Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from May

Assuring Quality in Distance Education for Library and Information Science: The Role of the Library
Introduction Face-to-face interaction between students and faculty in classrooms of educational institutions is traditional and widespread. This conventional system of education cannot accommodate all aspirants, whose numbers are ever increasing....
Information Needs of Faculty Members and Research Scholars of Chaudhary Charan Singh University: A Case Study
Introduction The benefits of information revolution are centered on the convenience of the user. Faculty members and research scholars are responsible for teaching and are expected to do research and publish the results throughout their careers....
Libraries and the Future of Search
Introduction Libraries have begun experimenting with search engines that use the Google model for their catalog or other internally-produced systems. Some librarians see this as "giving in" to a younger generation, and believe that, because it produces...
Societal Transformation and Reference Services in the Academic Library: Theoretical Foundations for Re-Envisioning Reference
Introduction The death of reference has been predicted for a number of years. While library reference service is far from dead, the decline in the number of reference questions is startling. The number of queries in libraries as a whole continues...