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#1Vinit Kumar (Central University of Gujarat)H-Index: 8
Purpose The study investigates the document selection rationale of library and information science students to satisfy their academic needs. Design/methodology/approach The descriptive survey design was used for the study using questionnaire as the data collection instrument. The collected data is analysed by frequency distribution and presented using charts and tables. Findings The results of the study reveal the preferences of LIS students and hints what they want from LIS literature. Majority...
#1Archana Sahu (National Law University, Delhi)
#2Puspanjali JenaH-Index: 1
Purpose The principal objective of this study is to investigate the authorship pattern and the relationship between them based on some statistical indices for the role of libraries in promoting education at the global level. Design/methodology/approach Data were searched for the peer reviewed and full text available journal articles that contained specific words of either libraries and education or libraries and e-learning in ERIC database. The data was analyzed based on certain statistical calc...
#1Philip G. Kent (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 1
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine usage trends during the first four years of the implementation of the Springer Book Archives (SBA) at the University of Melbourne. The paper assesses the benefits of the SBA against perceptions at the time of purchase and seeks to evaluate the long-term value of the purchase. Design/methodology/approach The methodology included a literature search to identify issues in the adoption of large backlists of ebooks, examination of detailed usage data su...
Purpose This paper aims to describe the use of electronic resources and services provided at the social science library of Jimma University, Jimma. The paper is focused to find out the use of those resources by the students of information science and how frequently they are using, from where the information is accessed. Also, they have been requested about their preferences between an electronic and print journal format. Design/methodology/approach The questionnaire method is used for collecting...
#1Mohammadamin Erfanmanesh (UI: University of Isfahan)H-Index: 6
Purpose This study aims to provide an extensive overview of OA journals’ status and quality in 27 research areas based on all Scopus-indexed journals. It shows the volume of OA journals, proportion of publications in OA journals and the quality of these journals in comparison with subscription-based counterparts. Design/methodology/approach This research investigated 22,256 active peer-reviewed journals indexed by Scopus in 2015. Data were gathered using the Journal Metrics website. The current ...
#1Ramesh Pandita (Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University)H-Index: 3
#2Meenakshi Koul (Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University)H-Index: 1
Last.Shivendra Singh (Baba Farid University of Health Sciences)H-Index: 2
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to reflect a growing trend toward the introduction of new research journals in India. The study focuses on the number of journals introduced in India during the past decade, namely, for the period 2005-2014. Some of the key aspects analyzed include year-wise distribution of journals introduced, cumulative and annual corresponding growth of newly introduced journals, publishing form of journals, namely, online, print and hybrid. Some other aspects studied incl...
#1Henriette Roued-Cunliffe (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 1
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to gather an overview of different research fields that study collection building amongst heritage amateurs (e.g. amateur archaeologists, family and local historians, etc.). Design/methodology/approach First, the paper will define the term heritage amateur and then identify possible fields in which these groups and their collection building have been studied. A snowball procedure was used to collect material for the study. Findings While there is an overlap b...
#1Har Singh (Thapar University)
#2Preeti Mahajan (Panjab University, Chandigarh)H-Index: 6
Purpose The purpose of the study is to find out the budgetary allocation for books and journals (Print and Electronic) and growth of resources during 2003-2004 to 2012-2013. The study also explored the significant/non-significant relationship for budget allocated for books and journals (Print and Electronic) as well as growth of resources across the libraries. This will help the librarians of such universities to build their collection accordingly. Design/methodology/approach The data were colle...
#1Ramesh Pandita (Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University)H-Index: 3
#2Shivendra Singh (Baba Farid University of Health Sciences)H-Index: 2
Purpose The present study aims to determine the prevailing trend of self-citations across 27 major subject disciplines at global level. The study also examines the aspects like percentage of self-citations in each individual subject discipline and the average number of self-citations per publication across different subject disciplines. The study also investigates self-citation percentage of research articles published from the 20 leading research countries of the world and across the continents...
#1Jenny Lynne Semenza (ISU: Idaho State University)H-Index: 2
#2Regina Koury (ISU: Idaho State University)H-Index: 3
Last.Sandra Shropshire (ISU: Idaho State University)H-Index: 2
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Purpose This paper aims to provide an annotated bibliography of literature on diversity initiatives for 2010-2015 in academic libraries, both in USA and internationally. It aims to help librarians interested in fostering a welcoming and supporting environment for all individuals and engaging library community in discussions about diversity. Design/methodology/approach The authors conducted literature review using EBSCOhost multidisciplinary databases and Google Scholar, using the terms “divers*”...
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