Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services <p>Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services (IJISS) is a half-yearly, peer-reviewed scholarly journal in the field of Library and Information Science that aims to publish the most complete and reliable source of information on the discoveries and current developments in the mode of research articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, etc. in all areas of Library and Information Science.</p> The Research Publication en-US Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services 2231-6094 Lotka’s Law and Author Productivity in the Economic Literature: A Citation Study <p>The present study is to analyze citation pattern of Economica, New Series as a source journal in order to determine the application of Lotka’s law and author productivity in the economic literature. It is an international journal devoted to research in all branches of economics. The article covers 8347 citations appended to 302 articles appeared in volume 74, number 393 to volume 83, number 432 during the year 2007 to 2016. Findings indicate that 10 volumes (40 issues) of Economica, New Series contained 8347 citations in 302 articles which mean that average number of citations appeared 208.675 citations in each issue. Major forms of literature are journal articles 5328 (63.831%) and followed by books 2211 (26.489%) citations. Out of 5328 journal citations 1013 (19.013%) citations are single authored journals and 4315 (80.987%) citations are multi-authored journal. The Lotka’s law is not suitable for the economic literature of author productivity distribution.</p> Santosh Kumar Tunga Copyright (c) 2021 2021-11-05 2021-11-05 11 2 1 8 10.51983/ijiss-2021.11.2.2998 Doctoral Research in Economics: A Study of Doctoral Theses Citations at the Bangalore University <p>17291 citations from 130 thesis in the doctoral dissertations submitted between 1984-2014 in the Department of Economics, Bangalore University were analysed for identifying their document types, authorship pattern, ranking of cited journals and subject wise distribution of citations. The finding reveals that nearly (60.9%) citations were from journals and books. The subject wise distribution of theses reveals that maximum thesis belongs to Micro Economics (58.46%). India, USA and UK contribute 5691 (94.68%) of total citations. The authorship pattern study reveals that the highest number of journal citations from Single authors around (70.89%) percent of total journal citations.</p> S. Muthuraja M. Veerabasavaiah K. V. Mohan Kumar Copyright (c) 2021 2021-11-05 2021-11-05 11 2 9 15 10.51983/ijiss-2021.11.2.2999 The Role of Social Media Technology in the Library: A Study <p>Social media has a significant influence on allowing paradigm shifts in the way we interact and distribute information. It provides a bunch of internet-based applications and platforms that promote and facilitate information exchange. Libraries may utilise social media to interact with their patrons and provide improved service delivery. Social media has the ability to build significantly stronger links between libraries and their patrons, regardless of where users are located or how they learn about and use library services and resources. Social Media Technology (SMT) has created new doors for libraries and library users all across the world.</p> Virendrakumar S. Goswami Vaidehi C. Pandya Copyright (c) 2021 Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services 2021-11-05 2021-11-05 11 2 16 20 10.51983/ijiss-2021.11.2.2870 Reading Habits of Juveniles in the Observation Homes of Tamil Nadu, India <p>We all understand that the children are the life deposits of the society, supports of the nation building processes and clearly stated energy stored basins of any realm and the builders of the upcoming world. They are the superlative resources of any country and hence every effort should be made to provide them equal opportunities for their development. Some children who are in conflict with laws by committing crimes are keeping on increasing in the recent times. The reason behind this situation are poverty prevailing in the families, poor educational status of the parents and nature of dwelling places. But beyond all these features, the government machineries are trying to do something for the children who already have committed crimes whether petty or major and keep them in the observation homes to correct them on the one hand and to impart certain value based education and vocational activities on the other hand. Reading is a powerful tool for people in every walk of life, but it takes on special significance for inmates. Reading books not only builds their knowledge and vocabulary, but it also develops their capacity for internal reflection - a crucial skill often lacking among delinquents. The present study is an attempt to analyse reading habits of Juveniles in the observation homes of Tamil Nadu.</p> D. Christal Dora P. Balasubramanian Copyright (c) 2021 Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services 2021-11-05 2021-11-05 11 2 21 26 10.51983/ijiss-2021.11.2.2916 Open Access Repositories in the National Knowledge Resource Consortium (NKRC): An Overview of the Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS) <p>Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) institutions have merged and formed National Knowledge Resource Consortium (NKRC) to share e-resources among its member libraries. Licensed resources have been subscribing to National Knowledge Resource Consortium. However, NKRC has been supporting open access to research content. In this connection, many member institutes in the consortium have set up open access repositories. The CSIR-Central acts as a centralized institutional facility and harvester. The main aim of this present study is to examine the total items deposited year- wise (2011-2020), subject-wise (8 core areas), the total number of downloads that happened during 2010-2021, and the study also highlighted the top five authors browsed by users during 2010-2021. </p> N. R. Shilpa Rani Copyright (c) 2021 Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services 2021-11-05 2021-11-05 11 2 27 30 10.51983/ijiss-2021.11.2.2967 Ranking of Universities: A Study for Last Four Years of Top 25 Indian Universities <p>National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is a system adopted by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India (formerly referred to as Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)), so as to rank all institutions. However, all things considered the NIRF results from a separate perspective this complete exercise has laid the very foundations of data-driven education and e-governance. The NIRF Ranking System is predicated on five parameters i) TLR, ii) RP, iii) GO, iv) OI and v) PR a stress on adopting an ERP framework to make sure a gentle real-time flow of the multifaceted datasets from institutions could have helped the cause during a much remarkable manner. This study is meant to analyzing the contributions made by the highest 25 Universities as ranked by NIRF within the aspects of various sub-parameters score under Research and Professional Practices key parameter. This article analyses data on three years (2019, 2020 &amp; 2021 of India Rankings to assess its impact on performance of Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR), Research and Professional Practice (RP), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI), Graduation Outcomes (GO), Peer Perception (PR) parameters and their sub-parameters of top 25 universities are discussed. The analysis of knowledge on four years of India Rankings, i.e. 2018 to 2021 on various performance sub-parameters of top 25 universities provides a stimulating rank and score reveal that participating institutions are improving every year and getting improved scores. The HEIs are also making tremendous efforts to enhance their performance on various parameters or sub-parameters identified by the NIRF for the ranking of universities.</p> Debdas Mondal Anil Singh Debal C. Kar Copyright (c) 2021 Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services 2021-11-05 2021-11-05 11 2 31 44 10.51983/ijiss-2021.11.2.2959 Accessibility, Awareness and Use of Egranary Digital Library Technology in Academic Library by Lecturers of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University Katsina, Nigeria <p>The study investigated on the Accessibility, Awareness and Use of EGranary Library System by Academic Staff of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University. A null hypothesis was formed to investigate the influence of eGranary on enhanced access and usage of information resources by academic staff. The study used a quantitative research paradigm and a survey as the research method. Through the usage of the eGranary digital library system, a questionnaire was employed as the primary instrument for data collection on accessibility and utilization of information resources. The study used a population of 506 academic employees and a sample size of 150 academic staff, with a response rate of 95.0 % for data analysis. The study's data was broken down into percentage and frequency tables. According to the findings of the study, demographic characteristics (gender, age, education, and professional rank) had no significant impact on access to and use of information resources at the surveyed university. The study advised that the surveyed university to invest more in ICT facilities in order to improve academic staff's access to and use of eGranary and information resources for research.</p> Nafi'u Maharazu Suleiman Hamisu Malumfashi Copyright (c) 2021 Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services 2021-11-05 2021-11-05 11 2 45 51 10.51983/ijiss-2021.11.2.2942 Bradford’s Law in the Field of Psychology Research in India <p>The main objective of this investigation is to know the applicability of Bradford’s law in Psychology research in India. A total of global wise 14,30,700 papers has be published and 12,543 (0.88%) with 96,871 published in India than retrieved from the “Web of Science” citation database for a time of twenty years i.e. from 2001 to 2020. The study examined the countries wise research output, communication channels preferred by the researchers, and most productive journals in Psychology literature. The analysis of the study revealed that there is an increasing trend in terms of research productivity during the period. USA 5,11,528 (35.75%) Psychology research publications followed by England with 1,32,460 (9.26%) Germany96,620 (6.75%), Canada country 75,238 (5.26%), China and Spain both countries 2.49% research paper published and seven and eight stage ranked and India country psychology research papers published with 12,543 (0.88%) eighteenth ranked. The maximum number of research papers are published by Indian Journal of Psychiatry 4,316 (34.49%) and 3,909 (4.04%) citations first ranked followed by Asian Journal of Psychiatry 772 (6.17%) papers, 2,835 citations. The percentage of the error is negative and negligible (-0.00870), therefore the data conforms well fit to Bradford’s law zone.</p> Praveen B. Hulloli G. Venkatesh Copyright (c) 2021 Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services 2021-11-05 2021-11-05 11 2 52 57 10.51983/ijiss-2021.11.2.2939 Scientometrics Analysis on Water Treatment During 2011 to 2020 <p>The present study examines the Scientometrics Analysis on Water Treatment during 2011 To 2020. The data were collected from the Scopus database and 7582 records are retrieved within the scientometric study. Mostly published articles in 2020 within 1079 (14.23%) records are highest during the ten years periods. The RGR was 0.73 in 2012 which declined up to 0.15 within 2020. A mean RGR of 1.79 might be deduced for the study period. The general mean DT was 1.79. Top ten ranking of Prolific Authors of Water Treatment Research within 10 author’s highest number of articles from the Wang, C and most citation who contributed 50 articles. The Ranking wise Subject Areas ecology with 7013 records (28.28%) is top most level followed by second ranked as on Engineer, 5200 (20.97%), Chemical Engineering, 3006 (12.12%) scored as a 3rd rank.</p> R. Jayapriya Copyright (c) 2021 Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services 2021-11-05 2021-11-05 11 2 58 63 10.51983/ijiss-2021.11.2.2889