Call for papers

It is our pleasure to invite you to International Conference «Science, Technology and Information in Libraries (LIBWAY-2018)», organized by the State Public Scientific and Technological Library of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPSTL SB RAS) and festive events devoted to its 100-year anniversary and 60th anniversary of joining the Siberian Branch.

Dates and venue

Dates: the conference will take place on September 12 – 15, 2018.

Venue: State Public Scientific and Technological Library of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Voskhod str. 15.


Program Committeeт

  • Andrey Guskov

    Head of Committee, Ph.D., Director of SPSTL SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

  • Elena Artemyeva

    Head of the Research and Methodological Work Department, SPSTL SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

  • Andrey Borodikhin

    Ph.D., Head of Rare Books and Manuscripts Department, SPSTL SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

  • Elena Dergachova-Skop

    Ph.D., Professor, Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia

  • Olga Einasto

    Ph.D., Head of Library Services, University of Tartu Library, Estonia

  • Natalia Gendina

    Ph.D., Professor, Director of Reseacrh Institute of Information Technologies in Social Sphere, Kemerovo State Arts And Culture University, Kemerovo, Russia

  • Victor Glukhov

    Ph.D., Deputy Director of «Scientific Electronic Library Ltd.», Moscow, Russia

  • Alexander Grusha

    Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director of Central Scientific Library of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus

  • Olaf Hamann

    Head of Eastern Europe Departement of Berliner Staatsbibliothek, Berlin, Germany

  • Marina Kolesnikova

    Ph.D., Professor, Saint Petersburg State Arts and Culture University, Saint Petersburg, Russia

  • Denis Kosyakov

    Deputy Director of Information Tecnologies, SPSTL SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

  • Norbert Kunz

    PhD, Deputy Head of the Department of Eastern Europe of Bavarian State Library, Munich, Germany

  • Olga Lavrik

    Ph.D., Professor, Deputy Director of Research Work, SPSTL SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

  • Irina Lizunova

    Ph.D., Leading Researcher, SPSTL SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

  • Elena Lindeman

    Ph.D., Deputy Director, Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology, Moscow, Russia

  • Sergey Lyutov

    Ph.D., Professor, Head of Bibliology Laboratory, SPSTL SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

  • Nikolay Mazov

    Ph.D., Head of Information and Analytical Center, Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, Novosibirsk, Russia

  • Krystyna Matusiak

    Ph.D., Associate Professor, Library and Information Science Program, Research Methods and Information Science Department, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver, USA

  • David Nicholas

    Professor, Head of the Research Center "CIBER researh Ltd.", Newbury, UK

  • Elena Pavlovska

    Ph.D., Professor, Library Science and Cultural Heritage Department, University of Library Science and Information Technologies, Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Alexander Plemnek

    Head of Information and Library Complex, Saint Petersburg Polytechnical University, Saint Petersburg, Russia

  • Alexander Posadskov

    Ph.D., Chief Researcher, SPSTL SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

  • Natalia Redkina

    Ph.D., Deputy Director of Research Work, SPSTL SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

  • Alexander Samarin

    Ph.D., Deputy Director, Russian State Library, Moscow, Russia

  • Shushanik Sargsyan

    Ph.D., Head of Scientific Information Analysis and Monitoring Center, Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia

  • Yakov Shraiberg

    Ph.D., General Director, Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology, Moscow, Russia

  • Elena Zhabko

    Ph.D., Director of Information Resources, Presidential Library, Saint Petersburg, Russia

The main topics of the conference

  • Book heritage in the modern world: preservation and study

    documentation heritage, the book culture of the Russian middle ages; archaeology of book monuments; literary and book heritage of the old believers; the practice of storing and using literary monuments in digital libraries; availability of documents in digital format; modern technologies for fund preservation.

  • Library in a changing communication environment

    library as a means to develop social and intellectual abilities of a person, “digital” citizen in a library; library functions within a new axiological paradigm, new thinking and new structures in libraries, regional scientific schools in library and book sciences, scientific information flow: digital and printed models of its development; research support: new tendencies in libraries; information behavior of users; personnel potential of a research libraries; new library professions: an embedded librarian, a data-librarian, a resource expert, an animator-librarian).

  • Book culture and modern information challenges

    modern approaches to book culture studying; book culture adaptation to a changing communicative environment; forming a book reading infrastructure; traditional and electronic book: views of publishers, book sellers, readers; trends in the development of scientific publishing and their impact on forming and use of research libraries funds; book and media communications..

  • Service-oriented technologies in research libraries

    modern trends in library information technologies; automation of library processes; web-analytics tools to analyze the effectiveness of library information resources; library marketing; technological basis for developing library services; cloud technologies in library practice.

  • Scientometric studies

    scientometric indicators and methods of science performance evaluation; scientometric databases and analytical tools; science and technology development forecasting; citation analysis; patent analysis; altmetrics; webometrics; science policies; scientometric studies of countries, regions, disciplines and journals, scholarly communications.

  • Repositories and open science

    development trends, methods and practices of instantiation and maintaining of open repositories and archives of scholarly papers; influence on visibility of research results; open research data infrastructure; tools and methods of management, retention and dissemination; open science national and international initiatives.

Associated events

  • Round table for managers of scientific libraries.
  • Round table for editors of scientific journals on the topic "Traditional and electronic scientific communication". It will be held together with the Association of research editors and publishers, the «Nauka» Publishing house and the Publishing House of SB RAS.
  • Scientific and practical seminar (videoconference) "Library in the knowledge environment" with the Presidential library named after B. N. Yeltsin (St.-Petersburg).
  • Scientific and practical seminar "Young librarians – a special category", which will discuss issues on adaptation of young specialists to the peculiarities of information and library activities and projects of young employees will be presented.
  • Master class "Interactive library space".
  • Master class "Dealer-librarian – а new profession".

International Festival “Book Siberia” will be held simultaneously organized jointly with Novosibirsk Regional Scientific Library and Novosibirsk Library Society with support from Ministry of Culture of the Novosibirsk Region.

Conference Proceedings

Abstracts and papers will be peer reviewed. The conference proceedings will be published in "Proceedings of the SPSTL SB RAS". It is planned to publish the selected papers in the proceedings with Springer in their Communications in Computer and Information Science series (final approval pending).

Important dates

June 30, 2018 Online registration and abstract submission. The submitted abstract should be not less than 500 words.
July 31, 2018 Acceptance notification.
August 30, 2018 Online registration of participants without reports.
October 31, 2018 Full papers submission. The requested minimum length of a paper should be 12-15 pages of approx. 400 English words per page.

Conference registration

Participants should register and submit their abstracts online on the conference website. Conference registration fee is 3000 Rubles. Registration fee must be made by cash at the registration desk.

Full registration includes the following:

  • Attendee information package, name tag and program
  • Access to all conference events
  • Accepted paper publication in Conference Proceedings
  • Excursions
  • Coffee/tea breaks and other organizational costs