• Library reserve room service

    Reserve Room Service The reserve collection is the name given in academic libraries to the collection of books and other materials that are kept in a controlled collection and circulated for short time periods, such as a few hours or a few days. Reserve service guarantees that assigned material will be available for students to use when it is needed. Reserve rooms are also used to protect high risk, item that is, material that is…

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  • Library Circulation Service

    Circulation Service Circulation is defined by Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary as “orderly movement through a circuit.” In a library, circulation is the orderly movement in the form of a process of lending books to borrowers and then accurately re-shelving them after they have been returned so that it can be retrieved by the next user. The circulation department in a library is the department assigned the responsibility for keeping that “orderly movement through a…

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  • Interlibrary Loan Service

    Interlibrary Loan The idea is to communicate the patron of the library with a feeling that when he enters the portal of library, he is as it, entering the portals of all libraries not only of his country but also of the world at large. It is the dictate of modern librarianship that has improved access to information enhancing the libraries mission .There will always be overworked librarians and underfunded libraries, but the efforts to…

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  • Library Reference Service

    Reference Service: Information is recorded in a variety of documents like books, reports, periodicals, digests, theses, standards, patents and so on. A reader may need a specific type of information for a specific purpose. The number of documents produced is very large, so it is impossible for the reader to keep track of its variety and location. Users, often spend much time in locating information required by them. After making a lot of efforts, users…

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  • 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 the forms of IPR. Intellectual property rights are legal rights…

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  • Sources of Information

    Introduction- Literature of a Subject is its Foundation. It represents a record of achievements of human race. Literature is diverse, Complex and multilingual in nature. It is becoming more and more inter-disciplinary. It is growing at a fast pace. In sciences, it is almost doubling itself in every very few years according to some studies. In social Sciences, it is doubling at the rate of every eight to twelve years. Literature serves the informational needs…

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  • Library and Information Services

    Concept of  Library and Information Services Libraries are built and maintained to provide information resources for a specific and defined community. A public library serves the residents of a specific geographic region. An academic library serves the students and faculties of a parent college or university. Special libraries support to achieve organizational goals by serving the members. Corporate libraries serve the commercial firms. In each case, the library only exists to serve its parent community.…

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  • 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 knowledge as follows: “Knowledge is a fluid mix of framed…

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  • Audio Visual Materials

    Audio Visual Materials: The ever increasing amount of information covering educational and recreational interest as well as information needs is being produced in a wide range of AV formats. Access to these materials should be as open and as free as access to print based materials. AV media are part of our cultural heritage, carrying a huge amount of information that needs to be preserved for future use. The rich variety of media expressions in…

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