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Bhojaraju Gunjal

Library Management, Knowledge Management, Project Management

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MLISc., PGDLAN, Ph.D
Library Management, Knowledge Management, Project Management, SharePoint, Documentum, InQuira, 16+ Yrs Exp
Current location: Rourkela, Odisha                        Home Town: Bangalore/Magala, Karnataka

Bhojaraju Gunjal lives in Rourkela and serves as Head, Central Library (Deputy Librarian) at National Institute of Technology Rourkela,​ ​Odisha​, India. Prior to this, worked as Deputy Librarian at Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab and Knowledge Management (KM) Consultant at TATA Consultancy Services (TCS), Bangalore, a leading software consulting company that specializes in the global delivery model. 

He has over sixteen years of professional experience in Library Management,  Knowledge Management, Program/Project Management, using Enterprise Content Management tools such as SharePoint, Documentum and InQuira. Has strong understanding of business processes, integration strategies and techno-functional expertise in different industrial areas. You may also refer detailed profile at 
http://www.bhojarajug.freeservers.com/cv.html.

Awarded Ph.D in Library and Information Science on the topic “Knowledge Organisation Systems in Digital Libraries: A Case of ETDs” from 
University of Mysore, Mysore.  He was also recipient of 2008 Endeavour Research Fellow to visit Australia as part of his research study at School of Computer science and Mathematics, Victoria University, Melbourne. Here, he investigated KOS aspects such as ontology, taxonomy, concept maps, metadata, information visualization, user experience, search strategy and others w.r.t Digital Libraries and Electronic Theses and Dissertations.
His academic background is MLIS (Master of Library & Information Science) from 
Karnatak University, Dharwar securing high First Class and Gold Medal. Recipient of National Merit Scholarship for twice. Completed PGDLAN (Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking) from University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. Also qualified Maharashtra State Eligibility Test (M-SET) for lectureship.

Published & presented technical papers in the field of Library & Information, Knowledge Management both in national and international conferences/journals and also attended various professional training programs. 

 
  • Life member of library associations like ILA, IASLIC, BOSLA, SIS & ALISP (Online).
  • Founder of KM-Forum: an initiative from India – an e-discussion group for global KM & LIS professionals. Actively participating in KM group meetings & discussions.
  • Designed and developed KM Cyberary: a gateway to Knowledge Resources - for KM, LIS professionals and all Internet users searching for information in all subjects.

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Skills / Area of interests:

  • Library Management
  • Knowledge Management (KM)
  • Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
  • Project/Program Management (PM)
  • Digital Libraries (DL)
  • Knowledge Organisation Systems (KOS)
  • Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)
  • Digital Curation and Preservation
  • Library Administration & ICT applications
  • Library Automation and Networking
  • Marketing of Library & Information Services
  • SharePoint (Microsoft)
  • InQuira (Oracle)
  • Documentum (EMC)
  • Web Designing
  • Social Media & Networking

Honors & Awards:

Recipient of
  • ETD 2010 Travel Grant, USA, 2010
  • Endeavour Research Fellow (Australia), 2008
  • Best Poster Presentation at ICDL-2004, New Delhi.
  • Gold Medal at MLISc, 1999
  • National Merit Scholarship, 1998 & 1999
  • Designed and developed KM Cyberary: a gateway to Knowledge Resources - for KM, LIS professionals and all Internet users searching for information in all subjects. 
  • Founder of KM-Forum: an initiative from India – an e-discussion group for global KM & LIS professionals.

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