Annals of Library and Information Studies


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VOLUME 52

NUMBER 2

JUNE 2005

 

 

ISSN: 0972-5423

 

CONTENTS

 

Study of Periodicals Collection in National Library of Veterinary Sciences                                                                                              

41-46

AH MAD (Moin) and HARIDASAN (Sudharma)

 

 

How Indian Scientists Collaborate in Patenting?                                    

47-50

GUPTA (V K)

 

The Scattering of Articles over a Journal System as Observed from the Viewpoint of Bose-Einstein Statistics                                                    

51-55

DUTTA (Bidyarthi) and SEN (B K)

 

 

Electronic and Print Journals: A Value Chain Analysis                           

56-64

ANG ROSH (M A)

 

 

Ranking Function for Query Based Digital Information Retrieval            

65-67

KUMARAVEL (J P S) and SANGEETHA (K)

 

 

Information Use Pattern of Indian Forestry Scientists: A Bibliographic Study              

68-75

HAZARIKA (Tilak)

 

 


 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol 52, June 2005, pp 41-46

 

Study of Periodicals Collection in National Library of Veterinary Sciences

 

Moin Ahmad and Sudharma Haridasan

 

 

Investigates the use of periodical collection by the post graduate and research students by conducting a survey at the National Library of Veterinary Sciences (NLVS), Izatnagar.  About 310 foreign journals and 120 Indian journals are being subscribed by the institution. The findings of the investigation revealed that most of the respondents were satisfied with the periodicals collection.

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol 52, June 2005, pp 47-50

 

How Indian Scientists Collaborate in Patenting?

 

V K Gupta

 

There are very few studies on collaboration in patenting in India. The understanding of collaboration in patenting is important for R&D managers in order to effectively organize R&D teams and distribute the benefits that may result from such collaborations. The paper looks into the nature of international collaboration in patenting, specially, the contributions by scientists from India. It also indicates the pattern of collaboration while patenting in India, particularly, reflecting upon the case of CSIR. It shows that there is significant amount of contribution by inventors from India in collaboration with inventors from other countries in patenting. There is a gradual decline in individual inventor patents from India. The contribution by teams of three inventors is maximum. The R&D managers should take initiatives to manage collaborations among individual researchers – bringing them together, creating healthy relationships among them and improving the work environment by minimizing and resolving the bottlenecks during collaboration.

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol 52, June 2005, pp 51-55

 

The Scattering of Articles over a Journal System as Observed from the Viewpoint of Bose-Einstein Statistics

 

Bidyarthi Dutta and B K Sen

 

Rank vs. number of articles distribution pattern of a journal system has been investigated from the viewpoint of Bose-Einstein statistics assuming a subject as equivalent to a phase space, a specific or microsubject as equivalent to a phase cell and corresponding journals as the Bose-Einstein particles.

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol 52, June 2005, pp 56-64

 

Electronic and Print Journals: A Value Chain Analysis

 

M A Angrosh

 

Even as the society marches into a digital age, libraries and information centres have assumed greater responsibilities for meeting the diverse needs of its user community. The new technologies have largely aided in designing value-added library services. The emerging digital libraries are redefining the way by which user demands are being fulfilled.  Among other resources, electronic journals occupy a prominent place in digital libraries, by providing access to ‘online full-text information’. While historically, print journals have played an important role in information dissemination, the spiraling costs of the same have forced both ‘information providing’ and ‘information seeking’ community to look for cost-effective and reliable means of information dissemination.

 

The present paper, while studying the importance of print and electronic journals in information dissemination, applies the concept of ‘value chain analysis’ for obtaining a longitudinal understanding in terms of ‘costs of production’ and ‘cost drivers’ associated with it. Accordingly, a value chain distinguishing the structure of production for print and electronic medium is drawn for identifying the different costs associated in different stages. Further, the paper proceeds to illustrate the competitive position of e-journal industry in terms of different structural cost drivers and put forward a ‘differentiation with a cost strategy’ for e-journals industry for achieving optimum benefits for different stakeholders involved in the process, viz., information providers, information managers and information seekers

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol 52, June 2005, pp 65-67

 

Ranking Function for Query Based Digital Information Retrieval

 

J P S Kumaravel and K Sangeetha

 

The paper discusses the problems of information retrieval in digital environment and presents a mathematical model for ranking the retrieved records based on the weight of the key words.

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol 52, June 2005, pp 68-75

 

Information Use Pattern of Indian Forestry Scientists: A Bibliographic Study

 

Tilak Hazarika

 

Citation pattern of research papers published during 2000 to 2002 in the Indian Journal of Forestry is studied. Of the total 3798 citations appended to 252 research papers, the highest of 60% citations are from journals followed by that from books and monographs (28%) and from technical reports (5%). The obsolescence factor of forestry literature is found to be 17-18 years. Forestry literature complies with the Bradford’s Law of Scattering. Based on the number of citations received, rank list of forestry journals published from India as well as abroad is prepared.