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Seminar on "Digital Preservation and Access to Indian Cultural Heritage with special reference to
IGNCA Cultural Knowledge Resources" 

31st January - 1st February, 2009 
Venue: NMM Hall, 3rd Floor. Kala Nidhi Building, 
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, No. 5, R.P.Road , New Delhi110 001.

Seminar Directors  Dr. Ramesh C.Gaur, Librarian & HoD(KN), IGNCA
Dr. ARD Prasad, Associate Professor, DRTC, ISI, Bangaluru
Rapporteur General   Dr. Antony Jose, Librarian, MDI, Gurgaon 
Coordinators Ms. Asha Gupta, Bibliographer, KN, IGNCA
Dr. O N Chaubey, IGNCA 

31st January, 2009

9.00 a.m. to 9.45 a.m.  Registration 
10.00 11.30 a.m. Inaugural Session
  • Saraswati Puja
  • Welcome Address, Annual Report Presentation and Introduction to the Seminar, by Dr. Ramesh C Gaur, Librarian & HoD(KN)
  • Address by Shri Chinmaya R Gharekhan, President, IGNCA Trust
  • Preservation & Access to Information vis-a-vis IGNCA Cultural Knowledge Resources by Dr. Usha M Munshi, Librarian, IIPA, New Delhi
  • Address by Dr. Jagdish Arora, Director, INFLIBNET, Ahmedabad
  • Address by Mrs. Shailaja Chandra, Chairperson, Delhi Library Board and Executive Director, Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh, New Delhi
  • Remarks by Dr. K K Chakravarty, Member Secretary, IGNCA
  • Vote of thanks by Mrs. Asha Gupta, Bibliographer, IGNCA

Rapporteurs : Dr.N.K.Khatri, ISI, New Delhi 

11.30 a.m   Tea 
12.00 p.m. to 1.30 p.m. Technical Session I: Digitization & Digital Library initiatives with special reference to Indian Cultural Heritage Resources.
Chairperson: Dr. Dinesh Katre Group Coordinator, Human-Centred Design & Computing, C-DAC, Pune

Rapporteurs : Dr.R.K. Shukla, Librarian, DCE, New Delhi

1.30 p.m to 2.15 p.m. Lunch
2.15 p.m. to 3.15 p.m. Technical Session II: Development of Digital Repository/Digital Archive

Chairperson:   Mr. Steven P. Kerchoff, Information Resource Officer (India,  Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal), U.S. Embassy, New Delhi

Rapporteurs:  Ms. Renu Seth, Manager, Regional Information Centre, max Mueller Bhawan, New Delhi

3.15 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.  Tea 
3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.  Technical Session III : Electronic Gateway to Indian Culture Heritage Resources

Chairperson:  Professor R.L. Raina, Professor, IIM, Lucknow

  • Development of Electronic Gateway in collaboration with Publishers -Taylor and Francis proposal by Ms. Jaya Bhattacharji, Editorial Manager, South Asia, Taylor & Francis Books India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
  • Presentation of LS Digital by Mr. Amit, Libsys Corporation, New Delhi.

Ms. Sangeeta Kaul
, Network Manager, DELNET, New Delhi 
Dr. Bibhuti Bhusan Sahoo, Asstt. Librarian, IIT Delhi

4.30 p.m. to 5.45 p.m. Panel Discussions I: Discussions on proposal on National Electronic Manuscript Library.

Chairperson: Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan

  • Prof. G.C.Tripathi, HoD (KK), IGNCA
  • Dr. ARD Prasad, Associate Professor, DRTC, ISI, Bangaluru (Reflections)
  • Dr. Usha M Munshi, Librarian, IIPA, New Delhi
  • Shri P.Jha, Director, CIL, IGNCA
  • A Draft proposal on National Electronic Manuscript Library by Dr.Ramesh C.Gaur, Librarian & HoD(KN)
  • Presentation from NMM/NIC on Granthalaya and digitization of Manuscripts under NMM by Mr. Biswaranjan, NMM, IGNCA

Rapporteurs:  Dr.A.P.Singh, I.P.University, New Delhi      

5.45 p.m. to 6.15 p.m. Tea & visit to Exhibitions 



1st February, 2009

9.00 am to 10.00 am Special Session: Digitization Techniques and Methods

Chairperson: Dr. Pravakar Rath,  DLIS, Mizoram University, Aizawl

Rapporteur: Dr. N K Bar, Chief Librarian, Election Commission 

10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Technical Session IV: Digital Preservation Challenges. 

Chairperson: Dr. Jagdish Arora, Director, INFLIBNET

Dr. Pushkar
, NHPC, Faridabad
Mrs. Kavita Gaur, Assistant Librarian, International Management Institute, New Delhi

11.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon.  Tea 
12.00 noon to 1.15 p.m.  Technical Session V: Open Access Initiatives

Chairperson: Prof. P B Mangla, Former Professor, Delhi University

Rapporteurs: Mr. Salek Chandra, NIHFW, New Delhi 

1.15 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.   Lunch
2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. Technical Suggestion VI: Copy Right and IPR Issues in Digital Environment

Chairperson: Mr. Subhash Deshmukh, University Librarian, IP University  

Rapporteurs: Dr Tariq Asaraf, South Campus, Delhi University 

3.00 p.m. to 3.15 p.m. Tea
3.15 p.m. to 4.15 p.m Panel Discussions II - Discussions on "Digital Preservation and Access to Indian Cultural Heritage with special reference to IGNCA Cultural Knowledge Resources".

Chairperson -Dr. H. K. Kaul, Director, DELNET, New Delhi

  • Dr. R. K. Chadha, Joint Secretary, Parliament of India
  • Mrs. Kalpana Dasgupta, Former Director, CSL, New Delhi
  • Dr. S. Majumdar, University Librarian, Delhi University
  • Dr. A.R.D Prasad ,Associate Professor,DRTC,ISI Banguluru

Dr. S. S. Dhaka
, Director, MEA Library            
Dr. (Mrs.) M. Samantaray, Dy. Librarian, NCERT, New Delhi 

4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.   Concluding Session
  • Dr. K K Chakravarty, Member Secretary, IGNCA
  • Ms. Aditi Mehta, Joint Secretary, IGNCA
  • Dr. Ramesh C.Gaur, Librarian & HoD (KN)
  • Dr. A.R.D. Prasad, Associate Professor, DRTC, ISI Bangaluru
  • Dr. Antony Jose, Librarian, MDI, Gurgaon   

Rapporteurs : Dr. Sanjay Kataria, Head, Learning Resource Centre, JIIT, NOIDA  



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