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Shaping the Future of Special Libraries: Beyond Boundaries: SLA- Asian Chapter (ICoASL 2008)

S.M. Dhawan (Editor) P.R. Goswami (Editor) P K Jain (Editor) Tariq Ashraf (Editor) Debal C. Kar (Editor)

Special libraries are facing increasing challenges today. The biggest challenge before them is how to demonstrate that they are the best source of specialized information despite reliance on the Web for information. Special libraries therefore need to change in terms of their collections, roles, services and evolve strategies for managing the change. 'Shaping the Future of Libraries: Beyond Boundaries' is a collection of papers that provides directions in which special libraries should grow and shape their future. The papers in this book were presented at the International Conference of Asian Special Libraries ICoASL 2008. The book should of interest to all those who are interested in addressing special library issues such as information resources and service, networking and resource sharing, media and digital library, knowledge management, bibliographic databases, institutional repositories, content preservation, information marketing, copyright and IPR issues, and above all Web 2 Technologies.

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About the authors

S.M. Dhawan

Dr. S.M. Dhawan is a senior member of the library profession with 34 years of experience. Currently he is the Head, LIbrary and Information Services at the National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi. He did hsi Masters in Physics from Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar; Masters in Library and Information Science from State University of New York, Buffalo, USA; and Ph.D. in Library and information Science from University of Delhi. He has published research papers in national and international journals of repute such as Journal of Documentation, Scientometrics, Information Processing and Management, Current Science, and Bulletin of Information Technology. He has contributed papers at national and international conferences. He has served on the editorial board of the ILA Bulletin, and Annals of Library Science and Documentation and edited the ILA conference volume-Quest for Quality. He has been the resource person at several important programme organised by leading institutions. He has conducted research projects in scientometrics funded by NISSAT, DSIR, Delhi. He is responsible for developing NPL Website, in-house library management system, specialised databases, and web-based electronic library services on Internet. Currently, he is member of CSIR task forces for the Planning Commission Projects on CSIR Consortium for e-journals access, and National Science Digital Library.

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Tariq Ashraf

Dr. Tariq Ashraf has been educated at Hindu College, University of Delhi and holds Ph.D. degree from Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi. He is Associate Professor and Head, Library & Information Services at Institute for Integrated Learning of Management, New Delhi. Before joining IILM in 1997, he has also worked at Centre for Policy Research and Indian Institute of Mass Communication for nearly 9 years. He has contributed 15 research papers to various national and international journals and is one of the editors of two other publications. He is also author of a book “Problems of Library Acquisitions”. He has also been associated with Management Libraries Network as editor of its quarterly newsletter. Dr. Ashraf is recipient of Eugene Garfield Travel Grant for the year 2003 and visited United States in October 2003 on an invitation from American Society For Information Science & Technology.

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Title Shaping the Future of Special Libraries: Beyond Boundaries: SLA- Asian Chapter (ICoASL 2008)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 09.03.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8180521532
length xvi+656p., Tables; Figures