A UGC Approved e-Journal ISSN: 2249 - 0213

   
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Archives: December 2012

International Graduate Students in Academic Libraries: A User Survey Usage of Online Catalog at Emporia State University

Purpose – This study examined the ability of international graduate students to utilize the Emporia State University library’s online Catalog to retrieve information for their research projects. Design/methodology/approach – The data collected through a quantitative method. It consisted of a structured survey questionnaire sent to all graduate students at Emporia State University based at the [...]

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Review of International Librarianship Open-Access Journals Conformity with ISO Standards

This article is about the comparison of international librarianship open-access journals with ISO standards, a checklist consisting 109 informational items has been developed.108 journals published on the Directory of open access journals site have been studied. The data are as follows: ISO standards compliance in open- access journals is below 50% , standards compliance  with [...]

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The Use of Search Strategies in OPAC: A Comparative Study of Central Library, IIT Delhi; P. K. Kelkar Library, IIT Kanpur and Allama Iqbal Library, Kashmir University

Automated cataloguing has greatly enhanced the search and retrieval operations of libraries. The online computerized catalogue popularly known as OPAC lets to search the terms of user’s choice throughout the database of the holdings of a particular library. Users can make choice from a menu of different options through simple, advance, phrase searching, etc. in [...]

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Diminishing Use of Library Services by the Students of an Engineering Institution in Odisha, India

This paper intends to evaluate the use of library services by the students of a premier engineering institution in Odisha, India. Moreover, the paper intends to explore the possible dimensions of declining trend of library use. The study adopts questionnaire method of data collection. The paper deduces that the decreasing trend of library use is [...]

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Utilizing Social Media for Dynamic Library Services Delivery: The Nigeria Experience

This paper examines how Nigerian Libraries can leverage on social networking and social media skills to provide dynamic library services in the face of dwindling economic problems in Nigeria. The unprecedented technological advancement of the 21st century, no doubt has impacted on library services globally and in Nigeria in particular. The social media hype has [...]

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Awareness and Utility of Periodical Index among the Users of Banasthali Vidyapith& University of Rajasthan: A Critical study

The purpose of this paper is to investigate and determine the awareness and utility of periodical index among  the faculty members (FM), research scholars (RS) and post graduate students (PG) of BanasthaliVidyapith (BV), Rajasthan and University of Rajasthan (UR), Jaipur. In this study author has tried to find out the awareness level of users. This [...]

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Analysis of Oriental Treasure in Select Libraries of Srinagar: A Survey

The study focuses on the cultural wealth of the select oriental libraries of Srinagar District of Jammu and Kashmir State. The study represents several aspects of oriental collection surveyed on the basis of certain set parameters, archived in various institutions under sizeable amounts. The study highlights the potential heritage wealth that has flourished for many [...]

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Public Relations Practices in Academic Libraries

Purpose- The paper seeks to increase awareness on library activities that can help in promoting public relations in academic libraries. Academic libraries assist the university in the discharge of their functions by acquiring all relevant information resources necessary for sustaining the teaching, learning, research and public services functions of the universities. Therefore, libraries activities geared [...]

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Societal Marketing approach to public libraries services in North East India

The right ingredient makes a perfect meal and this paper present the marketing mix approach into library services and product as marketing deals with the process of identifying and meeting human and social needs. Societal marketing that have emerged in the early 1970s, promising a more socially responsible and ethical model for marketing. The product, [...]

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Relationship of Noise to Undergraduate Students’ Use of Federal University Libraries in Nigeria

A quiet environment is essential for any meaningful academic work to be achieved in a university library. This paper, therefore, assessed the level of noise in federal university libraries in Nigeria to determine the extent to which it affects undergraduate students’ use of the university libraries. The survey research method was used for the study [...]

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Acquisition of E-Journals in Libraries

The purpose of this paper is to bring the audience about the whole process of acquisition of e-journals including management issues and the problems associated with them. This is followed by various e-journals providers such as Academic Press IDEAL, ACS, IOP, RSC, CUP etc. The paper concludes that subscription to electronic formats is increasing day [...]

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A Study on Innovation of Network Topology in Academic Library

This study evaluates the Network and topology of network the engineering libraries in Tamil Nadu. A well structured questionnaire was distributed among library professionals in engineering colleges, to evaluate infrastructures and services. The present study demonstrates and elaborates the network security aspects among engineering professionals in Tamil Nadu. Nearly 200 questionnaires were distributed among the [...]

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Use of Internet by Social Sciences Students of Marathwada Region: A Study

The World Wide Web (WWW) has rapidly become the most useful means of providing Internet resources combing hypertext & hypermedia to provide a huge network of educational, governmental & commercial resources. Author attempts to deal with usage of internet by social science student in Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University [BAMU]. Internet is considered as the [...]

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An Assessment of the Adequacy of TINLIB Software Modules and Level of Implementation in Three Nigerian University Libraries

This survey study attempted to assess the adequacy of TINLIB software modules and the level of its implementation in the following Nigerian University Libraries. These are Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) Library Yola and Ramat Library, University of Maiduguri. Questionnaire, interviews and observation were used for data collection. All professional [...]

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Information Needs and Search Strategies of International Air Travellers in Nigeria

This study examined the information needs, sources and search strategies of international travellers in Nigeria within the backdrop of unfavourable events in the aviation sector in the past ten years. Accidental sampling technique was used to select 203 willing respondents from an undefined number of travellers found at the departure wings of the fourteen international [...]

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