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Dr Satish Kanamadi

Librarian , Mumbai campus

Chairperson - Centre for Library and Information Management,
Sir Dorabji Tata Memorial Library

Ph.D. (Karnataka)


Satish Kanamadi is with TISS since 2002 and is presently serving as Librarian. He is a science graduate and has completed his Master’s(1995) and Doctoral Studies (2005) from Karnataka University, Dharwad. He was conferred with two Gold Medals for First Rank at Masters and was awarded UGC Junior Research Fellowship in 1997. He did his PG Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (2000) from Central Univeristy of Hyderabad.
His major contributions at TISS include "Creating a Networked Library System" to integrate all four campuses of TISS and developing a functional and easy to navigate library portal http://library.tiss.edu to deliver web based library services. An innovative "Liasion Librarian" service involving 12 member team has been established to provide focussed and personalised learning and research support services
He was the core member of the library leadership, he worked towards Library's Strategic Plan 2007 to conceive academic programmes in information sciences. As per its Strtaegic Plan 2007, TISS Library has launched a cutting edge dual mode PG Diploma in Digital Library and Information Management (2010) and Master of Library and Information Science (2013) and Direct PhD Programme (2012)
In September 2010, he was awarded the Commonwealth Professional Fellowship by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK and was in London School of Economics, London, UK for three months.His research contributions include articles in national and international journals, edited volumes, book chapters, etc. He has been the coordinator for several workshops, conferences and UGC refresher courses.

His research interests include Cataloguing and Metadata, Web Resources, Information Access, Capacity Building, Information and Digital Literacy, Open Access, Content Management Systems, Knowledge Management, Information Seeking and Research Behaviour, etc.
  • Naika, Manju and Kanamadi, Satish (2016). ETD Digital Library and IIT Bombay: An overview of growth and sustainability. Future Librarianship: Innovatioon for Excellence. Mumbai: Imperial Publications, 2016. p26-30.
  • Bandi, Shekappa., Kanamadi, Satish., Angadi, Mallikarjun and Sankhwar, Akhilesh. (2016). Application of Free and Open Source Software(FOSS) towards responsive library services: A Case Study. In International Symposium on Knowledge and Communication, Organised by NMIMS India and KKU Thailand.
  • Tomar, Rakhi., Vichare, Vishakha and Kanamadi, Satish. Involving User Community in Cataloguing and Resource Discovery: A View on User Empowerment in Libraries (2015). Proceedings of National Conference on Next Generation Librarianship, p104-108. Akshant Publications and Distributors. Surendranagar, 2015.
  • Pattar, Vijay. Kumbar, B.D., Kanamadi, Satish. Kadli, J.H. and Hadagali, Gururaj. (2012). Barriers for Effective Implementation of Information Literacy Programmes at Engineering College Libraries: A Case Study. International Journal of Library Science. 6 (2), 27-42.
  • Kadli, Jayadev, Kumbar, B D and Kanamadi, Satish (2011). “Changing Patterns of Information Seeking Behaviour: A Case Study" .International Journal of Library Science. 5(2), 0125-138. 
  • Kadli, Jayadev. Kumbar, B.D., Kanamadi, Satish. (2011). Internet, e-Resources and their Impact on Information Seeking Behaviour: A Case Study. Indian Journal of Information, Library and Society. Vol. 24 (3&4),pp 181-192. July-December 2011
  • Bandi, Shekappa. Malladad, Hanumantappa and Kanamadi, Satish. (2011). Enhancing the Impact of Libraries through Web 2.0 : Using Blog to Maximize Reach In Proceedings of National Seminar on Empowering Academic Libraries in Knowledge Society. Pune: Universal Prakashan, 2011. p146-152
  • Patil, Mahantesh and Kanamadi, Satish. (2011) Information Services through Resource Sharing and Networking: A Consortium Approach for Engineering College Libraries and Information Centers in Maharashtra. Proceedings of International Conference on Digital Library and Electronic Information Management and Control. Ed by Mahanty, Rashmi et al. KIIT University Bhuvaneshwar.
  • Pattar, Vijay and Kanamadi, Satish. (2010). Content and Delivery Methods of Information Literacy Programmes in Academic Libraries: A Pilot Study. Information Studies.Vol.16 (2)
  • Kadli, Jayadev. Kumbar, B.D., Kanamadi, Satish. (2010) Students Perspectives on Internet Usage:A Case Study. Information Studies.Vol.16 (2)


To be updated....

Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
        LIS 03: Knowledge Organization: Cataloguing and Metadata
        LIS 07: Information Storage and Retrieval
        LIS 11: Knowledge Management


Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Library and Information Management (PGDLIM)
        DL 03: Collection Development in Digital Libraries
        DL 06: Information Access and Services


Email: satish[at]tiss[dot]edu


Satish Kanamadi PhD
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
V.N. Purav Marg
MUMBAI- 400088
Tel: 91-22-25525283

Email: satish@tiss.edu , kanamadi@gmail.com

Web: http://library.tiss.edu/