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National Seminar
Transforming UNIVERSITY Libraries: JNU Leading the way

Date: January 28, 2015 at 10:00 A.M
Venue: Auditorium-I, Convention Centre, JNU

Organized by
Central Library
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Supported by

Concept Note:
The role of university library systems over a decade has undergone varied diverse changes. The university libraries have had to compete with the “world wide web” and IT savvy users to get the eyeball attention. These libraries, are not only started opening 24X7 physically but also making the available, all resources, at a touch of the key 24x7. The message has been loud and clear to the library leaders that transformation of university libraries is essential to deliver a fast, simple and systematic services through various tools to integrate all of the library’s’ diverse resources

In the University Library Systems, JNU is leading the way with modern, advanced services available round the clock not in campus but anywhere, anytime through the virtual world.

The National Seminar intends to showcase and launch the services and tools recently initiated in the university library as a role model. In this series it includes New JNU Library website; Web Scale Discovery Solution; Athens Cloud based Access Gateway and Launch of Website of ETD 2015: 18th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations.

i. The new JNU Library website has been designed on a open source and with attractive appearance, updated content, more functionality and usability with modern library world services integration.

ii. The JNU Library through its dynamic design of “single search box” of Discovery Services intends to bring patrons back, to the library, as their first point of call for their information needs. The traditional tools provided by the library to search various library databases, catalogues and other electronic resources, all of which are in different silos and have totally uncommon characteristics leading to underutilized usage of library resources, among other challenges. Similarly, the Athens cloud solution adopted by JNU will ensure that all the patrons of JNU can now have access to virtually every subscribed information resource on their finger tips from the comfort of their homes or any other part of the world.

iii. JNU library will be organising ETD 2015: 18th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, which is an international symposium and a platform for gathering of current and future researchers and practitioners in the area of Electronic Theses and Dissertations. This event will be held in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Campus, New Delhi, India during 4th - 6th November 2015 with a theme “Evolving Genre of ETDs for Knowledge Discovery”. It is a unique event, first time to be organised in India. The event will provide an international forum where professionals and practitioners will deliberate upon the challenges and problems which they encounter while setting up ETD Archives.

The Central Library welcomes you to National Seminar & Launch of new initiatives with the following tentative schedule:




9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Welcome Address  and Introduction to the Seminar         

Dr Ramesh C Gaur,

University Librarian

Inaugural Address


Prof. S K Sopory,

Vice-Chancellor, JNU


Launch of

  1. EBSCO Discovery Service and Open Athens Service at JNU
  2. New JNU Library Website;
  3. ETD 2015: 18th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations Website (etd2015india.in);
  4. JNU Institutional Repository


Special Address by Guest of Honor

Prof. Dr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu,  Secretary,

University Grants Commission

Vote of Thanks

Deputy Librarian, JNU

11:00 AM – 11:15 A.M

High Tea


11:15 AM – 12:30 PM







Discovery Services in Academic Libraries



Session Chair:

Dr Ramesh .C Gaur,

University Librarian, JNU




11:15 AM - 11:30 AM


Speaker-1 - Dr Ramesh C Gaur, JNU

Topic: Impact of Discovery Service on Usage of Resources @ JNU

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Speaker2 - Dr. R. Samyuktha, Pondicherry University 

Topic: Web-Scale Discovery Services: Google-like Search experience

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM


Discussants 1 -  Dr Sanjeev Kumar, Director of NRC of NIFT

Discussants 2 -  Dr Rajendran, SRM University

Discussants 3 -  Dr S K Bose, IISER

Discussants 4 -  Dr Tariq Ashraf, University of Delhi

Discussants 5 - Dr. (Mrs.) V. Uma, University of Hyderabad

Discussants 6 -  Mr Shaji John, Vice President EBSCO


12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

Questions and Answers

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

2.00 PM - 2.30 PM




Panel Discussion


Dr H K Kaul




Panel Discussion on:


Resource Sharing and Setting of local consortia among academic libraries of Delhi & NCR


Panelist -1 Dr Ramesh C Gaur, University Librarian, JNU

Panelist -2 Dr. S C Jindal, University Librarian and Dr Narender Kumar, Dy. Librarian, University of Delhi

Panelist -3  Dr. G Makhdumi,  University Librarian, JMI

Panelist -4  Prof. Jaideep Sharma, I/C University Librarian, IGNOU, Delhi

Panelist -5 Dr. Debal C Kar, University Librarian, AUD, New Delhi

Panelist -6 Dr. Deshmukh, University Librarian, GGSIP, Delhi

Panelist -7 Dr. Priya Rai Dy. Librarian, NLU, Delhi

Panelist -8 Dr Neeraj Chaurasia, Dy. Librarian, IIT Delhi

Panelist -9 Dr. Sangita Kaul, Network Manager, DELNET

Panelist -10 University Librarian, Jamia Hamdard

Panelist-11 Dr. Shiva Chidambaram,Librarian, AIIMS ,New Delhi

Panelist- 12 Dr. R. K. Shukla, Librarian, DTU, Delhi

Panelist-13 Mr. Abdullah, Assistant  Librarian, SAU


1:15 PM – 2:00 P.M



2:30 P.M - 3:30 PM





Remote Access Services in Academic Libraries


Session Chair:

Dr Gayas Makhdumi,

Jamia Millia Islamia




02:30 PM - 02:45 PM


Speaker- Dr Parveen  Babbar, JNU

Topic: Remote Access to E-Resources Anytime Anywhere

02:45 PM - 03:15 PM


Discussants 1-:  Dr Sanjay Kumar Gulati, Barkatullah University

Discussants 2- : Dr.Namita Khot, University of Kolhapur

Discussants 3- : Dr. Chandra Mouli, Andhra University

Discussants 4-:  Dr.Mayank Trivedi , MS University Baroda

Discussants 5-:  Dr. Rajesh Singh, Dy. Librarian, DU

Discussants6: Dr.Bijayalakshmi Rautaray, KIIT University Bhuvneshwar


03:15 PM - 03:30 PM

Questions and Answers

03:30 P.M - 4:30 PM



E-Resource Services in Academic Libraries


Session Chair:


Dr. S. Majumdar

Librarian, IIC & Former Librarian, University of Delhi, Delhi

03:30 PM - 03:45 PM


Speaker- Dr Usha M. Munshi, Chief Librarian, IIPA

Topic: E-Resource Services in Academic Libraries


03:45 PM - 04:25 PM


Discussants 1-:  Dr. P K Jain, IEG, New Delhi

Discussants 2-:  Dr Manorama Tripathi, JNU

Discussants 3-:  Mr Prabhakaran, TIFR

Discussants 4-:  Dr. Shantanu Ganguly, TERI

Discussants 5-:  Dr Nabi Hassan, IIT, Delhi

Discussants 6-:  Dr. Rishi Tiwari, Bimtech, NOIDA

Discussants 7: Dr. Sanjay Kataria, JIIT, NOIDA

Discussants 8: Dr. Shiva Kanaujia, Dy Librarian, JNU



04:25 PM - 04:35 PM

Questions and Answers

04.35 PM

High Tea


The conference is open to all Library and Information Science professionals. The academicians/researchers interested in modern libraries and librarianship may also attend. There is no registration fee. Registration is restricted to only 200 participants on "first-cum-first serve basis". Registration is mandatory. Only 200 participants on first-cum-first served basis will be registered.

For any further information please feel free to contact:

Dr. Ramesh C Gaur
University Librarian,
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU),
New Meharuli Road, New Delhi - 110067
Tele +91-11-26742605, 26704551
Fax : +91-11-26741603
Email: rcgaur@mail.jnu.ac.in; rcgaur66@gmail.com
URL: www.jnu.ac.in


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