Library Materials

  • English
    Periodical

    Periodicals in College Libraries

    1.0 College libraries: Higher education is one of the complex systems of the whole process of education, which facilitates teaching, research, extension, and understanding. In academic education, college is the middle of the school and university. So College library is most important for young generations, for developing ideas. 1.1) Definitions: College: “The dictionary of education edited by C.V. Good defines the term ‘college’ as: “An…

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  • English
    Serial Acqusition

    Serial Acquisition in Library

    “Serial acquisition and ordering is the most difficult phase of serials management. A number of channels and alternatives are found in the field. To obtain periodicals through appropriate channels is the responsibilities devolve not only on the librarian but also on those who are engaged in library management. Basically, there are six means of acquiring periodicals to libraries 1) By purchase from a local bookshop…

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  • Government Publications

    Introduction: According to the United States Code (44 U.S.C. 1901), a government publication may be described to be as “… details that are printed as a unique record for which money is spent by the Government, or as needed legally.” In India, thanks to the presence of the central ministries including the parliament and divisions at both state and domestic levels, the government collectively produces…

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  • Electronic Resources VS Printed Resources

    Difference Between Electronic Resources and Printed Resources Many resources are available in electronic format (on CD ROM or online via web or dial-up access) as well as in print (hard copy). The same resource in multiple formats should be purchased only if they satisfy needs of different user groups and have an advantage in searching the data base as cost is a constraint. A decision…

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  • Importance of Book Selection Policy in Library

    Importance of Selection Policy: Selection Policy enables a library to achieve quality, objectivity and consistency in the process of selection and ensures that resources satisfy the information needs of the customers. Some libraries have separate selection and acquisition policies, while others put selection policy as a part of acquisition policy. Selection policy may include the following: (i) Core Collection: It includes resources that are critical…

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  • Authority File

    A list of the headings selected for use in a catalogue, compiled as an official work of reference by the cataloguers for use in the cataloguing department. The file registers are approved form of each heading to eliminate further search if the same heading be required again for the cataloguing of later books. Name of persons, places, corporate bodies, conventional titles of anonymous works, series…

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  • Borrowers Register

    A record of those persons who have been issued membership cards or tickets, entitling them to borrow books from a library. In libraries using a book issue record which identifies readers by a number, the alphabetical and numerical files are needed. If readers numbers are not used in charging, a simple alphabetical file is found to be sufficient. Borrower register is also used for issuing…

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  • Bookamatic

    An addressograph-multigraph book charging system which uses embossed plastic bookcards and readers cards. These are inserted in an imprinter which records the details on the pre-numbered transaction slip which is produced in triplicate by means of carbons. One slip is inserted in the book pocket and a joined pair is filed in numerical order. When books are returned the slips are removed and later stored…

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  • BarCode

    A set of parallel lines of varied thicknesses and space on products sold in supermarkets. The lines represent alphanumerical characters which can be recognized and interpreted by an optical scanner. The code represented by bars is known as Universal Product Code. It is specially designed label consisting of closely spaced lines of varying widths which is used to encode a numeric identifier. A typical bar…

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  • Electronic Resources and its Evaluation Criteria in Library

    What is Electronic Resources? In present situation the global communication and information transfer is easiest one. WWW and Internet are the most two important tool which is supporting for communication and Information transfer. The data are available in all the fields are huge amount for all users of internet. Now a days the information transfer is simple and which is possible by the rapid growth…

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