| || Collection development in a resource sharing environment |
Author :Alvi, Wajih A.
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology :17(2) ; 1997 ; pp.03-09
Abstract : This article briefly explains the changing phase of collection development while discussing the information explosion in recent years along with an example of Chemical Abstracts for the same. It puts emphasis on co operative collection development policies suited to the current philosophy of providing access to information through a sharing mechanism, stresses upon the need of improving the quality of library services through it, and also discusses its advantages.
Keywords : Collection development;Resource sharing;Library cooperation
| || UGC-INFONET Usage in Manipur University : A Statistical Comparison of Downloads from Different Publishers |
Author :Singh, R.K. Joteen;Singh, Ksh. Anand;Chandel, A.S.
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :29(6) ; 2009 ; pp.13-20
Abstract : The study attempts to find out the usage of e-resources of various publishers available under UGCINFONET by the academic community of Manipur University during 2007 and 2008. The study reveals that while there is an increase in the usage of the resources of most of the publishers in spite of certain problems of accessibility, resources of some of the publishers were underutilised. Though the study does not investigate the usage of individual journal covered by each publisher, yet an average of downloads of each publisher based upon the coverage has been worked out and presented. The study suggests that there is a need to find out usage of individual product of the publisher in view of the findings that the larger the coverage least is the use.
Keywords : UGC-INFONET;Wilcoxon rank test;e-journal;consortia;e-resources;resource sharing;INFLIBNET
| || Creating an Article Repository using LibSys: A Case Study of JRD Tata Memorial Library |
Author :Chudamani, K.S.;Nagarathna, H.C.
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :29(5) ; 2009 ; pp.31-35
Abstract : Article Repositories are an integral part of present day digital libraries permitting global access to the scholarly publications. An article repository system can be created using LibSys software, and help LibSys users collaboratively create a federated search engine to share resources among themselves. This article highlights the system used by the JRD Tata Memorial library of Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru for providing open access to articles published by its faculty.
Keywords : IISc;institutional repository;open access;LibSys;knowledge management;web OPAC;resource sharing