Prof Gobinda Chowdhury

Professor in Information Science/Head of Department
Department: Computer and Information Sciences

Prof Gobinda Chowdhury joined Northumbria University in August 2013 after spending a few years as a Professor and Director of the Centre for Information & Knowledge Management at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

Gobinda -ChowdhuryI joined Northumbria University in August 2013 after spending a few years as a Professor and Director of the Centre for Information & Knowledge Management at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. For over 25 years I have worked as an academic and researcher in information science in different parts of the world including Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia. For the past few years I have also been actively involved in the iSchools activities especially in the Asia-pacific region and of late in Europe.

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Qualifications

BSc Hons, MSc, PhD, FCLIP

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My primary teaching interests include knowledge organization, information retrieval and digital libraries. I have taught in these and other related areas for over two decades, and I have written several books that are the key readings in information science courses in many universities around the world. Over the years I have also been actively involved in discussing the new trends and devising new curricula in information science in my own and various other universities across the globe. I have worked as an external examiner and reviewer of information science courses in many British and overseas universities.

Sponsors and Collaborators

I have successfully managed a number of research projects funded by different funding bodies including the European Union, Higher Education Academy, Scottish Library and Information Council, various UN bodies and universities. I have also successfully supervised a number of PhD students, and I am always in search of bright PhD students in different areas of information science. For many years I have served in the steering committee of CiSAP (Consortium of iSchools for Asia and the Pacific) and ICADL (International Conference of Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries).

Current/Recent Projects

I have published 15 books and over 150 research papers in different international journals, conferences, workshops, etc. I am the series editor of the recently launched iResearch Series of Facet Publishing, London.

Selected publications:

Nguyen, H.S. and Chowdhury, G. Interpreting the knowledge map of digital library research (1990-2010). Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 64(6), 2013,1235-1258.

Chowdhury, G.G. Sustainability of digital information services. Journal of Documentation, 69(5), 2013 

Key Publications

Chowdhury, G.G. (2013). Conceptual model of a cloud-based green information service. Keynote paper presented at the ICAL2 conference, New Delhi, 12-15 February, 2013. In: S M Dhawan, S. Majumdar and S. Deshmukh (eds). Library Services through cloud computing: moving libraries to the web. Delhi: Indo American Books, ISBN978-93-82661-07-8 pp. 11-19. (Keynote paper)

Chowdhury, G.G. Building Sustainable Information Services: a Green IS research agenda, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 63(4), 2012, 633-647

Chowdhury, G.G. An agenda for green information retrieval research. Information Processing and Management, 48 (6), 2012, 1067-1077

Chowdhury, G.G. How digital information services can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Online Information Review, 36(4), 2012, 489-506

Hsin-Hsi, Chen and Chowdhury, G.G. (eds). The Outreach of Digital Libraries: a Globalized Resource Network. The 14th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, November 12-15, 2012, Taipei, Taiwan. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series, Vol. 7634, Springer, 2012.

Chowdhury, G.G. and Foo, S. (eds) Digital libraries and information access: research perspectives. London: Facet Publishing and New York, Neal-Schuman, 2012

Nguyen, H-S. and Chowdhury, G.G, Main Trends in Digital Library Research (1990-2010): Analyzing the past and predicting the future. ICADL 2012, Taiwan, 12-15 Nov. 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series. Springer, 2012, Springer, 2012. ISBN 978-3-642-34751-1 pp. 347-48

Chowdhury, G.G. Digital information world: what difference can we make?, iCOLIS, 21-23 Nov. 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In: Noorhidawati, A. et al. (eds.). Inclusion and outreach in libraries. University of Malaya, ISBN 978-983-43491-3-4 pp. 1-11 (Keynote paper)

Chowdhury, G.G. and Chowdhury, Sudatta. Information users and usability in the digital age. London, Facet Publishing, and New York, Neal-Schuman, 2011.


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