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Mapping Of Oceanography Research Productivity In India: A Scientometric Analysis, Ranganathan Chandrakasan Dec 2014

Mapping Of Oceanography Research Productivity In India: A Scientometric Analysis, Ranganathan Chandrakasan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study examines Oceanography Research in India as revealed by the scholarly publication indexed in Aquatic Science and Fisheries Abstract (ASFA) data base for a period of fifteen years from 2008 to 2013. It was seen that the analyses included research growth, author productivity, authorship pattern, Geographical distribution of the literature, global publications’ share, of international collaborative papers and major collaborative partner countries and patterns of research communication in most productive journals. The study reveals that, most of the researchers preferred to publish their research results in journals; as such 61.78% of articles were published in journals, more numbers ...


A Scientometric Assessment Of Indian Himalayan R&D Publications During 2004-13, Brij Mohan Gupta Dr, Ritu Gupta Dec 2014

A Scientometric Assessment Of Indian Himalayan R&D Publications During 2004-13, Brij Mohan Gupta Dr, Ritu Gupta

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The paper analyses 9909 global and 4862 Indian Himalayan R&D publications, as covered in Scopus database during 2004-13. It compares the contribution, citation impact and international collaborative publications share of top 10 most productive countries, and the place of Indiaamong them. It mainly examines Indian output, with a focus its annual average growth rate (13.21%), citation impact per paper (1.86%), distribution of citations (with 62.40% publications received one or more citations), share of international collaborative papers (16.29%) and contribution of leading collaborative countries, distribution of output by broad subject areas, publication productivity and citation impact of thirty leading institutions and authors; media of communications and characteristics of highly cited papers. The paper stresses the need for developing a national policy for Himalayan R&D, which will help in increasing the output, raising the research quality and in increasing international collaborative output.


Go Fast, Go With Mobile: Students Perception On Implementing Mobile Based Library Services At Dhaka University Library, Hasinul Elahi, Shiful Islam Dec 2014

Go Fast, Go With Mobile: Students Perception On Implementing Mobile Based Library Services At Dhaka University Library, Hasinul Elahi, Shiful Islam

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This research paper aims to present an overview of the perception of the students regarding possible use and implementation of mobile phones in library services for Dhaka University Library (DUL). It also aims to locate the possible advantages and relative drawbacks regarding the use of mobile based library services for DUL. The survey method with a structured questionnaire has been employed to conduct the research. The data was collected from different faculty for the balance of the study and findings. The data was collected from both undergraduate and graduate students from Dhaka University (DU). Responses to closed-ended questions in particular ...


Social Media’S Magnetism Towards Researchers: Implications For Libraries, Rubina Bhatti Dec 2014

Social Media’S Magnetism Towards Researchers: Implications For Libraries, Rubina Bhatti

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The study explored the spell of social media among M.Phil and PhD scholars of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur and Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan. Researchers’ usage purposes of five social media were asked. Responses were analyzed quantitatively. Maximum (58%) respondents were highly familiar with social media. Facebook was at the top. Researchers strongly agreed that they use Facebook for interaction with friends, Twitter for enhancing social presence, Google + for identifying the popular topics, Linked In for getting job opportunities, and Blogger for getting fame. Libraries may step forward to attract researchers by providing services through social media. Libraries may ...


The Effects Of Electricity Power Outage On The Provision Of Electronic Newspaper Services Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State, Nigeria, Toyin Dina Dec 2014

The Effects Of Electricity Power Outage On The Provision Of Electronic Newspaper Services Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State, Nigeria, Toyin Dina

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Electrical power supply is a panacea for provision of e-library services such as the e- newspaper services in university libraries. The power failure affects the efficacy and effectiveness of e-newspaper services in today’s university libraries. The study examined effects of electricity outage on e-newspaper services in university libraries in Nigeria with Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State as a case study. The study employed the use of questionnaire as the instrument for data collection. 40 staff members of Samuel Adegboyega University staff were sampled. The findings indicate that the country is yet to provide desired level of electricity supply ...


A Review On Literatures Of Zakat Between 2003-2013, Fuadah Johari, Muhammad Ridhwan Ab. Aziz, Ahmad Fahme Mohd Ali Dec 2014

A Review On Literatures Of Zakat Between 2003-2013, Fuadah Johari, Muhammad Ridhwan Ab. Aziz, Ahmad Fahme Mohd Ali

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The objective of this article is to analysis the related literatures on zakat between 2003 until 2013. The methodology of this article is through descriptive research based on document-analysis on previous articles and literatures on zakat between 2003 until 2013. Data from each articles related in this field were collected and statistically analyzed using the Statistical Product & Service Solution (SPSS) software. This study looked at several variables which include authorship patterns, number of articles published, research approach, subject and gender of the author. The general finding of this article shows that the zakat issues are among the most discussed issues ...


E-Book Reading And Its Impact On Academic Status Of Students At Payame Noor University, Iran, Ali Biranvand, Ali Akbar Khasseh Dec 2014

E-Book Reading And Its Impact On Academic Status Of Students At Payame Noor University, Iran, Ali Biranvand, Ali Akbar Khasseh

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The purpose of this study is to explore the effect of taking advantage of electronic books on the academic progress of students at Payame Noor University, Iran. This research is of descriptive and survey methodology. The statistical population includes the students of public administration in Shiraz Payame Noor University, who are studying in the academic year 2013-2014. 142 students have been chosen by simple random sampling.

Results indicated that use of electronic resources causes a meaningful difference to be created in several contexts such as academic progress, variety of learning resources, flexibility while learning, and learning effectiveness between the students ...


Access To Information And Implications For Healthy Ageing In Africa: Challenges And Strategies For Public Libraries, Ifeanyi J. Ezema, Richard N. Ugwuanyi Dr. Dec 2014

Access To Information And Implications For Healthy Ageing In Africa: Challenges And Strategies For Public Libraries, Ifeanyi J. Ezema, Richard N. Ugwuanyi Dr.

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The elderly people are of intrinsic value to societies. Their health is Africa’s wealth. Unfortunately, Africa has serious health burden raging from diseases, poverty ignorance that hardly support healthy ageing. Development indicators from World Health Organization and the World Bank provide glaring evidence that Africa countries are far behind other regions of the world in health conditions of the citizens. This paper discusses the benefits that accrue from having a healthy old age population. Such includes poverty reduction, stress free ageing, assisting in taking care of young ones. It examines the role of information in enhancing healthy ageing in ...


Metadata For Graphic Novels And Comic Books: Comic Book Markup Language And Advanced Comic Book Format, Vonda E. Wright Dec 2014

Metadata For Graphic Novels And Comic Books: Comic Book Markup Language And Advanced Comic Book Format, Vonda E. Wright

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper examines the resources available to institutions and catalogers in creating records for digital comics and graphic novels by examining the widest used formats, Comic Book Markup Language and Advanced Comic Book Format, and a review of the literature. Also included is a crosswalk and sample records.


Assistive Technologies For People With Disabilities In National Capital Region Libraries Of India, Gareema Sanaman, Shailendra Kumar Nov 2014

Assistive Technologies For People With Disabilities In National Capital Region Libraries Of India, Gareema Sanaman, Shailendra Kumar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper aims to study the current status of the various Assistive Technology facilities available for the people with disabilities in National Capital Region Libraries, India. The Survey methodology has been used as the basic research tool to collect the data with the help of questionnaire from various institutions/libraries serving the people with disabilities. The study depicts the lack of Assistive Technology facilities in National Capital Region libraries. The study concludes that there are negligible amount of Assistive Technology facilities for the deaf/hearing impaired and locomotor impaired users in the institutions/libraries. The total number of 15 libraries ...


Blogs And Social Networks In Libraries: Complementary Or Antagonistic Tools?, Juliana Mazzocchi Nov 2014

Blogs And Social Networks In Libraries: Complementary Or Antagonistic Tools?, Juliana Mazzocchi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Blogs are among the first Web 2.0 tools that libraries have used to communicate with their users. In recent years, however, they seem to have lost their role in favour of other tools such as social networks, especially Facebook. This article analyses the downward trend that library blogs (especially academic library blogs) are experiencing in relation to the explosion of social networks. The relationship between blogs and social networks as library's communication tools is also analysed.


Public Libraries In Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), India: An Explorative Study, Mayank Yuvaraj Dr., Ambrish Kumar Maurya Mr. Oct 2014

Public Libraries In Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), India: An Explorative Study, Mayank Yuvaraj Dr., Ambrish Kumar Maurya Mr.

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The main purpose of this paper is to explore the current status of public libraries of Varanasi. A structured questionnaire was designed and personally distributed to 100 respondents over a period of seven months for the study. Responses present a dismal outlook of the libraries. Financial deficit and lack of computers, infrastructure and staff have stagnated the development of these libraries. These libraries continue to stand the same way as they stood 60 years before.


Authorship Patterns And Collaborative Research In Malaysian Journal Of Library And Information Science, 1996 - 2012, Kotti Thavamani Mani Oct 2014

Authorship Patterns And Collaborative Research In Malaysian Journal Of Library And Information Science, 1996 - 2012, Kotti Thavamani Mani

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This paper presents a bibliometric study of Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science. A total of 279 research articles and 575 authors were examined by growth of contributions by year and volume, authorship patterns by year and volume, authorship patterns, author productivity, single and multi authored papers by year, authorship patterns by global, most prolific contributors and degree of collaboration. Maximum number of contributions i.e., 28 (10.036%) were published in the year 2011. Average number of authors per paper is 2.06. The highest number of author productivity i.e., 72 (12.522%). Majority 180 (64.516 ...


Information And Communication Technology (Ict) Usage And Undergraduate Students Study Habits In Universities In Cross River State, Nigeria., Aniebiet Inyang Ntui Dr(Mrs) Oct 2014

Information And Communication Technology (Ict) Usage And Undergraduate Students Study Habits In Universities In Cross River State, Nigeria., Aniebiet Inyang Ntui Dr(Mrs)

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The Emergence Of Digital Libraries Services In Northwest Nigerian Universities: Challenges And Prospects, Esther Gani, Joshua Sani Magoi Oct 2014

The Emergence Of Digital Libraries Services In Northwest Nigerian Universities: Challenges And Prospects, Esther Gani, Joshua Sani Magoi

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This paper highlights the development of University education vis-à-vis the emergence and development of digital libraries in Nigeria Universities with specific reference to Northwest Nigeria. The concepts of digital library and as well its objectives in a university system, and services provided such as network services, digital preservation and quick reference were discussed. In addition prospects and benefits of digital library services like digitization of local content, access wide range of services and scholarly publishing among others were identified. The paper highlighted funding, infrastructure and technology as challenges facing the application of digital libraries in northwest Universities and concludes that ...


Information And Communication Technologies And Igbo Studies In Tertiary Institutions In Nigeria: Issues And Challenges, Brendan Eze Asogwa, Martha Nkiruka Asogwa Oct 2014

Information And Communication Technologies And Igbo Studies In Tertiary Institutions In Nigeria: Issues And Challenges, Brendan Eze Asogwa, Martha Nkiruka Asogwa

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Purpose: This paper identifies ICT tools and programmes that are relevant to Igbo studies in tertiary institutions in the South East Nigeria; it examines the opportunities and challenges in applying these technologies in the enhancement and promotion of teaching and learning Igbo in Nigeria universities.

Methodology/Approach: Questionnaire, interviews, and observations were used in collecting data for this study. The population was 118, comprising 31 lecturers and 87 students randomly drawn from the Department of Igbo Studies in six selected tertiary institutions in the South East Nigeria.

Findings: Flash drive, video camera, electronic white board, cassette recorder and tapes, television ...


Funding Problems In Nigerian University Libraries: Fee Based Library And Information Services To The Rescue, Focus On Pricing Policy, Bolanle Clifford Ishola Sep 2014

Funding Problems In Nigerian University Libraries: Fee Based Library And Information Services To The Rescue, Focus On Pricing Policy, Bolanle Clifford Ishola

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Abstract

In response to paucity of funds in Nigerian University libraries, library managers have been compelled to introduce fee based library services to provide and sustain quality library services to library users. the objective of this study were to; Find out major existing sources of funding for Nigerian University libraries; To determine the services that are fee based; Examine the various pricing policies used to provide fee based library and information services to academic library users in selected university libraries in south west Nigeria; Find out the type of pricing policies adopted in these university libraries.; Determine if these policies ...


Legal And Ethical Issues Of Information Service Delivery And Library Information Science Professionals In University Libraries In Nigeria, Ucha Mbofung Mrs, Sunday Olanrewaju Popoola Dr Sep 2014

Legal And Ethical Issues Of Information Service Delivery And Library Information Science Professionals In University Libraries In Nigeria, Ucha Mbofung Mrs, Sunday Olanrewaju Popoola Dr

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This paper is a concluding part of pilot study assessing awareness and application of some legal and ethical principles in professional codes to information service delivery by library information science professionals in Nigeria. Descriptive survey utilising questionnaire was adopted to gather data from 429 library and information science professionals in 24 federal universities in Nigeria. The questionnaire items were excerpts from IFLA/FAIFE Statements. Simple frequencies, percentages and correlation were used in data analysis. The conclusive results show that effective information service delivery is dependent on professional knowledge of legal/ethical principles; their practical application has marginal effect on the ...


Indian Research Contributions In The Aquaculture Journal During 1972 – 2011: A Scientometric Study, Ramasamy Kumaresan, Ramasamy Ezhilrani, Krishnan Vinitha, Ramanujam Jayaraman Sep 2014

Indian Research Contributions In The Aquaculture Journal During 1972 – 2011: A Scientometric Study, Ramasamy Kumaresan, Ramasamy Ezhilrani, Krishnan Vinitha, Ramanujam Jayaraman

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The total number of publications contributed by the Indian authors in the Aquaculture journal was 374 during the study period 1972 – 2011. The highest numbers of papers were published during 2002 – 2006 with 103 contributions; especially in 2006 there were 47 contributions. The least number of papers was recorded during 1972 – 1976 with 9 contributions. The percentage of Indian contribution was 2.74. Overall, 1373 authors contributed 374 publications in the Aquaculture journal. Among these, two authored publications were 114 (30.48%), more than that of any other authorship pattern. The degree of collaborations was 0.98. A total of ...


Mobile Technology Publications Research Output As Indexed In Engineering Index: A Scientometric Analysis, Santha Kumar Ramiah Mr Sep 2014

Mobile Technology Publications Research Output As Indexed In Engineering Index: A Scientometric Analysis, Santha Kumar Ramiah Mr

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The present study analysis has been taken into account in the filed of mobile technology research output using Engineering Index database for selected period of ten years from 2003 to 2012. This study also explores the trend in authorship pattern and collaborative in mobile technology publications with sample of 1, 44,567 research articles during the period from 2003 to 2012. The findings of the study shows that in the year 2011 was the most productive year with 20318 articles (14.05%) published. Among the top ten country wise authors, the highest numbers of articles (22.83%) were contributed by ...


Accreditation Issues In Faculty Of Law Of Nigerian Universities: Imperatives For Law Libraries, Laws And Statutes., Oliver Theophine Onwudinjo Dr, Chukwuma Obiora Nwosu Professor, Cyprain I. Ugwu Dr Sep 2014

Accreditation Issues In Faculty Of Law Of Nigerian Universities: Imperatives For Law Libraries, Laws And Statutes., Oliver Theophine Onwudinjo Dr, Chukwuma Obiora Nwosu Professor, Cyprain I. Ugwu Dr

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The study investigated the development of laws and statutes (local and foreign) collections, an accreditation requirement in the South East Universities in relation to the Council of Legal Education standards. The scope consists of 34 titles of local and foreign laws and statutes listed by Council of Legal Education as accreditation bench mark and involves seven law faculty libraries in the universities South East Geopolitical zone of Nigeria that offer law programme. The instrument for data collection was the standard check list released by Council of Legal Education. This check list was found appropriate and adopted for this study. Two ...


The Role Of Employee Engagement In Revitalizing Creativity And Innovation At The Workplace: A Survey Of Selected Libraries In Meru County - Kenya, Paul Maku Gichohi Mr. Sep 2014

The Role Of Employee Engagement In Revitalizing Creativity And Innovation At The Workplace: A Survey Of Selected Libraries In Meru County - Kenya, Paul Maku Gichohi Mr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Creativity and innovation can neither be imposed nor can it be driven by disengaged employees. This study postulated that the level of employee engagement spurs creativity and innovation in the library. It aimed to establish the empirical evidence on whether employee engagement affects the level of creativity and innovation in libraries. It investigated the effects of employee engagement on creativity and innovation suggests improved model on the same. The study used descriptive cross-sectional survey design to examine three purposively selected libraries. Structured questionnaires and semi-structured interviews were used to collect research data. Descriptive, correlation, regression, t-test and ANOVA were used ...


A Scientometric Study Of Journal Of Bio-Chemistry And Bio-Physics (Ijbb), Madhu Bala, Mahender Pratap Singh Aug 2014

A Scientometric Study Of Journal Of Bio-Chemistry And Bio-Physics (Ijbb), Madhu Bala, Mahender Pratap Singh

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Abstract:

Scientometric is branch of Science. Scientometric explain about input and output resources in term of organisational structure. Scientometric is the Science of measuring and analyzing Science. Modern Scientometric is mostly based on the work of Derek J.de Solla Price and Eugene Garfield. This paper critically analyses 316 scholarly communications published in the Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Bio-Physics. Indian Journal of Bio-Chemistry and Bio-Physics, formerly known as IJBB. It is a peer reviewed, open access bio-monthly Journal published by NISCAIR. The analysis cover mainly the number of articles, form of document cited, most cited Journals etc. Study reveals that ...


Bibliometric Portrait Of Srels Journal Of Information Management For The Period 2004-2013, Ghouse Modin N. Mamdapur Mr., Iqbalahmad U. Rajgoli Dr., Santosh M. Chavan Mr., Kiran S. Khamitkar Mr. Aug 2014

Bibliometric Portrait Of Srels Journal Of Information Management For The Period 2004-2013, Ghouse Modin N. Mamdapur Mr., Iqbalahmad U. Rajgoli Dr., Santosh M. Chavan Mr., Kiran S. Khamitkar Mr.

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Analyse articles in SRELS journal of information management published during the years 2004-2013 and to study the key dimensions of its publication trends. For this study 10 volumes containing 48 issues have been taken up for evaluation. Necessary bibliometric measures are applied to analyse different publication parameters. In all 499 articles are published with an average 49 articles each year. The collaborative measures are calculated as per Ajiferuke et al (0.35), Lawani (2.28) and Subramanyam (0.65). The average author per article is 1.83 for 499 articles. Lotka’s law is tested and conforms to a value ...


Anemia Research In India: A Bibliometric Analysis Of Publications Output During 1993–2013., Jeyshankar -. Ramalingam -, Vellai Chamy A Aug 2014

Anemia Research In India: A Bibliometric Analysis Of Publications Output During 1993–2013., Jeyshankar -. Ramalingam -, Vellai Chamy A

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This study is made an attempt to make the quantitative study of research output on anemia disease. Data of the present study is obtained from Scopus (http:// www.scopus.com) online multidisciplinary database for the period 1993–2013.The study reveals that 5085 papers were published during the period under study. The highest number of papers (739) is published in the year 2013 but it received 178 citations only. The minimum number (47) of papers is published in the year of 1996, but they have received 3245 citations. The study reveals that lowest number (0.56%) of citations received in ...


Mets For The Cultural Heritage Community: A Literature Review, Sharon Cheslow Aug 2014

Mets For The Cultural Heritage Community: A Literature Review, Sharon Cheslow

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METS (Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard) is an XML-based, data communication standard used for digital collections in cultural heritage institutions, including libraries, archives, and museums, and maintained by the Library of Congress. Recent articles have been written for those in the cultural heritage community who may find METS beneficial. Even so, the uses of METS are still being discovered in terms of best practices and interoperability. One of the main issues with METS is how it can be used with external schemas such as MODS, PREMIS, or Dublin Core. This paper includes a brief description of METS as a wrapper ...


Use Of Servqual In The Evaluation Of Service Quality Of Academic Libraries In Developing Countries, Brendan E. Asogwa, Boniface U. Asadu, Jonas U. Ezema, Cyprian I. Ugwu, Ferdinand C. Ugwuanyi Aug 2014

Use Of Servqual In The Evaluation Of Service Quality Of Academic Libraries In Developing Countries, Brendan E. Asogwa, Boniface U. Asadu, Jonas U. Ezema, Cyprian I. Ugwu, Ferdinand C. Ugwuanyi

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Purpose – This paper assesses the quality of services to users in academic libraries in developing countries using ServQUAL model. The purpose was to expose the service areas where the desires of library users’ are not met, ascertain the causes, and suggest corrective measures.

Approach – Both primary and secondary sources were explored for data collection. Questionnaire and the websites were used, and the 3,832 library users sampled from four developing countries was the research population of this article. Data was analyzed and discussed using descriptive statistics, and other illustrations.

Findings – The paper revealed that in developing countries: all the service ...


The Use Of Law Library Collection And Services By The Teaching Faculty: Challenges And Opportunities For Legal Institutions In Pakistan, Ghalib Khan, Rubina Bhatti, Amjid Khan Aug 2014

The Use Of Law Library Collection And Services By The Teaching Faculty: Challenges And Opportunities For Legal Institutions In Pakistan, Ghalib Khan, Rubina Bhatti, Amjid Khan

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This study aims to examine the determinants of academic law library use, collection, and services among the law faculty members in Pakistan. A survey was designed and data was collected through a structured questionnaire from the target population in order to achieve objectives of the study. The findings reveal that the majority of faculty members used circulation service in their respective institutional libraries and most of them consulted textbooks, general books and reference collection in their various academic and research related activities. The findings of this would be helpful for the policy makers and administration of the legal academic institutes ...


Kashmiri Marsiya (Elegy) Manuscripts: The Valuable Sources For The Dissemination, Reconstruction And Safeguarding The History And Culture-Ii, Tawfeeq Nazir Aug 2014

Kashmiri Marsiya (Elegy) Manuscripts: The Valuable Sources For The Dissemination, Reconstruction And Safeguarding The History And Culture-Ii, Tawfeeq Nazir

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Manuscripts are the links to the historical facts that will otherwise remain unknown to the world. They contain authentic information and facts about the social, political and cultural aspects of a nation. Therefore their intellectual value cannot be over emphasized. Many countries and nations are joining hands towards preserving such cultural assets by way of taking conservation and preservation measures including digitization and documentation.

Marsiya or Elegy has gained more importance after the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (a.s) and his companions and household in Karbala. Marsiya has been since written and recited in order to mourning the tragic events ...


Damage To Libraries Due To Water Related Disasters, Parul Zaveri Aug 2014

Damage To Libraries Due To Water Related Disasters, Parul Zaveri

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Flooding, leakage, heavy rains, hurricanes, activation of fire sprinklers due to fire are some of the reasons due to which water can enter library premises. It can damage library resources and infrastructure as well as disrupt services for a long time. The paper describes the ways libraries can be prepared for such disasters as well as how to treat resources damaged due to such disasters.