Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 2, Spring

Hierarchical Gaps and Subject Authority Control Processing: An Assessment
Introduction: Subject authority control procedures vary widely from library to library. Some processes are manual, they have varying staffing levels, and many are out-sourced and automated. There are two main goals behind the application of these...
Indian Innovative Ways Are More Than Digitization: Bhodhivanam, the Library's Forest Environment
Introduction The lesson of G. K. Chesterton's famous article, The Fallacy of Success (www.chesterton-library.net/success.txt) can be taken to heart by librarians. Chesterton pokes fun at the many books that promise a formula for "success," by which...
Social Aspects of Information
Introduction In recent decades, institutions have been moving away from the positivism evident in many disciplines in the earlier years of the 20th century. Instead of seeking for a single truth or standard, institutional assessments have become...
The Electronic Library: An Indian Scenario
Introduction An electronic library is a heterogeneous system in which information is available in hard copy, on magnetic tape and discs, CD-ROMs and videodiscs, and also from online sources. Storage and copying of information are done either by...
Total Quality Management in the Academic Library
Introduction "The function of a harp player is to play the harp. The function of good harp player is to play it well."--Aristotle What is quality? Each one gives his or her own definition, but one meaning of quality is customer satisfaction through...