Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from September

Assessment of Information Literacy Skills among Science Students of Andhra University
Introduction Information literacy is a necessary skill that is utilitarian in every aspect of a person's life. For students, information literacy skills would lead to independent and student-centric learning, rather than dependence on the teacher...
A Survey of Information Resources Required by Ulama to Perform Their Work Roles: A Case Study of Borno State, Nigeria
Introduction The shift in emphasis from the study of Information system to the Individual as the finder and user of information, has over the years received unprecedented attention among librarians and information professionals as indicated by the...
A Survey of Information Resources Required by Ulama to Perform Their Work Roles: A Case Study of Borno State, Nigeria
IntroductionThe shift in emphasis from the study of Information system to the Individual as the finder and user of information, has over the years received unprecedented attention among librarians and information professionals as indicated by the overwhelming...
A Survey of Senior Secondary School Libraries in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Introduction School libraries have always been an indispensable adjunct to education, a base for gathering innovative thinking, a stimulus to culture and an aid to self development (Onal, 2009). Morris (2004) contends that a school library serves...
Determinants of Library Use among Students of Agriculture: A Case Study of Lagos State Polytechnic
Introduction There has been growing concern about students' use of the library in higher education institutions in Nigeria, due to the importance of the library in the successful completion of their studies. Academic libraries foster information...
Influence of Locus of Control and Computer Skills on the Use of Internet Resources by Undergraduate Students in Nigerian Universities
Introduction University students have been at the forefront of social change since the end of World War II. They were among the first in the United States to use the Internet for communication, recreation, and file sharing, and the first to have...
Library Use Education as a Correlate of Use of Library Resources in a Nigerian University
Introduction The user is very important in the practice of librarianship; library processes revolve around the users. Users must be constantly asked to assess the services and resources provided, as this will help the library to improve upon its...
Library Use Education as a Correlate of Use of Library Resources in a Nigerian University
IntroductionThe user is very important in the practice of librarianship; library processes revolve around the users. Users must be constantly asked to assess the services and resources provided, as this will help the library to improve upon its services....
Mapping of Indian Science and Technology Output in a National and Global Context, 1997-2007
Introduction Science and technology pursuit has been a major planning objective of the country, identified on purpose to initiate, advance and accelerate national development in all sectors of economy. Consequent upon this policy initiative, India...
Pirates and Librarians: Big Media, Technology, and the Role of Liberal Education
Because the new processes of domination to which people react are embedded in information flows, the building of autonomy has to rely on reverse information flows. --Manuel Castells, The Power of Identity Introduction In recent decades, advances...
Preservation of Cultural Heritage: The Strategic Role of the Library and Information Science Professionals in South East Nigeria
Introduction Efforts to preserve resources on cultural heritage have gained new momentum throughout the world nowadays. Protecting cultural heritage is economical, as well as historical and also a cultural process. While cultural heritage preservation...
Reality versus Expectations: A Survey of University of the Punjab's Libraries Using SERVQUAL
Introduction Cullen (2001) pointed out that "Modern libraries face crises of survival and development due to advanced modern information management systems and competition from vendors, publishers, mass media, online services and internet". User's...
Records and Archives Legal and Policy Frameworks in Uganda
Introduction Records are a valuable business asset. They are the lifeblood of the organisation's businesses and therefore should be treated with the utmost concern. One of the key ways organizations are held accountable for their actions is through...
Size and Quality of Information Sources and the Use of Library Services in the Libraries in the Universities in the Southeast of Nigeria
Introduction Libraries are a critical of any higher education. The very earliest universities were built around their libraries and the very newest will continue to need a library at their heart. They provide vital resources, facilities and services...
Teaching Effectiveness, Availability, Accessibility, and Use of Library and Information Resources among Teaching Staff of Schools of Nursing in Osun and Oyo State, Nigeria
Introduction Background to the Study In each society there are facilities other than classrooms that can contribute in no small measure to teaching and learning process. For learning to take place learners must have access to necessary information...
The Challenges of Software Use in Nigerian University Libraries: Review of Experiences from 1990-2009
Introduction Management of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in library has become an integral part of Information and knowledge management process of the library. To this end most libraries now has Systems Unit which are headed by...
The Library Is a Growing Organism: Ranganathan's Fifth Law of Library Science and the Academic Library in the Digital Era
Introduction In this era, the academic library traditional position as central mediator is no longer guaranteed. Today, many academic information consumers reject the library's mediation in their search for information; they prefer to do it on their...
Use of Web 2.0 and Its Implications for Libraries: Perceptions of Information Professionals in Pakistan
Introduction The history of Internet is not too long and almost all historians are agreed on the fact that the history of Internet starts from ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency NETwork), very first shape of Internet that was developed by...
Using SKOS to Express Faceted Classification on the Semantic Web
This paper looks at Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) to investigate how a faceted classification can be expressed in RDF and shared on the Semantic Web. Statement of the Problem Faceted classification outlines facets as well as subfacets...