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Sustainability of Scholarly Information
G.G. Chowdhury
Item Number: 978-1-85604-956-6
Publisher: Facet Publishing, UK
Price: $95.00
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256 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-1-85604-956-6
Year Published: 2014
This landmark text represents the first attempt to discuss the sustainable development of scholarly information in three key areas: economic, social and environmental sustainability. Illustrated with case studies and informed by the latest research and policies, this book is a valuable tool for orienting students. Taking as its starting point the premise that digital information systems and services form the backbone of a knowledge society and digital economy, this book explores the challenges of ensuring sustainability of information in an evolving digital world. Chowdhury addresses the key factors and policies influencing digital information sustainability and presents a new balanced model of sustainability for scholarly information systems and services.
Table of Contents


Sustainability Basics 
Sustainable Information: What It Means 
Economic Sustainability of Information 
Environmental Sustainability of Information 
Social Sustainability of Information 
Sustainability of Digital Libraries and Information Services: Case Studies 
Sustainability of Information: Emerging Issues and Policies 
Sustainability of Information Models 
Sustainability of Information: Research Issues and Challenges
About the Author

G. G. Chowdhury is Professor of Information and Knowledge Management and Director of the Center for Information and Knowledge Management at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. An academic researcher in different parts of the world for over two decades, he has written several books, articles, and conference papers on information retrieval and digital libraries. He has served as an editorial board member of the Journal of Documentation, Library Review, Journal of Information Science, World Digital Libraries and Online Information Review, as well as acting as an international program committee member at various international conferences.

" extremely useful introduction to the increasingly important topic of sustainability, and one which will undoubtedly provoke discussion amongst information researchers."
— Online Information Review

"All in all the book is worth reading and would be a good substitute to many university courses on digital libraries, digitization, general library management, information management, etc. It also suggests interesting topics for future research, so prospective young researchers on various levels may exploit it looking for research problems to study."
— Information Research

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