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

Enabling and disabling bibliographic control in Nigeria

May 2013

  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

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

May 2013

  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

Internet use in libraries of Sant Hirdaram Nagar

May 2013

  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

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

May 2013

  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

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

March 2013

  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

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

March 2013

  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

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

March 2013

  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.

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

February 2013

  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

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

February 2013

  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

Digital preservations in state universities of Andhra Pradesh: A survey

February 2013

  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

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

February 2013

Author(s): Harmanpreet Singh Sandhu

Bibliographic networking and law libraries in Nigeria

January 2013

  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

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

January 2013

  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

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

January 2013

  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

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

December 2012

  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

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

November 2012

  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

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

November 2012

  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

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

November 2012

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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