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Call for Papers to Festschrift Volume in Honor of Dr. U. M. Thakur

Dear Madam/ Sir,


We, the LIS professionals, have the pleasure in informing you that it has been decided to bring out a Festschrift volume in honour of Dr. U. M. Thakur for his immense contribution and service to the field of Library and Information Science Education and Profession.

              Dr. U. M. Thakur is one of the best Teachers and Academic Library Administrators in the country having about 45 years of experience as vivid positions such as University Librarian, Teacher, Academic Library Administrator and Director of Institute of Library Science, Patna University etc. He is associated with many professional associations as Executive committee member & Life member. He is the Author of about 25 books, and has contributed numerous research papers in professional journals and Conference proceedings. He also served as a guide, supervisor and examiner for more than three dozen research works. Dr. Thakur has the rare privilege to come in very close contact with the Father of Library Science in India, Padmashree Dr. S. R. Ranganathan, and Prof. P.N. Kaula who gave him all kinds of affection.


         We invite the LIS professionals, students and scholars to take active part in this endeavour of honouring this great Library Educationist and Professional from Bihar, who is also referred as “the Father of Library Science in Bihar”. In recognition of his contributions and everlasting interest in Library Administration, Education and Librarianship, the theme of the festschrift volume has been chosen as “ Library Management in Digital Environment  ” with the following sub-themes:


v      Library Management: Challenges and Issues

v      Digital Libraries/ Institutional Repositories

v      Information & Knowledge Management 

v      Electronic Resource Management                                                                                  

v      Copy right issues for Digital Library                                      

v      Knowledge Management and LIS Professionals

v      Changing role of  LIS Professionals   in Digital Environment                    

v      Information Repackaging,  Storage and Retrieval  

v      Preservation and Conservation  in Electronic Resources

v       Current Trends  in LIS  Profession  in digital Environment

        We request you all to contribute an original article on any of the above sub-themes or related topics on or before 30 September 2015. The length of the paper may be around 5000 words following the APA style for citations. Personal memories are also invited in Hindi/English for Inclusion in this Volume. The article should be sent to Dr. Amit Kishore, Managing editor, LIS Today, via e-mail to: .

      The volume will be published with an ISBN and one copy of the Festschrift volume will be sent to the first author of the published article. A full-length research paper should be typed with a left-hand margin of about 1” on one side only of white, A4 size, consecutively numbered sheets of paper and Composed in MS-Word (For English use Times New Roman 12 Font and for Hindi use KrutiDev 010 Font).

We look forward to your timely positive response in this regard.

With best wishes & regards,


Amit Kishore, 09122408667,

Sanjay Kumar Karn,09431104313(M),;

 Basanta Kumar Das,09431359491(M),

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good startup Mr. Amit,

This is the best gift to a great library professional on Librarians Day.

I know Dr. U. M. Thakur he is very kind person and his personality is like a tree with full of fruits.  we are very glad that we are getting this opportunity , I will contribute a paper in this volume.


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