• Benefits and demerits of Management by Objectives in Library

    Benefits of Management by Objectives (MBO) in Library: The MBO system has the following seven benefits when you introduced in your library and information center, Improvement in management performance: It ensures managerial efficiency because manager’s commitment to organizations objectives increases as the members are made responsible for the achievement of their set objectives.  Improvement in planning: This is possible because each manager’s individual goals are made consistent with those of each other and with those…

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    Library Budget Definition : What is library budget?

    Definition of Library budget: A budget is a financial statement of the estimated revenues and expenditures of an institution for a definite period of time. It is not only a financial estimate of income and expenditures for a stated period but also in the words of Wilson and Tauber, it represents a logical, comprehensive and forward looking financial program for the coordination of the activities of the various financial divisions of the library or organization.…

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    Total Quality Management definition in Library Managment

    What is Total Quality Management? Today, all kinds of organizations are becoming customer oriented organizations to survive in the world. So, they need to provide quality products and services to their customers. Total quality management is an approach that an organization takes for improving its performance on systematic and continuous basis. This is achieved by involving all employees throughout the organization in satisfying all requirements of every customer, whoever the customer may be – either…

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    Principles of Total Quality Management in Library Management

    Principles of Total Quality Management (TQM): The management scientists have derived certain principles of TQM. These are: 1. Leadership: Effective leadership is the foundation for TQM. Top management should provide the leadership for quality awakening in the organization. They should evolve effective plans and provide leadership in achieving the objectives. 2. Focus on the customer: TQM is customer-centric, and in a TQM environment, there are two categories of customers: internal and external customers. Customer focus…

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    Benefits of Total Quality Management (TQM) in Library and Information Sectors

    Total Quality Management In Library: Although, TQM is a new concept in management but it is equally beneficial to each and every organization including service organization like library. Dr. S.R. Ranganathan’s fourth law of library science, ‘Save the time of the readers’ has similar implications to what is advocated in TQM approach. Libraries no longer enjoy monopoly of information provision in today’s digital environment. Therefore, libraries are expected to develop systems, philosophies, and strategies for…

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    Library Card Calaloge definition

    What is Library card catalogue? A catalogue, the entries of which are made on card of uniform size and quality, and stored in any desired order on their edges in drawer or other form of container, each card being restricted to a single entry and details of class number or call number to enable the item to be found. Library card Catalogue Sample In card catalogue, entries for books are prepared on standard card (12.5cm.…

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    Library Catalogue – Definition of Library Catalogue

    What is library catalogue? The term ‘Library Catalogue’ has been formed from ‘Greek’ phrase “Katalogos”, ‘kata’ means “according to” and ‘Logos’ means “order”or ‘reason’. Logos also denotes to logical concept which is based on the reasoning. A library catalogue is a list of books and other graphic material in a library arranged according to a recognized order and containing specific items of bibliographical information for the purpose of identification and location of the material catalogued.…

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    Basic objectives of library catalogue

    What is the basic objectives of library catalogue? The basic objectives of library catalogue were broadly described by ‘Charls Ammi Cartter’ in 1878. The objectives are, 1. To enable a person to find a book of which, The Author; The Title; The Subject; is known. 2. To show what the library has, By a given author; On a given subject; In a given kind of literature. 3. To assist in the choice of a book,…

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  • Types and definition of Censorship in Libraries

    What is Censorship? The term censorship is derived from the Latin word ‘Censer’ which means to access. Censorship is the suppression of speech or deletion of communicative materials which may be consider objectionable, harmful or sensitive as determined by a censor. Encyclopaedia of Library & Information Science, “Censorship is an effort by a government, or private organization, groups or individuals to prevent people reading, seeing or hearing what may be considered as dangerous to government…

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    In house activities of a library

    In-house activities of a library. The in-house library activities may be divided broadly into two kinds of job i.e. a. Work behind the screen. b. The work with reader. The former types of work consist of acquiring, processing and preserving the reading material. It does not have any direct contact. This type of work is called the in-house activities of library. There are various types of in-house activities. Which are describe in bellow,   i.…

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