Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from September

Academic Library Design: A Commons or an Athenaeum
Introduction The rapid expansion of the Internet and the availability of an ever growing array of information technology tools have created a paradigm shift in the field of Library Science. The mission of the Library has largely stayed the same,...
Access to Agricultural Information by Fish Farmers in Niger Delta Region of Nigeria
Introduction Among the varieties of agricultural practices is fish farming which is predominant in the coastal states of Nigeria. Currently, there is observed increase in the population of fish farms and farmers. Fishing is no longer restricted...
A Framework for Information Policies with Examples from the United States
Introduction What is "policy?" It is a word often used in a very general way. What is encompassed by this term, and how might we apply it to the role of information in society? McClure and Jaeger (2008) say that policy is "directives intended to...
African University Libraries and Internet Connectivity: Challenges and the Way Forward
Introduction Universities play an important national role in Africa. They are frequently the most effectively performing institutions in their countries. As a result, Universities are the principal reservoir of skilled human resources in most African...
African University Libraries and Internet Connectivity: Challenges and the Way Forward
IntroductionUniversities play an important national role in Africa. They are frequently the most effectively performing institutions in their countries. As a result, Universities are the principal reservoir of skilled human resources in most African...
An Artistic Horizon: Content Analysis of Caricatures with Library and Information Science Themes
Introduction The word "caricature" is derived from the Italian word "caricatare" or "carcate" which means "exaggerate". Caricatures play an influential social and political role. Caricatures can illustrate the sufferings of citizens by tackling...
Automation in Two Nigerian University Libraries
Introduction The use of computers in libraries and information centers has become commonplace. Many Nigerian university libraries, however, are still battling to find their feet in the use of computers in libraries. Objectives of the Study ...
Chaucer, Books, and the Poetic Library
Introduction Though books have a prominent role in Chaucer's fiction, the library does not. Chaucer coins the word "library" in his translation of The Consolation of Philosophy--known as the Boece--and uses that word just twice throughout his fictional...
Lack of ICT Infrastructure as a Barrier to Resource Sharing in Nigerian Libraries
Introduction Information communication technology (ICT) refers to technology that transmits, stores, creates, displays, shares, or exchanges information by electronic means. Libraries and librarians must adopt ICT to be a successful part of the...
Library 2.0: Blogs, Wikis, and RSS to Serve the Library
Introduction This article was previously published with the title Library 2.0. Blog, Wiki e RSS al servizio della biblioteca in AIB Notizie, 21 (2009), n. 2, p. 26-27. The original article is available online at: http://www.aib.it/aib/editoria/n21/0226.htm3...
Model Development as a Research Tool: An Example of PAK-NISEA
Introduction Research is an inquiry process that has clearly defined parameters and has as its aim the discovery or creation of knowledge, or theory building; testing, confirmation, revision, refutation of knowledge and theory; and/or investigation...
The Effect of Library Use Education as a Course on Library Patronage: A Case Study of LAUTECH Library, Ogbomoso, Nigeria
Introduction One of the fundamental laws of the library is that the resources-books and non-book must be well consulted. The librarian has to acquire and provide access to the information stocked in the libraries. The user is very important in the...
The Influence of Leadership Style on the Performance of Subordinates in Nigerian Libraries
Introduction Leadership, according to Stuart Levine and Michael Crom (1994), "is about listening to people, supporting and encouraging them and involving them in the decision-making and problem-solving processing. It is about building teams and...