Digital Libraries

Digital Libraries is a vast research area. The various aspects that are covered under this research topic include: novel architectures, preservation and sharing of content, information retrieval, information visualization, annotations, personalization, content management, multilingual content and much more1. For a more comprehensive list of these topics please see:

In today’s world, although, English has become the international communication medium, but this is not an excuse to ignore the importance of our local languages. A huge literature in our local languages is still waiting in conventional libraries to be digitized. There is also a need to translate content available in other languages into our local languages and vice versa. Another aspect that needs our attention is the usability issue of the software systems using our local languages.

Contact Person:

Dr. Muhammad Salman Khan, Assistant Professor, COMSATS Institute of Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. Homepage

Selected Publications: 

  • Khan, M. S.: Exploring Citations for Conflict of Interest Detection in Peer-Review System. International Journal of Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management Applications, Vol. 4, pp. 283-299, 2011.
  • Maurer, H., Khan, M. S.: Research Trends in the Field of e-Learning from 2003 to 2008: A Scientometric and Content Analysis for Selected Journals and Conferences using Visualization. Interactive Technology and Smart Education, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 5-18, 2010.
  • Khan, M. S., Kulathuramaiyer, N., Maurer, H.: Applications of Mash-ups for a Digital Journal. Journal of Universal Computer Science, Vol. 14, No. 10, pp. 1695-1716, 2008.