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Embedding Computer Literacy Practical As Stand-Alone Course In The Curriculum Of Library And Information Science In Nigeria., Lovet Esievo, Stella Ejitagha Mrs Dec 2020

Embedding Computer Literacy Practical As Stand-Alone Course In The Curriculum Of Library And Information Science In Nigeria., Lovet Esievo, Stella Ejitagha Mrs

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of the study is to evaluate library schools’ curricula in Nigeria with the aim of identifying a practical course on computer literacy to solve the problem of lack of ICT staff as noted by several studies conducted on the African continent. The study covered 30 universities offering Library and Information Science. The main instrument for data collection was analysis of departmental documents containing the LIS curriculum. Some library and information science educators and students were also interviewed on the availability of computer laboratories in the LIS department for students to acquire computer skills. The study revealed that majority ...


Library Resources And Research Environment In Higher Education Institutions: Students’ Satisfaction, Muhammad Shoaib, Farooq Abdullah, Nusrat Ali Dec 2020

Library Resources And Research Environment In Higher Education Institutions: Students’ Satisfaction, Muhammad Shoaib, Farooq Abdullah, Nusrat Ali

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study aims to examine library resources and research environment in higher education institutions in terms of students’ satisfaction. The library in university has a central role in higher education in multiple ways. As the online web of knowledge is providing free of cost. However, the similar nature of services is subscribed and paid at student homes. For the present research, a quantitative study design was opted to conduct an online survey. A total of 1358 students participated from public and private sector universities to fill the questionnaire. The questionnaire was pre-tested from 30 respondents. Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) technique ...


Library Usage By Faculty Members Of Benguet State University, Noel W. Cabfilan, Marjorie C. Ricardo Dec 2020

Library Usage By Faculty Members Of Benguet State University, Noel W. Cabfilan, Marjorie C. Ricardo

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The study's objectives were to determine Benguet State University faculty members' general impression of the library resources and their usage of these resources. To answer these objectives, questions on faculty members' satisfaction with the library resources, frequency of usage, purposes of using the library resources, reasons for not using the library resources, reasons of not being able to find the resources they are looking for in the library and suggestions for library development in terms of library resources were asked.

It was found out that the majority of the faculty members have used the library resources at least once-a-term ...


A Comparative Study On User Satisfaction With The Information Resources And Library Facilities By Faculty Members In Three Agriculture Libraries, Abu, Futm, And Futo, In Nigeria, Lawal Mohammed Tukur, S. Kannan Dec 2020

A Comparative Study On User Satisfaction With The Information Resources And Library Facilities By Faculty Members In Three Agriculture Libraries, Abu, Futm, And Futo, In Nigeria, Lawal Mohammed Tukur, S. Kannan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The comparative study on user satisfaction with information resources, and library facilities by faculty members in Three Agriculture university Libraries: ABU, FUTM, AND FUTO in Nigeria; the respondents are faculty members, in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Federal University Technology Minna and Federal University Technology Owerri sampled by the researcher. The main objective of the study is to compare the information resources, and facilities of Agriculture University Libraries with view to examine the types of information resources, and facilities available and user’s satisfaction by the respondent’s Library. Simple random sampling was used in selecting the Agriculture University Libraries ...


An Appraisal Of Availability And Utilization Of Information Resources And Library Services By Undergraduate Students In Three Agriculture University Libraries In Northern Nigeria (Abu, Fuam, Futm), Lawal Mohammed Tukur, S. Kannan Dec 2020

An Appraisal Of Availability And Utilization Of Information Resources And Library Services By Undergraduate Students In Three Agriculture University Libraries In Northern Nigeria (Abu, Fuam, Futm), Lawal Mohammed Tukur, S. Kannan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study appraisal of information resources and services in Agriculture University Libraries in Northern Nigeria; the respondents are undergraduate students in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Federal University Agriculture Makurdi, and Federal University Technology Minna sampled by the researcher. The main objective of the study is to evaluate information resources, services in Agriculture University Libraries in Northern Nigeria with view to examine the types of information resources, and services available, extent of utilization of the information resources by undergraduate students in Agriculture University Libraries in Northern Nigeria under study, while questionnaires were administered to the undergraduate students. The researcher has been ...


Contextualizing Wilson’S Information Behavior Model In Seeking Indigenous Information For Hiv Prevention Among Adolescents In Secondary Schools, Uganda, Nina Olivia Rugambwa, Martha Lyaka, Lois Nankya Mutibwa Dec 2020

Contextualizing Wilson’S Information Behavior Model In Seeking Indigenous Information For Hiv Prevention Among Adolescents In Secondary Schools, Uganda, Nina Olivia Rugambwa, Martha Lyaka, Lois Nankya Mutibwa

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Effective communication of quality health information in emergency situations is critical in curbing the spread of diseases. Health programs promoting both biomedical and indigenous representations in HIV prevention have been found to be more effective than those that ignore lay representations. Nonetheless, there is still limited documentation on indigenous information supporting health choices among adolescents in secondary schools in Uganda. Besides, the information sources from where adolescents seek this information are not clear. This paper presents Wilson’s Information Behavior model as the theoretical anchor used to understand how utilization of Indigenous information can be enhanced among adolescents for improved ...


Availability And Utilization Of E-Resources In University Libraries For Effective Research Output By Undergraduates Of Social Studies In South East Nigeria, Joseph C. Onuoha Ph.D, , Lilian Ujunwa Ifeanyi, Abdulrahman Yakubu Yunisa Nov 2020

Availability And Utilization Of E-Resources In University Libraries For Effective Research Output By Undergraduates Of Social Studies In South East Nigeria, Joseph C. Onuoha Ph.D, , Lilian Ujunwa Ifeanyi, Abdulrahman Yakubu Yunisa

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study sought to investigate the availability and utilization of e-resources in university libraries for effective research output by undergraduates of Social Studies in south-east, Nigeria. It is a descriptive survey research design. two research questions guided the study. A sample of 191 students from four stratified randomly selected universities in south east, Nigeria, were used for the study. The instrument for data collection is the researcher’s designed and validated questionnaire, tagged: ‘The Use of E-Resources in University Libraries Questionnaire’ (UERULQ). The instrument was trial tested using Cronbach Alpha, while reliability coefficient of 0.98 was obtained, which was ...


Multimedia Technologies Utilisation As Correlate Of Lecturers’ Teaching Effectiveness In Colleges Of Education In South West, Nigeria., Adesanya Olusegun Oyeleye, Adeyemi Rem I Oluwafemi Nov 2020

Multimedia Technologies Utilisation As Correlate Of Lecturers’ Teaching Effectiveness In Colleges Of Education In South West, Nigeria., Adesanya Olusegun Oyeleye, Adeyemi Rem I Oluwafemi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigated multimedia technologies utilisation as a correlate of lecturers’ teaching effectiveness in colleges of education in south west, Nigeria. . This is for the purpose of ascertaining the relationship and contribution of multimedia technologies to lecturers’ teaching effectiveness in Nigerian colleges of education. The descriptive research design was adopted, while a multi-stage sampling procedure was used in the study. Stratified sampling technique was used to select colleges of education and simple random sampling method was employed to select lecturers from the selected colleges of education. A total of 862 lecturers (627 males and 235 females) participated in the study ...


History Of Islamic Economic Thought: A Content Analysis, Luqman Hakim Handoko Oct 2020

History Of Islamic Economic Thought: A Content Analysis, Luqman Hakim Handoko

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

There are many sources of Islamic economic thought left by Muslim Scholars. For decades, contemporary Muslim economists have been trying to explore and examine the contribution of Muslim Scholars. Among the efforts is to produce the book of the history of Islamic economic thought (HIET) either by thematic approach or by a personal approach. The current study aims to explore how often and profoundly the discussion of the economic thought of the Muslim scholars among authors of HIET, especially on a personal approach. Therefore, to extract and analyze the data will use a simple content analysis and descriptive approach. Twenty-two ...


Exploration Of Leadership Styles And Employees’ Commitment To Effective Library And Information Services In A University Library In Ghana, George Tesilimi Banji Phd Oct 2020

Exploration Of Leadership Styles And Employees’ Commitment To Effective Library And Information Services In A University Library In Ghana, George Tesilimi Banji Phd

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper discusses the types of leadership style exhibited by leaders in the library and how the leadership style has influenced employee’s commitment in the provision of library and information services in Ghana. The rationale of the paper was to find ways of improving upon leadership in the library and employees’ commitment. The investigation was underpinned by the path-goal theory; adopted the positivism paradigm and employed the survey research design. Questionnaires was used to collect data from 140 respondents. Interviews and observations were also used to triangulate the data collected. Participants were selected using purposive and simple random sampling ...


Assessment Of Employees’ Perception On Leadership And Information Services: A Study Of The Sam Jonah Library (University Of Cape Coast) In Ghana, George Tesilimi Banji Phd Oct 2020

Assessment Of Employees’ Perception On Leadership And Information Services: A Study Of The Sam Jonah Library (University Of Cape Coast) In Ghana, George Tesilimi Banji Phd

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The perception of employees on their leader could affect their behaviour and work culture. This paper assessed employees’ perception on leadership and information services of the Sam Jonah library (University of Cape Coast) in Ghana. The rationale of the paper was to find out how the leader (director)influenced the behaviour of the employees as well as the library’s culture in providing information services. The study adopted the positivism paradigm and employed the survey research design. A set of questionnaires was used to collect data from 140 respondents drawn from various sections of the library. Interviews and observations were ...


Analysis Effect Of Audit Information Technology : Green Technology, Smart System And Innovation Behavior Working For Improving Business Services University In Indonesia, Merlin Apriliyanti, Ilham M, Tanti Handriana, Indrianawati Usman Oct 2020

Analysis Effect Of Audit Information Technology : Green Technology, Smart System And Innovation Behavior Working For Improving Business Services University In Indonesia, Merlin Apriliyanti, Ilham M, Tanti Handriana, Indrianawati Usman

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study was conducted to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of the use of technology and integrated information systems and recommend the development of new systems at PTKIN (UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya and UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang). The study of information technology management in tertiary institutions aims to measure the extent to which the application of information technology is able to support the activities of the Tri Dharma College in order to achieve world class universities. In measuring the results of the audit of information technology management the tertiary institution will conduct evaluation, monitoring and further development of information ...


Development And Validation Of A Covid-19 Literacy Scale, Muhammad Asif Naveed, Rozeen Shaukat, Mumtaz Ali Anwar Oct 2020

Development And Validation Of A Covid-19 Literacy Scale, Muhammad Asif Naveed, Rozeen Shaukat, Mumtaz Ali Anwar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This research intended to develop and validate a Covid-19 Literacy Scale (CLS). This study was conducted in two phases. In the first phase items were generated based on an extensive literature review, public advisory platforms, and public service messages related to Covid-19. After that these statements were submitted to a panel of experts for content and face validity. While in the second phase, a cross-sectional survey was conducted using students of three university from the province of Punjab, Pakistan for construct validity and reliability. An online questionnaire was administered among students with permission from the concerned authorities. A total of ...


Design And Implementation Of Competency Based Lis Pedagogy: An Experiential Approach With Dlis Centre At Rajagiri College Of Social Sciences (Autonomous) Kerala, India-A Case Study, Neethu Mohanan, Vijesh P V Oct 2020

Design And Implementation Of Competency Based Lis Pedagogy: An Experiential Approach With Dlis Centre At Rajagiri College Of Social Sciences (Autonomous) Kerala, India-A Case Study, Neethu Mohanan, Vijesh P V

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Utilization of collective manpower in an effective manner is the key to the success of every organization. LIS Students need to be more practical and trained with intensive and extensive knowledge about the use of IT, Communication as well as Soft skills. A competency-based pedagogy and interdisciplinary approach within the institutions can deal with all these. Pedagogy is the approach to learning, refers to the theory and practice of learning, and how this process influences the social, political and psychological development of learners. LIS schools have redesigned their teaching-learning techniques to a great extent to keep track of the latest ...


An Assessment Of Demographic Factors As Predictors Of Career Commitment Of Librarians In Universities In Southern Nigeria., Mercy Arodovwe Igere Mrs Oct 2020

An Assessment Of Demographic Factors As Predictors Of Career Commitment Of Librarians In Universities In Southern Nigeria., Mercy Arodovwe Igere Mrs

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Unwillingness and negative attitude of librarians was observed as a factor that hinders users from accessing information resources in most developing country libraries. This negative attitude could be associated with the demographic factors of the librarians hence this study investigated demographic factors as predictors of career commitment of librarians in South-South universities, Nigeria. Three research questions guided the study and three hypotheses were formulated at 0.05 level of significance using simple regression analysis. The research questions and hypotheses were analysed using inferential statistics such as simple regression analysis. The population comprised 197 librarians in universities of South-South, Nigeria. Questionnaire ...


Role Of Public Libraries In Information Literacy For Women Empowerment: With Special Reference To Kanyashree Girls Of Nabagram In Murshidabad District Of West Bengal, Subrata Biswas, Prasenjit Deb Oct 2020

Role Of Public Libraries In Information Literacy For Women Empowerment: With Special Reference To Kanyashree Girls Of Nabagram In Murshidabad District Of West Bengal, Subrata Biswas, Prasenjit Deb

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As per Michelle Obama, "No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens". It is quite lucid that empowerment of women means making women economically and socially independent, self-reliant, confident and positive in attitude. Kanyashree Prakalpa is considered as one of the most significant tools in this regard with a participatory approach for the empowerment of women. This helps the women to develop themselves individually and to participate in the developmental activities of the family and society. The main objective of the conduct of ...


“Onlaing” A Distance Learning Management Information System Platform With Heutagogy Approach In Industrial Revolution 4.0: A Design, D. Djadir, R. Rusli, Ansari Saleh Ahmar, Abdul Rahman, Helmi Abdullah Sep 2020

“Onlaing” A Distance Learning Management Information System Platform With Heutagogy Approach In Industrial Revolution 4.0: A Design, D. Djadir, R. Rusli, Ansari Saleh Ahmar, Abdul Rahman, Helmi Abdullah

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of this study was to design distance learning platform using heutagogy approach. This study is expected to help to improve the quality of student learning outcomes and to motivate students to learn. This type of research is the development of research, known as research and development (R&D). The design of this study adapting by the SDLC model. The aim of this study is to design an online platform in Industrial Revolution 4.0 using Heutagogy Approach. The design will use the website programming namely PHP and MySQL as databases. Result of this study: the design and development ...


Aspects Of Literacy In Vision And Mission Of University Libraries In Indonesia, Kundharu Saddhono, Puji Lestari, Yuliana Sari Sep 2020

Aspects Of Literacy In Vision And Mission Of University Libraries In Indonesia, Kundharu Saddhono, Puji Lestari, Yuliana Sari

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Literacy is closely related to libraries. Aspects of literacy existing in visions and missions become the main points and characteristics of a library. This study aimed to describe and explain aspects of literacy of libraries in top universities in Indonesia in terms of text and social context. It employed content analysis with descriptive qualitative approach. It also used critical discourse analysis model as proposed by van Dijk. It was textually related to micro analysis and socially connected to activities supporting the textual analysis. The result shows that aspects of literacy in top universities in Indonesia are textually and socially dominated ...


Assessment Of Social Media Use On Study Habits Among Nursing Students: A Case Study Of Babcock University, Sussan Udoaku Ogbuiyi Phd, Chuks Daniel Oriogu, Folashade Munirat Lawal, Chukwuemeka Anthony Onyebuchi Sep 2020

Assessment Of Social Media Use On Study Habits Among Nursing Students: A Case Study Of Babcock University, Sussan Udoaku Ogbuiyi Phd, Chuks Daniel Oriogu, Folashade Munirat Lawal, Chukwuemeka Anthony Onyebuchi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Objective- The main objective of the study is to investigate the assessment of social media use on study habits among nursing students in Babcock University ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria. Methods- The study adopted survey research design. Structured questionnaire was used to collect data. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to analysis. Specifically, data collected were analyzed using charts, graphs, percentages and frequency were used to answer the research questions. The Analysis of Variance were used to test hypotheses at 0.05 significant level.

Results- The results and findings revealed that 66 (68.8%) of the respondents use the ...


Accessibility Of Library Facilities By Wheelchair Users: The Case Of Libraries In Lagos State, Nigeria., Christopher Nkiko Dr, Jerome Idiegbeyan-Ose Dr, Promise Ilo Dr, Ifeakachuku Osinulu, Goodluck Ifijeh Sep 2020

Accessibility Of Library Facilities By Wheelchair Users: The Case Of Libraries In Lagos State, Nigeria., Christopher Nkiko Dr, Jerome Idiegbeyan-Ose Dr, Promise Ilo Dr, Ifeakachuku Osinulu, Goodluck Ifijeh

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Elimination of all barriers is a critical determinant to accessibility and utilization of library resources. The study investigated library facilities in selected libraries in Lagos State, Nigeria to determine their relative accessibility by wheelchair library users. It employed personal observation in which requisite facilities were digitally photographed and this approach was complemented by secondary data. The study found inter alia that all the respondent libraries had no ramps or functional elevators, hence not accessible by wheelchair users; other facilities such as catalogues, circulation desks, shelves, toilets were also designed in a manner that excludes the wheelchair users from access. The ...


An Appraisal Of Nursing Informatics Research And The Influence Of The Unified Theory Of Acceptance And Use Of Technology, Diodemise Ovwasa Aug 2020

An Appraisal Of Nursing Informatics Research And The Influence Of The Unified Theory Of Acceptance And Use Of Technology, Diodemise Ovwasa

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

The study recognized the importance of healthcare informatics in today’s dynamic health systems, and narrows down to how nursing informatics, a component of healthcare informatics, can provide efficient and effective healthcare delivery. Hence, underpinned by the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT), the study aimed at situating research activities on nursing informatics within existing studies that have applied the theory to investigate healthcare informatics in general. The study adopted a systematic review of literature to explored online databases: Google Scholar and Ebscohost from 2014 to 2019. The search returned a total of 205 articles for ...


Patterns Of Authorship And Scientific Collaboration In Education: The Production Of Colombia In Esci, Alexander Maz-Machado, Bibiana Muñoz-Ñungo, David Gutiérrez-Rubio, Carmen León-Mantero Jun 2020

Patterns Of Authorship And Scientific Collaboration In Education: The Production Of Colombia In Esci, Alexander Maz-Machado, Bibiana Muñoz-Ñungo, David Gutiérrez-Rubio, Carmen León-Mantero

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper aims to carry out a bibliometric study on the scientific production on Education that occurs in Colombia and it is indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) database. To carry out this study, the data related to the documents indexed in the ESCI database of WoS were downloaded and, by counting frequencies, the patterns of document production by journal and by year, the most productive institutions, the indicators of collaboration in authorship and the type of collaboration were identified. An increase in co-authorship and collaboration rates, as well as in international collaboration was detected for the examined ...


E-Learning Research In Asia During 1996-2018 And The Four Country Indicators, Abdul Syahid May 2020

E-Learning Research In Asia During 1996-2018 And The Four Country Indicators, Abdul Syahid

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study views the Asian research performance in e-learning during 1996-2018 from the number of documents, citable documents, citations, and self-citations along with the citations per document and Hirsch index. It also measures the correlation between the six research indicators and the four country indicators commonly associated with research performance of some countries, i.e. the Gross Domestic Product per capita, Research and Development expenditure along with the numbers of university and internationally indexed journals. The data on the six research indicators and journals were obtained from the SCImago Journal and Country Rank. Whereas those on the first two country ...


Growth Of Herpes Research In The 21st Century: A Scientometric Analysis, Sivankalai S May 2020

Growth Of Herpes Research In The 21st Century: A Scientometric Analysis, Sivankalai S

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The virus coined in chimpanzees, flying interested in humans a few million years back. Around two-thirds of the human people are diseased through on minimum single herpes simplex virus. Now this research, we aimed to make a complete scientometric analysis of herpes collected works. We collected data by using four databases provided by Web of Science using the keywords “Herpes”. The study is informative in categorizing and sympathetic trends, including core study areas, author, type of documents, journals, institutions, and countries, and just how these are related, within the existing body of collected works on herpes. A total of 8012 ...


Google Scholar Versions: Errors And Implications, Daniel S. Dotson May 2020

Google Scholar Versions: Errors And Implications, Daniel S. Dotson

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Google Scholar combines versions of what should be the same item into a single record with multiple versions listed and a common citation rate for all versions. However, these versions are not always the same document. A study on the citations of theses and dissertations found unusually high citation rates for some titles. On closer examination, these titles had versions that were other formats, sometimes with additional authors. A close examination of highly cited theses and dissertations revealed that nearly half of the titles were considered versions of other different formats, often much shorter and sometimes multi-authored journal articles.


Mind Of ‘Change’-Thinking: Exploring Henri Bergson, Time, Antifragility, And Life-Long Learning In Libraries, Jesse A. Lambertson Apr 2020

Mind Of ‘Change’-Thinking: Exploring Henri Bergson, Time, Antifragility, And Life-Long Learning In Libraries, Jesse A. Lambertson

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Explores change in libraries from the point-of-view of a lifelong learner situated in space/time. Change itself occurs over time as debated in physics from Einstein until recently with Barbour and Smolin. Bergson’s ‘dureé’ performs work in understanding time as well as frames a context to understand time as change-of-state. Uses ‘the mind’ in place of the change scenario itself in order to promote a view by which a mind can self-critique and engage change. Explores ‘now’ in time and consciousness as defined by a ‘model of mind’ with an eye towards finding motivations for embracing hard change using ...


Need For Adoption Of Koha Integrated Library Management Software In Nigerian Academic Libraries, Isaac Echezonam Anyira Apr 2020

Need For Adoption Of Koha Integrated Library Management Software In Nigerian Academic Libraries, Isaac Echezonam Anyira

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The main objective of this paper is to justify the need for Nigerian libraries which have not automated their functions to adopt of Koha ILMS as their automation software. The paper therefore examined the need for automation, the reasons for the choice of Koha ILMS and potential benefits accruable to the libraries, and functions that Koha can facilitate their perform in their libraries. The paper identified the need for automation to include need to handle information explosion, for effective management of library operations, to improve operation speed, resource sharing etc; the choice of Koha was informed by its features and ...


Digital Literacy Education In The Industrial Revolution 4.0 In Alquran Primary School Students, Nofha Rina Mrs, Jenny Ratna Suminar Ph.D, Ninis Agustini Damayani Ph.D, Hanny Hafiar Ph.D Apr 2020

Digital Literacy Education In The Industrial Revolution 4.0 In Alquran Primary School Students, Nofha Rina Mrs, Jenny Ratna Suminar Ph.D, Ninis Agustini Damayani Ph.D, Hanny Hafiar Ph.D

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The development of the world at this time has entered the era of the industrial revolution 4.0 and has an effect on human life based on information. Elementary school students as alpha generation or internet generation are users who are familiar and very dependent on technology especially with social media. Research on digital literacy is still rare, especially in Indonesia. The subjects of this study are students aged 11-12 years who are active users of social media. This research uses a qualitative approach with a case study method. The informants used as the sample of the study were five ...


Cognisance, Access, And Utilization Of Electronic Scholarly Resources In Knustspace: The Case Of Staff And Students At Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology, Frank Mensah Bonsu, Harry Barton Essel, Akosua Tachie-Menson, Anna Hasan Mar 2020

Cognisance, Access, And Utilization Of Electronic Scholarly Resources In Knustspace: The Case Of Staff And Students At Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology, Frank Mensah Bonsu, Harry Barton Essel, Akosua Tachie-Menson, Anna Hasan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The Institutional Repository (KNUSTSpace) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) plays an essential role in meeting the information needs of scholars by providing free, instant, and endless online access to the full content of scholarly resources. The study investigated users’ cognisance, access and usage effectiveness of electronic academic resources in KNUSTSpace to determine how it has satisfied the information needs of users. Thirty-five lecturers and 113 students responded to the survey. The study discovered that the majority of users are aware of the existence of KNUSTSpace; the results show a growing interest in the usage of ...


The Predictive Nature Of Work Motivation And Career Commitment Of Librarians In Universities In Southern Nigeria., Arodovwe Mercy Igere Mrs Mar 2020

The Predictive Nature Of Work Motivation And Career Commitment Of Librarians In Universities In Southern Nigeria., Arodovwe Mercy Igere Mrs

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Librarians in various tertiary institution of learning require relative developmental incentives apart from their field professionalism which to a greater extent influence their commitment to librarianship career. The aforementioned is either assertive or deniable hence the investigation of motivation as predictor of career commitment of librarians in universities in South-South Nigeria. Two research questions guided the study and one hypothesis was formulated at 0.05 level of significance. A correlational survey was adopted for the study. The population comprised 197 librarians in federal and state universities in South-South, Nigeria. The entire population was used as the sample size because of ...