Chandigarh 03rd August:- A 7-Day National Level Short–Term Course on Library Automation and Building Digital Libraries Using Open Source Software for Library Administration and Staff organised by Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha Library of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (Co-ed), Sector 26, Chandigarh and sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI) from July 27, 2018 to August 3, 2018 was concluded today by the chief Guest of the event Dr Jatinder Kaur Arora, Director (Executive), Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, sector 26, Chandigarh.
Welcomed by the Principal Dr Jyoti Lamba and Course Convener, Librarian Dr Anita Chhatwal, Dr Jatinder Kaur Arora applauded the initiative to equip the library with open source library software; which can also serve as an economical alternative for limited budget ICT infrastructures. She congratulated all the participants and distributed the certificates.
45 applicants comprising of academic & corporate librarians, information professionals, knowledge managers and researchers and students of information sciences from all over the country like Varanasi, Haridwar, Kolkata, various parts of Punjab and the tri-city attended the course conducted by noted academicians like Dr Auu Gupta, Professor, DCSA, PU Chandigarh; Dr. Neeraj Kumar Singh, Assistant Librarian, PU Chandigarh, Dr Preet Kanwal, Associate Professor, SGGS College 26, Chandigarh; Mukesh Pund, Senior Principal Scientist, Education and Training, CSIR-NISCAIR and Dr Sanjay Burde, Senior Technical Officer (2), CSIR-NISCAIR.
The course was designed as a response to digitisation and globalisation in the current times where effective communication and information sourcing require ICT skills and literacy in all institutions and organisations including the libraries.
The topics covered in the 7-Day programme ranged from Open Source Software, KOHA, Web 2.0 Applications in the Library, Greenstone Digital Library Software to DSpace and E-Granthalaya. Dr Anita Chhatwal, Librarian, SGGS College was the course convener aided by Coordinator Dr A P Singh and Organising Secretary Dr Kanwaljit Kaur Marwaha.