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Application Of Bradford's Law Of Scattering To The Literature Of Library & Information Science: A Study Of Doctoral Theses Citations Submitted To The Universities Of Maharashtra, India, Vijay Ganesh Wardikar Viju Dec 2013

Application Of Bradford's Law Of Scattering To The Literature Of Library & Information Science: A Study Of Doctoral Theses Citations Submitted To The Universities Of Maharashtra, India, Vijay Ganesh Wardikar Viju

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Application of Bradford's Law of Scattering is one of the bibliometric law, which is used most commonly in bibliometric research. The paper gives a review of the contribution in Library & Information Science & theoretical aspects of the law. A study carried out on the data of journals cited by Ph.D. research scholars at the universities in Maharashtra for their doctoral research. To examine the applicability of Bradford's Law of Scattering, study include 798 periodical containing 5467 references collected form 138 theses during the period 1982-2010. Rank list was prepared and Annals of Library Science and Documentation took ...


Linked Data And The Library Of Congress, Corinne M. Laurence Dec 2013

Linked Data And The Library Of Congress, Corinne M. Laurence

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a machine-processable metadata standard created to link pieces of data from around the World Wide Web. It does this by creating meaningful statements about resources, which are identified by Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs). The Linked Data (LD) that emerges will be part of the Semantic Web, a new way of linking, searching, and finding information on the Web. Libraries around the world have begun to adopt RDF for their metadata in an attempt to make their metadata more discoverable on the World Wide Web, where the majority of their users are. The Library of ...


Mets: Flexibility V. Interoperability, Katherine N. Ralson Dec 2013

Mets: Flexibility V. Interoperability, Katherine N. Ralson

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This paper examines whether projects making use of the METS metadata schema do so due to its flexibility or its interoperability. Projects listed in the METS Implementation Registry of the Library of Congress METS Official Web Site, as well as selected case studies are analyzed for the reason METS was used in their projects. Data gathered from these sources is consolidated and further analyzed using cluster analysis in order to answer the research questions: 1) Can it be said that METS is being selected for projects based primarily on one of two criteria: its flexibility or its interoperability?” And if ...


Uc Santa Barbara’S Alexandria Digital Research Library Repository Project: Building A Better Repository By Catering To User Needs, Eric Mulhaupt Dec 2013

Uc Santa Barbara’S Alexandria Digital Research Library Repository Project: Building A Better Repository By Catering To User Needs, Eric Mulhaupt

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

UCSB Library staff are developing plans, processes, and programs that contribute to its robust and modern Alexandria Digital Research Library repository project. University of Virginia's Libra digital repository is a model for ADRL to follow. This paper explores how digital repositories can appeal to their clientele, including through tools integrated within webpage user interfaces. The objective is for submissions to include better metadata and for retrievals to be easier as a result.


A Bibliometric Study Of Literature On Celiac Disease, Raj Kumar Bhardwaj Mr. Dec 2013

A Bibliometric Study Of Literature On Celiac Disease, Raj Kumar Bhardwaj Mr.

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Celiac disease (CD) is a digestive autoimmune disorder, and prevalent among human-being worldwide, irrespective of gender, race, and ethnicity. Due to celiac disease an intestine get damaged, and become cumbersome for patients to absorb nutrients like fat, calcium, iron, and folate. This study is an attempt to make the quantitative study of research output on celiac disease (CD). Data of this study is obtained from Scopus (http://www.scopus.com) online database for the period 2001-12, and analyzed with different viewpoints. The study reveals that (14356) papers were published during the period under study. The highest number of papers (1604 ...


Converting Vra Core Records To Marc Records: A Study In Crosswalking, Mathew Senander Iii Dec 2013

Converting Vra Core Records To Marc Records: A Study In Crosswalking, Mathew Senander Iii

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper explores the process of converting records created with the Visual Resources Association (VRA) Core metadata scheme to records that comply with Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC), using the J. Paul Getty Museum’s Metadata Standards Crosswalk. Justification for conducting such conversions in actual information organizations and challenges presented during the crosswalking process are explored.


Item Community High School Library: A Reflection Of School Libraries In Nigeria, Chimezie Patrick Uzuegbu, Olamide Tolulomo Ibiyemi Dec 2013

Item Community High School Library: A Reflection Of School Libraries In Nigeria, Chimezie Patrick Uzuegbu, Olamide Tolulomo Ibiyemi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examines the status of Item Community High School library in an attempt to showcase the state of school libraries in Nigeria. The research investigates the personnel, facility and material availability in the library as well as the extent of use of the library by teachers and students. The questionnaire and observation research methods were used to collect data for the study. Apart from observing that the library lacks materials and facilities, the results of the study further show that the school has no person at the moment to man the library. As a result, the library has been ...


Gender Differences In Internet Usage Among College Students: A Comparative Study, S Thanuskodi Nov 2013

Gender Differences In Internet Usage Among College Students: A Comparative Study, S Thanuskodi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In today’s work environment there is a drastic change in the way how information are shared as well as networking and socializing take place in every society. No doubt that the Internet has become a powerful tool for communication purposes, to exchange ideas, and even used in participation in local, national and international networking. The history of the Internet emerges back in 1960s when several computer scientists were hired by Pentagon to build a system to decentralize communication network. As a result the Arpanet was born. Over time the network grew rapidly to interconnect numerous universities, research centers as ...


Reconsidering The Relationship Between Generic And Situated Il Approaches: The Dreyfus Model Of Skill Acquisition In Formal Information Literacy Learning Environments, Part Ii, Robert Farrell Nov 2013

Reconsidering The Relationship Between Generic And Situated Il Approaches: The Dreyfus Model Of Skill Acquisition In Formal Information Literacy Learning Environments, Part Ii, Robert Farrell

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This is the second of two papers discussing the application of Berkeley phenomenologist Hubert Dreyfus’ five-stage model of skill acquisition to information literacy (IL) theory and practice. This second paper will consider in detail how Dreyfus’ model might be used by academic librarians to scaffold information literacy learning opportunities that foster students’ development of information behaviors characteristic of experts within various disciplinary contexts. The article draws on several of the models mentioned in the previous article as well as representative works in the IL field that have put forward instructional activities and pedagogical strategies both for teaching generic IL skills ...


Research Trends In Journal Of Intellectual Property Rights (Jipr): A Bibliometric Study, Velmurugan Chandran Nov 2013

Research Trends In Journal Of Intellectual Property Rights (Jipr): A Bibliometric Study, Velmurugan Chandran

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of this study is to investigate the bibliometric analysis of Journal of Intellectual Property Rights (JIPR) for selected six years between 2007and 2012. It is found that the highest number of contributions i.e., 56 (19.79 %) were published in the years 2012. The degree of collaboration in this journal is 0.34. Further, the study investigated the authorship pattern, volume wise and issue wise authorship, author’s productivity and the single and multi-authored papers and average citations, page distribution, rank wise geographical distribution of publications and several features.


Assessing The Emotional Intelligence Profile Of Public Librarians In Malaysia: Descriptive Analysis, Mad Khir Johari Abdullah Sani (Phd), Mohamad Noorman Masrek (Phd), Noor Zaidi Sahid, Fuziah Mohd Nadzar (Assoc. Prof.) Nov 2013

Assessing The Emotional Intelligence Profile Of Public Librarians In Malaysia: Descriptive Analysis, Mad Khir Johari Abdullah Sani (Phd), Mohamad Noorman Masrek (Phd), Noor Zaidi Sahid, Fuziah Mohd Nadzar (Assoc. Prof.)

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This article reports the findings of a study that measures the Emotional Intelligence (EI) among librarians in Public Libraries in Malaysia. Public librarians are important assets since they are social agents that advocate the development of a knowledge society in Malaysia. As employees in service organizations, they are expected to be highly dynamic and provide quality services. These jobs involve communicating, empathizing with, understanding, and learning from other members working in the organizations. These skills require not only a high degree of intellectual ability but a high level of EI. EI, therefore, seems essential to be measured for library employees ...


Poets Of Kashmir: A Digital Library, Mudasir Khazer Rather, Bilal Gani Bhat Oct 2013

Poets Of Kashmir: A Digital Library, Mudasir Khazer Rather, Bilal Gani Bhat

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

Kashmir has remained a seat of learning and knowledge, religious and philosophical discourses since centuries. Kashmir has a rich and vibrant cultural history and a tradition of learning and scholarly pursuit since times immemorial. Through the ages, it has been a melting pot of ideas, which have been distilled into the finest traditions of learning, tolerance and cultural cohesion. These ideas have been portrayed by different writers, Poets and historians from time to time. Unfortunately, very less information pertaining to these cultural icons is available. The main aim of this work is to build a Digital collection of biographies ...


Use Of Information And Communication Technologies (Icts) By Yam Farmers In Boluwaduro Local Government Area Of Osun State, Nigeria., Adewale Joel Sobalaje Mr., Ganiyu Ojo Adigun Mr. Oct 2013

Use Of Information And Communication Technologies (Icts) By Yam Farmers In Boluwaduro Local Government Area Of Osun State, Nigeria., Adewale Joel Sobalaje Mr., Ganiyu Ojo Adigun Mr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study focused on the use of ICTs by yam farmers in Boluwaduro Local Government Area of Osun State. The study made use of cross-sectional research design and data were collected with the aid of structured questionnaire from 150 respondents selected through random sampling technique from five towns in the local government area. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics and regression analysis in finding relationships between variables. The findings show that most of the yam farmers in Boluwaduro that use ICTs as a source of agricultural information had secondary education and they were between the average ages of ...


Linked Data In Libraries: Library Of Congress’ Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative, Michelle L. Halla Oct 2013

Linked Data In Libraries: Library Of Congress’ Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative, Michelle L. Halla

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This research paper examines Library of Congress’ Biblographic Framework Transition Initiative, or BIBFRAME, through the lens of current Library and Information Science literature on introducing Linked Data principles into cataloging. This research paper aims to find whether BIBFRAME fulfills expectations of Linked Data based cataloging as well as whether BIBFRAME shows promise in overcoming drawbacks to MARC-based cataloging as expressed in the literature.


Eight Years Of Journal Of Muamalat And Islamic Finance Research (Jmifr) (2004-2011): A Way Forward, Muhammad Ridhwan, Fuadah Johari, Muhammad Mohamad Yusoff Oct 2013

Eight Years Of Journal Of Muamalat And Islamic Finance Research (Jmifr) (2004-2011): A Way Forward, Muhammad Ridhwan, Fuadah Johari, Muhammad Mohamad Yusoff

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This article presents the result of various bibliometric patterns of articles published by Journal of Muamalat and Islamic Finance Research (JMIFR). This journal is devoted to the field of Islamic Banking and Finance studies and their application in modern times. Data from each volume of JMIFR were collected and statistically analyzed using the Statistical Product & Service Solution (SPSS) software. This study looked at variables which include authorship patterns, length of articles, number of articles published, author productivity, contributing institutions and subject area patterns. Among the significant findings are that dual authorship is prevalent and accounted for about 56.8% of ...


The Ict Based Library And Information Services: A Case Study Of B-Schools In Delhi And Ncr Region, Akhtar Hussain Oct 2013

The Ict Based Library And Information Services: A Case Study Of B-Schools In Delhi And Ncr Region, Akhtar Hussain

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigated the ICT based library and Information services: a case study of B-schools in Delhi and NCR region. The present study demonstrates and elaborates the primary way to learn about ICTs, the purpose of using ICT enabled library services, to assess to what extent users are utilized ICT based library services and facilities, various aspects of Internet usage, favorite search engines, and problems faced by the users in using the ICT in libraries. The papers also determine the satisfaction level of users regarding research work, online database services and infrastructure facilities. Suggestions have been given to make the ...


Information Seeking In Primary Care: A Survey Of Doctors Working In Remote Government Health Facilities In Pakistan, Salman Bin Naeem Salman, Shamshad Ahmed, Amjid Khan Oct 2013

Information Seeking In Primary Care: A Survey Of Doctors Working In Remote Government Health Facilities In Pakistan, Salman Bin Naeem Salman, Shamshad Ahmed, Amjid Khan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The objectives of this study were to describe the information-seeking pattern of primary care doctors and to examine the present position of clinical information availability at remote government health facilities in the District of Multan, Punjab, Pakistan. The participants of this study were all the medical officers working in Basic Health Units (BHUs), Rural Health Centers (RHCs) and Tehsil Headquarters (THQs), as these doctors met the established criteria. Criteria included Health Facilities run under Executive District Officer (EDO) Health, Multan. A descriptive survey was conducted for data collection. A close ended questionnaire was developed after relevant literature review and also ...


Mentoring In Libraries And Information Organisation, The Catalogue Librarian Perspectives, M.A. Bello, Y. Mansor Dr. Oct 2013

Mentoring In Libraries And Information Organisation, The Catalogue Librarian Perspectives, M.A. Bello, Y. Mansor Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

All professions engage in continuous training in order to sharpen and sustain professional practice, standards as well as keep abreast with challenges and developments. Mentoring as career development model provides professional development, career growth, confidence, satisfaction as well as develops varied degrees of personal support. The present study is a survey of 48 Nigerian university catalogue librarians’ opinions on the use of mentoring in their professional practice. Questionnaire was used to collect data from 228 participants. The study explores the mentoring practices and assessment in Nigerian university libraries. Survey was conducted from April to September 2011 across Nigerian 36 states ...


Utilization Of Journal Publications By Undergraduate Students Of Babcock University, Nigeria, Itunu A. Bamidele, Saturday U. Omeluzor, Hannah U. Amadi Oct 2013

Utilization Of Journal Publications By Undergraduate Students Of Babcock University, Nigeria, Itunu A. Bamidele, Saturday U. Omeluzor, Hannah U. Amadi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper appraised the utilization of journals by undergraduate students of Babcock University, Nigeria. The study population comprised 400 level students of 2012/2013 academic session totaling 1359. All 400 level students were selected because they had completed their final year research (project) work for the award of Bachelors’ degrees in different areas of study. Simple random sampling was used to select 815 respondents which was 60% from the total population. The instrument used for data collection was a structured questionnaire designed by the researchers. A total number of 815 questionnaires were administered on the respondents at one of the ...


Role Of Libraries & Information Centers In Promoting Culture And Architecture In Cholistan Desert, South Punjab Pakistan, Rubina Bhatti, Mazhar Hayat, Sarwat Mukhtar Oct 2013

Role Of Libraries & Information Centers In Promoting Culture And Architecture In Cholistan Desert, South Punjab Pakistan, Rubina Bhatti, Mazhar Hayat, Sarwat Mukhtar

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This study was conducted with purpose to explore the elapsed and hidden treasures of Cholistan dessert in South Punjab, Pakistan. It discusses the role of university libraries of South Punjab, museums, Pakistan National library, Pakistan Library Association and HEC, digitization centers and documentation centers. It suggests that grant must be provided for research activities in different aspects of Cholistani Culture including Tribal Folks, Art, Culture, loriyan and old songs. HEC and Punjab government should provide special funds to libraries to support endangered art and culture like Chunri, khusa, paintings, weaving, the famous puppet show of Cholistan, folk songs of ...


Use Of Social Networking Sites (Snss): A Study Of Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, India, Anil Kumar, Rajinder Kumar Oct 2013

Use Of Social Networking Sites (Snss): A Study Of Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, India, Anil Kumar, Rajinder Kumar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper has made attempt to study the activities and reasons for using Social Networking Sites by the Post Graduate students and research scholars of Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, India. A self structured questionnaire was distributed among the target population and primary data gathered through questionnaire were analysed and discussed in accordance with the objectives of the study. It was found that majority of the respondents to be aware and making use of such applications in their research work. The study also reveals that Facebook is the most popular SNSs among the all categories of students and research scholars.


Research Publication Trend Of Utkal University’S Researchers Indexed In Scopus During 2008 To 2012: A Bibliometric Analysis, Rabindra K. Maharana, Prangya Das Oct 2013

Research Publication Trend Of Utkal University’S Researchers Indexed In Scopus During 2008 To 2012: A Bibliometric Analysis, Rabindra K. Maharana, Prangya Das

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

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Purpose- The present study is a bibliometric analysis of research papers of Utkal University published in various research journals of repute which were indexed in Scopus (officially known as Sciverse Scopus) during 2008 to 2012. It also identifies the annual growth of university publication, authorship pattern, author productivity, degree of collaboration, length of paper published, most prolific contributor, prolific institution/ organization, geographical distribution etc.

Design/ methodology/ approach- For information retrieval “Utkal University” and “India” were the keywords used as affiliation and “2008” to “2012” selected as the time span of the study, further, the result was refined only to ...


Security Management For Prevention Of Book Thefts In University Libraries. A Case Study Of Benue State University Library, Nigeria, Philip Usman Akor Dr Oct 2013

Security Management For Prevention Of Book Thefts In University Libraries. A Case Study Of Benue State University Library, Nigeria, Philip Usman Akor Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

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This paper examines the security management for prevention of book thefts in University libraries with Benue State University Library, Makurdi. Benue State. Nigeria serving as a case study. The aim of the study was to identify the causes of book thefts and mutilation in University libraries and how to curb and preserve the continuous use of this information resources in the library. The survey research method was employed. Questionnaire are the main instrument for data collection. Frequency, tables, percentages is the main statistical tools used for data analysis. Results of the analysis showed that the university library books are ...


When And Where: Patron Use Of Computer Banks And Study Rooms, Michael W. Johnson, Stephen C. Finlay Oct 2013

When And Where: Patron Use Of Computer Banks And Study Rooms, Michael W. Johnson, Stephen C. Finlay

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This article details the utilization of student workers to conduct patron population surveys of library computer banks and study rooms at the Clark Memorial Library at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth Ohio. The number of patrons was counted by student employees at hourly intervals over three ten-day periods, garnering 9,295 separate observations with little interruption in day-to-day work flow. The survey resulted in a far more detailed portrait of library usage than is possible with simple gate statistics. Results indicate that usage is heaviest from Monday through Wednesday for both computer banks and study rooms and lowest on Friday ...


Accessing Indigenous Knowledge Resources In Libraries And The Problems Encountered By Librarians Managing Ik In Oyo State, Nigeria, Idowu Adegbilero Adeniyi, Roselyn E. Subair Mrs Oct 2013

Accessing Indigenous Knowledge Resources In Libraries And The Problems Encountered By Librarians Managing Ik In Oyo State, Nigeria, Idowu Adegbilero Adeniyi, Roselyn E. Subair Mrs

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In this era of knowledge economy, a time where it is difficult to ignore any type of knowledge system, it is incumbent on librarians and libraries to reduce the gap between the use of indigenous knowledge owned by local people and the western scientific knowledge. The library for users is a democracy, and there is no reason it should enhance apartheid among knowledge systems and/or resources. LIS professionals all over the world have demonstrated commendable initiatives managing IK though not without attendant challenges. This paper reports the study of how libraries in Oyo State, Nigeria provide access to IK ...


Usability Evaluation Of Online Digital Manuscript Interface, Yushiana Mansor, Faizal Hazri Mat Ripin Oct 2013

Usability Evaluation Of Online Digital Manuscript Interface, Yushiana Mansor, Faizal Hazri Mat Ripin

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Manuscripts are among the special collections of most libraries. The collection of manuscripts of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) library can be retrieved from the Digital Manuscript interface of the IIUM Library website. User evaluation of the interface is much needed to enable library administration know users’ experience while interacting with the interface.

This study attempts to evaluate the effectiveness, efficiency and user satisfaction with the IIUM Digital Manuscript interface among the library users, based on the usability metrics established by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Questionnaires were administered to gather information about users’ background and their satisfaction ...


A Study Of Information Needs And Seeking Behavior Of Faculty Members Of Darul Ihsan University In Bangladesh., Sk. Mamun Mostofa Oct 2013

A Study Of Information Needs And Seeking Behavior Of Faculty Members Of Darul Ihsan University In Bangladesh., Sk. Mamun Mostofa

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This article focuses on how electronic information resources influence the information-seeking process in the different faculty members of Darul Ihsan University. The study was conducted at Darul Ihsan University (DIU), the first private university in Bangladesh. Teachers of various faculty members were interviewed about their use of electronic information resources for research purposes, their perception of electronic and print materials and the problems faced by the faculty members during information search.The statistical population is all members of faculty of Darul Ihsan University, Dhanmondi Dhaka. In order to make samples, given to the limitation of the statistical population, based ...


Influence Of Demographic Factors On Use Of Online Library Resources By Undergraduate Students In Two Private Nigerian University Libraries., Ganiyu Oluwaseyi Quadri Oct 2013

Influence Of Demographic Factors On Use Of Online Library Resources By Undergraduate Students In Two Private Nigerian University Libraries., Ganiyu Oluwaseyi Quadri

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigates the influence of demographic factors on use of online library resources by undergraduate students in two private Nigerian university libraries. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study and the study population consisted of 7500 undergraduates from Babcock University and 2200 from Redeemer’s University. Random sampling was used to select a sample of 291 and questionnaire was the main instrument used for data collection. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics consisting of tables of frequency and percentage for the demographic characteristics and spearman non-parametric correlation was used for the hypotheses. The findings revealed that there was ...


Information Use And Job Performance Of Senior Non-Academic Staff In Nigerian Universities, Ezinwanyi Madukoma, Roseline Oluremi Opeke Oct 2013

Information Use And Job Performance Of Senior Non-Academic Staff In Nigerian Universities, Ezinwanyi Madukoma, Roseline Oluremi Opeke

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)


The study surveyed information use and job performance of senior non-academic staff in Nigerian universities. Senior non-academic staff are responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of activities within the university. However, in the context of information use and job performance little or no evidence is found of any investigation done. Survey research design was employed to carry out the stud; the population comprised 112 approved universities in Nigeria. Multistage sampling technique was used to select 27 universities that took part in the study. 1804 senior non-academic staff comprised the sample size of the study. Structured questionnaire was used for ...


Citation Analysis Of Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, Kamini Gupta Librarian, Gurjeet Kaur Rattan Oct 2013

Citation Analysis Of Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, Kamini Gupta Librarian, Gurjeet Kaur Rattan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present study is citation analysis of articles appeared in the online journal, Information Research: an international electronic journal (IR) during the period 2008-2012. The maximum number of articles (57) as well as maximum number of citations (2324) was published in 2008. The average number of citations per article was 43.21. Also, the maximum numbers of articles (92) were having citations between 26-50. As for as form of citations is concerned, Journals were the most preferred form of citations by IR scholars while writing their papers. More than half of the citations (51.44%) were multi-authored, whereas 48.56 ...