A UGC Approved e-Journal ISSN: 2249 - 0213

   
     A Quarterly Open Access Journal

Issue No. 4 (Dec. 2013)

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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