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Capacity building training programme inaugurated

Panaji, Feb 19 (UNI) A five day “Capacity Building Training” programme for Public Library Personnel, organized by the National Mission for Libraries (NML) and Ministry of Culture Government of India, under Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation (RRRLF) was inaugurated at Sanskruti Bhavan at Patto in the city on Monday.
The five day training programme, which commenced on Monday and will continue till February 23, 2018, has been organized with an intention to introduce sustained development of public library services in India.
Gurudas Pilarnekar Director, Directorate of Art and Culture, Dr Carlos Fernandes, Curator, Goa State Central Library, Prof Uma Kanjilal, Prof and Head, Faculty of Library and Information Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), and member of Foundation, Anirban Biswas, System Manager and Programme Coordinator, CBP, NML, Sulaksha S Kolmule, Senior Librarian, were present on the occasion.
Mr Biswas briefed about the objectives of the workshop.
Prof Kanjilal gave basic knowledge about the Creation on National Virtual Library of India (NVLI). She IGNOU was aiding an initiative of the Ministry of Culture under the National Mission of Libraries by way of creating a catalogue of libraries across India which apart from books includes artefacts and other resources from libraries, museums, archives, among others, and all this would be done using an open source platform, Koha, making its access, free of cost and which will develop reading habits among people across the country.
Mr Pilarnekar, speaking as the Chief guest on the occasion, said the knowledge was not meant to be preserved and restricted within four walls, instead it should be spread beyond, across the state, country and the world around.
Earlier Dr Carlos Fernandes welcomed the gathering. Siddhi Upadya compered the function and Sulaksha S Kolmule proposed vote of thanks.
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