Vinay M S

Associate - Library | vinayms at iihs dot ac dot in


2020    MLIS, Indira Gandhi National Open University
2017    BLISC, Indira Gandhi National Open University
2015    MCom, Karnataka State Open University
2015    MBA, Sikkim Manipal University
2013    BCom, Government First Grade College, Bangalore University, Channapatna



Countries: India
States: Karnataka
Cities: Bengaluru
Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu

Vinay has been part of the Library Team since 2014. With over 3 years of experience, he supports the managing of the journals section in accessioning, making subscription, supporting the members in accessing the Library, liaising with the IIHS faculty and staff for collection development, library services delivery and in online reference and information services for the patrons.


He is familiar with Koha Library Management System and works in technical processing of library classification and cataloguing with Dewey decimal classification system and Machine Readable Cataloguing (MARC) standards.

Journal Articles

  • Balaji, P. B., Vinay, M. S., Anitha, K. V., Khan, M. R., Edwin, E., & Shalini, B. G. (2021). A review of integrated library systems and web-scale discovery services in India. Library Hi Tech News, 38(7), 14-18. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHTN-09-2021-0061
  • Balaji, P. B., Vinay, M. S., Shalini, B. G., & Raju, J. S. M. (2019). Web 2.0 use in academic libraries of top ranked Asian universities. The Electronic Library, 37(3), 528-549.
  • Balaji, B. P., Vinay, M. S., Shalini, B. G., & Raju, J. S. M. (2018). An integrative review of Web 3.0 in academic libraries. Library Hi Tech News, 35(4), 13-17. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHTN-12-2017-0092


Book Chapter

  • Vinay, M. S. (2021). Open access journals in science in DOAJ: An analytical study. In K. K. Devi, S. C. Singha, & M. K. Verma (Eds.), Web based services in library and information science (pp. 10 -17). Shree Publishers & Distributors.
  • Vinay, M. S., & Mahalakshmi, K. R. (2020). Use of WEB 2.0 tools in the libraries of top NIRF ranked universities. In K. Ramasamy & M. Mani (Eds.), Google era librarianship: Tools, technologies and skills (pp. 226-235). Muthra Publishers.


Other Writing

  • Balaji, B. P., Raju, J. S. M., & Vinay, M. S. (2019, June 22). How much is India spending on its public libraries?. IndiaSpend.
  • Balaji, B. P., Vinay, M. S., & Raju, J. S. M. (2018). A policy review of public libraries in India (Working paper | 2018 | 1). Bengaluru: Indian Institute for Human Settlements
  • Balaji, B.P., Vinay, M. S., & Raju, J. S. M. (2016, August 12). How Can India Spread the Joy of Reading to All? Scroll.in.
  • Mahalakshmi, K. R., Vinay, M. S., & Spandana, R. L. (2019). Research productivity analysis of NIRF ranking universisties: A study. In M. Angadi, G. S. Hadagali, I. Shettar, P. S. Kattimani, S. Balutagi, & K. B. Agadi (Eds.), International conference on Digital Technologies and Transformation in Academic Libraries (pp. 391-400). Surathkal, Karnataka: National Institute of Technology.
  • Vinay, M.S., & Shalini B. G. (2018). Open access journals in agriculture: An exploration. In B. T. S. Kumar, Keshava, R. A. Govanakoppa, A. R. Kumar., & T. A. Mohan. (Eds.), Librarianship in Next Generation Libraries (pp. 149 –152). Tumakuru, Karnataka: Tumkur University.
  • Attended a 2 day ‘Koha Conclave’ conducted by Informatics Pvt Ltd., 17–18 February 2016, Bengaluru.
  • Attended an International Conference on Information Unbounded: The past, the present and the future of Information Sciences, organised by University of Mysore, 18–20 June 2015, Mysore.