One Day National Seminar on “Library and Information Services in the Digital Era” was organized on 21st November 2011 by the Department of Library and Information Science, Central Library, Hindustan University. 125 participants comprising Library and Information Professionals, Research Scholars and Students from various universities participated. Dr. K. Sarukesi, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor , Hindustan University delivered his Presidential Address. Dr. A. L. Moorthy, Director, DESIDOC, New Delhi , the Chief Guest delivered the Keynote Address. Shri. Manoj Kumar, Scientist, INFLIBNET, Ahmedabad was the Guest of Honor .
The seminar was a blend of presentations by information and computer scientist and senior University librarians, and Demonstration presentations from corporate industry on Library and Information Services in the Digital Era. This Seminar had four technical sessions, the first technical session was handled by Dr. A. L. Moorthy,Director, DESIDOC, New Delhi and he delivered a lecture on 'Knowledge Management and IPR in Digital Era'. Second Technical Session was chaired by Shri. Manoj Kumar, Scientist, INFLIBNET, Ahmedabad and he delivered lecture on 'Access to e-resources through INFLIBNET'. The third technical session was chaired by Dr. S. Srinivasaragavan, University Librarian & Head and he delivered a lecture on 'web-technologies for teaching and learning'. The fourth technical session was handled by Dr. M. Natarajan, Scientist, NISCAIR, New Delhi and he delivered lecture on 'Exploring the e-resources for the future generation'. A lecture on “Demonstration of Dspace” was given by Mr. S. Basker, CEO, Linuxpert System, Chennai. A panel discussion was arranged to discuss the ways and means to improve the library and information services in the digital environment.
During the Valedictory Function, Dr. Pon. Ramalingam, Registrar, Hindustan University delivered the Valedictory Address. Dr. A. Joseph Stanley , Director Academics delivered a Special Address and they distributed certificates to the participants. In their speech, they highlighted the relevance of the Library and information services in enhancing the quality of higher education.
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