CoLIS is a series of international conferences
for which the general aim is to provide
a broad forum for the exploration and
exchange of ideas in the field of library and
information science (LIS). To be examined
at CoLIS 6 are theoretical and empirical
research trends in LIS, together with sociocultural
and technical issues relating to our
understanding of the various roles, natures,
uses and associated relationships of information,
information systems, information
processes, and information networks. As in
previous conferences in the series, this one,
too, promotes an interdisciplinary
approach to research.
Focus of the conference
Important areas to be addressed at this
conference are the efforts that are being
made to increase the impact in, and of, LIS
research in the knowledge society. Thus,
the focus of the conference will be on the
development of the LIS research field, as
well as on the influence of LIS research
efforts in the society at large.
Conference contributions such as theoretical
and methodological discussions are
welcomed, to aid in the efforts of forming
a foundation of LIS research approaches.
Reports of successful examples are also
valued submissions, to help gain an understanding
of the features that can make LIS
research prosper alongside contemporary
research fields in the knowledge society.
CoLIS 6 encourages submissions that
explore the conference topic from
different perspectives in LIS. The overall
theme covers areas such as theoretical
growth; methodological practices; conceptual
frameworks; empirical settings;
interdisciplinary relationships; impact on,
and of, professions; and other related topics.
Submissions from other disciplinary
backgrounds (science, technology, humanities,
and social sciences) are also welcomed.