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02 Mar

GNIMS Library Event: Seminar on Transforming Use of Digital Resources & Book Fair

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

March 2, 2019 – SGPC’s GNIMS Business School Library and BKC Knowledge Network jointly organized Seminar on the Theme “Transforming Use of Digital Resources: Perspective of Library Users, Database Vendors and Librarians”.

The Chief Guest was Sardar Satinderpal Singh Ji Ahuja, Honorary Consul of Georgia in the Republic of India and Chairman, G. N. Khalsa College Alumni Association. Keynote speaker was Ms. Poonam Karir Kanwal, co-Entrepreneurs Founder and Director Bindass Party.com.

Chief Guest Sardar Satinderpal Singh Ji Ahuja felicitated by Dr. Kiran V. Mangaonkar

The objective of the Seminar was relevant to the present scenario. E-resources have been there for many years but not used to its potential. The Seminar discussed the challenges faced and to understand the perspectives of the Librarians, Database Vendors and the Users on a single platform.

GNIMS Faculty posing with the dignitaries for a group picture

The idea behind this endeavor was to add transparency to the functioning and implementation of resources & programs. The entire academic field was introduced to new mediums of exploring resources and discovering ways and means to smoothen the functioning of dispersal and absorption of knowledge. There was a healthy discussion regarding digitalization and its impact. All the stakeholders shared their views, ideas and voiced their concerns for the same.

Additionally, a book fair was also organized on that day. Participants visited the book fair and recommended books for their Institutes.

Book Fair organized at the GNIMS Library Seminar

Under the Corporate Social Responsibility GNIMS Business School joined hands with Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust to further the cause of education by playing an important role in helping “Mission Million Books Donation Drive” meet its goal.

The Participants benefitted by the seminar and the presentations of the learned Resource persons, and will implement the knowledge gained about the latest trend in the market regarding the resources in their respective Institutes. The different initiatives undertaken by the librarians on promoting utilization of the e-resources as well as to increase the reading amongst their Users was appreciated by the participants.

Attendees listening to the brilliant speakers at the seminar

The dignitaries and the participants appreciated the efforts taken by the GNIMS Library Team and BKC Knowledge Network to successfully organize this Seminar. All the participants were awarded certificates.

The event was even covered in various regional newspapers, the snippet of which is mentioned below: –

Press coverage in Janshakti Newspaper

Event Details

Date: March 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Time: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Venue: Multipurpose Hall, 4th Floor, New GNIMS Building
Address: King's Circle, Matunga