Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from December

A Comparative Study of Credit Earning Information Literacy Skills Courses of Three African Universities
Introduction Variously referred to as "user education," "library skills," "library instruction," "bibliographic instruction," "evidence-based learning," "problem-based learning," etc., information literacy skills open the gateway of information...
Acquisition and Use of Library Resources in the Transition from a College to a University: A Statistical Record Assessment
Introduction Many fields, organizations, and projects collect data and use it for decision-making. Many organizations rely on data-driven decisions to evaluate and improve. Tanur, Mosteller and Pieters (1989) suggest that data is a guide to the...
Citation Analysis of Theses in Library and Information Science Submitted to University of Pune: A Pilot Study
Introduction Citation analysis is a worthwhile area of research. "Citation analysis" refers to references in one text to another text, with information on where that text can be found. Citation analysis is useful for understanding subject relationships,...
Faculty Opinion as Collection Evaluation Method: A Case Study of Redeemer's University Library
Introduction Developing a balanced and usable collection is an important aspect of library services. Academic library collections are built to meet specific research and information needs of the institution's academic programmes. The curriculum...
Globalization and National Information Policy in Nigeria
Introduction This paper draws a relationship between globalization and national information policy. Globalization talks of one world with shared universal values in terms of easy movement of goods and services and science and technology, stressing...
Importance of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Making a Heathy Information Society: A Case Study of Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria
Introduction There is widespread research interest in information and communication technologies (ICTs). According to Crede & Mansell (1998), ICTs are crucially important for sustainable development in developing countries. Thioune (2003)...
Information Needs and Information-Seeking Behavior of Arts and Humanities Teachers: A Survey of the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Introduction The present era is called the "Information era." Information has become the most important element for progress in society. To thrive in this modern era, one needs a variety of information, no matter how well versed one is in a field...
Library and Information Support for New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
Introduction Despite abundant human and natural resources, Africa is adjudged the poorest region of the world. It has 34 out of the 44 countries in the globe classified as "least developed". In trying to solve the problems of underdevelopment,...
Library Education in Bangladesh: Strengths, Problems, and Suggestions
Introduction Libraries are important social institutions. No community is considered complete without a library. The spread of democracy, the extension of education, the intensification of research activities, and the rapid increase in the production...
Library Visits and Consultation: A Case Study of Universities in Northwestern India
Introduction The primary focus of a library is service. It is widely recognized that service quality and consumer satisfaction are essential for retaining current consumers and attracting new ones. The traditional method of measuring the quality...
Minority Degree College Libraries in Andhra Pradesh: A Study with Special Reference to NAAC Standards
Introduction The effectiveness of a library lies in the way it puts forth its services to the community of students and teachers. The management of college libraries has become more complex due to the explosion of knowledge, increases in user...
Overlap in Web Search Results: A Study of Five Search Engines
Introduction The web is expanding exponentially. In January 2007, there were nearly 30 million pages (WWW FAQ, 2007). This expansion has led to reliance on search engines to find web resources. This in turn casts responsibility on the search...
The Changing Role of Researchers in Nigeria: The Internet as an Alternative Future to Modernity
Introduction It is commonly believed that researchers and students in Nigerian higher education institutions are battling the problem of inadequate and out-of-date materials. It could be argued that the only way to pursue knowledge is through...
The State of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Nigerian University Libraries: The Experience of Ibrahim Babangida Library, Federal University of Technology, Yola
Introduction Information and Communication Technology (ICT), is a composite term, which embodies three important concepts. To understand ICT, one must understand all three concepts. "Information" means many things to many people, depending...
The University Library, Information Provision, and Use by Policymakers in Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Nigeria
Introduction The concept of development is a universal one. Nyerere (1978:27) says development is the power of people to solve their own problems with their own wisdom, experience, and resources, with a view to eliminating poverty, pestilence,...

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