• Security and risk management issues for libraries to face challenges and prevent cyber threats

    Introduction: While speculating on my research, my mind hovers over the destruction caused to libraries in different parts of the world in ancient and medieval periods to the end of nineteenth century. A bird’s view over the destruction of libraries, for religious, political, social, cultural and academic reasons. Some one has very wisely said that if you want to destroy a nation or society, the best course is to destroy the sources of their inspiration,…

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  • Job satisfaction and Industrial Library

    Concept of Job Satisfaction Libraries like other organizations need a stable work force of talented and motivated employees. Personnel committed to their library organization are more likely to put in extra efforts, accept change even in adversities for achieving high quality of work. It is an accepted fact that productivity is highly and positively correlated with job satisfaction. Thus a traditional view goes as ‘a satisfied worker is a productive worker, and a productive worker…

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  • Reference Book

    Introduction Samuel Johnson once remarked that “Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves or we know where we can find the information on it”. It is in this context, the present study is basically based on the latter part of the quotation where information is found in the form of published literature. Not only has there been millions of micro or macro level documents in different disciplines, there has also been a…

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  • Special Library

    Special Library The special library is distinctly different from the national library and public library. But the special library and the academic library are so similar in a nature that some times it becomes difficult to draw a line of demarcation between the two. For example, an academic institution may be a special type of institution, e.g. engineering college, medical college, etc. Then its library may appear to be a special library. Likewise a special…

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  • Modern Technologies and Challenges to Library

    According to Brand (1980), academic libraries are vulnerable to security risks from the public population. Further members of the academic community, both students and faculty/staff, can pose security problems. Security issues in academic libraries are numerous. These include: the theft of library materials, the mutilation or vandalism of library materials, dealing with deranged and/or disruptive patrons, and assaults on library patrons and staff. Institutions of higher education spend millions of dollars to build library book…

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  • Library Laws & Services In Modern Age

    According the Rangnathan, ‘Book, reader, and information’ are the basic elements of a library. Based on Ranganathan’s laws, several researchers have presented different principles and laws. For instance, “Five new laws of librarianship” by Michael Gorman (1995); “Principles of distance education” by Sanjaya Mishra (1998); “Five laws of the software library” by Mentor Cana (2003); “Five laws of children’s librarianship” by Virginia A. Walter (2004); “Five laws of web connectivity” by Lennart Bjorneborn (2004); and…

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  • ICT and Academic Libraries

    Introduction: Information is not only very essential as a resource for national development, it is also very essential for the success of libraries and information centers in India. The acquisition and application of ICT facilitates access to a wide range of information resources and databases irrespective of their geographical locations, distance impedance and time. Application of ICT in libraries has helped librarians and information specialists, and researchers to improve their information products and services through…

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  • Marketing of Information Products and Services in Library

    Marketing of Information Products and Services Introduction: The nature of the information marketplace is under continual evolution. Two of the most powerful drivers of change in ‘the new economy’, information and communication technology and the internationalization of the marketplaces, are impacting even more strongly on the marketplace for information products and services than on other business sectors. All organizations in the information industry, irrespective of whether they are in the public or private sector, need…

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  • Application of RSS Feeds in Library

    Introduction: The change that is happening in the information industry over the years is astonishing. The convergence of information technology and information science has paved the way for introducing many new services with the help of contemporary technologies. It is estimated that in 2000 the volume of information on the public Web was 20 to 50 terabyte in 2003 the volume of information on the Web grew up to 167 terabytes at least triple the…

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  • WEB OPAC

    The concept of Web OPACs is recent origin and it is serving as a gateway to the resources not only held by the respective library but also to the holdings of other participating libraries without to local collection but going, beyond further to regional , national, international levels. It allows users to interact with documents stored on computers all over the world and makes easier access to catalogue data in the form of bibliographic records.…

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