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: 226

IJLIS Articles

November 2013

Publishing trends of Indian horticulture scientists: A case study of the doctoral dissertations during 1991-2010

This paper describes the results of a citation study of cited horticulture literature appended in eighty doctoral dissertations submitted to the Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV) and Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya (UBKV), West Bengal, India from 1991 to 2010. The main objective of this study is to examine the contribution of scientists to journals and books, the most prolific authors and self-citations of...

Author(s): Santosh Kumar Tunga

November 2013

Information common and emerging cloud library technologies

Information common refers to the shared knowledge-base and the processes that facilitate its use. It also refers to a physical space, usually in an academic library, where any and all can participate in the processes of information research, gathering and production. In order to minimize the cost and avoid duplication of resources, infrastructure, software, hardware, manpower use of emerging technologies like server...

Author(s): Sangeeta Dhamdhere and Ramdas Lihitkar

November 2013

Audio-visual resources availability and use for library services among colleges of education in Lagos State Nigeria

The introduction of audio-visual resources (AVR) in teaching and learning has far reaching effect on the management and infrastructure facilities in libraries. The integration of both books and non-book materials into the library system will go a long way in providing necessary information to clientele. This study surveyed the audio-visual resources availability and use for library services among colleges of education...

Author(s): Aina, J. Adebowale and Adekanye, E. Ademola

November 2013

Assessment of academic libraries in knowledge management for human capital development in tertiary institution in Delta State, Nigeria

This paper investigated the place of academic libraries in knowledge management for human capital development in Delta State, Nigeria.  Human capital development is an important agenda of any society.  Consequently, the Delta State Government and various institutions have been paying priority attention to it. Samples of 6 academic libraries from the various senatorial districts of Delta State, Nigeria were...

Author(s): Emojorho, Daniel

November 2013

The place of academic libraries in Nigerian University Education: contributing to the ‘Education for All’ initiative.

Considering the crucial role of academic libraries in the educational system of any institution, this research paper looked into the place of academic libraries in university education in Nigeria with regards to their strategic contribution to the Nigeria’s ‘Education for All’ initiative. The objectives of the study were to find out the different services offered by the university library in support of...

Author(s): Eze  Jacintha U. and Uzoigwe  C.U.

October 2013

Information and communication technology as a vehicle for improving the collection development of school libraries resources in Nigeria

  The motive of any library is to collect, organize, preserve and disseminate information to their particular users. The information that is made available to users especially in school libraries is usually presented in form of printed text, graphics, sound, animation or still pictures etc.  This presentation can be enhanced by the use of appropriate Information and Communication Technology (ICT). It has...

Author(s): Fabunmi Francis Adesoji, Richard Olumakinde Jegede, and Michael Otedola

  • Article Number: EDAFE7F5503

October 2013

The Delphi technique for library research

  The Delphi technique has been useful in educational settings in forming guidelines, standards, and in predicting trends.  Scholars recommend many uses for the Delphi Technique in higher education. The Delphi Technique has not traditionally been applied in library settings. However, this technique could have the same uses and benefits in library settings as have been reported in other settings. The...

Author(s): Ravonne Green

  • Article Number: 24314885506

October 2013

Online video tutorials in Italian academic libraries

  This article analyses the results of a survey carried out on 69 online video tutorials for users’ education in Italian university library systems' websites between February and March 2012. Various aspects were examined: the technical characteristics (type of video, duration, audio, subtitles, "pause" function, language), content, objectives and interactive elements (division into modules,...

Author(s): MAZZOCCHI Juliana

  • Article Number: 910EFA65507

October 2013

Library resources and service utilization by postgraduate students in a Nigerian private university

  The study examined the use of library resources and services among postgraduate students in Babcock University Library. Questionnaire was used as the main research instrument. 100 copies of the questionnaire were distributed to the students; the return rate was 76%. The major findings were; majority of the postgraduate students do not use the library regularly.  Their main purpose of visiting the library...

Author(s): Fehintola Nike Onifade, Susan Udoaku Ogbuiyi and Saturday U. Omeluzor

  • Article Number: 6AAB0DA5508

September 2013

Spectral sensitivity coefficients (SSCs) of the based materials for photonic devices under optical wavelength and temperature sensing variations in modern optical access networks

  In the present paper, the study of mathematical model of the spectral sensitivity coefficients of the based materials for photonic devices such as conventional and a thermal arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) against spectral optical signal wavelength and ambient temperature sensing variations within through three different fabrication materials based waveguides employed in conventional and a thermal (AWG) in...

Author(s): Abd El–Naser A. Mohammed, Ahmed Nabih Zaki Rashed and Abd El–Fattah A. Saad

  • Article Number: C0CFB76766

September 2013

Local, regional and global collaborative efforts amidst the global financial crisis: Consortia

  The main objective of this paper is to analyze the result of the change in the information seeking behavior of the users which has led to the exponential growth of literature which has been contributed by the libraries themselves by providing maximum e-resources. Further how librarians are providing these resources and advanced information to users by using various resources. As the needs of readers have been...

Author(s): Har Kaur

  • Article Number: 915F0185490

September 2013

The roles of libraries in the use of games as strategy for pedagogy of primary science in schools

  This study investigates the effectiveness of games as technique for teaching and learning of primary science in schools and the role played by library services. Games, when carefully employed and executed serve as an integral part of teaching method and measure of effectiveness of instruction. Research has shown that educational games can have positive impacts on student learning and motivation. The success...

Author(s): Aina, Adebowal  J.

  • Article Number: DDC2F9F5492

September 2013

Scholarly use of information for research by postgraduate students: The role of Kenneth Dike Library (KDL)

  Research process is being focused upon by universities and colleges. An important element in the research process is the accessibility of information resources and services provided by libraries. Postgraduate students are one group of stakeholders in the universities. It is thus appropriate for academic libraries to re-examine how they can play a more relevant role in facilitating research. This...

Author(s): Adeyemi, Bola M. and Oluwabiyi, Modupe

  • Article Number: D97521C5494

September 2013

Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) digital library consortium: A case study

  This paper aims to give an understanding of the e-resources available in the MUHS digital library consortium. Survey method based on observation was used for the study. Data were collected from MUHS digital library consortium website through search engine. The author evaluated different types of e-resources available based on faculty and subject in MUHS digital library consortium. There is increasing demand...

Author(s): YADAV Mangal Arvind

  • Article Number: 03C7F2B5500

September 2013

Gender differences in the use of academic resources: the case of FUTA library

  The research was carried out to investigate gender differences in the use of academic resources in FUTA University library. A structured interview schedule was used in eliciting information from 600 respondents randomly selected over the period of six months in 2012.  Results showed gender differences in age, marital status, internet access, and use of advisory services in the library. Men within the age...

Author(s): Daramola Cecilia Funmilayo

  • Article Number: C2154845497

August 2013

Effective communication in academic libraries: An imperative for knowledge delivery

  This paper highlights briefly the position of effective communication in academic libraries vis-à-vis prompt knowledge delivery. Definitions of the concepts of effective communication, academic libraries, and knowledge delivery are also given. The importance of effective communication in academic libraries is discussed. These include decision-making and knowledge delivery enhancement. The paper...

Author(s): Elizabeth I. Ifidon and Richard N. C. Ugwuanyi

  • Article Number: FC1296B5484

August 2013

Gender differences in information retrieval skills and use of electronic resources among information professionals in South–western Nigeria

  The study investigated the gender differences in information retrieval skills and use of electronic resources based on a sample of 175 information professionals surveyed in academic libraries in South - western Nigeria.  The sample was selected from a population of 250 information professionals using a simple random sampling technique. Data for the study were collected by using structured questionnaire....

Author(s): Akande Samson Oyeniyi

  • Article Number: 66836435485

August 2013

Research productivity of Indian Institute of Technology

This paper made an attempt to gauge the research output of IIT Delhi, one of prime intuitions of engineering and technology India. The research output for the period of 1964-2010 as indexed by “Scopus” was collected and analyzed for set objectives. It was found that a total of 15476 research papers from the institute were published in journals and conference proceedings for the study period. The average...

Author(s): Zahid Ashraf Wani, Mohd Tahir Pandit and Nighat Majeed

  • Article Number: 2F7D3715486

August 2013

Information seeking behavior of newspaper journalists

Sufficient knowledge about the information needs and seeking behavior of users is very important in order to develop good library collection and to provide effective and efficient services to the users. This article reports the results of a study conducted to determine the information seeking behavior of newspaper journalists working in Delhi, India. It was found that different categories of journalists used various...

Author(s): Gurdev Singh and Monika Sharma

  • Article Number: 540395A5487

July 2013

Use and user’s satisfaction in library resources and services: A study in Tezpur University (India)

  This study is an investigation of use of library resources, user’s satisfaction in library resources and services and information seeking behaviors of the students and research scholars of Tezpur University. 200 questionnaires were distributed among students and research scholars of Tezpur University to collect relevant data. 79.5%(159) library users responded where 32.07%(51) respondents visited...

Author(s): Mukesh Saikia and Anjan Gohain

  • Article Number: 40FBD065473

July 2013

MBA college librarians’ perception of ICT in Andhra Pradesh

  The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has changed the way library professionals interact, communicate, share and acquire knowledge. However, when the computer was created it did not have features and facilities for users to interact.  With the evaluation of Internet and Communication Technology, manual library has evolved into a dynamic, interactive and collaborative platform that...

Author(s): K. Kumar

  • Article Number: 3F711BF5476

July 2013

User satisfaction with library services of Textile Engineering Institutes of Haryana: An assessment

  This study focuses on users’ satisfaction with library facilities and services in Textile Institution of Haryana. The purpose of this study is to assess the library resources, facilities and services concerning the fulfillment of users.The library is the centre of physical objects and abstractive services and today information age the user’s wants quality of information in...

Author(s): Rajender Kumar

  • Article Number: E7590BB5478

July 2013

The relevance of a library in the 21st century: Students’ perception

There have been several arguments on the relevance of the library in the 21st century. In fact, some scholars have argued that the Internet has taken over the library information services. This paper therefore highlights general comments on the relevance of a library in the 21st Century from secondary literature and the perceptions of 60 Accounting 200 level students of Bachelor of Science/Institute of Chartered...

Author(s): Saturday U. Omeluzor, Itunu A. Bamidele, Chinemerem C. Ukangwa and Hannah U. Amadi

  • Article Number: 17A2E2E5471

July 2013

Citation analysis of doctoral theses in Zoology submitted to Kuvempu University, India: A case study

  The purpose of this paper is to determine the materials cited in Doctoral theses of the Zoology, submitted to the Kuvempu University, India during the year 2002 to 2006 with the aim of improving the existing collection development of the library. Data were extracted from title page and references given at the end of each chapter. The cited documents are recorded on 5”x3” slips and the same is...

Author(s): Koteppa Banateppanvar, B. S. Biradar, B. U. Kannappanavar, P. DharaniKumar and K. T. Santhosh Kumar

  • Article Number: 7BD8EDC5480

June 2013

Management problems of electronic information resources: A case study of UNN Library

  This study examined the problems encountered in managing electronic information resources (EIRs) in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) Library System. Case study design was employed to achieve the research objectives. The population of the study consisted of 151 staff of the University library. Questionnaire was the main instrument used for data collection. Out of the 151 copies of the questionnaire...

Author(s): Cyprian I. Ugwu and D. C. Onyegiri

  • Article Number: 242D50C5464

June 2013

A critical study of the library facilities provided by the private engineering colleges in Kolkata

  Research study encompasses the library facilities provided by the engineering colleges to its stakeholders. To pursue this study, combination of methods was adopted step by step. The survey method was employed to collect the required data. A structured questionnaire was prepared and a sample study has been done for this purpose.Besides these, relevant data are collected from observation of...

Author(s): Sambhu Nath Halder and Suvra Chandra

  • Article Number: A3800CF5465

June 2013

Provision of consumer health information: A case of Kenya Medical Training College and Provincial General Hospital, Nakuru County, Kenya

  Debates on health information provision challenges resulting from rapid changes in information service access and use have moved from the global sphere to the local scene. This has negatively affected the ways in which librarians provide information to the public. Librarians are exposed to use of unauthoritative and inaccurate information, leading to serious health problems. Because of Librarians’...

Author(s): Jotham Milimo Wasike and Anne Tenya

  • Article Number: 0BA4CD15466

June 2013

Library software products in Nigeria: A survey of uses and assessment

  There is an eagerness on the part of librarians and libraries in Nigeria to shift from traditional methods of information representation to modern information technologies. This has led to the influx of various library software into the ICT market to drive automation needs of libraries. There is the need, however, for quality and reliable software that can effectively run on the operating systems of computers...

Author(s): Ayodele Smart Obajemu, Joseph N. Osagie, Helen Olubunmi Jaiyeola Akinade and Felix C. Ekere

  • Article Number: 833373D5463

June 2013

Effects of career progression, work motivation and leadership styles on job satisfaction of library personnel in the Federal Civil Service of Nigeria

  The study examines effects of career progression, work motivation and leadership styles on job satisfaction of library personnel in the Federal Civil Service of Nigeria. Total enumeration technique together with questionnaire was used to collect data from 450 library personnel in the Federal Civil Service in Nigeria, out of which 426 responded.  The copies of the questionnaire were found usable for...

Author(s): Adebayo Olufemi Fanimehin and S.O. Popoola

  • Article Number: 120B1495468

May 2013

E-library approach for resource sharing in an information communication technology era: Issues, prospects and challenges

  This paper examines the impacts of electronic library in the context of globalization for resource sharing with the recent trend of information communication technology (ICT) for library services. It also discusses the role of system librarian, acquisition of e-resources, approach, and challenges faced. It is hoped that when libraries in Nigerian are e–compliant, they will increase access, improve...

Author(s): Aina, Adebowale J.

  • Article Number: 7BF548F5455

May 2013

Enabling and disabling bibliographic control in Nigeria

  This paper presents the state of Bibliographic control (BC) in Nigeria. The article highlights and discusses the significant roles played by bibliographic control in the present information age.  National bibliography is a source that attempts to list, as comprehensively as possible, the publications of a particular country during a specific period. These could come out in any kind of intellectual...

Author(s): Efe Francis Ejedafiru and Blessing Amina Akporhonor

  • Article Number: 14691EA5456

May 2013

Open source software’s and their impact on library and information centre: An overview

  In this era of transition from information age to knowledge society, the libraries have much greater challenges to face. The whole insight of library has now changed from collection of books to a single window knowledge bank. This paper discusses the definition and features of open source library management software, criteria of selection of best open source library management software, their, advantages and...

Author(s): T. Raghunadha Reddy and K. Kumar

  • Article Number: 378A54E5459

May 2013

Internet use in libraries of Sant Hirdaram Nagar

  The study examines the status and use of Internet in college libraries of Sant Hirdaram Nagar. Questionnaire was distributed among the college libraries including the degree granting institutions. Result shows that half of the college libraries of Sant Hirdaram Nagar have access to the Internet which has become an essential part of library services. The Internet is also used for performing various library...

Author(s): Sunita Pamnani

  • Article Number: 27F4E835460

May 2013

The role of academic libraries and librarians in knowledge management and the realization of vision 20:20:20 in Nigeria

  Nigeria has envisioned that by the year 2020 the country will become one of the 20 top economies of the world. This goal was buttressed in a government policy termed vision 20-20-20. These researchers examined the complimentary role libraries and librarians in Nigerian universities could play in the realization of that vision. They sampled the opinions of librarians in universities in Enugu state to...

Author(s): Chigbu E. D. and Idoko, Nkechi Anthonia

  • Article Number: 524E7BE5462

March 2013

Converged data centres-library model (CDC-LM): Enhances implementation of e-Government or e-Governance systems in the sub-Saharan region

  This work envisaged the application technologies of two entities: Data centres and Libraries to build and implement a workable e-Governance or e-Government system. Therefore, this paper introduced the Converged data centre-library model (CDC-LM) which merged the two entities in order to implement an e-Governance or e-Government system. The CDC-LM provided wider resource coverage with the capacity to access...

Author(s): Jameson Mbale

  • Article Number: FC1B6395446

March 2013

Information needs and seeking behavior of Muslim clerics in relation to preaching in Nigeria

  Information Seeking Behavior (ISB) studies is one area in Library and Information Science that has over the years attracted the attention of information professionals, resulting in several studies being carried out with a view to understanding the information needs of individuals, why they seek information, how they seek it and the problems encountered. While an enormous amount of literature has shown that...

Author(s):   Adam Gambo Saleh and Hauwa Sadiq

  • Article Number: BE4C24B5449

March 2013

Effect of road safety information availability and utilization on commercial motorcycle accidents in Nigeria

  The availability of information on road safety on Nigerian roads especially by commercial motorcycle riders has been the subject of discussion by road transport administrators, medical practitioners and the media as a result of unsatisfactory performance. There is a general expression of dissatisfaction by users of services rendered by the commercial motorcyclists on our roads. As a result, the pedestrians...

Author(s): Ogunmodede, T. A. and Akangbe, C. A.

  • Article Number: AED5BB65450

February 2013

Use of information technology in library service: A study on some selected libraries in northern part of Bangladesh

  Bangladesh is one of the least developing countries, which have been facing a lot of obstacles in introducing information technology in all information-related sectors, especially in its libraries and information centers. This current work is centered on the northern part of Bangladesh, perceived to be worse hit in terms of inadequacy of the application of information technology (IT) in library and...

Author(s): Md. Jamal Uddin and Md. Nazmul Hasan

  • Article Number: 3F066904996

February 2013

Satija, M.P. (Ed.). (2013). Dewey Decimal Classification: Edition 19 (1979) to Edition 23 (2011)

Author(s): Harmanpreet Singh Sandhu

February 2013

Influence of computer literacy and subject background on use of electronic resources by undergraduate students in universities in South-western Nigeria

  The extent to which electronic resources are utilised by undergraduate students will depend largely on some factors pertaining to the users, especially computer literacy and subject background. Therefore, the study investigated the influence of computer literacy and subject background on the use of electronic resources by undergraduate students in two universities in South- western Nigeria. The survey...

Author(s): Maria-Gorretti Emwanta and Kenneth Ivo Ngozi Nwalo

February 2013

Digital preservations in state universities of Andhra Pradesh: A survey

  The purpose of this paper is to find out the awareness of librarians about digital preservation. This article intends to describe the emerging role and fit of digital types of information in scholarly practice and to observe the impact of metadata standards on their learning. A structured online questionnaire was arranged to gather data from the librarians in state universities. Based on the findings of the...

Author(s): T. Raghunadha Reddy and K. Kumar

January 2013

Bibliographic networking and law libraries in Nigeria

  Cooperative cataloguing is a means by which libraries share resources. In modern library services, cooperative cataloguing is the only means that libraries can cope with the challenges of the digital age. This paper discusses cooperative activity from the 15th century to the present. Some of the benefits of networking such as increase in production, cost effectiveness and production of high quality...

Author(s): Rita John-Okeke

  • Article Number: D8737B95420

January 2013

The value of IT in university library for teaching, research and learning process: A case study of Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visvavidyalayam (SPMVV) University in India

  The aim of this study is to analyze the use of the internet and related issues among the teachers of Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visvavidyalayam (SPMVV) University, Tirupati. A well structured questionnaire was distributed among the 120 faculty members from 5 faculties. The response rate was around 80%. The present study demonstrates and  elaborates the various aspects of internet use such as frequency of...

Author(s): D. Prabhavathi

  • Article Number: 6AF34485425

January 2013

The effects of public libraries on the attainment of health millennium development goals in the South-south of Nigeria

  This study surveys the roles of public libraries in the attainment of health Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria. It also identifies the health-information needs of the community and information services rendered by the libraries. The role of public libraries in the attainment of health-MDGs has been a daunting task for public libraries as a result of government’s negligence. The methodology adopted...

Author(s): Emojorho, Daniel and Ukpebor, O. Christopher

  • Article Number: B13FF115430

December 2012

Library and information science in distance education: Advantages and disadvantages in view of the students of the major

  Based on the viewpoints of the Library and Information Science students in Payame Noor University, this study aims to identify both goodness and difficulties of Library and Information Science in distance education. A survey method was used to carry out the study in which the data was collected by two questionnaires distributed within two rounds. Student-based education, free-attendance classes and in turn,...

Author(s): Mehri Shahbazi and Maliheh Nikkar

  • Article Number: F9463C05410

November 2012

Information services provision and user satisfaction in agricultural research libraries in Nigeria

  The study examined the extent to which users are satisfied with reference and circulation services provision by agricultural research libraries in Nigeria. Descriptive survey method was used for the study. Through purposive sampling six agricultural research libraries: (three university of agricultural libraries and three agricultural research institute libraries) were selected from three out of six...

Author(s): Solomon Uganneya, Rebecca Ape and Nancy Ugbagir

  • Article Number: 86CD6B45122

November 2012

Information needs and study behaviour of non-traditional students with particular reference to university libraries in Kenya

  The purpose of the study was to investigate the information needs and study behaviour of non-traditional university students, university libraries’ role in information provision, how it impacts on the academic development of the students, challenges they face and make recommendations on how the university libraries can improve the situation. The non-traditional students face many challenges that include...

Author(s): Jotham Milimo Wasike and Stanley Munene

  • Article Number: 87784995134

November 2012

Problems and prospects of the information services based on the mobile phone in Bangladesh

The purpose of this study was to discuss the mobile phone based information services in Bangladesh and then describes the telecommunication facilities (and hence information access and provision) of mobile phone-based information services companies in Bangladesh including Grameenphone, Robi (Aktel) Banglalink, Citycell, Airtel (Warid) and Teletalk. The paper then highlighted problems and prospects, in rural areas of...

Author(s): Md. Maidul Islam

  • Article Number: EF9274E5147

November 2012

Collaborative strength and pattern of authorship among agricultural engineers in Nigeria: A case study of the 2000 – 2010 NIAE proceedings

  There is no doubt that collaboration is a common phenomenon in research. This paper examined the collaborative strength and patterns of authorship among agricultural engineers in Nigeria, using the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers (NIAE) proceedings between 2000 and 2010 with the exclusion of 2008 data, covering a period of 10 years. The results of the data were analysed based on the number of...

Author(s): Oyeniyi, J. Oluwakemi and Olaifa, Taye Paul

  • Article Number: CF94DAE5160

October 2012

Growth and impact of research output of Bangalore University, 1971-2010: A scientometric study

  In this paper, an attempt has been made to highlight quantitative growth and development of the Bangalore University (BU) in Science and Technology in terms of publication output as per Science Citation Index from 1970 to 2010. During the period of the study, a total of 2,188 publications were published with 9,401 citations in their credit. The average number of publications per year was 54.7. The highest...

Author(s): Kiran Savanur and P. V. Konnur

  • Article Number: 1E689825090

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