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A Survey Of Engineering College Libraries In Sri Venkateswara University Area, Andhra Pradesh, India, C. Chinna Balu, Dr. V. Pulla Reddy Dec 2011

A Survey Of Engineering College Libraries In Sri Venkateswara University Area, Andhra Pradesh, India, C. Chinna Balu, Dr. V. Pulla Reddy

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Engineers have been important to every civilization, ancient and modern. They invent, design, build and produce most of the products that make up the present civilization. They find out the solutions to the practical problems faced by the society. Hence, they play a key role in socio-economic development of any nation.

Today, engineers require not only adequate technological ability and problem solving skills, but also skills like cooperation, communication, and presentation skills, business ethics and inter-personal relationship. They must have deep commitment to safety, reliability, quality and sustainability of all engineering operations in which they take part. Engineering colleges have ...


Education For Information Professionals In Bangladesh: A Case Study Of The University Of Dhaka, A.I.M. Jakaria Rahman, Momena Khatun, Dr. Mohammed Mezbah-Ul-Islam Dec 2011

Education For Information Professionals In Bangladesh: A Case Study Of The University Of Dhaka, A.I.M. Jakaria Rahman, Momena Khatun, Dr. Mohammed Mezbah-Ul-Islam

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Professional competence is achieved through University education. University is the place where the root of knowledge in a field of study is fabricated. It is also the forum where research and professional queries begin. As such, the curriculum is not only for the forming of knowledge but also for the forming of attitudes, academic and professional approaches. The impact of a departmental curriculum is far greater than the mere transfer of knowledge. Syllabus or courses of studies are one-dimensional document that embody the subjects and contents outline with broad time allocation. Curriculum is three-dimensional, and takes into account the needs ...


Correlation Among Library Facilities: An Analytical Study, Srinavasa Rao Dec 2011

Correlation Among Library Facilities: An Analytical Study, Srinavasa Rao

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Libraries are hub of knowledge mines. They are central and integral part of academic life; they are the heart of a university (Balaram, 2001). The primary function of the academic libraries is to serve users for meeting their best academic commitments. They are the channel for academicians to imparting education through means of teaching, learning and research. The education can also fundamentally be developed through optimal utilization of libraries and information services (Magara and Batambuze, 2009). The mode of education becomes liberal, affordable, universal and easy interface through the library system. Users able to search, access, retrieve and disseminate educational ...


A Private Library With Valuable Intellectual And Cultural Heritage: A Case Of Masood Jhandeer Research Library, Farzana Shafique, Ata-Ur- Rehman, Sarwat Mukhtar Dec 2011

A Private Library With Valuable Intellectual And Cultural Heritage: A Case Of Masood Jhandeer Research Library, Farzana Shafique, Ata-Ur- Rehman, Sarwat Mukhtar

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Introduction

The literature on the history of libraries indicates that the mechanism of recording the human communication and its preservation was the first step towards the manifestation of libraries. The collections consisted of clay tablets, papyrus roll, and codices were created and housed with great care in rooms adjacent to temples. The aim of writing was to preserve sacred human communication and knowledge (Ameen, 2005, p.112). From antiquity, rulers have controlled knowledge in order to establish social, religious, cultural, and political power. Their private libraries served as archives that held documents of royal families, genealogical charts, private medical records ...


Challenges And Problems Of Library And Information Education In India: An Emerging Knowledge Society And The Developing Nations Of Asia, I.V. Malhan Dec 2011

Challenges And Problems Of Library And Information Education In India: An Emerging Knowledge Society And The Developing Nations Of Asia, I.V. Malhan

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In the 21st century, several professions are adapting with changes and pacing with new useful technologies for their survival and advancement. In this century creation of new knowledge, capturing of new ideals promptly and their timely application is crucial for success in any endeavor. Integration of ideas to find solutions to complex problems, technological convergence to develop better and cheaper products, and progression towards greater interface between policy, strategy, research, practice and service to clientele is taking place. A new kind of competitive work environment, is emerging where cutting edge knowledge, ingenuity and new ideas make a big difference ...


Management Of Records In University Libraries In The South-South Zone Of Nigeria, Blessing Amina Akporhonor Dec 2011

Management Of Records In University Libraries In The South-South Zone Of Nigeria, Blessing Amina Akporhonor

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Universities the world over are centres for academic pursuits as well as place where learning is sought at its maximum level. A university library, be it federal or state owned, is part of a university set up. Accordingly, it seeks to advance the functions of the institution (Kumar, 1987) by generating and transacting information in form of records for teaching, learning, research and for administration in the course of its daily activities (Akporhonor and Iwhiwhu, 2007). In other words, records are created and used in the operation of a university and its library. For a university library to function effectively ...


Content Analysis Of Engineering College Library Websites, B. U. Kannappanavar, Mr. Jayaprakash, M M Bachalapur Dec 2011

Content Analysis Of Engineering College Library Websites, B. U. Kannappanavar, Mr. Jayaprakash, M M Bachalapur

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Introduction

India, though one of the developing countries in the world in the sphere of education with its 66 percent literacy, has enormous specialist manpower in every possible area, and outstrips many developed countries in terms of scientists, technologists, software specialists, management experts, and so on. Facilities available for education in all specialization are also of no mean measure. There are six Indian Institutes of Technology and six Indian Institutes of Management which rank among the top most in Asia. There are also 17 Regional Engineering Colleges.

Engineering Education in India

Technical education in India contributes a major share to ...


Globalization Of Cultural Heritage: Issues, Impacts, And Inevitable Challenges For Nigeria, Mercy U. Nwegbu, Cyril C. Eze, Brendan E. Asogwa Dec 2011

Globalization Of Cultural Heritage: Issues, Impacts, And Inevitable Challenges For Nigeria, Mercy U. Nwegbu, Cyril C. Eze, Brendan E. Asogwa

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Culture is the totality of learned, socially transmitted customs, knowledge, material objects and behaviour. It includes the ideas, value, customs and artefacts of a group of people (Schaefer, 2002). Culture is a pattern of human activities and the symbols that give these activities significance. It is what people eat, how they dress, beliefs they hold and activities they engage in. It is the totality of the way of life evolved by a people in their attempts to meet the challenges of living in their environment, which gives order and meaning to their social, political, economic, aesthetic and religious norms and ...


Sources Of Funds In Academic Libraries In Delta State, Nigeria, Janet Onomeh Ubogu, Rose B. Okiy Dec 2011

Sources Of Funds In Academic Libraries In Delta State, Nigeria, Janet Onomeh Ubogu, Rose B. Okiy

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Academic libraries are those attached to universities, polytechnics, college of education and other similar institutions of higher learning. The importance of funding in providing quality library service cannot be overemphasized. It is the glue that holds the building, collection and staff together and allows the library to attain its goals. As such, money can be considered the soul of the library. Inadequate funds impede the effectiveness of any library (Anafulu, 1997).

It is absolutely essential for a library to posses the resources that will enable it meet its goals. Beautiful building, well trained staff and modern information storage and retrieval ...


Use Of Ict By Students: A Survey Of Faculty Of Education At Iub, Shakeel Ahmad Khan, Rubina Bhatti, Aqeel Ahmad Khan Dec 2011

Use Of Ict By Students: A Survey Of Faculty Of Education At Iub, Shakeel Ahmad Khan, Rubina Bhatti, Aqeel Ahmad Khan

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ICT is often perceived as a catalyst for change, change in teaching styles, change in learning approaches and in access to information (Watson, 2005). It refers to technologies that provide access to information through telecommunications. Use of ICT has changed our conventional ways of learning and proposes the need to rethink education in terms of a more current context (White, 2010). ICT capability is fundamental to participation and engagement in modern information society. ICT can be used to find, develop, analyze and present information, as well as to model situations and solve problems. ICT enables rapid access to ideas and ...


The Library As An Effective Tool For Understanding The Health Status Of Rural Communities In Nigeria, Nnenna A. Obidike, Idoko Nkechi Dec 2011

The Library As An Effective Tool For Understanding The Health Status Of Rural Communities In Nigeria, Nnenna A. Obidike, Idoko Nkechi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Library in any community is regarded as an information base centre for storage and retrieval of vital information which could be used for community development and national planning. The library is the gateway to information (Anasi, 2010). It is a place where information is acquired, processed, repackaged, preserved and disseminated. Every community (country) aims at improving the health of its citizens and plan outreach annually (Ogunbode, 2004). This objective would be better achieved where libraries are seen as effective tools for understanding the health status of rural communities in Nigeria. Librarians are meant to partner with community health workers to ...


Doctoral Research In Library And Information Science By Pakistani Professionals: An Analysis, Rais Ahmed Samdani, Rubina Bhatti Nov 2011

Doctoral Research In Library And Information Science By Pakistani Professionals: An Analysis, Rais Ahmed Samdani, Rubina Bhatti

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Research is a process of enquiry that draws data from the context in which events occur, in an attempt to describe these occurrences, as a means of determining the process in which events are embedded and the perspectives of those participating in the events, using induction to derive possible explanation based on observed phenomena", Gorman & Clayton (2005).

The creation and dissemination of research is central to the growth of any profession. Library and Information Science is no exemption. A considerable amount of emphasis has been placed by many library experts and professionals towards the creation of research culture among LIS ...


Universal Bibliographic Control Of Publications In Nigeria: The Journey So Far, Anthony Agena Igbashal, Jessica Aheman Agoh Nov 2011

Universal Bibliographic Control Of Publications In Nigeria: The Journey So Far, Anthony Agena Igbashal, Jessica Aheman Agoh

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Accessibility and use of written, printed and published records have become more imperative then ever before. It is natural, under normal circumstances that librarians should be inclined to suppose that greater orderliness in the production of bibliographic services would meet the demands of readers especially researchers. This calls for a pattern of effective recording and arrangement which result from systematic listing of the records of human communication. Researches on bibliographic control are essentially descriptive. They involve compilation of a defined set of materials (books, manuscripts, maps, audio-visual materials, serial, etc) so that they may be described, analyzed, classified or codified ...


Digitization Of Archival Collections In Africa For Scholarly Communication: Issues, Strategies, And Challenges, Brendan Eze Asogwa Nov 2011

Digitization Of Archival Collections In Africa For Scholarly Communication: Issues, Strategies, And Challenges, Brendan Eze Asogwa

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Experience and observations have revealed that most archives and libraries in Africa today are filled with materials recorded in analogue formats and the traditional or analogue librarians and archivists are those who are still carrying out the tasks of acquiring, organizing, and preserving the print documents and helping the readers in locating the information they need.

In developing countries this picture has rapidly changed due to the influence of advances in computer technology. The physical materials are gradually giving way to electronic print, and online public access catalogue (OPAC) is obliterating the needs for users to physically visit the library ...


Status Of Institutional Repositories In Asian Countries: A Quantitative Study, Mohammad Nazim, Bhaskar Mukherjee Nov 2011

Status Of Institutional Repositories In Asian Countries: A Quantitative Study, Mohammad Nazim, Bhaskar Mukherjee

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With the development of information communication technologies, a number of alternative strategies to the traditional scholarly publishing system have been evolved. Among these, Open Access (OA) model which promise to be extremely advantageous to peers everywhere, especially to those who have acute shortage of resources for purchasing scholarly literature. The impetus of OA was boosted by the Open Society Institute (OSI) in a small meeting convened in Budapest on December 1-2, 2001. The purpose of the meeting was to accelerate progress in the international effort to make research literature in all academic fields freely available on the Internet (OAIS, 2002 ...


The Rising Population Of Aliterates In Nigerian Schools: Role Of School Libraries, Julie E. Ilogho Nov 2011

The Rising Population Of Aliterates In Nigerian Schools: Role Of School Libraries, Julie E. Ilogho

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Nigeria can become a major force in Africa and indeed the world, if proper policies and structures are in place to entrench good reading culture. The rising population of reluctant readers in this age of information explosion is disturbing. Chinelo (2010) in The Nation Newspaper of May 27th noted that no society can develop more than the knowledge base of its citizens. He decried the dying culture of reading among children as leaders of tomorrow. This is the pathetic state of the Nigerian society. It is either Nigerians are not reading or if they do, do so reluctantly.

Nigeria as ...


Bibliographic Control Of Publications: The Impact On African Countries, Anthony Agena Igbashal, Jacob F. Tsegba Nov 2011

Bibliographic Control Of Publications: The Impact On African Countries, Anthony Agena Igbashal, Jacob F. Tsegba

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The African continent is full of oral and written culture being published and preserved by her people, not only for posterity but also for academics, students, and the larger bibliographic communities. That information is generated on the face of African continent on daily bases is not in doubt as printing and publishing have flourished the continent, thus becoming the order of the day. Libraries and information centers are expected to acquire and ensure bibliographic recording and make available on request all that is written, printed and published. Bibliographic control has become a major determinant of book accessibility and utilization and ...


Rural Youth’S Perceptions Of Information Sources And Rural Library Services, Norshila Shaifuddin, Masitah Ahmad, Wan Nor Haliza Wan Mokhtar Nov 2011

Rural Youth’S Perceptions Of Information Sources And Rural Library Services, Norshila Shaifuddin, Masitah Ahmad, Wan Nor Haliza Wan Mokhtar

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It has been recognized that youth populations are the capital for nation building. According to the Malaysian National Census (2000) about 60% of Malaysian youth (age 15-29) are concentrated in the rural areas. This population as already known is a valuable asset for the successor of country development. They are believed to be the agents of change for economic and social growth of the society. They can play an active role for the development of themselves and their environment. They should be actively involved in giving their expertise and assistance in various fields such as education, business, rural industries and ...


Trends In The Use Of E-Journals: A Case Study Of Pec University Of Technology, Chandigarh, Seema Vasishta, Panjab University Chandigarh, India Nov 2011

Trends In The Use Of E-Journals: A Case Study Of Pec University Of Technology, Chandigarh, Seema Vasishta, Panjab University Chandigarh, India

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Journals constitute an important part of a library collection being the most important vehicle for global scholarly communication. Tremendous developments in ICT in the recent years have given amazing boost to electronic publishing. As a result the information which is being generated at intense pace from all the directions world wide for all the themes is now being published in form of electronic journals (e-journals). Anyone with access to a computer equipped with a modem and suitable software can produce and distribute an e-journal through a computer network, thus journal publishing is being democratized. Usually, e-journals are published as electronic ...


Indian Lis Literature In International Journals With Specific Reference To Ssci Database: A Bibliometric Study, Pallab Pradhan, Rajesh Chandrakar Nov 2011

Indian Lis Literature In International Journals With Specific Reference To Ssci Database: A Bibliometric Study, Pallab Pradhan, Rajesh Chandrakar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Scholarly communication is the process by which scholars and scientists conduct their research and make that research works and results known to the world. It plays an important role for the advancement of knowledge and a scholar's future prospect. History is the witness about the changing process of scholarly communication from oral representation to written, than to print, and now to the electronic (on-line).

In the formal process of scholarly communication; researchers, basis on the work of others, write up their own research findings and give those research papers essentially without charge to publishers. In turn, publishers manage the ...


An Exploratory Study Of Indian Science And Technology Publication Output, G. Buchandiran Nov 2011

An Exploratory Study Of Indian Science And Technology Publication Output, G. Buchandiran

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The contribution of a nation to research promotes the knowledge building process. Understanding the research contribution of a nation is the basic component in science policy. In reality, science auditing is a complex process. The science policy makers employ a large number of science indicators - not all are equally important. Metrics employed in this study are not comprehensive as they are limited to scientific publications. Science auditing is not confined to a small set of indicators. To arrive at a broad science policy, we need to use many other indicators.

The paper presents the data and analyses and the review ...


Business Planning, Information Preference, And Information Use As Factors In Banking Operations In Nigeria, A. A. Salman Nov 2011

Business Planning, Information Preference, And Information Use As Factors In Banking Operations In Nigeria, A. A. Salman

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The banking industry in Nigeria has been faced with enormous challenges that affect performance, management, and reliability. There are 24 banks in Nigeria today. These banks are referred to as consolidated banks. They emerged after the recapitalisation initiative of the central bank of Nigeria in 2005. Specifically, the central bank of Nigeria (CBN) raised the minimum capital requirement for each bank in Nigeria to N 25billion. This study is mindful of the recent efforts by the federal government of Nigeria to recapitalise and reconsolidate banking operations, which may reduce the number of licensed banks in Nigeria by ten. Banks constitute ...


Rural Farmers' Problems Accessing Agricultural Information: A Case Study Of Nsukka Local Government Area Of Enugu State, Nigeria, Nnenna A. Obidike Nov 2011

Rural Farmers' Problems Accessing Agricultural Information: A Case Study Of Nsukka Local Government Area Of Enugu State, Nigeria, Nnenna A. Obidike

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Rural farmers account for the greater part of the population of any developing country such as Nigeria. Governments of developing countries have a major responsibility of ensuring that there is adequate rural development in their various communities and local governments which would lead to effective and efficient agricultural systems that will not only supply food and animal protein but also foster the utilization of natural resources in a sustainable manner (CGIAR, 1995). When the rural farmers lack access to knowledge and information that would help them achieve maximum agricultural yield, they are not only grope in the dark but are ...


Information Communication Techonology (Ict) Use As A Predictor Of Lawyers’ Productivity, J.E. Owoeye Nov 2011

Information Communication Techonology (Ict) Use As A Predictor Of Lawyers’ Productivity, J.E. Owoeye

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information Communication Technology (ICT) is an umbrella term that includes all technologies for the manipulation and communication of information. The work of legal practitioners involves a high level of documentation and information processing, storage, and retrieval. The information intensiveness of a lawyer’s responsibility is such that tools and technologies that would speed up the documentation, management and information handling are not only important but professionally necessary. The value of accuracy, correctness, completeness, relevance and timeliness are characteristics of information which ICT systems do generate to meet lawyer’s information needs.

The role of lawyers in any society is essential ...


A Model For Adoption And Application Of Isbd In Book Publishing In Nigeria, Oshiotse Andrew Okwilagwe Nov 2011

A Model For Adoption And Application Of Isbd In Book Publishing In Nigeria, Oshiotse Andrew Okwilagwe

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Schuman (1995) posits that the publishers are beginning to realize that although they create books, librarians have tremendous power to influence readers. This statement may not totally apply to the situation in Nigeria. This is because the intellectual and commercial processes through which books are written, published and distributed, sold and used have become systematically and rigorously distorted by the unwholesome activities of some of the publishers, government officials and their agencies. The librarians have slim chances to influence readers through a professionally planned collection development policy in Nigeria.

The paths of the publishers and librarians hardly across in Nigeria ...


Staffing Patterns Of State Colleges Of Education Libraries In Nigeria, Gabriel Olatunde Onifade, F.N. Onifade Nov 2011

Staffing Patterns Of State Colleges Of Education Libraries In Nigeria, Gabriel Olatunde Onifade, F.N. Onifade

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The College of Education system is one of the tripods of tertiary education in Nigeria and it has the primary role of training teachers who will be awarded the minimum teaching qualification of Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE). This certificate qualifies one to teach in junior secondary schools and technical colleges in Nigeria and it takes three years to complete. These teachers’ institutions were formally known as Advanced Teachers’ Colleges and were affiliated to different universities in Nigeria. They were later transformed into Colleges of Education under the supervision of one umbrella body known as the National Commission for Colleges ...


The School Library As A Foundational Step To Childrens’ Effective Reading Habits, Isaac Oluwadare Busayo Nov 2011

The School Library As A Foundational Step To Childrens’ Effective Reading Habits, Isaac Oluwadare Busayo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Reading is recognized as an art capable of transforming man’s life and his entire society. However, in the state of the World Children Report by (UNICEF,1999), it was stated that nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or write their names. The Hindu newspaper (2004) also put forward that in an age when browsing the net, playing with funky handsets and passing non-stop SMSs seem to be the order of the day, reading a book in a peaceful corner of a library has become an archaic idea for most people. While technology ...


Lecturers’ Perception Of The Adequacy Of Resources And Services Of University Of Ado-Ekiti Library, O. Olajide, F.A. Fabunmi Nov 2011

Lecturers’ Perception Of The Adequacy Of Resources And Services Of University Of Ado-Ekiti Library, O. Olajide, F.A. Fabunmi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

University libraries exist to enhance the acquisition of knowledge by their clientele through the provision of reading materials (book and non-book) for the purposes of teaching, learning and research. A university library, according to Mallaiah, Kumbar and Mudhol (2008) occupies the central and primary place in teaching and research, therefore, it has to meet the diverse and growing needs of educational programme at the undergraduate, post–graduate and research levels.

Every tertiary library, including university library, is expected to meet the objectives of the institution that established and funds it. In a similar vein, library, according to Aina (2004) is ...


Internet Use By Social Scientists At The Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan: A Survey, Rubina Bhatti, Mahe Bushra Asghar, Sarwat Mukhtar, Tariq M. Chohan Nov 2011

Internet Use By Social Scientists At The Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan: A Survey, Rubina Bhatti, Mahe Bushra Asghar, Sarwat Mukhtar, Tariq M. Chohan

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Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan South Punjab, Pakistan

Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan was established in 1975 by an act of the Punjab Legislative Assembly. To pay tribute to the Great Saint Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya, the name was changed in 1979. The University offers a wide range of programmes: M.A., M.Sc. MBA, M.Com., MCS, M.Phil and Ph.D. It is divided into seven faculties: Faculty of Arts and social Sciences, Faculty of Commerce, Law and Business Administration, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Islamia Studies and Languages, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Veterinary Science (Prospectus, 2009 p.14).

Bahauddin ...


Building Institutional Repositories In Bangladesh Using Dspace: A New Paradigm Of Scholarly Communication, M. Hossam Haider Chowdhury, Nazim Uddin, Hasina Afroz, Abdul Hayee Sameni Oct 2011

Building Institutional Repositories In Bangladesh Using Dspace: A New Paradigm Of Scholarly Communication, M. Hossam Haider Chowdhury, Nazim Uddin, Hasina Afroz, Abdul Hayee Sameni

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Institutional Repository (IR) and Digital Library (DL), are relatively new concepts in Bangladesh. IR may be considered as the first step of open access to research output. Library professionals in Bangladesh understand and realize the benefits of open access, yet open access initiatives have been very few at higher learning institutions. The Government of Bangladesh also issued the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2009 in the Bangladesh Gazette on 6 April 2009, encouraging open access. However, there are many challenges, difficulties, resources constraints, and other limitations in establishing IR and DL. Despite these difficulties, some research organizations and institutions, such ...