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16th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2024)

Chania, Crete, Greece
28 May -1 June 2024


Conference Venue: Cultural Center of Chania

74 Andrea Papandreou st, 731 34 Chania, Crete, Greece
+30 2821 344401

Dear Friends, Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you in Chania for the 16th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference which is organized under the umbrella of ISAST (International Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology).

The conference invites Special and Contributed Sessions, Oral Papers, Best Practices, Workshops and Posters.
Plenary talks, Workshops and Special Sessions are included in the related page of the website.

 Because of the uncertain times we live the conference will be hybrid this year also: physically and virtually organized. This choice faces the challenges of the visa denial, virus pandemics etc.  All necessary precautions will be taken into account and will be applied (limited numbers, masks, distance, vaccine, tests…).


Target Group
The target group and the audience are library professionals in a more general sense: professors, researchers, students, administrators, stakeholders, technologists, museum scientists, archivists, decision makers and managers, information scientists, librarians, records managers, web developers, IT specialists, taxonomists, statisticians, marketing managers, philologist, subject and reference librarians et al.

QQML 2024 Important Dates

Notification of acceptance two weeks after submission.
Deadline Paper Submission: 1st of May 2024 (optional)
Deadline Presentation Submission: 1st of May 2024
Early bird Registration: up to 1st of March 2024

Submitting a Proposal or a session to secretar@isast.org


– Special Sessions
– Workshops
– Master theses separate session
– PhD students with separate session

Special Sessions – Workshops

You may send proposals here:

1. For Special Sessions (4-6 papers)
2. Workshops (more than 1-3 sessions) including the title and a brief description at:  secretar@isast.org or from the electronic submission
3. Abstracts/Papers to be included in the proposed sessions, to new sessions or as contributed papers.

Contributions may be realized through one of the following ways

 – structured abstracts (not exceeding 500 words) and presentation;
– full papers (not exceeding 12,000 words);
– posters.

In all the above cases at least one of the authors
ought to be registered in the conference here.

Abstracts and full papers should be submitted electronically
within the timetable provided in the web page here.

All abstracts will be published in the Conference Book of Abstracts and in the website of the Conference.

Please direct any questions regarding the QQML 2024 Conference and Student Research Presentations to:
the secretariat of the conference at: secretar@isast.org

The papers of the conference will be published in the QQML e- journal after the permission of the author(s).

The QQML e-  journal  www.qqml-journal.net is indexed by the Web of Science and the EBSCOhost.

A number of selected papers will be published in a volume which will be published by Springer Nature.

Main theme: “Libraries as pillars of social stability : navigating change, resilience, with knowledge-based leadership and inclusivity

Sub- themes:

Archive Library Museum (ALM) initiatives

The Artificial Intelligence Challenges for Libraries

  • New technology-based tools in libraries and organizations
  • Open Science, Open Access
  • Social Networks

Cultural heritage in the 21st century

  • Intangible Assets: Organization and convergence
  • Heritage and Rare Materials

The Impact of libraries in:

  • Citizenship
  • Economic development
  • Resilience
  • Inclusivity
  • Workforce Development


  • Sustainability literacy
  • Multiculturalism and information literacy
  • Digital literacy
  • Critical thinking
  • Media literacy
  • Financial literacy
  • Information literacy and technologies

The Added Value of Library services

  • Health Information Services
  • Effect of Library Services on Research and Development
  • Information behavior models
  • The Attitude of the Users
  • Library Services to Research and Education
  • Synergies

Measuring Learning Outcomes of New Library Initiatives

  • Information Services Assessment
  • Measurement and impact analysis
  • Metrics: Bibliometrics, Scientometrics, Webometrics and Altmetrics
  • Use of Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies

Library and Information Science

  • Skills development
  • Scholarly Communication: Challenges and Dynamics
  • Linking Research and Practice: The Synergies and their Relevance to Practice Policy and Academia
  • Tracing the Future of the Library and Information Science

Library resources: Assessment and the Impact

  • Content Analysis Applications
  • Knowledge Organization tools and techniques
  • Digital Repositories Digital Libraries
Contact Us

Anthi Katsirikou
QQML Conference co-chair | Librarian, PhD, MSc anthi@isast.org

Ageliki Oikonomou
Secretary | Librarian, MSc conf@qqml.net