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: 246

IJLIS Articles

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

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

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

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

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

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

The development of University Library in Thailand to ASEAN Community model

October 2015

The objectives of this study were: 1) to study and synthesize the status of management and standard of university library in Thailand to ASEAN community, 2) to study the status of management for preparation of university library in Thailand to ASEAN community, 3) to develop university library in Thailand to ASEAN community model and 4) to propose the university library in Thailand to ASEAN community model. The samples...

Author(s): Titiya Netwong

Internet information seeking and use by Medical Students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria.

October 2015

Every form of information resource needed to support academics is available on the Internet both retrospective and current. The research determined information seeking and use of the Internet by medical students of the College of Health Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi, Nigeria. Data was collected using a questionnaire. Sample was 161 clinical students in 400 to 600 levels of study. Result shows that Internet...

Author(s): Ebele N. Anyaoku, Obianuju E. Nwafor-Orizu and  Chikelunma N. Oguaka

Academic library consortia in Arab countries: An investigating study of origins, development, and services

September 2015

The importance of academic library consortia increased due to the rapid development in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT). In the light of this role the study aims to investigate the establishment of four Academic library consortia in Arab countries at the national level, with analysis of the provided services on their consortia portals.  A descriptive study methodology was used to investigate and...

Author(s): Laila Samea

The library’s role in developing information literacy and societal growth

September 2015

Information is the bedrock of knowledge development and is expected to achieve societal growth. One of the most obvious trends in recent times has been the rapid growth of information that changes the economy and its attendant structures. Over the years, the developing countries are still not able to match up with this global phenomenon. Lifestyles in most of the developing world have continued to deteriorate simply...

Author(s): Fredrick Olatunji Ajegbomogun and Veronica Olufunmilola Ajegbomogun

Weeding: A strategy for effective management of library stock at University of Ghana Medical School, Korle-bu'.

June 2015

This paper titled ‘Weeding: A strategy for effective management of library stock at University of Ghana Medical School, Korle-bu’ covers the University of Ghana Medical School (UGMS) library and the population for the study consisted of all professional and para-professional staff of the UGMS Library. A survey design making use of structured interviews were used to elicit data. The study showed that there...

Author(s): Banleman Konlan and Edwin S. Thompson

Content analysis of university library portal: A detail study of Jayakar Library Portal, Savitribai Phule University of Pune

May 2015

The revolutionary change which took place in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has dramatic effects on modern education system and the way universities carry out their functions of teaching, learning and research, particularly on the creation, storage and dissemination of knowledge. During the last one decade the library system and knowledge market has undergone a rapid change due to development of...

Author(s): Manisha B. Mane and B. M. Panage

Assessment of school library resources: A case study of school of health technology library, Ningi, Bauchi State

May 2015

Every library is supposed to have adequate information resources in order to enable it effectively serve the information needs of its users. In view of this, the paper aimed at assessing the resources in the school of health technology library Ningi, Bauchi state .Questionnaire was the instrument used to collect data. 200 copies of self designed questionnaire were distributed, out of which 150 were successfully...

Author(s): Suleiman Abdullahi and Basaka A, Abubakar

Information literacy practices of librarians in universities in South East Nigeria

May 2015

Academic librarians in many countries have expanded their roles to be advocates and teachers of information literacy. The study examined information literacy practices, skills, level of involvement of librarians and inhibitors to information literacy programmes in universities in the South-east Nigeria. Sample was 76 librarians working in Federal and State University Libraries in South-east Nigerian. Questionnaire was...

Author(s): Ebele N. Anyaoku, Chinwe N. Ezeani and Nkem E. Osuigwe

Captions resources and library patronage by hearing impaired students in university libraries of South-south Nigeria

April 2015

This study investigated the availability of Captions Resources and Library Patronage by Hearing Impaired Students in University Libraries of South-South Nigeria. One research question and one hypothesis were formulated to guide the study and were tested at .05 level of significance. Survey research design was employed. The population for the study was 57 hearing impaired students from 10 universities in South-south...

Author(s): Emem Paul Udofia, Daniel Aniekan Aloysius and Abimbola Labake Agboke

Changing functions of libraries and publishers in the digital information sources environment

April 2015

The emergence of electronic information sources with rapid development in information technology played a major role in changing the function of libraries, publishers and information producers. Functions like indexing and abstracting were library functions but now it is entrusted to information aggregators and publishers. This study aimed to: First, define the role and function of libraries and information aggregators...

Author(s): Raid J. Sulaiman, Serhan A. Ali Al Tawalbeh and Mustafa H. Ahmed

Information needs, library resources and services available to post graduate students in the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

April 2015

The study evaluated information needs and library resources available to post graduate students in the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. One hundred and fifty-five copies of questionnaire were administered to postgraduate students in Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS), African Studies (AFS) and Peace Building (BD) units. The study identified Kenneth Dike, WORDOC and IFRA as libraries normally...

Author(s): Felicia U. Iwara

Bibliometric analysis of cancer publications in Nigeria during 2008 – 2012

March 2015

The bibliographic data on cancer literature of Nigeria was drawn from the Medline of National Library of Medicine (NLM), USA. This research work examines the conformity of Lotka’s Law to authorship distribution during 2008-2012.Totally, 677 articles in cancer produced by 1,854 authors, was compiled for the analysis. Lotka’s inverse power Law was used in testing the hypotheses. That is,  where the values...

Author(s): Salisu, Sulaiman Akorede and Ojoye, OpeyemiTawakalit

Use of electronic information resources at College of Dry Land Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mekelle University, Ethiopia

March 2015

This study aims to examine the use of electronic information sources (EIS) by the teaching faculties. The survey was administrated among the academic community along with the observation and informal interviews at the College of Dry Land Agriculture and Natural Resources, ‘Mekelle University’ Ethiopia in the year 2014. Pre structured questionnaires were sent to 176 teaching faculties to know how they...

Author(s): Prakash Dongardive

Management of university records for effective administration of universities in North Central Nigeria

March 2015

This study assessed the management of records for effective administration of universities in North Central Nigeria. A descriptive survey design was adopted in carrying out the study. Questionnaire was used in the collection of data. The results of the study, among others, showed that alphabetic and subject filing systems are the two major filing systems employed. Equally, records creation, records retrieval, records...

Author(s): Abdulrazaq Baba Abdulrahman

Acquisition patterns in academic libraries: A case study of Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Noforija Epe Lagos State

February 2015

This study investigates the acquisition pattern in Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, College Library, Noforija-Epe. The study covers a period of twenty years, from 1995 when the College was established in 2014. The study revealed that two methods of materials acquisition were employed in the library. They are purchase and gift; purchase accounted for 48.5 and 51.5% was acquired through gift in the library....

Author(s): ADESANYA Olusegun Oyeleye

Lacunae existing in licensing and pricing models of electronic resource

February 2015

The paper aims to explore and identify the recent contributions to the literature available in the current developments and issues in licensing and pricing models in e-resources. An extensive literature survey was performed in an attempt to identify substantial works published to date concerning pricing and licensing issues coupled with the publishers and librarians. The literature review connotes that hardly any...

Author(s): Nazir Tawfeeq

Information needs and behaviours in developing countries: A perspective of Ranganathan’s Pmest categorization

February 2015

The information needs of people in the developing regions are for work-related activities, leisure, consumption, and daily survival. This paper aims to provide an understanding of the information needs and behaviours of people in developing regions. The paper further presents a highlight of concept of developing countries; analogy of the framework of the Ranganathan’s categorization of human knowledge (PMEST);...

Author(s): Jonathan Ndubuisi Chimah and Nwokocha Udo

The impact of Web 2.0 tools on academic libraries in Kenya

February 2015

Web 2.0, the read/write social web, has become ubiquitous in most academic libraries, even in developing countries. The use of Web 2.0 tools is increasingly changing the way academic library users seek, access, use, or share information. Thus, the use of Web 2.0 has the potential of impacting the efficiency and effectiveness of service design and delivery in academic libraries the world over. This study explored the...

Author(s): Fred Gochi Gichora and Tom Kwanya

Electronic information sources: The effective use by the academic community

January 2015

Electronic information sources are becoming more and more popular since they provide multimedia information, full-text searching, reference linking and flexibility in searching and browsing. The purpose of this study is to determine how nursing students and faculty uses the electronic information sources for work-related purposes. A total of 210 survey returns indicate that students and faculty use the electronic...

Author(s): Shivaraja, O.

Use of information sources and need of information literacy among students in Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh

January 2015

Librarian and information centres are the mediating agencies connecting information to the right users. The main objective of the present study is to find out the students’ use of various information sources and need of information literacy education in Aligarh Muslim University. 100 users were selected for the study in which 55 are post graduate students and 45 are research scholars. The questionnaire was...

Author(s): Javed Khan

Shelving, shelf reading and the challenges of shelving staff in academic libraries in Ekiti State, Nigeria

December 2014

This study takes a look at shelving, shelf reading and the challenges faced by shelving staff in four (4) academic libraries in the government owned tertiary institutions in Ekiti State, Nigeria. These institutions are the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti and the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti. A questionnaire was developed and used to elicit data...

Author(s): Isaac Oluwadare BUSAYO

A study on annual conferences of society for the advancement of Library and Information Science: A scientometric analysis

December 2014

The study presents a secientomertic portrait of the National conferences, which are organized by Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science (SALIS) jointly with other Institutions at different parts of Tamilnadu.  National conferences which were organized from 2009 to 2013 were considered for the study.  Number of papers published and presented, number of authors who have contributed for...

Author(s): P. Panneerselvam

ICT skills and Internet usage among Library and Information Science students in Delta and Edo States, Nigeria

November 2014

The study examined ICT skills and internet usage of undergraduates of Library and Information Science Departments in Delta and Edo States. The descriptive design was employed for the study. Sample consists of 238 undergraduates. The questionnaire was used to collect data from respondents. Findings revealed that there was no significant relationship between the ICT skills possessed by undergraduates of LIS Departments in...

Author(s): Odede Israel and Enakerakpo Edesiri

Issues, benefits and challenges of original cataloguing versus copy cataloguing: The experience at the Lagos State University

November 2014

Copy catalogue has long been underutilized. Plagued by insufficient bibliographic control throughout most of the twentieth century, information resource centers especially the library have started to use Online Computer Library Center (OCLCs) a standard bibliographic rules. However, through a piecemeal effort, many bibliographic records have been entered into OCLCs by a number of libraries. In this study, descriptive...

Author(s): Orbih, David Egbailenamhe and Aina, Adebowale Japhet

The role of communication in effective service delivery in libraries and information centres: A case study of Ekiti State University Librar

November 2014

This paper examines the role of communication in effective service delivery in libraries and information centres. Ekiti State University Library was selected for the study and survey research design was adopted. 70 staff were given copies of questionnaires and 64 copies were returned, with about 91.4% response rate. Frequency distribution, percentages, tables, mean and standard deviation were used to analyze the...

Author(s): Peter Olufemi Owoeye and Florence Tope Dahunsi

A survey on the present status of engineering college libraries in Sri venkateswara University area, Andhra Pradesh, India

October 2014

The data collected from 29 librarians of engineering college libraries in S.V. University area, Andhra Pradesh, India indicate that all the engineering college libraries work from 9-11 h a day during working days. Most of the librarians (75.9%) possess M.L.I.Sc degree along with post-graduate degree in arts, science or commerce.  A high percentage of them (41.4%) get UGC Pay Scales. Most of the libraries (86.2%)...

Author(s): C. Chinna Balu and Dr. V. Pulla Reddy

Strengthening information technology in Pakistani libraries

October 2014

Advances in computer technology combined with communication technologies have exerted unprecedented pressures for change on libraries. This study investigated the measures to be taken for strengthening information technology in Pakistani libraries. The critical issue identified provides closer insight into the issues affecting overall implementation of IT. This study found out that condition of IT implementation in...

Author(s): Humera Mah Jabeen and Mohammad Bashir Khan

Study habits, use of school libraries and students’ academic performance in selected secondary schools in Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State

October 2014

The study was on study habits, use of libraries and students’ academic performance in selected secondary schools in Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State. Survey technique was adopted for the study, and the instrument for data collection was questionnaire. Complete enumeration was the procedure used for the study. 296 copies of questionnaire were administered and retrieved but 14 copies were invalid. Thus,...

Author(s): Michael Jato, Samuel O. Ogunniyi and Peter O. Olubiyo

The use of libraries among children in primary schools in Makurdi Metropolis, Benue State, Nigeria

October 2014

This study investigated the use of libraries among primary school children in the public, private and missionary schools in Makurdi metropolis. Using a survey design method and structured questionnaire, data were collected from a total of 366 participants. The findings showed that generally, there was a high level of reading interest and proficiencies among the children which are good indicators of use of library...

Author(s): Doosuur Ashaver and Igyuve Sandra Mwuese

A study of availability and utilization of library electronic resources by undergraduate students in private universities in Ogun State, Nigeria

September 2014

The degree of availability and utilization of e-resources in any university library may influence the information services provision to students. The main objective of the study was to investigate the availability and utilization of e-resources by undergraduate in selected private university libraries in Ogun State, Nigeria. Descriptive survey design was adopted and the study population consisted of 9700 undergraduates...

Author(s): Ganiyu Oluwaseyi Quadri, Airen Edale Adetimirin and Oluwafemi Adebayo Idowu

A reference analysis of doctoral theses in the field “Education”: An interesting issue for librarians as well as scientometricians or bibliometricians

September 2014

The 3195 citations analyzed were cited in 35 doctoral theses of Education awarded to Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra from the period 1995-2008. The bibliographic formwise distribution of citations accounted for 1380 (43.20%) periodical publications followed by Books 672 (21.04%). More than two third contributions (56.23%) were produced under single authorship. Largest of total cited periodicals were of Indian origin...

Author(s): Suresh K. Kagra and Sanjeev Sharma

Use of periodicals in Engineering College Libraries under North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon

September 2014

Engineering college libraries attempt to meet the need of a diverse and complex group of users, who have wide ranging interest and complex sets of demands.  Over the course of the last decade, very valuable resources of information have become available through the Internet and other electronic database, and libraries are currently playing role very different from that of before.  Periodical serials are the...

Author(s): Prashant S. Bhat

Role of acid-free paper in libraries: A survey

August 2014

  Acid-free paper is a paper that has a neutral or basic pH (7 or slightly greater). It can be made from any cellulose fiber as long as the active acid pulp is eliminated during processing. It is also lignin and sulfur free. Acid-free paper addresses the problem of preserving documents for long periods.   Key words: Overview, standards, logo of acid-free paper, archival paper, preservation,...

Author(s): Saurabh Manglik

Factors militating against the use of the internet by postgraduate students

August 2014

  This study was designed to investigate the factors militating against the use of the Internet by Postgraduate Students of Library and Information Science, Delta State University, Abraka. The descriptive survey was employed as the research design in the study. The literature reviewed covered: internet resources and services, benefits of the internet, problem encountered while using the Internet and strategies...

Author(s): S.O. Uwaifo and Ishioma N. Azonobi

Use of electronic information resources in university libraries of Tirupati (A.P): An analytical study

April 2014

Information is the pivot of which an endurance of any society rests. Information and its use are as old as man. Indeed, without information there cannot be communication. The technology embrace has led to the proliferation of electronically available information resources. The Internet which is the most prominent of this source has made possible access to electronic books and journals; various databases and search...

Author(s): K. Konappa

Handling Issues of Backlog: The Covenant University Library experience

April 2014

The study examined issues of backlogs and how Covenant University Library known as Centre for Learning Resources (CLR) responded to the challenge. Relevant literature was perused for causes of backlogs and how other libraries tackled the situation when they were confronted. CLR was quick to address the issue of backlog through the employment of more Librarians; acquisition of web-based Library Management Software; all...

Author(s): Aderonke O. Asaolu, and J. Idiegbeyan-Ose

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