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Thematic Workshop cum Panel discussion on
Revolutionizing the publishing model

29 November 2013 (Friday)
Time 11.30 – 1.00 pm
Venue: Gulmohar, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Digital technology is revolutionizing the publishing world. New technology has created a multitude of avenues through which academics, scholars, publishers, librarians, and other related fields can communicate. However, the use of this technology remains limited; research processes and the dissemination of research results have yet to fully assimilate the capabilities of the web and other digital media. Producers and consumers remain wedded to formats developed in the era of print publication, and the reward systems for researchers remain tied to those delivery mechanisms.

A major challenge for publishers is to reach audiences for a work across multiple platforms, formats and distribution models by harnessing new technologies. New publishing models are emerging in response to demand for real-time dissemination, dynamic material, more collaborative research and authoring environments, and usage of rich media. Multimedia tools (video and podcasting tools) allow academics and researchers to produce engaging, interactive audiovisual content to promote and publish research and scientific advances. The rapid advance in the video technology allow for an immediate and engaging way of communicating knowledge and engendering debate, with various digital platforms providing the ability to refer to, comment on, and share videos. They are also well suited to presenting research findings and phenomena that work best when presented visually. Leading publishers like JoVE take advantage of video/multimedia technology to capture and transmit the multiple facets and intricacies of scientific and research progress.

The workshop-cum-panel discussion aims to broaden awareness of current efforts in digital and multimedia publishing across disciplines and the changes in modern research communications due to effective use of information and communication technology.


Timings Topic Panelist
11.30-11.35 am Setting the theme by Moderator Dr Michele Reilly
Associate Dean of Libraries,
James E. Brooks Library, Central Washington University, US
11.30-11.50 am Lead Speaker Mr Max Radbill,
Deputy Director of Library Relations India, JoVE

11.50-12.00 pm Panelist 1 Prof. Vinay K Pathak
Vice Chancellor, VMO University, Kota, India
12.00-12.10 pm Panelist 2 Dr Gurdish Sandhu
Associate Director (E-strategy & Information Services), University of East London, UK
12.10-12.25 pm Open Discussion  
12.25-12.40 pm Summing Up Moderator
12.40-12.45 pm Vote of Thanks TERI