Kural One Day National Seminar on Re-inventing Resources for Research. 7th October 2017, Navaraam College, Erode...................National Conference on CONNECTING DIGITAL DIVIDE THROUGH ACADEMIC AND PUBLIC LIBRARIES, 1-2 December 2013, SRI SARADA NIKETAN COLLEGE OF SCIENCE FOR WOMEN, Karur

SALIS CURRENT PROGRAMMES

National Conference on CONNECTING DIGITAL DIVIDE THROUGH ACADEMIC AND PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Date: 1st - 2nd December 2017

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Oganized by

Dept of Library, SRI SARADA NIKETAN COLLEGE OF SCIENCE FOR WOMEN

(A Branch of Sri Ramakrishna Tapovanam, Tirupparaithurai)

(Affiliated to Bharathidasan University, Thiruchirapalli)

Esanatham Road, Kodangipatti Village,

Sri Saradapuri, Karur - 639 005.

Website: www.saradaniketankarur.org

Jointly with

DISTRICT CENTRAL LIBRARY, KARUR

and

SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE (SALIS)

Sponsored by

RAJA RAMMOHUN ROY LIBRARY FOUNDATION, KOLKATTA

MINISTRY OF CULTURE, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

ABOUT THE COLLEGE

The only service to be done is to give that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, and the intellectual is expanded by which one can stand on one’s own leg. – Swami Vivekananda. Inspired by this ideal, Swami Chidbhavananda the great saint, seer and savant widely known for the power and depth of spirituality founded Sri Ramakrishna Tapovanam, with the objectives namely propagation of spiritual and moral values among the public and promotion of education among women. Among the colleges run by Tapovanam, Sri Sarada Niketan College of Science for Women, Karur was started in 1987. Character building and culture inculcation are the basis upon which the super structure of modern education is raised here. The education vision and mission of the college is the harmonious development of the Hand, the Heart and the Head.

ABOUT THE LIBRARY

Library provides access to the users to facilitate learning, teaching and research by providing services using technology. Library supports research activities and publications of the College. Library holds vast collection of books and subscribe to many national and international journals.

RAJA RAMMOHUN ROY LIBRARY FOUNDATION

RRRLF is a central autonomous organization established and fully financed by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The Headquarter of RRRLF is housed in Kolkatta. It is the nodal agency of the Government of India to support public library services and systems and promote public library movement in the country commensurate with the objectives as embodied in its Memorandum of Association.

About DISTRICT CENTAL LIBRARY (DCL), KARUR

DCL, Karur was established in 1955 as a Branch Library and later upgraded to DCL on 26.09.2017. It has now 20950 members and 123 patrons. The total collection of the Library is 114565. About 481 visitors are visiting the library every day and 92865 users visit per year. About 496 books are being consulted every day and 178560 books in a year. The library services have been automated. It has many innovative programmes for the public and students such as Linkage with School, Thinkers Forum, Counseling sessions for IAS aspirants, Library campaign, etc. The library is organizing many programs for the benefit of the public regularly by inviting experts in various fields.

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SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF LIBRARFY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE (SALIS)

SALIS is a registered professional body, actively involved in the development of all spheres of LIS by organizing programmes such as conferences, seminars, workshops, etc. on emerging topics throughout the year in various places. SALIS publishes national/international journals and proceedings for exchange of information among professionals. It has instituted several awards to motivate LIS professionals. One of the objectives of SALIS is to train the LIS professionals to handle the latest IT tools and techniques more efficiently and also understand and adopt best practices in order to provide quality service to the users.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Digital divide is a term that refers to the gap between economic and social inequality or rich and poor with regard to access to modern Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and resources which include the telephone, television, personal computers, internet and library and information resources. Right to Access to Information and Information for All are essential for all developments in a society for survival and sustainability. The ‘Digital India’ movement and the Digital India policy transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy by harnessing digital technologies. In this era of Information Age, Information explosion happens every day through ICT. Academic and Public Libraries play a vital role not only in bridging the digital divide by providing access to information resources to their users and the society using ICT but also train them how effectively access and use the information. Libraries impart information literacy skills which are the essential skills of the 21st century to their users which bridge the digital divide. Libraries have a recognized social function in making knowledge publicly available to all. They serve as local centers of information and learning, and are local gateways to national and global knowledge. - National Knowledge Commission (2007).

Papers are invited on the following themes

Access to Information: Information explosion - Importance of information- Information for All- Information Rich and Information Poor

Digital Divide- Reasons – implications – ICT – Limitations

Connecting Digital Divide: Role of national and International bodies – ICT- Harnessing technologies for bridging digital divide

Digital India: Digital Policy – Govt. Initiatives – Digital Transactions – Policy for Libraries

Digital Transactions in Libraries – acquisition – transaction - service

Role of Libraries in Connecting Digital Divide – Digital Content Creation and management - Building Knowledge Repositories - Digitization - Digital Learning – Course materials – tutorials – using various software

Digital Library Projects in India: Digital Library of India – Resource sharing – consortia - e-ShodhSindhu – Shodhganga- NPTEL – Digital Library of India project- National Science Digital Library- how libraries can make use of these projects to provide digital service

Information Literacy (IL): IL components – Models – Standards – IL Skills – train the public to use digital/ICT

Role of social media in connecting digital divide

Digital Benefits – for Community and Society

Objectives of the Conference

The conference provides an opportunity to the participants to discuss:

- Importance and access to information and information for all

- Reasons and implications of digital divide

- Bridging the Digital Divide using technologies

- National and international initiatives to reduce the digital divide

- Digital India programmes, policies and initiatives in bridging digital divide

- Role and initiatives of libraries in connecting digital divide

- Information Literacy and IL Skills/training to the users

- Digital library services to the users through mobile and Social media

- Benefits to the society

Instructions to Contributors

Contributors are requested to send a soft copy of their papers through e-mail and Hard Copy along with signed Copyright Transfer form.

The document should be typed in,

- A4 sheet, Single Column,1.16 line space, Times New Roman font 10 size

- Titles should be in bold, font size 12, full UPPERCASE.

- Sub-Titles should be in bold, font size 11, First Letter alone Uppercase.

- Author affiliation below the title should be in font size 9

- Abstract should have maximum 200 words, and 5 keywords

- Maximum 6 pages, References as per APA Style.

- The maximum number of authors per paper must be only three.

- The maximum number of papers either by collaboration or individually, is only two.

- Only papers submitted along with the registration fee shall be considered for presentation/publication in the conference.

- Last Date for Paper Submission is 11th November, 2017.

Publication of conference proceedings

- The abstracts of the selected papers will be archived on Indian Conference -Abstracting Database ICon-AD. (www.iconad.in).

- Papers presented in the conference after scrutiny by the board of editors alone shall be published in the post-conference proceedings bearing an ISBN Number.

- Best Paper Presentation Awards will be given

Target Audience

LIS Professionals, Scholars, Students and also other Academicians from any discipline those who have interest in Knowledge acquisition and dissemination can participate & present their papers.

Location : Karur to Dindugul via Esanatham.

Bus Nos. : From Bus Stand - No.14, Dindugul Bus, MMM Bus, MND Bus.

Registration Fee

Early Bird Registration Fee : (Till November 20th, 2017)

Professionals : Rs 1000/- Full time Research Scholoar Rs.700/- Students : Rs. 500/-

Demand Draft may be drawn in favour of “Sri Sarada Niketan College of Science for Women, Karur 639 005”, payable at Karur. Registration fees include Conference Proceedings, Kit, Working Lunch and Refreshments.

Last Registration Fee till 25th Nov 2017

Professionals : Rs 1100/- Full time Research Scholoar Rs.800/- Students : Rs. 600/-

Accommodation Details

College hostel guest rooms can be arranged for Women delegates on sharing basis against the advance payment of Rs 300/-.(including Food)

For furhter details, Please Contact

Soft copies & hard copies of the abstracts, and full paper may be sent to:

The Librarian

Sri Sarada Niketan College of Science for Women

Esanatham Road, Kodangipatti Village, Sri Saradapuri, Karur 639 005.

Mobile : 9994435700, Email : saradaconf@gmail.com

Blog : http://www.confsarada.wordpress.com

http://www.saradalibrary.blogspot.com

www.salis.in

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Chief Patron:

Swami Bhaktananda Maharaj, Administrator

Patron:

Yatiswari Neelakantapriya Amba, Secretary

Advisor:

Prof (Major) P.Chandrasekaran, Academic Director

President:

Prof Mrs T.Manimegalai, Principal

SALIS CORE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Dr.J.Dominic, President, SALIS

Dr.M.Mandhirasalam, Librarian, CIT, Coimbatore

Dr.S.Swaminathan, SRMVCE, Coimbatore

Dr.T.Magudeeswaran, C.N. College, Erode

Prof.T.Stephen, Vellalar College for Women, Erode

Dr.A.M.Venkatachalam, KSRCT, Tiruchengodu

Ms.D.Mercy Lydia, Vellalar College for Women, Erode

Mr.D.Manase Prabu, KSRCAS, Tiruchengodu.

ORGANIZING SECRETARY

Ms.P.Anitha

Dept of Library

SRI SARADA NIKETAN COLLEGE OF SCIENCE FOR WOMEN

(A Branch of Sri Ramakrishna Tapovanam, Tirupparaithurai)

(Affiliated to Bharathidasan University, Thiruchirapalli)

Esanatham Road, Kodangipatti Village,

Sri Saradapuri, Karur - 639 005.

Website: www.saradaniketankarur.org

- The maximum number of authors per paper must be only three.

- The maximum number of papers either by collaboration or individually, is only two.

- Only papers submitted along with the registration fee shall be considered for presentation/publication in the conference.

- Last Date for Paper Submission is 30th October, 2017.

UGC-NET prepartory programme for LIS professionals, 6th to 8th October 2017, Organized by Fr. Utarid library of St. Xavier's College of Education and SALIS Tirunelveli chapter.

For Further Details, please contact:

Dr.T.Raja

Librarian

St.Xavier's College of Education (Autonomous)

Palayamkottai

Tirunelveli - 627002

Ph:9788231603

LIST OF LIBRARY PROFESSIONALS (in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur) HONOURED ON 12.8.2017

Dr. S. MURALIDHAR, Scientist ‘G’, CVRDE, Chennai

Dr. G.Krishnamoorthy, Director, University Library, Anna University, Chennai

Dr. Mahendra N. Jadhav, Librarian, IIT Madras, Chennai

Dr. G. RATHINASABAPATHY. University Librarian. Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University. Chenna

Dr M. NATARAJAN, Ex. Scientist F, NISCAIR, Associate Professor, Jimma University, Ethiopia

Mr. K. HARIHARAN, Librarian, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Chennai

Mrs. Premila Taiman, Librarian, Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai

Dr. R. PANDIAN, Asst. University Librarian, University Library, Anna University, Chennai

Dr. M. ARUL DHANAKAR, Asst. University Librarian, University Library, Anna University, Chennai

Mr. B. BALASUNDARAM , Assistant University Librarian, Gr.III, University Library, Anna University, Chennai

Dr. S. VIJAYALAKSHMI , Assistant University Librarian Gr III, University Library, Anna University, Chennai

Mr. G.AZHAGUVEL, Asst. University Librarian, Grade III, University Library, Anna University, Chennai

Mrs. M.G. SELVI, Assistant Librarian & Library In –Charge, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai

Dr. M. SEENIVASAN, Librarian, R.M.K. Engineering College, Chennai

Mr. M. SARAVANAN, Librarian [Senior Grade], R.M.D. Engineering College, Chennai

Mr. SURESH D NAIR, Technical Librarian – R & D, The Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited

Dr. R. KOTHANDARAMAN, College Librarian, Govt. Arts College for Men (Autonomous), Nandanam, Chennai

Mrs. K. INDUMATHI, Librarian, Anna Adarsh College for Women, Chennai

Mrs. R. SOPHIA, Librarian, Meston College of Education, Chennai

Mrs. R. ESTHER HEMALATHA, Librarian, Hindustan College of Arts and Science, Chennai

Mrs. GEITHA ARUN, Librarian, Kalakshetra Foundation, Rukminidevi College of Fine Arts, Chennai

Mrs. CHITRA INBANATHAN, Librarian, Women’s Christian College, Chennai

Mrs. SURYA H CHANDAVARKAR, Librarian, Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai

Mrs. J. LALITHA, Librarian, The Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute, Chennai

Mr. P. MEENAKSHISUNDARAM, Librarian, Cnemara Public Library

Mrs. M. PARIMALA, Deputy Librarian, Connemara Public Library

Mr. M. GANESHA, Assistant Librarian, Connemara Public Library

Mrs. S. RAJANI, Assistant Librarian, Connemara Public Library

Mrs. T. PREMILA, Bibliography Assistant Gr.I, Connemara Public Library

Mrs. S.G. RATHNAMALA, Reference Assistant, Connemara Public Library

Mr. JITENDRA J PANDYA, Reference Assistant, Connemara Public Library

Mrs R. SHANTHI, Reference Assistant, Connemara Public Library

Mr. L. PUGAZHANAND, Reference Assistant, Connemara Public Library

Mr. M. TAMILMANI, Bibliography Assistant Gr.1, Connemara Public Library

Mr. K. BHASKARAN, Bibliography Assistant Gr.1, Connemara Public Library

MR.S.ELANGO CHANDRAKUMAR, DISTRICT LIBRARY OFFICER, CHENNAI

MRS.P.RANGANAYAGI, INSPECTOR OF LIBRARIES, LOCAL LIBRARY AUTHORITY, CHENNAI

MR. G.RAVI, INSPECTOR OF LIBRARIES, LOCAL LIBRARY AUTHORITY, CHENNAI

S.JAYAKUMARI, LIBRARIAN GR.I, LOCAL LIBRARY AUTHORITY, CHENNAI

V.THANIKACHALAM, LIBRARIAN GR.I, LOCAL LIBRARY AUTHORITY, CHENNAI

N.AKILAN, LIBRARIAN GR.I, LOCAL LIBRARY AUTHORITY, CHENNAI

S..ELANGO, LIBRARIAN GR.II, LOCAL LIBRARY AUTHORITY, CHENNAI

K.MURUGAN, LIBRARIAN GR.II, LOCAL LIBRARY AUTHORITY, CHENNAI

K.GOPUJANA, STOCK VERIFICATION OFFICER, LOCAL LIBRARY AUTHORITY, CHENNAI

N.ANNADURAI, LIBRARIAN GR.II, LOCAL LIBRARY AUTHORITY. CHENNAI

R.GOVINDARAJAN, LIBRARIAN GR.II, LOCAL LIBRARY AUTHORITY, CHENNAI

S.G.RAJESWARI, LIBRARIAN GR.III, LOCAL LIBRARY AUTHORITY, CHENNAI

D.DHEENADAYALAN, LIBRARIAN GR.III, LOCAL LIBRARY AUTHORITY, CHENNAI

MR.K.ANANDAN, DISTRICT LIBRARY OFFICER, TIRUVALLUR

MR.K.CHANDRASEKAR, LIBRARIAN GR.I, LOCAL LIBRARY AUTHORITY, TIRUVALLUR

MR.E.SACHIDANANDA YOGESWARAN, LIBRARIAN GR.I, LOCAL LIBRARY AUTHORITY. TIRUVALLUR

KANCHIPURAM DT - 6, MR.S.MANTHIRAM, DISTRICT LIBRARY OFFICER, KANCHEEPURAM

MR.S.POOLPANDI, INSPECTOR OF LIBRARIES, LOCAL LIBRARY AUTHORITY, KANCHEEPURAM

MR.S.THANGARASU, LIBRARIAN GR.I, LOCAL LIBRARY AUTHORITY, KANCHEEPURAM

MR.R.KRISHNAMOORTHY, LIBRARIAN GR.II, LOCAL LIBRARY AUTHORITY, KANCHEEPURAM

MR.D.SENTHILNATHAN, LIBRARIAN GR.II, LOCAL LIBRARY AUTHORITY, KANCHEEPURAM

MRS. S.MALARVIZHI, LIBRARIAN GR.II, LOCAL LIBRARY AUTHORITY, KANCHEEPURAM

G. Devanathan, Librarian, Dr. Paul's Engineering College.