Change in the field of library and information science has been enormous
The e-journals resource available at several research organisations or online at several educational institutions should be made use of effectively to help improve the research activity in the country, opined a Defence Research Development Organisation scientist.
At the Andhra Loyola College at its Fr. Gordon Library organised a lecture on `e-journal and its usage’ and the keynote address delivered by DRDO Scientist T. Ashok Babu kept the students captivated. The library organised the programme in collaboration with ALC Department of Physics and in his lecture the resource person, Mr. Ashok Babu highlighted the importance of e-journals in libraries across the globe and its special importance in the DRDO. At the laboratories for scientific work, various journals and conference papers of various scientific institutes like “NASA, ISRO” are available for users and any one can make use of the available e-content from various sources, he said.
The students from physics background can better understand this and make use of them for their future studies and research, he observed. College Principal Father GAP Kshore gave welcome address and described the importance of e-content in the present education system and highlighted some user issues with regard to books and journals in the college library.
He also said that students of all subjects must convert themselves to the changing environment and benefit from the technology advancements. The librarian G. A. Prasad Rao spoke about the changes that were taking place in the information and communication technologies (ICT) and he asked all the students to make use of all the advancements in e-content development and delivery. The change in the field of library and information science was enormous, he added. Department of Physics head A. V. Ravikumar, proposed vote of thanks and Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres meeting of south India was also organised at Andhra Loyola College.
Delegates from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala in addition to Andhra Pradesh participated.