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राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, ससलचर
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SILCHAR
(An Institute of National Importance)
Cach...
राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, ससलचर
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SILCHAR
(An Institute of National Importance)
Cach...
राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, ससलचर
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SILCHAR
(An Institute of National Importance)
Cach...
राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, ससलचर
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SILCHAR
(An Institute of National Importance)
Cach...
ORGANISING COMMITTEE
PATRON:
Prof. Asis Datta, Prof. of Eminence, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi
P...
Dr. P K jain, Librarian, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi
Dr. K S Selvakumar, Director, CDAC, Silchar
Ms. Shevanti Nara...
Mr. Ashok Singh, NIT Silchar
Mr. I Goswami, NIT Silchar
CONTACT DETAILS
Dr. Kishor Chandra Satpathy
Librarian & Organising...
Speakers of the Conference
Paula Toby Kaufman
Interim Director, Mortenson Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaig...
Library. He has presented at library conferences, the Graduate School of Information Sciences and the
American Institute o...
biology for more than three decades. He has done pioneering work in the field of molecular biology. Datta
is particularly,...
specializing in Educational Planning and Administration. Dr Islam is a recipient of Majaz Gold Medal in MA
and United King...
Kasturi Datta
DBT Distinguished Biotechnology Professor
School of Environmental Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New M...
Dr. Md. Nasiruddin
Associate Professor
Dept. of Information Science and Library Management
University of Rajshahi
Rajshahi...
Mr. T. Ramanan
Senior Assistant Librarian
Eastern University, Sri Lanka
M:776030725
Email: ramanan_6@yahoo.com
Mr. Thankav...
PROFILE OF THE EDITOR
Dr. KISHOR CHANDRA SATPATHY
Librarian
& Coordinator, Digital Library & eth Project
National Institut...
committee member of NIT Consortia & member of National Price Negotiation Committee of
INDEST.
Earlier he worked as Librari...
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ABOUT THE HOST
National Institute of Technology Silchar
Central Library
National Institute of ...
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ABOUT THE PARTNER
READ INDIA
READ India is a non-profit organization working in India since 20...
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To date, READ India has set up 14 Centers and 18 sustaining enterprises in Delhi, Haryana, Kar...
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TRIBHUVAN UNIVERSITY NEPAL
Tribhuvan University (TU) is the first national institution of high...
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Our basic objective is to become a top site for all the educational needs of the Indian youth ...
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LIBRARY@NIT SILCHAR
A proud partner in institute’s march towards its vision…
Dr. Kishor Chandr...
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The Library offers a range of information services to support the learning process set to the ...
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Ila Chakraborty, Lib Attendant Arrangement of books
Ashu Das , Watchman Book Bank arrangement,...
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Members can collect documents from Circulation Desk & Duration of Loan Period is:
Type of Doc...
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Care of Library Materials: Library resources such as books, journals, and electronic material...
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India. Under the Digital Library project, the Library will digitalize old rare & books, manus...
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E- Resources@NITS :
The Central Library provides web-based access to over 10,000 full text jo...
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The following e-resources (e-books, e-journals and e-databases) have been procured for Digita...
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Environment
Electrical Engineering
International Journal of Power and Energy
Systems
http://w...
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Network (DELNET) initiatives, DELNET's activities and services can be viewed at DELNET's Home...
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Information services: Most of the information services are available through the Digital Libr...
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Technology”
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2005-07 Comp...
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Abstract Book of International Conference on What’s next in libraries? Trends, Space, and partnerships held during January 21-23, 2015 at NIT Silchar, Assam. It is being jointly organized by NIT Silchar, in association with its USA partner the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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  1. 1. Topics Message from the Chairman, BOG, NIT Silchar Pages Message from the Director, NIT Silchar Message from University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign Message from Chairman, LSC , NIT Silchar Message from the Organizing Secretary, WNL 2015 Organizing Committee About the speakers Profile of the Editor About the Host 1 About the Conference partners 3 Library@NIT Silchar 7 Abstracts Invited papers Paper accepted for presentations Workshops 23 28 76 List of Participants International National North-east Assam University Barak Valley NIT Silchar Vendors 78 79 81 82 83 83 84 Sponsors Advertisements | WNL conference 2K15 | Contents
  2. 2. राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, ससलचर NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SILCHAR (An Institute of National Importance) Cachar, Assam- 788010. Ph: 03842-224879, Fax: 03842-224797 e-mail: asis_datta@rediffmail.com MESSAGE I am extremely happy to note that National Institute of Technology, Silchar is organizing the International Conference on “What Next’s in Libraries? Trends, Spaces and partnerships” during 21-23 January, 2015 in collaboration with Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana Campaign, USA. I am also happy to know that the Institute is bringing out a Souvenir on this occasion. I hope this conference will provide an opportunity to all the participants to interact with each other & discuss on the issues related to the future of libraries. The deliberation at this Conference will, I am sure, enable the participants to play an important role in strengthening library services in their respective work places. I wish the Conference a great success. Prof. Asis Datta Chairman, Board of Governors NIT Silchar
  3. 3. राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, ससलचर NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SILCHAR (An Institute of National Importance) Cachar, Assam- 788010. Ph: 03842-224879, Fax: 03842-224797 e-mail: director@nits.ac.in MESSAGE We feel happy and privileged to host the International Conference on “WHAT’S NEXT IN LIBRARIES? Trends, Spaces and partnerships during 21-23 January, 2015 at NIT Silchar which is being jointly organized by NIT Silchar and Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana Campaign, USA. Keeping pace with the technology and in order to create a vibrant and sustainable library ecosystem in the new central library which is under construction, NIT Silchar has signed an MOU with the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs of University of Illinois, USA. The current conference is the first step towards achieving this target. The three day conference will be attended by librarians from many countries. The outcome of the discussions will create a roadmap for setting new trends in libraries and strategies required to create a flexible and attractive library space and development of partnerships that will advance the vision of libraries. NIT Silchar has been successful in creating a remarkable benchmark of excellence in the field of professional and technical education. I sincerely hope that this conference would prove to be outstanding one amongst the many conference being conducted regularly at this institute. I am sure this Conference will provide a significant forum for exchange of ideas and experience in the areas of LIS and other research areas. I wish the conference a grand success. I also wish the participants a pleasant stay at Silchar. Prof. N V Deshpande Director NIT Silchar
  4. 4. राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, ससलचर NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SILCHAR (An Institute of National Importance) Cachar, Assam- 788010. Ph: 03842-224879, Fax: 03842-224797 e-mail: fatalukdar@gmail.com MESSAGE It is a matter of pride for us to organize the international conference on “WHAT’S NEXT IN LIBRARIES? Trends, Spaces and Partnerships.” On behalf of NIT Silchar and Library committee, I extend my hearty welcome to all the delegates participating in the conference scheduled on 21-23 January, 2015. I earnestly trust that this conference will provide a common platform for librarians, information specialists, scientists, information providers and persons related to LIS to discuss the major issues concerning library development and will provide a forum for exchange of knowledge, ideas and learning experiences among the librarians. I believe the conference will open new vistas of knowledge for improvement of library system in the country. I hope this conference will help in creating a long term partnership between NIT Silchar and UIUC, USA. I wish the conference a grand success. Prof. F A Taulkdar Chairman Library Committee
  5. 5. राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, ससलचर NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SILCHAR (An Institute of National Importance) Cachar, Assam- 788010. Ph: 03842-240055, Fax: 03842-224797 e-mail: ksatpathy@gmail.com MESSAGE It is indeed a proud privilege for us here at National Institute of Technology Silchar to organize the International Conference on “WHAT’S NEXT IN LIBRARIES? Trends, Spaces and partnerships during 21-23 January, 2015 at NIT Silchar which is being jointly organized by NIT Silchar and Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana Campaign, USA. I extend my hearty welcome to all the resource persons and delegates participating in the Conference. The principal objective of this Conference is to provide a platform for exchange of knowledge, ideas, learning experience and showcasing the best practices of future libraries. The Conference is expected to be attended by over 150 delegates from 5 countries. I offer my wholehearted compliments to Prof. Paula Kaufman, Interim Director Mortenson Center, UIUC; Susan Schnuer, Associate Director, Mortenson Center, UIUC; Jeffrey Mark Schrader, Assistant Dean of Libraries for Facilities, UIUC & William H. Mischo, Head, Grainger Engineering Library Inf. Center, UIUC for having trust in me & helping me in designing the Conference. I hope with the help of UIUC, we will able to create a world class library facility in the new upcoming library building of NIT Silchar. I am also thankful to all our partners for joining hands with us in the Conference. I take this opportunity to thank Prof. N V Deshpande, Director, NIT Silchar for his constant advice, support & encouragement. I thank Prof. F A Talukdar, Chairman, LSC for his valuable support. I am also thankful all the Library Committee members, Faculty & staff members of NIT Silchar for their unconditional support & help. I also wish to express my gratitude to Ms. K M Singha & her team & my colleagues in the library for their valuable help & support. I would like to thank Mr. Himangshu Bhuyan for his untried help & M/s Abhishek Printers, Silchar for bringing out this souvenir in a shortest possible time. Last but not the least I would like to thank my parents, my beloved wife Deeposree and my lovely daughters Ritu & Diya for their constant mental support and help. I am sure that this Conference will be a mile stone in the history of the institute. I wish you all enjoyable stay in Silchar. Dr. Kishor Chandra Satpathy Organising Secretary
  6. 6. ORGANISING COMMITTEE PATRON: Prof. Asis Datta, Prof. of Eminence, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi Prof. N V Deshpande, Director, NIT Silchar ORGANIZING SECRETARY Dr. Kishor Chandra Satpathy, Librarian, NIT Silchar INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE Prof. Paula Kaufman, Mortenson Center, University of Illinois, USA Dr. Susan Schnuer, Mortenson Center, University of Illinois, USA Dr. D Krishnamurty, Librarian, University of Manitoba, Canada Dr. Gurdish Sandhu, Associate Director (Library & Learning Services), UEL, London, UK Mr. Bhim Dhoj Shrestha, DLIS, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal Dr. J. K. Vijaykumar, Senior S&T Specialist Librarian, King Abdullah Univ. of Sc. & Tech., Saudi Arabia Dr. Sanjaya Mishra, Director, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia, New Delhi Mr. Nikhil Sharma, FICCI, New Delhi Dr. P Y Rajendrakumar, Director General, National Library, Kolkata Dr. H.K.Kaul, Director, DELNET, New Delhi Prof. F A Talukdar, Dean (Academic), NIT Silchar & Chairman, LOC NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE Dr. B Sutradhar, Librarian, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Dr. T Guha, Librarian, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Mr. Yogendra Singh, Librarian, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Dr. T S Kumbar, Librarian, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Gujarat Prof. B.D. Gupta, National Coordinator, INDEST-AICTE Consortium, IIT Delhi Dr. Neeraj Chaurasia, Deputy Librarian, Central Library, IIT Delhi Dr. Bibhuti Bhusan Sahoo, Deputy Librarian, Central Library, IIT Bhubaneswar Dr. H. Anil Kumar, Librarian, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Dr. Swati Bhattacharyya, Librarian, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata Dr. K. Rama Patnaik, Librarian, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore Dr. Parvez Akhtar, Librarian, Indian Institute of Management Indore Dr. S.K. Jena, Librarian, Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Shillong Prof. K M Baharul Islam, Chair, P&D, IIM Kashipur Dr. A K Sharma, Librarian, Assam University, Silchar Dr. M K Sinha, HOD, DLIS, Assam University, Silchar Prof. Prabhakar Rath, DLIS, Mizoram University, Aizwal Dr. Mukesh Saikia, Librarian, Tezpur University, Tezpur Dr. Maltesh Motebennur Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh Dr. Thounaojam Khomdon Singh, Librarian, Manipur University, Imphal Dr. F R Sumer, Librarian, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya Dr. Rupa Rani Sonowal, Lecturer, Dept. MC& Journalism, EFLU, Shillong Dr. Raj Kumar, Librarian, A. C. Joshi Library, Panjab University, Sector 14, Chandigarh Dr. Jagtar Singh, President, IATLIS, Punjabi University, Patiala Dr. Ramesh C Gaur, University Librarian, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi Dr. V K Thomas, Vishwa Bharati, Shantineketan, WB
  7. 7. Dr. P K jain, Librarian, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi Dr. K S Selvakumar, Director, CDAC, Silchar Ms. Shevanti Narayan, Regional Officer, USIEF Regional Office, The American Center, Kolkata Prof. N.Laxman Rao, Member, Advisory Board, National Library, Kolkata Dr. Sanjay Kataria, Librarian, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, UP Dr. Shantanu Ganguly, Fellow and Area Convener, KM Division, TERI, New Delhi Prof Pijushkanti Panigrahi, Hony General Secretary, IASLIC, Kolkata Dr. Arun Kumar Chakraborty, Librarian, Bose Institute, Kolkata Ms. Lata Suresh, Librarian, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), Haryana Shri Suresh Kumar Jindal, Director, DESIDOC, New Delhi Mr. Dhanu Pattanashetti, IEEE, India Mr. Prem Chand, Librarian. IIAS, Shimla Dr. Krishan Gopal, Librarian, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra Dr Sunil Kumar Satpathy, Deputy Librarian, National Institute of Technology, Raipur Dr. Sarbrinder Kaur, Librarian, Dr. B R Ambedkar National Inst. of Technology, Jalandhar Mr. Asim Kumar Gupta, Librarian, NERIST, Itanagar Dr. Visakhi, Deputy Librarian, IISER Mohali Mr. S. K .Bose, Librarian, Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Bhopal Dr. YS Rao, Dy. Librarian, School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE Mr. Jagannath Patro, Registrar, NIT Silchar Mrs. Krishnamati Singha, Asstt. Librarian, NIT Silchar & Coordinator, LOC Mr. Himangshu Bhuyan, BTech (Civil), NIT Silchar & Student Coordinator, WNL Dr. S K Barik, NIT Silchar Dr. K L Baishnab, NIT Silchar Dr. Mosoumi Sen, NIT silchar Mr. H. S. Chakroborty, NIT Silchar Mr. S. Goswami, NIT Silchar Miss Swarnika Dey, NIT Silchar Miss Banhishikha Roy, NIT Silchar Ms. Anamika Biswas, NIT Silchar Mr. Aminul Islam Laskar, NIT Silchar Mr. M. Ali Laskar , NIT Silchar Mr. Ashu Das, NIT Silchar Mr. Sanat Das, NIT Silchar Miss Dipika Sutradhar, NIT Silchar Mr. S. Barman, NIT Silchar Mr. Nirmal Kanti Mandal, NIT Silchar Mr. Monindra Sarkar, NIT Silchar Ms. Ranjana Jha, NIT Silchar Mr. S.K. Choudhury, NIT Silchar Mr. Debashis Dey, AEE, NIT Silchar Mr. S. Chouhan, JE, NIT Silchar Mr. Pratap Dhar, NIT Silchar Mr. Nilotpaul Chakraborty, NIT Silchar Mr. Anup Kumar Chakraborty, NIT Silchar
  8. 8. Mr. Ashok Singh, NIT Silchar Mr. I Goswami, NIT Silchar CONTACT DETAILS Dr. Kishor Chandra Satpathy Librarian & Organising Secretary, WNL-2015 National Institute of Technology (Institute of National Importance under Ministry of HRD, GOI) Silchar-788010, Assam, India Tele : +91-3842-240055 (Off) +91-9435175531 (M) E-mail : ksatpathy@gmail.com / wnl2015@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/WNL2015 http://whatsnextinlibraries.blogspot.in/ http://librarynits.wix.com/whatnextinlibraries
  9. 9. Speakers of the Conference Paula Toby Kaufman Interim Director, Mortenson Center University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1609 Lakeside Drive, Unit A Champaign, Illinois 61821 USA Paula Kaufman is the Interim Director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs and Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to her current appointment she served the institution for 14 years as Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries and University Librarian. Previous leadership positions include Dean of Libraries at the University of Tennessee and Acting Vice President and University Librarian at Columbia University, where she also led the Services group for 6 years. Paula has served on the boards of many professional organizations, including as president of the Association of Research Libraries and president of the Center for Research Libraries. She has written and spoken widely on issues of leadership, library value and ROI, intellectual property, and privacy. She has been recognized with awards from the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Illinois Library Association, and the University of Illinois. Susan Schnuer Associate Director Mortenson Center for International Library Programs University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1402 W. Gregory Drive, Room 142 Urbana, Illinois 61801 USA Susan Schnuer has worked at the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs for the past twenty-one years and is current the Associate Director. The Mortenson Center is a unique program located at the University of Illinois in the United States. The Center offers intensive professional development programs tailored to meet the needs of librarians around the world. Schnuer has been involved in the development and implementation of professional development programs for the over 1200 librarians from more than 90 countries. Susan has extensive experience with leadership programs. Susan has been invited to present at meetings and conferences world-wide on a full range of library-related topics. She has been actively involved American Library Association (ALA) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Susan has received awards from ALA and from the Library and Information Association of South Africa. Jeffrey Mark Schrader Assistant Dean for Facilities, University Library University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1215 West Church Street Champaign, Illinois 61821 USA Jeffrey Schrader is the Assistant Dean of Libraries for Facilities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Previous to becoming Assistant Dean of Libraries he served 14 years in the University of Illinois Facilities & Services as Associate Director in the Campus Planning & Construction – Associate Campus Architect. He has been responsible for the planning and construction management on numerous university athletic, museum, computer science and recreational facilities. He led the University Library in comprehensive master planning of the Main Library and Undergraduate Library in a multi-phased ten year plan to re-envision the Main Library and Undergraduate
  10. 10. Library. He has presented at library conferences, the Graduate School of Information Sciences and the American Institute of Architects/Construction Specifications Institute. Jeff is a licensed architect in the State of Illinois for 24 years and a long time member of American Institute of Architects. William H. Mischo Head, Grainger Engineering Library Information Center & Professor of Library Administration University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1301 W. Springfield Avenue Urbana, IL 61801 / MC-274 Email: w-mischo@uiuc.edu William Mischo is Head, Grainger Engineering Library Information Center; Information Systems Research & Development Librarian; and Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) Library. He has been a Principal Investigator on a number of digital library grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), including the National Ethics Portal grant, several National Science Digital Library (NSDL) grants, and the Digital Library Initiative I grant. He has also received an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grant, and several Andrew Mellon Foundation grants. He was also a co-PI on a Library of Congress NDIIPP program grant. Bill has published some 70 articles and conference papers in the field of library and information science and has presented at more than 75 national and international conferences, including at ALA, SLA, the NSDL Annual meeting, the Internet Librarian International, LITA National, and ASEE annuals. He served on the NSDL Policy Committee from 2003 to 2006. In 2001, Bill received the Homer I. Bernhardt Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Engineering Education Engineering Libraries Division and he was the recipient of the 2009 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology from the American Library Association and OCLC. Asis Datta, Ph.D., D.Sc., FNA., FASc., FNASc., FTWAS Professor of Molecular Biology & Distinguished Scientist (Formerly Founder Director & Professor of Eminence National Institute of Plant Genome Research and Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi) National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR) Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, JNU Campus, New Delhi- 110067, India Asis Datta acquired his PhD and DSc degrees in Biochemistry from Calcutta University. After spending several years in USA (1968-1973) as post-doctoral Research Fellow, Datta started his professional career in 1973 at School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), and ascended to the position of Professor (1978). Datta performed admirably at JNU as Dean, School of Life Sciences (1983-85), Rector (1993-96) and as Vice-Chancellor (1996-2002). He was awarded DSc (hc) in 2002, 2004 and 2008, respectively, from the University of Burdwan, Bidhan Chandra Agricultural University and Vidyasagar University, respectively. He was the first Director of National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), New Delhi. At present, he is Professor of Eminence of NIPGR and also an Emeritus Professor of Jawaharlal Nehru University. Academic and Research Achievements: Professor Datta has researched and taught at many internationally respected institutions. He has been making contributions in basic and applied biochemistry and molecular
  11. 11. biology for more than three decades. He has done pioneering work in the field of molecular biology. Datta is particularly, known for his work on the pathogenic yeast, Candida albicans as a model system, which opened up the possibility of designing a therapy to combat candidiasis. His research contributions have been vital in areas of food / nutritional security and use of genetically modified food. His group is known for the pioneering contributions in molecular biology and identification and manipulation of novel genes leading to the production of transgenics of high societal value. In fact, his group received US patent for genes first time in India. Professor Datta and his team linked New Biology with agriculture, medicine, science, industry and society to make a global partner in biotechnology. Professor Datta has mentored around 45 PhD students and several trainees. Other Contributions: As Vice-Chancellor of JNU, Professor Datta created several new schools and centres. Professor Datta was the Founder Director of National Institute of Plant Genome Research (2002-08). In addition to professorial assignments, Datta provided leadership in development programmes in education and in science and technology of enormous importance to India. His relentless effort throughout has established a vibrant school of research on "structure-function-application" of eukaryotic genes, which led to the establishment of the National Institute of Plant Genome Research, India's first and only one research Institute of its kind. Datta was Member of INSA council during 2002-04. Awards and Honours: Professor Asis Datta received several prestigious awards such as: SS Bhatnagar Award (1980); Guha Memorial Award (1988); Sir Amulya Rattan Oration Award (1988); First GD Birla Award (1991); Dr Nitya Anand Endowment Award of INSA (1993); FICCI Award (1994); Om Prakash Bhasin Award (1995); TWAS Award (1996); Goyal Prize (1996); Ranbaxy Award (1996); Padma Shri (1999); Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Lecture (1999) of INSA; Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award (2000); RD Birla Award (2001); Dr BR Ambedkar Centenary Award of ICMR (2003); and Bashambar Nath Chopra Memorial Lecture Award of INSA (2004). He was awarded Asutosh Mookerjee Memorial Award of Indian Science Congress (2005) and also honoured with the Life Time Achievement Award of Indian Science Congress (2006). He was awarded Padma Bhushan by the Government of India (2008). He is a Fellow of Academy of Sciences for Developing World (TWAS), Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore and National Science Academy (India), Allahabad. Datta was the General President of Indian Science Congress Association (2003-04). Dr K M Baharul Islam Professor and Chair, Center for Public Policy and Government Indian Institute of Management Kashipur Bazpur Road, Kashipur 244713 (Uttarakhand) Email: coeppg@iimkashipr.ac.in Dr K M Baharul Islam has been teaching and researching in the area of Education, Development, and Planning for more than two decades. Starting his career as a faculty at NIT Silchar (1994-2002), he served a number of universities abroad and became a Reader at NCERT, New Delhi in 2002. Between 2007 and 2012 Dr Islam served as the Chairman and CEO of the South Asian Regional Gateway set up by the Development Gateway (USA). Presently he is the Professor and Chairperson of Communications area at IIM Kashipur. He also holds the position of Chair at the Center of Excellence on Public Policy and Government at the institute. He is also the Program Director of The World Bank funded Green Management project for South Asia. He holds LLM in Telecom and Information Technology Laws from the University of Strathclyde (UK), MA (English) from AMU, Aligarh. He did his PhD from the Tezpur University (India) and Post-Doctorate from Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok) on new technologies in education. Besides he has also done B.Ed.
  12. 12. specializing in Educational Planning and Administration. Dr Islam is a recipient of Majaz Gold Medal in MA and United Kingdom Telecom Academy Fellowship. Two of his past projects in India and Ethiopia have received The World Bank’s Development Marketplace Certificate Recognition in 2003 and 2007. Very recently he has completed his second PhD in Law. Ms. Geeta Malhotra Country Director Rural education and Development(READ INDIA) Dwarka-110077, New Delhi M: 09818193575 Email: geetamalhotra@readglobalindia.org Geeta Malhotra joined READ India in 2008; empowering rural communities on Education and Development through Community Library and Resource Centers (Centers). READ India brings together Education, Enterprise and Community Development through these Centers. Access to books, computers, internet and other ICT tools are part of the intensive programme with focus on sharing knowledge resources for holistic community development. READ India has set up 14 Centers in five years reaching 120,000 population. Through community managed Centers, READ India focus on women’s empowerment by developing their skills for better earning and contributing to their family’s income, in turn investing for better education of their children. READ India, READ Nepal and READ Bhutan work very closely on defining and practicing common standards for execution of the intensive programme on “Empowering Communities through Community Library and Resource Centers” with well-designed monitoring and evaluation mechanism. Earlier to READ India, Geeta has more than 25 years of experience in the development sector and served reputed organisations in turn serving the communities in Asia. Geeta is double post-graduate and has submitted Ph.D thesis on women’s empowerment and waiting for the Award. Ms. Kalpana Dasgupta Advisory Board Member Rural education and Development (READ INDIA) Dwarka-110077, New Delhi Tel: 011-28053336 Email: dasgupta_kalpana@hotmail.com Ms. Kalpana Dasgupta has a Post Graduate degree in Political Science from Patna University, India and Master of Science in Library Science from Syracuse University. Her career as a librarian started in 1965 and she has worked in the largest libraries in India, serving as Head of the National Library of India. Ms. Dasgupta is presently the Director of the Central Secretariat Library of the Department of Culture, Government of India, and has also acted as Director of the Delhi Public Library. She acts as a technical advisor to the government, and is also consultant to the Prime Minister's Office for its library development. Ms. Dasgupta has served on various government committees, has written more than 30 professional articles and has authored and edited several books in the field of library information science. She served as President of the Indian Library Association (ILA) from 2000-2002 and is currently the library committee chair for the government's Knowledge Commission.
  13. 13. Kasturi Datta DBT Distinguished Biotechnology Professor School of Environmental Sciences Jawaharlal Nehru University New Mehrauli Road, Near Munirka, New Delhi, Delhi 110067 Email: kdatta@mail.jnu.ac.in Prof. Kasturi Datta received Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from Calcutta University . After spending several years in USA as Post Doctoral Research Fellow, she returned to India and started her professional career in 1977 at School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University as Assistant Professor and became Associate Professor in 1985 and Professor in 1993. She became Dean, SES, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has been invited by the University to join also as Adjunct Professor in Special Centre for Molecular Medicine from 2000 onward. After superannuation she continued her activities in SES JNU as INSA Senior Scientist (2008 -2010) and presently holds the position of DBT Distinguished Biotechnology Professorship (2010- ). Prof. Datta has initiated research activities in Environmental Biology division and established a vibrant group working in the area of “cellular signaling”. Twenty five students have been awarded Ph.D. degree under her guidance and she has one hundred one papers in International journals in her credit. In addition to professional assignments at JNU, Prof. Datta is actively engaged and provides leadership in development programmes of enormous importance to India in education, Science and technology. She is the member of all three National Academies of India and also third world Academy of Sciences. Also she is member of HUGO. She is the recipient of several awards, few of them are Ranbaxy Award for basic Medical Science, Senior Women Bioscientist, DBT, FICCI for life science, Basanti Devi Amir Chand, ICMR and J. C. Bose, UGC. Beba Stankovic Director, Public Library Ilija M. Petrovic“, Drinska 2 12000 Pozarevac, Serbia, Europe E-mail: bebapozarevac@yahoo.com beba8532@gmail.com Master Degree in Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia Master Degree in Theory of Culture and Gender Studies, University of Belgrade, Serbia, expected in 2015. 2001 – present - Director of County Public Library “Ilija M. Petrovic” Pozarevac, Serbia 2010 – present - member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Librarians of Serbia (SLA) 2001 – present - member of the Association of Directors of County Public Libraries of Serbia Convener Women, Information and Libraries IFLA Special Interest Group, 2013 – 2015 Organization of more than 160 public events, book promotions, exhibitions, concerts, different projects in Public Library “Ilija M. Petrovic”; editor of books, attender on 5 and poster presenter on 4 IFLA Congresses Mr. Bhim Dhoj Shrestha Department of Library & Information Science Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal Email: bhim00@gmail.com
  14. 14. Dr. Md. Nasiruddin Associate Professor Dept. of Information Science and Library Management University of Rajshahi Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh Email: mitulnasiruddin@gmail.com Dr. Md. Nasiruddin graduated in 1992 and post-graduated in 1993 with first class from University of Dhaka in Information Science and Library Management. At present, he is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Science and Library Management in the National University of Bangladesh. He started his career as a Faculty in the Department of Information Science and Library Management in Rajshahi University in 1997. From July 2000 to December 2003 he was the Head of the Department. In the year of 2011 he has been awarded Ph. D. Degree on “Automation in the Public Libraries of Bangladesh: a plan for development” from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has worked in UNDP, UNFPA, WTO-BFTI, MIDAS, Concern Worldwide and other reputed international organizations as a Communication and Information Consultant of their different development projects like-Education, Livelihoods, Health, Disaster Management, HIV/AIDs and so on since 2002. In 2000, he has received IFLA/ALP attachment scholarship for One month both in Thailand and Singapore and worked in Srinakharinwirot University at Bangkok and National University of Singapore. After that in 2001 he visited Boston in USA as a US fellow to join the IFLA Conference. He also attended the IFLA conference in OSLO at Norway in 2005 as a NORAD Fellow. From 2011 to 2012 he was in London and conducted/attended different research and training on library professions. Besides these, he visited different areas of India at several times as a paper presenter like NACLIN-2001 at Hyderabad, ILA 2006 at Kanpur and ICDLM 2011 at Kolkata. He has received many training and short courses on Library Automation and Computer application in Library Systems and Services, Digital Library Systems, Documentation Research and Communications (DRACO) from Thailand, Singapore, India, Norway, Finland, France, UK and USA. He has published more than 29 research papers in various international and national journals. Mr. Ganesh Prasad Neupane President Nepal Community Library Association Kathmandu, Nepal M: 09846248679 Email: ganeshneupane51@yahoo.com Ganesh Parsad Neupane has serve fifteen years as a principle in two different high schools and also as a subject teacher for seventeen years in different government schools of Lamjung district. Now, he is serving as a volunteer in the movement of community libraries development. He is a founder member of Nepal Community Library Association (NCLA). He is nominated as a president of NCLA in 2013 AD before he was a General Secretary of NCLA. He is also a founder member of Laxmi Narayan Community Library since its establishment in1997 AD and still he is a president of the library. Likewise he is also involved as a regional member in Nepal Red cross society's "Community Development Committee". He has been awarded by District Education Office and Ministry of Education for his effective and qualitative performance in education field.
  15. 15. Mr. T. Ramanan Senior Assistant Librarian Eastern University, Sri Lanka M:776030725 Email: ramanan_6@yahoo.com Mr. Thankavadivel Ramanan is, at present, serving as a Senior Assistant Librarian at Eastern University, Sri Lanka, which is located in the eastern coast of the island. He graduated in Agriculture (Hon.) from the same university in 2002. Prior to his current position, he was temporarily employed as an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture of Eastern University, Sri Lanka. His interests in social works made him to seek an opportunity in Action contre la Faim that was volunteering in the war-torn areas of Sri Lanka. Having followed a diploma in Library & Information Science conducted by the Sri Lanka Library Association, he was intrigued by the library profession, and joined the Eastern University in 2004. He finished his research in Master of Library and Information Science at the University of Colombo in 2010. A diploma in Human Resource Management is also added to his career development record. He has been engaged in conducting lectures for both graduate and diploma students who follow library and information science, for the past ten years. He was offered an Indian Fellowship in 2011. With over 20 publications in international journals and national and international conferences, he is extending his service as journal reviewer for African Educational Research Journal, International Research Publication House (India), and NILIS Symposium (Sri Lanka). By holding a charted librarianship in Sri Lanka Library Association, his social responsibility extends to workshops and seminars conducted for teacher librarians in the zone. His research interests are in social networks and Library 2.0, knowledge management, library consortium, indigenous knowledge development, digital repositories, information literacy and LIS education. Dr. Mir Alam Siddique Assistant Professor, RIO, GMC&H, Guwahati-32 M: 09435170305 Email: dr_mir.alam@yahoo.com Dr. Mir Alam Siddique, M.B.B.S., M.S., Ph.D. is a prominent Ophthalmologist of the country. He is one of the few eye specialists of India and the first in North-east India to acquire Ph.D. degree. His cataract research has earned him the honour of “The Top Biomedical Research in the World” by RMF, USA in 2012. He bagged the “Best Scientific Paper” award in the annual conference of Association of Community Ophthalmologists of India and international Assembly of Community Ophthalmologists in 2011. He is the recipient of prestigious L. C. Dutta Award, 2012 of Ophthalmological Society of Assam which is awarded once in every four years. Apart from his experience in the U.K., his outstanding contribution as a teacher for the undergraduate and postgraduate medical students of Silchar Medical College and Gauhati Medical College during the last twelv years is widely acknowledged by student community. His dedicated healthcare service to patients ranging from the most economically and socially backward to the most forward has benefited people of north east India a lot and inspired many other doctors and students. He is presently working as a senior assistant professor of Ophthalmology in Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Guwahati.
  16. 16. PROFILE OF THE EDITOR Dr. KISHOR CHANDRA SATPATHY Librarian & Coordinator, Digital Library & eth Project National Institute of Technology Silchar P.O-NIT Silchar Assam-788010, INDIA Email: kishor_satpathy@yahoo.com and ksatpathy@gmail.com Tele: +91-3842-240055 (Off) +91-9435175531 (M) Areas of Interest Library Management, Automation and Networking, Digital Library, e-learning, Community Development, Disaster Management & Career Counseling Dr. Kishor Chandra Satpathy (1972) did his Post Graduation in Education and Library & Information Science from Panjab University, Chandigarh with a Diploma in Population Education from Panjab University, Chandigarh & Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking from the University of Hyderabad. He obtained PhD Degree for “Technical Education in North East India with Special Reference to Information Service: An Exploratory Study” to Assam (Central) University, Silchar. He has undergone several advance training programmes in IT, information management & related fields under SAARC-SDC & UNESCO/Vidyanidhi fellowships. He has, to date to his credit, over eighteen years of professional experience including teaching & research experience of several national level organization of the country. His major contributions include use of information technology in information management and use of educational technology for improving classroom teaching and learning process. At present he holds the position of Librarian and Coordinator, DL & e-learning Project National Institute of Technology (Institute of National Importance by the Act of Parliament), Silchar. Dr. Satpathy has successfully implemented RFID Technology & ERMSS at NIT Silchar & IIM Indore Library. He was instrumental for signing MOU with BARC & University of Illinois. Apart from this, currently Dr. Satpathy is coordinating two projects namely “Education to Home (eth) Project meant for IT for all & BARC-Akruti Project” meant for Technology Transfer to the rural sector. He is the Coordinator for INDOLIBNET (Indore Library Network), SICILIBNET (Shastri Indo- Canadian Institute Library Network) & worked as a consultant for revamping the public library of Indore (Govt. Ahilya Library) on behalf of Govt. of Madhya Pradesh. He has prepared a Vision Document for Govt. Ahilya Library. Currently, he is working on project of Govt. of Assam for development of Silchar Normal School Library & Museum. He is the founder core
  17. 17. committee member of NIT Consortia & member of National Price Negotiation Committee of INDEST. Earlier he worked as Librarian, Indian Institute of Management, Indore; Panjabi University, Patiala; Centre for Environmental Education, Ahmedabad; Centre for Management Training and Research, Chandigarh. He also acted as Coordinator of Centre for Educational Technology; Coordinator, Continuing Education Cell & Programme officer, National Service Scheme, NIT, Silchar during 2001-2004 & Honorary Project Officer; State Rural Technology Promotion Council, Govt. of Assam; Coordinator, Environmental Education Resource Centre, NIT, Silchar. He has delivered lectures in several training programmes organized by UNDP, QCI, AICTE, MSME & Entrepreneurship Development Institute, Bhopal etc. He is a frequent consultant for wide range of clients and developing programmes in the area of Career Counseling, Information Management and Educational Technology. He has 30 publications to his credit. He has edited four workshop proceedings and co-edited five books published by McMillan India, Indian Society for Technical Education, Delhi, NE Books & Publisher, Shankar Book Agency Delhi and National Library, Kolkata. He has presented several papers in national and international conference in the country and abroad. He has visited Czech Republic, Portugal & USA for academic purpose. In December 2013, he attended “Higher Education Leadership Programme” at University of Urbana Champaign, USA. He has also attended the University of Illinois Mortenson Center Associates Program “Imagine, Question, Connect: A Professional Development Program for Library Leaders and Innovators from” May 29-June 24, 2014. He has successfully completed two major projects entitled ‘Virtual Classroom’ & ‘Digital Library’ sponsored by MHRD, Govt. of India. He has transformed the Central Library, NIT Silchar in to a “state of the art library” in the North Eastern Region. This is the first library in the entire NE Region to implement RFID & DVR Technology for Library Security purpose & to have Digital Library. He has implemented the e-learning solution in the Institute under World Bank TEQIP grant. His areas of interest are Information Management, ICT, Digital Library, Educational Technology & Technical Education. He has coordinated several national level training programmes, workshops & seminars sponsored by CSIR, NISTAD, ICSSR, DST, SICI, NCTE, ISTE, AICTE, USEFI, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs & Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports etc. He was the organizing Secretary of SIS Silver Jubilee Conference & 10th Annual Meet of INDEST-AICTE Consortium. He is a life and executive member of several Associations/Societies such as Society of Information Science, Indian Society for Technical Institution, All India Association for Educational Research, Indian Academy for Social Sciences, Indian Library Association, Indian Association for Special Libraries & Information Centres (IASLIC), MANLIBNET and Indian Distance Education Association etc. He was an executive member of IASLIC (2005-06) & AIAER, Assam Chapter. He is an active member of “ICTD Community’ of Solution Exchange (An UN Agency). He was elected as a member, LPAC, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute for the year 2008- 09. For his outstanding contribution to the field of Library & Information Service profession, he was awarded Society for Information Science (SIS) -Young Information Scientist award for 2006 & SATKAL Young Librarian Award for 2008. Some of his work can be found at: http://whatsnextinlibraries.blogspot.in/ http://indest2014.blogspot.in/ http://iiworkshop.blogspot.in/
  18. 18. http://sis2012conference.blogspot.in/ http://nerlibnet.blogspot.in/ http://sicilibnet.blogspot.com/ http://library-nitsilchar.blogspot.in/ http://iimindorelibrary.blogspot.com/ http://indorepubliclibrary.blogspot.com/ http://indolibnet.blogspot.com/ http://sis2008conference.blogspot.com/ http://122.160.76.157:8081/nitsilchar/index.jsp http://www.librariesrevolution.com/emagazine As a young professional, his contribution to the field of LIS in terms of technology implementation & innovation is remarkable. Some of his achievements are: 1. Successfully completed two major projects entitled ‘Virtual Classroom’ & ‘Digital Library’ sponsored by MHRD, Govt. of India & implemented first Dgital Library & e-learning portal of North East India. 2. Implemented RFID & ERMSS at IIM Indore & NIT Silchar, the first Institute in the Region to have RFID. 3. Instrumental in signing MOU b/w NITS Library & University of Illinois Library to facilitate the creation of a world-class, innovative, inviting and flexible library system to enhance campus learning, support research, and provide community outreach and service at NIT Silchar, through consultation and collaboration with the University Library of University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA in the region & is only library in the country to do so. 4. Instrumental in creating a world class state of the Library of Rs. 44 crore in NER. 5. Initiated innovative Library Voluntary Programme to reach out the Community specifically the poor, underprivileged children. 6. He was instrumental for INDOLIBNET (Indore Library Network) (http://indolibnet.blogspot.com) for cooperation & networking among the libraries of Indore. Based on his vision document Govt. of MP has upgraded the Govt. Ahilya Library of Indore. http://indorepubliclibrary.blogspot.com/. 7. Under outreach activities, coordinating “Education to Home (eth) Project meant for IT for all & BARC-Akruti Project” meant for Technology Transfer to the rural sector of NER. 8. He is the Founder Core Committee Member of NIT Consortia 9. Instrumental in sensitizing the media people towards the library & information activities. Because of this, there has been a substantial increase in the news published in the newspapers related to LIS in the region. 10. To create library awareness in the region, he has organized several national level programmes & seminars sponsored by CSIR, DST, SICI, NCTE, ISTE, AICTE, USEFI, MHRD, MoC, MPA, MYAS, etc including SICI, 25th SIS & 10th INDEST Meet. 11. Organising the WNL 2015 Conf with international collaborations. http://whatsnextinlibraries.blogspot.in/
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  20. 20. WNL 2015@NIT Silchar Page 1 ABOUT THE HOST National Institute of Technology Silchar Central Library National Institute of Technology (Institute of National Importance under Ministry of HRD, GOI) Silchar-788010, Assam, India www.nits.ac.in Profiles of Institution The National Institute of Technology, Silchar (An Institute of National Importance) is one of the premier national level institutions for technical education in North-East India. The institute was established as a joint venture between Government of India and Government of Assam as Regional Engineering College, Silchar in 1967 with the objective of imparting quality engineering education, providing cosmopolitan outlook among students and fostering a spirit of National Integration. This institution has been transformed and upgraded to National Institute of Technology, Silchar with a Deemed University Status with effect from 28.06.2002. The institute has subsequently been made into a fully Government funded institution of India with the Institute of National Importance Status by an Act of Parliament. The institute is situated in a campus which spans across 540 acres of undulating land and lakes surrounded by tea estates and hillocks providing an ideal environment for studies. NIT Silchar is a fully residential Institution. At present it offers six undergraduate courses in Engineering and a number of Post-Graduate courses in civil, mechanical, electrical, electronics & telecommunication and computer science engineering apart from MSC, MBA & PhD programmes. CENTRAL LIBRARY@NIT SILCHAR The Central Library which is the heart of the Institute was established in 1977. It provides one of the important academic services to the Institute. It is a well equipped Library, centrally located with easy access and does provide right impetus for the intellectual growth of the students, teachers, research scholars & others around. Presently, the Library is a part of the LTT building & having around 95,000 collections of documents of both print & non print materials. The new library building is under construction. The Central Library with its modern collection of knowledge resources and innovative information services supports a complementary role for students, faculty, and the surrounding community in their intellectual pursuits. It is a hybrid library with the state-of-the-art technological applications. The Library holds knowledge resources predominantly related to Science and Technology, Social Sc & other allied subjects. The Library is now fully computerized with an integrated system connected to the Campus Network providing e-resource facility to the institutional community. The entire Library collection including the CD- ROM databases and the online databases are made available through Institute’s network. Users can access the online databases through Institute’s network. Library collection can also be searched through Web OPAC. The Library offers a range of information services to support the learning process set to the highest professional standards. The Library is holding membership of DELNET New Delhi; ACL (American Centre Library) Kolkata and British Council Library Kolkata for inter library loan. National Institute of Technology Silchar Library is an active member of INDEST Consortium through which online full text journals can be accessed.
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  22. 22. WNL 2015@NIT Silchar Page 3 ABOUT THE PARTNER READ INDIA READ India is a non-profit organization working in India since 2007. It has affiliation with READ Global based in San Francisco. READ believes that empowering rural communities is critical for alleviating global poverty. READ Centers are the vehicles for social and economic transformation. Our core objectives are: (i) to help establish Community Library and Resource Centers (READ Centers) to provide a platform for local socio-economic initiatives; and (ii) to build the local capacity of communities to develop and manage community-development initiatives.
  23. 23. WNL 2015@NIT Silchar Page 4 To date, READ India has set up 14 Centers and 18 sustaining enterprises in Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Manipur, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, impacting nearly 100,000 people. Within the next two years, we plan to establish five to seven new Centers in States in which we currently operate. A READ Center includes:  A library with 3,000 - 5,000 books, magazines, and newspapers in local languages and English.  An information communications technology (ICT) section with computers, Internet access (where available), and computer skills training.  A women’s empowerment section that provides specialized educational materials and a safe space for women and girls.  A children’s section with age-appropriate reading materials, games, and toys. A multimedia section with TV, DVD player, phone, fax, and copier.
A training and meeting hall to conduct educational programs. Training Programmes: READ partners with organizations and local governments to provide trainings that address the most pressing needs of rural communities in Education, Economic Empowerment, Technology and Women Empowerment. Sustaining Enterprises: With each READ Center, we also seed a for-profit "sustaining enterprise,” a small business that creates local jobs and generates profit to support the ongoing costs of the Center, from new books, to electricity, to training programs. Community Ownership: Community ownership and management is critical to the success of our model and instilled in every step over a period of five years. Communities approach READ to create a new Center. We ask for a community co-investment of at least 10-15% – through a donation of land, a building to be renovated, or fundraising efforts. Local Center Management Committees oversee day-to-day operations. As a result, the community feels invested in the success of the Center and welcome once it’s completed. The “READ EFFECT”: A READ Center can be the catalyst for empowering individuals, families, and entire communities.When a Center provides educational and economic trainings to an individual, they gain greater access to income-generating opportunities. Increased education and income enables parents to better take care of their families and keep their children in school, so that they can become the next generation of leaders. This cumulative “READ effect” results in increased knowledge and prosperity for rural communities today, and better prospects for the future. INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT KASHIPUR Indian Institute of Management Kashipur is set up by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and belongs to elite leagues of top management schools called IIMs in India. It has been set up with the objective of imparting quality management education in all sectors including government ministries, department and agencies in India and from abroad while sensitizing the participants towards the needs of the society. The institute offers its flagship two-year Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM). The rigorous curriculum seeks to instil a passion for knowledge and ability to apply that knowledge to real life scenarios. The institute has launched customized training programs for government officials from all the three organs – executive, judiciary and legislative. It also offers Executive Fellow program equivalent to PhD. The Center of Excellence on Public Policy and Government (COEPPG) is set up by the institute as platform to serve as a bridge between policymakers, government agencies, civil society, industry and academia by supporting scholarly research, public policy and administration training programs, and other capacity building activities at the intersection of government and society addressing some of the most important public policy and governance issues. It combines educational programs with current research; training and advisory services based on thematic public policy analyses. The Center hosts a diverse team on internal faculty as well as visiting scholars committed to interdisciplinary public policy research, teaching, and engagement addressing topics such as public administration, law, gender, environment, education, social engineering, migration, human rights, media, information society, conflict resolution, transitional justice, business and good governance.
  24. 24. WNL 2015@NIT Silchar Page 5 TRIBHUVAN UNIVERSITY NEPAL Tribhuvan University (TU) is the first national institution of higher education in Nepal. It was established in 1959 A.D. The Central Administrative Office and the Central Campus of the university are located on the north eastern facade of Kirtipur, an ancient and small town located five kilometers away from Kathmandu city centre. There are 38 central departments and 4 research centres in TU, and out of them 31 departments and 3 research centres are located at Kirtipur. The university at Kirtipur is spread over an area of 154.77 hectares (3042-5-2 ropanis). After the second democratic movement of 2006, the Prime Minister of Nepal is the ceremonial chief, the Chancellor of the University, whereas the Minister of Education is the Pro-Chancellor. The Vice Chancellor is the Chief Executive of the university. He is assisted by the Rector in academic programmes and the Registrar in financial management and general administration. Tribhuvan University is a non-profit making autonomous institution funded by the Government of Nepal. On January 8, 2013, the government of Nepal has principally agreed to declare Tribhuvan University as the Central University. BIBLIOTEKE Народна библиотека “Илија М. Петровић” Пожаревац Public Library Ilija M. Petrovic was founded in 1847 as a reading room and it is one of the oldest cultural institution in Serbia. From 1995 it is the county library for Branicevo District. It’s holding consist of almost 120 000 items. Free Access to Books contains current titles from the most recent of literary publications, as well as books from all areas of human knowledge, science and popular literature. The organizational structure of the Library consists of different departments where jobs are divided into the different areas of expertise. The Library has electronic Cobbis catalogues, for fast and complete searching and reviewing as well as browsing. The Library collects, preserves, organizes and makes dissemination of knowledge and information and provide different kind of services. We may say that Library in Pozarevac became a bridge which allows citizens to be adequately informed and have quick access to knowledge. The visibility and image of a library in the community is also showcased by the cultural events it organizes, so the rich cultural program of the Public Library Pozarevac includes prominent authors and intellectuals from all areas of culture and social life. We present our library, with good reason, as a venue characterized by the endless possibilities to promote various cultural and social values. INDIA EDUCATION DIARY It was founded by three young journalists and social entrepreneurs Mr. Rashmi Ranjan Parida, Ms. Prachee Naik and Mr. R.K. Parida on 11 November 2007. Subsequently designer Mohammad Sarfaraj, Abhinab Jain have volunteered to work for www.indiaeducationdiary.in to strengthen our campaign for inclusive development in Indian Education Sector. It is a flagship brand of the Odisha Media Info Service (OMIS) Private Ltd has reached to the top of the online media industry in Odisha and India. After the successful launch of its flagship online portal Orissa Diary in 2005 (www.orissadiary.com), the OMIS has diversified its online brand to cater to national and international readers. Currently several new portals are either in operation or under preparation. India Education Diary (www.indiaeducationdiary.in) and E-India Education (www.eindiaeducation.com) have received increasing levels of visits. Other new ventures include Bihar Diary (www.bihardiary.com) E-India Diary (www.eindiadiary.com) India Jobs Diary (www.indiajobsdiary.com) and Fulltoosh (www.fulltoosh.com). It is the first complete portal on the state of education in India. It will provide a wide range of education activities like education news, exams, education policy, colleges, universities and so on. This site attempts to cover the Indian education scenario in the best manner possible. Indiaeducationdiary aims at reflecting the contributions and concerns of the students, youths, faculty, policy maker, and many more. It strives to bring together the entire core groups of the education.
  25. 25. WNL 2015@NIT Silchar Page 6 Our basic objective is to become a top site for all the educational needs of the Indian youth in India as well as abroad. The site is updated on a daily basis so that it can produce the latest and the most authentic information available. Our mission is to become the must-read source for the information, news & needs of the youth and students in education industry. SLA-ASIA The Special Libraries Association is one of the largest professional non- profit associations with 11,000 members in 83 countries with 58 chapters and 25 divisions. The Asian chapter of SLA is one of the fastest growing chapters, with members from around the world. We have over 226 members from the following countries: India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, UK, and USA. The Asian chapter encourages members’ suggestions to further the development of the chapter. We are already one of the current dynamic model chapters of the SLA, and have gained international attention, including that of service providers and publishers. ASSAM UNIVERSITY, SILCHAR Assam University came into existence through Assam (Central) University Act, 1989(Established under an Act of Parliament). It was established in 1994, since then the University is steadily becoming an excellent centre of learning. The campus, situated in Dargakona, about 20 kms from Silchar, is set amid sprawling hillocks, a typical landscape in the North East. The campus in an area of 600 acres surrounded by lakes and mountains provides an ideal environment for academic pursuit. Drawing its 300 plus faculty from many disciplines, from all over the country, the university sustains a multidisciplinary approach to higher education. The University has Sixteen Schools on major disciplines. There are Thirty Five Departments under these Sixteen Schools. RABINDRA CENTRAL LIBRARY, ASSAM UNIVERSITY: Assam University Library was started with the establishment of the University in the year 1994 as a central facility for meeting the information requirements of the academic community of the University. The Central Library of Assam University was shifted to its new permanent Central Library-cum- Computer Centre building in January 2006 and renamed as RABINDRA LIBRARY. The new building has a total plinth area of 38,700 sq.ft. The basement contains 14, 500 sq feet accommodating the back volumes of the journals. The first floor accommodating stack room for humanities and social science, Science & Technology, Periodical section and major sections – Circulation counter, Security counter, staff room, etc. ( 14,200 sq ft ) and first floor is accommodating Reference section and Conference Room (10,000 sq ft). The main function of Library includes collection and development of knowledge resources, technical processing, organization, retrieval and dissemination of information to the end users including the academic community of Barak Valley in particular and the entire North Eastern Region in general. Library is having a skilled team of Professional and Semi professional staff having expertise in different areas of library. The library resources are being served to the users using Web2.0 techniques and WebOPAC is being personalised which gives access to the library resources from the users’ desktop within the campus as well as outside the campus. The WebOPAC has been customised as per University needs and is Users’ friendly. The Circulation of the Books has been started using the Open Source library management software KOHA giving the users a hassle free service. Users are getting prompts in their e-mail accounts for the documents issued/returned.
  26. 26. WNL 2015@NIT Silchar Page 7 LIBRARY@NIT SILCHAR A proud partner in institute’s march towards its vision… Dr. Kishor Chandra Satpathy Librarian & Organising Secretary, WNL 2015 National Institute of Technology (Institute of National Importance under Ministry of HRD, GOI) Silchar-788010, Assam, India Tel: +91-3842-240055 (Off) +91-9435175531 (M) E-mail: ksatpathy@gmail.com & wnl2015@gmail.com Institute The National Institute of Technology, Silchar (An Institute of National Importance) is one of the premier national level institutions for technical education in North East India. Government of India as a joint venture with Government of Assam established Regional Engineering College, Silchar in 1967 with the objective of imparting quality-engineering education, providing cosmopolitan outlook among students and development of National Integrity. This institution has been transformed and upgraded to National Institute of Technology, Silchar with a Deemed University Status with effect from 28.06.2002. The institute has been subsequently made into a fully funded Government of India institution with Institute of National Importance Status. The institute is situated in an extending campus about 540 acres of undulating land and lakes surround by tea estates and hillocks providing an ideal environment for studies. The Objectives of the Institute are:  To impart instruction, training and awareness to students to meet technological and socio-economic needs of the country.  Train students with world class competency and cutting edge proficiency to face challenges of global markets with confidence.  Build top of the line faculty through appropriate human resource policies and  Create effective interface with industry, business and community to make education responsive to changes. The Mission of the Institute is: To develop the in to the systematic leader and pivot for excellence in technical education sector and catalyzing absorption, innovation, diffusion and transfer of high technology for improved productivity, quality of life and improved empowerment there by effecting regional growth Library The Central Library which is the heart of the Institute was established in 1977. It provides one of the important academic services to the Institute. It is a well equipped Library, centrally located with easy access and does provide right impetus for the intellectual growth of the students, teachers, research scholars & others around. Presently the Library is a part of the LTT building with 997 Sq. mt. floor area & having more than 90,000 collections of documents. The new building is under construction. The National Institute of Technology Silchar Library with its modern collection of knowledge resources and innovative information services fills an essential role for students, faculty, and the surrounding community in their intellectual pursuits. It is a hybrid library with the state-of-the-art technological applications. The Library holds knowledge resources predominantly related to Science and Technology, Social Sc & other allied subjects. The Library is now fully computerized with an integrated system connected to the Campus Network providing e-resource facility to the institute community. The entire Library collection including the CD-ROM databases and the online databases are made available through Institute’s network. Users can access the online databases through Institute’s network. On-line Public Access Catalogue facility is available at the ground Floor of the Library. OPAC can also be accessed through any terminal on the Campus Network. Library collection can also be searched through OPAC.
  27. 27. WNL 2015@NIT Silchar Page 8 The Library offers a range of information services to support the learning process set to the highest professional standards. The Library is holding membership of DELNET, New Delhi for inter library loan. National Institute of Technology Silchar Library is an active member of INDEST Consortium through which online full text journals can be accessed. Objectives of the Library:  To support the Institute in imparting quality education in the field of engineering & technology.  To provide latest research information, electronically to various users community.  To provide quality service to users, disseminate technical knowledge and offer modern tools for access of information.  Bring about cooperative working among the libraries & information centre in North East India through sharing of resources.  To develop inter-institute links within the country to facilitate effective exchange of information resources.  To form a library consortia for libraries & information centre in North East India.  To develop a digital library that collects information across the globe through internet for effective dissemination of the same in the North Eastern Region.  To integrate with other digital libraries that are set up in various parts of India and abroad world to minimize the recurring cost of journals and other conventional print media.  Organize conference, lectures, workshops and seminars in the field of interest. Library Administration All the library activities are guided by the library sub-committee, which is the policy making body and headed by the Chairman. The Librarian is the secretary of the committee. The committee is formed by the representatives from the faculty, administration and students. The committee meets six times in a year to take decisions on all important matters pertaining to the function of the library. Human Resource of the Library: Name Responsibility Prof N V Deshpande Director Chief Advisor Prof. F A Talukdar Dean (Acd) & Chairman, LSC Policy Making & Advisory Role Dr. Kishor Chandra Satpathy Librarian E-mail:ksatpathy@gmail.com Tel:9435175531 Planning, Development & Administration & management of Library, Collection Development, Finance, Manpower Development, Building, Furniture & Equipment, Library Services, Computerization, Automation, Resource Sharing & Networking Inter- Cluster Coordination. Mrs. Krishnamati Singha Asstt. Librarian Assist the Librarian in administration and management, Acquisition, Inventory Control of Furniture/Equipments, Library Statistics, Periodical /Database Acquisition & Control / Processing of Books, journals, CDs etc. Mr. H.S. Chakraborty Lib & Information Asstt. Processing of Bills, Office work, Issuance of members cards, checking / and issuance of duplicate cards etc. Supporting Staff: Name Responsibility S. Goswami, Library Attendant Processing of books, Check-in / Check-out of books, Issuance of clearance certificate.
  28. 28. WNL 2015@NIT Silchar Page 9 Ila Chakraborty, Lib Attendant Arrangement of books Ashu Das , Watchman Book Bank arrangement, Issuance of books to SC & ST Students M. Ali, Gate Keeper Security Contractual /M.R. Staff: Swarnika Dey, Trainee Periodical Section – in – charge, Classification, data Entry, CD Entry. Maintenance of Theses, Project report , Annual Report etc. Aminul Islam Laskar, Trainee Check – in/ Check out of books, preparation of Bay – Guides, preparation of Spine – label of books. Barnalee Chakroborty, Trainee Reference section, data-entry, listing of books and journals for binding Banhishikha Roy, Trainee Processing of books, data-entry, and preparation of Spine – label of books. Anamika Biswas, Trainee Processing of books, data-entry, and preparation of Spine – label of books. S. Barman, Lib Attendant (M/R) Check-in / Check-out of books, Arrangement of books N.K. Mandal , Lib Attendant (M/R) Check-in / Check-out of books, Arrangement of books M.M. Sarkar, Lib Attendant (M/R) Preparation of Institute I-Card/Library Card, Xeroxing. Mrs. Namita Sutradhar, Helper Security and arrangement of books Members and their privileges: All the students, faculty members and employees of the Institute can register themselves for the membership of the Library. Each member is provided with a library membership card. The categories of members and their privileges are as follows: Faculty and staff: Sl. No Member categories Loan duration Max. number of books borrowed at a time Membership form attestation by 1 Faculty 6 months 15 Head of the Deptt. 2 Visiting Faculty 15 days to 3 months depends on duration of appointment 5 Head of the Deptt. 3 Technical and Supporting Staff 1 month 5 Head of the Deptt. 4 Administrative Staff 15 days 5 Head of the Deptt. 5. Other Staff of the Institute 02 One Month Head of the Deptt. Students: Sl. No Member categories Loan duration Max. number of books borrowed at a time Membership form attestation by 1 PhD 1 month 6 Head of the Deptt/ Dean (Acd) 2 MTech/ MSc 1 month 6 Head of the Deptt/ Dean (Acd) 3 BTech 1 month 4 Head of the Deptt/ Dean (Acd)
  29. 29. WNL 2015@NIT Silchar Page 10 Members can collect documents from Circulation Desk & Duration of Loan Period is: Type of Document Type of Loan Duration of Loan Overdue charges Books Short Term /Long Term 30 Days /6 Months Rs 1.00 per day Bound Volumes of Journals Overnight 2 Days -do- Unbound volumes Short 1 week Reference books Overnight 9.00 pm to 5. Rs.5/ per day Video Cassettes / CD ROMS Short Term 1 - 5 Days Rs. 2/ per day Consultation documents like BIS Code, IRC Codes Short Term 1 Week Rs. 5/ per day Facilities Available for the Borrowers: Checking out the Documents: Registered Library members are allowed to check out Library documents as per their entitlement mentioned above. Reference Books, CDs, Video Cassettes, Bound volumes etc are not issued normally to the students. Renewals: Books issued to members can be renewed unless they are reserved by someone else. Members need to bring the books to the Library for getting them re-issued. Return of documents: Documents checked out from the Library should be returned at the circulation desk, during its working hours, i.e. 9.00 PM to 5.30 PM on any working day. Reserving the documents: A library user can reserve a book currently out on loan by requesting staff at the Circulation Counter. Notifications for availability of reserved books will be notified through e-mail. Membership Renewals: The membership card shall remain valid for the period indicated on ID Card. The students, faculty and staff members can get their membership card renewed in July/August, June and December respectively on surrendering all borrowers’ cards issued to them and after settling all other dues. Faculty, staff and students members are being switched over to bar-code based circulation system. Loss of Membership Cards: The loss of membership card should be reported in written to the Librarian immediately. Duplicate membership card can be issued after paying the penalty fee of Rs. 100.00 and after validity of his lost membership card expires. Borrowers shall be responsible for any loss or misuse of their membership card. Loss of books: The borrower is required either to replace the books with a recent edition, if available or pay its cost in double. Library Service Hours:  General Library Timings: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Sections opening Timings Book Bank Remains open In the beginning of each semester Circulation Counter Monday – Friday 9.30 AM – 5.30 PMComputer & Internet Photocopy & Scanner  Holidays: All Gazette Holidays and Sunday Rules and Regulations: Admission to the Library: All members are required to deposit their personal belonging at the property counter at their own risk. The library is not responsible for any loss or damage to the same. Taking a briefcase or bag inside the library is strictly forbidden. Users should let the security; check their personal belongings, like books, files, etc. before they leave the library premises.
  30. 30. WNL 2015@NIT Silchar Page 11 Care of Library Materials: Library resources such as books, journals, and electronic materials, etc. are costly and are often rare. They are for the benefit of not only the present but also for the future members of the library. Therefore, one should not write upon, damage, turn down the leaves or mark on any library materials. Tracing or copying of any is prohibited by copy right policy and users shall be solely responsible for any violations. Before leaving the issue counter, member should satisfy themselves as to whether the library material lent to them is in sound condition. If not , they should immediately bring the matter to the knowledge of the library staff at the issue counter; otherwise, they are liable to be held responsible for replacing the material or paying such compensation as fixed by the librarian. Clearance Certificate: Borrower’s membership card being the library property must be returned to the library at the end of the period of issue. All those who leave the institute must surrender their membership card to the library, and obtain a "Clearance" certificate from the librarian, in order to ensure that they owe no dues to the library including any overdue charges. General Instructions:  Every member of the library must be prepared to identify himself/herself when requested to do so.  Outwears, brief cases, handbags, files, umbrellas and similar items should be deposited at the check point before entering the library.  Use of mobile phones inside the library is strictly prohibited. Smoking is prohibited in and around the library. No refreshments or foodstuff of any kind shall be consumed anywhere inside the library.  Silence must be observed in the Library  Keeping in mind that the library is a place of individual study and research, members should maintain an atmosphere of dignity, peace and silence within the library premises.  All books and journals must be returned on before the due date.  Books will be reserved if there are no reservations.  Documents must be returned in time to make them available for use by others. Overdue library materials, other than the Reserve/Reference Documents incur a fine of Rs.10.00 per day, the Reserve/Reference Documents incur a fine of 50 paisa per hour or more. Until the dues are cleared the borrowing facilities will be withheld. Borrowing entitlement may be reduced if a member is observed returning document/s late on more than three occasions. The Librarian can recall any issued document any time  A misplaced book is temporarily lost. To avoid misplacement; books taken from the open shelves should be left on the nearest table/trolley. Library materials should be handled with utmost care. Nobody should write, damage and make any mark on any kind of library materials. Materials damaged, defected or lost must be replaced; otherwise the cost will be realized from the borrower.  Members should keep the library informed of any change of address during the period of their membership.  Members should return all materials borrowed from the library before proceeding on any kind of long leave.  Members should not sub lend the materials borrowed from the library.  Materials that are issued should be produced for the security to check.  Suggestions for purchasing books and other materials and improving the library services are welcome.  The librarian has the power to cancel the tickets and refuse admission to anyone who violates the rules and regulations of the library or indulges in any other type of misconduct. Library Collection: Sl. Name of Resources As on 31.03.2011 As on 31.03.2012 As on 31.03.2013 As on 31.03.2014 1. 1Books 78068 81274 85625 90418 2. 2Print Journals 141 131 125 156 3. 3Bound Volumes 4321 4771 4771 4771 4. CD-ROMs 3074 3287 3465 3726
  31. 31. WNL 2015@NIT Silchar Page 12 5. Databases 20 20 20 21 6. Videos 909 909 909 909 7. ISI Code (Printed) 8627 8627 8627 8627 8. Book Bank (General) 8836 8836 8836 9235 9. Book Bank (SC/ST) 7743 7810 7895 8050 10. IRC Codes 152 152 152 152 11. Thesis 16 18 20 38 12. Dissertation (MTech/MSc) 64 67 129 151 13. Reports/ Annual Reports 213 193 279 333 A need-based collection of knowledge resources is being developed in lines with the objectives and activities of the Institute in mind. Resources include books, journals, audio-visual materials, CD-ROMs, e-journals, and online databases. Books: The Library has a highly selective collection of over 90,000 books in the area of Science & Technology, management and related subjects. Besides, there are also many new technical and reference books available in electronic form. Journals: The Library subscribes 94 print journals specific to the academic and research needs of the academic community in addition to free journals. Besides, there are about 22 databases and 13 e-journals available in full-text subscribed by the library. The Library has a collection of 4771 bound volumes journals. Videos: Educational videos from IIT Delhi & IIT Kharagpur are available for consultation in the library. CD-ROMs: The Library has 3726 CDs/DVDs on Books, statistical data, encyclopedias, dictionaries; most of the CDs are mounted on the Digital Library server and can be accessed through the Institute’s network. Reports: The library has a separate collection of various reports, conference proceedings, ISTE-STTP proceedings, dissertations and reports of various Institutes/Firms. North East Collection: The library has established a separate collection of books pertaining to North East India. These collection portray their History, Culture, Economy, Geography, Ecology and about their Society. Standards Collection: The library has got a separate collection of standards and special publications published by Bureau of Indian Standards & Indian Road Congress. The standards are kept in a separate number - wise with sequence. Career and Counseling Collection: The library has established a separate collection of books pertaining to Career and Counseling. These collections include GRE, GMAT, TOFFEL & books related to counseling etc. Miscellaneous Collection: The library has miscellaneous collections comprising of Institutes examinations old question papers, competitive books, Hindi, Bengali and English literature books etc. News Paper Clipping Collection: The library has opened up the News Paper Clipping collections comprising of publication about North East India in papers, Magazine and Govt. publication etc. Electronic Library: Emphasis is given to develop a model electronic library with the state-of-the-art technological applications. The electronic library has online databases, CD-ROM databases, e-journals and e- books. It provides a single window access to all electronic resources and is accessible through the Institute's intranet. The library subscribes the following major databases. Major Online Journals / databases available in the electronic library include: Digital Library & E-Learning Initiative At Nit Silchar: National Institute of Technology, Silchar, Assam has successfully completed the digital library & virtual classroom project sponsored by MHRD, Government of
  32. 32. WNL 2015@NIT Silchar Page 13 India. Under the Digital Library project, the Library will digitalize old rare & books, manuscripts and documents. 300 E-books have already been put in the digital library server for the access of the student in the campus LAN. Under this project library has scanned the photographs of the institute and its programs and has created a digital photo gallery. Dr. Kishor Chandra Satpathy, Librarian coordinated this project & he has also implemented the e-learning solution in the Institute. The resources are available in the Campus LAN for users at http://192.168.38.6/ (User id: nituser Password: nituser) & http://vizserver.
  33. 33. WNL 2015@NIT Silchar Page 14 E- Resources@NITS : The Central Library provides web-based access to over 10,000 full text journals and 120 databases 24 x 7 on institute-wide network. In the year 2013-14, library subscribed 22 database including Elsevier, IEL/IEEE, SAE Digital Library, Inderscience, Taylor & Francis (NIT Consortium), APS, ACS, Emerald, EBSCO, Encyclopedia Britannica, ASTM, MathSciNet, Proquest Dissertation and theses database etc. and 13 e-journals of Wiley, Sage etc. during the year. The library also subscribed e-books like Knovel ME Books, Elsevier Science Direct, Springer and Cambridge. The details available at http://122.160.76.157:8081/nit/index.jsp and subscribed to the following databases.Common Library Portals are: Common Portal @ Central Library NIT Silchar Name of Portal Links Central Library@NIT Silchar http://122.160.76.157:8081/nitsilchar/index.jsp Central Library@NIT Silchar http://www.nits.ac.in/library/library_new.html#page=default FaceBook@Central Library, NITS http://www.facebook.com/groups/369833813038102 Blog @ Central Library,NITS http://library-nitsilchar.blogspot.com Web OPAC http://192.168.38.5:8080/jopacgwt Digital Library http://192.168.38.6/ (User id: nituser Password: nituser) ERMSS http://122.160.76.157:8081/nitsilchar/index.jsp R-evolution of Libraries http://www.librariesrevolution.com/emagazine E-Learning Suite@NIT Silchar http://192.168.38.7/LES BIS Codes http://192.168.38.5:8181/bis/start.shtml OPAC http://192.168.38.5:8080/jopacv06/html/searchform?databaseidx=0 ERMSS: http://122.160.76.157:8081/nitsilchar/index.jsp INDEST Consortium Database Name Links JCCC@INDEST - AICTE http://indest.jccc.in ACM Digital Library http://portal.acm.org/portal.cfm ASCE Journals http://www.asce.org/ ASME Journals http://www.asmedl.org/ SpringerLink http://www.springerlink.com/ Knimbus http://knimbus.com/knimbus/user/auth/do
  34. 34. WNL 2015@NIT Silchar Page 15 The following e-resources (e-books, e-journals and e-databases) have been procured for Digital Library Section of the Central Library: Institutional Database @ 2014 NIT Silchar Database Name Links IEEE/IEE Electronic Library (IEL) Online http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/periodicals.jsp India stat.com http://www.indiastat.com/default.aspx Economic & Political Weekly http://epw.in/epw/user/userindexHome.jsp SAE Digital Library http://digitallibrary.sae.org/quicksearch/ ASTM : Standards and Engineering Digital Library http://enterprise.astm.org Science Direct http://www.sciencedirect.com/ ACS Web Edition http://pubs.acs.org/ MathSciNet http://www.ams.org/mathscinet/ J-Gate http://jgateplus.com IBID http://www.indiabusinessinsight.com Taylor & Francis (NIT Consortium) http://www.tandfonline.com Inderscience (Science & Engineering Collections) http://www.inderscience.com/browse Britannica Encyclopedia http://www.britannicaindia.com APS (American Physical Society) Econlist (EBSCO) EBSCO host – Business Source Elite www.ebscohost.com SIAM ( LOCUS ) (1952-1996 Backfiles) http://locus.siam.org/ PROQUEST Dissertation & theses Turn –it-in anti plagiarism software http://www.turnitin.com DELNET www.delnet.nic.in American Library http://amlibindia.state.gov British Council Library http://www.britishcouncil.org.in Informs Archive (9 Journals) (1952- 1997) http://journals.informs.org Asian And Pacific Centre For Transfer Of Technology www.techmonitor.net E-Books Knovel ME Books http://www.knovel.com/web/portal/browse/subject/70/topic/ Elsevier Science Direct (CSE, Energy, Engg, Material Sc.) 264 + books http://www.sciencedirect.com/ Cambridge (CSE + Engg) 115 + books http://ebooks.cambridge.org/home.jsf Springer Link (CSE+ Engg) 5435 + books http://www.springerlink.com/ NIT's E-resource Subscription Details Title of Journals Web Address / Link Civil Engineering Earthquake Engineering And Structural Dynamics http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1096-9845 Journal of The American Water Resources Association http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1752-1688 Ground Water http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1745-6584 Hydrological Processes http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1099- 1085/issues Journal of Earth System Science http://www.springerlink.com/content/0253-4126/ The Indian Concrete Journal http://www.icjonline.com/ Indian Geotechnical journal http://www.springerlink.com Journal of IEI Series A http://www.springerlink.com Information Digest on Energy and and http://bookstore.teriin.org/e_periodicals.php
  35. 35. WNL 2015@NIT Silchar Page 16 Environment Electrical Engineering International Journal of Power and Energy Systems http://www.actapress.com/Content_of_Journal.aspx?JournalID= 145 IEI –Section B http://www.springerlink.com Electronic Communication Engineering International Journal of Communication Systems Humanities, Social Science and Management The Review of English Studies http://res.oxfordjournals.org/ Victorian Studies http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=victor ianstudies International Journal of Regulation and Governance http://bookstore.teriin.org/e_periodicals.php AIMS International http://www.aims-international.org/AIMSijm Foreign Trade Review http://www.sagepub.in Journal of Human Values http://www.sagepub.in Contribution of Indian sociology http://www.sagepub.in Indian Economic and social History Review http://www.sagepub.in Margin – The Journal of applied economic Research http://www.sagepub.in China Report http://www.sagepub.in Mechanical Engineering International Journal of Aerospace Engineering Journal of Wind Engineering http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1099- 1824/issues Journals of IEI Series C & D http://www.springerlink.com Journal of Resources Energy and Development http://bookstore.teriin.org/e_periodicals.php Physics Pramana : Journal of Physics http://www.springerlink.com/content/0304-4289/ Indian Journal of Physics http://www.springerlink.com/content/0973-1458/ Bulletin of Material Science http://www.springerlink.com Proceedings of the Indian academy of Sciences, India Sec A, Physical Science. http://www.springerlink.com Resonance http://www.springerlink.com Chemistry Journal of Chemical Science http://www.springerlink.com Journals of IEI Series E http://www.springerlink.com Mathematics Proceedings of Mathematical Sciences http://www.springerlink.com Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Mathematics http://www.springerlink.com/content/0019-5588/ Opsearch http://www.springerlink.com/content/0030-3887/ Library World digital Library E- Resource under JCCC@ INDEST-AICTE: JCCC is J-Gate Custom Content Consortia for a group of homogeneous consortia members, and JCCC-INDEST is J-Gate Custom Content for the Indian National Digital Library in Science and Technology (INDEST), a consortium set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, on the recommendation made by the Expert Group appointed by it under the chairmanship of Prof N Balakrishnan. For details pl. visit: http://jccc-indest.informindia.co.in E- Resource under DELNET: Being member of DELNET, users have got the opportunity to access the resources available in other member institute or can borrow or exchange documents through inter library loan (ILL). In addition to that Library
  36. 36. WNL 2015@NIT Silchar Page 17 Network (DELNET) initiatives, DELNET's activities and services can be viewed at DELNET's Home Page and its databases can be accessed through a web-based interface. For details pl. visit: www.delnet.nic.in E- Resource under Open Access: Open access is a publication model wherein neither a reader nor the reader's institutions are charged for access to articles or other resources. Users are free to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles. The INDEST - AICTE Consortium encourages open access through institutional repositories in its member institutions. The E- Resources incorporates the following:  Databases  E-journals E - Resource under Library Link : Library users can access e- resources though library link with other institutes’ at the national, international and through other Library Networks. Library Service: Web OPAC (Search Library Catalogue): The entire Library collection including books, journals, etc. can be searched through the web enabled Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). Users can access the OPAC to find out the real-time availability of library materials from their own computer terminals. Faculty and students can reserve items, which are on loan. Lending service: Lending service is available to faculty, students, administrative, research and other staff members of NITS community. Book Bank: Book Bank books are issued to the students of the college for full duration of a semester at a time. Preference is given to SC & ST students and low income group and maximum of five books are given to each students depending upon the availability. Proactive Information Services: Library provides specific information services such as alert on upcoming conferences, CAS, SDI, etc. to the academic community. Reference and Research Services: The Reference Section provides needed information with regard to index/bibliographic/abstracting etc services to the members of library on demand. Reference books like dictionaries encyclopedias, handbooks, manuals etc. and bound volume of back issues of journals stand arranged subject wise in the manner stated above in a separate shelf. Library personnel on duty help the members to locate any information out of the library resources. In addition to that Library has procured the Proquest Dissertation and theses and Turn –it-in anti plagiarism software for effective help in R & D practice. Reprographic service: Facility for photocopy of the document/s available in the library may be provided on payment basis subject to copyright restrictions. News paper, Magazine and journals Service: Central Library subscribes newspapers, 156 no’s of magazine and journals on different topics. Videos: Educational videos from IIT Delhi & IIT Kharagpur are available for consultation in the library. For video viewing facility is available on all working days. Online Public Access Catalogue: Central Library has fully computerized catalogue search facility available to users through intranet. One can search a book by author, title or subject. In case of any difficulty library personnel may be contacted for assistance. Books Requisition Procedure : As and when the central library receives the requisition of books in the prescribed format (form available at the end of webpage), duly signed and forwarded by the HOD’s, the duplicacy of their title is checked. The book is pleased order after the approval of Director. Journals Requisition Procedure: The librarian sends a request to all faculties / HOD’s of the Institute for the requisition of journals in the coming year along with a list of journals currently subscribed in the Central Library. External Membership Services: External members from business/industrial and government setups as well as from the academics are granted membership under certain specified conditions.
  37. 37. WNL 2015@NIT Silchar Page 18 Information services: Most of the information services are available through the Digital Library accessible through the Institute’s LAN. Other major services include inter-library loan, book exhibitions and reference services. Other Activities: NITS Library is actively engaged in organizing workshops, seminars & consulting activities. Library Sections: The Library has been divided into different sections for its smooth functioning:  Circulation Section: Issue and return of books is handled with the help of computers. In this Section located on the First Floor, readers can get themselves enrolled as member of the Library. The timings of issue and return of books are 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on weekdays.  Book Bank Section: Book Books are issued predominantly to the SC & ST students for the whole semester. The timings of issue and return of books are 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on weekdays.  Reference and Readers' Advisory Service: One is welcome to avail this service at the Reference Desk on the second Floor Reading Hall of the Library. This service is available for all the 11 hours the Library remains open.  Acquisition Section: Located on the first floor of the Library, this Section acquires books and other reading material selected by the Library staff as well as recommended by the Chairpersons of various Departments.  Periodicals Section: The Library subscribes to about 156 journals, magazines and newspapers. The Periodicals Section located on the Ground Floor of the Library, makes available these current sources of information. The opening hours of the Section are 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.  Technical Section: Before the reading material is made available for use on the stacks, it is technically processed in this Section, located on the First Floor of the Library.  Computer Section: This section is located on the Ground Floor of the Library. The section houses the main server, the CD server, Multimedia system, scanners and printers. It manages the working of the entire Computer System of the Library. Infrastructure facilities: Library has a Techfocuz library server, which can host more than 2500 CDs to host the Digital Library. There are three computers kept inside the library to facilitate information accessing by users. Library is having TV, VCP, Scanner, 2 no.s HP LaserJet Printer, Canon Image Runner printer/scanner/fax , 10 No of PCs, HP laptop, E-Learning Software with LRs, Multimedia Projector with Documentation Camera, ID Card Printer (Data Card CD 8001D), Photo capturing camera, digital signature pad and pen and UPS etc. Library is using Libsys- integrated library management software for automating various functions in the Library like book procurement, circulation. Library is using RFID technology for book security purpose. Project Undertaken: The Library has undertaken the projects for jobs like Website development, library automation, and digital library implementation etc. Some of the Projects completed by library are as follows: S.N. Name of the Project Sponsored by Duration Status Coordinator 01. Upgration of Normal School Library, Silchar Govt. of Assam 2013-14 Ongoing Kishor Chandra Satpathy 02. “ERMSS: Electronic Resource Management & Search Solution” NIT Silchar 2010-11 Ongoing Kishor Chandra Satpathy 03. Coordinator, “Upgradation of the Library” Sanctioned by MHRD, Govt. of India under TEQIP, World Bank Project. (47 lakhs) “Implementation of RFID & DVR MHRD, Govt. of India 2006-07 Completed Kishor Chandra Satpathy
  38. 38. WNL 2015@NIT Silchar Page 19 Technology” 04. Development of a Digital Library (10 Lakhs) MHRD, Govt. of India 2005-07 Completed Kishor Chandra Satpathy 05. Virtual Classroom for Quality Improvement of the Technical Professionals & Teaching Faculty (10 lakhs). MHRD, Govt. of India 2004-06 Completed Kishor Chandra Satpathy 06. Library Up-gradation & Automation Project (131 Lakhs) MHRD Sponsored under Centre of Excellence Scheme 1997-99 Completed Kishor Chandra Satpathy & Krishnamati Singha Programme Organized by the Library & Library Staff: Programme Organised (Summer School / winter School/Seminars/Exhibitions): LIS Name of the programme Duration Funding Agency 10 th Annual Meet and Workshop of INDEST – AICTE Consortium 2014 jointly organized by NIT Silchar and IIT Delhi http://indest2014.blogspot.in/ 05.05.2014 to 06.05.2014 MHRD & Publishers National Workshop “Innovation India” was jointly organized by NIT Silchar and CSIR- National Institute Science, Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi http://iiworkshop.blogspot.in/ 25.11.2013 to 26.11.2013 CSIR-NISTADS TEQIP II 29th Convention and Conference of the Society for Information Science (SIS) on Information, Innovation & Technologies: Creating Seamless Linkages. http://sis2012conference.blogspot.in/ 26.11.2012 to 28.11.2012 CSIR DRDO ICSSR National Workshop on “e-book: Issues & Challenges” under TEQIP 15.03.2012 ISTE & TEQIP Science & Technology Book Fair-2012 at NIT Silchar 13.03.2012- 17.03.2012 10 different Publishers National Seminar on Networking of Library and Information Centres of North East India in Digital Environment (NLICDE-2011) during, under the aegis of National Library, Kolkata at NIT Silchar http://nerlibnet.blogspot.in/ 21.03.2011 to 23.03.2011 Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. Science & Technology Book Fair-2010 at NIT Silchar 16.03.2011 to 19.03.2011 8 different Publishers Induction Training Programme 28.01.2005 to 06.02.2005 AICTE, New Delhi Short Term Training programme on “Information Technology Applications in Information Management” 01.03.2004 to 10.03.2004 AICTE-ISTE, New Delhi Patent Awareness Workshop 10.05.2003 TIFAC, GOI Educational Utilization programme on Standardization, Product Certificate & Quality Systems 19.09.2002 to 20.09.2002 BIS, New Delhi STTP in “IT Applications In Library & Information Management/Services” 18.02.2002 to 27.02.2002 AICTE-ISTE, New Delhi ICT Literacy Initiation Camp for the Teacher Educators of the North Eastern Region 10.11.2001 to 11.11.2001 NCTE, New Delhi INSDOC, New Delhi Conducted Training on “Computer Application on Library & Information Activities for the Library Information Professionals in the North Eastern Region” 20.02.2001 to 24.02.2001 CSIR, New Delhi

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