Professor Gobinda Chowdhury

Computer and Information Sciences


Personal statement

I am a Professor of Information Science in the Department. I have been involved in teaching and research in Information Science for over 25 years and have taken senior management positions at universities in UK and Australia. This year I finished my term as the Chair, and Past Chair of the global iSchools Organization (, and member of the Board of Directors of the iSchools Inc. My research focuses on digital libraries and information services trying to understand how people access and use information and data in different contexts. Recent research includes information systems and services for addressing global challenges and sustainable development. I am always looking out for interesting partnerships and good PhD students.

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Are older people battling with digital financial services?
Thomas Dain, Chowdhury Gobinda, Ruthven Ian
iConference 2024 (2024)
User versus institutional perspectives of metadata and searching : an investigation of online access to cultural heritage content during the COVID-19 pandemic
Gibson Ryan Colin, Chowdhury Sudatta, Chowdhury Gobinda
International Journal on Digital Libraries Vol 25, pp. 105-121 (2024)
Fourth industrial revolution and university libraries; a nexus of skills and training readiness in Nigeria
Adetunla Gbenga, Chowdhury Gobinda
Annual Scientific Conference of the 6th ASRIC Congress (2023)
Connecting iSchools and society through scientific research : a worldwide exploratory study
Wang Di, Zhou Lihong, Chowdhury Gobinda
Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology Vol 60, pp. 707-711 (2023)
Promoting access to indigenous information in Africa : challenges and requirements
Chowdhury Gobinda, McLeod Julie, Lihoma Paul, Teferra Abate Solomon, Wato Richard
Information Development Vol 39, pp. 611-623 (2023)
Automation of university library operations : an analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic experience in the United Kingdom and Nigeria
Adetunla Gbenga, Rasmussen Pennington Diane, Chowdhury Gobinda
Information for a Better World Normality, Virtuality, Physicality, Inclusivity (2023) (2023)

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Professional Activities

Engage with Strathclyde: Digital Cultural Heritage: people, data, technology
Invited visit and Invited talk at Renmin University in China
National Library of China
Visiting researcher
Nanyang Technological University
Visiting researcher
Sustainable Library and Information Services

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Libraries as Agents of Sustainability Thinking in Scotland (LASTs)
Chowdhury, Gobinda (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
Libraries for a Sustainable Future
Chowdhury, Gobinda (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
iSchools Knowledge Map
Chowdhury, Gobinda (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2023
Digital footprints and search pathways: working with National Collections in Scotland during Covid-19 lockdown to design future online provision
Chowdhury, Gobinda (Principal Investigator)
11-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
‘i4G:Shaping the iSchools’ identity and Interactions in a Globalized world
Chowdhury, Gobinda (Principal Investigator)
04-Jan-2020 - 03-Jan-2022

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Professor Gobinda Chowdhury
Computer and Information Sciences

Tel: 548 4846