ISSN: 2249 - 0213

   
     A Quarterly Open Access Journal

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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An assessment of the impact and visibility of Saudi Arabia Journals

This research thrived to assess to Saudi Arabia research journals as per quality bibliometric indicators and scientometrics tools. Designated research assessment means are likely to underline comparisons between indicators significance and rates. Equally, the research work illustrated performance of well cited journals and portrayed sort of informational correlations among chosen indicators. Complex algorithms and reputable [...]

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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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Resource Sharing and Networking in Agricultural College Libraries Under Jurisdiction of Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth: A Study

No library today can be expected to directly hold all of the resources to fulfill all the needs of its users. Rather, most libraries supplement their local collections through resource-sharing arrangements that allow them to offer their clientele access to a broader universe of materials. Libraries participate in local, regional, or global services for the [...]

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Attitude and Satisfaction of Users regarding Electronic Information Resources in the Libraries of Research Institutes of Jalandhar

This paper is an attempt to study the issues like attitude, usage and satisfaction of electronic information resources of users. A questionnaire based survey was used for data collection. Total no of 100 questionnaire were distributed among both scientific and non scientific respondents. It was found that the scientific respondents are overall satisfied with electronic [...]

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User’s Attitude towards Digitised Collection of Kerala Sahitya Akademi Library

Kerala sahitya akademi library is a haven of heritage collection includes old and rare books, manuscripts, paintings, magazines, journals, micro films etc. in Malayalam literature and Kerala history. Digitization of Akademi library collection will be a milestone in the research and learning activities about Malayalam literature, Kerala culture and tradition. This study is an attempt [...]

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A Study of Impact of Information and Communication Technology on Library Services

Information and Communication Technology has impacted on every sphere of academic library activity especially in the form of library building, library collection development strategies and consortia. It has brought drastic changes and transformation to information services. This Paper examines ICT and its impact of library services in Engineering Colleges of South Kerala. A well-structured questionnaire [...]

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Attitude of Students towards Information Technology and Science Education

Information technology (ICT) has connected the world including students throughout world and it has become the central drive for the evolution of a modern society. The Information and communication technology has witnessed a fast growth and has changed traditional form of libraries to digital form. At present throughout world, the most popular source of information [...]

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Rare Collections of Some Old Public Libraries in Kolkata: A Comparative Study

Libraries do not only spread knowledge, they are the time capsules which conserve historical and rare pieces of literature and work and are actively involved in the conservation and enhancement of the heritage of humanity. Libraries also point people to wider cultural activities, objects, knowledge and sites, and encourage individuals to explore different cultural experiences [...]

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Role of Membership in Scientific and Specialized Groups of Virtual Social Networks in Increasing Knowledge, Professional Skills and E-Learning: A Case Study

Instant messages applications are a type of media social networks, which provides private communications between individuals. One of instant messaging between people in the world today, especially Iranians, is telegram App. The served experts have launched virtual changes and groups for the beneficial use of this tool Academic and professional groups and virtual channels, which [...]

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Censorship in Libraries and Information Centers: A Vital Activity for Successful Library Growth in Nigeria

Censorship is based on the use of state or group power to control freedom of expression or press. This is hinged on the fact that every society has customs, taboos or laws by which speech, dress, religious observance, and sexual expressions are regulated in order to protect the family, the church and the state. Intellectual [...]

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Integration of PDF Flip Book Reader in Koha OPAC for Easy Access and Dissemination of Fulltext Library Resources among the Users

Book is an important and inevitable document for any library. Without book library cannot exist in the society. Library is a collection of resources of different types of documents like books, films, maps, periodicals, newspapers, e-books, audio books, databases, manuscripts and other resources. Actually these are the bibliographic information in integrated library management and retrieval [...]

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An Analysis of UGC Approved Library and Information Science Journals

The study analyzed 384 Library and Information Science Journals which is indexed in various online databases. Further it also analyzed and found the Impact Factor, Cite Score and Journal Current Index. Based on the study the journal of ‘Information Communication & Society’ indexed in Web of Science database has highest Impact Factor (2.109) then other [...]

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