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Application Of Radio Frequency Identification Technology In Libraries And Information Centres: An Indian Perspective, Neeraj Kumar Singh Mr., Preeti Mahajan Nov 2017

Application Of Radio Frequency Identification Technology In Libraries And Information Centres: An Indian Perspective, Neeraj Kumar Singh Mr., Preeti Mahajan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the present status of RFID application,benefitsrealisedafterimplementing RFID, problems faced during RFID adoption and its implementation in the libraries andinformationcentresofNorthern India. The survey method of research was adopted in this research. In order to assess the required information about the implementation of RFID technology from the librarian/Inchargeof the library of the nine selected institutions of Northern India, the data was collected through a questionnaire method. Moreover, the respondents were also interviewed to obtain more information.The present study shows that all the selected libraries in Northern India are in the initial ...


Courses Beyond Borders: A Case Study Of Mooc Platform Coursera, Huma Shafiq, Zahid Ashraf Wani Dr., Iram Mukhtar Mahajan, Uzma Qadri Nov 2017

Courses Beyond Borders: A Case Study Of Mooc Platform Coursera, Huma Shafiq, Zahid Ashraf Wani Dr., Iram Mukhtar Mahajan, Uzma Qadri

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose: The study assesses the participation of different institutions in online learning environment of Coursera. Collaborative efforts, involvement of instructors and the mode of course instruction were also looked at.

Design/Methodology: Data were harvested from the official website of Coursera. Through its various features, information pertaining to courses being offered, subject categorization, institutions and instructors involved was collected, tabulated and analyzed.

Findings: As of February 2016, 138 institutions from 28 countries offered 1765 coursers through Coursera with the aid of 1903 instructors. Institutions were mainly from high economic zone countries. Nearly 59 percent courses were from USA based institutions ...


Collection Development And Preservation Of Indigenous Knowledge In Selected Federal University Libraries In South West, Nigeria, Abiola Abioye, Sunday Abiodun Oluwaniyi Sep 2017

Collection Development And Preservation Of Indigenous Knowledge In Selected Federal University Libraries In South West, Nigeria, Abiola Abioye, Sunday Abiodun Oluwaniyi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

In view of the importance of indigenous knowledge in development process, this paper investigated the efforts of selected federal university libraries in South West, Nigeria in indigenous knowledge collection development and preservation. The study adopted a descriptive survey design that involved the use structured questionnaire, unstructured interviews and observation as instruments for data collection. Seventy six (76) professional librarians constituted the target population of the study; therefore seventy six (76) copies of questionnaire were administered to the professional librarians in the selected university libraries. The data collected using the questionnaire complemented by interview and observation were analyzed using Statistical ...


A Survey Of Extended Library-Hour Service In Sam Jonah Library, University Of Cape Coast, Diana Atuase, Charles Koufie Sep 2017

A Survey Of Extended Library-Hour Service In Sam Jonah Library, University Of Cape Coast, Diana Atuase, Charles Koufie

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

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A Survey Of Extended Library-Hour Service In Sam Jonah Library, Charles Koufie Sep 2017

A Survey Of Extended Library-Hour Service In Sam Jonah Library, Charles Koufie

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

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Wikiproject (Fill In The Blank) : Be A Wikipedian!, Dana W. R. Boden Apr 2017

Wikiproject (Fill In The Blank) : Be A Wikipedian!, Dana W. R. Boden

Library Conference Presentations and Speeches

Wikipedia is 16 years old this year. It is ranked the 5th most visited site on the World Wide Web. Many librarians and information specialists have a love hate relationship with this open access, free internet encyclopedia. Searching for information sometimes exposes: a lack of information, or even, existence of entries on specific topics; inaccurate information; or results in the frustration of a research dead end due to articles lacking references. Wikipedia is, of course, a collaboratively edited resource. A Wikipedia WikiProject is a group of contributors working together to improve the Wikipedia information and the pages on a particular ...


Ownership Of Intellectual Property In The Library Complex, Patrick Roughen Jan 2017

Ownership Of Intellectual Property In The Library Complex, Patrick Roughen

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In order to broadly explore intellectual property in the context of the library complex, this research examines the patents produced by companies that provide goods and services to libraries, as well as patents associated with international libraries. This paper also surveys the trademarks and copyrights held by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, located in Charlotte, North Carolina. This research suggests ways in which development of intellectual property by U.S. libraries might evolve in the future, with evidence obtained primarily through the searching of online databases.


An Assessment Of Collaborative Activities Among Nigerian Librarians, Olanike Oladunni Olaniyi, Pius Olatunji Olaojo Dr Jan 2017

An Assessment Of Collaborative Activities Among Nigerian Librarians, Olanike Oladunni Olaniyi, Pius Olatunji Olaojo Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated the positioning of Nigerian libraries in collaboration for library and information science development in Nigeria. A descriptive survey research design was adopted, using cluster sampling technique at the 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Library Association held at Owerri, Nigeria. One hundred and fifty (150) copies of the questionnaire were given to librarians from academic, public, special, national and school libraries, 144 copies of the questionnaire were returned out of the 150 copies distributed, interview was also conducted as instrument for collection of data. Recommendations were made towards improving the positioning of Nigerian librarians in collaborations ...