Annals of Library and Information Studies

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VOLUME 56

NUMBER 4

DECEMBER 2009

 

 

ISSN: 0972-5423

 

CONTENTS

 

Marketing library and information services: a study of periodical literature

     Dinesh K. Gupta and Abhinandan K. Jain

217

Satisfaction levels related to management issues among LIS professionals

     Purushothama Gowda M.

227

ICT infrastructure in university libraries of Karnataka

     R. H. Walmiki and K.C. Ramakrishnegowda

236

Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (1996-2006)- a bibliometric analysis

     A. P. Kulkarni, Balaji Poshett and G. R. Narwade

242

Use of information resources and services in public libraries: a case of Bidar District, Karnataka State, India

     N. Parvathamma and Shanker Reddy

249

Authorship pattern and degree of collaboration in psychology

     N. Zafrunnisha and V. Pullareddy

255

Doctoral degrees in library and information science in India

     R. Madasamy and R. Alwarammal

262

Role of service sector information for micro-planning: a case study

     Partha Pratim Ray and Bidhan Ch. Biswas

267

An analytical model for investigation of some characteristics of the keywords of the subject fermi liquid: a case study

     Bidyarthi Dutta, Krishnapada Majumder and B. K. Sen

273

Space management in TIFR library: A case study

     Harsh Arya

291

 

 


Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 56, December 2009, pp. 217-226

 

Marketing library and information services: a study of periodical literature

 

 

Dinesh K. Gupta1 and Abhinandan K. Jain2

 

1Associate Professor & Head, Department of Library and Information Science, Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University, Kota, Rajasthan, Email: dineshkg@sancharnet.in

 

2Professor, Indian Institute of Management,  Ahmedabad.

 

The study covers 125 articles on marketing of library and information services during the period 1980-2008 mainly covering literature published in India, literature published by Indian authors in foreign publications, and literature published by foreign authors on India. Growth of literature year-wise has been shown; prominent authors, productive journals have been identified.

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 56, December 2009, pp. 227-235

 

 

Satisfaction levels related to management issues among LIS professionals

 

 Purushothama Gowda M

 

Deputy  Librarian, Mangalore University Library, Mangalore University,

Mangalaganhgotri-574 199,  Email: mpgowda@gmail.com

 

 

A survey of 77 LIS professionals in higher education institutions of Dakshina Kannada districts reveals that the professionals are satisfied with management related issues such as supervision, recognition and performance evaluation and dissatisfied with autonomy by authority facet.

 

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 56, December 2009, pp. 236-241

 

ICT infrastructure in university libraries of Karnataka

 

R. H. Walmiki1 & K.C. Ramakrishnegowda2

 

 

1Assistant Librarian (Sr. Grade), Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta – 577 541, Shivamogga – District, Karnataka, E-mail: wrh@kuvempu.ac.in

2University Librarian, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta – 577 541, Shivamogga – District, Karnataka. E-mail: kcr@kuvempu.ac.in

 

 

 Survey of the status of ICT infrastructure in six selected university libraries of Karnataka found that the libraries greatly vary from one to another as far as the ICT infrastructure is concerned. Most of the libraries lack sufficient hardware & software facilities and do not have adequate internet nodes & bandwidth. The campus LANs of the universities are not fully extended to exploit the benefits of digital information environment.

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 56, December 2009, pp. 242-248

 

Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (1996-2006) – a bibliometric analysis

 

A. P. Kulkarni1, Balaji Poshett2 and G. R. Narwade2

 

1Head, Quality Assurance Department, Y. B. Chavan College of Pharmacy, Roza Bagh,  Aurangabad-01, Email: alpakul2005@yahoo.com

2Assistant Librarian, Nanded Pharmacy College, Shyamnagar,  Nanded - 431605

 

Bibliometric analysis of the journal Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research reveals that journals are the predominant citation source followed by books.  Analysis shows that majority of the scientists preferred to publish research papers in multiple authorship and there is considerable time lag in publication of articles from the date of receipt of the papers.

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 56, December 2009, pp. 249-254

 

Use of information resources and services in public libraries: a case of Bidar District, Karnataka State, India

N. Parvathamma a and Shanker Reddyb

 

1Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 585 106, E-mail: parvathi_glb@yahoo.co.in

 

2Research Fellow, Department of Library and Information Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 585 106

 

 

Survey on use of information resources and services in the public libraries of Bidar District, Karnataka State, India show that a majority of the users were men between the age group of 11 – 30 years and they included students, unemployed youth or employees in private sector, belonging to lower and middle income group.  They spent less than one hour in the library and inconvenient timing was the main reason for not visiting the library more frequently.  Books and magazines, friends/teachers and radio/television were the information channels most frequently used to satisfy their information needs.  Newspapers and Magazines were the most frequently read information sources and fictions were the most frequently borrowed documents.  Reading room and book lending services were the most frequently used services.  Concludes that since majority of the users are students and unemployed youth, public libraries need to enrich their information resource collection, provide access to internet and offer community-based services, including literacy programmes.  Public libraries need to take proactive approach in motivating users to use these resources and services to enhance their competence level.

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 56,  December 2009, pp. 255-261

 

Authorship pattern and degree of collaboration in psychology

 

N. Zafrunnisha1 and V. Pullareddy2

 

1Librarian, CVR College of Engineering, Hyderabad

2Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, S.V.University, Tirupati

 

  Studies related to authorship trend and collaborative researches are considered as an important facet of modern science. The paper presents a study of the authorship pattern and collaborative research in the field of Psychology.  The required data collected from 141 Ph. D theses submitted to three universities during the period 1963 – 2003 are used as source material for the present investigation. The collected data included  22,565 citations, among these only journal citations are consider for the study, which were appended to the 141 theses. A total 14374 journal citations came out and were utilized for the present investigation. Predominance of multi-authored papers over single authored papers is seen. The degree of collaboration in Psychology is 0.53. USA defences first by producing 42.28% of cited journals. Majority of the cited journals of Psychology (94.54%) are in English language.

 

 

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 56, December 2009, pp. 262-266

 

Doctoral degrees in library and information science in India during 2003-2008: A study

 

 R. Madasamy1 and R. Alwarammal2

 

1Librarian,  National Centre for Advanced Research in Discrete Mathematics (n-CARDMATH), Kalasalingam University,  (Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education), Anand Nagar, Krishnankoil – 626 190, E-mail: rmadasamy72@yahoo.com

 

2Librarian, Kalasalingam University, (Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education), Anand Nagar, Krishnankoil – 626 190, E-mail: gganandh@rediffmail.com

 

 

Data on doctoral degrees awarded in library and information science during 2003-2008 was collected from University News.  Analysis of data reveals that Andhra Pradesh has produced the higher number of Ph.Ds during the period and information sources & services, user studies, library management and bibliometrics are the leading subject areas on which most research has been carried out.  Concludes that more doctoral research needs to be carried out in the areas of digital libraries and ICT applications.

 

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 56, December 2009, pp.267-272

 

Role of service sector information for micro-planning: a case study

 

Partha Pratim Ray1 and Bidhan Ch. Biswas2

 

1Librarian, Institute of Education, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan-731235, West Bengal, Email:rayparth1@rediffmail.com

2Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kalyani, Kalyani- 741 235, West Bengal,  Email:bidhan_kly@yahoo.com

 

The principle of democratic decentralization has made districts as nodal points for the general administration and contributing to the welfare of the people. With the creation of District Planning Committee (DPC) the focus of development plan has been shifted from macro to micro level planning considering district or even Community Development (CD) block as basic administrative units. For proper planning, information of the existing service sector facilities and its assessment is essential. The present paper attempts to examine and assess availability, distribution and identify gaps in the development process of service sector facilities like education, library, transportation, posts and telegraph, health, drinking water, power supply of community development block, Bolpur-Srinikaten. The study was conducted on the basis of simple and relative weighted score of service sectors activities of the block under study. It is observed from the study that service sector facilities are unevenly distributed and knowledge-communication is the most neglected service sector in Bolpur-Srinikaten. 

 

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 56, December 2009, pp.273-290

 

An analytical model for investigation of some characteristics of the keywords of the subject fermi liquid: a case study

Bidyarthi Dutta1, Krishnapada Majumder2 and B.K.Sen3

 

1Librarian, St. Xavier’s College, 30, Park Street, Kolkata 700016, Email: bidyarthi.bhaswati@gmail.com

2Professor, Department of Library & information Science, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032

30, Shivalik Apartments, Alaknanda, New Delhi 110019

 

Modes of occurrence of keywords devoted to the subject Fermi Liquid, which is a specific domain under the broad area of condensed matter physics was studied. Eight quantitative indicators have been defined and developed on the basis of some parameters associated with keywords and keyword clusters. At least three keywords with a common phrase have been defined as a keyword cluster in this study. The numerical values of the indicators have been calculated for 2562 keyword-clusters, 916 keyword-couples and 4329 single keywords in all, though only top 20 keywords/keyword clusters are selected in decreasing order of numerical values of each indicator for presenting in this paper. The keywords were extracted from titles and abstracts of 6371 research articles devoted to the subject Fermi Liquid, which were collected from the bibliographic database of INSPEC and COMPENDEX, over the time span of twenty years (1985-2004). In total, 67 keywords/keyword clusters are presented here, which appeared 160 times within top 20 ranks (8*20=160) against eight indicators. A keyword cluster consists of at least three keywords and 665 keywords as studied here. The keyword-couples consist of two keywords only. There is no question of forming any cluster by the single keywords. The variations of numerical values of all indicators with the rank of keyword/keyword clusters are shown graphically. The mathematical functions followed by each variational pattern are also discussed.  

 

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 56, December 2009, pp.291-297

 

Space management in TIFR library: a case study

Harsh Bardhan Aryaa, Pratibha Singha and J.K. Mishrab

 

aScientific Assistant (B), SIRC, Tata Institute  of Fundamental Research, Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai,
Email: harshmlis@yahoo.co.in, harshmlis@gmail.com

aScientific Assistant (B), SIRC, Tata Institute  of Fundamental Research, Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai,
Email: pratibha.digilib@gmail.com

bReader, Dept. of Library & Information Science, Dr. Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar (M.P.),
 Email: jmishr@gmail.com

 

 

Discusses the importance of space management in support of the functions of special libraries and reviews current solutions on library space management by pinpointing their advantages and disadvantages.  Introduces CR (Compact Racks) as a tool for library space management because of its capacity for analyzing spatial data and interactive information. Outlines a proposal that attempts to highlight the process of developing, implementing, maintaining, and utilizing a CR system for special libraries with reference to Scientific Information Resources Centre (SIRC), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR).