Consortium for software management in libraries: an Idea !

Dear all, We have or had many consortium in libraries especially for periodicals procurement, but i do not understand why we do not understand the need of consortium for software management in libraries though many big government libraries are using similar software like Libsys, Koha, SOUL, Dspace, eprint, Joomla, ezproxy, …

An amazing experience with INMANTEC workshop on Koha and Dspace!

Dear All I am sharing here my Unique and one of the most challenging experience in workshop on Koha and Dspace organized by INMANTEC, Ghaziabad, India from 14-16 July, 2017. Live dvd of Koha and Dspace was ready, contacted the organizer about computer hardware capability, oh it was only 1 …

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 …

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, …