ERIC Number: ED441498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Development of Library and Information Science Periodicals in Asia, with Emphasis on South Asia: Problems and Solutions.
Sharma, R. N.
During the 20th century, Asian countries have been very active in publishing books and journals in the field of library and information science. Journals have been published in English as well as in many vernacular languages. This paper deals with the development of Asian library journals, with an emphasis on South Asia. Japan was the first Asian country to publish a library journal, entitled "Toshoken Zasshi," in 1907, followed by India in 1912. In 1972, China became the newest nation to enter the publishing of library journals. Since 1907, many journals have been published from Asia, but many have ceased publication for various reasons. As recently as 1998, a new quarterly journal, entitled "Ranganathan Research Bulletin," started publication in India. This paper discusses the coverage, quality of articles, readership, and subscription rates of various South Asian library journals. It also deals briefly with the success of "Library Times International," edited by the author. Finally, a few suggestions are made to improve quality, circulation and coverage, and to attract readership for all library journals in a timely manner through technology. (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Language Periodicals, Information Science, Library Science, Publishing Industry, Scholarly Journals
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Asia