February 28, 2019 (Day-1)
Programme Coordinator of the Day: Shailesh Yagnik, MICA Ahmedabad
08:30 – 09:30 hrs. Registration
09:30 – 10:00 hrs. Inaugural Session
Welcome & Introduction: T. S. Kumbar
Welcome Address: Prof. R. Sharan, IIT Gandhinagar
Inaugural Address: Prof. Sudhir Kumar Jain, Director, IIT Gandhinagar
Vote of Thanks
10:00 – 10:30 hrs. Group Photo, High Tea and Visit to Exhibition Area
Role of Libraries in Higher Education, Research & Innovation
10:30 – 11:10 hrs. Keynote: Erika Linke, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, USA
Title: Old friends, new ways: science & engineering & libraries looking forward
Managing Change in Science & Technology Libraries
Chaired by Manish Mankad, DAIICT Gandhinagar
11:10 – 11:40 hrs. Invited Talk: Rachel Sarjeant-Jenkins, University of Saskatchewan Libraries, Canada
Title: Leading change: transitioning the library using change management & evidence based practice
11:40 – 12:10 hrs. Invited Talk: Lucille Elizabeth Webster, Durban University of Technology, South Africa
Title: The transformation of academic libraries in a post-apartheid South Africa
12:10 - 12:30 hrs. Invited Talk: Mayank Singh, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
Title: Innovations in digital library curation, ranking, & management
12:30 – 12:50 hrs. Short Presentations (10 minutes each)
Title: Journey from conventional to a digital library - a case study of Accenture’s information resource centers
Prabhakara Prabhu, Srinivas N & Mahesh K.C.
Title: Transforming Libraries to Keep Pace with Industry 4.0
Kishor Ingale
12:50 – 13:10 hrs. Product Presentation
13:10 – 14:00 hrs. Lunch Break and Visit to Exhibition Area
Developing & Managing Access to Library E-Resources in the Changing Context
Chaired by Giridhar Kunkur, BITS Pilani
14:00 – 14:30 hrs. Invited Talk: Julia M. Gelfand, University of California, USA
Title: Intersections between scholarly communication & library collections: does one diffuse the other?
14:30 – 15:10 hrs. Short Presentations (10 minutes each)
Title: How to manage the constitutional, legal & administrative publications: case study of government of Gujarat
Lavji N. Zala
Title: Deep drive brainstorming on e-resource management at BITS Pilani library
Ishappa C. Bandi
Title: Development of an electronic resource management model for science & technology institutions in India
Vijay Kumar Verma
Title: Overview of ERM products & librarian’s perception on adoption & use of ERMS in university libraries of Gujarat
N. D. Oza & Saurabh Prajapati
15:10 – 15:30 hrs. Product Presentation (10 minutes each)
• American Chemical Society
15:30 – 16:00 hrs. Tea Break and Visit to Exhibition Area
Achieving Excellence in Library Services through Collaboration & User Engagement
Chaired by Appasaheb Naikal, IIM Indore
16:00 – 16:30 hrs. Invited Talk: B. P. Prakash, Formerly with Tata Consultancy Services Limited
Title: Excellence by default: mantra for survival in libraries
16:30 – 16:45 hrs. Invited Talk: J. K. Vijayakumar, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
Title: Library as a partner in learning & research: KAUST experiences
16:45 – 17:15 hrs. Short Presentations (10 minutes each)
Title: Marketing & outreach activities at TCS Ahmedabad information resource centre
Mansi Mehta
Title: Outcome & crowd based collaborative open learning environment in a library: a case of library & learning centre at Atmiya University
Sheetal Tank
Title: Environmental information system: a TERI case study
Pallavi Shukla, Tanvi Sharma, Neha Sharma & P K Bhattacharya
17:15 – 17:35 hrs. Product Presentation (10 minutes each)
• Balani Info Tech
• Emerald
17:35 – 17:50 hrs. Poster Presentations (One minute per poster)
17:50 – 18:30 hrs. Visit to Poster Area
18:30 – 19:30 hrs. Cultural Event (Jashubhai Memorial Auditorium)
19:30 – 21:00 hrs. Dinner

March 01, 2019 (Day-2)
Programme Coordinator of the Day: P. Visakhi, IISER Mohali
Innovation in Science & Technology Libraries
Chaired by Kishor Ingale, TCS Pune
09:00 – 09:30 hrs. Invited Talk: Anand Byrappa, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India
Title: Innovation in science & technology libraries
09:30 – 10:00 hrs. Invited Talk: Neelam Bharti, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, USA
Title: Changing landscape in academic libraries: pushing beyond the traditional boundaries
10:00 – 10:20 hrs. Invited Talk: Lillian Maria Alvares, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Title: Cartography of libraries in science & technology in Brazil: spatial analysis as a strategy for the construction of scientific & technological information policies
10:20 – 10:40 hrs. Invited Talk: Shailesh Yagnik, MICA
Title: Library branding: a case of MICA KEIC
10:40 – 10:50 hrs. Short Presentation
Title: Connecting libraries to end users: success stories
Dhanukumar Pattanashetti
10:50 – 11:00 hrs. Product Presentation
• Elsevier
11:00 – 11:20 hrs. Tea Break, Visit to Poster & Exhibitions Area
Trends in Scholarly Communication: Open Science, Open Access & Open Data
Chaired by Saroj Das, IPR Gandhinagar
11:20 – 11:50 hrs. Invited Talk: Colleen Campbell, Max Planck Digital Library, Italy
Title: Leverage & leadership: the role of libraries in shaping the landscape of scholarly communication & open access to research
11:50 – 12:05 hrs. Invited Talk: Margo Bargheer, Goettingen State & University Library, Germany
Title: Open access taken serious means more than free content
12:05 - 12:20 hrs. Invited Talk: Jay Bhatt & Larry Milliken, Drexel University Libraries, USA
Title: Emergence of open education resources in science & technology disciplines -developing their awareness & implications for their use in teaching & learning
12:20 - 13:00 hrs. Short Presentations (10 minutes each)
Title: Scholarly communication among faculty members of medical colleges of Assam
Pallavi Gogoi
Title: Copyright & online contents: global perspective with special reference to India
Nabi Hasan
Title: Indian research information network system: research impact & analytics
Kannan P., Shiva Shankar & Hitesh Solanki
Title: Shodhganga: a boon for research & its impact in Indian universities
Manoj Kumar K.
13:00 - 13:40 hrs. Lunch Break, Visit to Poster & Exhibitions Area
Designing, Redesigning & Managing Library Spaces
Chaired by Vijay Raghav Tiwari, IISER Kolkata
13:40 - 14:10 hrs. Invited Talk: Erika Linke, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, USA
Title: Fit for purpose: renovating & refitting an engineering library
14:10 - 14:40 hrs. Invited Talk: H. Anil Kumar, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Title: Experience of restoring & upgrading the Vikram Sarabhai Library, IIM Ahmedabad
14:40 - 14:50 hrs. Short Presentations
Title: Re-engineering spaces for learning & collaboration in libraries
Giridhar M. Kunkur
Managing Research Impact Using Library Analytics & Metrics
Chaired by Nabi Hasan, IIT Delhi
14:50 - 15:10 hrs. Invited Talk: Stacy Konkiel, Digital Science, USA
Title: Measuring impact: traditional & emerging approaches
15:10 - 15:50 hrs. Short Presentations (10 minutes each)
Impact of Science & PNAS journals on IIT Mandi publications: a reference analysis
Vinod Kumar, Sandeep K. Pathak & Sonali Malhotra
Title: Exploring the diffusion of institutional repository through Google analytics data
Manju Naika
Title: Keep score of what matters: using library measurement & metrics
Suresh Balutagi & Subhash Reddy
Title: Research contribution of DIAT in defence applications
Sangayya S. Sirumath & S. S. Shiddayya
15:50 - 16:00 hrs. Product Presentation
• Clarivate Analytics
16:00 - 16:20 hrs. Tea Break, Visit to Poster & Exhibitions Area
WORKSHOPS -1 (Parallel)
Venue: Academic Block 1/101
16:20 – 18:50 hrs. Title: Virtual reality in the libraries: creating new experiences
Resource Person: Madeline Wrable, MIT Libraries, USA
Coordinated by: Sandeep Kumar Pathak, IISER Bhopal & Samir Kumar Jalal, IIT Kharagpur
WORKSHOPS -2 (Parallel)
Venue: Academic Block 1/102
16:20 – 18:50 hrs. Title: Research Data Management & FAIR data in the Dataverse Infrastructure
Resource Person: Ceilyn Boyd & Sonia Barbosa, Harvard University Libraries, USA
Coordination by: Bibhuti Bhusan Sahoo, IIT Bhubaneswar & S. K. Vijaianand, IIT Kanpur
19:00 - 20:30 hrs. Visit to Vintage Car Museum. Dinner at Vintage Village
March 02, 2019 (Day-3)
Programme Coordinator of the Day: Dinesh K. S., IIT Ropar
WORKSHOPS-3 (Parallel)
Venue: Academic Block 1/101
09:00 - 11:30 hrs. Title: Makerspaces in Libraries: Why & How to Support Making in your Library
Resource Person: Adam Rogers, North Carolina State University Libraries, USA
Coordination by: Anjali Bandiwadekar, IIT Indore & Navin Upadhyay, IIT-BHU, Varanasi
WORKSHOPS-4 (Parallel)
Venue: Academic Block 1/102
09:00 - 11:30 hrs. Title: Data & Visualization in Libraries: Services & Practice
Resource Person:
Walt Gurley, North Carolina State University Libraries, USA
Coordination by:
Suresh Balutagi, IISc Bengaluru & Meeta Rathod Vansadia, BRCM College of Business Administration, Surat
11:30 - 11:50 hrs. Tea Break, Visit to Poster & Exhibition Area
Developing Research Support Infrastructures & Services
Chaired by Nishtha Anilkumar, PRL Ahmedabad
11:50 - 12:10 hrs. Invited Talk: Maria João Amante, Clara Parente Boavida, João Dias, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
Title: Managing research information at an academic library
12:10 - 12:40 hrs. Invited Talk: Pablo de Castro, University of Strathclyde, UK
Title: Opening up the 'treasure chests': the use of research information management systems for open science implementation at research libraries
12:40 - 13:10 hrs. Short Presentations (10 minutes each)
Trends in Academic & Research Support Services in the libraries of higher educational institutions: a comparative study
Dinesh K. S.
Participation of higher education institutions (HEIS) in research data management: a study
Narendra Kumar Bhoi & Biswanath Dutta
Research data management services in the university libraries of Odisha: a study
Sanghamitra Dalbehera
13:10 - 13:50 hrs. Lunch Break, Visiting to Poster & Exhibition Area
13:50 – 14:20 hrs. Keynote: Jagadish Arora, Formerly with Information & Library Network Centre (INFLIBNET)
Title: Transforming libraries in 21st century: changing roles of libraries
Innovative Practices in Science & Technology Libraries
Chaired by Ganapathi Batthini, EDII Ahmedabad
Information Literacy
14:20 - 14:50 hrs. Invited Talk: Aditi Gupta & Rebecca Raworth, University of Victoria Libraries, Canada
Title: Cross-cultural information literacy research: a Canada-India feasibility study
14:50 - 15:20 hrs. Invited Talk: Zac Painter, Stanford University Libraries, USA
Title: Innovative perspectives in information literacy instruction
Diversity & Social Inclusion
15:20 - 15:40 hrs. Invited Talk: Maha Kumaran, University of Saskatchewan Libraries, Canada
Title: Changing the Canadian academic librarianship landscape through diversity among librarians
15:40 - 16:00 hrs. Invited Talk: Emir Suaiden, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Title: Libraries & social inclusion: a comparative study between Brazil & India
16:00 - 16:20 hrs. Tea Break, Visit to Poster & Exhibition Area
Venue: Academic Block 1/103
Information Technology Trends in Science & Technology Libraries
Chaired by Mahendra N Jadhav, IIT Madras
16:20 - 16:35 hrs. Invited Talk: Aaron Tay, Singapore Management University Libraries, Singapore
Open scholarly data & machine learning in 2018 – tools & trends
16:35 - 16:50 hrs. Invited Talk: Ece Turnator, MIT Libraries, USA
Digital humanities & role of libraries
16:50 - 17:05 hrs. Invited Talk: Sandra Hirsh & Sue Alman, School of Information, San Jose State University, USA
Blockchain: an investigation of possible library applications
Venue: Academic Block 1/101
Increasing the Library Reach through Resource Sharing
Chaired by C. Jayakumar, IIT Roorkee
16:20 - 16:40 hrs. Invited Talk: Cecília Leite Oliveira, Brazilian Science & Technology Information Institute, Brazil
Title: Library network of the Brazilian research institutes: innovation & social development based on inter-library cooperation in scientific & technological environments
16:40 - 17:00 hrs. Short Presentations (10 minutes each)
Issues & challenges for library consortium: an experimental view with DeLCON consortium for DBT institutions
D. D. Lal
One Nation One Subscription
Sandeep K. Pathak
Envisioning the future of Science & Technology Libraries through the Eyes of Users
17:05 - 18:05 hrs. Moderator: G. Mahesh, CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication & Information Resources (NISCAIR)
- Kabeer Jasuja, IIT Gandhinagar
- Neeldhara Misra, IIT Gandhinagar
18:05 - 18:30 hrs. Feedback & Concluding Session
Welcome: T. S. Kumbar
Conference Report: Kshema Prakash, IIT Jodhpur
Address by: Prof. R. Sharan, IIT Gandhinagar
Valedictory Address: Prof. Amit Prashant, IIT Gandhinagar
Vote of Thanks
18:30 hrs. Onwards High Tea
  • A Systematic Approach to Developing Research Data Management Services in Libraries of Science and Technology Institution in India
    Manu T. R.
  • A Web Analysis of Indian Public School Libraries’ Engagement With Science Open Educational Resources
    Sagender Singh Parmar
  • Awareness, Attitude & Perception of Anti-plagiarism Software Among the Faculty & Research Scholars : A case study of Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi
    Navin Upadhyay
  • Change Before You Have To
    Savita N. Bhatkal
  • Library & Information Science in North India: A bibliometrics Analysis
    Lambodara Parabhoi, Prem Chand & Anil Kumar
  • Public Library Collaboration with Professional Bodies
    Meeta Rathod Vansadia

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