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Information Sources And Services For Using Research Scholars And Faculty Members In The School Of Life Science In Periyar University, Salam, Tamilnadu: A Case Study, Duraisekar S, Palaniappan M Nov 2019

Information Sources And Services For Using Research Scholars And Faculty Members In The School Of Life Science In Periyar University, Salam, Tamilnadu: A Case Study, Duraisekar S, Palaniappan M

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper described that users visit the school of Life Science in Periyar University for collecting information from Research scholars and faculty members. The researchers have attempted to find out the perceptions and outlook of the university library users with highly response to utilize the facility is available. The study shows that the quality of collection with respect to books, Journals and e-resources. Purpose of using e-resources and satisfaction level of using e-resources. This study reveals that the accuser to spent more than one hours for searching e-resources. Access e-resources for preparing the papers for seminars and conferences at the ...


What Do Agricultural And Biological Science Students Use? A Bibliometric Analysis Of Undergraduate Research Projects, Jerome Idiegbeyan-Ose, Ayooluwa Aregbesola, Sols Owolabi, Toluwani Eyiolorunshe, Ayotunde Owolabi Sep 2019

What Do Agricultural And Biological Science Students Use? A Bibliometric Analysis Of Undergraduate Research Projects, Jerome Idiegbeyan-Ose, Ayooluwa Aregbesola, Sols Owolabi, Toluwani Eyiolorunshe, Ayotunde Owolabi

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The study investigate the citation pattern of undergraduate projects in a private university, Nigeria. Bibliometric method was adopted for the study to analyze the information sources cited in the research projects. The coverage of the study was from 2015 to 2018 set of graduates. Findings revealed that Animal Science programme accounted for the highest citations, while Agricultural Economics had the lowest citations. It was also discovered that an average of 49 citations per project were recorded. Journal articles and books were the most cited materials. The paper concluded and made recommendations.


Role Of Public Libraries In Promoting Youth Participation In Agriculture In Nigeria: Information As A Key Driver, Felicia Omorinola Yusuf Dr., Sola Emmanuel Owolabi Mr, Michael Opeyemi Fagbohun Mr., Oyeronke Adebayo Mrs., Juliana Iwu-James Mrs. Jun 2019

Role Of Public Libraries In Promoting Youth Participation In Agriculture In Nigeria: Information As A Key Driver, Felicia Omorinola Yusuf Dr., Sola Emmanuel Owolabi Mr, Michael Opeyemi Fagbohun Mr., Oyeronke Adebayo Mrs., Juliana Iwu-James Mrs.

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The paper reviewed the integral role of public libraries in promoting youth participation in agriculture, information serving as a key driver. The population of youths in Nigeria estimated to be about 70 million establishes the need for this study, noting their relevance to economic growth and development of the agricultural sector. The major objectives of the study were to examine the perception of youths and their level of participation in agriculture in Nigeria; discuss factors limiting their participation; consider the implication of their participation; and the role of the public library in driving their productive involvement in agriculture. An appraisal ...


Pro-Poor Rural Growth Of Agricultural Food Through Rural Public Library Services For The Attainment Of Sustainable Development Goals (Sdgs) In Nigeria, Abdullahi A. Bakare, Esther Temitope Olaniyi, Mosunmade Opeoluwa Oloruntola Feb 2019

Pro-Poor Rural Growth Of Agricultural Food Through Rural Public Library Services For The Attainment Of Sustainable Development Goals (Sdgs) In Nigeria, Abdullahi A. Bakare, Esther Temitope Olaniyi, Mosunmade Opeoluwa Oloruntola

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The economic challenges in Nigeria make it to suffer from food insecurity which is due to low agricultural production and productivity. Specific initiatives by the Federal Government on pro-poor rural agricultural food growth to achieve SDGs to end hunger have been established. Similar structures have also been established in all the 36 States of the Federation and, in some cases, at Local Government Area level. The government is also with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and a wide array of stakeholders. Use of pro-poor rural agricultural food growth through rural public library services to achieve the ...


Research Output Of Icar-Indian Institute Of Horticultural Research: A Scientometric Study, Suresh N, Thanuskodi S Dr Jan 2019

Research Output Of Icar-Indian Institute Of Horticultural Research: A Scientometric Study, Suresh N, Thanuskodi S Dr

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This paper deals with the analysis of research output of ICAR- Indian Institute of Horticulture, Bangalore (ICAR-IIHR) during 1989 to 2018 appeared in web of science database. It attempts to analyze the growth and development of research activity of ICAR-IIHR as reflected in publications output in web of science database. Data for a study is total of 1095 have been downloaded and analyzed according to objectives. The study reveals that the growth of literature follows the exponential growth pattern, journal articles are the most published form of literature (90.13%), Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences followed by Current Science are ...


Digital Repositories In Ecology And Environment: An Analytical Study, Midhat Mehraj, Ikhlaq Ur Rehman, Shohar Bano Jan 2019

Digital Repositories In Ecology And Environment: An Analytical Study, Midhat Mehraj, Ikhlaq Ur Rehman, Shohar Bano

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The present study aims to identify the status of Open Access Repositories (OARs) in the field of Ecology and Environment. The data was collected from the Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR). Data collected was analysed on different parameters such as geographical distribution, software usage, content type, repository type and language diversity. As of now OpenDOAR holds 176 repositories in the field of Ecology and Environment. The findings further reveal that the maximum number of repositories belong to the USA accounting for 18(10.2%). Also, the maximum number of repositories are institutional accounting for 134(76%).


Indian Research Output In Immunology And Microbiology 2012-2016: A Scientometric Study, Jyoti Rana Ph.D. Scholar, Rakesh Kumar Bhatt Associate Professor Jan 2018

Indian Research Output In Immunology And Microbiology 2012-2016: A Scientometric Study, Jyoti Rana Ph.D. Scholar, Rakesh Kumar Bhatt Associate Professor

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Background: The study examines India’s research productivity in immunology and microbiology during 2012-2016, depending on various parameters, including India’s annual average research growth rate, institutional output profile of institutions and profiles of some of the most productive authors.

Aim: The focus of this study is to analyze performance of India’s research output in immunology and microbiology, the quality and productivity of major institutions participating in research in microbiology and immunology and the productivity and quality of leading authors in research in immunology and microbiology.

Methods: The study in the area of immunology and microbiology using 5 years ...


Perceived Effects Of Use Of Information And Communication Technologies (Icts) On Rural Farmers’ Knowledge In Orlu Agricultural Zone, Imo State., Tijjani Abu Rimi Mr, Anaeto Francis Chudi Dr, Emerhirhi Emily Emily Mrs Jan 2017

Perceived Effects Of Use Of Information And Communication Technologies (Icts) On Rural Farmers’ Knowledge In Orlu Agricultural Zone, Imo State., Tijjani Abu Rimi Mr, Anaeto Francis Chudi Dr, Emerhirhi Emily Emily Mrs

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The aim of this study was to ascertain the effects of use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on farmers’ knowledge in Orlu Agricultural Zone, Imo State. Data were collected with structured questionnaires distributed to 130 respondents randomly selected from the 10 extension blocks in Orlu Agricultural Zone. Data collected were analyzed descriptively. The result obtained showed that, radio is the most readily available ICT device (99.2%), followed by mobile phone (97.7%). It was also observed that ICT use have effects on the farmers’ knowledge on improve use of equipment with a mean response of 2.93, increase ...


Analysis Of The Roles Of Information And Communications Technologies In Rural Women Farmers’ Empowerment In Rivers State, Nigeria., Tijjani Abu Rimi Mr, Anaeto Francis Chudi Dr Jan 2017

Analysis Of The Roles Of Information And Communications Technologies In Rural Women Farmers’ Empowerment In Rivers State, Nigeria., Tijjani Abu Rimi Mr, Anaeto Francis Chudi Dr

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Information and Communication Technology is a potent force in the developing world for social, economic and educational transformation of individuals, agencies and institutions. This study examined the veritable roles of ICT in empowering rural women farmers in Rivers State. The specific objectives were to examine the demographic characteristics of the respondents, identify ICT devices in use by the respondents; information needs of the respondents, the roles of ICTs in rural women empowerment and constraints to the use of ICT devices by the respondents. Structured questionnaire was used to elicit information from respondents and oral interview where necessary. The respondents were ...


Roles Of Information And Communications Technologies In Improving Fish Farming And Production In Rivers State, Nigeria., Ejiogu-Okereke, Ngozi Eucharia Dr, Chikaire, Jonadab Ubochioma Dr, Ogueri, Emmanuel Ifeanyi Dr, Chikezie, Ngozi Patience Dr Jul 2016

Roles Of Information And Communications Technologies In Improving Fish Farming And Production In Rivers State, Nigeria., Ejiogu-Okereke, Ngozi Eucharia Dr, Chikaire, Jonadab Ubochioma Dr, Ogueri, Emmanuel Ifeanyi Dr, Chikezie, Ngozi Patience Dr

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Abstract

The study examined the roles of ICTs for improved fish farming and production in Rivers State, Nigeria. The specific objectives were to ­- describe the socioeconomic characteristics of the responding fish farmers in the area; identify ICT devices used by respondents in the area; examine fish farming/production information needs of respondents; ascertain ICT roles in promoting fish farming and production in the study area; and identify problems of ICTs use by fish farmers in the study area. Multi stage sampling technique was adopted in sample selection. Data were collected with use of questionnaire and interview schedule. The sample size ...


How Access To Plant & Animal Books Affects Participation In Conservation Activities, Dustin Ingram, Hassnaa Ingram May 2015

How Access To Plant & Animal Books Affects Participation In Conservation Activities, Dustin Ingram, Hassnaa Ingram

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Public libraries are an important resource for communities. Access to plant and animal books impacts a communities’ ability to learn about their environment. In this study, the number of plant and animal books available to people through local libraries in northern Kentucky, and neighboring counties in Ohio and Indiana were counted and a survey assessing one’s preferences and likeliness to participate in conservation activities was distributed to local residents. Based on the collected data, a statistically significant relationship (p < 0.05) was found between access to plant and animal books available at local libraries and the likelihood of people to participate in conservation activities. Further analysis was performed between the total number of shelved plant and animal books at local libraries, the total number of shelved juvenile plant and animal books and the shelved adult plant and animal books, and the total number of plant and animal books in libraries compared to the local household income and number of households near a library. This study found that people that read books about plants and animals were more likely to participate in conservation activities associated with their book preference. This study also found that people living in low-income communities with fewer households are less likely to participate in plant and animal conservation, as compared to higher-income communities with a higher number of households. Additionally, this study found that lower income areas have fewer plant and animal books on the library shelves than higher income areas. Consequently, study results suggest that if more plant and animal books were made available to low-income areas and areas of biological importance through libraries, people may be more likely to conserve the wildlife around them.


Awareness And Use Of Information And Communication Technology (Ict) Among Farmers In Kerala: A Study, Akshaya Kumar K. S, Dr. Vijayakumar K.P. Jan 2015

Awareness And Use Of Information And Communication Technology (Ict) Among Farmers In Kerala: A Study, Akshaya Kumar K. S, Dr. Vijayakumar K.P.

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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can be used as a potential tool to develop rural India, but the awareness and positive attitude towards the facilities offered by it is a necessity to use it to the full potential. The study tries to analyze the awareness of farmers about the various ICT tools in agriculture. Survey using questionnaire was resorted to collect data from user group. The user group under consideration consists of farmers registered to four KrishiBhavans in Nedumangad block, Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala. Farmers with more than 1 acre of land registered in KrishiBhavans in the four selected blocks ...


Appropriate Strategies For Developing Information Marketing In Iranian Faculties Of Agriculture, Mojtaba Sookhtanlo, Hamid Movahed Mohammadi, Ahmad Rezvanfar, Yousef Hedjazi May 2014

Appropriate Strategies For Developing Information Marketing In Iranian Faculties Of Agriculture, Mojtaba Sookhtanlo, Hamid Movahed Mohammadi, Ahmad Rezvanfar, Yousef Hedjazi

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The main purpose of this research was to identify strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats associated with information marketing and appropriate strategies for the development of information marketing in Iranian Faculties of Agriculture. The research population consisted of all staff employed in central libraries of in the selected Faculties of Agriculture (Universities of Tehran, Ferdowsi of Mashhad, Shiraz, Tabriz and Isfahan technology) (N=107). The respondents selected by census sampling method so that ultimately number of 90 questionnaires obtained (n=90). According to the findings, the majority of respondents (72.3%) has a positive and very positive attitude to applying ...