The sustainability of scholarly information

For Immediate Release
Tue, 10/07/2014


Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

ALA Publishing

American Library Association


CHICAGO — Written by G.G. Chowdhury, “Sustainability of Scholarly Information,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, is the first attempt to discuss the sustainable development of scholarly information. Examining economic, social and environmental sustainability, this landmark text is illustrated with case studies and informed by the latest research and policies. 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. A must-read for anyone concerned with the future of the information profession, it also functions as a valuable tool for orienting students.

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 and has acted as an international program committee member at various international conferences.

Facet Publishing, the commercial publishing and bookselling arm of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, is the leading publisher of books for library and information professionals worldwide. ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide. Contact us at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5052 or