Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from August

Effects of Information and Communication Technology on Research and Development Activities: The FIIRO Experience
Introduction Advances in the application information and communication technologies (ICTs) have changed the perception, management, and dissemination of information. According to Omina and Ikoja-Odango (2006), ICT has the potential to improve the...
Global Adoption of Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Introduction Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) are a relatively new mode of research and scholarly communication. Lippincott states that an ETD program provides a process, standards, and software to automate functions, as well as a digital...
ICT and Collection Management in Public Libraries: A Survey of South-South Zone of Nigeria
Introduction Information is a major economic resource for individuals, corporations, and institutions. Like other major resources, information offers the greatest possibilities to those who know how to use it. The daily growth of information, according...
"Not I" Said the Pig: Who Defends Intellectual Freedom for Librarians?
Introduction I read with particular interest the article "Who Defends Intellectual Freedom for Librarians" by John Buschman as it came as a very pertinent reflection on a practical issue of freedom of expression and collection development at the...
Rebranding Nigeria through Strategic Library Services
Introduction Nigeria is one of the most populous countries in the world, with a population of more than 140 million people. In the recent past, the image of this country has suffered because of antisocial and criminal activities. Nigeria scored...
Redefining Sources as Social Acts: Genre Theory in Information Literacy Instruction
Introduction While the concept of the rhetorical situation is regularly used in composition instruction, its value to information literacy instruction has rarely been addressed. As defined by Bitzer, the rhetorical situation consists of three interrelated...
Supervision of Special Collections in Federal and State University Libraries in Nigeria
Introduction Management is planning, organizing, and supervising in organisations or institutions like university libraries. There are several interpretations of the term "supervision," but typically supervisors oversee the productivity and progress...
Theft of Law Books in Nigerian University Law Libraries: An Investigative Study
Introduction The university library supports teaching, research, dissemination of information, and community service. University law library may be part of university libraries or an annex to the faculty of law building (Aliu 2001: 2, 5). The law...
The Great Library of Alexandria?
Introduction The Great Library of Alexandria?[1] From its Gate of the Sun to its Gate of the Moon, temples and palaces lined its spacious streets. Marbled columns and glittering statues dazzled visitors. Alexandria witnessed not only the romance...
The Role and Responsibility of the Library in Consolidating Research in Nigerian Private Universities: A Case Study of Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State
Introduction Research is crucial to human knowledge and scientific advancement. Okonofua (2008) states that research is essential to a university's mission for three key reasons. First, without research, teaching will be old-fashioned, monotonous,...
The Role and Responsibility of the Library in Consolidating Research in Nigerian Private Universities: A Case Study of Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State
IntroductionResearch is crucial to human knowledge and scientific advancement.Okonofua (2008) states that research is essential to a university's mission for three key reasons. First, without research, teaching will be old-fashioned, monotonous, and...