G.G. Chowdhury is Professor in Information Science at iSchool@northumbria, and Head of the Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences at Northumbria University, UK.
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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.
"...an 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