GUWAHATI, May 17 - The Assam College Librarians� Association (ACLA) has undertaken an initiative during the lockdown to train faculty members of colleges and institutions and library and information science professionals on e-resources and the latest software of the inter-university centre of UGC-INFLIBNET, to create a strong network of libraries across the State.
As part of its initiative, the ACLA�s ICT cell today conducted a webinar at the Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, Guwahati, on online e-resources for capacity building of the faculty members.
Electronic resources are documents in digital format accessible electronically from any part of the globe. E-journals, e-books, online database in varied digital formats are the various forms of e-resources. Such resources are grouping of information sent out in digital format which is produced, published and distributed electronically. It can be read both online and offline.
Recently, ACLA also successfully conducted online training on the upcoming Soul 3.0 software of INFLIBNET for library and information science professionals to help librarians and faculty members of various library and information science departments.
Considering the huge response from the participants, two different technical sessions of the training were conducted where more than 185 individuals from different colleges, universities and other institutes of North East India took part.
The entire programme was managed and technically handled by Dr Birender Pal, coordinator, ICT cell, ACLA and librarian, Kaliabor College. Scientists from Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) centre � an inter-university centre of UGC � and resource persons Yatrik Patel, Dr HG Hosamani and Divyakant R Vaghela imparted the online training.