Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from April

Academic Libraries' External Environment and Environmental Scanning by Managers of Central Libraries of Islamic Azad Universities of Iran
Introduction Academic libraries such as other libraries and information centers and organizations operate within the context of two environments-internal and external. Both of these environments are interconnected. Whilst, internal context of library...
An Assessment of Community Inclusion in the Activities of Bahawalpur Museum, South Punjab Pakistan
Introduction A museum is a repository containing historical records, often unique or unpublished, which are intended for long-term preservation. It is a non-profit organization committed to preserving the historical record of a place, institution,...
Annals of Library and Information Studies, 2002-2010: A Bibliometric Study
Introduction Research publications are the embodiments of the intellectual thought contents expressed in published literature whose key objective is to transmit innovative ideas or information to any specific field of knowledge towards the further...
A Survey on the Present State of School Libraries in Benin City
Introduction For an educational programme to succeed, adequate attention must be paid to the development of its library services. Ogunrombi (2005) cited Idowu (1988) and stressed that a developing country like Nigeria, even thought faced with the...
Awareness and Use of Open Access Journals by LIS Students at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Introduction Libraries around the world have experienced a sudden cut in budget over the years. However, costs of journals subscription have continued to rise without corresponding increases in libraries budgets. Each year, Nigerian libraries can...
Building an Iran Web Archive in the National Library and Archives of Iran: A Feasibility Study
Introduction Internet and Web have provided content producers with different form of media; and a big deal of intellectual products of different countries are only found on the internet. Loss and change are among the obvious features of the Web;...
Citation Analysis of PhD Theses in Psychology of Selected Universities in Andhra Pradesh, India
Introduction The exponential growth of scientific literature, interdisciplinary nature of research, and trend towards specialization have posed many problems both to the scientists and librarians. The extensive investigations and the abundance of...
Citation Pattern of the Nigerian Journal of Horticultural Science from 1990-2005
Introduction The essence of academic journal publishing is to report research findings and to contribute to the field of knowledge. Journals are the most current channel of dissemination of new ideas, knowledge and breakthroughs in scientific development....
Evaluation of Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) in Library School: The Federal Polytechnic Nekede Experience
Introduction The Federal Polytechnic Nekede was established in 1978 by Edict No 16 of the than Imo State Government enacted by the Col. Sunday Adenihu government. The Imo State Government amended the Edict establishing the instruction in 1987 and...
Guiding the Library Search by the English Teacher
Introduction There is currently little professional literature for high school English teachers teaching their own students how to use an online catalog. Based on my conversations with library staff, scholarly research into the subject, and my own...
Impact of the New Legal Deposit System on National Bibliographic Control in Uganda: Developments, Practices, and Challenges
Introduction Uganda has, since 2002, put in place a three-legal deposit centre system constituted of Makerere University Library Legal Deposit Act (1958), revised (1964), under Makerere University Library (MUL); Deposit Library and Documentation...
Influence of Motivation on Turnover of Library Personnel in Some Public Universities in South West Nigeria
Introduction A characteristic of organisations in the 21st century is the continuous and rapid pace of change. Volatile free market economic environments, rapidly changing technologies, global competition, workforce diversity, and new organisational...
Information on Maize Production among Rural Youth: A Solution for Sustainable Food Security in Nigeria
Introduction Maize (Zea mays) is a member of the grass family (gramineae). It originated from South and Central America. It was introduced to West Africa by the Portuguese in the 10th century. Maize is one of the important grains in Nigeria, not...
Managing ICT Waste: The Case of Delta State University Abraka, Nigeria
Introduction Abstract Introduction Information and communication technology (ICT) are modern tools and equipments that are used for the processing, storing, disseminating and utilization of information. Information and communication technology...
Patients' Information Needs in Affiliated Hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Introduction Information seeking theories often refer to the concept of information needs, a presumed cognitive state wherein an individual's need state triggers the search behavior characteristic of information seeking in a given context. With...
Perceived Use of Networked Multimedia Applications on Learning in Selected Universities in South West Nigeria
Introduction Unlike paper books, networked electronic multimedia allows many people simultaneous access to the same materials. These resources are available all the time, from office or home to research institutes and Universities. More sources...
The Islamic Era and Its Importance to Knowledge and the Development of Libraries
Introduction Islam provided great impetus for the human pursuit of knowledge. The first verse that descended on the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Was Iqra, meaning "read," opening the door to read, write, and ponder. The Quran urges the mankind to think,...
The Role of University Libraries in Enhancing Local Content Availability in the Nigerian Community
Introduction What is local content? According to Abdul Waheed Khan, in his paper presented in a UNESCO and World Summit on the Information Society, "Local content is an expression and communication of a community's locally generated, owned and adapted...
Towards Accelerated Development of Academic Library Services in Nigeria for National Development in the 21st Century
Introduction Academic libraries are libraries established in tertiary institutions. They include libraries in Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education. The roles of these libraries are similar and that is to effectively support institutions...
Understanding the Expectations of Pakistani Libraries Users: A LibQUAL Study
Introduction The conventional services and traditional role of university libraries is changed due to multiple sources of information, high demand of users, and application of information technology, competition among service sectors and high student...
Use of Electronic Information Sources (EIS) by Faculty Members in Nigerian Universities
Introduction Libraries all over the world are established to enrich the knowledge of the users through provision of vital information. This manifests more in the universities where students and faculty members and other readers are expected to use...
User Education in Agricultural Science University Libraries in India with Special Reference to South India
Introduction Agriculture university libraries play an important role in providing the right direction to the agriculture, scientific and technological development of a nation. The agriculture university is to develop the personality of the human...