CALIBER (Convention on Automation of Libraries in Education and Research Institutions) is an international convention, organized every year by INFLIBNET Centre in different parts of the country in collaboration with different universities. This is the premier convention in India which provides a unique forum to the library and information professionals, teachers, IT professionals, consultants and users involved in automation and networking of libraries as well as information providers to come together and interact on the subjects of mutual interest. The twelfth CALIBER in the series, for the year 2005, has been themed as "Multilingual Computing and Information Management in Networked Digital Environment" and will be hosted by Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi during February 2-4, 2005. The official language of the convention will be English.

Convention Highlights 

Diverse topics and formats

The convention features invited talks and contributed papers that provide coverage of standards, best practices, and recent advances in the area of multilingual computing and digital information management.

Emphasis on current needs

Multilingual computing and localization of the library resources around the world and its management will be addressed in several sessions as well as in the invited talks from the professionals devoted to the concerned areas.

Exhibitions showcase and commercial presentations

A forum that highlights the latest advances in language services, tools and technology in addition to management of the resources.


Who should attend ?

This is event is suited for the professionals  working in the areas  of multilingual computing, digital information management, digital libraries, networking, globalization, localization, development and deployment of technical solutions, globalization of software and Internet. The convention will witness cross-disciplinary participation by library and information professionals, policy makers, managers, software engineers, systems analysts, font designers, graphic designers, content developers, web designers, web administrators, technical writers, information scientists, knowledge managers, web encoders, electronic publishers, content developers and product marketing personnel. Students of library, information and computer sciences are also encouraged to attend the event.  

What it's about ?

The convention will strive to bring out the latest technological solutions and trends to the professionals managing localization and digital information in this new economy. In addition, it will generate  new concepts  and ideas  for implementing the technology. It's not just about words anymore; it's about the technical solutions that will help you move  ahead with other global players in this emerging technology.