Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from August

Metadata: A New Word for an Old Concept
Introduction Metadata, or "data about data," is a new word based on an old concept. In libraries, cataloging is the process of creating metadata. A card-catalog containing information about a book is a simple example of metadata describing characteristics...
The Effect of Library Policies on Overdue Materials in University Libraries in the South-South Zone, Nigeria
Introduction The library is the symbolic heart or nerve center of academic life in any university. Rubin (1998) observes that colleges are waking up to the fact that the work of every professor and every department depends on the library, because...
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