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

Table of Content: November 2013; 5(10)

November 2013

Re-equipping the Nigerian public library system and services for the 21ist century

The paper discussed the re-equipping of public library systems and services in Nigeria thus providing 21st services to clients.  21st century library and information services are characterized by advancement in the use of electronic means in the accessibility, retrieval and dissemination of information. This paper was introduced by a description of the nature and purpose of the public library. The meaning...

Author(s): Eze Jacintha U.

November 2013

Channels of information acquisition and dissemination among rural dwellers

The paper highlighted the channels of information acquisition and dissemination among the rural dwellers. The descriptive research was employed for the study. It discovered that: Town-criers, marketplaces, socio-political meetings, traditional festival, role play, songs and dance, demonstration, lecture and exhibition, GSM handsets, television, radio, and newspapers are channels of information that are used to acquire...

Author(s): Ifukor, Mary Omogor

November 2013

Open source software: An institutional digital repository system with special reference to DSPACE software in digital libraries - an introduction

The institutional repositories are powerful systems that allow institutions to store and maintain their digital documents and permit interaction and collaboration among users in the organizations. There is a number of digital library software available as “Open Source” as well as in “Proprietary format”. Open source software helps libraries mainly in lowering initial and on-going costs,...

Author(s): Velmurugan C.

November 2013

Usage of electronic resources by undergraduates at the Redeemer’s University, Nigeria

This study is conducted to examine the usage of electronic resources by undergraduates at the Redeemer’s University library, Mowe, Nigeria. 256 students in 200 level and above who used the library during the period of the study formed the population for the study. The survey research method was adopted for the study. A questionnaire was used as a data collection instrument. Frequency counts and simple percentages...

Author(s): Pauline Adeniran

November 2013

User study of services of Kalasalingam University library

To conduct a user study requires a significant amount of time and effort. The understanding of user behavior that can be gained through a particular user study must be valuable enough, in terms of improving the practice of library professionals. A rationale for evidence-based librarianship, based on studies of user behaviors and the information needs that motivate those behaviors, will be presented. This paper...

Author(s): D. Chinnadurai and D. Balamurugan

November 2013

User study of library services of MM Engineering College Library: A case study

Information is a basic necessity of everybody life. Information is required for anything and everything and can be retrieved from a variety of sources. Libraries are hub for provide the right information to the right people at all times. User studies are an important part of the Libraries. Library and information centers need to be aware of user’s information requirements so that they might be able to provide...

Author(s): Kaushal Chauhan

November 2013

Students’ attitude towards the use of reference and information services (RIS) in academic Libraries in Nigeria

The research is on students’ attitude towards the use of reference and information services (RIS) in academic libraries Nigeria. Specific purposes include determining the electronic reference available for reference librarians to render effective and efficient services to users, types of reference materials in use in academic libraries in Nigeria and find out problems that hinder effective reference and...

Author(s): Ifeka E. Okeke, Lucky U.  Oghenetga and Ezemba C. Nwabu

November 2013

User’s perception and opinion towards CAS and SDI services in agricultural science university libraries in India, with special reference to South India: An evaluative study

The study highlights the issues relating to the CAS and SDI services in agricultural science university libraries in India, with special reference to South India. The required data were collected through a structured questionnaire, and the same is tabulated in the form of tables. Necessary statistical tests have been applied to draw the inferences. The study found that 48.42% of PG students, 52% of research scholars and...

Author(s): B. U. Kannappanavar and H. M. Chidananda Swamy

November 2013

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

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

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

November 2013

Usage of ICT products and services by faculty members and research scholars of Shobhit University, Meerut, India

Information and communication technology (ICT) has transformed library and information services radically globally. The internet has provided universal access to information. This study describes the use of   information and communication technologies (ICTs), mainly internet services by the faculty members and research scholars of Shobhit University, Modipuram, Meerut. A well structured 110 questionnaires were...

Author(s): Jamal Siddiqui

November 2013

Assessment of man power problem and computer literacy competence among degree college libraries in Shimoga City: A case study

The study explores the result of a survey conducted in 13 degree colleges of Shimoga City to identify the man power problems and level of computer literacy among library staff. The study also examines the use of internet, search engines and also identifies automated libraries, problems of implementing the library automation and factors of dissatisfaction among library staff. A questionnaire was distributed among the...

Author(s): S. Padmamma

November 2013

Marketing of web-based academic library services in Bangladesh

The purpose of the study is to analyze and describe the current status of academic library websites. It targets public and private university libraries of Bangladesh. A total of 16 library websites were scrutinized based on pre-determined criteria developed from the previous studies. Most of the websites were visited at least two times during the assessment which started by checking the availability of direct and...

Author(s): Md. Abul Kalam Siddike, M Nasiruddin Munshi and Rokon Mahamud

November 2013

A study of web-based library classification schemes

The study deals with web-based library classification schemes. In the emerging digital paradigm, the library classification schemes sparked dynamically print into web in the beginning of 21st century. Web-based library classification schemes are completely different from traditional classification schemes. The study discusses three web-based schemes viz WebDewey 2.0, UDC (universal decimal classification)...

Author(s): Pranali B. Gedam and Ashwini Paradkar  

November 2013

Development of cloud computing in integrated library management and retrieval system

Cloud computing comes in several different forms and this research paper discusses how service, platform and infrastructure forms of cloud computing have been used to serve library needs. Following an overview of these uses the experience of one library in migrating IT infrastructure to a cloud environment and concludes with a model for assessing cloud computing. Development of cloud computing for integrated library...

Author(s): DAS Amit Kumar and Sukumar Mandal

November 2013

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

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

Author(s): Santosh Kumar Tunga

November 2013

Information common and emerging cloud library technologies

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

Author(s): Sangeeta Dhamdhere and Ramdas Lihitkar

November 2013

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

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

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

November 2013

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

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

Author(s): Emojorho, Daniel

November 2013

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

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

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