About Seminar : Central Library IIT Kharagpur is organizing one day national seminar on "Emerging Trends in Academic Libraries' to observe the Librarians' Day (Birthday of Dr. S. R. Ranganathan Father of Library and Information Science)

Theme: Due to tremendous technological advancement and its influence in academic libraries, the dynamics of academic scholarly publishing and changing mode of information seeking behaviour of the users in the fast growing digital era made a revolution in the way of delivering services to the academic community.

The importance of Academic Libraries is enormously increasing now-a-days due to flooded of information throughout the world. The exploration of information resources and providing required resources to the users is a great challenge to the Library and Information Professionals in today’s environment.

Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Participants are invited to submit original research papers/ review or case study for oral/ poster presentation in the mentioned below. Paper Submission Last Date (Full Paper) : August 10, 2015

Participation: All Library & Information Science professionals can attend this seminar with or with out paper. Particapation Centificate will be given only to the registered participants.

Theme: Due to tremendous technological advancement and its influence in academic libraries, the dynamics of academic scholarly publishing and changing mode of information seeking behaviour of the users in the fast growing digital era made a revolution in the way of delivering services to the academic community.

The importance of Academic Libraries is enormously increasing now-a-days due to flooded of information throughout the world. The exploration of information resources and providing required resources to the users is a great challenge to the Library and Information Professionals in today’s environment.

The proposed national Seminar mainly focus on recent developments on the mode of delivery of library services, implementation of latest technology to provide various services, exploring big data analytics, application of Cloud Computing in Libraries. It has recently been noticed that the integration of Online, Hybrid and Collaborative, competency-based e-learning is an utmost need of the hours.

With this brief introduction about the theme, the national seminar on “Emerging Trends in Academic Libraries” aims to focus on various aspects of the sub-theme of the topic as mentioned below.

Sub Theme:
1. Development of Institutional Digital Repositories (IDR)
2. Metadata Engineering on Learning Resources
3. Metadata Harvesting/ Web Crawling
4. Archiving of Digital Resources
5. Open Data and Big Data Management
6. Web- Scale Discovery Services
7. Licensing of E-resources
8. Analytics of Research output
9. Webometrics and Altmetrics
10. Users Need Assessment
11. Best Practices of Library Services

Guidelines for Paper Submission

Please follow the below mentioned "Guidelines" for paper submission

Authors are encouraged to submit original research article for National Seminar. The paper should clearly specify the title, abstract, keywords, institute’s affiliation, communication address of authors, and email. Abstract should not exceed 200 words including title and keywords. The length of the paper should not be more than 6 pages (of A4 size, margin: Left: 1.50’’ x Right: 1.25’’) including abstract, tables & figures, annexure and references. The reference should follow APA Style (http://apastyle.org/). It should clearly specify the sub-theme under which the article has been submitted. Papers will be reviewed by the subject experts and the selected papers will be allowed for presentation in the Seminar. Only one paper per registered participant will be allowed for presentation. However, one can be a co-author of more than one paper.Article must be sent to : workshop@library.iitkgp.ernet.in
Important date
Paper Submission (Full Paper) : August 10, 2015
Notification Day : August 14, 2015
Registration Deadline : August 16, 2015
Seminar Date : August 21, 2015

Participation: All Library & Information Science professionals can attend this seminar with or with out paper.
Particapation Centificate will be given to all the registered participants.

Registration Closed
(A) Working Professional - Rs 1000-/- (B) Students - Rs 500 -/-
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1) Payment through any Nationalised Bank draw Demand Draft in favour of “ETAL-2015”, Payable at Kharagpur
2) Payment through any Nationalised Bank RTGS Mode in favour of “ETAL-2015”, Payable at Syndicate Bank
SRIC, IIT Kharagpur, IFSC Code : SYNB0009556 and Bank Account No : 95562010008177



Keynote Speakers

Chief Guest of the inaugural function

Dr. Arun Kumar Chakraborty
Director General, RRRLF and Mission Director, NML
Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation (RRRLF)
Ministry of Culture, Government of India
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Keynote Persons for Invited Lectures

Prof. Juran Krishna Sarkhel
Professor of Library & Information Science, Kalyani University
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Prof. Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay
Professor of Library & Information Science, Kalyani University
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Dr. Soumitra Sarkar
University Librarian, University of Calcutta
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Organizing Committee

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