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Annals  of  Library  and Information  Studies

 

 

ISSN : 0972-5423    
VOLUME  50 

 NUMBER 4

 DECEMBER 2003

 

 

C O N T E N T S

            

 

A Study on the Need for Rural Information Centres  in the Villages of Tamil Nadu 

Kumaresan (S C) and Alosia Chitra

137-145

 

 

Free Online Serials in the Area of Library and  Information Science

Khode (Subhash) and Khode (Ajay)

146-152

 

 

Development of an Institutional Database of Citations using CDS-ISIS Software

Sinnarkar (S N)

153-155

 

 

Chemical Technology Literature:  An Obsolescence Study

Biradar (B S) and Sampath Kumar (B T)

156-162

 

 

Growth and Development of the Library at National Institute of Financial Management - A Case Study

Thakur (D S)

 

163-174

BOOK REVIEW              

       175

 

 

AUTHOR INDEX

       176

 

 

KEYWORD INDEX

      177

 

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol.50, December 2003, pp 137-145

                                                                         

A Study on the Need for Rural Information Centres  
in the Villages of Tamil Nadu 

Kumaresan (S C) and Alosia Chitra

                                  

There are agricultural information centres in many villages of Tamil Nadu that disseminate vital information to the farmers about the crop, manure and other related details. However, villagers who are dependent on professions other than agriculture for livelihood have no such facility that fulfils their information requirements.  Twenty villages in the state of Tamil Nadu have been studied to assess the need for Rural Information Centres.  Further, the concept of RICs in villages of Tamil Nadu has been suggested. The RICs aims to meet all information requirements at the village level.             

     

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol.50, December 2003, pp 146-152

                    

Free Online Serials in the Area of Library and  
Information Science

Khode (Subhash) and Khode (Ajay)

                                                                         

In the present age of information explosion, latest and right information is key for personal and professional development.  Journals are very essential for academic and research purposes. With the advent of Internet, users have more opportunities to access many free online journals, magazines and newsletters anytime and from anywhere for their academic and research purposes. This article describes forms and advantages of electronic journals, and provides information about freely available online journals, magazines and newsletters in the field of library and information science.                    

                          

 

                                               

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol.50, December 2003, pp 153-155

                                    

Development of an Institutional Database of Citations
using CDS-ISIS Software

Sinnarkar (S N)

                                                                                         

A citation database of  scientists belonging to National Environmental Engineering Research Institute has been developed in CDS-ISIS for the creation of an institutional database of citations.  The study suggests that creation of such institutional databases can be a step towards the creation of an Indian Science Citation Index.       

                                                                         

       

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol.50, December 2003, pp 156-162

                                                                 

Chemical Technology Literature:  An Obsolescence Study

Biradar (B S) and Sampath Kumar (B T)

                                                                         

Obsolescence study is useful for librarians and managers of information centers in identifying the use of periodical literature.  The present study aims to examine in the light of obsolescence of literature, Annual Aging Factor (AAF), Mean Life (ML) and Utility Factor (UF) of periodicals in the field of chemistry. This is based on references appended to the articles published in Indian Journal of Chemical Technology during the year 1994, 1997 and 1999.  Obsolescence of literature was studied and half-life of literature was found to be 11.8 years. Study also applied Brooke’s formula for identifying Annual Aging Factor (AAF) and the average value of ‘a’ was found to be 0.9754 and Mean Life (ML) and Utility Factor (UF) were calculated and found to be 16.1958 and 40.65 respectively.              

        

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol.50, December 2003, pp 163-174

                                                                

Growth and Development of the Library at National Institute of Financial Management - A Case Study

Thakur (D S)

                                                                                                                                         

The study highlights the growth and development of the National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM) Library.  Questionnaire method was used to collect data regarding the financial resources, growth of the library collection, number of users, application of automation and other information technologies used in the library. Also it analyses various library services, organization of reading material and facilities provided by the library.