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Status Of Technological Competencies: A Case Study Of University Librarians, Syeda Hina Batool, Kanwal Ameen 2010 University of the Punjab

Status Of Technological Competencies: A Case Study Of University Librarians, Syeda Hina Batool, Kanwal Ameen

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Technological expertise is the combination of knowledge and skill needed to apply technology for efficient and effective performance. This study investigates the technological expertise of eight university librarians using interview as data collection tool. Interview questions were based on technological template (T-template) or technology evaluation list for staff. It has been used by Education, Libraries & Heritage (ELH) Department’s ICT service in UK, California and Alberta public libraries to assess the IT competencies of their staff . The Template has been adopted and customized to meet the local requirements. It was used to measure the degree of professional technological expertise of ...


Ability, Assistance, And Collaboration In Academic Library Assessment, Gordon J. Hewitt, Rebecca Troendle Hewitt 2010 Hamilton College - Clinton

Ability, Assistance, And Collaboration In Academic Library Assessment, Gordon J. Hewitt, Rebecca Troendle Hewitt

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Assessment continues to grow in importance in academic libraries, yet no one has delineated what skills and resources are needed among librarians to carry out assessment activities. This study was a first attempt to describe how library leaders view the skills and resources they need to do assessment. Based on a survey of academic library directors, our findings show that directors rate themselves highly on conceptual skills, but are less confident on methodological skills. Directors also rely heavily on their staff members and campus institutional research and assessment offices to help them with assessment projects.


Study Of Information Sources And Services Of The National Medical Library In India, Akhtar Hussain, Krishna Kumar, Nishat Fatima, Deeopak Kumar 2010 King Saud University

Study Of Information Sources And Services Of The National Medical Library In India, Akhtar Hussain, Krishna Kumar, Nishat Fatima, Deeopak Kumar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study examines the use of information sources and services of the National Medical Library (NAL) in India (New Delhi). A well structured questionnaire was distributed among one library users during the academic session 2007-2008, to find out the use of information sources and services of NML.The present study demonstrates and elaborates the various aspects of use of NML such as Purpose of use, Physical facilities, Services and collections of the documents. Highlights the problem faced by the users and satisfaction level of the users. Suggestion has been given to make the services more beneficial for the academic community ...


Internet Use Behaviour Of The Lis Community In Pakistan, Haroon Idrees, Ata ur Rehman 2010 International Islamic University - Pakistan

Internet Use Behaviour Of The Lis Community In Pakistan, Haroon Idrees, Ata Ur Rehman

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information and communication technology (ICT) has brought radical and revolutionary changes in all walks of human life during the last three decades. It has played a vital role in the development of a global village. Libraries are also among those organisms which have been affected by ICT and a great deal of impact has been imposed in this field. Advanced countries are naturally ahead in this area like all others; nevertheless, the developing countries are also not far too behind in the use and implementation of these technologies. Internet has not only increased and fastened the communication, but it has ...


Multicultural E-Resources: An Exploratory Study Of Resources Held By Arl Libraries, Charlene Maxey-Harris 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Multicultural E-Resources: An Exploratory Study Of Resources Held By Arl Libraries, Charlene Maxey-Harris

Faculty Publications, UNL Libraries

The purpose of this study was to discover what libraries belonging to the Association of Research Libraries are subscribing to in support of multicultural and diversity research. A list of bibliographic and digital collections was created and searched for in the online public access catalogs of academic and research libraries in 2005 and 2008. A list of recommended e-resources was derived based on the ownership of Association of Research Libraries member libraries and Magazine for Libraries 2006 and 2009. During the three-year interval there was a 45.8 percent increase in subscriptions to the multicultural and diversity databases.


Acquisition And Use Of Library Resources In A University Of Technology: A Statistical Record Assessment, Towolawi K. Oluwakemi, J. A. Adeyemi 2010 Bells University of Technology

Acquisition And Use Of Library Resources In A University Of Technology: A Statistical Record Assessment, Towolawi K. Oluwakemi, J. A. Adeyemi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examined the acquisition and use of library resources in Bells University of Technology using statistical record assessment. A descriptive survey design was used for the study. Data was obtained from the library statistics which had been compiled and collated by the staff in the readers' services department over a five year period covering 2005/2006 – 2009/10. The data were analyzed using frequencies, bar charts, and percentages. Results showed that the total book collection is relatively adequate for the total population of 1053 students and 262 staff members of the University and that books and journals consulted, reader ...


Information Flow Patterns In Organizations: The Library In Focus, Joyce Chinyere Oyadonghan 2010 Niger Delta University

Information Flow Patterns In Organizations: The Library In Focus, Joyce Chinyere Oyadonghan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper discusses information flow in organizations with special reference to the library of tertiary institutions. The vaccine or function of any academic institution is given a special consideration. The study employs an essential qualitative analysis approach to unravel the critical role played by information in the relationship between librarian and the clientele. In the study, the Shannon and Weaver model of communication (or information dissemination and sharing) was deployed for this purpose). In this study, we were able to establish that the free flow of information among library staff as well as between them and the clientele is necessary ...


Faculty Attitudes Toward Collaboration With Librarians, Atif Yousef 2010 Zarka Private University

Faculty Attitudes Toward Collaboration With Librarians, Atif Yousef

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of this study was to identify attitudes of faculty members toward collaboration with librarians working in the campus library. The study relates these attitudes to selected independent variables. A questionnaire was distributed to all faculty members in Zarka Private University. A total of 114 responses were gathered. The questionnaire included 22 attitudinal statements. The results of this study indicate that most of the respondents had positive attitudes toward collaboration with librarians. Faculty members accept shared responsibility with librarians in the three main areas of collaboration: collection development, information literacy, and library services. Although most of the respondents had ...


Legal Research In The Digital Age: Authentication And Preservation Of Primary Material, Matt Novak 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Legal Research In The Digital Age: Authentication And Preservation Of Primary Material, Matt Novak

The Marvin and Virginia Schmid Law Library

Most legal professionals have used free online resources to help in the legal research process. Whether it is an opinion downloaded from a court's Web site, a federal statute located using Cornell's Legal Information Institute (LII), an article on Wikipedia, or a post on someone's blawg, the quantity and variety of free online resources seems to grow on a daily basis. Some have even wondered if these resources can one day replace the need to subscribe to a computer-assisted legal research (CALR) service such as Westlaw or LexisNexis. Late last year, the "blogosphere" was abuzz with this ...


Don't Reinvent The Wheel: Legal Research Guides And Bibliographies Will Save You Valuable Time And Effort, Matt Novak 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Don't Reinvent The Wheel: Legal Research Guides And Bibliographies Will Save You Valuable Time And Effort, Matt Novak

The Marvin and Virginia Schmid Law Library

When researching unfamiliar areas of law it is often helpful to consult research guides and bibliographies. These resources can expedite the research process by identifying, compiling, and explaining the various tools needed to successfully research a legal topic. Research guides and bibliographies can be found in a number of online and print sources. By using a variety of specialized tools, one can quickly locate quality legal research guides and bibliographies no matter where they are.


'Not Yet Ready': Australian University Libraries And Carnegie Corporation Philanthropy, 1935-1945, Michael J. Birkner 2010 Gettysburg College

'Not Yet Ready': Australian University Libraries And Carnegie Corporation Philanthropy, 1935-1945, Michael J. Birkner

History Faculty Publications

In recent years the Carnegie Corporation's influence on Australian library development has been fruitfully examined from many angles, among them its role in promoting free-library movements in the various states. One piece of the story, however, remains mostly in the shadows: the Corporation's initiatives pointing towards modernizing and professionalizing Australian university libraries. Although the Corporation's philanthropic enterprise at the university level yielded mixed results at best, it was not inconsequential. It provided a blueprint for future university-library development in Australia. In one instance, at the University of Melbourne, it inspired a vice-chancellor to articulate a vision of ...


Quality Of Life Among Rural Nigerian Women: The Role Of Information, Yetunde Abosede Zaid, S. O. Popoola 2010 University of Lagos

Quality Of Life Among Rural Nigerian Women: The Role Of Information, Yetunde Abosede Zaid, S. O. Popoola

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The quality of life of people in developing countries including Nigeria is not near the expected standard. This is especially so with women living in the rural areas whose lives are characterized by poor income, poverty, hunger, diseases as well as lack of potable water, good shelter and access to medical attention. This is due to the fact that these women do not have access to valuable information and may not make use of available information which could help them meet the challenges of daily living. This study, therefore, investigated the extent to which information accessibility and use could improve ...


Incorporating Information Technology In Library And Information Science Curriculum In Nigeria: A Strategy For Survival In The 21st Century, Bappah Magaji Abubakar 2010 Bayero University

Incorporating Information Technology In Library And Information Science Curriculum In Nigeria: A Strategy For Survival In The 21st Century, Bappah Magaji Abubakar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

An IT revolution is occurring in almost all spheres of human endeavor. The field of Library and Information science (LIS) has also been predominated by advances in IT which has brought about dramatic changes in all ramifications. Change is now occurring in the area of education and training/curriculum, information seeking behaviour of users, as well as in the area of service delivery to clients. This paper therefore explores how IT can be incorporated into LIS curriculum in Nigeria in order to produce competent graduates that can withstand the test of time, and also function fully in the 21st century ...


An Essay On Cataloging, Daniel CannCasciato 2010 Central Washington University

An Essay On Cataloging, Daniel Canncasciato

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The imminent arrival of Resource Description and Access (RDA), the proposed successor to Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR), makes now an opportune time to clarify a profound misunderstanding regarding the objective of cataloging. The objective has been widely misunderstood to be about the production of bibliographic records, or about the production of bibliographic records and their supporting authority records, or about the production of perfect bibliographic and authority records. This essay offers a more accurate picture of the objective of cataloging, working from Cutter’s early statement of principles as a reference point in re-considering some misperceptions and actions being taken ...


Survey Of Author Name Disambiguation: 2004 To 2010, Sarah Elliot 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Survey Of Author Name Disambiguation: 2004 To 2010, Sarah Elliot

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Author name disambiguation methods continue to evolve and grow more sophisticated. This paper surveys a variety of manual and automatic approaches that have developed between 2004 and the beginning of 2010.


Attitudes Towards The Internet: A Survey Of Lis Professionals In Pakistan,, Khalid Mahmood 2010 University of the Punjab

Attitudes Towards The Internet: A Survey Of Lis Professionals In Pakistan,, Khalid Mahmood

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper presents the results of a survey of library and information science professionals working in various institutions in Pakistan. Their access to and use of the Internet were measured. Their attitude towards Internet and relationship of the attitude with some personal and Internet use related variables were also explored. The findings reveal that the participants’ attitude was very positive towards Internet based facilities and services. They found these tools very useful in their professional and personal work. The most useful services were Web search engines and e-mail. It was found that the institution type, gender and age of the ...


The Use Of The Library Catalogue By Undergraduates, Maidul Islam 2010 University of Dhaka

The Use Of The Library Catalogue By Undergraduates, Maidul Islam

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated the use of library catalogue in Dhaka University Library. The study employed descriptive research methods and a questionnaire to generate the data. The analysis revealed that 61.38 percent (178) of the users were aware of library catalogue, and 53.45 percent (155) had never used the catalogue. The study also showed that 71.03 percent (206) encountered difficulties in using the catalogue because of lack of proper education and, as a result, 69.31 percent (201) of the users did browsing/reading through the shelves to locate books. The analysis also revealed that 68.97 percent ...


Digital Divide: Bridging The Gap Through Ict In Nigerian Libraries, W. O. Nkanu, Henry Itohowo Okon 2010 Cross River University of Technology

Digital Divide: Bridging The Gap Through Ict In Nigerian Libraries, W. O. Nkanu, Henry Itohowo Okon

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

For Nigerian libraries to fully use available opportunities arising from the use of emerging digital technologies, and contend with the challenges offered by globalization in a rapidly changing information society like ours, the use of ICT must be given top priority. The widening imbalances of access to ICT has resulted in inequitable access to ICTs and other internet-related technologies associated with the provision and use of information services in Nigerian libraries. These imbalances have implication for quality information service delivery in Nigerian libraries. It is in this context that, this paper, discusses the need to bridge the gap through adequate ...


Promotions With Student-Athletes: Are You In Compliance?, Teresa Williams 2010 Butler University

Promotions With Student-Athletes: Are You In Compliance?, Teresa Williams

Scholarship and Professional Work

Even if you are not a basketball fan, you have probably heard of the NCAA. And if you are an academic librarian, odds are you work at one of the institutions where athletic teams compete under the guidance of the NCAA operating bylaws. But did you know these bylaws can have a direct impact on your library promotions?


Evaluating Information: Introduction To College Research For A Developmental Writing Course, Maura A. Smale 2010 CUNY New York City College of Technology

Evaluating Information: Introduction To College Research For A Developmental Writing Course, Maura A. Smale

Publications and Research

The ability to evaluate information successfully in all formats is highly relevant to students both in their coursework and their everyday lives. This lesson plan aims to encourage students to think critically about this important component of information literacy, and provides a foundation for beginning college students to build upon as they progress through college and on to their careers.


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