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Library and Information Science in Developing Countries

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The field of library and information science is experiencing significant and continued transformation as a result of advancements in digital technology. Adapting to new technologies is crucial for librarians and other information professionals, but there exists a particularly acute gap in technology adoption among developing countries.
Library and Information Science in Developing Countries: Contemporary Issues explores the relationship between global technology development and the impact of new technologies on library practice, library education, and information science. Book chapters and case studies in this work provide insight to and support for practitioners and executives concerned with the management of knowledge, information, and organizational development in different types of work environments and learning communities.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. CHAPTER SYNOPSIS
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Contemporary Issues in Library Practice
    1. Chapter 1: Fostering and Developing Leadership Amongst Library Staff at the University of Zambia Library
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Fostering and Developing Leadership
      4. Leadership Development Strategies at the University of Zambia Library
      5. Challenges of Leadership Development at the University of Zambia Library
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Pakistan Library and Information Council
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. AIM
      4. REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
      5. DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ASSOCIATION AND COUNCIL
      6. PROFESSIONAL COUNCILS IN PAKISTAN
      7. PURPOSE OF THE PROPOSED PLIC
      8. FUNCTIONS OF THE PROPOSED PLIC
      9. PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF PROPOSED PLIC
      10. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 3: Modernization of a Traditional Library
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
      4. RETROSPECTIVE CONVERSION
      5. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Marketing Library and Information Services for Effective Utilization of Available Resources
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    5. Chapter 5: Strategies for Marketing an Academic Library in an African Setting
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Relevance of Strategic Marketing to Academic Libraries
      4. Applying Marketing Strategies for Academic Libraries in an African State
      5. Practical Marketing Techniques for Information Managers in Academic Libraries
      6. Solutions and Recommendations
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: The Significance of Marketing in Library and Information Science
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 7: Marketing Libraries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THREE IMPORTANT MARKETING TYPES IN LIBRARY
      4. MISSION ANALYSIS
      5. MARKETING STRATEGIES
      6. MARKETING PLAN
    8. Chapter 8: Libraries and Preservation of Indigenous Knowledge in Developing Countries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
    9. Chapter 12: An Assessment of the Perception of Library School Students towards Librarianship at the University of Ilorin
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  9. Section 2: Contemporary Issues in Library Education
    1. Chapter 9: The School Librarian in Rural China
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
      5. KEY ISSUES CONFRONTING SCHOOL LIBRARIANS AND LIBRARIES IN RURAL CHINA
      6. FURTHER RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONLUSION
    2. Chapter 10: The Future of Readership Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CHANGING LIBRARY USER HABITS IN RESPONSE TO USE ICTS
      4. RESPONSE OF MAKERERE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY TO THE ADOPTION OF ICT IN BRIDGING THE VARIOUS ACQUISITION MODELS
      5. IMPLICATIONS OF ICT OF USER HABITS AND LIBRARY ACQUISITIONS
      6. Future of Readership Development
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 11: Status of Information Ethics Teaching at the School of Information Sciences, Moi University, Kenya
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SCHOOL OF INFORMATION SCIENCES, MOI UNIVERSITY
      4. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  10. Section 3: Issues in Information Science
    1. Chapter 13: Demystifying Digital Scholarship
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCEPTUAL & THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK FOR DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP
      4. DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP TOOLS, TECHNOLOGIES, & PROCESSES
      5. DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP LEARNING & RESEARCH ENVIRONMENTS
      6. CHALLENGES OF DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP
      7. BENEFITS OF DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 14: Establishing the Digital Library
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ACADEMIC MATERIAL IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES’ LIBRARIES
      4. MOVES TOWARDS OPEN ACCESS
      5. LIBRARY CATALOGS AND CATALOGING FOR THE DIGITAL ERA
      6. SETTING UP THE INFRASTRUCTURE
      7. TRAINING
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 15: A Review of eGovernment Services in Nigeria
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
      4. Recommendations
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 16: Digital Libraries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOME DEFINITIONS OF DIGITAL LIBRARY
      4. THE 5S FRAMEWORK OF FOX
      5. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF DIGITAL LIBRARY
      6. DIGITAL LIBRARY INITIATIVE IN INDIA
      7. ISSUES WITH DIGITAL LIBRARIES
      8. CHALLENGES OF DIGITAL LIBRARIES
      9. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
      11. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 17: Information Flow and Democratic Governance
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION, RECOMMENDATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
  11. Section 4: Issues for Information Professionals in Third World Countries
    1. Chapter 18: Librarians, Records Managers, and E-Government
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PROMOTION OF E-GOVERNMENT BY LIBRARIANS AND RECORDS MANAGERS
      5. CHALLENGES AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 19: Information Services Provision to Persons with Visual Impairment in Nigeria
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND ON VISUALLY IMPAIRED INFORMATION USERS AND INFORMATION SERVICES IN NIGERIA
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 20: Organisation of Information and the Information Retrieval System
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. INFORMATION ORGANISATION IN DIFFERENT INSTITUTIONS
      5. THE ROLE OF RETRIEVAL TOOLS IN TODAY’S WORLD INFORMATION ORDER
      6. INFORMATION RETRIEVAL (MODELS AND TOOLS)
      7. RETRIEVAL MODELS
      8. SEARCH STRATEGIES
      9. USERS OF INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEM
      10. EVALUATION OF INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEM
      11. RECOMMENDATION
      12. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      13. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 21: Social Media in Library and Information Centres
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHAT IS SOCIAL MEDIA?
    5. Chapter 22: Bibliometric Analysis of DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FINDINGS AND CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 23: Cataloguing and Classification of Library Resources in the 21st Century
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. RECOMMENDATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors
  14. Index