Informatics Studies - an international interdisciplinary journal for ICT, Computer Science, LIS and related areas is entering into sixth year of publication. It is a platform for discussing the emerging trends in the theory and the application of LIS. The journal focuses on -Information Infrastructures, Information Economics, Knowledge Management, Digital Library/Archive, Unicode, Multi-lingual/ Interoperability Issues, Thesauri, Ontology, Semantics, Metadata, Information Storage and Retrieval, Resource Discovery Solutions, Open Access Initiatives, e-publishing, IPR, Service Quality Standards Setting, Bioinformatics, Development Informatics, Community Informatics, Social Informatics, Environmental Informatics, Medical Informatics, Computational Linguistics, as well as interdisciplinary and international perspectives on these areas. Informatics Studies also covers studies on scientists who laid foundations of Library and Information Science. In this series, Patrick R Penland, Earnest J Mann, ECG Sudarsan, Margreet Wijnstroom etc with selected papers of them have been published by the Informatics Studies. Special volumes on Eugene Garfield and Stephen William Hawking have been published in these years of journal's forays into LIS scholarly publishing.
The year 2017 was the Quasquicentennial year of Sri S R Ranganathan. With the development of ICT and its enormous influence on LIS, it has become a fashion to sideline SRR studies. But on examining and analyzing his works, it can be seen that the concepts and the techniques enunciated by him stands test of the time and remains live in the ever-changing informatics field and our society. His works acted as the foundation of the Information Management of the yesteryears, Knowledge Management of the modern-day and shall continue showing light into the future dispensations. They still remain as a source to the practical and the theoretical solutions for policies, plans and programmes, innovations, services, systems, networks, etc. The first issue of volume 6 (2019) of Informatics Studies will be the special volume on SRR, commemorating his contributions to LIS profession.
Scholars are requested to contribute papers for SR Ranganathan Quasquicentennial Memorial issue of Informatics Studies to be published as Volume 6(1) January 2019. Papers on SRR's views, plans, research, theories, and programmes that are relevant to the current Knowledge Management scenario are welcome.
Articles may be uploaded at informaticsstudies.in or can be e-mailed to the firstname.lastname@example.org as MS Word file attachment as per standards prescribed in the journal website. Last date of submission is 15 November 2018.