Subject Guide to Communication Informatics and Librarianship in India: Based on a Survey of Libraries in Capital City of India
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About the Book :
The present publication in CICIL series, which enlists in descriptor wise sequence the national information resources in Communication, Informatics and Librarianship, of 44 important Delhi libraries, is intended to serve three purposes among others. Firstly, it will help the practicing Librarians and working Information Scientists to update their knowledge and skill, to broaden their horizons and to meet the challenges of the changing times. Secondly, it is a handy tool for the Teaching Faculty who will find it (with listing of rare and out-of print editions) of immense value in their teaching work. Thirdly, this publication is particularly valuable for Researchers and Scholars who will not only find I it listing of most of their required material in their area of study, but will also be able to locate the place where the material is available. Additionally, to Acquisition Librarian it will help indicate the gaps and to Reference Librarian a pointer for referral service. Last, but not the least, this may motivate other professionals to repeat the exercise in other metropolitan cities.
About Author :
S.P. Agrawal (b. 1929) was Director, National Social Science Documentation Centre, ICSSR, and Member Secretary, Indian Association of Social Science Institutions. He was also the Vice-Chairman of the Asia and Pacific Information Network in Social Sciences (APINESS). In 1988 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Honoris Causa) by International University Foundation. Presently, he is Member, Round Table on Research in Reading, IFLA, and Member, International Committee for Social Science Information and Documentation. He is also Member of Board of Studies of National Archives of India and Hindi Advisory Committee, Ministry of Coal, Government of India. Born and brought up in the cradle of freedom movement which he joined at the tender age of twelve, he gained an insight into political problems and 'developed a sense of responsibility which bore fruit as an information scientist committed to Gandhiji's philosophy and action-plan in the field and its social concept. He. has written extensively on various aspects of education, Indian Polity and library and information science.
Puspha Rani Sharma (b. 1960) holds Master Degree in Sociology and in Hindi Literature, as also a degree in Library and Information Science from University of Delhi. She has been associated with Indian Council of Social Science Research Projects of Retrospective Indexing of Indian Council of Social Science Research Projects of Retrospective Indexing of Indian Social Science Periodicals, Union Catalogue of Reference Books, Bibliographies, Social Science Periodicals and Series, etc. Her forthcoming publication in collaboration with S.P. Agrawal is Government of India Publications. She is presently working in National Social Science Documentation Cantre, New Delhi.