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Name Prof. Durga Sankar Rath
Designation Professor , Head
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
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Address Department of Library and Information Science, Vidyasagar University, Midnapur 721102
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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
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
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
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Other Publication


Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Expert System for Automatic Cataloguing.VDM Verlag, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-639-34246-8.2011Author
Open Access: Gateway to Open InnovationSIS, IICB2011Member of Editorial Board
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 PanigrahiOngoing2015
Biswajit AdhikaryLittle Magazine: importance as the source of social science information Ongoing2015

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
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
Membership of Learned Society 
Bengal Library Association
Indian Association for Special Libraries and Information Centres
Indian Library Association
Awards
Award NameAwarded ByYear
IASLIC Best Paper AwardIndian Association for Special Libraries and Information Centres2010
Gold Medal in BLIScVidyasagar University1994
Gold Medal in M.Com.Vidyasagar University1991
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