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: 228

IJLIS Articles

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

November 2012

  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

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

October 2012

  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

Present status of information communication technology (ICT) and infrastructure facilities in high court libraries of India

October 2012

  The present study attempts at analyzing the availability of Information Communication Technology infrastructure facilities in high court libraries in India. The court libraries need rapid Information Communication Technology infrastructure and in this context, there is a need for adequate development of electronic resources. This study traces out the nature of electronic resources, internet services,...

Author(s): Kamran Khan

  • Article Number: E5682885102

Use of the internet by researchers in agricultural research institutes in Ibadan, Oyo State

April 2012

  The study examined the use of the Internet by researchers in Agricultural Research Institutes in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. A descriptive survey method was used for the study. A purposive sampling technique using an interval of two was employed to select 50% of the researchers from each of the research institutes to give a total of 106 respondents from the research institutes. Data were collected through the...

Author(s): Ogunjobi T. E. and Fagbami O. O.

  • Article Number: C08E1AE5022

Impacts of personality traits on career choice of Information Scientists in Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria

April 2012

  The study examined the use of the Internet by researchers in Agricultural Research Institutes in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. A descriptive survey method was used for the study. A purposive sampling technique using an interval of two was employed to select 50% of the researchers from each of the research institutes to give a total of 106 respondents from the research institutes. Data were collected through the...

Author(s): Samuel J. Udoudoh

  • Article Number: 91E61BE5065

Availability and the use of computer and internet by secondary school students in Benin City, Nigeria

February 2012

  This study identifies the availability of internet use among 1000 secondary schools students Benin City, Nigeria. Internet has become a useful tool for education. Access to information communication technology (ICT), the internet in particular, has provided people especially students with a foundation for meeting their information needs. Many private schools can boast of computer laboratories, but only few...

Author(s): Ukpebor Osaretin Christopher and​ Emwanta Maria-Gorretti

  • Article Number: A8021C64967

A scientometric portrait of Swaran Jeet Singh (SJS) flora

February 2012

  This paper presents the scientometric portrait of Dr. Swaran Jeet Singh Flora, a well-known scientist of Defence Research Development Establishment (DRDE), Ministry of Defence, Gwalior, India. Dr. SJS Flora has published a total of 278 articles in national and international journals on various domains like arsenic, lead, drug development for metal toxicity, oxidative stress and role of antioxidants, etc. On...

Author(s): Satish Kumar H. T., Keshava and Gautam J. N.

  • Article Number: D7C8BFA4974

Application of information and communication technology (ICT) by medical students: A study of Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India

February 2012

  Today’s world is globalized, information and communication technology (ICT) is diffusing its services to diverse domains. Medical and healthcare is intimately associated with human lives, ignoring of ICT in medical and healthcare is not affordable. The study was conducted to ascertain the computer literacy level of medical students. Its results indicated that most medical students have some average or...

Author(s): Parveen Kumar

  • Article Number: 2C8045D5004

Analysis of cited information sources in Nigerian agricultural research with emphasis on animal health and production

January 2012

  The purpose of this paper is to investigate through citation analysis, the types of information resources Nigerian agricultural science researchers (with particular reference to animal health and production) use in their scholarly communication process. The design of the study is a citation analysis approach. Two main line journals in animal health and production namely; Nigerian Journal of Animal Production...

Author(s): Ifeanyi J. Ezema and Asogwa Brendan Eze

  • Article Number: B528C434951

Use of Open Access Resources by the Engineering Students of Punjab (India)

January 2012

  This study presents the results of a survey that assessed engineering student’s familiarity with use of open access resources in Punjab (India). The survey was made through questionnaires and completed by 460 respondents. Respondents were generally familiar with open access sources including open access journals, institutional repositories and self-archived materials on the web. Respondents’...

Author(s): Harmanpreet Singh Sandhu and DAVIET Jalandhar

  • Article Number: CF9E4644957

Literature searching pattern of the Faculty of Sri Sarada College for Women: A study

December 2011

  Information use pattern is one of the important areas in user studies. The motives of users give rise to information needs and requirements. To quench the thirst for information, users adopt numerous ways and means to access the various channels of information. Research on the study of information needs and information gathering habits of a particular community will assist an information center more...

Author(s): K. Baby and J. P. S. Kumaravel

  • Article Number: F4AC7224916

Web 2.0 for teaching, learning and assessment in higher education: A case study of universities in Western Uttar Pradesh (India)

December 2011

  The main objective of the study is to conduct a usage analysis of Web 2.0 technologies in learning environment by faculties of selected universities at Western Uttar Pradesh. The present study sought to assess awareness of Web 2.0 and find out the use of wikis, blogs, RSS feed, social networks, podcasting, SNS, Mashup by the university faculties in Western Uttar Pradesh. The methodology for the proposed study...

Author(s): Sunil Tyagi and Krishna Kumar

  • Article Number: 78622DA4922

Undergraduate students’ perception of the effectiveness of ICT use in improving teaching and learning in Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria

December 2011

  The paper evaluated undergraduate students’ perception of the effectiveness of ICT use in improving teaching and learning in Ekiti State University, Nigeria. Four research questions guided the study and the instrument used was the questionnaire, the research method used was survey. The study came out with the results that there is a preference for ICT use in improving teaching and learning, though...

Author(s): Fabunmi, Francis Adesoji

  • Article Number: 4F4C6025393

Staff perception on the relevance of hardcopy materials and library use in this digital age: A study of the National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

December 2011

  This study assessed the value of hardcopy materials and its actual use at the National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM). Structured questionnaire was designed and administered to 75 employees across four departments (Training and Research, Planning and documentation, Technological Innovation and Enterprise Studies, and Finance and Administration Department). Data gathered was analysed...

Author(s): OPELE Jacob Kehinde and UNEGBU Vincent E.

  • Article Number: FF7B5775400

Evaluation of the level of employee job satisfaction at SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital (Hospital, College and Library staff) at Dharwad, Karnataka

December 2011

  Identifying the external forces or trends that affect the organization is an integral part of the organization’s strategic plan. Through a process called environmental scanning, organizations systematically gather and analyze all relevant data about external opportunities and treats that may affect them at present and in the future. Over 82 of the people are satisfied across all strata’s with...

Author(s): Poornima G. Rao and T. Y. Mallaiah

  • Article Number: F10F1385406

Flexible learning programme (FLP) in Universiti Teknologi MARA: New opportunities for Malaysian higher education and training

November 2011

  The Flexible Learning Programme (FLP) has enabled the process of education and training to be expanded in an online virtual college mode, enabling students to use the state-of-the-art, and multi-media, e-Learning techniques. University Technology Mara (UiTM) has responded by applying the revolutionary new eLearning concept in her attempt to be futuristic towards the next generation of distance-learning. In...

Author(s): Raja Abdullah Yaacob, Adnan Jamaluddin and Kamaruzaman Jusoff

  • Article Number: EF462D74848

User satisfaction with academic libraries services: Academic staff and students perspectives

November 2011

  Academic libraries are presently faced with challenges as a result of the introduction of information technology which has led to an increase in competition among information providers. Libraries must improve the quality of their services to enable them face the challenges of information explosion in the 21st century. Service oriented organizations have identified the customer or user as the most critical...

Author(s): Pauline Adeniran

  • Article Number: 3BAFB0A4863

Utilization and impact of online sourcing of information on the academic performance of medical students in a Nigerian university

November 2011

  This study examines the use of internet facilities by medical students of the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) Ikeja. Apart from serving as a learning tool, the sourcing of information through the internet motivates students to undertake research and helps them to develop skills in collecting and analyzing data. A two-part questionnaire was developed and used to elicit the...

Author(s): Oduwole, Adebambo Adewale and Idowu Adetoun

  • Article Number: 6BD757B4901

User studies and user education

October 2011

  The users are prime aspect of any type of library. They may be called as clientele, reader and so on. The term user is complex since the user is in the end of information chain. The information generator is in the first stage but some of the users are also the producers of information. The collection developments, planning, decision making, organizing, delivering of information in the library should centered...

Author(s): V. Senthurvel Murugan

  • Article Number: 35B49FE4809

Microfilming, as a tool for preservation and access in selected libraries of Bangladesh

October 2011

  Scientific preservation has been recognized as one of the urgent challenges in our modern information society. It is the current trends in all modern libraries and recognized as a vital part of managing information in scientific format. A number of libraries of Bangladesh have thus started to invest intensive research and development to provide solutions that allow us to maintain scientific objects...

Author(s): Tahmina Akter

  • Article Number: 31BB67A4817

Towards the resolution of conflict for research and sustainable development in the developing countries: The role of libraries and information centers

October 2011

  One of the greatest problems ravaging developing nations and, in fact, the entire world is war. Consequently, no meaningful research and sustainable development or advancement can take place in an atmosphere of war, chaos and acrimonies. There is an enormous amount of peaceful and non violent settlement of disputes taking place at various levels and in many communities all over the world. This paper intends...

Author(s): OLAJIDE, Olabode

  • Article Number: 76A404F4825

Evaluation of indexing language used in collective catalogues of university libraries: A socio-cognitive study using verbal protocol

September 2011

  The use of indexing language in university libraries’ collective catalogs and the socio-cognitive context of indexing and users were evaluated. The methodology consisted of a diagnostic study elaboration of the functioning and treatment procedures of the indexing information from nine libraries of the UNESP network, Brazil, representing the civil engineering, education and dentistry areas from a...

Author(s): Vera Regina Casari Boccato and Mariângela Spotti Lopes Fujita

  • Article Number: 51D01B04785

A study of information seeking behaviour of users of Vinayaka Mission’s Kirupananda Variyar Engineering College Library in Salem

September 2011

  Nowadays, information is a basic necessity of everyday life. For anything and everything information is required. Information can be obtained or retrieved from a variety of sources. Libraries serve as a center for providing the right information to the right people at all times. User studies are to be recognized as an important part of the information packages. Information providers like the library and...

Author(s): Lakshmi Sankari R., Chinnasamy K. and Venkatachalam A. M.

  • Article Number: 5D5790A4793

Study of university library services and its users in the 21st century with special references to professional faculties of the university of Burdwan, West Bengal, India

July 2011

  Most of the users of University Library are not so aware about the collections of his/her library. Sometimes, it is seen that a student has get to know the availability of particular resources in his/her library after going to another library. To accelerate the library use in the present information society it is the duty of the library professionals to keep up to date its clienteles by providing right...

Author(s): Nimai Chand Saha

  • Article Number: 9FB7D884731

Dreams as indigenous library of knowledge among ethnic groups in the south-south zone of Nigeria

July 2011

  The study investigated dreams as indigenous library of knowledge among some South-South tribes in Nigeria: Urhobo, Ika, Edo-Benin, Igbo, Ukwuani, Itsekiri and Ijaw. The aim of the research was to explore if dreams have meanings attached to them by ethnic nationalities which in turn has become a library of indigenous knowledge. To this, several of the respondents amongst all tribal nationalities do agree that...

Author(s): Ngozi Blessing Ossai-Ugbahand Chikaogu Diokpala Ossai-Ugbah

  • Article Number: F221AA24746

Media preferences of the net generation college students

July 2011

  The present study aims to identify the preferences of the net generation college students in print and electronic media activities and to investigate how these students allocate their time across these activities. The survey method of research was applied to conduct the study and questionnaire was used as a data collection tool. The stratified random sampling technique was employed for selection of students....

Author(s): Fayaz Ahmad Loan

  • Article Number: 4DF62A64758

A study on researchers’ attitude towards depositing in institutional repositories of universities in Karnataka (India)

June 2011

  This paper explored researchers’ attitude towards deposit to open access institutional repositories as a mode of] scholarly publishing. The respondents were selected through stratified random sampling from a population of 1966 researchers from universities in Karnataka State with a response rate of 86.82%.  Data were analysed using the statistical packages for social sciences (SPSS). The study...

Author(s): Manjunatha K and K. Thandavamoorthy

  • Article Number: F6316FE3067

Efficient use of departmental libraries with special reference to Narula Institute of Technology, India

June 2011

  Departmental library tends to be the special area of the department in Narula Institute of Technology. The present paper examines the efficient use of departmental libraries with a special reference to Narula Institute of Technology. The study also highlights frequency of departmental library use, number of books it can borrow user, availability of library in your department, lending duration,...

Author(s): Suvra Chandra

  • Article Number: 18542003092

Familiarity of Web2.0 and its application in learning: A case study of two Indian Universities

June 2011

  This study was conducted in two Indian universities to assess the familiarity of Web 2.0 tools and their application in learning. The investigators conducted a survey of about 500 respondents, including students, teachers and research scholars of Utkal and Sambalpur Universities in the State of Odisha. A structured questionnaire was designed to elicit information pertaining to the familiarity of the academic...

Author(s): Sabitri Majhi and Bulu Maharana

  • Article Number: 92FCB173105

Use of Web 2.0 tools and technologies for science communication in biomedical sciences: A special reference to blogs

May 2011

  The term Web 2.0 (2004–present) is commonly associated with web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centred design and collaboration on the World Wide Web. The advent of blogs and the rapid availability of site building software have made it easy for a single person to reach millions of people in a short period of time. While this was a dream 20 years...

Author(s): Rajendra Babu H and Gopalaswamy M

  • Article Number: 91F1F972955

Library space and place: Nature, use and impact on academic library

May 2011

  Library building and space management is an area of librarianship with low research interest by library and information professionals in the library literature in this part of the world. Irrespective of this neglect, it still remains the umbrella sheltering both human and material resources and the engine propelling the educational and research goals of any university. This paper explored the origin of...

Author(s): Chijioke Ferdinand Ugwuanyi, Roseline Ngozika Okwor and Emmanuel Chukwudi Ezeji

  • Article Number: 3965C2B2967

Public library intervention in conflict resolutions in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria: Librarian’s perspectives

May 2011

  The paper discussed public library intervention in conflict resolution in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria: Librarians perspectives. The design was a descriptive survey and the population comprised librarians in public and focus group discussion. The sample was made up of 198 respondents including 108 people, 12 each selected from the nine states studied and 90 accessible librarians. Questionnaire and focus...

Author(s): R. I. Echezona, R. E. Ozioko and C. F. Ugwuanyi 

  • Article Number: C704C8B2985

ICT competency framework for library and information science schools in Nigeria: The need for model curriculum

April 2011

  All professions and disciplines stumble upon change internally and externally, and to move forward successfully in this information age, change and evolution are necessary and inevitable especially in the area of information and communication technology, as well as the digitization of information of all kinds. These Digital age scenarios have set the scene for changes in many spheres and in particular for...

Author(s): Manir Abdullahi Kamba

  • Article Number: F8E4CD82829

An evaluation of library staff involvement programmes: A study with reference to S.D.M institutions in Dharwad, Karnataka, India

April 2011

  External commitment is a psychological survival mechanism for many employees. It is a form of ‘adaptive behaviour’ that allows individuals to get by in most work environments. Because of the cross-sectional design of the present research study it could not assess true causality, but rather associations between the variables of interest.  It may be that the direction of causality is reversed;...

Author(s): Poornima G. Rao

  • Article Number: 4B179262858

Implementing radio frequency identification technology in libraries: Advantages and disadvantages

March 2011

  Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is an innovative automated library system for automatic identification and tracking of library material. Currently, RFID applications range from book tracking and stock management, to theft detection and automatic book sorting. RFID technology is a dynamic link between people, objects and processes and in the near future it plays a prime role in data...


  • Article Number: CC6B60D2790

Scholarly communication of academics in science and engineering in Nigerian university libraries

March 2011

  The study investigated the availability of online and printed journals where academics in science and engineering faculties in Southern Nigerian University publish their articles in their university libraries. Descriptive survey method was used for the study. Questionnaire addressing the availability, rate of acquisition and currency of 57 journals where the aforementioned academics publish, were given to the...

Author(s): Victoria Okafor N and Scholastica C. ukwoma

  • Article Number: 75FEAF42805

Emergence of electronic library resources: A threat to librarians?

February 2011

  The influence of electronic library resources on the activities of librarians in modern age cannot be over-emphasized. Despite it huge influences, one wonders why it is perceived as a threat to the information professions? This work is much of a conviction and a call on librarians to embrace the emergence of electronic library resources as a development that is capable of increasing their productivity rather...

Author(s): Oshilalu, Habdulhakeem Adeyinka

  • Article Number: C6C8E6C2707

Deployment of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) at Indian academic libraries: Issues and best practice

February 2011

  Library is a growing organism, pertaining to 5th law, nowadays library is getting into a new technology such as RFID, 3M, etc. This paper discovers deployment of RFID technology and its issues and best practice at libraries.  RFID technology is applied to various activities in libraries like automated check in /check out (without the intervention of the library staff), theft detection, stock verification...

Author(s): L. Radha Alias Nagalakshmi

  • Article Number: 1BB20D42728

Adoption of information technologies in medical libraries in Karnataka, India and Iran: A comparative study

February 2011

This study was carried out to investigate and compare the current state of information technology in medical libraries in Karnataka, India and Iran. Tools used for data collection included questionnaire, observational visits, and informal interviews with selected librarians. Although medical libraries in both countries have hardware, software, and communication facilities to some extent, they should strive to achieve...

Author(s): Mina Tavassoli Farahi and R. T. D. Ramesh Gandhi

  • Article Number: 104B3262746

How law students utilize information resources: A case study of the University of Benin, Benin City.

January 2011

  This is a case study of how undergraduate law students of University of Benin, Benin City make use of information resources. The objective of the study is to understand how male and female law undergraduate students acquire their information, the resources employed and to what purpose information is sought. The researcher adopted a descriptive survey technique. The sample consisted of 230 undergraduate...

Author(s): Ngozi Blessing Ossai

  • Article Number: 83FFDB32655

An approach to Adaptive E-learning Hypermedia System based on Learning Styles (AEHS-LS): Implementation and evaluation

January 2011

  This paper presents an approach to integrate learning styles into Adaptive E-learning Hypermedia. The main objective was to develop an adaptive e-learning system and assess the effect of adapting educational materials individualized to the student’s learning style. The proposed approach utilized adaptive hypermedia technology to improve learning process by adapting course content presentation to student...

Author(s): Yasir Eltigani Ali Mustafa,  and Sami Mohamed Sharif

  • Article Number: 75161B52666

Application of classroom management strategies in public and private sector at school level in Pakistan

December 2010

  This article focuses on the analysis of classroom management approaches in public and private sector at school level in Pakistan. Classroom management is a significant part of an effective teaching-learning process. Due to an effective classroom management, students flourish in a positive class climate and a compassionate environment. From a student’s perspective, effective classroom management provides...

Author(s): Mumtaz Ahmad,

  • Article Number: 3E4544A1356

Competencies for successful knowledge management applications in Nigerian academic libraries

December 2010

  This paper aims to identify the competencies perceived to be essential for successful knowledge management applications in Nigerian academic libraries. The paper was guided by five specific objectives. A cross sectional survey approach was used for the study. Questionnaire was the main instrument to collect data from one hundred academic librarians who participated in the 47th Annual Conference/AGM of...

Author(s): Ugwu, C. I. and Ifeanyi J. Ezema

  • Article Number: 61E22721369

The impact of automated library services and usage on student’s academic performance in Nigerian Universities

December 2010

  This study examined the extent to which the use of automated electronic information services by students has influenced the academic performance of students in three tertiary institutions in Nigeria: University of Ibadan, Covenant University, Sango Ota and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso. One thousand and five hundred copies of questionnaire were administered to the users at the three...

Author(s): Ngozi Blessing Ossai-Ugbah

  • Article Number: 0C8A1351346

Challenges faced in establishing university libraries in Kenya

November 2010

  The purpose of this article is to discuss and clearly bring out the major challenges faced in establishing University Libraries in Kenya. The paper first discusses the development of academic institutions and University Libraries in Kenya; it brings out the trend of both the private and public Universities and the major reason for the expansion of Universities in Kenya. The article later discusses the...

Author(s): Otike Fredrick Wawire and Omboi Messah

  • Article Number: 814B63A1215

Library use pattern by the faculty members of the engineering colleges in Karnataka: A study

November 2010

  The study discusses the issues like access tools used for locating reading materials, frequency of visits to library by the Faculty; time spent in the library, use of library services, faculty opinion about library had been discussed. The study found that 53.2% of users are using online public access catalogue (OPAC) to locate their reading materials, 48.8% of the users are consulting the librarian and...

Author(s): B. U. Kannapanavar and K .V . Manjunatha

  • Article Number: 8A7A98B1224

An analytical study of information seeking-behaviour among agricultural scientists in Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology

November 2010

  The paper focuses on the analytical study of information-seeking behavior among agricultural scientists in Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, India. Their preferences regarding various formats of information sources (formal, informal and electronic information sources) have been explored through quantitative survey. This study employed a structured questionnaire which was...

Author(s): Devendra Kumar

  • Article Number: 74F3AF81279

Software reverse engineering process: Factors, elements and features

October 2010

  The reverse engineering presents the system artifacts at higher levels of abstraction for maintenance activities. This paper presents an overview of the case studies on various types of existing software system to recover the different artifacts existing at implementation, structural, functional and domain levels. As a result of these case studies; the factors on which reverse engineering process depends,...

Author(s): Nadim Asif

  • Article Number: 79A65F71192

Serials acquisition problems in Nigerian Federal University Libraries

October 2010

  The study sought to identify acquisition activities and problems in university libraries of southern Nigeria. 58 serials staff were sampled randomly from the 13 federal university libraries in southern Nigeria. A self designed questionnaire made of 7 items was distributed to the sampled staff. A total of 48 (82.7%) of the questionnaire were returned. Data was collated and analyzed using statistical package...

Author(s): Chinwe V. Anunobi, Obinna P. Nwakwuo and Victoria O. Ezejiofor

  • Article Number: 6864F571196

Automation and problems in their implementation: An investigation of special libraries in Indore, India

October 2010

  The study was carried out to know the status of library automation and problems in their implementation in special libraries of Indore city, Madhya Pradesh. It discusses automation, its need, and application in special libraries. The study explained the various problems faced by authorities and the staff during the process of automation. The tool adopted to conduct the study is a well structured...

Author(s): P. S. Rajput and J. N. Gautam

  • Article Number: FECB91D1201

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