2nd ICAL-2013: Call for Papers

The Conference seeks to explore how cloud computing could be applied to benefit libraries; in moving library data, services, and applications to the Web, in overcoming barriers to sharing library resources on the Web, in collaborating with libraries on new programs and services on the Web, in setting up the required computing resources on demand on the Cloud, and in realizing ICAL 2009 vision of 'globalizing libraries'.


The Conference will focus on innovative uses of cloud computing in strengthening library services with the ultimate objective of repositioning academic libraries into next generation libraries.

Cloud Computing Importance

Being a new and emerging area, Cloud computing has generated much interest in library applications. Predictions are that within five years, all library collections, systems, and services will be driven into the cloud. Cloud Library Management Systems, Cloud OPAC, Cloud Electronic Resource Management Systems, etc. will replace individual and standalone library systems such as LMS, OPAC, and ERMS. In addition, cloud computing will enable libraries to collaborate on the Web.

Forum for Networking & Sharing Ideas

The conference will provide a forum for presentation of issues on virtualized computing resources on the global network through original presentations, and extending opportunities to exchange and present knowledge and out of box ideas at the highest technical level.