Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from April

Developing a Reading Habit in Children: Lagos State Library Board Summer Reading Programme Experience
Introduction It is a recognized fact that reading has a crucial role to play in creating independent learners, literacy promotion and educational attainment of individuals in every society in the world. In support of this assertion, Ayodele (1984)...
Digital Images, Management and Metadata: The Long Tail, or the Order of Order?
Introduction Weinberger (2007) explains how knowledge can no longer be contained within neat, small boxes called catalogues. The range of resources and information on the Internet and the World Wide Web has changed forever the landscape of information...
Mobile Phones for Library Services: Prospects for Delta State University Library, Abraka
Introduction Communication is the process of exchanging information, using a common protocol. As technology develops, communication protocols also evolve. The pattern of communication today is changing as new technologies emerge, changing the ways...
Post-UME Screening Examination in Nigerian Universities: The University of Education, Ikere-Ekiti (Tunedik) Experience
Introduction Like other countries, Nigeria has a body that regulates educational qualifying examinations. Four prominent public examination bodies in Nigeria are the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), headed by Professor Dibu Ojerinde,...
Sources and Means of Access to Legal Information by Lawyers in Uganda
Introduction The availability, access to and provision of legal information is one of the key elements in transition from a closed dictatorship to a democracy. A democratic nation relies on efficient and effective judicial system. Broady-Preston...
Staff Users and Overdue Fines in Nigerian Polytechnic Libraries
Introduction Payment of overdue fines is as old as libraries. When resources on loan are not returned on time, a fine is charge at a rate determined by the library. According to Adomi (2003), overdue fines are the amount a library user is charged...
Teaching Reading Comprehension in Selected Primary Schools in Oyo State, Nigeria
Introduction The ability to read is one determiner of students' success or failure. They must form the habit of reading to perform well in all subjects. A good reader has a better opportunity for greater achievement. Ajibola, (2006) states that...
The Use of Impact Factor in the Appraisal of Academic Librarians in Nigeria
Introduction In the past, librarians were not always categorized as faculty or academics. Presently, librarians in many universities world-wide are academics and are subjected to the same promotion criteria as their classroom colleagues. In any...
Use of ICT Facilities for Serials Functions in Southern Nigeria Federal University Libraries
Introduction User expectation from any information providing system is to make available directly or remotely and in real time the needed information, format not withstanding. In the university environment, the library a major information providing...
User Perception of Library and Information Services in Agricultural Science Universities in South India: An Evaluative Study
Introduction Agriculture university libraries play an important role in providing the right direction to the agricultural, scientific, and technological development of a nation. Every library exists to serve the needs of its community of users....