The Consortium of Tanzania University and Research Libraries (COTUL) is hereby announcing a Call for papers for the 2021 COTUL Scientific Conference


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

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 title and full author(s) details
  •  Abstracts should be sent in Ms Word document format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  •  Information seeking behaviour in the digital era
  •  Digital libraries and institutional repositories
  •  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 (RDM)
  •  Artificial intelligence in the library environment
  •  Digital literacy skills
  •  Information governance and audit
  •  ICT application in library and information science
  •  Bibliometrics, Informetrics and Webometrics
  •  E-Research & Virtual Research Environment (VRE)
  •  Information for development and change
  •  Makerspaces in research & academic libraries

Important dates

  •  30th January 2021 submission of abstracts
  •  28th February 2021 notification of accepted abstracts
  •  30th April 2021 submission of full manuscript
  •  30th June 2021 notification of accepted papers.

Note: Abstract submitted for the postponed 2020 COTUL conference will be considered.

Authors will be notified of the status