ISSN: 2249 - 0213

   
     A Quarterly Open Access Journal

A comparative study of open access journals in BRICS countries

By using multivariable linear mode to fitting the data of scholarly journals, it can be found that a large land mass and GDP give a positive contribution to open access scholarly journals publishing. At the same time, it can also be found that a large population gives a negative contribution. One hindrance to open access […]

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The Effect of Librarians’ Knowledge and Funding of Preservation and Conservation Practices in Public University Libraries in Nigeria

Librarians down the ages have been charged with the responsibility of managing information resources and the library users. One of the management practices in the library is preservation and conservation of library resources which is aimed at ensuring the longevity of the library resources. This is a critical concern at this period of dwindling budgetary […]

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Present status of using e-book in selected university libraries of Bangladesh

This study presents the scenario of the selected private and public university library e-book performance through UGC digital library in Bangladesh. Moreover, this study tries to calculate the university’s library performance through quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods where used eight university’s library data and their respective students and professional respondents. This study finds that […]

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Web Scale Discovery tools for Academic Libraries

Ever expanding set of Web and ICT services has changed the way of learning and communication and research.Discovery system is a platform to facilitate Single Search box to search all resources the Library and it provides result based on relevance. Academic libraries are transforming from federated search technologies to Web Scale Discovery system. The WebScale […]

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Social Networking Sites: Awareness and Application by Engineering College Students of Odisha

Purpose of the Study: The social networking sites enable the users to maintain contact with friends and also increase academic knowledge. The purpose of the study aimed at examining the awareness, application, frequency and time spent on using of Social Networking Sites(SNSs) by the students of Engineering colleges in Bhubaneswar , Odisha. A structured questionnaire […]

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Impact and Purpose of Accessing Electronic Journals in Engineering College Students at Dindigul District – A Study

The study focused on the extent of access and use of electronic journals by the students of an engineering college in Dindigul District from the different E-journal sources available. The study adopted the quantitative research and used cross-sectional survey research design. Findings from the study revealed that personal access through open source was the most […]

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Use and Impact of E-Resources by the Users of Private Universities & Institutions

The study investigates the use of electronic resources by the users of Amity University Lucknow, BBDNITM Lucknow and Kanpur Institute of Technology, Kanpur. It surveyed the user’s awareness about available e-resources in these libraries, purpose and frequency of using e-resources by the users, the factor affecting resource utilization, impact of e-resources and services on the […]

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Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Resources by Users of CKSVIM Library, Vadodara: A Study

The present study focuses on use of ICT resources by users of C. K. Shah Vijapurwala Institute of Management (CKSVIM) Library, Vadodara. This study main objective are to identify the users awareness of CKSVIM library ICT resources, know the users internet using skills, availability of ICT resources in the CKSVIM library, purpose of using ICT […]

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Value Added Services in Library Management System: Marching Towards an Era of Open Source Software

Modern libraries have been providing value added services and catering to diverse technologically savvy patron base. Libraries are acclimatizing to digital technology by adopting Library Management Systems (LMS) that work with most of the existing facilities or minimal additional financial investments. Professionals are well aware of Open Source Software (OSS) and their applications in LMS […]

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User Awareness Program in the Rural Libraries of Dibrugarh and Sivasagar: A Study

The aim of the study is to find out the user awareness programs that are being organized by the rural libraries of the selected districts of Assam. The result shows that the rural libraries are in the miniature stage regarding user awareness program due to the poor financial condition.

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Status of Services in Agricultural Libraries: Special Reference to Maharashtra State

This study attempt to examine the Library Services provided to the users in Agricultural College libraries affiliated to Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri. In Library services it is focus on Manual Library Services, Computerized Library Services, ICT Based Library Services and ad on services. For the present study there were 40 colleges selected. Out forty […]

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Africa’s Contribution to the Global Open Access Literature

This study was conducted to determine the contribution of Africa to the global open access literature. Data were extracted from the Directory of Open Access Repository (OpenDOAR). The findings indicate that only 22 (40.74%) African countries contributed 155 OA repositories in the OpenDOAR. Most of these repositories were from South Africa (33; 21.29%), Kenya (28; […]

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Fake News and Information Literacy: A Case Study of Doon University, Dehradun

In this global information age, there has been explosive growth in volume of information with an ever-increasing proportion of factually incorrect information. Fake news is intentionally fabricated news articles or information and has garnered a considerable amount of media attention in recent past. As users receive plethora of information with the growth of digital and […]

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Smart Phones: Enhancers of e-learning among Post Graduates in Aligarh Muslim University

Purpose- The purpose of present study is to examine smart phones use by post graduates in enhancing e-learning, in academic scenario in Aligarh Muslim University, a well established and renowned university in India. Design/Methodology/Approach- The earlier studies paved a direction to this study, to get an answer of Smartphone usages, purpose, and their opinion about […]

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Information Seeking Behaviour and Role of Mass Media in Socio-economic Empowerment of the Santals of Birbhum, West Bengal

Background of the study: Though a small venture, this article is intended to investigate the information seeking behaviour and the role of mass media in socio-economic empowerment of the Santals, who are the major tribal communities of West Bengal in general and Birbhum district in particular and mainly depend on interpersonal mode of communication to […]

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Newspaper Reading Habits among postgraduate students of Periyar University, Tamil Nadu

Reading is a way to get better knowledge of one’s own experiences and it can be an exciting journey to self-discovery. Reading transfers experiences to the individual so that the reader may expand one’s horizons, identify, extend and intensify his or her interest and gain deeper understanding of the world. News paper is also an […]

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An Assessment of Computer Literacy among Undergraduate Students of Delta State University, Abraka

The importance of computer literacy in today’s’ information based society cannot be over emphasized as undergraduate students are expected to possess adequate knowledge and skills in using information and communication technology especially the computer to access wide range of electronic information. This study presents the computer literacy skills of undergraduate students at the Delta State […]

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Attitude of OPAC users at Regional Institute of Education, Mysuru: A Survey

Online Public Access Catalogue for libraries appeared since around three decades and Web OPACs began to emerge in the late 1990’s. The literature review has revealed that the behaviour of academic libraries users has drastically changed in recent years. Many academic libraries are migrating to Web based Online Catalogue from traditional text-based versions. The OPACs […]

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Prospects and Challenges of Digitization of Academic Libraries Resources for Effective Services Delivery in Universities In Edo State

This study investigated the prospects and challenges of digitization of academic library resources for effective service delivery in universities Edo State. A survey research design was adopted and questionnaire was used for data collection. Purposive sampling technique was used in selecting the sample for the study. A total of 161 questionnaires were distributed to the […]

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Information Generation in Social Science Research through SSRN: A Comparative Analysis

The present study intends to analyze the efficiency of Social Science Research Network in respect to other contemporary open-access repositories, the features which brings uniqueness in Social Science Research Network, its indicators for ranking the scholarly researches which can be impactful on the scholarly world. Here in this study, ranking the impact of articles published […]

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Preservation and Conservation of Electronic Information Resources in Private University Libraries of South-West, Nigeria

This study examined the preservation and conservation of electronic information resources (EIRs) in private university libraries in South – West, Nigeria. Three objectives were examined for the study namely; causes of deterioration of EIRs in private university libraries in South West, Nigeria; techniques for the preservation of EIRs in private university libraries in South – […]

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Security Control and Disaster Preparedness as Panacea for Preservation and Conservation Practices in University Libraries in South-West, Nigeria

Deterioration of library materials is one of the basic challenges confronting the libraries which have become a global phenomenon. It becomes difficult to replace materials that are stolen, mutilated or plagued by flood or fire at this period of economic recession coupled with the dwindling budgetary allocation to the library, libraries should put all necessary […]

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Marketing strategies for academic libraries in the 21st century

The emerging technology in libraries, explosion of electronic resources and search engines are creating many challenges for libraries as well as librarians. A relevancy of the library is being questioned by users while commercial search engines are increasing in use by library patrons. This article focuses on how the library should market its facilities and […]

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Opportunities and Barriers of Indian Open Access Repositories

Provides a brief overview of open access (OA) and highlights on growth of open access repository (OAR) movement all over the World including India. Highlights on some of the major initiatives taken by Indian government time to time in order to popularizing OARs movement throughout the country. The main objective of the study is to […]

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Awareness of Institutional Repositories and Open Access Publishing Among Researchers in University of Calicut

The paper examined institutional repositories and open access publishing awareness among the researchers in university of calicut. Questionnaire method was adopted to collect data for the study. Major findings of the study were that a large majority of researchers in university of Calicut aware of the concept of institutional repositories and open access publishing. The […]

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Harvester of Open Access Resources: A Study based on CSIR Institutional Repositories hosted on CSIR Central

This paper analyses CSIR institutional repositories hosted on CSIR-Central. The data regarding the number of documents, full-text availability, open access provision, document types were noted from respective institutional repositories. The analysis shows that CSIR-CGRI repository archived the maximum number of papers followed by CECRI and NCL. The repositories of CEERI, IIIM, NEIST, NPL and CLRI […]

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Development of Reference Management System in Cloud Computing Environment

Internet is a global communication of notworks of networks across the globe. On the other hand, cloud are the back-end computers where data is stored, processed and dissemination of information resources among the Internet users. Cloud computing is easily managing the local servers for sharing of digital resources from different databases. In its most simple […]

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Productivity of ‘Big Data’ literature in Indian Citation Index

Indian Citation Index (ICI) database is an effective search product that let you search, track, measure and collaborate in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities to turns raw data/information into the Information as per need. The present study discusses the “Big Data” as reflected in Indian Citation Index for the period from 2013–2017. This […]

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Application of SNS in Library Services: A Case Study of Tamil Nadu Region Libraries

In today’s internet age, social networking sites are playing an important role in disseminating the information across the age, in-fact it has given the new dimension in communication technology. Social networking sites facilitate in transforming the information with multimedia content, which exciting the users. Being the information and resource centre, the library has to tie […]

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Information Seeking Behaviour of Library Users in Select PG Degree Colleges of Chhattisgarh State

A study of “Information Seeking Behaviour of Library Users in Select PG Degree Colleges of Chhattisgarh State” was conducted using Questionnaire method in order to assess their information needs, their information seeking and information searching behaviour and the resultant satisfaction/dissatisfaction with their library resources and services regarding the fulfilment of their information needs (Balaji et […]

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