A UGC Approved e-Journal ISSN: 2249 - 0213

   
     A Quarterly Open Access Journal

Digital Divide in Libya: A General Assessment

The aim of this paper is to shed light on the digital divide in Libya in order to discover the current state of this phenomenon and its consequences on the standards, policies, data, and procedures that are needed to support the effective coordination and dissemination of essential societal information. The digital divide is often characterized [...]

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Internet Usage and User Satisfaction with Library Services in Federal University Otuoke Main library

This study investigates the influence of Internet usage on user satisfaction with library services in Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Three research question and three hypotheses were formulated as a guide to the study. Ex-post facto survey design was used in carrying out the study. A sample size of fifty (50) 100 level students [...]

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Cybercrime in Context to Library Modernization in India: A Threat to National Development

Modernization is a continuous process of change for the better. The Cyber Age has brought about sea change in the arena of library and information science. The application of information and communication technology helps libraries to play their role as national development centre by serving their user community in better way. Indian libraries are very [...]

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Bangalore University E-Prints Digital Repository: A Study

Proper representation of scholarly research output of any organization is very essential today. Every academic and Research & Development organizations are producing a good number of scholarly content but they are failing in proper presentation of them in a single platform like institutional repository. Very few organizations have established the institutional repositories to show-case and [...]

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Reading Habits of Newspaper among the Engineering Students and Academic Staff: A Survey of Jahangirabad Institute of Technology, Barabanki

Reading activities has always been seen as an important element in a person’s culture and education. The academic library is attached the academic institution it serves to user community towards readings and the main client are composed of students and academic staff. The library resources and services are the mirror of the academic goal of [...]

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Assessment of Information Literacy Skills among Students of Academy of Integrated Christian Studies, Aizawl: A Survey

The present study is an attempt to make an assessment of Information Literacy Skills among students (UG and PG) of Academy of Integrated Christian Studies, Aizawl, Mizoram. Information literacy comprises the competencies to recognize information needs and to locate, evaluate, apply and create information within cultural and social context. A structured questionnaire was designed and [...]

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Knowledge Communication through Rural Library Services: Tagorean Concept and Experiments of Department of Lifelong Learning & Extension, Visva-Bharati

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), the world famous poet and writer, is also regarded as pioneer in rural development programme and library movement in India. Aiming to make villagers self-reliant as well as self-dependent to make efficient use of resources for the fullest development of their physical, social, economic and intellectual potential and abilities, and get them [...]

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Consortia Model of Accessing E Resources among Higher Education Institutions in India

The Higher Education system of India has tremendously transformed into a high quality affordable educational system over the past two decades. It ensures universal access to low-cost high-quality university education for students of all levels. A student-centric learning-driven model of education with well-planned expansion, India has not only bettered its enrollment numbers but has dramatically [...]

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User’s Satisfaction with Library Resources and Services: A Case Study of IIT Libraries in India

This present study is an investigation of user’s satisfaction with library resources and services in IIT libraries in India. A survey research method was adopted to address the research questions. 800 questionnaires were distributed among final year graduate students, postgraduate students, research scholars and faculty members of 7 IIT libraries to collect relevant data regarding [...]

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Information Retrieval Features of Text Retrieval Engines: A Case Study of Lucene

The paper provides an overview of open access repositories movement in India and highlights on the features and functionalities of some popular open source text retrieval engines viz. Lucene, Solr and Zebra used by the most popular digital library software namely DSpace, NewGenLib and Koha. Paper describes the search features supported by Lucene search engine [...]

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Digital Libraries in India: A Discretional Perspective on Present Scenario

From agricultural era to industrial era information was the key concept for the growth of mankind at the back end. Present age itself is the information era which is information communication and technology based. It demands right information at the right time in the right format. Libraries being an information centers are expected to play [...]

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Scholarly Publications of Central Universities: Study based on Indian Citation Index

This article is a study about research performance of Central Universities in India. The data were collected from Indian Citation Index, which compiled records for the period 2015-2016. There are 47 central universities are functioning across the country. Article publications which are indexed at Indian Citation Index were taken for the study as university wise, [...]

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Citation Impact on Authorship Pattern

This study examines the Citation Impact on Authorship Pattern on Spacecrafts Research outputs. The study analyzed the Citation Impact on Single authored and Coauthored publications over a period of 40 years from 1975-2014. The data for the study was downloaded from the Scopus database. The study found that there are numerous number of 3,89,196 publications [...]

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Mapping of Mathematical Science Research in China Productivity: A Scientometrics Study

This paper presents the relative growth rate and exponential growth rate of Mathematical Science research during the year 1999-2014. The web of science is one of the world’s leading citation databases in all the fields of Science Citation Expanded, Social Science Citation Expanded and Arts and Humanities Citation Expanded collection. This study measures the performance [...]

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Bibliometric Analysis of Doctoral Dissertations in Political Science: A Study of the University of Burdwan

The present study is based on 7711 citations, appended in the 56 PhD theses of Political Science submitted to the University of Burdwan during the period from 1986- 2015. The purpose of this study is to examine decade-wise distribution of form of literature cited, rank list of core journals, authorship pattern, authorship collaboration and degree [...]

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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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