• Jan - Jun 2018
    Vol 4 No Issue 1 (2018)

    From the Editors Desk

    Librarians are going to grow as information engineers and specialists in the 21st century with a more specialised agenda for dissemination of knowledge. The whole world is passing through IT revolution and the technology is getting more elegant as the time passes by. If we Librarians do not join the race, we will not be able to provide necessary and sufficient information to our patrons. As the information has to reach its users, the users will strive hard to get it and unless the Librarians perform their duties, they will be replied by a new group of professionals. Manpower training in IT environment has now become a need of time to Library and Information Science Professionals. Harnessing the manpower in IT environment has now become imperative to Library and Information Science Professionals. Therefore Library professionals are compelled to update their knowledge & IT skills in advanced IT environment. The challenge to the library and information profession has to be faced by bringing a substantial change in the pattern of education and training to meet the current developments and future requirements of our libraries and information centres.

    Thus, it has been the priority of the modern day information professionals to:

    ¨   Acquire more perspectives and new competencies.

    ¨   Be prepared for the complex challenges of the future.

    ¨   Focus on both internal and external variables that affect libraries.

    ¨   No one deny that this is both an exciting and challenging to be in the field of librarianship.

    ¨   It is also time that necessitates innovative ways of thinking about services, collections, Information access.

    ¨   With the ever increasing potential of technology, we are continually challenged in our efforts to create a vision for the future.

    Unlike previous issues of the Library Waves, current issue presents a research showcase of variety of papers related to library and information science. The efforts are continually being made to keep the journal as open access. Integration of indexing and abstracting services enabled library waves to be more visible over the World Wide Web. We adhere to follow the ethical policy of each and every publication in the library waves. We are committed to provide you broad coverage of timely and important communications on pertinent issues. We sincerely appreciate the continued support of contributors and readers and our distinguished editorial team of seasoned academician. As always, we actively welcome your comments and submissions concerning to any relevant issue. Please do feel free to write us at editorlibrarywaves@gmail.com.

    June 30, 2018                                                                              Dr. Pankaj Kumar Singh

    Place: Pantnagar & Varanasi                                                 Dr. Shri Ram Pandey

  • July-Dec, 2017
    Vol 3 No Issue 2 (2017)

    From the Editors Desk

    Digital success extends beyond technology adoption and its effective implementation. It encompasses the entire institutional leadership and community, and rests on a set of digital capabilities. Digital capabilities are the application of technology to the core functions of an institutions: They are the "how" of an organization, rather than the "what," which would be specific technologies and services. Digital Capability assessment became necessary for success of any organization. At an individual level, we define digital literacies as the capabilities which fit someone for living, learning and working in a digital society. The work and understanding of digital literacies for individuals has evolved over the years to now expressing these as digital capabilities. Digital Capability Assessment became necessary for the academia and service oriented organizations like library and information centers.  Digital Capability assessment also takes a lead as new parameter to evaluate the organization beyond teaching, learning and research. It creates a new “Branding” of an organization as “Digital Capable Organization”.

    On behalf of Editorial Board and the Editorial Team of our journal, we would like to wish all authors and readers a wonderful and prosperous year ahead. Library waves made a remarkable journey in the academia in last three years. We are committed to provide seamless access of all its full text paper through our portal http://www.librarywaves.com. Recently we have shifted our online platform to Open Journal Systems (OJS).The new platform is very interactive and offers wide range of searching and browsing options. It has also option to submit the paper by registering through email. Once user registered with the OJS system, he/she can submit the manuscript through the submission work flow in few steps. Users have also option to see the progress of the review and decision of the reviewer.

    The Journal “Library Waves” is now compliance with following standards and guidelines:

    • OAI-PMH interface according to the OpenAIRE Guidelines 1.1 and it is OpenAIRE compliance,
    • DRIVER Guidelines 2.0, helping journal to become DRIVER compliant.
    • Indexing of published content in Google Scholar.
    • Indexing of published content in Scientific Indexing Services (SIS)
    • Journal COUNTER compliant.

    Unlike previous issues of the Library Waves, the current issue of contains the article related to library and information science practices, technological as well as not techno aspects. We are committed to provide quality publication to the academic world. All authors, readers and patrons suggestions and feedbacks are highly welcome. Please feel free to share your experiences in using our new Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform.

    Christmas Day, 2017                                                              Dr. Pankaj Kumar Singh

    Place: Pantnagar                                                                    Dr. Shri Ram Pandey

  • Jan - Jun 2017
    Vol 3 No Issue 1 (2017)

    From the Editors Desk

    Future of librarianship and library professionals in India is very much dependent upon the ability to acquire and adapt to cutting edge technologies, pedagogy, curriculum, infrastructure and resources. This is not new in the information world, but it is bitter truth that we are lagging behind from many other countries in terms of curriculum and library practices.

    Looking at the current scenario of Library practices and curriculum design of Library Science schools in India, there exists a huge gap. Hardly any Library Science school works closely in association with libraries. In UK, there is synergy between the librarianship and Library & Information centers. Even western world is much ahead of us in terms of library services offered.

    “Library Wave” provides an opportunity to the library professionals and academia to showcase the current research trends and practices of librarianship. We are happy to share with you that this journal is included in the UGC approved list of Journals. This is a beginning and a great motivation for working hard and ensuring that quality research papers are published. All the papers published by Library Waves pass through rigorous blind reviewing and plagiarism check. This current journal issue covers diverse articles stimulating curiosity, with their thought provoking quality research work amongst academicians, scholars and students.

    We are committed to provide you broad coverage of timely and important communications on pertinent issues. We sincerely appreciate the continued support of contributors and readers alike. As always, we actively welcome your comments and submissions concerning to any relevant issue. Please do feel free to write us at editorlibrarywaves@gmail.com.

     June 30, 2017                                                                          Dr. Pankaj Kumar Singh

    Place: Pantnagar                                                                    Dr. Shri Ram Pandey

      

  • July - Dec 2016
    Vol 2 No 2 (2016)

    From the Editors Desk

    On behalf of our Editorial Team we heartily welcome all our readers to this issue vol. 2(2) of the Journal “Library Waves”. This issue covers a variety of topics concerning to e-resource management, e-resource usage studies, information seeking behavior, content analysis, LIS education and job market expectations, etc.  We hope these topics of your interest will be able to educate and provoke discussion amongst our reader community.

    The higher education and particularly academic librarianship are at the crossroads due to the emergence of new tools and techniques of teaching and learning during the last two decades. Traditional libraries are gradually transforming into digital and virtual libraries. Introduction of e-learning, e-publishing and strong advocacy for open source contents are posing challenges for the users and professionals. The pattern of teaching and learning is undergoing major changes creating opportunities for librarians to play a new role in knowledge transfer. The expectations form library fraternity is ever increasing and posing new challenges for us.

     Returning to our current issue, we again present you diverse and stimulating articles from academicians, scholars and students. The Editorial Board would like to thank all the contributing authors for their valuable contributions. We are committed to provide our readers a broad coverage of topics, thoughtful, analytical communications on emerging issues. We sincerely appreciate the continued overwhelming support of our contributors and readers alike. As always, we actively welcome your comments and concerns on any pertinent issue. Please do feel free to write us on Editor’s email: editorlibrarywaves@gmail.com.

     

    Christmas Day, 2016                                                              Dr. Pankaj Kumar Singh

    Place: Pantnagar                                                                    Dr. Shri Ram Pandey

     

  • Jan - June 2016
    Vol 2 No 1 (2016)

    From the Editors Desk

    As the information technologies are changing day-today and growing at a tremendous speed, the knowledge society is becoming more complex, competitive and dependent on technological changes and information explosion. The need for e-information services to the users are also growing and becoming very essential. The impact of web based e-learning and teaching environment has influenced every facet of library and information services in academic libraries and providing new opportunities and challenges to the library professional for involvement in the knowledge based society including electronic and multimedia publishing, Internet based-information services, global networking, web based digital resources etc.

     Future of the academic library certainly lies in the academic librarian becoming more and more of a curator and creator, trading in the traditional passive role for a much more active and collaborative one. Very exciting, this reinforces our need to define the role of academic libraries and information professionals in the future and now as we are evolving. Some of the scenarios are only a threat rather than an opportunity if we are not players in the future. These emerging trends in digital technologies and their applicability to information handling activities added new challenges to knowledge professionals. Library and Information Centres (LICs) have to play role of facilitator and aggregator and the information professionals have to be adaptable and multi-skilled in order to survive in an environment of constant and rapid change.

    Current issue of the ‘Library Waves’ incorporates research papers from the variety of information professionals and academic communities. We hope that this high quality of research papers will play a vital role to enhance your skills for information selection, storage and retrieval. We are thankful for our reviewers for their timely and critical review and comments. Library Waves is never being leg behind in adapting new technological tools in scholarly publishing. We have deployed in practice a plagiarism detection tool TURNITIN for every research paper submitted to Library Waves. We are committed for the time bond and inclusion of high quality research paper in Library Waves. Your suggestions and feedbacks are single point catalysis for continuous improvement of this Journal; please feel free to write us on editorlibrarywaves@gmail.com.

    Independenceday, 2016                                                          Dr. Pankaj Kumar Singh

    Place: Pantnagar                                                                       Dr. Shri Ram Pandey 

     

  • July - Dec 2015
    Vol 1 No 2 (2015)

    From the Editors Desk

    Welcome to the second issue of the Journal ‘The Library Waves’. This issue covers a variety of topics; ones we hope will interest, educate, and provoke discussion among our readership. Let’s start the discussion with a famous quotation given by Carl Edward Sagan, an American astronomer and cosmologist, in his book Cosmos. His thoughts clearly reflect the role and importance of libraries. He opined that:   

     “The library connects us with the insight and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species. I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries”.

    Twenty first century brought lots of changes in storage, retrieval and dissemination of information products and services. Library and Information Centers are no longer able to exist merely by providing the traditional package of information but have accepted as part of their mission the provision of cutting edge technologies, Internet terminals and Web access for their users. Internet and its associated technologies are emerged as an important societal communications medium and played a role of catalyst in scholarly communication. World Wide Web and Libraries and Information Centers both are considered as an information resource. The central question is that whether libraries and the Internet can coexist, peacefully, in twenty-first-century society or Internet can replace the libraries. The answer is too simple but lucid i.e. The Internet is not a substitute for the library, but a search tool to be used in addition to traditional sources in the library.

     Turning to our current journal issue, we again present a diverse selection of stimulating articles from academician, scholars and students. The Editorial Board would like to thank all of the Authors for their contributions. We are committed to providing our readers with broad coverage of timely and important communications issues, and we sincerely appreciate the continued support of contributors and readers alike. As always, we actively welcome your comments and submissions concerning any issues, please feel free to write us.

    Christmas day, 2015                                                              Dr. Pankaj Kumar Singh

    Place: Pantnagar                                                                    Dr. Shri Ram Pandey 

  • Jan - Jun 2015
    Vol 1 No 1 (2015)

    From The EditorsDesk

     In the changing scenario of advancement of new technologies, libraries have to establish value as 'place of collaboration, learning and innovation' by considering technology as enabler which facilitate knowledge creation and sharing and promote knowledge management services in Libraries. Deployment of technology in libraries must takes place in various ways, not only including changes about management thought, manage system, and manage mode, but also innovations about work content, service mode, and self-development of librarians. Today popular internet search engines have altered the role of libraries by offering students easier ways to discover research materials online and cutting the necessity of physically visiting a library. On the other hand, librarians, concerned with library usability rates, now have more flexibility undertaking marketing efforts through the use of the internet, thus expanding the horizon of finding new ways of advertising library services. Increasing the visibility of their library through high technologies has become the top priority of librarians. The introduction of technologies that are Web 2.0 oriented has added an element of fun to the user experience; moreover, these technologies expose users to informally published materials produced by colleagues and promote the sharing of digital materials and user expertise. Although users still consider library resources much more trustworthy and credible than web search engines, internet encyclopaedias, and other freely available web services, the typical information seeker is attracted to the ease of use and the online availability of content that the latter resources provide. 'Library Waves' is an effort to add a valuable academic creativity to the library and information science horizon and covers the numerous significant ideas of broad spectrum of topics related to ICT enabled library services. This first issue contain a total number of eight papers. We are thankful to the contributors who have shown great interest to the 'Library Waves'.

    Vijayadasmi, 2015                                                                          Dr. Pankaj Kumar Singh

    Place: Kanpur                                                                                  Dr. Shri Ram Pandey

     

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