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International Conference on
Convergence: Content, Media and Technology



About the Conference


Convergence: Convergence is considered a new trend because technological capabilities were established to allow for cheaper and widespread implementation. The simple concept of convergence allows multiple tasks to be performed on a single device, which effectively conserves space and power (Techopedia).

Content: Content is a subject or ideas contained in something written, said, created, or represented: academic/educational content. It's easy to update the content of the Web site. Art Content is also the things represented or suggested in something written or created as art, or the ideas it communicates (Cambridge English Dictionary).

Media: Media are the collective communication outlets or tools used to store and deliver information/data. It is either associated with communication media, or the specialized mass media communication businesses such as print media and the press, photography, advertising, cinema, broadcasting (Wikipedia).

Technology: Dictionaries and scholars have offered a variety of definitions. The Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary offers a definition of the term: "the use of science in industry, engineering, etc., to invent useful things or to solve problems" and "a machine, piece of equipment, method, etc that is created by technology.

Technology continues to be a powerful driver of sweeping changes in the libraries. At the same time, libraries are facing unprecedented challenges due to massive cuts in public spending and increased requirements for accountability and transparency. In this environment, librarians need to think strategically about technology and to look at how it can offer energizing possibilities and solutions to address these challenges. Technology provides the chance for librarians to innovate, boost quality, measure success, and align services with the priorities of their organizations. With technology, librarians can reintroduce themselves as visible, valuable, and essential partners in achieving common goals.

To achieve this, there is a need for convergence in the roles of Mass Communication, New Media, ICT, Computer Science and Information Science, and Management Studies in library operations and services in organizing content and information delivery. The International conference on Convergence: Content, Media and Technology is aimed to focus on India and ASEAN countries to deliberate and share experiences to bridge the gaps in the delivery of need-based content to the end users using appropriate technologies.

As we plan for the future, increasing numbers of libraries are examining and re-envisioning the relationships between work functions. We need to explore why and how the work of content creators, content providers, technologists and librarians is growing more and more, and there is also a need to highlight some institutions that have aligned technology and library talent in more integrated ways.

Persons with any level of experience with this topic are encouraged to participate, whether you already work in a converged IT/library environment or know institutions who work in one, or your own institution is considering embracing a more converged model of IT/library services. Attendance by institutional teams is encouraged; individuals are also welcome to participate.

Venue

IT theatre
Faculty of Informatics
Mahasarakham University
Khamriang Sub-District
Kantarawichai District
Maha Sarakham Province 44150 Thailand
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