Founding Team (2009)
Prof. MP Satija
M P Satija, Currently Honorary Professor and UGC Emeritus Fellow, Department of Library and Information Science in the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, has served the library profession for the last full five decades (2022). As an author, he has published more than twenty-five books in India, the UK, USA Canada, Mexico, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia. There are about 200 papers in research journals and many conference papers published in India and abroad. He has collaborated with international experts namely, Dr. John Comaromi, Editor DDC (1979-1991), Ms. Joan S. Mitichell, editor DDC-22, Dr. Ray Prytherch, Editor, Harrod's Glossary, and Dr. S. P. Agrawal, former Director, National Social Science Documentation Centre (NASSDOC, New Delhi). His works have been translated into Hindi, Spanish, German and French, Spanish, Sinhala, and Bhasa Indonesia. His major contribution lies in enriching library science literature. Many bibliometric studies have found him a highly prolific author. Having done his Ph.D. in Ranganathan studies, he has been instrumental in interpreting and propagating Ranganathan's works and ideas to the new generation. He has written extensively on Classification, Subject Headings, Book Numbers, Ranganathan Studies, and Indian Library Literature. Aboard is known for his expertise in Colon Classification and the Indian state of the art on classification. Accordingly, he is often invited to contribute papers in these areas for books and journals. His textbooks on Colon Classification and the Dewey Decimal Classification are being used as class texts in many library schools in India. On receiving his long article on Call Number & Book Number (Published in Encyclopedia of Library & Information science (Marcel Dekker, vol 45,1991) Prof. Allen Kent the editor described that as a "Masterpiece". His various writings on the Sears List of Subject Headings have won the commendations of its chief editor Dr. Joseph Miller (H. W. Wilson. Co.) His latest work appears in the ISKO Encyclopedia of Knowledge Organisation (IEKO). On invitation, he has delivered lectures in many universities in India and abroad and has written lessons for distance education students of IGNOU, Kurukshetra University, Kota Open University, MDU Rohtak, and Aligarh Muslim University. As an advisor to Harrod's Librarians Glossary (Gower, UK) he made considerable input to revising entries relating to classification.