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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

International Virtual Conference on Information Retrieval on Scientific Literature: Emerging Frontiers and Challenges (IRSL-2014)

Dear Professionals,

On behalf of the Organising Secretary, International Virtual Conference on Information Retrieval on Scientific Literature: Emerging Frontiers and Challenges IRSL-2014, I am posting the information on my blog for your information . If you are interested , you may participate in the programme. The details are given as under: 

It is great privilege for our University to organize an International Virtual Conference on Information Retrieval on Scientific Literature: Emerging Frontiers and Challenges IRSL-2014 going to be held on June 10-11, 2014 in MMU Mullana- Ambala, India.

The main theme of IRSL-2014 is “Innovative Approaches towards Information Storage and Retrieval: A State-of-Art Gateway to revolutionize the Next Generation Professionals". Course content of the conference is designed to provide a comprehensive and structured exposure to Information Retrieval and Virtual Technology environment.

The main feature of this conference is that the participants, speakers and other Advisory Members need not to present physically, they can attend the conference while sitting on their seats/destinations only. If in any case somebody is not available for sometime during the conference, they can login later on also.

We sincerely hope that you will join us in making this International Virtual Conference a successful event. We shall be thankful if you further forward this information among your colleagues/staff/students and motivate them to participate in this International conference. We look forward to your participation.

Please send your abstracts for virtual paper presentations by 25th May through Email Id: info@webeducon.com oreditor.ijidt@gmail.com or upload the same on our website www.webeducon.co

Please find attached herewith a copy of the Conference Brochure and Registration Form. For any kind of clarification or query you may visit our Website www.webeducon.com

For details you may contact the Organising Secretary at following address:   

Ashok Kumar Garg,           
Organizing Secretary, IRSL-2014
Editor-in-Chief (IJIDT)
Chief Librarian (MMU)
      M.M. UNIVERSITY
 MULLANA - AMBALA
BHARAT (India)-133207
         094163 93100



Posted by 

Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha
Associate Professor & Head, 
Department of Library and Information Science,
Assam University, Silchar -788 011

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Second Semester Students of Department of Library and Information Science , Assam University, Silchar bid Farewell to Fourth Semester Students on April 18, 2014

The Second Semester Students of Library and Information Science, Assam University, Silchar have given Farewell to their Seniors (Fourth Semester Students ) on April 18, 2014. On this occasion , Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha, Associate Professor & Head of the Department, D in his address call upon the outgoing students and also to Second Semester students to do better in their life and excel in the area of Librarianship. He wishes all of  them for their successful bright career ahead. 

Dr. Mukut Sarmah, Asst Professor, Sri Nabin Chandra Dey, Asst Professor and Ms Chanda Dey, Guest Faculty  also addressed to the students and wish them for their bright future and also remind them to remember us wherever you work and do contact us in case  of any problems and also share your good thing and happiness with us.

On this occasion students presented cultural programme . The programme finished with refreshment and lunch. 

Reported by 

Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha
Associate Professor & Head, 
DLISc, Assam University, Silchar-788 011

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Four Day Training Programme on “Open Source Software for Library Services”



Ministry of Culture, Government of India
Sponsored
Four Day Training Programme
on
“Open Source Software for Library Services”
Jointly Organised by
Department of Library and Information Science,
Assam University, Silchar
and
National Library, Kolkata -700 027
March 28-31, 2013 

A Report 


Department of Library and Information Science, Assam University, Silchar in collaboration with National Library, Kolkata (under the Sponsorship of Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India ) organised" Four Day Training Programme on " Open Source Library Application Software for Library Services " during March 28-31, 2013. The Programme was inaugurated by Prof. K.V. Nagaraja, Hon'ble Pro Vice-Chancellor, and V.C I/C, , Assam University, Silchar on March 29, 2013. Welcome address was given by Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha, Associate Professor & Head of the Department & coordinator of the Training Programme which was followed by address by the Guest of Honour Dr. R. Ramachandran, PLIO, National Library, Kolkata and Prof. Sumanash Dutta, Dean, Swami Vivekananda School of Library Sciences, Assam university, Silchar. At the end of the Inaugural programme , Vote of Thanks was offered by Dr. Mukut Saramh, Assistant Professor & Asst Coordinator of the programme. A Cultural evening was organised on 29/03/2013 which was followed by dinner. 

Prior to this programme was started with the registration of participants and interactive session on March 28, 2013. Many eminent resource persons from North Eastern State and West Bengal have delivered their lecture and given hands on practice to the participants in different technical session spread over during March 28-31, 2013. 

Altogether more than 130 participants have attended the programme. Dr. R.N. Mishra , Mizoram university, Aizwal; Dr. Subarna Kumar Das, HoD, DLISc, Jadavpur University, Kolkata ; Dr. Kishor Chandra Satpathy, Librarian , NIT ,Silchar; Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha, Associate Professor & Head, DLISc, Assam University, Silchar; Dr. Mukut Saramh, Asst Professor , Sri N.C. Dey, Asst Professor, DLISc; Dr. (Mrs) Sumana C Sarmah, Deputy Librarain & Librarian I/C ' Sri Apurba Jyoti Majumder , Asst Librarian from Assam University , Silchar were resource person who have delivered lectures and given hands on demonstration. 

Valedictory Programme was organised on 31/ 03/2013 at 4.0 P.M. The Programme was graced by the presence of Prof. M Ansari, Dept of Economics, AUS & Chief Guest and Prof. D.K. Pandiya was the Guest of Honour. After distribution of the certificates, the formal Vote of Thanks was offered by Sri Nabin Chandra Dey, Asst Professor & the Asst Coordinator of the programme. 

On the basis of the participation and content , the programme was a grand success. The Organising Committee members acknowledged the financial support form the National Library (Ministry of culture, Govt. of India ) and extend sincere thanks to Assam University, Silchar authorities for extending support for making this programme a grand success.



Monday, January 14, 2013

M.Phil/ Ph. D. Programme Introduced at DLISc, Assam University, Silchar


Department of Library and Information Science , Assam University, Silchar has introduced M. Phil./ Ph.D. Programme from January 2013 . Admission Test for IPP Course Work will be held on January 17, 2013 which will be followed by Personal Interview on January 18, 2013. The List of Selected candidates will be published on January 22, 2013. For details please visit Assam University Website : www.aus.ac.in

Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha
Associate Professor & Head of the Department, 
Department of Library and Information Science, 
Assam University, Silchar-788 011

M.Phil. / Ph. D. Programme Started in DLISc, Assam University, Silchar

Department of Library and Information Science , Assam University, Silchar has introduced M. Phil./ Ph.D. Programme from January 2013 . Admission Test for IPP Course Work will be held on January 17, 2013 which will be followed by Personal Interview on January 18, 2013. The List of Selected candidates will be published on January 22, 2013. For details please visit Assam University Website : www.aus.ac.in

Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha
Associate Professor & Head of the Department, 
Department of Library and Information Science, 
Assam University, Silchar-788 011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Third Librarians' Day and Second Induction Porgramme Organised at Department of Library and Information Science, Assam University, Silchar

Report of the 3rd Librarians’ Day and 2nd Induction Programme held on August 12, 2011 at Winsur Seminar Hall,
Department of Library and Information Science,
Assam University, Silchar-788 011


The Department of Library and Information Science in collaboration with Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar has organized 3rd Librarians’ Day and 2nd Induction Programme for Freshers’ on 12th August 2011 at the Gustin Winsur Seminar Hall of the Department at 1.0 P.M. The programme was started by inaugurating “ Winsur Gustin Seminar Hall by the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Tapodhir Bhattacharjee which was followed by invitation of the Chief Guests and Guest of Honour and other dignitaries on dais with felicitation of the dignitaries.
The candle was lighted by Prof. Tapodhir Bhattacharjee , Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor , Pro-Vice-Chancellor (STM) and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (HAD) and other dignitaries on the dais and floral tributes was given to the great visionary Dr. S. R. Ranganathan on his 119th Birth Anniversary by the Vice-Chancellor , other dignitaries , faculty members , library and information professionals, library staff, and students of the department.

Then programme was moved further by presenting welcome song performed by the students of the department. The welcome address was given by Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha, Head of the Department and the Programme Coordinator. In his address Dr. Sinha has apprised the guests and the participants regarding the celebration of 3rd Librarians ‘ Day and 2nd Induction Programme for the Freshers’ and highlighted the importance of the day in brief.

He said that as we know that the Librarians’ Day is a very auspicious day for us and on this day we want to introduce our students to the University System formally. He informed that the celebration of Librarians’ Day is being organized at National level in different parts of the country as Govt. of India has declared the day 12th August as National Librarians Day in honour of the National Professor and Padamshri awardees Dr. S.R. Ranganthan. On this special occasion he called upon all the Library professionals and students to work hard to fulfill the aspirations and remand of the library users in changing scenario. At the end he summed up his welcome address by extending his best wishes to all the library and information professionals on this occasion.

Prof. G.D. Sharma, PVC (STM) and the Guest of Honour offered sincere tribute to the legendary Dr. Ranganthan on his birthday and highlighted his contributions in the area of classification and cataloguing. On this occasion he extended his best wishes to all the library and information professionals working in the Rabindra Library and welcomed all the students on the occasion of Induction Programme and apprised them regarding the latest rapid infrastructural development of the Assam University.

Then Professor Goutam Biswas , PVC (HAD) and Guest of Honour in his address extended his best wishes to all the library and information professionals on this occasion and paid tribute to the Father of Library Science Dr. S.R. Ranganathan and called upon the professionals to work on his ideals and guidelines suggested for extending effective library and information services to the library users.

Sri Debabrata Deb , Registrar, Assam University Silchar extended his best wishes to all the library staff, faculty members and students of the department and congratulated the department for beautifully organizing the events by clubbing 2nd Induction Programme for the freshers. Especially on the Induction Programme for Freshers’ he highlighted in brief about the infrastructural development of the campus, students amenity facilities, central facilities being offered to the students, and wish them for happy stay in the campus and achieving their objectives for becoming a good citizen and do better in their life ahead.
Sri Dibakar Kanunjaja, Former Finance Officer and presently Financial Advisor to the V.C. expressed his best wishes to all the professionals, faculty members, staff and students on this occasion. He said that Induction Programme is more important for the freshers to get acquainted with their seniors, officers and staff of the university and get an opportunity to introduce themselves to seniors and others. He wishes happy Librarians Day to all the professionals’ students and faculty members.

The Key Note Address was given by Dr. Madan Singh Rana, Librarian, Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar. He emphasized the contribution of Dr. S.R. Ranganathan for the Library science and highlighted the importance of the day in the changing environment. He extended his best wishes to all the students, faculty members, library staff. Dr. Kishor Satpathy, Librarian, NIT, Silchar started his address by reciting the mantra being offered to GURU. He told that all the library and information professionals should be indebted to him for working in the different position due to his efforts. In his address highlighted mainly about the relevance of Five Fundamental Laws of Library Science in the modern context and he concluded by extending best wishes to all the students on the occasion of Induction Programme and Librarians Day. Dr. (Mrs) Sumana Chakraborty Sarmah, Deputy Librarian, Assam University, Silchar extended her best wishes on the eve of Librarians Day to all the Library professionals, library staff members, faculty members and students. She welcomed all the students to Rabindra Library and asked them to visit regularly for keeping them up to date.

Prof. S.B. Paul, Chairman, Students Amenities Facilities in his address extended his best wishes to all the library and information professionals, students of the departments on this occasion. He mentioned about various students central facilities and amenities facilities available in the campus and informed them to contact him in case of any problem. He welcomed all the newly admitted students in this campus and expressed his view regarding the importance of the Induction Programme for Freshers.

Prof. G.P. Pandey , Dean , Abindra NAth Thakur School of Virtual and Communication Studies, AUS highlighted the relevance of Five Fundamental Laws of Library Science and extended his best wishes to all the professionals. Prof. Gopalji Mishra, Dean, School of Social Sciences expressed his best wishes to all the students, faculty members, library staff on the occasion of Librarians Day. In context to 2nd Induction Programme, he elaborated the developmental journey of the university and highlighted the role of the present Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor , Prof. Tapodhir Bhattacharjee for his tireless efforts and contributions for early completion of these new buildings and newly established departments. From students side, Ms Monita Choudhury presented brief biography of Dr. S.R. Ranganathan and Sri Prashar Deb have expressed their views on this occasion.

Before delivering Inaugural and Presidential address, the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. Tapodhir Bhattacharjee was requested to release the book entitled “ I.T. Application in Colleges Libraries of Assam “ written by Dr. Mukut Sarmah, Asst. Professor, Department of Library and Information Science. He congratulated Dr. Samah for his good effort and asked him to produce more such books.

In his presidential address the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Tapodhir Bhattacharjee extends his best wishes to all the faculty members, students, library staff and other library and professionals on this occasion. In context to the 2nd Induction Programme of Freshers’ he welcomed all the students in the campus and congratulated them for opting such a job oriented and professional course like Library and Information Science. He congratulated the Head of the Department and his team for conducting these two programmes in befitting manner.

The formal Vote of Thanks was offered by Dr. Mukut Sarmah, Assistant Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Assam University, Silchar. On behalf of the Department and on his personal behalf he extended sincere thanks to all the dignitaries and invitees for attending the 3rd Librarians Day and 2nd Induction Programme for making it a grand success. At the end , the programme was followed by the refreshment, tea and a very good cultural programme which was organized by the students of the department.

Compile and Reported by
Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha,
Reader & Head of the Department & Programme Coordinator,
DLIS, Assam University, Silchar-788 011
E-mail : mksinha1965@gmail.com, manoj..kumar.sinha@aus.ac.in , hod_lis@aus.ac.in, dr_mk_sinha@yahoo.com

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Report of National Seminar on Collection Development (NSCD-2011)

Report of Two Day National Seminar On Collection Development in Academic, Public and Special Libraries & Information Centers in Digital Era with Special Reference to North East India (NSCD-2011) Jointly Organised by Department of Library and Information Science, Assam University, Silchar and Central Reference Library, Kolkata (Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India) Inaugural Programme The Two Day National Seminar on Collection Development in Academic, Public and Special Libraries and Information Centres in Digital Era with special reference to North East India jointly Organised by the Department of Library and Information Science, Assam University (A Central University) , Silchar-788 011 and Central Reference Library, Ministry of Culture, Government of India, Kolkata-700 027 (Sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Government of India ) held during February 10-11, 2011 at Bipin Chandra Paul Seminar Hall. The National Seminar on Collection Development (NSCD-2011) was inaugurated by Prof. Tapodhir Bhattacharjee, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Assam University, Silchar at 10.30 A.M. He has also presided over the Inaugural Programme and grace the function as the Chief Guest of the programme. The Inaugural Programme was started with inviting the dignitaries on the dais and Lighting of the Candle by the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor , Prof-Vice Chancellor (STM) and Pro-Vice Chancellor (HAD) , Prof. Narendra Lahkar , Sri Iqbal Ahmad from the Central Reference Library and Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha which was followed by the Inaugural Song by the students of Department of Bengali and Library and Information Science. The Souvenir –Cum--Abstract was released by the Chief Guest Prof. Tapodhir Bhattacharjee and handed over one copy to each of the dignitaries on the dais. He congratulated Dr. Sinha and other members of the Editorial Committees to bring out the publication nicely. While welcoming the Chief Guest Prof. Tapodhir Bhattacharjee, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, AUS and other dignitaries off and on the dais, Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha, Organising Secretary, National Seminar on Collection Development (NSCD-2011) informed about the genesis of the seminar and highlighted the background and theme of the seminar. He has briefly described the need of developing the policies and guidelines for collection development of printed as well as electronic resources in digital era with special reference to North East India. Dr. Sinha told that this is a historic moment for the students and faculty members of the Department of Library and Information Science to organise such a National Seminar in the new department which is one and half year old. Prof. G.D. Sharma, Hon’ble Pro-Vice Chancellor (STM) has highlighted about the various aspects of printed and electronic resources and requested all the participants to evolve the strategies for developing the printed as well as electronic resources in the academic, public and special libraries of North East India. He pointed out to consider the requirement of the students and faculty members while procuring the resources on the basis of urgent need. He congratulated Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha and other members of the Organising Committee to organise such a event successfully. Prof. Goutam Biswas , Prof-Vice-Chancellor (HAD) has congratulated Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha , Organising Secretary and his team for organising the National Seminar beautifully and in befitting manner in very short possible time. He recited few lines from the Gurdev Rabindra Nath Tagore literature which he wrote on the importance of Library in the society. Sri Iqbal Ahnad , Asst Editor, Central Reference Library, Kolkata has highlighted the brief account of the activities and functioning of the Central Reference Library . He informed about the contributions made by the CRL for holding Seminar, Workshops and Training Programme in North Eastern Region of India which is mainly sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. He highlighted about one of the most important publications of CRL, Indian National Bibliography (INB) which is now publishing titles of all Indian Languages in transliteration form in Roman Script. He has handed over the first issues of INB in its new format to the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, AUS. The Key Note Address on Collection Development: Issues and Challenges were given by Prof. Narendra Lahkar, Department of Library and Information Science, Gauhati University, Guwahati. In his key note address he has broadly covered all important aspect of Collection Development of Printed and Electronic Resources with special reference to North Eastern Region. He also emphasised upon the need of preservation of manuscripts and other rare documents which are available in private collection. Then the Presidential Address was delivered by Prof. Tapodhir Bhattacharjee, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Assam University, Silchar. In his inaugural address he emphasised on the role of academic library and librarian in collection development. He congratulated Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha , Organising Secretary, NSCD-2011 and his team for beautifully organising National Seminar in within one and half year of the inception of the department. He also said that it is historic event for the Department of Library and Information Science and it is matter of pride that many stalwarts in Library and Information Science profession are attending the seminar to make it a grand success. He expressed his satisfaction over the preparations of the seminar. As a Chairman of the Organising Committee he also welcomed all the participants, dignitaries’ and invitees for attending the seminar and making this event a grand success. At the enc of the Inaugural Programme, customary Vote of Thanks was offered by Dr. Mukut Sarmah, Assistant Professor, DLIS & Assistant Organising Secretary. The Vote of Thanks was followed by High Tea. Report of the Technical Sessions and Panel Discussion The seminar was conducted in four Technical Sessions which was followed by Panel Discussion. 1st Technical Session was Chaired by Dr. P.K. Jayaswal, Former Librarian, Assam University, Silchar. Sub-Theme Paper was presented by Dr. Madan Singh Rana, Librarian, Assam University, Silchar which was followed by six contributory papers. The 2nd Technical Session was chaired by Prof. N. Laxman Rao, Emeritus Professor, DLISc, Osmania University, Hyderabad. The Sub-Theme Paper was presented by Dr. S.N. Singh, Associate Professor, DLISc, Mizoram University, Aizwal which was followed by five contributory papers. The 3rd Technical Session was Chaired by Prof. Narendra Lahkar , DLISc, Gauhati University, Guwahati . The Theme Paper was presented by Dr. Kishor Chandra Satpathy which was followed by presentation of seven Contributory Papers. The 4th Technical Session was chaired by Prof. P. Rath, Prof. & HOD, DLISc, Mizoram University, Aizwal and the Sub-Theme Paper was presented by Prof. N. Laxman Rao from Osmania University, Hyderabad. In this session about nine papers were presented. Out of 52 papers accepted for presentations and publication in the seminar volume altogether 30 papers including Sub-Theme papers were presented in the seminar . The Souvenir –Cum-Abstract Volume was published on the occasion of National Seminar on Collection Development (NSCD-2011). After Technical Session the Panel Discussion was held at 2.30 P.M. to 3.30 P.M The Panel Discussion was Coordinated by Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha, Organising Secretary, NSCD-2011. Eminent speakers like Prof. N. Laxman Rao, Prof. Nrendra Lahkar, Dr. P.K. Jayaswal , Dr. Madan Singh Rana Dr. Kishor Satpathy and Prof. P. Rath have participated in the Panel discussion and kept their views. Some valuable recommendations were also suggested by them. The Inaugural Function was anchored by Ms Charu Joshi, Research Scholar, Department of Mass Communication, AUS. The remaining programme was well coordinated and anchored by Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha, Reader & Head of the Department and Organising Secretary, National Seminar on Collection Development (NSCD-2011). The entire media coverage was coordinated by Dr. Raghvendra Mishra , Assistant Professor, Department of Mass Communication and his team. Sri Pranab Bhattacharjee, Sri Arindam Sarkar , Sri Kutub Uddin , Ms Payal Das and students of Mass Communication and Department of Library and Information Science contributed a lot for the successful organisation of the seminar. Valedictory Programme (Venue: Department of Library and Information Science, AUS, Date 11/02/2011 at 4.30 P.M.) At the end of the programme Valedictory Function was held on 11/02/2011 which was chaired by Prof. N. Laxman Rao of Osmania University, Hyderabad who was the Chief Guest of the Programme and presided over the programme also. Dr. P. K. Jayaswal, Former Librarian , AUS ; Sri Debabrata Deb , Registrar, AUS; Prof. Sajal Nag Dean Swami Vivekananda School of Library Science , AUS and Sri Dibakar Kanunjna were Guests of Honour . Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha, Organising Secretary of the Seminar welcomed all the members on the dais and all the dignitaries were felicitated by the students of the department of Library and Information Science with flower bouquets. While welcoming the guests, Dr. Sinha requested Dr. Madan Singh Rana, Librarian, Assam University, Silchar and Rapporteur General, NSCD-2011 to present Comprehensive Report of the Seminar and Recommendations formulated out of the deliberation of the seminar. After report presentation the dignitaries on the dais were requested to say few words on this occasion. The Guest of Honour Sri Debabrata Deb , Registrar, Assam University, Silchar; Sri Dibakar Kanunjna , Finance Officer , AUS; Dr. P.K. Jayaswal , Former Librarian, Assam University, Silchar; Prof. Prabhakar Rath, Mizoram University, Aizwal ; Sri Kishor Chandra Satpathy, Librarian , NIT, Silchar; and the Chief Guest , Prof N. Laxman Rao , Osmania University, Hyderabad kept their view one after another . They congratulated Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha, Organising Secretary, NSCD-2011 and his team for organising the seminar in befitting manner. Dr. R.K. Jotten Singh , Information Scientist has given feedback on behalf of the participants. At the end of the programme, formal Vote of Thanks was offered by Dr. (Mrs.) Sumana C. Sarmah, Deputy Librarian, Assam University, Library. From the responses received from the participants, their attendance and academic discourse, the National Seminar on Collection Development seems to be a grand success. Recommendations of National Seminar on Collection Development (NSCD-2011) Dr. Madan Singh Rana , Librarian, AUS & Rapportuer General of the National Seminar on Collection Development (NSCD-2011) presented the brief report of the seminar and also highlighted important recommendations. He told that presently all the libraries and information centres are extending library and information services to different generations of users to fulfil the varied information needs of the library users. Therefore to serve the library users in better ways, the followings important Suggestions and Recommendations are being made on the basis of the deliberations of the seminar in last two days for onward transmission to the Funding Agency, the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India through Central Reference Library, Kolkata for further necessary action for its implementations: Ø Appropriate Policy for Collection Development of both printed and Electronic Resources (E-Resources) needs to be drafted in view of the changing formats of the learning objects and resources; Ø A suitable Weeding Out Policy for old collections should be drafted for the Libraries and Information Centres of North Eastern Region to cope up the space problems in the libraries ; Ø While developing collection of printed reading materials for new departments , the titles are duplicated which needs to be reduced and available grants may be diverted for the procurement of other new relevant publications; Ø As a part of Collection Development, the Web Resources including Open Access and Free e-resources should be fully exploited for integrating the these resources to the University/ Institutional Web Sites / Web Portal of Library; Ø An extensive survey for the Status of Rural as well as Urban Public Libraries has to be initiated by the Department of Library and Information Science to obtain baseline data for suggesting appropriate methods for uplifting the deplorable condition of public libraries in the N E States; Ø Implementation of Library Legislation in the remaining states of N E Region and other parts of the country should be taken into consideration in view of the changing ICT/Digital Environment; Ø The Library should use ICT extensively to build the appropriate collection including different modes for providing efficient and effective information services to the end users; Ø Resource Sharing should be made priority to enable to satisfy the Second and Third Law of Library Science. The universities / institutions are required to provide necessary permission and infrastructure to be a partner for resource sharing in the North Eastern Region; Ø A policy Document has to be developed to enlist the local indigenous information resources and Action Plan has to be made to identify and made available for access the ethnically local information resources ; Ø A network of Library and Information centres for North Eastern Region (NELIBNET) or Regional Knowledge Network for N E Region (RKNNER) needs to be designed and developed to make this network workable and adequate funding may be sought from the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India for this project to connect all academic, public and special libraries and information centres of this region; Ø Immediate attention may be given for computerisation of academic, public and special libraries and information centres of this region. Although comprehensive efforts have been taken by INFLIBNET Centre to initiate computerisation , automation and networking of college and university libraries of this region which needs further assistance for strengthening the computer based library and information services provided in school. Public, special libraries in the changing scenario of digital era; Ø To bridge the gap of digital divide from academic to public , rural to urban population for extending equal opportunity to all for having desired information to various communities of the society at large, the Digitisation process needs to be initiated to capture all indigenous knowledge available in the different communities of North Eastern Region ; Ø For accessing to E-Resources/ Web Resources Bandwidth should be increased and appropriate ICT infrastructure should be developed in the school, college, university, technical institutions, polytechnic institutions, public libraries should be developed to meet the changing needs of users demand for making citizenry conscious towards education for all and making them 100 % literate to take India as Knowledge Superpower by 2020. Ø Databases of Resources in local languages should be developed to meet the information needs of the indigenous population of different traditions and culture available in North Eastern States; Ø Manpower Training is essential to handle the modern computer based library and information services, therefore the regular User Awareness Programme/ Training for access to e-resources should be organised by CRL/ National Library/ INFLIBNET Centre and other professional bodies like IASLIC, ILA etc in collaboration with the university and institutional libraries. With some suggestions all the recommendations were approved and accepted by the house for onward submission to the Funding Agency (Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India). Acknowledgements On behalf of the Organising Committee, I thankfully acknowledge the help, continuous encouragement and support from Prof. Tapodhir Bhattacharjee, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Assam University, Silchar , both P V C (STM) Prof. G.D. Sharma and PVC (HAD) Prof. Goutam Biswas , and other advisors like Prof. G.P. Pandey and Prof. Gopalji Mishra for their valuable suggestions and guidance time to time for making this event a grand success. The financial assistance provided by the Central Reference Library , Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India and Assam University , Silchar is thankfully acknowledged. The Contributions made by Dr. K. K. Koshukoshy, Librarian , CRL , Kolkata, Sri K K Deka and Sri Iqbal Ahmad from CRL, Kolkata, Dr. Mukut Sarmah from DLISc, Assam University, Silchar , all the rapporteurs and Dr. Madan Singh Rana , Rapporteur General , all the Chairman of the Technical Sessions, panellist , Chief Guests and Guests of Honour and all the media persons are thankfully acknowledged. All the Advisors and members of the Organising Committee, Local Organising Sub-Committees deserve special thanks for their valuable contribution for making this event a grand success. We extend our sincere thanks to Prof. Narendra Lahkar, Key Note Speaker, Sub-Theme paper presenters, contributed paper presenters , paper contributors, and other delegates for their timely support and their valuable presence in the seminar to make this event successful. The help received from the Central Library, Administration, Finance, and Academic Section and other departments are thankfully acknowledged. We are also thankful to our students, research scholars , faculty members, library And information professionals from Central Library and other College libraries for supporting us for making this event a grand success. We also extend our thanks to by Dr. Raghvendra Mishra , Assistant Professor, Department of Mass Communication and his team. Sri Pranab Bhattacharjee, Sri Arindam Sarkar , Sri Kutub Uddin , Ms Charu Joshi, Ms Payal Das and students of Mass Communication and Department of Library and Information Science for their untiring efforts for the successful organisation of the seminar. Ms Charu Joshi Research Scholar, Department of Mass Communication, AUS. For anchoring the Inaugural Programme deserve special thanks for anchoring the Inaugural Function of the seminar. Last but not the least on behalf of the Organising Committee, I acknowledge the help received form M/s Abhishek Printers, M/s S-Cube and M/s Chaitanya Press, all from Silchar is thankfully acknowledged for time publication of Souvenir-Cum-Abstract, Banners , Brochure, Certificates and other printing works in record time. Compiled and Reported by Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha, Reader & Head of the Department , Department of Library and Information Science, Assam University, Silchar & Organising Secretary, National Seminar on Collection Development (NSCD-2011), Assam University, Silchar-788 011 E-mail : mksinha1965@gmail.com, nscd2011@gmail.com , dr_mk_sinha@yahoo.com