Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 2, Spring

Boyd Cycle Theory in the Context of Non-Cooperative Games: Implications for Libraries
Introduction The fundamental issue for survival in modern librarianship is adaptation. In the modern information environment the basic criteria that determines the success or failure of a library is the ability of the library staff to effectively...
Characteristics of Successful Partnerships between Libraries, Schools, and Community Agencies
Introduction Collaboration is constantly promoted as a valued activity for educators, librarians, and social service professionals. (1) Shared resources, as well as shared responsibilities, can lead to reduced costs and positive outcomes for a collaborative...
Circulation in a Consortium
Introduction Circulation is one area of librarianship where each library can best demonstrate its individual nature as expressed through its policies. Whereas catalog librarians have shared standards and codes, acquisitions librarians have institutional...
Deterring Plagiarism: A New Role for Librarians
Introduction The proliferation of student plagiarism on university campuses is paralleled by the increasing number of articles appearing in academic journals presenting varying opinions on the topic. Opinions run the gamut from outrage at the student...
Information Literacy and the McKinsey Model: The McKinsey Strategic Problem-Solving Model Adapted to Teach Information Literacy to Graduate Business Students
Introduction Graduate students are expected to be information literate and able to conduct library research. Unfortunately, many graduate students do not have the required skills and knowledge to do the research required at a graduate level. With...
Library and Information Networks in India
Introduction The explosion in the amount of literature that is available, increases among the number of users and their different needs, and the application of electronic media are forcing libraries to construct and participate in networks. Magnetic...