Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from October

Closing the Gap: Investigating the Search Skills of International and US Students: An Exploratory Study
Introduction Academic librarians are increasingly concerned about students' information literacy. The ability to effectively search academic resources is critical to academic success. In the past 10 to 20 years, the most significant change in patrons'...
E-Resource Collection Development: A Survey of Current Practices in Academic Libraries
Introduction As the amount of money spent on electronic resources increases, it seems fitting that as librarians we examine the process we use for selecting such materials. Collection development policies for print collections and ordering processes...
Metadata: Implications for Academic Libraries
Introduction This paper surveys the literature available on metadata and its implications for academic libraries. Definitions of metadata are offered. Metadata schemes are presented, including the scheme most prominently in use among academic libraries:...
Metadata: Implications for Academic Libraries
IntroductionThis paper surveys the literature available on metadata and its implications for academic libraries. Definitions of metadata are offered. Metadata schemes are presented, including the scheme most prominently in use among academic libraries:...
Segmented Professions: Further Considerations of Theory and Practice in LIS and Librarianship
Introduction There is an equivocal relationship between the academic field of information studies and its practical application, the information professions (Cornelius, 2004). This is increasingly visible with regards to the proliferation of theories...
The Patriot Act and Early ALA Action: Habermas, Strauss, or Derrida?
Introduction In the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks the United States Congress passed special security and anti-terrorism legislation which included the USA Patriot Act. This legislation was renewed in 2006. In response to the passage...