Sustainability of Scholarly Information

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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.

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

G.G. Chowdhury

G.G. Chowdhury is a Professor of Information Science in the Department of Computer & Information Sciences at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK. He has held several senior academic positions including as Professor and Head of Mathematics and Information Sciences, and as the Head of iSchool at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK; and as a Professor and Director of Information and Knowledge Management at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia. Professor Chowdhury's research focuses on connecting people with information through technology. He is a leading expert in digital libraries, cultural information management and sustainable information systems and services. He has published 16 books and over 160 research papers. Professor Chowdhury has `been the European and Global Chair of the iSchools organization.

" 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