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International Conference on Academic Libraries (ICAL-2023)

5th to 8th April, 2023

Delhi University Library System, University of Delhi (North Campus) 

Delhi, INDIA


         Established in the year 1922 by an Act of the then Central Legislative Assembly, University of Delhi is a premier institution of the country with diverse educational programmes, distinguished faculty, modern infrastructure, varied co-curricular activities, and international acclaim for highest academic standards. In the last 100 years of its existence, the University has sustained the highest global standards and best practices in higher education. It has grown over the years as one of the largest universities in India with 16 faculties, over 80 academic departments, an equal number of colleges, over 500 educational programmes and over seven lakh students. It has achieved a path-breaking distinction in terms of being recognised as the Institution of Eminence by the Ministry of Education, Government of India. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has accredited the university with A+ Grade.

         The University Library came into existence with the establishment of the University in the year 1922. Over the years it has evolved into a distributed system of print and digital information resources and associated services known as Delhi University Library System. It is a federally managed organization of the collections currently distributed over 33 libraries spread over the two campuses of the university. The system functions with a vision to provide resources and opportunities for teaching, learning and research of a high order conducted at the University. It has been conceptualized as an integrated system of discipline-wise, independent libraries distributed over the campuses. Its comprehensive collection and unique structure places DULS as a model academic library system in the country.

         University of Delhi is celebrating its centennial of establishment and the International Conference on Academic Libraries (ICAL-2023) is being organized as part of centennial celebrations. The conference shall develop a vision for the next generation libraries which will contribute in nation building and give a competitive edge to the country in becoming a knowledge economy. The conference will provide an international forum to all stakeholders to deliberate, dwell and brainstorm upon the diverse and enormous role that academic libraries may play in enhancing the higher education landscape in developed and developing countries with particular reference to India by 2030. The scope of the conference is: Knowledge Sharing, ICT Management, New Education Policy 2020, Digital Repository, Indian Knowledge System, Library and Research Ecosystem, Library-Faculty Collaborations, and User-centric Services. The conference will provide opportunities to identify the strengths and gaps in the academic library system, and to suggest new management models, mechanisms, policies, and national and international programmes for reshaping academic libraries into next generation libraries for higher education.

         The conference will maintain its proceedings of high standard and hence would evaluate each and every paper in accordance with the international standards. Hence, all stakeholders who would like to participate in the conference by contributing their valuable knowledge are advised to go through the CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK to understand the thrust areas on which the conference intends to deliberate and accordingly make a choice of the relevant theme. The Conference will notice galaxy of internationally known experts who will deliver their key note address on variant topics.

         A provision has been made for poster presentations of high quality research papers during the conference and publish the same in conference proceeding.  The best poster, selected by a group of experts, will be awarded. For details please visit: Guidelines for Poster Papers




For all queries and further details, please contact :

ICAL 2023 Conference Secretariat

Dr. Rajesh Singh,

University Librarian & Organising Secretary, ICAL

C/o University Librarian Office, Central Library, University of Delhi

New Delhi - 110 007, India

Phone - 91-11-27666034, 27667848

E-mail: ical2023@admin.du.ac.in