Library Philosophy and Practice

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An Assessment of the Impact of Nigerian Book Foundation (NBF) on the Development of Library Collections in Private University Libraries in South-West Geo-Political Zone of Nigeria
Introduction Library collection development is the process of planning and acquiring a library materials. It happens over a period of years and is based on ongoing assessment of the information needs of the library's users. Acquisition of materials...
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A New Service Model for the Reference Desk: The Student Research Center
Julie: In library school one of my instructors had a sign in his office that read "Ranganathan Said It All." Through school, I pondered how those seemingly simple principles could be so important. Since that time, though, I have used them on numerous...
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Appraisal of Classification Schemes and Their Effectiveness in Organizing Law Collections in Nigerian Law Faculties
Introduction A law library is an organized collection\information sources to meet the needs of the legal profession and legal information needs of the legal public. Examples of law library are libraries found in court houses, Ministries of Justice,...
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Citation Analysis of Authorship and Articles Characterization in Technology and Development: A Journal of Scientific and Technological Research
Introduction The productivity of authors is determined to a large extent by the number of their contribution in journals and other information resources. The purpose of this study is to carry out citation analysis of author and the articles characterization...
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Curriculum Development in Library and Information Science Education in Nigerian Universities: Issues and Prospects
Introduction Library and information science education in Nigeria has come a long way. Since the first library school in 1960 at the university College Ibadan, several changes have been witnessed in the society at large and in the library profession...
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Expectancy Theory, Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, and Cataloguing Departments
Introduction This study of motivation and behaviour is the search to the perplexing question about the nature of Man. The problem of motivating other people is as old as man himself at least as old as that point in time when man found he could only...
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Factors Affecting Information and Communication Technologies (ICTS) Use by Academic Librarians in Southwestern Nigeria
Introduction The term "Information and communication technologies "(ICTs) is defined as a diverse set of technological tools and resources used to communicate and create, disseminate, store, and manage information (Blurton 1999:46). ICTs encompass...
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Information Needs and Information-Seeking Behaviour of Allopathic Medical Practitioners in Tirppur District in Tamilnadu, India
Introduction: Medical professionals must continuously develop their professional and personal abilities for better treatment and diagnosis procedures (Pillay 2004). The phenomenal development of modern scientific medicine in the turn of 20th century...
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Information-Seeking Behavior of Law Practitioners: A Survey of Bahawalpur City
Introduction The concept of life is vague without information. Information has enabled a man to perform his routine activities in an efficient way. For decision-making, we need the support of information (Kumar, 2004). Modern society depends on...
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Information Seeking Behavior of Tapioca (Cassava) Growers in Salem District
Introduction Information seeking is a human process that requires adaptive and reflective control over the afferent and efferent actions of the information seeker. The study on information seeking behavior includes: the strategies people adopt for...
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Internet Use by Researchers: A Study of Annamalai University, Annamalainagar
Introduction There has been a more change in academic libraries because of the revolution in e-resources. The networked information and access to information resources rather than holdings have become the order of the day, all over the world academic...
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Libraries as Tools for Capacity Building in Developing Countries
Introduction The two key concepts of this paper are capacity building and development. These concepts are interrelated. Because of the unsettled nature of development, capacity and the ability to develop or build it have become controversial. The...
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Network Literacy Skills of Academic Librarians for Effective Services Delivery: The Case of University of Nigeria Library System
Introduction The use of Information Communications Technologies (ICTs) in the Library and Information Science profession has been widely reported. Ezeani and Ekere (2009); Ozioko R; Ezeani C; Omeje E (2009) Adebisi, O (2009) Ahiauzu B (2008) Armah,...
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Perceived Records Management Practice and Decision Making among University Administrators in Nigeria
Introduction Records management in developing countries, and indeed Nigeria is yet to attain the level of attention and support that it has received in countries of the developed world. All organizations, including the university systems, especially...
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Reference Service in Academic Libraries: Accommodation of International Students
Introduction Due to the author's experiences as an international student, this paper will examine reference service in academic libraries especially as it relates to international students. This become necessary because of the hardship that most...
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The Application and Use of Library Intranet Services at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Introduction Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD) was established in 1963 as one of the seven institutes of technology in India created as centres of excellence for higher training, research, and development in science, engineering, and...
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