Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from February

Access to Health Information by People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria
Introduction Information is an indispensable for human development. Losce (1990) describes information as the knowledge communicated or received concerning particular circumstances. In the opinion of Okwilagwe (2000) information is an input, which...
An Evaluation of User-Education Programmes in the University Libraries of Pakistan
Introduction The changing nature of higher education worldwide, along with ever increasing growth of library collections, technological developments in handling and retrieving techniques, and information and fundamental changes in the nature of...
Collection Security Issues in Malaysian Academic Libraries: An Exploratory Survey
Introduction Libraries must be safe from security threats and vulnerability. University library collections are broad and varied. University libraries support the educational community through access to the collections. Borrowing privileges is an...
Community Information Services through Public Libraries in Bangladesh: Problems and Proposals
Introduction In the present information age, information is considered to be a resource, a product, and thereby a need. Therefore, the problem of developing countries of the world is not merely economic poverty; it is also information poverty, which...
Community Information Services through Public Libraries in Bangladesh: Problems and Proposals
IntroductionIn the present information age, information is considered to be a resource, a product, and thereby a need. Therefore, the problem of developing countries of the world is not merely economic poverty; it is also information poverty, which must...
Community Libraries in Indonesia: A Survey of Government-Supported and Independent Reading Gardens
Introduction Indonesia is a country with over 240 million inhabitants and 16,000 islands, 8,000 of which are inhabited. After having been colonized by the Dutch for over four hundred years, the last fifty years has seen the country develop at a...
Community Libraries in Indonesia: A Survey of Government-Supported and Independent Reading Gardens
IntroductionIndonesia is a country with over 240 million inhabitants and 16,000 islands, 8,000 of which are inhabited. After having been colonized by the Dutch for over four hundred years, the last fifty years has seen the country develop at a rapid...
Demographic Variables and Self-Efficacy as Factors Influencing Career Commitment of Librarians in Federal University Libraries in Nigeria
Introduction The university is established to impart knowledge, conduct research, and provide services to the community. Smith and Porter (1970) affirm this by stating that the university is pre-eminently a knowledge institution, which produces...
Evaluation of References in Dissertations and Theses against the Holdings in a University Library
Introduction Library collections are accumulations of published and unpublished materials. A "good" collection for students working on the undergraduate or master's level may be a "bad" collection for students or faculty working at advanced research...
Exploiting Computer Facilities for Internal Income Generation: A Comparison of Two Nigerian Libraries
Introduction The library is a non-profit organisation and its mission is to provide services to users. The environment in which Nigerian libraries operate, however, presents challenges to accomplishing this mission. Ojoade and Ochai (2000) observe...
Faculty Use of Internet Services at a University of Agriculture and Technology
Introduction The Internet provides vast amounts of information on every field and subject. There are hundreds of millions Web pages, bibliographical databases, and full-text databases available on the Internet (Prasher, 2003). Sardar Vallabh Bhai...
Information Seeking Behaviour of Polytechnic Students: The Case of Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana Nigeria
Introduction Polytechnics were established in Nigeria in the late 1970s as a way of providing Nigerians with another level of tertiary institutions besides the university system. Technical education helps produce middle-level human resources for...
Information Technology, Quality Assurance, and Academic Library Management
Introduction Libraries and information centres play an essential role in meeting society's information needs. Information Technology (IT) in libraries is having a remarkable impact worldwide. It has become a phenomenon that is so pervasive that...
Publication Output of Librarians in Tertiary Institutions: A Case Study of Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria
Introduction The importance of publication in the growth and development of the library profession cannot be overemphasized. It is essential for problem-solving, leading to dynamism in library services as a response to changing times and environment....
The Culture of Collection Evaluation in Pakistan
Introduction "A library is a place where books are kept" is still the ruling perception in both developed and developing worlds. For many people, library collections and libraries are more or less the same. The history of libraries demonstrates...