Bibliographic Classification in the Digital Age: Current Trends & Future Directions




Bibliographic classification is among the core activities of Library & Information Science that brings order and proper management to the holdings of a library. Compared to printed media, digital collections present numerous challenges regarding their preservation, curation, organization and their resource discovery and access. In this regard true native perspective is needed to be adopted for bibliographic classification in digital environments. In this research article, we have investigated and reported different approaches to bibliographic classification of digital collections. The article also contributes two evaluation frameworks that evaluate different classification schemes and elaborate different approaches that exist in theory, in manual practice and automatically in digital environments. The article presents a bird-eye-view for researchers in reaching a generalized and holistic approach towards bibliographic classification research, where new research avenues have been identified. 

Author Biography

Shah Khusro, University of Peshawar

Dr. Shah Khusro is working as Professor of Computer Science and Head of Information and Web Semantics Research Group at the Department of Computer Science, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan. He has done his PhD from the Institute of Software Technology & Interactive Systems, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria under the supervision of Prof. Dr. A Min Tjoa. Earlier he did his M.Sc. from the Department of Computer Science, University of Peshawar with a Gold Medal. He is a member of different academic bodies of several universities in the region. He has attended/organized several international conferences. He is working on some real world projects in eGovernance, Health, and for Blind and Elderly People. His research interests include Web Semantics, Web Engineering, Information Retrieval, Web Mining, Search Engines, Augmented Reality, Mobile based Systems for People with Special Needs, etc.


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How to Cite

Ullah, A., Khusro, S., & Ullah, I. (2017). Bibliographic Classification in the Digital Age: Current Trends & Future Directions. Information Technology and Libraries, 36(3), 48–77.