Professor Ramesh C Gaur, Dean and Director (Lib & Inf.), Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA)


Plagiarism, its detection and avoidance: Role of Librarians in Enhancing Quality


The presentation introduces both intentional and unintentional plagiarism, how to detect it and various ways of avoiding plagiarism.  Knowledge about plagiarism, its consequences, its detection and avoidance are very important ensuring quality research writings.  It is also important for libraries and librarians to understand how they can play a key role in enhancing the research output of an institution and how they can engage with the researchers in the role of a teacher-librarian.

The key highlights of the presentation are as follows:

  • Understand what constitutes the plagiarism
  • Types of plagiarism and its detection using various Plagiarism detection Tools
  • Use of Reference Management tools such as Mendeley, Endnote and Zotero
  • Various open access Electronic Thesis and Dissertation initiatives
  • How Librarians can play a significant role in creating awareness about plagiarism, its detection and avoidance
  • Examples of National Plagiarism Regulations – India


Ramesh C. Gaur is presently Dean, IGNCA & Professor & Head-Kala Nidhi Division at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi, Ministry of Culture, Government of India. During the period October 2011-January 2018 he was the University Librarian, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India. A Fulbright Scholar (VT, USA), Dr Gaur has been honoured / received 12 awards in recognition of his exemplary work. Prof. Gaur is the first Indian nominated as Member- International Advisory Committee (IAC) UNESCO Memory of the World (MoW) Programme. He is also member of Expert Consultation Committee for setting up of International Centre on Documentary Heritage (ICDH) in South Korea. Important affiliations include: Member-Governing Council-INFLIBNET, Member of Research Council (RC) for CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR), New Delhi (formerly INSDOC) Member-International Consultative Committee on Digital Dunhuang, China, NDLTD Board of Directors, Member of UGC National Committee for Implementation of Submission and Access to Electronic Theses and Dissertations in Universities in India, Member Governing Council-INFLIBNET, Member-National Advisory Board-E-Shodh Sindhu National Consortia, Committee Member, IFLA ARL, IFLA RSCAO.

Date and Time

12 December 2019, 14.30 (Indian Standard Time)

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Series organisers: Reggie Raju [email protected]; Xin Li  [email protected]

Chair of ARL: Gulcin Cribb [email protected]

This session is in a series of presentations on topics relevant to Academic & Research Libraries.