Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 24th Aug - 30th Aug 2018

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National Digital Library of India was invited to participate at the IFLA WLIC 2018, the annual congress of the International Federation of Libraries Association, held between 24th to 30th August at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 2018 IFLA World Library and Information Congress offered a broad array of presentations, meetings and other events that help strengthen the worldwide library community. The Theme was “Transform Libraries, Transform Societies” with the additional tagline: ‘Reaching out to the hard to reach’. The Highlights of the IFLA vision document were free access, supporting literacy, communities, digital innovation, advocacy, collaboration, change, repositories and young professionals. NDLI was represented by Prof Partha Pratim Das and Dr B Sutradhar.

International Relations: How far have we come and where do we go from here?
Progress, feedback and feasibility - National Organizations and International Relations SIG (SIGNOIR)

Conducted in short presentation and roundtable discussions mode with Focus on BRICS | 26th Aug 2018


National Digital Library of India - International Engagement: Experiences and Lessons learned


Let’s work together: collaborating and partnering to achieve IFLA’s vision

Conducted in short presentation and roundtable discussions mode | 29th Aug 2018


Taking advantage of digital innovation in the National Digital Library of India


Special Session by Christine Mackenzie, President-elect of IFLA on IFLA’s Global Vision Report Summary. The theme was Collaboration, Vision 7 in the summary report while deliberations was around the visions of Advocacy and Young professional. Partha Pratim Das spoke on Digital Innovation.

Kristian Jensen (Co-Chair, UNESCO-NDL WS) highlighted the collaboration between NDLI and British Library on the India project and spoke highly of working together.

The session was coordinated and moderated by Ms. Deborah Jacobs, the Director of Global Libraries at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

IFLA Cultural Heritage in the Community: Assessing the Impact of Digital Libraries

Conducted in long presentation and end-of-session joint Q&A mode | 29th Aug 2018


Analytics and Impact Assessment in National Digital Library of India


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UNESCO-NDL India International Conference on Knowledge Engineering for Digital Library Design

New Delhi | 25th Oct - 27th Oct 2017

The Workshop was oganised to deliberate on the state-of- the-art technology, practices, and policies as internationally accepted and available in the domain of digital libraries and establish connections among digital library professionals. It is expected that the Workshop will lead to establishment of a forum of professionals of the international digital library community for regular and sustained interactions towards development of the profession.


  • Digital Library Technologies
  • Standards and Interoperability
  • Search and Information Retrieval
  • Designing for the User
  • Access & Rights
  • World Digital Libraries

Participating Libraries, Projects

For the the event report please check NDLI Today, January 2018 Issue.

Event Website http://www.iconf.ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/

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