Library Philosophy and Practice

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A Survey of User Perception and Satisfaction with Reference Services in University Libraries of Punjab
Introduction Despite the processing and propagation of library resources, a key trait of a university library is the services based around personal interaction between users and the library staff. Libraries should make sure that these services show...
A Survey of User Perception and Satisfaction with Reference Services in University Libraries of Punjab
IntroductionDespite the processing and propagation of library resources, a key trait of a university library is the services based around personal interaction between users and the library staff. Libraries should make sure that these services show proper...
Copyright across the Cohort: A Qualitative Evaluation of the Dissemination of Intellectual Property Information on ARL Websites
Introduction In December 2009 the Libraries Copyright Task Force (LCTF) of Colorado State University Libraries (CSUL) presented its findings to the CSUL interim dean and assistant deans. As part of its charge the LCTF was asked to "identify ......
Database Searching in Central University Libraries in India
Introduction In consequence of the recommendation of the National Knowledge Commission (NKC, 2005-2008), each of the Indian states has at least one fully-funded central university. Now there are 39 central universities. Privately funded and owned...
Effective Communication for Reference Service Delivery in Academic Libraries
Introduction Communication makes the world habitable. Consciously involves sharing ideas, feelings, thoughts, and many other things that humans share. Ojomo (2004) defined communication as the process of sharing ideas, feelings, thoughts and messages...
Effective Motivation of Paraprofessional Staff in Academic Libraries in Nigeria
Introduction Most libraries have a mission to offer a high quality service to all of their customers. The performance of paraprofessional staff determines to a large extent the quality of the customer satisfaction and has a significant impact on...
Faculty Information-Seeking Behaviour in the Changing ICT Environment: A Study of Commerce Colleges in Mumbai
Introduction The kind of information required by the user, methods adopted in searching information, environment affected, time spent, problems faced and solutions made, the satisfaction/dissatisfaction arising from the information gathered and...
Librarian Faculty Status: What Does It Mean in Academia?
Introduction The issue of faculty status for academic librarians has been a hotly debated topic ever since its inception. There are those who believe that librarians have no business operating under the rubric of faculty, while there are others...
Patron-Driven Purchase on Demand Programs for Printed Books and Similar Materials: A Chronological Review and Summary of Findings
Introduction Among academic librarians, collection development has long been considered a vital duty, if not something of a nigh-sacred trust and exercise of librarians' authority and judgment. (1) Over the decades, selecting librarians have done...
Records Management Theory's Dilemma: What Is a Record?
Introduction In the Euthyphro, Socrates encounters Euthyphro outside the courts where both are enroute to trials pertaining to piety. Euthyphro is prosecuting his father for murder, while Socrates is on trial for engaging in impious acts. In the...
Student Preferences in Library Website Vocabulary
Introduction The library website represents an important component in the user experience. As library bookmarks and brochures may have seen a decline in use, the library website represents the "face" of the library. It showcases its print and electronic...
Use of Internet by the Social Science Faculty of Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, India
Introduction Internet, computer-based worldwide information network. At the dawn of information age, professionals are experiencing new vigor in field of information collection, processing and retrieval. The internet considered as the electronic...
Use of the Internet by Research Scholars and Post-Graduate Students of the Science Faculty of Aligarh Muslim University
Introduction The Internet is a "network of networks" that consists of millions of smaller domestic, academic, business, and government networks. Internet is also described as the worldwide publicly accessible network of interconnected computer networks...
Use of the Internet by Research Scholars and Post-Graduate Students of the Science Faculty of Aligarh Muslim University
IntroductionThe Internet is a "network of networks" that consists of millions of smaller domestic, academic, business, and government networks. Internet is also described as the worldwide publicly accessible network of interconnected computer networks...

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