Voice Over Search Engine in Digital Library

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Technical preview of Digital Library.

KATHMANDU, Friday, 14 September, 2018 — Imagine what you want and find on your Pam. It seems a dream, but such dreams are transferring into reality. It is a new approach and an innovative idea that I and my team has tried to relate imagination into reality in UN digital library. Just think and speak what you want, UN digital library would prompt available materials in various formats – documents, photos and videos – of information. Concept of voice over search engine has been implemented into the digital library, especially for those people who are very special and differently able to perform any acts of their life. With essence of global agenda 2030 – sustainable development – we tried to accommodate all leaving no one behind. This is still not enough but might be the first kind in digital library in Nepal to try to reach more people through unique campaign of the UN’s knowledge management to preserve institutional memories.

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Building Digital Library in Nepal: Experience Sharing of UN Digital Library

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Author of this article is Rajendra Man Banepali, UN official, banepali@un.org, working in UN Information Centre, Nepal, for transition of reference library to digital library. Special thank goes to Amanda Izenstark, Professor, University of Rhode Island, USA for her inputs in this article.

With passion of reaching to end users, any transition of technological innovation has to overcome several issues, beyond the environment. While turning reference library to digital library in United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Nepal, mainly three components – content, budget and technology – were central to produce a visible result within 5 years timeframe. Authorization is major component every time to establish a legacy. This article is based on the author’s experiences[1] of UN digital library (http://un.info.np) transition in UNIC Kathmandu.

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Digital Diplomacy Sharing in Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Banepali’s Academic Work

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Rajendra Man Banepali presenting academic work in Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singhadarbar, Nepal.

KATHMANDU, April 8, 2018 – Digital Diplomacy is a tool to exercise international affairs harvesting national interest using digital technology or for or in digital technology. No area is immune from the technology and under-covered by the digital supremacy. PhD thesis title “Digita Diplomacy – The Internet of International Relations” – of Rajendra Man Banepali was presented in programme organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) sharing output of his academic research work on Sunday, April 8, 2018.

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In absence of Facebook

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Raj in Narragansett, Rhode Island, USA in 2017

KATHMANDU, 9 FEB 2018 — It was two weeks without you and it was not the first time I am living without you. I kept distance from you for more than 1 years while I was in school in 2012 and now it’s the case again. I am disconnected to be connected with myself, my soul and people with their touch. I am off to be on so that I could feel touch, air and found myself surrounded by good spirits not by stereotype online rob or machine only. I am proxying you, Facebook, today because people are searching me on web and reaching to you to know me and I want to convey my message that I separated with you for few months. If you are reading this message, please share this to Facebook so that people know that I am absence in Facebook nowadays for few months or…

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Geopolitics and the Internet Censoring

 

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Coffee with RAJ series about “the Internet” at Dunkin Donut in University of Rhode Island.

Rhode Island, USA, 1st November 2017 – English class was at 6pm at Quinn hall in university on Thursday. I sat off to class in time and found a student there. On the way to lecture, instructor, Shelley from international center, let me introduce with other few colleagues after they entered. We found the class was very happening, interesting and fruitful. After class new friend, Elif (name changed), from Turkey gave me lift to my apartment along with another colleague, Bo (name changed), from China. Elif promised to meet me for further discussion in our topic on Friday since our research topic was similar.

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Travel diary: cyberspace or mailbox morphing your presence in USA

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Mailbox was spotted while returning from cycling in Bolton.

BOLTON, MASSACHUSETTTS, USA 12 November 2017 – Digital technology is in sky kissing nowadays, especially in developed countries like United States of America. However, is it possible to send your credit card in email? Debit card? Your gadgets from online shopping? And even simple items of kitchenware? Probably, once man starts to live without materialistic items, physical credit card and any physical item won’t be necessary in their life. But, is it possible without material matters in our life? The question begins when I was roaming around Bolton, nearby Boston with my friend.

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New paradigm of researchers in University of Rhode Island

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Rajendra Man Banepali in front of Library at University of Rhode Island just before discussion with graduate student and Prof. Joan Peckham.

Rhode Island, USA, 10 November 2017 — Today’s observation, 10 November, affirmed that researchers in University of Rhode Island (URI) is moving differently, one-disciplinary to multidisciplinary drawing new knowledge. Not only computer scientist is doing research on like data or algorithm development but also researchers from social science, statistics, math, civil engineering, physics, biology and many faculties are engaged together for collaborative work in URI.

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Technology as a fire whether to use to burn candle or to burn village: a talk in University of Rhode Island

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Graduate students discussing after a talk of Rajendra.

Rhode Island, USA, 9 November 2017 — Seeking chance of failure of technology is a kind of preventing future consequences tensed by technology, the consequences – humanitarian crisis or technology crisis. It is also wide idea to identity potential latent future conflict tensed by digital technology so that we could take measure to prevent those conflicts for better world and smooth technology implementation.

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Talking about Digital Diplomacy in Columbia University, New York

20171104_130714New York, USA, 4 November 2017 — A magnitude of digital technological based on cloud influences in social calendar of persons, society and state living with or without digital technology exposes digital supremacy which is rendering social conversation in new forms – linear conversation, and disruptive conversation. Scheme of conversation makes sense of relations among social actors – state and non-state actors. New media is witness of digital mediation nowadays. Aiming with exploration of framework to compute digital supremacy in terms of social calendar simulation by digital technology and decision-making power in International Relations (IR) aligning social relations among people and society in ground reality, this work has gone through two manifolds – social constructivism reflecting multiple realities generated by digital technology and de-constructive analysis of conversation text with semiotic analysis tool. Continue reading “Talking about Digital Diplomacy in Columbia University, New York”

Edging of digital pathway for knowledge management in federal structure

20170527_183605 - RMBDigital race in every sector is vividly visible in intention and initiation of people and organizations around the world. Especially in developing countries, they are a mover towards new technology introducing themselves in new trend with the internet. Contemporary resources centers – information centers and libraries – are enhancing with high technology like web applications and for portable device like mobile applications. It is an appreciating development in resource centers around the country. However, there are few latent upcoming issues of effectiveness in new administrative structural changes in Nepal. Continue reading “Edging of digital pathway for knowledge management in federal structure”