A UGC Approved e-Journal ISSN: 2249 - 0213

   
     A Quarterly Open Access Journal

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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Digital Preservation of Rare Books & Manuscripts: A Case Study of Aligarh Muslim University

Maulana Azad Library of the Aligarh Muslim University is the largest library system of India and second largest of Asia. Apart from normal collections, the library has about 16,000 rare manuscripts which attract the researchers and visitors from the whole globe. The library has its own two conservation and preservations labs where the rare documents [...]

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Library Building, Furniture’s and Manpower Resources in academic Libraries of Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah Vs. Five Laws of Library Science

Although there has been a tremendous change in the library activities and services over a period of time due to impact of information technology, but Dr S.R. Ranganathan’s Five Laws of Library Science have still relevance in the modern era. This study conducted an online survey covering 30 libraries in Dubai (22) and Ras Al [...]

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Impact of Electronic Information Resources on Users of Social Science Departments in Gulbarga University

The purpose of this paper is to describe the impact of electronic Information resources on user of social science in Gulbarga University. A questionnaire was used to find the answer of questions about the awareness and usage of e resources among user, to identify the level of satisfaction, to measure the impact of electronic resources [...]

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Evaluating the Usability of Alwaraq’s Digital Library Interface

Usability of digital library is considered to be  an important phase of any digital library projects . This research paper is framed in the evaluation of Alwaraq’s digital library which is available on the Internet at http://www.alwaraq.net. Based on related studies, a set of fourteen items covering efficiency, effectiveness, visual appearance, and learnability have been developed [...]

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Role of Library & Information Centres in Women Empowerment through ICT: Indian Scenario

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are for everyone and women have to be an equal beneficiary to the advantages offered by the technology, and the products and processes which emerge from their use. The benefits accrued from the synergy of knowledge and ICT need not be restricted to the upper strata of the society but [...]

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The Influence of ICT Literacy Skills on Electronic Resources Use by Distance Learning Students of Delta State University, Abraka

The study was an investigation into the influence of ICT literacy skills on electronic resources use with particular reference to Delta state University, Abraka. A descriptive survey design was used. To select the sample used. Purposive sampling techniques were adopted and a fraction of 3% of the sample size was chosen from two faculties. Three [...]

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User Experience of Library Services of Asansol Engineering College, Asansol, West Bengal: A Case Study

This study examines the usage pattern of library resources and services by the users and also their satisfaction level with current resources and services. The study also tries to find out the problems relating to services, opening hours and e-library services. For collecting data, 120 well structured questionnaires were distributed among the students. It is [...]

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The Scheme of Library Classifications: Concerning the Structural changes of 23rd Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC)

The Dewey decimal classification system is continuously revised to keep pace with knowledge. This means accommodating new topics, as well as revising the old one. Today the Dewey decimal classification has undergone 22 revisions to keep itself abreast of the ever advancing frontiers of knowledge and to cater the increasing demand of its users Edition [...]

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What Librarian’s Think of Theft, Mutilation and Misplacement of Library Resources? A Study of Karnataka University Libraries

Library is a place of study such as quite peace full and safe for learning and research activities, libraries are spirit of the academic institution and it plays a vital role by providing knowledge to the people without any bias. But some selfish users are doing the unlawful activities such as theft, mutilation and misplacement [...]

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A Study on Doctoral Research Output in Library and Information Science in India during 2010-2014: with special reference to Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

Library and Information Science has completed its 100th year in 2011. The craze for PhD in library and information science is growing rapidly in India. The main reason being that today most of the universities are demanding a doctoral degree for library and information science faculties as well as for the post of Librarian, Deputy [...]

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Legal Information Literacy in India: The Role of Academic Law Librarians in Support of Legal Education

Legal information literacy has become more important with the inclusion of ICT in legal education and research. American Association of Law Libraries has approved the Law Students Research Competencies and Information Literacy Principles in 2011. This paper is an attempt to know the status of involvement and the activities of librarians in law universities for [...]

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ICT Skills among Agricultural College Librarians: A Comparative Study

Now we are living in 21st century & present century is called ICT age. In the ICT era peoples are used the ICT tools in the day to day activities, for example e-purchasing, e-selling, e-prayers, e-friendship with the help of ICT tools. Like that libraries also used varies new ICT tools for provide the quality, [...]

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Exploring the Role of Library in Clinical Information Delivery for the Students of Health Science Universities in Karnataka: A Study

Health Science university libraries represent the vast majority of health professionals and most accessible clinical information resources and services. The role of the library professional is emerging in quality improvement programs that use the information to assist health professionals in improving clinical practices at the point of care. A study was conducted to know the [...]

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Utilization of Online Digital Information Resources by Women Research Scholars in Sri Padmavathi Mahila University at Tirupati: A Study

Sources of information available via the Internet are increasing exponentially, leading to steady increase in the use of Internet for education and research. Since past few years, free online information sources like e-journals, e-books, e-databases have increased considerably. Earlier, information and knowledge were passed by word of mouth or through manuscripts, and communication was a [...]

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Integrating the Library within the Moodle Learning Management System: a Case Study

Information and communication technology (ICT) has been the game changer for education sector during the last decade. Most of the higher education institutions have started leveraging ICT to facilitate teaching and learning through learning management system (LMS). Though library plays an important role in teaching and learning process whether it is face-to-face or online learning, [...]

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Information Seeking Behavior of Law students in the Digital Age: A User Study at University of Dhaka

The purpose of this paper is to explore the information seeking behavior of students of law in digital environment at the University of Dhaka. It also aims to examine the factors affecting the students’ use of digital information resources, the problems they faced for seeking electronic legal information. A stratified random sample survey was used [...]

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