A UGC Approved e-Journal ISSN: 2249 - 0213

   
     A Quarterly Open Access Journal

Volume No.4

An Evaluation of User Satisfaction on Library Promotional and Staff Support Services at Sur University College, Sultanate of Oman.

This research has been conducted to identify the impact levels of the various staff support services and promotional activities of library on the user satisfaction. Primary data were collected from 640 library users and analyzed using different statistical measures such as central tendency, measures of deviation, simple and multiple linear regression analysis. A model of impact has been [...]

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Parablility or Veracity of Paperless Society and the stand of Libraries

The pleas ‘think before you print’; ‘please consider the environment before printing this email’; ‘go paperless or feel like a guilty hypocrite who kills trees’; ‘save paper save trees’; ‘go green go paperless’, and the like, are the buzzing and oriented facets of environmental sustainability of the contemporary times in the arena of paper consumption. The papers are [...]

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Changing Role of Academic Librarians in Open Access Environment

Application of information and communication technology is supporting various ways of scholarly communication. The transition from print to electronic and paid resources to open access resources has a great impact on information society and resulted open access movement. This paper enumerates various declarations on open access and discusses the impact of open access on libraries particularly on the role [...]

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Information Seeking Behavior of Female Research Scholars of Faculties of Social Science and Arts in Aligarh Muslim University: A Comparative Study

The purpose of this paper is to examine the Information Seeking Behaviour of female research scholars of Faculties of Social Science and Arts in Aligarh Muslim University. The present study selected survey method to complete the study and conducted on a sample of 120 Female Research Scholars of Social Science and Arts Faculties. A total number of 120 questionnaires [...]

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Internet and Web based library services provision among academic libraries in Zambia: a comparative study of the University Zambia and Copperbelt University libraries

This study sought to assess the extent to which the two big public university libraries in Zambia have implemented web library services by comparing and contrasting their web services. The paper further explored the challenges the two university libraries face in their quest to provide web based services to their users. The research was a qualitative comparative study [...]

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An Evaluation of Undergraduates Use of E-Books: A Case of Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria

The study evaluated the use of E-books by the undergraduates of Federal University of Technology, Minna. The study used survey research design and was guided by five research questions. A total of 500 undergraduates from the different schools were sampled. The data collected was analysed using descriptive statistics. Findings from the study revealed that most of the undergraduates of [...]

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Impact of School Library on Students’ Academic Achievement in Iwo Local Government Area of Osun State, Nigeria.

This study investigated the impact of school library on students’ academic achievement in Iwo Local Government Area of Osun State. Despite the importance of school library, its operation in terms of compliance to academic achievement of students’ cannot be overemphasized. Hence the assessment of the student characteristics are determined so as to know the composition of the students to [...]

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Use of ICT Based Resources and Services among the Users of Arts and Science Colleges in Virudhunagar District: A Study

The present paper explains about the ICT resources and their use by the faculty members, research scholars and students in the Arts and Science colleges of Virudhunagar District. Developments in ICT have made significant impact on all spheres of human life. The data is collected through a questionnaire to study the information need for the faculty members, research scholars [...]

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Use of CD-ROM databases by faculty and students in the Nursing College Libraries: A Study

The purpose of the study is to explore the awareness and usage of CD-ROM Databases by the faculty and students of Nursing College Libraries. In order to collect the comprehensive and relevant data for the study, a well- designed questionnaire is used for collecting the primary data. The scope of the study is confined to selected five colleges, [...]

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Information needs, Information seeking Behaviour and use of Electronic resources by Research scholars and Faculties in the University and Research libraries of Odisha

This research study state the various aspects relating to information needs, information seeking behaviour and use of electronic resources by research scholars and faculties in the university and research libraries of Odisha. The data were collected from faculties and research scholars of 9 traditional universities and 3 research institutions. A total of 600 questionnaires were distributed randomly in the [...]

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Use of Web 2.0 Tools among LIS Professionals for managing and sharing of Knowledge in Private Engineering College Libraries of Odisha

Web 2.0 tools have brought dynamic changes in the processes of knowledge management and sharing. These tools have intensively motivated the Library and Information Science (LIS) Professionals working in different libraries and information centers throughout the world. Now a day almost all LIS professionals are aware of these tools for blogging, content sharing and other activities like, online [...]

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Awareness and utility of abstract in the universities: A critical study

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

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Job Satisfaction of Library Professionals in Maharashtra State, India Vs ASHA Job Satisfaction Scale: An Evaluative Study

The purpose of this paper is to ascertain the extent of job satisfaction with respect to adequacy of salary and promotional avenues, working environment, communication pattern and social security among library professionals and stress and job involvement of library professionals working in 35 districts of Maharashtra State. For the present study the Maharashtra State of India is considered [...]

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User Behavior and Awareness among the Different Public Libraries in Chennai District, Tamil Nadu: A Comparative Study

The study focused on comparative study of user behavior and awareness among the two different public libraries in Chennai district, Tamil Nadu. A total number of 130 users and two different public libraries are taken into account for the study through a questionnaire based survey method. A well structured questionnaire is designed and distributed to the selected 130 readers. [...]

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A Study on Current Scenario of Institutional Repositories among BRICS Countries

This paper is discussed about the current scenario of Institutional Repositories available in BRICS Countries. The relevant is collected from directory of OpenDOAR. Based on the data in Open DOAR, 242 repositories available in BRICS countries. Among the 242, 84(34.71%) repositories from Brazil, 39(16.12%) from China, 68(28.10%) repositories from India, 22(9.109%) repositories from Russia and [...]

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Measuring Service Quality in the Central Library of Jawaharlal Nehru University: A Study

The present study aims to assess the service quality of the Central Library of Jawaharlal Nehru University. The major objective of the study is to investigate the quality management system in the proposed library and how far it has been succeeded in delivering service quality. Questionnaire method (closed-ended and open-ended) has been used for data collection. A modified [...]

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Information Needs and Seeking Behaviour of Undergraduates in Ajayi Crowther University Oyo State, Nigeria

The study investigated information needs and seeking behavior of undergraduates in Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo Nigeria. The aim was to determine undergraduate students’ academic information needs and seeking behavior, to establish the problems encountered in the process of information seeking, and suggest strategies for developing healthy information seeking behavior. The survey research was carried out, with samples drawn respondents from [...]

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Public Libraries in Srinagar and Budgam Districts of Jammu & Kashmir: An Assessment

Public libraries play a very important role in creating knowledge based societies. Importance of public libraries has been realized at national and international levels. Present paper highlights the concept of public libraries in the contemporary societies. This study focuses public libraries in terms of infrastructure, collection development, collection organization, human resources and services. Scope of [...]

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Web-Based Information Retrieval Patterns Among Under Graduates, Post Graduates & Faculty Members in Delhi University: A Study

Web places a dynamic and multifaceted role in education and research. The main objectives of this paper to find out the different web based information retrieval patterns used by undergraduate, postgraduates and faculty members in Delhi University. 100 users were taken as a sample of the study. The data was collect to the North Campus of DU. The questionnaire [...]

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Dental Medical Students Approach towards Web Resources and Internet Use: A Survey of Dental Medical Colleges of Jammu

Internet is used for various reasons in the field of medicine and research, including teaching, diagnosis and the conduct of medical examination. Students can have the opportunity to undertake research and it helps them to go into the details of controversial topics by accessing expertise of specialists all over the world. Effective communication is established [...]

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Online Database Usage by Research Scholars of the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Tirunelveli: A Study

The main aim of this paper is to create awareness among the researchers about online Database resources and to promote effective access to electronic products. A well-equipped and well managed library is the foundation of modern education structure. it is said that education without library services is like a body without soul, a vehicle without [...]

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Assessment of Levels Computer Literacy Skills of library Personnel in University Libraries of North-Central Zone, Nigeria

The focus of this study was Assessment of levels Computer Literacy Skills of library Personnel in University Libraries of North-Central Zone, Nigeria. This is of interest as the present information environment in University libraries requires that, librarians and library officers are skilled in Computer literacy to delivery effective information services that meet users’ needs and [...]

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Utilization of Information Sources and Services through Internet among the User Community in an International School, Chennai, (TN), India: a Survey

The present study of utilization of information resource and services by library user community conducted at Lalaji Memorial Omega International School in Chennai, India. This paper investigates the understanding on library sources and services through internet by the members of students. The study covers the students of classes of 9th, 10th and 12th standards and [...]

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Theoretical approaches in Information Science research on asynchronous computer mediated communication

Computer mediated communication, as the hub for information dissemination, has evolved from information dissemination to a global network of information exchange and meaning construction. This is the largest public sphere being examined across different disciplines using different theories of which information science is not an exception. As the way social network is progressively tying people [...]

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A Study on Open Access Journals from South Asian Countries registered in DOAJ

This study presents the open access journals in the South Asian countries which have participated / registered with Directory of Open Access Journal. The Open Access (OA) publishing is well accepted mode of publications. Academicians, scholars and researchers have been accepted and contributed their contributions to Open Access publishing mode. There are more than 124 [...]

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Impact of Current Awareness Services and Library Environment on Students’ Library Usage

This study was conducted to assess the impact of current awareness services and library environment on students’ use of the library in Federal University libraries in the South-South Zone of Nigeria. A total of 1,510 registered student library users were involved. A Researcher-Developed Questionnaire was used for data collection. Results indicated that for the four [...]

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Manpower Planning and Development in Two University Libraries in Nigeria

The major purpose of this study was to find out the extent of manpower planning and development in the Federal University of Technology, Minna and Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai. Libraries. The study sample population of comprised of 59 para-professional librarians and 21 professional librarians (35 para-professional librarians are from the federal university of Technology, [...]

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Availability and Uses of ICT Facilities among Students in Faculty of Social Science, Madonna University, Okija

The research work is on availability and uses of ICTs facilities among students in Faculty of Social Science Madonna University, Okija. The research was conducted due to high rate of illiteracy levels of students in using ICTs facilities in Madonna University, Okija campus. Finding shows that many of students learned how to use computer and [...]

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An Assessment of Incentives and Motivation of Workers in Delta State Public Libraries, Nigeria

This study examined the incentives and motivation of workers in Delta State Public Libraries, Nigeria. The population of the study consisted of 260 public library staff selected from the various public libraries in Delta State through simple random sampling technique. Data for the study were gathered using questionnaire as the main instrument. Descriptive statistics involving [...]

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Job Satisfaction among Librarians in Academic Libraries in Niger State

This research work centered on Job Satisfaction among Librarians in Academic Libraries in Niger State. The objective of the study is to find out the level of job satisfaction found among the academic librarians in academic libraries in Niger state. The survey research design was used to conduct the study. The population of the study [...]

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