Wednesday, October 24, 2012

SIS 2012@NIT Silchar

NIT Silchar
SIS 2012
29thConvention & Conference of SIS on
Information-Innovation-Technology: Creating Seamless Linkages
(26-28 November 2012)

NIT Silchar is going to organize the Twenty Ninth National Convention of SIS on “Information-Innovation-Technology: Creating Seamless Linkages” in collaboration with SIS, New Delhi. The convention will be held in 26-28 November 2012 at NIT Silchar.
New Paradigms are crafted by Contemporary Research in Information Science through a multi-disciplinary approach with influence from bordering disciplines such Education, Sociology, Psychology, Behavioural Sciences apart from predominant perspectives from Computer Science. The theme of this conference is to provide a platform to educationists, Information specialists and Library professionals to explore this multi- disciplinary approach by integrating technologies in understanding the implicit and explicit functions of information, innovation and communication.

Information, Innovation & Technologies: Creating Seamless Linkages

I: Information
New theories and paradigms in information science; foundations of information science
·         Metadata,
·         Information Retrieval and Information Access,
·         Information Architecture and Organization of Information,
·         Information & Knowledge Management,
·         Distributed and Collaborative Information Spaces,
·         Integration of Information Resources,
·         Electronic Information System,
·         Digital Rights Management,
·         Patinformatics and Copyright
·         Bibliometrics and Infometrics, Data Analytics.

II: Innovation and Technology
New Innovations & Technologies Applications in Information Science and Information Services
·         Web 3.0; New Practices,
·         Cloud Computing,
·         Smart Mobile Applications in LIS,
·         Wearable Technologies,
·         Blogs & Wikis in LIS,
·         E-Learning and Information Literacy
·         Scholarly Publishing, Open Access, Digital Repositories, and Digital Libraries,
·         E-Books & E-Journals,
·         E –Resources Access and  Management,
·         Consortia and Networks,
·         Security of Library Resources,
·         Quality Assurance & Best Practices,
·         Innovative Library Products & Services

• The principal objective of this Convention is to provide a platform for exchange of knowledge, ideas & learning experience among the Librarians, Information specialists, Scientists, Information providers & persons related to LIS.
•   To identify emerging innovations in the field of Library and Information Science
Practicing Librarians and Information Specialists, Academicians, IT Professionals, Scientists, Students and Faculties of LIS etc.

Papers based on Case studies, Researches, Practical experiences, etc. on the main theme and sub-themes of the Seminar are invited from the interested participants. The Paper should be within 6000 word including Abstract of about 300 words with 4 keywords and typed in MS-WORD in 12-point Times New Roman. All the references should be properly tagged and referred following Chicago Manual Style. The authors should agree with the transfer of the copyright of the papers to SIS, New Delhi and the NIT Silchar. All the received papers will be peer–reviewed. Only the accepted papers will be published in an edited book format.

Deadline for Paper Submission     :   30 Oct 2012
Notifications for Acceptance        :   5 Nov 2012
Camera Ready Paper Submission  :   10 Nov 2012
Conference Date                        :   26-28 Nov 2012

Dr. Kishor Chandra Satpathy
National Institute of Technology, Silchar-788010, Assam, India
Telephone       : +91-3842-240055 (Off)  +91-9435175531 (M), Fax: 91-3842-224797 (Off) 
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Friday, October 10, 2008

SATKAL 2008 in Media

4 Eminent Librarians Felicitated (Tribune News Service, Amritsar, October 3, 2008)

Smt. Kalpana Dasgupta to present keynote address at Annual Satkal Awards Function at GND University (Bharat Sandesh, Amritsar, September 30, 2008)

SATKAL 2008 AWARD organised at GNDU on 3.10.08


Four eminent personalities from library profession were honoured for their commendable contribution in their field at the ninth Satkal Annual Award function.

The event was organised by the Satkal Trust under the aegis of Bhai Gurdas Library of the Guru Nanak Dev University on 3 Oct. 08.

Dr Davinder Kaur, president, Satkal chaired the panel discussion held on information and communication technology (ICT) and Indian libraries.

Among others, Dr HR Chopra, Chandigarh, Sangeeta Kaul, New Delhi, Dr VK Anand, Chandigarh, Dr Amritpal Kaur, Dr HS Chopra, Naresh Nandan of the varsity participated in the discussion.
The participants deliberated on the issues like upgradation of information and communication technology, utilisation of ICT and capacity building in libraries.

Kalpana Dasgupta, chairperson (libraries) of National Knowledge Commission, New Delhi, addressed the technical session.

Dr SS Chahal, director research and Dr Raghubir Singh Dean, Academic Affairs also expressed their views.

Dr Jai Rup Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, presented awards.

Dr Harish Chandra, librarian at Central Library, IIT, Chennai, was honoured with the Punjab Librarian Award, while Dr Neela Jagannathan, a former librarian of Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi, received Women Librarian Award.

Mr. Kishore Chandra Satpathy, who received the Young Librarian Award hails from Indore (MP) and presently working as librarian in the Indian Institute of Management.

The Best School Librarian Award was given to Renu Bala Dosanjh. She supervises and manages main school library of SKV Delhi Administration, Rajouri Garden.

Speaking on the occasion, the VC said they would implement all recommendations of the University Grants Commission for the library professionals. The mobile libraries are a must as these are helpful and the books are accessible for the rural children, he added.

In the second session, Kalpana Dasgupta presented the key note address, while Dr Chahal presided over the event.