LIBRARY EVENTS 2013
26 December, 2013 (User Awareness Program on Shodhganga)
A one-day User Awareness Program on Shodhganga-a Reservoir of Electronic Theses and Dissertations in India was organized by Allama Iqbal Library, University of Kashmir in collaboration with the INFLIBNET Centre, Gandhinagar in the International Resource Centre of the Library on 26th December, 2013. University Librarian, Dr. Abdul Majid Baba, inaugurated the program.
The program was aimed at providing a bird’s eye view of Shodhganga to Library staff for accessing and uploading the digitized version of Ph.D theses and dissertations on Shodhganga. This will help check duplication of research works and will also serve as a powerful anti-plagiarism tool.
The University Librarian, Dr. Abdul Majid Baba while inaugurating the awareness program emphasized the need of digitization of this valuable resource and make it available worldwide.
It was followed by the comprehensive power point presentation of Shodhganga by Mr. Manoj Kumar K. (Scientist-D), INFLIBNET Centre.
A number of faculty members from the Deptt. of Library & Information Science and Library staff of Allama Iqbal Library attended the training program.
11 November, 2013(SciFinder for Academic Research)
Allama Iqbal Library organized a demonstration on SciFinder for Academic Research- the
world’s largest and most reliable collection of chemistry and related science information on 11th November, 2013 from 01:30PM to 03:30P.M at International Resource Cell (IRC), Allama Iqbal Library. Expert from SciFinder gave a detailed overview of the database covering Substance searching, Locate reactions, Searching by research topics, organization etc. The demonstration was attended by a good number of Faculty members, Research Scholars and Students.
7 November 2013 (Book Release Function & Seminar)
Three books authored by prominent writers of Kashmir were released at the Ibn Khaldun Auditorium, Allama Iqbal Library on November 7, 2013.
The books include:
Kashmir: Stray Thoughts by columnist Dr. Javid Iqbal
Kashmir Changing Shades by columnist Z.G. Muhammad and
Social Marketing and Conflict Resolution by Mehboob Makdoomi.
The event was organized by GK Foundation, Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) in collaboration with the Allama Iqbal Library, University of Kashmir.
The book by Z G Muhammad was released by former head of the English department of KU, Prof G R Malik, while as the book by Javaid Iqbal was released by renowned physician, Dr G Q Allaqaband, and Makhdoomi’s book was released by KU’s Dean Management Studies, Prof Shabir Ahmed.
The book by Makhdoomi was reviewed by Prof Shabir, while as Kashmir Changing Shades was reviewed by practicing Chartered Accountant, Abdul Majeed Zargar, and the one by Javaid Iqbal was reviewed by noted Paediatrician, Dr Altaf Hussain.
During the book release ceremony, a seminar on ‘Literature and Newspaper writings as source material for History with special reference to Kashmir was also held.
Mr. ZG Muhammad, Dr Abdul Ahad, Prof. MA Wani, Mr. Ajaz-ul- Haq, Prof Noor Ahmed Baba, Prof Hamida Nayeem shed important light on the above topic while the session was chaired by columnist and former Head of KU’s English department, Prof GR Malik
7 September, 2013 (One Day Seminar on Publishing & Piracy)
Allama Iqbal Library in collaboration with the Federation of Publishers’ & Booksellers’ Associations in India (FPBAI) organised “One Day Seminar on Publishing & Piracy” on 7th September, 2013 at Ibn Khaldun Auditorium. Eminent and learned experts from leading publishing houses in India delivered lectures on Editorial aspects, Production, Marketing, e-Publishing, Piracy and Job Opportunities in Publishing Industry. Each lecture/ presentation was followed by Question/ Answer Session. More than 150 participants including faculty members, scholars, students and persons involved with publishing industry attended the seminar. The seminar was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir, Prof. Talat Ahmad. The Vice Chancellor, Prof Talat Ahmad while inaugurating the seminar said that at a time when the menace of plagiarism has engulfed the educational institutions, “We should take pledge to make campus free from any plagiarized research work”. Besides, Vice Chancellor said that “there are certain trends in current world of publishing and producing research works, so if some of the technical things are taken into consideration, I think most of the problems could be solved there and then.”
The other dignitaries who spoke on the occasion included Prof. A.M Shan, Dean Academic Affairs, University of Kashmir, Prof. Zafar Ahmad Reshi, Registrar, University of Kashmir, Dr. Abdul Majid Baba, University Librarian, University of Kashmir and Mr. S.C Sethi, President of the FPBAI. President, FPBAI, S.C. Sethi in his speech said that India has reached on third rank in the world of English book publishing, so there was a lot of scope for the youngsters to start this business. During the seminar a book titled “Anwar-e-Seerat-e-Rasool (SAW)” by Mr. Majid Majeed, Library Professional from Allama Iqbal Library” was released by the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir.
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