• Patent

    Patent: An overview

    1.0 Introduction: A patent is defined as a grant by the sovereign or state to an inventor or to the assignee giving exclusive rights to make use, exercise an invention for a limited period in exchange for disclosing it in a patent specification. Patents reveal solutions to technical problems and they represent an inexhaustible source of information. More than 80% of all technical knowledge is…

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  • Serial Acqusition

    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…

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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…

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  • Theasurus

    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.…

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  • Research Collaboration Attributes

    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…

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  • performence measurement

    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…

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  • Knowledge Management

    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…

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  • Intellectual Property Right

    Intellectual Property Right

    1.0 Introduction: Intellectually or artistically gifted people have the right to prevent the unauthorized use or sale of their creations, just the same as owners of physical property, such as cars, buildings, and stores. Intellectual property refers to the intangible items that are produced or created as products, processes, expressions, marks, or nonpublic information. For example, patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets are some of…

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  • Knowledge Transformation

    Knowledge and it’s types

    Knowledge Knowledge is a shared collection of principles, facts, skills, and rule. More specifically, organizational knowledge aids decision-making, behavior, and actions, and is primarily developed from the knowledge of individuals within the organization. Firms strive to generate superior knowledge that, if appropriately managed, results in superior performance.  Thus, knowledge is, arguably, the single most important source of core competence. Davenport and Prusak (1998) define the…

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  • Human Resource

    Human Resource Development and Library

    Human Resource Development and Manpower Planning Introduction: “Human Resource” is relatively a new concept in the field of management and organization and became popular during the early 1970’s. The term signifies the humanistic approach in solving social problems and also shows that managing people as resources rather than factors of production or simply as human beings with feeling and emotion could result better for both…

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