SRINAGAR: A three- day workshop on “Integrating Content, Technology & Services: A special focus on libraries in J&K” organised by Allama Iqbal Library (AIL) Kashmir University (KU) in collaboration with Informatics Publishing Bengaluru, concluded here on Monday.
Vice Chancellor, Prof Talat Ahmad on the occasion highlighted the importance of the project/workshop. He appreciated the steps being taken by Allama Iqbal Library towards formation of a “Union Catalogue” of Jammu and Kashmir which is nowhere in India.
Director Colleges, Zahoor Ahmad Chatt on the occasion considered the vision of Allama Iqbal Library as the major step towards the modernization of libraries in the state and appreciated the efforts of Kashmir university for its educational outreach via modern technological advancement.
Librarian, Prof G M Peerzada highlighted the motive behind organising such workshop for college librarians to the participants.
He said that automation of all college libraries in J&K using a single common platform of Open Access System and connecting it to the Allama Iqbal Library database will help in removing barriers between the students and information.
“It will also help in eradicating the digital divide which has grown to an extended limit. The Union Catalogue will be a great service to the society,” he added