My research interests include growth and obsolescence of literature, library statistics,
theories of bibliometrics, scientometrics and informetrics; library automation,
information retrieval, information management, in addition to the development of
software for library applications.
As a part of my research and academic activities, I have carried out several in-house
projects. In the early 1970’s, I was involved in developing software to provide
SDI service based on locally developed databases. This software was implemented
for the first time in India on an experimental basis at BHEL, Hyderabad in 1975.
In another in-house project in mid-90s, I was involved in designing and development
of software for library automation. As a part of this project, several software
modules for library automation (-- acquisition system, serial control, circulation
control, cataloguing, etc.), were developed with an objective to use these modules
for teaching purposes
Further, I have involved in externally funded research projects. Some of them are
NISSAT ( A unit of DSIR, Govt. of India) sponsored projects. In the NISSAT projects,
I was also involved in IDRC and / or UNESCO/UNDP missions for evaluation of Village
Information Centers, organized by the Manipal Industrial Trust, which was sponsored
by the IDRC, Canada, in 1992.
- In mid-90s, the NISSAT has undertaken a project to analyze various international
databases with an objective to draw science map of India. As a part of this project,
I collected and analyzed the data from Engineering database (COMPENDEX)
- In another NISSAT project, I was responsible for organizing more than 20 short-term
(of six weeks each) courses on computer applications to library and information