• A Novel Method for Water irrigation System for paddy fields using ANN

      Prisilla, L.; Rooban, P. Simon Vasantha; Arockiam, L.; M.Phil scholar in Department of Computer Science, St.Joseph’s College, Tiruchirapalli-2, Tamilnadu.; Associate Professor in Department of Computer Science, St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirapalli-2, Tamilnadu. (IJCSN, 2012-04-01)
      Water is an essential resource in the earth. It is also essential for irrigation, so irrigation technique is essential for agriculture. To irrigate large area of lands is a tedious process. In our country farmers are not following proper irrigation techniques. Currently, most of the irrigation scheduling systems and their corresponding automated tools are in fixed rate. Variable rate irrigation is very essential not only for the improvement of irrigation system but also to save water resource for future purpose. Most of the irrigation controllers are ON/OFF Model. These controllers cannot give optimal results for varying time delays and system parameters. Artificial Neural Network (ANN) based intelligent control system is used for effective irrigation scheduling in paddy fields. The input parameters like air, temperature, soil moisture, radiations and humidity are modeled. Using appropriate method, ecological conditions, Evapotranspiration, various growing stages of crops are considered and based on that the amount of water required for irrigation is estimated. Using this existing ANN based intelligent control system, the water saving procedure in paddy field can be achieved. This model will lead to avoid flood in paddy field during the rainy seasons and save that water for future purposes.
    • Opportunities for Hospital Librarians in the Era of Genomic Medicine

      Elliott, Kathy; San Jose State University (2012-02-24)
      PURPOSE: To evaluate ways in which hospital librarians can help clinicians keep up with the rapid growth of genetic information and incorporate it into patient care as we enter the era of genomic medicine. SETTING: Hospital medical libraries DESCRIPTION: The fast-growing new field of genomic medicine applies human genetic information to the understanding and treatment of disease. Historically, evidence-based healthcare has been informed by studies on large populations. Breakthroughs in genetic analysis technologies are presenting healthcare providers with new opportunities to diagnose and customize clinical treatment based on the genetic structure of individual patients. In the hospital setting, access to genomic medicine information resources, clinical guidelines, and continuing education will be critical in the near future. This research paper will explore resources and programs that hospital librarians can offer to clinicians, to serve their genomic medicine information needs and help them navigate through unfamiliar territory.
    • Performance Evaluation of Dynamic Particle Swarm Optimization

      Urade, Hemlata S.; Patel, Rahila; Department Computer Science & Engineering, RCERT, RTMNU Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India; Department Computer Science & Engineering, RCERT, RTMNU Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India (IJCSN, 2012-02-15)
      In this paper the concept of dynamic particle swarm optimization is introduced. The dynamic PSO is different from the existing PSO’s and some local version of PSO in terms of swarm size and topology. Experiment conducted for benchmark functions of single objective optimization problem, which shows the better performance rather the basic PSO. The paper also contains the comparative analysis for Simple PSO and Dynamic PSO which shows the better result for dynamic PSO rather than simple PSO.
    • A Statistical Analysis of Bubble Sort in terms of Serial and Parallel Computation

      Panigrahi, Sunil Kumar; Chakraborty, Soubhik; Mishra, Jibitesh; Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, APEX Institute of Technology & Management, Pahal, Bhubaneswar-752101, Orissa, India (IJCSN Journal, 2012-02-15)
      In some recent papers, the weight based statistical bounds have arguably explained time complexity better than the count based mathematical bounds. This is definitely true for average case where for an arbitrary code it is difficult to identify the pivotal operation or pivotal region in the code for taking the expectation and/or when the probability distribution, over which expectation is taken, becomes unrealistic over the problem domain. In worst case, it can certify whether a mathematical bound is conservative or not. Here we revisit the results on Bubble sort in sequential mode and make an independent study of the same algorithm in parallel mode using statistical bound
    • Analytical Scenario of Software Testing Using Simplistic Cost Model

      Bathla, Rajender; Kapil, Anil; Ph.D. Research Scholar Dept of Computer Science, India; Prof in Dept of Computer Sc & Eng, Hctm, Kaithal, 136027 India (IJCSN, 2012-02-15)
      Software can be tested either manually or automatically. The two approaches are complementary: automated testing can perform a huge number of tests in short time or period, whereas manual testing uses the knowledge of the testing engineer to target testing to the parts of the system that are assumed to be more error-prone. Despite this contemporary, tools for manual and automatic testing are usually different, leading to decreased productivity and reliability of the testing process. Auto Test is a testing tool that provides a “best of both worlds” strategy: it integrates developers’ test cases into an automated process of systematic contractdriven testing. This allows it to combine the benefits of both approaches while keeping a simple interface, and to treat the two types of tests in a unified fashion: evaluation of results is the same, coverage measures are added up, and both types of tests can be saved in the same format. The objective of this paper is to discuss the Importance of Automation tool with associate to software testing techniques in software engineering. In this paper we provide introduction of software testing and describe the CASE tools. The solution of this problem leads to the new approach of software development known as software testing in the IT world. Software Test Automation is the process of automating the steps of manual test cases using an automation tool or utility to shorten the testing life cycle with respect to time.
    • Modified Cocomo Model For Maintenance cost Estimation of Real Time System Software

      Chakraverti, Sugandha; Kumar, Sheo; Agarwal, S. C.; Chakraverti, Ashish Kumar; Department of CSE, MBU Solan, HP-173229, India; Department of Mathematics, KCCEC Greater Noida UP-201308, India; Department of CSE, BBDIT Ghaziabad, UP-201002, India (IJCSN, 2012-02-15)
      Accurate cost estimation of software projects is one of the most desired capabilities in software development Process. Accurate cost estimates not only help the customer make successful investments but also assist the software project manager in coming up with appropriate plans for the project and making reasonable decisions during the project execution. Although there have been reports that software maintenance accounts for the majority of the software total cost, the software estimation research has focused considerably on new development and much less on maintenance. Now if we talk about real time software system(RTSS) development cost estimation and maintenance cost estimation is not much differ from simple software but some critical factor are considered for RTSS development and maintenance like response time of software for input and processing time to give correct output. As like simple software maintenance cost estimation existing models (i.e. Modified COCOMO-II) can be used but after inclusion of some critical parameters related to RTSS. A Hypothetical Expert input and an industry data set of eighty completed software maintenance projects were used to build the model for RTSS maintenance cost. The full model, which was derived through the Bayesian analysis, yields effort estimates within 30% of the actual 51% of the time,outperforming the original COCOMO II model when it was used to estimate theseprojects by 34%. Further performance improvement was obtained when calibrating the full model to each individual program, generating effort estimates within 30% of the actual 80% of the time.
    • ROLE OF COLLEGE LIBRARIES IN CAREER GUIDANCE A Study of Government and Autonomous Colleges Affiliated to Andhra University

      Moly; Assistant Professor, Haramaya University, Ethiopia (2012-02-03)
      Libraries can play a much important role in imparting career guidance. In formal education, library is described as ‘heart of education’. The library system in higher education is committed to provide independent learning environment to student. From the book houses the libraries have gone to an individual residence to share the shelves of knowledge. Therefore, it can be inferred that the success of career guidance in educational institutions depends upon the efficient library system. Therefore the system of education has to take care of strengthening the library system and thus disseminate career information. Librarians with their abilities in knowledge organization and dissemination skills can play a profound and enduring role in encouraging and assisting young people to follow their hearts and to pursue their dreams. In developing countries like India college librarians can play a major role in the career development of the youth who comes to the library for guidance and support in their study and to prepare for their future career opportunities.
    • Information and Communication Technology and Its impact on Open and Distance Learning

      Nirmal Ranjan Mazumdar (SSDN, New Delhi, India, 2012-01)
      The impact of ICT in open and distance learning is now become a common phenomenon. The rapid use of internet and other communication facilities have brought the open and distance education closer to the student community. The paper highlights the application of ICT in open and distance learning system of Assam.
    • Hardening the Browser: Protecting Patron Privacy on the Internet

      Phetteplace, Eric; Kern, Mary Kathleen; Chesapeake College; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (American Library Association, 2012)
    • UDC Editorial Workshop, The Hague, 21 September 2011: a report

      Davies, Sylvie; UDC Consortium (UDC Consortium, 2011-12)
      UDC Editorial Workshop is a meeting of the UDC Editors and UDC Advisory Board and invited guests. The 2011 workshop took place on 21 September 2011, in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague and was attended by twenty participants. The focus of the workshop was on the structural issues of the UDC scheme, in particular with respect to the ongoing faceting of the scheme and the way in which this influences the UDC content revision process.
    • Facets in UDC: a review of current situation

      Gnoli, Claudio; UDC Consortium (UDC Consortium, 2011-12)
      The author explains some general principles in structuring classifications, in particular the facet as a basic building element of the scheme. The paper provides an overview of structural and presentational elements of facets and how these can be expressed through notational system. The author also analyses the way some broad fundamental facets of concepts are presented in UDC tables, when these are represented by special auxiliaries, and proposes a way of normalising facet presentation so that it becomes consistent and easy to recognize in UDC.
    • International UDC Seminar 2011 “Classification and Ontology”: a report

      Slavic, Aida; UDC Consortium (UDC Consortium, 2011-12)
      Report on the 2011 International UDC Seminar, "Classification and Ontology: Formal Approaches and Access to Knowledge", which took place on 19-20 September 2011 in the National Library of the Netherlands (The Hague).
    • UDC Biology Revision Project: Second Stage: Class 58 Botany

      Civallero, Edgardo; UDC Consortium (UDC Consortium, 2011-12)
      This text is a brief update on the progress of the revision of biological systematics in UDC that has not had an overall revision for many decades. The first stage of the project, in 2010, included the revision of the taxonomy of vertebrates, and this was completed and published in Extensions and Corrections to the UDC - E&C, 32 (2010). The next stage, completed in 2011, was class 582 Systematic botany, published as the revised table in this issue - E&C, 33 (2011). In this paper, the author of the revised tables provides a brief overview of content organization and presentation in the new schedules and specific information about the revision of Botany.
    • Prudence and Controversy: The New York Public Library Responds to Post-War Anticommunist Pressures

      Francoeur, Stephen; Baruch College (Maney Publishing, 2011-09)
      As the New York Public Library entered the post-war era in the late 1940s, its operations fell under the zealous scrutiny of self-styled ‘redhunters’ intent upon rooting out library materials and staffers deemed un-American and politically subversive. The high point of attacks upon the New York Public Library came during the years 1947-1954, a period that witnessed the Soviet atomic bomb, the Berlin airlift, and the Korean War. This article charts the narrow and carefully wrought trail blazed by the library’s leadership during that period. Through a reading of materials in the library archives, we see how political pressures were perceived and handled by library management and staff. We witness remarkable examples of brave defense of intellectual freedom alongside episodes of prudent equivocation. At the heart of the library’s situation stood the contradictions between the principled commitments of individual library leaders and the practical political considerations underlying the library’s viability. As a general rule, the New York Public Library did not hesitate to acquire materials considered subversive by pressure groups, but the library frequently struck a course that sought to avoid controversy when possible.
    • Resource Description Diagram Supplement to “Cataloging Theory in Search of Graph Theory and Other Ivory Towers. Object: Cultural Heritage Resource Description Networks.”

      Murray, Ronald J.; Tillett, Barbara B.; Library of Congress (2011-08-15)
      These documents supplement the previously deposited Murray and Tillett working paper: “Cataloging Theory in Search of Graph Theory and Other Ivory Towers. Object: Cultural Heritage Resource Description Networks.” http://hdl.handle.net/10150/136270. A different version of Fig 8, “FRBR Paper Tool Diagram Elements And Graphs” is included. Documents not referenced in the paper include: “Modeling The Superwork Issue,” which models the concept of a Work composed of other Works two ways; “Progressive Disaggregation,” which demonstrates the recursive process by which simple resource and descriptions composed of other descriptions are resolved to elementary graph structures; and “Serial Publication,” which highlights the pedagogical and IT system guidance role that FRBR resource description diagrams can play with respect to complex publishing phenomena. A “Find & Navigate” diagram element has been introduced in the serial publication diagram as a theoretical necessity with practical implications. The elements provide a consistent means for depicting the linking functions provided by identifiers, name and subject authority records, and prescribed and arbitrary relationships. The tables and legends found on the right side of the diagram suggest how diagram components may be expressed as “triple” style statements for implementation-minded readers.
    • Cataloging Theory in Search of Graph Theory and Other Ivory Towers. Object: Cultural Heritage Resource Description Networks

      Murray, Ronald J.; Tillett, Barbara B.; Library of Congress (2011-07-18)
      The report summarizes a research program that has been investigating how catalogers, other Cultural Heritage information workers, World Wide Web/Semantic Web technologists, and the general public understand, explain, and manage resource description tasks by creating, counting, measuring, classifying, and otherwise arranging descriptions of Cultural Heritage resources within the Bibliographic Universe and beyond it.
    • Duplication of concepts in UDC

      Buxton, Andrew; UDC Consortium (UDC Consortium, 2011-07)
      The paper describes a problem particular to universal knowledge classifications with a disciplinary structure. These types of classification present concepts subsumed to the disciplines in which they are studied and thus have to resolve the problem of concepts being repeated in different fields of knowledge. The author looks into how the impact the repetition of concepts in the UDC disciplinary structure may have on information retrieval. He considers advantages and disadvantages of different approaches in presenting re-used concepts in the scheme.
    • Weblog publishing behaviour of librarianship and information science students: a case study

      Tramullas, Jesus; Garrido, Piedad; University of Zaragoza (2011-03)
      Introduction. The ‘blogosphere’ is a space with digital information in which social networks form that offer countless application possibilities. In this technology-mediated context, it is feasible to study the performance and approaches of production, diffusion, relationship and use of information from different perspectives.. Method. Quantitative data were obtained through the regular examination of the blogs maintained by students and qualitative data were obtained from reports by the students and self-assessment questionnaires. Analysis. Simple counts of quantitative data were obtained, without further statistical analysis. The qualitative data were reviewed for insights into the motivations of students. Results. Given a free choice, most students adopted the Blogger platform for their blogs. Most blogs consisted of content reported from elsewhere and were not continued by the students following the end of the exercise. Conclusions. Students adopted an instrumental approach to the exercise, doing enough to complete the course requirements but not being sufficiently engaged to continue their blogs. Preliminary work based on basic competences is necessary in both collaboration processes and Web 2.0 technology to obtain satisfactory results in the use of Weblogs as teaching and learning tools.
    • BSO - Broad System of Ordering: an international bibliography

      Kawamura, Keiichi; Dokkyo Medical University, Koshigaya Hospital Library (K. Kawamura, 2011-03)
      This bibliography,compiled by K. Kawamura, lists about 270 references to BSO ranging from 1973 to 2010. The number of languages covered in the bibliography is 19 in all: Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian and Spanish. Every item has English abstract and/or annotation. Items are arranged in systematic order, and cross-references among related items as well as author and language indexes complement the systematic arrangement.