Wednesday, February 15, 2012

National SeminarFuture of Academic Libraries in ICT Era

National Seminar
Future of Academic Libraries in ICT Era
(16th-17th March 2012)

I am glad to inform you that the Central Library, DEVI AHILYA UNIVERSITY INDORE, M.P. is organizing a National Seminar on Future of Academic Libraries in ICT Era. The seminar will be held on16th-17th March 2012 at same university. You are cordially invited to participate in this seminar and contribute research papers. You are also requested to motivate your faculty, students and Research Scholars to participate in the Seminar.
Call for Papers: You may send your papers on following theme or sub-themes.
Main Theme: Future of Academic Libraries in ICT era
Theme 1: ICT application in academic Libraries
• Search engine, information environment
• Local, regional and global collaborative efforts amidst the global financial crisis
• Technology infrastructure, Policy and Innovation uses
• Application of Internet based services in Libraries
• Innovation in Library Best Practices
Theme 2 –Building Institutional Repository/ Digital repository
• OSS and Academic Libraries
• Aggregator/ Web OPAC
• Impact of Social media on academic libraries
• Harvesting Web resources.
• Knowledge Architecture and Mapping
• Digital Preservation
• Digitization Projects
Theme 3 – Scholarly communication of knowledge
• Web 2.0, Library 2.0 and innovative tools for knowledge discovery and information literacy
• New channels and attitude for service delivery, library advocacy and branding
• Intellectual Property Rights
• Commercialization of information, OPAC & library web pages
• Social Net working sites
• Innovation in Marketing of Library Products and Services
• Open Access
Theme 4 – Transforming Management Change in Libraries
• Disaster management
• Total Quality management, Service Management and Change management
• Professional competencies and skills for the future
• Professional education and continuous career development
• User demand and quality assessment;
• Budget Techniques
Theme 5: Collaboration and Networking
• Information literacy
• Partnerships and outreach;
• The juxtaposition of tradition and innovation
• Consortia and Resource sharing through Net Working
• E-learning

Paper Submission Guideline
Authors are requested to submit the papers through e-mail latest by 05.03.2012. In case of acceptance of the paper, you will be required to present the same in power point for duration of 10 minutes. Authors are requested to submit their papers in doc file (MS-Word) by e-mail
• Papers submitted must be original and should not have been published previously.
• The paper should not exceed 4500 words. The text should be typed single spaced, Times New Roman font style and font size in 12.
• Use the APA style for references.

Last date of paper submission: 05.03.2012
Acceptance Information : 10.03.2012
Seminar date: 16-17March 2012

Prof./Dr/Mr./Ms: ----------------------------------------Designation/ Status: --------------
Organization: ------------------------------------------Address: ------------------------------
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Registration Fee Early Bird Registration till 05th March 2012
Participants Rs. 700.00
Students: Rs. 400.00

After 5th March 2012
Participants Rs.1200.00
Students: Rs. 600.00

Payment detail
I enclose a demand draft / cheque no.___________ for Rs____________ payable in favors of Convenor, National
Seminar on Future of Academic Libraries in ICT Era, payable at Indore.
Please return the completed form to
Dr. G.H.S. Naidu, Librarian Email:
Central Library DAVV, Indore Ph.:0731-2764315, 2903651,
Mob: 09303330439
Registration fee is non-refundable.
• Registration fee does not include accommodation.
• Registration will be confirmed only if the form is duly completed and payment received in full.
Accommodation: Accommodation to the delegates will be provided on first come first basis in university guest house as per actual.

For more information or any query please contact to Convener.
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Friday, January 27, 2012

National Conference

National Conference on
(25 Feb 2012)
‘Contemporary Social Issues: Media and Libraries’
We are glad to inform you that the Center for Journalism and Mass Communication and SOS in Library and Information Science, Jiwaji University, Gwalior is organizing a one-day National Conference on ‘Contemporary Social Issues : Media and Libraries’ scheduled on 25 February, 2012 at Jiwaji University, Gwalior.
You are cordially invited to participate in this conference and contribute a research paper. You are also requested to motivate your faculty and Research Scholars to participate in the Conference.
The daylong conference will focus on Contemporary Social Issues related to Media and Libraries. The proposed themes for research papers and discussions will be:
Call for Papers
Media and Communication
• Contemporary challenges in media
• Democratization of information in 21st
• Alternative media in new millennium Century
• Web media : problems and prospects
Library & Information Science
• Digital divide and libraries
• Knowledge society and libraries
• Socio-economic development and knowledge management
• Information diffusion : problems and prospects
Chief Patron
Prof . M. Kidwai
Vice –Chancellor
Prof .J.N Gautam
Dr. Anand Mishra
Organizing Secretary
Dr. Hemant Sharma
Joint Org. Secretary
Dr. Ram Gopal Garg
Bhuwanesh .S. Tomar
Papers on any of the above mentioned topics or any other related topics are invited. A souvenir containing abstracts of the invited talks/ contributed papers will be brought out at the time of the conference.
Guidelines for contributors
The Abstract and Paper should be either in English or Hindi language, single-spaced, typed on A-4 page size, 12 point font size, Times New Roman or Kruti Dev 110 in MS Word format, MLA style for bibliographic descriptions.
• Delegates Rs 500
Registration Fee
• Students & Research Scholar Rs250
No T.A/D.A will be paid to participants.
Payment can be made in the form of demand draft or banker’s cheque in favour of Registrar, Jiwaji University, Gwalior,
Abstract and full paper can be submitted to payable at Gwalior or in cash at Registration Counter. or The last date for submission of abstract and full paper is.
Submission of Abstract : 30 Jan 2012
Submission of Paper : 10 Feb 2012.
Please feel free to contact us for any further information.
Organizing Secretary Joint Organizing Secretary Joint Organizing Secretary
Dr. Hemant Sharma Bhuwanesh Singh Tomar Dr. Ram Gopal Garg
Coordinator, Center for Studies Faculty Center for Studies University Librarian (I/c)
in Journalism and Mass Comm. in Journalismand Mass Comm. Central Library
Head, SOS Lib.& Inf. Science
Mob: 09425123174 Mob: 09926291015
National Conference on ‘Contemporary Social Issues: Media and Libraries’
25 Feb 2012
Jointly organized by Centre for Studies in Journalism and Mass Communication & School of Studies in Library and Information Science, Jiwaji University Gwalior)
Registration form
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National Workshop

• Department of Library and Information Science
Sarojni Naidu Govt. Girls PG Autonomous College Bhopal (M.P.) India

National Workshop
“Open Source Software Solution for Managing Library Automation and Digital Libraries
Date: February 25-27, 2012

Modern libraries have the collection of both print as well as electronic resources. The primary aim of modern libraries is to disseminate the information resources to its users who are in the need of such information. Due to huge explosion of information resources, it became necessary for libraries to automate their operations to meet the growing demand of users.
Before the origin of open source solutions, library automation was dominated by commercial library automation packages. There is abundant availability of such library solutions. Library authority has to choose one of them which serve their service needs, financial needs and user’s needs in an effective and efficient manner. In this critical situation, open source library solutions fulfills the financial need of libraries because libraries are facing the problems of severe budget cuts, increased demand for various library services and lack of adequate technical staff. Nowadays libraries are adopting open source solutions for the automation. Open Source solutions are providing benefit to libraries by reducing initial and ongoing costs and eliminating vendor lock-in. Koha is the most widely known open source integrated library automation package which is available in English, French, Chinese, Arabic & other several languages.

About the workshop
The purpose of the workshop is to develop the expertise by providing a thorough training and hands-on experience on integrated open source library management software-Koha. The Workshop will facilitate the interaction between experts and the participants in order to bridge the knowledge gaps and initiate capacity building activities the deliberation of the experts-and subsequent discussion-during and after the workshop will help in developing a road map for the automation of libraries through open source software.


The objective of workshop-cum-training program is intended to :
• Give an in-dept understanding of Koha Software for the use of library automation.
• Conduct hands on experience for the installation and customization of Linux.
• Undertaking practical experience for the installation and customization of Koha on Linux environment.
• Provide hands on experience of functioning of various modules of Koha.
• Acquaint with live experience of updating and maintenance of Koha.
Resource persons
The experts in the field of library automation through open source software will be invited from institutes and universities from various parts of the country to deliver lectures and providing training to the participants.

The workshop will be of immense benefit to all those involved in developing and maintaining digital collections such as LIS faculty, librarians and information professionals, students research scholars etc. The maximum 35 participants will be accommodated on first come, first served basis.

Workshop Dates/Timing
The workshop will be conducted during the period 25 – 27 Feb. 2012 (tentative).

The participants will arrange their own accommodations in the city. A good variety of hotels and lodges at reasonable charges are available nearby the workshop venue. Guest houses of Local Self Government and Academy of Administration are also available at reasonable rates.

Registration fee

The registration fee for workshop is Rs.1000/-.The registration fees include workshop kits, copy of KOHA software, and other relevant materials. The fee is to be paid in advance by Demand Draft/Cash in favour of Dr Prabhat Pandey Head Department of Library and Information Science, Sarojni Naidu Govt. Girls PG Autonomous College, Bhopal (M.P.) along with the duly filled in nomination form. No refund will be allowed for the fee. The fee includes course material, working lunch.

Sarojini Naidu Govt. Girl Post Graduate College
Situated in a prominent location of south Bhopal and having a sprawling campus, Sarojini Naidu Government Girls' Post Graduate (Autonomous) College, Shivaji Nagar, Bhopal well known by Nutan College has a very special place among the colleges of Madhya Pradesh. True to its mission statement, the college has risen to even greater heights with a brilliant track record. With student strength of 300 at the time of its establishment 37 years ago, the college today imparts higher education to approximate 3000 girls. It is considered a matter of prestige to get admission in this college because of our outstanding standards of teaching, very high cut-off percentage in Science and Commerce streams, nearly cent percent result in all streams and the initiatives to make higher education more meaningful.
Sarojini Naidu Govt. Girls P.G. College has a well-equipped automated library situated on the ground floor of the building opposite the indoor Botanical Garden. It was started literally from scratch in July 1970. It can now be compared favorably with the libraries of its age group in the university. Aim of our library is not only to provide reading material related to curriculum but we want to provide all type of material to students, which is essential for their over all development. Central Library and 19 departmental libraries with collection of 60,000 books, 58 Journals and Bound Volumes and CD’s collectively support teaching & research programmes of the institute. All the students, faculty members and employees of the institute are entitled to make use of the Library with the barcoded membership card/Smart card. Internet facility and DELNET access is available.
Bhopal City
Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, is a fascinating amalgam of scenic beauty, old historic city and modern urban planning. It is the 11th century city Bhojpal, founded by Raja Bhoj. It is also called as city of Lakes.The city was originally known as Bhojpal named after Bhoj and the dam ('pal') that he is said to have constructed to form the lakes surrounding BhopalThe Places of Interest within the city are Taj-ul-Masaji,Jama Masajid,Moti Masajid,Shaukat Mahal &Sadar Manzil,Manav Sangrahalaya,Upper Lake,Lower Lake,Van Vihar,Fish Aquarium,Regional Science Centre,Birla Mandir,Gufa Mandir Manuabhan ki Tekri etc. Around the Bhopal City other Visiting Places within 50 Kms are Sanchi, Bhimbethka, Bhojpur, Islam Nagar etc.

Organising Secretary
Dr. Prabhat Pandey Head & Librarian, Department of Library & Information Sc. SNGGPG Autonomous, College Shivaji Nagar Bhopal(M.P.)
Phone 0755-2763311 , 2552560
Fax : 0755-2552567
Mob. : 09893450234
E-mail :

Registration Form

Name ___________________________________

Designation ____________________________________

Address _____________________________________


E-mail _____________________________________

Telephone/ / Mobile _____________________________________

Rs. …………/- enclosed as Registration Fee vide Cash / DD No. ____________Dated __________ drawn in favour of Dr. Prabhat Pandey Head Department of Library and Information Science, Sarojni Naidu Govt. Girls PG Autonomous College Bhopal (M.P.)Place:

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I received IATLIS Prof. S.P. Narang Research Promotion Award 2010

Prof. Jagtar Singh President IATLIS Honour me with S.P. Narang Research Promotion Award 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

हे ग्रंथालय हे ग्रंथालय तू मेरा सर्वस्य है
ज्ञान प्राप्ति के सब श्रोतो में, तेरी ही वर्चस्व है
तुम प्रकाश के महापुंज हो, सब ज्ञानो की खान हो
तम - हर कर प्रकाश भरने में सबसे शक्तिमान हो
जिसने तुमसे स्नेह बढाया, उनने दुनिया में सब पाया
नाम बनाया, ज्ञान बढाया मार्ग दिखाया
सब कुछ तुमसे ही है पाया, जिसने तुमसे राग लगाया
जो तुमको पहचान न पाया, दुनिया में कुछ सीख न पाया
शत -शत बार नमन है तुमको, शत -शत बार प्रणाम है
तुमसे मैंने सब कुछ पाया, तू गुरुदेव महान है

प्रभात सिंह राजपूत

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Congratulations to Prof. Gautam

Heartly congratulation to Prof. J.N. Gautam for elivating to the honorable designation of Rector (Pro-Vice Chancellor), Jiwaji University, Gwalior, M.P. Indeed a historical event in the field of LIS.

High regards and warm wishes to the charismatic personality-Dr. J.N. Gautam

Monday, January 18, 2010

Vacancy of Professional Trainees at IIT Kharagpur

IIT Kharagpur requires Professional Trainees for its Central Library.Training Period: One Year. Stipend : Rs. 4000/- per month Qualification: Postgraduates below 30 years and holding First Class in both B.Lib. & I.Sc. and M.Lib. & I.Sc. Reservation: SC/ST/OBC/PH etc. will be made as per Govt. of India rules.How to Apply: Apply on plain paper to the Librarian, Central Library, IIT Kharagpur - 721302 on or before 22nd February 2010 enclosing CV along with attested copies of certificates. Candidates with relevant computer knowledge will be preferred. More Details:
Last Date: 22nd February 2010

Monday, March 9, 2009

NISCAIR Short Term Course on GSDL

NISCAIR announces its short term course on "Design and Development of Digital Libraries using GSDL"Duration: 5 days (20-24 April 2009)

Venue: NISCAIR, 14-Satsang Vihar Marg, New Delhi - 110067

Course fee: Rs. 2000/- (without accommodation) / Rs. 2600/- (withaccommodation)

How to apply: Application form is available at or canbe obtained by sending an email to Filled inapplication form along with the appropriate course fee is to be paid by Demand Draft drawn in favour of "Director, NISCAIR" and sent to In-Charge (Training), Education and Training Division, NISCAIR, 14-Satsang ViharMarg, New Delhi - 110067

For more information, contact: Dr. Narendra Kumar (011-26863617 / 011-26965094) or Email at:

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

International Conference

International Conference on Academic Libraries 2009, Delhi, India

Theme 1: Vision & Roles of the Future academic librariesTheme 2: Technology, Policy and InnovationTheme 3: Change ManagementTheme 4: Library Vendor/ Publisher InterfaceTheme 5: Management Models and Framework, Library ServicesTheme 6: Advocacy
Deadlines for Full Papers: 5 July 2009
Download Conceptual Framework: Download Conference Brochure:[1].pdf For Further Details Contact: Dr. S.M. Dhawan, Director, Programme Steering Committee, ICAL on smdhawan[at] or ical2009.papers[at]

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

NISCAIR Short Term Course

NISCAIR announces its one week short term training course on "LibraryAutomation and Resource Sharing"Course dates: 19-23 January 2009Broad course contents: Application of IT in libraries, Library automation:Introduction and current trends, Library automation software packages,Barcode and RFID technologies, Database creation, Digital Libraryconcepts, Resource sharing, Library networks and servicesCourse fee: Rs. 2000/- without accommodation and Rs. 2600/- withaccommodationAdmission procedure: Application forms can be downloaded from Filled in applications along with appropriatecourse fee has to be sent in advance by DD in favour of "Director,NISCAIR" and payable at New Delhi and addressed to, In-charge, TrainingDivision, NISCAIR, 14-Satsang Vihar Marg, New Delhi - 110067

Saturday, November 1, 2008

CALIBER 2009: (Convention on Automation of Libraries in Education and Research Institutions), INFLIBNET

Dates: 25-27 Feb 2009 in Pondichery, Tamil Nadu, India.Receipt of full papers : January 20, 2009.
Last date for Registration : February 15, 2009
Theme of the Conference: E-Content Management: Challenges and Strategies
For further detail,please visit
Information Compiled by: Prem Chand, Scientist- D, Information & Library Network Centre (INFLIBNET) An Inter University Centre of UGC, Near Gujarat University Guest House, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. India, Phone: 079-26305971, 26304695 (Office), 070- 29096170( R), 09427001489, Email:

NISCAIR announces its forthcoming short term course

Course title: "Bibliometric Tools and Techniques for Measurement andEvaluation of Research Output"Duration: 24-28 November 2008Topics covered: Bibliometrics and associated areas, elements and laws,tools and techniques, quantitative and qualitative indicators, derivationand testing of performance measures, scientific collaboration and citationimpact, advanced data analysis methods, bibliometric technology, carryingout studies, writing articles/reports on bibliometrics etc.Target audience: LIS Faculty, Research Scholars & Students interested inBibliometrics, Library staff of R&D institutes and universitiesNISCAIR expertise: NISCAIR has a strong bibliometrics unit that providesvarious bibliometric services including providing analytical researchoutput reports of research institutions, individual scientists and so on.The unit has also been entrusted with several assignments of nationalimportance including carrying out scientometric studies for the ShantiSwarup Bhatnagar Awards, INSA Young Scientists Award and others everyyear. NISCAIR has at its disposal important resources such as the ISI'sWeb of Science to carry out its bibliometric activities. In-house andexternal experts shall form the faculty of the course and the participantsshall get adequate theoretical and practical knowledge in the specifiedareas.Course fee: Rs. 2000/- without accommodation and Rs. 2600/- withaccommodationNumber of participants: The number of participants are limited to 20 onfirst-come-first-served basis.How to apply: Application on plain paper along with the prescribed coursefee in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favour of Director, NISCAIR andpayable at New Delhi is to be sent to Dr. Narendra Kumar, Scientist 'F' &In-charge, Training Division, NISCAIR, 14-Satsang Vihar Marg, New Delhi -110 067 at the earliest.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

National Conferece in IIM Indore

SIS 2008

Twenty Fifth National Convention & Conference of SIS


Role of Librarian in 21st Century
(5-6 December 2008)

Organized by

Indian Institute of Management, Indore

Indian Institute of Management, Indore
Prabandh Shikar, Rau-Pithampur Road, Indore – 453 331
Information Technology has dramatically impacted the librarian and their relationship to the communities they serve. As we are at the threshold of year 2008, we librarians must reassess and reconsider the changing library environment. Librarians, individually and collectively, cannot ignore the changing shape of information services that are emerging. Everyone knows that the primary objective of libraries is to organize and provide access of information. This objective will never change, but the format and methods that we have used will change dramatically; thus, providing new opportunities and challenges. On this backdrop the Conference will focus on rethinking the role of a library professional, both in relationship to his personal identity and the community he serves.

The principal objectives of this conference is to provide a platform for exchange of knowledge, ideas & learning experience among the Librarians, Information specialists, Information providers & persons related to LIS.

1. Emerging Technology Trends in Libraries
2. Emerging Management Trends in Libraries
3. Library Consortia, Networking and Resource Sharing
4. Libraries in the knowledge economy
5. Human Resources & Competencies Development
6. Open Access Initiatives & I R Movement
7. Marketing of Library Services
8. Digital Library & Library 2.0
9. Information Literacy
10. Legal Aspects of Librarianship
11. E-learning
12. Disaster Management & Libraries

Paper on the themes enumerated above or any other issue related with the broad theme of the seminar based on research, practical experience or case study in the field may be submitted for presentation at the seminar. The length of the paper should be around 3000 words. Paper should be submitted in A4 size with a soft copy on CD/DVD and/or as e-mail attachment using MS-Word latest by 15th Oct 2008 to &

Last Date for Submission of Abstract / Proposal: 15 Oct. 08
Last Date for Submission of final and full version of the paper : 20 Oct. 08
Early Bird Registration: 31 Oct. 08
Last Date for Registration: 30 Nov. 08

As a part of the conference an exhibition of latest products and publication is also arranged.

Dr. T.A.V. Murthy, Ex. Director, INFLIBNET (UGC), Ahmedabad.
Vice Presidents
Shri N. V. Satyanarayana, MD, Informatics India Pvt Ltd., Bangalore.
Dr. B.C. Sharma, Rtd Scientist, NISCAIR (CSIR), New Delhi.
Dr. Ramesh Kundra, Scientist, NISTADS, (CSIR) New Delhi – 110012.
Joint Secretary
Dr. Usha M Munshi, Librarian, IIPA, New Delhi.
Dr. H.C. Jain, Rtd. Scientist, New Delhi.

For more detailed & correspondence please contact to:

Mr. Kishor Chandra Satpathy
Librarian & Organising Secretary, SIS 2008
Indian Institute of Management Indore
Prabandh Shikhar, Rau-Pithampur Road
Indore-453331, Madhya Pradesh, INDIAE-mail:;;
Tel: 0731-4228626, 09425312746(M)