Tag Archives: India

Delhi Declaration on Open Access

(14 February 2018) This declaration was drafted by a group comprising of researchers and professionals working for opening up access to research outputs for the public good in India. The declaration is aimed at scientific communities, scholarly societies, publishers, funders, universities and research institutions to promote openness in science and research communications. The full announcement […]


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Now, a hi-tech library for girls in J-K

(4 February 2018) A hi-tech library for girls have been inaugurated in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri District. Minister of Tribal Affairs, Choudhary Zulfikar Ali inaugurated the library. The library has been established under the ‘beti bachao beti padao’ scheme. The library is equipped with latest technology and books of all subjects. Computers with high speed […]


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British Council India hiring Senior Manager Library

(8 January 2018) The post holder will be expected to: co-ordinate the delivery of specified project activities and undertake specified tasks including planning and managing events, contacts, logistics, external suppliers, etc to meet agreed targets lead and manage library teams operating within a geographically dispersed matrix structure manage KOHA library management system, licence agreements and […]


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2017 Winners of Wiley Library Awards

India’s First And Only Library Awards – Announced (20 December 2017, New Delhi)  Wiley India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of John Wiley and Sons Inc. and a global leader in the publishing industry, today announced the winners of the second edition of the Wiley Library Awards 2017. The awards for Digitally Transformed Academic Library, Aspiring Young […]


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Vacancy of Director at INFLIBNET, Ahmedabad, India

(15 December 2017) The post of Director carries emoluments as that of the Vice Chancellor of a Central University. Deadline is 10 January 2018. Library Soup has some details. The job announcement by the UGC is here.


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New Library Advisory Board for South Asia

(6 December 2017) The Cambridge University Press has set up a new Library Advisory Board for South Asia. The South Asia Library Advisory Board (SALAB) includes academic librarian representatives from across India and aims to gather insights into needs and challenges faced by academic libraries. The Library Advisory Board will also help the Press understand […]


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National Digital Library announces second phase expansion

(25 October 2017, New Delhi, (IANS) The National Digital Library of India (NDLI), a consolidated digital library hosting millions of academic works, announced its second phase expansion here on Wednesday. The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry funded digital library which has been live for one year and hosts content from 148 institutes and organisations (about […]


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Indian professor in China explains how public libraries are benefiting Chinese society

(27 September 2017) What could be the best way to construct a better society? asks Dr Rajiv Ranjan. Imparting free education and opening the gates of learning centres to all. Libraries are repositories of knowledge, and as was argued by Francis Bacon centuries ago, knowledge is power. Public libraries in China are serving not only […]


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Carbon dating finds Bakhshali manuscript contains oldest recorded origins of the symbol ‘zero’

Ancient Indian mathematical text at Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries revealed to be centuries older than previously thought (14 September 2017) The origin of the symbol zero has long been one of the world’s greatest mathematical mysteries. Today, new carbon dating research commissioned by the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries into the ancient Indian Bakhshali manuscript, held […]


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Indian Government asks universities to digitise books on national digital library

(25 August 2017) The Central Government  has asked all universities to digitise books and other study material in their libraries and forward them to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, for posting on the national digital library for students to access free of cost. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has also asked the vice […]


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Survey findings suggest both individuals and institutions can do more to promote open science practices in India

(16 August 2017) How much have the open science movement’s practices and principles permeated researcher behaviour and attitudes in India? Arul George Scaria, Satheesh Menon and Shreyashi Ray have conducted a survey among researchers working across five different disciplines in India and reveal that more can be done to promote open science within its research institutions. […]


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Jagdish Arora and Manoj Kumar win ETD Leadership Award

(7 August 2017) NDLTD is pleased to announce that Dr. Jagdish Arora and Mr. Manoj Kumar won the ETD Leadership Award for their dedicated work on the Shodhganga thesis repository in India. Their joint analysis, planning, design and implementation of the repository began when there was hardly a digital or digitized thesis available in the area. The repository has […]


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Bollywood blocks the Internet Archive

Access to the Internet Archive is being barred within India (9 August 2017) The move appears to be the result of two Bollywood production companies attempting to stop pirated copies of their films being viewed online within the country. A government agency emailed the BBC copies of the court orders involved. They list 2,650 websites […]


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New national license agreement provides India with unlimited access to the Cochrane Library

(27 July 2017, Hoboken, NJ) John Wiley and Sons Inc., is pleased to announce that students, practitioners, researchers and patients in India will now have access to more than 7,000 published systematic reviews in healthcare interventions through one-click access to the Cochrane Library Cochrane is a leading resource in evidence-based research across areas including pregnancy, […]


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Course packs for education ruled legal in India

Supreme Court ruling a huge triumph for access to educational materials in India ‎(12 July 2017) On 9 May 2017, a five year court battle between publishers and universities finally came to an end when the Supreme Court of India dismissed an appeal by the Indian Reprographic Rights Organization (IRRO) challenging an earlier judgment of […]


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