Informatics (India) Ltd. recently concluded its nationwide seminar titled "E-Content 2012" across Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore; from October 16 to October 19, 2012.
The theme of the event was "The convergence of content and technology in the digital age".
The event received overwhelming response from the academic, government research and corporate communities; including faculties, principals, doctors, librarians, deans, directors, knowledge managers to Vice Chancellors of various institutes, companies and universities.
The participants witnessed the launch of two much awaited products of Informatics - Fed-Gate and Med-Books. It was also an apt amalgamation of insightful key note speeches, and panel debates; along with informative publisher presentations by IET, Royal Society Publishing, Annual Reviews and Future Science Group. Apart from being an informative and insightful seminar, there was enough mix of fun activities to keep the enthusiasm of the participants intact. There were prizes to be won for every question asked after publisher presentations. In addition, in each of the cities, there was one lucky winner for the "Mega Online Quiz" who received the latest android tablet as the prize.
More details and photographs of each location will be updated shortly.
J-Gate Creates History
J-Gate, launched in 2001, is one of the earliest specialized search engines for e-journals developed by Informatics. In July this year, J-Gate hit a new world record of indexing articles from 25,000 e-journals in English language. Another world record that J-Gate has created is its coverage of open access journals including 6,500 peer-reviewed journals in English. Informatics has celebrated this historic event on September 16, 2011 at Hotel La Marvella, Bengaluru.
Bose Institute (Kolkata), Jadavpur University (Kolkata), Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University (Chennai) and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai) have implemented remote authentication system. This system facilitates their Faculty members, Staff and Students who are outside the main campus to access the library e-resources (which are IP authenticated with-in the campus). This facility of remote authentication is put into operation by using EZproxy software developed by OCLC.