20th National Convention on Knowledge, Library  and Information Networking - NACLIN 2017 

Post Conference Material

    November 28, 2017 (Tuesday)

    Tutorial :   Communication Skills for LIS Professionals

    Prof. Vijay Vancheswar, Professor, Communication and General Management,  International Management Institute (IMI),  New Delhi

    Product Demonstrations

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Gale Cengage Learning India Pvt Ltd


Tutorial :   Total Quality Person

Prof. (Dr) C V Ramanan, Inspirational Speaker & Life Coach, Director, Centre for Joy @ Work, INMANTEC Group of Institutions, Ghaziabad


         November 29, 2017 (Wednesday)       


Chair: Dr. N Vijayaditya, Former Director-General, NIC &  Controller of Certifying Authority, MeitY

Keynote Paper I: Smart Cities & Big Data

 by Dr. A.R.D.Prasad, Professor and Head, Documentation Research & Training Centre (DRTC),  Bangalore

Keynote Paper II: Big, Open and Linked Data: Trinity for Responsible Research and Innovation  by Dr. Usha Mujoo Munshi, Librarian,  Indian Institute of Public Administration,  New Delhi 

Keynote Paper III: Research Data Management : Implications for Institutes

by  Dr. Devika P. Madalli,  Professor, Documentation Research & Training Centre (DRTC),  Bangalore

Keynote Paper IV: Libraries in the Cloud Environment 

 by Dr. P. K. Upadhayay, Technical Director & Cloud Coordinator (Library Division), National Informatics Centre (NIC), MeitY, New Delhi


Technical Session II:   E-CONTENT MANAGEMENT

Chair: Dr. A.R.D.Prasad, Professor and Head, Documentation Research & Training Centre (DRTC),  Bangalore

Keynote Paper  I: Digital Collection Strategies for Libraries 

by  Dr. H.K. Kaul, Director, DELNET, New Delhi

Keynote Paper  II: Digital and Physical Preservation Management: Best Practices and Strategies 

by  Mrs. Heather Brown, Assistant Director of Paper, Books and Preventive, Artlab Australia, Adelaide 

Keynote Paper  III: The French Project DELI : Towards a Digital Dictionary of South Asian Literatures 

by Dr. Nicolas Dejenne,  Lecturer, Indian Studies, Sorbonne University, Paris and Researcher, French Institute of Pondicherry 

Paper IV: Digital and Traditional Preservation of Manuscripts: Care and Restoration in Rampur Raza Library, Rampur

 by Mr. Zubair Mahmood, Professional Assistant, Dr. Zakir Husain Library, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi & Research Scholar, Shri Venkateshwara University, Gajraula, Amroha, Uttar Pradesh

Product Demonstration




Special Talk: A Digital Universe of Infinite Possibilities for Libraries

by Dr. Roshan Lal Raina, Hon’ble Vice  Chancellor, JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur

Chair :  Dr. S.S. Murthy, Former Director, DESIDOC &  Consultant, DELNET Coordination Unit, Hyderabad



Chair:   Dr. Roshan Lal Raina, Vice Chancellor,  JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur


Keynote Paper I: Re-engineering Library and Information Services Conforming to Contemporary Information Landscape : Challenges and Opportunities

by Prof. I.V. Malhan, Head, DLISc & Dean, SoMC&IS, Incharge, Library, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

Keynote Paper II: Expanding Horizons of Libraries : New Opportunities

by Dr. Vivek Patkar, Independent Researcher & Former  Professor, Quantitative Methods & Operations Management, ICFAI Business School, Mumbai

Keynote Paper III : Innovations in French Libraries

by Ms. Heloise Courty, Independent Trainer & Library Consultant, Paris, France

Keynote Paper IV: Library Services for Differently Abled Users 

by Dr. Ramesh C. Gaur, University Librarian, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Keynote Paper V:  Library Services in Distance Education by Dr. Jaideep Sharma,  University Librarian,  Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi

Paper VI:  Collections Development and Services of Special Libraries in Aizawl: A Survey

 by Dr. Lalngaizuali, Assistant Professor, DLISc Mizoram University, Mizoram and Ms. Lallawmawmi, Research Scholar, DLISc Mizoram University, Mizoram



Chair:  Prof. P.B. Mangla, Tagore National Fellow, Govt. of India, Ministry of Culture

Co-Chair : Dr B. Shadrach, Founding Chair IPLM, Chair INELI-South Asia and Asia Coordinator, A4AI, US

Keynote Paper I:    Managing Public Libraries : Growing Challenges

 by Dr. Arun Kumar Chakraborty, Director-General, Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation, Kolkata (Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India) and Additional Mission Director, National Mission on Libraries.

Keynote Paper II:   Public Libraries as Learning Spaces and Local Gateways to Digital Universe of Infinite Possibilities 

by Dr. Jagtar Singh, Professor Incharge Library, Punjabi University, Patiala

Keynote Paper III:   Digital Reference Services in Public Libraries 

by  Mrs. Neeti Saxena,  Head, Library & Information  Services, North India,  British Council Library,  British High Commission,  New Delhi

Keynote Paper IV: How to Increase Readership in the Libraries: Best Practices

by Ms. Geeta Malhotra, Country Director, Read India, Gurgaon

Paper V: Users’ Study and Expectations in Labony Granthagar (Public Library) : A Case Study

 by Dr. Lopita Mukherjee, Librarian, St. John’s Diocesan Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Kolkata, West Bengal and Ms. Sabita Kundu, Librarian, Techno India-Batanagar, Kolkata, West Bengal

Paper VI: Current Status of the Public Library System in Tripura by Mr. Pulak Saha, Superintendent in Library Services, Central Library, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal and Mr. Abhijit Mukhopadhyay, Assistant Librarian Gr-II, Central Library, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal


November 30, 2017 (Thursday) 


Chair:   Dr. P. R. Goswami, Librarian & Head (KN), Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi

Co-Chair: Dr. Debal C Kar, Librarian, Ambedkar University, Delhi

Keynote Paper I:Library Services and Social Media : The East West University Library Experience

by Dr. Dilara Begum, Associate Professor and Chairperson, Department of Information Studies & Librarian (Acting), East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Keynote Paper II: Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding : An Opportunity to Libraries for Promotion and Resource Generation in Changing Scenairo

by Dr. Nabi Hasan, University Librarian; Mr. Rais Ahmad Khan, Semi Professional Assistant & Dr. Jafar Iqbal, Semi Professor Assistant, Maulana Azad Central Library, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

Keynote Paper III: Embrace Digital Transformation

by Dr. Shantanu Ganguly, Fellow, Knowledge Management Division,  TERI, New Delhi

Paper IV: A Study on the Use of Social Media Among Mizoram University Students  Who Visit the Central Library

by Ms. B. Lalhlimpuii, Assistant Librarian, Mizoram University, Mizoram



Chair: Prof. C.R. Karisiddappa, Former Professor and Chairman, Department of Library and Information Science, Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka

Keynote Paper I: Quality Assurance and Building Professional Competency in LIS Education and Training : Issues and Concerns in the Digital Environment 

by Dr. Pravakar Rath, Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Mizoram University, Aizawl, Mizoram

Keynote Paper II: Total Quality Management at Brahmos Knowledge Centre, New Delhi (ISO Certified) 

by Mrs. Surekha Kaul, Chief, Innovation and Strategic Analysis, BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited, New Delhi


PaperIII: Open Educational Resources (OER): Trans-forming the Learning Landscape in the Digital Environment  

by Mr. Amit Kumar, Assistant Professor, DLISc, Mizoram University, Mizoram


Paper IV: Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Education and Training for LIS Professionals in the Digital Era

 by Dr. Navkiran Kaur, Assistant Professor, DLISc, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab and Dr. Harinder Pal Singh Kalra, Professor, DLISc Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab


Paper V: Awareness and Use of e-PG Pathshala Open Courseware by PG Students of Mizoram University: A Survey   

by Ms. Krishna Brahma, Research Scholar, Mizoram University, Mizoram and Dr. Manoj Kumar Verma, Assistant Professor, Mizoram University, Mizoram





Chair:  Dr. S. Majumdar, Chief Librarian, IIC, New Delhi

Co-Chair: Dr. P. K. Jain, Librarian, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi

Paper I:  Status of Sri Lanka’s Open Access Repositories Compared with Other Major Asian Countries

by Ms. Thivya Janen, Assistant Librarian, Library, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka; Dr. R. Balasubramani, Assistant Professor, DLISc, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli and Mr. Absal Durrany, PhD Research Scholar, DLISc, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli

Paper II:  A Comparative Study of Information Resources in Central University Libraries: Delhi  

by Mr. Ajit Kumar, Library and Information Officer, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi

Paper III: Library Use Patterns by Faculty Members: A Case Study 

by Dr. H.P. Shekar, Chief Librarian, The Oxford Educational Institutions, Bangalore, Karnataka and Ms. Nirmala Chigateri, Associate Librarian, J.S.S. Banashankari Arts, Commerce & S. K. Gubbi Science College, Dharwad, Karnataka


A Brief Presentation on DELNET   and DELNET Silver Jubilee Documentary

Dr. Sangeeta Kaul, Network Manager, DELNET & Mr. O.N. Safapuri, Consultant, DELNET Coordination Unit, Bengaluru


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