Will Platinum Shine?

Dr. G Mahesh

Principal Scientist


Dr. G. Mahesh is a Senior Principal Scientist and Head of Research Journals Division with National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research, New Delhi. He is a Professor at the Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR) where he teaches and researches in the area S&T information and communication. He has published research papers in the national and international journal including journals such as Current Science, Scientometrics, Libri, Program, Technology and Society, Electronic Library, and so on. He is currently the Editor of Annals of Library and Information Studies.

Digital Archiving and Preservation in India: Issues and Challenges

Prof. B Ramesh Babu

Dr. B. Ramesh Babu was Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Madras and former Visiting Professor at the Mahasarakham University, Thailand. He served in State Regional Library in Andhra Pradesh (1979-80) and Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College Library, Chennai (1980-90) before joining in the University of Madras as faculty from where he superannuated. He has been awarded Dr. S.R. Ranganathan Memorial Gold Medal by the University of Mysore, Commonwealth Fellow (UK) and visited France, United Kingdom, Nepal, Muscat, Thailand, Laos, Bangladesh, Germany and South Korea on academic invitation. He has been awarded C. D. Sharma Best Paper Award by the Indian Library Association , Prof. Parvathaneni Gangadhara Rao Memorial Award by the Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad, IATLIS-MOTIWALE Best LIS Teacher Award by IATLIS, Best Reviewer award by Korean Institute of Science and Technology Information, South Korea, Lifetime Achievement Awards by the Karnataka State SC & ST Library Professionals Association, and Madras Library Association and also Iyyanki Venkataramanayya and Velaga Venkatappiah Library award was conferred under the auspices of Prof. Kaula Endowment for Library and Information Science .

Open Science Initiatives In India : A step towards Global Open Science Commons Initiatives

Dr. Usha Mujoo Munshi


Indian Institute of Public Administration

Dr. Usha Mujoo Munshi, a Fulbright Scholar is currently with India International Centre (IIC). Prior to joining IIC, she has served at many prestigious organizations like IIPA, INSDOC (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research), New Delhi, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi and Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. She has over 100 research and conference publications and a few books to her credit, besides a number of other publications. Her publication christened “Multimedia Information Extraction and Digital Heritage Preservation” brought out by World Scientific is a detailed & distinctive anthology on various facets of the research issues in the area contributed by the world experts. Her publication on “Knowledge Management for Sustainable Development” brought out by Scientific International has been released in October 2013 by the Vice President of India. Her publication on “Indian Higher Education – Research Landscape in the Global Context” by CBS Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd has been released in 2016. Her latest book on “Data Science Landscape: Towards Research Standards and Protocols”, published by world leading Publisher, Springer under their book series ‘Studies in Big Data’ has been released in April, 2018.

Remote Teaching and Learning: Challenges and Opportunities for Digital Library

Dr. Arun Kumar Chakraborty


DLIS, Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata

Dr. Arun Kumar Chakraborty, Librarian, Indian Institute of Management, Indore. Worked Librarian (Academic), Bose Institute, Kolkata. Director General, RRRLF, MoC, GoI. Director General, National Library, MoC, GoI. Additional Mission Director, National Mission on Libraries (NML) MoC, GoI.

Data-driven Collection Development strategies

Dr. Rama Patnaik


Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

Dr. Rama Patnaik is with IIMB for more than eight years now and before joining IIM Bangalore, she was with two leading National Law school libraries. Dr Patnaik was a member of “Study Group on Libraries in Higher Education” as part of the Karnataka Knowledge Commission, Chaired by Dr. Kasturi Rangan from 2009-2011. She was awarded Emerald LIS Research Fund Award (2000 UK pounds) for best research proposal among South Asian Librarians in 2012 for writing a research proposal titled “Raising the bar for fair use access to electronic resources: Are we signing away our rights? An analysis of license agreements and its impact on role of libraries in management education in India”

Beyond Librarianship : Towards Quality and Accreditation in Higher Education System

Dr. Suresh Jange

University Librarian and NAAC Coordinator,Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, Karnataka

Dr. Jange, University Librarian & NAAC Coordinator, is working for Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi. At present, he is a Vice President of the Indian Library Association (2022-2025), President of the Karnataka University Librarians' Association and President of the Hyderabad Karnataka Librarians’ Association. In recognition of his contributions in LIS, he received the Best Librarian award from the Government of Karnataka (2012), and was also awarded the ILA-GIDWANI-DESHPANDEY BEST ACADEMIC LIBRARIAN AWARD-2017, and received the ILA-KAULA Best Librarian award-2020 during the 66th ILA International Conference on Sept. 27-28, 2021.

Digital Transformation: Impact on Libraries

Prof. Laxman Rao Nagubandi

Emeritus Professor and Member at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA)

Open Data Management and Its Role in Research Libraries

Dr .S. Srinivas Raghavan

Professor & Head, Department of Library and Information Science, Bharathidasan University

Mapping the growth of open access to scholarly information

Dr M Madan

Library Director, O P Jindal Global University

Initiatives of Digital Library services in Public Library Systems

Dr. Satishkumar S Hosamani

Director, Dept. of Public Libraries, Govt. of Karnataka

Dr. Satish Kumar S Hosamani , Director of Department of Public Libraries for getting a place in 'World Book of Records' for revolutionary initiatives to bring drastic changes in the public library system and pioneer in making digital library in Karnataka as well as an author of a dozen useful books both in Kannada and English.