Shelf Catalogue :: Library Shelf Catalogue

February 27, 2014 Md. Ashikuzzaman 1

Shelf catalogue is an improved variation of Guard Book catalogue. It is individual entries prepared on slips (may also be pasted on tough sheet cut to uniform size (15 cm x 10 cm) notched at the left edge which are kept in specially designed loos left binders.  One sheet is used for one entry i.e. [Read More..]

Barriers of Library Automation

February 22, 2014 Md. Ashikuzzaman 2

Following could be the few possible barriers of Library automation: Fear of adverse impact on employment: If we analyze the various jobs such as book acquisition, technical processing, circulation and reference service one can conclude that human interference is necessary at each and every step. The only area where substantial manpower can be saved is [Read More..]

Needs and Purposes of library automation

February 21, 2014 Md. Ashikuzzaman 1

The motto of Library Automation is to provide the right information, to right person, in right manner, in right time. While justifying need of library automation more than cost-effectiveness the benefits derived by the library users become the major consideration. Since library does not happen to be an economic entry such benefits need to be [Read More..]

History of Library Automation

February 21, 2014 Md. Ashikuzzaman 1

In 1930s, the efforts of library automation system was started by Herman Hollerith of the US Census Bureau who invented punched card technology, with the help of Dr. Jolul Shaw Buildings, the then Director of Surgeon-General’s Library (now the National Library of Medicine). In 1935, Dr. Ralph H. Parker Created a circulation control system at [Read More..]

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Difference between Dictionary Catalogue and Classified Catalogue

February 20, 2014 Md. Ashikuzzaman 0

Comparative study of classified library catalogue and dictionary library catalogue has been presented below in tabular form in order to indicate merits and demerits of the two inner forms of library catalogue. Dictionary Library Catalogue Classified Library Catalogue 1. It follows alphabetical order in arranging entries. 1. It follows classified order in arranging entries (in [Read More..]

Alphabetico Classed Library Catalogue

February 20, 2014 Md. Ashikuzzaman 0

It is a form of subject catalogue which combines the qualities of alphabetical catalogue and classified catalogue both. Alphabetical catalogue is appreciated for its easy arrangement of entries. Classified catalogue is appreciated for  i) Bringing like subject together, and ii) Arranging subjects in filiatory order (by bringing specific subjects under their broader subjects). Alphabetico classed [Read More..]

Meaning & definition of Guide to Literature

February 19, 2014 Md. Ashikuzzaman 0

A guide to literature assists a user to use literature of a specific subject. It helps to evaluate and introduce literature. It lays emphasis on literature rather than the content of a specific subject. It mainly covers secondary and tertiary sources of information. Example: Reader’s guide to the social sciences, edited by Bert F. Hoselitz, [Read More..]