Reference Service

  • Library Science
    Reference Service

    Library Reference Service

    Reference Service: Information is recorded in a variety of documents like books, reports, periodicals, digests, theses, standards, patents and so on. A reader may need a specific type of information for a specific purpose. The number of documents produced is very large, so it is impossible for the reader to keep track of its variety and location. Users, often spend much time in locating information…

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  • Reference Book

    Introduction Samuel Johnson once remarked that “Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves or we know where we can find the information on it”. It is in this context, the present study is basically based on the latter part of the quotation where information is found in the form of published literature. Not only has there been millions of micro or macro…

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  • Ready Reference Service in Library

    Ready Reference Service Reference service is a process in which readers receive their information through personal contact of the Reference librarian. There are queries of many types, varieties, and are time bound. Reference department always make efforts to remove the difficulties of the readers to fulfill their requirements. Therefore, all such information which are provided to readers immediately are called Ready reference service. American Library…

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  • Need of Reference Services in Library

    It is evident that Reference service is no doubt a must service in libraries. With the advent of Printing Press the collection increased in various forms. Readers were very few. Librarian is always supposed to know about the collection of the library. Reader also knows something or the reference of the reading material. In such case there is hardly any need of librarian’s help to…

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  • Difference between Short Range and Long Range Reference Service

    Short Range and Long Range Reference Service — A Difference Dr. S.R. Ranganathan has given 3 points of difference between short range reference service and long range reference service. (i) Time involved: Long range reference service involves much time while short range reference service takes very short time. Short range reference service is provided immediately or within very short period. It answers the query quickly…

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  • Long Range Reference Service

    Long range reference service indicates long time in providing reference service. This service is given: To special readers demanding special information’s. Normally in long time, i.e. more than 5 minutes. With the help of reference sources. More in special libraries than other libraries. Dr. S.R. Ranganathan stressed that Long Range Reference Service is more used in public and special libraries. It is not practised in…

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  • English

    Reference Book :: its characteristics and types

    What is Reference Book:  Any written or printed composition of some length is called a book. It covers all kinds of reading materials in any form, which serves the purpose of readers whether for general or recreational reading or for study and research or for more consultation as source of information. On the other hand a reference book is usually consulted briefly to determine specific…

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    Current Awareness Service

    Current Awareness Service (CAS):  What is Current Awareness Service? Dissemination of information that will keep it users well-informed and up-to-date in their fields of basic interest as well as in related subjects is called Current Awareness Service. It is a system of getting knowledge on recent development, and especially those developments which relate to the special interest of the individual. CAS is a device of…

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  • English

    Evaluation and characteristics of Current Awareness Service

    Evaluation of Current Awareness Service: Evaluation of Current Awareness Service is a necessary part of the librarian’s job and a knowledge of how to do it is an important item in his skill. He needs to be able to compare the existing and new external and internal services with each other in relation to the needs both of his clients in general and of particular…

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    Type of questions and sources of information in ready reference service

    Type of questions and sources of information in ready reference service:    Ready reference service is also called fact-finding service, because it mainly deals with answering fact-finding type of question. There are different types of questions asked in ready reference service; such questions are called “ready reference questions.” The basic quality of all ready reference questions is that they are simple, brief and easy to…

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