions about the Future Directions of Library and Information Education
Sajjad ur Rehman & Bibi Al-Ajmi
Kuwait University, Kuwait

§Profound Management Focus – Mandatory Necessity [p. 346]
B.M. Meera,
Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore Centre Library, India

§Library and Information Education at Islamic Universities in Indonesia: Obstacles and Opportunities [p. 352]
Ida Farida & Pungki Purnomo
Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Indonesia

§Library and Information Science Education System in Bangladesh: an Overall Situation [p. 357]
Md. Shiful Islam, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh;
Mohammed Abu Khaled Chowdhury, Independent University, Bangladesh

§Status Quo and Problem Discussion on Chinese Postgraduate Education in the Field of Library and Information Science [p. 363]
Fred Y. Ye
Zhejiang University, China

Session 7C (Auditorium)
Facets of User Information Behavior
Session chair: Lourdes T. David

Modeling Community Information Behaviour in Rural Sri Lanka: a Citizen-Centred Perspective [p. 368]
Wathmanel Seneviaratne, Open University of Sri Lanka;
G.C. Gunawardene, Open University of Sri Lanka;
K.A.P. Siddhisena, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Study of the Impact of On-line Game Emotion Value Creation on Players’ Switching Behavior [p. 381]
Guang-Hwa Chiu & Yuh-Shihng Chang
Shih-Hsin University, Taiwan

§The Internet as an Information Source vs. Level of Satisfaction: Users’ Learning Styles, Perceptions, Emotions and Regression Model at National Institutes of Technology in India [p. 394]
Suresh Jange, Gulbarga University, India;
Lalitha K.Sami, Gulbarga University, India;
Mallikarjun Angdi, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India;
Jeetender R. Aeri, GESCOM, Gulbarga, India

§Techno Savvy or Techno Oriented: Who are the Net Generation? [p. 401]
Barbara Combes
Edith Cowan University, Australia

3:00pm - 3:30pm Tea Break
3:30pm - 5:30pm Session 8A (Lecture Room 1)
The Information Job Market

Session chair: Pravakar Rath

Has the Market Place for Information Professionals Changed? [p. 409]
K.S. Raghavan & Nupur Agrawal
Indian Statistical Institute, India

An Assessment of the Perception of Licensed Librarians about Their Academic Preparation and Satisfaction in their Job as Librarians [p. 416]
Lourdes T. David, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines;
Dante R. Perez, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Philippines

§Library and Information Career in Malaysia: Aspirations of Educators and the Reality of the Industry [p. 423]
Adnan Jamaludin, Norhayati Hussin & Wan Nor Haliza Wan Mokhtar
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

§Job Markets for Information Professionals in Thailand
Sujin Butdisuwan
Mahasarakham University, Thailand

§Quality Assurance and Accreditation of LIS Education in Indian Universities: Issues and Perspectives [p. 427]
Juran Krishna Sarkhel
Vidyasagar University, India
§Quality Assurance of Information Science Program: Chiang Mai University [p. 432]
Tasana Saladyanant
Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Session 8B (Lecture Room 2)
Educating School & Special Librarians

Session chair: Susan Higgins

School Library Challenge in Japan—LIPER-SL: Library and Information Professions and Education Renewal, School Library Research Group Report [p. 436]
Yumiko Kasai
Tamagawa University, Japan

Money and Leadership: A Study of Theses on Public School Libraries Submitted to the University of the Philippines' Institute of Library and Information Science [p. 445]
Vernon R. Totanes
University of the Philippines, Philippines

§Librarians as Leaders in Educational Resource Management: A Perspective from the Ground [p. 452]
Sarbene bin Jantan & Azrina Mohd Salleh

§Music Libraries in 13 weeks: The Experience at NTU [p. 456]
Chu Keong Lee
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Towards Integrating Research on Retrieval- and Communication-Oriented Studies in Library and Information Science [p. 89]
Sung-Chien Lin
Shih-Hsin University, Taiwan

Session 8C (Auditorium)
Diverse User Information Needs

Session chair: Wathmanel Seneviratne

How is Knowledge about the Consumer of Information Being Applied in the Design and Delivery of Information Products and Services? [p. 461]
Mark Hepworth
Loughborough University, U.K.

Knowing Our Users and Responding to Their Needs-The Impact of Research on Services in Two University Libraries [p. 620]
Ling Zhang, Harbin Engineering University Library, China;
Wang Cong, Harbin Engineering University Library, China;
Austin McCarthy, University of Northumbria Library, U.K.

§Information Needs of International Students at a Malaysian University [p. 479]
Hajar Safahieh & Diljit Singh
University of Malaya, Malaysia

§Identifying Users’ Information Needs: A Case of SIDC Library
Jesse Lee Han Leng
Securities Industry Development Centre, Securities Commission, Malaysia

§The Use of Electronic Information Resources among the Users of Penang Public Library Corporation [p. 486]
Hashimah Mohd. Yusoff
TV Library, Department of Broadcasting, Malaysia

§Shifting Gears: Dimensions of Research and Communication Behavior in the Sphere of Academic Freedom [p. 496]
Lleuvelyn A. Cacha
Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

Thursday, 6th April 2006: CONFERENCE DAY 3
9:00am - 10:30am Session 9A (Auditorium)
Internationalization of LIS Education Programs & Intercultural Issues

Session chair: Shigeo Sugimoto

Characteristics of German Library Science: Sharing Lessons Learnt with the International Community [p. 503]
Wolfgang Ratzek
Stuttgart Media University, Germany

A Survey of Internationalization Activities in Asia Pacific Library and Information Science Schools [p. 513]
Susan E. Higgins, University of Southern Mississippi, USA

Intercultural Issues in LIS Education [p. 516]
Ismail Abdullahi
North Carolina Central University, USA)

Session 9B (Lecture Room 1)
Information Services for Special Communities

Session chair: R.S.R.Varalakshmi

The Challenging and Critical Role of Information Professionals in Combating AIDS in India [p. 517]
Maitrayee Ghosh, Indian Institute of Technology, India;
Jay Bhatt, Drexel University, USA

User-Centred Design, E-Research, and Adaptive Capacity in Cultural Institutions: the Case of the Women on Farms Gathering Collection [p. 526]
Natalie Lee-San Pang, Donald Schauder, Marian Quartly, Monash University, Australia;
Liza Dale-Hallett, Museum Victoria, Australia

§Education and Training in Electronic Records Management (ERM): The need for partnership building [p. 541]
Rusnah Johare
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

§Knowledge Management: Challenges for the Special Librarian [p. 550]
Shivanthi Weerasinghe
Bank of Ceylon Library, Sri Lanka

Session 9C (Lecture Room 2)
Bibliometric Studies

Session chair: Lee Chu Keong

Authorship from the Asia and Pacific Region in Top Library and Information Science Journals [p. 555]
Taemin Kim Park
Indiana University Libraries, USA

Journal Article Publication Patterns and Authorship of Librarians in Taiwan and China: a Comparative Study [p. 565]
Wen-Yau Cathy Lin
National Taiwan University, Taiwan

The Development of Library and Information Science through Books Published in Indonesia, 1952–2005 [p. 574]
University of Indonesia, Indonesia

10:30am -10:45am

Tea Break
10:45am - 12:00pm Session 10A (Auditorium)
Leveraging E-Learning Technologies

Session chair: Sujin Butdisuwan

Supporting First Year E-Learners in Courses for the Information Professions [p. 587]
Barbara Combes & Karen Anderson
Edith Cowan University, Australia

Managing Discussion Group Dynamics in E-Learning Environments [p. 598]
Christine Richardson & Maggie Exon
Curtin University of Technology, Australia

§E-Learning in LIS Education in India [p. 605]
P.S. Kawatra
National Council of Educational Research and Training, India;
Neeraj Kumar Singh, Institute of Vocational Studies, India

Session 10B (Lecture Room 1)
Impact of Research on Information Service

Session chair: Sylvia Yap

Is There a Role for Professional Associations in Fostering Research? [p. 612]
Kerry Smith, Curtin University of Technology, Australia;
Ross Harvey, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Session 10C (Lecture Room 2)
Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Session chair: Sajjad ur Rehman

In Search of Giants: Fostering Leadership Education in LIS [p. 628]
Brendan Luyt & Alton Chua
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Trends & Opportunities in the Information Industry
John De Vette
EBSCO Information Services

12:00 - 1:00pm Session 11 (Plenary session, Auditorium)
Forum on Future Directions in LIS Education

Session chair: Chris Khoo

Report of the 2006 Annual Symposium of the Research Center for Knowledge Communities, University of Tsukuba, on "New Directions for Information science Education in the Networked Information Society"
Shigeo Sugimoto
University of Tsukuba, Japan

Library & Information Studies (LIS), Information & Communications (ICS), and to Join the College of Information: To Lead or To Follow? [p. 110]
Chih-Feng Lin
Shih-Hsin University, Taiwan

2:30pm - 7:30pm

Library Tours
Tour 1: National University of Singapore Library
Tour 2: Jurong East Regional Library, National Library Board
Tour 3: National Archives of Singapore

  1. LIS Education in India: Emerging Paradigms, Challenges and Propositions in the Digital Era [p. 634]
    Gayatri Mahapatra, Utkal University, India

  2. Library and Information Science Education Through Distance Learning : A Case Study of Annamalai Universtiy, India
    S.Ravi, Annamalai University, India

  3. Reinventing the Wheel of LIS Education in India for Managing Knowledge in the Knowledge Era [p. 638]
    Shivarama Rao, University of Jammu, India

  4. BLIS Curriculum Development in Azzahra University
    Mansoureh Bagheri, Azzahra University, Iran

  5. Digital Librarians: The Challenges Ahead [p. 640]
    Aparajita Suman, Virtual Information Centre, Hyderabad, India

  6. The Role of Library and Information Professionals as Teachers and Trainers in Agricultural Education: The Experience of Kerala Agricultural University, India [p. 642]
    A.T. Francis, Kerala Agricultural University, India;
    C. Abdul Razac, Kerala Agricultural University, India;
    Humayoon Kabir, Cochin University of Science and Technology, India

  7. LIS Professionals as Teachers and Trainers—User Education and Information Literacy for Life Long Learning [p. 645]
    Vinita Deepak Jain, M.D.College, Mumbai, India

  8. Putting Your Right Brain on Stage
    Emmy E. Ballesfin, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines

  9. A Study of Information Visualization of Agricultural Knowledge Organization Systems in the Taiwan Area
    Mao, Heng-Hsiang & Juan, Ming-Shu

  10. A Model of Information Use Behavior by Scientists [p. 649]
    K. S. Chudamani & H C Nagarathna, IISc, Bangalore, India

  11. Information Seeking Behavior in Social-Class Context
    Tri Susantari & Nove E. Variant, University of Airlangga Surabaya, Indonesia

  12. The Role of LIS Professionals in Indonesian Book Publishing: Its Dynamics and Growth in the Case of Islamic Translation Books Since 1998 [p. 651]
    Ike Iswary Lawanda, University of Indonesia