12-13 October 2019 ، zliten, libya



The Second Libyan International Conference on Open Educational Resources and Digital Repositories (OERDR – 2019)



About the conference

There are many educational references which are available in framework of OER, usually the educational institutions and the academic professionals publish these references with permissions can use them easily.

There are many digital repositories of OER available on network so each teacher can use these educational resources through large academic Merlot,MIT, Open Courseware, Jorum, i Tunes U

These digital repositories make searching for the educational resources easy through some specific standards.

Some of these archives include revisions regulations to make these educational resources documented and reputation.

This conference come out to bring to light the problems which face the Libyan community and the international community concerning about how to make these references available, updated, free, easy and fast to reach.

Also try to solve all the scientific, technical and legal problems which may face any country trying to apply this program; with keeping on mind the quality of these educational resources which is the foundation of the digital archives of any university.

Highlighting both of information technology and digital libraries and their active role in the success of the revolution of open educational resources and digital repositories and spreading the awareness of the possibilities of processing and use among scientific institutions.


  • Clarify the problems and the difficulties of the traditional resources.

  • Define the OER and its licenses.

  • Define the digital repositories.

  • Restrict and identify the problems which facing the launch of the OER program in Libya or elsewhere in the world.

  • Review the experiences of some other countries in the area of OER.

  • Proposing practical and realistic scientific solutions applicable in Libya to disseminate the OER program.

  • Introducing the information technology and its role in the implementation and using of open educational resources and digital repositories.

  • Introducing the digital libraries and their effective role in disseminating the use of open educational resources and digital repositories


The conference seeks to provide a vision for the future of OER and digital repositories under the IT revolution and digital libraries.


To spread the culture of performing and using the open educational resources and digital warehouses in the modern structure of digital libraries based on the revolution of information technology and modern e-learning.

  Topic 1: Open Educational Resources

  • The OER: definition, introduction, development and licensing.

  • Policies for the production of OER.

  • Quality assurance in the use of OER.

  • The standards for measuring performance and evaluating the use of OER.

  • OER for people with special needs

  • Difficulties and challenges faced by OER.

  • OER in Arabic language

Topic 2: The Digital repositories

  • The Digital repositories: definition, introduction, development and licensing.

  • The role of using digital repositories in the development of educational process.

  • The Digital repositories for people with special needs

  • The standards for measuring performance and evaluating the use of digital repositories.

  • Publishing policies and content management in digital repositories.

  • The role of digital repositories to promote the global ranking of institutions of higher education

Topic 3: Information Technology

  • OER techniques and methods.

  • Smart technologies for OER.

  • Ensuring technical, technology and academic quality of open educational resources.

  • Digital repositories techniques and methods.

  • Definition of free access to the information.

  • Future Trends in Smart Technologies for Digital repositories.

Topic 4: The Digital Libraries

  • Digital repositories and digital libraries in order to achieve free access to knowledge.

  • The role of the digital libraries in scientific institutions to disseminate knowledge about digital repositories and OER.

  • Inclusion the use of OER within the library’s scientific structure.

  • The role of digital libraries to increase the readiness of faculty members in scientific institutions to prepare and equip OED educational resources.

  • The role of digital libraries in raising awareness of the laws and legislations that limit the use of OER and digital repositories.

  • The role of digital libraries in promoting awareness of intellectual property issues and issues related to free access to information in accordance with international principles and legal legislation.

Topic 5: E-Learning  

  • The role of open educational resources and digital warehouses in raising the quality of education and developing the educational process.

  • E-learning and the role of digital repositories.

  • Databases and e-learning.

  • The means of e-learning and Internet technologies.

  • The role of digital repositories in distance learning.

  • Ethical and professional responsibilities “Ethics of the profession” to be observed in e-learning.

Paper submission


  • The research should be within one of the themes of the conference, and should be characterized by originality and modernity.

  • Admission to the oral / poster presentation at the conference depends on acceptance of the entire paper.

  • Only the full paper that has been accepted by the reviewers will be published in the conference proceeding.

  • Figures and tables need to be placed where they are to appear in the text and must be clear and easy to view

  • The English language paper should be prepared in accordance with format of the conference template, which can be downloaded from here (available in WORD format) Paper Template.

  • For publication in Arabic Language:

  • Edit the paper by using Word program, font type Traditional Arabic size 14 per ton and 12 margins.

  • The number of research pages is not more than 20 pages.

  • The submitted papers will be received via the EasyChair OERDR Registration System. If you are unable to use the Esaychair Loading System, send the paper to the e-mail (oer@asmarya.edu.ly) No later than 30/6/2019.

  • All the accepted papers written by English language will be published in the Conference Proceeding by AIJR publisher with ISBN & DOI. Each full paper will be assigned to individual DOI actions from CrossRef.

  • Selected articles will be published in the journal AIJR.

The accepted papers submitted in Arabic will be published on the website of Asmariyah Islamic University (asmarya.edu.ly).



Dr. Atia M. Albhbah, Conference Chair, Libya.

Dr. Meftah Salem Alfatni, Scientific Committee Chair, Libya

Dr. Osama Mohamed Ben Saeed, Organization Committee Chair, Libya

Dr. Ayari Mohamed, Committee Member, President of the Euro Arab Union for Geomatics, Tunis

Dr. Haider Hago Musa Elsnosi, Committee Member, Director General of the Hattan Center for Research, Sudan

Dr. Jean Albert Doumit, Committee Member, Head of the Scientific Office of the EuroArab Union for Geomatics in Lebanon, Lebanon

Dr. T.Ahmet ERTEK, Committee Member, President of Turkish Geographical Society, Turkish

Dr. Ali Abdulkarim Alasheg, Committee Member, Libya

Dr. Ali Ghafer said Al-Ghaithi, Committee Member, Libya

Dr. Abubkr Ayiad Abdelsadiq, Committee Member, Libya

Dr. Wael Saleh Abughres, Committee Member, Libya

Dr. Wisam Benamer, Committee Member, Libya

Dr. Adel Bentaziri, Committee Member, Tunis

Dr. Tarek Salah Abdulnab Aldabbah, Committee Member, Libya

Dr. Abdulkarim Abd Alraheem Mohammed Saed, Committee Member, Libya

Dr. Osama Ahmed Elsalini, Committee Member, Libya

Dr. Omer S.M.Jomah, Committee Member, Libya

Dr. Mohamed Elalem, Committee Member, Libya

Dr. Abdulkarim Abdul Rahim Mohammed Saad, Committee Member, Libya

Dr. Osama Ahmed Elsalini, Committee Member, Libya

Dr. Omer S.M.Jomah, Committee Member, Libya

Dr. Fathi Ramadan Musa Ali, Committee Member, Libya

Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Moghider, Committee Member, Libya

Dr. Mohamed Masoud Gnan, Committee Member, Libya

Dr. Salah Eldin Musa Elgarmadi, Committee Member, Libya

Hassan al-Saffi, Committee Member, Libya

Important dates

Deadline for sending Papres 30 July 2019

Reply to the accepted Papers 15, August، 2019

Deadline for revised Paper submission on 30 September 2019




Zliten – Libya