Annals of Library and Information Studies (ALIS)

Annals of Library and Information Studies is the leading and the oldest English language quarterly LIS journal from India that publishes original papers, survey reports, reviews, short communications, and letters pertaining to library and information science.

In the year 1954, erstwhile INSDOC launched Annals of Library Science as its first publication and Dr. S R Ranganathan was its first Editor.  The journal’s title was expanded to Annals of Library Science and Documentation in 1964 and again renamed in 2001 as Annals of Library and Information Studies. Into its 69th volume in 2022, Annals of Library and Information Studies is the oldest English language LIS Indian journal.

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Vol 69, No 4 (2022): Annals of Library and Information Studies

Table of Contents


Characteristics of input to represent the valid values for mandatory authority parameters: A case study on library systems PDF
Ketheeswaren, Sivapackiyanathan 261-268
LibQUAL+® based importance-performance matrix analysis for assessing library service quality: A case study PDF
Kamath, Giridhar ; Mallya, Jyothi ; Kamath, Vasanth ; Payini, Valsaraj 269-276
Users’ perceptions about e-resources and information services in a public library: a study of Kerala State Central Library PDF
Bharath, P Suman ; Sudhier, K G 277-281
Sustainable development initiatives in libraries: A critical analysis PDF
Manna, Debabrata ; De Sarkar, Tanmay 282-293
Perceptions of engineering faculty members regarding research collaborations PDF
Mukherjee, Bhaskar ; Tiwari, Priya 294-303
Retractions in India since independence: a multifaceted analysis for 75 years through data carpentry PDF
Mukhopadhyay, Parthasarathi ; Mukhopadhyay, Mondrita ; Ahmed, Mustak 304-322
Mo-Index for multi-authors papers PDF
Fathi, Mohamed Shaalan Abed 323-326

Book Review

Book Review:Introduction to Bibliometrics and Scientometrics PDF
Prathap, Gangan 327


Prof. B. K. Sen: the evergreen scholar curiosus PDF
Dutta, Bidyarthi 328-332
Professor Girja Kumar (1925-2022): An Illustrious Social Science Information Scientist PDF
Das, Anup Kumar 333-334

Annals of Library and Information Studies (ALIS)