Literature search, Other Management

LITERATURE SEARCH:

The ultimate objective of any documentation or information activity is to provide the user with the information he needs, to the extent he requires, within a reasonable timeand cost frame. Let us now examine all these elements involved in information retrieval, and what literature search is all about. The user could be a layman who needs information to satisfy his curiosity, a student who needs more details than what is provided by the text book, a technical worker needing information to perform a certain  task (e.g., a new welding process or a special distillation or purification technique), a research worker embarking on a new area of research, a product manager contemplating a new product line, or an administrator who has/to give his decision on anew project report or formulate a new strategy. Obviously, the nature and extent of information required by each, of them are different. Moreover, the urgency for getting information varies in different circumstances. While some of the needs of most of the users can be satisfied by the routine reference service provided by a good library, the needs of some others, especially research workers and project managers, can be satisfied only by extensive literature search entailing the use of several resources of a modem information centre and the skill and ingenuity of the information scientists.  

Posted Date: 10/23/2012 8:54:06 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Literature search, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Literature search, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Literature search Discussions

Write discussion on Literature search
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
M odel which supports EPM Enterprise project management is an optimistic trait of the organisation that changes the way business is conducted through projects. A replica of an

Conventional Shelving: As you may have observed in most libraries, books are kept on open shelves which are usually arranged in  parallel rows  with passages from 75 to 80 cm

Communities of Practice Differ and Structure Though a neighbourhood is called a community, not every community is called Community of Practice. Similarly, not everything which

Knowledge  The dictionary definition of knowledge is 'organised body of information or the comprehension and understanding, consequent on having acquired an organised body of

L C Descriptive Rules:   Library of Congress. Rules for Descriptive cataloging at the Library of Congress Adopted by the American Library Association. - Washington, D.C.: Libra

Question 1: You have just been appointed as Food & Beverage Controller of a major Food & Beverage operation within a medium-size hotel. Explain in detail the various areas you

NON-BOOK MATERIALS: The term "non-book materials" (=NBM) includes  four categories of information sources drawn from the  second edition of  the Anglo-American  Cataloguing Ru

Problem 1 Social systems are political as power relations inevitably enter into social relations. (i) In what ways are politics divisive and conflictual in a school organiz

Referral Centres: A referral centre is some sort of "information desk" for the scientific and technical community which does not provide enquirers directly with the informatio

The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award The  Malcolm  Baldrige  national  Quality  Award  is  the  premier  award  for quality achievements and business excellence in the U