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Susmita Chakraborty

Bio: Susmita Chakraborty is an academic researcher from University of Calcutta. The author has contributed to research in topic(s): Government & Bologna Process. The author has an hindex of 4, co-authored 9 publication(s) receiving 39 citation(s). Previous affiliations of Susmita Chakraborty include Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur.
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01 Jan 2009
Abstract: History and development of the LIS Education in India have been traced from its early inception up to today’s scenario Towards this discussion, different modes of LIS training have been delved intonamely, regular courses offered by the universities, specialized courses by NISCAIR (INSDOC), DRTC, NCSI, etc, distance education LIS courses offered by open as well as regular universities and also the certificate course offered by BLA and some other organizations Against this proliferation, this study tried to map the resources (input) used for teaching LIS by comparing syllabuses of different Universities and Institutes and to assess how far these resources co-relate in imparting LIS education with the today’s market demand for LIS professionals, whether there are any gaps and recommendations to fill up those gaps (if any) The basic issues to be addressed in this paper are the connectivity between uniting LIS education and manpower requirements to transform India of the 21st century into a knowledge society, as envisaged by the National Knowledge Commission (NKC) set up by the Prime Minister of India in 2005 with the challenging mandate to transform India of the 21st century into a knowledge society NKC has emphasized on trying to raising standards and promoting excellence in LIS education in the light of the country’s manpower requirement

11 citations

01 Jan 2014
Abstract: With the introduction of the Bologna Process, the emphasis on the importance of international librarianship and its activity between governmental or non-governmental institutions, organizations, and groups of nations has continued to grow. Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship highlights the importance of international librarianship in governmental and non-governmental institutions, organizations, and groups in order to promote, develop, and maintain librarianship and the library profession around the world. This publication is essential for graduate students, researchers, teachers, and LIS administrators in the field of library science.

10 citations

01 Jan 2017
Abstract: The study deals with the University Libraries in North-East Indian states (seven-sister states). The problem of the study is to find how far University Libraries in the area are practising environment safety measures to keep a green environment in the library interior and exterior premises. Study population is eight Central University Libraries and six State University Libraries in North-East India. Survey is done through a structured questionnaire based on IFLA green library guidelines as available in the book- The Green Library: the challenge of environmental sustainability edited by Petra Hauke, Karen Latimer and Klaus Ulrich Werner. The study finds some initiatives taken by these university libraries towards environmental sustainability.

7 citations

01 Jan 2013
Abstract: India is fighting severe problems, as for e.g. pollution explosion, dwindling resources, illiteracy, poverty, unemployment, threats of terrorism, among others. In this perspective, little emphasis is given on emerging issues like hygienic and environmental awareness. Very recently, Indian libraries started to have provisions for natural lights as much as possible, energy saving bulbs in the reading rooms and other places within library premises, provision of natural air, emphasis on cleanliness, hygienic toilets, adequate provision of waste bins at appropriate places, proper disposal policies for weeded library materials/equipments, etc. This paper will present the report of a survey of some important libraries in the four metropolises (Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai) of India. Keywords: University Libraries, India, Green Libraries, Metropolises, Calcutta University Library System, Madras University Library System, Mumbai University Library System, Delhi University Library System

4 citations

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Achala Munigal1, Susmita Chakraborty2Institutions (2)
01 Jan 2014
Abstract: Philanthropy is regarded as a voluntary private virtue for public good. Terms like Gifting, charity, fundraising, contributions, generosity, donations, aid, bequests, offerings, handouts, patronage are sometimes synonymously or interchangeably used for philanthropy. There are public, private, corporate philanthropic foundations all over the world, that work in collaboration with NGOs and other governmental organisations towards social good. Despite economic challenges faced worldwide, global philanthropy is predicted to continue its growth. In the age of declining financial assistance for libraries, un-certain economic condition, budget cuts libraries are facing a lot of economic crunch. To preserve libraries, philanthropy is most crucial and essential. Most of general public do not have multi-million dollar fortunes to donate, but this does not mean that smaller donations have less impact than larger ones. Libraries depend on various forms of giving. This paper investigates philanthropy with special reference to libraries in India.

2 citations

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TL;DR: This study examines the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) based innovations by urban poor communities and develops a model for adoption of IoT-based innovations by the urban poor to enable the Disruption of Things.
Abstract: This study examines the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) based innovations by urban poor communities. In recent years, IoT applications in social networking, smart cities and m-health have been explored, but the social acceptance of such applications remain largely unknown. A consumer segment on which IoT can have a major positive impact is the urban poor, where IoT can provide access to services such as healthcare, education and food security. However, to facilitate adoption among the poor, IoT-based innovations must incorporate the unique characteristics of this segment viz. low levels of technology awareness, social acceptance and consumer need. The Disruption of Things refers to the process of distribution the innovations that are based on IoT and replacing existing market leaders and prevalent systems. The study was conducted in four stages – a literature review, a survey with the target users, interviews with experts (both technological and sociological) and a usability test with a prototype technology system. The results from the surveys, interviews and usability tests were used to develop a model for adoption of IoT-based innovations by the urban poor. The model identifies five sources of innovation – nutrition, healthcare, employment, education and finances. Based on these sources, a participative design process is undertaken. Once developed the innovation must provide excellent service based on three parameters – benefits (value of using the system to the users), support provided to the users, and training/instructions given to them regarding system use. Satisfied system's users would then be leveraged through three channels – advertising, social media and word-of-mouth, in order to spur greater adoption of the innovation among the urban poor. Accomplishing these systematic processes would enable the Disruption of Things – replacement of existing market leaders by an IoT-based innovation.

19 citations

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13 Feb 2009

18 citations

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Marc Kosciejew1Institutions (1)
Abstract: As motors of change driving development, public libraries, with their commitment to information provision and access, are crucial to the realization of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainabl...

14 citations

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TL;DR: The number of green library indicators has been extended, which has made it possible to clarify the definition of this term, and the areas of green librarianship were indicated.
Abstract: Since the beginning of the 1990s, libraries have been undertaking a number of activities aimed at minimizing their negative impact on the environment. Those that show such activity are called ‘gree...

12 citations

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Abstract: The paper deals with the Library and Information Science (LIS) education and LIS professionals in India. Currently both the traditional libraries and the digital libraries coexist in India. LIS education in India has not become receptive to the new emerging situation. The library schools have failed to develop the required knowledge and skills relating to the use of information technology among students. As a result, the graduates from the LIS departments have little competitive potential in the information market. The paper discusses the challenges in LIS education in the Indian context. It deals with preparing LIS graduates for leadership and management roles to support national and economic development in India, as well as the collaboration and resource sharing among LIS schools. It also discusses the recent emphasis given on e-learning in LIS education in India, the impact of LIS education on the work and career of graduates, the job market for LIS professionals, competencies needed and continuing professional development of LIS professionals.

12 citations

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Anup Kumar Das

64 papers, 588 citations

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Author's H-index: 4

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