A UGC Approved e-Journal ISSN: 2249 - 0213

   
     A Quarterly Open Access Journal

Volume No.7

Development of Digital Libraries in India: a Survey of Digital Collection of National Digital Library of India

Digital preservation is ensuring the long term maintenance of a byte stream sufficient to reproduce the document and provide continued accessibility of the contents over time and through evolving computer technology. Digital Library of India (DLI) is a digital collection of freely accessible rare books and manuscripts collected from various libraries in India of different [...]

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The role of ICTs and indigenous knowledge in enhancing household food security in Tanzania

This paper focuses on how indigenous knowledge is used in food processing, preserving and storage to enhance food security in semi arid Tanzania. The article revealed that women use more indigenous knowledge in activities related to food processing, preserving and storage in Tanzania as compared to men. The paper found types of foods such as [...]

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Impact Of Information And Communication Technology Innovation On Library Service In The Engineering Colleges Of North Karnataka

The purpose of this paper is to examine the Impact of ICT innovations on library services in engineering colleges of North Karnataka by students. Data collected through the questionnaire method the population included students of BE and M. Tech of engineering colleges of North Karnataka. Study find out that majority of student are using of [...]

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Developing Open Access Institutional Digital Repository Using Open Source Software: A Step by Step Guide

Reports the designing and development of an open access (OA) institutional digital repository (IDR) model (BURA – Burdwan University Research Archive) using DSpace software (http://www.dspace.org/). Describes various steps involved in administering DSpace like creating and maintaining Communities, Sub-communities and Collections under community/sub-community etc. Also demonstrates different steps involved in submission process and proposes incorporation of [...]

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Use of E-journals Among the Library Patrons: A Survey of Indira Group of Institutes, Pune

The advancement of e-journal during recent years has given librarians a powerful tool to support learning and research to academics. As electronic information and its access has grown, selection of information sources has become complex. Understanding user behavior with electronic services is now a major concern of journal publishers, librarians, and others. This research focuses [...]

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Use of ERMED Consortium facilities by Faculty of Stanley Medical College, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

The study focused on use of ERMED consortium facilities by faculty of Stanley Medical College (SMC) Chennai, Tamilnadu. A total number of 63 users are taken into account for the study through a questionnaire based survey method. The collected data were classified, analyzed, and tabulated by using simple statistical methods. This study covers the impact [...]

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Use of Knowledge Organization Tools for Information Processing, in Library Complex of NIMS University, Jaipur, India

This article work titled “use of knowledge organization tools for information processing, in library complex of NIMS University Jaipur”. The study is to find out the use of knowledge organization tools in libraries. To achieve the objectives of the study, three (3) research questions were raised for the study. Survey research was adopted for the [...]

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A Study on the Employability of LIS Graduates in Karnataka: A survey

The changing needs of users’ and rapid development on technological fronts demands new competencies of LIS graduates to enhance employability. The study deals with Employability, Sustainability of course contents with current market needs and Satisfaction to what they have learnt in MLIS/ MLIB. Perception and expectations of library leaders/employers on existing LIS courses and the [...]

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Contributions of Publications of Indian Institute of Management in Ranking Institutions in National Institutional Ranking Framework: A Study

This paper examines the publications of Indian Institute of Management (IIMs), which have been indexed in Web of Science, Scopus and Indian Citation Index databases. The data for the study have been extracted from the website of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) under publications. A total of 939 publications have been indexed in these databases [...]

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Bibliometric Analysis of Research Productivity of Top Ten Universities of Odisha in Indian Journals

The paper examines various pattern of the articles published in the Indian journals of top ten Universities of odisha for the period of 2004 to 2016 and expose the results for the publications through bibliometric analysis. The paper represents the bibliometric analysis of the journal in order to evaluate the growth pattern of research productivity [...]

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Perception and Attitudes of Teachers and Students towards Social Networking Sites: Case Study of NIT, Mizoram

This paper has aimed to explore the perception and attitudes towards social networking sites by students and teachers in Indian National Institutes of Technology (NIT), Mizoram. A structured questionnaire was designed and distributed to 25 teachers and 170 students. The result of the present study provides information about awareness, perception, time span of use, most [...]

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Research Productivity of Global Facebook Research during 2012-2015: A Bibliometric Appraisal

The paper highlights the research productivity on “Facebook” during the year 2012-2015 worldwide indexed in Scopus database. The study is based on secondary data collected from Scopus database. It has found that 3054 no of papers published from 2012-2015 year. The United States has contributed 1024 paper which is more than other country. This study [...]

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Issues of Copyright Infringement with Electronic Thesis and Dissertations (ETDs): A Critical Analysis

Knowledge sharing is always good and noble; our rich Indian Tradition corroborates this fact too. Today, the best way of sharing this knowledge is making it freely accessible online.  Electronic Thesis and Dissertations (ETDs) is one way of sharing the knowledge amongst the Indian academia. It is a kind of an electronic version of thesis [...]

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A Scientometrics Analysis of Research Productivity: A Case Study

The paper presents a Scientometric analysis of publications of National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra (NIT Kurukshetra) during 2012 to 2016 as reflected in Web of Science database. It attempts to analyze the growth and development of research activity of NIT Kurukshetra as reflected in publications output. Data for a total of 352 have been downloaded [...]

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Reading Habits among Children in Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh: A Study

The main purpose of the present study is to know the reading habits of school going children in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. Survey method of research is used in the present study. The population of this study consists of children studying from 7th class to 10th class in the high schools of Nellore [...]

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Professional Development and Networking for Academic Librarians

The purpose of this paper is to explore the increased deficiency of professional development among academic librarians while future is not clear in academic environment during the time of rapidly changing nature of libraries. A dramatic change has impacted significantly on the knowledge and skills requirements of academic librarians, and how libraries can offer their [...]

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Utilizing Blogs within Library and Information Science Curriculum: A Case Study of the Department of Information Studies, Oman

Various online tools including social media tools have helped academics in improving their teaching in an interdisciplinary environment increasing engagement of students as active learners. The actual use and impact of these tools such as blogs within LIS curriculum is not yet fully understood. The aims of this paper are to explore the actual use [...]

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Conceptions of Indian LibSys Software Users on Open Source Integrated Library Management System

There are many Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) available for library automation in the market and are being instrumental in managing information and knowledge all over the world. Cost effectiveness and the availability of source code are the major rationalities for LIS professionals to adopt FOSS over the proprietary packages. Open Source Integrated Library [...]

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Current Status of Chinese Open Access Institutional Repositories: A Case Study

The present study mainly focuses on the current status of Chinese Open Access Institutional Repositories: A Case Study.The present study attempts to determine the current status of open access institutional repositories in China based on the four key constraints, i.e. number of IRs, types, subjects and contents and software used. To fulfill the specified objectives, [...]

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Use of ICT Resources and Services at Selected Government Grant-in-Aid University Libraries in Gujarat- A Study

During the last 50 years, the world has witnessed important changes; in particular, information and communication technology (ICTs) has brought a revolution in every sphere of life. The present study highlights the use of information and communication technology resources and provides information and communication technology based library services at selected government grant-in-aid university libraries in [...]

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Use and User satisfaction of Library Resources and Services by PG Students and Research Scholars in Bangalore University Library, Bangalore

University Libraries plays an important role in the improvement of the organization. This study focused on user’s satisfaction in library resources and services of the students and research scholars of Bangalore University. The present study discussed with frequency and purpose of visit, use of library resources and services and way of document searching and user’s [...]

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Bibliographic Data Migration in KOHA 3.18 from Existing Data Sheet: A Practical Experience

Many academic institutions used library management software for the access, dissemination, store and use of information or store of bibliographic record or store member data, administrative works. These libraries used different types of automation software as like SOUL, Libsys, Koha, e-grantahalaya etc. In this paper I tried to explain the data migration from excel sheet [...]

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Scientometric Analysis of Tribology Research in African Countries

The aim of this paper is to examine the research productivity on tribology contributed by African countries. The related bibliographic records are extracted from Science Citation Index – Expanded of WOS. The analyzed parameters are: publication year, documenttype, language, country, institution, author, journal, number of citations andinternational collaboration. Earliest article in tribology research by African [...]

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Awareness and Usage of Online Databases at Central University Library of PU: A Case Study

This study discovers the amount of interest in using of online databases by the faculty and post graduate (PG) students and Consummation level of online databases in the Presidency University Library. A well-framed questionnaire has prepared and shared to faculty and the PG students to carry out the study and analyses the data regarding the [...]

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Role of Mobile Technology and their Application in Library Services in Digital Era

This paper is focusing to the prospective of mobile devices in Library and Information centers. Implementation of mobile Technology has change the way of people to access and communicate information. Users want easy and instant access to relevant information, putting pressure on Library and Information Science (LIS) professionals to think out of the box for [...]

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Familiarity and Use of Electronic Information Sources by B.Ed. College Students of govt. College of Education, Srinagar J&K. India

An attempt has been made to determine the present status of knowledge and use of electronic information resources. It was observed that use of electronic resources is still inadequate among the Bed (bacholar of education) students of the Govt. College of Education, Srinagar. This paper presents the findings of a survey to about the familiarity [...]

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Determinants of Television Media Libraries’ Use, Collections, and Services among the Television Media Professionals in Bengaluru: A Study

The purpose of this study is to examine the utilization of television media libraries use, collections and services among the media professional working in various television media at Bangalore, Karnataka. Keeping in view the objectives of the study, a survey method has been adopted and well-structured questionnaire was distributed to collect data about television media [...]

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A Study of Quantitative Growth in Library Collection and Users of Mumbai University Library

The purpose of this study is to analyze the quantitative growth in the collection of books and journals in Mumbai University Library. The descriptive research method was used to study quantitative growth in collection. The study also aimed to find out the ratio of library annual budget to the total budget of University of Mumbai [...]

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Internet Access and Use among Face to Face Program Students of Indira Gandhi National Open University: A Survey

The study surveyed the access and use of internet among face-to-face programs students at Indira Gandhi National Open University. To collect the data 150s structured questionnaire was prepared, distributed randomly among students. 120(80%) students responded, 71(59.17%) Males and 49(40.83) was Females respectively. The findings reveal that 20 (16.16%) M.Sc Chemistry and 15 (12.50%) of M.Sc [...]

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