Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from February

Access to Research Information in Cybercafes: The Challenge to Academic Libraries
Introduction Information is increasingly becoming a critical determinant of the success of human endeavour. It is crucial to the performance of academics who are both consumers and producers of information. Information and documentation including...
Access to Research Information in Cybercafés: The Challenge to Academic Libraries
IntroductionInformation is increasingly becoming a critical determinant of the success of human endeavour. It is crucial to the performance of academics who are both consumers and producers of information. Information and documentation including printed...
An Evaluation of State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Libraries in Selected States in South-West Nigeria
Introduction The library serves as the nerve centre of all educational institutions and a crucial factor in the educational development of men at all levels especially in educational institutions. It is associated with all forms of education; formal,...
Comparison of Web of Science and Scopus Impact Factors of Indian Journals
Introduction Many periodicals and magazines have been published in India. The Directory of Indian Scientific Periodicals published from Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) New Delhi provides information about 2000 journals published...
Evaluation of Chemistry Journals at IIT Kharagpur, India: Use and Citation Analysis
Introduction Globally, librarians spend enormous sums of money to acquire library materials irrespective of the fact that national, state, and local economies vary widely, as do individual library budgets. Traditionally, librarians believed in a...
Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development in Nigeria
Introduction The development of any nation is usually barometered by the degree and extent of the sociocultural, socioeconomic, and political improvement that are brought to bear through the enterprises of science, technology and mathematics. According...
Information Communication Technology Support for an E-Learning Enviroment at the University of Lagos, Nigeria
Introduction The world is moving at an unimaginable speed in the area of information use and dissemination. According to Olaniyi (2006), the use of Information technology, knowledge and information can be transferred and cross-fertilized in real...
Information Needs and Information Seeking Behavior of Rural Women in Borno State, Nigeria
Introduction The 2006 National Census puts Nigeria's population close to 150 million. Fifty two percent of which are women and about 45% of them live in the rural areas, the highest percentage of which are in the Northern part of the Country. As...
Information Professionals as Agents for Promoting Entrepreneurship and Technology Education in Actualizing Vision 2020 for Nigeria
Introduction Education is a crucial tool for national development. The present revolution of technology-driven society has mandated the use of technology in all walks of life for a sustainable development. According to Esenjor (1992) "real development...
Internet Services in Nigerian Private Universities: A Case Study
Introduction Inadequacy of current and relevant information for teaching, learning and research had been the bane of university education in Nigeria (Okonofua, 2008). Efforts had also been made to improve the situation through interlibrary loan...
Open Access, Institutional Repositories, and Scholarly Publishing: The Role of Librarians in South Eastern Nigeria
Introduction There is a rapidly expanding stock of scientific knowledge. Yet access to this pool of knowledge is often difficult because of the relatively high cost of scholarly journal, their printed and web--based versions. Another vital issue...
Size and Quality of Information Sources and the Use of Library Services in a University Library
Introduction Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (Established 1994) was established to impart education in agriculture and related fields, and for advancement of learning and original research. It has 9 Colleges, two Schools-a School...
Students Use of Academic Libraries in Nigeria: A Case of Obafemi Awolowo University Library, Ile-Ife
Introduction One of the objectives of setting up a university is to encourage and promote scholarship and conduct research in all field of learning and human endeavour. The three major infrastructure are teachers/classrooms, laboratories and libraries...
The Professional Visibility of the Nigerian Library Association: A Report of Survey Findings
Introduction A professional association may be a group of people in a learned occupation who are entrusted to organize or supervise the legitimate practice of the occupation. They may be institutions that regulate the activities of different professions...
Use of Library Resources by Staff and Students of Secondary Schools in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State
Introduction A school library is one that is established in a primary or secondary school (Edoka 2000). In modern times these libraries are evolved into school library resource centers. According to Fayose (1995), "--a school library is that part...