The International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL) 2013 was the fourth edition of ICDL, and its theme was 'Vision 2020: Looking Back 10 Years and Forging New Frontiers'. The conference was attended by more than 600 professionals, including librarians, computer science professionals, academicians, policy makers, and students from across the globe. The conference witnessed participation from more than 23 countries.

ICDL 2013 was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Vice President of India, Shri M Hamid Ansari. Dr Pachauri gave the Welcome Address, followed by a Special Address by Dr M M Pallam Raju, the Hon'ble Minister for Human Resource Development, Government of India. Mr Prabir Sengupta, Distinguished Fellow, TERI gave an introduction to the ICDL 2013 programme, and Dr Shantanu Ganguly proposed the Vote of Thanks.

The first day of the conference had six tutorials running parallel. On the next two days, the conference had several parallel Technical Sessions, nine Thematic Workshops-cum-Panel Discussions, poster presentations, exhibitions, and interviews sponsored by the government, and multilateral and bilateral organizations.

In the Valedictory Session, Dr Ganguly read out the ICDL 2013 Conference Report, including recommendations focusing on a national digital library platform that nations can adopt, digital deposit legislation, funding and support policies, government programmes, and commissioning of national surveys to assess the status of digital library development in developing countries such as India.

The Conference received an overwhelming response globally and was a huge success.