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    Concept of Mobile Libraries

    Mobile Library Mobile libraries are collections of books arranged in vehicles and so staffed as to provide a library service capable of being directed to communities which are often though not exclusively, rural. They are used by some municipal and many country library systems in the UK. In many areas abroad they are making notable contribution to the development of library services particularly in large…

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  • Annotation

    What is Meaning of Annotation for Library science A note appended to the entry for a book in a catalogue, reading list, bibliography, etc., extending the formal description of the book, detailing its subject, scope, purpose and special features. Originally the term, as used by cataloguers, embraced all notes of any kind following the collation. Modern practice separates bibliographical notes as the fifth pan of…

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  • Heading : Subject Heading

    What is Heading? The word, words or phrase at the beginning of a catalogue entry, by which the place of that entry in the catalogue is determined. The heading forms the first of the five parts of a standard catalogue entry and is chosen by the cataloguer to indicate some special aspects of the work catalogued (authorship, series, title, subject, literary form, etc.) or to…

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  • Geographical Filing Method

    Geographical Filing in Library Science The arrangement of material or of entries in a list, catalogue, bibliography, etc. according to place. The term includes both alphabetical arrangement by place-names, and filing by a geographic classification scheme, and also sub-arrangement by place within a given filing system. Gesner, Knorad Von (1516-65) invented a scheme that is often considered the first serious book on classification. While a…

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  • E-Book

    What is E-Book: Any library is to provide quality information services for complete user satisfaction through optimum utilization of the resources the library has. In order to achieve this goal libraries acquire, preserve and disseminate the documentary as well as the non-documentary records of information. In earlier days, the library documents were mostly in the form of “traditional” books with a designated format, i.e. a…

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    Directories :: What directory means?

    A directory is a list of names and addresses of persons, organizations, manufacturers; or periodicals. It may list information in a way which best serves the requirements of its users so as to enable them to get the required information readily. The word ‘directory’ may or may not appear in the title. The range of subjects dealt by directories is tremendous.  “A book containing lists…

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    Bibliography of Bibliographies

    A bibliography of Bibliographies lists bibliographies which direct readers to useful bibliographies through subject, name of the individual place, institution, etc. The bibliographies referred to may be in the form of a separately published book or part of the book or part of a periodical article or some other type of document. As the number of bibliographies published every year is large, therefore, bibliographies of…

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    Handbook : Definition and Meaning

    A handbook is a compilation of miscellaneous information in a compact and handy form. It contains data, procedures, principles etc. Tables, Graphs, diagrams and illustrations are provided. Scientists and technologists use handbooks in their fields rather frequently. “A treaties on a special subject; often nowadays a simple but all-embracing treatment, containing concise information, and being small enough to be held in the hand; but strictly,…

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    Textbook : Definition and Meaning

    A textbook is a book of instruction. Its primary aim is not to impart information about a specific subject but to enable one to develop proper understanding of the subject. Presentation is extremely important and it is prepared to serve a particular level of readership. It cannot be comprehensive. Often presentation is colorful and attractive, giving plenty, of illustrations and diagrams. A good text-book takes…

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    Monographs : Definition and Meaning

    A monograph is a short treatise on a specific subject. A monograph and a treatise serve the same purpose with the difference that a monograph is an attempt on a limited scale. Very often, a monograph may be brought out as a part of a series. “A separate treatise on a single subject or class of subjects, or on one person, usually detailed in treatment…

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