Day - 4 : 8 December 2006 (Friday)
9.00 – 9.40 am Keynote Address III
(Venue: The Stein Auditorium)

Chair: Mr Rod Pryde
Director - British Council Division and Minister (Cultural Affairs) – British High Commission,
British Council Division, New Delhi

Speaker: Mr Nitin Desai
Distinguished Fellow, TERI, New DelhiFormer Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs,
Special Adviser to United Nations Secretary-General for the World Summit on the Information Society

9.45 – 11.15 am Technical Session 7  

Session 7A
(The Stein Auditorium)

Session 7B
(Jacaranda, First Floor)
Session 7C
(Silver Oak, Ground Floor)

Open archives initiatives and Institutional repository

Prof. Paul Nieuwenhuysen

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Invited talk:
Krishan Lal
Open Access: Global Perspective

Contributed Papers:

1. Amos Howard (Australia)
Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories: Drivers for Organisational Change

2. Sukhdev Singh, Naina Pandita, Surinder Kumar and Rekha Gupta (India)
Open Access Self-Archiving repository for the Bio-Medical Sciences: OpenMED@NIC

3. V Senthil and A L Moorthy (India)
Online Access to DRDO Periodicals using Open Source Software

4. R Mishra, S K Vijaianand, P P Noufal, Rajesh Kumar and Gaurav Shukla (India)
Digitisation Initiatives to Destress Library Collection: A case study of ETD at P. K. Kelkar Library, IIT Kanpur

Digital Library and Sustainability

Prof Dr Michael Seadle
Director, Institute for Library and Information ScienceHumboldt University, Berlin, Germany and Editor, Library Hi Tech

Invited talk:
Hermann Maurer (Austria)Digital Libraries must be more than Digital Repositories

Contributed Papers:

1. Rajeev Vij (India)
Economic Issues of Digital Library: A Case Study of E-Journal Subscription in Indian Context

2. Muttayya Koganuramath, Gayas Makhdumi, and V Sreenivasulu (India)
Building Vehicles for the Extreme Digital Libraries: Innovations and Challenges

3. Tariq Ashraf and Akhtar Parvez (India)
Survival and sustainability: some techno-economic considerations for creating digital objects

4. Stéphane Ipert (France)
Euroindia virtual library - A European and Indian cross cooperation project for cultural heritage enhancement- A concrete project with technical, legal and professional developments

Digital library services

Dr Gobinda Chowdhury
Senior LecturerDepartment of Computer and Information SciencesUniversity of Strathclyde, UK

Invited talk:
Roshan Raina (India)
How best digital library collections reach to user community of modern libraries: Opportunities or Threat

Contributed papers:

1. Ahmed Taha (United Arab Emirates)
E-Research: A new Domain of digital library services

2. Felix N. Ubogu (South Africa)
Trends in Digital Library Services in Academic Libraries in Nigeria and South Africa

3. Rajesh K Bhardwaj and R K Shukla (India)
Re-engineering of Library and Information Services through Web Modeling at Delhi College of Engineering

4. P K Jain, S C Jindal and Parveen Babbar (India)
Digital Libraries in India: Initiatives and Problems

5. Kiran Kaur (Malaysia)
Digital Libraries In Malaysia: An Overview With an E-Services Perspective

11.15 – 11.35 am Tea  


11.35 am – 1.05 pm

Technical Session 8

Session 8A
(The Stein Auditorium)

Session 8B
(Jacaranda, First Floor)
Session 8C
(Silver Oak, Ground Floor)

Digital Libraries: Semantics, thesauri, ontologies

Invited talks:
Ian H. Witten (New Zealand)
Finding documents and reading them: semantic metadata extraction, topic browsing and realistic books

T A V Murthy, S I Ahson, K.Srinivas (India)
Semantic Search Implementation for e-Journal Consortium

Contributed Paper:

1. Hiranmay Ghosh, Gaurav Harit and Santanu Chaudhury (India)
Ontology based interaction with multimedia collections

2. Dennis Nicholson and Emma McCulloch (U K)
Investigating the Feasibility of a Distributed, Mapping-based, Approach to Solving Subject Interoperability Problems in a Multi-scheme, Cross-service, Retrieval Environment

Digital library: Country Report

Mr John Paschoud
Information Systems Engineer of the Library, London School of Economics, UK

Invited talks:
1. S. Mandal (India)
The National Library of India in the Digital Environment

2. Michèle Battisti (France)
How 13 French Library Associations succeeded in having some exceptions in the French Law

Contributed Papers:

1. Daza (Bhutan)
Digitization Initiatives in the National Library of Bhutan

2. Saroja Wettasinghe (Sri Lanka)
Digitization of the documentary heritage in Sri Lanka

Digital Library and its preservation

Ms. Kalpana Dasgupta
Former Director, Central Secretariat Library, New Delhi and Former Librarian, National Library Kolkata, India

Invited talks:
Mr Jean-Marc Comment (Switzerland)
Swiss Federal Archives, Switzerland

Long-term preservation on digital documents: Some Strategic Comments

Jagdish Arora (India)
Digital Preservation: Major Issues, Challenges and Strategies

Contributed Paper:

1. Brown Heather (Australia)
Who guards the guards – meeting the challenges of digital preservation

2. Ramesh C Gaur (India)
Long Term Digital Preservation: Some initiatives in India and Germany


1.05 – 2.00 p.m. Lunch
(Sponsored by Springer (India) Pvt Ltd)

Panel Discussion
Digital Library Policy and Security

2.00 – 4.00 p.m.

(Venue: The Stein Auditorium)

Many of the digital library and allied concerns are deeply rooted. This is due to lack of awareness, non-availability of standard digitization manuals for regional (localized) requirements and insufficient knowledge of policy related issues. The Governments, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, and media as well as other information stakeholders have an enormous responsibility towards sensitizing the society and finally leading to a knowledge society by using digital technology. The challenge ahead is to develop a Roadmap towards framing national DL policies (IPRs, Best practices, Legislations, Access), Social issues including Digital Divide (Economic, Infrastructure, Language), Economic issues (Sources, Monitoring, Sustainability), Technological issues and other key issues related to digitization and digital library.

Moreover, as knowledge is put in the digital form in DL, their intellectual security and extent of fair use are also of major concern today. Electronic information providers and DL developers are frequently using various access management tools, technologies, IPR disclaimers, etc. to protect indigenous knowledge and originality of documents in digital form. However, it is the general feeling that in most of the developing countries, awareness needs to be created in this regard. The panel is expected to provide their views on the ways and means of ensuring digital security and awareness development framework.

Mr Jainder Singh
Secretary, Dept. of Information Technology, Ministry of Information Technology, Govt of India, New Delhi

Mr Pankaj Agrawala, IAS

Joint Secretary, Dept. of Information Technology, Ministry of Information Technology, Govt of India, New Delhi

Mr K Jayakumar, IAS
Joint Secretary, Department of Culture, Ministry of Culture, Govt of India, New Delhi

Prof. P. Tapio Varis
Acting President, Global University System, UNESCO Chair in global e-Learning with applications to multiple domains, and Professor and Chair of Media Education, University of Tampere, Finland

Mr Pavan Duggal
Advocate on IT and Cyber Law, Supreme Court of India

Mr Frank Vranken Peeters
Managing Director, Global Sales, Elsevier Science, The Netherlands

Ms. Kalpana Dasgupta
Former Director, Central Secretariat Library, New Delhi and Former Librarian, National Library Kolkata, India

Prof. Alan Hopkinson
Head of Library Systems, Learning Resources, The Sheppard Library, Middlesex University, U K

04.00 – 04.20 p.m. Tea
04.20 – 05.30 p.m. Valedictory Session
(Venue: The Stein Auditorium)

Dr Bharati Paliwal
Librarian, TERI, New Delhi

Special Address
Mr K Jayakumar
IASJoint Secretary, Department of Culture, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Govt of India, New Delhi

Valedictory Address
Dr N Balakrishnan
Professor and Associate Director, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Presentation of Best Poster Awards
Dr Leena Srivastava
Executive Director, TERI, New Delhi

Vote of Thanks
Debal C Kar
Fellow, TERI, New Delhi