The 8th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2016) was scheduled during the previous 7th QQML2015 Conference. QQML2009, QQML2010, QQML2011, QQML2012, 2013, QQML2014 and QQML2015 were successful events both from the number and quality of the presentations and from the post conference publications in Journals and Books. QQML2016 will continue and expand the related topics.
Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (QQM) are proved more and more popular tools for Librarians, because of their usefulness to the everyday professional life. QQM aim to the assessment and improvement of the services, to the measurement of the functional effectiveness and efficiency. QQM are the mean to make decisions on fund allocation and financial alternatives. Librarians use also QQM in order to determine why and when their users appreciate their services. This is the start point of the innovation involvement and the ongoing procedure of the excellent performance. Systematic development of quality management in libraries requires a detailed framework, including the quality management standards, the measurement indicators, the self-appraisal schedules and the operational rules. These standards are practice-oriented tools and a benchmarking result. Their basic function is to express responsibly the customer (library user) -supplier (library services) relationship and provide a systematic approach to the continuous change onto excellence. The indoor and outdoor relationships of libraries are dependent of their communication and marketing capabilities, challenges, opportunities and implementation programmes.
Senate House, University of London
QQML 2016 Important Dates
20 December 2015 Abstract submissions Deadline Paper Submission: 30th of March 2016 Deadline Presentation Submission: 1st of May 2016 Early bird Registration: up to 30th of March 2016
Notification of acceptance two weeks after submission. Conference presentations would be Theoretical and Technical papers, Case studies, Applications, Collaborative projects targeted at a wide range of audiences: Librarians, archivists, library technologists, library administrators, and library and information science students. Also we encourage session proposals. The coordinator of a special session will be responsible for the selection of the papers (4-6 speeches) and will chair the session. Submitting a Proposal or a session to firstname.lastname@example.org Proposals must include the following information: – Proposed session title – One-to two-paragraphs abstract – Name(s) and contact information for all presenters Type of session being proposed (presentation or poster)