The event was of interest to all information professionals, interdisciplinary researchers, decision makers, information users, information content developers, and digital information suppliers. The basic themes of the conference for this year were:
- Impact of job Markets: Changing nature of job descriptions and requirements in the digital age.
- Impact of users: Information seeking behavior of Arabic-speaking digital and conventional users and consumers of digital content in the Arab World.
- Impact of Web 2.0 and 3.0: Beyond maintenance of existing services, libraries are increasingly concerned with reaching out to new user groups.
- Impact of Open Access: Effects of removing price and permission barriers to facilitate access to collections.
- Digital Information Literacy in Academic Libraries: Moving beyond simply teaching users how to locate relevant information and encouraging communication, cooperation and collaboration among digital media users.
- The iCloud and Mobile Technologies as enhancers of information services: Mobile library services and data searching as well as cloud archiving and data storage
Like every other year, we represented the world’s most important and leading publishers including Ovid, cas, McGraw Hill, ASC, Al Manhal, Newspaper direct, IG Publishing, Alexander Street Press, Unbound Medicine, Micromedex, Gale, ASTM, RSC, IEEE and many others.