A UGC Approved e-Journal ISSN: 2249 - 0213

   
     A Quarterly Open Access Journal

Volume No.2

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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Use of Internet by Faculty Members of various Colleges of Mehsana City, Gujarat: A Study

Technological advancement has its impact on education as well. This study attempts to focus on the impact of internet on Academicians. The learning society demands fast, flexible and need based education with application of technology. With the increasing impact of information technology on higher education, College teachers are attempting to grasp how information technology could [...]

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Research on Consortium and Library Network in India: A Study of Library and Information Science Doctoral Dissertations

A study of doctoral dissertations in Library and Information Science (LIS) field can provide valuable information about performance, structure and evolution of the field. Similarly, a study of doctoral dissertations on any segment of the LIS research such as consortium and library Networks highlights its growth and development over the period. We undertook an analysis [...]

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Resource Sharing and Networking among Schools of Nursing Libraries: Innovations for Research and Improving Health Services in Nigeria

Schools of Nursing Libraries are faced with the need to provide services to an increasing number of student nurses, and to cope with huge rises in the cost of books and periodicals. Resource sharing and networking is becoming the common desire    and practice  of every library, it is paramount to note that schools of Nursing [...]

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Virtual Reference Services: Tools and Techniques

Virtual reference service is an emerging trend of traditional reference service. This paper describes some of the rising trend in digital reference services, including e-mail and web forms, text-based chat services, web-camera based services, ask-a-librarian services, digital robots, and collaborative services. It’s also discusses about basic concept, elements of Virtual reference service and give in [...]

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Open Access to scholarly information in India: Trends and Developments

Purpose – Focuses on the Open Access initiatives and describes some of the current open access channels and the areas where India has made significant progress. Also discusses the significance of those trends for information access in developing countries like India including problems and possible solutions. Design/methodology/approach – Analyzes and discusses several successful OA channels [...]

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A Study on Library and Information Science Research: Purpose and Motivation Factors

The study investigates to find out the purpose and motivation factors for the LIS research. The data was collected from the Research Scholars who are presently engaged in the research. The questionnaire method was adopted to collect the data from the respondents. A total of 110 respondents have responded out of 130. It is found [...]

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The Benefits of Social Networking Site (Facebook) in Making Awareness among the LIS Professionals Of Mlosc Group: A Case Study

Current research focuses on examining how much, why and how LIS Professionals use Face book, one of the most popular social networking site, and understanding its impact on education and social interaction. The aim of this study is to examine the purposes of Face book use in an LISC Professionals sample and explore time investment [...]

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Disaster management in university libraries: Perceptions, problems and strategies

The ultimate aim of this paper is to explore disaster management in terms of its perception, problems and strategies in University libraries in South Eastern Nigeria. This paper employed a survey research design to gather information from libraries in selected University libraries in South Eastern Nigeria. Questionnaire was the main instrument for data collection and [...]

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Use of Mobile phones by LIS Students of Affiliated Institutes of DAVV

The paper presents the literacy rate of mobile and its application among the students of Library and Information Science in the institute affiliated by Devi Ahilya University, Indore. The study tried to determine the use of mobile phones and services of different mobile companies or operators by the students of LIS for different purposes like [...]

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Use of Web Resources for Scholarly Research in Language and Literature: A Study among Research Scholars in Aligarh Muslim University, India

This paper assesses the level of awareness and use of web resources by the research scholars of languages and literature in Aligarh Muslim University, India. Further the paper aims to highlight the problems faced by research scholars while accessing web resources, their opinion about the features and usefulness of the e-resources. The study was conducted [...]

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Availability and Use of Serial Collections by Post Graduate Students in Nigerian Universities

The study examines the availability and use of serial collections by post graduates students in Nigerian universities. Simple random sampling technique was used to select six hundred and sixty nine post graduate students from four universities in the country. A questionnaire was used as the main instrument of data collection. The findings revealed that all [...]

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Meeting the Challenges of A Changing Information Landscape: Experiences From Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Library

The internet continues to support the generation and distribution of information and knowledge. This paper takes a look at how the web technologies have been used by Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology library – Kumasi, to proactively interact with its students and faculty in order to provide efficient and reliable information and knowledge [...]

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