13th International CALIBER 2022 is “Envisioning Digital Transformation in Libraries for NextGen Academic Landscape”

13th International CALIBER 2022 is “Envisioning Digital Transformation in Libraries for NextGen Academic Landscape”.

About 13th International CALIBER 2022

CALIBER 2022 offers a unique opportunity to information professionals and knowledge managers to expand their horizons and extend professional expertise. It is a focused event that addresses latest trends on an important theme and sub themes. CALIBER brings together practitioners and academicians in the field of library and information science and computer science from across the world.

Leading experts, IT gurus, and vendors from around the globe participate in the event. CALIBER has proved to be a forum for renowned and trend-setting speakers to stimulate strategic discussions among librarians, information specialists, publishers from all over the country and beyond.

CALIBER an International Convention organized by the INFLIBNET Centre at different parts of the country in collaboration with universities, invites high quality papers on research & technical works, case studies, technology updates etc. related to the themes and sub-themes of the convention mentioned below.

The convention provides a unique forum to the library and information professionals, teachers, IT professionals, consultants and users involved in automation and networking of libraries as well as information providers to come together and interact on the subjects of mutual interest.

The theme of the 13th International CALIBER is “Envisioning Digital Transformation in Libraries for NextGen Academic Landscape”.

About INFLIBNET Centre

Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre is an autonomous Inter-University Centre of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. It is a major National Programme initiated by the UGC in March 1991 with its Head Quarters at Gujarat University Campus, Ahmedabad. Initially started as a project under the IUCAA, it became an independent Inter-University Centre in June 1996.

INFLIBNET is involved in modernizing university libraries in India and connecting them as well as information centres in the country through a nation-wide high speed data network using the state-of-art technologies for the optimum utilisation of information. INFLIBNET is set out to be a major player in promoting scholarly communication among academicians and researchers in India.

About Central Library, Banaras Hindu University

The Banaras Hindu University Library system, the largest University Library System in the country, germinated from a small but precious collection donated by Prof. P.K. Telang in the memory of his father Justice K.T. Telang in 1917 and housed in the Telang Hall of the Central Hindu College, Kamachha.

It was nurtured in its infancy by the renowned historian Sir Jadunath Sarkar. With the University taking shape at its present premises, the library was also shifted in 1921 to the Central Hall of the Arts College(now Faculty of Arts) and then in 1941 to its present majestic building built with the munificent donation from Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad of Baroda, on the pattern of the great library British Museum in London on the suggestion of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, the founder of university, after his return from the Round Table Conference, London in 1931.

Its majestic circular Central Hall has been furnished with elegant furniture’s made of famous and rare variety of Burma Teak woods.

Beginning with a small but precious donated collection, its grew by leaps and bounds with magnificent donations of personal and family collections from many eminent personalities and families like Lala Sri Ram of Delhi, Jamnalal Bajaj of Wardha, Roormal Goenka, Batuk Nath Sharma, Tagore Family collection, Nehru Family collection, etc. amongst a score of others and purchase of books and journals out of the regular fund with the result that it has a collection of around 60,000 volumes in 1931 itself.

The trend of donation of personal and family collection to the library continued as late as forties with the result that it has unique pieces of rarities of books and journals dating back to 18th century.

With this sound footings and background, the library took long strides during sixties and seventies in its development and metamorphosed in a system of libraries with the establishment of institute, faculty and departmental libraries during the period.

Presently the Banaras Hindu University Library System consists of Central Library at apex and 3 Institute Libraries, 8 Faculty Libraries, 25 Departmental Libraries, with a total collection of over 13 lakh volumes to serve the students, faculty members, researchers, technical staff of fourteen faculties consisting of 126 subject departments of the university.

Theme: Envisioning Digital Transformation in Libraries for NextGen Academic Landscape

Sub-Theme 01

Inceptive Approach of Libraries for National Education Policy (NEP 2020)
  • Reassessing / Reorganizing Libraries, Marketing Library Services, Internationalisation in libraries
  • Academic Integrity & Credibility: Research quality, Ethical issues, Policies
  • Research, innovation and Ranking: Practice and implications
  • Open Education: Educational Resources, Infrastructure, Digital / Virtual University, Policies

Sub-Theme 02

Emerging Technologies and Trends in Libraries
  • AI, Machine Learning, Data Mining for Digital Libraries
  • Information Globalisation and Knowledge Discovery
  • Library Infrastructure and Services, Metaverse and Library
  • Case Studies and Best Practices

Sub-Theme 03

Open Science and Open Library
  • Open Science: Principles, Framework, Policy, Infrastructure and Global Standards
  • Open Data: Research Data Management, Data Repositories, Data Sharing, Data Visualization
  • Research Information Management
  • Case Studies and Best Practices
13th International CALIBER 2022

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