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S. Thanuskodi

Dr. S. Thanuskodi is working as Associate Professor and Head i/c in the Department of Library and Information Science, Alagappa University. He has around 17 years of professional experience in the field of Library and Information Science. He started his career as Librarian in the Central Law College, Salem. After that he worked as an Assistant Professor, Annamalai University. He also served around three years as Tutor for Commonwealth Youth Programme. He holds B.Sc. M.A., B.Ed., M.L.I.S., M.Phil., Ph.D., and M.L. (International Law and Constitutional Law) Degrees. His areas of interest include information and communication technology (ICT), user studies, bibliometrics, webometrics, research methodology and digital libraries. He is life member of professional bodies such as IIPA, ILA, IASLIC, IATLIS, SIS, MALA and SALIS. He has written fifteen chapters in the textbooks of Library and Information Science and published more than 60 research articles in the national and international journals. He has presented around 30 research papers in national and international conferences/seminars. He has guided ten M.Phil. students for theses research work. He is a Reviewer and Editorial Board Member for several national and international peer reviewed journals.

Publications

Literacy Skill Development for Library Science Professionals
S. Thanuskodi. © 2019. 410 pages.
With the increasing use of information communication technology in education, new skills and competencies among library science professionals are required for them to effectively...
Usage of Social Media Among LIS Students in India
S. Thanuskodi. © 2019. 24 pages.
Social media has become a popular method for students to share information and knowledge and to express emotions. They enable students to exchange videos files, text messages...
Use of Information Resources Among the Civil Service Exam Aspirants With Special Reference to Tamil Nadu, India
Kalyani K. S., S. Thanuskodi. © 2019. 25 pages.
The Indian Civil Service serves as the backbone of India and carries great respect and responsibilities. The best brains of the country vie for entry into the Indian Civil...
A Cito Analytical Study of Doctoral Theses in Legal Research
Radha V. Nair, S. Thanuskodi. © 2019. 25 pages.
This chapter gives a vivid introduction of the topic selected by the investigator, its terms are explained, and an overview of the methodology adopted for analyzing the...
Using Social Network Sites for Library Services in Public Libraries: Possibilities and Challenges
Ashok Kumar, S. Thanuskodi. © 2018. 17 pages.
Social Network sites are one of the innovative technologies contributing libraries the opportunity to reach out to its patrons. Keeping library users up to date is the primary...
Handbook of Research on Inventive Digital Tools for Collection Management and Development in Modern Libraries
S. Thanuskodi. © 2015. 422 pages.
The quality of library collections depends heavily on the initial assessment requirements. An accurate assessment assists with meeting the goals and missions of the library, but...
Awareness and Use of Social Media: A Case Study of Alagappa University
S. Thanuskodi, A. Alagu. © 2015. 16 pages.
ABSTRACT In this chapter, Social Media Networks (SMNs), a subset of ICTs, are defined as online tools and utilities that allow communication of information online and...
ICT Skills among Library Professionals: A Case Study of Universities in Tamilnadu, India
S. Thanuskodi. © 2015. 20 pages.
ICT has changed the traditional methods of library activities and services providing new dimensions for teaching, learning and research in higher educational institutions. With...
Using Social Network Sites for Library Services in Public Libraries: Possibilities and Challenges
Ashok Kumar, S. Thanuskodi. © 2015. 16 pages.
Social Network sites are one of the innovative technologies contributing libraries the opportunity to reach out to its patrons. Keeping library users up to date is the primary...
Expectation of Research Scholars and Students on Library Resources and Services: A Case Study of Alagappa University, India
S. Thanuskodi, C. Revathi. © 2015. 18 pages.
The study shows that around 50% of the research scholars and students who have participated in the study were from the age group of below 25, around 30% from the age group of...
Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries
S. Thanuskodi. © 2013. 348 pages.
Academic libraries cater to the diverse needs of scholars, scientists, technocrats, researchers, students, and others personally and professionally invested in higher education....
Students’ Attitudes towards Library Facilities and Information Resources of University Libraries in Tamil Nadu: A Survey
S. Thanuskodi. © 2013. 15 pages.
The present century ushered in the knowledge economy whereby information, access to it, and the ability to use it to create new knowledge becomes the single most important skill...
Use of E-Journals by the Faculty Members, Researchers, and Students in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Annamalai University: A Survey
S. Thanuskodi, M. Meena. © 2013. 8 pages.
This chapter reports the result of a survey conducted at Annamalai University to determine the extent to which users are aware and make use of e-journals. The study also examines...
Awareness and Use of E-Resources among Library and Information Science Distance Learners at Alagappa University: A Study
S. Thanuskodi, S. Subramaniyan. © 2013. 9 pages.
E-resources are mushrooming online and in other formats. This phenomenon is due to the rapid advancement of information technologies, including the Internet and digitizing...
Use of Internet among Students and Researchers at Alagappa University
S. Thanuskodi, C. Saranya. © 2013. 10 pages.
The fast growth of information and communication technology and particularly the Internet has changed traditional methods of research, storage, retrieval, and communication of...
Bibliometric Analysis of DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology
S. Thanuskodi. © 2012. 10 pages.
This chapter presents a bibliometric analysis of the journal, DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, for the period between 2006 and 2010. The data were downloaded...