About the Conference
While the COVID-19 pandemic shook the world, many lockdowns have not stopped the spirit from thriving and competing. India has witnessed a gradual spike in qualified IT personnel and library professionals, embracing remote work and cloud infrastructure as the mantle to their industry sustenance. Industries like the automotive industry, construction, finance, logistics, and leisure took a massive hit during steps taken to control the pandemic. Small and medium businesses were among the worst affected by the lockdowns and stringent measures to curb the spread of the virus. Healthcare found it challenging to meet the demands of a vast Indian population. Libraries worldwide face hard choices around which services to offer and how ranging from minimal restrictions to complete closure. We are aware that governments are taking different approaches, sometimes ordering the closure of all institutions, others indicating that life should continue as usual, and others simply leaving decisions up to library administrators.
DRTC was established in 1962 as a constituent unit of the Indian Statistical Institute. On the invitation of Prof. P. C. Mahalanobis, Dr. S.R. Ranganathan (1892-1972) (then National Research Professor in Library Science) started DRTC in Bangalore. Since its inception, DRTC has been considered a pioneer in Library and Information Science. To make the mark on the Occasion of the 75th anniversary of Independence of India and 60th Anniversary Celebrations of the Documentation Research and Training Center, (1962-2022), Indian Statistical Institute, and the 130th Anniversary of Dr. S.R. Ranganathan, (1892-1972) The Father of Indian Library Movement, Announces an International Conference on Emerging Digital Library Platforms: Shaping Digital Transformation and National Data Exchange, Aug. 9-12, 2022 (ICEDLP). The conference aims to deliberate on developments and innovations in library and information science. It is also aimed at adapting to the journey of libraries using traditional knowledge organizing and management systems and classic systems. Renowned International Experts will deliver keynotes, and lectures, give demonstrations, and interact with the delegates. To explore cutting-edge technologies and techniques from advanced areas such as Classification, Cataloguing, Information Retrieval, Semantic Web, and Data and Data Science. Metadata, Semantic Web, Linked Data, Data Exchange, Ontology & Knowledge Organization, Big Data, Open Source, Open Access, Digital Libraries Digitization and Digital Preservation Web-Based Library Services, social media. As a result, academic libraries are rethinking their strategies and services to meet the challenges of the digital world and the demands of the “born digital” generation. Libraries, in particular, are confronting these challenges as the nature of scientific practice is being dramatically transformed by information technologies.
The major objectives of this conference are:
To bring together library professionals and researchers from India and abroad to exchange their innovative ideas, new initiatives, experiences, research work, best practices etc.
To share and discuss different sets of library services offered to support the academic and research work at the parent institutions.
To learn innovative management strategies, tools & technologies used to create and deliver digital platform services.
To discuss current issues, recent developments and their impact, and future challenges to prepare science and technology libraries for the future.
Library Professional from Science & Technology Institutions, Research Organizations and Industries.
Publishers, Information intermediates and vendors.
Information technology managers, educationalists, policy makers and others interested in the theme of the conference.