Journal of Current Trends in Library and Information Science http://jctl.org/index.php/jctl <p>JCTL launched in April 2014 and now we are inviting research papers from academics - Faculty members and Librarians, corporate executives, researchers and other interest groups.</p> <p>JCTL (PRINT ISSN: 2348-8395) is an International Refereed journal. The journal is committed to rapidly delivering high-quality research findings and results to the world. It publishes yearly two issues and it is available in print as well as in online. We invite original research work, in the form of full length articles, in the field of Library and Information Science focusing on recent trends.</p> <p>Kindly send your manuscripts in 3000 to 5000 words with typed in double line spacing with consecutive page numbers with each contribution must carry an informative title followed by name, designation and affiliation of the contributor(s) with their email Id.</p> <p>An informative abstract of manuscript should contain about 150-200 words. Acronyms and abbreviations should be spelt out in full when first used in manuscript. Articles should have a complete references in APA style and it should be listed in the end of the manuscripts.</p> <p>The Paper will under go for Double Blind Review. The Publisher will not collect any processing fee from Authors.</p> <p>Kindly send your articles to editorjctl@gmail.com</p> en-US Journal of Current Trends in Library and Information Science 2348-8395 Development of a Light weight Learning Management System using Open Source Software Drupal http://jctl.org/index.php/jctl/article/view/1 <p align="Justify">The use of ICT during the past decade has fundamentally changed the way we learn. ELearning has enhanced the experience of learning through text, audio, images, animation and streaming videos, which made classroom learning less relevant. There are several open source and commercial tools and software available to provide E-Learning programs with just a dick away.This article sha re s the experience in implementing a custom built lightweight Learning Management System based on Drupal, one of the most advanced web content management systems. It discusses about various modules available in Drupal, which can be used to make it a full-featured Learning Management System.</p> B Maruthu Pandiyan Madhuresh Singhal ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 1 1& 2 1 5 Analysis of the Dimensions of Information Literacy Competency http://jctl.org/index.php/jctl/article/view/4 <p align="Justify">This study reports on the data collected with regard to information literacy competency from the. full-time research scholars of University of Madras and its affiliated colleges for their overall information literacy competency Data has been analysed on the dimensions of information literacy competency viz., information management competency, information search literacy competency, information need assessment competency, competency of information search through technology and competency of ethical use of information. </p> V Sakthi Regha B.S Swaroop Rani ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 1 1& 2 6 9 Advanced Data Mining Procedures to Handle a Big Data Set: Research and Researchers’ Direction http://jctl.org/index.php/jctl/article/view/5 <p align="Justify">The aim of this paper is to brief the advanced research methods (Saravanan, T  2013a) for the LIS researchers as well as data mining procedures when the researchers face a big data set. The opted sample data (5114) comprises the research output of the country GERMANY, one of the developed nations in the field of Artificial Intelligence a subfield of Computer Science during the period 2002-2006. Germany research contributions are showing its status in scientific research. Sufficient records related to the Artificial Intelligence discipline have been captured from INSPEC a product of IEEE to carry out the research. The Sources Journal Articles and Conference Articles have been brought into the circle of the research by using the appropriate key terms. Study helps the researchers to incorporate new experimental designs in research and also keep their research on right track. Further, this study explores the progress of opted country research status in the field of AI. A well sophisticated data mining procedures have been applied to reach this target. This paper may pull the researchers into the boundaries of advanced level data mining, and also keep their research in the right direction. </p> T Saravanan ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 1 1& 2 10 22 Drowning in information but starved for knowledge http://jctl.org/index.php/jctl/article/view/6 <p align="Justify">The challenge of today’s  knowledge society is to control, organize and manage the information which is enormous in its growth both in print and also in digital. The advent of technology embraces the information industry to stretch its wings till sky. It also finds ways and means,  such as semantic web, data mining, etc. to combat information overload and participate in the user navigation process. The end user should be always aware in locating the quality information and enhance his/her knowledge. This article tries to analyze the critical issue and the utmost need of the  instructional role to be performed by librarians and educators in imparting thinking skills.</p> K S Kalyani . Ajit Prabhakaran ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 1 1& 2 23 25 A Study on level of awareness of computer and collaborative tools among Library and Information Science Professionals http://jctl.org/index.php/jctl/article/view/11 <p class="western" lang="en-US" align="JUSTIFY">This paper examines the preferred Open Source Software (OSS) for the various library services. The study was conducted among the librarians who are working in Engineering and Arts &amp; Science Institutions. A structured questionnaire was designed to collect the data from the respondents. The study analyzed the preference to implement OSS, maintenance of OSS and technical support for OSS. The majority of the Librarians in both institutions was preferred to implement OSS for the digital library service and Institutional Repository Service. OSS related to federated search was preferred by only few librarians. It is also found that 75.9% of the librarians were required technical support for customization of the software.<span style="color: #000000;">The study recommends that Library Professionals should aware of recent trends and technologies like Learning Management Systems and Federated Search Services for the effective utilization of ICT enabled services.</span></p> S Swaminathan G Karthikeyan ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 1 1& 2 26 32 Research Productivity and Citations of Universities in South Tamil Nadu : A study based Indian Citation Index (ICI) http://jctl.org/index.php/jctl/article/view/16 <p align="Justify">An Indian Citation Index database is a powerful tool that lets you search,track, measure and collaborate in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities to turn raw data/information into the powerful knowledge.This paper is discussed the published research articles and its citation among Universities in South Tamil Nadu. During 2009 to 2013, there were 377 articles published from the analysis, highest publications in the year 2009,  81 (21.49%) articles were published by three universities</p> S Dhanavandan M Tamizhchelvan ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 1 1& 2 33 37 Implementation and Maintenance of Open Source Software for ICT Based Library Services in Engineering and Arts & Science Institutions: A Comparative Study http://jctl.org/index.php/jctl/article/view/12 <p align="Justify">This paper examines the preferred Open Source Software (OSS) for the various library services. The study was conducted among the librarians who are working in Engineering and Arts &amp; Science Institutions. A structured questionnaire was designed to collect the data from the respondents. The study analyzed the preference to implement OSS, maintenance of OSS and technical support for OSS. The majority of the Librarians in both institutions was preferred to implement OSS for the digital library service and Institutional Repository Service. OSS related to federated search was preferred by only few librarians. It is also found that 75.9% of the librarians were required technical support for customization of the software. The study recommends that Library Professionals should aware of recent trends and technologies like Learning Management Systems and Federated Search Services for the effective utilization of ICT enabled services.</p> B Jeyapragash K.S. Sivakumaren ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 1 1& 2 38 43 Authorship Pattern of Marine Canobacteria Research in India: A Scientometric Analysis http://jctl.org/index.php/jctl/article/view/22 <p>The study examines Marine Cyanobacteria Research in India as revealed by the scholarly publication indexed in Aquatic Science and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) data base on CD/ROM for a period of ten years from 2005to 2014. It was seen that the analyses included research growth, author productivity,authorshippattern , Geographical distribution of the literature, citation analysis rank, global publications’share,citation impact, share of international collaborative papers and major collaborative partner countries<br />and patterns of research communication in most productive journals. Most of the<br />researchers preferred to publish their research results in 1869 journal articles. The authorship trend shows that, out of total2212 research literatures published, 85% of them or published under the joint author of publications in Marine<br />Cyanobacteria research output. It is observed that author productivity is not in agreement with Lotka's law. This shows that team research is prevalent in the<br />area of Marine Cyanobacteria. It also analysess the characteristics of most<br />productive institutions, authors and high-cited papers.</p> C Ranganathan ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 1 1& 2 44 50 Management Information System Research Output: A Scientometric Study http://jctl.org/index.php/jctl/article/view/24 <p>In this study we have made an  attempt to quantitatively analyze the research trends in Manag ement  Infor mation System with the help of scientific publications reflected in the popular database web of science during the period 1989 to 2013 (totally 25 years). This paper presents a study of productivity, characteristics and various aspects of global publication in the field of Management Information System research output. The active author is “Huang GH” from China Agricultural University. Majority of articles from the two, three and four authors team which are really a positive aspect in collaboration. highest contributing authors in three authors team. The highest exponential growth rate is 4.32 percents found during the year 1991.</p><p> </p> N Amsaveni M Manikandan ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 1 1& 2 51 55 Digital Literacy of Faculties in Management Institutions of Puducherry: A Survey http://jctl.org/index.php/jctl/article/view/23 <p>The learning resources in digital format , apart  from  the traditional sources found in libraries, are proliferating in terms of quantity, speed, and variety  of  formats  o f information due to numerous reasons. It is obvious that the users in the digital environment face many problems associated with selection, identification, evaluate and use ethically the information required. This paper was an attempt to assess the digital literacy skills of Faculty members from four institutions in Puducherry that offer management related courses. A total of 23 respondents were studied based on the questionnaires. The result revealed that 72.6% of the faculties were aware of digital sources. Faculties mainly used these sources for academic and research purposes. Online sharing tools like Email, Facebook, Google+, You tube and Skype were very familiar among the respondents. The subject related databases such as Elsevier, Blackwell, Springer, INFORMS, and CMIE were found to be familiar among the respondents.<strong></strong></p> R Sevukan V Gomathy ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 1 1& 2 56 61 Analytical Study of Library and Information Science Journals – ALIS & DESIDOC http://jctl.org/index.php/jctl/article/view/25 <p>This paper discusses the analysis of two major journals belonging to Library and Information Science viz. ALIS (Annals of Librar y and Infor mation Studies ) and DESIDOC  ( Journal of Library &amp;Information Technology) during the period 2006-2013 which presents a clear picture on the growth and development pattern of journals such as year-wise, authorship pattern, distribution of depth subjects, institution wise,citation pattern. These two journals are very popular in the field of LIS and also these two journals are open access journals.</p><p> </p> J Alamelu V Geetha ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 1 1& 2 62 66 Use of Social Networking Sites by PG Students and Research Scholars of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (India) : A Survey http://jctl.org/index.php/jctl/article/view/26 <p>Advancement in information communication technology has significant impact on the communication and dissemination of information on the web. Web is a common platform to acquire and share information without any discrimination . Social networking sites empower to the users for efficiently, expedite and exchange their ideas, thoughts, on social, cultural and academic interest. This paper deals with use of social networking website and describes the awareness, popularity and frequency of  visit. It is also highlighted the purposes to utilize social networking websites. This study also explored the opinions of the users regarding barriers, advantages &amp; disadvantages of social networking sites.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> . Sharad Kumar Sonker ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 1 1& 2 67 71 Virtual Resource Sharing : Grid Computing http://jctl.org/index.php/jctl/article/view/60 <p>Technical&nbsp;Education&nbsp;in&nbsp;Tamilnadu plays a vital role in&nbsp;disseminating knowledge relating&nbsp;to engineering education. It has&nbsp;four technical universities, more&nbsp;than 6 deemed universities, more&nbsp;than 200 engineering colleges&nbsp;and 175 polytechnic&nbsp; Colleges&nbsp;which are situated all parts of&nbsp;Tamilnadu.&nbsp;Especially&nbsp;the&nbsp;Polytechnic Colleges rendering&nbsp;services at the entry level of&nbsp;technical education and moulded&nbsp;the young Indians in the&nbsp;technological fields. In these&nbsp;institutions, knowledge centres<br>are occupying the key role in&nbsp;imparting knowledge in the minds&nbsp;of faculty members, student&nbsp;community and other academic&nbsp;community.</p> <p>The knowledge&nbsp;disseminated to the user&nbsp;community in polytechnic college&nbsp;not healthy as we are&nbsp;anticipating. Hence this paper&nbsp;aimed to develop a healthy trend&nbsp;in dissemination by way of Grid&nbsp;computing i.e. make all the&nbsp;resources available in one place&nbsp;in a electronic form with a motive&nbsp;to sharing of resources among&nbsp;the polytechnic colleges through&nbsp;online.</p> <p>The paper discussed&nbsp;main Objectives like Maximise&nbsp;the use of knowledge centre&nbsp;resources, Make the perfection in&nbsp;knowledge&nbsp;dissemination,&nbsp;Standardise the operations of&nbsp;knowledge centres and Meet the&nbsp;needs of users by resources&nbsp;available in the all the polytechnic&nbsp;colleges, Avoid duplication in&nbsp;huge investment. Also it&nbsp;discusses about how we can&nbsp;achieve&nbsp;that,&nbsp;Modes&nbsp;to&nbsp;implement&nbsp;this&nbsp;scheme,&nbsp;Functional requirement of each&nbsp;institution.</p> Sokkalingam A ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 1 1& 2 72 74