IITB Central Library 2.0 Service

Workshop on Meeting Users Expectations, 27-29 May 2013

Posted on: May 3, 2013

Academic and Research Libraries in India have been operating in ICT-enabled environment for over a decade now and providing access to a large number of electronic journals, books and data-bases to their users. While there is a general perception that the provision and accessibility of the web-based resources have helped the end-users in their
academic and research endeavors, no efforts have been made to assess whether these resources and services have actually helped them. This workshop, therefore, aims to bring together all the stake-holders, i.e. Users, Librarians and Publishers/database producers, to get a holistic view of the impact these services have made / will make on their work as well as on their use of library and information services. Their perspective may also highlight the areas for future improvements. The outcome of this workshop is expected to help the participants in planning and developing a strategy / road map for futuristic library services. The final day of the workshop is planned to provide hands-on training on KOHA. Target Participants Library & Information Science professionals, LIS Teachers and Students, Library Administrators. Maximum number of participants 50-60.

Registration Fee

Registration is free for participants from INDEST-AICTE Consortium member institutions. However, they have to pay Rs 1500/- per person towards accommodation. Registration Fee ` 2,500/- per person for participants from Industry and R&D Institutes (` 4,000/-, if accommodation is needed). Registration fee includes workshop kit, lunch, tea-coffee, snacks during workshop days. Accommodation will be provided in Guest House / Hostels on first-come-first-served basis and only for those participants who have sent their advance payment.

Workshop Venue: Victor Menzes Convention Center, IIT Bombay

About IIT Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay was established in 1958 as an Institute of National Importance by an enabling act of the Indian Parliament. The institute has emerged as the leading institution for technology education and research in the country. IIT Bombay attracts the best students from the country for its bachelor’s master’s and doctoral programme, and among 16 IITs in the country, 78 of top 100 ranker in JEE 2012 have joined IIT Bombay. In the 53 years of its existence, over 40,000 students have graduated from its portals. The institute is known for its strong research groups in varied areas of science and technology. Currently, the highest priority of the institute is to focus on “Research that Makes a Difference” to society, to industry and to the field itself. Today the institute is recognized worldwide as a leader in the field of engineering research and education.

About Central Library

Central Library is an outstanding contribution of IIT Bombay’s “Culture of Excellence” to the world of scholarship.Housed in an independent five-storied building, it holds one of the best collections of knowledge resources both in print and electronic form in engineering, sciences, technology, arts and humanities, and social sciences. The library is valued by its users not just for the facilities, nor for the strength of deep, relevant collections, but rather for the ways the library understands their needs, and supports their forward-looking academic and research mission through user focused services, highly skilled staff, and easy-to-use collections. The library has galvanized itself to successfully engage its users in a multifaceted information environment in order to remain their valuable partners in learning and research.

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