2015 4th International Symposium on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Libraries and Information Services

6-8 Jan. 2015

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  • Access to library resources through portable devices: A pre-design prototype for creating library websites

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):1 - 5
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    The term Mobile Communication Technology has greatly influenced a number of initiatives in the academic and learning environments, especially in the institutions of higher learning. The internet explosion, proliferation of online resources and the advent of free and open access resources provided the much needed impetus for libraries to inject new energy into providing quality service delivery of ... View full abstract»

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  • Emerging trends in reference services in libraries of Japan: Focussing on the results of questionnaire survey 2012/2013

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):7 - 12
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    The author played a role of the leader in a research project by the National Diet Library of Japan in 2012/2013, whose title is "Issues and Perspectives on Reference Services in Libraries of Japan." In that paper, he discussed the characteristics and "emerging trends" of reference services in the current context of public, academic, special, and national libraries, using the results of questionnai... View full abstract»

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  • Approach to managing e-resources: Khalifa University of Science, technology and research

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):13 - 16
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    Since its establishment six years ago as a leading research University in the Middle East, Khalifa University has transformed 90% of its library collection from print to electronic, with nearly 75% of its annual library budget going to pay for e-resources. Managing this transition from paper to a vast digital collection in such a short time has proven to be a challenging evolutionary experience. T... View full abstract»

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  • Digital Library: Demands and expectations

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):17 - 21
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    Digital Library is also known as Digital Repository. Process of building the digital repository to Institutional Repository (IR) is vital. The institutional repository's variation is to meet the users demand and expectation of digital information and services. Digital information is a set of advanced information system. Presently, this information system is meant to support the local needs. This s... View full abstract»

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  • Importance and usage of electronic information resources at the library of Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):23 - 27
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    At present, developing and managing a collection of e-resources is an essential responsibility of any university library in Sri Lanka, especially in order to go in parallel with their counterparts in developed world. However, these electronic resources are expensive and inevitable at the same time. This paper sheds light on the importance and utilization of e-resources, and discusses about the cur... View full abstract»

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  • Emerging technique in libraries: Cloud computing

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):29 - 31
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    This paper deals with the basics of cloud computing in the context of Libraries. This article highlights the definition, characteristics, components and types of cloud computing. It also covers cloud architecture, components of cloud computing, benefits of cloud computing for libraries and risk factors involved in the implementation of the cloud computing in libraries. Various service models as we... View full abstract»

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  • Cloud computing in libraries: Its needs, applications, issues and best practices

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    Cloud computing is being used in every domain like business, industries, corporate sectors. Through cloud computing one can access hardware and software promptly through internet. Application of cloud computing in libraries is a relatively new area as compared to its applications in business and corporate sector. Libraries all over the world are moving towards cloud computing implementation to use... View full abstract»

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  • Research work and changing dimensions of digital library: A review

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):39 - 42
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    This is transition time for conventional libraries, especially in India. They are trying hard to transform to digital libraries (DL) but there are various issues involved in it. It is crucial to understand these issues by doing more research to find out appropriate solutions. The purpose of this study is thus to review the existing research done on digital libraries, in order to find the gaps and ... View full abstract»

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  • Spatial data infrastructures: Its metadata and analysis

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    The idea behind the development of spatial data infrastructures is inherently related to the notion of Geographical Information Systems. Nowadays Geographic Information is a key component when it comes to the utilization of natural resources. Geo processing tools, software packages, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), spatial databases provide geographic information or in other words Geo-spatial dat... View full abstract»

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  • Changing dimensions of libraries in the internet era: Grey literature and scholarly communication

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):53 - 57
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    The landscape of scholarly communication is constantly shifting. Library workers and researchers are always challenged to find useful and reliable sources of information to enrich collections and access to them by future scholars. Here citation analysis is applied to reference citations in two highly reputed journals in the area of planning and development to determine how scholarly research is be... View full abstract»

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  • Building digital archives: Design decisions: A best practice example

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):59 - 64
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    Building digital library applications is often a search for an applicable and adequate data or document model as well as for software tools which meets the requirements. Especially in digital archives, there are several data and document models to be considered. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all document model or system. For each application, the requirements and properties of a project... View full abstract»

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  • Handwritten Hindi character recognition using k-means clustering and SVM

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):65 - 70
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    The script `Devanagari' is used in many Indian languages. Hindi language is also under Devanagari script. In this paper recognition of Hindi characters is done by using a three step procedure. First step is preprocessing, in which binarization of the image and separations of characters are performed. Each Hindi word has a horizontal bar on the top of word. That bar is also removed in preprocessing... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed digital library system integration model based on aggregators

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):71 - 73
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    Distributed computing is a new paradigm in the field of resource sharing. Distributed computing seems as more promising in terms of request failure, security, flexibility and resource availability. It's main feature is to maintain the Quality of Service (QoS) provided to the end user in term of request processing power, request failure rate and many more. So resource management is important and ma... View full abstract»

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  • Trends that will affect technology and resource decision in academic libraries in near future

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):75 - 79
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    In the last twenty years, Information Communication Technology (ICT) has witnessed rapid growth and change on very low interval. This change has affected the scholarly communication and higher education system globally. The changing information seeking behavior and recent trends in ICT has forced library professionals worldwide to rethink on the traditional way of purchasing resources and technolo... View full abstract»

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  • Digital preservation of Old Persian periodicals in Iran with special reference to Iranian newspapers: Strategies and challenges

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):81 - 85
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    The paper aims to investigate the statues of digital preservation of Old Persian periodicals especially the Newspapers in Iran. It also discusses strategies and challenges faced by Iranian libraries. The surveyed libraries were National Library of Iran, Malek National Library and Museum, Library of Islamic Consultative Assembly and Central Library of Astan Quds Razavi. The result of the study show... View full abstract»

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  • Digital preservation of tradtional woodcraft art of Kashmir

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):87 - 90
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    Cultural heritage is being recognized throughout the world as an important aspect for exploring and understanding the socio-economic background of any nation. Many steps have been undertaken throughout the world at different levels for carrying research in this area. Preservation of cultural heritage is deemed of utmost importance for tracing the evolution of different civilizations and preserving... View full abstract»

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  • Digital preservation of traditional handicraft design of Himachal Pradesh: A digital library model

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):91 - 94
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    Digital preservation has now become a key activity in every library and information center due to proliferation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and advancement of Internet technologies. The availability of Open Source Software, training at desired time and market demand has revolutionized the creation of digital libraries. Digitization and preservation of readily available reso... View full abstract»

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