Journal Cover International Journal of Library Science
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  • Use of E-resources by the Students and Researchers of Faculty of Arts,
           Annamalai University

    • Abstract: Publication year:  2012Source:International Journal of Library Science,  Volume  1,  Number  1  S. Thanuskodi The study aimed at finding the use of e-resources by the post graduate students and research scholars of Faculty of Arts in the Annamalai University. A questionnaire was distributed among the Research scholars and Post-Graduate Students to collect desired data. A total of 200 questionnaires were distributed to the selected sample of Faculty of Arts; 180 valid samples were collected. The study found that the majority of users are aware about the availability of e-resources. The result reveals that 47.78 % of respondents want to access only electronic version whereas only 32.78% users want to read the printed journals but 19.44% respondents want to use both electronic and printed version. Majority of the respondents 76.66% use e-resources for writing papers. The analysis reveals that many of the respondents search e-resources through linking facility available on the library website
      PubDate: 10/17/2012 17:19:38
  • Citation Analysis of Doctoral Research in Botany Submitted to Annamalai

    • Abstract: Publication year:  2012Source:International Journal of Library Science,  Volume  1,  Number  1  S. Thanuskodi19735 citations in the doctoral dissertations submitted between 1990-2010 in the Department of Botany, Annamalai University, India were analyzed for identifying their document types, authorship pattern, ranking of cited journals and subject wise distribution of citations. The finding reveals that nearly 69.09% citations were from journals and 14% from books. The subject wise distribution of theses reveals that Genetics, Microbiology, Eco- Toxicity, Plant Physiology, Remote Sensing, Agriculture, Air Pollution and Climate Change forms more than half of the total theses submitted during the period. USA, UK and India contributes 9062 (45.91%) of total citations. The authorship pattern study reveals that the highest number of journal citations from multi authors around 74.24% percent of total journal citations.
      PubDate: 10/17/2012 17:19:38
  • A Webometric Analysis of selected Institutes of National Importance
           Websites in India

    • Abstract: Publication year:  2012Source:International Journal of Library Science,  Volume  1,  Number  1  S. Thanuskodi It has been experienced that web based information resources have great role to play in academic and research activities. Keeping this fact in view information professionals are largely depending upon the web based information resources. A huge amount of data in every subject stream is available on different websites. Internet is a network of networks carrying information on almost any subject under the sun. Everybody today would like to be on internet because of wealth of information that lies there to be exchanged. And, with its global connections and millions of users, the internet is world’s biggest electronic library and publish gathering place, which contain a vast amount of information. Information professionals and users face a number of challenges in networked information resources and service environment. But problem is only one that how to retrieve desired information. Many attempts were made and solution comes as ‘webometrics’. In this paper an attempt has been made to describe this concept.
      PubDate: 10/17/2012 17:19:38
  • The Significance of The Library in Technology Education Institutions in
           Sustainable Youth Empowerment: an Overview

    • Abstract: Publication year:  2012Source:International Journal of Library Science,  Volume  1,  Number  1  Itedjere A. O.,Achugbue I. E.,Sokari U This paper examines the significance of the library in technology education institutions for sustainable youth empowerment. It identified that the library is of relevant. The paper also pointed out that technology education institution cannot effectively realize its objective of sustainable youth empowerment without the supporting role of the library. It also uncovered one major impediment to library services and also pointed out possible ways to address the problem.
      PubDate: 10/17/2012 17:19:38
  • The Attitude of Undergraduate Students towards the Use of Journals in
           Delta State University Library, Abraka, Delta State

    • Abstract: Publication year:  2012Source:International Journal of Library Science,  Volume  1,  Number  1  Rexwhite Tega Enakrire,Ejiro Orezimena John This study was carried out to look at the attitude of undergraduate students towards the use of journals at the Delta State University Library Abraka and suggest possible ways on how to encourage undergraduate students to make use of journals for their research work and study and also for Delta State University library, Abraka to improve in the services of meeting users information needs. Review of related literature were sourced under the following concepts: the importance of journal awareness among undergraduate students, the acquisition of current journal used among undergraduate students, the relevance of organizing journals among undergraduate students, the challenges encountered by undergraduate students in the use of journals, kinds of journals publication. A descriptive survey research design was used for the study and one hundred and twenty one (121) students were used as respondents who answered the questionnaire posed by the researcher. A simple percentage was used for analysis of data. The research findings revealed that journals are used among undergraduate students and the journals enhance the development of personal philosophy in a code of ethics. Undergraduate students make use of current journals in academic libraries. It therefore shows that undergraduate students benefit from the use of journals in the following ways: Through personal growth and development, intuition and self expression, problem solving, stress reduction and health benefits. Based on the findings, recommendations were made to upgrade the standard of journal use among undergraduate students of Delta State University Abraka, that more current journals should be provided for undergraduate use, that funds are made available to purchase more journals in Delta State University library, Abraka for undergraduate students use.
      PubDate: 10/17/2012 17:19:38
  • Public Relations Activities in an Academic Library: The Roles of the
           Reference Librarian

    • Abstract: Publication year:  2012Source:International Journal of Library Science,  Volume  1,  Number  1  Odede Israel Library Public relations include ongoing activities to ensure the library has a strong public image. Public relations activities as they relate to the roles of the reference librarian in an academic library are discussed. The role of the reference librarian as the public relation officer of his or her library in fulfilling the objectives of the library and the institution are discussed. Great public relations can substantially accelerate library’s development cycle, increase users’ awareness and help promote rapid growth. Harnessing this power can be a great boost-if it is done with clear objectives by the reference librarian as discussed in this work. The importance of public relations in an academic library as well as public relations methods are also discussed in this work. This discussion highlights the function of a public relation officer in relation to the function of a reference librarian and the effect of professional variables of reference librarian on his/her job performance which will affect the library in a positive way and create a good image for the library.
      PubDate: 10/17/2012 17:19:38
  • Library Automation the Ingredients for Systems Hardware and Software

    • Abstract: Publication year:  2012Source:International Journal of Library Science,  Volume  1,  Number  1  Alex Ozoemelem Obuh,Aruerhe Ogheneme The paper provides an overview of some elements that are necessary for ensuring hardware and software interoperability in library and information systems. It specifically proffers meaning to the term system interoperability and identified the need for interoperability alongside some globally accepted standards and mechanisms that will guarantee system interoperability. Based on this, the paper examined library automation standards such as DCMES, MARC-21, OAI-PMH and Z39.50 standards. Bottlenecks in ensuring operability through standardization were highlighted, the way forward in achieving interoperability among libraries in a library system were also itemized and recommendations were put forward.
      PubDate: 10/17/2012 17:19:38
  • Electronic Information Sources and Services in Anna University Libraries
           in Tamil Nadu: A Study

    • Abstract: Publication year:  2012Source:International Journal of Library Science,  Volume  1,  Number  1  S. ThanuskodiThe present century is witnessing knowledge revolution resulting from rapid growth in information and communication technology, acceleration of technical change and intensification of globalization. Initially most of the student community has not made use of the invaluable electronic resources. As time passed the training programmers have greatly removed the hindrances like lack of awareness, lack of refresher course work etc. It further contributed in motivating the faculty members as the majority student community are relaying upon electronic resources. The Anna University libraries have moved steadily forward in creating new ambiances for electronic resources which helped their users to find the relevant authentic information that they need regardless of availability at local or global level. Today our cultural heritage is being created by individuals and corporations in digital form as web pages are online publications. The present study concentrated on evaluation of the use of electronic information sources and services in terms of use and user satisfaction in Anna University libraries. The analysis shows that 3-4 hours of access to internet is quite common among the respondents of student and faculty members. The Study reveals that the faculty respondents occupy the first position with respect to their overall problems in the use of electronic information sources and services, students the second, non-teaching staff the third and the technical staff last.
      PubDate: 10/17/2012 17:19:38
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