• Information Gathering

    Introduction: Since the mid-1990s the use of electronic resources has transformed information gathering for academic research. But it has affected subjects in different ways and to different degrees. Where previously finding information in all subjects was based around libraries, Library users studying different subjects now a day’s do not go to library in person, but have convenient access to vast amounts of information from their…

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  • Health Information Management

    Introduction: Information seeking behavior is the purposive seeking for information as a consequence of a need to satisfy some goal. In the course of seeking, the individual may interact with manual information systems or with computers based systems. The increase in information on the web has affected information seeking behavior. There are many sources that can affect or set the information seeking behaviors of doctors.…

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  • Law Librarianship

    Introduction: The law libraries are considered as “the laboratories of the university to the chemists and the physicists, the museum of natural history to the zoologists, the botanical garden to the botanists” quoted Professor C. C. Langdell, the then Dean of Harvard Law School in 1886 while addressing the Harvard Law Association on the occasion of 250th anniversary Harvard College. (Danner R. A., 2015). The…

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  • Manuscript Library

    Introduction: A Library is more than a collection of documents. Libraries have used different methods for procurement, arrangement and maintenance in preserving the housed information materials for posterity. Library is a reservoir of collective human spirit through which we preserve and perpetuate the dreams and achievements of humanity and thus help preserve World heritage documented in various types of manuscripts. The existence of manuscripts is…

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  • Acquisition Policy of Library Materials

    Acquisition Policy The ‘acquisition’ is the most fundamental management process and principle of the library. The acquisition means the qualitative procurement of books and other reading material after the selection. Acquisition and selection both are sisters and a quality in selection improve the quality in acquisition. Without ‘selection’ acquisition is to make unclean, unorganized and mutilated one. Before acquiring books and other reading materials, the…

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  • Library Collection Development Policy: Brief Information

    1.1 Introduction: Information resources in myriad forms have been collected and preserved for future generations and posterity from ancient times. India has a rich tradition of learning and education was considered as the most important tool for self-realisation in ancient India. There is “no country where the love of learning had so early an origin or has exercised so lasting and powerful an influence” (Thomas,…

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  • 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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  • The Concept of Citation

    Concept of Citation: Citation is a list in alphabetical order in an end section, which is regularly called “end-text citations” “references,” “reference list”, or “works cited”. A reference is derived from Middle English referren, from Middle French referer, from Latin referre, “to carry back” formed from a prefix re- and ferre, “to bear”. Referee, References and Referendum are some of the words derived from this…

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  • Community Information Needs

    What is Community? Community is the local area in, which people function most completely and directly. Sociologists have defined the community as a local area over which people are using the same language, feelings more or less the same sentiments and acting upon the same attitudes. Most of them today, use the word ‘community’ to refer to such units of social and territorial organizations as…

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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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