VIDYASAGAR UNIVERSITY
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Name Prof. Durga Sankar Rath
Designation Professor
Department Name LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 448
Email ID dsrath@mail.vidyasagar.ac.in
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Mobile No 09432064926
Personal Website
Address Department of Library and Information Science, Vidyasagar University, Midnapur 721102
Educational Qualification
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph. D.Vidyasagar University2003
ADISIndian Statistical Institute1997
M.Com.Vidyasagar University1991


Career Profile / Teaching Experience
Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Vidyasagar University since Dec., 2012
Reader, Department of Library and Information Science, Vidyasagar University since Aug., 2005
Lecturer, Department of Library and Information Science, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata since Dec., 1999
Information Officer, Satyam Computer Services Ltd, Hyderabad since Nov, 1997
Asst. Manager, Information Services, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad (Regional Centre of UNIDO) since 1997

Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Computer application in LIS
Library Classification
Application of Artificial Intelligence in LIS

Course/ Subject Taught
Computer applications in Library and Information Services
Library Classification
Resource Description

Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Cosmology research in India: a scientometric study.In Library Philosophy and Practice, 2013, Summer Issue, Paper – 996. ISSN: 1522 – 0222.2013Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Heuristics for identification of bibliographic elements from title pages.Library Hi Tech. Emerald Publishers. Vol. 22(4), 2004. ISSN: 0737-8831.2004Emerald
Heuristics for identification of bibliographic elements from verso of title pages.Library Hi Tech. Emerald Publishers. Vol. 22(4), 2004. ISSN: 0737-8831.2004Emerald
A DCG Parser for Automatic Extraction of Bibliographic Descriptive Elements from Title pages of Monographs.IFLA International Cataloguing and Bibliographic Control. Vol. 32(4), 2003. ISSN: 1011-8829.2003IFLA


National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Changing Paradigm of Consortia: a retrospectiveanalysisIASLIC Bulletin, Vol. 62 (2): pp. 114 - 126. ISSN: 0018-8441.2017IASLIC
An Investigation of Information Literacy Competency among the Post-Graduate Students of Arts Faculty of Vidyasagar UniversityVU Journal of Library and Information Science, Vol. 20 -21, pp. 124 - 146. ISSN: 0972-85702016VU
Assessing the need for a Regional Library Consortium: a case study in the colleges of North BengalSRELS Journal of Information Management, Vol. 53 (4): pp. 329 - 334. ISSN (Print): 0972- 2467 and ISSN (online): 0976 - 2477.2016SRELS
Visual Information Seeking and Digital LibrariesIASLIC Bulletin, Vol. 60 (1): pp. 3 - 15. ISSN: 0018-8441.2015IASLIC
Little Magazines of Midnapore: the alternative sources of Social Science InformationRBU Journal of Library and Information Science, Vol. 17; pp. 11 - 30.ISSN: 0972-27502015RBU
Relevance in Web searching: a journey beyond Information RetrievalLIBRARIAN, Vol. 21(2): pp. 25 - 31. ISSN: 0972-39782014Jadavpur University
Visual Representation of Information and Modern LibrariesVU Journal of Library and Information Science, Vol. 18-19: pp. 94-101. ISSN: 0972-85702014VU Journal of Library and Information Science
From Maunsell to Lubetzky: a journey back in search of the root of FRBR among the cataloguing codes of Anglo-American origin.Annals of Library and Information Studies. 61 (1), March, 2014. Pp. 7 – 14. ISSN: 0975-2404 (Online); ISSN: 0972 – 5423 (Print).2014NISCAIR
Dynamism in Descriptive Cataloguing Codes: sequence and consequence.In RBU Journal of Library and Information Science. Vol. 15, 2013. Pp. 4 – 11. ISSN: 0972-2750.2013DLIS, RBU
Scientometric study on carbon nanotube in India.In SRELS Journal of Information Management, 2013. Vol. 50 (5). Oct. ISSN: 0972 – 2467 and Online ISSN: 0976 – 2477.2013SRELS
Novelty in RDA: a comparative analysis of the rules of AACR2 and RDA.In IASLIC Bulletin. 58, 4; December, 2013. Pp. 242 – 252. ISSN: 0018-8441.2013IASLIC
Use of e-journals and other e-resources in the colleges of Hill and Dooars / Terai Region of North Bengal with special reference to N-LISTIn VU Journal of Library and Information Science. Vol. 16 – 17, 2011-12. Pp. 39 – 51. ISSN: 0972-8570.2012DLIS, VU
Role of Dynamism in the growth and development of Descriptive cataloguing codes with special reference to AACR.In VU Journal of Library and Information Science. Vol. 16 – 17, 2011-12. Pp. 75 – 86. ISSN: 0972-8570.2011DLIS, VU
Measuring Conflicts among Bibliographic Data to Facilitate Automatic Identification.IASLIC Bulletin. Vol. 56(4); December, 2011. pp. 195 – 210. ISSN: 0018-8441.2011IASLIC
An analytical study of MarcOnt, a reference bibliographic ontology.In Proceedings of XXVIII All India Conference of the IASLIC – 2011. ISSN: 0972-3668.2011IASLIC
Relation of OCR generated content and IR: analysis of a few case studies.In LIBRARIAN . Vol. 17, 2010. p. 30 – 40. ISSN: 0972-3978.2010DLIS, JU
Organizing Information in the Digital EraVU Journal of Library and Information Science. Vol. 15, 2010. pp. 13-17. ISSN: 0972-8570.2010DLIS, VU
Social Tagging for books in public libraries: an alternative cost-effective way of cataloguing.VU Journal of Library and Information Science, Vol10-14, 2009. pp. 39 – 46. ISSN: 0972-8570.2009DLIS, VU
Access can reach till exit.RBU Journal of LIS. Vol. 8, 2004. ISSN: 0972-2750.2004DLIS, RBU


Other Publication


Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Cataloguing in the new era: gazing through the Bodleian catalogues to RDAEss Ess, New Delhi2018Author
Open Access: Gateway to Open InnovationSIS, IICB2011Member of Editorial Board
Expert System for Automatic Cataloguing.VDM Verlag, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-639-34246-8.2011Author
Access to Social Science InformationProva Prakashani2009Editor

Ph. D. Thesis Guidence
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Gatikrishna BatabyalDeveloping Information Literacy Framework for University libraries in West Bengal.Prof. P K PanigrahiSubmitted2018


Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Biswajit AdhikaryLittle Magazine: importance as the source of social science information Awarded2017
Ratna NandiTowards developing a prototype model college library consortium: a feasibility study for colleges in North BengalProf. P K PanigrahiAwarded2015
Subhankar BiswasA critical study of Descriptive Cataloguing Codes from AACR2 to RDA, with special reference to their development and dynamism. Awarded2014
Anila SA faceted model for visual representation of informationDevika P MadalliAwarded2014

Project Work

Ongoing Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Status
Development of Comprehensive Database and Scientometric Analysis of Indian Research Output in Physics and Space Science since IndependenceCo-PIDST14542002 year20182020 Exptd.


Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Status
Design and Development of Quantitative Indicators for Quality Assessment and Trend Analysis of Research in some Trans-Disciplinary Subject DomainsInvestigatorUGC500002 year20132015

Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Rights Management in building Institutional RepositoryAssam College Library Association, Guwahati, AssamGuwahati College, Guwahati2017
Implications of Big Data in managing learning resourcesUGC HRD Centre, NBUNorth Bengal University2017

Membership of Learned Society 
Bengal Library Association
Indian Association for Special Libraries and Information Centres
Indian Library Association

Awards
Award NameAwarded ByYear
IASLIC-Ranganathan Medal for the Best Article, 2011Indian Association for Special Libraries and Information Centres2011
Gold Medal in BLIScVidyasagar University1994
Gold Medal in M.Com.Vidyasagar University1991

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