International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Pattern of Information use by Researchers in Library and Information Science
Dr. Vaishali Khaparde

The present study attempts on the pattern of information use by researcher in the field of library and information science. It is based on the references appended to International Journal of “Library Hi Tech” during 2005-2009. The present study is based on 3876 references appended to 247 articles contributed by the authors in Library Hi Tech. It was found that Journals Citations are more in number the other citations. In Authorship pattern it was found that Solo Research is Predominant than Collaborative Research. The degree of research collaboration was calculated and it was found that the single authorship trend increased gradually in Library Hi Tech. .It was seen that researchers cite latest documents. Universities are the major contributors. The study shows the half life period of Library Hi Tech literature is 24 years approximately.

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