Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from December

Acquisition and Use of Library Resources in a University of Technology: A Statistical Record Assessment
Introduction Many organizations rely on data-driven decisions to evaluate and improve. Adebowale (2006), Ogundipe, Lucas & Sanni (2005) defined data as raw facts, unassembled and frequently unrelated symbols which are the building blocks of...
Attitudes towards the Internet: A Survey of LIS Professionals in Pakistan
Introduction The development of the Internet during the past four decades has had a profound impact on society in general, and on the field of library and information science in particular. This technology has involved processes, functions, services,...
Educational Needs of Librarians in the Digital Environment: Case Studies of Selected Academic Libraries in Lagos State, Nigeria
Introduction The 21st century has witnessed an unprecedented paradigm shift in the rendering of library and information services worldwide. The ripple effect of the influence of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on every aspect of human...
Faculty Attitudes toward Collaboration with Librarians
Introduction University libraries play a vital role in supporting their parent institutions to achieve their objectives effectively. Librarians and faculty members are both involved in teaching students how to make use of the information resources...
Information Flow Patterns in Organizations: The Library in Focus
Introduction Information flows in a circular format, just like water flows from one place to another even into people's houses, shops and offices like crude oil flowing in pipelines into people's cars and generators, so does information pervade...
Internet Use Behaviour of the LIS Community in Pakistan
Introduction Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has brought many revolutions in the human life. One very important, impressive and effective revolution is the enhancement in the speed and span of information production, sharing and recycling....
Internet Use Behaviour of the LIS Community in Pakistan
IntroductionInformation and Communication Technology (ICT) has brought many revolutions in the human life. One very important, impressive and effective revolution is the enhancement in the speed and span of information production, sharing and recycling....
Libraries and Education for Peace in Pakistan
Introduction Pakistan has been facing the biggest challenge of terrorism and extremism for more than a decade that is consequently affecting all walks of life including educational institutions and their libraries. Therefore, the need for investigating...
Libraries Build Autonomy: A Philosophical Perspective on the Social Role of Libraries and Librarians
Introduction An important, overlooked moral contribution of libraries and librarians to the community is the provision of support for autonomy. Philosophers have long considered autonomy a primary moral value, essential to living a flourishing life....
Reading Habits of Senior Secondary Students at Allahabad City, U.P., India
Introduction The school library is the central focus in the teaching and learning process. The emphasis these days is very much on learning and developing information acquisition skills, instead of teaching. Rather that wait to be taught to master...
Status of Technological Competencies: A Case Study of University Librarians
Introduction Social institutions are run by the people for the people comprising a society. They reflect the pace of change in a society, and evolve accordingly. Technological developments have brought enormous changes in fabrication of all kinds...
Status of Technological Competencies: A Case Study of University Librarians
IntroductionSocial institutions are run by the people for the people comprising a society. They reflect the pace of change in a society, and evolve accordingly. Technological developments have brought enormous changes in fabrication of all kinds of societies....
The Use of the Library Catalogue by Undergraduates
Introduction An information institution or a library tends to be prominent or popular for its organized rich collection and effective services. Organization of resources is attained through cataloguing and classification. Classification is a part...
The Use of the Library Catalogue by Undergraduates
IntroductionAn information institution or a library tends to be prominent or popular for its organized rich collection and effective services. Organization of resources is attained through cataloguing and classification. Classification is a part of cataloguing....
The Web 2.0 Contradiction: Commercial and Library Use
Introduction Library literature seems to take criticisms of the Web 2.0 into consideration only to a small extent. This is understandable in the light of the sweeping popularity of Web 2.0 applications among potential library users and especially...