• User Centric Libraries

    The focus of S. R. Ranganathan’s first three laws of library science on the user tell that the libraries are for the user. Let us also look at some of the more specific guiding principles derived from the Five Laws in relation to library services to the user. In relation to services to the user, acquiring and accessing appropriate information sources are important, along with the tools and techniques for organization of these materials and…

    Read More »
  • Text Analysis and Mining

    1.1 Text Analysis and Mining: Text Mining is the process of deriving high quality information from data in the form of text written in natural languages. It is also referred to as text engineering, text data mining or text analytics (Grimes, 2007). It invokes statistical algorithms, natural language technologies, high speed computing and ability to handle large amounts of data in successfully developing and applying mathematical methods to unstructured text (Alpaydin, 2004). Large corporations, medical…

    Read More »
  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

    1.1 Introduction: Introduction Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are awarded by the society to individuals or organizations principally over creative works used in commerce and are governed by the public policy objectives including developmental and technological objectives. In the next few decades, intellectual property would play a key role in the development process. The Government of India has taken various steps to bring about changes in the administration of intellectual property rights in line with the…

    Read More »
  • Total Quality Management (TQM)

    Introduction: Total Quality Management (TQM) is a concept created by W. Edwards Deming. It was originally introduced in Japan after World War II to assist the Japanese in re-building their economy. The main focus of TQM was and is continuous quality improvement in the areas of product or service, employer-employee relations and consumer-business relations. Total Quality Management is a management approach that originated in the 1950s and has steadily become more popular since the early…

    Read More »
  • Library Effectiveness

    1. Introduction: Research, for any country, play not just a key role in the development of science and technology, but also depicts the socio economic and cultural progress made. The progress so far can be attributed to various scientific and technological developments across sectors, which in turn are all fueled by diligent research carried out in laboratories and academic institutions over the years and it is also important for such mammoth technical education centers to…

    Read More »
  • Networking in Library

    Networking can be defined as a group of individuals or organizations that are interconnected as a common form or through the computer. This linking includes a communication mechanism and may network exist to express the purpose of facilitating¬†certain types of communication among their member organizations. Thus networking is a system with a predominant flow of service and reverses the flow of demand. A network is a form of arrangement or an administrative structure that links…

    Read More »
  • Impact of Information Technology on Library Collection Development

    Collection development covers selection, acquisition, processing, evaluation and weeding out of reading materials. Collection development is understood as an important concept for extension in higher education and research activities in University libraries. Nowadays the collection management is a more demanding concept which goes beyond a policy of acquiring materials to policies on housing, storage, preservation, weeding and discard of stock. The collection management mainly gives importance to¬†systematic management and maintenance of existing collection of libraries…

    Read More »
  • Corporate Digital Library

    Corporate Digital Library Knowledge is every organization’s largest asset, yet it can be an overlooked and underutilized resource if not managed effectively and efficiently. Successful companies/organizations know that knowledge in action gets better results, accelerating the rate of learning, innovative ideas, insights and culture: cutting down the risks of not knowing and repeating mistakes: and retaining knowledge assets when people move, leave, or retire. In a corporate environment scientist, research associates, managers and other employees…

    Read More »
  • Future of Digital Libraries

    The interaction of the users with multiple information sources provided by a digital library would continue to be a focus on the future. The mythical “paperless society” “Library: a place to space” is still a debatable aspects of library and information science profession of the aftermath of the Internet and ICT revolution. Since its invention more than five centuries, the paper has served as one of our primary communication medium and continued to be so…

    Read More »
  • Copyright: Brief Information

    Copyright : Copyright means the exclusive right to do or authorize others to do certain acts in relation to literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, cinematographic film and sound recordings. The nature of the acts varies according to the subject matter. Essentially, copyright is the right to copy or reproduce the work in which copyright subsists (Paul, 2011). The objective of the Copyright Act is to encourage authors, composers, designers, and artists create original works by rewarding…

    Read More »