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Library and Information Science Research Abstracts
This blog contains abstracts of researches in Library and Information Science (LIS) in the Philippines to facilitate the searching of information on LIS literature. It is also aimed to provide free access to research materials for LIS students both undergraduate and graduate students. Sunday, November 2, 2008

An Analysis of the Usage of the Jose Rizal University Library Collection A Basis for Further Development Researcher:EDITHA P. AGENA

Course: Master of Arts in Library Science

School: University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

Subject Area: Collection Development

Year of Graduation: 2008

An academic library is said to be the heart of an institution. It plays an important role in the teaching and learning process for both faculty and students. The success of one's library is determined by the strength of its library collection and the extent of use made by its clientele. In building the library collection, Acquisition librarians follow specific steps and procedures based on the collection development policy supporting the mission and vision of the institution. The study shows a comparative analysis of the collection development and the usage of JRU library in three years (SY 2004-2007). This study is designed to assess the usefulness of the JRU library collection to an extremely important user group like faculty and students. The purpose of this analysis is to determine the quantity and quality of the collection.

Posted by Moderator at Sunday, November 02, 2008 4 comments Labels: Academic Libraries, Collection Development, Jose Rizal University Library Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Users' Evaluation of the Library of the F.L. Vargas College Tuguegarao City Based on the PACU-COA Standards: Towards A Proposed Lib. Development Plan Researcher: MRS. JANE PIGGINGON-FRANCISCO

Course: Master of Arts in Education Major in Library Science

School: Saint Mary's University, Philippines

Subject Area: Library Development Plan

Year of Graduation: 2008

The continuing trend of knowledge explosion and the rapid advances in science and technology put emphasis on the use of the academic library by students to help them pursue their academic activities and gain knowledge beyond their textbooks and beyond their teachers' lectures. As the heart of a school institution, the library should be planned and organized to meet the needs and challenges of our rapidly advancing society especially if it speaks of quality education.

Statement of the Problem
This study aimed to describe the current status and conditions of the F.L. Vargas College Tuguegarao City Library as evaluated by the users in terms of collections, personnel, facilities, and services as a basis for coming up with a proposed development plan for the library.

Specifically, the study aimed to do the following:
1) Describe the status of F.L. Vargas College Library in terms of the collections, personnel, facilities, and services; 2) Determine the extent to which the library meets the conditions or standards provided for in the PACU-COA Library Evaluation Criteria, as evaluated by the faculty and students, with respect to: 2.1. Collections; 2.2. Personnel; 2.3. Services; and 2.4. Facilities; 3) Determine if there is a significant difference in the evaluation between the faculty and student users; and 4) Propose a development for F.L. Vargas College Library based on the result of the evaluation.

The study used the descriptive research method to describe the current situation prevailing in F.L. Vargas College Library. It also used descriptive-comparative sub-type of survey research to determine if there is a significant difference between the faculty and student users' evaluation of the F.L. Vargas College Library.

1. Status of the Library.
A) Collection. The F.L. Vargas College Library has a total general...
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