• Research
    bibliometrics

    Bibliometrics

    Bibliometrics The term bibliometrics is derived from “biblion” (Gr.): book and “metron” (Gr.): measure; and introduced by Pritchard in 1969. Pritchard’s article “Statistical Biography or Bibliometrics?” appeared in the December issue of the Journal of Documentation in 1969. He stated, “The term (Statistical bibliography) is clumsy, not very descriptive, and can be confused with statistics itself or bibliographies on statistics”. Bibliometrics is a set of…

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  • Research
    Content Analysis

    Content Analysis in Research

    Content Analysis Content analysis is a method for summarizing any form of content by counting various aspects of the content. This enables a more objective evaluation than comparing content based on the impressions of a user. Content analysis is a research technique for making replicable and valid inferences from texts (or other meaningful matter) to the contexts of their use. Definitions: Berelson (1952) defined content…

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  • Research
    Open Access

    Features of Open Access

    Open Access: According to the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI), Open Access is defined as “Free availability of journals on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles crawl them for indexing, transmit them and data of software, or technical obstacles other than those independent from acquiring access to the internet…

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  • Research
    DOAJ

    DOAJ

    DOAJ DOAJ is an acronym stands for ‘Directory of Open Access Journals’, It is a service that provides online access to quality controlled for Open Access Journals. It is a website that lists open access journals and is maintained by Infrastructure Services for Open Access. The project defines open access journals as scientific and scholarly journals that meet high-quality standards by exercising peer review or…

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  • Research
    Citation

    Citation Analysis

    1.1 Introduction: Bibliometrics is a set of measurement techniques which usually used with the application of mathematical and statistical methods to books and other media of communication. Bibliometrics is not a single term it includes informetrics, scientometrics, webometrics altmetrics, and citation analysis, etc. It conventionally used by the librarians and professionals related to the subject of library and information science for studying the process of…

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  • General
    Research Collaboration Attributes

    Research Collaboration

    1. Collaboration Although human mind has some incredible ability to generate and execute new knowledge. But this fact should be realized that an individual cannot address all the challenges. Thus, we have to collaborate with others. Collaboration is very common in the process of knowledge diffusion. Thus, an individual gains specialization over complex subjects. Therefore, the collaboration has become necessary for every field of scientific…

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  • Knowledge
    The Blind Men and the Elephant.

    Knowledge Diffusion

    Knowledge Diffusion 1.0 Introduction: Many times, we have heard the term viral. Yes, we know that this is very common terminology used in medical sciences usually denoting the spread of an epidemic. In recent times it is often used for spreading of any multimedia content such as video, image, artwork through the internet using social media platforms. In simple words, the term means it is…

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  • Knowledge
    Rogers'Bell Curve ofInnovation Adoption

    Knowledge Diffusion Models

    Knowledge Diffusion Models The knowledge diffusion research examines how the new knowledge is diffused (spread) in the society. The knowledge is get diffused in the form of ideas, innovations, technology, products or practices, influencing the individual adopters. The knowledge is adopted by the adopters in time gaps as the adopters are reluctant to adopt new knowledge until and unless they are satisfied that new knowledge…

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  • Library Services
    Library Performence

    Library performance evaluation, measurement and audit

    1. Introduction Libraries and Information Centre is a service organization, which requires constant transformation in order to exist in the fast changing world today. Presently the library professionals are very keen in assessing the library, its components, processes, services and their performance at regular intervals to make sure that the library meets its objective and satisfying their users with needed information in time. Libraries assess…

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  • Library Services
    LibQual+

    Application of LibQUAL+® technique in Academic Libraries

    LibQUAL+® Introduction: Academic and research libraries are currently engaging in activities to try to define new metrics that better describe their service activities. Increased pressure from funding authorities and accreditation agencies, and greater than before demands from the users of services have encouraged academic and research institutions, and thus their libraries, to move towards more outcome-based assessment instead of relying merely on input, output, or…

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