Professional Endeavors

  • Editor, Special Issue on Asian Digital Libraries, International Journal of Digital Libraries, 2007, Springer
  • Member, Program Committee, AIRS 2006 (Third Asia Information Retrieval Symposium), Singapore Oct 16 - 18, 2006
  • Academic Coordinator, InfoVision2005 - Information Industry-Academia Summit, Envisioning the Contours of Information Society, Bangalore, India September 15-16, 2005 www.infovision2005.org
  • Co-Chair, National Programme Committee, International Conference on Digital Libraries ICDL 2006, New Delhi, India, December 5-8, 2006
  • Program Director, InfoVision 2006, Bangalore, India, September 26-28,2006.
  • Organizer, 'Workshop on Scholarship Unbounded: Open Access, Institutional Repositories and ETDs', Indian National Science Academy Auditorium, New Delhi, India (Dates to be announced).
  • Coordinator, 'Launch of Open J Gat, Supported by Open Society Institute, New York, USA and hosted by Informatics (India) Limited, Bangalore, India, Indian National Science Academy Auditorium, New Delhi, India February 27, 2006.
  • Programme Coordinator, UN4IM: UNESCO Training Programme for Asia-Pacific Information Professionals, 2005- 2006, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (iiit-b), Bangalore, India.
  • Academic Coordinator, InfoVision2005 - Information Industry-Academia Summit, Envisioning the Contours of Information Society, Bangalore, India September 15-16, 2005 www.infovision2005.org
  • Video conference on 'Information Literacy-India to the Philippines' in association with Asian Institute of Journalism and Communications (AIJC) and Knowledge Management Association of the Philippines (KMAP), January 31, 2005
  • Programme Organiser and Coordinator, UNESCO Interactive Workshop on eBooks and Planning Meeting on eBooks, Hotel Atria, Bangalore, India September 16-17, 2004.
  • Team Leader & Coordinator, Indian Delegation to Seventh International Conference on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, (ETD 2004), organized by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), University of Kentucky, USA, June 3-5, 2004; and Workshop on International Collaborations in Digital Libraries - the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2004), sponsored by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society and others, being held at Tucson, Arizona, USA, June 7-11, 2004. Travel Grants procured from The Ford Foundation.
  • Organizer and Coordinator - India, Indo-US Workshop on Open Digital Libraries and Interoperability, Hotel Holiday Inn, Arlington at Ballston, Arlington, VA, USA, Sponsored by Indo-US Science & Technology Forum, New Delhi, and Internet Technology Innovation Center (Virginia, USA), Organized by Virginia Tech and Old Dominion University (in USA) and by Indian Institute of Science and University of Mysore (in India), June 23-25, 2003.
  • Conference Chair, ICADL 2001- The 4th International Conference of Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL 2001), Hotel Le Meredien, Bangalore, India, the biggest ever Digital Library Conference in the world with 600 delegates from 18 countries- December 10-12, 2001.
  • Organizer, UNESCO-NISSAT-University of Mysore. Workshop on Creation and Management of Digital Resources, Mysore, India June 18-22, 2001.
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