MLISc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Specialization: Social Media, Website, Web 2.0, Internet
Department of Library and Information Science
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014
Dr. Badan Barman is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science, Gauahati University since September 29, 2014 till date. He worked at the Central Reference Library, Kolkata as “Apprenticeship on Lib. & Inf. Science”. The author also worked as a Research Assistant in the ICSSR sponsored research project “Rural Libraries of North East India: A Machine Readable Database” at DLISc, Gauhati University. He also worked for a short period at Media Trust, Assam. He was ICSSR, New Delhi Centrally Administered Doctoral Fellow as well as worked as Academic Consultant in Library and Information Science at Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University, Assam. Later on, he joined as Assistant Librarian in the same institute.
He is BSc (Botany) from Guwahati College with 15th Position in 2003, MLISc from the Department of Library and Information Science, Gauhati University with 1st position in 2005. He was awarded Ph.D in Library and Information Science by Gauhati University in the year 2011 for his thesis “Web Resources in Library and Information Science: A Managerial Approach” under the guideship of Professor Narendra Lahkar. He qualified in the UGC NET examination in Library and Information Science of December, 2005 and June, 2006.
He completed one Major Research Project on “Application of Information Communication Technologies in Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University: A Road Ahead” jointly with Dr. Arupjyoti Choudhury and Dr. Ankuran Dutta. He completed two Minor Research Projects entitled “Open Access E-Journal Portal of KKHSOU” and “Old Examination Question Papers of KKHSOU: Making it Accessible to the Learners”.
The first edition of his book “Library and Information Science: UGC-NET Guide”, ISBN: 978-81-86307-53-3 published by DVS Publisher was sold out within one year of its release and the “Library and Information Science: UGC-NET Guide”, 2nd Revised and Enlarged Edition (with objective type questions and answers) of the book was sold out within two years’ time from publication. He also compiled and self-published “Directory of Library and Information Science Teachers in India” in the year 2016.
He is widely known in India and abroad in the field of Library and Information Science for innovative use of web technologies in his field of work. His popular websites include “LIS Links” (http://www.lislinks.com), “Free Online CBSE UGC NET Guide Book” (http://www.netugc.com), etc.
His LIS Links project was included in the 200 Tech Success Stories compiled by the PC Quest magazine, June 2010. The LIS Links project able to receive “Jury Special Mention” award in the category of “Best Usages of ICT in Education and Learning” in the E-North East Award 2011 held at Kohima, Nagaland (India). It also received “Jury Special Mention” award in the category of Advocacy & Empowerment in the North East Social Impact Award 2015 held at NEDFi House, Guwahati, Assam (India) on 28th August, 2015.
He can be contacted via Website: www.badanbarman.in, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and Mobile: 9864205166