Workshop on Role of ICT in Digital Preservation Management in Libraries and Documentation Centers
|Place||Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad|
February 04, 2016: National ICT R&D Fund organized a workshop on "Role of ICT in Digital Preservation Management in Libraries and Documentation Centers" in collaboration with Quaid-i-Aram University at the DRSM library, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
The objective of the workshop was to introduce and equip the library professionals with effective digital preservation management programs based on ICT technologies. Addressing the inaugural session, Mr. Wasim Hashmi, General Manager - Monitoring, National ICT R&D Fund, highlighted the activities and objectives of the Fund. He informed the audience of the available funding streams and the initiatives taken up for capacity building in the arena of ICT and nurturing it towards sustained development of an R&D culture in Pakistan. Joint Industry-academia research is one of the key vehicles being used to promote innovation in the ICT industry and to promote a research culture in the academic institutions of Pakistan.
Speaking at the event, Dr. Javed Ashraf, Vice Chancellor, Quaid-i-Azam University, lauded the efforts of organizers and appreciated the initiative. He stressed the need for library professionals to learn state-of-the-art library management tools and solutions and apply them to improve the current library management protocols.
The resource persons of the workshop included Mr. Muhammad Anwar Ejaz, Chief Librarian Quaid-i-Azam University, Ms. Bushra Almas Jaswal, Chief Librarian, FC College University, Lahore, and Mr. Ashraf Sharif, System Librarian, Agha Khan University, Karachi. A large number of library professionals from Rawalpindi and Islamabad participated in the workshop.