A UGC Approved e-Journal ISSN: 2249 - 0213

   
     A Quarterly Open Access Journal

Issue No. 1 (Mar. 2017)

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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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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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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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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