“Our students and PhD scholars can clear their doubts, if any, regarding scholarly articles to enrich themselves with better understanding of the subject,” Prof Nilofer said, congratulating AIL for collaborating with Taylor and Francis in the academic endeavour.
On this occasion, Registrar DrNisar A Mir said the University of Kashmir has been very liberal with funding for books and journals, but advised seeking expert suggestions on choosing the right books and journals to expedite the procurements.
Ms Natasha Devasar, MD, Taylor and Francis (India) said the Kashmir University’s research output has grown 200 percent in last six years which the entire university management must be proud of.
“25% of this output is in open research which is now the mandate to grow,” she said, adding that today 20% of the global output of books in science, technology and engineering in the global portfolio of Taylor & Francis comes from Indian scholars who produce world-class research.
In his address, Chief Librarian AIL Prof PeerzadaIrshad A Shah said the workshop aims to educate young students and research scholars about channels of publication and quality publications, and also offer insights on referencing tools and ethics of publishing.
On the occasion, the VC felicitated three best library users (all students) with mementoes. These included AnzarMushtaqWani, ZaidurRehman and Qaisar Abbas, all from Department of Management Studies. She also released Volume 2 of the AIL newsletter.
Assistant Librarians Dr S M Imran and UzmaQadri conducted proceedings of the event and presented a vote of thanks, respectively.
In a concluding para of the above referred statement, on the occasion, Mr C Gopinath, MD (Sales) Taylor & Francis also shared the dais at the inaugural session which was attended by senior KU academicians including Prof Tariq A Chishti, Prof PeerzadaShareefud Din and Prof Salah-ud-Din Tak, besides officials of AIL and Taylor & Francis.