A UGC Approved e-Journal ISSN: 2249 - 0213

   
     A Quarterly Open Access Journal

Volume No.3

A New Plan for King Khalid University (KKU) Central Library to Revitalise Academic E-Resource-Sharing

An electronic library is a source of software systems used by educational institutions to keep track of digital resources such as electronic books, journals, databases, and magazines. New models of digital libraries are necessary for sharing resources based on users’ perspectives in open access mode. The role of academic research is increasingly emphasised in assessing [...]

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Union Catalogue of agricultural libraries in India: A success story of NARS

Timely access to right information has become more and more vital in every sphere of life and quick access to right information has become absolutely essential and also crucial to optimize the education and research output. The Online Union catalogue, digital repository and digital libraries are the new paradigms which have been taken up under [...]

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The Impact of Twitter on Saudi Banking Sectors in the Presence Of Social Media: An Evaluative Study

This study aims to analyze the messages of Twitter in the Saudi banking sectors. The strong correlation between Twitter messages and widespread updated information leads us to believe that Twitter data can be a useful resource for promotion, conversation and spreading news among banks’ potential clients and these data can be used to promote business. [...]

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Skill, Competences and Current Practice of Library Professionals in Engineering College Odisha: An Analytical Study

The revolutionary innovations of information and communication technologies have changed the ways in which people think, communicate and share knowledge. Libraries play a vital role in the knowledge dissemination process and management. In this context, the library and information professionals have great challenges before them. The Internet technologies as well as the infrastructural advancements are [...]

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Development of Shodhganga Repository for Electronic Theses and Dissertations in Tamil Nadu: A Study

Theses and Dissertation are an important part of information resources in any University. In Tamil Nadu some universities are creating repositories for their theses and dissertations but work on a national level project has recently begun. Educational institutions should have their thought contents in a place where members can access them for their reference within [...]

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Students and Research Scholar’s Attitude towards Overdue Books and Overdue Fine in Tezpur University: A Case Study

This paper intends to study the students and research scholar’s attitude towards library overdue books and overdue fine of Tezpur University. The study also attempted to find out the reasons for keeping library books beyond due date for which students and research scholars pay overdue fine and suggest an effective mechanism to minimize overdue fine [...]

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Information Cooperation and User Service among Technical Institute Libraries, Reference to Ghaziabad Region

The development of libraries and information services in India is examined. There are some major issues which are related to library cooperation such as financial resources, adequacy of library col-lection, collection development practices, uniform standards of the technical processing of the library materials and experienced professional manpower. The analysis of these issues brought out factors [...]

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Investigating Faculty Decisions to Adopt Social Networking Sites (SNSs): The Case of Sultan Qaboos University in Oman

The emergence of Web 2.0 and its associated technologies enables academics to operate more effectively, providing greater opportunities and helping them to achieve more goals in the education sector. Academics create knowledge and participate in Web2.0 by posting different content, allowing them to share information with each other. This study aims to address the reasons [...]

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Knowledge and Use of Electronic Information Resources by Academics in Colleges of Animal Production, Animal Health, and Veterinary Medicine in Nigeria

This study adopted survey method to investigate the knowledge and use of electronic information resources (EIR) among the academic staff in animal health, animal production, and veterinary medicine in Nigeria. These areas of knowledge are interwoven as they all deal with animal reproduction and wellbeing. Two hundred and seventy-seven (277) lecturers responded to the questionnaire [...]

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Library User Visit of Under Graduate Students at an Engineering College, Central Library, Affiliated To Anna University, Chennai – A Case Study

According to weskit, user study could be concerned with studying information processing activities of users. In the light of above definition, a study which is focused on users to understand directly or indirectly their information needs, use behavior and use pattern is usually called user study. This paper aims to focus the library visit of [...]

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Utilization of the Online Resources among the Faculty of Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu,, India

The investigator contacted the faculty members of the engineering colleges situated in Tamil Nadu, India. Of the total 750 questionnaire distributed to the faculty members of the colleges under study, 556 respondents had filled in the questionnaire and returned to the investigator. The sample comprised of respondents belonging to both gender, different designation, different levels [...]

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Information Seeking Behaviour of Library Users in Women’s Educational Institutions: A Survey

Information seeking behaviour is the human activities with respect to searching various sources, channels including use of that information. The terms, information seeking behaviour, information searching behaviour and information using behaviour are synonymous terms. A survey was taken among Information seeking behaviour of women’s educational institutions library users in Vellore district, Tamil Nadu.

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Attitude of Professional Librarians towards the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) In Delta State University Library

The rapid development of information and communication technology (ICT) and related technologies during the last few decades has made significant impact in transforming many aspects of library administration in general and librarian attitude in particular. Basically, the changes in ICT provide both opportunities and threats to librarians in university libraries. Hence Professional Librarians expected to [...]

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Usage and Awareness of E-Resources by Lecturers in Two Selected Nigerian Universities

This research work examines the level of Usage and Awareness of E-resources by lecturers in two Universities in Nigeria; this was done with a view to survey the exposure of lecturers to electronic information resources. The population of the study consists of lecturers from the Federal University, Otuoke and the Western Delta University, Oghara. The [...]

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Investigating the Contributions of Human and Material Resources into Service Delivery in School Library Media Centres in Nigeria

This study investigated the contributions of human and material resources into service delivery in school library media centres in Nigeria. Data for the study were collected over a period of two years from participants that attended the school library conference held at Abeokuta, Ogun State and Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State in year 2010 and 2011 [...]

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Use of E-Resources by the Faculty Members: a Case Study

This paper is an attempt to study the issues like use of electronic information resources, its impact on the collection of print and electronic sources its awareness among the users, and the places where the users are accessing these resources. A survey was conducted in the academic year 2010-11 at the Mahatma Phule Agricultural University, [...]

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Use of E-Resources in the Bits, Pilani – Hyderabad Campus: A Study

This study attempts to examine the exposure and measure the extent use of e-resources by the faculty members and research scholars of BITS, Pilani – Hyderabad Campus with questionnaire based survey. Various statistical methods have been used for data analysis. The study confirmed that there is a great amount of awareness among both faculty and [...]

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Open Access Institutional Repository in the University of Jos: Issues and Challenges

The focus of this study is the use of Open Access Institutional Repository (OAIR) by academic staff of the University of Jos, issues and challenges. This is of interest as OAIR is in consonant with advances in information storage, retrieval and effective service provision in academic institutions. The study is guided by four objectives and [...]

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Marketing strategies and library usage in federal universities in the south-south zone of Nigeria

This study was conducted to assess the utilization of library displays, library exhibitions, and library publications as marketing strategies in four Federal University libraries in the South-South zone of Nigeria and their influence on students’ use of the library using an Ex-post-facto research design. Librarians, who are the marketers, indicated a higher utilization of these [...]

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Graduate Students’ Perception and Utilization of Research Commons (Rcs) In the University of Ghana Central Library, Legon

The paper mainly focused on graduate research students’ needs and expectations in terms of use of facilities and services of a Research Commons (RCs) at the University of Ghana, Legon.  The study used a survey data collection methods, using a convenient sampling to select a sample size of 200 out of 1,460 registered graduate student [...]

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Growing Trend towards Open Access Publishing at Global Level: An Analysis of Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Technology has revolutionized every sphere of human activity and so has it taken into its savvy the publishing world. Publishers are somewhat compelled to adapt to hybrid publishing techniques, whereby they have started offering both print and electronic format of published material, especially the way people have started showing keen interest towards the electronic documents. [...]

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Library Use Pattern among the Undergraduates of a Nigerian University of Agriculture

This research focused on revealing what needs determine the patronage of an academic library in a federal university of agriculture in Nigeria. Also of interest was the purpose of usage, frequency, collections used and type of usage. The study was conducted during the second semester of 2010/2011 academic session. Survey method was employed with a [...]

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Response of Library and Information Science Schools in India to Information Literacy: An Analytical Study

Information in contemporary societies has attained importance and is regarded as an arsenal for overall progress and prosperity of the societies. However, there is too much information available to those who need and use information in different formats. People face different problems while searching a particular piece of information in the vast ocean of information. [...]

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Library Visit by Faculty Members in Government Aided Arts and Sciences Colleges in Virudhunagar, Tamilnadu, India

In this paper, the author has studied the information requirements, usefulness of library resources and services, and problems encountered by faculty members of two government aided arts and science colleges, V.V. Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar Senthikumara Nadar College virudhunagar. The Faculty of Arts comprises the departments of Tamil, English, Economics, history, Commerce, management studies, and [...]

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Knowledge Resource Sharing Among the Building Research Institutes: At A Global Level

Research is a continuous process to generate new knowledge from the existing knowledge for further advancement. The output of research generates publication and or patent known as Intellectual Property.  This knowledge must be disseminated and shared with the others who are engaged in the same kind of work to avoid duplication. The new ideas generated [...]

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Information Seeking Behaviour of the User of Vinayaka Mission’s Medical College & Hospital

Information plays a very important role in every aspect of human life and it is especially true in the context of fast pace of today’s life. The value of information as ac crucial factor in the social and economic development and progress of a nation is increasingly recognized. To a remarkable extent, information is a [...]

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Internet Awareness among Students of Government Colleges of Indore City: A Study

The Popularity and use of Internet has increased dramatically with the development and of more user friendly computer technology. The present study aims at the impact of internet on the student community and reveal the overall awareness among students. The study was conducted through a well structured questionnaire distributed among the PG students of various [...]

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Availability and Accessibility to ICT Facilities by Librarians in Some Selected Nigerian Universities

The study investigated the level of availability of ICT facilities in libraries of selected Nigerian universities; the degree of accessibility of the facilities; and the challenges affecting the effective use of the facilities. The descriptive survey design was used for the study. The population consisted of all the librarians in the selected universities and self-developed [...]

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Use of Internet Resources and Services among Students of Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana

The study is intended at analyzing the internet use and its impact among Students of Maharishi Markandeshwar University (MMU), Mullana. Use of internet is increasing day by day as it is time saving, more informative and less expensive. Lack of access to current materials in libraries of universities in developing countries is a major problem [...]

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Security of Information in Govt. colleges of M.P: a survey of Indore City

The world of computers and information technology has grown at break –neck speed in recent years. In today’s world of globalization, information technology has made it possible to interconnect the entire world physical distance between places have ceased to make any major impact on communication. Web services, such as e-mail, allow instant communication between people [...]

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