TLT Research Seminar: Scholarly Productivity of Library and Information Science Research in Bangladesh: A Bibliometric Study from 1971 – 2020

This research seminar aims to discuss about the recent research article on the LIS Scholarly Productivity in Bangladesh. Through engaging researchers and topics, we hope to spark dialogue and relationship across Bangladeshi LIS academic and professional’s community for a justifiable future.

Since the independence of Bangladesh in 1971, LIS Faculty members, practitioners and researchers have published widely in many leading LIS journals and conferences some of which are listed by WoS and SCOPUS. Publishing trends has shown positive growth during the last two decades. As per the Scimago journal and country rank (2019), there are only fifteen Bangladeshi scholarly journals are listed. Bangladesh’s two LIS journals, ‘The Eastern Librarian’ ‘Bangladesh Journal of Library and Information Science’, both journals are irregular and not indexed by Scopus, or listed in Scimago journal ranking. We, LIS faculties, researchers and practitioners in Bangladesh do not know the ratio of publication visibility in the leading global outlet.

» Read more

Tahur Ahmed is now a Scopus Certified Librarian

Apu, Dhaka

Tahur Ahmed

Tahur Ahmed

Mr Tahur Ahmed, Assistant Librarian, East West University has successfully completed the “Scopus Certification Program for Librarians” organised by ELSEVIER from October 01, 2019, to November 15, 2019. Twenty Five Librarians from all over the world have successfully completed this program in this cohort. Two library professionals from Bangladesh have completed this course. The certification program consists of the following six online courses:

1) Topical Search
2) Author Identity
3) Research Metrics
4) APIs
5) Institutional Insights and
6) User Outreach.

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database in the world. The main objective of this course is to gain insight into research sources, collaboration and metrics, and use that knowledge to expand training and consulting options with the library users to develop deep skills and new competencies in research discovery and evaluation.