Prarthana Borthakur, DBC Librarian, joins for the 5 Day Training Program on Automation of Library at DU

30 April:  A Five Day Training Programme on Automation of Libraries is being held in Dibrugarh University from 25th-29th of April organised by INFLIBNET Centre, Gandhinagar Gujarat in Collaboration with Dibrugarh University. Ms. Prarthana Borthakur, Librarian, Don Bosco College, Golaghat, was selected to participate in the training program. Inaugural Sessions was presided over by Deputy Librarian of Dibrugarh University, Dr.Utpal Das.  During the Inaugural Session, Dr.Alak Kumar Buragohain,VC, Dibrugarh University,  Dr.Rupam Saikia, CDC Director, Dr. Maya Avasia, Librarian, Asiatic Society Mumbai, Prof.Prabuddha Ganguly, Visiting Professor, IIT Kharagpur and Raja V. Scientists B.,INFLIBNET Centre were felicitated.

In total, there were 39 participants, Librarians and Assistant Librarians from different Colleges of Assam. The training programme aimed at providing hands-on training to College librarians on how to automate different functions and services of libraries. Both theory and practical sessions were being taken by library professionals and Professors from reputed Institutes all over India were present. Technical sessions were mainly based on operation of soul software; practical knowledge is given on different modules of the software. Theory sessions were mainly on: copyright aspect in digitisation of print resources, setting up of LAN Network, Website Design of Libraries, and Detection of plagiarism using URKUND.

At the End of the Training programme, participants were given to fill feedback forms asking them to express their further expectations from such training programme in future  which is followed by valedictory sessions where participants were given chance to share their experience during the five day training programme, Group photos were taken and finally certificates of participation were distributed.