It gives me immense pleasure to inform you that a two-day User
Awareness Programme on Access to E-resources under UGC INFONET Digital
Library Consortium was organized by Visva-Bharati Library Network at
Central Library during 24 -25 August 2015, in collaboration with INFLIBNET
Centre, Ahmedabad to promote the usage of e-resources as well as to provide
a platform for discussion on issues related to e-resources. The user awareness programme was attended by 91 participants (33 Faculty, 14 Library
Professionals and 44 Research Scholars). Nine aggregators/publishers
presented their products. It was conducted in 13 technical sessions.
The programme was inaugurated by Hon?ble Vice - Chancellor, Prof. Sushanta
Dattagupta by lighting the lamp along with Dr. Jagdish Arora, Director,
INFLIBNET, and Dr. V. K. Thomas, University Librarian.
Prof. Sushanta Dattagupta, Vice-Chancellor, in his inaugural speech talked
about the complex and widespread nature of VB libraries in Santinikeatn,
Sriniketan and Kolkata (Granthana Vibhaga) and networking for better
delivery of resources.
Dr. Jagdish Arora drew a brief sketch of INFLIBNET. He highlighted existing
and new ventures like ShodhGanga, ShodhGangotri, e-PG Pathshala, e-Acharya,
OJAS, Institutional Repository, Vidwan, Soul cloud version etc.
The valedictory function presided over by Prof. Swapan Kumar Datta, Pro
Vice-Chancellor. He spoke about the benefits of e-resources and urged for
their maximum utilization.
Thanks and regards.
Ajay Kumar Sharma
Assistant Librarian & In-charge,
Cheena Bhavana Library & Additional charge, Hindi Bhavana Library
Visva Bharati, Santiniketan - 731235, Bolpur, Birbhum, West Bengal