A UGC Approved e-Journal ISSN: 2249 - 0213

   
     A Quarterly Open Access Journal

Volume No.6

Digital Preservation of Rare Books & Manuscripts: A Case Study of Aligarh Muslim University

Maulana Azad Library of the Aligarh Muslim University is the largest library system of India and second largest of Asia. Apart from normal collections, the library has about 16,000 rare manuscripts which attract the researchers and visitors from the whole globe. The library has its own two conservation and preservations labs where the rare documents [...]

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Library Building, Furniture’s and Manpower Resources in academic Libraries of Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah Vs. Five Laws of Library Science

Although there has been a tremendous change in the library activities and services over a period of time due to impact of information technology, but Dr S.R. Ranganathan’s Five Laws of Library Science have still relevance in the modern era. This study conducted an online survey covering 30 libraries in Dubai (22) and Ras Al [...]

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Impact of Electronic Information Resources on Users of Social Science Departments in Gulbarga University

The purpose of this paper is to describe the impact of electronic Information resources on user of social science in Gulbarga University. A questionnaire was used to find the answer of questions about the awareness and usage of e resources among user, to identify the level of satisfaction, to measure the impact of electronic resources [...]

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Evaluating the Usability of Alwaraq’s Digital Library Interface

Usability of digital library is considered to be  an important phase of any digital library projects . This research paper is framed in the evaluation of Alwaraq’s digital library which is available on the Internet at http://www.alwaraq.net. Based on related studies, a set of fourteen items covering efficiency, effectiveness, visual appearance, and learnability have been developed [...]

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Role of Library & Information Centres in Women Empowerment through ICT: Indian Scenario

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are for everyone and women have to be an equal beneficiary to the advantages offered by the technology, and the products and processes which emerge from their use. The benefits accrued from the synergy of knowledge and ICT need not be restricted to the upper strata of the society but [...]

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The Influence of ICT Literacy Skills on Electronic Resources Use by Distance Learning Students of Delta State University, Abraka

The study was an investigation into the influence of ICT literacy skills on electronic resources use with particular reference to Delta state University, Abraka. A descriptive survey design was used. To select the sample used. Purposive sampling techniques were adopted and a fraction of 3% of the sample size was chosen from two faculties. Three [...]

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User Experience of Library Services of Asansol Engineering College, Asansol, West Bengal: A Case Study

This study examines the usage pattern of library resources and services by the users and also their satisfaction level with current resources and services. The study also tries to find out the problems relating to services, opening hours and e-library services. For collecting data, 120 well structured questionnaires were distributed among the students. It is [...]

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The Scheme of Library Classifications: Concerning the Structural changes of 23rd Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC)

The Dewey decimal classification system is continuously revised to keep pace with knowledge. This means accommodating new topics, as well as revising the old one. Today the Dewey decimal classification has undergone 22 revisions to keep itself abreast of the ever advancing frontiers of knowledge and to cater the increasing demand of its users Edition [...]

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What Librarian’s Think of Theft, Mutilation and Misplacement of Library Resources? A Study of Karnataka University Libraries

Library is a place of study such as quite peace full and safe for learning and research activities, libraries are spirit of the academic institution and it plays a vital role by providing knowledge to the people without any bias. But some selfish users are doing the unlawful activities such as theft, mutilation and misplacement [...]

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A Study on Doctoral Research Output in Library and Information Science in India during 2010-2014: with special reference to Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

Library and Information Science has completed its 100th year in 2011. The craze for PhD in library and information science is growing rapidly in India. The main reason being that today most of the universities are demanding a doctoral degree for library and information science faculties as well as for the post of Librarian, Deputy [...]

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Legal Information Literacy in India: The Role of Academic Law Librarians in Support of Legal Education

Legal information literacy has become more important with the inclusion of ICT in legal education and research. American Association of Law Libraries has approved the Law Students Research Competencies and Information Literacy Principles in 2011. This paper is an attempt to know the status of involvement and the activities of librarians in law universities for [...]

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ICT Skills among Agricultural College Librarians: A Comparative Study

Now we are living in 21st century & present century is called ICT age. In the ICT era peoples are used the ICT tools in the day to day activities, for example e-purchasing, e-selling, e-prayers, e-friendship with the help of ICT tools. Like that libraries also used varies new ICT tools for provide the quality, [...]

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Exploring the Role of Library in Clinical Information Delivery for the Students of Health Science Universities in Karnataka: A Study

Health Science university libraries represent the vast majority of health professionals and most accessible clinical information resources and services. The role of the library professional is emerging in quality improvement programs that use the information to assist health professionals in improving clinical practices at the point of care. A study was conducted to know the [...]

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Utilization of Online Digital Information Resources by Women Research Scholars in Sri Padmavathi Mahila University at Tirupati: A Study

Sources of information available via the Internet are increasing exponentially, leading to steady increase in the use of Internet for education and research. Since past few years, free online information sources like e-journals, e-books, e-databases have increased considerably. Earlier, information and knowledge were passed by word of mouth or through manuscripts, and communication was a [...]

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Integrating the Library within the Moodle Learning Management System: a Case Study

Information and communication technology (ICT) has been the game changer for education sector during the last decade. Most of the higher education institutions have started leveraging ICT to facilitate teaching and learning through learning management system (LMS). Though library plays an important role in teaching and learning process whether it is face-to-face or online learning, [...]

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Information Seeking Behavior of Law students in the Digital Age: A User Study at University of Dhaka

The purpose of this paper is to explore the information seeking behavior of students of law in digital environment at the University of Dhaka. It also aims to examine the factors affecting the students’ use of digital information resources, the problems they faced for seeking electronic legal information. A stratified random sample survey was used [...]

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Cognizance of Intellectual Property Rights and Digital Rights Management among Library Professionals and Research Scholars in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Aligarh Muslim University

The purpose of the present study is to know the level of awareness of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) including Digital Rights in an electronic environment. The study has been carried out among Library Professionals and Research Scholars in the faculty of social sciences of Aligarh Muslim University. It explores the development and emerging trends of [...]

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Content Analysis of Library 3.0 Seen On Scopus Database

Content analysis is a widely used qualitative research technique. Content analysis of articles published SCOPUS database from 2011 to 2015 is carried out in all there are 202 articles published in five years. This study maid an attempt on examine the, authorship pattern, Country wise distribution of articles, growth of publication, Distribution of articles by [...]

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A Circulation Analysis of Books at Bangalore University Library, Bangalore: A Study

The users are prime aspect of any type of library. The collection developments, planning, decision making, organizing, delivering of information in the library should cantered around the needs of the users. The main motive of this study was to examine and analyse books transactions among users of Bangalore University Library, Bangalore.In the study it is [...]

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Cost and Value of Library and Information Services: A Case Study Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat

The purpose of the study is to be examining the cost and value of the library and information services, PDPU University. This article provides a general discussion of the issues relating to costs of library and information services in the library, reviews the functional cost analysis method, and presents selected data gathered from a larger [...]

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Changing Paradigm: Enhancing LIS Education using Moodle Open Source Software: A Study

With the advent of information and communication technology (ICT), educational institutions all over the World are leveraging ICT to improve the quality of teaching, thereby increasing the level of student achievement. This paper examines the possibilities of applying open source learning management systems (LMS) in the teaching and learning process of Department of Library & [...]

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Importance of Formal and Informal Information Resources for Research Scholars: a case study of select departments of Panjab University

Everywhere throughout the world, there are two sorts of resources that influence information seeking behaviour of the research scholars. The above all else is formal source, which is a kind of source which is well planned and paid for example books, periodicals, research papers etc.The second source is informal which is a kind of source [...]

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Applicability of Lotka’s Law and Authorship pattern in the field of Mathematical Science Research: A Scientometric Study

This paper depicts an authorship pattern of Indian research productivity in the web of science database during 1999-2014. The data downloaded from indexed SCI expanded in the web of Science database by the publisher of Thomson Reuters, and the software application is used for the analysis called Histcite software. It is also studied by applying [...]

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Citation Analysis of Undergraduate Law Projects in Faculties of Law Libraries in Anambra and Enugu States of Nigeria

Mainly this study sought to find out primary sources of law undergraduate law students cite in their research projects. It also sought to ascertain most frequently cited sources as well as their availability in faculty of law libraries in Anambra and Enugu States of Nigeria. Five research questions guided the study. The research design was [...]

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Satisfaction of Library and Information Science Students with the Services provided by Allama Iqbal Library of Kashmir University

Libraries are established fulfilling the mission and vision of the organizations to which these are attached with. University libraries are established with the aim to support teaching, learning and research related activities performed by students, scholars and faculty members of these universities. Success of any library depends upon the level of satisfaction of the users [...]

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Article-Level Metrics (ALMs) of “Nature” Journal

The main aim of scientific research is to systematically generate valid data which is measurable, reproducible, and testable, contributing to the existing knowledge about the subject. This paper explains the Altmetrics of Nature Journal that is a summation of the impact of all articles in a journal based on citations. Article-level metrics measured the impact [...]

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Counting the Number of Highly Cited Papers

The aim of this study is to propose a simple method to count the number of highly cited papers. To illustrate the method, literature on the field of tribology covered in Science Citation Index Expanded of Web of Science published during 2001 – 2010 is used. As tribology is highly multidisciplinary in nature, which can [...]

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Awareness and Use of Social Networking Sites by Engineering Students at New Horizon College of Engineering

The present study aim is to find out the use of social networking sites by engineering students. I this study an attempt have been made to find out the frequency of use of social networking sites, time spent on using SNSs and purpose of using these sites. It is clear that students are using social [...]

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Selection and Acquisition of E-resource Collection in Selected Libraries of R&D Institutions in Kolkata city: A Survey of Current Practices

The study evaluates various aspects of current practices of selection and acquisition of e-resources in selected libraries of R & D institutions in Kolkata city. Selection of information resources is the core collection development function and the objective is to satisfy user needs. The study highlights the responsible authority, method, criteria, availability and mode of [...]

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The Role of School Libraries in Realizing the Achievement of Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education in Tanzania: SDGs by 2030

The UN General Assembly met in New York on September, 2015 and submitted the new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 17 goals and 169 targets to be achieved by the year 2030. These goals and targets are set forward as a continuum to the improvement of 15 years Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which commenced [...]

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