Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from May

Access and Awareness of ICT Resources and Services in Medical College Libraries in Puducherry
Introduction Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is widely considered as the most important revolution humankind has experienced since the industrial revolution and the development of movable type printing techniques. A country's development...
Alleviating International Students' Culture Shock and Anxiety in American Academic Libraries: Welcome, Ahlan Wa Sahlan, Anyeong Hae Sae Yo, Bienvenidos, Huan Ying, Sanu Da Zuwa, Shalom, Swaagat Hai
Introduction In 2009, more than 3.69 million students attended college outside their native country. (OECD 2011, 318) The largest percentage, 17%, or 623,119 of these students, chose to come to American universities. (Institute of International...
Citation Analysis of Dissertations and Theses Submitted to the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria
Introduction Agricultural Economics and Extension programme is an aspect of social science courses in the field of agriculture which prepares and trains individual as an expert or specialist that manage agricultural business using economic principles....
Comparative Research Performance Analyses of the Departments of Botany and Zoology of the University of Burdwan from 1960-2000
Introduction India invests a huge amount of money and time for the production of doctorates to meet its R&D needs. Evaluation of research institutions is very important for their ranking, proper funding, grant releasing etc. Very few studies...
Digital Librarians and the Challenges of Open Access to Knowledge: The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture (MOUAU) Library Experience
Introduction The development of Internet technology has provided academic and research institutions with a very high level of visibility on the web. As a result, teaching, learning and research is widely improved in the global society today. The...
Gender Differences in Computer Literacy among Clinical Medical Students in Selected Southern Nigerian Universities
Introduction Information Technology (IT) has had a positive impact on health care delivery system worldwide, particularly in the areas of disease control, diagnosis, patient management, teaching and learning. Anuobi (2004) pointed out that man has...
Growth and Development of Architectural Engineering College Libraries in Haryana, India
Introduction Architectural engineering education plays a vital role in the building community and educates future leaders in planning and design of outdoor space. Information is a key element for any kind of research and development. Libraries help...
ICT Support for Knowledge Management in Primary Healthcare: A Case Study of Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunization in Northern Nigeria (PRRINN)
Introduction From observation, very few organizations in Nigeria have Knowledge Management (KM) portfolios and one of such is KPMG that recruits staff regularly to fill knowledge management positions and have primary responsibilities to manage,...
India's Efforts in Open Access Publishing
Introduction For a long time, India has been generating a great deal of scholarly resources in all disciplines. After independence, there was a lot of investment in science and technology, and S&T were used to leverage development efforts and...
Influence of Electronic Media on Reading Ability of School Children
Introduction Reading is an essential tool for lifelong learning. It is important for everyone to develop the rudiments of reading and the culture of reading always so as to survive in life. Reading according to Holte (1998) adds quality to life...
Investment Status of Librarians in Tertiary Institutions of Kogi State, Nigeria
Introduction In Nigeria, governments constitute the largest employer of labour - Federal, State, and Local Governments, including their parastatals. As a result of this, the burden of paying retirement benefits appear to be too much for each succeeding...
Online Guides to Indian Languages with Particular Reference to Hindi, Punjabi, and Sanskrit
Introduction India is a multilingual country and the second most populated country on earth There are a quite a number of languages spoken in India. Some of these languages are accepted nationally while others are accepted as dialects of that particular...
Power Information and Communication Network (Powericonet): A Proposal
Introduction "Tamasomam Jyotirgamayah" (O Mother! Lead us from darkness to light) - has always been the essence of Indian spiritual being. Ethereally speaking, it has also been the wish of the modern man to escape from darkness to light- both metaphysically...
Promoting Open Access to Research in Academic Libraries
Introduction "A commitment to scholarly work carries with it a responsibility to circulate that work as widely as possible: this is the access principle. In the digital age, that responsibility includes exploring new publishing technologies and...
Public Library Information Resources, Facilities, and Services: User Satisfaction with the Edo State Central Library, Benin-City, Nigeria
Introduction In library and information science research, information can be seen as a consumable product that can only be consumed together with certain information delivery systems and/or services. The satisfaction of library users is a function...
Seeking Online Information Sources: Science Faculties in Developing Countries
Introduction Scholarly communication is the essence of all scientific work (Gravey, 1979). With the emergence of digital information resources and internet, the modes of accessing, searching, retrieving and consuming scholarly information have been...
Use of E-Journals by Students and Research Scholars in the Department of Botany of Aligarh Muslim University
Introduction Abstract Keywords: e-journals, consortium, online journal, library consortia, database. Scope The scope of the study has been limited by following construction. 1) The study is limited to the students and research scholars...
Use of Open Access Journals by Lecturers at Western Delta University, Oghara, Nigeria
Introduction Scholarly communication is the process through which scholars exchange information with each others. It is an important process in fostering the growth of science and technology. It is acknowledged that scholars used to communicate...