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Date and TimeTitle of ProgramResource ProgramParticipants
5th February 2021
Time: 2.00 pm
Webinar on ‘DELNET Networked Resources & Services’Dr. Sangeeta Kaul
Director, DELNET (Developing Library Network)Delhi.
27th February, 2021
Time : 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm
Webinar on “Information Literacy Program for MBA Students”.Dr. Sanjay Desale
Assistant University Librarian, Jaykar Knowledge Resource Centre, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.
6th March,2021
Time: 11.30 am to 12.30 pm
Webinar on “Core Web Resources Beyond Google”.Mr. Pralhad Jadhav, The Associate Director,Khaitan & Co., Mumbai35

Webinar on ‘DELNET Networked Resources & Services’

Date: 5th February 2021

Time: 2.00 pm

Resource Person: Dr. Sangeeta Kaul, Director, DELNET (Developing Library Network), Delhi.

Total attendees: 168


DELNET (Developing Library Network) is committed to promoting sharing of resources among libraries by developing a network of libraries; collecting, storing and disseminating information, and offering computerized services to the users.

Objectives of Webinar:

To guide users in accessing DELNET Databases and its catalogues.

To provide guidance to the students about Open Access Journals, Tables of Contents, Full-Text eBooks and e-Journals.

To guide the students for accessing CD-ROM Databases i.e. a bibliographic database of CD-ROMs available with the Member Libraries.

To give information about databases of Theses and Dissertations covering various subjects i.e. a database of Theses and Dissertations submitted to Indian Universities.

Summary: Dr. Sangeeta Kaul explained how to access DELNET databases with various catalogues. She had also provided guidance on how to access e-journals, contents, ebooks, newsletters, Knowledge gainer portal, Language learning portal, Manuscripts and Rare books and Theses/Dissertations. She enlightened participants about services and facilities provided by DELNET such as Resource Discovery, Foreign services, Professional training, Software Support etc.

Webinar on “Information Literacy Program for MBA Students”.

Date : 27th February, 2021

Time : 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm

Resource Person: Dr. Sanjay Desale, Assistant University Librarian, Jaykar Knowledge Resource Centre, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.

Total attendees: 42

Information Literacy: 

Information Literacy has been known by many different names like, Library Orientation, Bibliographic Instructions, User Education, Information Skills Training, etc. 

Information Literacy concentrates on how to make optimum use of library resources, and bibliographic instruction and user education focuses on the mechanics of using various resources. 

In general, Information Literacy is the ability to find, understand, evaluate and use information.

Objectives of Webinar:

To educate students on the techniques of getting information rapidly and easily and evaluating information and sources.

To guide students on the effective use of the library and understand what to read.

To demonstrate ethical use of information from technical tools.

To acquaint the students with the use of various search techniques to retrieve information. 

To show the usefulness of various multimedia resources and online and CD-ROM databases.

To highlight the importance of web resources


Dr. Sanjay Desale explained how to engage, articulate, understand, evaluate and use Information Literature. He explained and classified Information sources as Documentary and Non-documentary sources; Primary, Secondary and Tertiary sources. He provided guidance on effective searches such as Boolean Operators, Truncation, Wild Cards. He also emphasized on advance search options.

Dr. Sanjay Desale emphasised the importance of lifelong learning and the role of Information Literacy in the pursuit of this goal. 

Webinar on “Core Web Resources Beyond Google”.

Date: 6th March,2021

Time: 11.30 am to 12.30 pm

Resource Person: Mr. Pralhad Jadhav, The Associate Director, Khaitan & Co., Mumbai

Total attendees: 35

Web-based system is a system, which provides information and services to the students and research scholars by using internet web technologies. Its main aim is to publish and maintain data by using Hypertext Software System. Basically, a web-based resource can be obtained through World Wide Web.

Objectives of Webinar:

To guide students on the use of uploaded information resources such as eBooks, e-Journals, databases, etc.

To acquaint students about the internet index

To provide comprehensive links to high-quality online information.


Mr. Pralhad Jadhav spoke about online information resources as well as primary, secondary and tertiary sources which are useful for research and academic purposes. He explained how to access e-resources such as eBooks, e-journals, articles, maps, Government reports, standing committee reports, UGC reports, AITCE reports, etc.  Besides, he demonstrated how to access Global Open Access Portal (UNESCO), DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journal), Open Door (Directory of Open Access Repositories), DOAB (Directory of Open Access Book) and the use of J-Gate (Database for Journals), National Digital Library of India, e-Pathshala (for academic electronic study material), NPTEL (e-Learning), Google Scholar (Search Engine), Encyclopedia, Wikipedia, etc. He explained that these resources are cost effective or available free of charge and students must make optimum use of these resource.