Information Security Measures of Libraries of Central Universities of Delhi : A Study

  • Vikas Singh Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, Delhi – 110 007, India http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1174-2099
  • Madhusudhan Margam Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, Delhi – 110 007, India
Keywords: Security measures, Physical security, technical security, organisational security, Delhi, India

Abstract

The paper is to examine the information security measures, physical, organisational and technological in Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU), University of Delhi (DU) and Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) in Delhi. The paper uses a mixed-method approach that combines both quantitative and qualitative analyses of information security measures with the help of a specially designed checklist. The findings of the study reveals that JNU scored 69.23 per cent highest information security features, followed by DU with 66.15 per cent, and JMI got the lowest total score with 63.07 per cent. The study has also revealed that all the university libraries under study have been lagging behind in physical security measures. It is hoped that the present study will help in improving the information security lacunas in libraries under study. The findings of the study will not only guide the university librarians to improve their Information security measures, but also open the floodgates for improvements of information security in fast changing technological world so that they can overcome the limitations being faced by librarians.

 

Author Biographies

Vikas Singh, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, Delhi – 110 007, India

Mr Vikas Singh is currently working in the Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi, New Delhi. He obtained his MLISc and MPhil in Library and Information Science from the University of Delhi and Post graduate Diploma in Library Networking from Indira gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. He presented several papers in Conference/Seminar and published in Journals. His specialised fields are Library management software and library security measures.

Madhusudhan Margam, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, Delhi – 110 007, India

Dr M. Madhusudhan is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi. Under his supervision 17 PhDs were awarded. He has published three books, more than 60 research articles and 25 chapters. His areas of interest are evaluation of websites and web-OPACs, ICT in libraries, social networking sites, e-resources, mobile-based library services, etc.

Published
2018-03-23
How to Cite
SinghV., & MargamM. (2018). Information Security Measures of Libraries of Central Universities of Delhi : A Study. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 38(2), 102-109. https://doi.org/10.14429/djlit.38.2.11879
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Papers