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  • Library

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    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Two explosions rocked western Baghdad's al-Shu'lah neighborhood near a Shiite Muslim mosque on Sunday, killing at least 15 people and wounding at least 57, Iraqi police said. The first blast was triggered near the mosque -- and when people gathered near the scene, a suicide car bomber drove into the crowd and detonated the vehicle in the second blast, police said. Word of the blasts in the capital came just hours after news of two suicide car bombs in Tikrit, about 90 miles

  • The Digital Library: An Introduction To A Digital Library

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    1.0 INTRODUCTION OF DIGITAL LIBRARY The definition of digital library is a collection of services and the collection of information objects that support users in dealing with information objects. The organization and presentation of those objects are available directly or indirectly either via electronic or in digital ways. An informal definition of a digital library is a managed collection of information with associated services, where the information is stored in digital formats and accessible

  • library

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    Library Collections Reference Collection - The collection contains on-line and print materials on all subjects, but focuses on those subjects that support the research needs of our students and faculty. Some of these sources are encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, glossaries, directories, and atlases. Public computer terminals are located on both the first and second floors. Reference Desk personnel will provide instruction on accessing these materials. Contact the 1st floor Reference Service

  • Library

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    Libraries are an essential part of the community. However not all societies have libraries. Libraries require centralized populations, economic development and political stability for their survival. Libraries exist in places where peace exists. They cannot exist in places with full of conflicts. Libraries have different missions and serve different communities differently. People and organizations establish libraries with different missions. Historical overview shows that libraries have always had

  • Library

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    Recently, school library journals have been fraught with tales of gloom and despair – the libraries are closing. But dig a little deeper, scratch more than the surface, and perhaps we will find that not all school libraries are closing. In fact, the trend suggests that only libraries that are not meeting the updated needs of their students find themselves on the chopping block. Why? The traditional services offered by the traditional school library can no longer be supported under the weight of enormous

  • Library 2.0 in Academic Library: Librarians' Perception

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    Abstract. Library 2.0 consists of many applications which are based from the Web 2.0 application and tools. There are many Library 2.0 tools that can be applied in academic libraries and the use of Library 2.0 tools are varying according to its function which can benefit the academic libraries. The objective of this study is to investigate whether librarians in academic libraries are practising Library 2.0, their awareness level, use of Library 2.0 in their organisation, their acceptance toward Library

  • The Library of Virginia's Digital Library Program

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    The Library of Virginia's Digital Library Program The Library of Virginia's Digital Library Program (DLP) is an internationally recognized effort to preserve, digitize, and provide access to significant archival and library collections. The DLP transfers rare and unique Virginia materials into an integrated, user-friendly electronic research environment. Since its inception in 1995, the Program has digitized more than 2.2 million original documents, photographs, and maps, and produced

  • Selection for Libraries

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    management concerned with deciding which items will be added to the library collection and made available to the library’s users (Kennedy, 2006, p.33). Librarians have the difficult task of trying to balance their collections by identifying, evaluating and selecting items in different formats which caters for the needs and wants of the current and future interests of their users. Exploring the traditional selection process of library materials, this essay will discuss the impact and demands that the

  • Library of Alexandria

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    assignment I have decided to compose as essay describing the great library of Alexandria. The library itself is wrapped up in a great mystery that has had many historians and archeologists heavily interested in its existence for many years. It has been recorded that the library of Alexandria held many thousands, if not millions, of books, volumes and other documents. The library is also believed to be one of the biggest libraries in human history. Its significance is of invaluable knowledge. The

  • School libraries

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    1.4 Social interaction in physical libraries People consider public libraries as a place for storing resources and information; consequently, it is very significant to discover other ways to increase their impact on the society and to enhance their response to user needs (Johnson, where All Are Welcome: Social Capital and the Public Library as a Community Meeting Place). Creating a place for people to meet and interact could be very beneficial for building social environment. (Leckie & Hopkins,