Emerald is delighted to offer a research grant for a project in the field of library and information science research. The award will offer £2,000 to fund the winning research project. In addition to the research fund it is also hoped that the findings of the research can be published in one of Emerald’s many excellent library and information studies titles.
Due to the number of high quality submissions that we have received this year, two Highly Commended Awards will also be bestowed.
Dr. K. Rama Patnaik
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India
"Raising the bar for fair use access to electronic resources: Are we signing away our rights? An analysis of license agreements and its impact on role of libraries in management education in India.
Mr Anand Dodamani and Dr Muttayya Koganuramath
Tata Institute Of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India
Tamkur University, Tamkur, India
"Provision of Assistive Technology to Support Visually Challenged Students in the Libray and Information Centres : A Survey of the University Libraries in India"
Mr Dodamani commented "I am very pleased and honored to win the Highly Commended Award this year. The award means a lot to me. This recognition from the Emerald will encourage and enhance my research abilities and help me contribute something substantial to the field of library and information science.
I share this honor with all my colleagues in Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India, for their encouragement of my work. I extend my sincere thanks to Emerald Group Publishing Limited for this initiative and to the esteemed judging panel for choosing our research proposal for this incredible award."
Dr Sudhanshu Joshi and Ms Udita Negi
Doon University, Uttrakhand, India
South-Asian Cloud based Ebrary for Optimum Library Resources sharing
The main member of the research team must be of South Asian origin or be based in South Asia.
For the purpose of this award, South Asian countries are defined as: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Pakistan and Maldives
Each application was judged, by a panel of experts, on the criteria below. The research must:
The closing date for applications was 1 September 2012.
The 2013 award is due to be launched in February 2013.
For further information, please contact:
Service Development Executive
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Bingley BD16 1WA