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Sources Of Information On New Economic Partnership For African Development (Nepad), Amanze O. Unagha, Henry I. Okon Apr 2006

Sources Of Information On New Economic Partnership For African Development (Nepad), Amanze O. Unagha, Henry I. Okon

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper discusses the New Partnership for Africa 's Development (NEPAD). African leaders are making a commitment to work together to rebuild the continent by promoting peace, stability, democracy, sound economic management, and people-centred development. This article discusses sources of information on NEPAD for both implementers and beneficiaries.


The Impact Of The Internet On Research: The Experience Of Delta State University, Nigeria, Oghenevwogaga Benson Adogbeji, Oghenevwogaga David Toyo Apr 2006

The Impact Of The Internet On Research: The Experience Of Delta State University, Nigeria, Oghenevwogaga Benson Adogbeji, Oghenevwogaga David Toyo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

A questionnaire was used to gather data from the academic staff of the Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. The results revealed that more male staff that use the Internet, that library staff are the predominant users in the university, and that access is primarily through cybercafes, rather than at home or in the office. The majority of the staff use the Internet for e-mail, research information and academic material, and to communicate with colleagues. The Internet has been beneficial for quick access to current research information. The study recommends that the university set up an Internet center for the staff ...


Information Society: European Considerations In Economic And Cultural Contexts, George Adam Holland Apr 2006

Information Society: European Considerations In Economic And Cultural Contexts, George Adam Holland

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The phrase "information society" is used across many disciplines, yet consensus on its meaning and significance is lacking. This paper explores possible meanings, with particular emphasis on economic and cultural factors. Frank Webster and Manuel Castells inform the discussion through their theoretical and empirical research on the topic. The European engagement development of information societies is analyzed with particular emphasis on Finland. Following this economic and cultural exploration of the information society, methodological implications are identified for research into information societies and consideration for information professionals.


Do You Really Want To Be A Forum?, Leonard Hitchcock Oct 2005

Do You Really Want To Be A Forum?, Leonard Hitchcock

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This article examines what a public forum is, and whether or not a library can legitimately claim to be one. Beginning with an imaginary visit to a rather odd public park, and a brief review of the development of the legal doctrine of the public forum, an attempt is made to establish that the library 1) falls far short of being a genuine public forum, 2) is actually ambivalent about being a forum at all, and 3) could, if it really wanted to, become much more of a forum by making a very simple change in its online catalog.


Information As A Value Concept, Thomas Weissinger Oct 2005

Information As A Value Concept, Thomas Weissinger

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Philosophically, materialists and idealists understand the world differently. In materialist theory information directly represents the natural world, whereas idealism understands it to be the very structure of thought. Some of the problems arising between information theory and the actual practice of librarianship are due to mixing concepts from incompatible theories. The concept of information favored by materialist theories is not interchangeable with the concepts preferred by idealists and critical theorists. Materialism overemphasizes the empirical features of information, while giving short shrift to the possibility that information can be both factual and evaluative. Consequently, this leads to theories of information which ...


Look Out! The Biggest Library Problem, Scott Rummler Oct 2005

Look Out! The Biggest Library Problem, Scott Rummler

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Libraries may lose control of the support, operation, and direction of their institutions because of the popularization of information and accompanying political wrangling. To a large extent, it will be their activism that will determine their viability going forward. If they fail to deal with this situation they may lose control of their destinies. Will we continue to expand and prosper? Case studies.


Confidentially Speaking: American Libraries And The Usa Patriot Act, Ellen D. Gilbert Oct 2005

Confidentially Speaking: American Libraries And The Usa Patriot Act, Ellen D. Gilbert

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The USA Patriot Act and librarians' responses to it are examined in the context of other government efforts to influence library service, such as the FBI's "Library Awareness Program," as well as the general context of intellectual freedom and librarians' commitment to it.


Empowering The Intentional Learner: A Critical Theory For Information Literacy Instruction, John J. Doherty, Kevin Ketchner Oct 2005

Empowering The Intentional Learner: A Critical Theory For Information Literacy Instruction, John J. Doherty, Kevin Ketchner

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The empowered intentional learner is a starting point towards a grounded theory in information literacy instruction. The authors engage this theory in a critical dialogue with instructional practice, in this instance a for-credit college freshman class built around information literacy concepts. Only through such reflection, where theory informs practice and practice informs theory, is it possible to develop a grounded theory where a less privileged role for the instruction librarian takes a back seat role to the control students should have over their own learning.


Use Of Rfid Technology In Libraries: A New Approach To Circulation, Tracking, Inventorying, And Security Of Library Materials, Syed Md. Shahid Oct 2005

Use Of Rfid Technology In Libraries: A New Approach To Circulation, Tracking, Inventorying, And Security Of Library Materials, Syed Md. Shahid

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Features and attributes of this RFID technology and its application in libraries are described. Basic components required for implementation as well as the pros and cons of RFID in libraries are discussed. Guidelines for best practices regarding standards and user confidentiality are explored.


Effective Communication And Smooth Administration Of Academic Libraries In The 21st Century: A New Paradigm In Nigeria, Henry Itohowo Oct 2005

Effective Communication And Smooth Administration Of Academic Libraries In The 21st Century: A New Paradigm In Nigeria, Henry Itohowo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Effective communication is the soul of any institution. New opportunities are presented by Information and Communication Technology (ICTS). Library managers must adopt a more critical and communication plan that will enhance their skills and allow for further training, as well as allowing stakeholders to have input into decision-making.


The Design Of The Wilson’S Library Literature Online Tutorial, Cecile Bianco Oct 2005

The Design Of The Wilson’S Library Literature Online Tutorial, Cecile Bianco

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The Wilson’s Library Literature Online tutorial (LLOT) was designed for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College. This article provides background on the institution, summarize findings from a literature review of use of library tutorials at the graduate level, discusses the planning and the needs assessment for the tutorial, discusses the educational strategies used in the tutorial and its strategic design based on the literature review, proposes an evaluation form for the tutorial, and a budget for the tutorial.


Online Tutorials: Tips From The Literature, Cecile Bianco Oct 2005

Online Tutorials: Tips From The Literature, Cecile Bianco

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Online tutorials are an important addition to traditional teaching. Since Information Literacy is a skill that many believe college students should master, it can be argued that it is even more important that it is learned by graduate students. Online tutorials can be an effective means of education for graduate students. This paper assembles fourteen best practices for constructing online tutorials.


Academic Libraries In India: A Present-Day Scenario, Preeti Mahajan Oct 2005

Academic Libraries In India: A Present-Day Scenario, Preeti Mahajan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper discusses the role of academic libraries in the education system in India and the changes brought out with the impact of Information technology in academic libraries in India, with an emphasis on the role of the UGC and various networks. The need for resource sharing through consortia is highlighted, with the aim of enhancing resources for university libraries.


The Role Of Library Services In Adult Literacy Education, J.E. Onohwakpor Jul 2005

The Role Of Library Services In Adult Literacy Education, J.E. Onohwakpor

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No abstract provided.


Patron Initiated, Web-Based Document Delivery In Germany, Elaine Peterson Jul 2005

Patron Initiated, Web-Based Document Delivery In Germany, Elaine Peterson

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No abstract provided.


The Changing Environment Of Academic Libraries: End-User Education And Planning Strategies For Libraries In India, M. Christina Vasanthi Jul 2005

The Changing Environment Of Academic Libraries: End-User Education And Planning Strategies For Libraries In India, M. Christina Vasanthi

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No abstract provided.


Cooperative Collection Management In The Consortial Environment: The Viva Pilot Projects, Christopher Millson-Martula, Susanna Bartmann Pathak, Carol Pfeiffer Jul 2005

Cooperative Collection Management In The Consortial Environment: The Viva Pilot Projects, Christopher Millson-Martula, Susanna Bartmann Pathak, Carol Pfeiffer

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Indian Innovative Ways Are More Than Digitization: Bhodhivanam, The Library's Forest Environment, John Neelankavil Cmi Jul 2005

Indian Innovative Ways Are More Than Digitization: Bhodhivanam, The Library's Forest Environment, John Neelankavil Cmi

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Building A Digital Library: With Comments On Cooperative Grant Projects And The Goals Of A Digital Library, Elaine Peterson Jul 2005

Building A Digital Library: With Comments On Cooperative Grant Projects And The Goals Of A Digital Library, Elaine Peterson

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No abstract provided.


The Economics Of An Indian Engineering College Library, T.K. Saravanan Jul 2005

The Economics Of An Indian Engineering College Library, T.K. Saravanan

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No abstract provided.


Teaching The Library: Best Practices, Laura Saunders Jul 2005

Teaching The Library: Best Practices, Laura Saunders

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Moving Digits In Serials Life, Jean-Mark Sens Jul 2005

Moving Digits In Serials Life, Jean-Mark Sens

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No abstract provided.


Incorporating The Values Of The Legal Profession Into A Research Instruction Experience For Law Students: Simulating A Law Firm Research Experience, Karen Summerhill Jul 2005

Incorporating The Values Of The Legal Profession Into A Research Instruction Experience For Law Students: Simulating A Law Firm Research Experience, Karen Summerhill

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No abstract provided.


Dimensional Advances For Information Architecture, Joanne Twining Jul 2005

Dimensional Advances For Information Architecture, Joanne Twining

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User Expectations In Private-Public Libraries In India, M. Christina Vasanthi Jul 2005

User Expectations In Private-Public Libraries In India, M. Christina Vasanthi

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No abstract provided.


Studying The Reader/Researcher Without The Artifact: Digital Problems In The Future History Of Books, Dorothy Warner, John Buschman Jul 2005

Studying The Reader/Researcher Without The Artifact: Digital Problems In The Future History Of Books, Dorothy Warner, John Buschman

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No abstract provided.


Vital Technical Services In Academic Libraries, Leopoldo M. Montoya Jul 2005

Vital Technical Services In Academic Libraries, Leopoldo M. Montoya

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No abstract provided.


Using Server Logfiles To Improve Website Design, Elaine Maytag Nowick Jul 2005

Using Server Logfiles To Improve Website Design, Elaine Maytag Nowick

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No abstract provided.


A Model Search Engine Based On Cluster Analysis Of User Search Terms, Elaine Maytag Nowick, Kent M. Eskridge, Daryl A. Travnicek, Xingchun Chen, Jun Li Jul 2005

A Model Search Engine Based On Cluster Analysis Of User Search Terms, Elaine Maytag Nowick, Kent M. Eskridge, Daryl A. Travnicek, Xingchun Chen, Jun Li

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No abstract provided.


Communication With Library Systems Support Personnel: Models For Success, Brian Rossmann, Doralyn Rossmann Jul 2005

Communication With Library Systems Support Personnel: Models For Success, Brian Rossmann, Doralyn Rossmann

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No abstract provided.