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Quality of Library and Information Services in Higher Education : A Global Scenario

Edited by V.P. Ramesh Babu, Kanishka Pub, 2011, xiv, 438 p, ISBN : 8184572582, $85.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Quality of Library and Information Services in Higher Education : A Global Scenario

Contents: Preface. I. Applications of technology in LIS: 1. Methods of using barcode technology in library and information centers/V. Selvanayagi. 2. Semantic web technology is enhanced to knowledge management/P. Ilangumaran. 3. Applications of technology in LIS in public libraries/E. Krishnamoorthy. 4. Applications of technology with special reference to Pondicherry University Library/V.R. Rajan. 5. Computer application in libraries/S. Moorthy. 6. Applications of technology in library information services/V. Jeyasri. 7. Applications of technology in academic libraries/S.G. Sundararajan. 8. Automation in libraries : an overview/V. Elamurugan, S. Swarnasaraswathi and K. Mathavan. 9. Virtual library : an emerging reality/Rudra Singh Daimari. 10. RFID Technology in libraries/J. Selvam and A. Ganesan. 11. RFID Technology for libraries: an excellent technology/V.P. Ramesh Babu, D. Umamaheswari and V. Muthuraman. 12. Digital library: a revolution/S. Subramani. 13. Semantic web for targeted retrievals/S. Katheeswaren, B. Vishvanath and C. Jeyaram. 14. Digital library activities in BARD library/S. Nithiya, L. Marycleoda, S. Anjali and S. Abilash. 15. Digital vs. Electronic vs. virtual libraries: an overview/A. Rosalinemary, S. Tamilvani, K.R. Ambilli and Arun. 16. RFID in Libraries: introduction to the issues/B. Umasankar, S. Katheeswaren, C. Kohila and P. Jayanthi. 17. Impact of ICT infrastructure at Bharathidasan University Library: a case study/S. Srinivasa Raghavan, M. Surulinathi, C. Ranganathan and R. Balasubramani. II. Knowledge society KS and knowledge management KM: 18. Knowledge management in libraries/P. Suresh. 19. A copyright and hurdles to digital library process/R. Senthil Kumar. 20. Knowledge management in digital libraries/Babita Garg. 21. Knowledge management and digital libraries/K. Sivasami and P. Chandran. 22. Knowledge management in engineering institutions libraries/S. Paramasivan and C. Lakshmi. 23. Knowledge management in library science/C. Subramanian. 24. Knowledge management in LIS fields: an overview/P.S. Sabanayagam, K. Mathavan and V. Elamurugan. 25. Knowledge management in the digital era/J. Rosalind. 26. Knowledge management in libraries/N. Jayaramaiah, Janardhan Rao and Yekanath Ningappa. 27. Innovative techniques for knowledge management/T. Thilagavathi. 28. Implementing knowledge management in University Library/S. Mathurajothi. 29. Content management system: an overview/R. Vasanthi, J. Annalakshmi and T.G. Amrutha. 30. Knowledge management application in digital library/V.P. Ramesh Babu, P. Eswaran and C.P.S. Balamurugan. 31. A bibliography of self help groups in Dindigul district/T. Marichamy. III. Quality of LIS in web environment: 32. ISO Standards and academic libraries/M. Dorairajan and M. Renugadevi. 33. Role of libraries in quality research/P. Baby Shakila. 34. Total quality management for library and information system/N. Santhi. 35. Total quality management in library and information system/M. Ravichandran and V.P. Ramesh Babu. 36. Impact of accreditation and quality sustenance in college libraries affiliated to Bharathidasan University, Trichirapalli/M. Dorairajan and S. Srinivasa Raghavan. 37. Progress of Perundurai Medical College Library: a quality study/Sathivel Murugan and S. Ally Sornam. 38. Quality of library information service in web environment/S. Arulmozhi. 39. Quality of library and Macro document services in agricultural education/N.S. Vannamuthu, S. Suriyanarayanan and S. Somasundaram. 40. User studies and the quality assessment of library and information system and services in Academic Libraries/J. Abraham. IV. Human resource development in LIS: 41. Human resource development in Engineering College libraries/S.G. Sundararajan. 42. Human resource development required for library and information science professionals in the digital era/T. Narmadha, K. Raju and Rudra Singh Daimari. 43. Human resource development in University Library/Sumukki Padmanabhan and K. Nityanandam. 44. Implementing leadership techniques in management libraries/M. Gangatharan. 45. Human resource development practices in libraries and information centers/M. Kannan. 46. Developing skills is a must for LIS professionals in the changed present scenario/L. Uma and K. Nityanandam. 47. Human resource development in LIS/V.B. Elango. V. Best practices in different categories of libraries: 48. Best practices in public academic research special libraries and information Centers/V. Senthur Velmurugan. 49. Survival of medical literature/B.E. Rajkumar and R. Daniel Prince. 50. Marketing of library and information products and services in Engineering College libraries/S. Sivaraj. 51. Open access publishing journals and institutional repositories: practical need and present trends in India/K. Mathavan, P.S. Sabanayagam and S. Swarnasaraswathi. 52. Benchmarking through best practices/M. Dorairajan and R.T. Vijaya. 53. Rich site summary RSS a new communication tool for libraries/R. Prabu, S. Srinivasa Ragavan and B.S. Swaroop Rani. 54. Networking of academic libraries: constraints/R. Senthil Kumar. 55. Role of information marketing in libraries/N. Jayaramaiah and Yekanath Ningappa. VI. LIS Education training research and the role of professional bodies: 56. LIS Education in India: Education and training needs of information Professionals/P. Kavitha Devi. 57. LIS education in India a report/Babita Garg. 58. LIS education in India: challenges for students and Professionals in the digital age/R. Thiruvarut Selvi and J. Meera.  59. Digital libraries for quality education in agricultural sciences/R. Jayaraman and S. Srinivasa Raghavan. 60. National programme on technology enhanced learning (NPTEL)/M. Ravichandran, J. Ramesh and M. Mariraj. 61. Training programme on UGC infonet e resources/S. Ramkumar and R. Ramesh. 62. INFLIBNET  Quality services/T.R. Deivanai and A. Ganesan. 63. Role of Professional bodies in enhancing the status of public libraries/R.R. Saravanakumar.  64. The role of LIS education/P. Viji and P. Sakthi Lakshmi. 65. Scientometric studies in polymer science and technology in LESA database: a tool for quality of information and documentation management services in CLRI for innovative knowledge indicators in leather and allied fields for leather industrial development/V. Kasirao. 66. Information and knowledge organization using classification schemes and taxonomies: an overview/K. Thavamani, K. Selvamani and R. Kasthuri.  67. The role of web resources to meet the challenges in higher education and research/C. Martin Arockiasamy. 68. Weblogs as a transformational technology for higher education and academic research: a survey on the use of Blogs by the academic community of Cusat, Kochi Kerala/Humayoon Kabir. 69. Research in information seeking behaviour and technology in libraries/A.B. Radhakrishnan. 70. Digital information sources and services/R.U. Ramaswamy and S. Srinivasa Raghavan. 71. Importance and effectiveness of audio visual section in college libraries/G. Dhanalakshmi. 72. Internet resources and services in four of Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Colleges, Perambalur: an exploratory study/S. Jancy and J. Meera.   73. Usage of electronic resources by faculties in Engineering Colleges in Trichy/C. Jessintha and V. Geetha. 74. Promoting digital library conciliation for web services/S. Sivaraj. 75. Digital information services in modern era/K. Vanitha and R. Ramesh. 76. Web based services in libraries/B. Neelakandan and M. Sangeetha. 77. Application of technology in library services/K. Indumathi. 78. Sources of Information primary source patents/G. Dhanalakshmi. 79. Global information system International Information System, Agricultural science and Technology AGRIS/M. Rajeev Gandhi and M. Sangeetha. 80. Digital libraries and autonomous citation indexing/R. Jayananthan. Index.   
 
The library and the librarians play a vital role in development of education. The success of a library is based on the quality of a librarian who is working. A well established library is an essential component of any academic institution. It serves as a focal point for teaching learning and research by providing relevant information to the academic community. Its aim is to enable the users to make the most effective and efficient use of the resources and services of the libraries. Apart from the size of a library each should try to satisfy the five laws of Dr. S.R. Ranganathan formulated. The basic function of academic libraries is to assist its parent body to carry out its programme. This means that it must adequately serve the needs and requirements of the teachers and students in reading study i.e. learning and research. This can be achieved if adequate resources facilities and services are made available. The quality of library and Information Services leads to develop in higher education. With the concept of the role of Library and Information Services.
No doubt the articles in the different categories will help the library Professionals as well as the library users immensely.
This book divided in six categories viz.
Applications of technology in LIS.
Knowledge society and knowledge management.
Quality of LIS in WEB environment.
Human resource development in LIS
Best practices in different categories of libraries.
LIS education training research and the role of Professional bodies.

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