Dear Friends, Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you in Athens city (25-28 May, 2021) for the 13th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2021, ) 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.

Details about the types of distribution please visit:

Because of the uncertain times we live the conference will hybrid this year: Physically and virtually organized. This choice faces the challenges of the visa denial, virus pandemics etc.

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.

Main topics
The emphasis is given to Crisis Management: Impact evaluation

The conference will consider, but not be limited to, the following indicative themes:

Digital Humanities, Digital Scholarship, Public Humanities

Fires, floods, pandemics and the forecasting schedule

Synergies and common services of cultural heritage organizations

Application of innovative ideas, Best Practices

Information and Knowledge production and Networking

Artificial Intelligence

Big Data, data mining, visualization, data science

Learning analytics, data collection, Curation

Open science, Research Communication

Open access and scholarly communication models

Library as publisher (post publication peer review, predatory journals)

Usability testing

Information Literacy


Preparing Library for Tomorrow: 21st skills

Management and marketing

Library and Information Science, Education and Research

Qualitative and Quantitative methods in libraries, museums, archives and information centres

Metrics Research (Altmetrics, Bibliometrics, Cybermetrics, Scientometrics, Webometrics)

Tools for Organizational Performance Measurement

The involvement of the Library Associations.

Special Sessions – Workshops

At the web page:  you may send proposals:

– For Special Sessions (4-6 papers),

– Workshops (more than 1-3 sessions) including the title and a brief description at: or from the electronic submission

– 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);


In all the above cases at least one of the authors ought to be registered in the conference: .
Abstracts and full papers should be submitted electronically within the timetable provided in the web page:
The abstracts and full papers should be in compliance to the author guidelines that are located in the above link.
All abstracts will be published in the Conference Book of Abstracts and in the website of the Conference.
The papers of the conference will be published in the QQML e- journal after the permission of the author(s).

QQML 2021 Important Dates

Abstract submissions: December 20, 2020
Notification of acceptance two weeks after submission.
Deadline Paper Submission: 1st of May 2021 (optional)
Deadline Presentation Submission: 1st of May 2021
Early bird Registration: up to 1st of March 2021

Submitting a Proposal or a session to

Scope and rationale of the conference

Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (QQM) are proved more and more popular tools for Librarians, because of their usefulness to the everyday professional life. QQM aim to the assessment and improvement of the services, to the measurement of the functional effectiveness and efficiency. QQM are the mean to make decisions on fund allocation and financial alternatives. Librarians use also QQM in order to determine why and when their users appreciate their services.

This is the start point of the innovation involvement and the ongoing procedure of the excellent performance. Systematic development of quality management in libraries requires a detailed framework, including the quality management standards, the measurement indicators, the self-appraisal schedules and the operational rules. These standards are practice-oriented tools and a benchmarking result. Their basic function is to express responsibly the customer (library user) -supplier (library services) relationship and provide a systematic approach to the continuous change onto excellence. The indoor and outdoor relationships of libraries are dependent of their communication and marketing capabilities, challenges, opportunities and implementation programmes.

Contact Us

Anthi Katsirikou
QQML Conference co-chair | Librarian, PhD, MSc

Ageliki Oikonomou
Secretary | Librarian, MSc