Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from November

A Model for Adoption and Application of ISBD in Book Publishing in Nigeria
Introduction Schuman (1995) posits that the publishers are beginning to realize that although they create books, librarians have tremendous power to influence readers. This statement may not totally apply to the situation in Nigeria. This is because...
An Exploratory Study of Indian Science and Technology Publication Output
Introduction The contribution of a nation to research promotes the knowledge building process. Understanding the research contribution of a nation is the basic component in science policy. In reality, science auditing is a complex process. The science...
Bibliographic Control of Publications: The Impact on African Countries
Introduction The African continent is full of oral and written culture being published and preserved by her people, not only for posterity but also for academics, students, and the larger bibliographic communities. That information is generated...
Business Planning, Information Preference, and Information Use as Factors in Banking Operations in Nigeria
Introduction The banking industry in Nigeria has been faced with enormous challenges that affect performance, management, and reliability. There are 24 banks in Nigeria today. These banks are referred to as consolidated banks. They emerged after...
Digitization of Archival Collections in Africa for Scholarly Communication: Issues, Strategies, and Challenges
Introduction Experience and observations have revealed that most archives and libraries in Africa today are filled with materials recorded in analogue formats and the traditional or analogue librarians and archivists are those who are still carrying...
Doctoral Research in Library and Information Science by Pakistani Professionals: An Analysis
Introduction Research is a process of enquiry that draws data from the context in which events occur, in an attempt to describe these occurrences, as a means of determining the process in which events are embedded and the perspectives of those participating...
Indian LIS Literature in International Journals with Specific Reference to SSCI Database: A Bibliometric Study
Introduction Scholarly communication is the process by which scholars and scientists conduct their research and make that research works and results known to the world. It plays an important role for the advancement of knowledge and a scholar's...
Indian LIS Literature in International Journals with Specific Reference to SSCI Database: A Bibliometric Study
IntroductionScholarly communication is the process by which scholars and scientists conduct their research and make that research works and results known to the world. It plays an important role for the advancement of knowledge and a scholar's future...
Information Communication Technology (ICT) Use as a Predictor of Lawyers' Productivity
Introduction Information Communication Technology (ICT) is an umbrella term that includes all technologies for the manipulation and communication of information. The work of legal practitioners involves a high level of documentation and information...
Information Communication Techonology (ICT) Use as a Predictor of Lawyers' Productivity
IntroductionInformation Communication Technology (ICT) is an umbrella term that includes all technologies for the manipulation and communication of information. The work of legal practitioners involves a high level of documentation and information processing,...
Internet Use by Social Scientists at the Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan: A Survey
Introduction Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan South Punjab, Pakistan Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan was established in 1975 by an act of the Punjab Legislative Assembly. To pay tribute to the Great Saint Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya, the...
Lecturers' Perception of the Adequacy of Resources and Services of University of Ado-Ekiti Library
Introduction University libraries exist to enhance the acquisition of knowledge by their clientele through the provision of reading materials (book and non-book) for the purposes of teaching, learning and research. A university library, according...
Rural Farmers Problems Accessing Agricultural Information: A Case Study of Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria
Introduction Rural farmers account for the greater part of the population of any developing country such as Nigeria. Governments of developing countries have a major responsibility of ensuring that there is adequate rural development in their various...
Rural Farmers' Problems Accessing Agricultural Information: A Case Study of Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria
IntroductionRural farmers account for the greater part of the population of any developing country such as Nigeria. Governments of developing countries have a major responsibility of ensuring that there is adequate rural development in their various...
Rural Youth's Perceptions of Information Sources and Rural Library Services
Introduction It has been recognized that youth populations are the capital for nation building. According to the Malaysian National Census (2000) about 60% of Malaysian youth (age 15-29) are concentrated in the rural areas. This population as already...
Rural Youth's Perceptions of Information Sources and Rural Library Services
IntroductionIt has been recognized that youth populations are the capital for nation building. According to the Malaysian National Census (2000) about 60% of Malaysian youth (age 15-29) are concentrated in the rural areas. This population as already...
Seeking Online Information Sources among Science Faculties of 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...
Staffing Patterns of State Colleges of Education Libraries in Nigeria
Introduction The College of Education system is one of the tripods of tertiary education in Nigeria and it has the primary role of training teachers who will be awarded the minimum teaching qualification of Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE)....
Status of Institutional Repositories in Asian Countries: A Quantitative Study
Introduction With the development of information communication technologies, a number of alternative strategies to the traditional scholarly publishing system have been evolved. Among these, Open Access (OA) model which promise to be extremely advantageous...
The Rising Population of Aliterates in Nigerian Schools: Role of School Libraries
Introduction Nigeria can become a major force in Africa and indeed the world, if proper policies and structures are in place to entrench good reading culture. The rising population of reluctant readers in this age of information explosion is disturbing....
The School Library as a Foundational Step to Childrens' Effective Reading Habits
Introduction Reading is recognized as an art capable of transforming man's life and his entire society. However, in the state of the World Children Report by (UNICEF, 1999), it was stated that nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable...
Trends in the Use of E-Journals: A Case Study of PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh
Introduction Journals constitute an important part of a library collection being the most important vehicle for global scholarly communication. Tremendous developments in ICT in the recent years have given amazing boost to electronic publishing....
Universal Bibliographic Control of Publications in Nigeria: The Journey So Far
Introduction Accessibility and use of written, printed and published records have become more imperative then ever before. It is natural, under normal circumstances that librarians should be inclined to suppose that greater orderliness in the production...

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