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> NKC CONSULTATIONS - WORKING GROUP
  NKC Consultations on Libraries
  The following are the Members of the Working Group:
  1. Smt. Kalpana Dasgupta (Chairperson)
    Former Director, Central Secretariat Library, New Delhi

  2. Dr. S. Arunachalam
    Distinguished Fellow, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai

  3. Mr. K.K. Banerjee
    Director, Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation, Kolkata

  4. Mr. K. Jayakumar
    Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, New Delhi

  5. Dr. H.K. Kaul
    Founding Director, DELNET, New Delhi

  6. Mr. K.K. Kochukoshy
    Librarian, Central Reference Library, Kolkata

  7. Mr. Manoj Kumar K.
    Acting Director, INFLIBNET, Ahmedabad

  8. Prof. S. Mandal
    Director, National Library, Kolkata

  9. Prof. P.B. Mangla
    Former Head of Dept. of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi

  10. Dr. T.A.V. Murthy
    Librarian, CIEFL, Hyderabad

  11. Dr. Harsha Parekh
    Former Head of Dept. of Library Science and University Librarian, SNDT Women's University, Mumbai

  12. Dr. A.R.D. Prasad
    Associate Professor, Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore

The following Committees were set up with specialists and professionals experienced in the stated areas of activity:

1. Committee on Database Creation and Networking
  • Smt. Kalpana Dasgupta (Chairperson)
    Former Director, Central Secretariat Library, New Delhi
  • Mr. K.K. Banerjee
    Director, Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation, Kolkata
  • Dr. H.K. Kaul
    Founding Director, DELNET, New Delhi
  • Mr. K.K. Kochukoshy
    Librarian, Central Reference Library, Kolkata
  • Mr. Manoj Kumar K.
    Acting Director, INFLIBNET, Ahmedabad
  • Dr. T.A.V. Murthy
    Librarian, CIEFL, Hyderabad
  • Dr. A.R.D. Prasad
    Associate Professor, Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore
2. Committee on Private Collections
  • Smt. Kalpana Dasgupta (Chairperson)
    Former Director, Central Secretariat Library, New Delhi
  • Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad
    Director, Khuda Baksh Oriental Public Library, Patna
  • Dr. Ramesh Gaur
    Librarian, IGNCA, New Delhi
  • Dr. Arun Ghosh
    Former Librarian, Centre for Social Studies, ICSSR, Kolkata
  • Dr. Sudha Gopalakrishnan
    Mission Director, National Mission for Manuscripts, IGNCA, New Delhi
  • Dr. H.K. Kaul
    Founding Director, DELNET, New Delhi
  • Dr. T.A.V. Murthy
    Librarian, CIEFL, Hyderabad
  • Dr. Usha Thakkar
    Honorary Secretary, Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalya, Mumbai
3. Committee to set standards and modalities for collection development, systems and services
  • Smt. Kalpana Dasgupta (Chairperson)
    Former Director, Central Secretariat Library, New Delhi
  • Dr. Jagdish Arora
    Chief Librarian, IIT Delhi
  • Mr. Frank Christopher
    Joint Director, Parliament Library, New Delhi
  • Dr. P.R. Goswami
    Director, National Social Science Documentation Centre, New Delhi
  • Mr. P. Jayarajan
    Former Head, British Council Libraries
  • Mr. K.K. Kochukoshy
    Librarian, Central Reference Library, Kolkata
  • Dr. Harsha Parekh
    Former Head of Dept. of Library Science and University Librarian, SNDT Women's University, Mumbai
4. Committee on Staffing Pattern and Staff requirement of Libraries
  • Smt. Kalpana Dasgupta (Chairperson)
    Former Director, Central Secretariat Library, New Delhi
  • Mr. K.K. Banerjee
    Director, Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation, Kolkata
  • Dr. S.M. Dhawan
    Former Scientist F and Head, Library and Information Services, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi
  • Dr. S. Majumdar
    University Librarian, Central Reference Library, Delhi University
  • Prof. S. Mandal
    Director, National Library, Kolkata
  • Prof. P.B. Mangla
    Former Head of Dept. of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi
  • Mr. E. Rama Reddy
    Former Librarian, University of Hyderabad
Terms of Reference:
  1. Redefine the objectives of the country's Library and Information Services (LIS) sector.
  2. Identify constraints, problems and challenges relating to the LIS sector.
  3. Recommend changes and reforms to address the problems and challenges relating to the LIS sector, to ensure a holistic development of information services in all areas of national activity.
  4. Take necessary steps to mobilise and upgrade the existing Library and Information Systems and Services, taking advantage of the latest advances in Information Communication Technology (ICT).
  5. Explore possibilities for innovation and initiate new programmes relevant to our national needs, especially to bridge the gap between the information rich and the information poor within the society.
  6. Suggest means of raising standards and promoting excellence in Library and Information Science education including re-orientation and training of working professionals.
  7. Assist in setting up facilities to preserve and give access to indigenous knowledge and the nation's cultural heritage.
  8. Set up adequate mechanisms to monitor activities for securing the benefits of acquisition and application of knowledge for the people of India.
  9. Examine any other issues that may be relevant in this context.
 
 
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