Annals of Library and Information Studies

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VOLUME 53

NUMBER 2

JUNE 2006

 

 

ISSN: 0972-5423

 

CONTENTS

 

Research trends in a premier institute based on annual reports

Ketki Bhatia, N Mohan Rao and H N Saiyed

 

61-64

Availability of library and information science electronic journals through UGC-INFONET project

B K Vishala and M K Bhandi

 

65-69

Communication technologies in biomedical information centres and libraries in India: A study

Surya Nath Singh

 

70-73

A biobliometric study on Prof. B. N. Koley, an eminent physiologist

Susanta Koley and B K Sen

 

74-82

Mapping chemical science research in India: A bibliometric study

S Gunasekaran, M Sadik Batcha and P Sivaraman

 

83-95

Electronic information resources on fisheries: A study

H R Sujatha and Mahesh V Mudhol

96-102

 

 

 


 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 53, June 2006, pp. 61-64

 

Research trends in a premier institute based on annual reports

 

Ketki Bhatia, N Mohan Rao and H N Saiyed

 

Research trends at the National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH) have studied based on the research projects reported in the annual reports of the institute for a period of 25 years (1975-1999). Out of a total of 380 projects carried out during this period by the institute, 184 projects were on (48.4%) epidemiological studies, 75 projects (19.7%) on environmental studies and 121 (31.9%) were on experimental studies.

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 53, June 2006, pp. 65-69

 

Availability of library and information science electronic journals through UGC-INFONET project

 

B K Vishala and M K Bhandi

 

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has contributed substantially towards facilitating access to scholarly resources to research scholars and faculty members by introducing the UGC-INFONET Project. The project envisages bringing about a qualitative change in the academic infrastructure in Indian universities. The research and academic community in the universities can now have timely and easy access to journals and other electronic resources. The paper provides an insight in to the UGC-INFONET Project and aims to create awareness to the library and information professionals, research scholars, and faculty and post graduate students of library and information science regarding the availability of the scholarly journals in the field of library and information science.

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 53, June 2006, pp.70-73

 

Communication technologies in biomedical information centres and libraries in India: A study

 

Surya Nath Singh

 

Advances in communication technologies during the last decade are well known. Information centres and libraries of biomedical institutions play an important role in providing information services to their users. The paper reports the emergence of communication technology facilities in biomedical information centres and libraries (ICLs) by comparing the communication technology facilities available at 126 biomedical ICLs during 1994-95, 1997-98 and 2004-05. Concludes that communication technologies grew from 55.65% in 1994-95 to 100% in 2004-05 in the 126 institutions.

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 53, June 2006, pp.74-82

 

A biobliometric study on Prof. B. N. Koley, an eminent physiologist

 

Susanta Koley and B K Sen

 

This biobibliometric study is based on 251 papers of Prof. B N Koley published during 1958-2001. On the basis of collected data, this study examines year-wise distribution of papers, research group of the scientist and scattering of papers in different communication channels. In addition, it finds out author productivity, spectrum of research activity through analysis of the title keywords, and productivity of Koley's research group. Finally, it shows that the data set does not follow Bradford distribution.

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 53, June 2006, pp. 83-95

 

Mapping chemical science research in India: A bibliometric study

 

S Gunasekaran, M Sadik Batcha and P Sivaraman

 

Chemical sciences research in India has been mapped with data collected the CD-ROM version of chemistry Citation Index [publication year: 2002]. Roughly, 4.5% of the global R&D output in chemical sciences was contributed by Indian in 2002. Indian researchers published 6186 papers from 569 journals and 12 non-journal sources. More than 45% of these papers appeared in journals with an impact factor less than 1.000. Around 2% of the papers were either published in journals with no impact factor or not indexed in JCR 2003. The average impact factor for journal articles during this period is 1.359. While 26% of papers published by Indians were in US journals, the percentages for Indian and UK journals were 21 and 20%, respectively. Among Indian journals, the Asian Journal of Chemistry (IF 0.211) took the major chunk of 269 papers. While the Journal of Indian Chemical Society (IF 0.275) and the Indian Journal of Chemistry B (IF 0.492) carried 224 and 209 papers, respectively. In all, 563 institutions contributed 6199 papers in 2002. Of these papers, 68% were contributed by 10% of Indian institutions. The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore ranks first with 345 papers. This is followed by the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad with 263 papers. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai with 259 papers and the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune with 246 papers come in the third and fourth places, respectively. The largest contributions came from Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata. In terms of states, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal are major contributors. About 16% of the papers had international collaboration (with as many as 53 countries). Major collaborating countries in chemical sciences were the US, Germany, Japan and Great Britain.

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol. 53, June 2006, pp. 96-102

 

 

Electronic information resources on fisheries: A study

 

H R Sujatha and Mahesh V Mudhol

 

Electronic information resources play a vital role in the field of fisheries and aquaculture. The librarians are facing many challenges posed by numerous electronic information sources such as CD-ROM databases, online databases and web resources in this areas. This article makes an attempt to identify and discuss some of the important databases in fisheries and aquaculture research and management.