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Half day Symposium on" Apps for LIS"

Program Schedule

Annual Report 2013-2016

Mobile Apps are playing major role in our day today life, be it taxi services, cinema tickets, Flight tickets, hospital, Bank, Govt Department services, etc. Many Apps have been developed for many LIS applications. Many database producers, E-journal and E-book publishers have already come out with Apps. Different aspects of Library automation is also being covered.

Half day Symposium on" Apps for LIS" is being organized by Karnataka State Library Association has organized on 3rd July 2016.

Venue: City Central Library, Hampinagar,Vijayanagar, RPC Layout, 2nd Stage, Bangalore - 560104

The Program highlights/details are as follows:

9.00-10.00 AM: Registration

10 -10.30 AM: Inaugural Session

10.30- 11.15 AM: Apps Technology and General Applications: by Soma Sunderesh, Ex GE, Ex Infosys, Presently Developer of Apps for J-Gate, Informatics

11.15-11.30 AM: Tea Break

11.30 AM- 12.15 PM: Apps Applications for LIS by Anand Byrappa, Global, Leader, Information Services, GE, Bangalore

12.15 -1.30 PM: Panel Discussion on LIS Applications

Moderator, NV Sathyanarayana,


Resources - HS Siddamallaiah
Services - Francis Jayakanth
Users - Rupesh Kumar, Tumkur University

Followed by Lunch at 1.30 PM

Registration Charges:
- Rs. 100/- for KALA Life Members
- Rs. 200/- for Non-Members of KALA
- Rs. 400/- for Non Members along with KALA Life Membership
Please note as it stands KALA charges Rs. 300/- for Life Membership and there by one can save Rs. 100/-

All LIS professionals including Practicing Librarians, LIS Teachers are welcome to participate. While the Registration charges can be paid on the spot, you are requested to confirm your participation by filling up of a Registration form available below and mail it to shivaram@nal.res.in

For Registration Form click on Registration

Annual General Body Meeting Announcement

Subject: Special General Body Meeting Notice

Dear KALA members

A Special General Body of the Karnataka State Library Association is convened on 3rd July 2016 at 2.00pm. The venue of the meeting is City Central Library, RPC Layout, Hampinagar, Bangalore 560 040

Agenda for the meeting:

1 To bring amendment to the bye law to revise membership fee

All the members are invited to participate in the meeting

IH Jahagirdar
Karnataka State Library Association

For signed copy click on Notice

Subject: Annual General Body Meeting Notice

The General body meeting of KALA is scheduled on Sunday 3rd July 2016 @3.00 PM at the City Central Library, West Zone, Hampinagar, Bangalore -560 040.

You are requested to attend the meeting


1. Presentation of annual reports for KALA activities during the years 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16
2. Audit statement for the years 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16
3. Elections to the Governing Body & Announcements of Results
4. Any other mater

Please make it convenient to attend the AGM

IH Jahagirdar
Karnataka State Library Association

For signed copy click on Notice

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