14th Dr TB Rajashekar Memorial Seminar (2018): Cloud technologies for Library and Information Services

Date: December 1, 2018 (First Saturday)

Venue: Choksi Hall, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru - 560012

About Seminar Theme:

Libraries witnessed a paradigm shift in disseminating information due to the advancement in ICT, Internet and digital technologies. Cloud computing is a relatively new model of internet application which enables distributed/virtual computing services. Cloud computing allows sharing infrastructure, which provides ultra-large-scale distributed data storage and network services. Cloud computing application in library mainly embody in resource and service construction, which play an important role in some areas, such as data storage, data management, hardware and software sharing, database resource sharing, integrated digital resources, one-stop entry, a full range of user interaction service and extend the application of complex network services.

Objective of the Seminar:

To introduce the concepts of Cloud computing and its models, application in library service by demonstrating case studies. 

Resource Persons:

NCSI-Net members who have practical experience in using Cloud computing services and implemented a wide range of library services on the cloud will serve as resource persons.

Registration Fee:

Rs. 300 for Students (Should carry ID Card) and Rs. 600 for working professionals, for NCSI-Net members Rs. 500. The fee covers Seminar kit, working lunch and tea/coffee.

Bank A/c details for online transfers:

For NEFT/IMPS transfers

Name: NCSI Net Foundation

Acc. No.: 0683101029636

IFSC: CNRB0000683

Kindly send an email to Mr. Shivaram BS at shivaram@nal.res.inDr Francis Jayakanth at francis@iisc.ac.in, to confirm your participation.

Please do note that no arrangements for accommodation are being made for outstation participants.

Seminar Topics:


08:45-09:30 am: Registration

09:30-09:45 am: Inauguration

09:45-10:30 am: Overview of Cloud Computing & Cloud Computing Models

10:30-11:00 am: Coffee Break

11:00-11:45 am: Cloud Computing Service providers and business models

11:45-12:45 pm: Access and configuration of cloud service for Library applications


12:45-01-30 pm LUNCH


01:30-02:30 pm: Case study presentation

02:30-03:15 pm: Risk and Challenges of Cloud Computing for Library and Information Services

03:15-04:00 pm: Career Advice for LIS professionals

04:00-04:30 pm: Certification Distribution and Closing the Seminar


 Kindly bring this to the attention of the LIS students and budding professionals and encourage them to attend the seminar. Participants will get an opportunity to interact with fellow professionals working in the industry and academia.

Please contact Mr Shivaram BS at  shivaram@nal.res.in / Dr Francis Jayakanth at francis@iisc.ac.in   for further details.