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Journal of Library and Information Science
Volume 31, Number 1, 2006


arrow ENYIA (Chris O.). Information User Satisfaction.31,1;2006;1-8
.Abstract: The quality of information available to any organizations, timeliness of such information, and the level of its rational application in decision making influences, its market rating. A Major target of the information services provider is the information user, who needs information in diverse forms, for various purposes. In the present paper key factors in the information user satisfaction such as user value, service quality matrix, service control, expectation performance formulae, and managing the information user needs are discussed. Careful and sustained handling of these factors is the essence in managing information user satisfaction.
arrow THAKUR (D.S. ) & THAKUR (K.S. ). Knowledge Acquisition and Sharing in Higher Education.31,1;2006;9-22
Abstract:Educational, learning and research organizations are facing a lot of pressure to manage the knowledge in the fast changing world. Knowledge is a pivotal point of organizational learning and paper focuses on the creation and sharing of knowledge in higher education. The paper highlights different approaches of knowledge management followed in educational organizations to capture and share organizational knowledge to stimulate dramatic changes in innovations. In this article, some significant approaches to share knowledge across the organization such as arranging talks and discussions, lectures, environment of debates and conversations, conferences, workshops and seminars, appreciate the talents at workplace, sharing among intellectuals, knowledge sharing workspace, intranet, extranet and Internet, greater room for people to take risks and experiment, etc. have been discussed which reinforce the intellectuals to share knowledge among the employees and encourage the new generation on how to pursue the best practices and opportunities in the Web-enabled infrastructure and environment. .
arrow GUPTA (Sangita ) & SINGH (Gurdev). Management of Digital Libraries: Issues and Strategies.31,1;2006;23-30
Abstract: Today Libraries witness significant challenges in responding to change while sustaining their traditional conventional functions. The application of Information and Communicated Technology (ICT) has paved the way of "Digitization" of library resources resulting into the establishment of "Digital Libraries". Today Digital Library is defined as the integrated access to available distributed information and is also not a uniform whole. The Digital Library is conceptualized as local view that would have the same design as the web-page of the library and offers a localized view of the digital library not extending the access to databases for which a specific library may not subscribe to. Such a library is not restricted to linear, print like documents and hence, may also be able to be accessed for different electronic media on different servers from one single entry point. The access to digital Library should be platform independent which could be accessed from any part of the world. This paper describes the concept of digital library management with respect to technical administration and development, access system, accounts and billing system, computer system and software management. Future developments apprehensive with respect to consortiums/resource sharing, etc. also form the part of this paper. .
arrow VOHRA (Ranjana ) & ARORA (Kanu ). University Library System: A Case Study of Panajb University, Chandigarh.31,1;2006;31-44
.Abstract:Describes in brief the history and development of Panjab University and its Library System. The Study examines a set of organizational variables of central and departmental libraries including library membership, timings, collection, staffing library budget, library administration, automation, library services and other related factors, etc. Recommendations are given for better relationship between the central and departmental libraries of the university.
arrow CHAUHAN (Suresh K ), CHAND ( Prem) & MURTHY ( T. A. V. ). Information Literacy for Indian Academicians: INFLIBNET Initiatives.31,1;2006;45-52
.Abstract: This paper is giving an overview of the awareness programmes have been initiated by which INFIBNET specifically for information Literacy throughout the country under UGC-lnfonet: E-Journals Consortium in India, birth of Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre has taken place to modernize the libraries of Universities, Colleges and Research & Development institutions with state-of-the-art-technology. Rapid mushrooming of electronic resources are dominating present academic domain and to facilitate academic and research community of the country. Here also 1NFLIBNET has worked as a pillar for establishment of the UGC-lnfonet: E-journals Consortium programme. Under this virtual programme more then 100 universities of the country are accessing around 4550 electronic journals of scholarly nature with some prominent bibliographic databases. How users are going to use these available information resources is putting a question mark. To solve this problem again INFLIBNET has been extending its best efforts to make people aware and train to use these electronic resources up to optimum level. Information Service is being given by the centre is an effective information service and acknowledging outstanding response from the users. Through this service INFLIBNET is trying to make literate users to information literate.
arrow THAPA (Neelam ) & SAHOO (K.C. ). Problems and Prospects of Automation in Technical College Libraries of MadhyaPradesh.31,1;2006;53-68
.Abstract: The Study aims at understanding and analyzing the various problems faced during the process of automation and suggests ways to overcome these problems. It also aims at analyzing the benefits of automation. The methodology used is questionnaire-based survey. The findings shows that the lack of staff, lack of computer training of staff, hesitancy in learning use of computers, software and hardware problems and lack of administrative support are the major hindrance to speedy automation.
BHATT (R. K.). Library Consortia: An Effective Collaborative Approach towards Resource Sharing.31,1;2006;69-79 Abstract:The libraries and information centres with their diminishing static financial allocations have to consider new ways to consolidate global resources amongst them in order to maximize their limited financial resources. Fortunately, availability of powerful computers at affordable cost, spread of telecommunication networks to remote areas, advent of Internet, increasing interest in creating digital content etc. are now helping the library and information professionals to give answer to the challenges occurring due to the explosion of information and knowledge, increasing cost of library materials, changing formats of reading materials, shrinking of library budgets and the increasing demands of users for information and knowledge. Keeping in view these factors, this article discusses the concept of resource sharing and the role of library consortia as an effective collaborative approach to face the challenges of the modern librarianship.
.Instructions for Author.31,1;2006;80-82

Volume 31, Number 2, 2006

arrow BISWAS (Bidhan Ch.), SAHA (Chandan) & SEN ( B.K.). Bulletin of the Botanical Survey of India: A Bibliometric Study. 31,2;2006;83-96     
Abstract: This is an attempt to analyze the journal “Bulletin of the Botanical Survey of India” for the period of 1994-2003 from the Bibliometric point of view. Through the analysis, the trends of publication in this journal like distribution of articles, authorship pattern, average citation per article, number of illustrations, subject wise distribution of articles, geographical distributions of articles, etc. have been incorporated clearly. Based on results found, observations have also been included.
arrow SHARMA (A K). Koha on Windows- Open Source Software for Library Management: A Case Study of IISS.31,2;2006;97-110
Abstract: The article is a case study of Indian Institute of Soil Science (IISS) Library, using KOHA- open source software for library related management activities. Article defines automation and discusses its need in the changing environment. The concept of open source software and commercial software has been explained, giving their advantages and disadvantages. Further, it deals with KOHA window, its installation in IISS and system requirements etc. it has describe the first time use of KOHA in IISS for various housekeeping jobs such as acquisition, cataloguing, circulation, OPAC, etc. 


SYAMALAMBHA (Rani ). Need for TQM in Academic Librareis: A Case Study of A Case Study  of Maris Stella College, Vijayawada, (AP). 31,2;2006;111-118
Abstract: The article deals with implementation of Total Quality Management (TQM) practices in academic libraries, particularly when total scenario of practicing librarianship is changing. The article, dealing with TQM is a case study of Maris Stella College Library taken up to improve its quality of services. It has highlighted the implementation of TQM programme in various activities of the college. Article covers implementation of barcode technology, procedure adapted in bar-coding of books, etc and improvement in the quality of library services.
NARANG (Asha). Giving a New Lease of Life to Rare Books and Manuscript. 31,2;2006;119-126
Abstract: The paper deals with remedial measures which when employed can give a new lease of life to damaged rare books and manuscripts. The remedial measures have been broadly classified into two categories: Physical Remedial Measures and Electronic Remedial Measures. Various measures under these categories employed to rejuvenate and give new lease of life have been discussed in this paper.
ABDUL MAJEED (K.C.) & BAVAKUTTY (M.). Measuring the Quality of College and University Library Services.31,2;2006;127-134
Abstract: Today quality is a serious question in Library and Information Centers, especially in university and college libraries in a country. The UGC as well as the NAAC are enforcing the higher education institutions in India to assess the quality of education imparted in their institutions. It is identified that the library attached to the higher education institution has a greater role to play in imparting the quality education. This paper is aimed to introduce some of the important tools such as User Satisfaction Survey, SERVQUAL, LibQUAL, WebQUAL etc which are useful for assessing the quality of services offered in libraries in traditional environment. However WebQUAL helps the libraries to assess the quality of their services offered in a digital library environment or in a website environment.
HARIDASAN (Sudharma).Collaborative Digital Reference Service for the Post Industrial Society.31,2;2006;135-140
Abstract: New avenues seem to be opening in this escalating seamless exploration of knowledge. The electronic era has moved a step forward with the initiation of the collaborative digital reference service (CDRS) enabling users to get answers to their queries from anywhere, at any time, in any language, subject through an international digital network of libraries and institutions 24x7.The graceful move from digital libraries to networked digital libraries to provide digital reference services in a collaborative manner has been discussed in the article emphasizing the need for understanding some of the proposed protocols and profiles required for CDRS.
BHATT (R.K). Copyright law and Libraries: Current Scenario.31,2;2006;141-152
Abstract: The article deals with the issues related to the copyright laws, their application in libraries which are having largest share of print and non-print materials like books and journals in their custody, therefore, facing lot of problems in protecting the intellectual property of authors. The Government of India has also shown a lot of concern to the application of copyright laws by making necessary changes, especially after the advent of ICT. In this light, the articles throws light on several issues related to libraries vis-a-vis copy right laws and, thus, advocates for amendment in the existing copyright laws with much more flexibility for the use of intellectual creation, thought contents of the authors under the clause Fair Use.
Instructions for Author.31,2;2006;153-155