JLIS abstracts




JOSEPH (Varghese) & BINWAL (JC). Conjoint Analysis : Technique for Assessing Customer's Preferences on Library Products and Services.19,2;1994;75-85

Describes the characteristics of Conjoint Analysis. Highlights its role in exploring and quantifying the users preferences on library products and services. Discusses steps involved in Conjoint Analysis, illustrated by examples.

LATHMAI CHHUANA & BINWAL (JC). Knowledge-Based Systems for Library Technical Operations: Development and Future Prospects. 24,1;1999;38-58

Highlights the major knowledge-based systems research undertaken by the library and information science/computer science research community and the achievements thereof. Present in brief the major developments witnessed during the span of a decade, in a manner that evokes appreciation by the library and information practitioners and researchers in India of the immense possibility offered by knowledge-based systems of various library and information operations .

LALHMACHHUANA & BINWAL (JC). Cross Disciplinary Subjects: A Conceptual Analysis. 26,1;2001; 67 -78

Considers the phenomenon of "crossdisciplinarity, its various manifestations, its effect on knowledge structures and their implications for existing classification schemes. Highlights the contributions of Raganathan and Dahlberg in the context of crossdisciplinarity, and concludes that much remains to be done in order to establish a sound conceptual foundation for the design and application of classification systems capable of meeting the increasingly complex knowledge environment.

RAHMAN (Mostafizur) & BINWAL (JC). Networking in Bangladesh. 25,2;2000;117-29

Reviews the attempts made for networking of libraries in Bangladesh. Surveys the current status. Examines the project entitled 'Automation and Networking of Science and Technology Libraries (1995-98)' from the point of view of its objectives, implementation plan, and implementation problems.

BINWAL (JC). Modes of Formation of Subject : Fountain Head of Concept Organisation in Indexing Language. 18,1;1993;32-42

Concept relationship in indexing language are of two kinds- semantic and syntactic. Points out that conceptual foundation of these relationships are discernible in the canons, postulates and principles lies in the modes of formation of subjects. Mentions that the these modes contain in them the seeds of semantic and syntactic relations and Modes of Formation of Subjects represent a typology of relations and act as guiding ideas in recognizing and formulating relations among concepts constituting a subject, serving as laws of higher order. Concludes that canons, principles and postulates of indexing language are deducible from them.

BINWAL (JC). Modes of Formation of Subjects: A Model for Knowledge Representation. 17,1;1992; 82-88

Describes that after the Second World War, the need was realized for developing a theory of the structure of the universe of subjects. Discusses the concept of 'social knowledge'. Describes the criterion for distinguishing different kinds of social knowledge. Enumerates the attributes of a subject. Discusses the concept of mode of formation of subjects. Describes an empirical study carried out by the author to test the model proposed by Dr. S R Ranganathan. Concludes that this model is a powerful tool for knowledge representation in information retrieval.