Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from May

Academic Library Websites as Marketing Tools
Introduction Every institution and organization needs a website. The same is true for libraries and information centers. Since the 1990s, most libraries and information centers has been offering services via websites[1]-[2]. At the same time, many...
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Demographic and Socio-Economic Attributes as Determinants of Information and Communication Technology Use for Scholarly Communication in Nigerian
Introduction Scholarly communication has been defined as the system through which research and other scholarly writings (new knowledge) are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community and preserved for future use (Association...
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Demographic and Socio-Economic Attributes as Determinants of Information and Communication Technology Use for Scholarly Communication in Nigerian Universities
IntroductionScholarly communication has been defined as the system through which research and other scholarly writings (new knowledge) are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community and preserved for future use (Association...
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Impact of Information Computer Technology on Primary Health Care Services to Rural Communities in Niger Delta Region of Nigeria
Introduction Health is the state of physical, mental and social well-being of an individual and not merely the absence of disease of infirmity. Primary health care is essential health care based on practical, scientifically sound and socially acceptable...
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Information Requirements of Pakistani Media Practitioners: A Comparative Study
Introduction Individuals play different roles in their lives i.e professionals, parents, citizens etc and their each role require information to fulfill his duties in a better way. Information requirement or Information need is an inner apprehension...
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Library Habits of Distance Learning Students of the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
Introduction Distance learning is often described as the formalized learning received while the student is on a location outside the university campus. Both the teacher and student are expected to have minimal physical contact, but much reliance...
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Open Access, African Scholarly Publishing, and Cultural Rights: An Exploratory Usage and Accessibility Study
Introduction For much of the previous century, it was rare for individuals outside of the library and information science field to view information work within a context of social justice, democratization or human rights despite the long standing...
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Open Access, African Scholarly Publishing, and Cultural Rights: An Exploratory Usage and Accessibility Study
IntroductionFor much of the previous century, it was rare for individuals outside of the library and information science field to view information work within a context of social justice, democratization or human rights despite the long standing public...
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The Anatomy of Library Users in the 21st Century
Introduction The most crucial component of the 21st century library is the user. Every effort put into the establishment of a 21st century library is wasted if the library is not meant for use. According to Nwalo (2003) the library user is undisputedly,...
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The Impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Nigerian University Libraries
Introduction With the invention of Information and Communication Technology, libraries now use various types of technologies to aid the services they render. Everyday new technological advances affect the way information is handled in libraries...
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The Next Step in Librarianship: Is the Traditional Library Dead?
Introduction Traditionally, libraries were collections of books, manuscripts, journals, and other sources of recorded information. In the last 50 years, libraries have increasingly developed into a provider of information resources and services...
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The Provision of Information Services to Nigerians: Meeting the Challenges of 21st Century
Introduction The 21st Century falls within the epoch called the Information Age. The concept of the Information Age/Society epitomizes the changes brought about by technological advances and globalization (Dike, 2007; Oladele, 2008; Ogunsola, 2005)...
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Use of Electronic Resources by Faculty Members in HKBK College of Engineering: A Survey
Introduction With advancement of technology the libraries are moving towards digital resources, which are found to be less expensive and more helpful for easy access. These are helpful especially to distant learners who have limited time to access...
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