Safinoor Sagorika awarded PhD Degree

Md. Monirul Islam,

January 13, 2022

Photo: Safinoor Sagorika

Ms. Safinoor Sagorika, a former student of the Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, and life member of LAB and BALID, has been awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree under the Graduate School of Advanced Science and Technology, by Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan on 24 December 2021. Her primary research topic was “Design and Development of Video Aided Retention Support System for Enhancing Disaster Survival Skills (DSS) Among International Students” which is a tiny part of the system engineering mainly focused on “learning technology“.

As per the degree requirement, Dr. Sagorika also conducted her minor research project on “Adopting Orphan Migrants in Japanese Elderly Care Services: A Diversified Model for Ishikawa Prefecture”. She attended four international conferences in Thailand, Turkey, and Japan during her PhD journey and published four international conference proceedings. She also authored three journal articles from major research. In addition, she has successfully completed 22 credits from 11 courses.

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iPres 2022: Call for Contributions now open!

The Call for Contributions for iPres 2022 is now open. iPres is the premier and longest-running conference series on digital preservation. The 18th International Conference on Digital Preservation will be held in Glasgow, Scotland from 12th – 16th September 2022!

iPres 2022 will be a hybrid conference and proposals are welcome whether or not contributors expect to be present on site. Original contributions that will develop the theory and practice of digital preservation are invited. These may include scientific models and outcomes of research, creative solutions to shared challenges in daily practice, outcomes of innovative collaborations, state of the art in education, training and work-force development, and insight-oriented institutional and personal progress towards digital preservation goals. 

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BALID 23rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) held

Md. Ahasan Habib

December 9, 2021

23rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) was held on 27th November 2021 at Shahid Munir Chowdhury Conference Room, TSC, the University of Dhaka.
A. K. M. Nurul Alam (Apu), Joint Secretary General, BALID presented 22nd AGM minutes. The activities Report of BALID for 2018-2021 was introduced by Md. Humayun Kabir, Secretary-General, BALID. Mr Md. Ahasan Habib, Finance Secretary, BALID, presented the budget for 2022-2023. The AGM participants endorsed the Report and budget. » Read more

TLT Awards giving ceremony was held on November 6, 2021

Mir Adiba Awlad
November 26, 2021
The librarian times award distribution ceremony was held on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 10:30 AM at University of Dhaka.
TLT Awards, for the first time, was introduced in February 2018. The winners of TLT Awards for 2021 have been officially announced in April 2021, but there hasn’t been a separate event for the awards giving ceremony after the COVID-19 restrictions have been eased in Bangladesh.
Note that TLT awards committee for 2021 was formed with the collaboration of Library Associations of Bangladesh (LAB), Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID), Medical Library Associations of Bangladesh (MedLAB), School Library Associations of Bangladesh (SLABD), Director-General, Department of Public Libraries and the dept. of Information Science and Library Management, the University of Dhaka and Rajshahi.

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Webinar on “Acceleration of health information literacy: preparing multi-lingual covid-19 contents for South Asia region” will be held on 18 December 2021

An international webinar entitled “Acceleration of health information literacy: preparing multi-lingual covid-19 contents for South Asia region” to be jointly organized by the Association of Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) South Asia Chapter and Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka. The webinar will be held on 18 December, 2021 at 6:00 PM online via Zoom.


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3rd International Conference of CGLA (RRGL- TIC 2022) will be held in Kolkata & Delhi Branch Virtually

The Central Government Library Association (Kolkata & Delhi Branch), India, announced the 3rd International Conference of CGLA (RRGL- TIC 2022) scheduled to be held from 11-12 February 2022 virtually due to the pandemic situation. The conference will be a platform to exchange knowledge and ideas among the librarians, Policy Makers, Library Stakeholders, Students, Teachers and Other Experts. It will run an opportunity to recognize the role of LIS and Other fields.

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Open Access Week 2021: QA on Copyright, Creative Commons, Open Access, OER and …

Why do we need open access? How can we use it? Is it better for the sciences or the humanities? What is the relation between Copyright and Creative Commons?
Open Business Talk, School of Business, Bangladesh Open University, and The Librarian Times are going to jointly arrange a Q & A session to celebrate Open Access 2021. This year’s theme intentionally aligns with the recently released UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science, of which Open Access is a crucial component. Circulated in draft form following discussion by representatives of UNESCO’s 193 member countries, the Recommendation powerfully articulates and centres the importance of equity in pursuing a future for the scholarship open by default.
The event is arranged based on the theme of 2021 Open Access Week. The Librarian Times Editor in Chief Prodip Roy will host this session.

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Training on DSpace held at East Delta University (EDU) in Chattogram

Md. Monirul Islam, October 26, 2021

Photo: collected

East Delta University arranged a training session on DSpace software (Institutional Repository) on Saturday, 09 October 2021 at East Delta University (EDU) Permanent Campus, Chittagong. Mr Mohammad Joynal Abdin, Senior Lab Instructor & Library Automation and Digitization Project Expert, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, conducted the session.
Professor M Sekander Khan, Vice-Chancellor, EDU, formally inaugurated the program and remained present as the Chief Guest. He praised the initiatives taken by the Central Library, EDU, to establish an online database to preserve and expose the research works produced by students, faculty members, and EDUvians using the institutional repository (DSpace Software). Sajal Kanti Barua, Registrar (In-Charge), EDU, Assistant Manager, IT Services & Innovations, Mr Mofazzal Uddin and other EDU family members were present in the training program. » Read more

Announcement: TLT awards giving ceremony will be held on November 6, 2021, at the University of Dhaka

The Librarian Times awards giving ceremony will be held on November 6, 2021, at the Department of Information Science and Library Management at Dhaka University campus.
We had to arrange the 2021 TLT Awards announcement celebration online due to the lockdown and COVID-19 situation. As conditions improve, TLT Authority plans to hold the 2021 Awards giving ceremony on the Dhaka University campus in November 2021. The event coordinator has already contacted the winners to join the event to receive their awards.
In this event, TLT will hand over awards money, gift hampers, certificates and crests to TLT award winners for 2021.

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