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

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Impacts of environmental pollutants on school library resources in Ohaji/ Egbema Local Government Area Of Imo State, Nigeria.

The study was carried out to investigate the impacts of environmental pollutants on school library resources in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria. Four research questions/two hypotheses were posed to guide the study. Survey research design method was used to conduct the study. Data were obtained through the administration of the questionnaire. The main instrument used for data collection is the...

Author(s):Dr Anumkua Cajethan Uchechukwu

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Bank libraries in Nigeria: Its roles and challenges

Information is a critical resource in organizational management and organizations use huge amount of information to enable solve their daily problems. The problems organizations are faced with maybe managerial, administrative or technical but no matter the nature of the problems, they can be managed properly if relevant information is provided to them at the right time and in the right form. Information is not just...


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“Use of smartphones for academic achievements: a study of students enrolled in LIS programme”

This study presents the usage of smartphone technology by Information Science and Library Management (ISLM) students of Dhaka University (DU) in Bangladesh. The major objective of this research is to explore the academic contexts in which ISLM students find smartphones helpful. The other objectives of this paper are to examine which educational applications they use the most, to determine which search engine they use in...


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Deterioration of library materials is one of the basic challenges confronting the libraries which have become a global phenomenon. It becomes difficult to replace materials that are stolen, mutilated or plagued by flood or fire at this period of economic recession coupled with the dwindling budgetary allocation to the library, libraries should put all necessary measures in place to avoid potential risk. This study...

Author(s):ADETUNLA, B.O.G.

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Recency and Mutilation as factors affecting use of library by the undergraduate students of Two Federal universities in North-Central, Nigeria.

This study focused on recency and mutilation as factors affecting use of library by the undergraduate students of two Universities in North-Central Nigeria. It adopted a descriptive survey design and had a population of 11,732 undergraduate students from two selected federal universities in north-Central Nigeria. The study used proportionate stratified random sampling technique to sample 500 undergraduate students. Five...

Author(s):Abu Ahmed Adamu

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Information Acquisition Mechanism of Universities Libraries: An Empirical Study of Public University Libraries in Ghana

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

Author(s):Florence Dedzoe-Dzokotoe Plockey

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Making E-resources Accessible to Users with Visual Impairment: Lesson from Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library, University of Dar es Salaam

Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to examine efforts undertaken by academic libraries in Tanzania in making sure that visually impaired readers access electronic resources at Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library University of Dar es Salaam. Design/Methodology/Approach: A survey was conducted on visual impaired library users at Dr. Wilbert Chagula library. A total of forty (40) respondents including thirty (30) visually...


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Comparing the architecture and functionality of open source integrated library systems - KOHA and ABCD

There are various open source library management systems for libraries today. Comparing them with an aim of choosing one is not an easy task for many librarians. This is because since most of them share common functionalities at face value. The situation is more difficult in developing countries where most libraries and librarians might not have the necessary technical competence to critically evaluate the systems. The...


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The changing roles of libraries and information centres in an age of technology: an empirical study of the major libraries in the capital city of Osun State, Nigeria.

The article examines the traditional and digital connecting information from the various links that bring about roles of the Libraries and Information Centres which have played a major role during the digital age. This highlights the various ways through which information is brought to the users or the clienteles. Various roles of libraries and information centres are duly examined; putting the libraries in a strategic...


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Blended librarians in academic libraries: A Brazilian panorama

Academic librarians are faced with challenges from the changes caused by the digital environment. These changes are reflected mainly through information and communication technologies that are in constant development and available to users remotely. This article discusses the profile of academic librarians as blended librarians and focuses specifically on the Brazilian context, which is at times in contrast with the...

Author(s):Gercina Lima, Benildes Maculan and Graciane Borges

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Influence of training and education on job productivity of librarians in tertiary institution libraries in Akwa Ibom State, South-South Nigeria

The study was carried out to examine the influence of training and education on job productivity of librarians in tertiary institution libraries in Akwa Ibom State, South-South Nigeria. Two research questions and two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Forty Seven (47) practicing librarians were purposively sampled from the tertiary institutions under study. The study adopted ex-post-facto design and...

Author(s):Egwuasi Princewill Ikechukwu

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

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

Author(s):Mohammed Adamu and Noor Harun Abdulkarim

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The degree of clients’ satisfaction and services of the university library

This descriptive study was purposely conducted to find out the degree of clients satisfaction and services of the University Library of the Aklan State University Main Campus for the academic year 2016-2017. The data revealed that the majority of the respondents visited and used the library weekly and more than three-fourths of the client-respondents visited the Aklan State University main library to look for library...

Author(s):Wilfredo J. Nicolas and Ederlina I. Mateo

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Multimedia digital library for the enhancement of teaching and learning process in Ethiopian higher education institutions

Rapid development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), multimedia content and multimedia technologies have changed the way educators teach and students learn. The main objective of this study was to assess the role of multimedia digital library in higher institution library to enhance teaching and learning process in Ethiopian higher education. The study was conducted on four public universities in Ethiopia,...

Author(s):Regasa Alemu and Worku Jimma

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Intellectual property rights and traditional knowledge: A theoretical discourse form tribal perspectives

The rich and diverse Traditional Knowledge (TK) and Traditional Cultural Expressions (TCEs) of various tribal communities in northeastern states of India are undocumented, unprotected and unregistered for Intellectual Rights Protection (IPRs). Pressing issues like illiteracy, ignorance and poverty have handicapped them from developing appropriate IPRs to combat cultural appropriation and intellectual theft. Thus, the...

Author(s):Traditional Knowledge, intellectual property rights, traditional knowledge management.

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Human resource planning plays a very significant role in sustaining competent employees in academic libraries in order to provide service quality to users. Academic libraries as the name imply operates in higher institutions of learning to meet the teeming information need of students, staff and the institution community member at large. The library function to provide information need of users at a minimum time. Human...

Author(s):Ruth Onajite Owolabi and Martha Azonwu

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Application of information and communication technologies (ICT) in rural college libraries in Maharashtra: A status survey

This study was conducted to investigate the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) in college libraries in Nasik district Maharashtra, a state of India. The study used a combination of structured questionnaire, unstructured interviews, discussions with library professionals and observation methods to examine the use of ICT in forty selected college libraries in Nasik district in the Indian state...

Author(s):Nitin Bhagach and Bachhav

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Information provision as correlate of innovation and development among micro and small scale entrepreneurs in Nigeria

This study sought to identify the various sources of information available to Micro and Small Scale Entrepreneurs (MSEs) in Nigeria; establish their accessibility rate to information; determine the influence of information on the innovation and development of MSEs; and identify challenges facing them in getting relevant information. The study is a qualitative research that...

Author(s):Racheal Opeyemi Odunlade and Joshua Onaade Ojo

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Use of Electronic Resources by Postgraduate Students in University of Cape Coast

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

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

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Influence of librarians’ knowledge and perception of diversity on attitude towards provision of access to library resources and services in Nigerian School Libraries

Diversity is a global phenomenon that characterise every institution including schools. Therefore, all types of libraries have been mandated to promote a positive attitude towards diversity. Despite the general belief that no group in the society should be marginalised or discriminated against when it comes to provision of library services, people still express their feelings about inadequate attention paid to diversity...

Author(s):Samson Oyeniyi Akande

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Electronic Learning Technology in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State of Nigeria: Availability, Accessibility and Challenges

This study investigated the availability, accessibility and challenges associated with Electronic Learning (E-learning) in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State of Nigeria. One hundred and fifty respondents (comprising staff and students) were used as the sample for the study. Interview and questionnaire were adopted as instruments for data collection, while the researchers used the Delphi...

Author(s):Sobalaje, Adewale Joel, Adigun, Ganiyu Ojo, and Salami, Kudirat Olawumi

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Collection development and management practices undertaken by library staff of Ghanaian academic libraries: A comparative study

The aim of the research was to examine the differences and similarities of the collection development and management activities performed by two public university libraries in Ghana. Secondly, the research investigated the factors preventing library staff of the two libraries from executing the collection development and management activities to the fullest degree. The survey method was used to look at the tasks undertaken...


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Information Needs and Resource Utilization by Undergraduate Students of Human Knetic Department

Due to new research inventions in almost every field of endeavours, new information generates throughout the day thereby given room to information explosion. Equally, with the growth in information resources there is corresponding growth and differences in information needs and behaviors of different groups of people. Against this background, the paper examines the information needs and resource utilization of...


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Purpose:The purpose of this study is to examine the utilization of television media libraries use, collections and services among the media professional working in various television media at Bangalore, Karnataka. Design/methodology/approach: Keeping in view the objectives of the study, a survey method has been adopted and well-structured questionnaire was distributed to collect data about television media libraries’ usage...


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Analysis of Responsibilities of Electronic Readiness and Software for Museums Online in National Commission for Museums and Monuments in Nigeria

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

Author(s):JOSHUA ONAADE OJO, Austin Taye PEDRO and A. Olayemi NWOGBE

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This paper contributes to intellectual discourse on the predictions of information resources availability and accessibility on library use in Lagos State University, Nigeria. This study adopted survey research design of correlation type. The study population is made up of undergraduate students and other library users in the university. A total of two hundred (200) users participated in the study during the study period...


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The Algerian experience in the preservation and conservation of the manuscript heritage.

Beyond the current emergence of a true Algerian cultural awareness, an alarming situation and the state of the written heritage is to develop, especially as the weather is far from playing in his favor. A solution is strongly suggested, which is that scan existing patrimonial fund. Before that, a general inventory and catalog are a standard design in collaboration with national research and international research teams....

Author(s):Belhouchet zoubeir

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Library and Information Science (LIS) profession is a facility oriented profession where mission and vision of the professional is to provide right kind of information to the right user at the right time. However, because of information revolution and knowledge explosion, it is very difficult for library and information science professionals to provide identified comprehensive and expeditious information to the users....

Author(s):B.D. NAICK DR B.R. DORASWAMY NAICK and Srinivas Alapati

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Application of Entrepreneurial Knowledge among Self-Employed Graduates within the Business Community of Two Federal Institutions in Imo State, Nigeria

The study examines the application of entrepreneurship knowledge among self-employed graduates in business environment of two tertiary institutions. A total of one hundred (100) self-employed graduates were purposively sampled. Data was collected by use of structured questionnaire and analyzed by simple frequency and percentages. The result indicates that the self-employed graduates have knowledge of entrepreneurship...


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Libraries Managing Technological Change in Digital Era: A Study of selective Indian Universities

Change is essential activity of library’s spiral cycle as library is a growing organism and hence to manage it, is a vital and tedious task. In this paper we want to suggest a mechanism of change management which can focus that change management was relevant not only in the initial phase, but also in the development phase of the library’s spiral cycle and is a continuous process. The ultimate goal of this work is to...

Author(s):MANGI LEELA DHAR and Lalotra Seema

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The study was designed to ascertain the use of library information services and resources and research productivity effectiveness of agricultural scientists in Nigeria specifically; the study determined whether there is different between research productivity effectiveness of agricultural scientists in the universities of agriculture and that of agricultural research institute. The study was guided by two research...

Author(s):Agoh Jessica

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With evolving technological innovations and the variety and abundance of information that is becoming available to information users, competitive pressures will continue to intensify for technical college libraries. Today libraries introduce many new services either converting existing services into e-services or by developing and implementing entirely new services for searching, delivery and use of information. Such new...


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Accessibility and Utilization of Library Information Resources by Librarians in Universities in South-west, Nigeria

This study investigates accessibility and utilization of library information resources by librarians in universities in South-west, Nigeria. With the aid of survey research approach. Questionnaire was used to elicit information from 233 Academic Librarians, out of which 188 (80.7%) copies of the questionnaire were duly completed and returned. The data collected were analyzed using frequency count and percentage with the...


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Assessment of Information Communication Technology Skills (ICTs) Among Secondary School Students In Delta State, Nigeria

This study explored the availability of ICT facilities and ICT skills level of senior secondary school students in Delta State. The population of the study comprised of 308 senior secondary school students purposively selected from two public schools and two private schools from two senatorial districts of the state. The study employed the descriptive survey design using a questionnaire designed to elicit response from the...

Author(s):Onohwakpor Josephine

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Reconceptualising information literacy (IL) beyond the classroom in Nigeria: A case study

The study underscores the limitations in existing concepts, models and standards of information literacy (IL) in order to justify the call for the newly developed workplace IL model (WILM) which was used as the conceptual framework for this study among academics in Nigeria. The study aims to observe the practices in the academia through which undergraduates are prepared for life after school (workplace). In comparison,...

Author(s):Jinadu I. and Lazarus G. N.

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Emerging trends in collection development in Nigerian University libraries: A case for strategic management and collaboration

This article takes a broad view on the evolution of collection development in public university libraries in Nigeria. The authors looked at the changing dynamics of library information resources collections from clay tablet to papyrus sheet, and to prints such as books, journals and presently, the electronic collections which serve as basis for library consortia. The article also examined some factors such as civilisation,...

Author(s):Hellen Komolafe-Opadeji

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Mapping of Indian Microbiology Research output during 1999-2013: A bibliometric approach

The study analyses the mapping of Indian microbiology research output on several parameters including its growth and share in the world’s research, research communication in core journals, geographical distribution of publications, share of international collaborative publications at the national level as well as across subjects and characteristics of high productivity institutions, authors and cited papers. The Web of...

Author(s):Vitthal T. Bagalkoti and Siddanagouda C. Hosamani

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Information seeking behaviour of undergraduate students in the internet age

The information environment has greatly impacted on teaching, learning and research methods of higher education worldwide, and Ghana is no exception. The internet technologies have facilitated smooth and systematic transformation of data into digital format. This has changed the process of access, retrieve and use of information by students and researchers. The purpose of this study was to examine the information seeking...

Author(s):Philip Kwaku Kankam, Dennis Nimo-Ntim and Marian Sackey

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A survey of information seeking behaviour of petroleum engineers in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

The success of the petroleum industry at all levels depends largely on petroleum engineers’ awareness and access to relevant information for making sound exploration and production decisions. This study investigated the information seeking behaviour of petroleum engineers in selected companies in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. A survey design was adopted using questionnaire and interview as the instrument for...

Author(s):Ebiye V. EDONKUMOH and Margaret N. NGWUCHUKWU

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Electronic reference service delivery at the Redeemer’s University Library: Closer to the promised land

This paper appraised the process of electronic reference service delivery (ERSD) in Redeemer’s University, Nigeria (RUN). It highlighted the operations of using modern information and communications technology (ICT) for core Reference Service Delivery such as selective dissemination of information (SDI) and current awareness services (CAS) in RUN. ERSD in RUN are aimed at meeting the growing information needs of faculty...

Author(s):Basiru Adetomiwa

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Influence of effort expectancy and behavioural intention on use of digital library by engineering lecturers in Nigerian universities

The study investigated effort expectancy and behavioural intention of digital library use by engineering lecturers in various universities in South-west, Nigeria. Descriptive survey design was employed. Fifteen universities which consist of six federal, five states, and four privately-owned were purposively used for the study. The study population comprised of 1043 lecturers in the field of engineering. The total...

Author(s):Saheed Abiola Hamzat and Iyabo Mabawonku

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