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Publication date: 2 October 2017

Nihar Kanta Patra

This paper aims to examine and analyse the status and differences in different components of e-resources management of business/management school libraries in India. It also…

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to examine and analyse the status and differences in different components of e-resources management of business/management school libraries in India. It also examines the factors responsible for criteria/methods used in the life cycle of e-resources and e-resource management (ERM) system.

Design/methodology/approach

This study uses convenient sampling method as the management institutes in India are many and scattered around India. A suitably designed questionnaire has been prepared and sent to the libraries. Data collected from the librarians/library in-charge on managing e-resources in their libraries selected under study were entered into SPSS software for analysis. Further, coding and decoding of data are being done for analysis. Simple cross tabulation, simple statistical tools like mean and standard deviations and advanced statistical tools like ANOVA, chi-square test and multiple regression analysis, etc. have been applied for analysis.

Findings

E-resources management is one of the most important concepts in any academic library. After automation and digitization of library resources, there is a challenge for library professional to manage this tremendous increase in e-resources. In this study, it is observed that all libraries are not following all the steps of different components of ERM such as selection, evaluation, acquisition, license agreement and renewal/cancelation of e-resource which are essential for the better management of e-resources. The voluminous e-resource can easily be managed through the ERM system. However, this study found that better management of e-resources directly effected by the facilities of IT infrastructures available in the library and proportion of non-professional staff to total staff.

Research limitations/implications

This study is confined to 38 libraries of ranked management institutes/business schools in India based on the report published in Business India, Business World and Business Today. This study is confined to issues relating to e-resources collection development, the status of IT infrastructure, life-cycle process of e-resources and tools and technology implemented to manage e-resources.

Originality/value

This paper provides how electronic resources are being managed by business/management school libraries in India. What are the methods/criteria they are being used in different components of the life cycle of e-resources management? In this paper, the hypothesis has been tested by using simple and advance statistical tools.

Article
Publication date: 4 August 2020

Raj Kishor Kampa and Nihar Kanta Patra

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the level of awareness and usage of open source digital repository software (DRS). The paper also studies the factors, which influence the…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the level of awareness and usage of open source digital repository software (DRS). The paper also studies the factors, which influence the level of awareness and usage of different open source DRS by academic librarians in India.

Design/methodology/approach

The study administered an online questionnaire to academic librarians in India to know their level of awareness and usage of open source DRS. The questionnaire aimed to gather the awareness and usage of open source DSR. In total, 374 complete responses were collected from academic librarians in India and the collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Moreover, Fishers’ exact test was used to identify whether factors i.e. qualification and participation in workshop/seminar influence the level of awareness and usage of open source DRS.

Findings

The results of the study reveal that the level of awareness and usage of open source DRS, namely, DSpace (Mean = 2.92, SD = 0.906) and Greenstone digital library software (GSDL) (Mean = 2.18, SD = 0.699) are high amongst the academic librarians in India. In total, 33.4%, 11.5% of the participants are using DSpace and GSDL, respectively, on regular basis. Fishers’ exact test shows that factor(s) i.e. qualifications and participation in workshop/seminar affect the level of awareness and usage of open source DRS. The results show that there exits strong relation between participation in workshop/seminar and awareness and usage of DSpace (Fishers’ exact test = 13.473, p < 0.05).

Originality/value

This paper is the new type of study exploring level of awareness and usage of open source DRS by academic librarians in India. It identifies the factors that affect the awareness and usage of open source DRS. It is the first study to analyze the statistical significance between Indian librarians’ participation in workshop/seminar and their level of awareness and usage of different open source DRS.

Details

Digital Library Perspectives, vol. 36 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2059-5816

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Article
Publication date: 1 September 2005

Nihar Kanta Patra, Jayanta Kumar Tripathy and B. K. Choudhary

This paper discusses the implementation of office TPM in Indian Institute for Production Management (iiPM) library situated at Kanshbahal, Orissa, India. It describes very briefly…

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Purpose

This paper discusses the implementation of office TPM in Indian Institute for Production Management (iiPM) library situated at Kanshbahal, Orissa, India. It describes very briefly the reasons for and benefits of implementing office TPM and explains the policies, objectives, roadmap and methodology used at the iiPM Library. It also elaborates the Japanese terms, which are known as 5S.

Design/methodology/approach

An exposition of the principles of office TPM and a brief case study account of their application.

Findings

The goal of a TPM program is to increase production and improve employees’ moral and job satisfaction. This case study did demonstrate these benefits, but there are training issues that need to be addressed for such success to be achieved, and similarly a full commitment of senior management to the program is also essential.

Practical implications

This paper offers advice to assist practitioners in the development of a successful office TPM program.

Originality/value

The application of a broad management tool specifically to the library context is original and valuable.

Details

Library Review, vol. 54 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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