In order to provide a platform and enable interaction amongst library experts, researchers, academicians, & students for adoption, implementation of Digital Library Management towards shaping information paradigms & identifying strengths & gaps in the library systems, and suggest new models, policies & mechanism for reshaping the traditional libraries into the next generation libraries a National Conference on “ Digital Library Management & Challenges” was organized by ACCMAN.
Chief Guest, Dr. Panjab Singh, Ex Vice-Chancellor, Banaras Hindu University & Member Governing Council, Accman Institute of Management said that today no one can escape technology. He emphasized the need for effective use of knowledge available with the help of technology, and said that possessing technological tools is one aspect, but actual usage is in utilizing those in a synthesized manner for the benefit of the users. He wished everyone to get richer by the time this mega conference.
Dr. R.K. Chadha, Joint Secretary, Parliament Library, Govt of India stressed that the libraries must connect on a day to day basis through a virtual seminars & others virtual forums the technology provides for improving upon the already existing library facilities. For this, cooperation amongst the institutes & organizations with an attitude of cohesiveness, is a must since in the present scenario of technological development, no one can survive in isolation.
The conference was one of the mega library conferences in the whole nation. 256 delegates from various universities & institutes participated, List of guests included, Prof. (Dr.) Roshan Raina, IIIM Lucknow, Dr. Naushad Ali, Chairman, DLIS, AMU, Aligarh; Dr. J.P. Srivastava, Dy. Librarian, IIT Delhi; Mr. M.S. Rana, Chief Librarian, IMT Ghaziabad; Mr. K. P. Singh, Chief Librarian, AIIMS, New Delhi; Mr. Pawan Kumar Mishra, Librarian IMS institute Noida; Dr. Anil Singh, NCERT New Delhi among others.
Nearly sixty one papers were presented in the four technical sessions that followed the grand inauguration ceremony, which also included release of volume of the papers.