Saturday, January 17, 2015

Call for Papers @ Central Library, NIT, Rourkela

Invitation to
National Conference on
Emerging Trends & Techniques for Electronic Resource Management in Libraries:Issues & Challenges on
13-14, 2015
NIT, Rourkela

Organized By:

Biju Patnaik Central Library (BPCL)
National Institute of Technology Rourkela, 769008, Odisha
Tel (Off):
+91 (0) 661-2462101 | E-mail: |

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This conference is the second event under the series "Empowering Library Professionals to Empower Society (ELPES)". The main objectives of this conference are:

  • Awareness and importance of electronic resources;
  • Familiarization with the different ways of accessing electronic content;
  • Acquaint with the review activities associated with e-resources;
  • Examine copyright and licensing implications for scholarly communication;
  • An opportunity to develop ideas, strategies and policies for e-resource management (ERM);
  • Equip participants with skills for collection development and management of e-resources both theoretical and practical;
  • To discuss the issues and challenges faced during ERM cycle;
  • To adopt best practices for enhancing usage of e-resources.

Call for Papers:

Original contributions based on practice, theoretical and empirical research, case studies etc are invited on the theme and sub themes mentioned above. Please submit your paper email at For more details, please download the attached brochure.

About Biju Patnaik Central Library

The Central Library of National Institute of Technology, Rourkela has named after Biju Patnaik - the former Chief Minister of Odisha. It has been started functional since 1965.

Biju Patnaik Central Library (BPCL) caters to the educational and research needs of the academic community and its resources are consulted by scholars from all over the country. At present, the library holds about 70,000 books, 18,000 back volumes of periodicals and subscribes more than 6000 online journals/, 10,000 e-books, many databases including ISI codes, educational video courses & cassettes and CD-ROM etc. The library is fully automated and using RFID technology for transactions & securities. Library has Institutional Repository, Thesis Repository for scholarly content of the institution by using e-prints, Dspace, Greenstone & other open source technologies. This library is also associated with not-for-profit project (OAOB) to digitize, archive and disseminate old, rare and new literary and other text written in Odia language. For more details refer

Contact Details: 

Bhojaraju Gunjal
Organising Secretary
Head, Biju Patnaik Central Library (BPCL), 
National Institute of Technology Rourkela, 769008, Odisha. INDIA. 
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