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.


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

Dr.  M. G. Sreekumar

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

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

Dr.  Dipak C. Jain

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

Dr. Palak Sheth

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

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

Mike MacKinnon

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

Svein Arne Brygfjeld

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

Dr. Paola Manoni

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

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

Michele Casalini

Managing Director, Casalini Libri, Italy

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