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1, Citation analysis of doctoral dissertations at IIMA: A review of the local use of journals

Abstract:This study analyzes the citations of the 49 doctoral dissertations submitted at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, during the period 2004 to 2009. The study reveals that journals are the most cited sources, and based on the pattern of citations, a local ranking list of journals has been developed. The study applies Bradford’s law to identify the groups of journals differentiated by their use. Results indicated that the top 48 journals that were ranked among the 30 most used journals contributed to more than 55% of the journal citations.
How to Cite this Paper:

Kumar, H. A., & Dora, M. (2011). Citation analysis of doctoral dissertations at IIMA: A review of the local use of journals. Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services, 35(1), 32-39. doi:10.1016/j.lcats.2011.03.002 (2011 IF:0.529)

2. Evaluating E-resource Collections in a Business School Library: A Comparative Study of Aggregator Packages at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Library

Abstract:The need to continuously evaluate resource usage, whether in print or online, has been a challenge for libraries for a long time. The shift in resources to digital formats has made gauging the utility of resources more convenient as well as enabling cross database comparisons on various parameters. In this context, the article explores the aggregator databases subscribed by Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad library. The study compares EBSCO’s Business Source Complete, EBSCO’s Academic Search Premier, Proquest’s ABI INFORM Complete, JSTOR, and Project Muse packages in terms of the features available, usage, and the most used journals in these packages

How to cite:

Kumar, H. A., & Dora, M. (2013). Evaluating E-resource Collections in a Business School Library: A Comparative Study of Aggregator Packages at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Library. Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 18(2), 100-118.

3. Driving on the Green Road: Self-archiving Research for Open Access in India.

The basic purpose of this paper is to review the relevance of Institutional Repository in the context of India and to prepare an account of the present state and future prospects of Institutional Repository in India. The paper is an outcome of a review of works in the area of Institutional Repository with specific reference to India. For this purpose, quite a good number of sources of information have been explored, analysed and assessed. The Study reveals that India has a huge potential for the growth of Institutional Repository. Hundreds of universities and thousands of colleges and other institutions including IITs, IIMs, IISc, IGNOU, CSIR and ICSSR centers provide a great scope for Institutional Repository in this country. DSpace is the most dominant software used by 37 (59%) institutional repositories followed by E-Print used by 18(29%) institutional repositories. The institutional repository created by Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has been placed among top 116 institutional repositories in the world.

how to cite this paper:

Dora, M., & Maharana, B. (2012). Driving on the Green Road: Self-archiving Research for Open Access in India. library philosopy and practice.

4. Research Productivity in a Management Institute: An Analysis of Research Performance of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad during 1999-2010

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) is one of the oldest institutes of management andgenerally accepted as one of the leading business schools in India. Established in 1961, IIMA is frequented by the industry, local and global, to recruit its future leaders. An inherently academic institution of excellence,IIMA has unfortunately not been known for traditional research output in the form of papers in journals, asis the case with many international research institutions. It is in this context that the present study aims to review the research performance of IIMA based on the papers published in journals that have been indexedin Web of Science and Scopus for the past twelve years. The authors attempt to identify the trends in research output over the period 1999 to 2010 that includes types of publications, most preferred journals, most prolific authors from IIMA, authorship pattern, and the journals most cited by the researchers from IIMA. The findings throw interesting facts like increase in number of papers being published by IIMA over the years 1999 to 2010,increase in collaborations among authors, decrease in single author publications and multi disciplinary natureof research undertaken at the Institute.

How to cite this paper:

Kumar, H. A., & Dora, M. (2012). Research Productivity in a Management Institute: An Analysis of Research Performance of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad during 1999-2010. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology32(4).

5. Open Source Software solutions in Indian libraries

The purpose of this paper is to explore the Open Source Software (OSS) market relevant to Indian libraries and more specifically, to review the existing library automation, i.e. Integrated Library Management System (ILMS) and Digital Library (DL) software solutions

How to cite this paper:

Hanumappa, A., Dora, M., & Navik, V. (2014). Open Source Software solutions in Indian libraries. Library Hi Tech, 32(3), 409-422.

6. A Bibliometrics Profile of Gujarat University, Ahmedabad during 2004-2013

This study attempts to undertake bibliometric analysis of the research publications of Gujarat University during the ten-year period between 2004 and 2013. The data for this study was extracted from SCOPUS and included a total of 760 publications that were attributed to authors affiliated to Gujarat University. The publication data was analysed with respect to the type of publications where 83% are journal articles. The paper also analysed the publication trend of Gujarat University and found that from 2008 onwards there was a steady increase in the number of publications. The other aspects that were identified in the paper were the most prolific authors, collaborative authorship patterns and trends, most preferred publications, and so on. The collaboration was found to be the highest in the year 2012 at 0.70 based on the modified collaboration coefficient. The most preferred journal for publication by Gujarat University faculty was ActaPoloniaePharmaceutica-Drug Research and the most cited author of Gujarat University was P.S. Srivastav, while V.K. Jain had the best average citations per paper.

How to cite this paper:

Hanumappa, A., Desai, A., & Dora, M. (2015). A Bibliometrics Profile of Gujarat University, Ahmedabad during 2004-2013. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 35(1).

Conference Paper

1,  A-Lib 2.0: New Avatar Academic Libraries with Web 2.0 Applications

The web has seen the explosion of social networking tools, which are empowering ordinary people to connect, collaborate and contribute in a global collaboration. These social software applications are now the hottest properties of the Internet users. This article explains the how Web 2.0 tools could be applied in academic libraries to convert them as A-Lib 2.0 or Academic Library 2.0. The paper further includes a few cases from different libraries which have already adopted these new services. One recent survey found that 34.41% of total academic libraries in New York State are using Web 2.0 Services; the major ones include IM, Blogs, RSS, Book marking, Wiki, Social Networks, etc. Library 2.0 has changed the traditional way of thinking about the profession where library only engage in creating the content and services for user shifted to the side of user where librarian will enable user to create them for themselves.

Keywords: Library 2.0, Social Networking, Library Technology, Blog, Wiki, RSS

How to Cite this Paper:

Dora, M. and Maharana, B.(2008) in Arora, J (Ed.) A-Lib 2.0: New Avatar Academic Libraries with Web 2.0 Applications. 6th International Caliber(pp. 469-476), Lucknow, INFLIBNET

For details download the pdf file

Academic Library 2.0

2,  Driving on the Green Road of Open Access: The Green Factors for Successful Institutional Repository

In this electronic publishing age, institutions have increasingly recognised that an institutional repository (IR) is an essential infrastructure of scholarly dissemination. An institutional repository is broadly defined as a digital archive of the intellectual product created by the faculty, research staff, and students of an institution and accessible to end users both within and outside of the institution. To achieve success, the IR must require to plan, implement, evaluate,maintain, and sustain green factors on driving of the green road of institutional repositories (IRs). This paper examines how to harness successful factors to make an institutional repository the central and authoritative source of the research material output of institutions. There is much discussion and examination of the factors that help to build and sustain a successful repository for the long-term survival, value and usability that depends on numerous criteria have been discussed in the paper.

Keywords: Digital Library, Institutional Repository, Scholarly Communication,  Library 2.0, Knowledge Management

How to Cite this Paper:

Mishra, C. and Dora, M. (2010) in Kataria, S (Ed.) Driving on the Green Road of Open Access: The Green Factors for Successful Institutional Repository. 2nd International Symposium on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Libraries and Information Services June 3-5, 2010(pp.181-185), Wakanghat, Simla, Jaypee University of Information Technology.

3. Managing Research Data in Academic Institutions: Role of Libraries

One of the global emerging trends in academic libraries is to facilitate the management of research data for the benefit of researchers and institutions. The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of a library in offering such research data management services. The paper discusses the importance of research data, its preservation, organization, dissemination and critical role in the scholarly research life cycle. The authors attempt to provide a vivid description of Research Data Management (RDM) as a service and in the process review the existing literature on the topic in addition to the indicating the tools and technologies that could be adopted in successful RDM service implementation. The paper also is an attempt to share the experience of creating the Vikram Sarabhai Library’s research data repository that was developed by adopting the open source software – CKAN.

4. Exploring author networks: a bibliometric and social network analysis of MANLIBNET conferences

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My Presentation

Open Source Movement in Indian Libraries : An Analytical Study


The entry of an Open Source Software (OSS) into the library world creates new opportunities in the organization and management of information. Now, the librarians are taking great advantage of OSS for empowering their libraries with new tools and technologies for acquiring, organizing and disseminating information more efficiently and effectively. This paper provides a basic idea on OSS, and examines how Indian libraries are using different open source tools in library applications, such as building institutional repository, digital library, content management, website building, library automation and other web based services. Further, the paper highlights major open source software used in Indian libraries and tries to depict their problems and prospects.

Keywords:  Open Source Software, Free and Open Source Software, Library Automation Software, Indian Libraries

For details find the PPT

Open Source Movement in Indian Libraries: An Analytical Study


  1. Respected sir,
    i m working in engineering college , we heard about you
    sir which open source software is best for engineering library
    koha ya newgenlib

    please guide me and if any one

    Dhirendrasiinh Ranjitsinhji Matieda

    • Mallikarjun Dora says:

      Hi Dhirendrasinh,

      Both the softwares are good technically and functionality too. only major difference is NewGenLib is developed by Indian so the procedure we follow in indian library will be there which not in the case of KOHA. But KOHA has also good feature which we couldn’t ignore, may suggestion is try both the software in local machine and evaluate its functionality and check whether its fulfilled your library demand or not.

      let me know if you need any further help

  2. Mahesh says:

    i m very much eager to know about the libraries and related thing.when i go through these blog i thought this is the better platform to know something about surrounding.

  3. Mallikarjuna Rao Pulicherla says:

    I am so much inspired myself through your biography. Weldon Sir.

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