• Library Consortia: Meaning, Definition and Growth

    Introduction: Information is considered as a vital resource for communication or dissemination of knowledge of one individual to another from the very early stage of human civilization. It is the basis of education and is an essential ingredient for new ideas. For effective use of information, it is necessary that it should be shared. The tremendous information revolution and proliferation have brought about drastic changes to the function and services in all type of libraries…

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  • Information Acquiring and Sharing

    Kevin Rioux (2004) Information acquiring and sharing refers to a set of combined behaviours and processes in which an individual. ❖ Cognitively stores representations of other people’s information needs. ❖ Recalls those needs when acquiring (in various contexts) information of a particular type or quality ❖ Makes associations between the information that she/he has acquired and someone she/he know who s/he perceives to need or want this information. ❖ Shares this information in some way…

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  • User Centric Libraries

    The focus of S. R. Ranganathan’s first three laws of library science on the user tell that the libraries are for the user. Let us also look at some of the more specific guiding principles derived from the Five Laws in relation to library services to the user. In relation to services to the user, acquiring and accessing appropriate information sources are important, along with the tools and techniques for organization of these materials and…

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  • Text Analysis and Mining

    1.1 Text Analysis and Mining: Text Mining is the process of deriving high quality information from data in the form of text written in natural languages. It is also referred to as text engineering, text data mining or text analytics (Grimes, 2007). It invokes statistical algorithms, natural language technologies, high speed computing and ability to handle large amounts of data in successfully developing and applying mathematical methods to unstructured text (Alpaydin, 2004). Large corporations, medical…

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  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

    1.1 Introduction: Introduction Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are awarded by the society to individuals or organizations principally over creative works used in commerce and are governed by the public policy objectives including developmental and technological objectives. In the next few decades, intellectual property would play a key role in the development process. The Government of India has taken various steps to bring about changes in the administration of intellectual property rights in line with the…

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  • Total Quality Management (TQM)

    Introduction: Total Quality Management (TQM) is a concept created by W. Edwards Deming. It was originally introduced in Japan after World War II to assist the Japanese in re-building their economy. The main focus of TQM was and is continuous quality improvement in the areas of product or service, employer-employee relations and consumer-business relations. Total Quality Management is a management approach that originated in the 1950s and has steadily become more popular since the early…

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  • Library Effectiveness

    1. Introduction: Research, for any country, play not just a key role in the development of science and technology, but also depicts the socio economic and cultural progress made. The progress so far can be attributed to various scientific and technological developments across sectors, which in turn are all fueled by diligent research carried out in laboratories and academic institutions over the years and it is also important for such mammoth technical education centers to…

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  • Corporate Digital Library

    Corporate Digital Library Knowledge is every organization’s largest asset, yet it can be an overlooked and underutilized resource if not managed effectively and efficiently. Successful companies/organizations know that knowledge in action gets better results, accelerating the rate of learning, innovative ideas, insights and culture: cutting down the risks of not knowing and repeating mistakes: and retaining knowledge assets when people move, leave, or retire. In a corporate environment scientist, research associates, managers and other employees…

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  • Future of Digital Libraries

    The interaction of the users with multiple information sources provided by a digital library would continue to be a focus on the future. The mythical “paperless society” “Library: a place to space” is still a debatable aspects of library and information science profession of the aftermath of the Internet and ICT revolution. Since its invention more than five centuries, the paper has served as one of our primary communication medium and continued to be so…

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  • Copyright: Brief Information

    Copyright : Copyright means the exclusive right to do or authorize others to do certain acts in relation to literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, cinematographic film and sound recordings. The nature of the acts varies according to the subject matter. Essentially, copyright is the right to copy or reproduce the work in which copyright subsists (Paul, 2011). The objective of the Copyright Act is to encourage authors, composers, designers, and artists create original works by rewarding…

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