Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship

Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship

Susmita Chakraborty (University of Calcutta, India) and Anup Kumar Das (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: July, 2013|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 406
ISBN13: 9781466643659|ISBN10: 146664365X|EISBN13: 9781466643666|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4365-9

Description

With the introduction of the Bologna Process, the emphasis on the importance of international librarianship and its activity between governmental or non-governmental institutions, organizations, and groups of nations has continued to grow.

Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship highlights the importance of international librarianship in governmental and non-governmental institutions, organizations, and groups in order to promote, develop, and maintain librarianship and the library profession around the world. This publication is essential for graduate students, researchers, teachers, and LIS administrators in the field of library science.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborative Authorship in LIS
  • Comparative Librarianship
  • Cultural & Information Agencies
  • Influence Factors with LIS
  • International Librarianship
  • International Non-Governmental Organizations in LIS
  • Learning from Developed Countries

Reviews and Testimonials

This timely and comprehensive sourcebook details the state-of-the-art technologies and looks at possible future developments in the fields. Subjects covered include basic enabling technologies for cloud computing, service delivery models, standardization and security, the all-important big data handling and computing, general economics of cloud computing and applications of cloud in enterprise and manufacturing, applications in science (also intersecting with the big data methods), operations research and healthcare and developing technologies combining cloud and high-performance computing, with a look at "green computing" with its several solutions in liquid cooling, renewable energy sources, et al. This is a general review of technologies, designed not to make one an expert but to provide a necessary starting point for future work, including choice of adoption of specific systems.

– Eithne O'Leyne, Editor, Book News Inc.

An international group of library and information scholars offers 27 chapters on the collaboration between different segments of the library community internationally. They discuss general and ethical issues, including the globalization of knowledge resources, library donations, philanthropy, and reducing the digital divide through international librarianship; the role of professional associations, focusing on the Special Libraries Association, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, and American Research Libraries.

– ProtoView Book Abstracts

This book highlights the importance of international librarianship in governmental and non-governmental institutions, organizations, and groups in order to promote, develop, and maintain librarianship and the library profession around the world. [...] I found this book ideal for scholars in international relations, library and information studies, knowledge management, and communication research. This publication is also useful for policymakers and administrators of library and information services.

– Dr. Swapan Kumar Patra, Senior Researcher, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, IFLA Asia & Oceania Section Newsletter

The overall theme of this collection of papers is international collaboration in the library and information science (LIS) domain. There is a focus on international collaboration across different segments of the library community. It also honors the work of Professor S.B. Ghosh, who is recognized internationally for his contributions to the International Federation of Library Association and Institutions (IFLA). [...] The contributions from international LIS practitioners in academic, research and public libraries, as well as international professional organisations, provide useful reference material for anyone wanting to know more about international collaborative librarianship. The book then finishes with short biographies of the international authors, reaffirming the book’s extensive global coverage.

– Annie Yee, RMIT University, Australian Library Journal, 64(2)

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Susmita Chakraborty is an Assistant Professor in the University of Calcutta teaching ‘Digital Content Management’ and ‘Technical Writing’ to MLIS students. She is a Gold Medalist (M. Lib. Sc.) of Calcutta University and a First Class Second (MLIS in digital Library Management) of Jadavpur University. Before that, she was serving responsible positions in Bengal Engineering & Science University, in Maharaja Manindra Chandra College and in Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management. She has done Masters in English Literature Calcutta University and Associateship in Information Science from Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre, a premier CSIR Institute under Government of India. She did her PhD in Medical Informatics. She is actively involved in LIS global leadership. She is a Standing Committee Member of the Section on Education & Training of International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions (IFLA-SET), Netherlands. She is also current ‘Secretary’ and past ‘Director’ of the Asian Chapter of Special Libraries Association. She was a Member of Section on Knowledge Management Standing Committee (2009-2013) of IFLA & a member of IFLA-KM Program Committee in 2013. Susmita is the Editor of IFLA SET Bulletin and a Member of the Editorial Committee of the Newsletter of the Asian Chapter of Special Libraries Association. She is also the International Advisory Editor of the Eastern Librarian journal, the oldest and peer-reviewed LIS journal from Bangladesh, published since 1965. Susmita has presented invited papers in many national and some international events. She has contributed papers in national and International journals as well as in national and international conferences. She has edited 2 books, 3 annual literary collections and contributed a few book chapters. Apart from other honours and grants, her latest professional achievement is receiving the prestigious Bonnie Hilditch International Librarian Award in San Diego, CA, USA in June 2013.
Anup Kumar Das is a senior researcher in the Centre for Studies in Science Policy at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India and a UNESCO Expert in the areas of Communication and Information. He was awarded doctoral degree from the Jadavpur University, India in 2008. He has published a number of papers in different journals and presented papers in different international/ national conferences. His work includes ‘Open Access to Knowledge and Information: Scholarly Literature and Digital Library Initiatives – the South Asian Scenario’, UNESCO, New Delhi.

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