Srinagar: Director National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar, Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Sehgal on Friday said scholarly literature is important and vital for quality research for any educational institution and there is a need to focus on these areas.
Addressing the gathering at an event titled “Publishing Scholarly Content with IEEE” organized by Library and Information Resource Centre (LIRC) NIT Srinagar in collaboration with IEEE.
Prof. Sehgal briefed about the importance of scholarly literature. He also highlighted the NIT-Srinagar’s s commitment to spend a good amount of budget to provide the best high-quality e-resources to students, researchers, and faculty members.
“Libraries are the gateway of knowledge and they are playing important role in our society. The resources aimed to create opportunity for learning and shape the new ideas,” he said.
Prof. Sehgal also appreciated library patrons and also appreciated LIRC team for holding such events and emphasized in organizing such events in future as well.
In his special message, Institute’s Registrar, Prof. Syed Kaiser Bukhari said such conferences are need of the hour. He appreciated the LIRC for organizing the conference on a relevant topic.
Prof. Bukhari said over the past several years, NIT Srinagar has shown tremendous growth in the areas of research. There is a visible change on the ground, he said.
Chairman-LIRC Prof. Aijaz Ahmed Zargar also provided his valuable insights on paper publishing in various modes viz: Open Access, Toll-Access, etc., sensitized the audience to use IEEE resources to publish in quality journals.
The event began with a welcome address that was presented by Deputy Librarian Mrs. Asmat Ali, Convener of the event.
Mrs. Asmat said electronic information resources are made available for research to great extent by our institute but the user education program, training is pivotal for the patrons in context of usage and easy retrieval of refined information.
“Today’s program is one of the attempts,” she added.
In his key address, Mr. Ranbir Singh Sedhe, IEEE Client Services Manager discussed ‘how to publish Scholarly Content in IEEE- Journals and conferences, etc.
He also highlighted the key services offered by IEEE to its users, and subscribers. All the objectives of the event were tactfully covered by the speaker.
While more than a hundred participants had registered for the event, including research scholars, faculty members, M.Techand B.Tech Students.
The event was concluded by the Assistant Librarian Mr. Showket Ahmed Wani, by presenting a vote of thanks. He thanked the esteemed speaker, Director NIT Srinagar, Chairman LIRC and other participants for gracing the mega event.