Staff and Students inducted on New E-content Platform

Mr Vaibhar Goel leads the training session

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology library has inducted staff and students on My Loft, a library application that helps in the organization, tracking and discovering books in your personal collection. The application is designed to make reading experience smooth and enjoyable.

The training workshop held, May 7-8, 2024, at the Assembly Hall, attended by staff and students from the College of Human Resource Development (COHRED).

The Principal of COHRED, Prof. Florence Mwaura underscored the significance of the training saying the exercise is important in planning and anticipating the future.

“As academicians we must endeavor to catch up to artificial intelligence which will have serious implication on how we operate,” said Prof. Mwaura.

The University Librarian, Dr. Roselyn Mang’ira said that the purpose of the workshop was to equip participants with fresh techniques and new trends in the utilization of the library space.

Dr. Roselyn Mang’ira makes her remarks

She further noted that the training was expanded to include other areas such as university anti plagiarism policy and other relevant policies, detecting plagiarism using anti-plagiarism software, documentation layout using APA and thesis verification.

Other areas of focus included citation and reference management tools, publishing on peer reviewed journals and creation and population of ORCID accounts.

Dr. Mangira expressed her gratitude to Silda Technologies for spearheading the training exercise and as well as assisting in the migration from the outdated platform to MYLOFT .

Mr Vaibhar Goel from Silda Technologies explained that MYLOFT has been designed to offer easy accessibility to library material since it is a mobile and web-based application.

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