A UGC Approved e-Journal ISSN: 2249 - 0213

   
     A Quarterly Open Access Journal

Volume No.5

French and US librarians’ Perception Regarding e-Book Reading Data Protection: A Comparative Survey

This paper tackles the e-book reading data protection issue from the library’s point of view. To identify the librarians’ awareness and perception about this topic, the results of a comparative quantitative survey, which has been conducted among the French and American information professionals, will be presented in detail. This study was designed to provide answers [...]

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Government information seeking behaviour of citizens in selected districts of Tanzania

The study assessed the information needs and information seeking patterns of citizens in Tanzania with a particular focus to three districts: Morogoro town, Njombe and Kinondoni districts. Questionnaire survey was self-administered to 450 citizens in selected districts, with a rate of return of 99.6 per cent. Findings revealed that citizens mainly required information on national [...]

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Undergraduates’ Computer Skills and the Use of Online Information Resources: A Case Study of Library and Information Science Students of Delta State University, Nigeria

The geometrical growth of information resources on the internet in this 21st century have necessitate the need for computer literacy and online searching skills to enhance easy access to and use of academic materials among undergraduate students. The study adopted descriptive survey method. Questionnaire was used to collect data for the study, and descriptive statistical [...]

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A Study of Difficulties Faced During Information Search Pattern for E-Resources among Students of Management

In recent times, the Libraries are transforming from just storehouses of collection of documents to vibrant service centers containing E-resources; rapidly moving towards digital libraries, e-libraries and virtual libraries. Information available in digital form demands latest methods for its handling for both the library professionals as well as users. Hence, there is a steady need [...]

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A Study of Information Need and Seeking Behavior of Science Students at Government Institutions in Rajasthan (India)

The study focuses on the information need and searching behavior of Post Graduate (P.G.) students and Research Scholars (Ph.D. students) of different departments covered under faculty of science at Govt. College Kota, one of the largest Government Academic Institute of Rajasthan. The data collected from a sample of 196 students adopting questionnaire as well as [...]

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Efficiency and effectiveness of accessing information in the digital environment by the Agricultural Faculty

According to the American Library Association (ALA 2000) Information Literacy Competency standards for higher education, the information literate student acquires, needed information effectively and efficiently. The present study was conducted among agricultural faculty members in Kerala on efficiency and effectiveness of accessing information from the sources. This study shows that faculty members are using computers [...]

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Preference and Usage Pattern of e-Resources among Nursing Professionals in Nursing College Libraries in Mangalore, Karnataka

Nursing professionals require broad range of health information for their clinical and educational needs. Technological advances have made the nursing college libraries role much easier in supporting the teaching, learning and research activities of the nursing professionals by acquiring electronic resources in addition to the print. This study has been undertaken with an attempt to [...]

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Online Tools for Researchers: An Effective Way to Enhance the Quality of Research

This paper aims to find out various research tools available online and their applications in libraries for providing innovative library services. ICT plays a significant role in library and information science; it helps to transform the libraries into an effective learning center. In the digital world, it is essential to understand the need of modern [...]

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Library User Visit of under Graduate Students at an Engineering College, Central Library, Affiliated by APJ Abdul Kalam University, Lucknow A case Study

A library user study may be defined as any study relating to library use, in any or all of its aspects. 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 [...]

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Information Sources and Services offering to Tripura University Researcher, Students and Faculties: A case Study of Central Library, Tripura University

In a University, Central Library is playing a most significance role towards the research ongoing to the university. Off course the selection of documents in the library like books, journals and information sources is more complicated in the age of e-resources. University Library is supposed to fulfill the need of its various types user like [...]

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Information Seeking Habits of Software Professionals in Western India

This study investigates the information seeking patterns and types of information sources used by software professionals which are in western region of India. The study employed the descriptive research method, using questionnaire for data collection. The present study shows that software professionals have been shown more affection to Library collection: also they preferred Non print [...]

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Performance Evaluation through Quality Index Model: A Case Study of an Institute Library

Library as a system, require measuring the performance at management level, financial level, infrastructure level, collection level and service level. Performance evaluation of libraries is necessary as it will help the library managers to identify key areas within the library which need urgent attention. The purpose of this paper is to identify the scope of [...]

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Web 2.0: New Technology to Serve Better Library Services

Web 2.0 technologies encourage new means of sharing information, cooperation and communication among people. By applying Web 2.0 technologies in libraries the whole scenario of libraries has changed, they provide information accessible to the users whenever they want, and to ensure that all the obstacles in getting information are removed. Web 2.0 is a variety [...]

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Perceived of Literature Management Application in Academic Writing among Faculty and Research Scholar: A Study of Selected University in India

Literature management tools are very important application software to make the academic assignment much easier. It helps the user to manage the entire process of the research work with ease. The main objective of the paper is to know the awareness level and the usage pattern among the faculties and research scholar of India. The [...]

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Information seeking behavior of the Students at Mandava Institute of Engineering and Technology: A survey

However, considerably less attention has been paid to learned characteristics of relationships that affect the decision to seek information from other people. Based on a review of the information seeking behavior of students at Mandava institute of engineering and technology. This paper explains the reviews of how students are search and seeking for online information [...]

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Knowledge Sharing through Social Networking Sites (SNS) among Undergraduate Students in a College Library, affiliated to Anna University, India

This paper aims to create awareness about social networking sites (SNS) and how it is used to share knowledge among the user community and also deals with to promote effective access to online information resources. A well-equipped and well managed library is the foundation of contemporary education structure. It is said that education with one [...]

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Attitude towards the usage of Electronic Information Resources by Television Media Professionals in Bengaluru

Television media is one the best media for information dissemination, entertainment, political, economic and cultural and other elites. In India television covers over 90% of India’s 1200 million people. By the nature of television professionals are information gatherers and information disseminators. This study aims to investigate the attitude towards the information needs and usage of [...]

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Use of WhatsApp among the Research Scholars of Karnatak University, Dharwad: A study

The main purpose of this study is to examine the use of WhatsApp by the social science research scholars of the Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka State. A structured questionnaire was designed and distributed to 145 regular research scholars, out of which 139 duly filled in questionnaires were received back with a response rate of 95.86 [...]

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The Dearth of Reading Culture among Nigerian University Students: A Case Study of Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa-State, Nigeria.

The aim of this paper is to examine the reasons for the dearth in reading culture among Nigerian University students and its implication in Nigerian society. The design for this study is descriptive survey which utilizes questionnaire to collect data. Table and simple percentage were adopted in the data analysis. The results of the finding [...]

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An Analytical Study of Library and Information Science Repositories with Particular Reference to DOAR

Organizations preserve their intellectual content in the form of repository so they can access by across the world. This paper presents the analytic study of repositories of library and information science. All the repositories are accessed through Directory of Open Access Repositories (DOAR) database. Total 2600 repositories are listed in DOAR database, in which the [...]

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Pseudo Supportive Role of Statutory Bodies about Status & Standard of Librariansꞌ as Teacher Educator: A Pathos of Librarianship

This paper describes the teaching role of a librarian using ongoing ICT tools. Most of teaching academia having neighbor envy view about the latent teaching skill of the Librariansꞌ. This article presents an overview of the instruction that takes place and talks about the importance of teaching skill of the Librariansꞌ not only in orientation [...]

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Higher Education Demands: Institutional Modern Library as a Centre for School of Information Studies

In the library, the performance of its users to get the information is very important to meet the individual and organizational objectives. Several new products and services have been developed in the present day libraries with the help of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The College and University libraries in India have a significant role [...]

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Knowledge Management and New Skills, Roles & Challenges for Librarians in the ICT World

Latest development of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and its applications in Libraries, the concept of document management has been changed to information management and again the entire scenario of information management has started its change to Knowledge Management (KM). This paper discusses the various aspects of Knowledge Management like KM definition, types, characteristics, process, components, [...]

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Trends and Developments of Open Access Repository Movement in Europe

The paper provides an overview of Institutional Repositories (IRs) initiatives taken in several European countries along with key declarations, statements and projects for its development in Europe. The purpose of this article is to take a broad look at the current state of deployment of IRs in several Europe countries and to explore how national [...]

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Collaboration of Public Libraries and Literacy Programmes to Uplift the Economic Well Being and Rural Development of Tribals of Odisha

This paper includes various aspects relating to collaboration of public libraries with literacy programmes to uplift the economic well-being and rural development of Tribal’s of Odisha. The scope of the present investigation has been confined to the scheduled areas of South Orissa viz Koraput, Kalahandi, Kandhamal and Ganjam districts. In Orissa, majority of tribals, called [...]

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Reading Habits by the Students of Karnatak Science College, Dharwad: A Study

Reading habit is necessary and most essentialfeature for generating the well-read society in this world. It outlines the activities of person and it useful them to develop the good thinking techniques and producing new information. This paper attempts to consider the reading habits by the students ofKarnatakScience College, Dharwad, Karnatakaand find out the trends in [...]

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Virtual Reference Service in Libraries of IIM in India: A User Survey

The paper highlights on Virtual Reference Service, how the new face of service is evolving as a natural solution to keep pace with the multifaceted technological environment. Virtual Reference Service is providing current trend of their service. The paper is highlighted on the role of Virtual Reference Service. It is specially focused on the user [...]

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Aravind Eye Hospital Ophthalmology Practitioners Skills to use of Internet and MS Office: A Study

Present study aim is to find out the skill to use of Micro Soft Office and Internet among Ophthalmologist with special reference to Aravind Eye Hospitals in Tamilnadu. Survey method is applied and questionnaire as a tool. Researchers personally contact the respondents and explained the objectives of this study and handed over the pretested questionnaire. [...]

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Analysis of IT application in College Libraries: A Comparative Study of Urban and Rural College Libraries

The main purpose of this investigation is to define the status of the application of information technology in college libraries located in Nashik district in the state Maharashtra and to understand the problems and difficulties in using information technology in these libraries. The survey has covered forty libraries affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. [...]

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Library and Information Science Journals in UGC INFONET Digital Library Consortium: A Study

The UGC INFONET Digital Library Consortium provides current as well as archival access to more than 8500+ core and peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly journals and 11 bibliographic databases in different disciplines of leading publishers and aggregators. The access to all major e-resources has now been extended to 432 member institutions from 2004 to 2014. The [...]

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