2nd International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World,

September 22-24, 2010, Ankara, Turkey


Symposium web site: 


The Impact of Technological Convergence and Social Networks on Information Management 

(First Call for Papers)



The "2nd International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World," organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, will take place in Ankara, Turkey, from 22-24 September 2010.  It aims to bring together both researchers and practitioners to discuss the impact of technological convergence and social networks such as Facebook and Twitter on current information management practices in libraries, archives and museums and their implications for education for library and information science.  Convergence and social networks also influence the scholarly electronic publishing, open access and institutional archives, digitization of cultural heritage and the socialization of information.  

The technological convergence is defined as the intertwinement of technologies.  A single product such as a cell phone can be used not only to communicate but also to take pictures, listen to music, get access to the Web, and find our way by successfully combining the communication, audio, video, web and GPS technologies.  Similarly, our professional, personal and social lives also converge.  Social networks such as Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn are used not only for social networking and entertainment but also for access to information, for learning and for carrying out professional work. Social networks commonly have Web 2.0 features, offer personalized services and allow users to incorporate their own content easily and describe, organize and share it with others, thereby enriching users' experience.  Users expect information providing organizations to offer similar services and they want libraries to be as accessible, flexible, open to collaboration and sharing as that of social networks.  The future of libraries, archives and museums is closely associated with how successfully they meet the demands of digital users. 

Main topics of the Symposium are as follows:

Technological Convergence and Information Management 

            Digital information services

Digital collection management

Web 2.0 and reference services

Virtual libraries


Library 2.0

Convergence and records management

Web 2.0, Web 3.0 and semantic Web

E-governance and Web 2.0 technologies

Publishing and Web 2.0 technologies

Open access, institutional archives and  Web 2.0 

Incorporating user-created content in library collections 


Social Networks and Web 2.0 Technologies

            Blogs, wikis, RSS, Second Life

Use of social networks 


Digital natives, digital immigrants

Protection of private information 

            Digital rights management

            Identity management

            Reputation management


Convergence, Social Networks and Education

            Use of social networks in education

Convergence and education for information management 

            Information literacy

Web 2.0 technologies and education for information management

            Distance education and convergence   


Digitization of Cultural Heritage

            Digital re-discovery of culture 

Digital museums and exhibitions 

Digitization of 2-D and 3-D cultural heritage products 

European Digital Library, Europeana 

Digital information policies

            E-governance and cultural heritage

            Permanent archiving of digital cultural heritage 


Socialization of Information and Convergence

            Right to access to digital information  

The concept of public space in social networks 

            Social networks and law

            Digital rights in social networks

            Digital censorship

            Life-long learning and social networks


Information Organization, Information Architecture and Information Retrieval

            Ontology development

Metadata harvesting

            Interoperability and standards

Information architecture and web design

            Designing usable web sites

Mobile information retrieval

            GIS and information retrieval


            Data mining


Interdisciplinary studies

            Cognitive sciences and information management 

Webometrics and social networks

Bibliometrics and informetrics

            User studies


The themes are not limited with the above topics.  In addition to papers, posters, workshops and panels on the impact of convergence and social networks on information management, papers on information and records management in general are also welcome.  Please use the template available in the Symposium web site to prepare your contributions and proposals, and send them to us using the Conference Management Software (openconf).  Accepted papers and posters will appear in the proceedings book and the Symposium web site.  Selected papers will be published in refereed journals. 


Important Dates


First Call: July 2009 

Second Call: October 2009 

Third Call: December 2009 

Last date to send papers and posters: 18 January 2010 

Authors notification: 1 March 2010 

Final papers submission and registration: 26 April 2010 

Symposium: 22-24 September 2010 


All suggestions and comments are welcome. Please send us your ideas about possible invited

speakers at sempozyum at <> .


Looking forward to your contributions to and participation in the Symposium. 


Yasar Tonta, Chair of the Organizing Committee 

Serap Kurbanoglu, Chair of the Programme Committee

Hacettepe University 

Department of Information Management

06800 Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey

Tel: 0312 297 82 00

Faks: 0312 299 20 14

E-posta: tonta at <> , serap at <mailto:[log in to unmask]>