• Cost Benefit Analysis and Library

    “A library has been rightly enabled with the functions of collecting, preserving, preparing and disseminating knowledge with a certain aim-the aim being the fulfillment of the purpose of the parent body” (Mittal, 1963). The general aim of libraries is the provision of reading facilities to the public so that their personality is enlightened. These aims and purposes differ to some extent in different kinds of libraries. In public libraries, the aim of the library is…

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  • Brief Information about Institutional Repository

    Institutional Repository Introduction: In India, there are a number of internationally reputed institutions, which are producing a good number of research documents that are expanding the frontier of knowledge and scope of technological innovation. The recent phenomenon of outsourcing of scientific research, applications development as well as business-intelligence-related research to India has generated a good deal of enthusiasm in advanced studies. Recently some internationally famous journals published cover stories on Indian scientific and technological research.…

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  • Electronic Publishing

    Introduction: Information is an intellectual resource that has the capacity to change the image of the society. Consequently, large investments are being made by government all over the world on information technology industry for generating, processing and disseminating the information. Most of the scientific research literature today is coming on an array if information resources, such as floppies, magnetic tapes, internet, websites, CD ROMs, the outgrowth of advances in computer and communication technology. They are…

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  • Multimedia Resources and Library

    The convergence of computer and communication technologies emerged as a new technology named, ‘Multimedia Technology’ which is mainly concerned with the computer-controlled integration of text, graphics, drawings, still images, animation, audio, video and any other media where any type of information can be represented, stored, transmitted and processed digitally. Multimedia includes a combination of text, audio, still images, animation and video content forms. It enables the users to integrate and manipulate data from diverse sources…

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  • The Academic Library of the Future

    There is little doubt that the role of the academic library is changing in the digital age. A recent feature on the future of libraries in the Guardian newspaper stated: ‘Academic libraries are changing faster than at any time in their history. Information technology, online databases and catalogues and digitised archives have put the library back at the heart of teaching and learning and academic research on campus’ (JISC, 2009). Such media attention is welcome…

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  • Attitudes of the Librarian

    The library must have a trained and qualified librarian and the librarian should have attitudes like love for books serving the readers etc. One of the responsibilities of the librarian is to understand the behavioral pattern of the user; so that he can adopt an appropriate approach to help them fruitfully. The librarian has an overall responsibility for proper functioning of the library. Attitudes may be two types, positive or negative. Positive Attitude: A person/people…

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  • Objectives and Functions of Engineering College Library

    Objectives of the Engineering College Library: Main objectives of the Management of the Engineering colleges are: 1. To promote quality of the Engineering Education. 2. To provide classroom instruction to the students. 3. To provide good laboratory facilities. 4. To provide good library facilities. The college library is primarily a teaching instrument and as such the objectives of the college library is mainly based on objectives of the college itself. The college library is part…

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  • Librarianship as a profession.

    The art and science of managing libraries are called “Librarianship”. The essential function of librarianship is to make available “information” in its widest sense, serving leisure as well as work needs, for the benefit of people seeking day to day information. Librarianship essentially concerns the problem of storage, retrieval and access to documents, in other words, information. It basically refers to: 1. Document collection development. 2. Technical processing for the organization of documents. 3. Providing…

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  • The role of Librarian

    The library must have a trained and qualified librarian and the librarian should have attitudes like love for books serving the readers etc. One of the responsibilities of the librarian is to understand the behavioural pattern of the user; so that he can adopt an appropriate approach to help them fruitfully. The librarian has an overall responsibility for the proper functioning of the library. The Role of Librarian: “The main role of the librarian is…

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  • Information Technology and Library Automation

    Library automation which started in the late 70s in few special libraries has now reached most of the university libraries. Automation is used to reduce the amount of time devoted to repetitive (and often less challenging) activities that must be done in any properly functioning library. Library automation is the application of computers to perform traditional library housekeeping activities such as acquisition, circulation, cataloguing, reference and serials control. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has enormously…

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