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Annals  of  Library and Information  Studies

 

 

 

 

ISSN : 0972-5423    
VOLUME  51 

 NUMBER 3

 SEPTEMBER 2004

 

 

C O N T E N T S

              

Application of the Concepts and Techniques of ‘e-G’ and ‘G2C Interface’ to the INFLIBNET Programme: An Outline for Manipur

R K Joteen Singh and Ramansu Lahiri

 

  87-92

Search Engines: Tools for Library

Balwan Singh and  P C Kapila

 

93-98

An Introduction to Auditing and Control of Digital Library Systems

Anup Kumar Das and Bidyarthi Dutta

 

99-103

Indian Journal of Plant Physiology: A Citation Analysis

Ashu Shokeen  and Sanjay K Kaushik

 

104107

A Quantitative Analysis of Citations of Research Reports Published by National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee

Mohd. Furqan Ullah, S S Kanwar and Pradeep Kumar

 

108-115

Cybermetrics - Meaning, Definition, Scope and Constituents

B K Sen

116-120

 

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

 Vol.51,  September 2004, pp 87-92

 

Application of the Concepts and Techniques of ‘e-G’ and ‘G2C Interface’ to the INFLIBNET Programme: An Outline for Manipur                              

R K Joteen Singh and Ramansu Lahiri

 

National Informatics Centre, Community Information Centres and INFLIBNET Node, Manipur are three important e-systems engaged in transferring information/data in Manipu.  The State Government is also likely to introduce soon the “State  Wide Area Network” under its IT policy 2003. Since some “gaps” are identified in the functioning of INFLIBNET Centre of Manipur University Library, it is suggested that all the e-systems of the State should work together sharing each other’s resources. It is expected that the said gaps will be minimized because of the joint-venture. To make the proposal distinctive, two models are designed for consideration of all concerned agencies. The proposed models, look for new set of responsibilities for the personnel and end users.

 

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

 Vol.51, September 2004, pp 93 -98

 
Search Engines: Tools for Library

Balwan Singh and  P C Kapila

 

Discusses search engines giving definitions taken from different sources like dictionaries, etc. Explains the working of search engines and their effective use in searching information on Internet on the basis of boolean operators— AND, OR, NOT and NEAR. Highlights the role of search engines in libraries in locating pin pointed information. Suggests that library’ staff should have sufficient knowledge of search engines to make maximum use of Internet. Lists some of the general and specialised national and international search engines, which are frequently used to access information on Internet.

    

 

  

Annals of Library and Information Studies

 Vol.51, September 2004, pp 99 -103 

                                                                                                                                    

An Introduction to Auditing and Control of Digital Library Systems

Anup Kumar Das and Bidyarthi Dutta

 

Digital libraries consist of interactive and integrated digital information systems. The intelligent control of information systems is necessary to enhance the capabilities and effectiveness of such digital libraries. The information systems auditing and control is popular in other information systems, like e-banking systems, CRM systems, e-governance systems, etc. To exploit the optimum benefits from a digital library system, some auditing and control measures should be maintained. This paper depicts the issues and elements of auditing and control of digital library systems.

 

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

 Vol.51, September 2004, pp 104 -107

 

Indian Journal of Plant Physiology: A Citation Analysis

Ashu Shokeen  and Sanjay K Kaushik

 

The present paper is aimed to find out the authorship pattern and citation pattern of articles that appeared in Indian Journal of Plant Physiology. The study covers issue nos. 1 to 4 of volume 7 published between January to December 2002, covering 61 articles published in these issues.  Overall 1149 citations featuring 2770 authors have been made during the year. The results indicate that 39% articles published (citing articles) in these issues are three-authored.  However, it is found that two-authored citations (cited articles) are more common which is followed by singel-authored papers.  The results reveal that journal articles are predominant with 81% of total citations. The ratio of author self citation to total citations is 1:16.65. The ratio of Journal Self Citation to total citation is 1:31.91. The results also highlight that 398 citations are below 10 years old, whereas 358 citations are below 20 years but more than 10 years old. It is clear that a majority of documents cited in these issues were published not more than twenty years ago.

 

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

 Vol.51, September 2004, pp 108-115

 

A Quantitative Analysis of Citations of Research Reports Published by National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee

Mohd. Furqan Ullah, S S Kanwar and Pradeep Kumar

 

Quantitative analysis of citations has immense value in library management, specially in selection of periodicals for subscription. Periodicals as primary sources of information have more importance in research libraries than other sources of information. The cost of the periodicals is increasing day by day and hence its judicious selection is essential. Citation  analysis is a useful tool for the modern libraries in this regard. In present study, an analysis has been made of 20,046 citations mentioned in 777 scientific and technical reports published by National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, since its inception i.e., December 1978. The paper gives an account of year-wise break-up of different categories of reports. Different bibliographic forms of literature cited in the reports such as journals, books, conference proceedings, technical reports, IAHS publications and other documents like Ph.D. Thesis, M.E./M.Tech dissertation, bulletins, standards etc. have been analysed and presented. A ranked list of 56 most important journals related with hydrology and water resources, out of 140 cited journals in the reports has been prepared. This ranked list of journals covers 92.7% of the total journal citations. The analysis have revealed that 40% of total journal citations relate to only  3 journals namely Water Resources Research (19.01%), Journal of Hydrology (13.43%) and ASCE’s Journal of Hydraulic Engineering (7.56%). The country-wise distribution of most cited journal has also been prepared and categorised.

 

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

 Vol.51, September 2004, pp 116 -120

 

Cybermetrics - Meaning, Definition, Scope and Constituents

B K Sen

 

Traces the origin of the word ‘cyber’ and derives the meaning of ‘cybermetrics’. Provides the definition and delineates the scope. Discusses its constituents such as cyber concepts; Web sites; search engines; cyber links; cyber information; cyber information systems, services and products; impact of cyber age on library and information science, human society, and science and technology. Shows how cyber culture is developing the world over. Discusses briefly how various concepts of cyber space can be measured.