For an International Conference on Academic Libraries (ICAL) to be held in October this year,the Delhi University held a launching ceremony on Wednesday.
According to the university librarian S Majumdar,the conference will discuss a vision for academic libraries to meet the challenges of a knowledge society. The conference will identify the strengths and gaps in the academic library system in India,suggest new management models,best practices,techniques and mechanisms,policies,and national and international programmes for creating next generation libraries for the higher education, Majumdar said.
The conference will discuss knowledge sharing,ICT management,digital repository management,e-teaching,e-tutorials,stronger library-faculty relationships,stronger library-corporate relationships and user centric services.
The ceremony was attended by Prof. B.L. Mungekar,Member Planning Commission and patron,ICAL-2009; Prof. Deepak Pental,Vice Chancellor,University of Delhi,chair,ICAL-2009; and Prof. S.K. Tandon,Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Delhi and chairman,organising committee,ICAL-2009.