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Staff Profile: Kannadasan Venkatachalam


Venki is the Assistant Director of NTU Library's Digital Technologies & Analytics (DTA) Team and he oversees and leads the staff and operations of the team in the areas of IT infrastructure, library systems, research support applications like DSpace, Dataverse etc, Process improvements using RPA, Chatbots etc.

Educational Qualifications

- Masters of Science (Information Studies), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2007

- Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Annamalai University, India, 1993

Professional Experience, Specialisation & Memberships

Venki joined Singapore Polytechnic in 2001 as a Systems Librarian and became a full time Librarian after completing his Masters in Library Science. He joined NTU Library in 2012 as an Assistant Director in the Library Technologies and Systems Division to manage and support Library IT infrastructure. He has been a member of the Library Association of Singapore since June 2012. 

Skills & Interests

Venki's professional interests include Software Programming (.NET, PHP, Python, Perl, Jquery, AngularJS)), Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and User Experience (UX).

Publications, Presentations & Works

Sam, L. C. F., Ramakrishnan, R. R., & Venkatachalam, K. (2013) Information services for the engineering community: explorations in the hybrid environment. Paper presented at: IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 17 - 23 August 2013, Singapore. Available at: