Librarian Guide – Monthly e-Newsletter V1 N2

Dear Friends,

I am happy to release the 2nd issue of Librarian Guide – E-Newsletter.
This issue covers the following:

1. DSpace Training Materials
2. Virtual Workshop on Marketing of Library Services using WhatsApp
3. International Workshop on Koha
4. Koha Videos on dedicated YouTube Channel Librarian Guide
5. Koha Demo Sites
6. Joomla Events Worldwide
7. Information Reel module for Joomla Site
8. eM Client – Tools for Librarians

The e-Newsletter may be downloaded at

Your suggestions and comments are most welcome.

DP Tripathi

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Libraran Guide – Monthly E-Newsletter

Dear Friends,

It gives me immense pleasure to announce the release of first issue of e-newsletter (monthly) ‘Librarian Guide’. This e-newsletter contains the information related to our day to day routine work especially technical issues in library.
The purpose of this e-newsletter to reach the library professionals for sharing the ideas and knowledge with each other for the benefit of professionals and profession as well.
I trust the information covered in the e-newsletter will be helpful for your purpose.

I will be extremely happy to receive your positive/negative comments in order to bring the same as per your expectations in next issue.

You can download the e-newsletter here………CLICK HERE

DP Tripathi

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Identification of Values are very important for Self Development and Career

What is a Value?

Every human being or organization has its own value and these are very important to us because it gives us purpose. Most of the people have approximately 5-6 core values (god gifted) which helps us to identify who we are. Each individual’s values are unique in nature to that person. Even if two individuals pick the same value, each individual will demonstrate it differently in his/her daily life action and language. These values reflect our personality who we are on a daily basis – in everything whether at home or work.

If we really identify our values, it helps us to be a good leader in all respect of our life, not only in our career.

Why do we need to know our values?

Values helps us to know our sense of purpose. When we are leader, we have to align our values every day which helps us to fill with more energy. Opposite to this, when we don’t align our values, we feel less authentic and become complete demotivated about our daily lives which reflects in our leadership. A leader with strong values always supports the organizational culture.

List of values:

  • Authenticity
  • Achievement
  • Adventure
  • Authority
  • Autonomy
  • Balance
  • Beauty
  • Boldness
  • Compassion
  • Challenge
  • Citizenship
  • Community
  • Competency
  • Contribution
  • Continuous learning
  • Creativity
  • Control
  • Curiosity
  • Determination
  • Fairness
  • Faith
  • Fame
  • Friendships
  • Fun
  • Growth
  • Happiness
  • Honesty
  • Humility
  • Humour
  • Influence
  • Inner Harmony
  • Justice
  • Kindness
  • Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Love
  • Loyalty
  • Making a difference
  • Meaningful Work
  • Openness
  • Optimism
  • Peace
  • Pleasure
  • Poise
  • Popularity
  • Power
  • Recognition
  • Religion
  • Reputation
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Reward
  • Security
  • Self-discipline
  • Self-Respect
  • Service
  • Spirituality
  • Stability
  • Success
  • Status
  • Trustworthiness
  • Vision
  • Wealth
  • Well-being
  • Wisdom

How we can find our values?

Before making a decision, follow these five steps:

  1. First, review your list of values. For this exercise, it is best to have your values written down.
  2. Then ask yourself this question about the value you have listed as number one: “On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest, how well does the perceived outcome of this decision or opportunity align with value number one?” Then write down the number.
  3. Ask the same question about each value on your list.
  4. After you’ve rated the perceived outcome of this decision or opportunity for each of your core values, add the numbers up and find the average.
  5. Lastly, evaluate the score. Your aim is to get a score of seven or higher on average. If you score below seven, the decision or opportunity may not align enough with your values to be considered.

Purposefully remind yourself of your values

It’s important to have a visual reminder of your values, in addition to your list of values. This keeps them front and centre in your mind. Here are some easy ways to remind yourself of your values on a regular basis:

  • Create a screensaver.
  • Don’t underestimate the power of a post-it.
  • Find a picture that represents one of your values and keep it somewhere you will see it daily.
  • Choose a song to represent one or more of your values and listen to it once a day as part of your morning, afternoon, or evening ritual.

Discussing values is powerful and relevant to any leader.

Taught by my Guru: Ms. Gurdish Sandhu


DP Tripathi

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Become the parents of your weaknesses……

Dear Friends,

Remember your childhood days and also try to remember the efforts taken by our parents to remove our weaknesses. When we were child, we might have committed many mistakes repeatedly but our parents always took care to remove our weaknesses. Let us take one simple example of start walking when we were growing. Perhaps, we don’t remember how many times we might have fallen down but not a single time our parents would have got irritated instead they taught again and again to walk on our own feet and finally we started walking.

The same way we still have many weaknesses which we know but never try to become the parents of our weaknesses. In my opinion, the day we become the parents of our weaknesses, we can find the solution of weaknesses and then no one can stop from achieving the success and target of our life.

So I request all my friends to become the parents of your weaknesses and kill them, remove them as early as possible to succeed in your life.

DP Tripathi

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Videos regarding: Posture, Breathing and Relaxation

Here are some videos regarding: Posture, Breathing and Relaxation  Warm up exercises  Three head resonators  The power of the pause  The diaphragm  Muscle tension upper body  Conscious and unconscious breathing  Posture, breathing and relaxation  Breathing exercises  Neck exercises  Neck 180 & 360 degree exercises  Jaw exercises  Stretching exercises


DP Tripathi

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Very Useful Videos for Personality Development

Dear Friends,

These are some very useful videos which will be helpful for personality development.

I hope you will not have any problem in downloading these videos as we all have now Jio which provides good internet speed.

If you are using Mozilla Firefox browser then install YouTube Firefox Plugin to download these videos easily.

1.…/julian_treasure_how_to_speak_so_that_p… (Public Speaking)
2.…/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_wh… (Body Language)
3.…/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_… (Leadership)
4. (Vulnerability)
5.…/sir_ken_robinson_bring_on_the_revoluti… (Education)
6.…/emily_balcetis_why_some_people_find_ex… (Exercise)
7.…/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_you… (Stress)

Feel free to write me at if you have any problem in downloading these videos.

You can browse some more videos on my personal website at

DP Tripathi

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How can I improve my English?

Dear Friends,

I have personally come across the situations several times where I found my friends stating the problem of English speaking and writing. The reason is that English is not our mother language. The language English is spoken throughout the world…in another word, you can say ‘English is an International Language’ but it does not mean that you can’t learn this language. Many times, I have met very good and knowledgeable people in their domain but weak in presentation of their knowledge.

First of all, I just want to suggest that don’t consider English requires lot of knowledge to speak or write. I shall mention here that English Speaking is an art and all you need to know is English Grammar and strong vocabulary with their proper use.

In order to improve English, I suggest the following to do regularly and I strongly believe that you can improve your English in one or maximum two months.

  1. Learn the Basic Grammar

In order to learn proper English, first you require a good English Grammar Book which can help you in learning the rules of basic English grammar. There are many good books on English Grammar which you can buy or even can get through Internet in PDF format. Read the Grammar and memorize them for proper sentence framing. English Grammar is very essential for correct speaking or writing.

You can download or access the page from the following links:


Apart from above links, there are many other good books also in market which you can buy or get from other sources.

  1. Read the News Paper / Story

Once you are comfortable with English Grammar, the next is you need the paragraphs which can enable or bring a situation to understand the grammar used in paragraph writing. The best method is to read any English News Paper daily at least for half an hour. In the beginning, you may find this very boring because you may not understand the lines written in paragraphs. But best advice is not to leave the habit of reading newspaper daily. To find the reading more interesting, you may replace the News Paper with Story Books which creates interest while reading.

While reading, observe the grammar used in paragraphs in News Papers/ Story book.

  1. Note Down the Vocabulary from News Paper / Story Books

While reading the News Paper / Story Book, you will come across many words which you may not know. Just note down in any note book and keep noting down regularly the difficult words in your copy. After that refer any good English dictionary and note down their meaning with examples against the words you have noted down from newspaper. But the most important part is the revision every day and see the example of words how they can be used.

  1. Speak loudly in front of mirror

After one month of time, you will find that you will have enough vocabulary to start with speaking. So far, you have learned the Basic English Grammar and collected the words from News Paper / Story Books. The next is to use them while speaking or writing. The best method to learn speaking is to stand in front of mirror and speak loudly starting with small sentences like I am going, you are coming etc. Many people know English but while speaking they find difficult to speak because they might not have got enough environment to speak with perfect pronunciation. While speaking English, one thing is very important and that is speaking correctly with correct pronunciation which may be developed with regular practice in front of mirror.

  1. Write your own created story

In order to learn English, you also need to learn writing good communication skill in English which only can be developed with lot of writing practice. The best method I suggest is to create your own story and try to give them a proper shape in paragraph with proper use of Grammar and Vocabulary with their uses at appropriate places. You will find after sometime that your writing skill gradually get improved.

  1. Apply with your friends, family members etc. to kill hesitation

Generally, you may find difficult to speak English directly with anyone as English is not our mother tongue and many of us are also not habitual to it while speaking or writing and because of this many of us have the problem of hesitation. We get fear in mind of making mistakes which brings hesitation. The best method to kill hesitation is to find your friends, family members etc. for half an hour and try to communicate with them in English. If you continuously do this, you will find that you start getting correct pronunciation within few days and also the speed with accuracy. Slowly, you get confidence of not making mistakes and kill your hesitation of speaking.

  1. Learn from mistakes

It is natural that when you start learning English, you will commit lot of mistakes but it does not mean you should give up learning. The best suggestion is observing the mistakes and learn from it and don’t repeat the same mistakes in next conversation. For ex. I have come across many people who make mistake in gender in the beginning.

  1. Have conversation with people who know English

Once you are little comfortable with speaking and writing, try to find someone who speaks good English. Find some time with the person to communicate on regular basis. Perhaps, this may not be possible. So in this case, watch regular English News Channel where you will get appropriate English Speaking Friend i.e. News Reporter.

Observe thoroughly the way reporter speaks and try to speak in the same way. You will find soon that you start speaking better English.

Please remember, English Speaking or Writing is not impossible. Only you need regular practice of the above mentioned suggestions. Definitely, it will help you to learn English.

Hope the lines will help you all.


DP Tripathi

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Koha ISO Ver-3.0 – Available to Download

Dear All,

Koha-ISO-V.3 is available to download at

The ISO is customized with Lubuntu 14.04 LTS and Koha latest version with following features:

a. Customized OPAC with Header and additional menu for external links
b. One Click Backup of Koha
c. Short Framework of MARC for different kinds of documents such as Books, Theses, Serials etc. (Courtsey: Mr. Vinod Kumar Mishra)
d. Auto Backup with cron job
e. and many more

You can straight way download, burn the ISO in DVD or USB and install in any standalone PC and start using.

The user id of Lubuntu is : library
Password: kitkit

Koha Admin User ID is : library
Koha Admin Password: library

Hope it will be useful for all.

With regards,

DP Tripathi

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Prepare for Interview

Dear Friends,

This post is especially for those who find difficult to face and prepare for interview. I prepared this document based on my personal experience and also from different sources available on Internet.

Generally, it happens with all of us that when we go to attend any interview, our brain remains in puzzle what to prepare and how to prepare for an interview. I have tried to compile some of the important aspects which can assist in attending the interview easily.

Hope you will all find it useful for your purpose.

Please don’t stick to these questions only. You may prepare based on other aspects also.

You can download the document at

With regards,

DP Tripathi

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Customize Your Boot Loader

Customize Your Boot Loader

In dual booting, when we finish the installation, we find that the default option in boot loader to start the system is Ubuntu and Windows appears as last option in sequence. And to start the Windows, we need to choose the Windows by down arrow key on Keyboard and if we don’t choose, Ubuntu will automatically start.
If you wish to change the boot loader sequence which can start your desired option first in sequence, then GRUB Customizer is the best option. Only, you need to install GRUB Customizer first then run it to change the option.

With Grub Customizer, you can easily:

• add, remove, edit, rearrange Grub menu entries.
• Change default entry, visibility, timeout, kernel parameters.
• Change the resolution, background image, edit the font and color, etc.
• Reinstall Grub into MBR, so to load Ubuntu from Windows boot-loader
Install Grub Customizer via PPA:

To install it, from the steps below:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and login with root privilege

sudo su (press enter)
(Enter the password. Password will not be visible while typing so be careful.)

2. Now run the following command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer

3. Update the Package with this command

sudo apt-get update

4. Now, Install the Grub Customizer

sudo apt-get install grub-customizer

When the Installation is over, find the Grub Customizer and change the sequence.

Save it and enjoy!!!


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