Handbook of Research on Inventive Digital Tools for Collection Management and Development in Modern Libraries

Handbook of Research on Inventive Digital Tools for Collection Management and Development in Modern Libraries

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Library & Information Science for 2019.

S. Thanuskodi (Alagappa University, India)
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Release Date: July, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 422
ISBN13: 9781466681781|ISBN10: 1466681780|EISBN13: 9781466681798|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8178-1


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 the introduction of digital media and resources is accompanied with new challenges in measuring the effective use of the library’s collection.

The Handbook of Research on Inventive Digital Tools for Collection Management and Development in Modern Libraries details how libraries strive to bridge traditional collections with their new digital counterparts. Providing real-world examples and analysis of the modern library, this publication is a timely reference source for professionals and researchers in the fields of library and information science, as well as executives interested in information and organizational development.

Topics Covered

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

  • Digital Libraries
  • Digital Media
  • E-Learning
  • Information Sciences
  • Libraries
  • Radio Frequency Identification
  • Social Media

Reviews and Testimonials

Teaching and practicing librarians, mostly in India but also in Thailand and Nigeria, explain how digital tools can be used to manage and develop collections. Their topics include the role of virtual libraries in the learning process, webscale discovery tools as a solution for inestimable online resources, a case study of mapping forensic odontology literature using open source bibliographies and software, an assessment of digital library functions and services in Nigerian academic libraries, and the impact of information and communication technology among physical education students at Alagappa University in Tamilnadu.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

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.