Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from April

An Analysis of Books Used by Computer Science and Engineering Students at Siddhartha Engineering College
Introduction In developing countries like India, circulation and loan of documents from a library collection is a vital medium for the dissemination of information and knowledge. Circulation of books for home reading maximizes the use of library...
Free Websites of Value for Humanities Students and Faculty Researchers
Introduction The information needs and behaviors of humanities researchers have been studied extensively. We know that humanities researchers consult colleagues and print material for references as well as using book reviews and personal collections....
Growth and Development of Oriental Libraries in India
Introduction Libraries have always had a pivotal role in the storage, processing, and dissemination of information. Some may serve general needs, but special libraries serve the needs of a particular community of users. Among special libraries,...
Information Repackaging and Library Services: A Challenge to Information Professionals in Nigeria
Introduction Library services, including the packaging and repackaging of information, have been provided in Nigeria for many decades. Technological advancement has posed challenges which call for changes in library services. Information is a driving...
Organization as a Management Variable: A Survey of Nigerian University Libraries in the South South Zone
Introduction University libraries are built to supplement and complement effective learning, teaching, and research. The faculty, researchers, students and other members of the university community require up-to-date information to keep abreast...
Parallel Systems: The Coexistence of Subject Cataloging and Folksonomy
Introduction Catalogers have always had to balance adherence to cataloging rules and authority files with creating cataloging that is current and relevant to users. That dilemma has been complicated in new ways because of user demands in the world...
Should the American Canon Be Discussed in a Public Library? the Selection of Classic American Authors in One Book Reading Projects
Introduction to Book Clubs and the One Book Project The book club has a distinguished role in American culture. The clubs were formed in the 19th century, primarily as a way to help immigrants learn the language of their new country. Discussions...
The Effect of Personal Characteristics on the Use of Information Sources by Social Science Researchers at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Introduction Current research on information retrieval suggests the study of the needs and habits of users. Research into information seeking and use is growing in significance in a wide range of disciplines. The research has also suggested that...
The Use of Information Sources and Services and Its Effect on the Research Output of Social Scientists in Nigerian Universities
Introduction In the last ten years, the demand for higher education in Nigeria, especially in core social science disciplines (geography, economics, political science, psychology and sociology) has been increasing. This is partly due to the nature...