• Resource Sharing in Library Collection Development

    Resource sharing is an important concept of library collection development. It has played an important role in the formation of consortia in library management. It has replaced the earlier traditional concept of space, limited budget, and highest cost and as an economic means. An independent library cannot satisfy the need of users. So this problem has been overcome by the use of resource sharing. Resource sharing of the library involves co-operative acquisition which includes access…

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  • Information Technology Application on Library Collection Development

    Information technology is of utmost importance in every sphere of life such as in insurance, Airlines, Railway, Banking etc. So, libraries were also not lying behind in this field. Earlier the print media such as books, journals, and other reading materials were available, but today University libraries are equipped with the computer, scanner, printer, compact discs, hard discs, floppy discs, barcode reader, RFID, and other commercially available databases to provide information to the users through…

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  • 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 the organization and its employees. Human as resource is the…

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  • Librarianship and Changing trend of Library Services

    Introduction: An eminent writer on management named Edward De Bono has said that two disciplines will emerge in the information society, one is (i) information broker as a collector, sorter, explorer, synthesizer or reviewer and other one is (ii) information designer; or a person who can present information in a form which can be absorbed at a glance. As the demand of the information designers become more LIS professionals have to face a stiff challenge…

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  • Role of Library on Women Empowerment

    Library and Women: Public library may be transformed as a community centre with all types of services the society demands. Since these are the centre where the public can have easy access the facilities can be made available through Government funding. Libraries provide various kinds of information sources and services to enhance women. Libraries also play a vital role in decision making process by enriching women with proper information for taking right decision at right…

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  • Public Library: Functions and Objectives

    Public Library: Public Library is defined as a library which is accessible to the public and generally funded from public source and may be operated by civil servant (Anil Kumar Dhiman and Yasoda Rani, 2011). Public library, as its name suggests, it is for the people, by the people and of the people. It exists from civilization of mankind and act as the important custodian of human culture, knowledge and social customs (Kaliya Perumal and…

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  • Library Classification

    Library Classification: The word classification is derived from the Latin word “classes” which, is a process of grouping. It involves putting together like entities and separating unlike entities and pervades all the various activities of our life. Library classification aims to create a system out of disorder and provides a comprehensive view of the documents on a subject. Once an orderly arrangement has been achieved, it will save the time of successive reader as well…

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  • Marketing of Information Products and Services of the University Libraries

    1. Introduction: Libraries are facing serious competition from commercial information services providers which essentially use the resources available from libraries and analyze and repackage the same for customized use by the clients and online resources are emerging in a big way that will question the role and form of libraries in future. In the competitive information environment, information is being recognized as a critical resource for socio-economic development. Scientific and technical information growth is exponential…

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  • Library Consortia: Meaning, Definition and Growth

    Introduction: Information is considered as a vital resource for communication or dissemination of knowledge of one individual to another from the very early stage of human civilization. It is the basis of education and is an essential ingredient for new ideas. For effective use of information, it is necessary that it should be shared. The tremendous information revolution and proliferation have brought about drastic changes to the function and services in all type of libraries…

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  • Information Acquiring and Sharing

    Kevin Rioux (2004) Information acquiring and sharing refers to a set of combined behaviours and processes in which an individual. ❖ Cognitively stores representations of other people’s information needs. ❖ Recalls those needs when acquiring (in various contexts) information of a particular type or quality ❖ Makes associations between the information that she/he has acquired and someone she/he know who s/he perceives to need or want this information. ❖ Shares this information in some way…

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