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Library report Jan 2021 – Dec 2021

Library Events

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
3rd July 2021National Level workshop on ‘Introduction to Zotero’Dr. Shamprasad Pujar Chief Librarian, Indira Gandhi Institute of Research Development78
29th June
National Level workshop on ‘Research Skills using Grammarly and Typoset Research Studio.’Mr. Mahesh Wagh Director, Nexux Global EduTech Company, Pune61
17th July 2021National Level Workshop on Google Apps: Useful Tools for Librarians and Research scholarsMr. Pradeep Bachhav, Librarian, at Agasti Arts, Commerce and Dadasaheb Rupwate S Science College, Akole.57

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.

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.

National Level Workshop on Typeset Studio and Grammarly

Date: 29th June 2021

Time: 11.30pm to 12.30pm

Resource Person: Mr. Zeeshan Ahmad (Trainer of Mr. Mahesh Wagh) Trainer at Global Edu-Tech Pvt. Ltd., Pune.

Total Attendees: 61

Mr. Zeeshan explained in detail features of both the software’s/ tools for citing, formatting and building research work. He demonstrated how the software can be used to search journals/articles; converting MS-Word document into PDF; formatting of references in the research paper and making citations. He provided guidance for getting documents reviewed independently in Typeset Studio and explained how to select templates for articles; how to add equations, references, figures and tables using Typeset Studio. He also demonstrated the use of tools for checking plagiarism in both the software’s. Mr. Zeeshaan showed how we can set goals such as formatting, domain, tone, intent, etc. and how Grammarly can be used to correct language errors.

National Level Workshop on Introduction to Zotero

Date: 3rd July 2021

Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Resource Person: Dr. Shamprasad Pujar, Chief Librarian at Indira Gandhi Institute of Research Development, Mumbai

Total Attendees: 78

Dr. Pujar stated that for research one needs to record different kinds of secondary sources of data that one refers to and suitably cite them.. Zotero helps in systematically recording these data sources.

Dr. Pujar introduced Zotero features and provided guidance on steps of downloading Zotero iZotero icons for recording books, Zotero list of item box and Zotero icon for collection of items. He demonstrated how to create new manual item and new item from current webpage; how to save link to current page; how to take snapshots of current page; how to create new standalone note; look out items such as DOI, ISBN and search items; how to create bibliography using APA or Chicago or MLA or other citation styles. He enlightened participants about Zotero MS-Word integration; Zotero online syncing; Back-up data; and Zotero-retracted items notifications.

National Level Workshop on Google Apps: Useful Tools for Librarians and Research scholars

Date: 17th July 2021

Time: 12.00pm to 1.00pm

Resource Person: Mr. Pradeep Bachhav, Librarian, at Agasti Arts, Commerce and Dadasaheb Rupwate S Science College, Akole.

Total Attendees: 57

Mr. Bachhav stated the features of Google Chrome in detail as well as Google apps such as Maps, Drive, Keep, Blogger, Hangouts, Jamboard, Earth, Arts and Culture. He explained how to organize Gmail by using different folders; how to create YouTube channel using Gmail account in detail. He demonstrated the Keep app, Google Workplace and search strategies in Google. He provided guidance on creating sites on Google and gave information on how to search and purchase domain for the sites. Mr. Bachhav also explained how one can use the attributes of Google Scholar in a specific way