Library Philosophy and Practice

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Analysis of LIS Research Articles 1997-2007: Critical Thinking, Gender, and Education
Introduction Writing is a process. The beginning of the process will be with thinking, and what follows will not be obviously separated from thinking. An article must have components such as analysis, evaluation of the topic, examination of findings,...
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A Survey of Children's and Young Adult Books in Iran: 2000-2008
Introduction This paper presents a study of children's and young adult books in Iran from 2000-2008. The books were published for the first time in Iran, in the Persian language. Iran is a country located in the geographical territories of the...
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Automation of University Libraries: A Comparative Analysis of Islamabad and Khyber Pukhtoon Khwa, Pakistan
Introduction The rapid growth and uses of emerging technologies has changed the traditional library into automated, electronic, virtual and digital library. This revolution has completely changed the library scenario, especially in an academic setup....
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Bibliometric Analysis of the Indian Journal of Chemistry
Introduction Periodicals are the primary source of information and an important media for communication. They play a major role for communicating the latest research findings and publishing the articles containing the current development in any...
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E-Learning through Digital Libraries: The Case of National Open University of Nigeria
Introduction Electronic learning, or e-learning, refers to computer-enhanced learning. It also refers to research, learning, and teaching in the digital environment. Tripathi (2007) says that it encompasses courses offered online, courses with face-to-face...
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Information Sources Used by Postgraduate Students in Library and Information Science: A Citation Analysis of Dissertations
Introduction Academic libraries are struggling with diminishing funds for acquisition of library materials. The price of books continues to rise, which has forced many libraries to cut back on purchasing. Academic libraries are faced with the problems...
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Information Use Patterns by Scientists: A Case Study of NEIST, Jorhat, North East India
Introduction Proper and adequate information is indispensable for scientific and economic progress of a nation. A scientist in the broadest sense refers to any person who is engaged in a systematic activity to acquire knowledge or an individual...
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LIS Professionals' Staffing Patterns: Pakistani Public Sector Universities
Introduction Libraries are created for people and by people. Malhan and Rao (2006) say that, "Librarianship is a people-based profession. Its core values revolve around managing and serving people." Libraries are non-profit, labour-intensive service...
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LIS Professionals' Staffing Patterns: Pakistani Public Sector Universities
IntroductionLibraries are created for people and by people. Malhan and Rao (2006) say that, "Librarianship is a people-based profession. Its core values revolve around managing and serving people." Libraries are non-profit, labour-intensive service organizations.The...
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Physical Facilities as Determinants of Undergraduate Students' Use of Federal University Libraries in Nigeria
Introduction University libraries are those academic libraries established in the university environment to promote research, teaching and learning activities in the parent institutions. In other words, a university library is understood by everybody...
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Providing Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Need for Capacity Building in Classification, Indexing, and Abstracting Skills
Introduction One of the visions of the African Virtual Library and Information Network (AVLIN) is to be a web of network information accessible to the people of the region and others engaged in African development. This implies that AVLIN will seek...
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Relevance of Ranganathan's Laws of Library Science in Library Marketing
Introduction Libraries and information centers arean indispensable part of any academic or research institution in India. Information transfer and dissemination of information have long been recognized as essential elements for research and development...
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Student Citation Behaviour in Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria
Introduction Librarians want to acquire relevant materials that are frequently used by library patrons. Achieving this goal is possible with an understanding of the types of sources used or cited by researchers in a particular field. A citation...
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The Impact of Gender on the Use of the Digital Library at the University of Ibadan
Introduction Technology offers opportunities to be innovative, but not all e-learners have the same approach to the use of digital library resources. The level of ICT knowledge and use varies from one learner to the other. Not all information resources...
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The Life and Death of URLs: The Case of Journal of the Medical Library Association
Introduction The use of Internet for identifying valuable and timely information has become inevitable for most scientists as well as the public with access to the World Wide Web, since scientific and other work is created and added in digital format...
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Workshop on Gender and Leadership
This is a report on the training workshop on gender and leadership for women in the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU), in collaboration with BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights. It was held at Grendhill Hotel, Abuja, 14th- 18thApril,...
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