Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from August

A User Survey of Five Women's College Libraries in South Campus, University of Delhi, India
Introduction Library play a pivotal role in providing valuable services to the academic community by selecting and organizing information resources that support research, education and extension activities of the organization. "Information is regarded...
Comparative Analysis of Students' Information Seeking Behaviour in Adventist Universities: A Survey of Babcock and Solusi
Introduction The 21st century can best be described as an era of information revolution, with the presence of information bearing materials in diverse formats. Libraries and information centres are not only equipped with materials in traditional...
Comparative Analysis of Students' Information Seeking Behaviour in Adventist Universities: A Survey of Babcock and Solusi Universities
IntroductionThe 21st century can best be described as an era of information revolution, with the presence of information bearing materials in diverse formats. Libraries and information centres are not only equipped with materials in traditional formats...
Engaging Readers, Engaging Texts: An Exploration of How Librarians Can Use Reader Response Theory to Better Serve Our Patrons
Introduction Wolfgang Iser, in "The Reading Process: A Phenomenological Approach," states, "The fact that completely different readers can be differently affected by the 'reality' of a particular text is ample evidence of the degree to which literary...
Gender Differences in Use of Electronic Resources in University Libraries of Adamawa State, Nigeria
Introduction Gender differences are being discussed in academia, economy, politics, science and technology, and even religious circles. According to McGinty and Moore (2008), gender issues have been in the forefront of impassioned public discussion...
ICT Skills of LIS Professionals in Engineering Institutions of Orissa, India: A Case Study
Introduction Over past few decades, the library environment has changed considerably in terms of collection, organization and services. The e-resources (both online and offline) have occupied a considerable space in the library collection, the transaction...
Influence of Locus of Control and Job Satisfaction on Organizational Commitment: A Study of Medical Records Personnel in University Teaching Hospitals in Nigeria
Introduction Modern health care is mainly delivered through hospitals that are established to meet the needs of patients. Willan (1990) defines hospital as "a diagnostic and treatment facility providing board and lodging medical care and continuous...
Libraries Driving Access to Knowledge in the 21st Century in Developing Countries: An Overview
Introduction Only by transmission of knowledge by each succeeding generation can civilization maintain itself and make advance upon the knowledge of the past. Jefferson, (1962) Libraries are service organizations where individuals, organizations,...
METS: A Survey of Recent Literature and Applications
Introduction METS is a less than ten-year-old metadata standard which can be used for both preservation and transmission of digital objects and their metadata. It uses XML to describe descriptive, administrative and structural information about...
One among the Twelve: How Library Professionals Constitute a Serious Challenge to the Provision of Library Services in the 21st Century
Introduction The rapid developments and innovations in information and communication technology (ICT) have changed the work done in the library worldwide. These technological-driven innovations have transformed library services. New concepts such...
Redesigning Nebraska's Libraries Technical Services: Creating a Climate for Change
Introduction The Technical Services Department at UNL had undergone organizational changes over the last few years, and space allocation and workflow no longer reflected the changes in functionality or technological advances that had occurred. The...
Revisiting Academic Library Design: A Response to William T. Caniano's "Academic Library Design: A Commons or an Athenaeum"
Introduction William T. Caniano's recent interesting article in Library Philosophy and Practice appears to make the following assertions: 1) The key defining element of the Commons model is the desktop workstation, and the aggregation of these causes...
Use of ICT among Faculty Members of Self Financing Engineering Colleges in the Changing Higher Education Environment
Introduction India actively promotes the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in education in the formal education sector today, as it has in the non-formal sector for more than 40 years. From the use of radio to spearhead the...
Use of Multidimensional Library Anxiety Scale on Education and Psychology Students in Iran
Introduction Scientific and educational environments may give students the experience of an anxiety called "academic anxiety," which may be different for different people. The library is one of frequently named sources of anxiety in students. ...
Use of the School Resource Centre among Malaysian High School Teachers
Introduction The term School Resource Centre (SRC) emerged in Malaysian education since 1st May 1983 when the Ministry of Education directed all schools to use this term instead of school library. The directive was issued to signify the variety...