• Collection Development Library

    Cooperative Collection Development and Resource Sharing in Library

    Cooperative Collection development: Cooperative collection development is the method in which two or more libraries agree to have certain areas of primary collecting responsibility and exchange such materials with one another free of cost. This involves physical access through resource sharing, bibliographic access and coordinated collection development and management. The basic objective is to reduce wasteful duplication of intellectual effort and the expenses incurred in providing…

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  • Industrial Library: An overview

    Industrial Library Introduction: A library is a collection of information resources and services, organized for use, and maintained by a public body, institution, or private individual. In the more traditional sense, it means a collection of books. People who choose not to or cannot afford to purchase an extensive collection themselves, and who require professional assistance with their research use this collection and services. However,…

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  • Public Library

    The Public Library is a social institution based on the definition of democracy. It is for the people by the people and of the people. In the words of William Ewart, Public Library is founded by the people, and is established by law and maintained at public expenses out of local rates and sometimes by State taxes. It has been rightly described by Carlyle as…

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  • Institutional Repository

    Institutional Repository and Library

    Introduction: An IR refers to a group of services and technologies that offer the mediums to gather, handle, access, spread, and archive digital materials generated in an organization. Institutional Repository collects, organize, preserve and disseminate data of any organization or member organizations. While majority of the organizational repositories are located in colleges and universities, few may also be present in the governmental bureaus, museums, firms,…

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  • Impact of e-resources and services on higher education and research

    E-Resources and it’s Services in Library: E-Resources and services are resources in which information is stored electronically and which are accessible through electronic systems and networks. E-Resources and services is a very broad term that includes a variety of different publishing models, including OPACs, CD-ROMs, online databases, e-journals, e-books, internet resources, print—on—demand (POD), e-mail publishing, wireless publishing, electronic link, and web publishing, etc. In this…

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  • College Library

    About College Library

    College Library: A college is considered as an academic institution of higher learning offering three-year degree courses. In colleges, the library occupies a prominent position and it is an important and integral part of the teaching programme. It is not merely a depository of books, but an active workshop instrument in the production of or original thinking. The aim of college education and college libraries…

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  • Higher Education

    Role of libraries in Higher Education

    Introduction: Education is primarily at the hub of a country’s economic social and cultural development as much as it is science and technology. The evaluation in education can be seen as the increased awareness of the ever-increasing access to the wealth of information or knowledge. The library is an integrated part of any academic institution, so also of any college. Education becomes student-centered and encourages…

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  • Job satisfaction and Industrial Library

    Concept of Job Satisfaction Libraries like other organizations need a stable workforce of talented and motivated employees. Personnel committed to their library organization are more likely to put in extra efforts, accept change even in adversities for achieving a high quality of work. It is an accepted fact that productivity is highly and positively correlated with job satisfaction. Thus a traditional view goes as ‘a…

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  • Reference Book

    Introduction Samuel Johnson once remarked that “Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves or we know where we can find the information on it”. It is in this context, the present study is basically based on the latter part of the quotation where information is found in the form of published literature. Not only has there been millions of micro or macro…

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  • Modern technologies in library

    Modern Technologies and Challenges to Library

    According to Brand (1980), academic libraries are vulnerable to security risks from the public population. Further members of the academic community, both students and faculty/staff, can pose security problems. Security issues in academic libraries are numerous. These include: the theft of library materials, the mutilation or vandalism of library materials, dealing with deranged and/or disruptive patrons, and assaults on library patrons and staff. Institutions of…

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