Thursday, June 22, 2017

PLISJ going strong

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Pakistan Library and Information Science Journal (PLISJ), a quarterly publication of the Library Promotion Bureau (LPB), Karachi, continued its unhindered journey in the 48th year by bringing out the April-June 2017 issue (Volume 48, Number 2) which is quite rich in content as usual. 

The PLISJ, recognized as one of the leading research journals of the country, has been coming out four times every year for nearly half a century without the desired support from the various stakeholders. 

The LPB, a non-governmental body of eminent library scientists, has continued facilitation of publishing the quarterly journal as well as other books related to the profession on self-help basis without having compromised on quality of content. 

The PLISJ Chief Editor, Prof Dr Ghani-ul-Akram Sabzwari, who is also the Founder President of the LPB, is being well served by his trusted lieutenant, Prof Dr Nasim Fatima, herself one of the luminaries, in keeping both the entities afloat despite the numerous challenges. 

The April-June 2017 issue of the PLISJ is thicker in volume than the previous one. It is spread over 136 pages which includes an Urdu section of 20 pages. The purple cover with a tinge of green of latest issue of the quarterly journal keeps it graceful. 

Besides the contributions from the Chief Editor, Prof Dr Ghani-ul-Akram Sabzwari, and the Deputy Chief Editor, Prof Dr Nasim Fatima, the list of worthy contributors in the latest issue of the PLISJ include Prof Dr Rubina Bhatti, Dr Nasreen Shagufta, Dr Amna Khatoon, Dr Kamran Ishfaq, Dr Mohammad Shahid Soraya, Dr Mohammad Uzair-ul-Hasan, Dr Mirza Naseer, Dr Salman Bin Naeem, Mohammad Javed, Sajjad Ahmed, Noor Mustafa Khan, Sidra Shan, Asim Mahmood Khan and Mohammad Maroof.

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