Karnataka

Special libraries collection development in Karnataka: A study of selection policies and procedures

Author: 
Selvaraja A. and P. Sarasvathy (pp. 169-187)
ABSTRACT: 
States that developments of new technologies for the storage of information have brought a change of thinking in future collection policies and procedures. Discusses the policies and procedures of collection development of resources in the special libraries in Karnataka. Further this study is limited to twelve R&D libraries of Bangalore and Mysore cities of Karnataka state. It also gives details about the collection of print and non-print resources and their growth from last five years. Further, explains about the selectors/recommender of the resources, selection tools used to acquire different sources, mode of purchasing, library committee and its members, collection development policy and its form also discussed. It highlights the parameters of collection development policy, selection of materials is based on the policy or not, frequency of stock verification conducted by the librarians and weeding out of library resources is identified. Finally, some suggestions have been given to improve the selection of resources for libraries.
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Measuring library effectiveness in VTU Research Centers in Karnataka: A study

Author: 
Chandrashekara J. and Adithya Kumari H.
ABSTRACT: 
Focuses on the effectiveness of measures taken at 82 research centers libraries of VTU, Karnataka. The effectiveness with regard to the various methods adopted to acquire required information resources, use of library budget, maintenance of library stack, managing periodical and reference section, internet centers are also discussed. Further, methods adopted to collect use feedback and maintain good interpersonal relationship with user were analyzed. It was found that there are 65 (79.3%) librarians are effectively using the method of consulting recommended books in the syllabus and 67 (81.7%) librarians manage the periodical section effectively current periodicals are to be regularly displayed in the library. According to the opinion of 75 (91.5%) librarians' effective method to make better use of internet center is to maintain and update the computer systems in the libraries. Further, there are 50 (61.0%) librarians who are using checklist as effective method in collecting user feedback about activities and program offered in their libraries and 71 (86.6%) librarians opine that the use checklist method effectively to maintain good interpersonal relationship with users of their librarians.
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