Quality time with senior professionals at RIE Bhubaneswar

Quality time with senior professionals at RIE Bhubaneswar for framing the policy of Institutional Repository for RIE Bhubaneswar. 

It was indeed pleasure and honor to share with and learn things from experienced professionals Dr. D. B. Ramesh Sir, Dr. B. K. Jha, Dr. P. K. Tripathy, Dr. B. B. Sahoo, Mrs. P. Negi and the library team of RIE. 

It has been good initiative by Madam P. Negi for making the policy for archival of the documents in proper and organized way. 

DP Tripathi

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7 Tips to Loose Your Weight

1) No Snacks
2) No Juice
3) No soda and carbonated drinks
4) Eat your dinner at 6 pm everyday
5) Eat meals with smaller plates
6) No refined carbohydrates
7) Fasting

Hope it works !!!
Just do it to remain healthy…
DP Tripathi

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कोहा सीखें हिन्दी में:

सभी मित्रों को मेरा नमस्कार,

मैंने आज कई मित्रों और बंधुओं के अनुरोध पर कोहा को पुस्तकलाय में कैसे प्रयोग करना है, उसका विडियो हिन्दी में बनाया जिसे मैं आप सभी से शेयर कर रहा हूँ और उम्मीद करता हूँ कि विडियो कोहा सीखने में सहायक होंगे |

आगे के सभी विडियो को प्रतिदिन बनाकर शेयर करूंगा | आपके कमेंट और सुझाव सादर आमंत्रित हैं |

सभी विडियो को आप नीचे दिये गए लिंक पर देख सकते हैं |

  1. Installation of Koha on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  2. Basic Configuration in Koha
  3. Patron Category and Circulation Fine Rule
  4. Koha Acquisition Basics
  5. Koha Acquisition: Step 1 – Generating Purchase Order
  6. Koha Acquisition: Step 2 – Accessioning & Invoice Processing
  7. Koha Acquisition: Step 3 – Payment Update

डी पी त्रिपाठी

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Select the Best Candidate for AL/DL/Librarian

Dear Seniors / Selectors,

An appeal is submitted for sincere consideration please…

I don’t have much experience to submit this request to your consideration but requesting to pay attention…

While selecting the candidate for Assistant Librarian / Deputy Librarian / Librarian, please pay enough attention to evaluate all the abilities such as administration, decision making, psychology, values, integrity,Team Work etc. and knowledge as well….

A candidate not having these abilities will always drag the position and status of library back and also create trouble for other staffs….

Your sincere attention is highly required to boost up our profession. These posts should not be filled up simply and to satisfy self ego. These posts have big responsibilities of taking right and appropriate decisions in each and everything related to organization for its benefit.

Hope, this message will be received positively by you all.

D P Tripathi

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Innovative Technologies for the Libraries of the Future

Dear Friends,

It was nice to interact with professionals live on February 23, 2019 on the topic “Innovative Technologies for the Libraries of the Future”.

The discussion may be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkvBfaNVJ3s&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2tNEafclnLUkB08kGOyjDAF93w9MaX-nMyIrkxJzroVziDaz-Fdshh10s

Your suggestion / feedback are welcome. 

DP Tripathi 

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Does the provision of incremental fine fulfill the Five Laws of Library Science?

Dear Friends,

Five Laws of Library Science enunciated by Dr. S. R. Ranganathan says that

  1. Books are for use.
  2. Every Book Its reader
  3. Every reader his/her book
  4. Save the time of Reader
  5. Library is a growing organism

We the Library Professionals value the above laws to great extent in libraries and try to maximum implement in all aspects but when it comes to Incremental Fine, it raises many questions and in the queue of questions, first question is “Does the provision of incremental fine fulfill the five laws?”
Question seems very simple and many of us may say “YES” but some of us may also say “NO” and I am one of NO category.

The provision of Incremental Fine creates burden for library users and get pressure from library to return the book on time else s/he will have to pay compulsorily the fine amount next to normal fine as per rule of incremental fine.
But, why a user should pay extra amount? Here above laws of library science seems violated.
Whey we say Books are for use, Every book it’s reader, Every reader his/her then why libraries are imposing extra fine. If the libraries have to get the book back, they may easily RECALL book or block the user so that s/he will not be eligible to avail services as punishment for violating the rule of not returning the book on time but collecting the extra charges from library users seems like ‘library considers incremental fine as source of revenue’

As a result, this provision may kill the interest of library patron and next time, perhaps s/he may not will to issue any book from library. Perhaps, library may lose the patron interest for visiting library too next time and forever. This may also lead to pass the information by that user to other library users about the negative aspects and as a fear, the other users may stop utilizing the issue/return service of library

My question is – “Is it compulsory to impose extra amount, in case user does not return book?”

If s/he is not returning book, let the normal fine be imposed as per library policy?
Why Incremental Fine?

Your suggestions are expected and welcome.

DP Tripathi

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Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF)

Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF)

Ministry of Human Resource Development (Govt. of India) announces the opening of application portal of the Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF) scheme. The scheme is aimed at attracting the talent pool of the country to doctoral (PhD) programs of IITs and IISc for carrying out research in cutting edge science and technology domains, with focus on national priorities.


  • Applicant must have completed or be pursuing the final year of four year undergraduate or five year integrated M.Tech or five year integrated M.Sc. or five year undergraduate-postgraduate dual degree programs in Science and Technology streams from IISc/IITs/NITs/IISERs and centrally funded IIITs;
  • Applicant must have secured at least CGPA/CPI of 8.0 (in scale of 10.0).
  • For applicants in five year integrated or dual degree programs if separate CGPAs/CPIs are awarded for UG and PG parts of the program then the CGPA/CPI of UG part (first four year) will be considered.
  • Applicant must have completed the required academic qualification in the last five years.
Fellowship Value:
  • First two years fellowship: Rs.70,000/- per month
  • 3rd year: Rs.75,000/- per month
  • 4th and 5th years: Rs.80,000/- per month
  • Research grant: Rs.2.00 lakh per year

Duration of fellowship: 4 years for students from integrated courses and 5 years for B. Tech. students.

Important dates:
  • Beginning of submission of applications: 24 February 2018
  • Last date for submission of the applications: 31 March 2018
  • Tentative dates for interviews at Nodal institutions: 15 May 2018 onwards
  • Tentative date for announcement of results: 01 June 2018


DP Tripathi

NIT Rourkela

Source: https://may2019.pmrf.in

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Applications open for Oakley Memorial Copyright Scholarship

The American Library Association is now accepting applications for the Robert L. Oakley Memorial Copyright Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to an individual or a team of individuals who meet eligibility criteria.

ALA and the Library Copyright Alliance established the Robert L. Oakley Memorial Scholarship to support research and advanced study for librarians in their early-to-mid-careers who are interested and/or active in the fields that Robert Oakley was expert in: intellectual property, public policy, copyright and their impacts on libraries and the ways libraries serve their communities. The scholarship aims to encourage and expand interest in and knowledge of these aspects of librarianship. The scholarship may be used for equipment, expendable supplies, travel necessary to conduct, attend conferences, release from library duties or other reasonable and appropriate research expenses.

Applicants must demonstrate interest in or be professional actively in copyright and public policy and their impacts on libraries and the ways libraries serve their communities. Highest consideration will be given to applicants who are librarian(s) in their early-to-mid-careers. A Review Committee will be made up of the members of the ALA Copyright, Legislation, Advocacy, and Education Network (CLEAN) in discussion with the Library Copyright Alliance.

To apply, applicants should submit a resume or curriculum vitae along with a statement of intent for use of the scholarship funds, including the applicant’s interest and background in intellectual property, public policy, and/or copyright and their impacts on libraries and the ways libraries serve their communities. The statement should include information about how the applicant and the library community will benefit from the applicant’s receipt of scholarship. Statements should be no longer than 2,000 words.

Applications must be submitted via e-mail to Carrie Russell, crussell@alawash.org by February 18, 2019.

For more details, you may please contact

Shawnda Hines

Asst. Director, Communications

ALA Washington Office

(202) 628-8410


DP Tripathi

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