STAFF REPORT ISB: A workshop on “Role of ICT in Digital Preservation Management in Libraries and Documentation Centres” has been jointly organized by the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) and National Information and Communication Technology, Research and Development (ICT RandD) Fund, Ministry of Information Technology at the QAU Islamabad.

Purpose of the event was to introduce and equip the library professionals with effective digital preservation management programs based on ICT technologies.

Addressing the inaugural session, Wasim Hashmi Syed, General Manager, National ICT RandD Fund, highlighted the activities and objectives of the National ICT RandD Fund. He said that Fund has taken up a challenging task of capacity building in the arena of ICT and nurturing it towards sustained development of an RandD culture in Pakistan.

“Joint Industry-academia research is one of the key vehicles used to promote innovation in the ICT industry and to promote a research culture in the academic institutions of Pakistan” he added.

Dr. Javed Ashraf, Vice Chancellor, Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) lauded the efforts of organizers and appreciated the initiative.