Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from July

"Books of the Hour" and "Books of All Time": Booklists in the Evolving Library
"For all books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time. Mark this distinction--it is not one of quality only. It is not merely the bad book that does not last, and the good one that does. It is a distinction...
Issues of Book Acquisition in University Libraries: A Case Study of Pakistan
Introduction Acquiring information resources is a core activity of libraries. University libraries all over the world still acquire and maintain massive book collections while managing other formats. Despite prophecies of vanishing print collections...
Motivation and Productivity in the Library
Introduction Employee motivation is important in libraries, as in any other organization. This article attempts to identify the place of motivation in developing human resources in the library. This attempt begins with the need to define human...
Promoting Public Awareness of HIV/AIDS in Africa: Follow-Up to a Pilot Study
Introduction The HIV//AIDS pandemic has been among the most serious natural disasters in recent centuries. Adeyi, et al. (2006) remark that, "in the worst affected regions, notably Sub-Saharan Africa, this steadily progressing catastrophe threatens...
The Information Needs of Faculty Members in a Nigerian Private University: A Self-Study
Introduction Prior to 1999, universities in Nigeria were all entities of federal or state governments. General and specialized universities were established by both levels of government. The mission of those universities is to improve literacy,...
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