Between TIND and KOHA

Just completed a short report on both TIND and KOHA for our library ILS migration project.  Our library has been using III Millennium for a number of years.  At some point, it was high time for us to evaluate and assess the performance of Millennium. During the assessment phase, we considered the need to migrate …

“Why academics and researchers still prefer Google Scholar?”

I was asked this question by someone. Here's my personal take on this: We cannot deny the pervasiveness of Google / Google Scholar usage among academics and researchers. One of the enticements of Google Scholar is the simplicity of the search box.  However, if we take a look at Discovery Products such as Summon, EDS, …

Dwarves in Wroclaw

During my recent trip to Wroclaw, I noted that there were numerous dwarves located all around town in Wroclaw.  In fact, they even provide you with a map to find these dwarves.  To date, I have no idea why those dwarves are placed at some strategic places.  Perhaps, there are some meanings/reasons to it.   …

IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Wroclaw Poland 2017 & ACM Library Advisory Board meeting

I had the opportunity to attend IFLA conference from 19 - 25 August 2017 in Wroclaw Poland.  (Thanks to my Boss, Dr Vijay, KAUST Lib Director for approving my trip).  The event was held @ Centennial Hall, Wroclaw. Before attending this conference, I also had the privelege to sit in the Association for Computing Machinery …

Hygge in the Library

I was introduced to a new word "hygge" via Blinklist today.  I wanted to discover more about hygge and started googling it as well as reading online articles about this new term.  What I got from Oxford online dictionary, the word 'hygge' means "A quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being …