Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from March

Developing Technology Skills for Academic Librarians: A Study Based on the Universities in Kerala, India
Introduction In the changing information age library professionals have to gain extensive knowledge about developing technologies and improve their skills to manage these technologies. Computers, connectivity, and electronic information have redefined...
Disaster Preparedness at the State Public Library, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria
Introduction There are many kind of libraries for different purpose. Unlike the other types of libraries that are meant for specific group of users, public libraries are not restricted to any group of users. They are more or less a universal library;...
Facilitating ICT Adoption among Research Scientists in Ghana
Introduction Information in the modern context is considered as a strategic resource parallel in importance to land, labour, capital, and entrepreneurship - the traditional economic resources which are vital inputs for national development at all...
Grey Literature Acquisition and Management: Challenges in Academic Libraries in Africa
Introduction The term "grey literature" brings connotations of bleakness, apathy, indifference, and questionable authority to mind (Mason, 2009). Upon investigation, this is far from truth, unless you find research papers from eminent researchers...
Grey Literature Management at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) Library, USA: A Macarthur Foundation Grant Research Project
Introduction Universities are relied on for education, training and manpower development and research for socio-economic development of any nation. For Universities to meet up with the onerous responsibility, they need to provide strong literature...
Information as a Major Criterion for Success in Women's Group Activities in Borno State, Nigeria
Introduction The 2006 National Census puts Nigeria's population close to 150 million. Fifty two (52) percent of which are Women and about 45% of them live in the rural areas, the highest percentage of which are in the Northern part of the Country....
Information Use, Satisfaction, and Difficulties: A Case Study of Agricultural Scientists in India
Introduction The present period is marked by rapid change in the manner in which scientific and technical information is acquired, created, stored, repackaged, retrieved and disseminated. Access to current and retrospective agricultural sciences...
Management of Electronic Resources by Cataloguers in Nigerian Federal University Libraries
Introduction Library has been a collection of information materials for ages and print media have been the bulk of the library resources. However the advent of information technology in the early 1990s led to the emergence and continuous exponential...
Nailing Jelly to the Wall: Understanding Postmodernism's Influence on Library Information Science
Introduction How did we get into this anyway? "Defining" postmodernism. Q: What do you get when you cross a postmodernist with a Mafia boss? A: Someone who will make you an offer that no one can understand! (Cook, 2001(b), p. 18) This...
Perceptions of Pakistani Users about Library Service Quality: Libqual Comments
Introduction and Literature Review There are at least eleven ways to listen the customers: transactional surveys, mystery shopping, new declining and lost customer surveys, focus group interviews, customer advisory panels, service reviews, customer...
Reaccessioning and Stocktaking Exercise: Experiences of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Library, Kumasi, Ghana
Introduction In May, 2006, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Library submitted a project proposal titled "Automation of the KNUST Library system toward effective science and technology research" to the Teaching and Learning...
Reading Habits of Rural and Urban College Students Iln the 21st Century
Introduction Reading has been the passion of the greatest personalities of all times. Humans have been reading since ages and thus words of knowledge have been passed on through generations. The reading habit influences in the promotion of one's...
Use of Library Information Technology Resources by Graduate Students of University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
Introduction The adoption of information technology into academic libraries has revolutionalized the way they acquire, store, and disseminate information to their users and way the individual patrons require and use information. Consequently, user's...
Use of UGC-Infonet Consortia by the Research Scholars at University of Delhi: A Survey
Introduction A Consortium could be described as a group of organizations who come together to fulfill a combined objective that usefully requires co-operation and sharing of resources. And need to have a clear mutual goal in order to ensure their...