Local knowledge or local wisdom is a knowledge that is owned by the society and inherited hereditarily as well as used to support their social lives. The local knowledge consists of various social knowledges in various fields such as farming, oceanography, and health. Some embodiments of local knowledge in the health field are traditional medication that uses natural materials, and child care that applies a local wisdom approach. An example of the local wisdom is when tsunami occurred in Aceh in which many fisherman living in Simeulue Island had found out the initial signs of Tsunami from their ancestors’ story which was hereditarily told. According to their ancestors, when earthquake happened and it was followed by the receding sea water, they must climb to the plateau. In 2004, a severe earthquake happened in Aceh and it was followed by the reciding sea water. Further, the tsunami would occur soon afterwards. In this case, they succeeded in staying alive because they climb to the plateau.

For the time being, in this globalization era which is marked by borderless countries and cultures, the information creation and dissemination are getting faster and those have made the society slowly forget their inherited local knowledge. The advancement of information and communication technology is inseparable from the science development which produces new innovations in creating useful products. That phenomenon appeared suddenly, but it came from the local or the traditional knowledge developed by the local people which is, then, further developed to be a new knowledge that kept being updated. Further, the local knowledge and other current developing knowledge could become data and information to predict the knowledge development in the future, so that the future development can be predicted since now.

Based on the current fact, the knowledges are not administered and saved well. Furthermore, the local knowledge is owned by the elders, and it is very hard to be documented. Therefore, it is greatly feared that we may lose the knowledge because it may lead to the loss of a civilization. Considering those things, the information institution and the actors within the institution have a responsibility to manage and save the knowledge properly and correctly, so that it could be used by the next generation.

The conference theme, Local Knowledge, Present, and Future, can be interpreted that the traditional or local knowledge has been an issue in the knowledge preservation. In this case, the information institutions and professionals collectively attempt to collect, store, disseminate, and use the traditional knolwedge in various media. Besides, the traditional knowledge can be the identity of the society and the nation that should be preserved, so that the future generations could still take advantage of it.

We hope that the conference will generate ideas or new perspectives in collecting, managing, packaging, publishing, and utilizing the traditional knowledge. The new ideas produced from the practitioners, the academicians, and the culture observers will be really helpful for the advancement of the local knowledge management.

This year is the 3rd edition of ICRL (international conference on record and library). The 1st icrl was held on 10-11 October 2015 in Garuda Mukti room of campus C Universitas Airlangga. The theme of the conference was ‘reinventing the information professionals’. The 2nd icrl was held in Ibis Surabaya Center Hotel on 12-13 October 2016. The theme of the conference was ‘Transforming information in the new media’


  1. To build a simultaneous scientific communication among information professionals and exchange knowledge to solve issues related to the local knowledge.
  2. To establish a forum which may lead to the creation of innovations in the fields of the local knowledge management.


We encourage all scholars to submit their paper on the field of Library and information science and record management including but not limited to the following topics:

Information Management

  • Business strategy and information systems
  • Continuing Professional Development of Information Professionals
  • Digital business and digital marketing
  • Distributed information systems, electronic commerce
  • Ethics and Values of Information Professionals
  • Human factors in information systems
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Information Quality and Strategy
  • Internet search
  • Internet Technology
  • Knowledge Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Online communities
  • Public Policy Management
  • Social media

Information Science

  • Information Entrepreneurship
  • Information Management Organization
  • Information Management Systems
  • Information Preservation and Conservation
  • Information Security Management
  • Information Services
  • Information/ Knowledge Technologies
  • Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge Management Systems
  • Legal Information Management
  • Museums and Heritage Information Management
  • Information behaviour
  • Information commons
  • Information Literacy

Library Science

  • Big data
  • Change in libraries and managerial techniques
  • Development and assessment of digital repositories
  • Digital libraries
  • ICT application in library science
  • Information environment and policy
  • Information literacy
  • Information organization and retrieval
  • Library services
  • Information, resources and collections
  • Library competitiveness
  • Library performance and measurements
  • Marketing and Promoting Libraries and Information Agencies
  • Research and Best Practices in Libraries and Information Agencies

Archival Science and Records Management

  • Archival competency
  • Archival function
  • Archival profession
  • Archival strategies
  • Archive dissemination and services
  • Challenges in managing records
  • Commercial Record Centre
  • Digital archives
  • Electronic records management
  • ICT application in archive centers
  • Preservation of Records and Archives



  1. Kathleen Lourdes Obille, Ph.D, University of Philippine – Philippine
  2. Hui-Yun Sung, Ph.D, National Chung Hsing University – Taiwan



Call for paper deadline 16 Feb 2018
Announcement of accepted paper 26 Feb 2018
Camera ready paper 30 March 2018
Conference date 11 April 2017


  • General Guideline
    1. Article has never been published before.
    2. Result-based research is prioritized for publication.
    3. The article consists of 12-20 pages and it must be written in A4 paper, Times New Roman 12, single space, and margin of 3 for top, bottom, left, and right sides.
    4. The article has no typos.
    5. The article has no plagiarism.
    6. The article is written in the form of essay in which it has no dot points and numbering.
    7. It does not use footnote or endnote, but running note (surname, year of publication: page)
  • Title
    1. Title is written in dual languages; those are Bahasa Indonesia, and English.
    2. The title in Bahasa Indonesia must not exceed 12 words; whereas, the title in English must not exceed 10 words.
    3. The title must mention the results of the study.
    4. There must be no subheading
    5. The title is written in Times New Roman 13, Bold, center.
    6. The initial letter of every word in the title must be capitalized except for conjunctions that must use small letters.
  • Name of author and institution of author
    1. The author’s name is completely written without academic title or indication of position and stratification.
    2. The name of institution is completely written.
    3. Correspondence must include post address, telephone, and email.
  • Abstract
    1. Abstract is written in dual languages; those are Bahasa Indonesia, and English.
    2. Abstract must be written between 150 – 200 words in English, and 150 – 300 words in Bahasa Indonesia.
    3. Abstract must be written in one paragraph only encompassing background, purpose of the study, methods, results, and conclusion.
  • Keyword
    1. Keyword must be written in dual languages; those are Bahasa Indonesia, and English.
    2. There must be at least two keywords in the abstract.
  • Introduction
    1. Introduction consists of background, purpose of the study, and research urgency.
    2. Statement of the problem and/ or hypothesis must not be written in the form of subheading but research question which is integrated in paragraph, part of the introduction.
  • Methods
    1. Practical methods
    2. It consists of research type/ approach, location, population and sample, sampling drawing techniques, data collection techniques, and data analysis techniques.
  • Results of the study
    1. All tables, graphics, and figures are thoroughly discussed, placed in the center, and appropriate interpretation are highly desirable (description is not repetitive from tables, graphics, and figures).
    2. Tables use three horizontal lines.
    3. Tables and graphics are made in the format of MS Word/ Excel
    4. Every table consists of table number and table title written above the table.
  • Conclusion
    1. Conclusion does not repeat what has been discussed in results section.
  • References
    1. References written must be cited in writing and vice versa.
    2. Book citation is at least from last 10-year publication, whereas, for journals, it is at least from last 5-year publication.
    3. Using APA style
  • Authorship
    1. Filling in the statement form of responsibility upon all content of the article
    2. Signing the statement that the article is not being proposed to another journal and it will not be submitted to another journal during the editing and reviewing process by RLJ.
    3. Signing the statement of plagiarism free
    4. Attaching Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    5. Sending article manuscript of MS Word format to


The registration payments, as listed below, are due 16th Feb 2016

Local  IDR International US$
Presenter General 500.000 100 US$
Participant General 250.000 50 US$

Payment Procedure:

Payment should be made through bank transfer:

Bank Name     : Bank Mandiri KK Surabaya UNAIR

Account Name: Dessy Harisanty.D3 Teknisi Perpust

Account No.    : 142-00-1409008-7

Please confirm your payment to:


  1. Prof. Abrizah Abdullah, University of Malaya – Malaysia
  2. Prof. Sulistyo-Basuki, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
  3. Prof. Norliya Ahmad Kassim, Universiti Technology Mara -Malaysia
  4. Dr. Norhayati Hussin, Universiti Technology Mara -Malaysia
  5. Dian Yulie Reindrawati, Ph.D, Universitas Airlangga – Indonesia
  6. Hui-Yun Sung, Ph.D, National Chung Hsing University – Taiwan
  7. Ida Fajar, Ph.D, Universitas Gadjah Mada – Indonesia
  8. Kathleen Lourdes Obille, Ph.D, University of Philippine – Philippine
  9. Dr. Mohd. Sazili Shahibi, Universiti Technology Mara -Malaysia
  10. Shaheen Majid, Ph.D, National Technological University – Singapore
  11. Dr. Shamila Muhamed Shuhidan, Universiti Technology Mara -Malaysia
  12. Dyah Puspitasari Srirahayu, Universitas Airlangga – Indonesia
  13. Endang Fitriyah Mannan Universitas Airlangga – Indonesia
  14. Nove Eka Variant Anna Universitas Airlangga – Indonesia
  15. Heriyanto, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  16. Dessy Harisanty, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia
  17. Maisyatus Su’adaa Irfana, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia
  18. Fitri Mutia, Universitas Airlangga – Indonesia


Conference Venue

HARRIS Hotel & Conventions Gubeng – Surabaya


Travel to Surabaya 


Juanda International Airport serves international and domestic air travel to and from Surabaya. The airport is reachable by taxis or the other ground public transportation (Damri and cars). Travel from and to Juanda  from the conference venue should take up to 60 minutes on regular traffic. Many airlines offer direct flights to Juanda International Airport from various locations. Many airlines fly to Juanda International Airport which is located 18 km away from the conference venue. On arrival, access to ground transport is simple and convenient, with taxis and coaches (Damri) the most obvious options. Metered taxis are available in city center.

Train Station

While Gubeng and Pasar Turi Train Stations serves domestic train trip to and from Surabaya to most major cities in Java Island. Train services are provided by the PT KeretaApi Indonesia. Detail schedule and ticket prices are available in

Bus Station

In Surabaya the famous bus station is Bungurasih or Purabaya. There are many  transportations available such as ojek, taxis, public transportation/ lyn. Upon arrival at the bungurasih terminal, the most recommended is taxi. Because the location of this terminal is near to Sidoarjo, so go to the middle of Surabaya is a bit long journey.