Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from March

Academic Status and the Doctoral Degree Requirement for Promotion of Librarians in Nigerian University Libraries
Introduction Librarianship is an academic profession. The stock-in-trade is knowledge: the selection, collection, organization, and transmission of knowledge. It has many things in common with the teaching profession. Hence, Dahiru, and Benson (2006)...
A Student Profile of Information and Records Management Departments in Turkey
Introduction Departments of Information and Records Management seek to produce graduates who can undertake the process of "information management," which includes the compilation, arrangement, access to, and publication of information and information...
A Student Profile of Information and Records Management Departments in Turkey
IntroductionDepartments of Information and Records Management seek to produce graduates who can undertake the process of "information management," which includes the compilation, arrangement, access to, and publication of information and information...
Databases: From Paper-Based to Web-Based
Introduction In the history of information, humans have moved relatively rapidly from an oral storytelling tradition, to manuscripts, to printed books, to filing systems, to databases. Databases were created to solve problems with file-oriented...
HEC National Digital Library: Challenges and Opportunities for LIS Professionals in Pakistan
Introduction The notion of a digital library is not new in developed countries, but the HEC National Digital Library Programme is a unique example of a national-level electronic library from the developing world. Pakistan's University Grant Commission...
Information-Seeking Behavior: A Study of Panjab University, India
Introduction According to Wilson (1999, 2000), information-seeking behavior includes "those activities a person may engage in when identifying their own needs for information, searching for such information in any way, and using or transferring...
Online Social Networking Sites and Privacy: Revisiting Ethical Considerations for a New Generation of Technology
Introduction Before libraries can act ethically with regard to social networking sites, they must first have a nuanced understanding of the potential consequences of these sites. Social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook are ultimately...
RSS Applications in Libraries and Information Centres
Introduction The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has had a profound impact on library and information science. Advances in ICTs have allowed traditional LIS methods to be replaced by the newer, faster, and more accurate...