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A Comparative Assessment Of Climate Change Related Knowledge And Perception Of Coastal And Tribal Community, Kirti K Kalinga, Navaneeta Rath Nov 2019

A Comparative Assessment Of Climate Change Related Knowledge And Perception Of Coastal And Tribal Community, Kirti K Kalinga, Navaneeta Rath

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Climate change is a global problem with local ramifications. It supposed to impact all nations and states across borders. But the way it is perceived by different stakeholders varies. Perception towards climate change matters because it will shape the way knowledge is framed and risk is calculated. It is also important to examine the knowledge of those people who are affected the most due to climate change. The present paper tries to understand the perception of farmers on climate change. As agriculture is one of the most climate sensitive sectors, it becomes pertinent here to explore are the farmers aware ...


Mapping Knowledge Hierarchy On Digital Library From 2007-2017: A Comparative Study Of India, China And United States, Arpita Roy Chowdhury, Ziaur Rahman Dr Nov 2019

Mapping Knowledge Hierarchy On Digital Library From 2007-2017: A Comparative Study Of India, China And United States, Arpita Roy Chowdhury, Ziaur Rahman Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose: This study aims to provide a comparative analysis on knowledge hierarchy taking into account countries such as India, China and United States of America on digital library perspective research from 2007 to 2017.

Methodology: This study covers articles published in the Web of Science database where 242 articles were taken into consideration and further analysis was done for the stipulated time period.

Findings: The research trend of digital library in India consists of 15 core topics and other specific areas, China with 15 core areas as well for the same time period and U.S.A showed 17 core ...


Personal Information Management By Ph.D. Scholars Of Library And Information Science In India, Sarika Sawant, Bharati Manchekar Sep 2019

Personal Information Management By Ph.D. Scholars Of Library And Information Science In India, Sarika Sawant, Bharati Manchekar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Scholars are intensive users of information and study of their work has long been important to information science. For the field of personal information management (PIM), the study of scholars’ behavior has been less central, yet in the course of their work, scholars generate large collections of information and managing this material must at least in part determine their effectiveness. The present research study focused how scholars manage their information which is collected during Ph.D. work in print and digital format using different tools as well as their own skills. Such as web 2.0 tools, Information and communication ...


Webometric Analysis Of Postgraduate Ophthalmic College Websites In India, Santha Subbulaxmi S Sep 2019

Webometric Analysis Of Postgraduate Ophthalmic College Websites In India, Santha Subbulaxmi S

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the websites of postgraduate ophthalmic colleges in India using the Alexa Internet Website Traffic, Statistics and Analytics. A total of 263 postgraduate ophthalmic colleges in India which have the web presence are included in the study. Each college website was searched in the Alexa Internet and data of Website Traffic, Statistics and Analytics is collected. The collected data is organized, tabulated and visualized using excel. The results of the analysis give interesting insights about the colleges' websites. The colleges, Dr SN Medical College, Jodhpur and R N T Medical College, Udaipur have ...


Library Performance Assessment Of Service Quality Through Libqual: The Case Of Maharshi Dayanand University (Mdu), Rohtak (India), Anil Kumar, Preeti Mahajan Sep 2019

Library Performance Assessment Of Service Quality Through Libqual: The Case Of Maharshi Dayanand University (Mdu), Rohtak (India), Anil Kumar, Preeti Mahajan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

University library plays a dynamic role in accomplishing the overall goals of its parent organization by offering a range of services to fulfill needs of the academic community. Being a service institution, performance assessment of a university library is essential to determine whether the library meet its specific objectives and also to justify library spending. Library users are said to be satisfied when the quality of services match their expected level of services. This study aimed at assessing the level of service quality (SQ) offered by the central library of Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak, (India) from users’ viewpoints using ...


Scholarly Publications Of Academic Librarians In India From 1989-2018: A Bibliometrics Analysis, Lambodara Parabhoi Aug 2019

Scholarly Publications Of Academic Librarians In India From 1989-2018: A Bibliometrics Analysis, Lambodara Parabhoi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Bibliometrics is an emerging area of research and it has been increasingly used in the field of library and information science. This paper examines the research output of academic librarians in India. For this study, the data was exported from Google Scholar using Publish or Perish (POP) software. The study reviewed 36 Google Scholar profiles of academic librarians. A total 683 publications found during 1978-2018. Out of 683 publications, more than half of the 458 publications had no citations. The study also found that the growth of publications was not stable. Furthermore study indicated that, majority publications published in the ...


The Awareness And Understanding Of Sustainability By The Academic Library Administrators: A Micro Level Investigation In Kolkata, India, Ashes Datta, Dr. Sabuj Kumar Chaudhuri Jun 2019

The Awareness And Understanding Of Sustainability By The Academic Library Administrators: A Micro Level Investigation In Kolkata, India, Ashes Datta, Dr. Sabuj Kumar Chaudhuri

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study tried to investigate the awareness and understanding of sustainability by the academic library administrators in Kolkata, India. For that, the study followed descriptive research design using survey method. A study population of sixteen library administrators across five universities of Kolkata participated in this study. A structured questionnaire was designed as a survey instrument consisting of mainly five sections; viz. 1. Awareness on overall Sustainability and its library related issues. 2. Information sources available on Sustainability and its library related issues. 3. Perception on ideal activities of a Sustainable Library. 4. Perceptions on potential impediments for transforming into a ...


Indian Research Information Network System (Irins): An Overview, Dr Chaman Sab M, Dr Dharani Kumar P, Dr Biradar B S Jun 2019

Indian Research Information Network System (Irins): An Overview, Dr Chaman Sab M, Dr Dharani Kumar P, Dr Biradar B S

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

IRINS is web-based Research Information Management (RIM) service provided by the Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre, An Inter-University Centre of University Grants Commission, Gandhinagar, Gujarat developed a database called “VIDWAN: Expert database and National Research Network” which is a premier database of research profiles of scientist/ researchers and faculty members working in leading academic institutions and research & Development organisations involved in teaching and research across India. The academic, Research & Development (R&D) Organisations and faculty members, scientists to collect, curate and showcase the scholarly communication activities and provided an opportunity to create the scholarly network. The IRINS is ...


Solid Waste Research In India During 2008-2017: A Bibliometric Analysis, P Vijay, Saraswati Rao M, Sivasubraminiyan G May 2019

Solid Waste Research In India During 2008-2017: A Bibliometric Analysis, P Vijay, Saraswati Rao M, Sivasubraminiyan G

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper presents a bibliometric overview of Indian researchers publications published on “Solid Waste” in the Web of Science database from 2008 to 2017. Several aspects have been analyzed in the study; such as the growth and distribution of solid waste research in India, the most productive organization/institution in India, authorship pattern, document type, the high frequency of authors’ keywords, measuring the source of publications, and the international collaboration in India’s research output and so on. The highest number of contributions has been recorded in 2017 alone 216 papers, (21.49%) published and the lowest was 2008 with ...


Returns On Library Investment: A Study Of The Leading Engineering And Technology Institutes In India, Shivendra Singh, Ramesh Pandita Mr. May 2019

Returns On Library Investment: A Study Of The Leading Engineering And Technology Institutes In India, Shivendra Singh, Ramesh Pandita Mr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study is based on the secondary data compiled by the Ministry of Human Resource & Development, Govt., of India for the period 2012-13, 2013-14 & 2014-15 and was released as the ranking list of Institutes of Engineering and Technology in India for the year 2016. The study aims to assess the Returns on Investment (ROI) of the twenty leading libraries of the Institutes of Engineering and Technology in India in the form of institutional research output. An attempted has also been made to rank the each individual library on the basis of seven different parameters chosen for the study and worked ...


Bibliometric Mapping Of Lis Research In India: A Study Seen Through The Mirror Of Indian Citation Index, Jayanta Bhakta, Sanjoy Kar, Trishna Bhui May 2019

Bibliometric Mapping Of Lis Research In India: A Study Seen Through The Mirror Of Indian Citation Index, Jayanta Bhakta, Sanjoy Kar, Trishna Bhui

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose: Library and Information Science subject is exceedingly pragmatic in nature in India more than a century old, which is one of the most knowledge producing and knowledge utilizing area and is associated with many of the tool subjects like computer science, statistics, management science etc. Since the subject has a very practical base therefore, both the theory and practice should go side by side. As a knowledge fabricating domain, a lot of researchers, professionals, academicians etc. are profoundly involved in the research. This research work briefly traces the Library and Information Science research stemming from India in the 21 ...


Inclusion Of The Economically Backward Students: Scope And Tenet Of Indian School Libraries, Sarthak Chakraborty, Sabuj Kumar Chaudhuri May 2019

Inclusion Of The Economically Backward Students: Scope And Tenet Of Indian School Libraries, Sarthak Chakraborty, Sabuj Kumar Chaudhuri

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study aims to find out how far a school library can contribute in the issue of inclusion of the economically backward class students. Meanwhile the author has opined three major issues: Economical, Psychological and Societal as the reasons behind the school dropouts in India; while theoretical analyses have unveiled that the school library has enough scope and potential to reduce the dropout rate by offering several innovative approaches. Further, the author has investigated the reality and forwarded ten unique approaches (broadly classified into Library beyond school, Increase the reading habit and Empowerment of the student) which could be fruitful ...


Perception And Usage Of Health Information Sources And Services Among The Urban Community Users Of Public Libraries: A Case Study Of Bhadravathi, Arun Kumara Kumara T S, Dharani Kumar P, Santhosh Kumar K T, Shilpa B S May 2019

Perception And Usage Of Health Information Sources And Services Among The Urban Community Users Of Public Libraries: A Case Study Of Bhadravathi, Arun Kumara Kumara T S, Dharani Kumar P, Santhosh Kumar K T, Shilpa B S

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study examined the perception and usage of health information sources and services by the urban community users of public libraries. The study investigated 110 users from two public libraries in Bhadravathi. Findings revealed that majority of the users not enrolling library membership. 44.54% of users were visit library daily and large numbers of respondents were get health information through newspaper followed by television, advertisements and pamphlet/brochures. Education and sports were the most frequently preferred topics by the users. Arogya column published by Prajavani Kannada newspaper was most preferred newspaper column for getting health information by the users ...


Why Users Need Internet In College Libraries? A Study Of College Libraries In India, Lokesha Naik, Dr. Kishore Kumar S Apr 2019

Why Users Need Internet In College Libraries? A Study Of College Libraries In India, Lokesha Naik, Dr. Kishore Kumar S

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of the study is to investigate the why users need Internet in college Libraries. For the concern of this the investigator has made a study on the use of the Internet by the students and faculty members of the colleges’ libraries in Karnataka, India. The main objective is to find out the use of the Internet, analyse the use of the Internet in relation to other information sources and how they perceive the advantages of Internet and problems for accessing them. Study results show that the academic community who participated in this survey are aware of the Internet ...


Mapping Of Scientific Articles On Leukemia: A Scientometric Study, Shilpa B S, Padmamma S, Arun Kumara T S, Walmiki Ramesh H Apr 2019

Mapping Of Scientific Articles On Leukemia: A Scientometric Study, Shilpa B S, Padmamma S, Arun Kumara T S, Walmiki Ramesh H

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study analyses the Leukemia research publications in India during 2009 to 2018 based on the Web of Science database. The objectives of the study were to perform a scientometric analysis of all Leukemia research publications by Indian scientist. The parameters studies include growth of publications, document-wise distribution of records, country-wise distribution of publications, identification of most prolific authors, highly preferred journals and highly productive institutions. The result showed that 16794 of records were published in 2016 and 575 of records were published in India. Most of the articles were published in the form of articles, meeting abstracts, review and ...


Altmetric Analysis Of Highly Cited Publications On Digital Library In Brazil And India: A Comparative Study, Sapna Verma Ms., Madhusudhan Margam Dr. Jan 2019

Altmetric Analysis Of Highly Cited Publications On Digital Library In Brazil And India: A Comparative Study, Sapna Verma Ms., Madhusudhan Margam Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In Library and Information Science, Altmetrics is one of the emerging metrics to capture the online attention of scholarly literature. The present paper is an attempt to do a correlation study of an altmetric score and citations received by the highly cited publications of Digital library in Brazil and India country during 1989-2017. The study reveals that India is the county which received altmetric attention as compared to Brazil. While doing Altmetric analysis, it was found that discipline wise, Librarians followed by PhD scholar are the maximum readers whereas subject-wise, Computer science professionals contribute the maximum readership followed by social ...


Ict Skills And Competencies Of Library And Information Science Professionals Working In College Libraries, University Of Delhi: A Study, Vyas Kumar Bajpai Mr., Madhusudhan Margam Dr. Jan 2019

Ict Skills And Competencies Of Library And Information Science Professionals Working In College Libraries, University Of Delhi: A Study, Vyas Kumar Bajpai Mr., Madhusudhan Margam Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of the study is to investigate the ICT skills of LIS professionals working in the college libraries affiliated to the University of Delhi and bring inferences for the betterment of the library. In the present study, the data was collected from the respondents through a structured questionnaire using survey method. The questionnaires were distributed among 60 LIS professionals of various college libraries affiliated to the University of Delhi through online and personal meetings, eliciting a response of 100 per cent. A five-point Likert scale was used to measure the ICT skills of the respondents. Findings of the study ...


Use Of Electronic Journals By Research Scholars And Postgraduate Students Of University Of Delhi And Jamia Millia Islamia: A Comparative Analysis, Md. Sohail, Mr. Maksood, Nazia Salauddin Jan 2019

Use Of Electronic Journals By Research Scholars And Postgraduate Students Of University Of Delhi And Jamia Millia Islamia: A Comparative Analysis, Md. Sohail, Mr. Maksood, Nazia Salauddin

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The emergence of the internet is a new medium of information storage and delivery represents a revolution, which will have a lasting impact on the electronic publication and delivery of information system in the twenty-first century. The developments in information technology have brought e-journals as a boon to research community, which are becoming a major source for scholarly communication. As e-journal is a journal available online or offline containing research papers, review articles, scholarly communications. In the electronic environment teaching, learning and research are being supported by e-journals which are emerging as new powerful tool. E-journals have an impact not ...


Use And Impact Of Electronic Journals Among The Users Of Periyar University In Salem, Tamilnadu, India, Ramesh Krishnan Jan 2019

Use And Impact Of Electronic Journals Among The Users Of Periyar University In Salem, Tamilnadu, India, Ramesh Krishnan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study has made an attempt to examine the use and impact of electronic resources particularly electronic journals or e-journals among the user community of Periyar University at Salem. Periyar University Central Library subscribes a number of online journals to meet the information needs of its users such as faculty members, post graduate students and research scholars etc. The results showed that the maximum number of respondents was female with 58.33 percent whereas the minimum number of respondents was male. The highest number of age group is between 21-30 ages. The majority of users (40.38%) was postgraduate students ...


Disaster And Security Preparedness Of Libraries In India, Sandip Pathak Jan 2019

Disaster And Security Preparedness Of Libraries In India, Sandip Pathak

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Academic libraries are the “heart” of the learning community, providing a place for Users and advance their knowledge. Simmonds, (2001). Libraries must be safe from security threats and physical weakness. To secure and protectthe collections will facilitate to libraries give an efficient service in response to theinformation required of the university community


Awareness And Usage Of E-Resources Of N-List Consortium: A Study With Reference To Academic Colleges Of Mumbai, Veeresh B. Hanchinal Dr. Jan 2019

Awareness And Usage Of E-Resources Of N-List Consortium: A Study With Reference To Academic Colleges Of Mumbai, Veeresh B. Hanchinal Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The higher educational institutions in India are awarded ratings and rankings by the national agencies like NAAC and NIRF. In this competitive environment the higher educational institutions need to keep pace with the developments that are taking place all over the world and prepare students to compete with their counter parts with greater skills and knowledge. Here comes the role of the library and it is the responsibility of the institutes to acquire e-resources and strengthen the library collection. An attempt has been made in this paper to assess the use of electronic resources particularly N-LIST programme by the college ...


Use Of E-Journals By Library And Information Science Researchers Of India: An Empirical Analysis, Khushpreet Singh Brar, Bhupinder Singh, Amandeep Kaur Jan 2019

Use Of E-Journals By Library And Information Science Researchers Of India: An Empirical Analysis, Khushpreet Singh Brar, Bhupinder Singh, Amandeep Kaur

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose- The purpose of the paper is to find out the level of awareness and use of e-journal by the researchers pursuing Ph.D in library and information science.

Design/Methodology/Approach – The data is collected through a well-structured questionnaire from the research scholars of library and information science.

Findings- the study reveals that all the researchers of library and information science are aware about the availability of e-journals. The on screen reading is preferred by majority of researchers and the HTML is the preferred format. But the less number of researchers prefer or published their research paper in e-journals ...


Marketing Of Information Products And Services Through Library Websites: An Analytical Study Of Indian Central University Library, Abdul Baquee Research Scholar, R Sevukan Associate Professor Jan 2019

Marketing Of Information Products And Services Through Library Websites: An Analytical Study Of Indian Central University Library, Abdul Baquee Research Scholar, R Sevukan Associate Professor

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper examines the present status of Indian Central University Library websites especially pertaining to marketing of library and information products and services. The purpose of this study is to assess the libraries’ efforts in marketing of library products and services through their websites.

In this study library websites were analyzed and evaluated using a checklist prepared with the help several studies. A total of 48 central university library websites were examined during 15th March 2019 to 10th April 2019. The Websites were observed multiple times to insure the outputs.

The study bore it out that the websites are not ...


Application Of Cloud Computing In University Libraries: Case Study Of Selected University Libraries In Gujarat, Pradipsinh Chudasma, Atul Bhatt, Dharmendra Trivedi Jan 2019

Application Of Cloud Computing In University Libraries: Case Study Of Selected University Libraries In Gujarat, Pradipsinh Chudasma, Atul Bhatt, Dharmendra Trivedi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of this paper is to determine the awareness and use of cloud computing services and technology among library personnel and library users in selected university libraries in Gujarat, India. A detailed survey was piloted using structured set of questionnaires among 210 library users which comprised of post graduate students, research scholars and faculty of the respective university and 15 senior library professionals participated in the survey. Study discovered that 78.57% of library users and 80% of library staff are aware about cloud technology. They are using multiple devices for cloud computing and 65.71% of library users ...


Exploring Awareness And Attitude On Plagiarism Among Research Scholars: A Case Study Of Panjab University, Chandigarh (India), Anil Kumar Akr, Rakesh Mohindra Jan 2019

Exploring Awareness And Attitude On Plagiarism Among Research Scholars: A Case Study Of Panjab University, Chandigarh (India), Anil Kumar Akr, Rakesh Mohindra

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of the study is to explore the awareness and attitude on plagiarism among research scholars of Panjab University, Chandigarh (India). A structured questionnaire was designed and distributed among research scholars from various academic disciplines at Panjab University, Chandigarh (India). The survey examines level of awareness and attitudes of respondents on various aspects of plagiarism based on a five point Likert Scale. A total of 152 valid questionnaires were analysed with the help of Excel and SPSS. Results of the study revealed that research scholars were aware about plagiarism issues in academia. “Cut copy paste of text” was top ...


Scientometric Analysis Of Biotechnology Research Output In India During 2008-2017, Abhishek Kumar Sharma, Bharat Prasad Dwivedee, Surbhi Soni, Deepak N. Kapoor, Varsha Patil Jan 2019

Scientometric Analysis Of Biotechnology Research Output In India During 2008-2017, Abhishek Kumar Sharma, Bharat Prasad Dwivedee, Surbhi Soni, Deepak N. Kapoor, Varsha Patil

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In this study a scientometric analysis of the biotechnology research output of India during 2008-2017 was performed based on the information available in SCOPUS database. This study analyses the research output of India in biotechnology research on different parameters including the growth, global publication share and rank, contribution of major international collaborative partners and subject areas, contribution and citation impact of the most productive authors, institutions and journals. The United States ranks first in terms of number of publications, h-index and average citations per paper. A total of 5573 papers were published by India during 2008-2017, which received 80530 citations ...


Library And Information Science Courses In India: Issues And Suggestions, Khushpreet Singh Brar, Bhupinder Singh, Amandeep Kaur Jan 2019

Library And Information Science Courses In India: Issues And Suggestions, Khushpreet Singh Brar, Bhupinder Singh, Amandeep Kaur

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Library and information science courses are professional and job oriented. Due to this, these courses are much popular in India and neighbored developing countries. This paper discussed the various library and information science courses offered by different institutes in India. The paper also highlighted some core issues related to library and information science education with some vital suggestion. The paper is comprehensive sketch of library and information science education in India.


Knowledge Resources For Visually Impaired Persons: An Indian Perspective, Sufia Khowaja, Nishat Fatima Dr. Jan 2019

Knowledge Resources For Visually Impaired Persons: An Indian Perspective, Sufia Khowaja, Nishat Fatima Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of the study is to identify the sources provided by the universities of India to visually impaired persons to cater their educational requirements. There are 49 Central Universities in India, out of which 15 were selected for the study. The data from selected university libraries was collected using bilateral approach i.e. questionnaire and telephonic interview. It was found that central universities of India are not providing appropriate sources to their visually impaired users to fulfill their educational requirements. Though some universities had taken initiatives in providing the information resources and services, but still there are many aspects ...


Mapping Of Research Output On Eosinophilia In India: A Scientometric Analysis, Jeyshankar -. Ramalingam -, Chithiraivel S Jan 2019

Mapping Of Research Output On Eosinophilia In India: A Scientometric Analysis, Jeyshankar -. Ramalingam -, Chithiraivel S

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study analyses the Eosinophilia research output carried out during the year 1998 – 2017 the different parameters including authorship pattern, growth, Time Series Analysis Degree of Collaboration, Institutions’ contribution, most productivity journals were analysed. The overall growth rate of literature output is found to be positive with an increasing trend in Eosinophilia research throughout the study period. Two and more authored papers constitute majority of the contribution and degree of collaboration had a maximum value of 7.14. The result shows that research development activities are increasing in Eosinophilia research in India.


Assessment Of Professionals’ Outlook On The Application Of Electronic Security Systems In Select University Libraries Of Northern India, Parul Gupta Ms., Madhusudhan Margam Dr. Dec 2018

Assessment Of Professionals’ Outlook On The Application Of Electronic Security Systems In Select University Libraries Of Northern India, Parul Gupta Ms., Madhusudhan Margam Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In a digital era, library professionals are not only responsible for efficient transaction services but also act as custodian of material in all forms. With the constraints of funding, more and more librarians are relying on different technological advances such as Electronic Security Systems (ESSs) to bring security to library material, building, and premises. The present paper uses survey methodology to assess their perception of library professionals of select libraries of Northern India on different ESSs such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Closed-circuit television (CCTV), Biometric and Burglar system and its applications, benefits, and problems. The work highlighted that most ...