• General
    Knowledge Transformation

    Knowledge and it’s types

    Knowledge Knowledge is a shared collection of principles, facts, skills, and rule. More specifically, organizational knowledge aids decision-making, behavior, and actions, and is primarily developed from the knowledge of individuals within the organization. Firms strive to generate superior knowledge that, if appropriately managed, results in superior performance.  Thus, knowledge is, arguably, the single most important source of core competence. Davenport and Prusak (1998) define the…

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  • ICT and Information
    Audio Visual Materials

    Audio Visual Materials

    Audio Visual Materials: The ever increasing amount of information covering educational and recreational interest as well as information needs is being produced in a wide range of AV formats. Access to these materials should be as open and as free as access to print based materials. AV media are part of our cultural heritage, carrying a huge amount of information that needs to be preserved…

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  • Library Science
    Depth Classification

    Weeding out of Library Materials

    Weeding out policy is implemented by University libraries to weeding out of unwanted stock of the libraries and to retain the stock quality. The weeding policy is required because of: ageing of stock, error and omission of the original selection of documents, inadequate replacement and fluctuation in demand of users, lack of sufficient fund and changes in objectives of the users’ population. Collection development in…

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  • ICT and Information

    Collection Development Process

    Library Collection Development Process Evans (1995) defines collection development as the “process of meeting the information needs of the people (a service population) in a timely and economic manner using information resources locally held as well as from other organizations” (p.17). He states that collection development is a six component process. These components are: Evans (1995) analysed these six processes of library collection development in…

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  • Library Science

    Components of library collection development

    Collection Development Policy For effecting collection development of library resources proper analysis of SWOT (Strength, weakness, Opportunities and Threat) should be done. Collection development policy formulates a plan of actions and information which provides the researcher a well guided path for thinking and decision making. Collection development policy should be referred by the staffs in those subject areas which are to be augmented. The Policy…

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  • Library Science

    Library Collection Development Methods

    Library Collection Development Methods Collection development is the systematic building of a library collection based on meaningful data rather than subjective choice. It is the process of assessing the strength and weakness in a collection and then creating a plan to correct the weakness and maintain the strength. Collection development is defined as the planned purchase of material in various formats to match the instructional…

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  • Library Science
    Library resources

    Selection Process of Library Resources

    To fulfill the intellectual needs of the users, education acts as the active instrument of a library. It should possess available recent resources as well as latest reference & bibliographical tools. The important function of the library is the collection, storage & dissemination of information of which collection plays a major role. Books are the main resources of the library without which no services can…

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  • Library Science

    Library Collections/Materials

    Introduction: Preserving knowledge in a documentary form is the primary purpose of the libraries. The University libraries satisfy the ever increasing needs of students, research scholars and faculties by acquiring the proper documents. The word collection development has evolved itself to satisfy user’s demands from the personalised services. In a library, the selection of documents, ordering, acquiring and payment of bills, etc. all fall under…

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  • Library Science

    Reprographic Service

    Reprographic Service The term reprography was first introduced as “office printing.” at the First International Congress on Reprography held in Cologne, Germany in 1963. Landau defines it as the art of producing single or multiple copies of documents whether by photographic or other means.” Harrod gives a more comprehensive definition as “the reproduction in facsimile of documents of all kind by any process using light,…

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  • Knowledge
    texonomies

    Knowledge Taxonomy and Ontology

    The term taxonomy is popularly used in Science. Owing to the amount of content generated in other fields, the use of this term is increasing in other branches of knowledge as well. As the fundamental role, taxonomy categorizes the subjects into subsets of knowledge on the basis of description, nomenclature, identification of the learning concept. Thus, taxonomy facilitates searching; categorization and standardization of content, one…

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