Ranganathan’s Day Celebration 2009 – 2010
Seminar on Best practices in library and Information Centre
“The concept of library is changing. It will be digitized soon,” said NRI Forum Deputy Chairman Capt Ganesh Karnik.
Speaking after inaugurating a seminar on ‘Best practices in library andinformation centre’ organised jointly by the Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu Library Association in association with St Agnes College library on Wednesday, 19th August, 2009 at the Conference hall , St.Agnes College, he said the library will be available on net. World is changing at the faster rate.He said the education is not mere producing graduates and skilled labourers to the required market. It is also giving knowledge to the students on facing life. Education institutions should convert student population to human resources. Librarians can contribute by opening the other windows of the world by accessing sources of knowledge to the students.
Indian Statistical Institute Documentation Research and Training Centre’s Prof I K Ravichandra Rao said the role of books, libraries and librarians are changing today. Earlier, library catalogue was the only source for seraching the books in the library. However, now catalogues of various libraries can be accessed with a touch of a button. He said the principles of classification laid down by Father of Indian Library Movement Dr S R Ranganathan are relevant even to this day than what it was in 1940s.Libraries must accept the change, he added.
The website of Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu Library Association (URL: http://libraryassociationmangalore.synthasite.com/ http://libraryassociationmangalore.synthasite.com) designed and developed by Dr.Vishala B.K., Selection Grade Librarian of St.Agnes College, was launched on the occasion.An exhibition on ‘Research Documents’ was arranged on the occasion. St Agnes College Principal Dr Sr Prem D’Souza presided. Secretary of DK & KLA, Dr Vishala B K., Librarian of St.Agnes College, welcomed the gathering and Public Relations Officer Mr. Dheeraj S M,. S.G.Librarian, Dhavala College, Moodbidri proposed the vote of thanks. Dr. Rekha D Pai from MIT, Manipal compared the programme.
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Ranganatha’s day Celebration at St. Agnes College, Mangalore
The department of Library and Research and Development Cell of St.Agnes College, Mangalore organized an informative exhibition on “RESEARCH DOCUMENTS” on 12th August, 2009 at St.Agnes College library. The documents like theses, dissertations, project reports, honours programme reports, publications, associations and Cells reports of the faculty and students were exhibited.
The exhibition has been inaugurated by the former Vice – Chancellor of Kannur and Calicut Universities, Prof. Dr. Abdul Rahiman, who not only appreciated the organizers for this innovative idea of exhibiting the research documents but also stressed that this exhibition should inspire and motivate many more research aspirants to get into research and bringing out their publications.
The Keynote address has been delivered by Prof. K. V. Rao , Director of Pilikula Nisarga Dhama, Mangalore, who in his address narrated that, though in the modern technological world, information is available on the click of the mouse, it is the responsibility of the researchers and users to analyse and evaluate every aspect of information available with them..He also stated that librarians are the resource persons to give proper direction to the readers in the search of information.
Dr. Sr. Prem M. D’Souza the Principal of the College presided over the function. Dr.VishalaB.K.-Coordinator of Research and Development Cell and Selection Grade librarian, who co ordinated the exhibition, briefed the purpose of the exhibition and the importance of celebrating the birth date of Dr. S. R. Ranganathan as Librarians Day.
Prof. Lingappa Gowda welcomed the gathering, Mrs. Kavitha, Asst. Librarian proposed vote of thanks and Mrs.Malavika Adyanthaya compared the programme.
The exhibition was open from 12-08-2009 to 19-08-2009 to the colleges affiliated to Mangalore University and non professional colleges of Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu and Udupi districes. The faculty and librarians of various colleges availed the benefit of accessing the research documents.