Publications

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Jasimudeen S, & 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, 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. Web.

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. Web.

BOOK EDITED

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.

BOOK REVIEWED
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.

BOOK CHAPTERS

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

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

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

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.

A study on managing Koha Open Source library management system using Live CD.
Co-Authors: Biju V.V. and Jasimudeen S.
National Conference on Emerging Trends in User Expectations for Next Generation Libraries, 24-26 February 2012, Dravidian University, Kuppam.

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

Innovative use of SMS technology for the excellence in library services in Kerala.
Coauthor- Chitra S., TCS, Trivandrum.
IASLIC 23rd National Seminar On “Library Profession in Search of a New Paradigm”,
Bose Institute, Kolkata, December 10-13, 2008.

Re-engineering Public Library services for the networked community in the Indian context.
Coauthor- Parameswaran N., Librarian, Asian School of Business.
Redefining The Role Of Public Libraries In India:The Knowledge Society Imperatives, National Seminar, 6 – 8 August 2008,Thiruvananthapuram.

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.

Open source integrated library management systems.
XXII National Seminar of IASLIC, IIT Roorkee, 13-16 December 2006.

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.