Arun Kumar Chakraborty
Librarian


Education

  • Ph. D., Library and Information Science (Vidyasagar University, 2000)
  • A. D. I. Sc. (M.S.), Documentation and Information Sciences (Indian Statistical Institute, 1989)
  • B. L. I. Sc., Library Science (Jadavpur University of, 1986)
  • B. Sc., Biological Sciences (Calcutta University, 1983)

Professional Experience

  • July, 2000 - Till Date Librarian, Bose Institute, Kolkata, India
  • Visiting Faculty, Rabindra Bharati University, Kokata, India
  • Academic Counselor of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), for the course Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (PGDLAN).
  • August, 1994 to July, 2000 - Deputy Manager (Inf. & Doc.) and Coordinator of Projects, FITT, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016
  • April, 1992 to August,1994 - Scientist - SC (Librarian), Centre for Environment Education, Ahmedabad 380054
  • Nov 1989 to April, 1992 - Documentation Officer, Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun 248001

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Society for Information Science, New Delhi
  • Life Member, Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centers
  • Life Member, Indian Library Association, New Delhi
  • Life Member, Bengal Library Association, Kolkata

Research Interests

  • Digital Library
  • Open Archieve
  • Information Management Science
  • Communication Science
  • Environmental Information System

Recognition in the Field

  • Fulbright Fellowship, USA (2005-2006).
  • International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), Netherland  ---- Standing Committee Member of Genealogy and Local History Section. – I am known to professionals of abroad.
  • Life Member, Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centers (IASLIC) and General Secretary of IASLIC (1st September, 2007 to 31st December, 2007) and re-elected (unopposed) for 2008-2010. --- Through this I am known and accessable to many LIS professionals in India and abroad.

Publication

  1. CHAKRABORTY (A.K.) (2009) Building Sustainable Digital Libraries: A socio-technical perspective. (Edited Book) Chapter: Web2.0 and Social Web Applications (In Press) M/s IGI Global, USA
  1. CHAKRABORTY (A.K.) (2008) Symbiosis Between Knowledge Society and E-Governance. (DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology, Vol. 28, No 5 (2008) p.27-34.
  1. CHAKRABORTY (A.K.) Majumdar (K.P.) and Roy Choudhury (S.K.) (2008) Role and responsibilities of the library associations in the knowledge society, with special reference to India. 23rd National Seminar of IASLIC, Special Publication No. 48, 2008 (ISSN 09723668), p.709-725.
  1. Roy Choudhury (S.K.), CHAKRABORTY (A.K.) and Majumdar (K.P.) (2008): Kolkata : A vibrant City with Academic Pride and Cultural Heritage (In Academic Pride of West Bengal (Edited Book), Bose Institute, Kolkata, p.9-37
  1. CHAKRABORTY (A.K.), Mitra (R.) et. All (2008) : Bose Institute Library : A brief profile (In Academic Pride of West Bengal (Edited Book), Bose Institute, Kolkata, p.38-45.
  1. CHAKRABORTY (A.K.) (2008) Information Support for Rural Development. (Seminar on Role of Libraries in Rural Development organized by Burdwan University, Burdwan in association with RRRLF, IASLIC, BLA, WBPLEA on 10th August, 2008 p. 10-15). 
  1. CHAKRABORTY (A.K.) (2008) 21st Century Library Challenges. (Rabindra Bharati University : Journal of Library and Information Science, Vol.11, 2008, p. 1-5). 
  1. CHAKRABORTY (A.K.) Majumdar (K.P.), (2007) Role of ICT in Digital Information Era with Special Reference to Research Library 26th National Conference of IASLIC, Special Publication No. 47, 2007, p.79-88.
  1. CHAKRABORTY (A.K.) (2007) Role of Libraries Towards Knowledge Society (Paper presented and published in the National Seminar held at North Bengal University, 10th August, 2007, p.8-12.
  1. CHAKRABORTY (A.K.) (2007) Library and Information Centre :Technology Trends.   (Rabindra Bharati University : Journal of Library and Information Science, Vol.10, 2007, p. 15-22).
  1. Chakraborty (A.K.) and Satpathi (J..N.). (2007) Role of Social Science Information for R&D. Seminar held in Vidyasagar University, (Paper presented in the National Seminar on Access to Social Science Information jointly organized by the Vidyasagar University and NASDOC, New Delhi on 20-02-2007 held at Vidyasagar University.
  1. Chakraborty (A.K.) and Satpathi (J.N.). (2006). Digital Archiving Software: An Analysis. 22nd National Seminar of IASLIC, Special Publication No. 46, 2006, p.201-208.
  1. Majumdar (K.P.), Chakraborty (A.K.) and Satpathi (J. N.). (2006) Role of Public Libraries in Bridging Digital Divide with special reference to West Bengal. 22nd National Seminar of IASLIC, Special Publication No. 46, 2006, p.281-290.
  1. CHAKRABORTY (AK) (2005) Copyright and Open Archives in Digital Resource Sharing :    Indian Perspectives (Paper published in International Conference on Information Management in a   Knowledge (ICIM-2005), 21-25 Feb, 2005, Mumbai p. 492-504).
  1. CHAKRABORTY (AK) (2004) Role of ISBN in Book Publishing :a pragmatic approach. (Rabindra Bharati University : Journal of Library and Information Science, Vol.8, 2004).                                                                         
  2. CHAKRABORTY (AK) (2003) Building Digital Information Resources :  Challenges and Opportunities. Horizon of Information   Technology : New age, New Ways – Trends and Impact of Library Sciences :  A Festschrift Volume in the honor of Dr. R.P. Kumar, Chief Librarian, AIIMS, New Delhi published during MALA-2003 Conference).
  1. CHAKRABORTY (AK) and Das (PG) (2003) Building e-Resources for Dissemination of Traditional Biomedical Knowledge Content. (MALAI-2003 : National Convention “Medical Library Association of India (MLAI-2003) from3-5th December, 2003 in Pune.)
  1. CHAKRABORTY (AK), Das (PG) and Chaudhuri (B.S). (2003). Science Digital Library at Bose Institute  : Challenges and Opportunities (NACLIN-2003, Organized by Delnet, Delhi and Jadavpur University, Kolkata during 14-17 October, 2003).
  1. CHAKRABORTY (AK) (2003) Knowledge, Information and Scholarly Journals : Role In Academic Library Environment (Rabindra Bharati University : Journal of Library and Information Science, Vol .7, 2002).      
  1. CHAKRABORTY (AK) (2003) Building Digital Information Resources :  Challenges and Opportunities. Horizon of Information Technology: New age, New Ways – Trends and Impact of Library Sciences :  A Festschrift Volume in the honor of Dr. R.P. Kumar, Chief Librarian, AIIMS, New Delhi published during MALA-2003 Conference).
  1. CHAKRABORTY (AK) and Das (PG) (2003) Building e-Resources for Dissemination of Traditional Biomedical Knowledge Content. (MALAI-2003 : National Convention “Medical Library Association of India (MLAI-2003) from3-5th December, 2003 in Pune.)
  1. CHAKRABORTY (AK), Das (PG) and Chaudhuri (B.S). (2003). Science Digital Library at Bose Institute  : Challenges and Opportunities (NACLIN-2003, Organized by Delnet, Delhi and Jadavpur University, Kolkata during 14-17 October, 2003).               
  1. Chakraborty (AK). (2002) Kolkata Academic Library Consortia (KALC) : A Proposal For Electronic Resource Sharing In The Digital Era. (Conference on Electronic Information Management during 27-28, Feb, 2002 at IITKGP, W.B., p.547-555.)
  1. CHAKRABORTY (AK). (2001) Assessing Reliable and Quality Information Content in Digital Library Arena. (23rd IASLIC Seminar, held at Kerala 4-7 December, 2001 p. 165-174)
  1. CHAKRABORTY (AK). (2002). Genesis and Usage of Environmental Information : National and International Perspectives (Rabindra Bharati University : Journal of Library and Information Science, Vol.6, 2002).
  1. CHAKRABORTY (AK). (2001). Digital Preservation : Myths and Challenges Rabindra Bharati University : Journal of Library and Information Science, Vol.5, 2001).
  1. CHAKRABORTY (AK). (2000). Generation and Utilization of Electronic Resources : Indian Perspectives (Paper Presented SIS-2000, Society of Information Science, Convention and Conference held at INSA, Delhi 27-29, January, 2000).
  1. SENGUPTA (AK) and CHAKRABORTY (AK). (1999). Towards Preservation of Electronic Information Resources : Indian Perspectives.  (National Convention on Library and Information Networking (NACLIN-99), 11-14th Oct., 1999, New Delhi.)
  1. CHAKRABORTY (AK) and RAVINDRAN (Sreedevi). (1998). CDROM Publishing and Usage :Indian Scenario. (Paper  Presented and Published in 49th FID International Conference, 11-17th Oct., 1998, Jaipur and New Delhi.)
  1. CHAKRABORTY (AK). (1997). Application of Multimedia Technology in Information Society. (Paper published and presented in ISI, DRTC, Workshop held during 28-30th October, 1997).
  1. CHAKRABORTY (AK). (1997). Publishing on CD-ROM :Indian Potential (DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology : A Special  Issue on  Indian Bibliographic Databases  - II, Vol. 17(5), Sept., 1997, 23-31.   
  2.  CHAKRABORTY (AK). (1993). Role of Library in Environmental education Networking. (In SASEANEE (South and South‑East Asia Environmental Education Networking) organized by CEE, Ahmedabad and IUCN, India in CEE. 10‑12 Feb.1993).
  1. CHAKRABORTY (AK) and MUKHERJEE (SK). (1992). On‑line Literature retrieval. (WII News Letter, April‑June, 1992).
  1. CHAKRABORTY (AK). (1991). Recent developments in WII Library & Documentation Centre. (WII News letter. March‑ June,1991)    
  1. CHAKRABORTY (AK). (1991). Impact of Computers and communication media on information processing. (Librarian : Organ of the Department of Library & Information Science, Jadavpur University, Vol.4,1991). 
  1. CHAKRABORTY (AK). (1991). Strategy of Information management. (Paper published & presented in  the  National Seminar, XVIII All India Library Conference.  26‑29th Dec.1991 at Kurukshetra).    

37.   CHAKRABORTY (AK). (1991). National policy for agricultural libraries in  the perspective of information base for agricultural policy. (Paper published in the ILA seminar 4‑7th Dec. 1991 at  Madras)

38.   CHAKRABORTY (AK). (1990).  CD‑ROM : A New information technology for library. (Wildlife Institute of India's News Letter, 5; 2, 1990.).

39.   CHAKRABORTY  (AK). (1990).  Managerial approach to computerization of library and information work and services. (Paper published in XXXVI All India Library Conference, which was held at Jodhpur during December,26‑29 1990).

40.   CHAKRABORTY (AK). (1990). The Role of library and information managers in emerging information scenario. (Paper published in XIV National Seminar which was held at Mysore, During 14‑17 November, 1990).

41.   CHAKRABORTY (AK). (1990). Managerial approach to economics of information. (Paper published in  ISI, DRTC Annual Seminar‑24. 12‑14th March, 1990 , Bangalore. Paper AC 1‑17).

42.   CHAKRABORTY (AK). (1989). Library performance appraisal : A plan for selection, of techniques  norms and methods. (Paper published in VII All India Conference, IASLIC at Jaipur 27‑30 Dec.,1989, p.59‑69).

43.   CHAKRABORTY (AK). (1988). Multimedia of Information  Transfer and Marketing of Information  Services.(xiii National Seminar on Marketing of Information services, Indian Association of Special Libraries & Information Centre (IASLIC). 20‑23 December,1988. Calcutta, p.114‑123).

Editorial Work

  • One of the Editors IASLIC Special Publication No. 48. IASLIC Seminar Volume 2008 --- Theme :  “Library Profession in Search of a New Paradigm” to be held during 10-13 December, 2008 at Bose Institute, Kolkata.
  • One of the Editors IASLIC Special Publication No. 47. IASLIC Conference Volume 2007 --- Theme :  “Digital Media and Library Information Services” held during 26-29th December, 2007 at Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi.
  • One of the Editors Academic Pride of West Bengal : A Compendium (2008), Bose Institute, Kolkata (Published during 23rd National Seminar of IASLIC held at BI, Kolkata during 10-13 December, 2008)
  • Founder Editor of  FITT : Forum (A Newsletter of Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi). From 1994-2000.  From 1999 onwards web version released which was designed by me.
  • Edited Course material designed for the Workshop held on ‘Modern Information Access facilities for Business and Industry”. The workshop was sponsored by DSIR, DST, TIFAC, Ministry of Environment and Forest.
  • Edited SIS-2000 Seminar Volume. The seminar was organized by Society of Information Science (SIS) at Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Delhi.                 

 

Contact

akc@bic.boseinst.ernet.in