National Seminar on Convergence of
Technologies in LIS -2015
The “National Seminar on Convergence of Technologies in LIS – 2015” Organized on
16th and 17th July, 2015 by Dept. of Library and Information Science, University
of Science and Technology, Meghalaya in Collaboration with Assam College
Librarians’ Association (ACLA) and Dr. S. K. B. Library, Cotton College was
concluded successfully on 17th July, 2015. The proceedings of the National
Seminar on 16th July began with the inaugural speech of Mr. Gautam Gogoi,
Organizing Secretary, NSCTLIS-2015 in the august presence of Honorable Vice
Chancellor of USTM, Dr.P.G.Rao, Prof. Narendra Lahkar, HOD, DLISc., Gauhati
University & President, ACLA, Mrs. Zabeen Ahmed, Librarian, Cotton College,
Guwahati; Dr.Utpal Sarma, Librarian, Guwahati Commerce College & Secretary, ACLA,
Faculty Members, Research Scholars and students of the university and the
participants. After the inauguration of the seminar Honorable V.C., Dr. P. G.
Rao felicitated the esteemed guests namely Prof. Narendra Lahkar, Ms. Zabeen
Ahmed and Dr. Utpal Sarma. Prof. Narendra Lahkar delivered the Keynote Address
on the Topic: “Convergence of Technologies in LIS”. Prof. Lahkar while talking
on Convergence of technologies in LIS suggested to the LIS professionals to
change the mindset from traditional library to digital library and opined that
convergence refers to multiple system or multiple services put into a single
holistic environment. He also added that workings and services of the LICs can
be summarized as: Collection, Organization, Dissemination and Archiving. Dr.
Sanjay Kr. Singh, Associate Professor, DLISc, G.U., Dr. Tilak Hazarika, Asst.
Professor, DLISc, Dr. Badan Barman, Asst. Professor, DLISc, G.U. and Dr. Mehtab
Hussain, Research Guide, DLISc, USTM acted as Resource Persons at the different
Technical Sessions of the National Seminar. Total 62 (Sixty Two) delegates
participated and presented their papers at the seminar which was really
encouraging for the organizers. The Valedictory Session on 17th July was chaired
by Dr. Alaka Sarma, Dean, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, USTM and
certificates were distributed to the delegates and Resource Persons by Dr. P. G.
Rao, Honorable VC, USTM. The vote of thanks was given by Mr. Gautam Gogoi,
Organizing Secretary, NSCTLIS-2015.