S. Thanuskodi

Dr. S. Thanuskodi is working as Associate Professor and Head i/c in the Department of Library and Information Science, Alagappa University. He has around 17 years of professional experience in the field of Library and Information Science. He started his career as Librarian in the Central Law College, Salem. After that he worked as an Assistant Professor, Annamalai University. He also served around three years as Tutor for Commonwealth Youth Programme. He holds B.Sc. M.A., B.Ed., M.L.I.S., M.Phil., Ph.D., and M.L. (International Law and Constitutional Law) Degrees. His areas of interest include information and communication technology (ICT), user studies, bibliometrics, webometrics, research methodology and digital libraries. He is life member of professional bodies such as IIPA, ILA, IASLIC, IATLIS, SIS, MALA and SALIS. He has written fifteen chapters in the textbooks of Library and Information Science and published more than 60 research articles in the national and international journals. He has presented around 30 research papers in national and international conferences/seminars. He has guided ten M.Phil. students for theses research work. He is a Reviewer and Editorial Board Member for several national and international peer reviewed journals.

Publications

Handbook of Research on Digital Content Management and Development in Modern Libraries
S. Thanuskodi. © 2020. 296 pages.
Collection assessment can be defined as the systematic quantitative and qualitative measurement of the degree to which a library’s collections meet the library’s goals...
Challenges and Opportunities of Open Educational Resources Management
S. Thanuskodi. © 2020. 315 pages.
Education is a fundamental human right, yet much of the world's population lives with poor literacy. Due to rapidly growing technology and internet usage, open educational...
Awareness and Perception of Copyright Among Library and Information Science Professionals in Tamil Nadu, India
S. Thanuskodi. © 2020. 20 pages.
This chapter describes the background, methodology, and results of a preliminary study undertaken in 2018 to determine university faculty awareness and perceptions of copyright...
Role of Libraries in Career Development Among the Students
K. Sakkaravarthi, S. Thanuskodi. © 2020. 24 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to review and analyze the role of libraries and librarians in Management College student empowerment of career guidance, career counseling, and...
Usage of Social Networking Sites Among Post Graduate Students
S. Thanuskodi. © 2020. 21 pages.
Social networking sites over the years have changed from a few user-based sites into a phenomena that has become a platform for a huge number of users. However, the growth and...
Research Output on Maize (Zea Mays): A Scientometric Study
N. Suresh, S. Thanuskodi. © 2020. 18 pages.
This chapter attempts to analyse quantitatively the growth and trend of Maize (Zea Mays) Cereal Crop research in terms of publication output as reflected in web of science...
Use of Digital Resources Among Social Scientists: An Evaluative Study
S. Thanuskodi. © 2020. 23 pages.
Information is more important for decision makers, policy makers, planners, technologists, scientists, doctors, lawyers, etc. Information is a livelihood for many people. One can...
Information Literacy Skills Among Students of Higher Education Institutions With Special Reference to Tamil Nadu
A. Alagu, S. Thanuskodi. © 2020. 23 pages.
All academic institutions find rapid growth in computer networks and the use of computerized databases to access information in their libraries. Most academic libraries include...
Research Output on Encephalitis Literature: A Scientometric Analysis During 2008 to 2017
N. Rathika, S. Thanuskodi. © 2020. 19 pages.
This study aims to evaluate the publications in Encephalitis journal during the year 2008-2017. The data were retrieved from the Web of Science database maintained by Thomson...
Authorship Pattern and Degree of Collaboration in Marine Pollution Research
S. Thanuskodi. © 2020. 22 pages.
Marine pollution has been an ever-present problem since the advent of large-scale agricultural activity and industrialization. However, significant laws and regulations at an...
Literacy Skill Development for Library Science Professionals
S. Thanuskodi. © 2019. 410 pages.
With the increasing use of information communication technology in education, new skills and competencies among library science professionals are required for them to effectively...
Usage of Social Media Among LIS Students in India
S. Thanuskodi. © 2019. 24 pages.
Social media has become a popular method for students to share information and knowledge and to express emotions. They enable students to exchange videos files, text messages...
Use of Information Resources Among the Civil Service Exam Aspirants With Special Reference to Tamil Nadu, India
Kalyani K. S., S. Thanuskodi. © 2019. 25 pages.
The Indian Civil Service serves as the backbone of India and carries great respect and responsibilities. The best brains of the country vie for entry into the Indian Civil...
A Cito Analytical Study of Doctoral Theses in Legal Research
Radha V. Nair, S. Thanuskodi. © 2019. 25 pages.
This chapter gives a vivid introduction of the topic selected by the investigator, its terms are explained, and an overview of the methodology adopted for analyzing the...
Using Social Network Sites for Library Services in Public Libraries: Possibilities and Challenges
Ashok Kumar, S. Thanuskodi. © 2018. 17 pages.
Social Network sites are one of the innovative technologies contributing libraries the opportunity to reach out to its patrons. Keeping library users up to date is the primary...
Handbook of Research on Inventive Digital Tools for Collection Management and Development in Modern Libraries
S. Thanuskodi. © 2015. 422 pages.
The quality of library collections depends heavily on the initial assessment requirements. An accurate assessment assists with meeting the goals and missions of the library, but...
Awareness and Use of Social Media: A Case Study of Alagappa University
S. Thanuskodi, A. Alagu. © 2015. 16 pages.
ABSTRACT In this chapter, Social Media Networks (SMNs), a subset of ICTs, are defined as online tools and utilities that allow communication of information online and...
ICT Skills among Library Professionals: A Case Study of Universities in Tamilnadu, India
S. Thanuskodi. © 2015. 20 pages.
ICT has changed the traditional methods of library activities and services providing new dimensions for teaching, learning and research in higher educational institutions. With...
Using Social Network Sites for Library Services in Public Libraries: Possibilities and Challenges
Ashok Kumar, S. Thanuskodi. © 2015. 16 pages.
Social Network sites are one of the innovative technologies contributing libraries the opportunity to reach out to its patrons. Keeping library users up to date is the primary...
Expectation of Research Scholars and Students on Library Resources and Services: A Case Study of Alagappa University, India
S. Thanuskodi, C. Revathi. © 2015. 18 pages.
The study shows that around 50% of the research scholars and students who have participated in the study were from the age group of below 25, around 30% from the age group of...
Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries
S. Thanuskodi. © 2013. 348 pages.
Academic libraries cater to the diverse needs of scholars, scientists, technocrats, researchers, students, and others personally and professionally invested in higher education....
Students’ Attitudes towards Library Facilities and Information Resources of University Libraries in Tamil Nadu: A Survey
S. Thanuskodi. © 2013. 15 pages.
The present century ushered in the knowledge economy whereby information, access to it, and the ability to use it to create new knowledge becomes the single most important skill...
Use of E-Journals by the Faculty Members, Researchers, and Students in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Annamalai University: A Survey
S. Thanuskodi, M. Meena. © 2013. 8 pages.
This chapter reports the result of a survey conducted at Annamalai University to determine the extent to which users are aware and make use of e-journals. The study also examines...
Awareness and Use of E-Resources among Library and Information Science Distance Learners at Alagappa University: A Study
S. Thanuskodi, S. Subramaniyan. © 2013. 9 pages.
E-resources are mushrooming online and in other formats. This phenomenon is due to the rapid advancement of information technologies, including the Internet and digitizing...
Use of Internet among Students and Researchers at Alagappa University
S. Thanuskodi, C. Saranya. © 2013. 10 pages.
The fast growth of information and communication technology and particularly the Internet has changed traditional methods of research, storage, retrieval, and communication of...
Bibliometric Analysis of DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology
S. Thanuskodi. © 2012. 10 pages.
This chapter presents a bibliometric analysis of the journal, DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, for the period between 2006 and 2010. The data were downloaded...