Annals of Library and Information Studies

ISSN : 0972-5423    
Volume 50

NUMBER 1

March 2003

 

 

Contents 

 

Satish S Munnolli and V L Kalyane

SCIENTOMETRIC PORTRAIT OF RAM GOPAL RASTOGI

 

Scientometric analysis of 312 papers by Ram Gopal Rastogi published during 1954 to 1992 in various domains: (a) Luni - solar activity and quiet time E & F region (57); (b) Equatorial electric field and low and mid latitude ionosphere (78); (c) Ionospheric E region irregularities (19); (d) Ionospheric F region irregularities (32); and (e) Magnetic disturbance effects on  the equatorial low and mid latitude ionosphere (23) were analysed.  Inter-domainery contents  and of the number of papers: a+b were 36; b+c and b+d were 20 each; b+e were 16; c+e were 5; a+e were 3; d+e were 2; and a+d had only one publication.  Highest collaborations were with H. Chandra (61), M. R. Deshpande (42), and G. Sethia (19) out of his total 97 collaborators.  His  highest  productivity was during 1978 with 28  papers  followed  by 19 papers during 1977.  The core journals preferred by him for publishing papers were: Indian Journal of Radio & Space Physics, India, and Journal of Atomic  & Terrestrial Physics, UK (59 each), followed by Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, India (34).   Most prolific title keywords with their frequencies were : Ionosphere (92); Equatorial (61); F-region (53); Equatorial electrojet region (40), and Magnetic equator (30).

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Mohan R. Kherde

Core Journals in the field of Library and information Science

 

There are 1,300 journals of Library and Information Science being published all over the world. No single library can afford to procure all these journals. Bibliometric studies enable to make a judicious selection from the large number of journals. The present study analyses the citations appended to articles that appeared in popular Indian library and information science journals during the period 1996 and 2001 and attempts to identify the core periodicals in the field of library and information science. The study reveals that Annals of Library and Information Science (now Annals of Library and Information Studies) is most popular Indian Journal among researchers whereas College and Research Libraries is the most cited foreign journal.

 

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Susanta Koley and B.K. Sen

INDIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY AND ALLIED SCIENCES: AN ANALYSIS OF CITATION PATTERN

 

The present study covers 457 citations appended to 26 research articles published in the four issues of the quarterly Indian Journal of Physiology and Allied Sciences, vol. 55(2001). The articles are contributed by 75 authors (74 - Indian). From the citation count it appears that the solo research in physiology is quite substantial (about 24%). Though about 77% of the work is the result of team research, the team size is found to be small ranging from 2 to 5. Of the citations, 76.81 per cent relate to journal articles, 18.59 to monographs, and the rest to conference papers, theses, etc. The ratio of Indian to foreign citations is found to be almost 1:6. Of the total citations, 4.59 per cent are author self citations, and 2.84 per cent are journal self citations.  Of the citing articles one is single- authored, 10 are two-authored, 9 three-authored, 4 four-authored, and one each five- authored and six-authored.  No collaboration was noticed in the case of 23 citing articles. The remaining 3 articles were the results of two-institution collaboration.

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Manjunatha K and D. Shivalingaiah

Electronic Resource Sharing In Academic Libraries

 

In the age of digital evolution and escalating price of electronic information, resource sharing is critical for effective functioning of libraries. Increased availability of information in digital format and high costs of journal subscription compels the libraries to work together. Technical advancements provide a platform for digital resource sharing and offer many opportunities for librarians to become more technical and professional. This paper attempts to identify the needs and factors influencing the electronic resource sharing. Also presents the requirements and strategies for effective resource sharing in academic libraries.

 

P G TADASAD, B S MAHESWARAPPA, SEEMA A ALUR

USE OF INTERNET BY UNDERGRADUATE  STUDENTS OF  P D A COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, GULBARGA

 

The present study surveys and reports the use of Internet by one hundred and ninety-three undergraduate students of engineering.  Observes that, the internet use is confined to general or recreational purposes and its potential in supporting curricular requirements has not been realized by the students.  The use of Internet at college is being made by very few students and this needs to be increased. Also Internet facility should be extended to library, as it has become an important source of information, facilitating effective communication and being a major information retrieval tool. Concludes that awareness needs to be created among the students for using Internet in addition to the library facilities and training is to be provided to acquaint students with Internet and its resources.

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Book Review

 

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