Profile of Dr. Md. Anwarul Islam

Profile of Dr. Md. Anwarul Islam

Dr. Md. Anwarul Islam
Associate Professor
Department of Information Science and Library Management
Faculty of Arts
Email: anwar@du.ac.bd
Phone: +8801716305270
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Short Biography:

I am an Associate Professor of Information Science & Library Management at the University of Dhaka. My research interests lie primarily in the areas of Knowledge Management, Information Behaviour and Informetrics. I received my PhD from the School of Knowledge Science, JAIST, Japan. I am a VLIR-UOS Fellow 2012, University of Antwerp, Belgium ; ACRC Fellow 2013, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; DRF Fellow 2013-2016, JAIST, Japan; ACU Fellow 2016 (UK), UBC, Canada and a New Leader Awardee (2017-2018) of ASIS&T, USA. Scholarship visibility Google Scholar; ORCID ; ResearchGate; Socila media Facebook ; Twitter; Academia.

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Degree Name Group/Major Subject Board/Institute Country Passing Year
Ph.D. Knowledge Science Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Japan 2016
M.Phil. Information Science & Library Management University of Dhaka Bangladesh 2005
Masters Information Science & Library Management University of Dhaka Bangladesh 2003
Bachelor Information Science & Library Management University of Dhaka Bangladesh 2002
Award Type Award Title Year Country Description
International IPC Winner of SIG-III (ASIS&T) 2019 United States The objectives of this award are to facilitate and enhance better communication and interaction among ASIS&T members and their foreign colleagues on information issues and to develop an international network of digital scholars and experts on digital libraries and information technology in developing countries.
International New Leaders Award (ASIS&T) 2017 United States To recruit, engage, and retain new members and to identify potential for new leadership in the Association.
International Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Titular Fellowship 2016 Canada Information technology, with priority given to the computerization of record systems or computer-assisted learning
International Best Paper Award 2015 Japan Service innovation in academic libraries: review and a conceptual framework
International Asian Communication Resource Centre (ACRC) Fellowship Award 2013 Singapore To encourage in-depth research, promote cooperation and support scholars who wish to pursue research in communication, information and ICT-related disciplines in Asia.
International Doctoral Research Fellowship 2013 Japan The Doctoral Research Fellowship program aims to provide outstanding and highly motivated students for the PhD program.
International VLIR-UOS 2012 Belgium VLIR-UOS supports partnerships between universities and university colleges in Flanders (Belgium) and the South looking for innovative responses to global and local challenges.
Local DBBL Fellowship 2009 Bangladesh DBBL fellowship offer for conducting research at M.Phil, Ph.D. & Post-Doctoral levels.
Research Interest
Subject Description
Informetrics

Quantitative aspects of information (Bibliometrics, Webometrics e.g.)

Information literacy

Ability to measure need, access and use information effectively.

Information Seeking Behaviour

The way people search for and utilize information. Ho do they behave, what do they do to meet their information need- Inofrmation journey

Cloud computing in teaching and learning Using data and services over the internet, cloud platform like Google classroom, gmail, Amazon, Yahoo. How social media facilitate teaching and learning; classroom.
Social media How and why social media is becoming popular to the students and protest; use of social media for knowledge sharing
Knowledge management Effective utilization of knowledge created within and outside organization; how to manage knowledge? How to retain and transfer knowledge? What are the tools of effective knowledge management?
Project/Research Supervision
Level of Study Title Supervisor Co-Supervisor(s) Name of Student(s) Area of Research Current Completion
Masters Use of Cloud Services by University Students: A Study of a Public University in Bangladesh Dr. Md. Anwarul Islam Md. Atikuzzaman Lingkon

Cloud computing

2019
Masters Perceived Value of Social Media in Students’ Participation in Social Movement: A Developing Country Perspective Dr. Md. Anwarul Islam Shohana Akter Social media 2018
Masters Information Needs and Information Seeking Behavior of Graduate Students at the University of Dhaka Dr. Md. Anwarul Islam Abdur Rahaman Sumon Information Seeking Behaviour 2017
Masters Information Seeking Behaviour of Undergraduate Students: A Study on DhakaUniversity Dr. Md. Anwarul Islam Ahmadul Islam Howlader

Information Seeking Behaviour

2016
Masters Reading Habits and Attitude in the Digital Environment: A Study of ISLM Students of Dhaka University Md. Anwarul Islam Shahinur Ahmed Digital humanities 2013
Masters Measuring Information Literacy Competency of Arts Faculty Students at the University of Dhaka: A Study Md. Anwarul Islam Md. Anisur Rahman Information literacy 2011
Masters Present Status of Internet Use by the Students of Arts Faculty at the University of Dhaka Md. Anwarul Islam Tanjia Sharmin Use of ICT 2011
Masters in progress Dr. Md. Anwarul Islam Morsheda Binta Mamun Current Year
Masters In progress Dr. Md Anwarul Isam Shyama Chowdhury Current Year
Project/Research Work
Subject Project Name Source of Fund From Date To Date Collaboration
No project/research work is found
Invited Talk
SL Invited Talk
1 Invited speaker (2017) Managing Teaching and Learning Records in the Cloud: University Perspective, International Conference on e-Commerce, e-Administration, e-Society, e-Education, and e-Technology (e-CASE and e-Tech) April 4-6, 2017, Kyoto, Japan.
2 Invited speaker (2012) ‘Promoting Health Information Literacy: Role of Libraries and Information Professionals’ National Workshop on Health Information Literacy Organized by East West University Library and sponsored by International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) ALP (Action For Development Through Library) 20th of July, 2012.
3 Invited speaker (2020) ‘Knowledge Management in Library and Information Science: Hype or Hope’ International Conference on Library and Information Science, January 15-17, 2020 Osaka, Japan
4 Invited Speaker (2020) ‘Diversity and Inclusion of ASIST: Mobilizing South Asia Chapter’ International symposium on Empowering the Library and Information Professionals for Achieving the SDGs jointly organized by the Department of Information Science and Library Management (ISLM), University of Dhaka and South Asia Chapter (ASIS
5 Guest Speaker (2018) ‘Service innovation in academic libraries: Value co-creation perspective’ Seminar organized by the Department of Information Studies and Library Management, East West University, Dhaka, 26th September.
SL Collaboration & Membership Name Type Membership Year Membership Expire Year
1 Creative Commons (CC) Global Network General 2020 Life Time
2 International Council of Knowledge Management (ICKM) General member 2020 Life Time
3 Association of Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) Regular Since 2015
4 Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB) General Since 2008 Life Time
Title Organization Location From Date To Date Description
Program Committee (Track Chair): NILIS Research Symposium 2020: Challenges and Opportunities for Libraries in the New Normal National Institute of Library and Information Sciences and South Asia Chapter, ASIS&T Sri Lanka 23-01-2021

NILIS Research Symposium, the annual research event of NILIS, held on 23rd January 2021 using online mode. This is organized in partnership with the South Asia Chapter of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS

Chair Special Interet Group (SIG)- Knowledge Management (KM) Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) USA 20-10-2020 Currently Working

Knowledge Management is concerned with all aspects of knowledge within all types of organizations, including knowledge creation, documentation, codification, sharing, and how these activities promote innovation, learning, effectiveness, and profitability. As an activity Knowledge Management encompasses techniques, technology, and organizational change. Knowledge Management is increasingly becoming a concern for local, state, and national governments, and international organizations seeking to support economic and social welfare in the Information Age. The Special Interest Group for Knowledge Management will facilitate members’ exploration of Knowledge Management for practical, educational, and scholarly purposes and will seek to collaborate with other SIGs and other organizations.

Poster Co-Chairs 2021 Association for Information Scienec and Technology (ASIST) USA 01-07-2020 Currently Working
International Symposium (Co-Chair) ‘Empowering the Library and Information Professionals for Achieving the SDGs’ Jointly organized by the Department of Information Science and Library Management (ISLM), University of Dhaka and South Asia Chapter (ASIST) Dhaka University 10-02-2020 11-02-2020
Proceedings editor International Conference on Library and Information Science (IConLIS) Osaka, Japan 15-01-2020 17-01-2020
Conference Co-Chair International Conference on Library and Information Science (IConLIS) Taiwan and Japan 15-01-2020 17-01-2020
Track Chair 6: KM of Mobile Computable Knowledge in Libraries International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) Durham, NC Central, USA 01-01-2020 Currently Working
South Asia Chapter Chair (ASIST) Association for Information Science and Technology USA 23-10-2019

The purpose of the Chapter is to provide an organization through which members of ASIST located within the Chapter area may participate in and carry forward the programs and purposes of ASIST. The Chapter shall promote the interests of the Society and its programs and shall make every reasonable effort to involve students of information science who are located within its boundaries.

Editorial board members of i-IKM 2019 i-IKM Dhaka 25-04-2019 27-04-2019
Conference Co-Chair International Conference on Library and Information Science (IConLIS) Taiwan and Japan 19-01-2019 21-01-2019
Associate Professor Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 30-01-2018 Currently Working Teaching, Research, and Service Apart from teaching activities, I put more focus on research. I do conduct scholarly research and present their findings at conferences and through publication in peer-reviewed journals. Service duties include administrative work, co-ordinatorship, curricula development , Student advisor and so on. However, I do perform the other duties responsibilities which are assigned by the head of the department.
Country representative (Bangladesh): Asia Pacific Chapter - ASIST Association for Information Science and Technology USA 01-10-2016 01-10-2018
Research collaborator InterPARES Trust Project, a multi-national, interdisciplinary research project exploring issues concerning digital records and data entrusted to the Internet. Vancouver, UBC, Canada 01-05-2016 Currently Working
Visiting scholar School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS), University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver, Canada 01-05-2016 01-10-2016
Member of the membership committee Association for Information Science and Technology USA 01-10-2015 01-10-2018
Visiting researcher Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore 01-08-2013 01-10-2013
Visiting Scholar University of Antwerp, Vrije Universiteit, Universiteit Gent & Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium 01-10-2012 01-12-2012
Assistant Professor Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 15-01-2012 29-01-2018 Guide, lead and mentor students in learning process. Do perform other duties which are assigned by the head of the department.
Student Advisor Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 01-08-2009 31-03-2013 Help and guide students in their academic and sometimes personal affairs. To assist the student in developing meaningful educational goals that are consistent with personal interests, values and abilities.
Lecturer Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 23-11-2008 14-01-2012 Teach students as per the university rules. Lecture planning, preparation and research.
Treasurer SIG-III, ASIST Association for Information Science and Technology USA 01-01-1970 01-10-2019
Book Section
1
Islam, M. A "Mobile phone technology in academic library services: A public university students' perceptions and paradigm." M-Libraries 4: From margin to mainstream: mobile technologies transforming lives and libraries. Mohamed Ally and Gill Needham Londodn: Facet, 2013 .
2
Islam, M. A "Promoting Information Literacy through Public Libraries in Bangladesh: Challenges and Opportunities." Library Planning and Management: Training Manual (Part-3). Nasiruddin Munshi Dhaka: NAEM, Ministry of Education, 2009 170-175 .
Journal Article
1
Atikuzzaman, M and Islam, M. A : Perceptions and Use of Cloud Services: An Empirical Study on the Students of a Public University in Bangladesh, Digital Library Perspectives, vol.ahead-of-print, no.ahead-of-print 2020 .
2
Agarwal, N.K and Islam, M. A : Looking for Knowledge Management in Library and Information Science Research, Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication, vol.69, no.8/9 pp.697-716, 2020 .
3
Islam, M. A and Widen, G : Bibliometric Analysis of the VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems: 2000-2020, VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, 2020 .
4
Sumon, A.R and Islam, M. A : Information Seeking Behavior of the Graduate Students: A Developing Country Perspective, Dhaka University Studies, vol.72-73, no.1-2 pp.1-17, 2020 .
5
Islam, M. A and Agarwal, N. A : What is the impact of Library and Information Science on Knowledge Management research?, VINE: The Journal of Information and Knowledge Management System, vol.51, no.1 pp.1-26, 2020 .
6
Akter, S and Islam, M. A : Perceived Value of Social Media in Students’ Participation in Social Movement: A Developing Country Perspective, Digital Library Perspective, vol.35, no.3 pp.244-258, 2019 .
7
Howlader, A.I and Islam, M. A : Information Seeking Behaviour of Undergraduate Students: A Developing Country Perspective, IFLA, pp.140-156, 2019 .
8
Islam, M. A : Perceptions and Use of Cloud in Academic Activities: A Study of a Public University in Bangladesh, Digital Library Perspectives, vol.35, no.2 pp.66-79, 2019 .
9
Islam, M.A : Managing teaching and learning records in the commercial cloud: A public university Perspective, The Arts Faculty Journal, vol.10, no.14-15 pp.87-107, 2018-2020 .
10
Islam, M. A, Agarwal, N.K and Ikeda, M : Effect of knowledge management on service innovation in academic libraries, IFLA Journal, vol.43, no.3 pp.266-281, 2017 .
11
Islam, M. A and Tsuji, K : Information Professionals’ Knowledge Sharing Practices in Social Media: A Study of Professionals in Developing Countries, International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology,, vol.16, no.2 pp.43-66, 2016 .
12
Agarwal, N.K and Islam, M. A : Knowledge retention and transfer: how libraries manage employees leaving and joining, VINE: The Journal of Information and Knowledge Management System, vol.45, no.2 pp.150-171, 2015 .
13
Islam, M. A, Agarwal, N.K and Ikeda, M : Knowledge management for service innovation in academic libraries: A qualitative study, Library Management, vol.36, no.1/2 pp.40-57, 2015 .
14
Islam, M. A, Agarwal, N.K and Ikeda, M : Conceptualization value co-creation for service innovation in academic libraries, Business Information Review, vol.32, no.1 pp.45-52, 2015 .
15
Islam, M.A, Agarwal, N.K and Ikeda, M : How do academic libraries work with their users to co-create value for service innovation? : A qualitative survey, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML), vol.4, pp.637-658, 2015 .
16
Hossain, M. J, Islam, M. A and Saadi, M. S : Evaluating user’s experience of service performance using SERVPERF scale: A case study of some private university libraries in Bangladesh, Annals of Library and Information Studies (ALIS), vol.60, no.04 pp.249-259, 2014 .
17
Islam, M. A and Hossain, M. J : Marketing Information Resources and Services on the Web: Existing Status of University Libraries in Bangladesh, The Electronic Library, (impact factor:2017 Impact Factor: 0.800* 5-year Impact Factor (2017): 0.879*) vol.32, no.06 pp.742-759, 2014 .
18
Islam, M. A and Ikeda, M : Convergence Issues of Knowledge Management in Digital Libraries: Steps towards state-of-the-art Digital Libraries, VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, vol.44, no.02 pp.140-159, 2014 .
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Agarwal, N. K and Islam, M. A : Knowledge Management Implementation in a Library: Mapping tools and technologies to phases of the KM cycle, VINE: The Journal of Information and Knowledge Management System, vol.44, no.3 pp.322-344, 2014 .
20
Islam, M. A, Agrwal, N.K and Ikeda, M : Library adoption of knowledge management using Web 2.0: A new paradigm for libraries, IFLA Journa, vol.40, no.4 pp.317-330, 2014 .
21
Islam, M. A and Akter, R : Institutional Repositories and Open Access Initiatives in Bangladesh: A New Paradigm of Scholarly Communication, LIBER Quarterly: The Journal of the Association of European Research Libraries, vol.23, no.1 pp.3-24, 2013 .
22
Islam, M. A, Ikeda, M and Islam, M. M : Knowledge sharing behavior influences: A study of Information Science and Library Management faculties in Bangladesh, IFLA Journal, vol.39, no.03 pp.221-234, 2013 .
23
Hossain, M. J and Islam, M. A : Understanding Perceived Service Quality and Satisfaction: A Study of Dhaka University Library, Bangladesh, Performance Measurement and Metrics, vol.13, no.03 pp.169-182, 2012 .
24
Islam, M. A and Hossain, M. J : Access and usage of the Internet among undergraduates in the Faculty of Arts at Dhaka University, Pakistan Journal of Library and Information Science, vol.12, pp.1-12, 2012 .
25
Chowdhury, S, Islam, M. S and Islam, M. A : The Information Literacy Education Readiness of Central Public Library in Dhaka of Bangladesh, International Journal of Information Science and Management, vol.09, no.02 pp.23-44, 2011 .
26
Islam, M. A and Alam, M. S : Webometrics Study of Private Universities in Bangladesh, Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science, (impact factor:Based on JCR 2016: Impact Factor 0.65 (Q3)) vol.16, no.02 pp.115-126, 2011 .
27
Islam, M. A : Webometrics study of Universities in Bangladesh, Annals of Library and Information Studies, vol.58, no.04 pp.307-318, 2011 .
28
Islam, M. A and Tsuji, K : Evaluation of Usage of University Websites in Bangladesh, DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology, vol.31, no.06 pp.468-478, 2011 .
29
Islam, M. A and Hoq, K.M.G : Community Internet Access in Rural Areas: A study on Community Information Centers in Bangladesh, Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science, (impact factor:Based on JCR 2016: Impact Factor 0.65 (Q3)) vol.15, no.02 pp.109-124, 2010 .
30
Islam, M. A and Mezbah-ul-Islam, M : Community Information Services Through Public Libraries in Bangladesh: Problems and Proposal, Library Philosophy and Practice, vol.February, pp.1-11, 2010 .
31
Islam, M. A and Tsuji, K : Assessing Information Literacy Competency of Information Science and Library Management Graduate Students of Dhaka University, IFLA Journal, vol.36, no.04 pp.300-316, 2010 .
32
Islam, M. A and Chowdhury, S : Role of public libraries in promoting awareness of HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh: Problems and Prospects, Social Science Review, vol.27, no.01 pp.173-184, 2010 .
33
Islam, M. A and Alam, M. S : Design a Digital Institutional Repository for the faculty of Arts: A Study, The Dhaka University Studies, vol.67, no.01 pp.125-142, 2010 .
34
Salam, A and Islam, M. A : Information literacy: Perception and Skills of Graduates of Institution of Education and Research, University of Dhaka, Teacher World, vol.33-34, pp.87-98, 2009 .
35
Islam, M. A and Tsuji, K : Bridging Digital Divide in Bangladesh: A Study on CIC, The Electronic Library, (impact factor:2017 Impact Factor: 0.800* 5-year Impact Factor (2017): 0.879*) vol.29, no.04 pp.506-522, 2009 .
36
Chowdhury, S and Islam, M. A : Concept, Issues and Effectiveness of Mobile Library Services in Bangladesh: A Case Study of Bishwa Shahitya Kendra (BSK), The CDR Journal (A Journal of Center for Development Research), vol.3&4, pp.37-50, 2008 .
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Islam, M. A and Mzbah-ul-Islam, M : Community Information Services in Bangladesh: A Case Study on Community Information Center (CIC)., Library Herald, vol.46, no.04 pp.255-279, 2008 .
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Chowdhury, S and Islam, M. A : Preservation of Cultural Heritage Resources in Digital Environment: Problems and Prospects of Cultural Heritage Resources in Bangladesh, The Dhaka University Studies, vol.June, pp.71-84, 2007&2008 .
Conference Proceedings
1
Agarwal, N. K and Islam, M. A "Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology: Analysis of two decades of published research." Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) , pp. 1-18. Pittsburgh, USA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2020 .
2
Islam, M. A and Agarwal, N. K "How is Knowledge Manaegement represented in Library and Information Science ?." Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) , pp. 674-676. Melbourne: Wiley-Blackwell, 2019 .
3
Agarwal, N.K and Islam, M. A "Ascertaining the place of Library and Information Science in knowledge management research." Association of Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) , pp. 1-9. Vancouver, Canada: Wiley-Blackwell, 2018 .
4
Islam, M. A "Managing teaching and learning records in the commercial cloud: A public university Perspective." International Conference on e-Commerce, e-Administration, e-Society, e-Education, and e-Technology (e-CASE & e-tech) Kyoto: 2017 .
5
Agarwal, N.K and Islam, M. A "How can professional associations continue to stay relevant? Knowledge management to the rescue." Association of Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) , pp. 1-10. Copenhagen, Denmark: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016 .
6
Islam, M. A, Agarwal, N. K and Ikeda, M "How do academic libraries work with their users to co-create value for service innovation? : A qualitative survey." Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML) Conference Paris, France: QQML, 2015 .
7
Islam, M. A, Peltokorpi, V. M and Ikeda, M "Service innovation in academic libraries : review and a conceptual framework." International Conference of Library and Information Science (ICLIS) , pp. 89-105. Osaka, Japan: 2015 .
8
Islam, M. A, Agarwal, N. K and Ikeda, M "How does knowledge management affect service innovation in academic libraries: A survey study." Association of Information Science & Technology , pp. 1-4. St. Louis, Mo. USA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015 .
9
Islam, M. A, Agarwal, N. K and Ikeda, M "Knowledge sharing amongst information professionals’ in Bangladesh: A quantitative analysis." BOBCATSSS Conference , pp. 224-231. Barcelona, Spain: 2014 .
10
Islam, M. A "An investigation and analysis of the application of Web 2.0 in university libraries in Bangladesh." International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML) Rome, Italy: La Sapienza University, 2013 .
11
Islam, M. A "Reading habits and attitudes in the digital environment: A Study on Dhaka University Students." International Conference on Digital Humanities University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA: University of Nebraska, 2013 .
12
Islam, M. A "Mobile phone technology in academic library services: A public university students' perceptions and paradigm." International M-library conference Milton Keynes, The UK: Facet, 2012 .
13
Islam, M. A and Chowdhury, S "Open Access Institutional Repositories for Scholarly Communication: A Developing Country Perspective." Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education & Practice , pp. 506-514. Putrajaya, Malaysia: 2011 .
14
Islam, M. S, Chowdhury, S and Islam, M. A "LIS Education in E-Learning Environment: Problems and Proposals for Bangladesh." Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education & Practice , pp. 519-529. Tsukuba, Japan: 2009 .
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Mezbah-ul-Islam, M and Islam, M. A "Concepts, Issues and Design of Virtual Library in Mathematics: Problem and Prospects of Virtual Library in Bangladesh." International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management , pp. 401-411. Kathmandu, Nepal: IFLA, 2008 .
16
Islam, M. A and Mezbah-ul-Islam, M "Concept, Issues and Importance of Library Consortium: Problems and prospects of university library consortium in Bangladesh." ÜNAK 08 Information: Diversity and Awareness Izmir, Turkey: 2008 .
17
Islam, M. A and Mezbah-ul-Islam, M "Community Information Centers: A step to Bringing Connectivity of the Rural Communities in Bangladesh." Planner-2008 Convention on Open Access, Open Source, Open Libraries (0)3 , pp. 55-69. Nagaland University, Nagaland, India: INFLIBNET, 2008 .
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Mezbah-ul-Islam, M, Mostafa, G. M and Islam, M. A "Problems and Prospects of Bangladesh Islamic Library Network: A Case Study of Bangladesh Islamic University and Foundation Library." WCOMLIS-2008: World Congress of Muslim Library and Information Scientists BandarBaru, Nilai, Malaysia: 2008 .