UDC by KP Singh SINGH (KP). (2013). ODLIS -Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science. http://srflisindia.org/odlis/?p=16. Satija Research Foundation for Library and Information Science (SRFLIS): New Delhi. P.300. ISBN-978-81-927409-1-1.


This Book is an outcome of the experience gained while working as a coordinator and subject expert to compile ‘Fundamental Glossary of Library and Information Science’ and ‘Definitional Dictionary of Library and Information’ by the Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology (CSTT), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India, RK Puram, New Delhi.The basic aim to compile this dictionary it to make available the basic terms of library and information science to the beginners and new learners of the Library and Information science students and general readers who wish to look for the meaning of the basic concepts of library and information science. The ICT opens the new avenues for publishing and dissemination the knowledge worldwide and make scholarly information as open access. I also believe that the information is also treated as a natural resource like water and air hence should be available in the public domain as ‘Open Access’. Believing in this philosophy, the entire content of book is freely accessible without any licensing fee for the benefits of students and LIS professionals.

UDC by KP Singh SINGH (KP). (2012). UDC: A Manual for Classification Practical and Information Resources. Today and Tomorrow’s Printers and Publishers: New Delhi. P.389. ISBN- 81-7019-468-7 For more detail kindly visit: http://www.ttpp.in/books/view/9342.


Librarianship has been in existence ever since the progression of the human society and developed with the growth of institutions throughout the world. The primary objective of librarianship aims towards the selection, acquisition, process, evaluation, storage and dissemination of selective knowledge contained in books, periodicals, magazines, encyclopedia, dictionaries, directories, computer files, CDs, DVD, Pen drives and the Internet. Essential resources must be properly organized in libraries for the purpose of effective use and retrieval. Hence, the role of library classification came into the existence. Library classification is a system intended for organizing all forms of literature in a systematic order using the globally accepted notational system. The library classification in spite of far-reaching alterations in the present day scenario remains the focal point in libraries and teaching schools throughout the world for organizing the thought content and retrieval of the information recorded in documentary and non documentary forms in the most mechanical way. UDC or Universal Decimal Classification is the most popular and widely used classification scheme not only in India rather throughout the world, particularly in the libraries of science and technology. The present book provides the detailed description on the UDC theory and the practice as well as the varied forms apart from the other pieces of work in this domain in terms of its content, coverage and presentation. The book contains 41 chapters arranged according to the class ordered as applied in UDC. The first chapter is devoted to the theoretical aspects on library classification and UDC, whereas the second chapter provides the detailed depth schedule for common auxiliary of Place for Indian geographical places. The remaining 39 chapters comprehensively deal with the practical exercises having more than 1300 descriptive actual titles of encyclopedias, indexing and abstracting, dictionaries, databases, bibliographies, biographies, associations, directories, journals, reports, and conference proceedings in all the disciplines in science, social sciences and humanities. The exquisiteness of this work lies in the procedure, coverage, presentation of the thought content. It is hoped that this varied style of work which not only guided how to classify the documents according to UDC but also creates awareness amongst the readers about the most popular universe of information resources. It is also the hope of the author that this piece of work not only stimulates the intellect of the reader but also makes them acquaint with the extensive variety of resources.

UDC by KP Singh SATIJA (MP) and SINGH (KP).(2010). Colon Classification (Hindi). Ess Ess Publications www.essessrefernce.com: New Delhi. P 241. ISBN: 978-81-7000-611-4.


Colon classification a totally revolutionary classification was designed by Dr. S.R. Ranganathan (1892-1972) which is rightly called the father ofIndian Librarianship, but his ideas and methods have been accepted all over the world by thinking librarian. The colon is not only the first model of faceted of a faceted classification but it is still the good of its class. Now faceted classification is the most relevant model of a library classification. The sixth edition of the CC published in 1961 though too outdated to be applied in libraries of 21st centaury, yet it is clear and simple model to teach the basics of a faceted and analytico-synthetic classification, that is why it is still being taught in most of the library schools in India. The colon has been translated in many languages. There are many textbooks explaining the intricacies of the system. Dr. MP Satija’s book on CC in English is quite popular for the last three and half decades. The present book is not its exact translation in Hindi but seems to have been adopted for Hindi speaking learners of this subject. Its introduction, thereby and examples have been written specifically to suit beginners and familiar with Hindi regions. The whole book has been divided into 47 chapters and four appendices. The book can be de facto divided into three sections. The first 13 chapters are on the theory and various aspects for constricting CC numbers. The first chapter gives a brief life sketch of Dr. SR Ranganathan, while the second brief chapters on the history of the CC from 1928 to 1987. in rest of the chapters the division of knowledge in the CC, concepts of facet analysis, fundamental categories, devices, common isolates etc. has been illustrated with appropriate examples. The chapters 14-44 are devoted to the specifications of number building on each of the main classes of the CC for z-Z. some special tables and explanations of number building in each main class aptly illustrated. The chapters 45-48 are on book numbers, collection number to construct the complete call number. A very valuable chapter explains the changes in the 7th edition of the CC published in 1987 the appendices contains Hindi-English, English-Hindi terminology. Self check exercises covering every aspect of the CC alongwith the answers is very useful to check the progress in learning the CC. it will be very useful for the teachers and examiners, students and learners of CC, examples given are clear and simple and from the current literature. The product standard is quite high and an illustration makes the book lucid to read. The book has been dedicated to Prof. CP Vashishth who is a well known teacher of classification and an eminent personality in the field.

UDC by KP Singh SINGH (KP) and MALKEET SINGH.(2012). Use of Social Networking Sites in India: Practices, Prospectus and Problems. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing:Germany. P232. ISBN:978-3-659-22116-3. http://www.amazon.com/Use-Social-Networking-Sites India/dp/3659221163.


Social Networking Sites (SSN) are a vital part of the Web 2.0 technology. The main concept of the book is to address the various viewpoints and opinions on the use of the Social Networking Sites (SNSs) in India, particularly in the academic environment, having a detail review of research on various facets of the social networking sites has been presented. The book also discuss in detail aspects related to SNSs such as, tools and technologies of SNSs, objectives and functions of SNSs, types of SNSs, chronology and tabular representation of the growth and development of social networking sites. Finally, a comprehensive glossary of the terms used in the domain of social networking sites has been provided along with a few useful appendices, such as, questionnaire and bibliography which is also provided with useful insights on social networking sites. It is the hope of the authors that information scientists, librarians, students and researchers in this domain using this piece of work will find that their physical and intellectual efforts have been bringing a new knowledge landscape in this area and will find this monograph informative and useful.

UDC by KP Singh SINGH (KP) and SATIJA (MP). (2009).  Glimpses of Indian agricultural education and information use: Soul to rural Indian economy.LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing: Theodor-Heuss-Ring, Köln, Germany. (www.lap-publishing.com). P196. ISBN:3-8383-1401-8.


Agriculture  is a vital component of the Indian economy and is necessary to all our daily needs. It is still, in spite of the remarkable progress made in industrial and information economies, the backbone of country. Directly and indirectly more than seventy percent of the Indian population depends on this sector. Therefore, agriculture is the soul of economy of rural India. The book addresses the various viewpoints on Indian agriculture and its role in the economic development and offers a historical sketch of growth and development of agricultural education and research in India, a comprehensive review of the national and international research on various segments of agricultural information use and strategies. It offers a full account of strategic usage of agricultural information by the Indian agricultural scientists. Special emphasis is given on the role of libraries and information centers in agricultural education and research. And finally gives a few useful appendices such as selected databases, indexing and abstracting services in agricultural sciences and technology, list of internationally reputed agricultural journals.