Annals of Library and Information Studies

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VOLUME 55

NUMBER 2

JUNE 2008

 

 

ISSN: 0972-5423

 

CONTENTS

 

Ranganathan’s five laws

    B K Sen

 

87

Retrieval capabilities of CDS/ISIS and LibSys: a comparison

    N.S. Harinarayana and K.S. Raghavan

 

91

Scientometric dimensions of pulsed laser deposition research: a global perspective

    Ganesh Surwase, B.S. Kademani and Vijai Kumar

 

101

An analysis of usability features of library web sites

    Vasantha Raju N and N. S. Harinarayana

 

111

Use of internet by research scholars at Shivaji University, Kolhapur

    Sadanand Y. Bansode and Shamprasad M. Pujar

 

123

T.M. Aminabhavi: a biobibliometric study

    Parvathamma N and Devendra S. Gobbur

 

127

A robust information retrieval technique for a bibliographical database

    R.K. Joteen Singh

 

135

Information seeking behaviour of the students at Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College, Aligarh Muslim University: a survey

    Nishat Fatima and Naved Ahmad

 

141

Use of web based sources in scholarly electronic journals in the field of library and information science: a citation analysis

    Veena R. Bhat and B.T. Sampath Kumar

 

145

A bibliometric study of Indian patent applications from 1995 to 2005

    Susovan Debbarman

 

153

 

 

 


Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 55, June 2008, pp. 87-90

 

Ranganathan’s five laws

 

B K Sen

80 Shivalik Apartments, Alaknanda, New Delhi – 110019, E-mail: bksen@airtelbroadband.in

 

Five laws of library science formulated by Ranganathan have with time and environment been changing the form. A number of forms advanced by learned scholars are presented in the article. Considering the fact that the Laws are finding application beyond the confine of library science, a generalized form has been suggested with five examples basing which any other form can be created as per the need.

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 55, June 2008, pp.91-100

 

Retrieval capabilities of CDS/ISIS and LibSys: a comparison

 

N.S. Harinarayanaa and K.S. Raghavanb

aReader, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore, Email: ns.harinarayana@gmail.com

bProfessor, Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, Mysore Road, Bangalore, Email: raghavan@drtc.isibang.ac.in

 

Examines the comparative retrieval effectiveness of the two packages, viz., CDS/ISIS and LibSys. A set of eight well defined parameters have been employed to compare the two packages. The result shows that neither of the two packages provide support for all the features that may be expected of ideal retrieval software. There appears to be some significant difference between CDS/ISIS and LibSys in terms of their ability to provide desirable features. There is a difference of 9.34% in the levels of performance of the two packages

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 55, June 2008, pp. 101-110

 

Scientometric dimensions of pulsed laser deposition research: a global perspective

 

Ganesh Surwase, B.S. Kademani and Vijai Kumar

Scientific Information Resource Division, Knowledge Management Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai-400085, E-mails: ganeshbarc@yahoo.co.in; bskademani@yahoo.co.in; bsk@barc.gov.in

 

Attempts to highlight quantitatively the growth and development of world literature in the field of pulsed laser deposition in terms of publication output as per Science Citation Index (1982-2006). During 1982-2006 a total of 8534 papers were published by the scientists in the field pulsed laser deposition. The average number of publications published per year was 341.36. The highest number of papers 1074 were published in 2005. There were 84 countries involved in the research in this field. USA is the top producing country with 2014 publications (19.35%) followed by Japan with 1553 publications (14.92%), Peoples-R-China with 1106 publications (10.63%), Germany with 763 publications (7.33%) South Korea with 694 publications (6.67%) and France with 615 publications (5.91%). India ranked 9th among other countries with 291 publications during 1985-2006. Authorship and collaboration trend was towards multi-authored papers. There were 8338 (97.70%) multi-authored publications and 196 (2.30 %) single authored publications. Chinese Academy of Sciences (Peoples-R-China) topped the list with 304 publications followed by Nanjing University (Peoples-R-China) with 244 publications, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) with 233 publications and CNRS (France) with 217 publications. The most productive Indian institutions were: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai with 52 publications and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore with 49 publications. The most prolific Indian authors were: R. Pinto (Indian-Inst-Technol-Bomaby, Mumbai) with 38 publications, M.S. Hegde (Indian-Inst-Sci, Bangalore) with 31 publications, S.B. Ogale (Univ Pune, Pune) with 29 publications, L.M. Kukreja (Raja Ramanna Ctr-Adv-Technol, Indore) with 21 publications, P. Misra (Raja Ramanna Ctr-Adv-Technol, Indore) with 16 publications, R.K. Thareja (Indian-Inst-Technol-Kanpur) with 15 publications. The most preferred journals by the scientists were: Applied Physics Letters with 962 publications, Journal of Applied Physics with 714 publications, Applied Surface Science with 614 publications and Thin Solid Films with 541 publications.

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 55, June 2008, pp. 111-122

 

An analysis of usability features of library web sites

 

Vasantha Raju Na and N. S. Harinarayanab

aResearch Student, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Mysore, Mysore, E-mail: vasanthrz@gmail.com

         bReader, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Mysore, Mysore,

e-mail: ns.harinarayana@gmail.com

 

Studies thirty websites of top science universities around the world for their design features with special reference to usability.  The guidelines suggested by National Cancer Institute have been applied to measure the usability features of the selected web sites.  The parameters like optimizing the user experience; link back to home; colour link behaviour; navigability; and multimedia features have been studied for the websites.  The results showed that only 53.33% of library web sites provides, frequently asked questions (FAQs).  The time out option has been neglected by all the web sites except one.  It is noticed that only 39.99% of the web sites have provision for explicit home link as well as through logos.  Persistent navigation feature is observed only on 50% of the web sites.  Only 8% of the web sites use the de facto link color coding.  Library web sites are yet to exploit the advantages of multimedia (interactivity features).  It is found from the survey that only 30% of the web sites contain video contents and none of the web sites contained exclusive audio files.

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 55, June 2008, pp. 123-126

 

Use of internet by research scholars at Shivaji University, Kolhapur

 

Sadanand Y. Bansodea and Shamprasad M. Pujarb

aLecturer, Dept. of Library & Information Science, Shivaji University, Kolhapur -07, Maharashtra, India, E-mail: syb_lib@unishivaji.ac.in

 bDeputy Librarian, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Gen Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (E) Mumbai-65, Maharashtra, India, E-mail: pujar@igidr.ac.in

 

Highlights the purpose of use, methods of locating information and search techniques used in retrieving the information by the research scholars of Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Finds that the research scholars use the internet for their research and communication purposes. Concludes that more awareness about internet resources and training in use of the same needs to be provided by library professionals.

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 55, June 2008, pp. 127-134

 

T.M. Aminabhavi: a biobibliometric study

 

Parvathamma Na and Devendra S. Gobburb

aProfessor, Department of Library & Information Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 585 106, E-mail: parvathi_glb@yahoo.co.in

bAssistant Librarian, Gulbarga University Library, Gulbarga 585 106

 

Reveals that in his 36 years of teaching and 28 years of research experience in various fields of polymer science, T M Aminabhavi has published 521 research articles, 57 popular articles and 94 conference papers in eight domains of polymer science. He has three US patents to his credit and has completed research projects worth Rs.Six crores. He has one book to his credit, published by John Wiley. Collaboration coefficient is between 0.9 and 1.0 indicating the interdisciplinary nature of his research. The year 2006 has been the most productive year in his research career wherein he has published 96 research papers. The period of international collaboration is significant with W.E. Rudzinski (22 years), Patrick E. Cassidy (15 years), J.D. Ortego (12 years) and T.H.S. Phayde (05 years). Indian collaborators with more than 15 years of association are Manjeshwar (21 years), S.B. Halligudi (19 years) and M.I. Aralaguppi (16 years) in the above mentioned domains of research. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, published in USA has been the most preferred journal for publishing his research findings (102 research articles). 70.81% of his research articles are published in the journals originating from USA (326 articles - 59.11%) and India (61 articles- 11.70%).

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 55, June 2008, pp.135-140

 

A robust information retrieval technique for a bibliographical database

 

R.K. Joteen Singh

Information Scientist, Manipur University, Imphal – 795003, Email: joteenrk@yahoo.com

 

Most of the information retrieval systems are based on keywords. A keyword-based retrieval is a simple model that can encounter two major difficulties such as synonymy and polysemy problems. This paper introduces the application of vector based information retrieval technique in bibliographical database for effective retrieval.

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 55, June 2008, pp.141-144

 

Information seeking behaviour of the students at Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College, Aligarh Muslim University: a survey

 

Nishat Fatimaa and Naved Ahmadb

aSenior Lecturer, Department of Library & Information Science, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - 202002

           bCorresponding author: Research Scholar, Department of Library & Information Science, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - 202002, E-mail: navedlis@yahoo.co.in

 

Study of data collected from 60 students by administering questionnaires on their information seeking behaviour at Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College, AMU, indicates that guidance in the use of library resources and services is necessary to help students meet their information requirements. Finds that textbooks and journals are the most popular sources of information for the students’ course work.

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 55, June 2008, pp.145-152

 

Use of web based sources in scholarly electronic journals in the field of library and information science: a citation analysis

 

Veena R. Bhata and B.T. Sampath Kumarb

   aExecutive - IT Services, Indian School of Business, Gachibowli , Hyderabad-500 032, India Email: veenarbhat@rediffmail.com

bLecturer, Department of Library and Information Science, Kuvempu University, Shimoga, Karnataka, Email: sampathbt_2001@rediffmail.com

 

Citation analysis of research articles from scholarly electronic journals in the field of library and information science published during the years 2000 to 2006 shows that 81.49% of articles published during the period have web references. Out of 25,730 references, 56.54 % of references are print journal references and 43.52% of them are web references.

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 56, June 2008, pp.153-163

 

A bibliometric study of Indian patent applications from 1995 to 2005

 

Susovan Debbarman

 

       Intellectual Property Library, The Patent Office, Bauddhik Sampada Bhawan, CP-2, Sector-V, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700 091, E-mail: susovandb@yahoo.com

 

Analysis of data on Indian patent applications obtained from the annual reports of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks show that there is increased patent filing activity in India. Maharahtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu are the leading states in patent filing in India whereas USA, Japan and Germany and the leading countries in patent filing in India. Increased patent filing activity is seen the areas of biotechnology, computer and electronics.