Dr. T.B. Rajashekar 10th Memorial Seminar (2014)

NCSI-Net Foundation  and JRD Tata Memorial Library, IISc, cordially invites you to the Dr. T.B. Rajashekar 10th Memorial Seminar (2014). This year's seminar topic is “VuFind - An Open Source Web Scale Discovery Tool ". It's a one-day seminar targeted for the benefit of students of Library and Information Science and budding LIS professionals.

The details of the seminar are given below:

Title: Dr. T.B. Rajashekar Memorial Seminar on "VuFind - An Open Source Web Scale Discovery Tool"

Date: November 22, 2020 (Saturday); 09: 00 AM - 04:00 PM

Venue: Seminar Hall, JRD Tata Memorial Library, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore - 560012

Seminar coverage: The Seminar is being conducted with an intention to create awareness amongst the students and budding information professionals about Web Scale Discovery Services and an Open Source Tool, "VuFind" for implementing such services. Discovery services are capable of searching quickly and seamlessly across a vast range of local and remote content and providing relevancy-ranked results in the type of intuitive interface that today's information seekers expect.

VuFind is a library resource portal designed and developed for libraries by libraries. VuFind, an Open Source s/w, enables users to search and browse through all of library's resources such as Catalog Records; Locally Cached Journals; Digital Library Items; Institutional Repository; Institutional Bibliography etc. by replacing the traditional OPAC. VuFind is completely modular so one can implement just the basic system, or all of the components. And since it's an open source, you can modify the modules to best fit your need or you can add new modules to extend your resource offerings.

Kindly bring this to the attention of the budding professionals and encourage them to attend the seminar. Participants will get an opportunity to interact with fellow professionals working in the industry and academia.

Agenda for the Seminar

09.00 - 09.30 Registration
09.30 - 10.00 About Dr. TB Rajashekar and the NCSI-Net Foundation
10.00 - 10.30 Breakfast
10.30 - 11.30 Presentation of the Web-Scale Discovery Services 
11.35 - 13.00 Installation and Demo of VuFind 
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.00 Demo of EBSCO Discovery Service
15.00 - 16.00 Career Advice
16.00            onwards wrap up, Distribution of Certificates, and Tea

Registration: Registration fee Rs. 250/- for Students and Rs. 500/- for budding professionals (includes working Lunch). Please click here for Registration form

Send the duly filled-in registration Form OR email the relevant details to [email protected] along with the demand draft or proof of direct remittance  favoring NCSI-NET Foundation, payable at Bangalore, to the following address:  Mr. Puttabasavaiah, Deputy Librarian, JRD Tata Memorial Library, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560012.

Account Details for NEFT Transfer

A/c Name : NCSI-Net Foundation
A/c Number : 0683101029636 IFSC Code : CNRB0000683 Bank & Branch: Canara Bank; IISc Branch

Please note that no arrangements for accommodation are being made for outstation participants. Number of participants restricted to 50 (due to Space constraint), it will be on first come first serve basis.