Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 2, Spring

Challenges for Library Professionals in India in the New Millennium
Introduction Information, as the saying goes, is power. The primary objective of libraries is to organize and provide access to information. This objective will never change, although the format and the methods that are used can change dramatically,...
Concepts of Information Seeking and Their Presence in the Practical Library Literature
Searching for information, retrieving it, and using it lie at the heart of library studies and librarianship. Libraries function by and for the human act of information seeking. The where, why, when, and how of information seeking continues as the...
Placing Value on Information
Introduction Society regards information as a commodity and the possession of it as an asset. Economists would like to account for information in the same way as physical assets, but no discipline has given us an accepted model for such treatment....
Teaching the Library: Best Practices
Introduction Whether it is called bibliographic instruction, library instruction, or an information literacy program, the teaching of library and research skills to college students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels is a hot topic. There...
The Economics of an Indian Engineering College Library
Introduction The library is one of society's forms of cultural self-expression. In India, the development of higher education is closely associated with the steady growth and development of the library in the institution of higher learning. An academic...