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Department of Biotechnology [DBT], Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India

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DeLCON: DBT-Electronic Library Consortium


Dr. D.D. Lal
(Ph.D., M.Phil., MLISc, PGDJMC, APGDCA)
(DeLCON Coordinator & Administrator)
DBT's Electronic Library Consortium
Ministry of Science & Technology
Govt. of India,
Department of Biotechnology (DBT)

National Brain Research Centre (NBRC)
NH-8, Nainwal Mode, Manesar
Distt. - Gurgaon, Haryana. India.
Pincode - 122 052.
Phone : +91-124-2845229
Mobile : +91-9868498482
Tele/Fax : +91-124-2338909 (Direct)
Email : ddlaldelconnicin; nbrcdelconnicin
URL : http://delcongovin/

Profile of Dr. D.D. Lal

    About Myself
    • A flexible person with strong leadership qualities who believes in setting high standards of performance for himself/organization and who has been effective both as an individual and as a team. I'II also call myself as a self-motivated person and a very balanced person - one who has been able to harmonize both personal and professional life. Capable to manage multiple assignments while working in a fast paced environment, which involve strong strategic and evaluative thinking. My value-add to the potential employer is that I can understand the knowledge problems faced in organizations and easily bridge it with a suitable technology enabler.
    Profile Summary
    • Library Management, Knowledge Management, Project Management, 20+ Years' Experience
    • A successful Administrator, Coordinator & Librarian with over 20+ years of experience in a deep understanding of Library Management, Library Consortium, Networking & Resource Sharing. Also, have experience in Project Management (PM) for 12 years for the smooth running, managing and supervising the "DeLCON Consortium" and coordinates between 35 member Institutions and 21 International Publishers. Has a strong understanding of the information need for an organization, business processes, strategies, and techno-function expertise in both the corporate and academic arena.
    • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Library and Information Science (LIS) from "University of Calcutta" on topic entitled "Resource Sharing among Libraries of DBT in India : An Evaluative Study of Consortia Approach"
    • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Library & Information Science
    • Post Graduate in Library & Information Science (MLIS) Duel Degree
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication (PGDJMC)
    • Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (APGDCA)
    Area of Expertise/Research
    • Research Interest: Digital Libraries, Consortia Management, Library Management, Knowledge Organisation Systems, Networking & Consortium, Electronic Theses and Dissertations, Institutional Repositories, Information Retrieval, Open Access.
    • Areas of Interest: Library Consortium Management, Library Networking, Resource Sharing, Digital Libraries, Library Management, Knowledge Management, Project Management, Event Management, Tem Management, Vendor Management, Training Effectiveness, Electronic Theses and Dissertations, Social Media, Mobile Apps, QR Code, Institutional Repositories, Information Retrieval, Library Automation and Networking, Open Access, Web Designing and Cloud Computing.
    • Teaching Interest: Digital Libraries, Library Management, Library Consortium Management, Team Management, Event Management, Training and Awareness Management, Networking, Resource Sharing, Library Consortium, Knowledge Management, Institutional Repositories, Information Retrieval, Open Access.
    Educational Qualifications
    • Ph.D. in Library & Information Science - University of Calcutta, (2015)
    • M. Phil. in Library & Information Science - Ch. Devi Lal University, Sirsa, (2007)
    • M.L.I.Sc. - VMOU, Kota, (2015)
    • M.L.I.Sc. - UPRTOU, Allahabad (2005)
    • B.L.I.Sc. - IGNOU, New Delhi, (2004)
    • B.Sc.(Math. Honours) - Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, (1992)
    • P.D.G.J.M.C. - UPRTOU, Allahabad, (2008)
    Professional Experience : Current Status
    • Head of the NBRC Library (Technical Officer) at "National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Manesar, Gurgaon, Haryana" - (14/11/2016 - Present).
    • DeLCON Coordinator (additional responsibilities) for "DBT e-Library Consortium (DeLCON Consortium) Project" (a Project of Deptt. of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, GOI) functioning at NBRC, Manesar - (01/01/2009 - till date).
    Past Status
    • Head of the NBRC Library (Technical Officer-B) - NBRC, Manesar, Gurgaon, Haryana (10/01/2015 - 13/11/2016).
    • Deputy Librarian - National Institute of Technology (NIT), Puducherry, (12/12/2014 - 09/06/2015).
    • Head of the NBRC Library (Technical Officer-B) - NBRC, Manesar, Gurgaon, (14/05/2009-11/12/ 2014).
    • Head of the NBRC Library (Technical Officer) - NBRC, Manesar, Gurgaon, (05/08/2005 - 13/05/ 2009).
    • Librarian - NBRC, Manesar, Gurgaon, (12/01/2004 - 04/08/2005).
    • Library In-Charge - NBRC, Manesar, Gurgaon" (15/09/2000 - 11/01/2004).
    Professional Achievements:
    • More than 20+ years of Administrative Experience in Supervising and Managing a Digital Library of 'National Brain Research Centre (Deemed University)', Manesar, Gurgaon', Haryana.
    • Established a 'Digital Library Concept' at "National Brain Research Centre (Deemed University)', Manesar, Gurgaon, Haryana, since inception.
    • Developed a Library Network for Inter Library Loan and Provides professional support to NBRC users and Network Centres of NBRC.
    • Supervising & maintaining proper budgetary controls, including the forward planning of library resource requirements for optimal use of Institutional resources.
    • Organizing Various Library Committee Meeting at NBRC for implementations of various rules and regulation to manage a Library of Deemed University i.e. NBRC.
    • Procured various resources & study materials such as Text books, CD/DVDs, Videos, Audios, and subscribed various National & International Journals (Print & Online) for the NBRC to fulfill the requirements of the users, faculties, scientists, researchers and students.
    • Conceptualized and assisted to Constitute 'DBT's Electronic Library Consortium (DeLCON Consortium)' for 35 Institutions (17 DBT Institutions, and 18 North Eastern Institutions) across all over India and performed duties in capacity as 'DeLCON Administrator & Coordinator' since 1st January 2009.
    • Supervising, Managing & administrating a National Level Bio-Technology Library Consortium i.e. 'DeLCON Consortia' single handedly since inception (Year 2009).
    • Instrumental in Creating and implementing 'DeLCON Consortia Policy' (Rules, Regulations, Licensing and Policies).
    • Coordinating with all 35 member Institutions & 21 International Publishers with 1000+ e-Resources for the DeLCON Consortium.
    • Organized various meetings such as "DeLCON Steering Committee Meeting", "DeLCON Review Committee Meeting", "DeLCON Nodal Officers Meetings", "DeLCON Negotiation Committee Meeting" etc. every year.
    • Daily upkeep of maintenance and updation of DeLCON Consortium Website (i.e. http://delcon.gov.in).
    • Analysis Management for Budgetary Controls, Usages Statistics for the 'DeLCON Consortium'.
    • Self-Preparing & Writing a Standing Financial Committee (SFC) and Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) for the DeLCON Consortium and submitting at DBT & getting approval from DBT for financial budgets for DeLCON at every year.
    • Invited in 20 National and International Library Seminars & Conferences
    • Published 20 Papers and Presented 24 Papers in the National & International Conferences
    • Invited as an Expert Member for NKRC Consortium Negotiation Meetings of NISCAIR (CSIR), at New Delhi.
    • Invited as an Expert Member for DESIDOC 'DRDO National Consortium Meeting' at DRDO, New Delhi.
    • Invited as an Expert Member for Consortium of e-Resources in Agriculture (CeRA Consortium), at New Delhi.
    • Invited as an Expert Member for eSS National Consortium (INFLIBNET), at New Delhi.
    Lecture Delivered
    • Two Lectures delivered on "Access to Full text Electronic Journals" / "E-Journals Need of tomorrow" at Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi during Training Programme on "Retrieval of Biotechnology Information Resources" organized by Department of Biotechnology (DBT) on 26th - 27th Aug. 2004.
    • Lecture delivered on "National Consortia in India : A Case Study of DeLCON Consortium" at Defense Scientific Information and Documentation Centre (DESIDOC), New Delhi during a "Workshop on DRDO e-Journals Services" on 17th Feb. 2017.
    • Lecture delivered on "A National Consortium of Life Sciences & Biotechnology by DBT : DeLCON Consortium - Development and Management" during the CEP DRDO e-Journal Services at "Defense Scientific Information and Documentation Centre (DESIDOC), New Delhi" on 02nd May - 04th May, 2018.
    • Lecture delivered on "DeLCON Consortium Development" at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi during the workshop "Access & Availability of Medical Literature in Electronic Environment (AMLEE-2018) at AIIMS, New Delhi on 16th Apr., 2018.
    • Lecture delivered on "How to use the NBRC Library Resources" during the "Orientation Programme at NBRC" for New admitted Students for Ph.D. & M.Sc. in Neuroscience on 1st Aug. 2018.
    • Lecture delivered on "Issues & Challenges of Library Consortium : An experimental View with DeLCON Consortium for DBT Institutions in the "2nd International Conference on 'Changing Landscape of Science & Technology Libraries' (CLSTL 2019)" which was held on 1st - 2nd March 2019 at Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
    Invited Speaker/Panel Member
    • Member of the Panel Discussion on the "Reengineering of Medical Libraries" at "National Seminar on Access & Availability of Medical Literature in Electronic Environment" on 08th June 2017 at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.
    • Member of the Panel discussion of Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 3rd Librarians Appreciation Day 2017 Programme, was held at the Hotel Clarks Amer Jaipur on 28th July 2017 on the topic "Academic Identity : Role of Librarians", Chaired by Dr. R. Samyukta, University Librarians, Pondicherry University.
    • Member of the Panel Discussion on the "Seminar on Digital Licensing : Smart Decisions for Smart Libraries" was held at National Law University (NLU), Dwarka, New Delhi on 09th August 2017
    Session Chaired/Technical Session Chaired
    • Chaired a Technical Session of International Seminar on 'What's Next in Libraries : Trends, Space and Partnerships' organized by "National Institute of Technology Silchar" Assam on 21st-23rd January 2015.
    • Chaired a Technical Session of an International Seminar on "Role of Libraries in Managing Open Educational Resources" at Ambedkar University (AU), New Delhi on 5th February 2018
    • Chaired a Session of a National Seminar on 'Electronic Librarianship in India' : Trends and Issues' jointly organized by "Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)" New Delhi & "Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar' at 'OUAT Bhubaneswar' on 19-20th May 2012.
    • Chaired a Technical Session of an International Conference of "63rd Annual Conference of Indian Library Association (ILS) i.e. International Conference (ICSDLP-2017) on "Sustainable Development of Library and Information Science Profession" which was jointly organized by Indian Library Association (ILA) and Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow on 23rd - 25th Nov. 2017.
    • Chaired a Technical Session of National Conference on "Changing Digital Landscape in SMART Environment" (NCCDLSE-2018)" which was jointly organized by United Nations Information Centre for India & Bhutan and Ansal University, Gurgaon, Haryana, on 8th - 9th, Feb. 2018.
    Consultancy/Meeting Attended/Contributed thoughts
    • Attended a Meeting and contributed valuable thoughts and inputs about "Planning of the Digitalization of Academy's Library of NASI, Allahabad" on 15th May 2006 at 'The National Academy of Sciences' Allahabad.
    Book Chapters
    • DD LAL, (2017) : Planning Development and Management of a Digital Library : An Experience from Special Scientific Library. In Changing Digital Landscape in SMART Environment; pp.171-190; Orange Books International. ISBN : 97893-86690-876.
    • DD LAL, (2017) : A National Biotechnology Consortium of Department of Biotechnology (DBT) : A Historical Perspectives about the DeLCON Consortium" In Sustainable Development of Library and Information Science Profession. pp.823-837; Indian Library Association. ISBN : 978-81-934120-08.
    • DD LAL, (2017) : Consortia Based Resource Sharing for DBT Institutions in India : A Developmental Perspectives of DeLCON Consortium. In Expanding Digital Footprints : Role of Libraries & Information Centres. pp.19-31; Asian Library Association. ISBN : 978-81-934825-06.
    • DD LAL, (2019) : A Pilot Project of Department of Biotechnology (DBT) for Establishing and Handling a National Biotechnology Consortium i.e. DeLCON Consortium by NBRC. In Rethinking Libraries and Librarianship. pp : 139-149. Bookwell. ISBN : 978-93-86578-37-2
    Publications (Chapters in Proceedings)
    • DD LAL. (2003) : Digital Library : An Overview. International 1st Convention Planner-2003 on "Promotion of Library Automation and Networking in North Eastern Region" Proceedings of the Planner-2003 of INFLIBNET, Ahmedabad on 6th - 7th November 2003. Organized by INFLIBNET at NEHU. Shillong. (pp 132-136). Published by INFLIBNET. (ISBN : 81-9000825-7-4). (Full Text).
    • DD LAL. (2007) : History, Development & Digitization of Rural Libraries in India. In the National Seminar on "Problems and Prospects of Rural Libraries with reference to North East India", Proceedings of the Guwahati University, Guwahati' on 27-28th March 2007. Organized by Central Reference Library, Kolkata & Guwahati University, Guwahati. (pp. 373-383). Published by Central Reference Library, Min. of Culture, Govt. of India, Kolkata. (Full Text).
    • DD LAL. (2009) : Digital Library : Forms and Structure. In the Proceedings of National Conference of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) in Rajbhasha Sanghosti : Akhil Bhartiya Rajbhasha Vaigyanik/Takniki Sangosthi on Anusandhan tatha Vikas Main Gyan Prabhandhan Ki Bhumika on 12-13th Feb. 2009. Organized by DESIDOC. Published by DRDO. (pp. 106-110). (ISBN : (Full Text).
    • DD LAL. (2017) : Consortia Based Resource Sharing for DBT Institutions In India : A Developmental Perspectives of 'DeLCON Consortium". In the Proceedings of Asian Library Association on "Expanding Digital Footprints - Role of Libraries and Information Centres. Organized by "Asian Library Association" and "Dr. Zakir Husain Library, Jamia Millia Islamia", New Delhi on 26th - 28th Oct. 2017 (pp : 02-31). Published by Asian Library Association. (ISBN : 978-93-5258-425-3). (Full Text).
    Publications (Chapters in Books)
    • DD LAL. (2012) : DBT's Electronic Library Consortium (DeLCON) : A Vital New Approach for Networking Under Life Sciences, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Environment. Electronic Librarianship in India : Trends & Issues. (pp. 192-208). Published by SSDN Publishers & Distributors. (ISBN : 978-93-8117-666-5). (Full Text).
    • DD LAL. (2017) : Use of e-Resources of DeLCON Consortium : Its Impact on DBT Libraries in Delhi-NCR Region. Library Technologies, Services & Resources : Current Global Trends. (pp : 404-412). Published by Excel India Publishers. (ISBN : 978-93-86724-07-6). (Full Text).
    • DD LAL. (2017) : A National Biotechnology Consortium of 'Department of Biotechnology (DBT)' : A Historical Perspectives about the 'DeLCON Consortium. In the Proceedings of Indian Library Association on "Sustainable Development of Library and Information Science Profession. Organized by Indian Library Association (ILA) and Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow on 23rd - 25th Nov. 2017. (pp : 823-837). Published by Indian Library Association. (ISBN : 978-81-934120-0-8). (Full Text).
    • DD LAL. (2018) : Planning, Development and Management of a Digital Library : An Experience From Special Scientific Library. Changing Digital Landscape in SMART Environment. (pp : 174-190). Published by Orange Books International. (ISBN : 9789-386-690876). (Full Text).
    • DD LAL. (2018): DeLCON : A Role Model & Smooth Functioning Consortium in India. Access and Availability of Medical Literature in Electronic Environment (AMLEE-2018) (pp : 41-50). Published by Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (Private) Ltd. (ISBN : 978-93-5270-490-3). (Full Text).
    • DD LAL. (2018) : A Pilot Project of Department of Biotechnology (DBT) for Establishing and Handling A National Biotechnology Consortium i.e. DeLCON Consortium by NBRC. Rethinking Libraries and Librarianship. (pp 139-149). Published by BookWell. (ISBN 978-93-86578-37-2). (Full Text).
    • DD LAL. (2019) : Collection Development and Management for Libraries in the Digital Environment Age in Current Scenario. Libraries and Information Services : Emerging Digital Trends. (pp 47-54). Published by Book Age Publishers. (ISBN 978-93-88181-11-2). (Full Text).
    • DD LAL. (2019) : Sharing of Resources in the Digital Era : A Role of Library Consortium. Access and Availability of Medical Literature in Electronic Environment (AMLEE-2019). (pp : 177-181). Published by BookWell. (ISBN : 978-93-86578-44-0). (Full Text).
    • Shalini V & DD LAL. (2019) : Library and Information Services for Specially Challenged Persons. Access and Availability of Medical Literature in Electronic Environment (AMLEE-2019). (pp : 150-156). Published by BookWell. (ISBN : 978-93-86578-44-0) . (Full Text).
    • DD LAL. (2019) : Training to Library Staffs for Adoption of Web Environment & ICT. Building Smart Libraries : Challenges and Discovery Tools. (pp : 327-335). Published by Parshva Publication. (ISBN : 978-93-5108-895-0). (Full Text).
    • DD LAL. (2019) : Global Challenges for Library Consortium : An Analytical View with DeLCON Consortium. Digital Landscape (ICDL-2019) on Digital Transformation for an Aglie Environment. (pp 331-347). Published by TERI Press (ISBN : 978-81-7993-698-6). (Full Text).
    • DD LAL. (2020) : Time & Task Management for Library Professionals. Emerging Trends in Medical Information and Technologies. (pp 36-46). Published by Medical Library Association. (ISBN : 819-00-1-39-40). (Full Text).
    Publications (Journals)
    • DD LAL. (2012). Consortia Based Electronic Information Resource Sharing in Department of Biotechnology Institutes in India. Annals of Library and Information Studies. 2012; 59(2), (pp: 181-186. (ISSN Journal) : ISSN No. : 0975-2404 (Online) and Print (0972-5423). (Full Text).
    Reviewer & Editor of the Journals
    • Reviewer of the "DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology (DJLIT)" of Defence Scientific Information & Documentation Centre (DESIDOC) Publications, ISSN No. 0974-0643.
    • Editor for the 'iResearch International" of the Society for Information Research and Studies (SIRS) Publications, ISSN No. : 2278-9731.
    Seminar/Conference & Workshop Organized
    • Organized a National Seminar on "Information Literacy in Promoting E-Resources, preservation, Intellectual property rights of library for LIS Professionals" at Delhi Library Network (Delnet), New Delhi on 30th January 2013 and 31st January 2013.
    • Organized a National Workshop - DeLCON National Workshop (DNW-2018) on "Strengthening Open Access (OA) Initiatives in India at National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Manesar on 23rd June 2017.
    • Organized a National Seminar - DeLCON National Seminar (DNS-2018) on " Role of Libraries and Librarians in a Knowledge Society" at National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Manesar on 27th March 2018.
    • Organized a National Training Programme for Digital National Repository on "ETD Shodhganga / Shodhgangotri Training Programme" for managing Electronic Theses Dissertations (ETD) at National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Manesar on 09th July 2018
    • Organized a National Training Programme on "Users Awareness Programme" on "SCOPUS" and "Anti-Plagiarism Softwares (Urkund, Turnitin, iThenticate and DrillBit) at National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Manesar on 20th May 2019.
    • Organized a National Seminar - NBRC National Seminar (NNS-2019) on "Enhancing the Role of Library with New Tools for Teaching and Learning" at National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Manesar on 2nd August 2019.
    Foreign (International) Visit
    • Visited Hong Kong for attending an International OCLC Conference & Asia Pacific Regional Council Meeting (APRC-2016) on "Libraries at the Crossroads - Tracking Digital Footprints" at Hong Kong on 1st - 2nd December 2016
    Member for Screening & Recruitment Committee
    • Member of the Committee for Screening & Recruitment of Manpower for 'DeLCON Consortium' at NBRC, Manesar since the year 2009.
    • Invited as Expert Member for recruitment of "Library Professionals" at "Central University of Rajasthan", Kishangarh on 11th April 2016.
    • Invited as Expert Member for recruitment of "Assistant Librarian" (GP=5400) at National Institute of Technology (NITPy), Puducherry on 31st Jan. 2020
    Member
    • Life Member of 'Indian Library Association (ILA)' - ILA Membership No. : NL-7399.
    • Life Member of 'Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centre (IASLIC)' - IASLIC Membership No. : 3290 - L[Z4].
    • Life Member of "Central Government Library Association (CGLA)" - CGLA Membership No. 141
    • Life Member of Library Professional Association (LPA) - LPA Membership No.
    • Member Secretary for 'NBRC Library Committee' since the year 2000
    • Member of the Investment Committee for 'NBRC for Financial Issues and Investment issues'.
    • Member Secretary for 'DBT Electronic Library Consortium (DeLCON Consortium)'
    • Member of DeLCON Negotiation Committee, DeLCON Steering Committee & DeLCON Review Committee
    • Member of Indian Library Advisory Board for the "Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)", India
    • Member of DeLCON Negotiation Committee, DeLCON Steering Committee & DeLCON Review Committee
    • Member of Consortium for e-Resources for Agriculture (CeRA) Consorrtium
    • Member of National e-SS Consortium (e-ShoshSinghu), INFLIBNET, Ahmedabad, India

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