Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from March

Application of Johari Window Theory to Understanding Librarian's Changing Roles as Information Providers
Taylor (1983) explores the questions of what it means to be human, and what it means to be an individual. Humans must apply an understanding of people generally to themselves and their own situation, and to have a clear self-image and idea of their...
A Survey of Collection Development Practices in Technical Institutes in Ghaziabad, Utter Pradesh, India
Introduction This study is a survey of technical institute libraries in Ghaziabad, Utter Pradesh, India. A list of the libraries in the population is found in Appendix 1. The survey sought to determine the nature of the collection, tools that are...
Bridging the Information Divide among Engineering College Libraries in Tamil Nadu, India: A Network Design
Introduction Libraries provide support to engineering colleges for achieving college goals through ensuring quality library and information services. It is crucial to bridge the information divide in engineering college libraries, because of the...
Development of Public Libraries in India
Introduction: Growth and Genesis Public libraries arose worldwide along with growth in education, literacy, and publications. Every country has its own public library history with influential leaders. Monarchs, wealthy people, and philanthropists...
Implications of Hypertext Theory for the Reading, Organization, and Retrieval of Information
Introduction The study of reading originated with printed materials, but electronic transmission of the written word has long been ubiquitous. From a literary point of view, electronic formats have called into question previous conceptions of textuality....
Librarians and the Attention Economy
Introduction With the advent of Web 2.0 technologies, libraries began not only developing an innovative technology, but have also started developing new economic paradigms for library services. In an economy where success and influence are based...
Making E-Reference Books Findable
Introduction The Internet has evolved into the most used of all communication media. Increasing numbers of Americans use the Internet for research and communication (Pew, 2005). Accordingly, publishers and libraries increasingly make information...
Marketing of Library and Information Services and Products in University Libraries: A Case Study of Goa University Library
Introduction Librarians and information specialists have debated the idea of marketing for the information sector. Several things have compelled us to learn about marketing and begin doing it. Librarianship is experiencing rapid change. Information...
Self-Creation and Communal-Creation: A Philosophy of Reference Service
Academic library reference service is vital to students. The interaction of reference librarians with students is very important; therefore, it is also important to examine the philosophy of reference service. Reference services are a basic element...
Student Characteristics and Use of Library Services in the University of Uyo
Introduction University libraries set up their services to enhance the teaching and research missions of the institutions, particularly for students. Student characteristics have an effect on their use of library services. This study examines the...
The Use of International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) and the Quality of Books Published in Nigeria
Introduction Publishing is indispensable in the knowledge industry. Publishers are mediators, who transmit, maintain, and support data. Publishing is important to national development because of the importance of information dissemination and preservation...
What Do Students Want? A Focus Group Study of Students at a Mid-Sized Public University
Introduction This study presents the findings of a series of focus groups conducted at Kutztown University, a medium-sized public liberal arts institution serving approximately 10,000 students and over 500 faculty members. The focus groups, consisting...