About LTC 2018


Library Technology Conclave (LTC 2018) is a continuation of Koha Conclave instituted by Informatics in 2016 as an annual event. The first Koha Conclave was held in Bangalore in February 2016. The second was held in Pune in partnership with the Information Resource Centre - TCS, Pune. At this second Conclave it was decided to rename the conclave with expanded scope as Library Technology Conclave (LTC), to be held annually in partnership with a leading library & Information Centre.

The First Library Technology Conclave - "LTC 2018" in India

Library is an ever evolving social institution constantly driven by technologies of the day. Information resources & services provided by the library and devices used by the library users are products of technology. The method of usage - search, browse, study, share, cite, analyse, measure and personalize – involves using many sophisticated technologies.

Investment in technologies suffers high risk of obsolescence. Hence, intelligent selection, implementation and usage of technology are always professional challenges for librarianship as the technologies change too fast to adapt and experience.

LTC 2018 is designed to focus on technologies behind the functions and services of libraries of today & tomorrow.

LTC 2018 will be held as jointly organized event by Goa University Library, Panaji, Goa and Informatics Group, Bangalore


LTC will act as an annual meeting and collaboration platform, for the professionals and researchers in academia and the industry, from Library & Information Science and related technology domains, to learn, discuss and understand the impact of technology on information and knowledge management functions in libraries and institutions.



Program Highlights

  • Conclave Keynote on Library Service Platforms by Mr. Marshall Breeding, USA
  • Keynotes by leading technology and library management experts
  • Round table on Technology Challenges in LIS Domain
  • Case Studies on Technology Implementation Challenges by Libraries
  • Informatics Annual Lecture.
  • Awards
    • Best Koha Implementation Award.
    • Best Library for the Technology Implementation and Usage
Technology Topics in Focus
  • Advances in Search Technologies
  • Library Management - Challenges of Integrating Print and e-Resources
  • RFID Technology
  • Usage Analytics for e-Resources
  • Remote Access
  • Link Resolvers and Knowledge Base
  • Plagiarism - Products & Technologies
  • MOOCs and e-Learning

Speakers & Profile

1Marshall Breeding

Marshall Breeding, the creator and editor of Library Technology Guides (librarytechnology.org), held variety of positions at the Vanderbilt University Libraries in Nashville, TN from 1985 through May 2012, including as Director for Innovative Technologies and Research and as the Executive Director of the Vanderbilt Television News Archive. He is popularly known for his Library Technology Reports (LTR) by ALA and annual Library Systems Reports. He writes a monthly column for Computers in Libraries, is a contributing editor for Smart Libraries Newsletter published by ALA Techsource, has written the Automation System Marketplace feature published in Library Journal for the since 2002. He is on the editorial boards for Information Standards Quarterly published by NISO and Electronic Library. He has edited/authored six books and written over 450 articles, book chapters, columns, or essays.

Breeding was the 2010 recipient of the LITA LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication for Continuing Education in Library and Information Science. He is a frequent speaker at library conferences in the United States and through out the world.

2Christopher Cormack

Christopher Cormack has a BSc in Computer Science and a BA in Mathematics and Maori Studies. While working for Katipo Communications, he was the lead developer of the original version of Koha, which went live at Horowhenua Library Trust on January 5, 2000. Since then he has served various roles in the community: release manager, QA manager and Translation manager. He is the elected release maintainer for 3.20.x. Christopher currently works for Catalyst IT in Wellington, NZ. Christopher believes in Free Software and allowing users the freedom to innovate.

3Katrin Fischer

Katrin Fischer studied library and media management at the Stuttgart Media University and works as an IT Coordinator for Koha at the Library Service Centre Baden-Wurttemberg (BSZ) in Konstanz, Germany. BSZ is a public IT service provider for academic and public libraries, archives and museums; it offers Koha hosting and support as one of its services.

Katrin has served as Quality Assurance Manager for the Koha Community for several years and is currently Release Maintainer 16.11 and part of the Documentation Team.

4Ms. Sandra Flisijn

Introduction of Nedap:
At Nedap we believe that libraries need to maintain their relevance in the society. Libraries are currently experiencing upheaval, due to a generation of young internet users, social changes, pressure on costs, etc. With our Librix portfolio we can help libraries with this quest to eliminate repetitive tasks, reduce costs and improve the level of service. Worldwide Nedap is the only organization which develops and produces a completely integrated RFID solution dedicated to libraries. The N.V. Nederlandsche Apparatenfabriek “Nedap” was established in 1929, has been listed on the stock exchange since 1947 and, with more than 750 employees, is active around the world.

Speakers | LTC2018


Prof. Deepak B Phatak

Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Bombay

Prof. Kavi Mahesh

Director, IIIT-Dharwad.

Dr. Jagdish Arora

Director, INFLIBNET Centre.

Dr. Dilara Begum

Associate Professor and Chairperson of Information Studies and Library Management department
Librarian (Acting) at East West University, Dhaka , Bangladesh

Dr. Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay

Associate Professor, Dept. of LIS, University of Kalyani

Dr. Anand Byrappa

Librarian, JRD Tata Memorial Library, Indian Institute of Science

Dr. B P Prakash

Global Head, Information Resource Centre, Tata Consultancy Services Limited

Dr. H S Siddamalliah

Librarian, Bengaluru Dr. B R Ambedkar School of Economics

Dr. Neeti Saxena

Stakeholder Relations Manager, Regional Libraries South Asia, British Council Library, New Delhi

Dr. Plaban Kumar Bhowmick

Centre for Educational Technology, IIT Kharagpur

Awards | LTC2018

Nominations are invited from all Libraries in India for the following awards:

  • The Best Koha Library Award
  • The Best Technology Enabled Library Award

Two independent teams of Juries of international repute will select the award winners. Evaluation criteria and nomination forms may be downloaded here.

The duly filled nomination form(s) should to be emailed to Dr. I. R. N. Goudar, the Program Chair, to his email goudarishwar@gmail.com on or before January 8, 2018.

  • 23.01.2018Day - 1

    10:00 - 17:00 Hrs - Pre-Conclave Tutorials
    17:30 - 19:00 Hrs - Inaugural Session
  • 24.01.2018Day - 2

    Conclave Keynote - 09:30 - 10:30 Hrs
    Technical Sessions 1 - 11:00 - 13:15 Hrs
    Technical Sessions 2 - 14:15 - 15:15 Hrs
    Case Studies - 15:45 - 17:30 Hrs
    15th Annual Lecture on Informatics - 18:00 - 19:30 Hrs
  • 25.01.2018Day - 3

    Technical Session -3 - 09:30 - 11:15 Hrs
    Technical Session -4 - 11:45 - 13:00 Hrs
    Round Table Discussion - 14:00 - 16:00 Hrs
    Concluding Session - 16:30 - 17:00 Hrs

Pre-Conclave Tutorials

  • Advanced workshop on Koha by Ms. Katrin Fischer, Germany
    File Download
  • CORAL, the Open Source E-Resource Management System (ERMS); Introductory workshop by Mr. Christopher Cormack, New Zealand
    File Download


January is tourist season in Goa and it is better to book your accommodation well in advance to avail better rates. Limited number of accommodation is available in Goa University Guest House on a first-come-first-serve basis. Kindly contact Dr. Gopakumar University Librarian, Goa University - librarian@unigoa.ac.in) regarding availability and payment details. The hotel tariff varies anywhere between INR 2500 to INR 10000 per night. Few of the hotels in the vicinity of the conference venue are:

Weather - The average temperature in Goa during January goes up to 31°C during daytime and will be around 20°C at night.

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Conference Team