Library Science

  • General
    Theasurus

    Thesaurus Construction and its Role in Indexing

    1.1 Introduction: A thesaurus is a representation of keywords associated with a subject domain(s). It is also known as a tool for vocabulary control that guides indexers as well as end users to know the use of terms and helps in improving the quality of search results. Generally, a thesaurus is designed for indexing and subsequent retrieval of documents in a specific subject domain. Examples…

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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

    Librarianship and Changing trend of Library Services

    Introduction: An eminent writer on management named Edward De Bono has said that two disciplines will emerge in the information society, one is (i) information broker as a collector, sorter, explorer, synthesizer or reviewer and other one is (ii) information designer; or a person who can present information in a form which can be absorbed at a glance. As the demand of the information designers…

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  • English
    College Library

    About College Library

    College Library: A college is considered as an academic institution of higher learning offering three-year degree courses. In colleges, the library occupies a prominent position and it is an important and integral part of the teaching programme. It is not merely a depository of books, but an active workshop instrument in the production of or original thinking. The aim of college education and college libraries…

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  • English
    Higher Education

    Role of libraries in Higher Education

    Introduction: Education is primarily at the hub of a country’s economic social and cultural development as much as it is science and technology. The evaluation in education can be seen as the increased awareness of the ever-increasing access to the wealth of information or knowledge. The library is an integrated part of any academic institution, so also of any college. Education becomes student-centered and encourages…

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  • English

    Library Laws & Services In Modern Age

    According to the Rangnathan, ‘Book, reader, and information’ are the basic elements of a library. Based on Ranganathan’s laws, several researchers have presented different principles and laws. For instance, “Five new laws of librarianship” by Michael Gorman (1995); “Principles of distance education” by Sanjaya Mishra (1998); “Five laws of the software library” by Mentor Cana (2003); “Five laws of children’s librarianship” by Virginia A. Walter…

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  • General
    Marketing of Information Product in Library

    Marketing of Information Products and Services in Library

    Marketing of Information Products and Services Introduction: The nature of the information marketplace is under continual evolution. Two of the most powerful drivers of change in ‘the new economy’, information and communication technology and the internationalization of the marketplaces, are impacting even more strongly on the marketplace for information products and services than on other business sectors. All organizations in the information industry, irrespective of…

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  • English
    Library resource selection

    Definition Collaborative Selection, Acquisition of Resources & Evaluation of Library Resources

    Collaborative Selection: The rising cost and decline in the purchasing power of individual libraries make it difficult to acquire the electronic resources and this has led to the collaborative selection of these resources. For this purpose, they form unofficial consortia where one library in a group purchases a particular item and the cost is spread across the group. On the payment of subscription and additional…

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  • Library Science
    Advertising

    Library Marketing

    Library marketing Most of the library and information professionals have failed knowingly or unknowingly to recognize that many of the activities performed by the Library and Information centers constitute only a part of the marketing process may be due to misunderstanding of marketing and its application in the library environment. There is a disagreement with the basic tenets of marketing that places the emphasis upon…

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  • Library Science
    Academic Library

    The Academic Library of the Future

    ‘Academic libraries are changing faster than at any time in their history. Information technology, online databases and catalogues, and digitized 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 and raises the profile of libraries. Over the last decade, huge strides have been made in the provision of and…

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