The First International Conference on E-publishing under the theme “Social Media Shaping E-Publishing” is set to kick off at UJ Library on July 27.
Local, regional and international researchers, academics and experts in the field of library science and information technology will be converging at UJ to discuss the most recent trends and challenges of E-Publishing and their implications for academic publishing, information services, e-learning and other areas of electronic publishing.
Dr. Muhanad Almubaidin, Conference Chairmen, said that the conference marks the beginning of an organized effort by UJ library to contribute to the knowledge society and electronic publishing, and to follow up on its trends and future developments.
Almubaidin, who is also the Director of UJ’s Library, continued that over 90 scientists, researchers and academics specializing in library and information science and systems from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Algeria, Palestine, Egypt, Oman, Libya, Thailand, USA, Canada, Malaysia and Jordan are attending the event.
Over the course of two days, five sessions, and three workshops, the conference will discuss issues including e-publishing, methods and techniques to combat plagiarism in e-publishing, and the role of librarians in the era of smart technology. In addition, a proposed roundtable will bring together bloggers to discuss freedom of expression over social media in Jordan.
The conference will discuss 26 working papers and studies concerned with the applications of social networking technologies in the field of library science and their role in e-learning, e-publishing tools and their legal and ethical aspects in the Arab region, where, a group of experts will display their experiences in this context.