International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009

IJLIS Articles in press

Merging Role of Libraries as Core Institutions for Research and Learning

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The merging of libraries as central research institutions reflects a profound transformation in the educational world. Libraries are not passive repositories anymore; they are active participants in the research life cycle. As technology advances and research becomes more collaborative, libraries will be at the forefront, constantly adapting their services to the changing needs of scholars. By embracing this new role,...

Author(s):OYOVWEVOTU Luke, IGWE Oyidiya Janet, ADENIRAN Pauline Oghenekaro

Scientometric Portrait of Dr. Jayant Narlikar: An Indian Astrophysicist

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The present paper attempts to analyze the various characteristics of the research publication of Dr. Jayant Narlikar, the great astrophysicist and founder of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA). The present study's objectives are to measure Dr. Jayant Narlikar's research productivity by using the Web of Science database source. The data was retrieved from an online database, Web of Science on...

Author(s):N.B. Thakare and Ahirrao M.K.


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This study on information needs and utilisation among aquaculture farmers in Namibia investigated the knowledge gap that exists between information and aquaculture production by providing research-based evidence on the nature and extent of information needed and utilised by aquaculture farmers in Namibia. The study was driven by the main research question; what are the information needs and utilisation patterns among...

Author(s):Information needs, Information use, Information seeking behaviour, Information and knowledge sharing, Aquaculture farmers, Fish farmers.


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Electronic information resources (EIR) management requires skills that are vital for digital preservation; thus, it is imperative that library personnel enhance their skills to cope with the demands of the modern electronic information age. Digital Preservation Skills of Electronic Information Resources’ Management among Library Personnel in Selected Universities in Ogun State, Nigeria. Simple random sampling proportionate...

Author(s):Arowolo Rahman Olorunleke

Perception of Academic Library Workers on Social Media Use: A Survey of Pakpatan and Sahiwal City

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It's hard to overstate how helpful social networking sites have been for research libraries. Because of the spread and use of information technology in university libraries, users' expectations, what the library has to offer, and the roles of library staff have all changed. The study's overarching goal was to gauge the extent to which library staff at academic libraries in Pakpatan and Sahiwal City, Pakistan, are...

Author(s):Shahid Mehmood, Rais Ahmed Samdani and Bakht yar Zarar

Multilingual Repository on (DSpace): A study of Open Archives Initiative- Protocol for metadata harvesting (OAI-PMH)

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The study discusses the use of multilingual institutional repositories in library and information science to provide access to scholarly and cultural content in multiple languages. The use of information and communication technology (ICT) has revolutionized library services, and the use of institutional repositories has added a new dimension to access scholarly works. The study shows the process of creating a multilingual...

Author(s):Rajneesh Kumar, Ashish Kumar and S.K. Pandey


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This study investigated mentoring as a determinant for the development and growth of Library and information science professionals in federal university libraries in South/South, Nigeria. Descriptive survey research design was used for the study. The population used consists of 115 professional librarians from all the federal university libraries in south/south, Nigeria. Four research questions were used for the study. The...

Author(s):Gboyega K. OYENIRAN

Innovative Work Behaviour and E-Library Service Delivery in Nigerian University Libraries

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In the era of information and communication technology, providing electronic library services is crucial for ensuring customer satisfaction. Nonetheless, research indicates that Nigerian university libraries currently provide low-efficiency e-library services. A study in Nigeria does not appear to have addressed the influence of innovative work behaviour on e-library service delivery. Still, evidence suggests that it...

Author(s):Godwin, Lucky Stephen, Temiloluwa Omidiji and Nwabugwu, Mgbodichima Jummai,

A model of Cultural Intelligence, Social Participation and Governmental Intelligence to reduce corruption

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The current situation shows the importance of the insertion of society in the relationship between the State and the private sector, with the objective of collaboration to improve government programs. Shared Governance is one of the great challenges that the Italian government is currently facing to avoid the crises of governance (society) and governability (negotiation with opposition and work with the public...

Author(s):Cristiano De Angelis

Examining the Level of Information Literacy among First-Year English Majors at the University of Sargodha

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The main goal of this study was to look into the information literacy (skills and standards) of English Language majors at Sargodha University. A total of 160 undergraduates, both men, and women, took part in the research. To get to their end goal. The results of this study showed that undergraduates at UOS don't know enough about how to use information. Because of this outcome, it was suggested that students from UOS take...

Author(s):Shahid Mehmood, Sohail Mehmood and Shaista Shahid

An Empirical Study of the use of Internet Search Engine Among Students and Faculty in Nursing College Libraries

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This study makes an effort to investigate the use of various search engines, their frequency of use, the factors influencing their use, the use of search strategies for information retrieval, the techniques used to learn these strategies, and the issues that students and faculty members in nursing college libraries face when using the Internet. A sample of 230 respondents was chosen for the study's descriptive survey...

Author(s):Shivaraja O and S. Padmamma


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The importance of providing library and information services to the visually-impaired students for educational pursuit in academic libraries cannot be ignored. This is because the students cannot use the normal facilities that their sighted counterparts uses, they require special facilities and services. This paper sought to provide a systematic review of theoretical and empirical literature about services provision for...

Author(s):Abdussalam, Titilola Aminat Bayero


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The COVID-19 pandemic has been brought immense transformation in the lifestyle of people worldwide. It has changed the work style of people and transformed all the professions, in other words, all the profession has affected from it directly or indirectly including higher education. Due to the pandemic, the higher education sector has taken assistance of ICT in order to provide education to the students and virtual...

Author(s):Sumeet Kumar

Influence of utilization of ICT services and health professionals’ work productivity

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The study determined the influence of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services utilization and health professionals' work productivity. Research questions and hypotheses were posed to guide the study. Literature was reviewed in line with the variables under study. A survey research design was adopted comprising 390 population with a sample of 195 of the entire population of health professionals representing...

Author(s):Emmanuel Ubi Omini

Attitude, Subjective Norms, Perceived Behavioural Control and Reading of Patient Information Leaflet by Lagos State Polytechnic Students, Ikorodu

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The study examined the attitude, subjective norm, perceived behavioural control and reading of patient information leaflet by the students of Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu. The study used the survey method because this study is a poll. The findings of the study revealed that there is a strong positive relationship between subjective norms and students reading. The data also indicated that there is positive relationship...

Author(s):Salami Ayo


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The study examined electronic publishing services in Nigerian University Libraries. It adopted the concept research approach through which existing literature are reviewed. The study has observed that electronic publishing services is the process of designing, managing and distributing online services such as e-books, e-journals, e-databases, e-conference proceedings, digital content, email, websites, and other scholarly...

Author(s):Olowokere Olusola, Yahaya Aliyu Ismaila and Inemesit U.ODOH

Influence of library staff reference competence on library patronage by academic staff in south-west universities in Nigeria

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Library is a custodian of knowledge in any tertiary institution, a place to visit regularly to update gap in knowledge, however the issues of lack of staff reference competent have been a serious impediment to library patronage among academics in South-West, Nigeria. On this basis, this study investigated the influence of library staff reference competence on library patronage by academic staff in South-West Universities...

Author(s):Florence Tope DAHUNSI and Peter Olufemi OWOEYE

Perceived Usefulness of Electronic Health Records System by Medical Doctors in Private University Teaching Hospitals in South-West, Nigeria

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Electronic health records (EHR) system is a digitalised system that accept, collect, store and display the health related matters of patients. Despite the importance of the EHR system, the anecdotal report indicated that medical doctors in healthcare institutions have not accepted the system owing to the technical and environmental factors without recourse to the role of perceived usefulness of such systems. This study...

Author(s):Blessing Damilola ABATA-EBIRE and Saheed Abiola HAMZAT

The voice of the marginalised: the demand for school libraries in basic schools in Ghana

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This study examines the role of school libraries in supporting the new basic school curriculum to enhance the teaching and learning process and academic achievement. It explores a crucial facet of how school libraries and information services create literate environments that support basic education for all. A case study was adopted and structured interviews were conducted with six school head teachers. The purposive...

Author(s):Augustine Alu Aduko and Ernest Afachao


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Incentives for knowledge creation and sharing demonstrates an institution’s commitment to knowledge creation and sharing. It shows that the institution’s top management is ready to devote resources to enhance knowledge creation and sharing skills of its staff. This research investigated the incentives put in place for academic staff to create and share knowledge. The study was guided by the one objective: how knowledge is...

Author(s):Jackson Omondi Owiti, Lilian Oyieke and Ashah Owano

Knowledge attitudes and practices of user services on web 2.0 applications among library professionals

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Web applications became a part of trendy society. The library profession is additionally not untouched by web applications. The current study has investigated the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of user services on web 2.0 applications among library professionals of Haryana state. A descriptive survey methodology was designed to conduct this study. Whereas, a sample size of one hundred library professionals was chosen...

Author(s):GurDev Singh

Critical Issues in Cataloguing and Classifying Arabic Books: A Case Study

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Cataloguing of Arabic materials in the library has posed great challenges for librarians especially the cataloguers who defines the access factors to facilitate easy retrieval. The main hassle in cataloging Arabic books is identifying the part of a set of nouns and adjectives for the main entry selection. Usually, in an Arabic name, the name of his father or ancestors may be included with some adjective or one which...

Author(s):Abdrahman Atanda MOUSTAPHA and Raihanat AHMAD

Reading Habits among the Women Teachers in the Women Colleges in Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh

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This paper focuses on the Influence of Library Information Resources among the women teachers in Nellore District. The survey adapted a survey design and data was collected from the respondents using a questionnaire. The investigator adapted purpose sampling method for collecting data from the respondents. Available teachers at the time of distribution were taken as sample for this study. The population for this study is...

Author(s):P. Suneetha and C. Chinnabalu


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Libraries promote reading and research which are processes that could lead to transformation of the society. The place where these knowledge enterprises takes place must therefore be a dynamic environment that can accommodate new ideas and inventions, foster adaptation of technologies and encourage cross fertilization of ideas. The study examined the issue of creativity and innovation in Nigerian libraries (School and...

Author(s):AKANDE Samson Oyeniyi, OBADARE Sunday Olurotimi & OYEDAPO Racheal Oyeranti


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The study investigated effects of theft and mutilation of information resources in academic libraries in universities of Benue state, Nigeria as it has become a serious misconduct threatening academic libraries globally. The study covered the three universities in Benue state. The study was guided by four (4) objectives and four (4) research questions. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study and a...

Author(s):OZOWA Victor and AGADA Eric Ojobo

ICT Proficiency and Mentoring as Panacea to Low Research Productivity among LIS Educators in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

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This study is aimed at assessing the effect of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) proficiency and mentoring on research productivity of Library and Information Science (LIS) Educators in Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Descriptive survey research design was used for the study. The study was located to Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Four (4) research questions were asked and answered. The total population for the study was...

Author(s):G. A. Babalola, Isaiah Michael Omame (CLN) and Ugochukwu Darlington Imeremba

Factors affecting COVID 19 information needs of teachers in Oguta, LGA Imo State, Nigeria

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The general purpose of this study is to investigate the factors affecting Covid 19 information needs of teachers in Oguta, LGA Imo State, Nigeria. A survey research design was used for this study using a questionnaire as an instrument for data collection. This study covered the entire population of [178]. Out of these, 155 copies of the questionnaire representing 87.1% were duly completed and returned for analysis. The...

Author(s):Lovet Ovigue Esievo, Jonathan Chima Ogugua, Nkechi Amaechi and Magnus C. Unegbu

Digital information needs and information seeking behaviour of legal practitioners of Lahore high court, Lahore

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With the revolution of information and communication technologies, flow of information is rapidly growing in the society. People can fulfill their information needs with a single click by using electronic gadgets. Wide accessibility of electronic information is an additional dilemma as it creates uncertainty in taking final decision. Therefore, Information seeking is extremely tricky in this digital environment. The legal...

Author(s):Samreen Junaid and Muhammad Ijaz Mairaj

Assessing the level of awareness of library and information science profession among secondary school students in Kebbi State, North-Western Nigeria

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The paper assessed the level of awareness of Library and Information Science profession among secondary school students in Kebbi State, North-Western Nigeria. Survey research method was used. Questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection. Out of the five hundred copies of questionnaire administered to the group under study, 447 (89.4%) were completed and returned. The results obtained revealed that majority of...

Author(s):S. A. Aliero


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In the 21st Century, every nation of the world including Nigeria has realized that sharing information/knowledge reduces costly ignorance because information is an essential commodity whose pivotal value cannot be completely realized until it is taken to its place of need. That is to say that the essence of information cannot come to the fore until there is proper connection between its place of generation, creation or...

Author(s):Ibrahim Mohammed Aliy, Okoche Chukwu and

Staff Use of Institutional Repositories for Academic Purposes in Nigerian University Libraries: the Librarians’ Perspective

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This empirical work studied the use of institutional repositories in Nigerian university libraries. Three specific objectives and research questions were formulated to guide the study which were the extent of use of institutional repositories by staff in the two university libraries; the problems affecting the use of institutional repositories in the university libraries; and the strategies for improving on the challenges...

Author(s):Nwachi, Chiegonu B and Anozie Chinedu


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This paper examine the Newsmagazines publishing in the 21st century, the challenges faced by the publishers of newsmagazines in Nigeria and the wayford. This is an opinionated work as it reviewed related literature in issues concerned Newsmagazines. it was revealed that NewsMagazines faces a serious shakeout since the emergence of digital media, internet and Web, podcasts, Vlog and blog was discovered that despite...


SWOT analysis of the library of Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Nigeria

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SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) as a management strategy is a method of assessing a business, its resources, and its environment. The essence of the SWOT analysis is to discover what you do well; how you could improve; whether you are making the most of the opportunities around you; and whether there are any changes in your market. So this evaluation took this dimension to critically...


Towards the improvement of acquisition policy of academic libraries in Nigeria: A case study of Ekiti state academic libraries

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Acquisition in academic libraries is a road map towards professional competence in acquiring right information resource for the right reader at the right place and at the right time. Acquisition policy is a set of guidelines and procedures to be followed in acquiring information resources into academic libraries to satisfy the information needs of the researchers, students and the academic community. The process of...

Author(s):Familusi, E. B.

A Knowledge Resource Management System (KRMS) for the Academic Community at Maasai Mara University in Narok, Kenya.

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Background Knowledge management has emerged as a strategic priority for the academic community at Maasai Mara University. The ubiquitous utilization of powerful computing technologies and collaborations across academic fields means the academic community can generate, use and share voluminous as well as different forms of knowledge resources in real time; a phenomenon commonly being referred to as the fourth paradigm or...

Author(s):Johnson Mulongo Masinde

Availability and use of information and communication technologies (ICTS) in two University Libraries in Nigeria

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Research on the availability and the use of ICTs was carried out to ascertain the state of ICTs in the two university libraries of Delta State University and the University of Benin. The design of the study was a survey using random sampling technique. The instrument used for the study was a questionnaire. The statistical method of analysis employed was the simple percentage and students’- test. The results revealed that...

Author(s):Daniel O. Akparobore

Assessing the effectiveness of user education in meeting undergraduate students’ information needs in university libraries in Benue State, Nigeria

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The study assessed the effectiveness of user education in meeting undergraduate students’ information needs in university libraries in Benue State, Nigeria. The study adopted a survey research design. The population for the study comprised of 4058 library registered third year students in the three universities in Benue State for the 2017/2018 session. The sample size for the study was 364 students who were selected...

Author(s):Dzenda Lushima, Audu Patricia Oomo, Nanakaan Ernest Terungwa, Nwafornso Theresa and Ugela Terhemba

A study of the problems associated with information and communication technology utilization on the provision of library and information services in university libraries in Cross River State, Nigeria.

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The aim of this study was to determine the problems associated with ICT utilization in the provision of library and information services in university libraries in Cross River State, Nigeria. It was also intended to determine if there was any significant change in the problems associated with ICT utilization on the provision of library and information services in the university libraries. The use of universities in the...

Author(s):Ogar, Frederick Oman

User satisfaction of resources and services of libraries: A case study of the Narh-Bita library, Tema, Ghana

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Information and communication technologies have revolutionized how information is delivered to information consumers in the 21st century. Information can now be obtained just with a click of a button. For this reason, libraries are faced with the challenge of maintaining their clientel base. Therefore, user satisfaction of libraries' resources and services has become the major focus for most libraries. User satisfaction...

Author(s):Zakaria Abukari

Information seeking behaviour of faculty and use of the internet at Gulu university library

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The Study investigated the Information Seeking Behaviour of faculty and use of the Internet at Gulu University Library. A Total of 218 Faculty from five existing faculties and one Institute participated. The data collection instrument consisted of questionnaires. The findings revealed that the majority of faculty make considerable use of e-resources for teaching and research. Self-rating of information seeking skills is...


Use of libraries for accessing e-resources by the faculty members of private universities in Karnataka

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The present paper deals with the use of e- resources by faculty members working in private universities in Karnataka. The main purpose of the study is to determine the usage of e-resources, the skills, and the various purposes of their use by the faculty. Further, the paper aims to address the problems faced by the faculty members while accessing e- resources, their perception on features of e-resources and their views on...

Author(s):Vitthal T Bagalkoti and Raghavendra R

Users' attitude towards library resources and services; A Survey of first grade Colleges in Davanagere District

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This paper discusses the use and awareness of electronic resource by college library users. There are 300 questionnaires were distributed and 295 filled questionnaires was received from the users of three colleges, namely GFGC, Honnali, GFGC Channagiri, GFGC Davanagere. In the other hand this paper spread light on the use and availability of electronic resource. The E-resource offers tremendous opportunities to provide...

Author(s):Sri. Nagaraja Naik M and Manjunath Lohar

Awareness and utilization of electronic information resources by academic staff in Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Library (ATBU) Bauchi, Nigeria

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This research examined the awareness and utilization of Electronic Information Resources among the Academic Staff in Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Library (ATBU) Bauchi. The research design adopted in this study is a descriptive survey. Questionnaire were used as instruments for collecting primary data where a total of 100 copies of questionnaire were distributed to the Academic Staff that were selected using simple...

Author(s):Bala Ahmed CLN, Altine B. Yusuf and Dahiru Aminu CLN

Assessing electronic resource utilization among postgraduate students of Egerton University, Kenya

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The study aimed at assessing electronic resource utilization among postgraduate students of Egerton University, Kenya. Objectives included: to determine the point of access of e-resources by postgraduate students of Egerton University; to establish the frequency of e-resources use by postgraduate students of Egerton University. The target of the study was registered postgraduate students (92) of Egerton University. Data...

Author(s):Monicah Jemeli Chemulwo and Ali Muhammed Fakandu (CLN)

The library as facilitator of public access to information: 21st Century approach

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This article describes the nature of 21st century, the new roles libraries and librarians must play to continue to facilitate public access to information in the face of 21st century where the information and communication technology products such as the web, internet, android mobile devices and social media network have changed the way we live, think, communicate, obtain and disseminate information (world 2.0).It...

Author(s):Ozonuwe Opene Sunday

Information professional as intermediaries between information sources, system and users impact on job schedules of librarians, archivists and manuscript curators

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This study examines the intermediary role of information professionals among information sources, information systems and user, and how it affects the job schedules of librarians, Archivists and Manuscript Curators. The environment in which librarian work is changing. The population of study comprises of professionals and students in Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti. Total enumeration sampling technique was used for the...

Author(s):Fagbemiro Ayodele Olabode and Osunrinde Ayodele Abiodun

Determinants of library use amongst university students in South East geopolitical zone of Nigeria

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This study is an attempt to find out the factors that affects library usage by university students in south east geopolitical zone of Nigeria, the main objective however, is to ascertain if factors like conducive environment, relevant textbook, awareness etc., have any significant relationship with the level of library usage. Primary data was employed in the study, with a reliability coefficient of 0.78, the data was...

Author(s):Iroeze, Pauline Chinasa

Information needs of medical practitioners of federal medical specialist hospital Owerri, Imo State – Nigeria.

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The study examined the information needs of medical practitioners’ in Federal Medical Specialist Hospital, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. It sought to determine the methods medical practitioners’ in the Federal Specialist Hospital use in obtaining their information needs and to proffer strategies for effective information delivery to the medical practitioners. A descriptive survey research design method was used for the...

Author(s):Cajethan Uchechukwu Anumkua

Impacts of environmental pollutants on school library resources in Ohaji/ Egbema Local Government Area Of Imo State, Nigeria.

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The study was carried out to investigate the impacts of environmental pollutants on school library resources in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria. Four research questions/two hypotheses were posed to guide the study. Survey research design method was used to conduct the study. Data were obtained through the administration of the questionnaire. The main instrument used for data collection is the...

Author(s):Dr Anumkua Cajethan Uchechukwu

Bank libraries in Nigeria: Its roles and challenges

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Information is a critical resource in organizational management and organizations use huge amount of information to enable solve their daily problems. The problems organizations are faced with maybe managerial, administrative or technical but no matter the nature of the problems, they can be managed properly if relevant information is provided to them at the right time and in the right form. Information is not just...


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