New issue of Library Philosophy and Practice -- Jodi Haire Stephen Clark 23 Sep 2002 18:31 UTC

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Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 08:42:15 -0700
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Subject: New issue of Library Philosophy and Practice

Volume 5, number 1 (Fall 2002) of Library Philosophy and Practice is
now available at

Contents of Vol. 5, no. 1:

Feature Articles:

Karl Bridges. "Thoughts on the Future of Library Computing: Implications

of the Use of Handheld Computers for Library Service."

Abstract: The use of handheld computing devices (PDAs) has been
increasing. The rapid advances in software and hardware in this area
have made these devices increasingly applicable for use in academic
library settings. While laptop computers remain the dominant computing
paradigm it seems clear that PDA type devices have a role in a variety
of library activities. There are serious implications for library
service posed by the growth in use of these devices. Librarians need to
become more aware of this situation and begin to develop policies and
procedures that accommodate this growing phenomenon.

Jeff Luzius, Brian Webb. "Nontraditional Students' Library

Abstract: The number of nontraditional students has continued to
increase dramatically over the past decade in colleges and universities.

College libraries have always educated and served the traditional
student, but nontraditional students need to receive the same support as

their traditional counterparts. Students were surveyed to examine
nontraditional students  library satisfaction levels compared to
traditional college students.

Joseph Jestin K.J., B. Parameswari. "Marketing of Information Products
and Services for Libraries in India."

Abstract: The paper introduces the concept of marketing and its
significance in the management of services in libraries and information
centers, describing the difference between a product and a service from
marketing point of view and stressing the need for adopting marketing
strategies in libraries. Various marketing strategies and professional
skills for marketing information are included.

Library and Information Science Student Papers:

Lisa Bryant. "Case Study of the Round Mountain Public Library."

M. Christina Vasanthi. "User Expectations in Private Public Libraries in


Library Philosophy and Practice is a peer-reviewed electronic journal
publishing articles that demonstrate the connection between library
practice and the philosophy and theory which are behind it. These
include explorations of current, past, and emerging theories of
librarianship and
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experimental library procedures, methods, or projects in all areas of
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Mary K. Bolin,
Gail Z. Eckwright,
editors, Library Philosophy and Practice


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