Elsevier conducted series of “Library Connect Seminars” in Bhubaneswar, Lucknow, Chennai, Trivandrum and Kolkata.
Library connect seminars witnessed participation from more than 160 library and information officers from different AICTE approved institutes. Presentations delivered during the seminar made participants aware how Scientific contents adds value to the academics and help the institute students to equip themselves better which enhances their job prospects.
These seminars also provided a platform for Elsevier colleagues from around the world and librarians to come together and share their views and best practices, also how Elsevier is involved in improving India’s scientific research output.
Adeline Yap Kuhendran , (Director Sales – Asia Pacific) explained how Elsevier has been involved with different government research and academic institutions in India and how we are constantly working towards strengthening this partnership.
Remco Berrevoets (Business Development Manager – Amsterdam) presented insights on the impressive scientific article growth from India and how Elsevier’s’ journals are contributing to this. Furthermore he explained how scientific information add value to the academics qualification by improving critical thinking and analytical skills development which eventually enhances employment opportunities.
Recently Elsevier and AICTE (All India Council of Technical Education) has got into an Understanding to provide Sciverse ScienceDirect to AICTE approved technical institutions In India. Manik Sethi (Customer Development Manager – South Asia) discussed the change in the role of a librarian in 21st century and how they can act as an vital interface between the scientific content and the students community. A detailed presentation was also given, which explained the features and functionalities of Sciverse ScienceDirect.