Technology for Library Professionals

Funded Projects

2009 – 2013      Information Technology Competencies for Librarians Funded by:  Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Award Amount: $567,660 Dr. Bharat Mehra, (PI), Dr. Kimberly Black and Dr. V. Singh, Co-PIs

2009 – 2013      Comparison of Technical Support for Open Source vs Proprietary Integrated Library Systems Funded by: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Early Career Grant$321,178 V. Singh, PI

Product of this grant: Portal for OSS ILS 

Publications

  1. Singh, V. (2019). Applying Participatory Action Approach to Integrating Professional Librarians into Open Source Software Communities. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0961000619836724 
  2. Mehra, B., Sikes, E. S., and Singh, V. (2019) Scenarios of Technology Use to Promote Community Engagement: Overcoming Marginalization and Bridging Digital Divides in the Southern and Central Appalachian Rural Libraries. Information Processing & Management (Special Issue: Marginalized Communities, Emerging Technologies, and Social Innovation in the Digital Age. Edited by Jia Tina Du, Iris Xie, and Jenny Waycott) (forthcoming).
  3. Singh, V. (2017). Open source integrated library systems migration: Librarians share the lessons learnt. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000617709059       Featured Article in July/August, 2019 Issue of Informed Librarian Online.
  4. Mehra, B., and Singh, V. (2014). Recruitment and Retention in the Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program (Part I and Part II): Implications of Social Justice in the Southern and Central Appalachian Region. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries Journal, Special Issue 2014: Social Justice, Social Inclusion (pp 13-22). Retrieved February 25, 2014, from http://www.qqml.net/papers/Special_Issue_2014_Social_Justice_Social_Inclusion/
  5. Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., Nolt, J., Williams, K.C., Simmons, S., and Renfro, N. (2014). The Social Justice Framework in the Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program: Bridging the Rural Digital Divides. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries Journal, Special Issue 2014: Social Justice, Social Inclusion (pp 5-11). Retrieved February 25, 2014,from http://www.qqml.net/papers/Special_Issue_2014_Social_Justice_Social_Inclusion
  6. Singh, V. (2014). Expectations versus Experiences: Librarians using Open Source Integrated Library Systems. The Electronic Library, Volume 32 Issue 5, 10 pages
  7. Singh, V. (2013). Why Open Source ILS? Librarians Share their Reasons and Experiences. LIBRI International Journal of Libraries and Information Services, 63 (3): 206-219. https://doi.org/10.1515/libri-2013-0016
  8. Singh, V. (2013). The nuts and bolts of migration to open source ILS: Experiences and Recommendations from the librarians. LIBRI International Journal of Libraries and Information Services, Volume 63, Issue 2, Pages 108–122, ISSN (Online) 1865-8423, ISSN (Print) 0024-2667, https://doi.org/10.1515/libri-2013-0009 
  9. Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., Nolt, J., Williams, K.C., Simmons, S., and Renfro, N. (2012). The Social Justice Framework in the Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program: Bridging the Rural Digital Divides. Journal of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries
  10. Singh, V. (2012). Using Open Source Software in Libraries: Implications for Social Justice. Journal of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, Volume 2, June 2013 Issue.
  11. Singh, V. (2012). Experiences of Migrating to Open Source Integrated Library Systems, Information Technology and Libraries, Volume 34 (4), 36-53. https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v32i1.2268
  12. Singh, V. and Mehra, B. (2012). Strengths and Weaknesses of the Information Technology Curriculum in Library and Information Science Graduate Programs, Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, first published on May 17, 2012, 45(3), 219-231. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000612448206
  13. Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., and Nolt, J. (2011). Collaboration between LIS Education and Rural Libraries in the Southern and Central Appalachia: Improving Librarian Technology Literacy and Management Training [Brief Communications and Research in Progress]. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 52(3), 238-247.
  14. Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., and Nolt, J. (2011). What is the Value of LIS Education? A Qualitative Analysis of the Perspectives of Rural Librarians in Southern and Central Appalachia [Best Paper for the 2011 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference].  Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 52(4), 265-278.
  15. Mehra, B., Singh, V., and Parris, H. (2010). Open Source Software Collaborations in Tennessee’s Regional Library System: An Exploratory Study. Library Review, 59(9), 690-701.
  16. Payne, A. & Singh, V. (2010). Open Source Use in Libraries. Library Review 59(9), 708-717.
  17. Mehra, B.; Sikes, E. S.; Singh, V. (2019). An Exploratory GIS Prototype to Map Community Engagement in the Southern and Central Appalachian Rural Libraries. Poster. Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science & Technology, 2019
  18. Singh, V., (2013). “Challenges of Open Source ILS Adoption” Poster, Proceedings of 76th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Beyond the Cloud: Rethinking Information Boundaries, November 1-6, 2013, Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  19. Singh, V. (2013) “Evaluating and Improving an Information Portal for Open Source Integrated Library Systems” Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Human Computer International 2013 (HCI 2013), 21-26 July 2013, Las Vegas, USA.
  20. Singh, V. (2013). A Case Study of Migration to an Open Source ILS: Partnership among State Libraries. Proceedings of the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML 2013), 3 – 6 June 2013, Rome, Italy.
  21. Mehra, B., Singh, V., Mitchell, C., Williams, K. C., Simmons, S., and Renfro, N. (2012). Empowering Rural Librarians as Change Agents in the 21st century: Development of Community-Based Technology Literacy and Management Outcomes in the Southern and Central Appalachia (Poster). World Library and Information Congress: 78th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) General Conference and Assembly, August 11-17, 2012, Helsinki, Finland.
  22. Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., Nolt, J., Williams, K.C., Simmons, S., and Renfro, N. (2012). The Social Justice Framework in the Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program: Bridging the Rural Digital Divides. Proceedings of the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML 2012), 22 – 25 May 2012, Limerick, Ireland.
  23. Singh, V. (2012). Using Open Source Software in Libraries: Implications for Social Justice. Proceedings of the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML 2012), 22 – 25 May 2012, Limerick, Ireland.
  24. Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., Nolt, J., Williams, K.C., Simmons, S., and Renfro, N. (2012). Computer-Enabled Innovations in the Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program: Bridging Rural Digital Divides in the Southern and Central Appalachia, Proceedings of the 57th Indian Library Association Annual Conference, 23-25 February, 2012, Mangalore, Karnataka.
  25. Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., and Nolt, J. (2011). Mapping the Education of Rural Librarians’ Technology Literacy and Management Training: Use of Mixed Data Collection Methods in the ITRL Program. Proceedings of the World Library and Information Congress: 77th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions General Conference and Assembly[Library Theory and Research Section and Statistics and Evaluation Section], 13-18 August 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Selected as one of Top 5 papers
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