National Workshop on “Ensuring Quality in Scientific Research” January 7- 8, 2015

Organized by: School of Marine Sciences, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Lakeside Campus, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-16
In association with
Centre for Information Literacy Studies, University of Kerala
&
Kerala Library Association Ernakulam Region

Venue: School of Marine Sciences Auditorium, Near Fine Arts Hall, Foreshore Road, Ernakulam
Date and Time: January 7—8, 2015, 9.00a. m.— 5.00p. m.
Objectives of the Workshop
Even though the importance of quality in research might seem obvious, it is found that quality and methodological rigor are often lacking in most of the research reports. Evaluating quality of scientific research is still a challenging issue and it points at some basic training or inputs for the researchers in enhancing the quality of research and also in its communication. The quality of research depends on the appropriateness of the research technique adopted and the way in which the adopted technique is applied. Those research reports which adhere to the quality parameters only will withstand the test of scrutiny by reviewers. Many parameters like various indices, impact factor are there in the industry to access the quality of output.
The workshop will focus on various attributes for ensuring quality of scientific research, which includes the standards for quality research, the strategies for reporting quality research etc.

Who can participate?
The workshop is intended for Faculty members, Scientists, Research Scholars, Post Graduate students, Administrators and Library Professionals.

Registration fees
Registration fee Rs. 300/- for Research Scholars and Students from the Cochin University community. (50 participants)
Registration fee Rs.600/- for Outside Participants (30 participants)
Admission is restricted to first-cum-first-serve basis.

Registration fee can be remitted either in cash or by a demand draft in favour of The Director, School of Marine Sciences, CUSAT, Kochi-682016.
The last date of Registration is 31st December 2014. Online registration is available at http://lakeside.cusat.ac.in/

About Organizers:

School of Marine Sciences
School of Marine Sciences is located in the Lakeside campus of Cochin University of Science and Technology. More than150 research scholars pursue their studies under the various departments of the School in disciplines namely, Marine Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry, Chemistry, Geology and Geophysics, Oceanography, Atmospheric Sciences, Fisheries and Environment Sciences. There is a full fledged library which covers all these realm subjects.

Kerala Library Association, Ernakulum region
Kerala Library Association is the first professional organization in Kerala that represents the interest of qualified librarians working in different libraries with due foresight and objectivity; keeping in view the proper development of librarianship and library services in the state. KLA Ernakulam region has so far conducted two workshops on the same topic in this campus, and the response was overwhelming.

Centre for Information Literacy Studies, University of Kerala Thiruvananthapuram
The main purpose of Information Literacy (IL) is to empower customers/ citizens for life with transferable skills. In the emerging teaching-learning environment IL has emerged as an essential skill for the teachers and students in their pursuit of knowledge. The University of Kerala has taken the initiative of forming a Centre for Information Literacy Studies with the aim of inculcating the necessary skills in the academic community. It was established in 2008 and at present, functions in the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kerala.

Venue
School of Marine Sciences Auditorium, fourth floor, Lakeside Campus, CUSAT, Near Ernakulam Fine Arts Hall, Foreshore Road, Ernakulam. Kochi-682016

How to reach the venue?
Kochi (erstwhile Cochin) is well connected by air, rail, road and sea.
By Rail : Nearest railway station is Ernakulam Junction. The Lakeside Campus is only 2 km from the Ernakulam Junction (South) Railway Station and about 4 Kms from Ernakulam Town (North) Railway Station.
By Road : Lakeside Campus is situated at the heart of the city and is well connected by road. Nearest Bus stop is, Medical Trust Hospital, Pallimuku/Maharaja’s College Ernakulam.

Accommodation
The participants have to make necessary arrangements themselves for the stay and travel. In case of any help, kindly contact the organizing secretary.

Dr. K Mohan Kumar
Chairman, Organizing Committee
Director, School of Marine Sciences
CUSAT, Kochi-682016
0484-2351957

For further information please contact:
Organizing Secretary
P J Manuel
Asst. Librarian, School of Marine Sciences
CUSAT, Kochi – 16
Mob: 9496276307 Email: manuelp.joseph@gmail.com

or

Joint Secretary
Joe Joseph
Secretary, KLA Ernakulam Region
Mob: 9447260241 Email: klaern@gmail.com

KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD), Trivandrum, offers 2 Day Workshop on KOHA, 10 – 11 Jan. 2015

KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD) announces its 7th training programme, a Two Day Workshop on KOHA, the Open Source Library Management Software, on January 10 and 11, 2015. The programme will be held at the KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD), on the premises of KLA Head Quarters, Thiruvananthapuram.

Who can participate: Working Library Professionals, LIS Students and Researchers in LIS.

Venue: Room No. 36, 2nd Floor, Kairalie Plaza Annexe, Karamana P.O., Thiruvananthapuram-695 002.

Date & Time:  January 10 & 11, 2014; 9.30 am to 5.00 pm

Resource Persons: Shri Arun V R (KSCSTE, Tvpm) and Shri Ashkar K (Mathrubhumi, Tvpm)
Training mode: Demonstration and Hands on sessions

Course Fee: Rs 1000/- (includes study kit+software CD/DVD, working lunch, tea and snacks)

Number of seats: 10 (Ten) only

Registration: On first come first served mode.

Online Registration:  Click here

Last date for registration: 05/01/2015 or until all seats are occupied, which ever is earlier

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Registration fee must be paid through bank transfer mode or as a Demand Draft

Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of Kerala Library Association, payable at Thiruvananthapuram. The DD must be send to Mr. V. Sriram, (Treasurer, KLA), DBRA-80, Cliff House Road, Kowdiar P.O., Thiruvananthapuram – 695003

or

By fund transfer to:

Name: Kerala Library Association
A/c No. 67061603692
IFSC Code: SBTR0000292
Bank Name: State Bank Of Travancore
Branch Name: KUOC Trivandrum Branch
Address: Kerala University PO, Thiruvananthapuram – 695034

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Registration will be confirmed only after the receipt of the prescribed fee

All communications will be primarily through e-mail.

For more details:
Shri N. Parameswaran  &  Shri N. Sukumaran Nair, Coordinators, KLA-CPD
Mob:09387822201/09447213155 (npwaran49@yahoo.co.in/sukukla@yahoo.com)

Mr Sriram V., Mob: 09447251892

Mr S. L. Faisal., Mob: 09447699724

Two Day Workshop on “KOHA” 10-11 Jan 2015: Online Registration

KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD), Trivandrum, offers 2 Day Workshop on KOHA, 13 & 14 Dec. 2014

KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD) announces its 6th training programme, a Two Day Workshop on KOHA, the Open Source Library Management Software, on December 13 and 14, 2014. The programme will be held at the KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD), on the premises of KLA Head Quarters, Thiruvananthapuram.

Who can participate: Working Library Professionals, LIS Students and Researchers in LIS.

Venue: Room No. 36, 2nd Floor, Kairalie Plaza Annexe, Karamana P.O., Thiruvananthapuram-695 002.

Date & Time:  December 13 & 14, 2014; 9.30 am to 5.00 pm

Resource Persons: Shri Arun V R (KSCSTE, Tvpm) and Shri Ashkar K (Mathrubhumi, Tvpm)
Training mode: Demonstration and Hands on sessions

Course Fee: Rs 1000/- (includes study kit+software CD/DVD, working lunch, tea and snacks)

Number of seats: 10 (Ten) only

Registration: On first come first served mode.

Online Registration:  Click here

Last date for registration: 06/12/2014

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Registration fee must be paid through bank transfer mode or as a Demand Draft

Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of Kerala Library Association, payable at Thiruvananthapuram. The DD must be send to Mr. V. Sriram, (Treasurer, KLA), DBRA-80, Cliff House Road, Kowdiar P.O., Thiruvananthapuram – 695003

or

By fund transfer to:

Name: Kerala Library Association
A/c No. 67061603692
IFSC Code: SBTR0000292
Bank Name: State Bank Of Travancore
Branch Name: KUOC Trivandrum Branch
Address: Kerala University PO, Thiruvananthapuram – 695034

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Registration will be confirmed only after the receipt of the prescribed fee

All communications will be primarily through e-mail.

For more details:
Shri N. Parameswaran  &  Shri N. Sukumaran Nair, Coordinators, KLA-CPD
Mob:09387822201/09447213155 (npwaran49@yahoo.co.in/sukukla@yahoo.com)

Mr Sriram V., Treasurer, KLA Mob: 09447251892

Mr S. L. Faisal., Mob: 09447699724

Prof. K. A. Isaac Commemoration Lecture 2014: A Report

Kerala Library Association organized the 9th Prof K A Isaac Commemoration Lecture 2014, at DLIS Hall, Thiruvananthapuram, on 17 October 2014, in a befitting manner. Mrs Chechamma Isaac & son, Prof Kurien Isaac were present on the occasion. KLA’s new publication, “New Information Technology Interfaces in Libraries & Information Centres” was also released by Prof (Dr) Ramesha of Bangalore University during the function. The book was received by Dr T.M.Vasudevan, Head, DLIS, University of Calicut.

Dr M Lalitha, General Secretary, KLA, welcomed the gathering. In his presidential speech, Dr A Gopikuttan, President, KLA, briefly touched upon the significance of the function.

Prof Ramesha started the lecture entitled “Google Generation” by paying a  glowing tribute to Prof Isaac., explaining the latter’s relevance in the google generation and his contributions to the library field by way of textbook literature. In the course of his talk, Prof Ramesha traced the history of Google. He showed how much it has started influencing the new generation and how the Google generation is different from other generations and also its impact on library & information science.

Through his powerful powerpoint presentation, Prof Ramesha could establish that it is very essential to redefine library services, sources, environment and infrastructure to meet the changing needs of a generation which is over-reliant on Google. Librarians of the 21st century have to find out about user behavior and preferences and make their library experience more rewarding. For this, library professionals have to explore, understand and then make use of the infinite possibilities of Google’s multiple resources like Google Scholar, Google pedia, Skillpages & Google sites. Prof Ramesha concluded his lecture by saying that libraries and librarians will always be there in spite of changes and challenges and success of librarianship as an evolving profession depends on how professional skills are improved, positive ethics and good attitude are either imbibed or cultivated and how effectively training is imparted.

Sri N Sukumaran Nair, former State Librarian, Kerala, had many a vivid memory of Prof Isaac to share with the audience. The various facets of Prof Isaac as a professional, teacher and administrator were brought to life by his vivid portrayal and narration of many anecdotes. It was a fitting tribute paid to a great soul by his former colleague and associate.

This was followed by the release of the book, “New Information Technology Interfaces in Libraries & Information Centres” by Prof (Dr) Ramesha. The first copy was received by Dr T.M.Vasudevan, who also introduced the book , which is a seminar volume, to the audience.

Dr K. P. Vijayakumar, Head, DLIS, University of Kerala, offered felicitations and Sri G.S. Harikumar, Vice President, KLA, proposed vote of thanks.