21-SEP-2016: Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor, Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd) recently released a book on 'Knowledge Management in Libraries' at the Department of Library and Information Science, AMU. The book is authored by Dr Mohammad Nazim.
Congratulating the author of the book, the Vice Chancellor highlighted the importance of knowledge for individuals as well as society. He mentioned that in the age of information explosion, extracting relevant information from the store house of information is a challenging task
"Retrieving the pertinent content and taking only those portions of knowledge which are workable and usable for the welfare of the society is very important," he added.
The Vice Chancellor pointed out that retrieving the right information and its proper utilization will certainly help people to innovate and excel.
While welcoming the gathering, Professor Shabahat Husain, Chairperson, Department of Library and Information Science highlighted the contribution of the department related to the Knowledge Management and also mentioned that the department of Library and information Science, AMU is the only department in the country, which has got the UGC-SAP project in the field of 'Knowledge management in Libraries'.
Talking on the importance of knowledge, Prof Husain said that there are two kinds of knowledge namely tacit and explicit knowledge and the most important aspect of the capturing of tacit knowledge is related to the experience of human beings and their life sharing acquisitions.
Dr Mohammad Nazim, author of the book, shared his experiences of writing the book and its journey. He explained the theme of the book along with its important features.
Prof Naushad Ali PM proposed the vote of thanks while the programme was conducted by Ms Areeba Tauseef.