• Library performance evaluation, measurement and audit

    1. Introduction Libraries and Information Centre is a service organization, which requires constant transformation in order to exist in the fast changing world today. Presently the library professionals are very keen in assessing the library, its components, processes, services and their performance at regular intervals to make sure that the library meets its objective and satisfying their users with needed information in time. Libraries assess their services with a vast amount of information collected on…

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  • Application of LibQUAL+® technique in Academic Libraries

    LibQUAL+® Introduction: Academic and research libraries are currently engaging in activities to try to define new metrics that better describe their service activities. Increased pressure from funding authorities and accreditation agencies, and greater than before demands from the users of services have encouraged academic and research institutions, and thus their libraries, to move towards more outcome-based assessment instead of relying merely on input, output, or resource metrics. Outcome measures show how well an organization serves…

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  • Performance Audit in University Libraries

    According to A. N. Whitehead, ‘Universities are schools of education and schools of research’. They preserve the connection between knowledge and the zest of life uniting the young and old in the imaginative consideration of learning. The missions of the university libraries are to make its resources available and useful to the academic community and sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity of future generations. It has to be done with economically,…

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  • Advantages and Disadvantages of the Digital Library

    Advantages and disadvantages of the digital libraries are discussed below 1. Advantages of the Digital Library: A digital library is not confined to a particular location or so called building it is virtually distributed all over the world. The user can get his/ her information on his own computer screen by using the Internet. Actually it is a network of multimedia system, which provides fingertip access. The spoken words or the graphical display of a…

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  • Digital Repository

    Introduction: We are in the age of digital environment where Information Technology (IT) has been used extensively to record, store, and disseminate the information in the digital form. The IT has almost converted the world into a global village. The revolution in the IT sector is influencing the information industry also. The Libraries are also changing to meet the demand put on it. The new generation whose demand for information is never meet is always…

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  • Authority control in OPAC

    Introduction: The story of catalogue and cataloguing is one of the aspects of the broad panorama of library development. Earlier, libraries concentrated their efforts on the collection and preservation of manuscripts. Later, after the invention of printing, libraries started collecting and organizing materials, which would be kept for reading, study and consultation. For easy location and consultation, librarians and libraries used some system of bibliographical organization or control over the reading materials. This bibliographical organization,…

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  • Knowledge Management

    Knowledge Management The KM is a process through which knowledge creation, acquisition & sharing takes place. It is used to enhance learning and performance of an organization. Knowledge management is essential to enhance creativity and entrepreneurship building, helps in change management, and staff empowerment. With decreased product life cycles, environmental complexity and increased volatility, the need to manage knowledge is intensifying, particularly across the value chain. The literature on knowledge management delineates two prominent types…

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  • Digital Library Services

    Digital Library Services Today we live in a world of instant global communication. Everyone is well known with the technological developments that have come with dazzling rapidity. New techniques for recording and transmitting texts, sound or visual images have proliferated. Digital technology has created prodigious capacities to store, disseminate and retrieve knowledge. This technology provides unprecedented possibilities for communication between people as well as for the development of cultural industries and the exploitation of works…

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  • Library Translation Service

    Translation Service “Translation” means a written work expressed in a language other than the language in which it was originally composed. The purpose of translation is to make a document accessible to those who have insufficient knowledge of a language to be able to comprehend the text in its original form. One of the main characteristics of modern science is said to be its international nature. The results of these modern scientific research and observations…

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