TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) invites your attention to ICDL 2006, the second conference in the Institute’s ICDL (International Conference on Digital Libraries) series. The theme of ICDL 2006 is Digital Libraries: Information Management for Global Access, and the conference will focus on the creation, adoption, implementation, and utilization of digital libraries, e-learning, and knowledge societies.

The first edition of ICDL was held in New Delhi between 24-27 February, 2004. Inaugurated by the Hon’ble President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, ICDL 2004 attracted more than 750 participants and 55 invited speakers from 36 countries shared their knowledge management experiences on a single platform. The conference was able to create awareness and enthusiasm in the digital knowledge community, and it was agreed that a regular ICDL could be an extremely useful tool to further e-learning processes and bridge the digital divide that exists in this part of the world.

The objective of ICDL 2006 is to bridge the knowledge gaps between the developing and the developed countries in the field of digital libraries, and the conference will aim to strengthen the academic collaboration and strategic alliances in the development of digital libraries across the world. The conference will provide an international forum for sharing of information, experiences and ideas among researchers, educators, practitioners and policy makers from a variety of disciplines such as Library and Information Science, Computer Science, Archival and Museum studies and Knowledge Management. A galaxy of international and national experts in the field are expected to enrich the forum.

Who should participate ?

Some of the broad categories of participants who will benefit from attending this Conference are:

Library and Information Science professionals
Information Technology professionals
Knowledge workers
Policy makers
Educationists
Archivists
Content and knowledge managers
IT Service providers
Information providers and vendors
Museologists
Electronic publishing and virtual electronic communities
All stakeholders in the digitization and knowledge business