The library catalogue is the most basic and important tool to ascertain the resources available within the library on a specific topic, according to C.A. Cutter, “A library catalogue is a list of books which is arranged on some definite plan. As distinguished from a bibliography it is a list of books in some library or collection”. (Kumar and Riaz, 1999). The usability, availability, completeness on an up to date basis, to personalise, current and future size, format and productivity of the catalogue are some of the factors which affect the use of catalogue.
In order for the borrowers to know what materials was available and for you, the lender, to know who had borrowed what and for how long, there would have to be an extremely organized system in place. Enter the cataloging system. !! !Cataloging __Cataloging is a series of procedures that generates and keeps information in an accessible database of library material including: books, journals, DVDs, CDs, etc. The purpose of cataloging is, just as the example implies,
Haycock, K., Sheldon, B.E. (2008) specify that, “As public libraries became popular, they continued two kinds of books: those that could be checked out and those that were kept in the library for referral. These books commonly became known as “reference” books. When librarians were hired to help people, those librarians also used the reference books, and soon became known as “reference” librarians” (Haycock, K., & Sheldon, B.E., p. 131). While reference books aren’t considered as a popular item these days due to the Internet and technology, reference librarians still act as liaisons to the world of knowledge and
(Mittal, 1996) “ “At one time, a library was regarded as a storehouse and books were meant for preservation. The librarian was supposed to be a custodian, who did not encourage the use of books. The readers were expected to use the library on their
Whatever the local label, the intent is the same, that is, to define the library’s goals for its collections and to help staff members select and acquire the most appropriate materials. As highlighted by Gregory (2011), with the collection development policy, it may serve as blueprints for the operations of a library. Furthermore, by implementing the policy, it will assists the tasks of acquiring, organizing and managing library
The Digital library represents - a library resource facility in higher education system. Mission Statement: The mission of Digital library will provide and promote access to digital information resources necessary for the achievement of the Digital library in higher education leadership objectives in teaching, learning, research, creativity and community services, to collaborate in the development of effective information, and learning systems . First of all, we have to know about “The Royal Library of Alexandria, or Ancient Library of Alexandria”, in Alexandria, Egypt, was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. It dedicated to the Muses, the nine goddesses of the arts. , .
Mostly existing digital libraries are evaluated:- Digital libraries in development are addressed less frequently. But at the same time knowing more about the users before a digital library is developed is essential for delivery of content and services which would match better those for whom the digital libraries are created. Stand Alone studies:- They address a specific digital library or a small group of digital libraries. It is much rarer to find studies which contextualise the specific digital library within the larger picture of the digital library domain. An example of a study which looks at the larger picture are J. CHERRY and W. DUFF “Studying digital library users over time” and L. PATERSON and B. LOW’s “Usability Inspection of Digital Libraries”, but there is definitely need for more studies looking at the evaluation from a broader
Literacy and the Library Educator Literacy is a basic requirement for survival in the 2st century. There have been a lot of developments in life and people have to keep learning. Some of the important lessons in life are never taught in class awhile even those taught in class will require a person to do some extra research. To make the work of students who want to do research easy, universities have composed relevant education and developed a degree programs such as Library Media Degree. The aim f the degree is to make sure people who want to do research; teachers and students can get the relevant assistance.
In a digital library, users are always demanding back issues of journals and rare historical archives for which the library has no copyright. This may lead to serious dissatisfaction about digitization among users, as a final solution to this matter; librarians must be given permission to digitize copyrights works in connection with