Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Library and Information Services

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  • Author :D.N. Phadke
  • Year of Publication :2006
  • ISBN: :9788180692710
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XVII, 162
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Geography, GIS and Remote Sensing, Library Sciences

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About the Book :

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) has been extensively used in various traditional fields like land-use, environment science and natural resources management. Due to tremendous potential of GIS in handling geographic component of any information, its use is being explored in other non-traditional fields like business, banking, health and other utility services. Library, where information itself is its blood, associated with geographic component, cannot remain isolated from using GIS.

About Author :

Dattatray Narayan Phadke (b. 1949) graduated in Chemistry (1972). He entered into the field of Library and Information Science after doing M.Sc.(Physical Chemistry) from University of Pune (1973). Completed M.Lib. from University of Mumbai (1986) and subsequently Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from University of Pune with the topic Use of GIS in Library (1999). Dr. Phadke, after initially working for a few years  (VRDE, DRDO), Ahmednagar, moved on to Central Library, IIT, Bombay (1979). Since then he has been serving at IIT, Bombay at different levels associated with various activities of the Library. Currently he is one of the Senior Assistant Librarians. He also worked on MODROB / institute sponsored project on Providing Comprehensive Electronic Security to Valuable Library Collection. Dr. Phadke has contributed a number of articles in journals, seminars and conferences. He has edited a book entitled In Search of Excellence-Librarianship, published in the honour of his guide Dr. S. R. Ganpule by Multi-Tech Pub. Co., Mumbai (1999). As an expert in Library and Information Science, he is associated with M.Lib.Sc. Programme of YCMOU, Nasik, where he has contributed a number of course books and workbooks on SOUL software of INFLIBNET, Ahmedabad. He is recognized as Ph.D. Guide by YCMOU, Nasik and a few other universities.