Shalini R. Urs is an information scientist who pioneered the digital library movement in India, especially the Electronic Thesis and Dissertations (ETD) and was awarded the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations- Adobe Leadership award in 2004 for her initiatives. She built a multilingual online digital library called Vidyanidhi in 2000, long before the digital era captured the imagination of many in India.
Based on her vast experience in academia, research, administration and international linkages, she was successful in setting up two educational institutes – International School of Information Management (ISIM) and MYRA. The International School of Information Management (ISiM) is the first Indian i-School and is an autonomous constituent institute of the University of Mysore, located in Mysore in Karnataka State, Southern India. MYRA is a business school located in Mysore, India and was founded in 2011. MYRA offers AICTE approved PGDM, PGPX and PhD. She is currently on board of directors of Gooru and serving as the Chairperson of MYRA.