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A talk on “Free and Open Source Alternatives for Library Operations”

Punjab University Library and Information Science Alumnae Association (PULISAA) and Main Library, University of the Punjab organized a talk on “Free and Open Source Alternatives for Library Operations” at Main Library, University of  the Punjab on January 15, 2011.

Group Photo

Mr. Muhammad Shafiq Rana, President PULISAA, in his opening speech introduced the topic and its importance for library professionals.  He also gave the token of thanks to Ch. Muhammad Hanif, Chief Librarian, PU Main Library and Co-organizer of this talk for extending his support for this event and the efforts of PULISAA team for this talk.

Mr. Ata ur Rehman, Coordinator LISolutions, was the facilitator on the above mentioned talk.  Prof. Dr. Kanwal Amin, Patron PULISAA and Chair Person, Department of Library and Information Science, University of the Punjab was the Chief Guest.  Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Ali and Ch. Muhmmad Hanif, Chief Librarian, PU was the guest of honor.

More than fifty library professionals from Lahore and other cities participated in this event.  The slides of the talk can be found here:

Talk Slides

During this talk, an index to a few Free and Open Source Software Alternatives was also distributed.  Copy of this document can be obtained here:

FOSS Alternatives Index

This talk with a Question /Answers session was about one and half hour duration.

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4 thoughts on “A talk on “Free and Open Source Alternatives for Library Operations”

  1. Very proud feeling to see…..that Pakistani LIS is discussing such an topic….please continue to identify such areas………..

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