Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from July

Free and Open Source Software Movement in LIS Profession in Pakistan
1- Background of the Study Free and Open Source Software, usually abbreviated as FOSS, F/OSS or simply OSS is a very important and popular category of software in the world. Richard Stallman (A long time Programmer at Massachusetts Institute of...
Job Openings for Library Professionals in Pakistan: A Content Analysis
Introduction Change is a natural phenomenon. We are in a period of rapid change. Library and Information Science is a rapidly changing and growing field. This profession began its journey when writing and reading materials were stone, dry leaves,...
Motivation, Job Satisfaction and Service Delivery: Mid-Level Staff at Kenneth Dike Library, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Introduction Libraries have responsibility to support their parent bodies in achieving their goals. University libraries are established to promote the learning, teaching, research and community development mandates of their parent institutions....
Staff Training Programmes in Nigerian Public Libraries: The Case of Enugu State Public Library
Introduction Public libraries are libraries established by the government for the use of the populace. According to the International Federation of Library Association and Institution, IFLA (2001), the public library is an organization established,...
Student-Based Societies and the Development of Library and Information Profession in Nigeria: Any Nexus? A Case Study of LARISSA, University of Ibadan
Introduction One of the basic characteristics of a profession is its compulsory length of training, which eventually qualifies an individual upon its completion to be called a professional among other qualifying factors. During the length of training,...
Teaching Information Literacy to Students of the Long-Tail Market: A Pedagogical Approach
Introduction The so-called Google generation has the marketplace at its fingertips--more than 8 million songs in iTunes, more than 100,000 DVDs through Netflix, millions of new and used items on Ebay, and Amazon.com. They are reaching adulthood...
The Availability and Persistence of Web Citations in Iranian LIS Journals (2006-2010)
Introduction The Internet is one of the most important and complex innovations in human history, the largest and most complete tool for information exchange ever made available to the global population. Since the quasimiraculous emergence of the...
The Use of Google and Yahoo by Internet Users in Nigeria
Introduction The format of information-bearing resources is changing rapidly as more and more technological innovations emerge. With the introduction of the Internet and the World Wide Web, information has become more accessible than in the print...
Use of Information Sources by Faculty Members, Research Scholars and Students of the Faculty of Commerce, Amu, Aligarh: A Survey
Introduction The rapid growth of information and communication technology since the early 1990s has greatly influenced the accessibility of information on a global level and also has played a critical role in restructuring the mechanisms by which...