SRINAGAR, Aug 20: In order to bring in synergy between academia and the publishing houses to give impetus to book publishing and book reading a week-long training course in book publishing, organized jointly by National Book Trust (NBT) and Allama Iqbal Library KU, started here at University of Kashmir.
While inaugurating the course, Vice Chancellor KU, Prof Talat Ahmad said the training course would provide an opportunity to the library professionals and authors to come in contact with the key players in the publishing world across India which will help them in understanding the dynamics involved in the overall process of printing and publishing of books.
Prof Talat said that such types of training courses provide a platform to the library professionals and authors to explore the huge employment opportunities available in the world of book publishing.
Speaking on the occasion, Registrar KU, Prof Zaffar A Reshi said that there has to be a huge quality control in publishing of books and those published in scientific disciplines need factual accuracy so as to avoid any confusion.
Chief Librarian Allama Iqbal Library Dr AM Baba while welcoming the participants and the experts said that during the week -long course, fate of book -reading culture in the electronic age would also be discussed.
Sridhar Balan, Senior Consultant Ratnasagar Private Limited, while speaking on the occasion said that whole idea behind the course was to provide a glimpse to the participants about the opportunities available in the publishing world and the changes it has witnessed with the passage of time in terms of publishing, editing, designing, publicity and printing.
Sumit Bhaterjee gave an over view of NBT