19th December 2017
19th December 2017, Bhubaneswar, ICAR-Directorate of Knowledge Management in Agriculture (DKMA), Informatics publishing Ltd. (J-Gate) and ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA) jointly organized a one-day training-cum awareness workshop for Librarians and Nodal Officers of CeRA of ICAR Institutes and SAUs of the Eastern region at CIFA, Bhubaneswar.
Dr Jitendra Kumar Sundaray, Director, CIFA in his presidential address expressed his pleasure that the CIFA, Bhubaneswar has given the opportunity to organize this training & awareness programme for optimum usage of digital resources under CeRA.
Dr Sundaray, has emphasised to make the consortium more visible and create awareness among scientists, researchers, scholars and others who are involved in the field of agricultural research.
Sh S K Joshi, incharge CeRA detailed the ICT-driven initiative by ICAR, CeRA the consortia mode of journal subscription and electronic information services, which help in saving resources by avoiding duplication in journal subscription by various agricultural research institutes and universities under the National Agricultural Research System.
Sh Vivek Ghosh, Informatics Publishing Ltd., elaborated on the various modules in J-Gate@CeRA and its advanced features for the benefit of the participants.
Sh Sisir Kumar Mohanty, Officer-in-charge, Library & Documentation and Nodal officer CeRA at CIFA, Bhubaneswar welcomed the gathering & proposed Vote of Thanks.
Thirty participants representing ICAR Institutes and SAUs from the Eastern states i.e. Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and West Bengal etc. attended the workshop in addition to the Research Scholars from CIFA.