Profile: Ann Snoeyenbos is Manager, International Sales and Special Markets, Project MUSE, which is a division of the Johns Hopkins University Press. She has worked in this capacity since 2004. Before coming to Project MUSE she was Librarian for West European Social Science at New York University's Bobst Library, handling collection development, reference, and faculty outreach. Ann holds an MA in West European Studies, and an MLS in Library Science.
Profile: Dr. B. Sutradhar is working as Librarian at Central Library of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur which is one of the largest technical libraries in Asia. Dr. Sutradhar has currently working on Digital Library, Institutional Digital Repository, and Electronic Resource Management. Dr. Sutradhar has organized many National Conferences in Digital Libraries and also organized many workshops, short-term courses on Open Source Software for Library Management and Electronic Resource Management. He has also organized series of Technology Book Fair at IIT Kharagpur.
He has more than 30 publications in international, National journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Sutradhar has supervised 30 projects on library automation; digital libraries and Institutional Repository to the professional trainees of the Central Library. He has edited two conference proceedings (i) Proceedings of the National Conference on Information Management in e-Libraries held during 26-27 February 2002 at IIT-Kharagpur. (ii) Proceedings of the National Conference in Information Management in Digital libraries held during 2-4 August 2006 at IIT Kharagpur. He has given more than 70 invited talks on Digital Libraries, Digitization, electronic Resource Management and Institutional Digital Repositories, metadata standards and structure in various National and international conferences, workshops and short term courses. He has visited many libraries in abroad.
Dr. Sutradhar is the only librarian who promoted from Assistant Librarian to Deputy Librarian to Librarian in IIT Kharagpur.
Dr. Sutradhar is Co-PI of National Digital Library Project funded by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) through its National Mission on Education through Information & Communication Technology (NME-ICT).
Apart from his Librarianship job, Dr. Sutradhar is also a Ghazal singer.
Prof. Uma Kanjilal
School of Social Sciences
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
MaidanGarhi, New Delhi-11002
Profile: Dr. Uma Kanjilal is Professor of Library and Information Science and presently also Director I/C of Advanced Centre of Informatics and Innovative Learning (ACIIL) at Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. She has an MA Degree in Economics from Christ Church College, Kanpur; MLIS Degree from the University of Delhi, PhD in Library and Information Science from Jiwaji University, Gwalior; and PG Diploma in Distance Education from IGNOU. She has more than 24 years of experience in Open and Distance Learning System. She has been actively involved in planning and developing Library & Information Science Programmes at IGNOU. Among her specialization areas are ICT applications in libraries, Digital libraries, e-learning and multimedia courseware development. Prof.Kanjilal was Fulbright scholar in the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA from July 1999 to February 2000. She has coordinated major projects at the University and National level like eGyankosh: A National Learning Resource repository, IGNOU FlexiLearn portal, e-learning programmes of the university. She is also working as coordinator for Sakshat portal, official website of National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT) of Ministry of Human Resource Development. She is consultant for UN relief work agency (UNRWA), Jordan and helping them in developing e- library for Palestinian refugees. Prof.Kanjilal has more than 30 research papers, articles in national and international journals and other publications to her credit. She has authored one book and co-edited two books.
Dr. Ramesh C. Gaur
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Mehrauli Road, Near Munirka
Profile: Dr. Ramesh C. Gaur is presently the University Librarian (Professor Grade), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi (www.jnu.ac.in) .As an account Administrator for TURNITIN and iThenticate -anti plagiarism tools, creating awareness about what is plagiarism, how to detect and avoid it? amongst Students and educators in JNU and other JNU affiliated institutions.Prior to this he was Director (Library & Information) & Head, Kala Nidhi Division at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the arts (IGNCA), New Delhi and was the Project Coordinator of an International Bibliographic Project known as ABIA, South and Southeast Asian Art and Archeology Index. Dr. Gaur has also headed Kala Kosha Division of IGNCA during October 2009 to December 2010, and National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM), IGNCA as its Director from April 2009 to September 2009. He is the Project Coordinator for a collaborative project with C-DAC, Pune and Department of Information Technology, Government of India on "Development of Digital Repository of Indian Cultural Heritage" under the project "Centre for Excellence on Digital Preservation".A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Gaur is a Science graduate with Ph.D in Library and Information Science, with exposure to several-advanced training programme on the applications of IT to Library Management. Digitization and Digital Archiving of Indian Cultural Heritage is the main focus of his work at Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts. Reengineering of Libraries, Open Access Publishing, Library Management, Copyright & Plagiarism Issues, Annotated Bibliographic work, Microfilming, and Digital Libraries are other areas of his interests.After rich exposure in corporate environment at Eicher Research Centre, and Brisk Securities Ltd, he joined Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad where his first major achievement of automating the Library and transforming it into a state-of-the-art establishment, hailed by all concerned. This feat he replicated at the famed Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai and also at Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon. He has also worked at Central Road Research Institute (CRRI-CSIR) and Research and Information System for Non-aligned and Other Developing Countries(RIS), New DelhiDr. Gaur has visited USA, UK, Russia, Germany, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Netherlands in relation to various assignments related to Digital Library and allied areas in his field. He has widely travelled in India in relation to various professional meetings and other professional tasks.
Profile: Dr. John Salvatore Guagliardo III, is the current Executive Director of The World Public Library Association and its regional branches, The School eBook Library, and World eBook Library. He is also the Director Project Gutenberg Consortia Center and Project Gutenberg Self-Publishing. He volunteers for a number of organizations, such as The Library and Information Academic Advisory Board for the University of Hawaii, The Read America Challenge, and The Blue Ribbon Free Speech Campaign. He was the 2001 President for the Hawaii Library Association, the state chapter of the American Library Association. He is a member of ALA, AALA, HASL, HLA, and SLA. Prior to his work in the Internet library field John was an English teacher, he has taught classes in California, Hawaii, Mexico, and China. He received both a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Art in English literature from San Diego State University, and his PhD in philosophy from the International University of Cultural Studies in Washington D.C. He pursued his second PhD in the field of Literature at the University of Hawaii at Mano and a Master's in Education (M.E.D) at Chaminade University in Hawaii.
Profile: James Bennett is the Head of Sales for URKUND, the plagiarism detection system in use in over 200 Indian institutions and several thousand all over the world. Mr Bennett has a combined Master’s degree in English, History and Pedagogics from Stockholm’s University and was a teacher for ten years before joining URKUND in 2013. Mr. Bennett is British but has been living in Stockholm since 2002.
Dr. Usha Mujoo Munshi
Indian Institute of Public Administration
Indraprastha Estate, Ring Road, New Delhi-110002
Profile: Dr. Usha Mujoo Munshi, a Fulbright scholar is currently with Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) as head of its library. She has over 155 research publications and a few books to her credit. Recipient of several national and international awards which include Raizada Memorial Award, for Young Information Scientist of the Society of Information Science (SIS); SIS Fellowship; Fulbright Fellowship; ASSIST International Best Paper Award by ASSIST, USA. Recently she has been elected as a member of Data Policy Committee of CODATA, International Council for Science (ICSU).
Dr. M. Sai Baba
Outstanding Scientist & Director
Resources Management Group
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu - 603102
Profile: Dr. M. Sai Baba, Outstanding Scientist and Director of Resources Management Group and steering he activities of the Scientific Information Resource Division, Strategic Planning & Human Resources Development Division and BARC Training School at IGCR. He is a Senior Professor of HBNI and Adjunct professor of Amrita University. Dr. Sai Baba obtained Doctoral degree from University of Madras and carried out postdoctoral work at Texas A&M University, USA and at Research Centre, Julich, Germany. He has worked as Guest Scientist at Nuclear Research Centre, Julich, Germany. He has co-authored more than 160 publications in journals and presentations in symposia and conferences. He has authored chapters in four books and edited six books. As the coordinating Dean and Dean of Student Affairs, he plays an important role in the activities of the Homi Bhabha National Institute at IGCAR. He has guided five students towards completion of their Doctoral degrees and seven more students are pursuing their degrees under his guidance. He is a member of Board of Studies of: Chemical Sciences & Applied Systems Analysis, HBNI and School in Physical & Nuclear Chemistry and Chemical Oceanography, Andhra University. He is a Member of several professional bodies. He is providing leadership in enhancing the activities relating to “Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Rights” in IGCAR.
Dr. Sai Baba has displayed commendable leadership in providing access to Scientific Information Resources with considerable ease, catering to the varied needs of researchers and large community of students. Using innovative and advanced principles of information technology, he has been continuously enhancing the access to information resources at IGCAR. Continued emphasis was laid on enhancing e-resource collection, including e-book, journal, scientific and bibliographic databases. Development of various institutional repositories, building knowledge domains on various aspects of nuclear technology aiming to empower meaningful information retrieval.
He is a member of Academy of Sciences, Chennai and serving as an executive committee member of the academy. He has been recently conferred with a D.Sc. by Dr.MGR University for his outstanding contributions.
Prof. K S Raghavan
100 Feet Ring Road
Banashankari Stage III
Bengaluru, Karnataka - 560085
Mr. Brandon A. Nordin (USA)
Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Digital Strategy
1155, 16th Street, NW
Washington DC 20036 USA
Profile: Mr. Brandon leads ACS Publications’ efforts in growing global revenue and market share, building preference for ACS brands and products worldwide and accelerating ACS Publications’ adoption of emerging digital publishing/marketing technologies. During his tenure, ACS Publications has increased digital revenue by 50%+, launched award winning digital products and platforms, and significantly expanded its international presence and outreach.
Prior to joining ACS, Mr. Brandon served in a variety of product development, marketing and executive roles within the publishing industry. He served as Publisher, Digital Collections at Thomson/Gale (now Cengage), where he launched their extensive digital archives; he led McGraw-Hill’s technology and IT training publishing group; he was part of the inaugural leadership team at International Data Group that founded and grew the organization’s book publishing start up to $100M+ in 5 years; and he served as a consultant/analyst at BIS/NYNEX.
When not working with customers and distribution partners for ACS, he splits his time between Alexandria, VA and Cape Cod, MA. Brandon holds an AB from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY.