JLIS abstracts



KASHYAP (MM). Data-Processing and Computer Application in Library. 7,1;1982; 61-83

Describes the concepts employed in the field of data processing. Discusses major hardware units in a computer system. Gives overview of different aspects of software. Discusses different components of an information system. Lays emphasis on the responsibility of teaching and research institution in the field of Library and Information Science to train necessary manpower.

KASHYAP (MM). Integrated Database Design for a Library System Employing Library Techniques Development by Ranganathan and CDS/ISIS Database Management System. 18,2;1993; 82-141

Discusses computerized library information systems. Examines the rules stipulated by S R Raganathan in his Classified Catalogue Code (Ed 5) for the construction of catalogues and preparation of documentation lists or bibliographies from the point of view their relevance and suitability for creating bibliographic databases of various kinds and forms of documents. Compares rules of CCC with that of AACR II with regard to their compatibility. Suggests modification of existing rules as well as incorporation of new rules. Concludes that in developing online catalogues or online bibliographic databases, it is neither essential nor desirable to follow strictly the rules of a specific traditional catalogue code.

KASHYAP (MM). Decision-Making for Library Managers and Systems Analysts: A Systematic Approach. 3,2;1978;139-55

Brings out the difference between decision and decision making process. Describes decision making process as constituting of eight cyclic steps namely (i) Identification and crystallization of decision problem or situation, (ii) Determination and formulation of goals (to be met by the decision) and environmental constraints, (iii) Recognition and articulation of possible courses action : the search for alternative solutions, (iv) Determination of outcomes, value and utility of each alternative, (v) Establishment of criteria for evaluation of available alternative, (vi) Resolution of decision process : The act of choosing satisfying course of action, (vii) Implementation of the decision, (viii) Re-appraisal. Mentions the various statistical and operational research techniques which can be effectively employed for determining the utility or outcome of each available course of action and choosing the most satisfying/or optimizing among the alternatives .

KASHYAP (MM). Decision Table: A Tool of Systems Study. 5,1;1980;43-51

Describes the purpose and use of decision table. Points out that the decision table can be an effective instrument for communication between librarians and computer programmers. This tabular approach can be used not only to express the decision logic in its simplest form, but can also be of immense help in the analysis of a decision problem. The table structure is explained in detail. The difference between various types of tables (viz. limited entry table, extended entry table and mixed entry table) is brought out.

KASHYAP (MM). Library System Analysis and Design Technique. 17,2;1992;128-42

Considers system analysis and design as a technique of analysing the objectives, interrelationship, and interdependence that exist among various components of a system. Points out that such a methodology is based on system philosophy and embodies systems approach or strategy. Considers a library as an open socio-technical system. Mentions the tools and techniques used by an analyst to systematically collect data; organizing, analysing and recording of his findings. Describes the steps involved in the system analysis and design process.

KASHYAP (MM). Research Guidelines for the Master of Philosophy Students. 4,2; 1979; 164-89

Enumerates objectives of M.Phil research programme. Discusses research and scientific method. Describes types of research. Discusses steps involved in academic research process, giving suitable illustrations.

  KASHYAP (MM). Measurement Theory and its Application in Library Systems: Study and Research. 9,1;1984;16-35

Explains the importance and purpose of measurement. Traces the theory of measurement. Discusses relationship between mathematics and measurement. Describes Campbell 's theory of measurement. Explains measurement in the domain of social science. Describes the contribution of SS Stevens to the theory of measurement. Explains in detail the scales/levels of measurement, namely nominal scale, ordinal scale, interval scale and, ratio scale, giving suitable examples from library environment.

KASHYAP (MM). Network Analysis: A Library Project Management Tool. 1,2; 1976;199-231

Gives background of development of network analysis techniques. Brings out the importance and use of PERT/CPM technique as a tool for planning a library systems study. Describes the important features of Gant Chart and shows. How its deficiencies have led to the development of PERT/CPM network construction. Explains the steps to be followed in network system planning. Discusses the mechanics of PERT/CPM network construction. Describes in detail PERT scheduling and project completion time calculation procedure as well as calculation of standard deviation of the critical path of the network to know the probability of completion of the project on schedule date.