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
  • Published Articles: 232

IJLIS Articles

The role of community libraries in the alleviation of information poverty for sustainable development

August 2020

This literature review focused on the role of rural community libraries in minimizing information poverty. The potentials of rural community libraries in promoting sustainable development are discussed in this article. The necessity of information poverty alleviation for sustainable development is also discussed. The study found that information poverty is an obstacle whereas information is a key to achieving...

Author(s): Md. Mia, S.  

The degree of possession of the faculty members at Princess Alia University College for the skills on the use of databases and its relation to research performance

June 2020

This study aimed to know the viewpoint of faculty members at Princess Alia University College on the degree of possession of the skills to use databases and its relationship with their research performance and to investigate the effect of gender, experience, qualification, and academic rank on the point of view of faculty members.The study sample consisted of 40 faculty members, males (17) and females (23) from Princess...

Author(s): Mohammad Niqresh and Khaldoon Al Dwairi  

Effect of literature in the school library on the development of communication and conflict resolution skills of children

June 2020

This study was done with private primary schools children in Orerokpe Educational Zone of Delta State, Nigeria in 2018. A quasi experimental design was adopted. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. The population of the study was 28,172. The sample comprised 63 primary four pupils. Purposive and cluster sampling techniques were used to sample 32 pupils in the experimental group one and thirty-one...

Author(s): Pearl C. Akanwa, Ogechi N. Okorie, Ngozi Ojeabulu and Eucharia Ken-Agbiriogu  

Application of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for effective user education programme in federal university libraries in south east, Nigeria

June 2020

This work is designed to examine the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for effective user education programmes in Federal University Libraries in South East Nigeria. The study was guided by seven research questions in line with the objectives of the study. The design adopted for this study is descriptive survey research design and all the librarians with at least first degree in...

Author(s): Anene Ifeanyi Adindu, Achebe Nancy E, and Uzoechina Chibuike E.

Analysis of responsibilities of electronic readiness and software for museums online in national commission for museums and monuments in Nigeria

July 2019

This study was carried to identify level of electronic readiness in museums by assessing the uses of electronic readiness provision in museum services, and also to determine the factors responsible for ineffective use of electronic readiness in museums. Descriptive survey research was used for this study. Total enumeration sampling technique was adopted for the sampling procedure. This was chosen because of the small...

Author(s): J. Onaade Ojo, A. Taye Pedro and A. Olayemi Nwogbe

Library value through user satisfaction: The case of academic libraries in Ghana

July 2019

The study is an investigative survey of library users’ satisfaction of library services, resources, staff conduct and impact of the library on the academic achievements of users.  Qualitative data was collected from College students, faculty and library staff of two academic libraries in Ghana using questionnaires and interview instruments. The survey established that library services, information resources...

Author(s): Evelyn Ogboo Apronti Tetteh and Lydia Nyantakyi-Baah  

Assessment of information literacy competency among students of College of Nursing and Midwifery, Kafanchan, Kaduna State, Nigeria

July 2019

This study investigates the level of information literacy competency among students of College of Nursing and Midwifery School Kafanchan, Kaduna State, Nigeria. The study focuses on three basic skills namely: Identification, accession and evaluating skills. A survey research method was employed for this study. The study was based on the data collected through questionnaire tagged information literacy questionnaire...

Author(s): James Friday, Magoi Joshua and Shafi’u Yusuf  

University Libraries as facilitators of academic development: A case study of Noakhali Science and Technology University Library, Bangladesh

July 2019

  This study focused on the role of Noakhali Science and Technology University Library in the academic development of the university. A mixed method research design was used whereby copies of questionnaires and structured interview guide were utilized to collect data. The study was conducted among 100 library users (students, faculty and university staff), librarian and another member of academic council as two...

Author(s): Md. Salim Mia  

Exploring the postgraduate students’ perceptions, usefulness and effectiveness of information literacy skills at University of Malaya library

June 2019

The aim of this study was to find out the extent to which the postgraduate students who attended the information skills session at University of Malaya’s library perceived the session to be useful as well as effective in their attempts to locate, access and use the information needed so as to avail themselves of the library resources. In order to evaluate the perceived usefulness of information literacy skills and...

Author(s): Adamu Mohammed and Zainab Abba Haliru  

Pre-implementation failure of information systems in public universities in Kenya: A case study of Moi University, Kenya

May 2019

Moi University was established in 1984 and its first decade of growth and expansion necessitated the adoption and utilisation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to manage information generated by its operations. Through Dutch Joint Financing Programme for Cooperation in Higher Education (MHO) and other donors’ assistance, it established an ICT centre charged with, among other functions, initiation...

Author(s): Harrison Bii and Monica Rukwaro  

Use of electronic resources by postgraduate students in University of Cape Coast

February 2019

The study investigates the use of electronic resources by postgraduate students in University of Cape Coast (UCC). It specifically targets first year postgraduate students of UCC. Awareness, usage, training, and access were explored. A survey method was employed and a structured questionnaire was utilized to solicit data. The findings revealed that, though students are aware of electronic resources, they do not fully...

Author(s): Paulina Nana Yaa Kwafoa, Barfi Kwaku Anhwere and Agyapong Emmanuel Manu  

Information acquisition mechanism of universities libraries: An empirical study of public university libraries in Ghana

January 2019

This paper takes a critical look at how academic libraries in Ghana acquire their information/materials. The investigation was mainly based on interviews. The interviews were conducted in four Ghanaian public university libraries from January 2014 to March 2015. In all, 38 senior members were interviewed. The findings indicated among other that the libraries under study purchase their library materials through...

Author(s): Florence Dedzoe-Dzokotoe Plockey, Deborah Kore Appiah and Rejoice Akushika Ofori  

Proliferation of library and information science schools in Nigeria: Issues at stake and quality control

November 2018

This paper highlighted the key issues at stake by the proliferation of Library and Information Science schools in Nigeria without due regard to the established standards. In terms of physical infrastructure, location, staffing issues, curriculum, laboratories and programme(s). The paper pointed out the use of other departmental facilities, building, over-relying on institutions’ library staff and part-time...

Author(s): Katamba Abubakar Saka, Salimatu Kashi Garba and Musa Makama Zarmai

Provision of E-resources in Engineering College Libraries in India: A pilot study

October 2018

Libraries and information systems have been witnessing continuous transformation since the last two decades, particularly with regard to the collection of information resources and services. A spectrum of E-resources that have emerged during this time are chiefly responsible to this transformation and changed landscape of libraries in terms of collection development, storage and provisioning their access. It has created...

Author(s): Madaiah Krishnamurthy, Roopa and Subhash Reddy

Role of librarians in the protection of copyright in Nigeria

August 2018

The objective of the study is to examine the role of librarians in the protection of copyright in Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. Questionnaire was the primary tool used for data collection. The study population consists of 63 professional librarians from the five selected universities in Ogun State.  A total of 49 questionnaires were retrieved out of 63 administered and given a response...

Author(s): Glory Onoyeyan and Olurotimi Awe  

Student perception of electronic resources use in Rajshahi University Library: A case study

August 2018

The growing use of electronic resources in and outside the libraries has become a major issue of discussion all over the world. Information seekers, particularly students and teachers are becoming key proponents of e-resource use. Against this backdrop, this paper explores the pattern of e-resource use by undergraduate and post-graduate students of Rajshahi University – one of the oldest and largest universities...

Author(s): Kazi Mostak Gausul Hoq and Md. Armanul Haque  

Involvement of library users in collection development of hybrid academic libraries in Tanzania

July 2018

Collection development in any academic library is an on-going process. It is undertaken by librarians and library services staff with inputs from different stakeholders, including the academic and non-academic staff, administrators, and students. The main objective of this paper is to assess the involvement of library users in collection development of hybrid academic libraries in Tanzania. A triangulation approach for...

Author(s): Kardo Joseph Mwilongo

Marketing of information products and services in public libraries in South West, Nigeria

July 2018

The study examines the marketing of information products and services in public libraries in South West, Nigeria. A descriptive survey research design was adopted. The population comprises professionals and library officers. Questionnaire was used as means of data collection. The sections consist of A and B. Section A dwells on the socio-economic variables of the respondent, Section B consist on availability of...

Author(s): Kutu Jacob O. and Olabode Olajide

Indices of working condition as determinant of job performance of librarians in academic libraries in South-East, Nigeria

June 2018

Working condition being implemented in various academic libraries could disrupt or enhance effective provision of information services by the librarians. This research investigated two indices of working condition as determinant factors on job performance of librarians in academic libraries in south east geo political zone of Nigeria. A total of 261 librarians were used for this study. The t-test statistical technique...

Author(s): Ifeyinwa Blessing Okoye, Francisca C. Mbagwu, Peter Moneke and Rosemary Abanum

Attitudes and roles of librarians in the modern era (an ethical and cultural approach)

May 2018

This article is a report of a study about the attitudes of librarians in the modern era. The study was conducted based on an ethical and cultural approach with librarians who attended seminars and workshops as its participants. Additionally, the study lasted from January to March 2016, and a case-study with qualitative research approach was employed. The results of the study show that: (1) the librarians carry out their...

Author(s): Wiji Suwarno

Mobile Libraries: Defining the phenomenon

March 2018

This article presents a brief historical review of the appearance of mobile libraries and then continues to define the phenomenon on the basis of two of its distinct features: library services and mobility, which both concern institutional Mobile Libraries and non-institutional mobile libraries. In addition, special reference is made to the significant presence of non-institutional mobile libraries in the world of...

Author(s): Georgios Bikos and Panagiota Papadimitriou  

Cloud computing implementation in libraries: A synergy for library services optimization

February 2018

Cloud computing is an internet based, remote driven and service oriented technology emerged to provide infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), software as a service (SaaS) among others. By implementing cloud computing, libraries will significantly reduce cost of maintaining systems, save energy, register a global outlook on the web, expose library patrons to multi-variant information resources...

Author(s): Ibrahim Wada  

A survey of the awareness of the 2030 agenda: A case of libraries and librarians in Osun State, Nigeria

February 2018

The sustainable development goals (SDGs) in this study includes those dedicated to eradicating poverty, promoting gender equality and empowering women, ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all as well as developing a global partnership for development, all of which cannot be achieved without equitable access to information and freedom of expression. This...

Author(s): Abiola, A. Okunlola, Joseph, T. Oluwaniyi and Rachael, O. Oyedapo  

Cumulative citations index, h-index and i10-index (research metrics) of an educational institute: A case study

January 2018

The graduation or ranking of higher educational institutes like colleges or universities are evaluated on the basis of different criteria. The most important criterion is research criterion. Higher educational institutes need to collect staffs and students’ research publications, and also check their citations, h-Index, i10-Index and impact factors of journals. Even the evaluation committees like National...

Author(s): Sangeeta Namdev Dhamdhere

Utilization of library resources by lecturers in university of cape coast

January 2018

This research work was designed to examine the utilization of library resources by lecturers in University of Cape Coast. The objective of the study was to find out the level of availability of library materials in the university, and determine the extent of use of the materials by lecturers. It is also to find out factors that impede lecturer’s use of the library and make recommendations for improvement. A...

Author(s): Barfi Kwaku Anhwere, Afful-Arthur Paulina and Agyapong Emmanuel Manu

Awareness, access and utilization of library catalogue by undergraduate students of the College of Law, Osun State University Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria

December 2017

This study aims to investigate the awareness, access and utilization of library catalogue by undergraduate students of the College of Law of Osun State University Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. The survey research design was used in the study. The population of the study comprises of forty-five undergraduate students of the College of Law, Osun State University. A structure questionnaire was used to collect data. Simple...

Author(s): Luqman Ayanlola Atanda and Jeremiah Emeka Ugwulebo

The breadth of open access journals impact: An application of the journal diffusion factor

November 2017

Several studies have argued that open access (OA) journals have higher citation rate than non-OA journals (subscription-based journals). However, there are still controversial discussions regarding the OA citation advantage. Considering the difference between the diffusion factor and the journal impact factor (JIF) in measuring scientific impact and its potential for a new insight in understanding the...

Author(s): Ji-Hong Park

Roles of libraries in ensuring political integration

October 2017

This study is a qualitative review on the roles of libraries in enhancing political integration in Nigeria. There is need to foster national integration from the political dimension through library which is a key information institution. This view is presented in terms of the library enhancing political consciousness and participation, federalism, democratic governance, and individual's response to political...

Author(s): Juliet C. Alex-Nmecha, Millie N. Horsfall and Magnus O. Igbinovia

Factors affecting adoption of social media by women’s non-governmental organisations (WNGOs)

October 2017

While the adoption of social media gets prominence in the developed world, its widespread adoption has not yet occurred across many organisations in developing countries and very little empirical research focusing on Women’s Non-Governmental Organisations (henceforth, WNGOs) has been conducted to date. The aim of this study is to fill this knowledge gap by investigating the factors affecting adoption of social...

Author(s): Muhammad Kabir Abubakar, Mooko Neo Patricia, Oladokun Olugbade Samuel and Angelina Totolo

Research growth and citation impact of Tanzanian scholars: A 24 year’s scientometric study

September 2017

A scientometric analysis was conducted to map the research growth and citation impact of Tanzania scholars over a period of 24 years starting from 1991 to 2015. We analyzed data for research publications of all Tanzania scholars obtained from the SCOPUS database. The study analyzed the year-wise distribution of publications, subject-wise distribution of publications, the authorship pattern, degree of collaboration, and...

Author(s): Raphael Z. Sangeda and Edda Tandi Lwoga

An appraisal of the impact of grant-in-aids (Tetfund) and donations in sustaining academic library services in Nigeria: The cross river state experience

September 2017

The study surveyed the impact of grant-in-aids Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) and donations/gifts as alternative sources of funding to support academic libraries in Cross River State, Nigeria. The survey design method was used to carry out the study. A modified six-point Likert-type scale questionnaire was designed to measure responses on sources of library funding and support through grant-in-aids (TETFUND)...

Author(s): Godwin, B. Afebende

Scholarly communication: The value of repositories and e-portfolios at the University of Namibia (UNAM)

August 2017

The study looked at scholarly communication with great emphasis being placed on the value of institutional repositories (IR) and electronic portfolios (EP) at the University of Namibia. The methodology adopted for the study was a qualitative design which included interviews and content analysis of relevant literature. The study provides an insight into key terms such as scholarly communication, open access (OA),...

Author(s): Wilson Yule and Catherine M. Beukes-Amiss

A belonging mark: Handwritten ex libris

July 2017

The kinds of ex libris were mentioned, particularly, the handwritten ex libris in antique books in three Mexican libraries which protect antique books. The importance of identifying and keeping a record of the hand written ex libris was pointed out in the cataloguing process so that it can be registered in the catalogue libraries. There is a reflection of the utility of grouping in the phrase “handwritten ex...

Author(s): Felícitas González Barranco

The use of e-journals by academic staff of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria

June 2017

The study surveyed the use of e-journals by academic staff of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria. Questionnaire was designed to gather information on the use of e-journals by the academic staff. Data gathered from the respondents were analyzed through the use of frequency table and percentage. From the analysis, it was discovered that all the academic staff use e-journals and it is used for different...

Author(s): Fasa Rachael Aladeniyi

The extent of information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure application in library and information science education in Nigeria

June 2017

The study sought to examine the extent of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) application in Library and Information Science (LIS) education in Nigeria. It looked at what formed the stumbling block to this ICT application. But first it x-rayed LIS courses in the undergraduate curricula of Library Schools that require ICT infrastructural application. Descriptive survey design was employed. Questionnaire was...

Author(s): Mbagwu Francisca C., Ozioko Reuben E. and Ogueri Emeka

Digital school libraries in Bangladesh: A role model for changing lives of the extreme poor children

May 2017

In Bangladesh, Shariatpur is one of the lowest performing districts in primary education, standing near the bottom at 62 out of 64 districts based on dropout rates (BBS, 2012). It is also one of the most flood affected areas and has a high number of extreme poor. Concern Worldwide (Irish-based International Humanitarian Organization) has implemented a 3-year project from January 2013 to December 2015 namely...

Author(s): Md. Nasiruddin

Perceived usefulness as a correlate of extent of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) use for teaching by library educators in universities in Nigeria

April 2017

Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) integration for teaching is the application of information, communication and telecommunication technologies, equipment and hardware for instructional purposes. With ICT, a lot of information resources and software can be provided on time and with ease. The research presumed that the perception of how useful for teaching (or otherwise) the ICTs are may affect their use...

Author(s): Taiwo Adetoun Akinde and Airen A. Adetimirin

Archiving in Nigeria: Relevance for legal education

March 2017

This paper looks at the relevance of archiving to legal education; especially in the area of case laws, differentiation of issues in a case, legal precedents and critiquing skills. It addresses the method of imparting legal knowledge which teaches law without including the indigenous background surrounding issues and principles of law; for a proper connection between the past and the present. It shows that legal...

Author(s): Ogba Onwuchekwa Chidinma

Rationale for integrating information ethics in Library Science (LIS) curriculum in public universities in Kenya

January 2017

The introduction of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to society has ripple effect on individual, social and political moral actions which may not be adequately addressed by existing theories of ethics. Information ethics provide a framework for considering moral issues concerning policies and practices regarding the generation, dissemination and utilization of information in Africa.  This study...

Author(s): Jane C. Maina

Collection development in academic libraries

November 2016

This study discusses the importance of collection development in libraries. Various factors have to be taken into consideration while developing a qualitative collection for the benefit of the users. These factors include policies, principles, techniques and procedures, problems associated with collection/ development and weeding out as well. It is equally important to evaluate the collections to assess its use and...

Author(s): Sanjay Patel

Developing and implementing entrepreneurship curriculum in Nigerian library and information science programmes

October 2016

This paper proposes a theoretical approach to the development and implementation of an entrepreneurship curriculum in LIS.  It observes that the introduction of entrepreneurship education in Nigerian universities following a Presidential directive in 2004 was a laudable step even as facilities for skills acquisition are generally lacking in most institutions. Following the laudable intentions of the general studies...

Author(s): Innocent I. Ekoja and Alice O. Odu

Effect of English Language proficiency on students’ performance in cataloguing and classification courses in polytechnic - based library schools in Nigeria

October 2016

The study investigates the effect of English Language proficiency on student's performance in cataloguing and classification courses in polytechnic-based library schools in Nigeria. This is against the background of the phobia the students have for cataloguing and classification. Descriptive survey method was adopted while a questionnaire, English Language proficiency test and cataloguing and classification test...

Author(s): Jimoh Rafiu and Kenneth Ivo Ngozi Nwalo

Application of Bradford’s law in the field of botany literature from 2005 to 2014: A citation analysis

September 2016

Bradford’s law is about scattering of literature in different information sources on a narrow subject. The present paper aims at analysing the research output performance of botany literature. Citation analysis of all the journal articles published in the Botany literature was covered in Web of Science (on-line version database) for the period of 2005-2014. A total of 12051 references were cited in 1183 articles...

Author(s): Neelamma G. and Gavisiddappa Anandhalli

The use of information, awareness and communication in conflict resolution: Role of libraries in South-East Nigeria

July 2016

Considering the need for peace in the world of today and the ill effects of conflicts, this study delved into the contributions of libraries towards conflict resolution of major communal conflicts in South-East Nigeria. The main objective of the study was to find out different library and information services, resources, programmes and other media provided and utilized by the libraries towards conflict resolution; the...

Author(s): Eze Jacintha, U., Ijeoma, J. Ibegbulam and Umunnakwe Gertrude

MIS channels for effective information provision to managers of agricultural extension programmes

March 2016

Agricultural extension programmes play significant role towards achieving sustainable Agricultural growth. This they can achieve by all managers having adequate information provided by MIS to make effective decisions. This study examines the MIS channels for effective information provision to managers of agricultural extension programmes in Ahmadu Bello University. An interview guide was administered and used as a focus...

Author(s): ADEDOKUN, O. Aderonke and GBAJE, E.Shiloba

Library and information science (LIS) education and training in Kenya: Emergence, evolution, challenges and opportunities

February 2016

The purpose of this study is to examine the reasons for the development of Library and Information Science (LIS) education in Kenya, challenges that LIS education has been facing and suggestions for solutions to these challenges are given. The methodology used was literature survey, questionnaires to founding members of staff of the oldest schools of LIS education, authors’ experiences with and exposures of LIS...

Author(s): Monica, W. Rukwaro and Harrison Bii

Scientific-publication contributions of Egyptian faculties of veterinary medicine indexed in PubMed between 2000 and 2014: A comparative bibliometric analysis

January 2016

Bibliometric analysis of PubMed publications is aquantitative indicator for research productivity of scientific institutions. The current study aimed to quantitatively analyze and compare the research publications productivity of the Egyptian faculties of veterinary medicine published between 2000 and 2014 in PubMed-indexed journals.  Egyptian faculties of veterinary medicine produced together 710 articles. ...

Author(s): Doaa K. El-Berry

Library 2.0 and the changing landscape of information services in academic librariesin Kenya

December 2015

Traditional models of libraries offering information services are not working for current generation of students. Thecurrent generation of library users can be termed as‘digital natives’. These digital natives have grown up in an environment surrounded by rapidly evolving technologies. This means that today’s academic library users think about technology and information differently than previous...

Author(s): Penninah S. Musangi

Development of bibliometrics in Colombia

November 2015

The literature on bibliometrics published by Colombian and foreign authors who selected Colombian academic journals or events held in the country to communicate their findings is analyzed. The publications by Colombian researchers published abroad were also collected and analyzed. The type of documents used by researchers, the journals most used, and the languages used for communicating their findings were also studied....

Author(s): Cristina Restrepo Arango and Rubén Urbizagástegui Alvarado

Enhancing intellectual productivity through copyright: A survey of tertiary institutions in Niger State, Nigeria

November 2015

The paper examined copyright as an enhancing tool for intellectual productivity in tertiary institutions in Niger State, Nigeria. The research design used is survey. Purposive (judgemental) sampling technique was used to select seven (7) out of 12 higher institutions of learning that are in Niger State. The institutions selected were picked on the basis of: their relevance to the study; students’ population; and...

Author(s): G.A Babalola, M.A Adeniji and A.O Ahmed

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