Annals of Library and Information Studies

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VOLUME 53

NUMBER 1

MARCH 2006

 

 

ISSN: 0972-5423

         

 

 

CONTENTS

 

 

Job psychograph of library and information science professionals in higher  education institutions in Tamil Nadu      

7-14

SAKTHI REGHA (V) and SWAROOP RANI (B S)

 

 

 

Information technology based services in a university library: A user satisfaction Survey

15-17

NAGI REDDY (Y) and YAKUB ALI

 

 

 

Scientific research productivity on Orissa: A bibliometric analysis

18-21

MAHAPATRA (R K) and PADMANAV JENA

 

 

 

A bibliometric analysis of the journal ‘Indian Journal of Fibre and Textile Research, 19996-2004

22-30

KAMAL LOCHAN JENA

 

 

 

Information and communication technology infrastructure in special libraries in Kerala

31-42

MOHAMED HANEEFA K

 

 

 

A preliminary scientometric investigation of malaria research

43-53

GARG (K C), DUTT (B) and SURESH KUMAR

 

 

 

Book review

54-55

 

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol 53, March 2006, pp 7-14

 

Job psychograph of library and information science professionals in higher education institutions in Tamil Nadu

 

 V Sakthi Regha and B S Swaroop Rani

 

It is very important for the library and information science professionals to live up to the expectations of the users.  To meet the user expectations, certain basic qualities have to be developed. Job psychograph is used to measure an individual’s qualities and fitness for the job. The present paper is an opinion study to find out the importance of certain traits as identified by library professionals employed in higher educational institutions of Tamil Nadu. The study shows that sincerity, clarity of thought, good interpersonal relationship and honesty are considered more important and teaching ability and emotional stability are considered less important by LIS professionals.

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol 53, March 2006, pp 15-17

 

Information technology based services in a university library: A user satisfaction survey

 

Y Nagi Reddy and Yakub Ali

 

Indira Gandhi Memorial Library, University of Hyderabad has computerized all its in-house operations and provides information technology based services over the network to the students and faculty.  This paper attempts to evaluate the services provided by the library in the IT environment and also finds out the user satisfaction based on a questionnaire survey.  Two hundred fifty questionnaires were distributed to students and research scholars in the university out of which 181 responses were received. The data analyzed indicates that students and research scholars are satisfied with the library services. 

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol 53, March 2006, pp 18-21

 

Scientific research productivity on Orissa: A bibliometric analysis

 

R K Mahapatra and Padmanav Jena

 

Describes the growth of scientific research literature on Orissa published during 1985-2004. Includes 875 research papers from forty different journals. Analyses the data by their authorship pattern, year wise growth, subject wise break up of papers, category of journals, place of origin, length of papers, and productivity of journals.

 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol 53, March 2006, pp 22-30

 

A bibliometric analysis of the journal ‘Indian Journal of Fibre and Textile Research, 19996-2004’

 

Kamal Lochan Jena

 

A bibliometric analysis of the journal “Indian Journal of Fibre and Textile Research” for the period 1996 – 2004 has been carried out. The trend of publications such as the year wise distribution of articles, bibliographical distribution of citations, authorship pattern, citation pattern, average length of articles, number of tables and figures used, time lag, geographical distribution of authors and subject analysis have been studied.

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol 53, March 2006, pp 31-42

 

 

Information and communication technology infrastructure in special libraries in Kerala

 

K Mohamed Haneefa

 

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure is an important resource of a modern library or information centre.  ICT is the electronic means of capturing, processing, storing and communicating information. It encompasses an array of hardware, software, services and networks that enable access to digital information.     This study investigates the current state-of-the-art information and communication technology infrastructure and the extent of use of electronic information resources in special libraries in Kerala.  The following methods were used to collect data for the investigation: (a) questionnaire surveys of librarians, (b) semi-structured interviews with librarians and (c) observational visits in the libraries. All the special libraries of Kerala that were using information and communication technologies were selected for the study.  The data collected were analysed and inferences made based on standard statistical methods.  The investigation provides useful information about the current state-of-the-art ICT infrastructure and use of electronic information resources in special libraries in Kerala. Though the special libraries in Kerala have hardware, software and communication facilities to some extent, ICT based resources and services are not reaching the users to the expected extent.  This has severely affected the provision of ICT based resources and services.  The findings of this study would assist special libraries in India to develop strategies and policies that could make better use of ICT based resources and services. 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol 53, March 2006, pp 43-53

 

A preliminary scientometric investigation of malaria research

 

K C Garg, B Dutt and Suresh Kumar

 

 

An analysis of 2275 papers on malaria research published in journals and indexed by Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux International (CABI) CD-ROM incorporating Tropical Diseases Bulletin (TDB), and Pub Med Medline (web edition) in 1990 and 2000 indicates that the Science Citation Index (SCI) covered only about 68% of the output indexed by CABI and Pub Med. Malaria research output is highly scattered both in terms of the sub-fields of the journals as well as the publishing country of the journals. The publication activity in Brazil increased significantly during 2000 as compared to 1990. Most of the prolific institutions are located in the developed countries particularly in the UK and the USA. ‘Parasite biology’ constitutes the highest output (37%) followed by ‘epidemiology’(19%) and ‘drug resistance and antimalarials’ (16%). USA and Australia emphasized different aspects of ‘parasite biology’. China and Brazil emphasized different facets of ‘epidemiology’. Nigeria and Thailand paid more attention to ‘complicated malaria and its adverse effects’ and ‘drug resistance and antimalarials’.