Kano’s first Private International University, Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) has organized a webinar with the theme, 'Digital Transformation Decoded: eLibrary for Today and Tomorrow' on Wednesday 28th October 2020. The webinar is the fourth of a series offered by the University Library which examines the growing imperative for Digital Library with remote access, virtual classrooms, web portal, mobile app (iOS & Android), user management and analytics, virtual labs in the provision of successful research support services. Mr. Kabiru Danladi Garba, the Head Librarian of Skyline University Nigeria, was the moderator of the webinar
While making his presentation, Mr Vankesh V, Manager, Training and Customer Success; Knimbus, the keynote presenter, said that eLibrary for today and tomorrow involved the use of mobile Library which offers a multi-format, content delivery app for users to consume eBook collections, eCourse material, latest journal issues and multimedia learning content as well as access the entire library on their smartphone from anywhere, at any time.
He added that the Library will be able to promote new eBooks and publications on the mobile app via notifications. Amongst other resolutions of the webinar includes strong in-built security measures plus centralized control by the Library Admin, developing library mobile pages with important library information and links, simple discovery of content through Title, Author, ISSN/ISBN search and browsing by subject, publisher as well as an offsite full-text availability that will enable users to read eBooks (PDFs) and journal articles (PDFs or HTMLs) on their mobile devices, wherever they are.
In his opening remark, Professor Sudhakar Kota, the Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria, appreciated the participants and stated that the webinar was set aside to benefit the participants in promoting literacy and other activities that can enhance learning and teaching in the various institutions of higher learning. He enjoined the participants to pay keen attention to the webinar.
The Head of Students Service Department, Mr. Nazim Islam, in his closing remarks, expressed appreciation to Mr. Kabiru Danladi Garba for organizing such an informative webinar, to the host presenter, Mr Vankesh V and the Assistant Librarian, Mr. Musa Muhammed for taking the Questions & Answers Session as well as to the participants for their contribution towards the success of the webinar. The webinar featured over 93 participants from diverse academic and professional backgrounds.