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

IJLIS Articles in press

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

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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

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

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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...

Author(s):CHRISTOPHER KWAME FILSON

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

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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...

Author(s):ELIJAH OJOWU ODE

DETERMINANTS OF TELEVISON MEDIA LIBRARIES’ USE, COLLECTIONS, AND SERVICES AMONG THE TELEVISON MEDIA PROFESSIONALS IN BANGALORE: A STUDY

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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’...

Author(s):KUMAR BM PRASANNA and DIVYANANDA K

INFORMATION RESOURCES AVAILABILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY AS DETERMINANTS OF LIBRARY USE IN LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

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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...

Author(s):JACOB KEHINDE OPELE and Philomena GBEMI-OGUNLEYE

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

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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

COPYRIGHT (IPR) ISSUES AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE (LIS) DEPARTMENTS OF SOUTH INDIAN UNIVERSITIES

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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

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

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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...

Author(s):OYEMIKE VICTOR OSSAI-ONAH, CHUMA OPARA NNADOZIE and CHARIS O. ONUOHA

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

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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

USE OF LIBRARY INFORMATION SERVICES AND RESOURCES AND RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENTISTS FROM AGRICULTURE RESEARCH INSTITUTES IN NIGERIA

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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

ASSESSMENT OF SERVICE QUALITY ACCESS DIMENSIONS AT TECHNICAL INSTITUTION LIBRARIES OF ODISHA: AN ANALYSIS

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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...

Author(s):SANGHAMITRA DALBEHERA and PUSPANJALI JENA

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

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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...

Author(s):DANIEL OLUSEGUN IKEGUNE and NNAMDI UCHECHUKWU PATRICK

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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

Information seeking behaviour of undergraduate students in the internet age

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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

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

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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

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

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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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