Malhan (IV), Chandel (AS) and Satija (MP), Ed. (2015).Human Resources Management in Libraries and Information Centers. Satija Research Foundation for Library and Information Science (SRFLIS): New Delhi. P 1-52. ISBN: 978-81-927409-4-2. Series Editors No. 5 KP SinghUDC by KP Singh

It is a compilation of 23 chapters contributed by 27 contributors from India, U.S.A., Canada, Pakistan, Nigeria and Sri Lanka on wider aspects of Human Resources Management. The themes covered are: LIS education (India and Sri Lanka), career prospects in library and information profession (LIS schools of India), Human Resour ces Management, their work conditions, mentoring, communication and professional ethics. It also highlights the role of open and distance learning as new education delivery mode. Lastly it dwells on continued professional development both in formal and informal ways especially in the IT environment by the use of Web 2.0, social media and concepts like Knowledge Management and MOOCs. Two papers concerning Ranganathan explain his role in enhancing the status and prestige of the profession and also a historical paper makes an estimate of manpower need of the LIS sector for the developing India between 1950-1980. Abibliography of three dozen books on HRM has been given for further reading. The book is useful for all those concerned with human resources in diverse elds.


UDC by KP SinghSINGH (KP) and Others. (2015). Proceeding Papers on International Conference Grey to Green-Creating Sustainable Environment through Green Management Librarianship,ICT,Enterpreneurship & Corporate Social Responsibility(SRFLIS): New Delhi. P.577. ISBN- 978-81-927409-3-5

  Today, organizations find themselves buried in structured and unstructured data, as the use of online data resources, mobile tools, and social networking tools spread, there is growing need to capture, manage and share content and knowledge in new ways. Organizations are looking for solutions to retrieve and manage their content. There are many interfaces to share information and knowledge content among employees, customers and business partners. The world has become small due to connectivity, knowledge has become strong currency to trade between individuals and groups, which requires cross-functional planning and expertise through information technology and ultimately it promotes creativity. There’s no single tool or software package that captures the imagination of the organization to look into as one stop solution for storing and managing the contents and knowledge and to bring in compatibility between storage devices and human resources. The emerging and cutting edge technologies have put more onus on libraries to cater to varied information needs and provide state of the art services. This change and challenge is easily witnessed in today’s library systems and demand of professionals who are more determined, competent and trained to face the array of responsibilities. Transition from information possession to access is inevitable and nvisage in present electronic era where consortia efforts are needed to facilitate all resource hubs. It must be recognized that connectivity keeps us alive, informed and provide impetus for improvement and acceptance.Tecnia Institute of Advanced Studies, Rohini, Delhi and Satija Research Foundation for Library and Information Science, in ollaborations with UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan Delhi are jointly holding this International Conference as 2nd Tecnia SRFLIS Summit 2015.The main theme of 2nd Tecnia SRFLIS Summit-2015 is “Grey to Green” with sub theme Librarianship, Green Management, Green ICT, Green Innovative Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Management, Open Education Resources and Corporate Social Environmental Responsibility. This summit, provides a platform for discussion and exchange of ideas on the main theme and its surrogates themes in order to develop- Understanding on the role of ICT, Management Science and LIS Professionals in Knowledge Innovation and Knowledge Management.Debate and develop strategies to manage information systems and libraries in web environment.Identify and share ‘Best Practices’ developed and adopted by various information systems and libraries, and Increase the expertise and provide the best possible platform by educating students and attracting new researchers.The Conference outline and detail was extensively advertised on social media such as LIS Links, library soup, allconferencealert.com, librarydotcom, linkedin, facebook and Whatsup. There has been a tremendous response from the professional colleagues and potential authors through out the country. The Editorial Committee reviewed them thoroughly and short listed papers based on the quality, content and presentation. About 78 papers have been accepted from the field of Management Science, Information Technology, Mass Communication, Library & Information Sciences and its allied fields and after review are published in the proceeding volume and also in electronic form. It was decided to encourage upcoming professionals specially the research scholars be motivated to present their views in conference and also to give sufficient space in the proceedings to themThe volume has been organized in seven sections around the Conference’s main theme. Section one on Green Management and Green Librarianship include twelve papers on various sub-themes. These papers cover various issues, green libraries and sustainable environment, Green HRM, Green HR Practices, Grey to green business initiatives, Social ntrepreneurship, Environmentally Sustainable Transport and Corporate Social Responsibility. Section two on Knowledge Management, Change Management and Library Consortia include fourteen papers on various sub-themes. These papers cover knowledge management in university libraries, library consortia, change management, development of E-consortia, subject gateways and E-resource management. Section three on Application of Mobile and Web Technologies- include ten papers on various sub-themes. These papers cover application of mobile technology, Smart Phones, RFID Application, Library Automation and Networking, and Wi-Fi Direct API Building Blocks in Android.Section four on Semantic Web and Ontology includes seven papers on various sub-themes. These papers deal with web technology application, ontology, Web-2.0 application, social networking sites, metadata and cloud computing. Section five on Open Source Software and open Educational Resources include eleven papers on various sub-themes. These papers cover information Protocal-Z39.50, open source software, open educational resources, developing library system, innovative practices and relational databases.Section six on Library Services, Education and Information Literacy include fourteen papers on various sub-themes. These papers cover impact of quality services, empowering HRD, data curation, adoption of library standards, information search strategies, transforming academic libraries, best practices/TQM and digital information literacy. The last section on Green Marketing and Marketing of Library and Information Products and Services include ten papers on various sub-themes. Green marketing, Total quality management, Google Adwards, marketing of library and information products and library outreach programmes.The Editorial Board thankful to the faculty and research scholars of Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi and Tecnia Institute of Advance Studies; namely Dr. Malkeet Singh, Ms. Nandi Negi, Mr. Harish Chander. We are also thankful to Shri Ram Kailash Gupta, Chairman, Tecnia Group of Institutions, Delhi and Emeritus Professor, MP Satija, Department of Library and Information Science. Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU). Amritsar, Punjab as a source of inspiration.Further, Editorial Board acknowledges with profound gratitude, the immense efforts of the contributors on new contemporary issues on the topic and hope that the ideas generated in these papers would be a source of reference for the future research, conference, workshops, seminars and academics deliberations for further enriching the library information systems as a medium for realizing the theme of Conference in true spirit i.e. Grey to Green .

UDC by KP SinghSINGH (KP) and Others. (2015). Proceeding Papers on International Conference Content to Connectivity- Paradigm Shift in Knowledge Innovation, Information Representation, Information Management Systems and Librarianship. Satija Research Foundation for Library and Information Science (SRFLIS): New Delhi. P.549. ISBN- 978-81-927409-2-8

 Today, organizations find themselves buried in structured and unstructured data, as the use of online data resources, mobile tools, and social networking tools spread, there is growing need to capture, manage and share content and knowledge in new ways. Organizations are looking for solutions to retrieve and manage their content. There are many interfaces to share information and knowledge content among employees, customers and business partners. The world has become small due to connectivity, knowledge has become strong currency to trade between individuals and groups, which requires cross-functional planning and expertise through information technology and ultimately it promotes creativity. There’s no single tool or software package that captures the imagination of the organization to look into as one stop solution for storing and managing the contents and knowledge and to bring in compatibility between storage devices and human resources.The emerging and cutting edge technologies have put more onus on libraries to cater to varied information needs and provide state of the art services. This change and challenge is easily witnessed in today’s library systems and demand of professionals who are more determined, competent and trained to face the array of responsibilities. Transition from information possession to access is inevitable and envisage in present electronic era where consortia efforts are needed to facilitate all resource hubs. It must be recognized that connectivity keeps us alive, informed and provide impetus for improvement and acceptance.The volume has been organized in nine sections around the Conference’s main theme. Section one on Knowledge Management: Representation, Knowledge Based System and Data Mining include twelve papers on various sub-themes. These papers cover various issues, business process reengineering, information visualization and information retrieval, creating new businesses, random walker method, data mining and knowledge driven innovations.Section two on Knowledge Management in Libraries: Tools, Techniques and Technologies include seven papers on various sub-themes. These papers covers knowledge management in university libraries, a login based management information system of libraries and librarians in India, subject information gateway in information technology and the process and cycle of knowledge management.Section three on Information Communication Technology: RFID, Cloud Computing and Mobile Technology include six papers on various sub-themes. These papers cover mobile technology to deliver library and information services, mobile strategy, RFID technology and digital content in libraries. Section four on Web Technology: Open Source Software and Social Site Networking include ten papers on various sub-themes. These papers deals with open source software, cloud computing in digital perspectives, podcasts, wireless network, web 2.0 modern electronic world, social networking sites and libraries and social media on society and cyber law. Section five on Digital Libraries: Digitization, Institutional Repositories and Networks include eight papers on various sub-themes. These papers cover academic library: steps to digitization, policy framework for Indian institutional repositories, DELNET, digital library and archives of photographs, digital library and social environment, digital library in new millennium and ETD in India. Section six on Resource Management in Library Libraries: Paradigms in Acquisition and Preservation include eight papers on various sub-themes. These papers cover preservation of manuscripts in Sikh reference library, innovative practices in academic libraries, total quality management, resource collection in technical libraries, reaching out to the users with innovative technologies, e-book selection and acquisition process, electronic resource management solutions and best practices in college libraries. Section seven on Human Resource Development: Competencies, Skills and Information Literacy include nine papers on various sub-themes. These papers cover user relationship: skills and ideas, competencies needed for digital librarians, expectations of user education, technology enhanced information literacy, and LIS education and curriculum development. Section eight on Library Informatics: E-Resources, Use Pattern and Satisfaction include eleven papers on various sub-themes. These papers cover usefulness of e-resources, satisfaction level, use of e-resources, awareness and use of e- resources and e-resources and internet and the last section nine on Marketing of LIS Products and Services: Innovation, Strategies and Sustainability include three papers on various sub-themes. These papers cover marketing possibilities of the information products, successful management of libraries and marketing of library and information services: a solution for sustainability..


UDC by KP SinghSINGH (KP). (2012).Special issue on Agricultural Information Systems and Services in India. Guest Editor DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology. 32(1) 2012;110

 Agriculture has been an integral part of human life ever since the inception of the human race and the requirement for agricultural information is probably almost as ancient as agriculture itself. Clay tablets excavated in the city of Babylon have been discovered containing agricultural information. India is essentially an agrarian society and the life-line of more than seventy percentage of the rural population of India. In India, special emphasis was laid on the development of an agricultural research infrastructure immediately after Independence. During the year 1965, soon after re-organization of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the creation of the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE) under the aegis of the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, the responsibilities of higher education, research, extension, consultancy and libraries in the field of agricultural sciences including animal and veterinary sciences became the sole responsibility of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). Since then, the ICAR has been playing a catalytic role in the field of education, research, extension pertaining to all aspects of agricultural sciences and making the country as a self-reliant, hunger-free India as well as a food-secure India. The agricultural libraries have served the nation since the initiation of the agricultural universities and research institutes. Today, the libraries network under the National Agricultural Research System (NARS) is one of the biggest networks in the world, which consist of 44 State Agricultural Universities (SAUs), One Central Agricultural University (CAU), 5 Deemed-to-be-Universities (DUs), 17 National Research Centres (NRC), 50 Central Research Institutes (CRI), 6 National Bureaus (NBs), 25 Project Directorates (PDs) and 78 All India Coordinate Research Projects (AICRP). This special issue of DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology (DJLIT) on ‘Agricultural Information Systems and Services in India’ covers seven papers contributed by the agricultural librarians, teachers and independent scholars. The focus of these articles is to provide comprehensive information on agricultural education and research, agricultural libraries, information resources, services and systems, AGRIS, agricultural consortiums, digital agricultural libraries, and web-based agricultural systems and services, all accompanied by extensive literature review.


UDC by KP SinghSINGH (KP) and others. (2010).Knowledge Management: Issues and strategies.2010. U-Day Publishers and Advertisers: New Delhi. P306

 Today’s knowledge environment is largely influenced by continuous, often face radical changes. Information is an important resource in the knowledge society and its management is unique and different from traditional data management. The knowledge management helps us in gathering and organizing information intelligence, capturing ideas, customer innovation and the transfer of tacit knowledge. Nowadays Knowledge management is so important not only in organizations but everywhere. The book is divided in to four parts, presenting exhaustive view of Information knowledge management Like-Agricultural Information Management, Information and Communication rote in Libraries, Emerging Technologies for Library Automation and Analysis and Impact of Information Communication Technologies which covers the various aspects such as technologies and services in the Indian libraries, issues and strategies for the preservation of digital heritage, search engines trends and technologies, emergence of automation in library operations, transforming traditional Libraries into digital library, open source software, Institutional repositories, Semantic Web etc. This publication would be useful for the planners, policy makers, professionals and all those engaged in the information and knowledge management field. The book has exhaustive information for the present and future needs of every category of user, and the reader has a wider choice to pick the need base information


UDC by KP SinghSINGH (KP) and Others, Ed. (2010).National Conference on Knowledge management in the Globalised Era: Lead papers. Association of Agricultural Librarians and Documentalists of India (AALDI): New Delhi. P588.

 

The knowledge economy and the growth of knowledge management, as an essential competency of organizations, provides new opportunities for librarians and information specialists to expand existing roles and utilize the skills they have honed to meet corporate objectives. The new knowledge management is a period of rapid change- a paradigm shift- for librarians and libraries. It can be viewed as either the beginning of a new “golden age” for the profession, or the point when librarians and information professionals became marginalized and perhaps made irrelevant, by the rapid advances in digital computer and telecommunication technologies and the networking power of the Internet, intranets and extranets. Librarians and information professionals are in a position to transform themselves into value-adding knowledge professionals. However, this will require a radical change in how they view their roles and jobs within knowledge-based organizations. It will require them to visualize a world of rapid change, instantaneous communications, and the transformation of organizations from those based on identifiable boundaries to networks of business relationships. This is the challenge face by information professionals in the electronic environment. The volume content runs in more than 600 pages and the papers are scattered into following areas such as Knowledge Management in Agricultural Libraries include 5 papers on various sub themes. These papers cover agricultural knowledge management, knowledge management issues, role of libraries in knowledge management and use of traditional and electronic resources for providing best services. On knowledge Management consists of 11 papers. The papers deal with concept of information and knowledge, use and value of institutional repositories, use of technological advancements in extending services and role of National Knowledge Commission in social and economic development of the country. on Web Technology: Trends and Issues has 17 papers. The papers cover the areas as role of web technology in knowledge sharing, concepts of web 2.0 and 3.0, Library 2.0, Semantic web, metadata, M-learning, scientometric studies and library portals. on Library Networks, Library Consortium and Library Software has 11 papers. The papers deal with library consortium, e-resources, resource sharing and networking, open source softwares and library automation. on Digital Content Management has 11 papers. The papers cover aspects of electronic information environment in agricultural libraries, institutional repositories, web based information resources for agricultural researchers and scientists, digitization and preservation of digital resources. on E- learning, E-publishing, IPR, Scientometrics and Marketing has 18 papers. The papers deal with E-learning, e-publishing, marketing of agricultural libraries, intellectual property rights, concept and issues of IPR, changing role of libraries in digital environment and some user and case studies. on ICT Application and Library Automation has 9 papers. The papers cover library automation need, issues and application, library resources and services, impact of ICT in libraries and the new emerging technologies inevitable for agricultural libraries. And on Information Literacy consists of 6 papers. The papers cover the concept of information literacy, information literacy programmes, information literacy in the information age and the role and impact of information literacy in electronic environment.


UDC by KP SinghSINGH (KP) and others (2009).Financial Management of Library and Information Centers in e-environment: Papers & Proceedings of the National Conference on Financial Management of LIC in e-environment organized by Delhi Library Association & Indian Agricultural Research Institute Library at New Delhi on 31stMay 2009. Delhi Library Association: Naraina Vihar, New Delhi. 2009. P231

 

Library Resource Centres attached to the educational institutions is considered partners in the entire teaching learning process. Therefore, LICs on their part do all that expected to them. They identify the needed information resources, procure them, technically process them, and organize them and set mechanism to make available to those who may need them. All these activities require necessary funding which is always in short supply. Exceptional growth of information resources on one hand and shrinking budgets coupled with devalued Indian Rupee on the other hand in a challenging task before libraries and librarians. There has been seen a paradigm shift in recent past in many of the housekeeping operations of libraries. Because of advent of computers and ICT the scenario is changing for good. All these developments warrant a careful analysis and close look at the roles of libraries should librarians are supposed to perform in new e-Environment. Time has come to rewrite the objectives, functions, duties a fresh in the light of 1T enabled environment. Finance being the most crucial element in the whole process of giving a new look to the LIC infrastructure, the Delhi Library Association decided to give a call for the National Conference on Financial Management Library and Information Centres (LIC) in e-Environment. This conference volume has covers more than twenty six papers parented by the different participants all over the country on the various issues of financial management of library and information centres particularly in the E-environment.


UDC by KP SinghCommission on Scientific and Technical Terminology. (2009). Library and Information Science Glossary. Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology (CSTT), Govt. of India. Delhi (India). P178.

UDC by KP SinghSINGH (KP) and SHARMA (Sundeep), Comp., (2005). 22 Years of Library Herald: A Database of Cumulative Index Vol. 21 (1982-83) to Vol. 42 (2004). Delhi Library Association, Delhi. P143. ISSN- 0024-2292

 

Library Herald, a quarterly journal published by Delhi Library Association made its first appearance in July 1958 with a leading article entitled “Document, Documentation and Standardization” by Dr. SR Ranganathan. The issue was dated April 1958 and had the editorial patronage of M/s S Das Gupta, RS Goyal, K S Pareek, Jainath Kaul, K S Dalal and P N Kaula. Under the able editorship of these personalities the journal started coming out regularly in April, July, October and January each year. In October 1961 the Editorial Board was reconstituted and the editorship was entrusted to Shri NK Goil who was assisted by M/s HC Jain and V Sundaram. After Shri Goil’s death in August 1980 the Editorial Board was again reconstituted with Shri Krishan Kumar as editor and M/s M M Kashyap and CP Vashishth as associate editors. In 2001 Professor CP Vashishth named as the sole associate editor of Library Herald The journal publishes original contributions in the field of Library Science and Library service, reviews important Indian and foreign publications and incorporates research reports. Special issues on various aspects of Library and Information Science are also published from time to time. Its annual subscription is Rs. 600 in India and US $ 50 in USA and other countries. Library Herald is indexed in Library Literature, Library and Information Science Abstracts, Guide to Indian Periodical Literature, Indian Library Science Abstracts and Index India.It is one of the oldest journals in India in the field of Library and Information Science patronized by Dr. SR Ranganathan. The journal has about 4468 pages and 401 articles to its credit. About 341 authors from India and aboard have been contributed their intellectual articles covering entire domain of Library and Information Science.