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Title: Serials work in a research library: A case study
Authors: Goil, N K
Issue Date: Dec-1966
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: States the trend of the publications of the serials. Describes the research library developments In India. Works out the job analysis in regards to the serials work, stating the nature of jobs to be attended to In a research library pertaining to serials work. States the work flow In regard to the acquisition, use and documentation work in the library of the Institute of Economic Growth. Describes the difficulties of work measurement and is of the view that the time study method is a convenient measurement study in regard to library work. Makes a time study regarding to 1. Recording of serials 2. Perusal and marking of articles 3. Preparation of entries 4. Classification and assignment of class numbers and 5. Arrangement and filing of entries. Cautions about the validity of such studies and opines that unless we build up a long time series of such studies from different libraries, we should not make any haste In drawing any conclusions or inferences from these isolated and adhoc studies. Further before we apply the results of the studies In calculating the staff requirements of a library, we should first decide what should constitute a nucleus for the functioning of a library with stated objectives and work-flow.
Page(s): 191-194
ISSN: 0975-2404 (Online); 0972-5423 (Print)
Appears in Collections:ALIS Vol.13(4) [December 1966]

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