Social Science Information in India: Efforts Towards Bibliographical Control

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  • Author :S.D. Vyas
  • Year of Publication :1992
  • ISBN: :9788170224457
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 280
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Sociology

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About the Book :

In the beginning of the 20th century, there were few institutions of higher education and social science Libraries in India. Collections of the libraries were then small, and the proliferation of social science information limited. Hence the problem o f bibliographical control did not exist but after Independence not only the proliferation of social science information increased, a number of higher education and social science libraries also developed to meet the information research needs of social science scholars making bibliographical control a necessity. Social Science Information in India: Effort Towards Bibliographical Control attempts to analyse the development of social sciences in India, and the bibliographical attempts made by individuals and institutions. Evaluates the state of bibliographical control of Social Sciences. Seeks to study the information gathering habits of social sciences scholars, and how they feel about the usefulness and effectiveness of the bibliographical sources and what help they from libraries and information centres.

About Author :

S.D. Vyas (b. 1945) at present University Librarian of Banasthali Vidyapith (a deemed university institution), Rajasthan, received his M.A. (Geography) degree from the University of Udaipur in 1966, B. Lib. Sc. in 1967 and M. Lib. Sc. in 1971 from the University of Delhi. He is a recipient of the Das Gupta Memorial Gold Medal for M. Lib. Sc. examination. He earned his Ph. D. Degree from the University of Rajasthan in 1989. He has taught Library Science at the University of Rajasthan (1971), the University of Delhi (1971-72) and P. G. Diploma in Library Science course run by the Delhi Library Association (1972-78). He has given special lectures at the Dakshin Bharat Hindi Pracharini Sabha, Hyderabad (1989-90). He is life member of Indian Library Association and Academy of Library Science and Documentation, Hyderabad. Dr. Vyas was Librarian of Hindu College, Delhi (1972-80). He then joined the American Studies Research Centre, Hyderabad, as Deputy Librarian (1980-89) and Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan, as University Librarian in 1989. He has to his credit three books, twenty five articles, two monographs, eight reviews and has presented five papers in the ILA, IASLIC and local conferences. He has participated in 50 national and international conferences held in the country and has give special lectures.