Books on information sources released

Books on information sources released

Once novelty is known ideas would be taken forward

Books on information sources released

Three books related to use of libraries and information resources was released at of library and information science department, University of Mysore, here on Wednesday.

The book written by R Guruprasad and Khaiser Nikam ‘Recent Trends in Electronic Information resources Usage Among Scientists, Engineers and Technologies — A Comprehensive Literature Review’ released by journalist Rajashekar Koti, assists researchers to select topic for their thesis. The book is on growth, development and evolution of subjects and identifies novelty in literature.

Once the novelty is known, works would not be duplicated and innovative ideas would be taken forward.

The book is useful to researchers not only form library science but also from physics, engineering and other related fields.

The book could be a source for researchers for gathering information, editing, providing with keywords, etc in a logical manner. Few chapters in the book throws light on communication behaviour of researchers.

Communication by aero scientists, engineers and others in accordance with print media, electronic media and digital media and availability of resources for them is available.

The second book ‘Strategic Management of Engineering College Libraries in Karnataka’ written by K S Dinesh and Khaiser Nikam, released by principal of SJCE B G Sangameshwar, is based on a detailed study conducted on 80 engineering colleges out of 125 affiliated to the VTU.

The study has considered institutions that are at least 10 years old. It acts as a guide about facilities provided at libraries there, ambience.

The book would help planning and construction of libraries in engineering colleges.

Former V-C of Kuvempu University P Venkataramaiah released the book written by R
Guruprasad and Khaiser Nikam ‘Use Patterns of Electronic Information Resources by Aerospace Scientists and Engineers in Bangalore, India’. It is a source of information on 16 organisations, including NAL, ISRO and IISc and scientists and engineers working there.

It has adopted unique methods to identify usage of e-journals, internet, e-thesis, e-reports, open sources, etc known as ‘transaction log analysis’ or ‘web log analysis’, which enabled access to information directly from publishers and writers’ end.

President of All Karnataka Engineering College Library Professional Association (AKELPA) N Chowdappa, R Guruprasad, chairperson of library and information science department Khaiser Nikam and K S Dinesh were present.