Publications

Research Publications

  1. SINGH (KP) and SINGH (Malkeet) . Role and users’ approach to social site networking (SNSs): A study of Universities of North India. Electronic Library .03(06)2013) Under Publication)
     
  2. SINGH (KP) . Design and development a gateway of Indian LIS teachers and teaching: A resource of LIS facts, files and figures. Journal of Knowledge Management .2 (1-2) 2013; (Under Publication)
     
  3. SINGH (KP) and BEBI. Citation analysis of Ph.D theses in sociology submitted to the University of Delhi during 1995-2010: A study. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology (DJLIT).33 (4)2013 (Under Publication)
     
  4. SINGH (KP). Demographic characteristics of agricultural scientists in India: A study. SRELS Journal of Information Management (Under Publication)
     
  5. SINGH (KP) CHANDER (Harish). Publication trends in library and information science: A Bibliometric analysis of Library Management Journal.; (Under Publication). Library Management.34(8/9)2013 (Under Publication)
     
  6. SINGH (KP) and KHANCHANDANI (Vinita) .Indian Contribution to open access scholarly publishing in science and technology: A critical study of Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology (DJLIT). 33(6)2013 (Accepted and Under Publication)
     
  7. SINGH (KP) and SINGH (Malkeet) . Use of E-Journals by Medical Professionals: A study of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Libraries in Delhi. Library Philosophy & Practices (e-journal). Paper 810
     
  8. SINGH (KP) SINGH (Malkeet). Web 2.0 technologies in libraries: A survey of periodical literature published by EMERALD. Library Management. Library Review. 62 (3) 2013; 1-26
     
  9. SINGH (KP). Information use, satisfaction and difficulties: A case study of agricultural scientists in India.. Library Management. Library Philosophy & Practices (e-journal).Paper 703 (2012).
     
  10. SINGH (KP) and BEBI. Use of E-Journals by agricultural scientists: A case study of ICAR libraries in Delhi. Library Herald. 50(2)2012; 160-179.
     
  11. SINGH (KP). Growth and development of agricultural education, research and libraries in India. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology. 32(1) 2012; 5-14
     
  12. SINGH (KP) and GULATI (Dipti). Agricultural Associations in India: A study. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology (DJLIT). 32 (1)2012; 45-52.
     
  13. SINGH (KP). Satkal annual award giving function and seminar on future libraries. Library Herald. 49(4)2011; 355-358
     
  14. SINGH (KP) and SINGH (Nitu). Depth schedule for common auxiliaries of place in Universal Decimal Classification for rendering Indian States and Districts. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology. 31(6) 2011; 415-430
     
  15. SINGH (KP) and SINGH (Malkeet). Use of social networking sites by the research scholars: A study of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. Library Herald. 49(3)2011;229-241
     
  16. SINGH (KP) and NEGI (Nandi).Open access and scholarly communication: Role of public funded research and development organization of India. IASLIC Bulletin. 56(4) 2011; 211-233
     
  17. SINGH (KP) and GULATI (Depti).Open Source Software: New avtars in pricing environment. Kelpro Bulletin. 15(2) 2011; 5-16
     
  18. SINGH (KP). Information use, satisfaction and difficulties: A case study of agricultural scientists in India. Library Philosophy & Practices. 7 (3) 2012 /
     
  19. SINGH (KP). Demographic characteristics of agricultural scientists in India: A study. SRELS Journal of Information Management. (Accepted and will be published shortly)
     
  20. SINGH (KP), Bebi and GULATI (Dipti). Technological march from web 1.0 to web 3.0: A comparative study. Library Herald. 49 (2)2011;146-157
     
  21. SINGH (KP), JAIN (Aarti) and BABBAR (Parveen). DESIDOC Bulletin of information technology: A bibliometric study. SRELS Journal of Information Management. 48(1) 2011; 57-68.
     
  22. SINGH (KP). Library and Information Science Education in India: Options, Opportunities and Places. News242010
     
  23. SINGH (KP) and MOIRANGTHEM (Easther). Are Delhi libraries VIP friendly? : A case study of the information seeking behavior and information resources of the visually impaired people. Library Philosophy & Practices. 5 (May) 2010; 1-14.
     
  24. SINGH (KP) and NEGI (Nandi). Design and development online directory: A case study of Aerospace Engineering institutions and teachers in India.DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology. 30(4) 2010;53-57
     
  25. SINGH (KP), MOIRANGTHEM (Easther) and NEGI (Nandi). .Design and development of a web-enabled directory of library and information science teachers in India: A proposed model.Library Herald 48(4)2010; 376-384
     
  26. SINGH (KP). Knowledge Management: Tools, techniques and technologies. TECNIA Journal of Management Studies. 4(1)2009; 47-56
     
  27. SINGH (KP), SHARMA (Neeru) and NEGI (Nandi). Use, availability and barriers to information communication technologies in the R &D institutions: A case study of the libraries and information centers of NOIDA, India.DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology. 29(6) 2009;21-31.
     
  28. SINGH (KP). Universal Decimal Classification and its use: A case study of the library & Information centres in Delhi.Extension and Corrections to the UDC (E&C). 30 (1) 2008; 59-65.
     
  29. SATIJA (MP) and SINGH (KP).Mapping of the universe of knowledge in different classification schemes.Journal of Library and Information Science.33(1-2) 2008; 3-
     
  30. SINGH (KP) and SATIJA (MP). Information seeking behaviour of agriculture scientists with particular reference to their information seeking strategies. Annals of Library and Information Studies. 54 (4) 2007; 213-220.
     
  31. SINGH (KP). Information seeking behavior of agriculture scientists working in the select ICAR institutions in Delhi, and the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana: A study.Library Herald. 45 (4) 2007; 370-381.
     
  32. SINGH (KP). use application of information communication technology in the libraries and information centres of the Defence Research and Development Organization and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research located at Delhi: A study. Herald of Library Science. 45(1-2) 2006; 41-53.
     
  33. SATIJA (MP) and SINGH (KP). India’s research on information seeking behaviour of agricultural scientists: A literature survey.Library Herald. 44 (1) 2006; 50-62
     
  34. SINGH (KP) and SATIJA (MP). A review of research on information seeking behaviour of agricultural scientists:  International perspectives.DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology. 26 (2) 2006; 25-36.
     
  35. SINGH (KP). Knowledge management and challenges to LIS professionals in electronic age.Library Herald.43 (2) 2005; 12-22.
     
  36. GAUR (Karnika) and SINGH (KP).  Marketing of library and products and services. Library Progress (International). 23(1) 2005; 115-123
     
  37. KHAIRAH (Namrata) and SINGH (KP). Knowledge management in corporate organization. Library Progress (International). 25(2) 2005; 193-201
     
  38. SINGH (KP).Application of information communication technology in the libraries and information centres of the Defence Research and Development Organization and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research located at Delhi: A study. Library Herald. 42 (4) 2004; 401-408.
     
  39. BHATT (RK) and SINGH (KP). India’s university libraries: Financial issues and funds raising strategies.Library Herald. 42 (1) 2004; 39-47.
     
  40. SINGH (KP).  E-journal portals: A web retrieval tool for scholarly communication in digital era. Library Herald.41 (4) 2003; 251-258.
     
  41. SINGH (KP). Electronic information: New opportunities for agricultural scientists. Journal of Library and Information Science. 27(1) 2002; 68-76 
     
  42. SINGH (KP).Automation in Libraries. Library Progress (International). 22 (2) 2002; 91-99
     

Conferences and Articles in Editorial work

  1. SINGH (KP) and GULATI (Depti) Glimpses of Library Movement in Delhi. In the Edited volume of Mr Nasseriuddin on titled Library Movement in India. (Under Publication)
     
  2. SINGH (KP) Use, availability and barriers to information communication technologies in the management institutes: A case study of the selected libraries of Guru Govind Singh Indraprashtha University, Delhi. (Under Publication).
     
  3. SINGH (KP) and MOIRANGTHEM (Easther) Hundred years (1910-2011) of Library and information science education: A current analytical survey of teachers and teaching in India (Submitted in MPS Book on LIS manpower Development).
     
  4. SINGH (KP) Application of web-technologies in design and development a gateway of LIS teachers and teaching in India: An online reference tool. In New Challenges for Libraries in Internet Age: Proceedings of UGC national seminar held and organized on 20-21st September 2013 by Jalna Education Society, Jalna (Maharashtra). 2013. P226-232.
     
  5. SINGH (KP) Open access scholarly publishing in Economics: An analytical survey. In RAMAIAHA (CK), Ed., Electronic Resource Management in Libraries: Festschrift in honour of Dr. AL Moorthy. Allied Publisher: New Delhi. 2013. P 164-172.
     
  6. SINGH (KP) and SINGH (Malkeet) User Perceptions on the Use of Social Networking Sites: A Case Study of University of Delhi. In SANJAY KATARIA and others. Future of libraries in digital age. KBD Publication: New Delhi. 2012. P104-111.
     
  7. SINGH (KP) Library and information science education in India: An account of hundred years (1911-2011). In KARISIDDAPHA (CR) and PADHI (R), Ed., Information Control and Management in Digital Environment: Festschrift in honour of Prof. KC Panda. Atlantic Publishers and Distributors: New Delhi. 2012. P 327-341.
     
  8. SINGH (KP). LIS Research: A case study of Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, Delhi In IATLIS 2011: Papers of XXVII National Conference on LIS Education Research and Training, Vision 2020. IATLIS. DLIS, Patiala University, Patiala. P 292-312
     
  9. SINGH (KP). Library and information science education in India: An account of hundred years (1911-2011). (Paper submitted in Prof Panda Festschrift Volume on June 2011). (Acceptance received and will be published shortly)
     
  10. SINGH (KP). Use, availability and barriers to information communication technologies in the management institutes: A case study of the selected libraries of Guru Govind Singh Indraprashtha University, Delhi. (Submitted in Prof Laxman Rao Festschrift Volume, Submitted in April 2009). (Acceptance received and will be published shortly)
     
  11. SINGH (KP) and MOIRANGTHEM (Easther). Hundred years (1910-2011) of Library and information science education: A current analytical survey of teachers and teaching in India. (Acceptance received and will be published shortly)
     
  12. SINGH (KP) and GULATI (Dipti). Comparative study of features and modules of selected library automation softwares in India. In National Conference on Knowledge management in the Globalised Era: Lead papers, held at National Agricultural Science Complex (NACS), New Delhi from 21-23rd April 2010. Association of Agricultural Librarians and Documentalists of India (AALDI): New Delhi. P301-308
     
  13. SATIJA (MP) and SINGH (KP). Knowledge management and Indian tradition: An overview. In National Conference on Knowledge management in the Globalised Era: Lead papers, held at National Agricultural Science Complex (NACS), New Delhi from 21-23rd April 2010. Association of Agricultural Librarians and Documentalists of India (AALDI): New Delhi. P37-42.
     
  14. SINGH (KP). Growth and development of agricultural education and research in India. In Souvenir of National Conference on Knowledge management in the Globalised Era: Lead papers, held at National Agricultural Science Complex (NACS), New Delhi from 21-23rd April 2010. Association of Agricultural Librarians and Documentalists of India (AALDI): New Delhi. P33-49.
     
  15. SINGH (KP). RSS as a tool for increase user awareness of e-resources in the college libraries: An innovative approach to information access and use in changing scenario (Keynote address). In Two Days National Conference’ 6-7th February 2010 organized by Dayanand Arya Kanya Mahavidhyala, Nagpur.2010. : Nagpur. P 9-10

  16. SINGH (KP) and GULATI (Dipti). Learning to E-learning: A paradigm shift in information age, issues and opportunities. In Vol.2: International conference on digital libraries held at TERI, New Delhi from 24-27 February 2010. TERI: New Delhi. 2010. P894-902.
     
  17. SINGH (KP). Agricultural education and research in India. SINGH (KP) and others, Ed., Knowledge Management: Issues and Strategies.2010. U-Day Publishers and Advertisers: New Delhi. P3-19
     
  18. SATIJA (MP) and SINGH (KP). Classification: A universal constant. HUMAYOON KABIR (S) and SUDHIER (KG), Ed., Confetti of thoughts on library and information studies: Essays in honour of Prof. (Dr.) C. V. Rajan Pillai. 2010. Author Press: New Delhi.
     
  19. SINGH (KP). Web based knowledge management system: A proposed model for University of Delhi. In National Conference on Digitization & Digital Preservation (NCDDP-2009). DESIDOC: New Delhi. 2009. P415-423.

  20. SINGH (KP). Information seeking behavior of visually impaired people: A case study of selected libraries in Delhi. Vol.1. JAGTAR SINGH, MALHAN (IV) and KAUR (Trishanjeet), Ed., Library and Information Science in Digital Age: Festschrift in honour of Prof. MP Satija. ESS ESS Publications, New Delhi. 2009. P102-116
     
  21. SINGH (KP) and SHARMA (Neeru). Information Communication technology: Application in LIS and opportunities in modern age. In Recent technological trends in management and library system: Issues and challenges. Wisdom Publications: New Delhi. 2008. P123-144.
     
  22. SINGH (KP), RAWAT (NS) and SHARMA (Rajeev). E-Governance: Indian perspectives in the new millennium. In Recent technological trends in management and library system: Issues and challenges. Wisdom Publications: New Delhi. 2008. P75-83.

  23. KHAIRAH (Namratha) and SINGH (KP). Knowledge Management in corporate organization. MALHAN (IV) and RAO (Shivarama), Ed., Perspectives on knowledge organization. 2008. Scarecrow Press, USA. P 295-307.
     
  24. SINGH (KP) and SHARMA (Anita). Use and evaluation of library software packages in management libraries in Delhi: A case study. KOTESWARA RAO (M) and others, Ed. Management of E-resources in Academic Libraries. BS Publications: Hyderabad. 2008. 201-216.
     
  25. SATIJA (MP) and SINGH (KP). Sears List of Subject Headings and Knowledge Organization in the Internet Era. In 53rd All India Library Conference of Indian Library Association. ILA: New Delhi. 2007. P531-544.
     
  26. SINGH (KP), JAIN (Aarti) and BABBAR (Parveen). DESIDOC bulletin of information technology: A bibliometric study. RAO (Venkata P), Ed. Vista of information management: Professor HR Chopra felicitation. Wisdom House and Academic Publications: Ambala. 2007. P296-308.
     
  27. SINGH (KP) and YADAV (KP). Right to information and E-governance: An Indian perspective in the new millennium. In International Conference on Information Management in a Knowledge Society. Calcutta: IASLIC. 2005. Vol. II: P.1026-1028.
     
  28. SINGH (KP). Knowledge management: Challenges for LIS professionals in changing environment. In International Conference on Digital Libraries held at TERI, New Delhi, 24-27 February 2004. 2004. TERI: New Delhi.
     
  29. BHATT (RK) and SINGH (KP). Digital libraries: Emergence, features, challenges and opportunities. In Vol.1: International conference on digital libraries held at TERI. 2004. TERI: New Delhi. P 49-53.
     
  30. SINGH (KP). R & D activities of the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, Delhi in the growth and development of LIS Education and Research in India: A case study. In Sudarshan Rao (S) and Vishwa Mohan (V), Ed, XXI National Conference On “ Partnership of LIS Teachers and Librarians in Professional Development” held at 18th –20th November 2004 at Department of Library and Information Science, Nagpur University, Nagpur. Hyderabad: IATLIS. 2004. P 246-247.
     
  31. <SINGH (KP) and BHATT (RK). Electronic commerce and its application in libraries and information centers. In Harish Chandra, Pichappan (P), and Kundra (Rmanesh), Ed. SIS 2004: Digital Information Exchange: Pathways to Build Global Information Society, 22nd Annual Convention & Conference, held at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.2004. Society for Information Science: New Delhi. P508-513.
     
  32. SINGH (KP) and others. The emergence of information explosion and its sustainable management. BABU (Ramesha B) and GOPALAKRISHAN, Ed. Vol.1: Information, communication, library and community development: Festschrift in honour of Prof. C P Vashishth. 2004. B. R. Publishing Corporation: New Delhi. P 21-32.
     
  33. SINGH (KP). E Learning: opportunities, challenges and implications in LIS profession in digital era. VASHISHTH (CP) and SATIJA (M P), Ed. Vol.1: Library and information profession in India: Reflections and redemptions: Festschrift in honour of Dr. P S G Kumar.2004. Library and Information Profession in India: Reflections and Redemptions. B. R. Publishing Corporation, Delhi. P106-114.
     
  34. SINGH (KP). Online services to bioscience databases. In Pandey (S K Sharma), Ed. Electronic information environment and library services: A contemporary paradigm: All India conference papers of 48th ILA held at NIMAHANS at Bangalore, 22-25 December 2002. Indian Library Association, Delhi. P 44-53.

Books / Monographs (Authored / Edited)

SINGH (KP). (2012). UDC: A Manual for Classification Practical and Information Resources. Today and Tomorrow’s Printers and Publishers: New Delhi. P.389. . 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.

 


 

SINGH (KP) and MALKEET SINGH.(2012). Use of Social Networking Sites in India: Practices, Prospectus and Problems. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing:Germany. 232p. 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.


SINGH (KP) 2012.Special issue on Agricultural Information Systems and Services in India. Guest EditorDESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology. 32(1) 2012

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.

 


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 of Indian 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.


SINGH (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

 


SINGH (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. 


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

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.


SINGH (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.


SINGH (KP) (2006).Universal Decimal Classification: A practical manual. Department of Correspondence Courses, Punjabi University, Patiala.

SATIJA (MP) and SINGH (KP) (2004).Colon Classification (Practice). Patiala, Department of Correspondence Courses, Punjabi University, Patiala.usha

Book Reviews

  1. HU (Holly) and BREIVOLD (Scott) Eds: Electronics Resources Management in Libraries: Research and Practice. Hershly. PA: Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global), 2008. xxii, 416p.ISBN-13:97-1-59904-891-8 (A4 size;hb) E-ISBN: 987-1-59904-892-5. (Reviews published in Journal of Library and Information Science . 36 (1); 2009; 61-62
  2. SATIJA (MP). Book Numbers: Indian and Cutter. New Delhi: Viva Books, 2008, xi, 132p. ISBN. 13. 978-81-309-0957-8(hb) Rs 495. ). (Reviews published in Knowledge Organization . 36 (1); 2009; 61-62 (International)
  3. CHAN (Lois Mai). Cataloguing and Classification: An introduction, 3rd ed/ assisted by Theodora L Hodges. Lanham, M D; Toronto; Playmouth, UK, The Scarecrow Press, 2007 xix, 579p., ISBN-13: 978-0-8103-6000-1(pbk). (Reviews published in Library Herald. 45 (4); 2007; 385-386
  4. VASHISHTH (C P) and SATIJA (M P), Eds. Library and Information Profession in India: Reflections and Redemptions: Festschrift in Honour of Dr. P S G Kumar. New Delhi: B R Publishing Corporation, 2004. 2V, Bound in 3: (XXXIX, 1039p.) ISBN 81-7647-466-X (Set) (Hbk) Rs. 3000/- (Reviews published in Library Herald. 42(2) June 2004; 158-159.
  5. SATIJA (M P). A dictionary of knowledge organization. Amritsar: Guru Nanak Dev University, 2004. Xix, 248p, ISBN 81-7770-101-0 (Hbk) Rs. 250/= (Reviews published in Library Herald. 42(3)2004.271-272.
  6. SOOD (S P). English-Hindi dictionary of technical terms in library and information science. Jaipur: Raj Publishing House, 2001. 1V, 165p, ISBN 81-87248-25-4 (Hb) Rs. 325/= (Reviews published in Library Herald. 42 (4); 2004; 411-412.
  7. SATIJA (M P). Exercises in the 22nd edition of Dewey Decimal Classification. Delhi: ESS ESS Publications. 2004.XVI, 171p, ISBN 81-7000-419-5 (Hb). Rs. 400/= (Reviews published in Journal of Library and Information Science (JLIS). 29(2) 2004;