DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology <table style="height: 994px;" border="0" width="787" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="248"> <p><strong><img src="/ojs/public/site/images/bhushan/DJLIT_Nov_cover1.jpg" alt=""><img src="/ojs/public/site/images/bhushan/DJLIT_Nov_18_(1)1.jpg"></strong></p> <p>pISSN: 0974-0643&nbsp;eISSN: 0976-4658</p> <p><strong><strong>Member of&nbsp;<a title="CrossRef" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CrossRef</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a title="CrossCheck" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CrossCheck</a></strong></strong></p> <p><strong>For new Authors to this Journal,&nbsp;</strong><a href="/ojs/index.php/djlit/login" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Registration and Login</a>&nbsp;is&nbsp;required to submit manuscript online and subsequently check the status of submission.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p> <p>For any query please e-mail us at:&nbsp;<strong></strong></p> <p class="style2">&nbsp;<img src="/ojs/public/site/images/bhushan/cc-license-big.png" alt="">&nbsp;where otherwise noted, the Articles on this site are licensed under&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Creative Commons</a>&nbsp;License: CC&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India</a>&nbsp;</p> <p class="style2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="style2"><strong>&lt;&lt;&nbsp;<a title="Online Submission" href="/ojs/index.php/djlit/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions">Submit Your Paper</a>&nbsp;&gt;&gt;</strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="277"> <p><strong>About the Journal</strong><br>Started in 1981, DESIDOC Journal of Library &amp; Information Technology (DJLIT)&nbsp;is a peer-reviewed, open access, bi-monthly journal that publishes original research and review papers related to library science and IT applied to library activities, services, and products.&nbsp;Major subject fields covered include:&nbsp;Information systems, Knowledge management, Collection building &amp; management, Information behaviour &amp; retrieval, Librarianship/library management, Library &amp; information services, Records management &amp; preservation, etc.</p> <p>It is meant for librarians, documentation and information professionals, researchers, students and others interested in the field. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Abstracting and Indexing Information</strong></p> <p><em>Scopus, LISA, LISTA, EBSCO Abstracts/Full-text, Library Literature and Information Science Index/Full-text, The Informed Librarian Online, OpenJ-Gate, Indian Science Abstracts, Indian Citation Index, Full text Sources Online, WorldCat, Proquest, Google Scholar, etc.</em></p> <p><strong>Impact as per Scopus</strong></p> <p><em>SJR&nbsp;</em><em>(SCImago Journal Rank)&nbsp;</em><em>:</em><em>0.364</em><em><br><em>SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Publication) : 0.600</em><br>Cite Score: 0.47</em></p> <p class="style2"><span class="style2"><strong>Article Processing or Publication Fee</strong>&nbsp;: Nil<br>(No fee is charged for publication in DJLIT)<br><strong><em>(Institutionally Supported)</em></strong>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="style2"><span class="style2">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="style2">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="256"> <p><strong>POPULAR ARTICLES</strong></p> <p><a href=";hl=en&amp;user=EnD18fUAAAAJ&amp;citation_for_view=EnD18fUAAAAJ:u5HHmVD_uO8C">Information literacy: Essential skills for the information age<br></a>MB Eisenberg<br>DESIDOC J. Lib. &amp; Info. Tech.28 (2), 39</p> <p><a href=";hl=en&amp;user=EnD18fUAAAAJ&amp;citation_for_view=EnD18fUAAAAJ:2osOgNQ5qMEC">Application domain and functional classification of recommender systems--a survey<br></a>KN Rao<br>DESIDOC J. Lib. &amp; Info. Tech.28 (3), 17</p> <p><a href=";hl=en&amp;user=EnD18fUAAAAJ&amp;citation_for_view=EnD18fUAAAAJ:d1gkVwhDpl0C">Bibliometric study of literature on bibliometrics<br></a>SK Patra, P Bhattacharya, N Verma<br>DESIDOC J. Lib. &amp; Info. Tech.26 (1)</p> <p><a href=";hl=en&amp;user=EnD18fUAAAAJ&amp;citation_for_view=EnD18fUAAAAJ:roLk4NBRz8UC">Digital Library: Content preservation in a digital world<br></a>RP Hulser&nbsp;<br>DESIDOC J. Lib. &amp; Info. Tech.17 (6)</p> <p><a href=";hl=en&amp;user=EnD18fUAAAAJ&amp;citation_for_view=EnD18fUAAAAJ:HDshCWvjkbEC">Scientometric dimensions of Thorium esearch in lndia<br></a>BS Kademani, V Kumar, A Sagar, L Mohan, G SurwaseDESIDOC J. Lib. &amp; Info. Tech.26 (3)</p> <p><a href=";hl=en&amp;user=EnD18fUAAAAJ&amp;citation_for_view=EnD18fUAAAAJ:UebtZRa9Y70C">Bibliometric analysis of research output of biotechnology faculties in some Indian central universities<br></a>R Sevukan, J Sharma<br>DESIDOC J. Lib. &amp; Info. Tech.28 (6), 11</p> <p><a href=";hl=en&amp;user=EnD18fUAAAAJ&amp;citation_for_view=EnD18fUAAAAJ:ufrVoPGSRksC">Knowledge management: tools and techniques<br></a>SR Ghani<br>DESIDOC J. Lib. &amp; Info. Tech.29 (6), 33</p> <p><a href=";hl=en&amp;user=EnD18fUAAAAJ&amp;citation_for_view=EnD18fUAAAAJ:9yKSN-GCB0IC">Use of electronic information resources: A case study of Thapar University<br></a>B Kaur, R Verma<br>DESIDOC J. Lib. &amp; Info. Tech.29 (2), 67&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <div id="selenium-highlight">&nbsp;</div> en-US <p>Except where otherwise noted, the Articles on this site are licensed under&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Creative Commons</a> License: CC&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> (Sudhanshu Bhushan) (Dr Faizul Nisha) Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:48:06 +0000 OJS 60 Exploring Web Link Analysis of Websites of Indian Institute of Technology <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Web links explore much useful information through densely linked web pages for a specific group of people or people with special research interest. The paper analyses the web link structure for a group of 23 IITs to discover new sources of information. It also discusses the problems of search engines and its limitations in web link analysis. Web link structures of Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) are analysed using SocSciBot4.0 and Pajek4. The paper tries to find out the pattern of hyperlinks among the premier IITs and new IITs separately. The study also covers the historical aspects and approaches of link analysis. Backlinks of IITs are analysed and micro-link topologies are constructed using Pajek. The result shows that more than 90 per cent of backlinks are in English language.</p> </div> </div> </div> Samir Kumar Jalal ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Access to Scholarly Publications through Consortium in Sri Lanka A Case Study <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>This paper illustrates the complicated process of formulating a library consortium in Sri Lanka, and the process of preliminary activities, selection of databases, awareness raising and training and the later developments are presented as a case study, using appropriate Tables, Figures and textual discussions. Insights are provided to the factors that contributed to the slow but steady establishment and development including the support of the top management of the University Grants Commission, participation of as many academics as possible and the collaborative nature of the implementation process. This is the first ever paper written on the formulation of the Sri Lankan consortium and the publishing will help many researchers to gain firsthand information about its beginnings. Also, the library leaders from other countries where the socio-economic and attitudinal conditions are similar can use the lessons learnt from this initiative for their benefit.</p> </div> </div> </div> Pradeepa Wijetunge ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Foreign Authorship Pattern in Selected Library and Information Science Journals of India <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Foreign authorship pattern to three leading Indian library and information science (LIS) journals during 2008 to 2017 has been examined to identify the acceptability and popularity of Indian LIS journals among foreign authors. The present study investigates the authorship pattern in terms of different aspects like journals, years, collaborations, prolific authors, countries, research areas, cited papers and citations. It is found that in last 10 year the three LIS journals publish total 186 foreign authored article having total 1267 citation and two-authored papers are predominant. Besides, the authors from Nigeria share maximum articles followed by USA. It is recommended that the Indian LIS authors need to emphasis more on international collaboration to output more foreign authored contributions in national level journals to enrich journals literature.</p> </div> </div> </div> Dhiman Mondal, Arabinda Maity ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Mapping of Crowdsourcing Research A Bibliometric Analysis <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>This study presented a bibliometric examination of the crowdsourcing publications. The objective of this study is to bibliometrically examine the publications related to crowdsourcing in the Science Citation Index Expanded of the Web of Science. A systematic search has been carried out for publications between 2008 and 2017. The parameters analysed included document type, language, most prolific journal, leading countries/territories, institutions and authors in terms of total publications, independent publications, collaborative publications, first authors, corresponding authors and single authors. Highly cited articles and the future direction of hot topics are also investigated. 81 per cent of the total publications are articles. English remains the dominant language and accounted for nearly 100 per cent of the total output. The USA, China and the UK produced 80 per cent of total production. PLOS One was leading journal in terms of total output and total citation till 2016. It was found that 1459 articles, including 1347 first authors, 1443 corresponding authors and 79 single authors, were published by 6973 authors. Fritz Steffen and See Linda were the most prolific authors. This paper will be useful for researchers to know the current trends and achievements of crowd - sourcing research.</p> </div> </div> </div> Basharat Ahmad Malik, Azra Aftab, Naushad Ali P.M. ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Machine Translation Research A Scientometric Assessment of Global Publications Output during 2007 16 <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>The present study provides a quantitative and qualitative description of global machine translation research published during 2007-16 and as indexed in Scopus database. The study profiles research in the field on a series of measures, such as publications growth rate, global share, citation impact, share of international collaborative papers and distribution of publications by sub-areas. The study also profiles top contributing countries, organisations and authors in machine translation research on a series of bibliometric indicators. The study further reports characteristics of highly cited papers in the field.</p> </div> </div> </div> Brij Mohan Gupta, S.M. Dhawan ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Information Literacy Instruction Determining the Place of Library Professionals <p>The present article is a review of information literacy (IL) outlook in the present academic perspective. The conceptual evolvement of the concept IL stands for wide attention it has got by the theorists.&nbsp; The paper discusses as how from the traditional bibliographical instruction, it has been advanced as a tool for library and information professionals to streamline the profession and their position. Although the term exist with different tags, it’s worth and performance has been considered more essential than the nomenclature. While being an integral part of formal education system, library professionals have to play dominant role in imparting informal education also. Yet the expected outcome of IL can only be achieved with the collaborative endeavor of library professionals and teaching staff. The existing models of information literacy instruction (ILI) have also been highlighted along with brief overview of information literacy content. Since IL is the basic pre-requisite of lifelong learning, the article exhorts international, national and local governments should have information policies and strategies with emphasis on assessment. ILIAC model developed by Oakleaf is noteworthy in this respect. Library professionals are predictable to play a key role in extending cognitive abilities of the users to make IL to be a great success. As such a brief review of their expected role is undertaken.</p> Vishal Dattatray Bapte ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Job Satisfaction among the Library and Information Professionals in Fiji A Survey <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>The paper deals with the job satisfaction of the library and information professionals working in government and the private sector libraries in the Fiji. The study was carried out in relation to what is the happiness level of working with their co-workers and how much they are satisfied with their wages and job securities. Library professionals have experienced ignoble and asymmetrical salary payments, lacks of proper housing, inadequate facilities in libraries, low social status given to them and limited opportunities for professional development in Fiji. The main purpose of this study is to find out the major factors affecting career choices, level of job satisfaction, and perceptions of the general image of library professionals in Fiji. This article explores, how much satisfaction of these library professionals, derive from their chosen career and examine the degree of dissatisfaction or areas of discontent among then. Results show that the female professionals are more satisfied from their job as compared to males. Library professionals who are much experienced are possess a proportionately high level of job satisfaction as compared to other age groups. Whereas, those professionals are between ages of 28-35, having a comparatively ignoble level of job satisfaction, compared to another age group of professionals. Unmarried professionals possess a comparatively ignoble level of job satisfaction as compared to married or widow and separated hold comparatively high job satisfaction.</p> </div> </div> </div> Md Sohail ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000