• Serial Acquisition in Library

    “Serial acquisition and ordering is the most difficult phase of serials management. A number of channels and alternatives are found in the field. To obtain periodicals through appropriate channels is the responsibilities devolve not only on the librarian but also on those who are engaged in library management. Basically, there are six means of acquiring periodicals to libraries 1) By purchase from a local bookshop or newsagents. 2) By subscriptions to publishers of the periodicals…

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  • Depth classification

    1.0 Meaning of depth classification: To Ranganathan, depth classification is ‘a scheme of classification fitted to reach co-extensiveness and expressiveness in the classification of micro thoughts having many rounds and levels of facets and isolates of high orders in any or all of them (Ranganathan, 1957). A schedule of depth classification scheme can be developed by extending a class in general classification scheme. 1.1 Need of depth classification: All social institutions for their successful survival…

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  • Thesaurus : An overview

    1.0 Definition of Thesaurus: Derivationally the word thesaurus originated from the Greek language and symbolized the concept of treasury or storehouse of knowledge. The Webster’s dictionary has defined thesaurus as, ‘a useful literary collection or selection especially a book of synonyms and antonyms.’ (Webster, 1987). The Unesco has defined the thesaurus as, ‘a vocabulary of controlled indexing language formally organized so that the a priori relationships between concepts (e.g., ‘broader’ and `narrower’) are made explicit’…

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  • Thesaurus Construction and its Role in Indexing

    Thesaurus 1.1 Introduction: A thesaurus is a representation of keywords associated with a subject domain(s). It is also known as a tool for vocabulary control that guides indexers as well as end users to know the use of terms and helps in improving the quality of search results. Generally, a thesaurus is designed for indexing and subsequent retrieval of documents in a specific subject domain. Examples of subject areas covered by thesauri are ERIC for…

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  • Bibliometrics

    Bibliometrics The term bibliometrics is derived from “biblion” (Gr.): book and “metron” (Gr.): measure; and introduced by Pritchard in 1969. Pritchard’s article “Statistical Biography or Bibliometrics?” appeared in the December issue of the Journal of Documentation in 1969. He stated, “The term (Statistical bibliography) is clumsy, not very descriptive, and can be confused with statistics itself or bibliographies on statistics”. Bibliometrics is a set of methods used to study or measure texts and information. Citation…

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  • Content Analysis in Research

    Content Analysis Content analysis is a method for summarizing any form of content by counting various aspects of the content. This enables a more objective evaluation than comparing content based on the impressions of a user. Content analysis is a research technique for making replicable and valid inferences from texts (or other meaningful matter) to the contexts of their use. Definitions: Berelson (1952) defined content analysis as “a research technique for the objective, systematic and…

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  • Features of Open Access

    Open Access: According to the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI), Open Access is defined as “Free availability of journals on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles crawl them for indexing, transmit them and data of software, or technical obstacles other than those independent from acquiring access to the internet itself. The author can control the integrity of their work…

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  • DOAJ

    DOAJ DOAJ is an acronym stands for ‘Directory of Open Access Journals’, It is a service that provides online access to quality controlled for Open Access Journals. It is a website that lists open access journals and is maintained by Infrastructure Services for Open Access. The project defines open access journals as scientific and scholarly journals that meet high-quality standards by exercising peer review or editorial quality control and use a funding model that does…

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  • Citation Analysis

    1.1 Introduction: Bibliometrics is a set of measurement techniques which usually used with the application of mathematical and statistical methods to books and other media of communication. Bibliometrics is not a single term it includes informetrics, scientometrics, webometrics altmetrics, and citation analysis, etc. It conventionally used by the librarians and professionals related to the subject of library and information science for studying the process of communication, information flows, and related topics for better understanding and…

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  • Research Collaboration

    1. Collaboration Although human mind has some incredible ability to generate and execute new knowledge. But this fact should be realized that an individual cannot address all the challenges. Thus, we have to collaborate with others. Collaboration is very common in the process of knowledge diffusion. Thus, an individual gains specialization over complex subjects. Therefore, the collaboration has become necessary for every field of scientific and technical research. It is regarded that in today’s time…

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