The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in collaboration with the Government Information and Official Publications section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) will organize the second international conference of the series titled International Conference on the Convergence of Libraries, Archives and Museums (ICLAM) in New Delhi from 27th to 29th November, 2014. ICLAM 2014 will again offer the library professionals an opportunity to exchange ideas with professionals from archives, museums and various other domains.
ICLAM 2014 aims to foster a spirit of innovation among all the professionals of the knowledge sector in order to attain the goal of long-term preservation of the collective memory of mankind. In the 21st century the core issue in memory institutions, i.e., libraries, archives and museums, is innovative applications of digital technologiesin all the spheres of activities ranging from management to collaboration. Technological innovation is vital to reinforce the roles of libraries, archives and museums in promotion of formal and informal learning. However, innovations – whether internal or external, radical or incremental – are not limited to applications of technologies. Critical changes are taking place in paradigms and products in libraries, archives and museums. Thus analyses of transformative influences of new organizational formations, processes, services, etc. are also significant. On the basis of deliberations on various aspects of innovation the conference will suggest effective strategies for creating sustainable culture of innovation in institutions managing scientific and cultural heritage resources.