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  • e-mail

    21 Critical Things To Write an Effective Email An effective email can open a new world of opportunities to you. Imagine, you want to pitch an investor over an Email. There are a lot of us who don’t know much about composing an email that will actually be read and acted upon.  I have seen people using emails like a Chat Messenger. Emails are always for communicating more effectively in profound English. It has it’s own world of terms and […]

  • digital-locker

    DigiLocker Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 1 launch the digital locker facility that will help citizens digitally store their important documents, such as PAN card, passport, mark sheets and degree certificates. Here are five things you need to know about Digital Locker or DigiLocker: 1. Digital Locker will provide secure access to government-issued documents. It uses authenticity services provided by Aadhaar. 2. Digital Locker is aimed at eliminating the use of physical documents and enables sharing of verified electronic […]

  • Open CourseWare

      Open CourseWare (OCW) are FREE online materials of entire courses (syllabus, presentations, assignments, and assessments) published by select universities. The OpenCourseWare movement started in 1999 when the University of Tübingen in Germany published videos of lectures online for its timms initiative (Tübinger Internet Multimedia Server). The OCW movement only took off, however, with the launch of MIT OpenCourseWare at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University in October 2002. The movement […]

  • library - Copy

    Unique Libraries Around The World Books are a man’s best friend. And when it’s pre-winter, the bookworms of Kolkata head to the many old libraries around the city for hours of relaxed reading sessions. Rows upon rows of shelves, the smell of old books and the silence -for a book lover, there’s no greater place than a library and no greater feeling than cooking up new ideas there. Sure the city has many uppity bookstores to offer but they will […]

  • librariy science

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE Library and Information Science (LIS) is an interdisciplinary field that applies the practices, perspectives, and tools of management, information technology, education, and other areas to libraries; the collection, organization, preservation, and dissemination of information resources; and the political economy of information. The libraries being the repositories of knowledge and information, their importance has increased. In this situation, the librarianship has attained the status of a separate discipline. Librarians are the custodians of libraries […]

  • emoji-word of the year

    emoji is Oxford Lexicon’s Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2015 Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2015 is–emoji   That’s right – for the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a pictograph:, officially called the ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ emoji, though you may know it by other names. There were other strong contenders from a range of fields, outlined below, but  was chosen as the ‘word’ that best reflected the ethos, mood, and […]

  • A 3 Point Plan to Preserve Institutional Expertise Social learning ranks high today among the priorities of learning and development professionals in businesses large and small. It’s easy to see why — studies have found that informal knowledge sharing among colleagues is responsible for 70 to 80 percent of the information employees learn on the job. But how does the increasingly popular trend of social learning differ from the more established practice of knowledge management? At their core, these activities […]

A 3 Point Plan to Preserve Institutional Expertise

Posted by Admin On April - 21 - 2015 0 Comment

A 3 Point Plan to Preserve Institutional Expertise Social learning ranks high today among the priorities of learning and development professionals in businesses large and small. It’s easy to see why — studies have found that informal knowledge sharing among colleagues is responsible for 70 to 80 percent of the information employees learn on the job. But how does the increasingly popular trend of social learning differ from the more established practice of knowledge management? At their core, these activities […]

4 New Tools for Scholarly Research

Posted by Admin On April - 19 - 2015 0 Comment

4 New Tools for Scholarly Research Welcome to the second installment of a monthly feature in which I explore how open source software and the open source way are used in the digital humanities. Every month I will take a look at open source tools you can use in your digital humanities research as well as at humanities research projects that are using open source tools today. I will also cover news about transparency and open exchange as well as […]

Five Myths About Google that Will Never Die

Posted by Admin On April - 17 - 2015 0 Comment
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Five Myths About Google that Will Never Die Google is Only a Web Search Firm Search is Google’s primary product. Its search engine is so widely used that `Google’ has become a dictionary-approved verb, and the company makes virtually all of its money by selling ads connected to search. But Google’s ventures into self driving cars and balloons that deliver internet connectivity from the stratosphere show that it’s not just a search company. Its long-term plan is to become an […]

Digital Libraries in India

Posted by Admin On September - 16 - 2014 0 Comment
Digital Library

Digital Libraries in India Digital Library An digital library (also referred to as electronic library or digital repository) is a focused collection of digital objects that can include text, visual material, audio material, video material, stored as electronic media formats (as opposed to print, micro form, or other media), along with means for organizing, storing, and retrieving the files and media contained in the library collection. Digital libraries can vary immensely in size and scope, and can be maintained by […]

Evolution of Social Media Technologies

Posted by Admin On August - 29 - 2014 0 Comment
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Evolution of  Social  Media Technologies  Social media has become an integral part of modern society. Social media is the social interaction among people in which they create, share or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks. Furthermore, social media depend on mobile and web-based technologies to create highly interactive platforms through which individuals and communities share, co-create, discuss, and modify user-generated content. They introduce substantial and pervasive changes to communication between organizations, communities, and individuals. Social media technologies […]

S R Ranganathan

Remembering Dr. S. R. Ranganathan: Father of Library Science In India   S.R.Ranganathan : Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan, Born- Aug. 9, 1892, (official date  Aug.12, 1892) Shiyali (now known as Sirkazhi), Tamilnadu, India Died:- Sept. 27, 1972, Bangalore, Karnataka, India Family Father:N. Ramamrita Ayyar, landlord(1866-1898) Mother:Seethalakshmi(1872-1953) 1907 Married Rukmini(1896-1928),July 1929 Married Sarada(1908-1985),November 1932 Son, Yogeshwar, born April 12 Indian librarian and educator (mathematician) who was considered the father of library science in India and whose contributions had worldwide influence. Ranganathan’s chief technical contributions […]