Publications

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Vimal Kumar V., and Abdul Majeed KC, “Data Migration From Legacy Systems To Koha: A Practical Approach” (2019). Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). 2559.

Vimal Kumar V., and Abdul Majeed KC. “E-resources sharing through Linux based Virtual Private Network (VPN): a case study“. Annals of Library and Information Studies (ALIS) 65.3 (2018): 156-159.

Jasimudeen S, and Vimal Kumar V. A survey on the usage of Linux operating system among Library and Information Science professionals in India”. AUREOLE, VI (December 2014), 32–45.

S, Jasimudeen, and Vimal Kumar V, and Biju VV. “Open Source Software Use in Indian Libraries: A Survey.” International Journal of Advanced Research in Management and Social Sciences 3.9 (2014): 155-68. Greenfield Advanced Research Publishing House, Sept. 2014.

V., Vimal Kumar, and Jasimudeen S. “Adoption and User Perceptions of Koha Library Management System in India. Annals of Library and Information Studies (ALIS) 59.4 (2012): 223-30. NISCAIR.

BOOKS EDITED

Arup Raychaudhury, Vimal Kumar V., Joydeep Chanda, Krishanu Dey. Application of Koha in Libraries of the Indian Subcontinent: Proceedings of IndKoha 2019. Bengal Library Association, 2019. ISBN-978-81-908459-8-4

George, Annu, Savithry T.K., Vimal Kumar V., and Jasimudeen S., eds. Paradigm Shift in Libraries: A Festschrift to Rev. Fr. Jose Viruppel. Kottayam: Kerala Library Association, 2015. ISBN-9788192777818.

BOOKS REVIEWED

Chaudhury, Arup Ray, et al., editors. “IndKoha.” Bengal Library Association, Application of Koha in libraries of the Indian subcontinent, 2017.

Sirohi, Savitra, and Amit Gupta. Koha 3 library management system install, configure and maintain your Koha installation with this easy-to-follow guide. Birmingham, U.K.: Packt Pub., 2010.

ARTICLES APPEARED IN MAGAZINES

Kumar, Vimal. “Debian: A Linux based operating system for all purposes” KELPRO Silver Jubilee Souvenir – 2018, 2018, pp. 69–72.

വി. വിമൽ കുമാർ, & ഡോ. കെ.സി. അബ്ദുൾ മജീദ്. “സ്വതന്ത്ര സോഫ്റ്റ്‌വെയർ സാധ്യതകൾ.” ഗ്രന്ഥാലോകം , Feb. 2019, pp. 76–81.

വി., വിമൽ കുമാർ “മിനി PC: കമ്പ്യൂട്ടറുകളിലെ ഛോട്ടാ ഭീം.” അ ത്രൈമാസികം, Apr. 2018, pp. 21–23.

വി., വിമൽ കുമാർ “ഓപ്പൺ ആക്‌സസ്: അക്കാദമിക പ്രസിദ്ധീകരണ രംഗത്തെ വിപ്ലവ പ്രസ്ഥാനം.” അ ത്രൈമാസികം , Jan. 2018, pp. 3–6.

വി., വിമൽ കുമാർ . “ഓപ്പൺ ആക്‌സസ് പ്രസിദ്ധീകരണങ്ങളും അക്കാദമിക സമൂഹവും .” സംസ്‌കൃതി , pp. 80 –82 .

BOOK CHAPTERS

V, Vimal Kumar, and Majeed Abdul KC. “Migration from SOUL to Koha: a Learning Experience.” Application of Koha in Libraries of the Indian Subcontinent: Proceedings of IndKoha 2019., West Bengal Library Association, Kolkata, 2019, pp. 33–37.

V., Vimal Kumar. “Selection and Management of Linux Operating System in Library and Information Centres.” Paradigm Shift in Libraries: A Festschrift to Rev. Fr. Jose Viruppel. Kottayam: Kerala Library Association, 2015. 45-51. ISBN-9788192777818.

V., Vimal Kumar. “Community Participation in Library Automation System Development: Opportunities and Challenges for Libraries in India.” In Francis A.T. & Vishnu V. (Eds.), Technology Management in Libraries (p. 274). Authorspress, 2015. ISBN-9352071212

Vimal Kumar V., and Abdul Majeed KC. “Guidelines for migration from proprietary library automation systems to Koha.” In G. Devarajan, K. C. Abdul Majeed, Dineshan Koovakkai, P. K. Suresh Kumar, & S. Beena (Eds.), Blended libraries and information centres: A blueprint for the development of information profession in India: Essays in honour of Dr. K. P. Vijayakumar (pp.). Trivandrum: Southern Bookstar, 2015.

V., Vimal Kumar. “Development of Library Automation Systems in Open Source Software Mode: Opportunities and Challenges for Libraries in India.” Library 2.0 and Information Management: Essays in Honour of Dr. Jalaja V. Ed. Dineshan Koovakkai. New Delhi: Atlantic & Distributors, 2011. Print. ISBN- 8126916303

V., Vimal Kumar & Chitra S. “Open Licenses and Radical Shift in Digital Content Distribution.” Confetti of Thoughts on Library & Information Studies: Essays in Honour of Prof. (Dr.) C.V. Rajan Pillai. Ed. S. Humayoon. Kabir and K. G. Sudhier. Delhi: Authorspress, 2010. Print. ISBN: 8172735588

V., Vimal Kumar. “Scholarly Communication in the Networked Environment.” Dynamics in Digital Information Systems. Ed. Amudhavalli A. New Delhi: Ess Ess Publications, 2008. Print.ISBN : 978-81-7000-5337-7

CONFERENCE PAPERS PRESENTED AND PUBLISHED

Kumar, Vimal, and Abdul, Majeed. “The Use of WordPress Plugins on Library Websites: A Case Study.” International Conference on Enhancement of Technology and Innovations in Contemporary Libraries, edited by S. Tanuskodi, Department of Library and Information Science Alagappa University, 2019, p. 34.

V., Vimal Kumar, and Abdul, Majeed. “Open Source Software and libraries in Kerala“, Information Technology in Libraries: Diversity and Innovation. Department of Library and Information Science, University of Calicut, 2018.

V, Vimal Kumar. “Android apps of Malayalam newspapers: review of user experience”, National Conference on Corporate and Media Librarianship. Kerala Library Association, 2018.

V., Vimal Kumar. “Modernisation of public libraries in Kerala using Koha: a progress report.” Bengal Library Association, Application of Koha in libraries of the Indian subcontinent, 2017, pp. 41–47.

V., Vimal Kumar. “Koha SMS Send Driver for eSMS Kerala Service: An Account of a Stakeholder“. In Professionalism in Library and Information Services for User Empowerment: Opportunities and Challenges (PROFUSE 2017) (pp. 670-673). Mangalore, Karnataka: Department of Library and Information Science Mangalore University.

V., Vimal Kumar. “Virtual Private Network for E-Resources Sharing: A Case Study.” Proceedings of the UGC Sponsered International Conference on Knowledge Resources and Library Technologies. Ed. S. Srinivasa Raghavan, Balasubramani R., and B. Ramesh Babu. Thiruchirappalli: Department of Library and Information Science, Bharathidasan University, 2017. 484–486. Print.

S., Jasimudeen, and Vimal Kumar V. “Crouching Tiger and Rejoice Jackals: Scholarly vs Predatory Open Access Journals.” National Seminar on Librametrics to Altmetrics, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. 2016.

V., Vimal Kumar. “Documentation of Technology Best Practices Using Blog: Case Study of Linux Halwa and Koha Geek.” National Conference on Best Practices and Innovations in Library and Information Centres., Marian College, Kuttikkanam. Kerala Librarians Association, 2016.

V., Vimal Kumar. “Continous Open Access Journals and Shattering of Traditional Publication Frequency.” Proc. of International Conference on Re-engineering of Library Resources and Services: Challenges and Opportunities., Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar. Directorate of Distance Education, Annamalai University., 2016.

V, Vimal Kumar. “Koha: Total Solution for Modern Libraries.” Towards Implementing Koha among Libraries in Indian Subcontinent. Proc. of IndKoha 2016: Two Day International Conference on Koha., Bose Institute, Kolkata. Ed. Panigrahi P.K., Arup Raychaudhury, and Joydeep Chanda. Kolkata: Bengal Library Association, 2016. 22-28. Print.

V., Vimal Kumar. (2015). Selection and management of Linux operating system in libraries. Presented at the National Seminar on Managing Information Resources in Digital Environment., St. Aloysius College, Thrissur.

V., Vimal Kumar. (2015). Migration from legacy library automation system to Koha: an experience. Presented at the UGC Sponsored National Level Seminar  on Skills Approach To Information And Communication Technology for Information Problem Solving., St.Mary’s College, Thrissur.

V., Vimal Kumar. “Indian Library Professional’s Participation and Contribution to Koha Open Source Software Project” Proc. of National Seminar on Technology Management in Libraries, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur. 2014.

V., Vimal Kumar, and Jasimudeen S. “Bibliographic Reference Management Softwares’ Usage Expertise Among LIS Professionals in India.” Proc. of UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Academic Plagiarism and Bibliographic Reference Management Softwares, St.Stephen’s College, Uzhavoor. 2014.

S., Jasimudeen, Vimal Kumar V., and Biju V.V. “Open Source Software Usage in Indian Libraries: A Survey.” Proc. of National Conference on Lead the Change: Innovative Information Professionals in the Digital Age. Kuppam: Dravidian University, 2014.

G, Anish, and Vimal Kumar V. “Community Participation in LIS-Forum: A Survey.” Proc. of New Information Technology Interfaces in Libraries and Information Centres., Thiruvananthapuram.

Community Participation in Library Automation System Development:success Story of Koha. Chihombori, Wadzanai, and Vimal Kumar, V. Proc. of Zimbabwe Library Association 47th Annual Conference, 2013, Peacock Hotel & Villas, Mutare.

A study on deep web and subject specific search engines for effective information retrieval.
Co-Authors: Biju V.V. and Hima P.R.
UGC Sponsored national seminar on Role and relevance of information literacy in the globalised era. 8-9 March 2012, St. Peters College Central Library, Ernakulam.

Biju, V. V., S. Jasimudeen, and V. Vimal Kumar. “A study on managing Koha Open Source library management system using Live CD.” (2012): 83-86.

Best practices for Open Source technology management in Library and Information Centers. Second National Conference on Recent Advancements in Science and Humanities, United Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, 18-19 March 2011. ISBN- 978-81-920799-0-5

Open Access Journal Publishing in the Agricultural Science. Coauthors-Thomas Abraham, Nagaraj Vaidya, Sridhar Gutam, Aneeja Guttikonda Second International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference 2009, Vancouver, Canada, July 8-10, 2009.
Full Text available at  http://pkp.sfu.ca/ocs/pkp/index.php/pkp2009/pkp2009/paper/view/191

Vimal Kumar, V., and S. Chitra. “Innovative use of SMS technology for the excellence in library services in Kerala.” (2008).

IASLIC 23rd National Seminar On “Library Profession in Search of a New Paradigm”,
Bose Institute, Kolkata, December 10-13, 2008.

Parameswaran, N., and K. V. Vimal. “Re-engineering Public Library services for the networked community in the Indian context”, Redefining The Role Of Public Libraries In India: The Knowledge Society Imperatives, National Seminar, Thiruvananthapuram, 6–8 August 2008.” (2008).

How to Develop an E-mail Library Newsletter: A Cakewalk Approach. CALIBER 2008: 6th International Convention on “From Automation to Transformation”, University of Allahabad, India, February 28-29 &March 1, 2008.

Open Licenses and Content Distribution. National Seminar on “Emerging Trends and Challenges in Library and Information Services”, Bharathidasan University & IALA, Trichi, February 6-8, 2008.

Selection and Management of Open Source Software in Libraries. CALIBER 2007: 5th International Convention on Automation of Libraries in Education and Research Institutions, Chandigarh, India.

Free/Open source integrated library management systems: comparative analysis of Koha, PHPMyLibrary and OpenBiblio. National Library Week Celebration: “Modern trends in IT application in Library and Information services”, University of Calicut, 2005.

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