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A-LIEP 2016

The Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP) is an international conference series which has been held in the Asia-Pacific region every one or two years since 2006. The aim of the conference is to bring together LIS educators, researchers and practitioners to share their research, experiences and innovations in Library & Information Science, and stimulate greater collaboration and cooperation regionally and globally.

The 7th A-LIEP (A-LIEP 2016) will be held in Nanjing, China on 3-4 November 2016. Nanjing is a famous historical and cultural city with a history of 2500 years and regarded as one of the “top four ancient cultural capitals of China”. This conference will continue the tradition of examining new challenges and developments in LIS, in particular potential paradigm shifts in the age of big data.

In collaboration with

General Chair

Qingbao Zhu (Vice President, Nanjing University, China)

Executive Chair

Jianjun Sun (Dean, School of Information Management, Nanjing University, China)

About the School of Information Management:


The School of Information Management at Nanjing University is one of the earliest LIS education institutions in China, dating back to 1927. In terms of the latest data from China’s Ministry of Education regarding the academic performance of universities nationwide, Nanjing University ranks N0.2 in the LIS discipline in China. The School consists of 55 faculty and staff members. It offers multi-level programs from undergraduate to PhD,and currently has over 400 undergraduate students, over 300 master students and 60 PhD students. In 2011, the School was officially approved to be one of the members of the iSchools organization, becoming the second institution in mainland China and the third one in the Asia-Pacific region to join the coalition of leading information schools in the world.

About Nanjing University:


Founded in 1902, Nanjing University (NJU) is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning in China. It consists of three beautiful campuses, Gulou, Pukou, and Xianlin.  As a top university in China, it boasts advanced teaching and research facilities.

Since China`s reform and opening-up in the late 1970s, NJU has gradually developed multi-disciplinary programs in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, technological sciences, life sciences, modern engineering and management. Presently, NJU is comprised of 21 schools with 59 departments. It runs 78 undergraduate programs, 213 master’s programs, 9 professional master’s programs, 147 Ph.D. programs (under 23 primary disciplines), and 23 post-doctoral research stations. Among its over 2,000 faculty, there are 716 professors and 649 associate professors , including 27 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, three members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, four members of the Third-World Academy of Sciences, one member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and one fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. With its multi-disciplinary programs and distinguished faculty, NJU leads the institutions of higher learning in China. Statistics show that since 1992, the number of research papers by NJU faculty and students on the Science Citation Index (SCI) has ranked the first among universities in Mainland China for seven consecutive years. So did the number of the articles cited by international academic circles for eight years.

NJU has made remarkable achievements in student education. Its current student body totals around 43,477 (12,655 undergraduates, 11,030 graduates). NJU students have been demonstrating their cutting-edge competitiveness in various competitions inside and outside of China.

In the new century, NJU will deepen its reforms while carrying on its traditions. Aiming at excellence and innovativeness, it is headed for a world-class comprehensive research university with a global vision, and thus it will play a more prominent role in China’s rise in the 21st century.

About Nanjing:


Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province in East China, running through the city are lower reaches of the Yangtze River whose estuary is not far away. Nanjing enjoys a civilization of over 6000 years and the city itself was founded 2500 years ago. Enclosed by mountains and rivers, and located in a strategic place, it boasts picturesque scenery that blends natural landscape with towering modern buildings, integrating traditional styles with modern civilization. Thus it was known as a unique historic and cultural city to the world.

As one of the Four Ancient Capitals, Nanjing is a vital cradle of Chinese civilization and over a long stretch of time, it has been the political and cultural pivot of South China, thus dubbed as the Capital of Ten Ancient Dynasties, rich in both cultural heritage and historical relics. Among the landmarks of Nanjing there are the City Wall, the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, Presidential Palace and Confucius Temple.