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Prabha, Chandra 1946-

Overview
Works: 46 works in 60 publications in 1 language and 164 library holdings
Genres: Library use studies 
Roles: Researcher
Classifications: Z678.88, 028.9
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Most widely held works by Chandra Prabha
How public library patrons use nonfiction books by Chandra Prabha ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nonfiction book use by academic library users by Chandra Prabha ( Book )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Resource sharing in a changing environment ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comparison of scatter of citing and cited literature for the subject of desalination by Chandra Prabha ( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Managing large retrievals by Chandra Prabha ( )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cataloging time and workflow studies by Chandra Prabha ( )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The interlibrary loan process by Chandra Prabha ( )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Assumptions about information-seeking behavior in nonfiction books : their importance to full text systems by Chandra Prabha ( )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Characteristics of resources represented in the OCLC CORC database by Tschera Harkness Connell ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Characteristics of publications sought through OCLC PRISM interlibrary loan by Chandra Prabha ( )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In spite of the current preoccupation with problems of ILL/DDS (interlibrary loan/document delivery service), little national level data exists on the characteristics of materials users seek through ILL/DDS. The library profession speculates and argues about the role of the library in the future of ILL/DDS in the absence of data on what users now request through ILL/DDS. This study describes publications requested through OCLC PRISM Interlibrary Loan. The survey findings are based on over 100,000 requests: 56% were for monographs; 43% were for serials. More than 40% of monograph requests were for materials published 10 years ago or earlier. Sixty percent (60%) of the monographs requested were held by 11 to 300 libraries. ILL requests were sorted by LC classification. The fields of science, medicine, and social science appear to draw more from serial literature than do other subject fields. In other subject fields, serials and monographs seem to be, more or less, in equal demand
Commercial document suppliers : how many of the ILL/DD periodical article requests can they fulfill? by Chandra Prabha ( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
OhioLINK joint research on patron-driven resource sharing : [an abstract] by Chandra Prabha ( )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Among statewide consortia, OhioLink is seen as a clear leader in the successful implementation of a patron-driven interlibrary borrowing system. This capability, often implemented as an enhancement to the on-line catalog system, enables patrons to borrow directly from consortium members other than their home library. The availability of this feature has increased the number of books exchanged among libraries to a level not imagined before. Most research on resource sharing has focused on factors such as traffic volume, costs, and efficiency. There is a lack of research data on the characteristics of books that patrons borrow directly from non-home member libraries, even though such data could help address important aspects of resource sharing, especially pertaining to content. A current research project attempts to fill this gap by examining 40,000 sample interlibrary book-borrowing requests initiated by patrons via OhioLink. Book characteristics such as age (publication date), subject (LC and DDC classes), distribution among membership (holdings count), and availability at the home library are used to create a patron-needs profile. This information will contribute to our knowledge of patron borrowing behavior in consortial settings, and may be useful to the future implementation of patron-driven interlibrary borrowing systems
Online public catalogs and large retrievals : methods for organizing, reducing, and displaying by Thomas Butler Hickey ( )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Authority control practice in libraries by Chandra Prabha ( )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This project measured the amount of cataloging time spent on (1) authority control of name and series headings and (2) the work flow of copy cataloging
Interlibrary borrowing initiated by patrons some characteristics of books requested via OhioLINK by Chandra Prabha ( )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Among statewide consortia, OhioLINK has broken new ground in redefining how successful interlibrary loan can become, by letting patrons directly borrow books from member libraries. We know little about the characteristics of books that are shared among the member libraries of consortia. Although several articles describe the OhioLINK implementation and experience, no previous formal study has been undertaken to describe what patrons borrow. The present work attempts to fill this void by examining 40,742 book requests initiated by patrons on OhioLINK. It describes what books patrons requested in terms of publication date, country of publication, language, and subject scope. It presents the demand for interlibrary borrowing in terms of characteristics of the institutions (for instance, collection strength and student enrollment) and in terms of the patrons' academic status. One finding is that, as a group, undergraduates are a major new category of users (42%). Additionally, about half of the books requested were published in the preceding seven years. Of these requested books, 90% were published in 1960 or later. Findings, such as these, raise new questions about the number of copies of a book that libraries across the nation need to preserve for archival and potential research use
Aspects of nonfiction book use : a study of public library patrons by Chandra Prabha ( )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Estimating interlibrary loan volume in 1993 : academic, public, special, and federal libraries by Chandra Prabha ( )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This report presents estimates of the national volume of interlibrary loans in 1993 among academic, public, special, and federal libraries
Introduction : [resource sharing in a changing environment] by Chandra Prabha ( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Nonfiction book use by public library users by Chandra Prabha ( )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Office of Research studies copy cataloging throughput time for CIP titles by Chandra Prabha ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Prabha, C. G. (Chandra Gopalan), 1946-
Prabha, Chandra Gopalan, 1946-
Languages
English (34)