Conclave Theme

Library is the social infrastructure for education and learning. From a static edifice of learning material encased in shelves, libraries have progressed well fast in the digital path to evolve as dynamic and vibrant medium for facilitating self-learning and lifelong education. The technologies of the day are driving the practice of reading and learning from their traditional place of library and class room to anytime-anywhere model at the pedagogic space and pace of the learner. In the emerging e-learning paradigm, the earlier physical disconnect between the library and the classroom as learning spaces is leading to convergence as both spaces are going virtual. Blending the library and the classroom activities as a new learning paradigm in the e-learning space is an exciting and challenging opportunity for libraries to explore in partnership with teaching communities to provide new learning experience to the learning communities. Blended learning, which combines - self-learning advantage of e-learning with the teacher-assisted learning in the classroom is emerging as the way forward.

LTC2019 will be an exciting learning opportunity for teaching and library communities to participate in the program to partner in developments ahead.

Libraries were the earliest to go digital by providing online search facilities to both physical and digital content. The role of libraries in e-learning space is evolving in the last two decades in different parts of the world.

Best practices are being developed and show-cased. As leaders in the promotion of information literacy and champions in building digital repositories of institutional intellectual property assets, libraries today are getting well equipped to play a meaningful role in content management and technology implementation areas in the domain of learning management, in the evolving e-learning space.

LTC – The Library Technology Conclave is in its 4th year. Its focus is – Technology for Libraries. Libraries are the earliest known organised systems for managing the civilisation’s documented knowledge as authentic source of information. Relationship between information (the content) and technology (digital) is symbiotic. Hence, the Conclave’s objective is to serve as a platform for the discourses on content and technology with technology in focus.


  •   Content Development and Authoring Tools for eLearning
  •   MOOCs
  •   Blended Learning
  •   eLearning Platforms
  •   Learning Analytics
  •   Integrating Library Management System with eLearning Platform
  •   eLearning in Information Literacy Program
  •   eLearning in LIS Education

Program Highlights

  • Pre-Conclave Workshops
  • Conclave & Session Keynotes by Leading Global and Local Experts
  • Case Studies on Technology Implementation Challenges in Libraries
  • Spark – Delegates’ Session for Spontaneous Ideas (4-5 minutes for each delegate on the innovative ideas triggered during technical sessions)
  • Round Table on eLearning and Digital Libraries
  • Awards
    • Best Koha Implementation Award
    • LibTech Award for the Best Technology Enabled Library
  • Informatics Annual Lecture

Program Schedule

  • Registration (9.30am-)
  • Pre-Conclave Workshops (10.30am-4.30pm)
    • eLearning Basics
    • Advanced Koha and E-Resource Management
  • Inaugural Session (5pm-6.30pm)
  • Conclave Keynote.
  • Technical Session - 1: Content Development for eLearning
  • Technical Session - 2: eLearning Platforms
  • Case Study Session - 1: Technology Enabled Libraries
  • Technical Session - 3: Library Management and Learning Management in the Digital Space: Synergies and Opportunities
  • Annual Lecture on Informatics
  • Technical Session - 4: Current Trends in eLearning
  • Spark - Delegates’ Session for Spontaneous Ideas
  • Round Table: eLearning & Digital Libraries – Challenges and Opportunities
    • Session Keynote (25 minutes)
    • Debate (60 minutes)
  • Awards Presentation


Mr. Christopher Cormack

Development Head, Koha Group, Catalyst IT, New Zealand

Mr. Marshall Breeding

Former Director, Innovative Technologies and Research, Vanderbilt University Libraries, Nashville, TN, USA

Dr. Viraj Kumar

Professor, Divecha Centre for Climate Change, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Dr. Sandhya Shekhar

Strategy Consultant – Education, Research & Management

Dr. Jagdish Arora

Director, INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad

Dr. Shalini Urs

Founder Chairperson, MYRA School of Business, Mysore

Prof. Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay

Head, Department of Library and Information Science, Kalyani University

Damodar Padhi

Vice President and Global Head of Talent Development, Tata Consultancy Services

Dr. M.G. Sreekumar

Adjunct Professor, Humanities & Liberal Arts in Management & Chief Information Officer, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK)

Mr. B.P. Prakash

Ex-Global Head of Information Resources Centre (IRC), Tata Consultancy Services

Prof. H.S. Siddamallaiah

Principal Library and Information Officer (Rtd), NIMHANS, Bangalore & Visiting Professor, Mahasarakham University, Thailand (2014-2016)

Dr. K. P. Vijayakumar

President, Kerala Library Association

Dr. Anand Byrappa

Librarian, JRD Tata Memorial Library, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Prof. (Dr.) R. Sasidharan

Vice-Chancellor, Cochin University of Science and Technology

Prof. (Dr.) David Peter S.

Registrar, Cochin University of Science and Technology

Mr. Shashi Kiran

VP, AI Products, Reliance Jio, AI CoE

Dr. Prasad Ram

Founder and CEO of Gooru

Prof. Uma Kanjilal

Director, IUC-TEFED & Professor, IGNOU

P. Jayarajan

MBE & Retired Head of the British Council Libraries in India

K. Rama Patnaik

Librarian, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

Prof. G Santhosh Kumar

Department of Computer Science, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Cochin


Nominations are invited from 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 in nomination form(s) should be emailed to Dr. I. R. N. Goudar (, the Program Chair, before December 15, 2018.

Registration Fee

Early Bird

Conclave Only

Rs. 2,500 / US $60

Conclave + Tutorials

Rs. 3,000 / US $75

After Jan 1, 2019

Conclave Only

Rs. 4,000 / US $90

Conclave + Tutorials

Rs. 4,500 / US $100

    Notes :

  • 10% discount for more than one registered delegate from the same organization.
  • Goods & Services Tax (GST) @ 18% extra.
  • US Dollar applicable for international delegates.
  • Indian Rupee applicable for India & SAARC countries.
  • Payment Instructions :

  • Cheque/DD should be drawn in the name of University Librarian, Cochin University of Science & Technology.
  • Mailing Address for Cheque/DD: The University Librarian, University Library, Cochin University of Science & Technology, South Kalamassery, Kochi, Kerala 682022.
  • Details for Online Fund Transfer: Account number 57014672704, SBI CUSAT CAMPUS BRANCH, IFSC code SBIN 0070235, MICR code 682002923.



CUSAT Auditorium,
Cochin University of Science & Technology,
South Kalamassery, Kochi, Kerala 682022.

About Cochin

Cochin is the commercial center of Kerala, widely famous as the God’s own Country. It is a city of beaches and backwaters. January is tourist season in Cochin. Hence, it is better to book your accommodation well in advance to avail better rates. The hotel tariff varies between INR 1,500 to INR 10,000 per night. Few of the hotels in the vicinity of the CUSAT Auditorium, the conference venue, are listed for the reference of delegates. Most often, it will be more economical to book the hotel room through online travel platforms like,,,, etc.

Get Direction


Hotel Asset Summit Suites

NH-47, Near SCMS, Kalamassery,
Kochi - 683106


Tel: +91 95390 63554 / +91 95390 71613 / +91 484 298 4773 / +91 484 298 4763

Distance from venue: About 3.5 kms

Beith Hotel

Opposite Cochin University Traffic Signal
South Kalamassery, Kochi - 682033


Tel: +91 484 254 2223 / +91 484 254 2273

Distance from venue: About 1 km

The Renai Cochin

Palarivattom, Cochin - 682025


Tel: +91 484 2344 463, 39 19 000

Distance from venue: About 6 kms

Hotel Highway Garden

NH Bypass North End
Edappally, Kochi - 682024


Tel: +91 484 234 6536 / +91 484 233 6801 / +91 93880 09768

Distance from venue: About 6 kms

OYO 10320 Sophiya Suites

Distance from venue: About 2 kms

Dormitory Accommodation:

Kochi Youth Hostel

(Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India)

N G O Quarters Junction, Thrikkakara,


Tel: +91 484 242 2808

Distance from venue: About 3.5 kms

Contact Us

Conference Secretariat Details:

Dr. Beena C,
University Librarian,
Cochin University of Science & Technology,
South Kalamassery, Kochi, Kerala 682022.
: +91-484-2862130