Friday, June 29, 2018

National Workshop on EPrints at INFLIBNET Centre

INFLIBNET Centre
Infocity, Gandhinagar

Three days National Workshop on Creating and Managing Digital Libraries using EPrints

Date: 8-10 August, 2018
Venue: Information and Library Network Centre, Infocity, Gandhinagar-382007, Gujarat

Fee
Without Accommodation: 3540.00
With Accommodation     : 5780.00

It covers the cost of training programme kit containing training materials, breakfast, lunch and dinner during the training period. 
The payment should be made through Demand Draft in favour of INFLIBNET Centre payable at Gandhinagar along with filled-in registration form. Fee is non-refundable and non-adjustable. The Centre also accepts payment by NEFT /RTGS for the workshop. The bank account details will be shared on request.

Last date of Registration: August  3, 2018

Brochure: http://inflibnet.ac.in/hrd/docs/eprints_2018.pdf

Registration Online: https://www.inflibnet.ac.in/hrd/login.php

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Librarian in Dhanbad Public School



Times of India, 27th June 2018

Trainee at TIFR, Mumbai

TATA INSTITUTE OF FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH

Advertisement No.  2018/5

Applications are invited for the following posts tenable at Mumbai :


Sr.
No.
Name of the Post
Number of Posts
Age
Below
Monthly Stipend
1
LIBRARY TRAINEE
Four
28 years
15,000/-


Qualification : (i) Graduate from a recognized university (Science preferable).                     
                          (ii) B.Lib. from a recognized University.  (Candidates who have appeared for final exam/semester of   Library Science and are awaiting results can also apply.)

General Information :

Prescribed age should not exceed as on January 1, 2018 for the above post.
Selected candidates will be required to work in shifts between 0745 hrs to 2200 hrs  and will have to work on Saturdays and other holidays, as per the requirement of the department/section. 
These trainee Posts are for general category (Unreserved) and SC/ST/OBC/PWD  candidates can also apply.

Applications from the candidates will be accepted ONLY ON-LINE.

The tenure of the trainees is limited to one year and they would not have any claim for any permanent or temporary appointment in the Institute either during or after the training period. This scheme is purely a facility for on-job training provided to individuals.

Candidates applying for above posts and who are eligible for further age relaxation as per extant GOI rules are required to submit applications by POST, alongwith a copy of relevant certificate in support of age relaxation (for example ex-servicemen, persons with disabilities etc.).  [SC, ST and OBC candidates applying for unreserved posts are not eligible for age relaxation and should apply online].

Incomplete applications and applications without photocopy of certificate in support of age relaxation and applications received after the last date shall not be considered.  Applicants in Government/Semi-Government/ Public Sector Undertaking must apply through proper channel. Applicants who do not send their applications through proper channel, if called, will be able to participate in the recruitment process only upon submission of an NOC from the competent authority.                                                 

On-Line applications must be submitted by July 19, 2018 and applications by post must reach 
Head, Establishment, 
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 
1, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba 
Mumbai-400 005, by July 19, 2018 .  
Applicants who are required to send the applications by post must superscribe the post applied for, advertisement No. & serial number of the post on the envelope.  The format of the application is as prescribed for on-line applications.                     


NOTE : The candidates are required to produce following original documents with copies at the time of recruitment process :

a. Printout of online application form.
b. Identity Proof (AADHAR Card / Election Card / PAN Card / Passport / Driving License).
c. Date of birth/Proof of age.
d. Educational Qualification (all mark sheets and certificates).
e. Experience certificate/s.
f. Conduct certificates from two respectable persons.

The Institute reserves the right to restrict the number of candidates for the recruitment process to a reasonable limit on the basis of qualifications and experience higher than the minimum prescribed in the advertisement.  Mere fulfilling the essential and desirable qualifications will not entitle an applicant to be called for the recruitment process. More vacancies may also be filled through this advertisement.  The Institute reserves the right not to fill any/some posts herein advertised. Canvassing in any form shall disqualify the candidate.


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Librarian at IIM Kolkata

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CALCUTTA



Post: Librarian


Qualification: Master’s degree in Library Science/ Information Science/ Documentation Science from a recognized university/institute with at least 55% marks or its equivalent grade and a consistent good academic record;

Desirable:

  • M.Phil/ Ph.D. in Library Science/Information Science/ Documentation is desirable;
  • A post-Graduate degree/diploma in Computer Applications such as PGDCA/PGDLAN from a university or equivalent institute will be an added advantage;
  • An M.Phil/ Ph.D in Archives and Manuscript Keeping, computerization of Library would also be an added advantage.

Experience:

At least 15 (Fifteen) years professional experience in a library under Central/State Government/ Autonomous or Statutory organization/ PSU/University or Research/ Educational Institution recognized by Government of India of which at least

2 (Two) years in the pre-revised pay of PB-4(37400-67000) + GP-8700/- corresponding to revised pay at Level-13 in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC or equivalent pay.
OR

6 (Six) years in the pre-revised pay of PB-3(15600-39100) + GP-7600/- corresponding to revised pay at Level-12 in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC or equivalent pay.
OR

11 (Eleven) years in the pre-revised pay of PB-3(15600-39100) + GP-6600/- corresponding to revised pay at Level-11 in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC or equivalent pay.

Age:

Preferably below 50 years.

Pay Matrix and Level:

Basic Pay Rs.131100/- in the Pay Matrix Level -13A (Rs. 131100 – 216600), plus DA, HRA, Transport Allowance, LTC, Medical facilities etc. as per rules of the Institute. Total Emoluments as on date at the minimum stage would be Rs.1,60,000/- (Rupees One lakh sixty thousand) approx. per month.

Last date24th July,2018.


Address

Administrative Officer (HR)’, 
Indian Institute Of Management Calcutta, 
D. H. Road, P.O. -Joka, 
Kolkata – 700 104 



Tuesday, June 26, 2018

PLANNER 2018 at Tripura University Library on November 15-17, 2018





SUB THEME: 01: LIBRARY AS A SKILL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
  • MOOCs
  • Information literacy
  • Social Networking
  • Social Media Tools
  • Role of libraries for start-ups


SUB THEME: 02: PRESERVATION, PUBLICATION & SHARING OF KNOWLEDGE
  • Data Repository
  • Practices in scholarly publishing
  • Social sustainability and Digital archives


SUB THEME: 03: NEXT GENERATION LIBRARY INFRASTRUCTURE
  • Building green & sustainable libraries
  • Disaster recovery management in libraries
  • Cloud infrastructure and services for Library
  • Library spaces for social engagement


SUB THEME: 04 : CASE STUDIES ON NORTH-EAST LIBRARIES
  • Social Outreach
  • e-Resources
  • Virtual Reference Services
  • e-Learning
  • Capacity Building
For details Visit: PLANNER 2018


WB SET 2017 LIS CUT OFF MARKS.

WB SET 2017 CUT OFF MARKS.

*LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE*

Gen : 62.29

OBC-A : 49.71

OBC-B : 59.43

SC : 52

ST : 49.14

PWD : 44

Monday, June 25, 2018

Deputy Librarian & Library Attendant in University of Hyderabad

University of Hyderabad

Employment Notification No. UH/Rectt./2018-06 dated 20.06.2018





For apply click : http://jobs.uohyd.ac.in/online

Details Advertisement: http://www.uohyd.ac.in/images/pdf/uohen2018.pdf

Assistant Librarian G-II Kalyani University

Organization- Kalyani University

Post- Assistant Librarian G-II

No. - 04

Pay - Pay Band: 

Rs.9,000/- -

Rs.28,300/-

Grad Pay: Rs. 

4,400/-


Qualification- Essential:

(i) A Graduate in any discipline with degree in 

Library Science.

(ii) Diploma/ Certificate in Computer of 

at least 6-month duration.

Desirable: 

(i) Post Graduate degree in Library and 

Information Sciences.

(ii) Experience in handling Library Software.

(iii)Whole time working experience of not 

less than one year in any other Institute


Age- Age limit is between 18 years and 40 years as on 01.07.2018. Upper age limit is relaxable for 

SC/ST/OBC/ Persons with Disability /Ex-serviceman candidates as per existing norms of Govt. of 

West Bengal. Stipulation in relaxation of age may be allowed for candidates having experience in 

permanent university service. Principle of reservation in respect of the posts will be followed as 

per rules of the Govt. of West Bengal.


Last Date- 20.07.2018

Click here for details - http://www.klyuniv.ac.in/index.php/recruitments

Collected from - Ei samay.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Library and Information Assistant Indian Navy

Library and Information Assistant Civilian Personnel in Indian Navy 2017-18 At Headquarters
Southern Naval Command, Kochi.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Talk on management of print and e-journals in academic libraries.

===========================

Collection of Periodicals is very important for any academic library. Management of periodicals in academic libraries is one of the complex processes. Library professionals are facing so many issues in periodicals management; space, staff, computer with internet facility, finance, subscription of related subject, circulation etc.

Kerala Library Association-Kottayam Region and Mahatma Gandhi University Library, Kottayam are jointly organizing a talk and interactive session on Management of Print and E-journals in Academic Libraries at the Seminar Hall of Mahatma Gandhi University Library, Kottayam at 10:30 AM on 27 June 2018.

The following topics will be covered in the session:

    • Issues in the print and e-journals acquisition
    • Financial management
    • Selection tools for periodicals
    • How to deal with suppliers and agents
    • Recording system for periodicals
    • Archival of back volumes
    • Furniture and equipment for periodical section
    • Preparation of current periodicals list
    • Document delivery services from periodical section

Resource Person:
Sri. Unnikrishnan S.
Deputy Librarian
Mahatma Gandhi University Library

Date and Time: 27 June 2018, 10:30 AM

Venue: Seminar Hall, Mahatma Gandhi University Library, Kottayam. Kerala.

No registration fee.

Registration form
https://goo.gl/forms/CdquvWcibc4a6AZF2

Contact Number: 9846496323

KLA Kottayam Regional Committee cordially invite all library
professionals to the program.

Graduate Apprentice of (Library Science) Post at HAL, Avionics Division, Korwa

Graduate Apprentice of (Library Science) Post at HAL, Avionics Division, Korwa : Last Date 05/07/18


http://hal-india.co.in/Common/Uploads/Resumes/858_CareerPDF1_Notification%20.pdf

Library Trainee at IIM, Trichy

The Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli (IIMT) 
Advertisement No: IIMT/LIB/TRA/2018/02 dated June 14, 2018

IIMT Learning Resource Centre is looking for   tech- savvy and committed Post-Graduates in Library & Information Science from recognized Indian Universities to serve as a Library Trainee purely on a temporary basis for one year. 

Stipend:  Rs.12000/-per month (consolidated) 
Eligibility criteria: 

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Knowledge of computer is essential. 
  • A previous working experience is desirable. 

Age limit: 28 years. 
Selection would be through written test followed by interview. Interested candidates are requested to apply in the prescribed format along with relevant supporting documents. 

Last date: July 05, 2018.

Application must reach : 

Chief Administrative Officer i/c., 
Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli, 
Pudukottai Main Road, 
Chinna Sooriyur Village, Tiruchirappalli, 
Tamilnadu, – 620024





IRC Officer in TCS


Tata Consultancy Services
Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad

TCS invites applications for the post of “IRC Officer” at Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. These are regular positions and selected candidates should be prepared to work in these cities on a long-term basis. Remuneration and benefits are at par with the best in the industry.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Regular & full time M.L.I.S./MSLIS/Masters in (Library Science/Information Science/ Information Management)/A.D.I.S/any equivalent degree
  • Consistent academic records Class X onwards with minimum 50% 
  • 2–5 years of experience
  • Good communication and customer service skills required


Application & Selection Process
Last Date of online Application: 01-07-2018
Date of  Written Test : 13-07-2018
Age- 28 years

Applications to be submitted through TCS Careers portal:

Click Here


For any query in this regards may be  Mail to:  vidhi1.s@tcs.com

Friday, June 22, 2018

Swayam Course on Library Automation and Digitisation

This course introduces you to the concepts of library automation and digitisation

Course Duration: 12 weeks

Target Audience: Library and Information Science professionals, students and faculty

Eligibility for Enrolment: Passed 10 + 2 with Library & Information Science qualification atleast at Certificate level. 

Course Pre- requisite: Basic knowledge of library functions and services.

Subject Matter Experts:

Prof. A R D Prasad, Head DRTC, ISI, Bangalore
Dr. Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay, Dept. of Library & Information Science, Kalyani University, Kalyani, WB 
Prof. Uma Kanjilal, Faculty of Library and Information Science, IGNOU, New Delhi

For Enrollment Click : library-automation-and-digitisation

Library Trainees at DA-IICT, Gandhinagar

Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information & Communication Technology (DA-IICT)


Advertisement for the Post of Resource Centre (Library) Trainees 2018-19

Number of Posts: 4
Contract Period: 1 year
Qualification: 1st Class MLIS
Stipend: 16000.00 per month (fixed). The stipend will be revised on satisfactory performance.
Date for Written Test & Interview: 16th July 2018 (Monday) at 10.00 am.

Venue for Written Test and Interview: 
DA-IICT Campus, Near Indroda
Circle, Gandhinagar 382 007, Gujarat

*Nature of Traineeship:* Trainees will be provided with an opportunity to learn practical and operational aspects of all sections of the Resource Centre and learn the modern library management techniques and web-based services. The Resource Centre provides a highly professional learning
environment. The selected candidates will have ample of opportunities to learn on emerging IT tools and technologies.

The traineeship is for one year and selected candidates will have to undergo practical training from Monday-Saturday (six days a week) in different shifts and weekends on a rotation basis.

*Selection Criterion:* Consistent academic record and satisfactory performance in the written test and personal interview.


Those who meet the above mentioned requirements may directly come for the written test and interview without waiting for a call letter. Candidates are requested to bring with them the documents in support of date of birth, and educational qualifications in original & one set of photocopy.

No TA/DA will be paid to the candidates for attending the written test & interview.

Candidates who are expecting their MLISc final year examination results may also apply. The selected candidates must produce the final mark sheet before joining.

Please fill in the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
<https://goo.gl/forms/KU1Ss2VZtQS7Jh762> to attend the written test and interview.

For more information about DA-IICT and its Resource Centre, please visit:

Engagement of Library Professionals in IGNOU

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Assistant Librarian in GIMT, Guwahati

Applications are invited for the following Positions. Interested candidates may submit their application mentioning the post applied for accompanied with the CV/resume, a passport size photograph and photo copies of pass certificates and marksheets of all academic qualifications 

Organisation: Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Management and Technology, Guwahati.
Post: Asst. Librarian (Contractual)
Eligibility: As per AICTE norms
Last date:  30th June, 2018

Applications to be addressed to: 
The Secretary, 
Shrimanta Shankar Academy 

and send it to: 
Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Management and Technology (GIMT), 
Azara, Hatkhowapara, Guwahati- 781017.


Complete Advertisement

Assistant Librarian in High Court, Haryana and Punjab, Chandigarh

Assistant Librarian
Vacancy- 1(UR)
Pay Scale- 10300-34800 with GP 4400/-
Qualification- MLIS or equivalent
Age- 18-27
Last Date- 15/07/2018
Click Here for More Details and Application Form
 Collected from - http://wasimrlis.blogspot.com/2018/06/high-court-haryana-and-punjab-chandigarh.html

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Librarian in J&K Police Public School, Jammu


Librarian
Vacancy- 1
Qualification- BLIS or graduate with 1 year diploma in LIS
Salary- 18000/-
Age- 40
Last Date- 25/06/2018
Click Here for More Details and Application Form

 Collected from - http://wasimrlis.blogspot.com/2018/06/j-police-public-school-jammu.html

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Apprentice in ICMR-National Institute of Immunohaematology, Mumbai

Apprentice- Library and Information Science
Vacancy- 1
Qualification- BLIS/MLIS
Salary- 11500/-
Age- 25
Last Date- 30/06/2018
Date of Interview- 04/07/2018 at 10am

Click Here for More Details and Application Form

Collected from - https://wasimrlis.blogspot.com/2018/06/icmr-national-institute-of.html 

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CBSE NET JULY 2018 ADMIT CARD ARE AVAILABLE NOW




                          
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CBSE NET JULY 2018 ADMIT CARD.. .







Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar launches ‘National Digital Library of India’

The Union Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar has launched the new digital initiative of HRD Ministry ‘National Digital Library of India’on the occasion of National Reading Dayin New Delhi today. This National Digital Library of India (NDLI) is a project of the Ministry of Human Resource Development under the aegis of National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT). The objective of NDL is to make digital educational resources available to all citizens of the country to empower, inspire and encourage learning. National Digital Library of India is developed by IIT Kharagpur.
NDL is the Single Window Platform that collects and collates metadata from premier learning institutions in India and abroad, as well as other relevant sources. It is a digital repository containing textbooks, articles, videos, audio books, lectures, simulations, fiction and all other kinds of learning media.
Speaking on the occasion Minister said that a new era of Digital India has begun as we dedicate this Digital Library to the Nation. He said that the National Digital Library is a 24×7 ubiquitous knowledge resource that is accessible to anyone with internet access and it is built to enable the rise of Digital India. The Minister said that anybody can access the digital library anytime and anywhere absolutely free of cost and will contribute greatly to the Government’s commitment towards “Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat”.
The Minister explained that NDLI is a digital library that makes quality learning resources available to all learners and has 1.7 Crore content from more than 160 sources, in over 200 languages, everywhere and 30 lakh users are registered on NDL as on date and our target is to increase the users 10 times in a year. He said that NDLI platform is collaborative in nature and extended his regards to contributing institutions which have made available their digital repositories for integration with NDLI.
Prakash Javadekar added that apart from website, NDL is also available on the Mobile app. NDLI Mobile app is enabling access to rich digital content of libraries across the country and even foreign repositories to users even in the remotest of areas. He further said that the App, which has been downloaded over 6.70 lakh times, is currently available for both iPhone and Android users. Users can search for content using various parameters like subject matter, source, content type and more. Right Now the app is available in three languages – English, Hindi and Bengali.
Speaking at the launch function today, the Minister of State for Culture (I/c) Dr. Mahesh Sharma, narrated the difficulties faced by him as a student in gaining access to books, and fondly thanked the NDL initiative of Human Resource Development Ministry that would help lakhs of students in the country. He added that National Digital Library initiative by MHRD together with National virtual Library of India platform by Ministry of Culture will enable India leave an indelible mark on the World stage. He said Education and Culture are the cornerstones in the concept of India’s ‘Unity in Diversity’ and National Digital Library is a path breaking initiative by MHRD in this direction.
Dr Mahesh Sharma also gave details about the National virtual Library of India as a massive online library with resources covering tens and hundreds of fields, ranging from arts, music, dance, culture, theatre, science and technology to education, archaeology, literature, museums, cartography maps, e-papers and manuscripts, among others , in all possible forms collated and made available on a single online platform. This programme is a part of the National Mission on Libraries of the Ministry of Culture.
While addressing the gathering, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shri Satya Pal Singh said that it is a very important day in the history of India as the nation gets its own National Digital Library. The Minister said that in earlier times students had to struggle because of non-availability of books and other study materials, but now this initiative will make the educational resources easily accessible. He further said that NDLaims to make a paradigm shift in education and research in India by enabling every citizen with the knowledge resources they need to empower themselves.
Shri R. Subrahmanyam, Secretary, Department of Higher Education, MHRD; Prof. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur; Dr. N. Saravana Kumar, Joint Secretary, MHRD;Shri N. Balagopala, Vice-Chairman, P.N Panicker Foundation, Kerala were also present on the occasion.


Source- http://computer.expressbpd.com/news/union-hrd-minister-prakash-javadekar-launches-national-digital-library-of-india/25104/

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National Digital Library will have 1.7 crore books in 200 languages

Platform for researchers, those preparing for competitive exams

                         Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday launched the National Digital Library to provide a platform for schools, universities, teachers, students and anyone who has a curiosity to learn.
                         Addressing the media here, Javadekar said, “The National Digital Library would become a single-window platform for all the educational needs. It will have 1,70,00,000 books in 200 languages.”
                         There are around 11 lakh government schools in India. Javadekar said all those schools would be given library grant between 5,000 and 20,000 every year, depending on their size. The platform will also be helpful for those who are planning to do research, prepare for competitive exams and also those who just want to attain knowledge.
                         “So far, 35 lakh users have registered for it but our aim is that in a year’s time the number goes up to 3 crore,” said Javadekar.
Users can register for the National Digital Library for free from the Google Playstore.

SOURCE:  https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/national-digital-library-will-have-17-crore-books-in-200-languages/article24203761.ece

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National Digital Library launched

             Union Human Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday launched the National Digital Library, a repository of millions of academic texts from around the world which will be open for all to use.              The digital library at present hosts 17 million-plus items (books, audiobooks, images, etc) in 200-plus languages from more than 170.

             It has been built by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, under a project given it by the HRD Ministry, with work on it starting in early 2015.

             A beta-version of the portal was launched last year and is being used by millions of users already since, but an official announcement was made only on Tuesday.
             "Earlier this digital library was limited to schools and other educational institutes only but we are breaking that barrier now. This will be open to all. On it more than 1.7 lakh books available, not just in text but in form of audiobooks as well. We are dedicating this treasure to the nation. This is free of cost now and will remain free of cost," Javadekar told media during the official launch.
             At present there are more than 30 lakh users of the portal which include schools, higher learning institutions and others.
SOURCE:  https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/books/features/national-digital-library-launched/articleshow/64630895.cms

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Javadekar launches National Digital Library of India on National Reading Day

                Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has launched a new digital initiative National Digital Library of India (NDLI) on the occasion of National Reading Day.
                NDLI is a project of the Ministry of Human Resource Development under the aegis of National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) with the objective making digital educational resources available to all citizens of the country to empower, inspire and encourage learning.
               NDLI developed by IIT Khadagpur is the Single Window Platform that collects and collates meta data from premier learning institutions in India and abroad, as well as other relevant sources. It is a digital repository containing textbooks, articles, videos, audio books, lectures, simulations, fiction and all other kinds of learning media. 
                Speaking on the occasion, Javadekar said, "A new era of Digital India has begun. We dedicate this Digital Library to the Nation." He said that the National Digital Library is a 24x7 ubiquitous knowledge resource that is accessible to anyone with internet access and it is built to enable the rise of Digital India. 
                The Minister said that anybody can access the digital library anytime and anywhere absolutely free of cost and will contribute greatly to the Government's commitment towards "Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat".
                The minister explained that NDLI is a digital library that makes quality learning resources available to all learners and has 1.7 crore content from more than 160 sources, in over 200 languages, everywhere and 30 lakh users are registered on NDLI as on date and our target is to increase the users 10 times in a year. 
                He said that NDLI platform is collaborative in nature and extended his regards to contributing institutions which have made available their digital repositories for integration with NDLI. Javadekar added that apart from website, NDL is also available on the Mobile app. NDLI Mobile app is enabling access to rich digital content of libraries across the country and even foreign repositories to users even in the remotest of areas. 
                 He further said that the App, which has been downloaded over 6.70 lakh times, is currently available for both iPhone and Android users. Users can search for content using various parameters like subject matter, source, content type and more. Right Now the app is available in three languages - English, Hindi and Bengali.
 
 
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HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar launches National Digital Library in New Delhi


           Union Human Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday (19.06.2018) launched the National Digital Library, a repository of millions of academic texts from around the world which will be open for all to use. 

The digital library at present hosts 17 million-plus items (books, audiobooks, images etc) in 200-plus languages from more than 170 institutions. 

 It has been built by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, under a project given it by the HRD Ministry, with work on it starting in early 2015. 

A beta-version of the portal was launched last year and is being used by millions of users already since, but an official announcement was made only on Tuesday. 

"Earlier this digital library was limited to schools and other educational institutes only but we are breaking that barrier now. 

This will be open to all. On it more than 1.7 lakh books available, not just in text but in form of audiobooks as well. We are dedicating this treasure to the nation. 

This is free of cost now and will remain free of cost," Javadekar told the media during the official launch. 

Currently, there are over 30 lakh users of the portal which include schools, higher learning institutions and others.


Source : https://www.firstpost.com/tech/news-analysis/hrd-minister-prakash-javadekar-launches-national-digital-library-in-new-delhi-4545711.html


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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Koha Trainning

IARI Library Invites you to Koha (Library Information System ) Training  (Hands-on User and Administrator Modules).

Venue : Language Lab,
Prof. M S Swaminathan Library,
Indian Agricultural Research Institute,
Hill Side Road, Pusa,
New Delhi - 110012
Date : 20-21 June 2018
Time 09:30am to 5:00pm
Eligibilty : Qualified or Working Librarian
Cost : Free (Including Lunch & Tea).
Limited Seats;
First-come-first-serve basis
Follow the link to register

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Dr.G.Stephen

Opinion | A librarian in every Michigan school? Lawmakers make the case

by Adam ZemkeDarrin CamilleriChristine Greig 

The world as we know it is changing — technology is expanding, transportation is evolving and working people today need different skills and abilities than workers 50 years ago. If Michigan is going to be competitive in the 21st Century economy, then it’s time we make sure today’s students receive the education they need to be tomorrow’s builders, thinkers and leaders.

To read full article follow the link..

https://www.bridgemi.com/guest-commentary/opinion-librarian-every-michigan-school-lawmakers-make-case

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Dr.G.Stephen, 
Assistant Librarian, 
NIELIT-Itanagar Centre,
Arunachal Pradesh.

Designing Library Spaces for the Future - Webinar

Date & Time: June 28, 2018 3:00pm ,Singapore Time (UTC +08:00)

Join Caroline Pang, Director - Medical Library & Heritage Centre, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as she shares her experiences, challenges and tips in this journey of re conceptualizing the library. 


This webinar will benefit library professionals and leaders as well as those looking for ideas and inspiration to enhance their journey of designing or re conceptualizing their library space.

The proliferation of library electronic resources in recent years has contributed to libraries’ dwindling loan rates for their physical collections. Particularly low usage of print collections coupled with demand from school administrators and users to transform library spaces to user spaces has spurred libraries to re conceptualize the use of library spaces. Users desire libraries to offer more interactive, flexible, and collaborative spaces and have certain expectations of how their library’s space, technology, and services can best serve their needs. Libraries in turn are injecting lifestyle elements such as bookshops, museums, cafes, maker spaces and exhibitions to entice visitors to their spaces.......

Key Highlights:
  1. Designing a Library from Scratch – Learning from the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine Experience
  2. Exploring User Experiences and Library Spaces
  3. Balancing Physical Security and Access.                                                                                

Digitised IASLIC Publication

IASLIC has Digitized two of its Old Publications.

New Trend in Scientific Communications by K Bhattacharyya [Published in 1962; IASLIC Publication No.1]

Documentation and Kurma-Avatara by S R Ranganathan [Address to IASLIC members at DRTC, Bangalore on 3 November 1970]

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Internship For Library at FTII, Pune : Last Date 18/05/2018


Internship For Library
Library, FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) Pune is starting an INTERNSHIP programme for candidates who have completed Masters in Library & Information Science.
The interns are expected to assist in following library operations:-
1. Circulation activities (Issue/ Return/Renewal/Reservation of Library resources)
2. Cataloguing of Library resources (Using KOHA Library Management Software)
3. Handling Library Web OPAC and related activities
4. Keeping track of renewal process for the periodicals subscribed by Library
5. Listing out & maintaining book requisitions received from Library members
6. Day to day shelving of Library resources
7. Any other work related with Library administration
Only ONE intern would be hired. The period of INTERNSHIP will be six months initially. A stipend of Rs.10000/- per month would be offered to the selected intern.
Those interested can send their resume to libraryftii@gmail.com before 18/05/2018
-- Anuradha Vajire
Librarian
FTII, Pune
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Professional Assistant (Library) Post at TISS, Hyderabad : Last Date 16/05/2018

Name of the posts:- Professional Assistant (Library)
Salary Rs. p.m.:- 30,000/-
No. of position: - One
Qualifications and Experience required:- A Master’s Degree in Library Science / Information Science / Documentation Science or an equivalent professional degree with at least 55% marks (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and a consistently good academic record with knowledge of computerization of library. Desirable: Candidates with minimum 3 years of relevant experience and additional qualifications like PG Diploma in Library Automation and Networking / PG Diploma in Digital Library and Information Management.
Application fee: The application fee of Rs. 500/- be paid through a bank Demand Draft in favour of Tata Institute of Social Sciences payable at Hyderabad. The SC/ST/PWD candidates are exempted from the application fee if they attach the required certificate to the application form. The application will be valid only on receipt of the application fee for those who are required to pay. Fees once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances. 
How to Apply: The candidates are requested to apply on a plain paper enclosing their resume and the application fee of Rs. 500/- through a bank draft and send the same by speed post to the following address so as to reach on or before May 16, 2018. Deputy Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Off-campus Hyderabad, S.R Sankaran Block, TSIPARD Campus, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad -500030. 
Interview: The eligible candidates will be communicated by an e-mail and mobile phone to appear for the interview to be conducted at the office of the Deputy Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Off-campus Hyderabad, S.R Sankaran Block, TSIPARD Campus, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad -500030. The interview for the post will be held in third week of May 2018. The selected candidates have to join with in 15 days.
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