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Publication date: 1 June 1991

E.E. Okorafor

The article summarises the problems affecting newspaper collectionsmanagement and the failure of library co‐operation with books inNigerian libraries and proposes that the…

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The article summarises the problems affecting newspaper collections management and the failure of library co‐operation with books in Nigerian libraries and proposes that the Federal Government creates a National Newspapers Project (NNP) which will set standards for the maintenance of the following bibliographic tools: newspaper directories, library lists of newspapers, state and national union lists of newspapers, indexing and indexes, and computerised data‐bases and also co‐ordinate and supervise newspaper acquisition, preservation, storage, joint research, joint publications, development of special collections, provision of reference facilities, inter‐library supply of photocopies and secondment of specialist staff. The NNP will augment its annual budgetary allocations with special grants from governments, foundations, firms, organisations and individuals. Finally, the article urges the Nigerian Library Association to persuade the Federal Government to create a National Newspapers Project.

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Library Management, vol. 12 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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Article
Publication date: 1 January 2005

Søren Clausen

Aims to describe the development of the Newspaper Collection at the National Library of Norway.

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Purpose

Aims to describe the development of the Newspaper Collection at the National Library of Norway.

Design/methodology/approach

Describes the historical and organizational development of the collection, analysis of registration systems and the role of newspapers in historical research.

Findings

Provides possible solutions for organization and cataloguing.

Originality/value

Provides a first description of the use of MAVIS (Merged Audio Visual Information System) as a cataloguing solution for a newspaper collection.

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Library Management, vol. 26 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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Article
Publication date: 9 March 2010

Abdolrasoul Jowkar and Fereshteh Didegah

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate Iranian newspapers' web sites based on the criteria obtained from Alexa Search Engine using correspondence analysis.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate Iranian newspapers' web sites based on the criteria obtained from Alexa Search Engine using correspondence analysis.

Design/methodology/approach

A total of 55 newspaper web sites are selected from Iranian Magazines Information Bank (Magiran.com), the number of which, after investigating the web sites one by one, due to their print prevention, cessation or no coverage by Alexa, is decreased to 24 web sites.

Findings

Based on data obtained from Alexa, Iran newspaper has the highest traffic rank and the largest number of links among others. Bashirmazandaran newspaper has the largest number of foreign users whilst Karvakargar newspaper has no foreign users. The results of the study also show that most newspaper web sites' visitors come from the USA. Correspondence analysis classifies 24 web sites into three groupings gathered based on some common attributes.

Originality/value

The results of this research will be useful not only for administrators of Iranian newspapers' web sites but anyone with a need to increase usage of a web site and an interest in analyzing the use of web site which naturally includes librarians and those in charge of library web sites.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 28 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Article
Publication date: 1 April 1992

E.E. Okorafor

Nigerian newspaper libraries, which are units of editorialdepartments, are accommodated within noisy areas of large buildingcomplexes and managed by untrained or trained…

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Nigerian newspaper libraries, which are units of editorial departments, are accommodated within noisy areas of large building complexes and managed by untrained or trained but inexperienced staff, who maintain newspaper cuttings, photo libraries, bound volumes and reference collections and neglect indexing and microfilming. Newspaper proprietors should upgrade their libraries to autonomous departments and employ experienced, qualified librarians with adequate powers to run the libraries professionally.

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New Library World, vol. 93 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Article
Publication date: 1 February 1972

Gerald Wilkinson

Maintains that research in newspapers is mostly concerned with who reads a paper rather than why they make a particular choice. Believes that more emphasis should be given…

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Maintains that research in newspapers is mostly concerned with who reads a paper rather than why they make a particular choice. Believes that more emphasis should be given to the question‘why’ if development of marketing effectiveness is to be made. Specifies that increased competition between the various media and within each medium, combined with very rapid social change, has forced managements to take a much closer look at the reasons behind media choice. Concludes that it is apparent that the factors that affect newspaper readership and newspaper choice are many and complex.

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European Journal of Marketing, vol. 6 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0566

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Article
Publication date: 6 September 2013

Mohammad Hanief Bhat

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate Indian newspaper web sites using Alexa databank.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate Indian newspaper web sites using Alexa databank.

Design/methodology/approach

The list compiled by Audit Bureau of Circulations of top newspapers in India by daily circulation was used for selecting newspapers. The list included 28 newspapers in various languages. Out of these 26 were available online. These 26 newspapers are taken for evaluation in the present study. Each newspaper web site was searched in Alexa databank and relevant data including traffic rank, pages viewed, speed, links, bounce percentage, time on site, search percentage, and Indian/foreign users were collected. The data collected were analysed and tabulated to reveal findings in accordance with the desired objectives.

Findings

The results of this study show that Dainik Bhaskar has the highest traffic rank. Punjab Kesari has the highest number of average pages viewed per day and estimated daily time spent on site by the visitors. The fastest downloading speed is for Economic Times. Hindustan Times has the highest number of links. Decan Herald has the highest reach amongst the global internet users, where as Udayavani has the lowest bounce percentage. The highest percentage of visits that came from search engines is for Dainik Jagran. The highest number of foreign users is for Ananda Bazar Patrika. Most of the foreign users to Indian newspapers come from the USA.

Originality/value

Besides administrators of Indian newspapers, the results of this study will be useful for web site managers in any field including those in charge of library web sites. The study will also help librarians and anyone interested to increase usage of a web site by analysing the use of web site.

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Library Review, vol. 62 no. 6/7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Article
Publication date: 1 February 1992

Geoffrey Hamilton

Discusses newspaper provision in the British Isles and the servicesprovided by the British Library Newspaper Library. Assesses previousunsuccessful attempts to set up a…

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Discusses newspaper provision in the British Isles and the services provided by the British Library Newspaper Library. Assesses previous unsuccessful attempts to set up a loan service for newspapers, and the NEWSPLAN co‐operative programme for preservation microfilming of local newspapers. Suggests a co‐operative approach to interlibrary lending of some microfilmed newspapers, with input from advisory bodies such as LINC, SCONUL and the British Library.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 20 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Article
Publication date: 8 March 2011

V.S. Sivankutty and Jinu Sudhakaran

Librarians need to educate users about online newspapers available in the library. The purpose of this paper is to survey the attitude of librarians towards online newspapers.

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Purpose

Librarians need to educate users about online newspapers available in the library. The purpose of this paper is to survey the attitude of librarians towards online newspapers.

Design/methodology/approach

A questionnaire on the various aspects of online newspaper usage was prepared and was circulated to librarians working in various parts of the country through e‐mail.

Findings

It was found that librarians are making use of many features in the newspaper sites while offering library services.

Research limitations/implications

Since the questionnaire was circulated online an interaction with the librarians was not possible. Partial responses were eliminated from the study.

Social implications

Newspapers are a preferred source of information. Online newspapers from different parts of the world open a new window of knowledge to all. Librarians and administrators should engage in promoting online newspapers so that they will reach a wider array of users.

Originality/value

The attitude of librarians in India towards online newspapers has not received much attention up to now; such a study would help various firms, library science educators and organizations to rethink their usage of online newspapers.

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 28 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Article
Publication date: 13 November 2009

Patrick Fleming and Edmund King

This paper aims to describe the history and current plans for the newspaper collections of the British Library.

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Purpose

This paper aims to describe the history and current plans for the newspaper collections of the British Library.

Design/methodology/approach

The Library will create more access to its older collections, via mass digitisation of texts. The Library is seeking to work with UK newspaper publishers to secure the ingest of “born digital” newspapers, to present issues of recent newspapers to users in library reading rooms. Digitised newspapers will be taken into the Library's digital library storage system being developed for all types of digital materials that the Library is acquiring in growing quantities. There are plans to move the existing collections from Colindale to a new storage facility at its Boston Spa site, to ensure controlled environmental conditions for the original printed newspapers.

Findings

It was found that the British Library is investing in the future in order to improve access to a vital part of its collections.

Originality/value

This is one of the few published articles on how a national library deals with the massive task of providing access to newspapers.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 37 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Article
Publication date: 1 October 1999

Jackie Drennan

An evaluation of the current state of intranet usage in the UK newspaper industry. Librarians and information managers from all the UK national newspapers were contacted…

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An evaluation of the current state of intranet usage in the UK newspaper industry. Librarians and information managers from all the UK national newspapers were contacted to establish which newspapers had, or were intending to introduce, an intranet. Those who had an intranet were interviewed. To provide a point of comparison with newspapers in the United States, who appeared to have quickly embraced intranet technology, email questionnaires were distributed via the Special Library Association mailing list. The paper shows that librarians are closely involved in the planning of newspaper intranets and describes the management issues, attractions and problems associated with them.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 51 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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