Vimal Kumar v.

Vimal Kumar v.
Mahatma Gandhi University | MG University · Mahatma Gandhi University Library

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
I am a library professional works at the Mahatma Gandhi University Library, Mahatma Gandhi University.
Education
October 2013 - July 2020
Mahatma Gandhi University
Field of study
  • Library and Information Science
June 2003 - August 2005
University of Kerala
Field of study
  • Library and Information Science

Publications

Publications (38)
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Commercial publishing houses dominate the academic publishing sector, and they discourage the sharing culture to protect business interests. Authors and institutions have no control over the publishing processes and lost the copyright on the works after publishing. The traditional model of publishing gives more financial commitment to authors. Self...
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Accessible publishing is an approach to publishing documents in alternative formats to enhance the reading experience of people facing reading disabilities. Traditional accessible publishing formats like Braille and legacy audiobooks are outdated with the advent of the Internet and mobile devices. EPUB version 3 outwit legacy accessible publishing...
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The Inclination of Library Professionals to Modern Tools in the Knowledge Era, consists of ten articles that reflect the innovative practices of libraries in the digital environment. The book includes ten papers dealing with various topics that can influence the work-life of the library professionals and the academic community. The subjects discuss...
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Unleashing Koha: the complete library solution is a Koha user guide that suits all, whether you are a Library and Information Science student or a professional. It includes information on the emergence of Koha, selection of Linux-based operating system, Debian/Ubuntu basics, installation of Koha, Koha modules, administration, maintenance, and Koha...
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Writing and publishing a book is a dream of all. Book publishing is essential for those working in the fields of literature, education, research and the arts. Self-publishing the book has become an effortless task. The book ‘An introduction to self-publishing‘ can utilise by professionals from any field. The book provides step-by-step instructions...
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Introduction to Ubuntu Linux is a user guide that suits newbies. This book based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. It includes information on the evolution of Linux-based operating systems, Ubuntu flavours, Ubuntu basics, installation of Ubuntu, and basic commands. This book gives the step-by-step instructions with clear explanations that demystify Ubuntu Linux...
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പുസ്‌തകം എഴുതി പ്രസിദ്ധീകരിച്ചു കാണുക എന്നത് എല്ലാവരുടെയും ഒരു സ്വപ്നമാണ്. സാഹിത്യം, വിദ്യാഭ്യാസം, ഗവേഷണം, കല തുടങ്ങിയ മേഖലകളിൽ പ്രവർത്തിക്കുന്നവർക്ക് പുസ്‌തക പ്രസിദ്ധീകരണം പ്രാധാന്യമുള്ളതാണ്. പുസ്‌തകം സ്വയം പ്രസിദ്ധീകരിക്കുക എന്നത് അനായാസമായി ചെയ്യാവുന്ന ഒരു പ്രക്രിയ ആയി മാറിയിരിക്കുന്നു. ‘പുസ്‌തകങ്ങൾ സ്വയം പ്രസിദ്ധീകരിക്കാം’ എന്ന സഹായ ഗ്രൻഥം ഏത്...
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ഉബുണ്ടു ലിനക്സിനെക്കുറിച്ചു അറിയുവാനും, പഠിക്കുവാനും ആഗ്രഹിക്കുന്നവർക്കുള്ള ഒരു സഹായ ഗ്രൻഥമാണ് ‘ഉബുണ്ടു ലിനക്സ് പഠിക്കാം’. ഏറ്റവും പുതിയ ഉബുണ്ടു 20.04 LTS അടിസ്ഥാനമാക്കിയാണ് ഈ പുസ്‌തകം തയ്യാറാക്കിയിരിക്കുന്നത്. ഉബുണ്ടു ലിനക്സ് ഉപയോഗിക്കുന്ന വിധം വ്യക്തമായ വിശദീകരണങ്ങളോടെ പ്രതിപാദിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നു. ഉബുണ്ടു ലിനക്സ് പ്രവർത്തിപ്പിക്കുന്നതിനായി നിങ്ങൾ അറി...
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Library and information networks play a vital role in the sharing of information resources and building cooperation among libraries. Library cooperative initiatives like consortium and resource sharing services can seize the pricing of e-resources and ensure uniform availability of information resources. Regional level library networks can satisfy...
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Debian Linux is unique among other Linux projects because of its extensive community support, large package repositories and free project management style. Besides, Debian Linux possesses a lot of useful features suitable for both new and expert user groups.
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Koha library management software opened up a new ray of hope for libraries not automated yet in India. Many libraries would like to free from proprietary software and switch over to Koha. Data migration from legacy software, not an easy task due to vendor lock-in and data in a non-standard format. Good homework and teamwork required for the success...
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Highlights of Debian Linux Operating System and its suitability in various occasions.
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Installation steps of Debian Linux using the graphical installer.
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Migration from legacy library automation systems to Koha is a challenging task and requires good homework and teamwork. The migration process and management of Open Source library management system offer a good learning experience for library professionals. The article goes through the challenges and learning opportunities offered by the migration...
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Review of Koha Open Source Library Management System and its usage in India.
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കേരളത്തിലെ പൊതു ഗ്രൻഥശാലകളുടെ നവീനവൽക്കരണത്തെക്കുറിച്ചു്.
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Comprehensive library automation is a prerequisite for resource sharing initiatives like Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery services in a cooperative environment. Shared library management system and a union catalogue enhance visibility to information resources available at networked libraries. Availability of IT infrastructure, skilled person...
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The habit of newspaper reading is an integral part of Kerala society. The advent of satellite televisions and social media could not change the daily routine of newspaper reading. Leading Malayalam dailies have introduced mobile phone apps to extend their presence among mobile phone users. The study reviews the features and performance of four lead...
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Mahatma Gandhi University Central Library has established an SSH-based VPN (Virtual Private Network) service to share e-resources with off-campus libraries. The VPN service ensures seamless access to e-resources to the academic community at off-campus departments and Study Centre libraries. Extension of e-resources access to off-campus has increase...
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The book titled “Paradigm Shift in Libraries” is published as an E-book under Creative Common License so that anybody can access, read, share and download the book from anywhere free of cost. The Book consists of articles reflecting the modern views of libraries and librarians. There is a drastic change in all aspects of the library from the tradit...
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Adoption and use of open source library management systems in Indian libraries is gaining momentum. Koha is the first free and open source library automation package. Its excellent features have made it popular among the user community within a short span of time. This paper provides a brief picture of Koha software adoption and the users' percepti...
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Koha Live CDs are helpful tools for installation and learning purposes. The availability of Koha live CD is one reason why Koha's popularity among library professionals. With the help of Koha Live CD, library professionals can try and install Koha without having much technical know-how. It also saves considerable time for installing Koha software d...
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Open source library management systems are free alternative to costly commercial library systems. It helps to automate library functions and give a tremendous savings on library automation expenses. User ’s participation in all stages of software project ensures the development of the features that the library really wants. Lack of awareness and kn...
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Email is a friendly and cost effective technology for communication. Libraries effectively making use of e-mail for marketing the library products and services. Library newsletters furnish with promotional and informative description of information products and services for the target audience. Publication of newsletter for libraries follows the sa...

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1. Assess the feasibility of developing a library network of colleges and department libraries in affiliating universities in Kerala. 2.Design the prototype model of the network.