Prof. ARD Prasad

CV-Prof. ARD Prasad
Profile Former Professor and Head
Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC)
Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Bengaluru
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Mobile: +91 944 902 6528
Experience 37 years (29 years of teaching & research; 9 yrs as Head, DRTC, ISI
Educational qualifications Ph.D. in Library Science; M.A. and M.Phil in Philosophy
DSpace related contributions:  Was a Member of DSpace Governance Advisory Board, MIT, USA
 Launched the first Digital Repository using DSpace in India.
 Hosting a Ubuntu based LiveDVD preconfigured with DSpace, Koha, VuFind. Drupal
More than 30,000 downloads from about 100 countries
 Conducted ~50 training workshops in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tunisia, Samoa
Other distinctions: 1) Guided 13 Ph.Ds
2) Published 4 books, about 80 papers
3) Member, Project Evaluation committee on E-Infrastructure, European Commission,
4) Consultant, UNFAO, Rome
5) Consultant,UNESCO, Paris
6) Consultant, Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada
7) Mentor, Google Summer of Code, Google Head Quarters, USA
8) Member, High Level Committee, National Mission for Libraries, Govt. of India
9) Member, Working Group on Libraries, National Knowledge Commissionof India
10) Member, University Grants Commission (UGC) of India Curriculum Development
Committee on Library and Information Science
11) Member, Electronic Theses and Dissertations Committee, INFLIBNET(Information Library
Network of India)
12) Fulbright Scholar, Visited University of Maryland, College Park; Iowa State University
13) Member of Retroconversion Committee, National Library of India
Completed Projects: 1) Living Knowledge: Funded by European Commission. Area: Semantic Web
2) AgInfra, Funded by European Commissionfunded. Area: Agriculture Data
3) Project Leader: India-Trento Programme for Advanced Research (ITPAR-2). Area:
4) Integration of AGRIS-AP metadata schema for DSpace (UN-FAO)
5) NGO Portal for UN-AIDSprogram
6) Submitted evaluation report on National Library, INFLIBNET & CRLto NKC