• Collection Development of Library

    Introduction: The primary purpose of libraries is to preserve knowledge which is available in any documentary form. However, the scope has widened to ensure that the user is satisfied. University libraries acquire the documents to provide the documents or information to satisfy the changing needs of the students, faculty and researchers. The objective of the libraries has been subject to transformation from preservation to provision of information to utmost satisfaction of the user. The term…

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  • Importance of Book Selection Policy in Library

    Importance of Selection Policy: Selection Policy enables a library to achieve quality, objectivity and consistency in the process of selection and ensures that resources satisfy the information needs of the customers. Some libraries have separate selection and acquisition policies, while others put selection policy as a part of acquisition policy. Selection policy may include the following: (i) Core Collection: It includes resources that are critical for fulfilling the objectives of the parent body and thus…

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  • Cost Benefit Analysis and Library

    “A library has been rightly enabled with the functions of collecting, preserving, preparing and disseminating knowledge with a certain aim-the aim being the fulfillment of the purpose of the parent body” (Mittal, 1963). The general aim of libraries is the provision of reading facilities to the public so that their personality is enlightened. These aims and purposes differ to some extent in different kinds of libraries. In public libraries, the aim of the library is…

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  • Brief Information about Institutional Repository

    Institutional Repository Introduction: In India, there are a number of internationally reputed institutions, which are producing a good number of research documents that are expanding the frontier of knowledge and scope of technological innovation. The recent phenomenon of outsourcing of scientific research, applications development as well as business-intelligence-related research to India has generated a good deal of enthusiasm in advanced studies. Recently some internationally famous journals published cover stories on Indian scientific and technological research.…

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  • Electronic Publishing

    Introduction: Information is an intellectual resource that has the capacity to change the image of the society. Consequently, large investments are being made by government all over the world on information technology industry for generating, processing and disseminating the information. Most of the scientific research literature today is coming on an array if information resources, such as floppies, magnetic tapes, internet, websites, CD ROMs, the outgrowth of advances in computer and communication technology. They are…

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  • What is a Library?

    Library is a social institution and it act as social service agency offering various information to its users. It is described as the mind of society and which reflects its influence in moulding the life of the community. Libraries have always played a vital role in promoting education and research, developing reading habits and dissemination of knowledge and information. (Bhuvaneshwari and Vivek, 2013). Libraries particularly rural libraries may provide extension service to rural people in…

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  • Library Marketing

    Library marketing Most of the library and information professionals have failed knowingly or unknowingly to recognize that many of the activities performed by the Library and Information centres constitute only a part of the marketing process may be due to misunderstanding of marketing and its application in the library environment. There is a disagreement with the basic tenets of marketing that places the emphasis upon the client rather than the product, the profit or the…

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  • Multimedia Resources and Library

    The convergence of computer and communication technologies emerged as a new technology named, ‘Multimedia Technology’ which is mainly concerned with the computer-controlled integration of text, graphics, drawings, still images, animation, audio, video and any other media where any type of information can be represented, stored, transmitted and processed digitally. Multimedia includes a combination of text, audio, still images, animation and video content forms. It enables the users to integrate and manipulate data from diverse sources…

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  • The Academic Library of the Future

    There is little doubt that the role of the academic library is changing in the digital age. A recent feature on the future of libraries in the Guardian newspaper stated: ‘Academic libraries are changing faster than at any time in their history. Information technology, online databases and catalogues and digitised archives have put the library back at the heart of teaching and learning and academic research on campus’ (JISC, 2009). Such media attention is welcome…

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  • Attitudes of the Librarian

    The library must have a trained and qualified librarian and the librarian should have attitudes like love for books serving the readers etc. One of the responsibilities of the librarian is to understand the behavioral pattern of the user; so that he can adopt an appropriate approach to help them fruitfully. The librarian has an overall responsibility for proper functioning of the library. Attitudes may be two types, positive or negative. Positive Attitude: A person/people…

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