Time to protect the Libraries not the Librarian’s?

Dear all, Recent few advertisements is an alarm for Not library professionals but existence of Libraries itself in future. IIIT Allahabad and IIT Kanpur appointing Assistant Registrar and Dy. Registrar in libraries and made library science related qualifications under essential or desirable. Seems the perception of libraries and librarian’s has …

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, …

NIT New Non-Teaching Staff Recruitment Rule2017 OR Slow Poison For Their Career??

Dear All, Degradation/De-motivation of Staff and Expecting world class Institute/Developed India?? Recent approval/orders of new recruitment rules for non-teaching staff in NIT system is very surprising, the entire recent rule indicate it has been made by those people who has no experience of such cadre or did not consulted with …

GST FOR OIDAR Service (e-books, e-journals, etc.)

Dear All Previous year libraries have paid 15% tax on OIDAR (Online Information and Data Access or Retrieval Services). Now due to implementation of GST these services fall under 18% Tax slab as per my understanding and their are lot of other complexities if someone is directly procuring these services …

Why we name library as “Central Library”?

Abstract The current article describes the technical reason behind naming of the library and what would be the appropriate name for its identification among the Users. Author found practically lot of irregularity in assigning the name of libraries and no logic exist in assigning the name “Central Library”. Hence the …

Sharing of Knowledge with my Book Publication

Dear All, It gives me immense pleasure to share my knowledge in the form of two books entitled “Basics of Library automation, Koha library management software and data migration: challenges with case studies / written by Vinod Kumar Mishra” and “Electronic Resource Management in Libraries: Trends, Issues and Challenges / …