Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from October

A Macro Sketch of Users' Needs, Satisfaction, and Library Performance: A Survey of University Libraries in Pakistan
Background of the Study Library and information service providers in the new millennium are taking a growing interest in understanding and meeting the changing needs of their users. In an era of downsizing and budget cuts, user satisfaction and...
Content Organization in Websites of Agricultural Universities in India: A Web Analytic Study
Introduction Today websites of any organization/service sector facilitates for the information dissemination and reveals the reputation of the organization since users are becoming net citizens. The websites are primarily used as advertisement media...
Establishing a Library Liaison Programme in a Nigerian Academic Library
Introduction The primary objective of any academic library is the provision of information for teaching and research. The libraries in academic institutions are, therefore, charged with the responsibility to acquire, organise, retrieve, and disseminate...
Influence of Digital Literacy on Career Progression and Work Motivation of Academic Library Staff in South-West, Nigeria
INTRODUCTION The 21st century is an era of much technological advancement from cradle to adulthood. These developments have affected the whole essence of an individual's life. Every individual uses digital devices from cell phones to MP3 players...
Information Technology as a Medium of Inter-Organizational Knowledge Sharing
Introduction In modern knowledge economies, science is becoming increasingly more important in realizing economic growth (Coriat & Weinstein, 2001; OECD, 2002). Structural economic growth can only exist if the knowledge-based society and production...
Internet Use among Undergraduate Students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Nigeria
Introduction The convergence of information and communication technologies as typified by the Internet is increasingly having more influence on all aspects of the society as it has become an integral part of the daily lives of many people. It has...
Scholarly Electronic Journals: Availability and Use in Universities in Nigeria
Introduction Many libraries in Nigeria are clamoring to see how they can improve on the allocations given them to increase their resources, without much success. Yet the cost of serials, especially scientific journals, continues to rise higher and...
Trends and Practices of Seeking Online Information Sources: The Case of Science Faculties of a Developing Country
Introduction Scholarly communication is the essence of all scientific work (Gravey, 1979). With the emergence of digital information resources and internet, the modes of accessing, searching, retrieving and consuming scholarly information have been...
Use of E-Journals by Medical Professionals: A Study of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Libraries in Delhi
Introduction The enormous developments in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) have changed the world information scene. It has brought drastic changes in the way the information generated, stored, organized, accessed, retrieved and consumed....
Use of Electronic Databases by Postgraduage Students and Research Scholars at GBPUAT Library, India
Introduction In higher education, two major shifts have been identified. First shift shows that the higher education is moving away from a teaching to a learning culture whereas the second shift reveals that the revolution in information technology...
Using Social Media for Dynamic Library Service Delivery: The Nigeria Experience
Introduction Social connections have become very important and have improved the library profession tremendously in Nigeria. According to Suraweera et al (2011) social networking refers to a process of relationship building among a group with a...

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