University libraries are the centre for global information access and dissemination, their primary role is to assist library users in the process of transforming information to knowledge. Despite the importance of University libraries, their development in developing countries is generally perceived to be inadequate. At the same time university libraries have remained central to the management of scholarly communication and for centuries they have been repository of written record and powerful symbol of human intellectual achievement. In spite of the recognition that libraries play as a key role in development and success of higher education, in many parts of the developing world there is a near total collapse of University library and information services. This book is written with the back information that management and establishment of University Libraries in Kenya and developing countries is faced with a lot challenges. The book has clearly brought into light the origin of libraries and has highlighted fundamental process that ought to be taken in the establishment and management of University Libraries. The book provides clear guidance on the important role of University
The Five Laws of Library Science are a perennial source of inspiration for services and guidance for the dynamic development of the subject. ‘Moreover, these laws provide the basis to establish to develop or to reorganize the library and information system for information storage and retrieval. Application of information technology tools have supported the various activities of library organization and management for accomplishing the information business in university libraries and indeed to satisfy the basic essence of Five Laws of Library Science. It has been examined that the five laws of library science interprete the library and its services not only in the old contexts of the society but also in the context of modern information society. On account of this accountability of the five laws of library science vis-a-vis applications of information technology for the organization, Management and dissemination of information took place in University Libraries of Rajasthan have been examined and evaluated.
The concept of quality management originated in Japan and later moved into the USA and other countries. The theory of quality management has been growing rapidly and important for all service sectors. Libraries adopt management techniques to give their best in the form of services and products to its users. But, it is very difficult to give best products and services. There is no universally acceptable tools and techniques to measure and improve the quality of products and services in libraries. TQM is one of such technique used for the improvement and maintenance of quality or performance of the libraries. Therefore, it is necessary for library and information professionals to understand core concepts, methods and techniques used in TQM. The book is to examine the application of Total Quality Management in University Libraries of India and to measures the perception of users as they relate to quality of information products and services, and to determine how far the libraries has succeeded in delivering such services to its users. The study also highlights the brief theoretical framework about the concept of quality, statistical quality control and TQM application in LIS.
Finance plays a vital role in the administration and Management of any organization. Library as a service organization also needs sufficient finance to perform its routine activities as well as to provide better services to its users.Day by day the prices of information sources are increasing and on the other hand library budgets are decreasing. Hence the researcher felt it necessary to study the financial management of college libraries.
In a teaching and research university departmental libraries are necessary like that of soul in the existence of human body. The major duty of the university library is the provision of departmental libraries for the students and teachers. The Punjabi University has 58 teaching and research departments in Science and humanities along with the specialized departments of human Biology, Space Science, Nuclear physics, Defence Studies, Anthropological Linguistic, business Management, Journalism and other vocational courses. The university has a highly qualified teaching staff numbering over 600. The number of postgraduate students on the roll is about 8000. Also, in various departments about 200 researchers are doing research in different fields.
The transmission of information from an individual or unit to another is important in our day today activity in the University Libraries. The flow of information from one point to another and between individuals is helpful in taking timely decisions and actions especially in the university Libraries. The system of communication in most libraries calls for research especially in taking timely decisions and actions in Library management meetings that either concerns staff matters/ official in the Library. The communication in the university library calls for research as junior staff of the libraries sometimes could not relate well with senior subordinate due to differences in their designation. The need to identify specific ways in which communication between library management staff and non-management staff became evident if job satisfaction and increase productivity is to be obtained in the libraries. The book address channels of communication in Nigerian Libraries with reference to two university libraries, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Federal University Libraries, Lafia. Librarians, library schools, lecturers, business organizations etc. will find this book very useful.
ICT application in university libraries of Rajasthan has become inevitable in an era of information explosion and widespread use of digital information resources. Effective application of ICT in university libraries of Rajasthan shall help in performing their operations and services most efficiently. Rajasthan university libraries have been applying ICT for providing efficient services and resources, but efforts are yet not enough. Though a few university libraries in Rajasthan have basic hardware and software facilities yet, ICT based resources and services are not reaching to the users to expected extent. The study under investigation concludes that most of the university libraries in Rajasthan need proper ICT infrastructure including hardware, software and humanware, and library staffs have to be trained properly to make use of the resources optimally both conventional and digital resources. Librarians and the library staff both have to be trained to achieve total quality management. Moreover two important issues have to be addressed. These are ‘change’ and ‘high communicative ability’ of librarians. Library professionals working in university libraries of Rajasthan should know
Effects of disasters all over the world are numerous and impact negatively on a country’s economy. To curb this problem, disaster management is very important for any organization, since they have valuable resources such as buildings, equipment (computers, photocopiers), furniture, books or records, rare materials, antiquities that needs to be protected against destruction and personnel from being injured or killed by disaster occurrence. Governments and organisations whether private or public incur a lot of resources in terms of (time, finances, equipment, buildings, recruiting qualified human resources) to help them improve their nations and/or organisations to make them compete well with others. This book therefore addresses issues on disaster cases in libraries and beyond. It delves in to finding ways of curbing disasters both natural, manmade and those of moribund type; the book suggest establishment of disaster management policy and department that is mandated to handle disaster cases in any established institutions where information is stored and used. The book is a must read for disaster policy makers, information managers and custodians of social memory.
This book makes an effort to provide an outline of library systems and services of selected major university libraries in Bangladesh. Application of information technology, availability of reading materials, use of application software, user services, housekeeping operations, networking accessibility of libraries, problems in computerization and networking in university libraries are discussed. The problems of application of IT in these libraries were the lack of fund, IT facilities, and skilled library professionals. The process requires adequate funding and skilled library professionals to implement the electronic systems and services in university libraries of Bangladesh. These libraries have progressed gradually in building a digital library despite the resource constraints. At final stage, I tried to provide a model plan applicable for university libraries in Bangladesh as well as for the academic libraries of Least Developing Countries (LDC). This book might be helpful for the students, practicing librarians, information professionals, teachers, faculties, and those who are interested to conduct research in the field of Information Science and Library Management.
Human Resource Management, management strategy emphasizing the individual employee as against collective relations between management and labour. Human resource management (HRM) involves management relying less on hierarchy, instruction, and command; and, instead, becoming more participative and open. The aim is to promote cooperative relations between management and employees and to avoid the often adversarial behavior associated with traditional industrial relations.
The study acknowledges the increasing potential of various forms of Diaspora capital (intellectual, social and financial), which provides fertile ground for research studies on different aspects of Diaspora. The monograph is also an appeal to policy makers, who need to acknowledge that Diaspora is not only an unexploited national resource, but Diaspora communities are also marginalized constituencies. Extended data base, which also includes close to 7000 Serbian PhD’s, show that practically there is no single field (academic, research, cultural, entrepreneurial, and sport) in which Serbian Diaspora is not significantly represented. The model of the Diaspora Virtual University (DVU) embodies a framework designed to enhance transformation of brain drain into brain gain through brain chain (networks) and the necessary enabling processes. DVU may be the nucleus and, eventually, the hub of congregation of experts living in Diaspora. The findings serve as theoretical and practical resource for academics, researchers and policy makers, as they corroborate the importance of DVU for the creation of knowledge economy frameworks in other countries with significant Diaspora.
In his book entitled ‘Legal Framework for Establishment of a Private University in Swaziland’, Dr. Carlos Vicente Mbanze provides a theoretical framework for the establishment and management of Southern Africa Nazarene University in Swaziland. A literature review indicated that although the private higher education system was in the process of being developed, the underdevelopment of the system had resulted in uncertainty regarding the legal process for the establishment of the university and the development and implementation of relevant education legislation and policies. Dr. Mbanze designed a unique organisational and management structure for the university in question and made recommendations for improving the legal process for the establishment of private higher education institutions in Swaziland
This book gives a comparative study of state funded universities in Western India in terms of financial resources and its utilization and provide policy option for enhancement of university libraries. This work has been carried out by using primary and secondary sources from various libraries.Questionnaire were circulated to each of the seventeen university librarians (State funded non-agricultural University libraries) to collect statistical data relating to various sources of library funding, fund allocation, and library expenditures in the university libraries. The author has made efforts to collect 60 years statistical data of Pune University and compared it with Western Indian Universities from 2004/2005 to 2008/2009 The author has taken a sneak review of financial management library and its development, present scenario of library funding and its mechanism, use of technology in the libraries, factors influencing libraries in today’s scenario followed by the role of libraries.The out put of this research will be useful for resource generation, man-power, resource sharing, and minimize the expenditure of university libraries for better result.
Managing change is a crucial and highly essential activity of any institution. In this material the study of managing the change with the help of Business Process Reengineering (BPR) implementation and its contribution to service delivery was conducted in 2009 by considering Mekele University, one of the higher education institutions in Ethiopia. The objectives of the study were to assess how change implemented in the University was managed and what were its contributions to service delivery. In order to achieve these objectives, descriptive survey research method was employed. Analysis of data revealed that the university has made significant efforts in implementing BPR and brought about remarkable results in the areas of student services. On the other hand, the university faced several challenges in the course of implementing BPR. The major challenges were the ICT infrastructure that was to capacitate the change remained a plan and employees were not motivated to implement the change. This work is important for professionals in the management sciences and for anyone who has interest in efficient and effective work environment in order to achieve organizational objectives.
Information and Communication technology (ICT) has revolutionized the way of collection, storage, processing, dissemination and access to information. Recent technological developments such as explosive growth of Internet and WWW, sophisticated search engines, fast processing power and reducing cost of the computers, high bandwidth networks and increasing number of electronic publications assist the libraries in providing extensive access to the variety of information sources and provide a way to enrich the teaching and learning environment. Accessibility to the required information at a fast rate as well as quick response to the query is the expectations of users. These factors are responsible for the changes in library environment. Therefore changes cannot be neglected and for continuous improvement, new ways of management techniques have to be adopted by the libraries. The present work is a study of select libraries of Management institutes in India. During the study, special reference is given to the libraries of Management Institutes under the jurisdiction of University of Pune. The primary objective of this study is to find out the status of the Libraries of Management Instit