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Ict Usage At Rural Libraries: Does Positive Youth Development Exist?, Samsul Farid Samsuddin, Hayrol Azril Mohamed Shaffril Sep 2019

Ict Usage At Rural Libraries: Does Positive Youth Development Exist?, Samsul Farid Samsuddin, Hayrol Azril Mohamed Shaffril

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study was to discover the Positive Youth Development (PYD) dimensions towards ICT usage in rural libraries among youths in Malaysia. This is a quantitative design and descriptive study in nature, which involved 400 respondents among rural youths from 16 selected rural libraries in four states of Peninsular Malaysia were chosen based on multistage cluster and simple random sampling. Rural youth community in Malaysia exhibited a high level of PYD towards ICT usage at rural libraries especially on the level of confidence when using ICT. Based on the analysis performed, education level and employment status have significance difference, meanwhile, age ...


Recent Trends, Current Research In Cyberpsychology: A Literature Review, Amarjit Kumar Singh, Pawan Kumar Singh Aug 2019

Recent Trends, Current Research In Cyberpsychology: A Literature Review, Amarjit Kumar Singh, Pawan Kumar Singh

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Cyberpsychology refers to the study of the mind and behavior in the context of interactions with technology. It is an emerging branch, which has focused on the psychological aspects connected to the increasing presence and usages of technology in modern lives. This paper traces recent advancement and trends of Cyberpsychology is an emerging domain of knowledge and goes on the give a literature review of the same. An analysis of the recent research and literature covering 300 most relevant research papers from the period of 2012 to 15, August 2019 was conducted to determine and shape the research pattern based ...


Evaluating The Job Performance Of Librarians In Universities In South-East, Nigeria., Obinna A. Nwokike Phd, Vincent E. Unegbu Phd May 2019

Evaluating The Job Performance Of Librarians In Universities In South-East, Nigeria., Obinna A. Nwokike Phd, Vincent E. Unegbu Phd

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Job performance consists of a set of employees’ behaviours that are perceived to be in agreement with organizational goals that can be measured, monitored and assessed as an achievement at an individual level. The librarian’s job performance is that aspect of work behaviour that is of relevance to the library’s success. This paper presents findings from a self-rating questionnaire on the levels of job performance of librarians in universities in one region of Nigeria. The study was carried out using a cross-sectional survey design to collect data from 210 respondents in 21 universities based on total enumeration. Data ...


Information Need And Information Seeking Behaviour Of Villagers Of Lucknow, India, Dr. Shilpi Verma, Maneesha Rawat Studnet May 2017

Information Need And Information Seeking Behaviour Of Villagers Of Lucknow, India, Dr. Shilpi Verma, Maneesha Rawat Studnet

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Information seeking is viewed as cognitive exercise and information need is now becoming basic need of the human beings. The papers deals with information needs and information seeking behavior of the villagers who are playing a major role in economic condition of the country, but what resources they are getting for satisfying their information need. The condition of villages is not so good in terms of information gathering. Therefore the paper highlights the status of information need the information behavior of villagers in Mohanlalganj Block, Lucknow City, India.


Sustainable Tourism Development Through Modern Information Systems (Case Study: Trans Amusement Park), Olawuyi Olakunle Shakur Mr, Jimoh Sikiru Abiola Mr, Olorunniyi Bukola Eyitayo Apr 2017

Sustainable Tourism Development Through Modern Information Systems (Case Study: Trans Amusement Park), Olawuyi Olakunle Shakur Mr, Jimoh Sikiru Abiola Mr, Olorunniyi Bukola Eyitayo

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In recent times, tourism has become an increasingly booming industry. Both the old and young now appreciate and understand what tourism is. Amusement park is a subset of leisure or recreational tourism as tourists visit amusement park just for leisure. Ibadan Trans amusement park as a case study is made up of four (4) distinct departments, and they are; Finance department, Personnel department, Maintenance department, and Operations department. It is a global world, so almost all industries are engaging the use of Information systems to ensure continual growth, increased customer patronage and sustainability of their industries. It is notable that ...


Role Of Emotions In Seeking And Sharing Of Information In Library Of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India, Shilpi Verma, Divyanshu Gupta Jan 2017

Role Of Emotions In Seeking And Sharing Of Information In Library Of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India, Shilpi Verma, Divyanshu Gupta

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Emotions play a significant role in the workplace and staff/authorities’ emotions. Emotional factors are equally important because they affect the general tone of discussion and influence the ways in which participants seek and share information.

The main aim of the present study is to elaborate the picture of the role of emotional expressions in information seeking and sharing. The main emphasis will be placed on ways in which positive and negative emotions are expressed in the context of information seeking and sharing.The data of users of Central University Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University was collected and analysed keeping in ...


A Primer On Grant Writing For Foundation Support For First-Time Grant Writers In Academic Libraries: Challenges And Opportunities, Peter L. Kraus Sep 2015

A Primer On Grant Writing For Foundation Support For First-Time Grant Writers In Academic Libraries: Challenges And Opportunities, Peter L. Kraus

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In a majority of academic disciplines, grant writing is a skill that is often self-taught or acquired informally by trial and error. Few academic disciplines have grant writing as standard part of their curriculum at the graduate level. In the past, grant writing has received little or no emphasis in traditional library education since library science faculty themselves have a poor record of pursuing external funding. Yet, grant writing is a critical skill for new and experienced librarians. For many librarians, the prospect and challenge of writing a grant can seem daunting; however, with institutional support and the support of ...


The Environment Of Higher Education Libraries In India, S Thanuskodi Jun 2009

The Environment Of Higher Education Libraries In India, S Thanuskodi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

India has significant advantages in the 21st century knowledge race. It has a large higher education sector – the third largest in the world in student numbers, after China and the United States. The library is the chief instrument for accumulating and using our intellectual heritage. Formal education can be conducted effectively and efficiently only with well-equipped libraries. Today, libraries are connected to a vast ocean of Internet-based services. Electronic resources are developing rapidly. Academic libraries are the nerve centres of their institutions, and must support teaching, research, and other academic programmes. The situation in academic libraries in India is the ...


An Empirical Study Of Accessibility And Use Of Library Resources By Undergraduates In A Nigerian State University Of Technology, Fadekemi Omobola Oyewusi, Samuel Adeolu Oyeboade Jun 2009

An Empirical Study Of Accessibility And Use Of Library Resources By Undergraduates In A Nigerian State University Of Technology, Fadekemi Omobola Oyewusi, Samuel Adeolu Oyeboade

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated the accessibility and use of library resources by undergraduate students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, Nigeria. The sampling design used for the study was the simple random sampling technique. A total of 600 respondents were chosen to represent the minimum number of students that visits the library on monthly bases. Twenty-one (21) item close ended questions were designed to be answered by the respondents. A total 393 questionnaires were returned giving a response rate of 65%. The results indicated that students do not have adequate access to electronic resources as compared to printed resources ...


The Relationship Of Academic Role And Information Use By Engineering Faculty, M Doraswamy Jun 2009

The Relationship Of Academic Role And Information Use By Engineering Faculty, M Doraswamy

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study looks at teaching and research and their relationship to information use by members of engineering faculty. Four research hypotheses tested the proposed dimensions of information use. The matched pairs Wilcoxon signed ranks test was employed to test the hypotheses as a directional one tailed test at the 0.05 level of significance. Data was collected through a questionnaire method. Results showed that the role accounts for a significant proportion of frequency of information use. Of the six hypotheses tested, four hypotheses were supported by the data collected, and two hypotheses could not be supported. Results also showed that ...


Computer Skill Among Librarians In Academic Libraries In Ondo And Ekiti States, Nigeria, D.T. Ademodi, E. O. Adepoju Jun 2009

Computer Skill Among Librarians In Academic Libraries In Ondo And Ekiti States, Nigeria, D.T. Ademodi, E. O. Adepoju

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

A survey looked at the computer skills and competence of librarians in academic libraries in Ondo and Ekiti states, Nigeria. Results revealed no automation of library automation and most computers found in the libraries used for administrative duties and Internet browsing. Recommendations are made to improve librarians' computer skill competence.


Quality Assurance And The Implication For The Management Of University Libraries In Nigeria, E.L. Adebayo Jun 2009

Quality Assurance And The Implication For The Management Of University Libraries In Nigeria, E.L. Adebayo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Peer group assessment is one means of measuring the quality library services. Library standards for the 21st century are pointed out. Areas of weakness in service provision in Nigerian libraries are explored. These include funding, ICT, and staffing. The implications of the weaknesses for library managers are discussed.


Searchers' Perception Of Access Regulations In Nigerian National Archives, Abiola Abioye Jun 2009

Searchers' Perception Of Access Regulations In Nigerian National Archives, Abiola Abioye

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Access is a fundamental issue in archives administration and information management. This study investigated the perception of searchers to access regulations in National Archives of Nigeria. A descriptive survey was adopted for the study with questionnaire and interview as the research instruments. One hundred copies of the questionnaire were administered on searchers who were students of tertiary institutions, scholars, legal practitioners, litigants, government officials and politicians, and seventy-two copies were returned and analyzed. Interviews were also conducted with some of the searchers who were randomly selected. The study revealed that searchers, with varying level of education, used records in the ...


Information Needs Of Faculty Members And Research Scholars Of Chaudhary Charan Singh University: A Case Study, Devendra Kumar Jun 2009

Information Needs Of Faculty Members And Research Scholars Of Chaudhary Charan Singh University: A Case Study, Devendra Kumar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper analyzes the information needs and use pattern among faculty members and research scholars of Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut's university campus and six district colleges: Meerut, Bulandshahar, Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Baghpat, and Ghaziabad. A structured questionnaire was distributed among 425 faculty members and research scholars, of whom 200 (47.05%) responded. The study examines the purpose of visits to the library, use of different types of information sources, current literature in the field of interest, and difficulties faced in accessing information. The paper examines the preference for information sources and their use. Statistical analysis was done by applying ...


Assuring Quality In Distance Education For Library And Information Science: The Role Of The Library, V Gopkumar, A Baradol May 2009

Assuring Quality In Distance Education For Library And Information Science: The Role Of The Library, V Gopkumar, A Baradol

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The concept of distance education and its use in Library and Information Science (LIS) education are presented. The importance of providing library and information services for LIS distance learners to enhance quality is discussed. The paper points out that web based information services can be used to extend library and information services to distance learners. Options and resources available are discussed in detail. A way of re-engineering of library and information services is highlighted.


Libraries And The Future Of Search, Judith O'Dell May 2009

Libraries And The Future Of Search, Judith O'Dell

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Libraries have traditionally created records classifying and describing sources of information which are then organized into a system used to retrieve or locate those sources. Google, in contrast, is focused on creating a search engine that in theory would alter or eliminate the need to organize records. Are these strategies in direct competition or are they leading to some mutual system? Is Google's approach a realistic expectation given the technological, business, social, political, and legal trends of today? Assuming the creation of this or a similar capability, what will it mean for the future of searching in libraries? Will ...


Societal Transformation And Reference Services In The Academic Library: Theoretical Foundations For Re-Envisioning Reference, Pamela N. Martin May 2009

Societal Transformation And Reference Services In The Academic Library: Theoretical Foundations For Re-Envisioning Reference, Pamela N. Martin

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper draws on theories of societal transformation, specifically the information society and postmodernism, to pinpoint challenges and offer concrete advice for re-envisioning reference services in the academic library, including traditional reference work and formal library instruction. Rather than acting as experts to whom all patrons should defer, reference librarians should serve as helpful guides and fellow explorers of the information universe.


The Role Of Library And Information Science Education In National Development, Fatemeh Malekabadizadeh, Farhad Shokraneh, Akram Hosseini May 2009

The Role Of Library And Information Science Education In National Development, Fatemeh Malekabadizadeh, Farhad Shokraneh, Akram Hosseini

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Rapid expansion of knowledge and new technology have had an effect on national development. Development is influenced by factors such as culture, economy, and education. Libraries are important indicators of growth and development. They provide scientific services, fulfill social needs, and help individuals flourish. Librarians and library and information science (LIS) programs must recognize the need to change in order to strengthen development. This study discusses changing LIS curricula and the necessity of curricular changes in this field in Iran as a key factor in national development. The study provides some guidelines for these objectives.


The Role Of The Iranian Library And Information Science Association In The Informal Education Of Librarians, Mohammad Zerehsaz, Tania Azadi, Fatemeh Pazouki May 2009

The Role Of The Iranian Library And Information Science Association In The Informal Education Of Librarians, Mohammad Zerehsaz, Tania Azadi, Fatemeh Pazouki

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This article reports on a survey of librarians on their view of the role of the Iranian Library and Information Science Association in informal education of librarians. The survey uses a descriptive-analytical approach with categorized sampling of two groups of members in Tehran and Khorasan. The results show that the association is successful in holding informal training programs for librarians. The T test indicates no significant difference between librarians in Tehran and in Khorasan except in two factors. The difference is shown in positive effect on job evaluation, and suitability of scheduled dates, date of monthly seminars, and level of ...


Small Group Teaching In Library And Information Science, Razieh Zahedi May 2009

Small Group Teaching In Library And Information Science, Razieh Zahedi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Educational systems must recognize and develop students' potential. The educational environment is very influential in doing this. Small group teaching provides such an environment. In this method, students are divided into groups where they discuss ideas, communicate opinions, and solve problems. Types of small group teaching include seminars, problem solving classes, and tutorials. Small group teaching helps develop intellectual skills such as reasoning and problem solving, critical thinking and other communicative skills, such as listening, asking, and answering. The current paper is a review article that includes the concept of small group teaching and its characteristics. The role, place, and ...


Chat Reference: Training And Competencies For Librarians, Atefeh Noorizadeh Ghasri May 2009

Chat Reference: Training And Competencies For Librarians, Atefeh Noorizadeh Ghasri

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Chat reference is an increasingly popular service. This article introduces chat reference as a new concept that is not extensively used in libraries in Iran, and discusses the knowledge and competencies that librarians must use in the process. Training courses in chat reference that have been used are noted and suggestions are made for including chat reference training in LIS curricula.


Librarians' Education In The Age Of Knowledge: Consideration Of Skills, Methods, And Tools, Akram Fathian Dastgerdi May 2009

Librarians' Education In The Age Of Knowledge: Consideration Of Skills, Methods, And Tools, Akram Fathian Dastgerdi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The demands of a knowledge-based society require librarians to have new skills. This article analyzes the necessary skills and means of acquiring them. Librarians need skills in knowledge management, information science, use of information and communication technologies, the ability to facilitate and support of electronic learning and sharing of information with other organizations. Methods of learning both inside and outside the organization are considered, including in-service training, workshops, web-based learning, and visits to other libraries.


Third Wave Changes: The Role Of Information And Communication Technology (Ict) In The Definition Of Librarianship, Faezeh Sadat Tabatabaee Amiree, Bentolhodah Khabbazan May 2009

Third Wave Changes: The Role Of Information And Communication Technology (Ict) In The Definition Of Librarianship, Faezeh Sadat Tabatabaee Amiree, Bentolhodah Khabbazan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

A scientific revolution began in the 1950s, bringing what have been called “third wave changes.” Science and information technology brought innovations and inventions with increasing speed. One of the fields affected by information technology is education, with resulting changes for librarianship. This article discusses methods of digital education and its application in librarianship.


Rss Applications In Libraries And Information Centres, Sadanand Bansode, N.B. Dahibhate, Kishore Ingale Mar 2009

Rss Applications In Libraries And Information Centres, Sadanand Bansode, N.B. Dahibhate, Kishore Ingale

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

RSS feeds can be used to aggregate and disseminate a great deal of web content efficiently. Libraries are making use of RSS feeds and creating them for a number of library services. The use of RSS can create efficiencies in managing information and communicating with library users.


A Student Profile Of Information And Records Management Departments In Turkey, Fatoş Subaşıoğlu, Erkan Özdemir Mar 2009

A Student Profile Of Information And Records Management Departments In Turkey, Fatoş Subaşıoğlu, Erkan Özdemir

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Using information well is a significant part of daily life. In an environment that depends on information, university Information and Record Management (IRM) Departments have an important role in the education of professionals. This paper contributes to efforts to depict the profile of future information professionals and, in the light of information gathered this way, to help rearrange relevant curricula, provide environments conducive to students learning needs, and plan for the future.


Academic Status And The Doctoral Degree Requirement For Promotion Of Librarians In Nigerian University Libraries, M.O. Salaam, F.N. Onifade Mar 2009

Academic Status And The Doctoral Degree Requirement For Promotion Of Librarians In Nigerian University Libraries, M.O. Salaam, F.N. Onifade

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Librarians in federal universities in Nigeria have had academic status since 1993. They have a research and publication requirement for promotion, and are prominent in the professional literature. While the terminal degree remains the master's in library and information science, it is increasingly common for a doctorate to be required for librarian promotion in Nigerian universities. One problem with this requirement is the small number of doctoral programs in library science that are available. A survey of academic librarians was conducted. A questionnaire sought information on whether or not Nigerian university libraries have introduced the PhD as a requirement ...


Hec National Digital Library: Challenges And Opportunities For Lis Professionals In Pakistan, Nosheen Fatima Wairrach, Muzammil Tahira Mar 2009

Hec National Digital Library: Challenges And Opportunities For Lis Professionals In Pakistan, Nosheen Fatima Wairrach, Muzammil Tahira

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Challenges and opportunities presented by the HEC National Digital Library programme (NDLP) are presented. The case of the University of the Punjab represents the major challenges faced by LIS professionals in the use and awareness of this programme. The study is based on the interviews with library professionals working in the Punjab University Library, relevant issues as described in local literature, and researchers' observations and experiences. A diagnostic-cum-prescriptive approach is used in discussing and making conclusions.


Databases: From Paper-Based To Web-Based, Alireza Isfandyari Moghaddam Mar 2009

Databases: From Paper-Based To Web-Based, Alireza Isfandyari Moghaddam

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Organizing and retrieving information in traditional databases with a limited amount of information is relatively straightforward, but the power of the Internet creates positive change as well as challenges. This article describes the nature and use of web-based databases (WBDBs), including their purpose, definition, functions, search capabilities and maintenance.


Online Social Networking Sites And Privacy: Revisiting Ethical Considerations For A New Generation Of Technology, Peter Fernandez Mar 2009

Online Social Networking Sites And Privacy: Revisiting Ethical Considerations For A New Generation Of Technology, Peter Fernandez

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Libraries in the US have a different ethical obligation regarding privacy than do the companies behind the most popular social networking websites. By maintaining a presence on social networking sites, libraries risk legitimizing companies whose primary goal is profit, and whose profit is based on the free flow of information about their customers. This article outlines a model for thinking about these two seemingly contradictory perspectives on privacy. Despite legitimate concerns over privacy, social networking sites are not entirely incompatible with the mission of most libraries. Responsible appropriation of this technology however, requires a nuanced understanding of both libraries commitment ...


Effects Of Information Literacy Skills On The Use Of E-Library Resources Among Students Of The University Of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria, Abdulwahab Olanrewaju Issa, Amusan Blessing, Umma Dauda Daura Mar 2009

Effects Of Information Literacy Skills On The Use Of E-Library Resources Among Students Of The University Of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria, Abdulwahab Olanrewaju Issa, Amusan Blessing, Umma Dauda Daura

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated the effects of information literacy skills on the use of e-library resources among students of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. A survey was used to collect data from 72 students, and interviews were conducted with some library staff. The study reveals that although a majority (61.11%) claimed awareness of the availability of e-resources, only 25 (34.72%) make use of them.The study recommends that the university adopt information literacy standards and being teaching information literacy.