Awareness regarding plagiarism and fair use of copyrighted work: a survey amongst Doctoral Students of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow


M.L.I.Sc Student,

Department of Library and Information Science,

Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow -226025.



Dr.Sharad Kumar Sonkar

(Corresponding Author)

Assistant Professor & Supervisor,

Department of Library and Information Science,

Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow -226025.



In this information society, the new information occurs within microseconds and is also accessible to the wide range of users. Technology is developing day-by-day, and the ways of accessing information are also getting changed. In this digital world, the information is easily available and because of this, misuse of information is increasing. This creates a threat to the original creative work. Therefore, management of copyright is a new issue. With the existence of several laws and acts, the violation of copyright is still going-on in every field and in different parts of the world. This violation of copyright is a worldwide problem, mainly due to the people are still less aware about Intellectual property Right (IPR) and especially copyright in academic world. Due to wide use of information technology, now it become possible to access the information easily through databases, Internet, electronic resources in various formats. Standing within this state of our society, the investigator selected the present topic and decided to conduct the study on doctoral students. Doctoral students are considered as the generator of new information so it cannot be overemphasized that they should be aware about copyright. This study has been conducted to investigate and explore the awareness of plagiarism and fair use among the doctoral students. The paper deals with the basic concept of copyright, fair use and plagiarism and presented the findings related to awareness of copyright, various issues of copyright, treatment of quotation, level of awareness regarding plagiarism, various anti-plagiarism software, and awareness regarding fair use.

Use of social networking sites by the faculty members of Central Himalayan region: a study of Kumaun University

Karnika Nigam

Research Scholar

Department of Library & Information Science

BBAU, Lucknow, U.P., India

Dr. M.P. Singh

Associate Professor

Department of Library & Information Science

BBAU, Lucknow, U.P., India

Research Problem: The present study revealed about the use of social networking sites by the faculty members of Central Himalayan region. Kumaun University has been taken for the study, which is situated at this region

Methodology Applied: A closed questionnaire method was applied for the study. 200 questionnaires were distributed amongst faculty members of Kumaun University and only 114 respondents replied.

Results/conclusions: It is observed that majority of the faculty members of Kumaun University (KU) from all disciplines are aware of the SNSs and have accounts on them. 78.94 % faculties accessed Facebook through laptop at their home. 84.21% faculty members shared information through it and 64.04% used it for communication of research output. 59.65% faculty members of KU believed that SNS is relevant, active and interesting community, 56.14% used it for gaining valuable ideas. 71.05% of KU believed that SNS exposed to latest technology and 56.14% are satisfied with SNS

Recommendations: Library of Kumaun University should use these social networking sites in promoting their services amongst faculty members.

Collaborative Research and Authorship Pattern of Intellectual Property Rights

Chandran Velmurugan

Reserch Scholar

Periyar University, India

Dr. Natarajan Radhakrishnan

Associate Professor,

Periyar University, India.



This paper deals with growth and collaborative research pattern of scientific publications of Journal of Intellectual Property Rights (JIPR) during the selected eight years between 2007and -2014. The study revealed that the majority of 58 (14.95%) publications were produced by the contributors in the year 2013 and the maximum number of average length of the articles was i.e. 10.10 in the year 2013. The degree of collaboration in this journal is 0.36. Further, the study explored the year wise growth, author productivity, authorship pattern, volume wise and issue wise authorship, and the single and multi-authored papers and average citations, page distribution, rank wise geographical distribution of publications etc.

Awareness and Use of Employees’ State Insurance Services in Dharmadam Panchayat, Kerala

Rashida K. N.

Assistant Professor (On Contract)

Department of Library and Information Science

Kannur University, Thalassery Campus

Thalasssery-670661, Kerala



The paper discusses the level of awareness and use of Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) services among the industrial workers .The study also identifies the source of information about the ESI services and its barriers for accessing them. The author conducted a survey method by using a semi structured questionnaires. There are seven industries registered in the ESI schemes at Dharmadam Panchayat. The Data was collected only from Dharmadam workers. They are very few in number hence the investigator has not used any sampling technique; the whole population was taken for this study. The study found that all workers are aware and majority is utilizing the benefits of ESI services. It was also found that interpersonal communication is the main source of information about ESI scheme for workers. The results also reveals that a large majority of workers feels that bottlenecks in procedure and lack of medical facility as the main barrier in getting services from ESI dispensary. Suggestions are also made for the improvement of use of ESI schemes.

Desidoc Journal of Library and Information Technology during 2010-2014: A Bibliometric Analysis

Mr. Kundan Jha

Assistant Librarian

Hon’ble Judges Library

High Court of Chhattisgarh, Bilaspur, 495220

E mail ID

Ms. Tejaswini Gupta

Research Scholar (M.Phil.)

Department of Library & Information Science

Dr. C. V. Raman University, Bilaspur (C.G.)

E mail ID



This paper mainly describes about the number of articles published in the journal, “Desidoc Journal of Library and Information Technology” during the year 2010-2014. This paper analysis the year wise distribution of articles, details of paper cover page, authorship patterns, references, and subject wise break-up of the journals.

Utilization of Electronic Information Resources by Library Users at Assam University

Sumit Paul

MLISc Student, DLISc, Assam University, Silchar


Sur Chandra Singha

Research Scholar, DLISc, Assam University, Silchar


Shibojit Choudhary

Librarian, S. S. College, Hailakandi – 788151, Assam



The present study has been undertaken with a view to assess the awareness and usage patterns of electronic information resources by the library users of Assam University, Silchar. The study further aims to investigate the level of satisfaction among the users with the existing ICT infrastructure facilities available in the university library and the various problems encountered by them while accessing internet and electronic information resources. Primarily, questionnaire has been used as a data collection tool along with observations and informal interviews. A total of 110 questionnaires have been distributed randomly among the users who have visited the university library for accessing internet. The data collected through the survey has been analyzed using simple percentage technique and the responses are presented in tables and figures.

Use of N-LIST Services by the First Grade College students affiliated to Tumkur University, Tumkur: A Study


Senior Research Scholar

Dos in Library and Information Science,

University of Mysore


Dr. Mallinath Kumbar


Dos in Library and Information Science,

University of Mysore



The present study was carried out at First Grade Colleges such as Arts, Commerce and Science discipline first Grade Colleges affiliated to Tumkur University. These studies aim to examine the purpose of use, types of services, level of satisfaction, problem faced while accessing, training/ orientation program and preferred external storage medium for storing information resources downloaded via N-LIST Services. For this purpose the researchers prepared a well structured questionnaire and interview schedule as a tool for data collection and same was analyzed and presented with useful percentage analysis and suitable table for presentation of data. The article summarizes the results highlighting the major findings, suggestions and conclusion.

Bibliometric Analysis of “Journal of Emerging Market Finance” During 2002-2013

Dr. R. Senthil Kumar

Librarian (SG) & Head (Research), Department of Library and Information Science,

Kongunadu Arts & Science College (Autonomous), Coimbatore-641 029.



LIS, Research Scholar Ph.D (PT), Kongunadu Arts & Science College (Autonomous),

Coimbatore – 641 029. & Librarian, Dr.SNS.Rajalakshmi College of Arts & Science, (Autonomous), Coimbatore-641 049.



This paper presents a bibliometric analysis of the journal “Journal of Emerging Market Finance” for the period between 2002 to 2013.The analysis covers mainly authorship pattern, key words contribution of articles year wise, pages contribution of articles year wise, figures contribution of articles year wise, tables contribution of articles year wise, year wise distribution of citations . All the studies point towards the merits and weakness of the journal which will be helpful for its further development. Study reveals that most of the articles were contributed by Two authors 62(41.61%) this is followed by single author with 52 (34.90%) of the total articles.

Digital Literacy among Student Community in Hisar District: A Study

Neera Bansal


Fateh Chand College for Women, Hisar


Digital literacy is accepted as an essential tool for sustaining in today’s highly competitive marketplace. Government of India has also recognized the importance of digitally literate citizens and took initiatives in this direction. Digital literacy must be inseparable from other type of literacy. Higher education institutions have been responsible for generating an army of skilled and informed citizens. Hence, digital literacy assessment must be a regular feature in higher education institutions. In the ever changing society, Information Technology has become a critical tool for survival. The present study was undertaken to access digital literacy of the students of F.C.College for Women, Hisar. For the purpose of data collection, questionnaires were distributed among 280 students from Arts, Commerce and Science faculty. The findings reveal that a good percentage of students from commerce stream possess their own desktop, laptop and smartphones. 45.52 % students are familiar with E-mail whereas in the case of Twitter, Blog and Skype the figure is very low. The digital competence of students was tested by framing a few questions and the students of Arts faculty are not very confident in many operations. To improve the current picture, digital literacy skills must be imparted in every graduate because only then they can become a part of the knowledge society.

Influence of Internet Connectivity and Collaboration on the Research Productivity of Librarians in Colleges of Education in Nigeria

G.A. Babalola (Ph.D)

Department of library and information technology,

School of Sciences and Technology Education,

Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria


The study examined the influence of internet connectivity and collaboration among colleagues as influencing factors on the research productivity of librarians in colleges of education in Nigeria. Research design used for the study is survey. Total enumeration was used to cover all the 356 librarians in the 63 public colleges of education that existed in Nigeria as at 2012. Two (2) instruments were used to collect data. The instruments are: Librarians’ productivity scale (r=0.71) and Librarians’ environmental scale (r=0.88). Statistical package of social science (SPSS) was used to analyse the collected data. Finding from the study revealed that the publications output of majority of the librarians was far below average and that internet connectivity and synergy among colleagues had positive correlation on research productivity of librarians in colleges of education in Nigeria. It is recommended amongst others that the authorities of the colleges of education in Nigeria should do everything possible to optimise the research productivity of the librarians and no effort should be spared to connect their offices to functional internet services.