• ICT and Information
    Information and Communication Technology

    Information & Communication Technology and Library

    1.1 Introduction: A library plays an important role in the academic institution providing access to world-class information resources and services and stimulates academic research in the country. Hence, the success of any educational institution depends upon its library, as library services are fundamental, which affect the whole educational system. National Knowledge Commission report mentions that libraries play a pivotal role in the dissemination of knowledge.…

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  • Library Science
    Culture education and public library

    Role of Public Library in Educational & cultural development of a nation

    Role of Public Library in cultural development of a nation: Culture is a peculiar term to define. It is easily understood but difficult to perceive. Culture is the essence of knowledge and education. This is got from information. Public Library is a source of such information for the cultural changes of a Nation. The cultural growth can be initiated by the Public Library as follows;…

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  • Library Science
    Social Development

    Role of public library in the social development of a nation

    The paintings, sculpture and other arts provided a first high way of communications in constructing the idea in its original form. But with the provision of books whether be it palm leaf swan together, the papyrus of sheepskin scroll or printed pages bound between covers, the book has given a permanent, easily accessible record of thought. What is more, it is compact and thus easy…

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  • Library Science

    Public library for the success of democracy

    Public library plays a vital role in the success of democracy. There are many similarities in the definitions, objectives, and functions of a public library with democracy. They are interdependent with each other. The term democracy derives from the Greek words Demos the people and Krotos power. “It is a government by the people; also a community so governed.” forms of government in general and…

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  • General
    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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  • English
    Periodical

    Periodicals in College Libraries

    1.0 College libraries: Higher education is one of the complex systems of the whole process of education, which facilitates teaching, research, extension, and understanding. In academic education, college is the middle of the school and university. So College library is most important for young generations, for developing ideas. 1.1) Definitions: College: “The dictionary of education edited by C.V. Good defines the term ‘college’ as: “An…

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  • English
    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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  • Classification
    Depth Classification

    Depth classification

    1.0 Meaning of depth classification: To Ranganathan, depth classification is ‘a scheme of classification fitted to reach co-extensiveness and expressiveness in the classification of micro thoughts having many rounds and levels of facets and isolates of high orders in any or all of them (Ranganathan, 1957). A schedule of depth classification scheme can be developed by extending a class in general classification scheme. 1.1 Need…

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  • Classification

    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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  • General
    Theasurus

    Thesaurus Construction and its Role in Indexing

    Thesaurus 1.1 Introduction: A thesaurus is a representation of keywords associated with a subject domain(s). It is also known as a tool for vocabulary control that guides indexers as well as end users to know the use of terms and helps in improving the quality of search results. Generally, a thesaurus is designed for indexing and subsequent retrieval of documents in a specific subject domain.…

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