A UGC Approved e-Journal ISSN: 2249 - 0213

   
     A Quarterly Open Access Journal

Issue No. 4 (Dec. 2015)

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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