Augmenting Quality and Relevance of Higher Agricultural Education through Enhanced Learning Outcome and Entrepreneurship Development 

  • View of participants during the online webinar

One day online National workshop on Use of e-resources in agricultural libraries was conducted in University of Agriculture Science, Dharwad on 12th, June 2020 under World Bank funded ICAR-NAHEP-IDP project. Agriculture is the backbone of Indian economy, in the fast emerging information explosion, it is very difficult to access particular information without wasting time. The electronic resources give the solution and the users are attracted towards electronic resources because of its great potential in facilitating the search of required information quickly. Vast e-resources are available in agriculture, which we can access in library, information centers and provide the information to library users. In the agricultural research some of the important electronic resources like electronic journals, online databases, abstracts, e-books, ETDs, online catalogues, directories, home pages of the institutes, organizations etc. are available, which are very useful and frequently used by agricultural scientists. Resource persons from different Universities delivered talks on various aspects of e- resources.

Dr. K. Veeranjaneyulu, deliberated session on Agricultural knowledge management in digital era. He explained the importance of e-resources and need of transformation of traditional to digital libraries. Initiatives of Cera and ICAR for providing the right information to the right user at the right time. Dr.Mallikarjun Angadi, explained the need of ICT in libraries, with the emergence of ICT information can be disseminated at anywhere, at any time to increase the use of e-resources. Dr. Suresh Jange, narrated the importance of library is a heart of any institute, application of ICT tools in libraries as a information scientists it is the need of the hour to make aware of library patrons to  use the free e-resources  available like e-pgpathashal, vidwan, swayam, etc. to be used by our teachers and students. Dr.Balwan Singh explained the now and next: what a post covid would bring for libraries. Awareness leads to Development it was the slogan adopted by their library by maintaining social distance after lockdown.

Dr.Geeta G. Shirnalli, University Librarian, UAS, Dharwad extended welcome to all resource persons and participants. All participants actively participated in the training programme and the training was moderated by Dr.Shilpa S. Uplaonkar.