Wednesday, October 3, 2018

I love being a Librarian because...

I love being a Librarian because...

SLOGAN CONTEST: Tell us why you love being a Librarian by completing the slogan "I love being a Librarian because..." Interesting original entries stand a chance to be featured here. Winners will also be eligible to become a contributor to the Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog. 

Please post your entries to the slogan contest "only" in the "comments section" of this article along with your name, designation, designation, university/college/institution, country, and optionally a brief profile. 

We will announce the winners on December 10, in remembrance of the great librarian, Melvil Dewey, whose birthday falls on December 10, 1851. Melvil Dewey was an American librarian who devised the Dewey Decimal Classification and, probably more than any other individual, was responsible for the development of library science in the United States.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Cataloger's Reference Directory

Cataloger's Reference Directory

100+ Most Important Cataloging Tools and Resources for Cataloging and Metadata Librarians and Catalogers. Cataloger's Reference Directory is a collection of top free and paid cataloging and bibliographic metadata resources. It includes sources for descriptive cataloging, subject cataloging, authority control, classification, subject headings, subject indexing, and metadata description.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Library and Information Science Encyclopedia

Library and Information Science Encyclopedia

Library and Information Science Encyclopedia is an Online Encyclopaedia of Library and Information Sciences. It provides articles on librarianship studies, library science, information science, information technology, information and knowledge organization, and management. The encyclopedia includes articles on everything from traditional library terms to a vocabulary of modern avenues in information science and technology. Encyclopedia articles will include anything and everything required for an advanced study and reference on the Library and Information Science (LIS) topics, including biographies of famous librarians.

Library and Information Science Encyclopedia, which is currently under development, is envisioned to become an authoritative source for consultation and reference for any library or information profession related issue and a treasure hub of knowledge on Library and Information Science, which is open and free for all the library professionals worldwide. Library and Information Science Encyclopedia is expected to become an essential part of every library’s and librarian’s reference collection and will also be helpful to librarians, LIS i-School Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) & Ph.D. students, researchers, and IT professionals.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Library of Congress Classification

Library of Congress Classification LCC

This article describes the various aspects of Library of Congress Classification (LCC) and its suitability as a library classification system for classifying library resources. It begins with an introduction, recounting its history and development, leading up to an explanation of principles, structure, tables, and notation. This is followed by number building examples with MARC 21 coding for LCC numbers. LCC tools and aids are listed thereafter with a description of the use of technology for efficient and consistent number building, and the process of proposing new numbers online to be added to the LCC schedules. Finally, analyzing both its advantages and criticisms it concludes that LCC is a suitable classification system for libraries.

Keywords: Library of Congress Classification; LCC; Library Classification

Sunday, August 19, 2018

'World Book and Copyright Day' is celebrated on :

(1) 22nd August

(2) 23rd April

(3) 23rd March

(4) 20th March

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Five Laws of Library Science

Five Laws of Library Science

FIVE LAWS OF LIBRARY SCIENCE

The 5 Laws of Library Science is a theory proposed by S. R. Ranganathan in 1931, detailing the principles of operating a library system. Five laws of library science are called the set of norms, percepts, and guides to good practice in librarianship. Many librarians worldwide accept them as the foundations of their philosophy. Dr. S.R. Ranganathan conceived the Five Laws of Library Science in 1924. The statements embodying these laws were formulated in 1928. These laws were first published in Ranganathan's classic book entitled Five Laws of Library Science in 1931. These laws are:
  1. Books are for use.
  2. Every reader his / her book.
  3. Every book its reader.
  4. Save the time of the reader.
  5. The library is a growing organism.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Library and Information Science Dissertations and Theses

Library and Information Science Dissertations and Theses

Best Reference Sources for Doctoral and Master's Dissertations and Thesis in Library and Information Science; LIS Ph.D. and MLIS Thesis and Dissertations. 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

RDA Toolkit

RDA Toolkit
RDA Toolkit [Screen image from the RDA Toolkit (www.rdatoolkit.org)]

RDA Toolkit
¹ is an integrated, browser-based, online product that allows users to interact with a collection of cataloging-related documents and resources including RDA: Resource Description and Access. RDA Toolkit is published by the RDA Copyright Holders, viz. the American Library Association, Canadian Federation of Library Associations, Facet Publishing, the publishing arm of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.² ALA Publishing is responsible for the day-to-day management and development of RDA Toolkit.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Be the change you want to see in the world

Be the change you want to see in the world

Be the change you want to see in the world.
--Mahatma Gandhi (born 2 October 1869 – died 30 January 1948, was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.)

My Take: I wish to see better service oriented libraries and people understanding the importance of libraries. I am working in the direction to achieve this goal with the help of the Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018

Library Circulation

Library Circulation

Library Circulation is the function of lending library materials (books, serials, sound recordings, moving images, cartographic materials, etc. that are owned by a library) to the users of the library.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

World Book and Copyright Day

World Book and Copyright Day - April 23

On April 23 World Book Day is Celebrated - World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) is a yearly event on April 23rd, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing, and copyright. In the United Kingdom, the day is recognized on the first Thursday in March. World Book Day was celebrated for the first time on 23 April 1995. In some countries, World Book Day is observed on different dates.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Best Quotes About Libraries Librarians and Library and Information Science

Quotes About Libraries Librarians and Library and Information Science

Top 42 Most Beautiful Quotations About Libraries, Librarians, Cataloging, Classification, Catalogers, and Library and Information Science. Famous quotes describing why libraries and cataloging important and librarians and catalogers indispensable. Includes inspirational and motivational quotes from famous personalities for personality development, personal development, self-improvement, and achieving greater success in personal and professional life. Below some of these quotes, is included a section "My Take" which is my perspective, opinion, or idea(s) about that quote when its implications are seen with reference to the development of Library and Information Science, Librarianship Studies & Information Technology.


Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Quotes About Libraries
  3. Quotes About Librarians
  4. Library and Information Science Quotes
  5. Personality Development Quotes

Friday, August 10, 2018

Problems of Natural Language in Indexing

Problems of Natural Language in Indexing

PROBLEMS OF NATURAL LANGUAGE IN INDEXING

Derived indexing is based on the natural language of the documents which proves to be problematic sometimes in the Subject Indexing Process. These problems prompted to move towards the use of Assigned indexing. These problems  can be categorized under two heads:

Thursday, August 9, 2018

NET in Library and Information Science

NET Library and Information Science

National Eligibility Test (NET), also known as UGC NET, is an exam for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor both in Library and Information Science in Indian universities and colleges. It is also a desired qualification for appointment of the post of librarian in libraries of universities, colleges, and government institutions in India. It has a comprehensive syllabus covering all the areas of Library and Information Science. For NET preparation see Library and Information Science NET Questions Answers.

On behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC), the National Testing Agency (NTA)¹ will conduct the test for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both in Indian universities and colleges.

Until July 2018, CBSE conducted the UGC NET exam but from December 2018 onwards, NTA will be conducting the UGC National Eligibility Test. As per the press-release by Indian Government, the exam would be conducted twice a year, and it will be conducted in an online mode instead of offline mode.

Contents
  1. UGC NET Qualification Procedure
  2. Library and Information Science NET Syllabus 
  3. News and Updates for NET in Library and Information Science

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Pre-Coordinate Indexing Systems

Pre-Coordinate Indexing Systems

PRE-COORDINATE SUBJECT INDEXING SYSTEMS

Nowadays most of the documents deal with complex and compound subjects, each comprising a number of components or concepts. The coordination of these component terms is either done at the input stage or at the output stage. The index in which the coordination of components (index terms) is done at the input stage, is known as a pre-coordinate index.  Coordination of index terms at the input stage means coordination of index terms at the time of preparation of the index by the indexer. In pre-coordinate indexing, a number of selected terms or keywords are coordinated by the indexer and the cards are prepared for display to the users.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Acquisitions

Library Acquisitions

Acquisitions or Library Acquisitions is the process of selecting and acquiring selected materials for library and information centers in all formats including digital items and maintaining the necessary records related to acquisitions. First, the selections of materials are done according to the collection development policy of the library. It involves pre-order bibliographic searching of the library catalog to avoid duplication of materials. Then the selected materials are acquired by ordering them for purchase, exchange, or gift. This is followed by receiving the materials, checking their quality, processing invoices, making payment to vendors or individuals, and maintaining the necessary records related to acquisitions.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Who Needs a Librarian and Cataloger When You Have Google and Internet?

Who Needs a Librarian and Cataloger When You Have Google and Internet?
"Who Needs a Librarian and Cataloger When You Have Google and Internet? Well, Who Needs a Teacher When You Have Wikipedia? And, Who Needs a Doctor When You Have WebMD? Just as the Wikipedia Doesn't Replace the Teacher, and WebMD Doesn’t Replace the Doctor, In the Same Way, Google Search and Internet Doesn’t Replace the Librarian and Cataloger."
--Salman Haider (b. 1977. Librarian, cataloger, blogger, and creator of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Resource Description and Access (RDA)

Resource Description and Access (RDA)

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION AND ACCESS (RDA)

RDA stands for “Resource Description and Access” and is the title of the standard, that is the successor to AACR2. Resource Description and Access (RDA) is a standard for descriptive cataloging providing instructions and guidelines on formulating bibliographic data. Resource Description & Access (RDA) is a set of cataloging instructions based on FRBR and FRAD, for producing the description and name and title access points representing a resource. RDA offers libraries the potential to change significantly how bibliographic data is created and used. RDA is a standard for resource description and access designed for the digital world. It provides (i) A flexible framework for describing all resources (analog and digital) that is extensible for new types of material, (ii) Data that is readily adaptable to new and emerging database structures, (iii) Data that is compatible with existing records in online library catalogs. RDA is a package of data elements, guidelines, and instructions for creating library and cultural heritage resource metadata that are well-formed according to international models for user-focused linked data applications.  RDA goes beyond earlier cataloging codes in that it provides guidelines on cataloging digital resources and places a stronger emphasis on helping users find, identify, select, and obtain the information they want. RDA also supports the clustering of bibliographic records in order to show relationships between works and their creators. 

Friday, July 20, 2018

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life (Steve Jobs)

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life (Steve Jobs)
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. 
--Steve Jobs (Co-founder of Apple Inc.) in his commencement address at Stanford University in 2005. 

Friday, May 25, 2018

Library and Information Science Articles and News

Library and Information Science Articles and News

Top 200 Most Fantastic Library and Information Science Articles and News Every Librarian Must See.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Library and Information Science Videos

Library and Information Science Videos

Top 200 Most Fantastic Library and Information Science Videos Every Librarian Must See 

Library and Information Science Videos is an initiative of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog to showcase the finest LIS videos for librarians, catalogers, metadata, archives, and knowledge professionals.

Note: If you are viewing this article on a mobile device then it is better to view in the web-version.


Library and Information Science Videos - Introduction

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Glossary of Library & Information Science

Glossary of Library & Information Science
Glossary of Library & Information Science
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N  - O  - P  - Q  - R  - S  - T  - U  - V  - W  - X  - Y  - Z

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Librarian

Librarian

Definition of a Librarian and 11 Excellent Infographics About The Librarian highlighting their duties, functions, roles, responsibilities, worth, and importance, with interesting facts and figures.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Library and Information Science History On This Day

Library and Information Science History On This Day

Contents
  1. Library and Information Science History On This Day 
  2. On This Day - Library History - Calendar 
  3. Library and Information Science History Timeline 
First part is "Library and Information Science History On This Day" which lists important dates, occasions, and events for libraries and librarians "by day". This is followed by a "calendar" titled "On This Day - Library History". The last part is "Library and Information Science History Timeline" which lists important events and occasion "by year grouped by century" in the history of Library and Information Science.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Assigned Indexing

Assigned Indexing

ASSIGNED INDEXING
In indexing, if the terms are selected from the title or the text of a document and used without any alteration as index terms, then this is referred to as natural language indexing or derived indexing. If however, the selected terms are translated or encoded into authorized terms by the help of a prescribed list, then the indexing language becomes controlled or artificial. This process is called Assigned Indexing.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Library and Information Science Portal

Library and Information Science Portal - LIS Portal

Library and Information Science Portal (LIS Portal) is a web portal featuring top popular stories from the Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog and other important sources.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science

Contents
  1. Library and Information Science 
  2. Library and Information Science Tweets: Top 10 Excellent Twitter Tweets About Libraries Librarians and Library and Information Science 
  3. Library and Information Science Infographics: Top 10 Excellent Infographics About Libraries Librarians and Library and Information Science

Monday, May 14, 2018

Library and Information Science Questions Answers Quizzes

Library and Information Science Questions Answers Quizzes

Library and Information Science Studies Quizzes Questions and Answers is a collection of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Quizzes covering all the areas of Library and Information Science, Librarianship Studies and Information Technology related to libraries and library management, with special reference to solutions to library cataloging, metadata, and classification problems using RDA, AACR2, MARC21, DDC, LCC, LCSH, FRBR, FRAD, FRSAD, BIBFRAME, etc.