Dr. Sandeep Kumar Pathak
Dy. Librarian & In-charge, Central Library
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal
Bhopal - 462030
Madhya Pradesh, India
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Dr. Sandeep Kumar Pathak has rich experience of 18 years in this profession. Dr Pathak holds B.Sc. (pcm), M.Sc.(IT), M.Lib.I.Sc, D.C.A., Ph.D. (University of Pune).
Dr. Pathak is currently working as Deputy Librarian & In-charge, Central Library at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh (INDIA). Prior to joining IISER Bhopal, he worked as Dy Librarian, IIT Mandi for 3 years. Dr Pathak has worked as Assistant Librarian at IIT Kharagpur for over 6 years. He also worked at Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysic (IUCAA), Pune for over 6 years. He did his professional training at Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) Gandhinagar and INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad.
His major contribution areas are, Library Automation, Digital Library Initiatives, Library website creation, implementation of INDEST Consortium at IIT Mandi. Dr. Pathak was a member Secretary of Library Advisory Committee of IIT Mandi. Dr. Pathak is now a member Secretary of Library Advisory Committee at IISER Bhopal.
Dr. Pathak is a recipient of Merit Scholarship at School and University level. Dr. Pathak Received 2nd best research paper award by ASIS&T (American Society for Information Science & Technology) (SIG-III), Maryland, USA on July 28, 2008.
Editor, Proceeding of NCIMDiL (National conference on Information Management in Digital Libraries) 2006 during August 2-4, 2006 held at IIT Kharagpur;
Editor, Souvenir, 8th Technology Book Fair (Feb 21-24, 2007), IIT Kharagpur;
Co-chaired, 8 Technical Sessions during National Conference (NCIMDiL 2006) (August 2-4, 2006).
Dr. Pathak has published over 36 research papers in International Journals / Indian Journals / International Conference Proceedings etc.
Dr. Pathak has Specialization in Building and Managing Digital Libraries; Digital Collection & Management; Information Seeking Behaviour of Users; User Education & Orientation programme; Consortium formation for e-journals; e-books; full text databases; e-Resource Acquisition & management, Online Access Management, Information Literacy; Design and Development of Databases Information; Information analysis, Depth Classification & Depth Cataloguing.
Dr. Pathak has supervised seven minor projects at IIT Kharagpur. He has organised few National Conferences / Workshop / Book fairs / Science Day. He has been invited at many places as Guest Lecturer / Resource Person.
Dr. Pathak took initiate to implement Open Source Software (KOHA) successfully in Central Library, IIT Mandi and Central Library, IISER Bhopal. IIT Mandi was the first in IITs System in INDIA to implement Open Source Library Management Software: KOHA.
Dr. Pathak is a life member of following Indian library associations:
Indian Library Association (ILA);
Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres (IASLIC);
Pune University Library and Information Science Alumni Association (PULISAA);
Society for Information Science (SIS).