August 1, 2018

A national-level network for agricultural library and information centers in Bangladesh


Seminar on

A national-level network for agricultural library and information centers in Bangladesh

Date: 16 September, 2018


Organized by: HEQEP CPSF 2184: Modernization of Central Library and Establishment of an E-resource Centre at CVASU


Conference Hall,

Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University




Agriculture has been an integral part of human life ever since the earliest times. It fulfills the basic needs of food, cloth and other essential necessities of human life. Agriculture was one of the key factors of development that led to the rise of civilization. The husbandry of domesticated animals and plants contributed to create food surplus for meeting increased requirement of densely populated and stratified societies. Agriculture is very important from inception of human creation and its important would be continued until last breath of last people of the world.

Although the agricultural land has been decreasing day by day, the growth of agri-production has been rising. This growth was possible mainly due to creation of new knowledge and ideas through intensive research, capital formation and adoption of new technology in agriculture. Therefore, new knowledge, ideas and technologies must be disseminated among researchers and farmers for increasing agricultural productivity and for creating newer knowledge. For knowledge sharing among the researchers, faculty members, scientists, students and farmers, collective efforts, sharing of ideas and information using newer ICT-based networking is the demand of the current information era. Since a single library can disseminate its resources among the users of a particular library, on the other hand, networked libraries can disseminate their resources among the all users of networked libraries very quickly, efficiently and more conveniently using the modern information and communication technology.

This Seminar is organized to help LIS professionals to understand the major issues and challenges in the implementation of networking in agricultural libraries and information centers in Bangladesh. The seminar will bring together academics, researchers, library practitioners and eminent scholars in the field of information science and library management, information science to share their knowledge and experiences and to explore solutions to the problems that are faced by the LIS professionals in the implementation of networking and resource sharing in agricultural libraries to attain the ultimate goals of respective institutions.

Seminar theme: A national-level network for agricultural library and information centres in Bangladesh

The seminar will focus on the seminar theme and the following related themes:
1) Library networking
2) Library consortia
3) Resources sharing
4) Cloud computing
5) Library marketing
6) Digital library
7) Library automation
8) Library portal
9) Digital resource management
10) Resource Description and Access (RDA)

Important Dates

Deadline for Submission: August 29, 2018

Notification of Acceptance: Within 7 days after the submission

Who should participate?

The Seminar would provide opportunities to meet and hear from library professionals, leaders, LIS faculty members and information scientists from different parts of the country.


Call for Papers:

The seminar welcomes submissions of research and scientific papers, case studies, working papers, etc. related to seminar theme and sub theme. The paper submitted should have been neither published anywhere nor kept under consideration for publication in any form. All papers will go through a review process and accepted papers will be published in the seminar Proceedings/Edited Book.

The papers should be submitted as an email attachment to:

Guidelines for Authors:

The text of paper should be written in MS word, format with A4 page size, 1.25 margins (Top, Bottom, and Left & Right), 12 font size, Times New Roman and 1.5-line space throughout the text. The Paper must be written in English and should not exceed 5000 words, with an abstract of 150 words. The author(s) should follow Harvard Style for formatting the article citation and references.

Addresses for Communication:

Md. Habibur Rahman
Librarian, CVASU
Mob: 01711-043546
Phone: 031-659126

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