Library Philosophy and Practice

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A Citation Analysis of the E-Journal, Library Philosophy and Practice (2005-2014)
1. Introduction As this study is carried out on the basis of objectives, there is no need of any tests or experiments and results will be derived on the basis of analysis and their interpretation of articles in the journal LPP for the period of...
A Model beyond Generic Quality Models for Academic Libraries
THE PROBLEM There is a consensus among service marketing researchers on the causal sequence/order of the concepts of customer satisfaction and service quality. Through conceptual improvement and empirical findings of past studies, most researchers...
Applying UTAUT in Clinical Informatics Research
Introduction and background of the study The importance of theoretical framework in clinical informatics was reinstated by Ocholla and LeRaox (2011) who claim that theoretical framework enhances clinical informatics research clarity, promotes appropriateness...
Assessing the Information Needs and Information Sources of Urban and Peri-Urban Livestock Keepers in Kinondoni and Morogoro Urban Districts, Tanzania
INTRODUCTION An urban livestock system is characterized by a large variation of livestock systems that occur in and around densely populated areas and that strongly interact with the surrounding wealthy as well as poor human communities in different...
Assessment of Collection Development Practices: The Case of Valley View University Library, Ghana
Introduction Collection development is a broad term which encompasses areas such as policy formulation, selection, acquisitions, maintenance and weeding of library materials. Evans (2000) defined library collection development as the process of...
A Study of Nigerian Librarians' Attitude to Open Source Software
INTRODUCTION Computers and other digital devices are deeply embedded in every aspect of human existence. These digital devises run on software. This therefore implies that software is an integral part of modern day life. This software is either...
Attitude of Civil Servants towards the Use of Research Information in Policymaking in Selected Ministries in Lagos State, Nigeria
Introduction In modern complex organizations, information constitutes not only a very vital resource (perhaps more vital than funds and facilities) but also, apparently the most strategic operational weapon. A well planned and well organized system...
Awareness and Perception of Hiv/aid Preventive Strategies Amongst Undergraduate Students of Adeleke University, Ede Osun State. Nigeria
Introduction Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa with a population of about 180 million people is not ruled out of countries facing and suffering under the dangerous claws of HIV/AIDS. Owing to this, there came the need to get the masses...
Awareness and Use of OPAC by Distance Learners: The Case of the Open University of Tanzania
Introduction Libraries play a pivotal role in the development and promotion of university education worldwide. University library being the heart of the university system, provides suitable materials useful for teaching, learning and research purposes...
Awareness and Use of Web 2.0 Tools by LIS Students at University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
Introduction Web 2.0 applications have mushroomed and social media have attracted considerable attention from students. Students' use of Web 2.0 applications requires educators to explore the educative potential of these mediums (Greenhow et al.,...
Channels Students Prefer in Submitting Reference Inquiries: A Survey of Undergraduate Students in University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Introduction The emergence of modern information and communication technologies (ICTs) has revolutionised functions and services of libraries all over the world. Technological developments have affected not only the format and sources of the information...
CITATION PATTERN IN Ph.D. THESES IN THE FIELD OF PHILOSOPHY: A STUDY OF PANJAB UNIVERSITY, CHANDIGARH
1. Introduction A citation is a bibliographical entry in a footnote, reference list or bibliography of a section or full document that contains information to verify the original documents for purpose of acknowledging the relevance of work of others....
Classifying Identity: Organizing an LGBT Library
Introduction Many authors have described how classification systems tend to disadvantage marginalized populations (see Foskett, 1971; Olson, 2001; Kublik, Clevette, Ward, & Olson, 2003; Keilty, 2009 for examples). As Foskett argues, "when one...
Decolonizing Our Library System: The Living Librarians (Baansi) of Dagbon, Northern Ghana
1. INRODUCTION Linden (1991) narrated how 1,600 years ago the wisdom of many centuries went up in flames when the great Alexandria Library burned down. "Today, with little notice, vast archives of knowledge and expertise are being lost, leaving...
Information Needs and the Enhancement of the Psychological Wellbeing of Nigerian Prison Inmates
INTRODUCTION Globally, prisons are essentially meant to be reformatory and not merely for punishment and maltreatment. But in Nigeria as in so many other developing countries, such as Sri Lanka, India, Madagascar, Nicaragua, Botswana, Kenya and...
Leveraging on Organizational Culture for Innovative Services: A Case Study of Prof. Kenneth Dike State Central eLibrary, Awka
INTRODUCTION Repositioning the public library in Africa so as to increase its visibility, highlight its relevance to the man on the street, to entire communities, the educational system at all levels and governance in the continent requires a closer...
Library Information Resources and Services Utilization as Correlates of Creativity of Senior Administrative Staff of Polytechnics in South West, Nigeria
Introduction Creativity is the quality or ability to make or bring into existence something new. Creativity, according to Amabile (1996), refers to the production of new and useful ideas by an individual or a small group of individuals working together....
Managing Stress among Librarians in Selected University Libraries in Ogun State Nigeria
Introduction Most employed adults discover that a great proportion of their daily life is spent at work. A lucrative job gives rest of mind while a poor job leads to lack of peace which may finally lead to stress. Akinboye, Akinboye and Adeyemo...
Meeting the Information Needs of Nurses for Effective Healthcare Delivery in Nigeria: A Case Study of Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo State
Introduction Good health care delivery is necessary for the socio-economic development of any country (Njongmeta and Ehikhamenor 1998; Bill and Otike, 2003). Health care delivery has become a crucial factor in national development, especially in...
Mentoring: A Strategy for Professional Development of Librarians in Nigerian Universities
INTRODUCTION Background to the study Information is power and a major asset to any individual that knows how to source, harness, organize and use it. It is in the realization of the significant role of information that academic libraries are...
Promoting Sexuality Education in Tertiary Institutions: Expected Roles of Women Librarians in Nigeria
Introduction There are different kinds of sexual aberration that are visible in the society, which the adolescents practice as a result of premarital sexual permissiveness. They include illegitimacy, homosexuality, lesbianism, prostitution, sexual...
Publications Trends in Nuclear Physics: A Global Perspective
1 Introduction Nuclear physics is a subject that analyses the atomic nuclei and studies its constituents and their interactions. An important application of nuclear physics is the power generation based on nuclear fission or fusion. Other applications...
Reading Habits of Users as Determinants of the Utilisation of Library Information Resources of Two Public Libraries in South-West, Nigeria
Introduction Reading is a powerful means of communication that can form part of an individual to the extent that it becomes a habit which once developed, become very difficult to break. In the words of Igwe (2011), reading is one of the fundamental...
Research in the Spotlight on Social Web: Analyzing the Top 100 Altmetric Articles of 2015
Introduction The research activity of any nature ends up with products to be diffused and taken up by the academic world. The success of research product depends on how much it is disseminated, discussed, commented, referenced and so on. The dissemination...
Research Performance of Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana during 2007-15: A Scientometric Study
1. Introduction Maharishi Markandeshwar (MM) University, Mullana is NAAC accredited 'A' grade deemed university near Ambala in the state of Haryana, India. Erstwhile known as Maharishi Markandeshwar Education Trust, it was founded in 1993 with the...
Research Priorities Setting for the National Library and Archives of the Islamic Republic of IRAN
Introduction Prioritization is an ongoing procedure, not only among organizations but in various aspects of life and society. What make prioritization different is its methods and approaches adopted for each aspect. The area that is subject to prioritization...
Research Trends in Medical Physics: A Global Perspective
1. Introduction Education in the field of Medical Physics has experienced considerable growth and change from the time when the first publication of this report in 1993. Medical physics is one of the fastest emergent areas of research for academicians...
School Library Media Resources Availability as a Predictor of Secondary School Students Academic Achievement in Social Studies in Ondo State, Nigeria
Background to the Study The Federal Republic of Nigeria, in its National Policy on Education (2004), recommended the provision of functional school libraries stocked with appropriate media resources meant to promote sound and effective teaching...
Teaching Information Literacy Via Social Media: An Exploration of Connectivism
Introduction College students increasingly use social media channels to access the information they need. Although search engines are still the most frequently used method of information retrieval, 95% of recent college graduates also use social...
The Intellectual Patterns of Management Information System Research: A Bibliometric Study on International Journal of Management Reviews
1.0 Introduction IJMR (International Journal of Management Reviews) is a peer reviewed academic scholarly journal published quarterly by Blackwell Publishing, United Kingdom. As the first reviews journal in the field of business management, the...
The Transformation of the U.S. Government Publishing Office: A Strategic Analysis from an Intergovernmental Perspective
Introduction A scholarly literature review and strategic analysis of the newly named U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) from an intergovernmental perspective may inform librarians and concerned stakeholders to better understand the transformation...
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