Faculty Profile

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Dr. Debal Chandra Kar

Qualification

MA (Philosophy) from North Bengal University, BLIS (DU), MLIS (AU), PHD in Library and Information Science from University of Delhi

Past Experience

Information Asst., TERI (2086-87); Information Analyst, TERI (1987-2001), Fellow, TERI (2001-2011); Librarian, TERI School of Advance Studies (Deemed University) (May 2001-April 2005); Area Convener/ Librarian (Head of the Library/ Dept/Area); TERI (April 1996 -April 1998 & May 2001-April 2005).

My Zone / Area of Expertise

Library Administration, Library Services, Digital Library

Awards

  • Awarded scholarship/fellowship by Belgium Govt. (ABOS) for attending "Management of Information in Science and Technology" (MIST) Course approved by Flenish Inter University Council and UNESCO, held at Vrije University Brussel, Brussels, Belgium from 2nd Sept. ‑ 29 Nov. 1991.
  • Recipient of Endeavour Executive Fellowship 2014 from Government of Australia and worked as Visiting Fellow at University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, May-June 2014.
  • Leadership Diversity Development Award 2007 by the Special Libraries Association, USA
  • Infoshare Award 2007 by The American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T), USA
  • International Science & Technology Librarian Award 2008 by the Special Libraries Association – Science & Technology and Engineering Divisions, USA.
  • Presidential Citation Award 2008 by the Special Libraries Association, USA at Washington, DC, USA, June 2009.
  • Proquest Dialog Member Achievement Award 2011 by the Special Libraries Association, USA, awarded in June 2011, at Philadelphia, USA.
  • S&T Librarian Achievement Award by the Special Libraries Association – Science & Technology Division, USA at Philadelphia, USA, June 2011.
  • Outstanding Achievement in Business Librarianship Award 2013 by the Business & Finance Division of the Special Libraries Association, June 9-11, 2013, San Diego, USA
  • Fellow of SLA Award 2017 by the Special Libraries Association, USA, awarded in June 2017, at Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  • Professional Grant Award 2017 by the Business & Finance Division of the Special Libraries Association, June 18-20, 2017, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal articles:

  • Kar, D C; Siddiqui, A M. Information and Information products ‑ A priced commodity. Infomediary. (IOS Press) 3(1) 1989, 15‑19 p. (ISSN 0169-2763)
  • Kar, D C; Siddiqui, A M. Periodical section of TERI Library (1985‑1989): Growth and Development. Annals of Library Science and Documentation. 36 (4) 1989, 125‑193p. (ISSN 0003-4835)
  • Kar, D C; Siddiqui, A M. Bibliographic database RIZA: design and development using mini‑micro CDS/ISIS version 2.3. Information Services & Uses, Elsevier, 10, 1990, 261‑274p. (ISSN 0167-5265)
  • Kar, D C; Siddiqui, A M. Budgeting Techniques Used in Research/ Special Libraries or Documentation and Information Centres in India. IASLIC Bulletin. (IASLIC) 35 (1) 1990, 9‑15p. (ISSN 0018-8441)
  • Kar, D C. Creation of the `Myco' Database: Directory of Asian Mycorrhizologists (Mini‑Micro CDS/ISIS 2.3). Library Review, (Emerald- MCB University Press), 40(4) 1991, 35‑ 42p. (ISSN 0024-2535).
  • Kar, D C. (Jt. With Siddiqui, A M). National Bureau of Plant Genetics Resources Library: An Over-view. Lucknow Librarian. 23(1) 1991, 25‑30p. (ISSN 0024-7219)
  • Kar, D C. Information services and products: A Marketing Approach within an Indian Context. Library Review. 41(5): 1992, 42-47p. (ISSN 0024-2535).
  • Kar, D C (Jt. With Bhattacharya, P). A Study of Indian Secondary Services (Abstracting & Indexing) in Science and Technology: A Critical Appraisal. Library Review (Emerald- MCB University Press), 43(1): 1994, 29-38p. (ISSN 0024-2535).
  • Kar D C(Jt. With Kumar, Satish). Library Computerization: An inexpensive approach. Library Review (Emerald- MCB University Press), 44(1), 1995, 45-55p. (ISSN 0024-2535).
  • Kar, D C; Bhattacharya, P. Indian Abstracting and Indexing Services in Science & Technology: An Analysis. International Journal of Scientometrics and Informetrics. 1(3-4): 1995, 195-202 (ISSN 0971-6696)
  • Kar, D C (Jt. With Kumar, Satish). Library computerization: An inexpensive approach. OCLC Systems & Services (Emerald), 11(4), 1995, 3-10. (ISSN: 1065-075X)
  • Kar, Debal C; Bhattacharya, Partha and Deb Subrata. Library networking in India for resource sharing: Present status and prospects. World Libraries, (Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science, River Forest, USA) 9(1), 1999, 39-47p. (ISSN 1092-7441).
  • Kar, Debal C; Bhattacharya, Partha. Indian Information systems in Science and technology: status and trends. Library Review (Emerald), 49(1), 2000, 25-33p. (ISSN 0024-2535).
  • Kar, Debal C (Jt. With Ganguly, S). Marketing: A Critical Policy for Today's Information Centre. DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology, 22(3), 2002, 15-26p. (ISSN 0974-0643).
  • Debal C Kar, and Michael Seadle. International Conference on Digital Libraries 2014 Conference. Library Hi Tech News (Emerald), 21(5), 2004. 3-7p. (ISSN 0741-9058).
  • Deb, Subrata and Kar, Debal C. Setting up an electronic library: the case of TERI. Electronic Library (Emerald), 23(2), 2005. 189-199p. (ISSN 0264-0473).
  • Debal C. Kar (jt. with Rabishankar Giri and B. K. Sen). The Effect of Facebook Adoption in an Academic Library. World Digital Libraries: An International Journal, 7 (2), 2014, 133-144p. (ISSN 0974-567X & 0975-7597).
  • Debal C Kar. Digital Library of India: An Initiative for the Preservation and Dissemination of the National Heritage and Rare Books and Manuscripts. World Digital Libraries: An International Journal, 9 (1), 2016, 45-60p (ISSN 0974-567X & 0975-7597).

Book Chapter Peer Reviewed:

  • Dinesh Kumar and Debal C Kar: Role of Library in Maintaning Ecological Balance. In Nurudin Laugu and others (Eds). Curation and Management of Cultural Heritage through Libraries. New Delhi, B K Book International, 2017. 614p. ISBN: 9788193251751, 471-476p.
  • Debal C Kar and Dinesh Kumar: Ebook providers on Social Sciences and Humanities: A Comparative Evaluation. In Debal C Kar and others (Eds). From Ownership to Access: leveraging the Digital Paradigm. New Delhi, Synergy Books India, 2016. 251p. ISBN: 9789382059462, 15-20p.
  • Dinesh Kumar and Debal C Kar: Transformation through ICT in Libraries: A Practical Approach. In Debal C Kar and others (Eds), From Ownership to Access: leveraging the Digital Paradigm. New Delhi, Synergy Books India, 2016. 251p. ISBN: 9789382059462, 77-79p.
  • Ravishankar Giri and Debal C Kar. Adopting Facebook for the Library: A Case Study of the Library of IGDTU. In TERI: ICDL 2013: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL 2013): Vision 2020: Looking Back 10 Years and Forging New Frontiers, New Delhi, 27-29 November 2013. 1066-1075p. (9788179935521)
  • Kar, Debal C and R K Bhat. The Management of Electronic Resources in a Digital Library” in D Kamalavijayan, H Parekh, K S Raghavan, S B Ghosh: Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Management in a Knowledge Society. Mumbai, Allied Publishers, 21-25 Feb. 2005. 239-248p. (ISBN 8177647709)
  • Jana, Sanghamitra; Kar, Debal C and Chatterjee, Supratim. Understanding the concept of digital divide with individual choice pattern: Policy implementation in a typical developing nation. In TERI: Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Libraries, New Delhi, 23-27 Feb. 2004, Vol. 1. 102-110p. ISBN 8179930297
  • Deb, Subrata; Kar, Debal C and Nandwana, HB. TERI Digital Library Initiatives. In TERI: Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Libraries, New Delhi, 23-27 Feb. 2004, Vol. 1. 146-159p. ISBN 8179930297
  • Kar, Debal C; Deb, Subrata and Kumar, Satish. Electronic Library: a TERI experiment” in Todd, Ross J (ed): ASIST 2003: Proceedings of the 66th ASIST Annual Meeting, Vol. 40, 2003: Humanizing Information Technology: from Ideas to Bits and Back”, Long Beach, USA, Information Today Inc. Medford, p150-157p. ISBN 978-1573871976
  • Deb, Subrata; Kar, Debal C and Kumar Satish. Electronic Library: a case study with reference to TERI. In Urs, Shalini R; Rajashekhar TB, Raghavan, KS (ed): Digital Libraries: Dynamics Landscapes for Knowledge Creation, Access and Management (Conference papers: The 4th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, Bangalore, Dec 10-12, 2001), ICADL, Bengalore, 2001, 428-9p.
  • Deb, Subrata and Kar, Debal C. Dissemination of electronic content pages, In Sardana, J L (ed). Libraries & Information Services in the Electronic Information Era. 431-435p. (Seminar papers: 44th All India library Conference of ILA, Hyderabad. Feb. 25‑28, 1999, Hyderabad). ILA, New Delhi, 1999.
  • Kar, D C; Bose, S. Evaluation of TERI Information System. In Vashist C P (ed). Library & Information Services in India: assessment and effectiveness, 301‑307p (34th All India Library Conference of ILA, Calcutta, December 20‑23, 1988). Delhi, ILA, 1989, 401 pp.
  • Kar, D C; Siddiqui, A M. Pricing Policy Introduced in TERI Information Systems: A practical approach.(abstract only). In Kapoor S K and Chaterjee A (ed). Marketing of Library and Information Services in India. 141p. (13th National Seminar of IASLIC, Calcutta. Dec. 20‑23, 1988). IASLIC, 1988. 144 pp.
  • Siddiqui, A M; Kar, D C. Information : A priced commodity. In Kapoor S K and Chatterjee A (ed). Marketing of Library & Information Services in India, 103‑106p. (13th National Seminar of IASLIC, Calcutta. Dec. 20‑ 23, 1988). Calcutta, IASLIC, 1988. 144 pp.

Book Publication:

  • Edited and Compiled on behalf of TERI: Knowledge Creation Preservation, Access and Management: Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Libraries, New Delhi, 23-27 February 2004, Vol. 1, P.520. 2004, TERI Press, New Delhi. (ISBN-81-7993-029-7)
  • Edited and Compiled on behalf of TERI: Knowledge Creation Preservation, Access and Management: Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Libraries, New Delhi, 23-27 February 2004, Vol. 2, P.521-1098. 2004, TERI Press, New Delhi. (ISBN-81-7993-029-8)
  • Edited and Compiled on behalf of TERI: Information Management for Global Access: Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Libraries, New Delhi, 5-8 December 2006, Vol. 1, P.500. 2006, TERI Press, New Delhi. (ISBN-81-7993-101-3)
  • Edited and Compiled on behalf of TERI: Information Management for Global Access: Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Libraries, New Delhi, 5-8 December 2006, Vol. 2, P.501-1012. 2006, TERI Press, New Delhi. (ISBN-81-7993-101-3)
  • S.M. Dhawan; P R Goswami; P K Jain; Tariq Ashraf and Debal C Kar (Editors): Shaping the future of special libraries: beyond boundaries, Ane Books, 2009, P. xvi, 656. (9788180521539 and 8180521532)
  • Debal C Kar and others (Eds.). Shaping the Information Paradigm: Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Libraries. New Delhi, 23-26 February 2010, Vol. 1, P.700. 2010, TERI and IGNOU, New Delhi.
  • Debal C Kar and others (Eds). Shaping the Information Paradigm: Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Libraries. New Delhi, 23-26 February 2010, Vol. 2, P.701-1349. 2010, TERI and IGNOU, New Delhi.
  • Debal C Kar and others (Eds.). Extending Benefits of Modern Technology to Public, Academic and Special Libraries: Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Library Management (ICDLM 2011). Kolkata, 11-13 January 2011, P. 500. 2011, TERI and RRRLF, New Delhi. (ISBN: 9788179934135)
  • P K Jain, T Ashraf, S Ganguly, Debal C Kar (Eds). Leadership, and Professionalism in for New Age Libraries, New Delhi, Bookwell Publication, P. x, 386, 2012 (ISBN 9789380574349)
  • T Ashraf, P K Jain, R K Sharma and Debal C Kar (Eds). From Brick to Click: Transforming Libraries into Social Spaces, New Delhi, Synergy Books India, 2014, P.xiv, 491. (ISBN 9789382059233)
  • P K Jain, Debal C Kar and others (Eds). Emerging Trends and Issues in Scientometrics, Informetrics and Webometrics. New Delhi, Ane Books, 2016. 570p. ISBN: 97893845462931.
  • P K Jain, Debal C Kar and others (Eds). Bibliometrics Data and Impact Management in Information Science. New Delhi, Bookwell Publication, 2016. 637p. ISBN: 9789380574912.
  • Debal C Kar and others (Eds.). From Ownership to Access: Leveraging the Digital Paradigm. New Delhi, Synergy Books India, 2016. ISBN: 9879382059462.
  • Debal C Kar and others (Eds). Building User Trust: Key to Special Libraries Renaissance in the Digital Era, New Delhi. Pragati Publications, 2017. xiv, 350p. ISBN: 9788173071594.
  • P Vishakhi, P K Jain, Debal C Kar and Parveen Babbar (Eds.). Dynamics of Library for Excellence in Electronic Revolution. New Delhi, Bookwell, 2017. Xi, 567p. ISBN: 9789386578020.
  • Nurudin Laugu, Labibha Zain, P K Jain, Debal C Kar and Parveen Babbar (Eds.). Curation and Management of Cultural Heritage through Libraries. B K Book International, New Delhi, 2017. 614p. ISBN: 9788193251751
  • H K Kaul, P K Jain, Debal C Kar and Sangeeta Kaul (Eds.). Reshaping Libraries: Emerging Global Technologies and Trends. DELNET, New Delhi, 2018 p.xx, 230. ISBN: 9789382735137
  • P Babbar, Debal C Kar, P K Jain & Geeta Paliwal (Eds.). Rethinking Libraries and Librarianship. Bookwell, New Delhi, 2019, P.xi, 472, ISBN: 9789386578372.
  • P K Jain, Debal C Kar, P Babbar (Eds.). Libraries and Librarianship in Digital Plus Era. Ane Books Pvt Ltd., New Delhi, 2019, P.390, ISBN: 9789388264563.

Seminar / Conferences

PAPERS PRSENTED in SEMINARs/CONFERENCEs and Chaired SESSION:

  • Presented paper titled "Information: A price commodity" at 13th National Seminar of IASLIC on Marketing of Library and Information Services in India, Calcutta, 20‑23 December 1988.
  • Presented paper "Evaluation of TERI Information System" at 34th All India Library Conference of ILA on Library and Information Services in India, Calcutta, 20‑23 December, 1988.
  • Presented paper titled “Pricing Policy Introduced in TERI Information Systems: A practical approach” at 13th National Seminar of IASLIC on Marketing of Library and Information Services in India, Calcutta, 20‑23 December 1988.
  • Presented paper titled "CDS/ISIS: application in Research Institutes in India" Third International Seminar on Management of Information related to Water and Environment, UNESCO Tervuren, Brussels, Belgium, 14‑15 November, 1991 (Sponsored by UNESCO).
  • Attended UNESCO-NISSAT Experts Meet on Design & Creation of Factual Databases using Common Communication Format, CCF (F), Deptt.of Science & Technology, New Delhi 26-30 April, 1993.
  • Presented paper titled "Duplicate Record Checking: a CDS/ISIS PASCAL Programme" at Vth CDS/ISIS National User Group Meeting and Workshop, NAARM, Hyderabad, February 10-13, 1994
  • Presented paper titled "Indian Information Systems in Science and Technology: Status and Trends" for oral presentation at 46th FID General, Conference and Congress, Tokyo, Japan, October 02-09, 1994
  • Presented paper titled "Computerization of Library: An Experience" for oral presentation at 4th Beijing International Symposium on Computerized Information Management, CSSTI, Beijing, China, October 14 - 18, 1994
  • Presented paper titled "Indian Information Systems and Services in S&T: Status and Trends" for oral presentation at International Seminar on Information Technologies and Information Services, Shanghai, China, October 20 - 24, 1994
  • Presented paper titled "An inexpensive approach of Library Computerisation: an experience" for oral presentation at 40th All India Library Conference Seminar Papers on Preparing Libraries for the 21st Century organized by the Indian Library Association and Goa University, and held at Goa University, Goa, 5-8 January 1994.
  • Organized workshop on Dissemination of Information on Energy and Environment on behalf of TERI and held at TERI, New Delhi during 5-7 March 1997 and also was Faculty for CDS/ISIS session and prepared necessary course materials.
  • Organized workshop on Effective Use of Internet Information Resources: Special Emphasis on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development on behalf of TERI and held at TERI, New Delhi during 22-23 January 1998 and also was Faculty for Internet Resources on Sustainable Development course module/session and prepared course material.
  • Organized as Coordinator Workshop on Information Resource Management in Electronic Environment on behalf of TERI and held at TERI, New Delhi, between 2-4 September 2002 and also was Faculty for CDS/ISIS, WinISIS and WebISIS modules/sessions and prepared course materials.
  • Organized as Coordinator Workshop on Information Resource Management in Electronic Environment organized on behalf of TERI at TERI, New Delhi 20-22 November 2002 and Faculty/resource person for CDS/ISIS, WinISIS and WebISIS modules/sessions and prepared course materials.
  • Presented paper titled “Electronic Library: a TERI experiment” accepted at ASIST 2003: 66th ASIST Annual Conference on Humanizing Information Technology: from Ideas to Bits and Back”, organized by the American Society for Information Science and Technology and University of California, LA, Long Beach, U S A, 19-22 Oct. Oct. 2003
  • Paper titled “Understanding the concept of digital divide with individual choice pattern: Policy implementation in a typical developing nation” orally presented at International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL) on Knowledge Creation, Preservation, access and Management, Organised by the TERI, New Delhi and Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, and held at Vigyan Bhawan and India International Centre, New Delhi, during 23-27 Feb. 2004.
  • Paper titled “TERI Digital Library Initiatives” orally presented at International Conference on Digital Libraries on Knowledge Creation, Preservation, access and Management, Organised by the TERI, New Delhi and Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, and held at Vigyan Bhawan and India International Centre, New Delhi, during 23-27 Feb. 2004.
  • Inaugurated and delivered Inaugural Keynote Address on “Recent trends in management of information” at workshop on “Care and Maintenance of Library Materials”, (organized by National Research Laboratory for Conservation of Cultural Property (NRLCCP), Ministry of Culture, Government of India, Lucknow), and held at NRLCCP Lucknow, during 7-11 June 2004.
  • Paper titled “Digital Information Services: Challenges and Opportunities in Academic Institutions in India” orally presented at International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries on Digital Libraries (ICADL 2004) on International Collaboration and Cross-Fertilization, organized by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Library, Held at JTUL, Shanghai, China, 13-17 December 2004.
  • Paper titled “The Management of Electronic Resources in a Digital Library” orally presented at International Conference on Information Management in a Knowledge Society organised by the Indian Association of Special Libraries & Information Centres (IASLIC) and held at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai, 21-25 Feb. 2005.
  • Gave a talk on “Use of IT Based Resources and Services in Special Libraries: An example of TERI” at National Conference on IT Application in Special Libraries organized by Special Libraries Association - Asian Chapter in Association with Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts held at IGNCA, New Delhi on 9 December 2005.
  • Paper titled “Electronic resources in a Digital Library and its management” orally presented at 13th General Conference of Congress of Southeast Asian Libraries (CONSAL) on the Crossroads: Challenges for Greater Regional Cooperation organized by the CONSAL and Philippines Librarians Association, and National Library of Philippines and held at Dela Salle University Library and EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, during 27-30 March 2006, Manila, Philippines.
  • Presented a paper as invited speaker on "Digital Library: A TERI Initiative" at the ICDL 2006" 2nd International Conference on Digital Libraries: Information Management for Global Access, organised by TERI with support from the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, during 5-8 December 2006.
  • Gave a talk on “Best Practices and Benchmarking in Corporate Libraries” as invited speaker at the National Conference on Benchmarking and Best Practices in Special Libraries organized by Special Libraries Association - Asian Chapter in Association with Indian Institute of Public Administration at IIPA, New Delhi on 2 February 2007.
  • 98th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Special Library Association, on “Reaching new height’, Denver, Co, USA, 2-5 June 2007.
  • 99th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Special Library Association, on “Breaking Rules -- Building Bridges’, Seattle, Washington, USA, 15-18 June 2008.
  • Attended 4th International conference on Universal Digital Libraries (ICUDL) on “Towards ten Million books, multimedia and monuments, IIIT, Allhadbad, 31 Oct – 2 Nov 2008.
  • Gave invited talk on “Information Sharing Models through Consortia: The case study of INDEST” as invited speaker at the International Conference on Asian Special Libraries ICoASL 2008 on Shaping the Future of Special Libraries: Beyond Boundaries, held at India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi, 26-28 November 2008 organized by Asian Chapter of the Special Libraries Association and Library and Information Professional.
  • Gave invited talk on ‘Paradigm shift in scholarly communication: Science and Technology Development in India” orally presented at the 100th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Special Library Association (SLA), on “Information to Inspiration: Knowledge and Vision Shaping the Future’, organized by the Special Libraries Association, held at Washington DC Convention Centre, Washington, DC, USA, during 14-17 June 2009.
  • Gave a talk on “Which Way? Libraries at the Crossroads in the age of the Internet” as invited talk at the “International Seminar on Libraries at Crossroads” organized by Special Libraries Association (SLA) – Asian Chapter, SMS Medical College, Jaipur and IIHMR University Library, Jaipur at SMS Medical College, Jaipur (Rajasthan, India), on 9 October 2009.
  • Gave a talk on “The future of the library: How they'll evolve for the digital age” at the National Workshop on Future Libraries and Librarians, organized by the Asian Chapter of Special Libraries Association in association with Ahmedabad Management Association held at ATIRA Campus, Ahmedabad on 10 October 2009
  • Gave a talk on “What is the Future of Libraries and the Role of Librarians in the Age of the Internet” as invited speaker at the National Seminar on Trends and Issues for Modern Libraries in Global Information Society” jointly organization by Dr. Ranganathan Institute of Library and Information Science, Central Library, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi in association with Special Libraries Association (SLA) – Asian Chapter held at Bundelkhand University on Jhansi, Saturday 16 January 2010.
  • Presented a paper as invited speaker on "Digital Library Projects: An Initiation of the Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India seen as Project Review Team" at ICDL 2010: 3rd International Conference on Digital Libraries: Shaping the Information Paradigm organised by TERI and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), and held at India Habitat Centre and IGNOU, New Delhi, during 23-26 February 2010.
  • Presented a paper as invited speaker on “Digital Library: An Initiative at TERI” at ICDLM 2011: International Conference on Digital Library Management on EXTENDING BENEFITS OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY TO PUBLIC, ACADEMIC, AND SPECIAL LIBRARIES, organised by TERI and Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation with support of Ministry of Culture Govt. of India during 11-13 January 2011, and held at Science Centre, Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • Chair a session on invited speakers from Asian countries and talk on “If Content is King, the User is God” at the Second International Conference on Asian Special Libraries (ICoASL 2011) on Building User Trust: The Key to Special libraries Renaissance at the Digital Era, organized by the Japanese Special Libraries Association and SLA-Asian Chapter, on 10-12 February 2011, held at United Nations University (Co-sponsor), Tokyo, Japan.
  • Gave welcome address in the Inaugural Session and a talk delivered on “Leadership and Changing Role of Libraries in Digital Era” as invited speaker at the Conference “Library and Information Professionals Summit (LIPS 2012), on “Leadership, Ethics, Accountability and Professionalism in Library Services”, organized by the Society for Library Professional in Association with Institute of Economic Growth at the Institute of Economic Growth, during 16-17 March 2012, New Delhi, India.
  • Presented (as Invited Speaker) a paper on Ambedkar University Delhi Library: ETD Policy as one of the panelist at the National Seminar on Managing Electronic Theses and Dissertations, Organised by the JNU Library, during 22-23 March 2012, JNU, New Delhi.
  • Chaired a session on Metadata Entry, Scanning and Image Processing Operations, Repository and Retrieval system with demonstrations, at the at the National Workshop on Digitization and Preservation of Library Books, CDAC, Kolkata and Directorate of Library Services, Government of Assam, 9-10 April 2012, Guwahati, India.
  • am. Presented a paper in the Plenary Session titled Digital Library of India: an Initiative by the Indian Government for the Preservation and Dissemination of the National Heritage, The 15th CONSAL Meeting and General Conference on National Heritage on Preservation and Dissemination, organized by the Congress of Southeast Asian Librarian (CONSAL), National Library of Indonesia and Indonesian Library Association, held at Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, Bali, Indonesia during 28-31 May 2012.
  • Gave an address in the Inaugural Session and a talk on “Human Resources in Higher Education Library Services” as invited speaker at National Conference on Human Resource Development in Library Services in India (LIPS 2013), held at Institute of Economic Growth on 09 March 2013, New Delhi, India organized by the Society for Library Professional in Association with Institute of Economic Growth.
  • Chaired a session on “Going beyond the box: The role of public relations and marketing strategies to help promote the library” and gave a talk on “Work Environment of Special Library Professionals in Research Institution in India” as Guest Speaker at the 3rd International Conference on Asian Special Libraries (ICoASL 2013) on “Special Libraries towards Achieving Dynamic, Strategic, and Responsible Working Environment”, held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City, Manila, Philippines, 10-12 April 2013, Philippines organized by Asian Chapter of the Special Libraries Association and Philippines Special Libraries Association.
  • Gave a talk on Digital Library of India for the preservation and dissemination of copyright free Books at the Workshop and National Library Day Celebrations, Organised by the INMAS (DRDO), Delhi on 8 August 2013.
  • Presented a paper titled Paradigm Shift in Scholarly Communication with Reference to S&T Development in India at 9th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics and 14th COLLNET Meeting organized by the Estonian Research Council, Tartu, Estonia and held at Estonian Research Council, , Tartu, Estonia during 15-17 August 2013.
  • Presented paper titled “Digital Library of India: An Initiative by the Government of India for the Preservation and Dissemination of the National Heritage and Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection” at the 5th Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2013), organized by the University of Piraeus Library, and held at University of Piraeus, Rome, Italy, June 4 - 7, 2013.
  • Presented paper titled “Digital Library of India : an initiative by the Indian government for the preservation and dissemination of the national heritage” in the all science poster session at the 2013 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO (SLA2013) on Connect, Collaborate, and Strategize organized by Special Libraries Association, and held at San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, USA, 09-11 June 2013.
  • Chaired a session and presented a paper as invited speaker on “Digital Library of India: an initiative by the Indian government for the preservation and dissemination of the national heritage” at the 4th International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL 2013): Vision 2020: Looking Back 10 Years and Forging New Frontiers, Organised by TERI with the support of Ministry of Culture and Prachar Bharati, Govt. of India and held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 27-29 November 2013.
  • Presented a paper on “Adopting Facebook for the Library: A Case Study of the Library of IGDTU” at the 4th International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL 2013): Vision 2020: Looking Back 10 Years and Forging New Frontiers, Organised by TERI with support of Ministry of Culture and Prachar Bharati, Govt. of India and held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 27-29 November 2013.
  • Chaired a session on “Data Mining, Knowledge Management and Networking” and talk as invited speaker on “Library as Place : Rethinking Roles as Social Space” at the Conference the Library and Information Professionals Summit (LIPS) 2014 on From Brick to Click: Transforming Libraries into Social Spaces, Delhi University South Campus, Delhi, India, 7-8 February 2014.
  • aw. Presented a paper titled “Digital Library of India: An Initiative by the Government of India for the Preservation and Dissemination of the National Heritage and Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection” at the 10th International Conferences on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) and 15th COLLNET Meeting, organized by Technical Universitat, Ilmenau, Germany during 03-05 September 2014 and held at Technical Universitat, Ilmenau, Germany.
  • Chaired a session on “Information Literacy” at the 4th International Symposium on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Libraries and Information Services, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, India, 6-8 January 2015.
  • Chaired a session on “Internet and Challenges for Intellectual Property Rights” and gave an invited talk on “Evolving Challenges of IPR Issues in India: A Review with Respect to Library Perspective” as invited speaker at the Conference the Library and Information Professionals Summit (LIPS) 2015 organized by the Society for Library Professional in Association with National Law University, New Delhi on “Transforming Dimensions of IPR: Challenges for New Age Libraries” held at National Law University, New Delhi, India, 23-24 January 2015.
  • Chaired a session on “Values” and gave an invited talk on “Adapting to the Evolving User Preferences in a Special Library: A case of TERI Library” at the 4th International Conference on Asian Special Libraries (ICoASL 2015) organized by Asian Chapter of the Special Libraries Association in association with Korea Special Library Association (KSLA), Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), and the National Assembly Library, held at the National Assembly Library, Seoul, South Korea on 22-24 April 2015.
  • Gave an address in the Inaugural Session, Chaired a session on Scientometrics/ Informetrics/Webometrics Evaluation Indicators and gave a talk on “Scientometrics analysis in the field of Social Sciences” as invited speaker at the 11th International Conferences on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) and 16th COLLNET Meeting, organised by the Institute of Economic Growth, Asian Chapter of Special Libraries Association and Society for Library Professionals held at Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, 26 to 28 November 2015.
  • Talk on User’s need & Expectations in the One day Brainstorming Seminar on Current Issues in Library & Information Science; Emerging Challenges on 07 October 2015 organised by the DELNET at DELNET, JNU Campus, New Delhi.
  • Presented a paper titled Services of Ebook providers on Social Sciences and Humanities: A Comparative Evaluation at the International Library and Information Professionals Summit (LIPS 2016) on From Ownership to Access: leveraging the Digital Paradigm, organised by Ambedkar University Delhi and Society for Library Professionals held at Ambedkar University Delhi, New Delhi on 18-19 May 2016.
  • Presented a paper titled Transformation through ICT in Libraries: A Practical Approach at the International Library and Information Professionals Summit (LIPS 2016) on From Ownership to Access: leveraging the Digital Paradigm, organised by Ambedkar University Delhi and Society for Library Professionals held at Ambedkar University Delhi, New Delhi on 18-19 May 2016.
  • Presented paper titled “DELNET: an Initiative for Resource Sharing” as invited speaker in the Asian Chapter Business Meeting and Award ceremony session at the 2016 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO (SLA2016) organized by Special Libraries Association, at Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 12-14 June 2016.
  • Chair a session and Presented paper titled “DELNET: Services towards sharing between institutions” in the International Conference on Library and Information Management, 21-22 October 2016 held at University of Kalaniya, Sri Lanka organized by Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Social Science, University of Kalaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Chair a session on Scientometrics and Informetrics and Presented a paper titled Quality Enhancement in Academic Libraries: Role of NAAC at 12th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics and 17th COLLNET Meeting organized by Institute for scientific and technical information (INIST), CNRS, Nancy, France and held at Institute for scientific and technical information (INIST), CNRS, Nancy, France during 12-16 December 2016.
  • Presented a paper titled Digital Library of India: An initiative for the Preservation of the Rare Books at 12th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics and 17th COLLNET Meeting organized by the Institute for scientific and technical information (INIST), CNRS, Nancy, France and held at Institute for scientific and technical information (INIST), CNRS, Nancy, France during 12-16 December 2016.
  • Chair a session on International Seminar on Best Practices and Trends in Global Libraries at Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), New Delhi, 05 April 2017 jointly organised by IEG, Society for Library Professionals (SLP), and SLA Asian Chapter.
  • Given Inaugural remarks and welcome address, at the International Library and Information Professionals Summit (LIPS 2017) on Dynamics of Library for Excellence in Electronic Revolution on Thursday-Friday i.e. 6-7 April 2017 at IISER, Mohali, jointly Organized by Society for Library Professionals (SLP), SLA Asian Chapter & IISER Mohali.
  • Given Inaugural remarks (welcome address), invited talk and Chair a session at the International Conference on Asian Special Libraries (ICoASL 2017) on Curation and Management of Cultural Heritage through Libraries on 10-12 May 2017 at State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, organized by State Islamic University Sunan Kalijagam Yugyakarta, Indonesia and Special Libraries Association, Asian Chapter.
  • Given Invited talk on Digital Library of India: Initiative by Government of India in the Asian Chapter Business Meeting session, held on 19th June 2017 at the Special Libraries Association 2017 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO (SLA2017), held during 18-20, June 2017 at Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  • bm. Chair a session (Technical Session V: Social Media Application in Libraries, held on Thursday, November 30, 2017) at the 20th National Convention on Knowledge, Library and Information Networking (NACLIN 2017), held at IIC, New Delhi from November 28-30, 2017 (organised by DELNET).
  • Given Inaugural remarks (welcome address), International Conference on Reshaping Libraries: Emerging Global Technologies and Trends (ICRL 2018), held at Hotel Royal Orchid, Jaipur, India from February 1-3, 2018 organised by DELNET, Ambedkar University Delhi, Special Libraries Association (SLA)-Asian Chapter and Society for Library Professionals (SLP).
  • Given Inaugural remarks (welcome address) in the International Seminar on Role of Libraries in Managing Open Educational Resources, held on 5th February 2018, organized by Ambedkar University Delhi at Ambedkar University Delhi, Kashmere Gate, Delhi.
  • Given welcome address in inauguration, Chair a session and proposed vote of thanks in valedictory in Sixth International Conference of Asian Special Libraries (ICoASL 2019) on Libraries and Librarianship in Digital Plus Era, held on 14-16 February 2019, at Institute of Economic Growth and Ambedkar University Delhi, New Delhi, India, organizing by Institute of Economic Growth and Ambedkar University Delhi in Collaboration with Special Libraries Association Asian Chapter, Society for Library Professionals.
  • Presented a paper titled Digital Library of India: Preservation and Dissemination of Copyright Free Books in India at International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management organized by the Department of Information Studies and Library Management, East West University and Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC) held on 25-27 April 2019, at BPATC, Savar, Dhaka.

Initiative in conducting Conference/Workshop/Seminar for information professionals:

  • Organized as Organising Secretary, Sixth International Conference of Asian Special Libraries (ICoASL 2019) on Libraries and Librarianship in Digital Plus Era, held on 14-16 February 2019, at Institute of Economic Growth and Ambedkar University Delhi, New Delhi, India, organizing by Institute of Economic Growth and Ambedkar University Delhi in Collaboration with Special Libraries Association Asian Chapter, Society for Library Professionals. (Initiated, planned, executed, organized the conference).
  • Organized as Organising Secretary of the International Seminar on Role of Libraries in Managing Open Educational Resources, held on 5th February 2018, organized by Ambedkar University Delhi at Ambedkar University Delhi, Kashmere Gate, Delhi. (Initiated, planned, executed, organized the seminar).
  • Organized as Co-Organising Secretary of the International Conference on Reshaping Libraries: Emerging Global Technologies and Trends (ICRL 2018), held at Hotel Royal Orchid, Jaipur, India from February 1-3, 2018 organised by DELNET, Ambedkar University Delhi, Special Libraries Association (SLA)-Asian Chapter and Society for Library Professionals (SLP).
  • Organized as Organising Committee Chair of the International Conference on Asian Special Libraries ICoASL 2017 on Curation and Management of Cultural Heritage through Libraries: Challenges and Opportunities for the Digital Society. Organized by the State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Special Libraries Association, Asian Chapter held at State Islamic University Sunan Kalijagam Yugyakarta, Indonesia, 10-12, May 2017. (Initiated, planned, executed, organized the conference)
  • Organized as Conference Organising Secretary and Program Chair of the Conference, International Library and Information Professionals Summit (I-LIPS 2016) on From Ownership to Access: leveraging the Digital Paradigm, organised by Ambedkar University Delhi and Society for Library Professionals held at Ambedkar University Delhi, New Delhi on 18-19 May 2016. (Initiated, planned, executed, organized the conference, and conduct the program as Organsing Secretary and Program Chair).
  • Organized as Conference Chair of the Conference the Library and Information Professionals Summit (LIPS) 2014 on From Brick to Click: Transforming Libraries into Social Spaces on 7-8 February 2014 also Chair a session.
  • Organized as Program Chair of the ICDL 2013: 4th International Conference on Digital Libraries: Vision 2020: Looking Back 10 Years and Forging New Frontiers, New Delhi, 27-29 November 2013.
  • Organized as Program Co-Chair of the Conference the 3rd International Conference on Asian Special Libraries (ICoASL 2013) on “Special Libraries towards Achieving Dynamic, Strategic, and Responsible Working Environment”, 10-12 April 2013, Manila, Philippines. (Initiated, planed and program Chair and Session Chair).
  • Organized as Conference Chair of the Conference “Library and Information Professionals Summit (LIPS) 2012, on “Leadership, Ethics, Accountability and Professionalism in Library Service”, 16-17 March 2012 New Delhi, India. (Initiated, planned, executed, and conduct the program).
  • Organized as Programme Committee Chair (International Program Chair) and managed the program and Chair a session on invited speakers from Asian countries at the Second International Conference on Asian Special Libraries (ICoASL 2011) on Building User Trust: The Key to Special Libraries Renaissance at the Digital Era, 10-12 February 2011, Tokyo, Japan. (Initiated, planned, executed, organized the conference, and conduct the program as Program Chair).
  • Organized as Organising Secretary and Programme Chair of the Conference, ICDLM 2011: International Conference on Digital Library Management on Extending Benefits of Modern Technology to Public, Academic, and Special Libraries, 11-13 January 2011, Kolkata. (Initiated, planned, executed, organized the conference, and conduct the program).
  • Organized as Organising Secretary and Programme Chair of the Conference, ICDL 2010: 3rd International Conference on Digital Libraries: Shaping the Information Paradigm. TERI, New Delhi, 23-26 February 2010. (Initiated, planned, executed, organized the conference, and conduct the program).
  • Organized lecture on “Advocating for the Value of Information Professionals in the Workplace”, 7 October 2009, New Delhi (Speaker: by Janice R. Lachance, CEO, Special Libraries Association, USA).
  • Organized as Program Chair one day seminar on International Seminar on Libraries at Crossroads, O9 October 2009, Jaipur.
  • Organized lecture on Research issues in building Digital Library from Concept to reality, 28 November 2009 (Speaker: Dr V N Shukla, Director, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Noida).
  • Organized Seminar on The Metamorphosis of Librarians to Knowledge Managers: The Road Ahead, 22 August 2009, Special Libraries Association, Asian Chapter, New Delhi, (Speaker: Dr. C S Arora, Director (EDP), Office of the RGI & Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi.
  • Organized as Conference Chair & Programme Committee Chair of the International Conference on Asian Special Libraries ICoASL 2008 on shaping the future of special libraries: beyond boundaries, New Delhi, 26-28 November 2008. (Initiated, planned, executed, organized the conference, and conduct the program)
  • Organized as Organising Secretary and Programme Chair of the Conference, ICDL 2006: 2nd International Conference on Digital Libraries: Information Management for Global Access, New Delhi, 5-8 December 2006. (Initiated, planned, executed, organized the conference, and conduct the program).
  • Organized as Organizing Secretary and Programme Chair one day seminar on I T Application in Special Libraries (ITASL), on behalf of SLA Asian Chapter, December 9, 2005, New Delhi.
  • Organized as Coordinator and Programme Chair of the Conference, ICDL 2004: International Conference on Digital Libraries: Knowledge Creation Preservation, Access and Management, New Delhi 24-27 February 2004. (It was world’s largest by number and richest in content on digital libraries ever held in the world and Inaugurated by H.E. APJ Abdul Kalam, President of India). (Initiated, planned, executed, organized the conference, and conduct the program).
  • Organized as Coordinator Workshop on Information Resource Management in Electronic Environment on behalf of TERI and held at TERI, New Delhi 20-22 November 2002 and Faculty/resource person for CDS/ISIS, WinISIS and WebISIS modules/sessions and prepared course materials.
  • Organized as Coordinator Workshop on Information Resource Management in Electronic Environment on behalf of TERI and held at TERI, New Delhi, Between 2-4 September 2002 and also was Faculty for CDS/ISIS, WinISIS and WebISIS modules/sessions and prepared course materials.
  • Organized workshop on Designing a Successful Web Site and Publishing on the Web held at TERI, New Delhi on 19-20 March 1998.
  • Organized workshop on Effective Use of Internet Information Resources: Special Emphasis on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development on behalf of TERI and held at TERI, New Delhi on 22-23 January 1998 and also was Faculty for Internet Resources on Sustainable Development and prepared necessary course materials.
  • Organized workshop on Dissemination of Information on Energy and Environment on behalf of TERI and held at TERI, New Delhi during 5-7 March 1997 and also was Faculty for CDS/ISIS session and prepared necessary course materials.