Evaluation of the periodical collections of selected Protestant theological seminary libraries in the Philippines

This study evaluated the periodical collections of selected Protestant theological seminary libraries in the Philippines. The primary purpose is to evaluate the sufficiency of the periodical collections in supporting the instructional needs of the theological seminaries. The impressionistic method...

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Main Author: Calig, Elvira Virginia L. (Author)
Other Authors: Buenrostro, Juan Jr. C. (adviser.), Vallejo, Rosa M. (reader.)
Resource Type: Thesis
Language:English
Published: Quezon City : Institute of Library Science, University of the Philippines Diliman 1994.
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Summary:This study evaluated the periodical collections of selected Protestant theological seminary libraries in the Philippines. The primary purpose is to evaluate the sufficiency of the periodical collections in supporting the instructional needs of the theological seminaries. The impressionistic method was used, utilizing faculty and students' perceptions about the periodical collections in relation to their personal needs, information needs, and in relation to the curricular requirements of the graduate program of the theological schools.
Data were gathered through documentary analysis, questionnaire supplemented by interviews. The questionnaire was the main tool used in determining the perceptions of the respondents. The findings reveal that the faculty of the theological seminaries have the necessary educational background in their respective academic and professional fields. Some subject areas offered in four schools, (APNTS, APTS, ISOT, PBTS, and SATS) were evaluated as "very sufficient" in relation to the curricular requirements of the graduate program, while in ABS, ATS PTS, and UTS the result of the evaluation showed that each subject was "sufficient."
Periodical resources in the nine theological schools were found to be sufficient in relation to the information needs of the respondent. Majority of the respondents rated their collection as sufficient enough to meet their needs. However, there was a great demand for valuable literature relevant to their research and information needs specially in their area of specialization. The combined evaluation made by the faculty and students on the use of periodicals revealed that the two hundred-sixty periodical titles listed were used by the faculty and students in two levels only, i.e., "sometimes" and "rarely used". Sixty-five titles were assessed as sometimes used and one hundred ninety-five titles were "rarely used." With regards to the general evaluation of the library's periodical collection, the faculty and students rated the collection as sufficient in supporting the overall programs and objectives of the seminary, sufficient in supporting the research needs of the researchers and sufficient in supporting the graduate instruction of the theological seminary.
Item Description:Thesis (M.L.S.)--University of the Philippines, Diliman
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