Voluntarily assistance at Bhubaneswar, Raipur and New Delhi for Open source solutions

Dear All I am Planning to visit New Delhi to participate and present paper in ICDL 2016 from 12-18 December, 2016, Raipur from 19-20, November, 2016 as resource person at IGKV and 25-26, November, 2016 Bhubaneswar for paper presentation at KIIT. Please let me know if you are willing to …

National Digital Library OR National Metadata Library OR National Union Catalogue ?

Dear All, National Digital Library (NDL) hosted by IIT Kharagpur https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/index.php seems to be one of the biggest and best project to provide full text educational materials for all in India.I just searched and find it is nothing but collection of metadata from various sources and has been dumped at …

What is difference between National digital library (NDL) and discovery tool?

Dear All, Today i attended Video conference on National digital library project by IIT Kharagpur. I observed the main focus of the entire project was to collect the METADATA from various sources including commercial publishers/aggregators like IEEE. I remember during trial access for some discovery tool like ebsco, ProQuest etc. …

My experience at JILA conference Ranchi as invited speaker

Dear All, It was nice experience to share my thoughts at JILA conference, Ranchi. The topic was “Re-engineering Public Library and Academic Library Systems in India” many papers were presented with suggestions and how to improve the existing systems. Many issues were raised to Re-engineering the existing libraries like finance, …

Free Trainer/resource person on open source software

Dear All, First of all i wish a very happy Librarians day to all. Today i formally announce my small contribution¬† for helping people who need some help in implementation of open source software and conducting workshop on that but could not do due to some financial constraints. I would …

Suitable dates for Workshop/Software implementations

Dear All, Please find here our next holidays calender and you may organize events like workshop on Koha, DSpace, Joomla, Newgenlib etc. and implementation of above software’s in your institutes. During these days myself and my colleague Mr. D.P. Tripathi will have much freedom to travel as there will be …

DSpace Version Update with data Migration : Solution

Dear All, Please find here a compiled document which described the Up-gradation/Installation process of DSpace along with the old data. Please note that this document is compiled with special reference to data migration and up-gradation of very old DSpace 1.2.1 to latest version 4.2. Some tips and solutions of the …