American Journal of Educational Research
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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(8), 1062-1067
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-8-19
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Role of Pictograms in Library: A Study

S.M. Rokade1,

1University Librarian, Gondwana University, Gadchiroli, MIDC Road, Complex, Gadchiroli, Maharashtra State

Pub. Date: August 14, 2015

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S.M. Rokade. Role of Pictograms in Library: A Study. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(8):1062-1067. doi: 10.12691/education-3-8-19

Abstract

The paper succinctly describes the role of pictogram in library, description, area, importance, use, types, standards and opinion of users and librarian about pictogram. The survey of the role of pictogram and users was carried out of public, district, college, special, non government organization (NGO) and university library of Gadchiroli district in the state of Maharashtra. It was found that 92% disabled users stated the role of pictogram quite useful and important from entry to exist in library, 90% to find out modern services, 87 % OPAC, and 93 % facilities available in the library. The other user stated the role of pictogram 94 % Interior to Exterior work, 83 % way finding of library and other sections, 91 % rules of library, 91 % drinking water , 95 % toilets, 96 % to locate books and services and facilities. It was concluded that the pictogram are quick and clear communication without language or words, understood independently of writing, words, culture and language and indicator of path finding, interpreted quickly or clearly and gives knowledge and save the time of users, draw attention and therefore useful in library and for users.

Keywords:
pictograms library description users of library librarian

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