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Information Management: Trends and Issues

S. Gopalakrishnan (Editor) A.A. Vaishnav (Editor)
Synopsis The present volume deals with the various aspects of Information Management. The Festschrift includes 89 papers presented in twelve sections. Section I deals with general considerations of Information Management such as Education for Information Professionals, Scenario Management, Information Management in Archives and Museums, TQM, ISO Standards, Operations Research, role of Bibliometrics in Information Management. Section II deals with issues in Library Management such as Managing Change, Collection Development, Motivational Dynamics, financial Management, Cost-Effectiveness and Cost benefit Analysis and Planning. Section III discusses the various issues on Information Society like technological, socio-cultural and economic dynamics, Gateway Library, IPR, Cyber Crimes, Vandalism in Libraries, and the Status of Public Libraries and School Libraries. Section IV explores various aspects of Knowledge/Content Management with particular reference to Human Resources, Banking and Financial sectors, Consortia Approach and E-mails Records Management. Section V describes Data Mining with emphasis on Text Mining Software, Metadata aspects and Application of Data Mining in Libraries. Section VI discusses issues in Information Storage and Retrieval such as Depth Classification, Multilingual Thesauri, Newspaper Indexing, CD ROM Storage Media, Search Engines, Web-based IR Interfaces, and Rural Information System. Section VII is on Database Management Systems, Design and Development of Databases, and role of Expert System in Library and Information System. Section VIII covers issues in the Information Analysis, Consolidation and Repackaging such as Abstracting, Technical Writing and Preparation of Review Articles. Section IX discusses Information Marketing in a library environment. Section X explores the various Implications of IT on Information Management in Academic Libraries, use of IT, Internet use, user’s assessment on IT applications and problems in the digitization. Section XI covers issues on Digital, Electronic and Virtual Libraries, Selection of Materials for Digitization, and Impact of Digitization on LIS professionals. Section XII provides a brief profile of Professor Seetharama, Scientometric studies on Prof. SS, and Felicitations by his admirers, colleagues and students. It also covers a report on the Felicitation Function organized at Aurangabad.
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About the authors

S. Gopalakrishnan

Dr. S. Gopalakrishnan is Assistant University Librarian, Anna University, MIT, Chennai. He possesses Master’s Degree in Political Science, and Library Information Science and Doctorate in LIS and Diploma in System Analysis and Data Processing. He has more than two decades of professional experience. He has prepared course material for distance education in LIS for Madras, Annamalai and Alagappa Universities. He has published more than 100 papers in the journals, edited volumes & National and International Seminar proceedings. He has written three books on Computers entitled “Fundamentals of Computers”, “Computer Programming Made Simple”, and “Computer and Software”. He has brought out a CD-ROM product on LIS for UGC NET / SLET examination. He has been awarded the Best Paper Award in the National Seminar on New Public Library in the Information Age during 2003.

A.A. Vaishnav

Dr. Ashwini A. Vaishnav M.Sc. (BAMU), M.Lib.Sc. (S.N.D.T.), has topped the list of successful candidates at M.Lib.Sc. examination and secured “Malati Jayant Dalal Prize”. She earned doctorate in Library and Information Science from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad in 1995. She has been heading the Department of Library and Information Science at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad since 1994 and became Professor in 1999. She has to her credit 3 books, 71 research papers, 4 bibliographies. She has participated in 25 National and International seminars. She has served/serving on committees, senate, boards, and associated with 15 universities in different capacities. She has been the convenor of 5 National seminars, coordinator of 5 U.G.C. Refresher Courses, completed 3 research projects. She is a Life member of 4 Professional bodies and Vice-President of Indian Association of Teachers in Library and Information Science (IATLIS), Indian Library Association (ILA), Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres (IASLIC), Marathwada Library Association (MLA), etc.

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Bibliographic information

Title Information Management: Trends and Issues
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8190178504
length xxii+500p., Tables; Index; 24cm.