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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Trends in Developing and Managing E-Resources in Libraries conference (India)

Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) is organizing two day National Conference on "Trends in Developing and Managing E-Resources in Libraries", scheduled to be held "during 3rd week of May 20012. The following themes have been identified:

* Types of e-resources and its utilities;
* Mandatory requirement v/s subscription of e-resources,;
* Policies, selection and budgeting of e-resources;
* Latest trends in collection development of e-resources;
* Competitive skills and techniques of professionals in organizing e-resources;
* Tools and techniques in organizing e-resources;
* Organization of e-resources using Open Source Software (OSS);
* Need for management of e-resources;
* Challenges, methods and impacts of e-resources;
* Strategic planning and management of e-resources;
* Provision to access virtual e-resources;
* Effective usage of e-resources;
* Optimum usage of e-resources;
* Access patterns of e-resources using remote web portals; and
* Selecting patterns of e-resources for academic/research pursuits

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