Digital libraries have become very important in the knowledge based economy as organizations are located at different geographical locations. Digital Library is basically an e-repository of resources like e-books, online databases, e-journals, databases of competitors, e-newspapers etc. This helps in zero duplication across multiple location as all library patrons use the same setup.
I have developed such Libraries in my previous assignments at TMTC for Tata’s, and now at L&T at their corporate Training Centre at Lonavala. People on different locations in the world can access the data thru internet/intranet. At FLAME I developed such a resource on the Intranet Portal which is accessible to the users thru internet.
Few of the outcomes of having digital library has been in different ways for e.g. improved access to information, Always current information hence competitiveness, flow of thoughts fast so new idea generation, wider access hence cost saving, improved preservation and finally cost saving which has become the key object of every organization.
Designed and launched KM Portal’ s in my previous assignments with Tata’s and my present assignment with L&T. I have also worked on ERP with FLAME so that Library could be linked to the other departments of institute.
Management of staff is very important for smooth functioning of any organization or department. In my present and earlier assignments I have used different techniques of keeping them motivated at work as well as generation and exchange of new ideas for the benefit of the organization. Few of the outcomes have been as follows a Helped in finding and recruiting high quality staff who was always available to help.
To have good partners in any business or project is very important, in my assignments I have always had selection of good vendors for different services and resources which had helped in making the process easy.
Smooth functioning of organization depends on the laid policies and guidelines for the organization/department. I have always formed Policies and guidelines for any institute or company I have worked for e.g. Code of Conduct, Library Policies, Copyright Document, IPR Document. Outcome of the above has been fast decisions, corrective measures at the time of problem faced and finally smooth functioning of the Library.
Overall administration of Library is very important for the upkeep of discipline, cleanliness , making resources available in place and on time. Any place which is managed well is always a pleasure to visit.