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Title      : BLI-55 Information Sources and Services
Subject      : Library and Information Science
copyright © 2018   : Karnataka State Open University
Author      : KSOU
Publisher      : Karnataka State Open University
Chapters/Pages      : 19/441
Total Price      : Rs.      : 325
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Information Sources: Definition and Meaning Total views (237)  
After reading the unit, students will be able to understand the meaning of an information source and explain the various types of information sources and their usefulness.
Pages: 11
Price: Rs 0   
Evolution of Information Materials Total views (243)  
After reading the unit,students will be able to explain the concept of physical media and trace the evolution of information materials.They will also be able to identify and describe the early media, modern physical media and electronic media.
Pages: 7
Price: Rs 5.25   
Electronic Sources of Information Total views (240)  
Ever since Gutenberg of Germany invented the movable type of printing press, print media has dominated as a medium for transfer of information from the points of generation to points of utilisation. In recent times, however, there has been a marked change with the appearance of modern physical media like microforms and electronic media.
Pages: 19
Price: Rs 14.25   
Non-Print Sources of Information: Microforms Total views (241)  
This Presentation highlights that print is only one of the media for carrying information. Different types of nonprint sources of information are enumerated. How non-book materials (NBM) expand the horizon of information gathering, increase perception, processing, comprehensive understanding of information by users (through the compactly, concisely, less ambiguously and directly stored information ......
Pages: 16
Price: Rs 12   
Primary Sources Total views (219)  
Information is a vital resource in our rapidly changing society. Information is data, which need to be transmitted between individuals for different purposes. Any R&D program operates with the ultimate objectives of making definite contributions to the advancement of knowledge through public and formal domain. Hence, each and every bit of information becomes publicity recorded and available to ......
Pages: 15
Price: Rs 11.25   
Secondary Sources: Dictionaries,Encyclopedias and Bibliographies Total views (205)  
Secondary sources are the sources of information about primary or original data which usually have been modified, selected or rearranged for a purpose or an audience or group of users. These provide material arranged and organised based on some definite plan. These sources are complied from primary sources.
Pages: 58
Price: Rs 43.5   
Biographical Sources, Geographical Sources,Handbooks and Manuals Total views (217)  
In libraries, biographical information of persons who have made significant contributions in the field of activity is the most sought after information. When a person is bestowed with awards/honors by Government/well known societies, it is but natural that curiosity arises in every human being to know more about the person.
Pages: 36
Price: Rs 27   
Secondary Periodicals: Indexing and Abstracting Periodicals, Review Periodicals Total views (209)  
Secondary periodicals interpret opinions on the developments reported in primary sources of information; where as the primary periodicals report provide original research. Secondary periodicals serve as useful tools for the location of the original article. Example of the secondary periodicals are abstracting periodicals Indexing periodicals, review periodicals etc.
Pages: 10
Price: Rs 7.5   
Tertiary Sources Total views (210)  
Tertiary sources/documents are those that are based on the primary and secondary sources of information. They are organized and arranged according to a definite plan. The information presented is highly condensed and the aim is to provide high density and relevant information.
Pages: 13
Price: Rs 9.75   
Audiovisual Sources Total views (209)  
The audiovisual materials are important sources of information and have achieved prominence in the twentieth century. Audiovisuals are not new but have become increasingly important as art, entertainment and information carriers.
Pages: 18
Price: Rs 13.5   
Information Services: Concept and Importance Total views (218)  
The purpose of a library or information center is to cater to the information needs of its users by supplying them with the document/information they need or giving them an opportunity to gain access to it. The users encounters problems to express their information needs, to identify, to find and ultimately to locate the information in the form and formats acceptable to them.
Pages: 13
Price: Rs 9.75   
Reference and Referral Services Total views (214)  
In the previous unit (Unit 10), the need for information services and the different varieties of information services have been highlighted. In this unit, details regarding the different types of reference services - Ready Reference Service or Short-Range Reference Service, Reader Guidance, Retrospective Bibliography/Literature Search - are discussed.
Pages: 10
Price: Rs 7.5   
Content Analysis and Content Creation Services Abstracting and Indexing Total views (221)  
This unit gives you a succinct account of information products and services based upon information analysis (Content Analysis) and consolidation. 1) The primary objective of this unit is to make you to underStand the basic concepts, of indexing and abstracting. The other objectives of the unit are 2) To make you understand the most important information products such as abstracts and indexes.
Pages: 79
Price: Rs 59.25   
Content Creation Services: Cas/Sdi Digest and Trend Report Total views (215)  
The later half of the 20th century has seen a new world order largely brought about by the 2nd world war. Political and economic scenarios of the countries have changed drastically. The government and industrial organisations started investing huge amounts of money in promoting the research and development activities.
Pages: 29
Price: Rs 21.75   
Computerized Information Services: OPAC, Internet -Based Services, Community Information Services Total views (224)  
Computers and communication technologies have dramatically reshaped and transformed the ways in which people organize their intact with each other and participate in the various spheres activity in the society. This has resulted in the internationalization of trade and globalization of economy, culture, and has provided a variety of choices for people to access education and information resources, ......
Pages: 13
Price: Rs 9.75   
National Information Systems Total views (237)  
Scientists and researchers require adequate and quality information for their research. Soon after the Independence, Government of India recognised the importance of providing specilised information services for scientists and made some effort to establish national centres of information in the fields of Sciences, SocialSciences, Humanities, and Defence Sectors. The scientific policies resolution ......
Pages: 26
Price: Rs 19.5   
International Information Systems and Services: UNESCO, MEDLARS, INSPEC, BIOSIS Total views (243)  
Just as INSDOC, which is set up with the aim of providing information services to the entire nation, we have similar institutions and organisations set up at the international level. The main purpose of any of these services, be it national, global or limited only to a library is to facilitate access or to disseminate information in order to help people in problem solving. Some of these organisati ......
Pages: 28
Price: Rs 21   
User Studies: Need, Content, Scope, Methods and Techniques Total views (222)  
'Use' is the key purpose and 'User' is the key and dynamic component of any library and information system. Customer oriented approach, design and evaluation of the system are the founding pillars of any enterprise. As such, use and user studies including non-use and non-user studies are required to be carried out as long as library and information systems are required and existing.
Pages: 21
Price: Rs 15.75   
User Education- Methods and Techniques Total views (220)  
Libraries provide varieties of services to integrate users and collection. One such group of services are called instruction services. They are also called user education programmes. The purpose of user education is to stimulate use of library and information resources,creating awareness about libraries, information sources, access tools and, approaches, developing ability to extract, synthesis ......
Pages: 19
Price: Rs 14.25   

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