KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD), Trivandrum, offers 2 Day Training on E-PRINTS on August 9 &10, 2014

KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD) announces a two day training programme on E-PRINTS, an Open Source Digital Repository Software, on August 9 and 10, 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:   August 9 & 10, 2014; 9.30 am to 5.00 pm

Resource Persons: Experts on EPRINTS
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: 04/08/2014

Registration fee must be paid as a Demand Draft, 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

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

All communications will be primarily through e-mail.

For more details:

Mr V. Sriram (Mob:09447251892)/ S. L. Faisal (Mob: 09447699724)

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

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UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Academic Plagiarism and Bibliographic Reference Management Softwares

The College Library and the Department of Economics, St.Stephen’s College, Uzhavoor  in collaboration with the Kerala Library Association ,Kottayam Region (KLA) and Kerala College Librarians’ Association (KCLA)  has immense pleasure in organizing a National Seminar on ‘Academic Plagiarism and Bibliographic Reference Management Softwares’  on August 13th and 14th , 2014.

This seminar intends to be a platform for academicians, research scholars, higher education administrators and policy makers to communicate their views. We cordially invite academic fraternity from various institutions as delegates to the seminar  to make use of this opportunity to share ideas relevant to this theme.

Various Technical sessions:

Academic plagiarism: Recent Trends

Plagiarism in scientific writing

Plagiarism detection softwares

Forms of plagiarism

How to avoid plagiarism

Bibliographic reference management softwares etc

Call for Papers

Scholars are invited to submit abstract/full papers for the presentation in the Seminar.Abstracts should be sent on or before july 27th and full papers on or before july 30th 2014 so to include in the proceedings.


  • Academic Plagiarism
  • Case studies on plagiarism
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Academic Publishing
  • Research Indices
  • Retracted Papers
  • Style  Manuals -Citation Styles
  • Citation policies and procedures
  • Bibliographic Reference Management Softwares

Paper Submission Guidelines

  •  All the papers must follow the American Psychological Association (APA) format and should not exceed more than eight (8) pages.
  •  Papers submitted should not have been previously published in other Seminars/ Conferences/ Journals.
  • All the papers will be reviewed by an expert committee and the corresponding author of the selected paper will be intimated through e-mail.
  • Thexpert committee will have the right to accept, reject or edit the papers.
  • Accepted papers will be published as proceedings with ISBN. Selected papers will be published as a book.
  • Papers should be sent as attachment  to ststephenscollegelibrary@gmail.com

Best Paper Award

Selected three research papers from among the submissions will be given the best paper award.

For more details download the brochure

Brochure – National Seminar

Registration Form.pdf

ONLINE REGISTRATION. Delegates are requested to fill in the online registration form given below:

Click here to view National Seminar on Academic Plagiarism Registration form

Sent your DD and details to:

The Principal

St.Stephens College


Kottayam District


For any queries contact:




KLA-CPD Workshop on E-Prints: Online Registration

DD must be drawn in favour of ‘Kerala Library Association’, payable at Thiruvananthapuram and reach the following address on or before 04 August 2014.

Mr. V. Sriram, (Treasurer, KLA), DBRA-80, Cliff House Road, Kowdiar P.O., Thiruvananthapuram – 695003

43rd Annual General Body Meeting of KLA on 3rd Aug., 2014 at KLA H.Q., Trivandrum

Dear Sir/Madam,

The 43rd Annual General Body Meeting of the Kerala Library Association will be held at 3 PM on Sunday, the 3rd August 2014 at KLA Head Quarters, 36, 2nd Floor, Kairalie Plaza Annexe, Near Tax Tower, Karamana P. O., Thiruvananthapuram-695 002. Kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.

Dr Lalitha. M., General Secretary, KLA, Mob: 09495122282 , E-mail: kla.org@gmail.com , Thiruvananthapuram




1. Presentation and adoption of Annual Report and Statement of Accounts for 2013-’14 and Budget Estimate for 2014-2015

2. Introduction of Resolutions for adoption

3. Other matters admitted by the Chair


1. Issue of Notice                                                        27.06.2014

2. Date of Receipt of Resolutions                                 14.07.2014

3. Date of Notice of Resolutions to Members                 18.07.2014

4. Date of Receipt of Amendments to Proposed Resolutions 25.07.2014

5. Date of Annual General Body Meeting                        03.08.2014

Resolutions, if any, should reach the General Secretary, on or before 14.07.2014.

National Seminar on Technology Management in Libraries

For the last several years, the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) was organizing several library related programmes like, National and State level Seminars, Training programmes, Workshops, National Book Festivals, Competitions etc. in the main campus of KAU at Thrissur.

This year, it is decided to organize a National Seminar on Technology Management in Libraries during August 29-30, 2014 for Qualified Library Professionals/ Library Education Teachers in the College of Horticulture, KAU Main Campus, Vellanikkara, Thrissur. The Academic Library Association (ALA) and Kerala Library Association (KLA) will collaborate to organize the seminar.

Papers are invited on the following broad topics/themes of the seminar:

1. Library Management in the context of Modern Technologies

2. Personnel Management; Change Management

3. Hardware and Software Management; Library Automation Softwares

4. Open Source Software for Libraries; Power Management

5. Library Networking & Resource Sharing; Network Security and Data Security

6. Library Consortia; Use of Social Networking Sites in Libraries

7. Application of Web/Library 2.0, Web 3.0; Library Portals/Websites

8. Digitization and Preservation of Knowledge Resources

9. Development and Management of Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories

10. Information Literacy, Library Education, User Orientation

11. Re-engineering Library and Information Systems

12. Re-structuring LIS Education in the context of modern technologies

13. Other topics related to effective Library & Information Science

14. Innovative Management Practices, Management of IPR

15. Information Marketing, Public Relations in Libraries

Registration: Registration to the Seminar is free. Expenses towards travel and accommodation should be borne by the participants.

Accommodation: Will be arranged in KAU or outside on payment basis

Submission of Papers: Original and unpublished papers on the conference themes are invited for presentation at the conference. Papers will be accepted only after strict peer review by the editorial committee.
Author Guidelines: Full paper in word file with an abstract not exceeding 200 words and 3-5 keywords should be submitted as an e-mail attachment to francisaloor@yahoo.com

Important Dates:-

Submission of Abstracts : 20th July 2014

Intimation of Acceptance : 25th July 2014

Submission of Full Paper : 10th August 2014

Last date of Registration : 20th August 2014

Seminar Dates : 29-30 August 2014 (Friday & Saturday)

For Further details contact:-

  1. Dr. A.T. Francis, Head, Library & Organizing Secretary; Phone(o): 0487-2438311-15; (m) 9496839409; e-mail: francisaloor@yahoo.com
  2. Smt. V.S. Swapna, Library, College of Horticulture; Phone(o): 0487-2438513; (m) 9446434149; e-mail: swapnabenn@gmail.com
  3. Websites:- www.kau.edu; www.kauhort.in; http://www.keralalibraryassociation.org