( Reg.No. 389/93 )
Post Box No.5543, University P.O., Trivandrum-695034, Kerala, India. Email: kelpro1993@gmail.com

KELPRO Bulletin A bi-annual peer reviewed journal

KELPRO Bulletin is a biannual peer- reviewed academic journal devoted to Library and Information Science discipline being published since 1997. It is an official publication of Kerala Library Professionals’ Organisation (KELPRO),Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala , India. The primary aim of the journal is to provide service to library professionals through prompt publication of theoretical and empirical studieson various facets of Library and Information Science. The Bulletin with the ISSN 0975-4911 focuses to provide an academic platform for practicing librarians, researchers,teaching community and other academicians to publish their contributions and make available the publication at affordable cost.

KELPRO is formed in 1993 by a group of enthusiastic professionals,practitioners and faculty who are interested in the advancement of basic and applied aspects of Library and Information Science. Since the inception of the journal, issues have been publishing in June and December every year and the journal is included in the UGC approved list of journals. It is indexed in Indian Citation Index and Guide to Indian Periodical Literature. The publication is regular and it has completed 21 volumes in 2017and the current issue volume 21, issue number 2 December is already published.

The first Editor (1997) of KELPRO Bulletin was Shri. M. Varghese, former faculty of Department of Library and Information Science of the University of Kerala and he left the editorship in 1999. Later, Prof. C.A . Augustine, former Library Advisor/University Librarian, Kerala Agricultural University took over the charge as Editor and continued until 2009. Dr. Humayoon Kabir S., former Head of the Dept. of Library and Information Science, University of Kerala became the editor in 2010 and he is continuing as editor of the journal.

KELPRO BULLETIN
Registration Number: 67733/97
ISSN 0975-4911

EDITORIAL BOARD

Editor

Dr.S.Humayoon Kabir
Former Head
Department of Library and Information Science
University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram-695034
Mobile: 9847541973
Email: humayoonkabirs@gmail.com

Associate Editors

Dr.R.Reghunathan Nair
Librarian, BNV College of Teacher Education
Thiruvallam, Thiruvananthapuram.
Mobile: 9995417330
S.P.Usha Devi
Formerly Deputy Librarian
Kerala University Library
Thiruvananthapuram-34
Mobile: 9747210056
M.Chandrakumaran Nair
Programme Co-ordinator & in-charge
Library, CDC, Medical College,
Thiruvananthapuram.
Mobile: 9447276657
Dr.V.Sasikumar
Formerly Assistant Librarian
Kerala University Library
Thiruvananthapuram
Mobile: 9400186031
A.Hamsa
Formerly Deputy Librarian In-Charge
Kerala University Library
Thiruvananthapuram

Mobile: 9447213780

Assistant Editors

Dr.Sudhi S. Vijayan
Technical Assistant
Kerala University Library
Thiruvananthapuram
Mobile: 9496812295


Dr.Mehaboobullah K.
Reference Assistant
Kerala University Library
Thiruvananthapuram
Mobile: 9446684116


K.Sreekumaran Nair
Assistant Librarian
Kerala University Library
Thiruvananthapuram
Mobile: 9495043188

Managing Editor

R.Rajendran Pillai
Formerly Deputy Librarian
Kerala University Library
Thiruvananthapuram
Mobile: 9446330056

Ciruculation Manager

Binoj K.R.
Reference Assistant
Department of History
Kerala University
Kariavattom
Mobile: 9446544183

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD

Prof.C.A.Augustine (Chairman)
Formerly Library Advisor/University Librarian
Kerala Agricultural University
Dr.Paramjeet K. Walia
Professor
Department of Library and Information Science
Second Floor, Tutorial Building,
University of Delhi
DELHI-110007
Email: pkwalia2002@gmail.com
Dr.Salma Chowdhury
Professor
Department of Information Science and Library Management
Dhaka University
DHAKA-1000
Bangladesh
Dr.Ashu Shokeen
Professor
Department of Library and Information Science
Kurukshetra University
Kurukshetra
HARYANA-136119
Prof. Pijushkanti Panigrahi
Department of Library and Information Science
University of Calcutta
3 rd floor, Ashutosh Building,
87/1, College Street,
KOLKOTA – 700073
Prof.A.K.Baradol
Former Professor and Head
Department of Library and Information Science
Mangalore University
Mangalagangotri

MANGALORE- 574179

Mr.M.Varghese
Former Head
Dept. of Library and Information Science
University of Kerala
TRIVANDRUM-695034
Prof.J.N.Gautam
School of Studies in Library and Information Science
Jiwaji University
GWALIOR-474011
Dr.B.Ramesha
Professor
Department of Library and Information Science
Bangalore University
Jnana Bharathi
BANGALORE-560056
Dr.Vasudevan T.M.
Professor
Department of Library and Information Science
University of Calicut
MALAPPURAM-673635
Dr.Gopakumar V.
Department of Library and Information Science
Goa University
Taleigao Plateau
GOA-403206
Dr.P.M.Naushad Ali
Professor
Department of Library and Information Science
Aligarh Muslim University

ALIGARH-202001
Dr.G.Devarajan
Former Professor and Head
Department of Library and Information Science
University of Kerala
TRIVANDRUM-695034
Dr.K.P.Vijayakumar
Former Head
Department of Library and Information Science
University of Kerala
TRIVANDRUM-695034
Dr.M.G.Sreekumar
Librarian
Indian Institute of Management
Kunnamangalam
KOZHIKODE-673570
Dr.B. Mini Devi
Associate Professor and Head
Department of Library and Information Science
University of Kerala
TRIVANDRUM-695034
Dr.Manoj Kumar Sinha
Associate Professor and Head
Department of Library and Information Science
Assam University
Silchar
ASSAM-788011

Dr.S. Ravi
Professor and Head
Department of Library and Information Science
Central University of Tamil Nadu

CUT Road, Neelakudi,
Tamil Nadu 610005

INSTRUCTIONS TO CONTRIBUTORS

KELPRO BULLETIN accepts only original contributions on various facets of librarianship and information science. Reports of research studies, proposals, system designs and models, review papers and other papers of scholarly nature would be eligible for publication in the journal. Book reviews will be included, but copies of the books are also to be sent along with the reviews. All papers submitted will be referred and major changes, if any suggested by the referees are to be carried out by the authors themselves. Authors can suggest a panel of names who can possibly review their papers.

The length of the contributio0ns should be in the range of 4000-6000 words normally. There should also be an informative abstract not exceeding 200 words. Headings and subheadings in the text are to be numbered in a hierarchical sequence, starting with 1. Contributions should be submitted in CD format done in MS word together with a hard copy there of.


Tables and illustrations should be given in readable size in appropriate place in the text. They are to be numbered and fitted with concise, but self-explanatory captions. Bibliographical references in the papers should be given as per the author date system. Citations are to be listed in the alphabetical sequence of their headings. For further guidance see a sample issue of the journal.

Copyright of all papers published or accepted for publication to the KELPRO Bulletin will be with the publisher.

One copy of the issue will be send to the principal author free of cost. Contributor(s) should provide a certificate stating that it is an original work of mine and has not been published previously and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere or presented in any seminar/conference.

The authors will be responsible for all views and opinions expressed by them in their papers. Neither the editor or the publisher can accept any responsibility in this regard. Contributions for publication should be submitted in duplicate to

The Editor 

KELPRO Bulletin, Post Box No.5543,
University P.O. Thiruvananthapuram-34, Kerala
Email: kelpro1993@gmail.com

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