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Publication Trends In Global Output Of Spintronics: A Scientometric Profile, Ramiah Santha Kumar Dr Dec 2016

Publication Trends In Global Output Of Spintronics: A Scientometric Profile, Ramiah Santha Kumar Dr

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This paper attempts to highlight the growth and development of Spintronics publication based on Web of Science database during the period 2000-2014. A total of 6195 publications were published on spintronics, which received 134,467 citations. The average number of publications per year was 413 and the average number of citations per publication was 21.71. The publications peaked in 2014 with 874 publications, whereas the highest number of citations 16,696 was received in 2005. The highest number of publications was from USA with 1506 (24.31%) publications and 64.479 (47.95%) citations followed by China with 1 ...


Scientometric Portrait Of Mike Thelwall, Vellaichamy A, Amsan E Dec 2016

Scientometric Portrait Of Mike Thelwall, Vellaichamy A, Amsan E

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Mike Thelwall was honoured with the Derek John de Solla Price Award (2015) at his 50 years age and at 20 years of research publishing career. The first contribution of the author was in 2000 at the age of 35. His publications were analysed by year, growth of publication pattern, collaboration pattern, authorship pattern, channels of communications used and keywords etc. He had 297 publications during 2000-2015 in domains: Computer Science (237), Social Sciences (183), Decision Sciences (50), Mathematics (45), Engineering (11), Medicine(7), Agricultural and Biological Sciences (6), Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (6), Economics, Econometrics and Finance (3 ...


Physically Challenged Students And Their Information Needs, Atanda S. Sambo Dec 2016

Physically Challenged Students And Their Information Needs, Atanda S. Sambo

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This study is aimed at exploring the information needs of the physically challenged students in Kwara State Library, Ilorin, Nigeria. A Survey research design was adopted. Three objectives were set for the study and the interview was used to elicit information from respondents. Findings showed that 76% were male while 24% were female. Findings also reveal that the information needs of physically challenges students covered medical (94%), academic (82%), security (78%), news/current awareness, training/conference, seminar respectively (76%), transport/travel (53%), sport (55%), politics (18%), and (4%) among others. The study revealed that (82%) used the library occasionally while ...


An Assessment Of The Ghana Library Authority In-Service Training For Junior Library Assistants, Newman Engman Mr., Raphael Kwame Kavi Mr., Grace Obeng-Koranteng Mrs., Kwabena Asiedu Bugyei Mr. Dec 2016

An Assessment Of The Ghana Library Authority In-Service Training For Junior Library Assistants, Newman Engman Mr., Raphael Kwame Kavi Mr., Grace Obeng-Koranteng Mrs., Kwabena Asiedu Bugyei Mr.

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This study assessed the operation and impact of staff performance and service delivery of the In-service training programme for Junior Library Assistants of the Ghana Library Authority. The ever increasing growth in the volume of publications in all fields of knowledge coupled with the advent of information and communication technologies in libraries has widened the scope of library services. There is therefore the need for public libraries to train their staff in order to perform effectively and efficiently. The survey method was used and data was collected using open and closed ended questionnaires and interviews. In all, 80 questionnaires were ...


Research Output And Sustainable Development: Webometric Analysis Of Scopus Indexed Publications 2008 -2014, Mercy A. Iroaganachi, Julie E. Ilogho, Victoria O. Itsekor, Ifeakachuku Osinulu Nov 2016

Research Output And Sustainable Development: Webometric Analysis Of Scopus Indexed Publications 2008 -2014, Mercy A. Iroaganachi, Julie E. Ilogho, Victoria O. Itsekor, Ifeakachuku Osinulu

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The study evaluated research output indexed by Scopus between 2008 and 2014 in the month of April 2015. It assessed the quantity of research publication within the period, top ten published universities, fields, journals and their impact factors, cited authors, and top ten published countries. This was with a view to determining author relevance, institutional priority, the extent of sustainable development in the fields and host countries. Findings revealed that Li, Wei, of Harbin Institute of Technology China, Wang, Wei of Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT) China, Zhang, Wei of Tsinghua University China, and Li, Hui Technische University Berlin ...


Development Of Domain Specific Cluster : An Integrated Framework For College Libraries Under The University Of Burdwan, Sukumar Mandal Nov 2016

Development Of Domain Specific Cluster : An Integrated Framework For College Libraries Under The University Of Burdwan, Sukumar Mandal

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This paper discusses the development of six domain specific cluster software in the college libraries under the University of Burdwan. Library is the heart of educational institutions. So, as to select the open source relevant with comprehensive software and global parameters on the basis of global recommendations like IFLA-Working Group, Integrated Library System for Discovery Interface (ILS-DI), Request for Proposals (RFP), Request for Comments (RFC), Service Oriented Architectre (SOA) and Open Library Environment Projects (OLE) including the areas like integrated library system cluster, digital media archiving cluster, content management system cluster, learning content management system cluster, federated search system cluster ...


Preservation Skills And Strategies Of Electronic Information Resources In Digital Era: Case Of University Of Kwazulu-Natal Libraries, George Firmin Kavishe, Frankwell Dulle Nov 2016

Preservation Skills And Strategies Of Electronic Information Resources In Digital Era: Case Of University Of Kwazulu-Natal Libraries, George Firmin Kavishe, Frankwell Dulle

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The purpose of this paper is to report results of a study on investigation of the preservation skills and strategies being used by the University of KwaZulu-Natal libraries in preserving electronic information resources (EIRs) to ensure their long term availability and access. Respondents are engaged through a census sampling technique and instrument for data collection is self-administered questionnaire comprising closed and open questions. A quantitative approach using the survey research design is used. Data is analyzed using Statistical package for the Social Sciences version 20. The analysis of the results reveals that there is intermediated level of ICT knowledge and ...


Technology Acceptance Model As A Predictor Of Using Information System’ To Acquire Information Literacy Skills, Oluwole Olumide Durodolu Phd Nov 2016

Technology Acceptance Model As A Predictor Of Using Information System’ To Acquire Information Literacy Skills, Oluwole Olumide Durodolu Phd

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The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) is gaining popularity for understanding the relationship between humans and technology through Perceived Usefulness (PU) and Perceived Ease of Use (PEU). The foremost rationale for adopting the TAM in this study was to present a foundation for ascertaining the impact of external variables on internal beliefs, personal abilities, attitude, mind-set and intention in attaining Information Literacy (IL) skills. The TAM is an information system theory that propagates stages to be followed by information seekers or learners in the acceptance, inculcating and utilisation of new technology to achieve information literacy skills. This study evaluates the ...


Implications Of The Perceived Factors For Knowledge Management Implementation In Federal University Libraries In Nigeria, Cyprian Ifeanyi Ugwu Nov 2016

Implications Of The Perceived Factors For Knowledge Management Implementation In Federal University Libraries In Nigeria, Cyprian Ifeanyi Ugwu

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Knowledge management has become one of the survival strategies for university libraries that are facing serious financial pressures and the challenges of globalization. This study aimed at proposing the overall approach to KM implementation in federal university libraries in Nigeria by identifying the required organizational factors. The relationship between these factors was also determined to help define appropriately the organizational commitments for KM implementation strategies. The study was based on a quantitative approach within which the descriptive survey research method was chosen. Questionnaire was the main instrument for data collection, and 360 Librarians in federal university libraries in Nigeria responded ...


Relationship Between Library Anxiety And Attitudes Toward Computer Based On An Integrated Model Of Atc And Belcat Of Public Libraries’ Users, Mohammad Reza Farhadpoor Nov 2016

Relationship Between Library Anxiety And Attitudes Toward Computer Based On An Integrated Model Of Atc And Belcat Of Public Libraries’ Users, Mohammad Reza Farhadpoor

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Abstract

Purpose: the present study evaluated the relationship between library anxiety and attitude toward computer based on as integrated model of ATC and BELCAT of public libraries’ user.

Methodology: the study was conducted using the analytic survey. A sample of 370 participants was randomly selected out of 10757 users of public libraries in Dezful city, Khouzestan, Iran. To collect data for library anxiety, Bostick questionnaire and for computer attitude a questionnaire based on ATC and BELCAT models were used.

Findings: the results showed that the most important factor of distress based on the scale of Bostick was"the comfort with ...


Retrospective Catalogue Conversion In Selected Federal University Libraries In Southern Nigeria, Kingsley T. Ihejirika, Felix C. Ekere Nov 2016

Retrospective Catalogue Conversion In Selected Federal University Libraries In Southern Nigeria, Kingsley T. Ihejirika, Felix C. Ekere

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This study examined the process of retrospective catalogue conversion (RCC) in selected federal university libraries in Nigeria. The specific purposes aimed identifying the resources for RCC, methods employed, competency possessed by the library staff for the process, problems associated with it and the appropriate strategies. The design of the study is descriptive survey, areas of the study were University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, University of Lagos, Lagos State and University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State and the population consisted of 42 professional and paraprofessional librarians. Findings reveal thus: basic resources are networked computers, scanners and printers; proficiency in use ...


Analysis Of Core Journals In The Literature On Breast Cancer (1965 – 2014): A Study, Kotti Thavamani Nov 2016

Analysis Of Core Journals In The Literature On Breast Cancer (1965 – 2014): A Study, Kotti Thavamani

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This paper presents the analysis of core journals and subject-wise coverage of journals in the field of Breast Cancer for the period 1965 to 2014 in the MEDLINE data which are covered in the Pubmed. The purpose of this study is to identify the core journals and its subject-wise coverage of journals in the discipline of Breast Cancer. The majority of the records were journal articles. In zone-1, 10 journals associated with Oncology, 3 journals are associated with Medicine, 2 with Surgery, one each with Nursing, Nutrition and Public Health. In zone-2; 47 journals are in Oncology subject out of ...


Citation Analyses Of Doctoral Dissertation Of Public Administration: A Study Of Panjab University, Chandigarh, Preeti Mahajan, Anil Kumar Nov 2016

Citation Analyses Of Doctoral Dissertation Of Public Administration: A Study Of Panjab University, Chandigarh, Preeti Mahajan, Anil Kumar

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ABSTRACT

The present study analysed 7490 citations appended in the 60 Ph.D. theses of Public Administration submitted to Panjab University, Chandigarh, for the award of doctoral degree during 2002-2012. The study analysed the several parameters such as authorship pattern of the citations, form of literature cited, half-life of books and journals and compiled a rank list of journals in Public Administration. The study found that the highest number of citations to research work by single authors was higher in case of both books (2782, 87.02%) and journals (1785, 87.12%). Books comprised the highest citations (3197, 42.68 ...


Assessing The Effectiveness Of Information Literacy Instruction Program: Pre And Post Evaluation Case Study, Jessy A, Shivananda Bhat, Mahabaleshwara Rao Nov 2016

Assessing The Effectiveness Of Information Literacy Instruction Program: Pre And Post Evaluation Case Study, Jessy A, Shivananda Bhat, Mahabaleshwara Rao

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Learning is a continuous process and effective learning relates to students’ attitudes, feelings and approach towards the subject of learning. To excel in their academic curricula students must acquire, evaluate and use the available information effectively. One of the mandates of today’s higher education is to develop a community of students with information literacy (IL) skills while pursuing their education and enable them to further extend it to their future workplace. This paper examines the information literacy competency of post-graduate students of pharmaceutical sciences course at Manipal University, Manipal. The present case study, conducted prior to and after an ...


The Effect Of Stress On Professional Librarians Job Performance In Nigerian University Libraries, Toyin Dina Nov 2016

The Effect Of Stress On Professional Librarians Job Performance In Nigerian University Libraries, Toyin Dina

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This study was carried out to investigate the effect of stress on professional librarian’s job performance in University of Lagos, Akoka and Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos.

The descriptive survey design was employed in this study. The sample size of this research study comprised of fifty (50), Lagos State University, Ojo and University of Lagos, Akoka both in Lagos, Simple random sampling technical was adopted. A well-structured questionnaire with up to fifteen items based on 5 – point likert scale.

The findings showed that Professional librarian’s quality in terms of job performance in relation to their job demand ...


Digital Resources Utilization By Social Science Researchers In Nigerian Universities, Halima Sadia Egberongbe Phd Nov 2016

Digital Resources Utilization By Social Science Researchers In Nigerian Universities, Halima Sadia Egberongbe Phd

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This study was conducted to assess the use of digital/electronic information sources and services by faculty members of social sciences of three Universities in Nigeria. The purpose of investigation was to inquire about the respondents’ appreciation of the resources, level of utilization based on availability and access, benefits derived from usage as well as challenges encountered, as a result of usage. The study adopted a quantitative research method, using questionnaire survey to collect data on 50 social scientists from each of the faculties. The study revealed non-availability of major sources of electronic information in the social sciences in both ...


Information Literacy Skills Among The Postgraduate Students At Aligarh Muslim University, India, Shamim Aktar Munshi, Priyanka Nagar Nov 2016

Information Literacy Skills Among The Postgraduate Students At Aligarh Muslim University, India, Shamim Aktar Munshi, Priyanka Nagar

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The purpose of this study is to examine the information literacy regarding the library resources among the postgraduate students at Aligarh Muslim University, and to know their basic needs of information and information search strategies in the library as well as in web based resources. The present study selects the descriptive survey method and covers 329 postgraduate students of five selected faculties e.g. Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Commerce, Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Social Science at AMU. The questionnaire discusses their information searching strategies on OPAC, their search engine preference, awareness of e-resources, level of ...


A Visualization Model Used For Determining The Effectiveness Of Information Retrieval In A Scientific Database, Nestor L. Osorio, Samantha Johnson Oct 2016

A Visualization Model Used For Determining The Effectiveness Of Information Retrieval In A Scientific Database, Nestor L. Osorio, Samantha Johnson

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In this study, we demonstrate that a visualization model can determine the effectiveness of searching a bibliographic database, when three descriptive metadata fields are compared. The Inspec database was searched to create a bibliography of articles about a broad scientific topic, interplanetary travel. We collected metadata from 823 Inspec articles and used the Sci2 Tool to create co-occurrence networks based on subject terms, title keywords, and classification codes from each of the articles. The Watts-Strogatz clustering coefficient model was used to create molecular organization of the networks. This method identified subject domain clusters for each of the three selected metadata ...


Core Values Of Librarianship And Practice Of Information Ethics By Librarians In Four Higher Institutions In Oyo State, Nigeria, John Oluwaseye Adebayo Mr., Olatubosun Busuyi Akole Mr, Idris Tunde Salau Mr Oct 2016

Core Values Of Librarianship And Practice Of Information Ethics By Librarians In Four Higher Institutions In Oyo State, Nigeria, John Oluwaseye Adebayo Mr., Olatubosun Busuyi Akole Mr, Idris Tunde Salau Mr

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This study was designed to investigate core values of librarianship and practice of Information Ethics by librarians in four higher institutions in Oyo State, Nigeria. Survey research design was employed to study the population size consisted of 47 librarians using total enumeration sampling technique. Questionnaire and interview for four (4) Senior Librarians at the selected institutions were the instruments used for data collection; three research questions and one null hypothesis were formulated for this study. Output format of SPSS based on simple frequency count, percentage distribution, mean, standard deviation, and Pearson’s Chi-Square was used for data analysis. The findings ...


Information Providers: Context And Related Factors In The Information Behaviour Of Pharmaceuticals And Nice, Aondoana Daniel Orlu, Victor Ozowa, Agbenyi J. Idikwu Oct 2016

Information Providers: Context And Related Factors In The Information Behaviour Of Pharmaceuticals And Nice, Aondoana Daniel Orlu, Victor Ozowa, Agbenyi J. Idikwu

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The study underpin two information providers seeking behaviour, while paying more attention to NICE, since the part two of this research has done justice to pharmaceuticals. However, pharmaceutical is used here to show how they compliment the other. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for developing national guidance, standards and information on providing high-quality health and social care In order to gain in-depth insights into information providers’ views of their roles and activities, qualitative interviews were carried out with employees of a selection of pharmaceutical companies in the UK and with staff ...


System Branding In Three Public Libraries: Live Oak Public Libraries, Charlotte Mecklenberg Library, And Richland Library, Patrick Roughen Oct 2016

System Branding In Three Public Libraries: Live Oak Public Libraries, Charlotte Mecklenberg Library, And Richland Library, Patrick Roughen

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This research examines the development of the system brands of three public libraries: Live Oak Public Libraries, Richland Library, and Charlotte Mecklenberg Library. A system brand may be defined as the overall brand of a library system, as opposed to any of its sub-brands, such as those associated with individual library services, branches, departments, and events. Using a descriptive, case study approach, this research characterizes the efforts behind branding in these library systems.


Scientometric Dimensions Of Scientific Publications On Malaysian Journal Of Library And Information Science, 1996 To 2014, Chandran Velmurugan Sep 2016

Scientometric Dimensions Of Scientific Publications On Malaysian Journal Of Library And Information Science, 1996 To 2014, Chandran Velmurugan

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This paper aims to evaluate the scientific publication research productivity in Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science (MJLIS) for period of nineteen years between 1996 and 2014 with total of 315 research publications. For the purpose of this present study, the various attributes of this publication to know about chronology wise total papers, total authors, total citations, average authors per paper, average citation per paper, exponential growth rate, degree of collaboration, collaborative index, relative growth rate, doubling time, co-authorship index, subject wise distribution, institution and country wise distribution and length of papers have also analyzed. The scientometric tools and ...


Information Needs And Seeking Behaviour Of Masters' Students In The Faculty Of Communication And Information Sciences, University Of Ilorin, Kwara State, Adetola Ayotunde Kehinde, Simeon Azubuike Obi, Adebowale Akinwonjo Akinade, Anyim Obinna Anyim Sep 2016

Information Needs And Seeking Behaviour Of Masters' Students In The Faculty Of Communication And Information Sciences, University Of Ilorin, Kwara State, Adetola Ayotunde Kehinde, Simeon Azubuike Obi, Adebowale Akinwonjo Akinade, Anyim Obinna Anyim

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The study examined the Information needs and seeking behaviour of masters student at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria using Elis information seeking behaviour model. A total of 125 masters students selected from the three departments offering masters degree programme at the faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Ilorin, Nigeria constituted the population of the study. Through a survey design, questionnaire was administered to gather data from the respondents. Four research questions were developed and answered by the respondents. The results indicated that major information needs of masters students at the faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, University of ...


Scholarly Publications Of Librarians In Universities In Nigeria: 2000 2012 -- A Bibliometric Analysis, Gadanga Aliyu Tsafe Dr, Basaka Abubakar Aminu Basaka Nil, Chiya Usman Mohammed Dr Aug 2016

Scholarly Publications Of Librarians In Universities In Nigeria: 2000 2012 -- A Bibliometric Analysis, Gadanga Aliyu Tsafe Dr, Basaka Abubakar Aminu Basaka Nil, Chiya Usman Mohammed Dr

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This bibliometric study was designed to analyze the scholarly publications of librarians in Universities in Nigeria from 2000-2012. It was guided by six objectives and two null-hypotheses. The study covered 16 Universities located in the seven states of the North -West, Nigeria while the publications analyzed were journal articles, chapters in books, books, conference proceedings etc published by the librarians in the study area. The research design was descriptive survey method using bibliometric technique. One hundred and sixty five (165) librarians was the population purposively taken for the study. Self-designed questionnaire was the only instrument used for data collection ...


Computer Self-Efficacy And Perceived Ease-Of-Use Of Personal Digital Assistants For Academic Activities By Undergraduates In University Of Ibadan, Daniel Olusegun Ikegune, Awujoola Olalekan Abiola Aug 2016

Computer Self-Efficacy And Perceived Ease-Of-Use Of Personal Digital Assistants For Academic Activities By Undergraduates In University Of Ibadan, Daniel Olusegun Ikegune, Awujoola Olalekan Abiola

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This study investigates computer self-efficacy and perceived ease-of- use of personal digital assistants for academic activities by undergraduates in University of Ibadan. Relevant literature on academic activities of undergraduates, undergraduates Computer Self-efficacy, perceived ease-of-use of personal digital assistant and the challenges faced by undergraduates in the use of Personal Digital Assistant was reviewed. The descriptive survey research design of expo-factor was adopted for this study. The study population was determined using 2% of all the registered students in the university using stratified method. A total of 244 questionnaires were distributed, out of which 223 were returned and found valid ...


Use Of Agricultural Information Sources And Services By Farmers For Improve Productivity In Kwara State, Emmanuel Olorunnishola Adio, Yusufu Abu, Sheriff Kunle Yusuf, Shehu Nansoh Aug 2016

Use Of Agricultural Information Sources And Services By Farmers For Improve Productivity In Kwara State, Emmanuel Olorunnishola Adio, Yusufu Abu, Sheriff Kunle Yusuf, Shehu Nansoh

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This study was carried out to investigate the use of agricultural information sources and services by farmers for improve productivity in Kwara state, Nigeria. The objectives of the study was to determine the information sources and services available to farmers in Kwara State and assess the purpose for which farmers in kwara state utilize available information sources and services. The study adopted the survey design in a population of 55,522 farmers from whom 447 were sampled in six local government areas, which were made up of two from each of the three senatorial districts in the State. Questionnaire and ...


The Effect Of Social Networking On Students’ Academic Performance: The Perspective Of Faculty Members Of Periyar University, Salem, Sudha S, Kavitha Es Dr Aug 2016

The Effect Of Social Networking On Students’ Academic Performance: The Perspective Of Faculty Members Of Periyar University, Salem, Sudha S, Kavitha Es Dr

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The Internet has undergone rapid development, with significant impact on social life and on modes of communication. Social media refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks. This study aimed to study the faculty perception of SNS on academic performance of students. The study also focuses to assess the positive and negative impacts of SNS on students’ academic performance. A structured questionnaire designed and was randomly distributed to 110 faculty members of Periyar University, Salem. After collecting the data, SPSS 16 Software was use for ...


Iranian Young Adults’ Perceptions And Use Of Public Library Services, Zahra Tabatabaei Shahrabad, Masoumeh Tajafari, Azam Sanatjoo Aug 2016

Iranian Young Adults’ Perceptions And Use Of Public Library Services, Zahra Tabatabaei Shahrabad, Masoumeh Tajafari, Azam Sanatjoo

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The main objective of this survey was to know young adults’ perceptions and use of public libraries in Sabzevar, Iran. Research population included students aged 12 to 15 who were public library members and were using public library services several times in a year. According to Cochran sampling size formula, the sample size was calculated 180 persons that were chosen by random cluster sampling technique. Required data was gathered by a researcher made questionnaire and analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics using SPSS 20. The findings showed that the necessity of public library use was more than moderate extent from ...


Information Need, Access, And Use For Social Welfare And Family Planning By Rural Dwellers In Ido And Akinyele Local Government Areas Of Oyo State, Nigeria., Oluwaseun Olubunmi Odefadehan, Ayodele Akinola, Olalekan Odefadehan Dr. Aug 2016

Information Need, Access, And Use For Social Welfare And Family Planning By Rural Dwellers In Ido And Akinyele Local Government Areas Of Oyo State, Nigeria., Oluwaseun Olubunmi Odefadehan, Ayodele Akinola, Olalekan Odefadehan Dr.

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The information available to an individual goes a long way to influence decision such an individual will take per time. The rural dwellers have been said to be at a disadvantaged in terms of information access, use and availability when compared to their urban counterparts. Therefore this study sought to determine the information need, access and use for family planning and social welfare by rural dwellers, the study specifically identified the source of health information available to the respondents, and it determined the frequency of information available to the respondents on family planning and social welfare. The study also identified ...


Causal Relationship Between Organizational Commitment And Job Satisfaction Of Library And Information Professionals: A Canonical Correlation Analysis, Emmanuel Kunle Ogunlana Mr, A B. Oshinaike Mr., Rasaq Oluwadare Ibrahim Mr. Aug 2016

Causal Relationship Between Organizational Commitment And Job Satisfaction Of Library And Information Professionals: A Canonical Correlation Analysis, Emmanuel Kunle Ogunlana Mr, A B. Oshinaike Mr., Rasaq Oluwadare Ibrahim Mr.

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This study examines the constructs of job satisfaction and organizational commitment. In this study, a canonical correlation analysis (CCA) was used to estimate relationships between identified dimensions of job satisfaction and organizational commitment. This study confirmed previous research showing that job satisfaction and organizational commitment constructs have positive and canonical relationship. The study samples are 405 of Library and Information Professionals selected randomly at the 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Nigeria Library Association held in Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. A structured questionnaire was prepared for the purpose of collection of data and the data were collected using Job Satisfaction ...