JLIS abstracts



TADASAD (PG) & KALAMADRAGI VEERANNA (B). Newspaper Reading Habits of Post-Graduate Students: : A Case Study of Gulbarga University, Gulbarga. 25,1;2000;85-98

Studies the newspaper reading habits of post-graduate students, on the basis of a users survey of two hundred and six post-graduate students of Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, under eight headings. viz., newspaper reading habit, extent of reading, average time spent on reading, mode of reading, preference of language, purpose of reading, regularly read news column, and core list of newspapers. Concludes that awareness needs to be created among the post-graduate students about the availability of newspaper on Internet and the importance of various news column as supplementary in their pursuit of mastering knowledge.

MAHESHWARAPPA (BS) & TADASAD (PG). Are Our College Library Building Adequate Enough ? 26,1;2001;40-47

Based on a survey of 571 college libraries in Karnataka state, finds that: majority of the college libraries do not have independent library buildings (N = 456), are not suitable for library purposes (N=272), are not adequate (362), do not have provision for expansion of library buildings either horizontally or vertically (N = 293). Concludes that the college library buildings are inadequate to meet the current requirement and hence urgent measures need to be taken in the context of developments particularly the application of information technology.

MAHESWARAPPA (BS) & NAGAPPA (B). Dynamics of Scientific Communications: An Analysis of Contributions in Phytomorphology. 6,2; 1981;16-27

Analyses the scientific communications published in volume 25-29 (1975-79) of Phytomorpholgy to find out the composition of authors, their institutional affiliations and nationalities. Identifies the language, the subject and the length of the communications. Discusses time-lag between the submission and acceptance of communications and the delay in the schedule of publication.

MAHESWARAPPA (BS) & PRAKASH (BP). Literature Use Pattern by the Researchers in the Field of Botany: A Citation Study of Doctoral Theses. 7,1;1982; 15-32

Examines doctoral theses to find out the literature use pattern by the researchers in the field of Botany. Analyses the principal bibliographic forms, the serials used and their distribution according to the country of origin and languages. Studies the self-citation pattern, obsolescence, and Bradford 's Law is applied to the botanical literature.

NAGAPPA (B) & MAHESWARAPPA (BS). Most Frequently Cited Journals by Indian Photopathologists. 6,1;1981; 1-17

Analyses 2,663 citations appended to 362 articles contained in 8 issues of Volume 24 and 25 (1971 and 1972) of Indian Phytopathology. Identifies types of documents used and the journals most frequently cited by Indian Phytopathologists based on analysis. Gives countrywide distribution of first 80 cited journals and the chronological scattering of cited articles. Points out that these data will be used for the librarians in the selection ad acquisition of periodicals. Compares the present ranking list with that of Eugene Garfield.

MAHESWARAPPA (BS) & MATHIAS (SA). Authorial Collaboration in Various Disciplines of the Physical Sciences in India : A Bibliometric Study. 12,2;1987;136-55 Studies the authorship pattern and the collaborative research in different disciplines of physical sciences based on the data collected from the Indian Science Abstracts during the years 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980 and 1983. Increasing trend towards collaboration has been found in all the disciplines of physical sciences, but the actual increase varies from discipline to discipline. it is relatively low in mathematics and high in chemistry. Solo research efforts are nowhere near extinction.


MAHESWARAPPA (BS) & NAGAPPA (B). Indian Phytopathology Literature: A Bibliometric Study Based on Review of Plant Pathology. 9,1; 1984; 36-47

Analyses the contribution of Indian Phytopathologists to find out the authorial collaboration, the important centres of research, the language and the Journal preference, subject and country wise scattering of journals, and the average length of the communication.


MAHESWARAPPA (BS), NAGAPPA (B) & MATHIAS (SA). Collaborative Research in Science and Technology in India : A Bibliometric Study. 9,2; 1984; 154-59

Investigates collaborative research in Science and Technology in India based on the authorship data collected from the Indian Science Abstracts covering the calendar years 1965, 1970, 1975,1980 and 1983. Indicates that the two authored papers were maximum in Science and Technology as a whole in India; slightly less than three-fourth of scientific papers were multiauthored with an average number of 2.13 authors per paper; the single-authored papers constitute slightly more than one-fourth of papers; the proportion of three and four-authored papers has doubled and correspondingly the single-authored papers declined approximately by half; the average number of author per paper has increased from 1.84 in 1965 to 2.33 in 1983; the relative figures for the degree of collaboration has been from 0.61 to 0.80. Concludes that there is a high degree of collaboration in scientific and technological research in India .