ICAR-National Research Centre for Grapes, Pune hosted J-Gate@CeRA Regional Training Program- 2019- West Zone at NRC for Grapes, Pune on 28th December, 2019 jointly with Consortium of e-Resources in Agriculture (CeRA), ICAR-DKMA, New Delhi and Informatics Publishing Limited, Bangalore. The program was attended by 54 participants representing different ICAR institutes and Universities from western Zone of the country. The program started with ICAR song followed by welcome address by Dr. Ahammed Shabeer TP, Scientist and I/C Library, NRCG, Pune. The program was chaired by Dr. S.K. Singh, Project Director, ICAR-DKMA and Dr. R.G Somkuwar, Director, ICAR-NRCG was the Chief Guest. .
In Chairman’s remark, Dr. S.K Singh emphasized the importance of CeRA project in ICAR and other administrative development at ICAR headquarter. He also raised concern about the lowering of overall CeRA users in ICAR. Dr. RG Somkuwar, The Director, NRCG emphasized the importance of e-resources in modern world and need of sharing these e-resources through platforms like CeRA. He expressed his sincere thanks to CeRA and Dr. S.K Singh for selecting ICAR-NRCG for hosting this important workshop. Dr. Snajay Grover, The CEO, Informatics Publishing Limited, Bangalore explained the current status of e-resources in J-gate who is the publishing partner of CeRA. Followed by the remarks by CEO Informatics, Dr. HK Thripati, CeRA, ICAR gave technical presentation on CeRA platform, covering its formation and current list of publishers available and e-resources available in CeRA.
After the remarks by delegates, last year’s CeRA award was presented to best performing institutions under the categories; 1. Best usage of J-gate@CeRA in the region presented to ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Maharashtra 2. Best J-gate@CeRA user profile registration in the region presented to Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Maharashtra 3. Best Recourse sharing in the region presented to Anand Agricultural University, Gujarat 4. Best J-gate@CeRA ambassador in the region presented to Navsari Agricultural University, Gujarat.
After the inaugural session, practical demonstration on profile registration, usage of J-gate platform for journal search or key word search etc. has been performed by colleagues from Informatics Publishing Limited, Bangalore.
After the technical session, certificate was distributed to all the participants and the program ended with vote of thanks to The Chair.