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Annals  of  Library and Information  Studies

 

ISSN : 0972-5423    
VOLUME  52 

 NUMBER 1

 MARCH 2005

 

C O N T E N T S

Digital Technology and Libraries: A Copyright Law Approach

1-7

James TC

Research Contributions and Impact of Research of Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, 1993 to 2001

8-14

Singh Yogendra, Gupta B M and Suresh Kumar

Speciator based Faceted Depth Classification’s Application in Thesaurus Construction

15-24

Kumbhar Rajendra

In Search of an Axiomatic Concept of Document

25-30

Kumbhar Rajendra

Revamping Agriculture Library and Information Services in India: Retrospect and Prospect

31-36

Singh Neena

BOOK REVIEW

37

  

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol.52,  March 2005, pp 1-7

Digital Technology and Libraries: A Copyright Law Approach

James (TC)

Digital technology gives libraries an excellent opportunity to improve their services. It also provides new ways of preservation and dissemination of library collections. But the different stages of digitisation of the materials in a library involve many copyright issues. There are legal problems and purely practical ones such as locating the owner of copyright.  Librarians need to take note of these problems and explore possible solutions. This paper attempts to focus attention on the major copyright problems involved in digitisation of library collections.

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol.52,  March 2005, pp 8-14

Research Contributions and Impact of Research of Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, 1993 to 2001

Singh (Yogendra), Gupta (B M) and Suresh Kumar

The paper suggest a methodology for studying the quantitative profile of a research and teaching institute, with a view to get idea about its major research contributions, performance and impact in different fields of S&T. A number of quantitative and qualitative indicators have been used for studying the relative performance of the institute across various subject fields. Concludes that the three subjects, namely mathematics, biology and clinical medicine, although contributing smaller number of papers, secured first three ranks in terms average normalized impact per paper. They have also done fairly well in terms of percentage of collaborative papers, but faired badly in terms of contributing to high quality papers, with the exception of clinical medicine. These three fields have performed the best in terms pf publication effectiveness index.

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol.52,  March 2005, pp 15-24

Speciator based Faceted Depth Classification’s Application in Thesaurus Construction

Kumbhar (Rajendra)

The article narrates the experience of constructing a thesaurus of LIS terms by using speciator based faceted depth classification schedule. It also explains the advantages of this method in establishing various thesaural relationships.

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol.52,  March 2005, pp 25-30

In Search of an Axiomatic Concept of Document

 Dutta (Bidyarthi) and Das (Anup Kumar)

Ordinarily, the word ‘document’ denotes a textual record that holds information the term ‘document’ represents a discrete physical object in human perception. The role of document in the context of information retrieval has been discussed. The nature, form and scope of documents are also continuously changing. The feasibility and scope of considering natural objects as primary documents have been discussed. Various concepts of documents are presented from different viewpoints.

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol.52,  March 2005, pp 31-36

 

Revamping Agriculture Library and Information Services in India: Retrospect and Prospect

 Singh (Neena)

Discusses the state of agriculture libraries in India and evaluates parameters such as need for Agriculture Library Association, Automation and Networking, Agriculture Documentation Centre, professional development of library staff, professional status etc., and suggests measures for improvement of library services.