• Intellectual Property Right and Copyright Law

    Introduction Access to information is the key to socio-economic development in all countries around the world. Without access to information for personal, social, political, business, educational, individuals would not enhance research and knowledge. A library is a collection of resources made available to a defined community. Modern libraries are increasingly being redefined as places to get unrestricted access to information from many sources and various formats. The libraries play an important role in providing access…

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  • Open Access: An overview

    Introduction: In recent years, open access (OA) becoming an important subject matter for researchers, academics, librarians, university administrators, funding agencies, government officials, commercial publishers, and learned-society publishers (Roy, Mukhopadhyay & Subal, 2012). Open access literature can be applied to all forms of published research output, including scholarly journal articles, conference papers, theses, book chapters and monographs (Schopfel, 2013; Suber, 2011; Meredith, 2012). One of the key channels is the scholarly literature sources, which researchers support…

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  • Information Seeking Behaviour Models: An Overview

    Information Seeking: A model may be described as a framework for thinking about a problem and may evolve into a statement of the relationships among theoretical propositions. Most models in the general field of information behaviour are of the former variety: they are statements, often in the form of diagrams that attempt to describe an information-seeking activity, the causes and consequences of that activity, or the relationships among stages in information-seeking behaviour. Rarely do such…

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  • Information Needs

    The study of information needs and gathering behaviour dates back to 1948 when Bernal and others presented a paper on scientific information at the 1948 Royal Society conference (Bernal, 1960). During the past 30 years or so, a considerable body of literature has been produced dealing with information needs and information-seeking behaviour of both individuals and groups in a variety of contexts (Anwar, Al-Ansari, and Abdullah, 2004). It is estimated that the number of publications…

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  • Information Gathering

    Introduction: Since the mid-1990s the use of electronic resources has transformed information gathering for academic research. But it has affected subjects in different ways and to different degrees. Where previously finding information in all subjects was based around libraries, Library users studying different subjects now a day’s do not go to library in person, but have convenient access to vast amounts of information from their desktops. In other subjects electronic resources have been embraced, but…

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  • Health Information Management

    Introduction: Information seeking behavior is the purposive seeking for information as a consequence of a need to satisfy some goal. In the course of seeking, the individual may interact with manual information systems or with computers based systems. The increase in information on the web has affected information seeking behavior. There are many sources that can affect or set the information seeking behaviors of doctors. One of the things that affects on doctors’ information seeking…

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  • Law Librarianship

    Introduction: The law libraries are considered as “the laboratories of the university to the chemists and the physicists, the museum of natural history to the zoologists, the botanical garden to the botanists” quoted Professor C. C. Langdell, the then Dean of Harvard Law School in 1886 while addressing the Harvard Law Association on the occasion of 250th anniversary Harvard College. (Danner R. A., 2015). The law library may also be described as the lawyer’s workshop’…

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  • Manuscript Library

    Introduction: A Library is more than a collection of documents. Libraries have used different methods for procurement, arrangement and maintenance in preserving the housed information materials for posterity. Library is a reservoir of collective human spirit through which we preserve and perpetuate the dreams and achievements of humanity and thus help preserve World heritage documented in various types of manuscripts. The existence of manuscripts is as old as the origin of written records. The history…

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  • Acquisition Policy of Library Materials

    Acquisition Policy The ‘acquisition’ is the most fundamental management process and principle of the library. The acquisition means the qualitative procurement of books and other reading material after the selection. Acquisition and selection both are sisters and a quality in selection improve the quality in acquisition. Without ‘selection’ acquisition is to make unclean, unorganized and mutilated one. Before acquiring books and other reading materials, the librarian keep in mind what to select and what to…

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  • Library Collection Development Policy: Brief Information

    1.1 Introduction: Information resources in myriad forms have been collected and preserved for future generations and posterity from ancient times. India has a rich tradition of learning and education was considered as the most important tool for self-realisation in ancient India. There is “no country where the love of learning had so early an origin or has exercised so lasting and powerful an influence” (Thomas, 1891). The importance and respect with which a nation views…

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