Director, INFLIBNET Centre

Prof Devika Madalli

Prof Devika Madalli, Director, INFLIBNET Centre

Prof Devika Madalli is the Director, INFLIBNET, UGC-IUC,Gandhinagar. Prior to joining INFLIBNET, Dr.Madalli has served as a Professor of the Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute and as an adjunct faculty, DISI, University of Trento, Italy. Dr.Madalli has extensive experience in teaching, research and capacity building. Her interest lies in the area of OERs and Educational resources repositories, Open Data Repositories and Data Management, Knowledge Organization and application of facetization in Information Systems, Information Infrastructures, Digital Libraries, Semantic Web technologies, Faceted Ontologies, Agrisemantics, multilingual information services.

Prof Madalli has served as a member of the Karnataka Evaluation Authority(KEA) and is a member of the Karnataka State Higher Education Council. Dr. Madalli has served as a member of the Technical Advisory Board of Research Data Alliance (RDA). She also serves as Co-chair for RDA interest groups on Research Evaluation, Global Research Commons and RDA-SDG group. She is a member of the governance board of DRYAD. Dr.Madalli has served as an expert/consultant to UNESCO, UNFAO, OECD, Commonwealth of Learning and European Commission and has traveled to about 50 countries on professional assignments. She has been awarded Fulbright and Erasmus Mundus fellowships.

Prof Madalli is on the advisory board of Universal Decimal Classification. She serves as the chair of OpenAccessIndia Working Group. She served on the advisory panel and scientific committees of several international conferences such as SWIB, ICADL, MTSR, SCIDATACON, LODLAM and ICSD. She serves as a member of editorial panels of prestigious journals such as Knowledge Organization (ISKO), DSJ, Library Hi-Tech among several others and has published widely.