Friday, February 27, 2009

National Workshop on Engineering Librarianship (ELS-2009): Perspectives & Future- Day 2

Day-2 (27-02-2009):

1. "Knowledge Management applications in Libraries" Mr. Manjunath MBA Faculty, NMIT

2. "Engineering Information Resources"- Dr. I.R.N. Goudar Head, ICAST, NAL

A very excellent presentation of his views which are shared with participants and also he given more open access e-journal resources which very useful to engineering college libraries. portal design and hosting, engineering databases,subject wise etc.

3. "OA and institutional Repositories" -Dr Poornima Narayana Dy Head, ICAST, NAL

4. "Library 2.0: Transforming Library and Information Services"-Dr. M. Krishnamurthy, DRTC/ISI

This presentation given good inspiration in participants. What future librarian or cybrarian should be?. Librarians role, Technology, new services etc.

5. DSpace Practical Training: Dr. M. Krishnamurthy, DRTC/ISI

This session provides practical experience how to Installation, configuration, customization and Troubleshooting DSpace on Linux platform(fedora).

Thursday, February 26, 2009

National Workshop on Engineering Librarianship (ELS-2009): Perspectives & Future

Three Day National Workshop on "Engineering Librarianship (ELS)-2009: Perspective & Future"

Day -1( 26-02-2009)

1.Inaugural /Keynote address: Prof. I.K. Ravichandra Rao

2."Re-Engineering Librarianship concepts & Development": Ms. Gayatri Sen , Chief Librarian, PESIT

3. "HR Issues in Library Managment": Prof. Rajan, HOD , MBA Dept. NMIT
4. "Digitization and Digital Preservation" : Mr. K.P. Rahuraman, NCSI/IISC
5. "Open Access Journals": Mr. Francis Jayakanth, NCSI/IISC

Monday, January 12, 2009

SENAYAN:Open soruce ILMS

SENAYAN Library Automation software, web based open source ILMS, complete modules for automating library task such as cataloging, circulation, membership, stock check etc. It is on Open source technology like PHP and MySQL.


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

KOHA 3.0.0 released (open-source integrated library system)

Koha 3 released(open-source integrated library system).You can obtain Koha 3.0 RC1 from the following URL:

These Release Notes cover What's New in Koha 3, information aboutthe new Revision control system (Git), and Version-release process,pointers to Download, Installation, and Upgrade documentation, abrief introduction to the new Templates, a call to Translation andDocumentation writers, and finally, Known Issues with this version.What's New in Koha 3?1. Zebra plugin - Zebra is a high-performance, general-purposestructured text indexing and retrieval engine. It supports largedata sets (tens of millions of records) and includes support forSRU, Z39.50 and several query languages: CCL, CQL, and PQF. For moreinformation about Zebra, please see:'s new search engine, built on top of Zebra, supports featuressuch as relevance ranking, field weighting, truncation, stemming,use of fuzzy operators, language-specific indexing, sorting, etc.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tool: Web Librarian

Web Based application to manage library materials and material borrowers. Includes a web search engine to find and reserve items by borrower ID. Painless installation, very extensible and has an intuitive U.I. Runs on MySQL.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Pathway Databases

A very interesting article by Gary Bader, entitled Open Access and Open Source Speed Computational Network Biology Research, was posted on 9 April 2007 at the University of Toronto’s Project Open Source|Open Access website. Excerpts:

A major challenge for studying the cellular network is collecting all known public information from very diverse sources, such as the biomedical literature, raw experimental data and the hundreds of existing pathway databases. Open access content and open source software systems are critical for overcoming this challenge. Once information is freely shared in open, standard formats, it can be aggregated, integrated, searched, visualized and analyzed.

Pathway Commons will be a convenient point of access to biological pathway information collected from public pathway databases, which you can browse or search. Pathways include biochemical reactions, complex assembly, transport and catalysis events, and physical interactions involving proteins, DNA, RNA, small molecules and complexes.

Information Resources for Information Professional: Compiled by----Joe Ryans:

Information Resources for Information Professionals

Dictionaries, Glossaries, Quotations, Thesauri

Compiled by:
Joe Ryan
  • Guides

    Strange and unusual dictionaries.

    Acronynms and Abbreviations

    Acronym Expander.

    Acronyms for Health Information Resources.

    Alphabet soup explained.

    List explaining over 900 acronyms and abbreviations used in Internet chat rooms, e-mail, and newsgroups.

    American Library Association. ALA acronyms and abbreviations.

    Computer sciences acronyms' in English, French and German.

    European Union. List of libraries abbreviations encountered in the context of EU R&D.

    Explain: acronymn database.

    General Services Administration and National Performance Review. Center for Electronic Messaging Technologies. U.S. government commonly used abbreviations and acronyms.

    Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis University Library. Abbreviations and acronyms of the U.S. government.

    Mckiernan, Gerry. All That JAS: Journal Abbreviation Sources.

    Mountain Data Systems. Acronym Finder.

    Shams, Marie-Lise. Acronyms for Health Information Resources

    Studyweb. Reference: Acronym dictionaries.

    U.S. government commonly used abbreviations and acronyms.

    U.S. Army Digital Force Coordination Cell (DFCC). Acronym finder.

    University College, Cork, Ireland. WorldWideWeb Acronym and Abbreviation Server.

    WorldCom. Telecommunications Glossary and Acronymns


    Internet anagram server.

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    Baum, S. Online dictionaries, glossaries and encyclopedias - 101.

    Beard, Robert (Director of the Russian and Linguistics Programs). A Web of on-line dictionaries. Bucknell University.

    Beard, Robert. A web on on-line grammars.

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    Britannica Online. Merriam-Webster's WWWebster Dictionary Merriam-Webster. alternate and the Pronunciation guide.

    Cambridge dictionaries online.

    Includes the Cambridge Dictionary of American English (1999); Cambridge International Dictionary of English (1995); Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs (1997) and Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms (1998).

    CMP Media Inc. Tech Encyclopedia

    Carroll, Robert T.Skeptics dictionary: A guide for the new millennium.

    Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) Index.

    Glossaries and Dictionaries.

    Harris, Robert. A Glossary of Literary Terms and A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices. Southern California College.

    Hawkins, S. Eponym: International names.


    Simple explanations for basic life activities, such as how to fix a leaky faucet.

    Hutchinson dictionary of difficult words.

    Hypertext Webster Interface.

    Index of On-Line Dictionaries.

    Lancashire, Ian. (Ed.). Early Modern English Dictionaries Database (EMEDD). University of Toronto, Department of English.

    Online database to 127,000 word-entries from eleven dictionaries from 1530 to 1657.

    LexicalFreeNet: Connected thesaurus.

    " for relationships between words, concepts, and people. It is a combination thesaurus, rhyming dictionary, pun generator, and concept navigator."

    MIT.WWW Glossary.

    The fun part about this glossary is that users pick the words to add and then define them.

    One Look Dictionaries - The Faster Finder.

    Searches 81+ dictionaries.

    Online Rhyming Dictionary

    Oxford English dictionary online. Oxford University Press.

    Parks, Robert. (1998). Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus

    Phrase Finder

    Phrase Finder does for phrases what a thesaurus does for words. Give it a word and it will give you a list of phrases (in English) that are related to it in some way. Fully searchable.

    Probert, Matthew. Probert encyclopedia.

    Proteus Internet Search Tools. Word search

    Resource central: Dictionaries.

    Random House Websters College Dictionary. (1997).

    Stine, Randy. Animated American Sign Language Dictionary.

    SuperGlossary info.

    World Wide Legal Information Association. Legal Dictionary

    WWWebster Dictionary.

    Art, Dance, Music

    Delahunt, Michael. ArtLex: Dictionary of Visual Art.

    Encyclopedia of percussion.


    See also: Syracuse University Libraries. Biographical sources .

    African American biographical database.

    American Association for Information Science. Pioneers of information science in North America.

    American Ballet Theatre. Online ballet dictionary [Quicktime, frames].

    Biographical Dictionary.

    Bois, Danuta. Distinguished women of past and present.

    Brandt, Daniel. NameBase (biographical dictionary).

    Find a grave.

    Gray, Patricia. Pronouncing dictionaries of: Opera terms and Opera works. Memphis, TN: Rhodes College.

    InfoPlease. People.

    Lives, the biography resource.

    Mann, Laurie D. T. Dead people server.


    Obituary Daily Times (GEN-OBIT).

    Secretary of the Senate. Senate Historical Office and Clerk of the House, Legislative Resource Center. Biographical directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present .

    University of Pennsylvania Library. Reference Shelf: Biography.

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville. School of Information Sciences. Dead Germans project.

    Biographies of famous dead information scientists.

    Waterboro Public Library. Maine writers index.

    Guide to 150 Maine writers with biographical and bibliographical information.

    Who's Who .

    Who's Who Online.

    Yahoo! People Search.


    Bank of International Settlements. Glossary of terms used in payments and settlements systems [.pdf].

    International financial encyclopaedia.


    New York State Society of CPAs. Accounting terminology guide.

    Supply-Chain Inventory Management Special Interest Group. Glossary of inventory and materials management definitions.


    Cooking thesaurus.


    Johnson, Paul M. A glossary of political economy terms.


    American heritage book of English usage. (1996).

    Strunk, William Jr. (1918). Elements of style . ca, NY: W.P. Humphrey.

    Language Dictionaries, Translating or Multi-lingual

    Dictionaries in many languages.

    Chinese-English dictionary.

    European Commission(DG III). Multilingual glossary of technical and medical terms.

    Foreign Languages for Travelers.

    HTML Translation Page!

    Supply a URL and program will translate page into a number of different languages.

    International slang dictionaries.

    NetGlos: Multilingual glossary.

    Rivendell International Communications. Language Dictionaries and Translators Webpage.

    This page provides access to online translation dictionaries for 37 langauges as well as Rivendell's own experimental translating dictionary.

    Travlang's Translating Dictionaries.


    Duhaime, Lloyd. Duhaime's law dictionary.

    Webster's dictionary of legal, lawful, & propaganda terms.

    Library and Information Technology

    American Association for Information Science. Pioneers of Information Science in North America.

    American Library Association (ALA). (1983). The ALA glossary of library and information science. Chicago: American Library Association. Bird-Reference and 5th floor Z1006 .A48 1983

    ="">ALA Symbols ="">Glossary of broadband terms

    CMP Media Inc. Information Technology and Systems Dictionary.

    Computer Currents. High tech dictionary.

    Dawson, Keith. (Ed.). argon scout.

    J Enzer, Matisse and Internet Literacy Consultants. Glossary of Internet Terms.

    Harrod's librarians' glossary of terms used in librarianship, documentation and the book crafts and reference books. Aldershot, England: Gower.

    Heylighen, Francis. Web dictionary of cybernetics and systems.

    A combination (with permission) of the ASC Glossary, Krippendorff's Dictionary and Hornung's Glossary.

    HotWired and Anderson Consulting. Encyclopedia of the new economy.

    Howe, David. Free On-line Dictionary of Computing or an Alternate site. Webopedia.

    IT terms defined.

    Kadow, Kevin (Ripco Communications Inc.). Internet and Unix Dictionary.

    Kind, Irving. Babel: A glossary of computer oriented abbreviations and acronyms.

    Librarians' glossary of terms used in librarianship, documentation and the book crafts, and reference book. Bird-Reference, 1st floor Z1006 .H32 1987

    Management and Technology Dictionary

    Mecklermedia Corporation. Webopedia.

    ="">Multilingual glossary of library terms

    Multimedia Productions: Hypertext Handbook

    A list of 80+ defined commonly used Internet terms, a huge glossary of computer oriented abbreviations and acronyms, an Internet and Unix Dictionary, and pointers to a computing dictionary and jargon lookup.

    Net Lingo: The Internet language dictionary.

    New School for Social Research.History of economic thought .

    Raymond, Eric S. The new hacker's dictionary.

    Contains instructions for FTPing the book (as well as how to buy).

    Reitz, Joan M. ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science. Western Connecticut State University.

    Shnier, Mitchell. (1996). Dictionary of PC hardware and data communications terms. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly and Associates Inc.

    Tech Museum of Innovation. PC webopedia.

    UNESCO. ="">Glossary of terms related to the archiving of audiovisual materials.

    University of Arizonia. School of Information Resources and Library Science. Information professional's glossary.

    UNLV Library. Glossary of Library Terms.


    Online dictionary of information technology, e.g., a list of "every file format in the world."

    WorldCom. Telecommunications Glossary and Acronymns

    Life Sciences

    University of California, Berkeley. Museum of Paleontology UCMP Glossary.

    Contains glorraries in the following areas: phylogenetics, geology, biochemistry, cell biology, ecology, life history, zoology, and botany.

    University of Texas BioTech project. Life science dictionary.

    Literature and Poetry

    Glossary of literary terms and Handbook of Rhetorical Devices.

    Shubinski, Robert G. Glossary of poetic terms.

    Medical, Health, Life Sciences

    BioTech. Life Science Dictionary.

    Dark, Graham. Online Medical Dictionary--Graylab CancerWeb. Gray Laboratory Cancer Research Trust (UK)

    Gardenweb glossary of botanical terms

    Illustrated encyclopedia of human anatomic variation.

    Multilingual Glossary of medical terms.

    Online dictionary of mental health.

    RX List--A Drug Information Database

    Schlindwein, Birgid. Hypermedia glossary of genetic terms. Weihenstephan Information and Documentation Centre (IDW).

    Texas Environmental Center. Encyclopedia of Water Terms.


    Department of Defense. Dictionary of military terms.

    Dictionary of American naval fighting ships.

    Nonverbal and Sign Language

    Givens, David B. (Compiler). Nonverbal dictionary of gestures, signs, and body language cues. Center for Nonverbal Studies.

    Handspeak: A sign language dictionary.


    Eliasmith, Chris. Dictionary of the philosophy of mind. B

    Kemerling, Garth. A dictionary of philosophical terms and names. B

    Saint-André, Peter. The Ism book - A field guide to the nomenclature of philosophy.

    Physical Sciences

    Academic Press dictionary of science and technology. (1992).

    Richardson, Steven M. Illustrated glossary of geologic terms.

    Yahoo! Science: Measurement and Units.

    Political Science

    Johnson, Paul M. A glossary of political economy terms.


    Bartlett's familiar quotations.

    Creative quotations.

    Ellison, John. Library, librarian, and librarianship quotes.

    ="">15,000 Quotations.

    Friedman, S. Morgan. ="">Cliche finder

    Furman University. ="">Matematical quotation server.

    International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Quotations about libraries and librarians.

    Love quotes encyclopedia.

    Movie quotes.

    Quotations home page.

    The Quotations page.

    Quotations site.

    Simpson's contemporary quotations.

    Religion and Mythology

    Brewer, E. Cobham. Brewer's dictionary of phrase and fable 1894 editionor 1898 edition.

    Gast, Walter E. Symbols in Christian art and architecture.

    Kraemer, Elizabeth Wallis. An etymological dictionary of classical mythology.

    Social Sciences

    Jacobs, Jim. Glossary of selected social science computing terms and social science data terms.

    Parkinson, Gary & Drislane, Robert. Online dictionary of the social sciences. Athabasca University, Canada, and the International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication (ICAAP).

    Victorian dictionary.


    Iverson, Jeff. World wide sociology webring: Sociology dictionary.

    Jacobs, Jim. Glossary of social science computer and social science data terms.


    Hoffman, Howard S. Internet glossary of statistical terms.

    Jacobs, Jim. Glossary of social science computer and social science data terms.

    National Science Foundation. Statistical Terminology

    Rowlett, Russ. A dictionary of units of measurements.


    Rogets II: The new thesaurus (Third edition). (1995).

    Roget's thesaurus of English words and phrases online. Alternate site.