Multi-Storey Library

Designing Digitally Robust Research Libraries for the

21st Century

5th April – 9th April 2021


In synergy with the Government of India’s Digital India initiative - the Jio Institute Library is envisioned as a platform to provide access to the best information and resources using advanced digital infrastructure.


In line with the above, Jio Institute in collaboration with AICTE conducted a 5-Day International Workshop on ‘Designing Digitally Robust Research Libraries for the 21st Century’ from 5th to 9 April 2021, for the benefit of Indian Library professionals, drawn from the Universities, and other academic/research institutions.

The programme was targeted at librarians and information professionals and  those involved in such aspects of digital information/assets management as infrastructure; information services; learning-teaching support; research support; metadata; content management; preservation; system design; implementation; interface design; human-computer interaction; collection development; intellectual property; privacy; electronic publishing; document genres; multimedia and associated applications/theoretical topics.
The programme focused on:

  • Bringing latest technology applications, best practices for enablement with respect to enduring user experience, empowered teaching-learning and enhanced research outcome. 

  • Imparting knowledge and skills (conceptual as well as technical components) that the information/knowledge professionals need to position themselves at the cutting edge of technology and the profession.

  • Other takeaways from the workshop will be participants’ opportunity to witness the experts’ success stories, case studies, and innovative research outcomes that is brought to a common platform.


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Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe

All India Council for Technical Education, India


Prof R.A. Mashelkar

Chancellor, Jio Institute
Padma Vibhushan, National Research Professor & Former Director General - CSIR, Government of India

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Dr.  M. G. Sreekumar

Director Library, Jio Institute; Former Chief Information Officer, IIM-Kozhikode (IIMK), India

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Prof. M.P Poonia

Vice Chairman,
All India Council for Technical Education, India


Prof. Rajive Kumar

Member Secretary,
All India Council for Technical Education, India

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Dr.  Dipak C. Jain

Vice Chancellor, Jio Institute 
Former Dean - Kellogg School of Management, USA & INSEAD, France 

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Dr. Palak Sheth

Project Director, Jio Institute; Director (Planning & Development), Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, India

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Dr.  Michael Keller

Vice Provost and University Librarian, Director of Academic Information Resources, Stanford University, USA


Tom Cramer

Associate University Librarian, Director of Digital Library Systems and Services & Chief Technology Strategist, Stanford Libraries, USA 


Sebastian Hammer

Co-founder and President, Index Data, USA

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Mike MacKinnon

Director of SaaS & Partner Management, Asia & Oceania, EBSCO Information Services, USA

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Svein Arne Brygfjeld

Head of NB AI Lab, National Library of Norway, Norway

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Dr. Paola Manoni

Head of Coordination of IT Services , Vatican Library, Vatican City 

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Giridhar Kunkur

Librarian and Unit Chief, Publications & Media Relations  Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India


Dr. Hiral Patel

Deputy Librarian, Vikram Sarabhai Library, IIM Ahmedabad, India

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Michele Casalini

Managing Director, Casalini Libri, Italy

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Tiziana Possemato

Director, @Cult & Chief Information Officer, Casalini Libri, Italy


Carola Blackwood

Customer Account Manager – Education,
Yewno, Inc, USA

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Workshop Playlist