ASSIGNMENTTITLE: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE M. PHIL AND PH. D THESIS IN THE DISCIPLINE OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND LIBRARY MANAGEMENT Submitted to; Dr. Muhammad Mezbah-ul-Islam Associate Professor, Department of Information Science and Library Management University of Dhaka Submitted by; Fahmida Akter, Rumana Eakub Joyee, Md. Murad Shake, Shahidullah, Rajib Hossain Khan; 4th Year 7th Semester, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka
“Education” and “Library” are two indivisible concepts, fundamentally related to and co-existentwith each other. Library education means educating students to be qualified librarians or informationscientists through organized instruction and training. According to UNESCO the goal of library education is to develop professionals who are qualified toestablished, manage, operate, and evaluate user-oriented information systems and services. In additionthe program should to familiarize students with the role of information in society and make them fullyaware of sources of information and develop skills for exploring these sources.Library Education in Bangladesh: The library and information science education in Bangladesh began in1952 when its London-trained Librarian, Mr. Fazal Elahi, introduced a 3-month training course for thelibrary staff at the Dhaka University Library. Consequently the Department of Library and InformationScience at Dhaka University came into being in 1959 which is now one of the most prominent institutionfor receiving higher degree in the discipline.Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.): Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) program in library science was approvedby the Dhaka University during the 1974-75 session but it commenced in the session 1976-77. It startedthe two-year M. Phil. Program with course work. One year is for course work and another year is forthesis. The students of the dept. of information science and library management who have secured 55%marks or CGPA 3.5 in their Master’s program can apply to enroll in the M. Phil. They will have to appearat the written test and face a viva voce to be enrolled in M. Phil.Doctor of Philosophy Ph. D.): The Doctor of Philosophy program in library science was approved byDhaka University during the session 1978-1979 and began the doctoral program in 1979. In the Ph. D.program ‘no coursework’ is required for the Ph. D. candidates but generally works on a thesis-topic withan advisor for two to four years.Annotated Bibliography of the M. Phil. and Ph. D. Thesis on Information Science and LibraryManagement: An annotated bibliography is a list of literary documents, containing an entry of theselected bibliographical information (i. e. author name, title, place, institution’s name, pagination) ofthat document along with the brief annotation.Here we prepared an annotated bibliography of the M. Phil. and Ph. D. thesis on Information scienceand Library Management that are available in the Dhaka University Central Library and the seminarlibrary of the Department of Information Science and Library Management. The entries are made by theauthor’s name and are arranged alphabetically letter-by-letter.
Ph. D. ThesisABDUS – SATTAR, Muhammad The problem and prospects of new technologies in libraries and information services ofBangladesh. Dhaka, University of Dhaka, 1985. Xii, 416p. The objectives of this study are to describe the problems encountered in the application and useof new technology and to consider prospects for the future of new technologies in Bangladesh. Methodsused are sample design, questionnaire survey and personal interviews. This study found that the newinformation and communication technology has been tremendously influencing all spheres of life inBangladesh.AFIFA RAHMAN An analysis of the functions and workings of university libraries in Bangladesh. Dhaka,University of Dhaka, 1988. Xi, 197p. The purpose of this study is accordingly to examine administration, cooperation, operations,staffing, collection development, and financial support of the six university libraries in Bangladesh. Themethod used here is survey method of which questionnaire and interview schedule are the instruments.This gives us a clear indication that none of the six libraries of the universities meet the requirements ofthe Draft Standard for University Libraries.ALAM, Muhammad Saiful Information systems for health and population sector in Bangladesh: evolution, structure, gapsand need based design. Dhaka, University of Dhaka, 2007. Xviii, 242p. The prime objective of the research was to explore the information activities in the health andpopulation sector in Bangladesh. Methods used are sample design, questionnaire and interviews whileSPSS WIN 12 is used for data processing, analysis, and presentation. A model plan for the NationalHealth and Population Information Center was proposed.
ALAM, Qazi Muhammad Fakhrul Annotated bibliography of Ph. D. thesis available in the Dhaka University library. Dhaka,University of Dhaka, 1985. Vii, 102p. The objective was to prepare a bibliography of the research works done by Dhaka Universityteachers. The researcher surveyed the materials, evaluated their contents and presented them in afunctional manner so that the necessary information can be had quickly and accurately. The result is theAnnotated Bibliography of Ph. D. theses available in the Dhaka University library.AZIZUL – HAKIM, Muhammad History, problems and prospects of public libraries in Bangladesh. Dhaka, University of Dhaka,1996. Xiii, 300p. The purpose of the study is the review critically the historical development of public libraries,current status and general features of the public library systems and services in Bangladesh. Themethods used are survey, personal visits, questionnaire and personal interviews. Results achieved are;model plan for organizational structure of the public libraries and public library legislation forBangladesh.HANIFUD – DIN, Muhammad Assessment of information needs for the agricultural scientists and researchers in Bangladesh.Dhaka, University of Dhaka, 2002. Xx, 313p. The objective of the study was to enable policy makers and agricultural administrators ofBangladesh to understand the information needs of agricultural scientists and researchers. Visit andStudy Tour Programmes, sample design, questionnaire method and statistical methods were used toconduct the study. This study proposed a Networking of Agricultural Information Systems in Bangladesh.
HARUNOR – RASHID, Muhammad National educational information system of Bangladesh: a critical study. Dhaka, University ofDhaka, 2003. Xviii, 362p. The general objective of the research study is to accomplish a critical investigation to find out thepresent status of National Educational Information System (NATEIS). Documentary method andquestionnaire method were used to conduct the study. A Model of Effective National EducationalInformation System was proposed.ISLAM, Muhammad Serajul Documentation and information activities in Bangladesh. Varanasi, Banaras Hindu University,1983. Xvii, 487p. This work was intended to support the country’s socio-economic development. Investigationmethod and survey method were used to complete the work. It proposed a National Information Systemfor Bangladesh.MANNAN, S M Networking and resource sharing among the libraries in Bangladesh: present situation and futureprospect. Dhaka, University of Dhaka, 1997. Xv, 304p. The main objective of this study is to understand the present status of resource sharing,networking and telecommunications. The methods used to complete the work were sample design,questionnaire, and interview method while SPSS is used to analyze the data. The study has beenproposed mainly to develop a model networking plan for resource sharing at national and internationallevels.
MIZANUR – RAHMAN, Muhammad Development of secondary school library system in Bangladesh: problems and prospects. WestBengal, Vidyasagar University, 2010. Xxvii, 245p. The mission of this study is to know the status of the existing policies of secondary school libraryand how they are implemented in different educational institutions at the secondary level. The methodsapplied are survey method, sampling method, questionnaire method and personal interview method.SPSS version 15.0 was used to analyze the collected data. The result is the proposed Policy forDevelopment of Secondary School Library System in Bangladesh.MONIRUZZAMAN, Muhammad Electronic information services in selected university and special libraries of Bangladesh: a study.New Delhi, National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR), 2009. V, 91p. The main objective of the present study is to describe and measure the recent service conditionsand procurement process of materials in university and special libraries of Bangladesh. The methodsused were questionnaire and personal visit. The finding is both the university and special libraries shouldbe provided personalized high quality services, using mechanical or electronic method, for storage andretrieval of documents.MUNSHI, Muhammad Nasir Uddin Marketing of information products and services: a study on some selected special libraries inBangladesh. Dhaka, University of Dhaka, 2003. Xv, 263p. The study was an attempt to assess the performance of marketing of information products andservices and their impact on special libraries in Bangladesh. The methods implied are survey method,questionnaire method and interview method. SPSS package was used to process and analyze the data.The result was A Model Plan for Marketing of Information Products and Services for Special Libraries inBangladesh.
NASIRUD – DIN AHMAD Education for librarianship in Bangladesh: a historical study (1947-1982). Dhaka, University ofDhaka, 1985. Xxviii, 325p. The purpose of this study was to introduce briefly the developments in the field of libraryeducation in Bangladesh. Historical method, interviews and visiting was used to conduct the research.The results found are importance, value, and necessity of library education in Bangladesh along withproblems and prospects.NASIRUD – DIN, Muhammad Automation in the public libraries of Bangladesh: a plan for development. Dhaka, University ofDhaka, 2011. Xv, 206p. The aim of the study was to know the current status of automation facilities available in thegovernment public library. Methods imposed were sample survey, observations, questionnaire, personalinterview and SPSS to analyze and process the data. The output was the Model Plan of GovernmentPublic Library Automation Systems.SAIFUL – ISLAM, K M A code for cataloguing and indexing Bangladeshi Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist names. Dhaka,University of Dhaka, 1985. Xix, 448p. This study is intended to furnish a more effective means of cataloguing and indexing works of theBengali Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist authors. Examination of existing codes and local and internationalname practices were performed to conduct the study. The output was the cataloguing rules for theBengali Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist names.
SERWAR HOSSAIN A doctoral thesis on national plans for library development in Bangladesh (1947-1983). Dhaka,University of Dhaka, 1985. X, 611p. The purpose of the study was to examine the development of library planning in Bangladesh. Themethods applied were historical method, research visits, survey methods and personal interviews. Thefinding was that in Bangladesh except in very few cases, all the library development plans wereprepared by the experts in other fields who had no adequate concept of organization and administrationof libraries.SHARIFUL – ISLAM, Muhammad Impact assessment of rural libraries in Bangladesh. Dhaka, University of Dhaka, 2010. Xvii, 202p. The overall objective of this research was to assess the impact of rural libraries on ruralcommunities in Bangladesh. Methods implied were survey, observation, interview and Focus GroupDiscussion. Result of this study was the development of A Rural Library Model.
M. Phil. ThesisANWARUL – ISLAM, Muhammad Assessing the impact of internet in library and information services: a study of some higheracademic institutions. Dhaka, University of Dhaka, 2001. Xiv, 113p. The main objective behind this study was to measure the impact of internet in library operationsand services. Survey, observation, questionnaire and interview method were adopted to conduct thestudy. The paper identified the major impacts of internet in library and information services andassessed how well internet meets the demand of the library users and professionals.BILKIS BEGUM Users attitude towards the resources and services of Dhaka University library: a survey. Dhaka,University of Dhaka, 2000. Vi, 101p. The present study aims to assess the attitudes of teachers and students towards the adequacy ofresources and services of Dhaka University library. Questionnaire method, survey method and personalcontact were used to conduct the study. The study found that there was an urgent need to automatethe library operations and services.DAS, Susmita Improving information services and their characteristics in the national agricultural researchsystem. Dhaka, University of Dhaka, 2001. Xx, 191p. The objective of the study was to identify the existing resources and facilities in the NationalAgricultural Research System (NARS). Sample design, survey, questionnaire and interview method wereapplied for the fulfillment of the work. This work proposed A Model of Information System Developmentfor NARS.
JAKARIA – RAHMAN, Abu Imran Muhammad Attitude of library professionals towards information technology of university libraries inBangladesh. Dhaka, University of Dhaka, 2010. Xiv, 121p. The mission of this study was to measure the attitude of library professionals towardsinformation technology. Questionnaire method was used to collect the data from the selected samplesand SPSS package was used to analyze the data. It identified the nature of relationship betweenattitudes towards information technology with socio-economic variables of library professionals andexamined the extent.SHAHINA SULTANA Impact of library public relations in marketing of information products and services in Bangladesh.Dhaka, University of Dhaka, 2009. Xiv, 177p. The aim of the work was to identify the public relation policies and activities in the library andinformation centers in Bangladesh. Methods used were sample design, questionnaire and personalinterview. This work proposed a Model Plan of Public Relations for Information Marketing.SULTANA BEGUM Public library development in Bangladesh. Dhaka, University of Dhaka, 2003. Vii, 165p. The purpose of the present work was to study the present status of public libraries in Bangladesh.Personal visits, questionnaire and personal interview method were employed to complete the work.This work recommended some measures for the development of public libraries.
ZILLUR – RAHMAN, Muhammad Use of information technology in libraries: a study of some selected private university libraries ofBangladesh. Dhaka, University of Dhaka, 2008. Xvi, 201p. The prime objective of this paper was to find out the status of Information Technology (IT) used inthe selected private university libraries in Bangladesh. Methodology of the study covered the sampledesign, survey, questionnaire and interview method, SPSS and MS Excel package was used to analyzethe data. This paper suggested the new roles of library professionals and information scientists forfuture developments of IT and their use.
Logical Partition of the M. Phil. and Ph. D. Research: The word ‘research’ is composed of two words “re” and “search”, which means to searchagain, or to search for new facts or to modify older ones in any branch of knowledge. Actually research is simply the process of arriving at dependable solutions to problemsthrough the planned and systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of data. (Mouly,1994, p.4)Kinds of Research: We may recognize the following kinds of research: Pure/Basic Research Applied Research Action ResearchBesides these there may be other kinds of research (i. e. academic research, empirical research,exploratory research, qualitative research, quantitative research, etc.)These kinds of research are briefly described here;Pure Research – it is concerned with elucidating concepts and their relations, hypotheses,ultimately leading to development of theories.Applied Research – It adapts the theories, developed through pure research to the solution ofproblems.Action research – It focuses on the immediate application.Academic Research – It is conducted for the achievement of a higher academic degree.Empirical Research – It is a way of gaining knowledge by means of direct and indirectobservation or experience.Exploratory Research – It is conducted for a problem that has not clearly defined as yet or itsreal scope is yet unclear.Quantitative Research – It is a research concerned with the measurement of attitudes,behaviors and perceptions and includes interview method.Qualitative Research – It is a research undertaken to gain insights concerning attitudes, beliefs,motivations and behaviors of individuals to explore a social or human problem and includemethods such as focus groups, case studies, observation and in-depth interviews.
Considering the above parameters we can claim that all the M. Phil. and Ph. D. research listedabove are academic research. Because they are conducted for the achievement of a academicdegree.Further Partition: By appraising the list of Ph. D. thesis we can say that about 11 of the 17research is pure research. Because these entire projects proposed a model for the system theydealt with. As it is mentioned earlier that if any research develop a theory then it will be pureresearch. So we can claim that our perception will be logically acceptable.The rest of the Ph. D. researches are empirical research. Because they revealed their findings bymeans of observation or experience. They can also be called quantitative research, as they usedto handle a lot of data to conduct their research. If we scan the list of M. Phil. researches we can find that two of the seven researches arepure research. Because they developed a theory for the system they were consulted. While theresearch conducted by Shahina Sultana seems to be an exploratory research as she exploredsomething that is relatively new in our field. The rest of the researches are empirical researchas they are based on some observation.Conclusion: This assignment is prepared by a group of students of 4th year 7th semester,Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka as a part oftheir course work. It will be submitted to the course teacher. He will justify the work.