Annals of Library and Information Studies

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VOLUME 54

NUMBER 1

MARCH 2007

 

 

ISSN: 0972-5423

 

CONTENTS

 

Use of the Internet in the scholarly communication of social scientists: a case study

of IGNOU

Neena Talwar Kanungo                        7

 

Use of e-journals and databases by the academic community of University of Mysore:

A survey                        19

Khaiser Nikam and Pramodini B

 

Information and communication technology infrastructure in special libraries in Kerala

K Mohamed Haneefa                        23

 

Literature on LIS marketing: Growth and pattern

Dinesh K. Gupta                        32

 

Facet sequence in analytico synthetic scheme:  A study for developing an AI based

automatic classification system

Pijushkanti Panigrahi and A R D Prasad                        37

 

UDC as it could be made

B K Sen                        44

 


 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol 54, March 2007, pp 7-18

 

Use of the Internet in the scholarly communication of social scientists: a case study of IGNOU

 

Neena Talwar Kanungo

 

The purpose of this study is to ascertain the use of the Internet in the scholarly communication of the social scientists in IGNOU and analyse its impact on their research and working in the Open Distance Learning (ODL) environment. In the category of scholarly communication, we include both research as well as course development work. Findings of this study highlight purposes and frequency of use of the Internet by the social scientists, their methods of locating, accessing and using information on the Internet.

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol 54, March 2007, pp 19-22

 

Use of e-journals and databases by the academic community of University of Mysore : A survey

 

Khaiser Nikam and Pramodini B

 

This paper describes the use of e-journals and databases (subscribed by UGC-InfoNet consortium) by the users of University of Mysore. Nearly 200 responses of a questionnaire survey have been analyzed and presented is here with. Besides studying the use of e-journals and databases, the paper also examines the utilization and satisfaction levels of users with respect to the e-resources. The role of Information Communication Division (ICD) of the University of Mysore in informing the users about the availability of these resources is also discussed.  Use of internet as an alternative to UGC InfoNet consortium resources is presented.

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol 54, March 2007, pp 23-31

 

Use of ICT based resources and services 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 54, March 2007, pp 32-36

 

Literature on LIS marketing: Growth and pattern

 

Dinesh K. Gupta

 

In the beginning of 1970s ‘marketing’ entered into library literature. Thereafter growth has been noted enhancing its applicability in libraries resulting into wider knowledge base on the subject.  This paper traces the history and growth of LIS marketing literature. It classifies LIS marketing literature into review publications and bibliographies, books (including conference publications), journals and newsletters, and web-based literature. These four sources represent the principal outlets for disseminating knowledge of LIS marketing. 

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol 54, March 2007, pp 37-43

 

Facet sequence in analytico synthetic scheme:  A study for developing an AI based automatic classification system

 

Pijushkanti Panigrahi and A R D Prasad

 

The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the techniques of fixing the facet sequence in developing an automatic classification system to construct classification numbers for document titles, which appear in natural language.  Describes the procedure of knowledge representation for basic subjects and their facets with regard to five fundamental categories, their respective notations, symbols etc.  States the techniques of selecting their respective category name to follow the facet formula in general. Discusses the method of identification of facets from the title of the document Also includes the scope of defining the specific facet formula for any specific subject.  Facet formula for ACI of Colon Classification is also included to handle it successfully following postulates and principles.

 

Annals of Library and Information Studies

Vol 54, March 2007, pp 44-65

 

UDC as it could be made

 

B K Sen

 

It has been observed that during the last half a century, UDC has become more comprehensive on the one hand and more complex on the other; more class numbers have been vacated than filled up; verbal expressions (verbexes) of class numbers in large number of cases are riddled with superfluous words, sentence-like expressions, out-of-date headings, unnecessary clusters, inappropriate, confusing and misplaced headings. As a result many of them are not index-friendly not even index-worthy. Suggestions have been put forth to ensure more simple class numbers, relocate some classes to more logical positions, reduction in the length of many class numbers, and index-friendly subject headings.