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Ph.D Thesis

  1. Completed Ph.D on Rural Information System : Design and Development from Jiwaji University, Gwalior
  2. Guided Ph. D on Establishment and Maintenance of Web-based Institutional Repository for Scholarly Contents : A Model in Makhanlal Chartuvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal which has been awarded on 20-12-2007

Board of Studies

  1. Member Board of Studies of KSR Business School, KSR College of Arts and Science October 2005+ www.ksrcas.edu

Research Guides

  1. Research Guide for M.Phil Course in Library and Information Science, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, TN w.e.f. 12-06-2003

Projects Guided

  1. 1997 ( November ) Guided the project of a student from Community College for dissertation on Automation activities in major libraries in Tamilnadu in the area of science & technology: A study to fulfill the partial requirement of P G Diploma in Library Automation of Pondicherry University Community College.
  2. 1999 ( May ) Guided the project of a student from University of Madras, Department of Library and Information Science as Co-Guide on INTERNET resources in biochemistry: A case study in creating virtual library in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Master of Library and Information Science.
  3. 2001 ( April ) Guided as a Co-guide a M. Sc student of University of Madras, Department of Library and Information Science on decision support system with specific reference to personnel training and development: A study of science and technology libraries in Chennai for the award of the degree of M. Sc, Library and Information Science.
  4. 2003 Guided the students for M. Phil. Theses on the following research problems in the area of Library and Information Science of Alagappa University, Karaikudi.
  • Web based Library and Information Support Services for Engineering College Libraries in and around Chennai - a Survey, Research Scholar : Ms. K.Tamilmani, Librarian, Sri Ram Engineering College, Chennai
  • Building E-Collection in S & T Libraries with special reference to e-Journals. Reasearch Scholar: Mrs. K.Kalaichelvi, Librarian, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore.
  • Web based resources in the area of Computer Science, Reasearch Scholar: C. Velmurugan, Librarian Velammal College of Management and Computer Studies, Chennai
  • Design and Development of Serials Database of Science and Technology Libraries and Information Centres located at Noida, Research Scholar: Sanjay Kataria,Librarian, JUIT, NOIDA, UP
  • Virtual Library on Poultry Disease: Design and Development, Research Scholar: G. Rathinasbapathy, Assistant Librarian,Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Science University, (TANUVAS)
  • Bibliographical Sources in Tamil language and litreature : Post Indipendence Period Research Scholar: A Baburajan, Librarian, A.M Jain College Chennai.
  • Research Committee
  • As an external examiner, conducted the Public Viva-Voce examination of Ms P.L. Sujatha of Ph.D Thesis on Designing of an Information Retrieval System for Vetering Science, Department of Information Science, University of Madras on 09-01-2008.
  • As an external examiner, conducted the Public Viva-Voce examination of Mr. Mansour Tajdaran, Academic Staff ( Lecturer) Department of Library and Information Science, Alzahra University, Tehran(Iran) of Ph.D Thesis on A Study of Knowledge, Skills and Attitude of Users to Services in Academic Libraries in Tehran ( IRAN) on 21-09-2007 . Dr. S.N.Singh of National Institute of Virology, Pune was his Resaerch Guide.
  1. As an external examiner, conducted the Public Viva-Voce examination of Mr. V. Shanmugam for Ph.D Thesis entitled Impact of Information Technology on the Information Seeking Behaviour of Corporate Library Users in Chennai ( Tamil Nadu), Department of Information Science, University of Madras on 22-12-2006
  2. As an external examiner, conducted the Public Viva-Voce examination of Mr. G. Rathina Sabapathy for Ph.D Thesis entitled AGRILIBNET ( Agricultural Libraries Network) A Prototype Web Portal ) Department of Information Science, University of Madras on 04-12-2006
  3. As Subject Expert conducted Interview for Library Science to assess the Research Proposal for Ph.D offered by Mother Treesa Women's University Research and Extension Center, Chennai on 05-10-2006.
  4. Attended Doctral Committee meeting to review the research progress of Ph.D student, Mr. .Kanniyappan, University Library of Anna University on 04-10-2006
  5. As an external examiner, conducted the Public Viva-Voce examination of Mr.T.K. Thiruvengada Mani for Ph.D Thesis entitled Expert System for Indian Medicinal Plants, Department of Information Science, University of Madras on 25-11-2005
  6. As an external examiner, conducted the Public Viva-Voce examination of Mr.M.Daniel Thomas Sigamani for Ph.D. Thesis entitled Information Resources Management and Utilisation in Transport Corporations of Tamilnadu, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Madras on 18-02-2005
  7. Member-Doctoral Committee for the Ph.D student, Mr. E.Kanniyappan, Department of Electronics Media and Information Science, Anna University on 24-01-2005
  8. As an external examiner, conducted the Public Viva-Voce examination of Mr.M S.Palani for Ph.D Thesis entitled Expert System for Indian Pharmaceutical Drugs, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Madras on 04-10-2004.
  9. As an external Examiner, conducted the Public Viva-Voce examination of Ms. S. Thulsi Kavitha Yadav for Ph.D. thesis entitled Dicision Support System of ISO-9001:2000 for university libraries, Department of Library and Information Science,University of Madras on 19-07-2004
  10. As an external examiner, conducted the Public Viva-Voce examination of Mrs G. Gnana Sekari for Ph.D Thesis entitled Design of An Expert System for Siddha Medicine, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Madras on 11-06-2004
  11. As an external examiner, conducted the Public Viva-Voce examination of Mr. S. Gopalakrishnan for Ph.D thesis entitled Networking of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Resource Centers in India: A Prototype Design Based on Information Seeking Pattern by the NIFT Faculty,Department of Library and Information Science, University of Madras on 23-04-2004
  12. As an external examiner, conducted the Public Viva-Voice examination of Mr. N.C Jayamani for Ph.D thesis entitled Virtual Resources Sharing Centre for Medical Institutions in Chennai: A Model. Department of Library and Information Science, University of Madras on 27.06.2003
  13. As an external examiner, conducted the Public Viva-Voce examination of Mr. N. Subramanian for Ph. D Thesis entitled Information Needs and Information Seeking Behavior of Faculty of Engineering Institutions in Tamil Nadu, Department of LIbrary and Information Science, University of Madras on 10-03-2003
  14. Research Guide for M.Phil Course in the area of Library and Information Science conducted by Alagappa University, Karaikudi, since January 2003 and guiding 10 students on different research problems.
  15. As an external examiner, conducted the Public Viva-Voce examination of Selvi A. Bagavathi in connection with her Ph. D. Thesis entitled Application of Hypertext Methodology for Animal Encyclopedia for Children, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Madras on 07-07-1999
  16. As an external examiner, conducted the Public Viva-Voce examination of K. Kaliyaperumal for Ph. D. Thesis entitled A Study of Users Attitude Towards OPA, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Madras on 18-12-2000
  17. Participated as a member of advisory committee of University of Madras, Department of Library and Information Science for research scholar's examination in connection with Ph.D. in library and information science
  18. Participated as member of Research Degree Committee for clearing research proposals for Ph.D at Makhan Lal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism, Bhopal 21-04-2000
  19. Participated as an external expert for conducting methodology examination for Mr. S. Manivannan Ph D research scholar of the Department ofLibrary and Information Science, University Of Madras on 17-04-01.

Editorial Experience

  1. Member: Editorial Board for ISST Journal of Library & Information Science (IJLIS) published by Intellectuals Society for Socio-Techno Welfare , Ghaziabad ( w.e.f. 18-01-2010
  2. Member: National Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Library and Information Science (w.e.f. 17-01-2008)
  3. Member: Editorial Advisory Board of Indian Journal of Information Science and Services (IJISS) (ISSN:0973-8967) - a half-yearly publication on Library Science published by Bannari Amman Institute of Technology , Sathyamangalam, Erode District, Tamil Nadu. w.e.f. 08-10-2007
  4. Reviewer: Proceedings of the First IEEE International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM2006) 6-8 December 2006, Bangalore, IEEE California p. IV
  5. Editor-in-Chief SALIS Journal of Library and Information Science (an international journal)
  6. Member-Emerald Literati Network w.e.f. 04 April 2006
  7. Member Editorial Advisory Board SALIS Journal of Library and Information Science October 2005 +
  8. Member Editorial Board of the New Review of Information Networking - an International refereed Journal, Chief Editor Mr Michael Breaks and published by Tailor and Frances w.e.f. August 2004.
  9. Member Editorial Advisory Board of OCLC Systems and Services- an International refereed Journal published by MCB University Press from September, 2002 to August, 2004
  10. Member Editorial Advisory Committee of Trends in Information Management (TRIM) a bi-annual Journal of the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, J&K (ISSN 0973-4163)
  11. Member-Review Committee of ICDL2004 International Conference on Digital Libraries, New Delhi, 24-27 Febuary 2004
  12. Since 1st September 1995 till date working as the Secretary- Editorial Board, Journal of Mathematical & Physical Sciences (An International Journal in existence over 30 years & published by IIT Madras)
  13. Member - Editorial board - Journal of Digital Information Management. W.e.f. 16-12-2003
  14. Student Editor for College Magazine during 1974-1975 at KA College,
  15. Edited Conference Volume (With Dr.H.K.Kaul) of National Convention on Library and Information Networking
  16. Edited Talking Points of NACLIN 2000 with Dr. R. Satyanarayana and Ms Sangeeta Kaul
  17. Edited READIT 2001 Conference Volume (With Dr. S.Venkadesan ) on Digital Asset management..
  18. Edited Souvenir (With Dr. A. Amudhavalli) on Madras Library Association Platinum Jubilee Celebrations, Seminar on Information Professionals for the Digital Era 29th - 30th January 2003
  19. Edited SIS 2004 Conference Volume ( with Dr. P. Pichappen, Dr. Ramesh Kundra ) on Digital Information Exchange : Pathways to Build Global Information Society, 22nd to 23rd Jan.2004.
  20. Edited Souvenir for SIS 2004.
  21. Edited Conference Volume of XXV All India Conference of IASLIC and Special Interest Group(SIG) Meetings on LIS profession in India Vision for 2010 ( with Amitabha Chattergee, Arjun Dasgupta, Ramkrishna Saha, Dipak Kr.Nag, Ms. Sibani Ray, Ms. Kalpa Majumdar) Kolkata, IASLIC, 2005 p392
  22. Edited Souvenir for XXV All India Conference of IASLIC, Chennai, Central Library, IIT M 2005
  23. Edited Conference Volume of SALIS 2006 on Initiatives in Libraries and Information Centers in the Digital Era, Chennai, SALIS, 2006, p594
  24. Edited SALIS 2007 Papers of National Conference on Future Technoloies for Empowering LIS Professionals: Challenges and Opportunities (With A. Hariharan, Dr. K. Nithyanandam) August, 2007, pp. 512
  25. Edited SALIS 2008 Papers of National Conference Re-Building the Libraries: Learning from the Past to Plan for the Future (A. Hariharan, S.Srinivasa Ragavan and M. Mandhirasalam) August, 2008, pp. 519


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