World Digital Libraries – An International Journal

An international Journal


16, 2 issues

Latest issue

16:1 online 15 September 2023

Next issue

16:2 scheduled for March 2023

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From volume 1, 2008

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Aims & Scope

World Digital Libraries is published by TERIteri.logo

World Digital Libraries is an international peer-reviewed bi-annual journal. The journal seeks quality research papers that present original theoretical approaches. It also seeks experimental case studies related to digital library developments, maintenance and dissemination of digital information focusing on research and integration of knowledge at the interface of resources and development. The journal will, therefore, keep readers abreast with the current developments and contain articles, reviews, current developments and case studies, encompassing the following areas.

  • Theoretical and methodological issues that relate to the interrelationships among electronic resources management, digital preservation, multiple access, multilinguality, copyright issues and security aspects.
  • Theoretical approaches as well as experimental case studies related to digital library development and maintenance.
  • Initiatives towards digitization through lucid case studies.
  • Current developments across the globe.
  • Dialogues between the scientific community and society at large.

Editorial Board


Professor Michael Seadle, 
Director, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, HEADT Centre (a research project); 
Executive Director, iSchools, Inc.


Dr Partha Kalyan Bhattacharya, TERI, New Delhi, India

Associate Editor

R A Maningdoula Thangal,TERI, New Delhi, India

Assistant Editor

Sachin Bhardwaj, TERI, New Delhi, India

Editorial Advisory Board

Dr Jagdish Arora, Advisor, National Board of Accrediation, New Delhi, India

Dr Alejandro Bia, CIO-DEMI, Centro de Investigación Operativa, Departamento de Estadística, Matemáticas e Informática, Área de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Elche, España

Prof. José Luis Borbinha, Professor, INESC-ID/IST, Information Systems Group Lisbon Technical University, Portugal

Prof. Daniel Chandran, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Information Technology University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Prof. Ching-chih Chen, PhD, Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science Simmons College, USA

Prof. Gobinda Chowdhury, PhD, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences, Northumbria University, UK

Prof. J N Gautam, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Jiwaji University, Madhya Pradesh, India

Prof. Ee-Peng Lim, PhD, Professor, School of Information Systems Singapore Management University, Singapore

Dr Debal Chandra Kar, Librarian, Ambedkar University, New Delhi, India

Prof. Gary Marchionini, Professor, School of Information and Library Science University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Dr Usha Mujoo-Munshi,Chief Librarian, Indian Institute of Public Administration, India

Prof. Dr Erich J Neuhold, Professor, Computer Science, University of Vienna, Austria

Prof. Paul Nieuwenhuysen, Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Mr John Paschoud, Information Systems Engineer of the Library London School of Economics, UK

Dr A R D Prasad, Professor, Documentation Research & Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, India

Dr Ratna Sanyal, Professor, Computer Science Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, BML Munjal University, India

Dr V N Shukla, Director (IT), Election Commision of India, India

Prof. Ingeborg Torvik Sølvberg, Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Dr M G Sreekumar, Librarian, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, Kerala

Prof. Shigeo Sugimoto, University of Library and Information Science, Japan

Prof. P Tapio Varis, Acting President, Global University System, Professor and Chair of Media Education, University of Tampere, Finland

Prof. Shalini R Urs, Executive Director, International School of Information Management, University of Mysore, Mysore, India

Prof. Ian H Witten, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato, New Zealand

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