Mangalore: Copyright Act should not become a barrier for the flow of knowledge across the world, said Public Resource Organisation (USA) Founder Carl Malamud.
Speaking on ‘Public Digital Library in India’ at University College Mangalore as a part of a workshop on Digital Informatics on Friday, he opined that Copyright Act should not curb or hide the information. Malamud said that as a part of ‘Right to information and Right to knowledge’, he worked across India and digitalised more than 5 lakh books.
Earlier, in his inaugural address, Mangalore University former professor of Department of Library and Information science Prof. Khaisar M.Khan said that many depend on libraries for knowledge in spite of mobile phones and Google search engines. However, in spite of efforts libraries are not updated with modern technology. “Librarian is so important to choose relevant when there is explosion of information as well as draught of information,” he said.
Presiding over the function, Principal Dr. Uday Kumar M A said that knowledge is source for everything and libraries help to gain that. Just like teachers, librarians should be updated.
Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu Library Association Vice President Dr. Vasappa Gowda, Secretary Dr. Rajashekhara Kumbara, University College Librarian Vanaja were present among others. DKKLA Treasurer Kavitha mastered the event. Various sessions were held as a part of the workshop.
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