Annals  of  Library and Information  Studies

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VOLUME 52

NUMBER 3

SEPTEMBER 2005

 

 

ISSN: 0972-5423

 

CONTENTS

 

Bibliometric Study of Research Publication Trends among Indian Food Scientists and Technologists

VIJAY (K R)

77-81

 

 

Bibliometric Analysis of ‘Fiber Optics’ Literature                                                         

RAJENDRAN (P), RAMESH BABU (B) and GOPALAKRISHNAN (S)

82-85

 

 

Encryption of Electronic Documents in Digital Libraries: Document Protection over

the Network                                                                                                               

BANSAL (Pramendra), SINGH (Manu Pratap)  and PANDEY (Dhruba Prakash)

86-93

 

 

Knowledge Communication in Tagore’s Model for Rural Reconstruction: An overview 

RAY (Partha Pratim), BISWAS (Bidhan Ch.) and SEN (B K)

94-102

 

 

A Rationale for Lotka’s Law: An Examination of Empirical Data                       
RAI (L P) and KUMAR (Naresh)

103-107

 

 

Time Interval for Scholarly Publications: A Case Study of University of Kerala             

GOPIKUTTAN (A)

 

108-114

 

 


 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol 52, Septmber 2005, pp 77-81

 

Bibliometric Study of Research Publication Trends among Indian Food Scientists and Technologists

 

K. R. Vijay

 

This study highlights the collaborative research and authorship trend in the area of food science and technology in India. The present study has revealed that collaborative research was preferred to solo research in the area of food science in India and the degree of collaboration was found to be 0.91. The average number of authors per paper also showed an upward trend from 4.89 in 1994 to 8.2 in 2003. The publication pattern from different institutions has also been studied to determine the pattern of contributions from the different organizations and institutions.

 

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol 52, Septmber 2005, pp 82-85

 

Bibliometric Analysis of ‘Fiber Optics’ Literature

 

P. Rajendran, B. Ramesh Babu and S. Gopalakrishnan

 

 

The objective of this study is to analyse the global output of ‘fiber optics’ research.  Articles covered in the Ei- Tech Index database covering the period 1999-2003 have been considered for the study.  Growth of literature year wise, country wise, authorship pattern, bibliographic forms, ranking of core journals and nature of research have been analysed. 

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol 52, Septmber 2005, pp 86-93

 

Encryption of Electronic Documents in Digital Libraries: Document Protection over the Network

 

Pramendra Bansal, Manu Pratap Singh and Dhruba Prakash Pandey

 

Digital libraries provide mechanism for the distribution of electronic documents. The tasks of a digital library are not limited to establishing a secure communication channel, but extended to the protection of electronic documents even after the transfer. The solutions proposed in this area are based on the use of cryptographically secured containers. Therefore, the requirements are some mechanisms to ensure the security of documents (classified as well as non-classified) which can be distributed among end-users having varied requirements. The scope of this paper is not only limited to a particular library, but it will prove beneficial to all the libraries, because, unless its usability can be realized everywhere, the very existence of such a concept will be crippled. In this paper, document protection is discussed, which is to be wrapped in a secure cryptographic envelope with the help of MD5 and Hash Functions as well as Digital Signature Techniques.

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol 52, Septmber 2005, pp 94-102

 

Knowledge Communication in Tagore’s Model for Rural Reconstruction: An overview

 

Partha Pratim Ray, Bidhan Ch Biswas and B. K. Sen

 

Rabindranath Tagore, the world-famous poet, is also considered as the pioneer of rural development programme in India. He started rural reconstruction project at Sriniketan in 1921 aiming to make villagers self-reliant and self-respecting, and competent to make efficient use of resources for the fullest development of their physical, social, economic and intellectual potential and abilities; and to get them acquainted with the cultural tradition of their own. For this purpose Tagore laid full emphasis on collection and dissemination of information. The present paper is an attempt to highlight how information on rural Bengal was collected, disseminated and utilized for preparing rural development plan and its implementation. It also tries to highlight the functions of the Rural Reconstruction Centre to the dissemination of information to rural masses.

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol 52, Septmber 2005, pp 103-107

 

A Rationale for Lotka’s Law: An Examination of Empirical Data

 

L. P. Rai and Naresh Kumar

 

A number of attempts have been made in the past to describe scientific productivity. These studies suggest that law of scientific productivity follows an inverse law of growth and measures the frequency of occurrence of scientific output. In this paper, Lotka’s law of scientific productivity among authors and within institutions has been examined with the help of empirical data. Based on these findings an attempt is made to rationalise the law.

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol 52, Septmber 2005, pp 108-114

 

Time Interval for Scholarly Publications: A Case Study of University of Kerala

 

A. Gopikuttan

 

This is a case study to find out the variations in the time intervals of faculty members for bringing out journal articles. Annual reports of the University of Kerala from 1980 to 1999 (20 years) have been taken as a source to collect the publication data of faculty members working in the science departments of the University of Kerala. A total number of 1542 articles were produced during the period under study. The study shows that the mean year taken to bring out one article by a lecturer is 0.915, reader is 0.906 and professor is 0.471. Female members need more time than male members to publish journal articles.