Saturday, December 25, 2010

International conference on convergence of libraries, museums and archives....../ by nift

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Idling on a christmas . on dreams .... and other illogical ... beoynd logic thoughts ...... : LbnRaj .... happy christmas to all of you!

Idling on a christmas - Happy chritmas to all of you.
December 25, 2010

Chief Librarian, Asian School of Business Management, BBSR ;

I dont know how and why? I have developed this fascination for reading.  The speaking Tree and Sacred Space columns of Times of India for the last few years.  It has almost become an obsession to read thse just like I have my breakfast and dinner.  Hats Off to Times fo India for these columns on centre page.  The last night I had a peculiar dream.  One of my colleagues / friends proessional Acquintance (not so much known) drops into my library / office ...saying "thank you for the invite.... / I said ' oh it is my pleasure.... me, my friend said a colleague of my  mine get to the auditorium and get to the podium.  Instead of chairs there was a long streatching matress on wwhich we a ere resting .... relaxing.  That was a very light and relaxing moment f9or we three or rour we / were convrsing some things which I dont remember now.  I dont know whether we were relaxing... or almost e had ... ere lying .  There is a sleeping position.... The whole auduience infront of of us and wer were shispering...gossipping.  Suddenly my colleague asks me what time the program starts?  Then suddenly vwake up. oh is there a program/?  My God I forgot..... e need to arrange for it... oh my God the audience is already there in front of us and we really did not do anything.  How come the uests of honour did not arrive?  Then the dream shatters........... and I keep thinking on te dream..that went by.  How come dreams are at times so illogical..... disconnected and meanless.  Now this time of the day I have got to write on this when I incidentally happen tro read Jui Padegar on Aurobindo (TOI, the Speaking Tree 6-9-2010).  According to Aurobindo, "There are several realms of consciousness beyond the physical world we live in and that these planes of consciousness are in facct  and that these planes of consciousness are in fact the other worlds that are as real as we take our own world to be.  When one sleeps the subconscient mind is freed from the shackles of the mind that operates in the physical world, travelling across other those other worlds soaking in the experiences both good and bad..... that are needed for further consciousness evolution of the individual in the dream state.
I end this write up with the words of Marguerite Theophil, .... working with "What is means to seek meaning within the absurd, peace within chaos, light within darkness, joy within sufering without the need to deny the reality of absurdity, chaos darkness and sufering" (The Speaking Tree, Your faithfully with grace, Times of India, 01-10-2010).


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Librarian towards ASSISTED SERVICES.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Librarian towards “Assisted Services”
November 17, 2010; blogged on December 25, 2010.
It is a novel and recent service being slowly making its inroads into our urban life.  According to Divya, the assisted service concept is in the west for quite some time .  I think it is a great and out of the box idea.  People in general today are too busy in their jobs/business and family life.  They find it difficult to invest more time and energy in organizing some of their activities like shopping , programmes etc.  The office goers are hard pressed for leaves / breaks.  This  facility known as assisted service really is timely and works well .  Changes I hope will get rationalized slowly.  I dont remember correctly it was in Times of India some ago, some one wrote on the concept of “Personal Assistant”.  The content was almost same like that of this by Divya. Coming to the knowledge and information side this “Assisted  Service” works wonders.  “Personal Assistant” conceived in this way can never be replaced fully by Elders, parents, teachers or friends.  The day Librarians realise this  and come out darlingly to assume such out of the box role, will indeed be a day of celebration.  Though not explicit every student, scholar, teacher , businessman looks out for some one who is accessible who could assist in organizing this personal information / knowledge requirements.  Information/ knowledge workers and librarians are attached to their organizations and institutions.  No one is available  for catering to this unpronounced / implicit requirement.  Yes this could be a very right time to locate a librarian as your personal assistant.  Yet this could be a very right time a for a librarian to think out of the box to assume a more aggressive and socially visible role as a knowledge / information assistant on call.  Librarians! Cheers.  New opportunity and challenge waits for you! Grab it before others do it on your behalf! A personal Librarian! Wow!
(Inspiration : A.Divya / Providing out of the box solutions .- Times of India, November 25, 2010)

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All about the budge word "Knowledge"

The budge word “Knowledge”
November 11, 2010 ; presented on December 25, 2010.

It is not uncommon these days to hear terms like knowledge society, knowledge economy, knowledge management, knowledge engineering and so on., every where in social networks , media and local day today gossips Information and knowledege and their generation, storage and retrieval and communication is a pre-requisite of human life nd its existence, since time immememorial.  Some times in the loud noise of the pronouncements of the concept and term so very often one seems to be easily mislead.  One may erroneously think and feel that the so called information/knowledgfe had no role in the shaping human society and its business and activities.  One should sooner or later come out of such fobia.  Knowledge has mattered the society,  may be much intensely thean today, in the past.  The difference could be  only in terms of ease, speed and convinience of handling it some time back we were very clear about the meaning of infomation and knowledge.  It is grossly unfortunate now that knowledge is brought to the level of data and information.l.. May be we will pay heavily on this error later.  Much of information and its processing now is computable and progammable.  May be we need to restrict ourselves at this level.  I still find it hard to digest our computing abilities when it comes to knowledge and wisdom.  This is not to undermine the importance of developments with regard to artificial intelligence and robotics.  May be the concept could have become a handy tool in the hands of modern busines sicience, may be our businesses have graduated to their second levels.  But some where some how we need to progress towards a distinction between statisticsw, data, numbers , information, knowledge and wisdom.  Let us continue to progress towar4ds arrriving at new break throughs, inventions and innovations without meddling with age old established terminologies for drawing new lines/ bench marks for business excellence.
(Inspirtion : The knowledge factory / : Times of India , November 11, 2010
Key words : Knowledge, Khowledge management, Computers, Information, Wisdom, Statistics, Librarians.

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