Emerging Technologies for Knowledge Resource Management examines various factors that contribute to an enabled environment for optimum utilisation of information resources. These include the digital form of information resources, which are inherently sharable, consortia as a concept to bring people and materials together and unified portals as technology to bring together disparate and heterogeneous resources for sharing and access. The book provides a step-by-step guideline for system analysis and requirements analysis. The book also provides reviews of existing portal models for sharing resources and identifies the gap in meeting the objectives. The book provides a framework for a cost effective unified portal model to share the electronic information resources available in the participating libraries in a distributed digital environment.
Makes the basic concepts of emerging technologies clear and their applications in knowledge resource management
Examines the capabilities of emerging technologies for sharing electronic resources in a heterogeneous environment
Reviews existing portal models available in commercial, research and development and open source environment
Information professionals, knowledge workers and librarians
Table of Contents
Digital knowledge resources; Emerging technologies for sharing digital resources in a distributed environment; Unified portal models for sharing digital information resources: A review; The unified portal system: A design; Conclusion.
Dr M. Paul Pandian is Head, Library and Information Resource Centre at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India. He was earlier the Head, Library and Information Resource Centre at the Indian Institute of Management, Indore, India and Scientist at INFLIBNET, UGC, India.
C R Karisiddappa
Dr C. R. Karisiddappa is President, Indian Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science (IATLIS), Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Karnatak University, Dharwad, India. He was Convenor-UGC Subject Panel, Covenor-UGC Curriculum Development Committee. He was awarded IATLIS Motiwale National Best Teacher in Library and Information Science.