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  • Plagiarism

    Plagiarism

    1.1 Root of the Word ‘Plagiarism’ There are multiple interpretations available on the origin of the word ‘plagiarism’. The word ‘plagiarism’ derived from the Latin word plagiarius, which means abducting, kidnapping, seducing or plundering, It also means, a kidnapper who ensnares children or slaves in a plaga (net). In the words of Fleming, “The Roman poet Martial (40-102 AD), fiercely protective of his literary creations,…

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  • Capacity Building

    Capacity building for library professionals

    1.1 Introduction: Capacity building includes man-machine interfaces in organizations. It enhances operating efficiency and skills of personnel, which leads to the excellence of the organization. At the same library, capacity is emphasized in community building. According to LIS, to meet the high-level needs of users, community capacity building woes huge reformation, restructuring, renovation of systems, services, information infrastructures of Library and Information centers. In accordance…

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  • Social Networking sites and Library Services

    Library Services through Social Networking Sites

    Providing possible Library Services through Social Networking Sites The benefits of social networking sites can be used as the best tools to provide library services to its users. But most of the users of the library are not aware of such services. The LIS Professionals can create awareness of these services to be provided to the users. The benefits of SNSs can be used to…

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  • Social Networking

    Features and Benefits of Social Networking Sites

    Features of Social Networking Sites: The following are some of the features of SNSs in general. Hadagali and Kenchakkanavar (2015) in their paper have made an attempt to provide the exhaustive list of various features of SNSs since the features of differing from one SNSs to another in many aspects. SNSs allow users to have online profiles and invite others to be their friends. SNSs…

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  • Motivation

    Motivation, Job Satisfaction and Qualitative Development of Library

    1.1 Introduction: Development of an organization largely depends on the developments of its human resource therein. Both developments are directly related to each other. Institutional development depends on infrastructure, administrative boosters, financial strength and most importantly the effective and efficient utilization of the human resources. In any organization developments of employees depends on the mandate and scope of the institution, the support from the authority…

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  • Information Literacy

    Information Literacy

    1.1 Preamble: Information has become so important for decision making in today’s world. In the present world Air, Water, Food, Shelter is the four basic needs of human beings and now information is added as the fifth need. The technology world depends upon the information for social, economic, scientific, technological and industrial development. The problem of information used to be a scarcity of information but…

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  • Integrated Data Mining Architecture

    Data Mining

    Introduction: Database applications in Scientific, Business and other areas are on the increase with the advances in Information Technology. The largest business database in the world is with Walmart which can handle over 20 million transactions each day. Another such huge database in oil exploration is employed by Mobil Oil Corporation to store more than 100 terabytes of data. Further, NASA earth observing system of…

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  • 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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