Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from January

Academic Libraries in Nigeria in the 21st Century
Introduction Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa that is geographically and well located on the West African coast. It has a great diversity in the area of its natural components that comprises of varied topography, climatic conditions...
A Critical Examination of Information and Communication Technology Policies: Effects on Library Services in Nigeria
Introduction The pervasiveness and importance of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) throughout the economy and society can't be ignored. The former United Nations Secretary-general Kofi Annan, stated that, "If harnessed properly,...
A Framework of Cooperation between Academic Staff and Library Staff for a Meaningful University Education for Students
Introduction There is no arguing the fact that no matter how intellectually endowed a lecturer may be, he or she cannot exclusively impart to the student all that the student requires in any given subject matter. This is because knowledge is dynamic...
A Knowledge Centre for Ladakh
Introduction Jammu and Kashmir have wonderful natural resources and a unique set of arts and crafts. In order to harness the resources to its fullest, we need to develop these sectors with the continuous aid and support of relevant knowledge. Ladakh...
An Assessment of Public Library Services in North Eastern Nigeria
Introduction Libraries in general and public libraries in particular, play an important role in all aspects of societal development especially when viewed against its users, which consist of all categories of people in the society. Public library...
Book Availability and Performance Measure in an Academic Library: The Case of the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) Library, Mthatha Campus
Introduction Today's academic libraries according to Simmonds and Andaleeb (1998) are confronted with challenges on several fronts, on-line information providers, multi-media products, document delivery services and other competitive sources of...
Comparative Analysis of Research Output of Federal Universities in Southern Nigeria
Introduction Research is human activity based on intellectual application in the investigation of matter. The aim of research is discovering and development of methods and systems for advancement of human knowledge. This will bring about industrial...
Computer and Internet Facilities Use in Distance Education: A Survey of Sandwich Students of University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
Introduction Distance education is taking a new dimension in the history of education in Nigeria. The Nigerian Government has demonstrated commitment to nthe development of distance learning by going into cooperation and partnership with International...
Correlation between Productivity and the Use of the Library by Nigerian Agricultural Research Institute Research Officers
Introduction This study is an investigation of the role of the agricultural research institutes' libraries in Nigeria in the expeditious achievement of the overall goals and objectives of the parent institutions. The purpose of these institutes...
Current Status of University Libraries in Iran: Their Development, Organization, and Services
Introduction Throughout the development of civilization, right up to the modern era, libraries and books have played an integral part in people's cultural, political, and social development. Libraries earlier tended to serve an archival function....
Factors Affecting Student Use of Information Technology: A Comparative Study of Federal University of Technology, Owerri and Niger Delta University, Amazoma
Introduction The factors that affect the use of information technology by students in Nigerian University libraries varies from availability of resources and materials, management and administration as well as students attitude and disposition....
ICT and Collection Management in Public Libraries: A Survey of South-South of Nigeria
Introduction Information is regarded as a major economic resource, which can be used by individuals, corporations and various levels of institutions like other major resources, information offers the greatest possibilities to those who know how...
ICTs and Information Needs of Rural Female Farmers in Delta State, Nigeria
Introduction Delta State is a state in Nigeria, comprising mainly Igbo (Anioma people), Urhobo, Isoko, Ijaw and Itsekiri. The whole ethnic groups that comprise the Delta State are administratively grouped into three senatorial districts namely Delta...
Information Needs and Information-Seeking Behavior: A Survey of College Faculty at Bahawalpur
Introduction We are living in the information age. The term "Information Age" has been used to represent the impacts of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on every aspect of life. Baby, et al (2000) has mentioned that twentieth century...
Information Needs of Policy Makers in Nigeria: The Case of Imo State Civil Service
Introduction The civil service as an essential government agency has a major role to play in planning and policy making. For policy making to be effective, there must be accurate planning. Planning begins with the gathering of relevant data and...
Information Seeking Behaviours of Rural Women in Malaysia
Introduction In traditional society, women were supposed to do housework, take care of children, and give the family emotional stability. However, with the social and economic changes that affect our urban and rural society, the traditional values...
Internet-Based Resources and Services among Librarians in Tamil Nadu, India
Introduction The Internet has spread technological literacy and given people all over the world fast access to vast resources. Internet use is directly affecting people, ideas, and behavior. Internet has an impact in many areas, including higher...
Library Instructon Programme as a Correlate of Student Catalogue Use in Colleges of Education Libraries
Introduction Libraries were established in colleges of education in order to provide information resources and services for teaching, learning and research; these they do so by acquiring conserving, organizing for easy access and disseminating relevant...
Library Resources and Services of Engineering Colleges in Karnataka
Introduction The state of Karnataka has emerged as one of the foremost states in establishing a large number of engineering institutions/ colleges in India. Both government and private sectors have contributed to the establishment of these institutions....
Modeling LIS Students' Intention to Adopt E-Learning: A Case from University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Introduction Many individuals today are in real pursuit of literacy. This is characteristic of students in higher level of education that is the University level. University students are in great pursuit of information; they are willing to learn...
Need for Content Reengineering of the Medical Library and Information Science Curriculum in Iran
Introduction Over the past two decades, medicine and health care education and practice have been undergoing a continuing revolution, in which the explosion of information and the application of information technology have played a fundamental role....
Newspaper Reading Habits of University Students: A Case Study of Chaudhary Charan Singh University, India
Introduction Newspapers help to improve reading habits, knowledge, and awareness. They can be part of good study habits for students in any area of specialization. India is a developing country with many ethnic communities who wish to live together....
Obstacles to Provision and Use of Development Information in Rural Communities in Nigeria
Introduction In an increasingly globalized and information-driven world, information has become a necessity and valuable commodity to individuals, organizations and societies in their existence. For individuals, it has become a tool for proper integration...
Reading Culture and Nigeria's Quest for Sustainable Development
Introduction Reading is power! Read a book today! Reading maketh a man! Teach a child to read--and you have made a king! Reading Association of Nigeria & International Reading Association The above assertion indicates the place...
Recognition of Library Terms and Concepts by Undergraduate Students
Introduction Library term or concept is a technical language used by librarian to describe resources and services (Cana et.al, 2005). Nearly all professionals have the terms they used in performing their professional duties. The terms may be a great...
Security and Crime Prevention in Academic Libraries: A Case Study of the Kano State College of Education, Kano, Nigeria
Introduction Libraries are institutions set up to cater to the educational, cultural, research, recreational and information needs of their users. Libraries have the main objectives of being entrusted with the selection, acquisition, organisation,...
Services for Conflict Resolution: The Role of Nigerian Academic Libraries
Introduction Conflict in simple terms, means a state of disagreement, controversy or opposition. It could also mean the existence of a prolonged battle, struggle or clash between two or more parties. Obegi and Nyamboga (2008), quoting Nicholas (1992)...
The Economic and Social Benefits of ICT Policies in Nigeria
Introduction An Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy is an official statement which spells out the objectives, goals, principles, strategies, etc intended to guide and regulate the development, operation and application of ICT....
Theft of Law Books in Nigerian University Law Libraries: An Investigative Study
Introduction The university library supports teaching, research, dissemination of information, and community service. University law library may be part of university libraries or an annex to the faculty of law building (Aliu 2001: 2, 5). The law...
The Prevalence of Arabic and Ajami Manuscripts in Northern Nigeria, Implications for Acccess, Use, and Enduring Management: A Framework for Research
A paper presented at a National Conference on Exploring Nigeria's Arabic/Ajami Manuscript Resources for Development of New Knowledge, organized by Arewa House and Ford Foundation Office of West Africa Region, Kaduna, Nigeria, 7th-8th May, 2009 Introduction...
The Role of Public Libraries in Promoting Adult Education in Nigeria
Introduction We must mobilize the uneducated, the poor, and the underdeveloped to build a society that is self sufficient. We need to develop them, since many of them have potential yet untapped and when they fully developed will be of immense benefit...
The Use and Impact of Electronic Resources at the University of Lagos
Introduction The twentieth century was shaped by sweeping changes in communication technologies. The emergence and use of information technology is the century's most significant development affecting scholarly communication. The application of...
Undergraduate Library Instruction in Nigerian Universities: A Case Study of Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Introduction The effectiveness of a library as an instrument of education is determined by the success with which it is able to provide the user with the information he/she seeks. The philosophy of librarianship is based on the concept of service...
Usage of E-Resources in Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, with Special Reference to the UGC-Infonet Digital Library Consortium
Introduction Libraries spend a large portion of their budget on subscription of scholarly literature, especially on peer-reviewed journals and databases. Though, Information explosion, increase in the cost and availability of scholarly information...
Use of Electronic Information Sources by Postgraduate Students in Nigeria: Influencing Factors
Introduction Information is the pivot of which the survival of any society rests. It remains the major ingredient in taking decision; and assist in reducing the degree of uncertainty. Information and its use are as old as man. Indeed, without information...
Use of E-Resources and UGC-Infonet Consortium by the Teachers and Research Scholars in Aligarh Muslim University
Introduction Electronic publishing has been revolutionizing the format of the recorded knowledge. Electronic information services are attracting readers' attention in today's networked environment. E-journals and E-databases bring new challenges...
Use of Newspapers by Students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria
Introduction Information is an important element in every sector of life, be it social, economic, political, educational, industrial and technical development. In the present world, information is a very valuable commodity. Flowing through the various...
Use of Serial Publications by the Academic Staff of School of Arts and Social Sciences in Adeyemi College of Education Ondo State, Nigeria
Introduction The library is an integral part of any educational institution, most especially at the tertiary level (Popoola, 2006). A well stocked and organized library is a pride of any educational institution which will definitely help in meeting...
Use of the Internet in Government First Grade College Libraries in Bidar District
Introduction Internet has revolutionized the world of information. It is one of two technological innovations that have greatly influence the development of communication strategies and practices in both the general and the business communities...
User Perception of Library Services in Academic Institutions in the Southern Districts of Tamil Nadu, India: A Case Study
Introduction Information science focuses on understanding problems from the perspective of stakeholders and then applying information and other technologies as needed. In other words, it tackles systemic problems first rather than individual pieces...
Work-Related Stress among Librarians and Information Professionals in a Nigerian University
Introduction The whole population of workers in Nigeria are being faced with many stress factors to cope with or managed. These factors include work-related, domestic, after-job age or retirement problem, etc. These factors are currently reducing...