[LIS-Forum] Ph.D award
mraghunandana at rediffmail.com
Thu Sep 24 17:33:23 IST 2009
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Dear Professional friends,
I am happy to inform you all that, I have successfully completed and awarded Ph.D. Degree from Karnatak University, Dharwad for the thesis entitled “Use of Information Resources in UN (United Nations) Depository Centers in South India: A study with special reference to the policies, procedures and plan of action in view of the development of Internet”, under the auspicious guidance of Prof. C.R. Karisiddappa, UGC-Emeritus Fellow, Department of Studies in Library and Information Science, Karnatak University, Dharwad. I sincerely acknowledge the friends and professionals who directly and indirectly supported in getting my Ph.D. and those who have extended their moral support. I promise before the professional fraternity that, I will make justice to the profession with good vision and mission as I have got more responsibility after getting this degree.
Thanking you, with regards.
Dr. Raghunandana M.
Abstract of the Thesis
The United Nations is an inter-governmental organization dedicated to promoting peace and security among nations and developing global efforts to fight economic, social, cultural, and humanitarian problems. There are 408 UN Publications Depository Libraries in 146 Countries of the world today, in India there are 18 Depository Libraries. The publications brought by UNO and its other agencies like, UNESCO, WHO etc. are easily available in the market or at any other library because of their special nature, the establishment of Depository of UNO Publications in reputed libraries was brought into practice. So, these Centers are now able to fulfill the requirements of Researchers and others who are in need of them and it is also responsibility of each Depository Centre to work towards this end. However, it is found that these publications are not able to reach the users in a desired level of expectations and few studies on their in-depth information contents exist, and also !
as to their availability and use of these Publications from the Depository Libraries. An attempt is therefore made in this research study to examine the various issues related to the UNO and its other publications available through the Depository Libraries. Hence the study of UNO Publications Depository Libraries located in South India is undertaken for an in-depth and detailed study. The aim of the study is to find out how the UN depository resources reach to the end user and various effective mechanisms created for their optimum utilization with the available information technology facilities in particular in selected designated libraries. This research work is focused in the need analysis of the selected samples from seven Depository Libraries. The main aim of the study is to find out the awareness of UN Depository Information. As a part of the study a survey of seven Depository Libraries in South India through questionnaire method has been conducted successfully. !
The questionnaires mainly focused on the strengths of the Depository L
ibraries with regard to their information resources, awareness, budget, library collection, user education programmes, building, arrangement of the documents etc., The Information Technology infrastructure were also gathered.
Dr. Raghunandana M
Dept. of Library & Information Science
Bangalore - 560056
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