University Librarian, Library, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida, USA
Presentation Topic: Transformative Agreements: What is Out There?
Presenter discusses nitty gritty about the concept of Transformative License Agreements for electronic resources and what it could mean for a library in terms of cost savings in the long run. Along with discussions regarding implementation of the Transformative Agreement with Cambridge University Press at Florida Gulf Coast University library, the presenter also talks about the lessons learned. Attendees will get a chance to learn what a university library should do before and after establishing a Transformative License Agreement and what specific measures should be taken to derive maximum benefit from these agreements in terms of cost saving and Open Access publishing.
Prof Anjana is working in the field of librarianship since 1978. Her education includes an MA in English, MLIS and MS in Information Resources Management from Syracuse University, New York. Trained in each and every library department, Anjana holds a unique experience of working in special, research and educational libraries at national and international settings. Before moving to USA, Anjana worked as Senior Librarian at CMC limited.
Currently, Prof Anjana works as E-resources Librarian at Florida Gulf coast University Library and her chief responsibility is to manage all aspects of electronic resources through their life cycle of 'trials-license negotiations-acquisition-maintenance-usage data-renewal-cancellation'. She has conducted several workshops and trained over 400 librarians at ALA, ACRL, Charleston conferences and at several international conferences. Currently, she also serves as a team member for the IFLA subgroup “Serials and Continuation Resources”. Her research interest includes Electronic Resources Management and Open Access Publishing.
Ms Bella Ratmelia
Data Services Librarian, SMU Libraries, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Presentation Topic: Emerging Trends: Data Services in the Library
Ms. Bella Ratmelia is a Data Services Librarian in the Research and Data Services Team of Singapore Management University (SMU) Libraries. In her current capacity, Bella supports the SMU community by providing library services that facilitates the use of computational methods of data analysis in academic research for their teaching, research and learning needs.
Throughout her 9-year career in academic library, she has accumulated experience and knowledge to expand non-traditional library services, primarily by exploring and promoting the adoption of new technologies that empower libraries to better support their community.
Ms. Bella is also active in Singapore’s library scene and currently serves as a council member in Library Association Singapore (LAS) as well as the current Chair of the LAS IT Committee.
Prof Devika Madalli
Professor, Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute Bangalore
Presentation Topic: Open Content Metrics
Measures such as Impact factor and H-Index are used to reflect the impact of scientific publishing and authors’ productivity. The question arises about metrics for measuring quality of Open content. Open access advocates endeavor to pursue academicians and researchers to publish in open journals and other open resources. Over decades there has been considerable work and OA campaigns to raise awareness of OA, to workout OA policies and also in building capacities to initiate and manage OA repositories for scholarly publications, OERs and ETD among others. However there is very little, if any, effort to work on metrics for Open Access content. To address the question ‘How to establish quality of Open Content?’, the concept of ‘Open Content Metrics (OCM)’ is introduced, as counterparts of the measures of quality and productivity already established for commercially published journals. The presentation addresses the topic of Open content metrics detailing methods of calculating OCMs in particular details O–Factor (OF) as a measure to reflect what is referred as Open-Open citation.
Dr. Devika Madalli is a Professor of the Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute and Adjunct faculty, DISI, University of Trento, Italy. Her interest lies in the area of OERs and Educational resources repositories, Open Data Repositories and Data Management, Knowledge Organization and application of facetization in Information Systems, Information Infrastructures, Digital Libraries, Semantic Web technologies, Faceted Ontologies, Content Management System, Agrisemantics, multilingual information services. She is a member of the Karnataka Evaluation Authority(KEA). Dr.Madalli has extensive experience in capacity building, training on e-learning, MOOCs (moodle) and digital repositories. Dr. Madalli is a member of the Technical Advisory Board of Research Data Alliance and served as a consultant to UNESCO, UNFAO, OECD, Commonwealth of Learning and European Commission. She is a member of the the governance advisory baord of Dryad. She is on the advisory board of Universal Decimal Classification. She serves as the chair of OpenAccessIndia. She served on the advisory panel and scientific committees of several international conferences such as SWIB, ICADL, MTSR, SCIDATACON, LODLAM and ICSD. She serves as a member of editorial panels of prestigious journals such as Knowledge Organization (ISKO), Journal of Information Science of American Information Science Association, Library Hi Tech, and IFLA journal. She is a member of the steering committee of open access journal in Agriculture and Allied sciences Commonwealth- CABI’s AgriXiv. Dr.Madalli has authored several scholarly articles published in national and international journals and conferences.
Prof Jagdish Joshi
Director, Human Resource Development Centre, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad
Dr. Jagdish S. Joshi is a Professor and Director at UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, James Reaney Canadian Centre, Online Teaching-Learning & Communication Cell, Director of Centre for Distance and Online Education, Office for International Affairs & Head of Department of Linguistics of Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. He is the president of Indian Association for Canadian Studies. He is a Coordinator of MHRD-ARPIT (Annual Refresher Programme in English Language Teaching) and National Testing Agency, MHRD.He was felicitated with National Award for Education by United Nations Organization (UNO) in 2006. He visited about 19 countries namely China, South Korea, Dubai, UAE, Muscat, Thailand, Nepal, Hongkong, Mauritius, London UK, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Canada, Kazakhstan, Russia etc. for various academic assignments.He is a member of the International Council of Canadian Studies-Canada, and the Executive Council of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute-New Delhi, apart from being a member of the Executive Council, Board of Management and Academic Councils of various universities. He is the Chairman of the Board of Studies of English, at Gujarat University; a Convener of BoS of International Studies, Diaspora, and Migration Studies & Linguistics and a member of BoS of different universities. He has published 1 patent and authored or edited about 17 books and 70 research papers. 19 Ph. D. Scholars were awarded PhD degrees under his supervision. He has designed about 578 courses.He visited institutions as a member/chairperson of the NAAC Peer Team. He, as a Principal Investigator, has completed a Major Research Project funded and awarded by UGC.He has organized about 134 Online STC on E-Content Development. He has participated in LEAP program jointly organized by Harvard University, USA and NIEPA, New Delhi. He has more than 23 years of experience of working in Higher Education including 11 years as a full University Professor.
Prof Partha Pratim Das
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
Presentation Topic: Online Education in Digital India: Evolution, Status, Impact, and Roadmap
With the second largest population of the world, India needs efficient and effective means to educate its learners. While it has one of the highest enrolments in higher education, still the gap between who can go to school and who cannot, has been very wide and growing. As early as late 1980s India realized that it needs to steam its education with technology, focusing on large scale digital and online education. Efforts started but the growth initially was somewhat stunted.
The erstwhile Ministry of Human Resources Development (presently Ministry of Education), in collaboration with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), conducted a study in 2014 to assess the scalability, productivity and quality in higher education in India. The study observed if India were to create this additional capacity through increase in brick and mortar institutions alone, it would have had to build six universities and 270 colleges each and every month in the last 20 years. It would have been impossible to achieve with India's limited resources... .
In this background, it was decided that various national efforts on Massive Open Online Courses, which have been ongoing under the umbrella of National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT), will be further strengthened over the second (2017-21) and the third (2021-26) phases. NMEICT has resulted in SWAYAM (India s national MOOCs), several digital learning projects like Virtual Labs, e-Yantra, Spoken Tutorial, FOSSEE etc., and National Digital Library on India – the largest digital education library in the world. And a lot more is on the progression and plan. Meanwhile, India has also embraced its new National Education Policy (NEP 2020) in 2020 to strongly support online education which has already been making inroads in all sectors of education due to the pandemic.
In this lecture, we take a deep look into the evolution of online education in India, its current status and impact, and the roadmap for the next two decades. And the role of libraries in supporting the growth and sustenance of MOOCs in India.
Dr. Partha Pratim Das works as a Visiting Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Ashoka University. He is on leave from IIT Kharagpur where he is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He has over 22 years' experience in teaching and research, and about 13 years’ experience in Software Industry. Over the past eight years he has led the development of National Digital Library of India Project of MoE, GoI as Joint Principal Investigator. He has also developed a unique vertical DEEPAK: Disability Education & Engagement Portal for Access to Knowledge which will be launched soon by MoE. He has also led Engineering Entrepreneurship education, research, facilitation, and deployment at IIT Kharagpur for 7 years.
Dr. Das has multiple areas of interest including Software Productivity and Quality, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Analysis of Indian Classical Dance, Technology-Enhanced Learning, and Inclusive Education. He has published over 100 papers in national / international journals and conferences and has been a key instructor in SWAYAM-NPTEL in three courses for the past 6 years.
Prof. Arun K. Tangirala
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras
Dr. Arun K. Tangirala obtained his Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Madras in 1996 and his Doctoral degree in Process Control & Monitoring from the Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in the year 2001. Continuing as a Post-Doctoral Fellow for a short period, he joined as a Research Manager in the Industry-Govt. sponsored Chair Program at the same department. He was in charge of this position until Dec. 2004.
In Dec. 2004, Dr. Tangirala returned to his alma mater (IIT-M) as a Visiting Faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering. He is presently serving as a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras and chief coordinator of the DTH SWAYAM Prabha under national mission on education through information and technology (NMEICT), ministry of education, Govt. of India.
Dr. Tangirala is a recipient of prestigious teaching & research awards and international fellowships. In addition, he has held the positions of Visiting Professorship at leading international universities such as University of Delaware, Technical University of Munich, Tsinghua University, etc. He was awarded the Young Faculty Recognition Award in 2010 and the Institute Research and Development Award (Junior Level) in 2014 by IIT Madras.
He has recently authored a comprehensive classroom text on System Identification under the title "Principles of System Identification: Theory and Practice", published by CRC Press. The book has been designed as a one-stop resource for linear system identification and can also be used in introductory courses on random signal processing and parameter estimation.
Mr. Prashant Pandey
Director, Library Services, Flinders University, Australia
Presentation Topic: Digital Metamorphosis: Transforming Academic Libraries for NextGen
Libraries have always engaged productively with emerging technologies and have been usefully managing to fulfil the evolving nature of user expectations. During the pandemic phase, most academic libraries were able to quickly pivot towards offering online preferred and, in some cases, online-only services. The pandemic tested the robustness of our digital infrastructure and helped us identify structural gaps in our capacity and capability to realise a genuinely digital library. The post-pandemic world for academic libraries will be digital-first. The talk aims to simplify the complex digital maturity framework for academic libraries. This framework is based on Deloitte's Digital Maturity Model (DMM) and has been successfully utilised for the digital transformation underway at Flinders University Library. The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and The Council of University Librarians (CAUL) have supported the academic library sector on this transformation path through their leadership, both in uplifting the librarians' capacity and through advocacy at the national level. Flinders university library is fearlessly taking tentative steps towards improving its digital maturity, and this talk is about sharing our journey with the global audience.
Mr. Prashant Pandey is the Director of Library Services at Flinders University, where he has successfully established the Library as a critical partner in the Flinders teaching, learning, and research agenda. He has a successful track record across multiple institutions for leading strategically with vision, enabling the design, development, and implementation of critical strategies, facilitating cultural transformation towards continuous improvement of client experiences and realizing the organization's vision. Previously as Executive Director - Content Development, he had been responsible for content, digital and online engagement strategies for the State Library of Queensland. He has also served as Director of Digital Library and Innovation at Deakin University, where he was responsible for providing leadership and direction in delivering the University's Digital Library of the future. He led VTLS as the Director of the APAC region, managing customer expectations and product development for many Library Systems. He has over 18 years of experience working in the Library and information science industry, with the last 14 years as a senior executive leading change in a rapidly changing environment for libraries and research institutions.
He holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer and Information Science. He is particularly interested in applying current and emerging technologies to ensure that the Library remains relevant in the digital environment. His current interests include artificial intelligence, digital preservation and role of libraries in achieving UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
He is a member of the Board of the Council of Australia University Librarians (CAUL), the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) and led the establishment of the Journal of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (J-ETD), an open access, peer-reviewed journal advancing the theory and practice of student scholarship. He is also a member of several industry committees and is currently the editor of the Journal of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (J-ETD).
Prof Ramesh Chandra Gaur
Director, National School of Drama, New Delhi
Prof. (Dr.) Ramesh Chandra Gaur is presently Director, National School of Drama (NSD), an autonomous institute under Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. He has assumed his office in NSD w.e.f. 15.03.2022 (A/N). As Director, NSD, he is Head of Department and Principle Executive Officer of NSD, New Delhi and its centres situated at Gangtok, Agartala, Varanasi, Bengaluru and also of TIE wing Srinagar (J & K). Prof. Gaur is also associated with IGNCA, New Delhi as Dean (Academics) in HAG scale Pay Level 15. He has been previously associated with renowned organizations like JNU, TIFR, CSIR-CRRI, IMT, MDI and RIS.
A Fulbright Scholar (VT, USA), Prof. Gaur has visited 24 countries; USA, UK, Australia, Russia, Germany, France, China, Japan, Taiwan, Iran, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong , Panama, South Korea, Bhutan, UAE, and the Netherlands in relation to various professional assignments.
International and National Honours & Awards: Prof. Gaur has received / honoured with over 14 National and International awards. Some of the important one includes; NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal design Award 2017, Turnitin Global Innovation Awards 2017(USA): Honorable Mention Category: Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) India, Librarians choice award to Dynamic Librarians, India CSR Dr. Velaga Memorial Awards for Innovative Library Services (Leadership) for the year 2019, The "Most Fabulous Global Knowledge Management Leader" 2020 award at Global Knowledge Management Congress & Awards | World HRD Congress 2020 , Best Library Leader Award etc.
Prof. Gaur is the first Indian nominated as Member- International Advisory Committee (IAC) UNESCO Memory of the World (MoW) Programme (2018-2025) as well as Member UNESCO Global Task Force on Indigenous Languages (2020-2032).
Prof. Gaur has also served as member of Expert Consultation Committee for setting up of International Centre on Documentary Heritage (ICDH) in South Korea and Consultative Committee on Digital Dunhuang, China. He has also served as Member of various Committees of International Federations of Library Associations (IFLA), IFLA Art Libraries, Academic and Research Libraries and Asia and Oceania Regional Committee, Member-International NDLTD Board of Directors, Member Databib Advisory Board, USA etc. He is also the First Indian appointed as Chair IFLA Advisory Commsittee on Cultural Heritage for period 2021-2024. He is the National Coordinator-Experts' Group on Memory of the World (MoW) Programme in India.
He has served / serving over 100 National Committees and Boards. Important ones are: Member of Research Council (RC) for CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR), New Delhi( formerly INSDOC). Member Board of Studies Makhan Lal Chaturvedi University of Journalism, Bhopal, Member- Governing Body Shahid Sukhdev Singh College of Business Studies (DU), Academic Advisory Board of many major publishers; Elsevier, Springer, Royal Society of Chemistry, EBSCO, PROQUEST, OUP, CUP IOP,etc ,Member-Governing Council-INFLIBNET, Member of UGC National Committee for Implementation of Submission and Access to Electronic Theses and Dissertations in Universities in India, Member-National Advisory Board-E-Shodh Sindhu National Consortia, Member –Draft Committee UGC Plagiarism Regulations 2018. He is /was Member of Library Advisory Board / Committees of various Universities/Institutions in India. He is member of Rashtriya Toli of Anusandhan Prakoshth of Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal from 2020.
Prof. Gaur was one of the key members of UGC-MHRD Draft Regulations committee for UGC (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Education Institutions) regulations 2018. He is one of the most sought-after .speaker on Research & Publication Ethics, enhancing research interests and Research Publications, e-Research, Plagiarism, its detection, avoidance, Predatory Publishing, Research Data Management and Reference Management.
Prof. Gaur has been appointed by Ministry of Culture, GOI as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) for setting up of Indian Institute of Heritage. Prof. Gaur has also been appointed as Chairman of Project Monitoring Committee (PMC) of a NITI Aayog Project (under the directions of PMO)- Networking/ integrating Libraries amongst various Union Ministries/ Departments, to enable Libraries to deliver higher quality services in an integrated manner.
He is the Member of Editorial /Advisory Board / Guest Editor in several International and National Journals. In over 31 year's professional career, he has guided Ph. D. and M. Phil. students, authored and edited 12 books, has written over 70+ articles /papers and has presented / delivered over 600 papers / talks in various national and international conferences etc . Has organized and directed over 500+ national and International conferences/ Seminars/Webinars/Book Discussions /Workshops etc.
Prof Ruchika Malhotra
Head and Professor, Department of Software Engineering, Delhi Technological University, Delhi
Presentation Topic: Predictive Modeling using Machine Learning
Dr. Ruchika Malhotra is Head of Department and Professor in the Department of Software Engineering, Delhi Technological University, Delhi, India. She is Associate Dean in Industrial Research and Development, Delhi Technological University. She was awarded with prestigious Raman Fellowship for pursuing Post-doctoral research in Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis USA. She received her master's and doctorate degree in software engineering from the University School of Information Technology, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, India. She has received IBM Faculty Award 2013.
She has been ranked amongst the World’s top 2% scientist by Stanford University report, USA, for her research in the field of "Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing" (Ploss Biology, 2020). She is recipient of Commendable Research Award (in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021) by Delhi Technological University. Her h-index is 34 as reported by Google Scholar. She is author of book titled "Empirical Research in Software Engineering" published by CRC press and co-author of a book on Object Oriented Software Engineering published by PHI Learning. She has published more than 190 research papers in international journals and conferences. Her research interests are in software testing, improving software quality, statistical and adaptive prediction models, software metrics and the definition and validation of software metrics.
Smt S Rajeswari
Scientific Officer- H & Head, Scientific Information Resource Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Department of Atomic Energy
Presentation Topic: Commitments of a Research Library
Smt S.Rajeswari is an engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, in 1986 and joined BARC training school in 1987. She has completed her MSc (Research) from HBNI University. She is the Head of Scientific Information Resource Division (SIRD), Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam.
She is instrumental in optimizing the information resource subscriptions of IGCAR. As convener of the Task Force for Guidelines to Authorship and Publications committee, she has developed a Preprint portal.
She is the chief editor of the in-house publications. She plays a pivotal role in disseminating the scientific progress of IGCAR through the publication of Annual Reports and Newsletters of IGCAR.
She is President of the Kalpakkam Chapter of the Madras Library Association (MALA - KC). As President of MALA-KC, she is instrumental in organizing workshops and conferences to promote Library Literacy. She is the convener of a biennial conference series called “ Recent Advances in Information Technology - READIT. “ Due to her efforts first time in 2021, READIT was conducted as an international conference.
Smt. S.Rajeswari is a resource person in the areas of Library and information science. She has published in journals and has many conference papers. She is author of two books. She is member of library advisory board of Institute of Physics Publishing.
Before taking over SIRD, she had commissioned a 200 Tera Flops Super Computing Cluster at IGCAR and was instrumental in developing many web-based database applications.
She has received the Real Impact Award 2020: Library Commitment to Impact from Emerald Publishing. In 2022, ASTM International has honored her for her dedication and exceptional contributions to increasing the usage of ASTM databases. Wiley awarded SIRD the Digitally Transformed Research Library Award 2019 through her efforts.
Prof Uma Kanjilal
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi
Presentation Topic: Industry 4.0 and Libraries
Prof. Uma Kanjilal is presently Pro-Vice Chancellor of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).
She is Professor and Head in the Faculty of Library and Information Science at IGNOU.
She has more than 33 years of experience in the Open and Distance Learning System. She earlier also served as University Librarian, Director School of Social Sciences, Director Advanced Centre for Informatics, Innovative Learning (ACIIL) and Director Inter University Consortium for Technology Enabled Flexible Education in the University and Director of Centre for Online Education (COE) at IGNOU.
Prof. Kanjilal is one of the National Coordinators of SWAYAM (India MOOCs) and SWAYAM PRABHA (Educational DTH Channels) of the Ministry of Education. She was a PI from IGNOU for the National Virtual Library of India (NVLI) Project of Ministry of Culture.
At IGNOU she spearheaded major projects like eGyanKosh (Digital learning Resource Repository), E-content APP, Online Question Paper Delivery System (OQPDS), online programmes of the University and many other digital initiatives of the University.
She was a Fulbright Scholar in University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA in 1999- 2000 where she worked on Multimedia courseware development. She was recipient of other international fellowships like Australia India Council fellowship in 2009 for a Study visit to Australian Universities and DANIDA Grant for participation in IFLA Convention in Denmark in 1997. Her other international engagement includes scoping study to develop digital library for Palestinian Refugees for United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Jordan during 2011, developing 2 modules for CCNC programme in WikiEducator for Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Vancouver, Canada in 2007, Consultancy for Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) for NSOU OER Project in 2016.
Prof. Kanjilal received Manthan Award for eGyanKosh in 2008 and recognition from President of India for SWAYAM and SWAYAM Prabha in 2017.
Her specialization includes e-learning, multimedia courseware development, ICT applications in Libraries and Digital Libraries.
TF-IAM Member, Australia
Presentation Topic: FileSender.Asia - bringing data exchange, identity and localisation to all - and why libraries should care
The Asi@Connect project is now embarking on the support of federated services to reach the identity federations of Asia. FileSender.Asia will launch at CALIBER 2022, explain its goals of easy data transfer, localisation/translation to support a wide community and identity support for the research, education community including galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs). Transferring data via email has never been sustainable. This general purpose service will show how its utility for a range of users.
Mr Muhammad Farhan Sjaugi
VP, Engineering and Services, SIFULAN Malaysian Access Federation, Malasiya
Presentation Topic: Accelerating the Adoption of Identity Federation with SIFULAN e-ID
The Identity Federation has been instrumental in supporting the Library operations. However, setting up Identity Provider (IdP) service at the institution, as one of the requirements to join Identity Federation, is not trivial. Particularly when the institution has only limited technical knowledge to do so. To overcome this situation, we developed a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution called SIFULAN e-ID to run the IdP services. With SIFULAN e-ID, the institution can join the federation within a short period without worrying too much about the complexity of setting up and maintaining the IdP service, hence accelerating the adoption of the Identity Federation at their institution. This talk covers the motivation, technical aspects, and implementation of SIFULAN e-ID at 141 Malaysian polytechnics and community colleges.