Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from March

Access, Use, and Attitudes of Academics toward Electronic Journals: A Case Study of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Introduction Studies show that journals are the most valued information communication channel for researchers. Their production dates back to the seventeenth century, and their importance has not diminished. With the advent of the Internet and electronic...
Application of ICTs in Nigerian Secondary Schools
Introduction Information and communication technologies (ICT) are electronic technologies used for information storage and retrieval. Development is partly determined by the ability to establish a synergistic interaction between technological innovation...
Automated Indexing: The Key to Information Retrieval in the 21st Century
Introduction Global changes in physical infrastructure, population, technological development, and climate have contributed to an information explosion. This is a major challenge to information managers, who are faced, not only with the challenge...
"Can't Anyone Be a Teacher Anyway?": Student Perceptions of Academic Librarians as Teachers
Introduction It is fascinating to view job postings for librarian positions. Over the past ten years, it seems that more job postings are asking for librarians to be able to teach classes. However, when the authors graduated from library school,...
HIV/AIDS Information Awareness among Market Women: A Study of Olofimuyin Market, Sango-Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria
Introduction HIV/AIDS is one of the greatest natural challenges that has given humans concern in recent times. Idoko (2004) calls it a disease starting as a single infection at the point of contact and then progressing to a wasting disease known...
ICT Availability in Niger Delta University Libraries
Introduction In this age of globalization, the importance of information and communication technology (ICT) to people generally and students in particular cannot be overemphasized. This is true because ICTs facilitate quick and easy access to a...
ICT Facilities: Ergonomic Effects on Academic Library Staff
Introduction The term Information and Communication Technology (ICT), which is often used interchangeably with Information Technology (IT), encompasses methods and techniques for automated information handling and retrieval, including computers,...
Influence of Factors in Provision of Networked Services: An Empirical Study in India
Introduction Today, we live in a knowledge society, and knowledge is the most democratic source of power (Toffler, 1991). It is the main characteristic of future societies (Repanovici, 2006). Knowledge has been described as a fluid combination of...
Information Use among Working Women in the Associated Cement Company (ACC) Wadi, Gulbarga: A Survey
Introduction The idea that women in India are best suited to being at home is gradually changing. With the changing economic environment, more and more Indian women who were confined to their household duties are taking up jobs in well-established...
Insurance Coverage in Nigerian Academic Libraries
Introduction Insurance is a method of coping with risk. It lowers uncertainty about the economic cost of loss-producing events. The insurer, for a fee, promises to reimburse the insured for losses. In a university library, the administration must...
Internet Access and Use by Students of Private Universities in Ogun State, Nigeria
Introduction Private university students are a unique population in Nigeria. The organization and administration of these institutions, the mode of admission, and facilities in place account for the uniqueness of their students compared with their...
MLIS Curriculum at Punjab University: Perception and Reflections
Introduction Khurshaid (1992, p. 13) writes that, "LIS Education was started at the University of the Punjab Lahore by Asa Don Dickinson, an American librarian and student of Melvil Dewey, in 1915 as a postgraduate certificate program." Bansal and...
Provision and Use of Legal Information among Civil Rights Groups in the Oil Producing Communities of Nigeria
IntroductionInformation is an integral part of development. It is an indispensable factor for the development of any society. Development is hinged on the progress and productivity of the citizenry. It is therefore mandatory that the citizens are well...
Student Librarian Work Study Programmes in Academic Libraries: An Appraisal
Introduction Since the founding of the University of Ibadan in 1948 by the colonial government as the premier Nigerian university, there has been an increasing demand for university education, but the investment of the government has not matched...
The Effect of Social Factors on Students' Academic Performance in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions
Introduction College life can be stressful, although it is undoubtedly one of the most memorable experiences in one's life. It represents a critical developmental period for both late adolescents and young adults (Chickering, 1969). Social factors...
The Effect of Social Factors on Students' Academic Performance in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions
IntroductionCollege life can be stressful, although it is undoubtedly one of the most memorable experiences in one's life. It represents a critical developmental period for both late adolescents and young adults (Chickering, 1969). Social factors such...
The Role and Impact of Non-Academics Staff Union (NASU) in Two Nigerian Universities
Introduction Unionisation is one reaction of workers to employers' actions (Fajana 1995). Workers of different interests and needs come together in a trade union to negotiate the price of labour. The employers may see this as creating a monopoly....