COTUL hereby is anouncing a Call for papers for the 2020 COTUL Scientific Conference to be held in August, Mwanza, Tanzania

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Research and scholarship in the wave of digital transformation: the changing role of libraries and information professionals


  • • Information Seeking Behavior in the digital era
  • • Digital libraries and institutional repositories
  • • Digital Content Management
  • • Digitization of Library materials
  • • Library user satisfaction in the digital age
  • • Intellectual Property Right and Access to digital content.
  • • Social media and library service delivery
  • • Research Data Management
  • • Artificial intelligence in the library environment
  • • Digital literacy skills
  • • Information governance and audit
  • • ICT application in library and information science
  • • Infopreneurship
  • • Bibliometrics, Informetrics and Webometrics
  • • Embedded librarianship
  • • e-Research & Virtual Research Environment (VRE)
  • • Information for development and change
  • • Makerspaces in research & academic libraries

Submission guidelines

All abstracts should be in English. Use appropriate words and correct grammar. The abstracts should have a maximum of 300 words.

The abstracts should contain the following information in the order provided

i.   Title of abstract

ii.  Full author(s) details

iii. Aim, methods, results and discussion, conclusion

All abstracts should be sent in Ms Word document format to cotul.tanzania@gmail. 

Important dates

             15th February 2020-submission of abstracts 

            15th March 2020-notification of accepted abstracts

            30th June 2020-notification of accepted papers