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Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries

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Academic libraries cater to the diverse needs of scholars, scientists, technocrats, researchers, students, and others personally and professionally invested in higher education. Due to advancements in information and communication technologies (ICT), the vision and mission of academic libraries are changing in developing countries. Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries provides the latest theoretical frameworks and empirical research into academic libraries, investigating concerns such as illiteracy, budgeting, software development, technical training, and others. In particular, this book will be of use to professionals and researchers working in the field of library and information science who are looking for new methods and best practices in the management of effective academic libraries. This book is part of the Advances in Library and Information Science series collection.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Chapter 1: Students’ Attitudes towards Library Facilities and Information Resources of University Libraries in Tamil Nadu
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM IN INDIA
    4. LITERATURE REVIEW
    5. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    6. METHODOLOGY
    7. DATA ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
    8. STUDENTS OPINION TOWARDS LIBRARY SERVICES
    9. RECOMMENDATIONS
    10. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 2: Evaluation of E-Resources in Government
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. DEFINITIONS
    3. CONCEPT
    4. TODAY’S SCENARIO
    5. ORIGIN OF THE RESEARCH PROBLEM
    6. ROLE OF UGC
    7. REDEFINING THE ROLE OF LIBRARIAN
    8. TYPES OF E-RESOURCES MAINLY USED IN COLLEGE LIBRARIES
    9. REVIEW OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE SUBJECT
    10. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
    11. OBJECTIVES
    12. SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY
    13. METHODOLOGY
    14. QUESTIONNAIRE
    15. DATA ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
    16. ANALYSIS BY DESIGNATION
    17. FINDINGS OF THE STUDY
    18. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 3: University’s Role in Exploring New Knowledge in the Global Knowledge Society
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. KNOWLEDGE AND KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY
    4. ECOLOGY, ECO-SYSTEM, AND KNOWLEDGE ECOLOGY
    5. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, AND PROBLEMS
    6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 4: Self-Sustainability in Academic Libraries in the Digital Era
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ACADEMIC LIBRARY
    4. LIBCONOMICS
    5. ENERGY INSUFFICIENCY
    6. SELF-SUSTAINABILITY IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES
    7. FINANCIAL CRISIS AND FUND RAISING
    8. ADVANTAGES
    9. ADVANTAGES OF VIRTUAL BOOKS STORE PROCUREMENT MODEL
    10. ADVANTAGES
    11. ENERGY DEARTH AND ENERGY GENERATION THROUGH RENEWABLE SOURCES
    12. LITERATURE CRISIS AND LITERATURE COLLECTION THROUGH OPEN DIGITAL ARCHIVING
    13. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    14. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 5: Impact of E-Resources and Web Technology on Reading Habits
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. E-RESOURCES AND WEB TECHNOLOGY
    4. READING HABITS
    5. READING HABITS AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON DIGITAL LIBRARIES
    6. IMPACT OF INTERNET ON READING HABIT
    7. ROLE OF LIBRARY IN DEVELOPMENT OF READING HABITS
    8. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 6: Internet and Online Medical Journal Access Skills of the Medical Practitioners of Tamilnadu
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. OBJECTIVES
    4. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. UNIVERSE OF THE SAMPLE
    7. STUDY LIMITATION
    8. HYPOTHESIS
    9. ANALYSIS
    10. FINDINGS
    11. SUGGESTIONS
    12. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  15. Chapter 7: Online Journals
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEFINITIONS
    4. ONLINE JOURNAL ACCESS MODELS
    5. REQUIREMENT AT USER-END
    6. ARCHIVING
    7. PRICING AND BUSINESS MODELS
    8. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 8: Security Challenges in University Libraries of India
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MODERN LIBRARY SERVICES
    4. BACKDROP OF THE SITUATION
    5. TYPES OF SECURITY THREATS IN LIBRARIES
    6. PREVENTION STRATEGIES AGAINST EMERGING SECURITY THREATS
    7. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LIBRARIAN
    8. THRUST AREAS OF RESEARCH
    9. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 9: Social Networking in Libraries
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEFINITIONS
    4. SOCIAL NETWORKING
    5. ADVANTAGES OF SOCIAL NETWORKING
    6. FEATURES OF SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES
    7. SCOPE OF THE STUDY
    8. OBJECTIVES
    9. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    10. BACKGROUND
    11. SCOPE OF THE STUDY
    12. PANJAB UNIVERSITY LIBRARY: A PROFILE
    13. DATA ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
    14. MAJOR FINDINGS
    15. SUGGESTIONS
    16. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 10: Access to and Usage of E-Resources in Selected Higher Learning Institutions in Tanzania
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. THE USAGE OF E-RESOURCES
    6. CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 11: Emerging Issues in Open Access Initiatives in Africa
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. ROLE OF LIBRARIES IN OA DEVELOPMENT
    5. CHALLENGES FACING OPEN ACCESS IN AFRICA
    6. MEASURES TOWARDS OPEN ACCESS IMPROVEMENT IN AFRICA
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  20. Chapter 12: Academic Libraries in Nigeria and the Challenges of Application of Information and Communication Technologies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCEPTUAL EXPLANATION OF ICT AND THE CASE FOR ITS APPLICATION IN NIGERIAN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES
    4. STATE OF ICT APPLICATION IN NIGERIAN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES
    5. CHALLENGES OF ICT APPLICATION IN NIGERIAN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES
    6. THE FUTURE DIRECTION
    7. CONCLUSION
  21. Chapter 13: Web Credibility of National Institute of Technology (NIT) Websites in India
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY (NIT): A BRIEF NOTE
    4. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
    5. NEED AND IMPORTANCE OF THE STUDY
    6. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    7. SCOPE OF THE STUDY
    8. LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY
    9. METHODOLOGY
    10. CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION OF WEBSITES
    11. TYPES OF WEB SITES
    12. OBJECTIVES OF THE WEBSITES
    13. WHAT IS EVALUATION?
    14. DEFINITIONS OF EVALUATION
    15. EVALUATION OF THE CREDIBILITY OF WEBSITE
    16. WEB CREDIBILITY OF THE WEBSITES: GENERAL CRITERIA
    17. WEB CREDIBILITY CRITERIA USED FOR HOME PAGES OF A WEBSITE
    18. CRITERIA USED TO EVALUATE LIBRARY WEB PAGES OF INSTITUTES
    19. EVALUATION OF WEB PAGES OF INDIAN NITS WEB SITES
    20. EVALUATION OF LIBRARY WEB PAGES OF NITS WEB SITES
    21. MAJOR FINDINGS
    22. CONCLUSION
    23. APPENDIX
  22. Chapter 14: Scholarly Information Access Pattern of UGC-Infonet Digital Library Consortium by Faculty and Research Scholars in Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed University (India)
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WHY CONSORTIUM ONLY?
    4. WHY E-RESOURCE ONLY?
    5. COVERAGE OF E-RESOURCES IN UGC-INFONET CONSORTIUM
    6. REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
    7. NEED FOR THE STUDY
    8. SCOPE OF THE STUDY
    9. OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
    10. HYPOTHESES
    11. METHODOLOGY
    12. DATA ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
    13. FINDINGS OF THE STUDY
    14. SUGGESTIONS
    15. CONCLUSION
  23. Chapter 15: The Maldives National University Library
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ACADEMIC LIBRARY AND ITS IMPORTANCE
    4. INFORMATION RESOURCES AND SERVICES IN THE MALDIVES
    5. THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
    6. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
  24. Chapter 16: Use of E-Journals by the Faculty Members, Researchers, and Students in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Annamalai University
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
    4. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. SCOPE AND LIMITATION
    7. DATA ANALYSIS
    8. RECOMMENDATIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
  25. Chapter 17: Social Networking in Academic Libraries
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION
  26. Chapter 18: Managerial Perspective of E-Resources in Academic Libraries
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. E-RESOURCES
    4. DEVELOPMENT OF E-RESOURCES
    5. E-RESOURCES: CHARACTERISTICS
    6. ADVANTAGEOUS FEATURES AND LIMITATIONS
    7. MANAGEMENT OF E-RESOURCES
    8. ORGANIZATION OF E-RESOURCES
    9. EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, TOOLS, AND SERVICES
    10. CONCLUSION
  27. Chapter 19: Internet Policy Issues and Digital Libraries’ Management of Intellectual Property
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. VARIOUS INTERNET POLICY ISSUES
    4. BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR MANAGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT
    5. SUMMARY
  28. Chapter 20: Research Publications in Anthropometric Measurements of Sports
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION: ANTHROPOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS
    3. NEED FOR THE STUDY
    4. LIMITATIONS
    5. METHODS
    6. DATA ANALYSIS
    7. OBJECTIVES OF THE PRESENT STUDY
    8. AUTHORSHIP PATTERN: SINGLE VS. MULTIPLE AUTHORS
    9. DEGREE OF COLLABORATION
    10. LITERATURE PUBLISHED IN ANTHROPOMETRIC MEASUREMENT
    11. AMOUNT OF LITERATURE PUBLISHED IN ANTHROPOMETRIC MEASUREMENT FOR EACH YEAR
    12. DISTRIBUTION OF RESEARCH PRODUCTION BY LANGUAGE VS. YEAR
    13. DISTRIBUTION OF ANTHROPOMETRIC MEASUREMENT RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY: COUNTRY VS. YEAR
    14. RELATIVE GROWTH RATE AND DOUBLING TIME FOR ANTHROPOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS RESEARCH OUTPUT BY YEAR
    15. DOUBLING TIME (DT)
    16. PUBLICATION TYPES VS. YEAR-WISE DISTRIBUTION OF ANTHROPOMETRIC MEASUREMENT RESEARCH
    17. FINDINGS
    18. CONCLUSION
  29. Chapter 21: Use of UGC-Infonet Digital Library Consortium among Distance Education Faculty Members of Annamalai University
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. OBJECTIVES
    4. LITERATURE REVIEW
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. DATA ANALYSIS
    7. RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
  30. Compilation of References
  31. About the Contributors