A UGC Approved e-Journal ISSN: 2249 - 0213

   
     A Quarterly Open Access Journal

Issue No. 1 (Mar. 2013)

A Survey of Postgraduate Students Perception of University Library Resources in Selected Nigerian Universities

University is essentially an academic community dedicated to the pursuit of higher learning and teaching .However, a university is populated mostly by students and staff. There are different categories of students in Nigerian universities environment which include the diploma, first degrees and higher degrees students respectively .The post graduate students belong to the higher degrees [...]

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Resource Sharing in Libraries: A Vital Role of Consortia

Resource sharing is nothing but sharing of library resources by certain participating libraries among themselves on the basis of the principle of co-operation. This is applicable in sharing of documents, manpower, services, space and equipments. This paper mainly highlights for  What is Resource Sharing?, Why Resource Sharing?, Ways, Means & Methods: Definition, Objectives,Needs,Areas for Co-Operation [...]

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Library Usage Patterns in the National Medical Library (NML) of India: A Case Study

The study sought to identify the trends in Medical professionals’ use of different types of information resources, particularly electronic resources, to develop their teaching, ongoing research activities, and their own personal knowledge at National Medical Library (NML). The problem has been studied based on the information available in the open literature and a survey conducted [...]

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Global Visibility of Indian Open Access Institutional Digital Repositories

Highlights the current state of open access institutional digital repositories (IDRs) of India. It describes and compares characteristics of all institutional digital repositories in terms of content types, repository type, number of records, software used, disciplines covered, languages, technical and operational issues, and policy matter. Lastly, key findings have been highlighted along with suggestions for [...]

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Appraisal of integrated library management software in selected Nigerian university libraries

The study examined integrated library management software in selected Nigerian University libraries. Survey method through the use of questionnaire was used to gather data from the respondents who were made up of professional librarians of the selected University libraries studied. The study found out that: there was poor communication between the library management and software [...]

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Awareness of Lecturers in South-South Federal Universities in Nigeria of Institutional Repositories

Scholars have increasingly expressed dissatisfaction with the existing model of scholarly communication such as high subscription prices for journals and restricted access. These issues have contributed to the quest for alternative modes of preservation and dissemination of information such as institutional repositories (IRs). The purpose of the study is to assess the level of awareness [...]

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Information Search Pattern of Engineering and Arts & Science Students in Web Environment: A Comparative Study

This paper investigates to find out the purposes of searching information on internet andcompared among the respondents in respect of search engines and information resources areused. The study was conducted among engineering and arts& science students who are pursuing their education at undergraduate and postgraduate level at various colleges located in and around Chennai. It [...]

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An analysis of Research output of Library and Information Science (LIS) Subject in terms of Doctoral Degrees awarded (Ph.D) in India during 2007 – 2011: Special Reference to Northeastern Region

This article traces the growth and development of Ph.D. programmes in LIS education in India and highlights the initiative and efforts of contemporary LIS professionals in western part of India. Analysis of doctoral researches conducted by universities clearly indicates that the direction in which, a specific subject field is moving. It also indicates the thrust [...]

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Collection Development in the Abode of Bard: Visva-Bharati University Library Collection Development at a Glance

The following article is based on acquisition procedure, collection development as well as rare collection of noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore ‘s dream and world renowned University Visva –Bharati .The statistics of collection development of Visva Bharati of last two years has been included for a lucid understanding of the subject. The vivid and various collections [...]

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Micro Characteristics e-Book Research: a Literature-based Analysis

This research intended to identify micro-features of e-book research published during 2010 and 2011. It is based on e-book research literature published in LIS and other journals. Relevant literature was searched from various databases and analyzed to fulfill the purpose of this study. The study finds that e-book researchers have investigated aspects such as e-book [...]

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Trends in the Use of ICT in Reference Services Provision: An Exploratory Study of Nigerian Academic Libraries

Reference service has traditionally played a crucial role in the delivery of library services especially in academic libraries. The deployment of ICT has brought about a revolution in the concept of reference services in libraries. Most libraries in developing countries like Nigeria are yet to fully apply ICT to all their operations and services. The [...]

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Digital Preservation of Library Materials

Digital Preservation has been recognized as one of the urgent challenges in our digital information society. It is the current trends in all modern libraries and a recognized as a vital part of managing information in digital format. A number of libraries have thus started to invest intensive research and development to provide solutions that [...]

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Development of Indian LIS Literature: A Study of Pre 1990s and Post 1990s Era

The study analyses the development of Indian LIS literature for the period of Pre 1990s to Post 1990s. The data related to Library and Information Science literature have been collected from online version of Library and Information Science Abstract (LISA) database. On the basis of collected data, the study attempts to examine frequency of the [...]

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Information Seeking Behavior of Regular Ph.D.Scholars in Gandhigram Rural University

Although literature on information seeking behavior is abundant, there is a paucity of research on the information needs of users in rural universities. No attention has been given to the Rural University Ph.D Scholars and also no study has investigated particularly in Information seeking behaviour of Ph.D scholars in Rural Universities. This research aimed to [...]

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Need for User Centric Services in Law Libraries: A study with reference to School of Indian Legal Thought, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala

The law Libraries play a vital role in the higher education process to promote the legal studies and research. The need for legal education has been realized to enrich the national and international legal perspectives and rebuilding legal status of the country. The University Libraries and Law Libraries in the country engaged in the process [...]

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