Library Philosophy and Practice

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A Critical Examination of the Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria Code of Ethics in the Light of International Best Practices in Library and Information Science Professions
INTRODUCTIONProfessions are described as having characteristics such as mastery of esoteric skills. A profession is a calling, admission to which special training, education and character is required. An individual and collective concern for the common...
A Survey of the Needs and Utilization of Health Information among Young Adults in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
IntroductionIt is recognised that young people experience difficulties in accessing mainstream health services, particularly because of the stigma associated with certain health conditions like mental health, early pregnancy and Hormone Infection Virus/Acquired...
Awareness and Usage of Cloud Computing Application among LIS Professionals: A Case Study of 17 Indian University Libraries
INTRODUCTION AND REVIEW OF LITERATURELatest technological development has brought a remarkable transformation in every field, and library science is not an exception to it. "Cloud-based services are set to transform the way libraries work, unleashing...
Bridging the Gap between Town and Gown: Role of Librarians in Community Service Programmes
IntroductionInformation as a tool is the bedrock of sustainable growth and development in every society. The University community as the hallmark of knowledge and development ought to impact positively on the improvement of the standard of living of...
Comparative Analysis of the Preservation and Conservation Techniques of Selected Special and Academic Libraries in Nigeria
Background to the studyA library as a social institution is charged with the responsibility of disseminating knowledge to the people without any discrimination. The holdings of the libraries are the priceless heritage of mankind as they preserve facts,...
Deaccession of Print Books in a Transitional Age II: Business, Sciences, and Interdisciplinary Studies
IntroductionIn a previous paper it was argued that deaaccession of print books in the humanities and social sciences should be carried out in a step-wise, prudential manner, taking into account the limitations of digitization and interlibrary loan and...
Demographic Variables and Ict Access as Predictors of Information Communication Technologies' Usage among Science Teachers in Federal Unity Schools in Nigeria
IntroductionScience is a universal subject with no boundaries and the claim for its inclusion in the school curriculum was established based on its ability to revolutionize human life as well as the society. Evidence on relevance of science in schools...
Effects of Job Specialization and Departmentalization on Job Satisfaction among the Staff of a Nigerian University Library
IntroductionThe method of job specialization involves breaking down a task to its lowest level and designing jobs around each part. This creates specialization, expertise, and improved quality. Job specialization design in the workplace is frequently...
Feminist Markup and Meaningful Text Analysis in Digital Literary Archives
IntroductionIn this research paper, I look closely at three digital archives of women writers for evidence of feminist encoding practices and text analysis experimentation that supports feminist scholarship. I chose to examine the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's...
Gandhian Philosophy and Literature: A Citation Study of Gandhi Marg
1 IntroductionScholarly communication is remarkably essential for the understanding of the genesis and progress of disciplines. There are various statistical tools used to explore the databases in library science. Among these, bibliometric have been...
Librarians, Research Scientists and ICT Adoption in Research Institutes in Ghana
From the 1990s, the world was poised towards witnessing of two important revolutions: first was the fall of the Berlin wall which ended communism in Eastern Europe and Germany with a history of cold war, superpower and European integration, (Maier 1999)....
Local Model of Crisis Management in Libraries of Iran's Research Centers (Mixed Research)
IntroductionToday crisis and crisis management are discussed in all knowledge fields, and all scientists and managers of organizations believe that prevention is more profitable and easier. However this is not seriously, scientifically and practically...
Management of Indigenous Knowledge (Ifa and Egungun) in Osun State, Nigeria
INTRODUCTIONIndigenous knowledge is home-grown knowledge that enables communities to make sense of who they are and to interact with their environment in ways that sustain life. It is knowledge that arises from life experience and which is passed down...
Marketing of Web-Based Library Resources in Nigerian Universities
IntroductionA library portal serves as an integrated interface to a wide variety of digital resources and web-based library services. Web portals are also important tools for users to access and utilize library and information services over a network....
Metadata and Linked Data in Word Sense Disambiguation
IntroductionWord Sense Disambiguation (WSD) is referred to as an "AI-complete" problem (Mallery, 1998), i.e., a task that is relatively easy for people, but considerably more difficult for machines. If someone makes a query for a polysemous word (e.g.,...
Planning for Digitization of University Libraries in Ghana: Challenges and Prospects
Digital libraries are increasingly being recognized as efficient channels for the collection, storage, organization of information in digital formats and for their ease of searching, retrieval and processing of information via improved communication...
Preservation of Information Resources in Selected School Libraries in Ibadan North Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria
IntroductionLibrary is an indispensable facility of any educational institution. A well equipped school library is therefore very crucial to the education and general information needs of teachers, students and its community. This is why the thought...
Problems of Library User Education in Nigerian Unity Schools
INTRODUCTIONSchool libraries in Nigeria are meant to provide user-centered services to meet students' needs. This function is performed through library user education which is expected to connect students to the vast array of information resources necessary...
Qualitative Coded Analysis of Undergraduate and Graduate Student Library Instruction Feedback
IntroductionWith more classes being taught to more students and the average class size on the rise, academic libraries have taken a closer look at instruction-related data to help determine areas of success and identify what areas of instructional programing...
Research Outputs of State Government Universities of Odisha: A Bibliometric Study
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionBibliomertic study is one of the most promising areas of research activities in the field of Library and Information Science and has become very popular with the development of various citation databases....
Study on Information Need and Seeking Behavior of the Health Science Students of an Indian Deemed University
Introduction:Medical and allied education which can be accepted as higher education or professional education has an important role in the transformation of an individual and also in the growth and development of the health care society as well as the...
Sustaining Nigeria's Democracy: Public Libraries as an Indispensable Instrument in Anambra State
INTRODUCTIONThe etymology of the word "Democracy" comes from Greek words "demos" meaning "people" and "kratos" meaning "power". In Greece the people met in one place to make laws for their community but today because people can no longer gather like...
The Experience of Information Literacy in Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) among Professional Nurses in the Ho Municipality of Ghana
IntroductionMedical and health care is one of the most dynamic human disciplines, and large amounts of money are spent annually on high-quality and sophisticated research, resulting in exponential growth in health care literature (Majid et al., 2011)....
The Nigeria Freedom of Information Law: Progress, Implementation Challenges and Prospects
IntroductionInformation is the stimulus of all the thoughts and actions of living creatures. Information, in its various forms is the prerequisite for the functioning of modern society because success in every area of industry is attributed to the intelligent...
The Strategic Management Practices in Academic Libraries in Kenya: The Case of USIU Library
IntroductionAdvances in telecommunications, new techniques in information and knowledge management have facilitated the rapid transformation of data, information and knowledge into digital form, while leaps in fiber optical communication, wireless technology...
The Use and Application of Open Source Integrated Library System in Academic Libraries in Nigeria: Koha Example
IntroductionThe importance of integrated systems in library activities such as cataloguing, circulation, acquisition and serials management, etc is no longer debatable as libraries all over the world have realized the need to move from their manual practices...
Training and Development Issues: Evidence Form Polytechnic Libraries in Ghana
1.0 INTRODUCTIONAcademic libraries are set up in academic setting solely to support teaching, learning and research. They are the core of the academic set up because; they stock information resource that is relevant to the various disciplines being pursued...
Use of Bioinformatics Resources and Tools by Users of Bioinformatics Centers in India
1. Introduction'Needs' refer to lack of self-sufficiency and also represent gaps in the present knowledge of the users. Apart from the expressed or articulated needs, there are unexpressed needs which the user is aware of but does not like to express...
Use of Information Resources by Student Nurses
Introduction: Knowledge growth depends on information. Students enroll in university education for the purpose of acquiring knowledge, which is imparted to them through various sources of information. The library is one of the major sources of information...
Utilization of Law Library Collections for Improving Academic Performance by Undergraduate Law Students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Introduction:Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka was established in 1982 as Awka campus of the then Anambra State University of Technology, (ASUTECH) Enugu. In 1991, following the creation of new Anambra State, the University was named Nnamdi Azikiwe University,...
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