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Application Of Bradford’S Law Of Scattering To The Discipline Of Law: Analysis Of Doctoral Theses Citations Submitted By Universities In India, Jeyshankar -. Ramalingam -, Nishavathi Elangovan Dec 2017

Application Of Bradford’S Law Of Scattering To The Discipline Of Law: Analysis Of Doctoral Theses Citations Submitted By Universities In India, Jeyshankar -. Ramalingam -, Nishavathi Elangovan

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This study mainly examines the applicability and appropriateness of Bradford’s Law of Scattering to the literature of law. It also ranks the most cited law journals by the research scholars. This study covers citation of journals provided by the law research scholars in their Doctoral Theses submitted to various universities in India, which are available at Shodhganga is the digital repository of Indian electronic theses and dissertations. This study examines 773 journals, containing 3187 citations collected from 252 doctoral theses. Rank list was prepared to identify the core journals in law. Top most preferred journals among the law research ...


Information And Communication Technology Use In Book Marketing By Emerging Indigenous Publishing Firms And Booksellers In Ibadan Metropolis, Daniel Olusegun Ikegune, Oshiotse Andrew Okwilagwe, Aliu Otoayele Dec 2017

Information And Communication Technology Use In Book Marketing By Emerging Indigenous Publishing Firms And Booksellers In Ibadan Metropolis, Daniel Olusegun Ikegune, Oshiotse Andrew Okwilagwe, Aliu Otoayele

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This study investigates the Information and Communication Technology use in book marketing by emerging indigenous Publishing firms and booksellers in Ibadan Metropolis. Relevant literature on Book Publishing: An Overview and Information Communication Technology use in book marketing was reviewed. The descriptive survey research which includes the causal-comparative (Ex-post-Facto) method of research design was adopted for this study. The study population consisted of sixty (60) staff (CEOs and the marketing staff of the seven Indigenous publishing firms and booksellers in Ibadan metropolis). Data collected, were analyzed using simple percentages. The study provides answers to six research questions posed. Findings showed ...


Perceived Effect Of Personality Traits On Information Seeking Behaviour Of Postgraduate Students In Universities In Benue State, Nigeria, Victor Ozowa, Jane Igie Aba Dec 2017

Perceived Effect Of Personality Traits On Information Seeking Behaviour Of Postgraduate Students In Universities In Benue State, Nigeria, Victor Ozowa, Jane Igie Aba

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This study investigated perceived effect of personality traits on information seeking behaviour of postgraduate students in Universities in Benue state. The study focused on information seeking behaviour and personality traits in the area of extroversion, conscientiousness, agreeableness, openness to experience and neuroticism. Six (6) research questions were raised and five hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The study adopted survey research design. The entire population of 373 registered postgraduate students’ library users was used as sample.Research instruments was an adopted questionnaire titled “Questionnaire on the Perceived Effect of Personality Traits on Information Seeking Behaviour of Postgraduate Students ...


Information Ethics Among Graduate Students Of The University Of Ghana, Fynn Kwamena Paapa Mr., Ernest Boakye Mr. Dec 2017

Information Ethics Among Graduate Students Of The University Of Ghana, Fynn Kwamena Paapa Mr., Ernest Boakye Mr.

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This paper examines the extent to which graduate students of the University of Ghana are aware of information ethics and their perceptions on this important subject. The survey method was employed. As the population of 3,538 was too large to be studied, a sample size of 178 (representing 5% of graduate population) were given a questionnaire to complete. The results show that the students surveyed are adequately aware of Information Ethics and that majority of the students comply with Information Ethics. The study also found that most of the students are motivated by access to the Internet and electronic ...


Information Literacy In Ghanaian Academic Institutions: Case Of Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology (K.N.U.S.T), Ghana, Lilian Atta-Obeng Miss, Ernest Boakye Mr., Fynn Paapa Kwamena Mr. Dec 2017

Information Literacy In Ghanaian Academic Institutions: Case Of Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology (K.N.U.S.T), Ghana, Lilian Atta-Obeng Miss, Ernest Boakye Mr., Fynn Paapa Kwamena Mr.

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A case of a credit bearing information literacy skills class, offered to first year undergraduate students though not across all colleges at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana was analysed. The survey research methodology was used and questionnaire was distributed to 136 students. The findings indicated that the course was relevant and should be maintained though students’ knowledge on ethical use of information, citation skills, and information searching skills were poor. The study recommends a collaborative partnership between librarians and faculty for the teaching and learning of information literacy skills.


An Assessment Of Women Faculty Members' Opinions About Information Literacy Needs, Search And Evaluation Competencies, Vellaichamy Alagarsamy, Jeyshankar Ramalingam Dec 2017

An Assessment Of Women Faculty Members' Opinions About Information Literacy Needs, Search And Evaluation Competencies, Vellaichamy Alagarsamy, Jeyshankar Ramalingam

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This paper reports information literacy needs, search and evaluation competencies at Mother Teresa Women’s University and its affiliated colleges. In this study it is try to evaluate the information literacy needs, information needs assessment competency and competency of information literacy evaluation. Questionnaire was a data collection tool. A total of 290 questionnaires were distributed among users and 254 duly filled in questionnaires were received, thus resulting into a response rate of 87.59 per cent. Out of 12 institutions, 5 are government, 5 are self-financing and 2 are aided educational institutions. This study showed that 163 (64.2%) respondents ...


Assessing Information Literacy Skills: A Survey Of Undergraduate Education Students At The University Of Livingstonia In Malawi, Donald Flywell Malanga Mr Dec 2017

Assessing Information Literacy Skills: A Survey Of Undergraduate Education Students At The University Of Livingstonia In Malawi, Donald Flywell Malanga Mr

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The purpose of this study was to assess the information literacy skills of Education Students at the University of Livingstonia. The study employed a cross-sectional descriptive survey design in which questionnaire was used to collect data. Stratified sampling technique was used to sample students from their respective degree programmes under the faculty of education. Altogether 160 questionnaires were distributed proportionally to respondents and 123 were successfully returned with a response rate of 76.9%.Data was analysed using IBM SPSS where percentages, charts and tables were obtained to present and interpret data. The findings revealed that Faculty of Education students ...


Use Of Open Source Technology For Effective Academic Library Services In Nigeria, Ifeoma Stella Njoku Phd, R. Ravichandran Phd Dec 2017

Use Of Open Source Technology For Effective Academic Library Services In Nigeria, Ifeoma Stella Njoku Phd, R. Ravichandran Phd

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This study focuses on the need for academic libraries to adopt open source software technology for effective library services in Imo State, Nigeria. Descriptive survey research method was used to elicit responses. About 82 respondents consisting of librarians from the six academic institutions in the state were used for the study. Consequently, 82 copies of the questionnaire were administered and 63 representing 78% were returned. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data gathered. The results indicated that out of the 6 academic libraries involved in the study 1 is presently using D space and word press while others are ...


Application Of Radio Frequency Identification Technology In Libraries And Information Centres: An Indian Perspective, Neeraj Kumar Singh Mr., Preeti Mahajan Nov 2017

Application Of Radio Frequency Identification Technology In Libraries And Information Centres: An Indian Perspective, Neeraj Kumar Singh Mr., Preeti Mahajan

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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the present status of RFID application,benefitsrealisedafterimplementing RFID, problems faced during RFID adoption and its implementation in the libraries andinformationcentresofNorthern India. The survey method of research was adopted in this research. In order to assess the required information about the implementation of RFID technology from the librarian/Inchargeof the library of the nine selected institutions of Northern India, the data was collected through a questionnaire method. Moreover, the respondents were also interviewed to obtain more information.The present study shows that all the selected libraries in Northern India are in the initial ...


Citation Analysis Of Doctoral Theses In The Field Of Sociology Submitted To Panjab University, Chandigarh (India) During 2002-2012, Preeti Mahajan, Anil Kumar Nov 2017

Citation Analysis Of Doctoral Theses In The Field Of Sociology Submitted To Panjab University, Chandigarh (India) During 2002-2012, Preeti Mahajan, Anil Kumar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper determines the materials cited in Ph.D. theses of Sociology, submitted to the Panjab University, Chandigarh during the years 2002-2012 to improve the existing collection development policy of University library. The study reveals that Books are the most preferred sources of information used by the researchers in the field of Sociology, accounting for 57.65% of the total citations, although citations from journals, proceedings, internet resources and reports are also found. It is also observed those researchers are not taking much advantage of internet resources. Bradford's law of scattering was applied. More cited materials were contributed by ...


Gender Variations In Research Productivity: Insights From Scholarly Research, Fayaz Ahmad Lone, Manzoor Hussain Nov 2017

Gender Variations In Research Productivity: Insights From Scholarly Research, Fayaz Ahmad Lone, Manzoor Hussain

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The variations in research productivity available in the scholarly world, between men and women, have always attracted the interest of many researchers across the globe. The present study aims to identify the differences in research productivity, patent creation, funding, collaboration, citation and impact between men and women across regions and disciplines over a period of time. After the comprehensive literature survey, results of various studies were correlated in a systematic manner for further analyses to reveal the findings and draw conclusions. The findings clearly depict that comparatively, males have a higher average productivity than females for all the performance ...


Institutional Repositories And Heritage Materials In Selected Institutions Within Three African Countries, Joseph Kehinde Fasae, Wilhemina Larnyoh, Michael Esew, Betty Alanyo, Marlene Holmner (Dr.) Nov 2017

Institutional Repositories And Heritage Materials In Selected Institutions Within Three African Countries, Joseph Kehinde Fasae, Wilhemina Larnyoh, Michael Esew, Betty Alanyo, Marlene Holmner (Dr.)

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This study investigates how institutional repositories are making hidden or lost cultural digital heritage accessible in academic libraries in selected countries within Africa. The design of the study is a descriptive design. The research makes use of a structured questionnaire prepared using Google forms and sent through e-mail to 40 members of academic staff in selected academic libraries in three African countries namely; Nigeria, Ghana and Uganda. In all, 35 responses were received, generating a 87.5% response rate. Data collected was analyzed using an Excel Spreadsheet. The findings reveal that 25(78.1%) indicated that they have only theses ...


The Exclusion Of Persons With Visual Impairment In Nigerian Academic Libraries' Websites, Yetunde Abosede Zaid, Yetunde Zaid Ph.D Nov 2017

The Exclusion Of Persons With Visual Impairment In Nigerian Academic Libraries' Websites, Yetunde Abosede Zaid, Yetunde Zaid Ph.D

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Libraries facilities and resources are expected to be accessible to patrons including people with disabilities. The experience in Nigeria appears to dictate otherwise.This study therefore examines the extent of inclusion and exclusion of persons with visual impairment with respect to access the contents of websites of Nigerian academic libraries. Data used for this study were derived from content analysis of websites of the first top ten universities in the webometric ranking of universities in Nigeria, The analysis was based on the checklist of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). This study discovered that only two of ...


Availability And Utilization Of Electronic Information Databases For Research By Agricultural Scientists In Federal University Libraries In North Central Nigeria, Mohammed Suleiman Abubakar, Philip Usman Akor Nov 2017

Availability And Utilization Of Electronic Information Databases For Research By Agricultural Scientists In Federal University Libraries In North Central Nigeria, Mohammed Suleiman Abubakar, Philip Usman Akor

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The study was undertaken to determine the Availability and Utilization of Electronic Information Database for Research by Agricultural Scientists in federal universities in North Central, Nigeria. The instruments used were questionnaire and documentary records. Data were analysed using frequency distribution tables; percentage, mean and standard deviations. The population of this study was 415 scientifically distributed among the schools and faculties of Agriculture of the various universities covered by this study. Survey method was used for the study. Stratified sampling method was used to select 195 respondents to accommodate the different strata of the subjects involved in the study. The copies ...


Evaluation Of The Influence Of Indigene-Ship And Interpersonal Relationship On Employment Of Staff In Selected Federal University Libraries In South-West, Nigeria., Uwaebuka Wisdom Madu Mr, Chukwuemeka Ogbonnaya Azubuike Mr, Helen Chris-Israel Mrs Nov 2017

Evaluation Of The Influence Of Indigene-Ship And Interpersonal Relationship On Employment Of Staff In Selected Federal University Libraries In South-West, Nigeria., Uwaebuka Wisdom Madu Mr, Chukwuemeka Ogbonnaya Azubuike Mr, Helen Chris-Israel Mrs

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This study evaluated the influence of indigene-ship and interpersonal relationship on employment of staff in selected federal university libraries in South-West, Nigeria. The selected libraries are the Hezekiah Olowsanmi Library of Obafemi Awolowo Univesity, Ile-Ife and Kenneth Dike library of the University of Ibadan. Two research objectives and two hypotheses were raised to guide the study. The ex-post facto research design was adopted, while census sampling technique was employed. The population comprised all the 143 professional and para-professional librarians in the libraries under study. A structured questionnaire was used for data collection. Data generated were analyzed using simple linear regression ...


Redeeming The Nigerian Economy From Recession: Librarians As Rescue Partners, Stephen Adekunle Ajayi Mr, Modupe Aduke Aboyade Dr, U Wisdom Madu Mr Nov 2017

Redeeming The Nigerian Economy From Recession: Librarians As Rescue Partners, Stephen Adekunle Ajayi Mr, Modupe Aduke Aboyade Dr, U Wisdom Madu Mr

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The Nigeria economy was officially declared recessed in August, 2016 by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Ever since then, efforts are being made by governments at different levels to revive the economy and bring it back to boom. To achieve this, every sector of the economy has a role to play. Given the centrality of information in all forms of development, effective and efficient provision both survival and citizen-action information becomes imperatives in redeeming the economy. This paper discusses the various types of libraries and the role they play towards economic development. It is an opinion paper that stresses ...


Technology Acceptance Model In The Domains Of Lis And Education: A Review Of Selected Literature, Sureni Weerasinghe Mrs, Menaka Hindagolla Dr Nov 2017

Technology Acceptance Model In The Domains Of Lis And Education: A Review Of Selected Literature, Sureni Weerasinghe Mrs, Menaka Hindagolla Dr

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The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) is a theoretical framework that is most extensively utilized in explaining an individual’s acceptance of an information technology or an information system. This study reviews numerous literature related to the TAM focusing on TAM applications in the domains of Library and Information Science (LIS) and Education. The different studies in these areas were evaluated to understand the modifications incorporated into this model. The study attempts provide insight on future trends in the technology acceptance model as well to help identify gaps in literature where future research could be conducted.


Structure Analysis Of The National Libraries’ Websites Of The World, Monika Gupta Nov 2017

Structure Analysis Of The National Libraries’ Websites Of The World, Monika Gupta

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The present study examines various features of structure of the national libraries’ websites of the world. National library of a specific subject are exempted from the study. The study evaluates all the national libraries’ website, which are in English or have a comprehensive English version, on the basis of designed checklist. The checklist is drafted on the basis of published literature and guidelines. The author highlighted that most of the selected features were found missing on the sampled websites of national libraries under study. The author also recommends that structure of the website is equally important and access of uploaded ...


Value-Added Service To Academic Library Users In 21st Century: Using Competitive Intelligence Approach, Idiegbeyan-Ose Jerome, Christopher Nkiko, Osinulu Ifeakachuku Nov 2017

Value-Added Service To Academic Library Users In 21st Century: Using Competitive Intelligence Approach, Idiegbeyan-Ose Jerome, Christopher Nkiko, Osinulu Ifeakachuku

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Higher education in the twenty-first century globally has been characterized and driven on business ethos. The institutions are faced with stiff competition in an attempt to increase their student enrolment, attract international students and faculty, pioneer centres of excellence, show-case outstanding research output, produce astute graduates and get listed in top ranking league tables. The paper therefore examined the effects of leveraging on value-added services to academic library users through competitive intelligence as a predictor of competitive advantage among tertiary institutions. It identified value-added personnel, collection, processing of materials and dissemination of information as constituting specific target selling points to ...


Courses Beyond Borders: A Case Study Of Mooc Platform Coursera, Huma Shafiq, Zahid Ashraf Wani Dr., Iram Mukhtar Mahajan, Uzma Qadri Nov 2017

Courses Beyond Borders: A Case Study Of Mooc Platform Coursera, Huma Shafiq, Zahid Ashraf Wani Dr., Iram Mukhtar Mahajan, Uzma Qadri

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Purpose: The study assesses the participation of different institutions in online learning environment of Coursera. Collaborative efforts, involvement of instructors and the mode of course instruction were also looked at.

Design/Methodology: Data were harvested from the official website of Coursera. Through its various features, information pertaining to courses being offered, subject categorization, institutions and instructors involved was collected, tabulated and analyzed.

Findings: As of February 2016, 138 institutions from 28 countries offered 1765 coursers through Coursera with the aid of 1903 instructors. Institutions were mainly from high economic zone countries. Nearly 59 percent courses were from USA based institutions ...


Keeping Our Story: Preservation Of Audio Visual Archives In Ghana, Monica Mensah Ms, Emannuel Adjei Dr, Musah Adams Dr. Nov 2017

Keeping Our Story: Preservation Of Audio Visual Archives In Ghana, Monica Mensah Ms, Emannuel Adjei Dr, Musah Adams Dr.

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To find out the state and challenges of preserving audio visual archives in Ghana.The study was qualitative. In depth interviews were used to obtain data used for analysis. Data used for analysis were obtained from eight (8) respondents comprising of staff of the AV archives in the University of Ghana Library System and the J.H Nketia AV archives in Ghana. Data obtained have been analyzed and presented under major themes. A key finding of the study was that although there was a fair degree of operational direction for the preservation of AV collections, both units studied were ...


Provision Of Assistive Technologies In Academic Libraries To Students With Visual Impairment In Ghana: A Case Study Of The University Of Education, Winneba, Ghana, Efua Mansa Ayiah Mrs Nov 2017

Provision Of Assistive Technologies In Academic Libraries To Students With Visual Impairment In Ghana: A Case Study Of The University Of Education, Winneba, Ghana, Efua Mansa Ayiah Mrs

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Assistive technologies are tools used to promote access to information and general education curriculum for students with visual impairment. For students with visual impairment access to a diversity of high and low-tech assistive technologies, including screen readers, magnifiers, electronic braillers, braille n’ print, assist students in accessing materials in a standard print format which are not available to them. Provision of assistive technologies is to “level the playing field”, in conformity with the social model of disability where emphasizes is placed on physical and social barriers experienced by students with visual impairment and considers the problem as a society ...


Information Literacy And The Future Of Digital Information Services At The University Of Jos Library, Vicki Lawal Nov 2017

Information Literacy And The Future Of Digital Information Services At The University Of Jos Library, Vicki Lawal

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This paper highlights current developments in digital information resources at the University of Jos Library. It examines some of the new opportunities and challenges in digital information services presented by the changing context with respect to Information Literacy and the need for digital information literacy skills training. A case study method was employed for the study; data was collected through the administration of structured questionnaires to the study population. Findings from the study provide relevant policy considerations in digital Information Literacy practices for academic libraries in Nigeria who are going digital in their services.


Open Access Publishing In Developed Countries: A Comparative Study Between United States Of America And United Kingdom, Irfan Ul Haq Akhoon Nov 2017

Open Access Publishing In Developed Countries: A Comparative Study Between United States Of America And United Kingdom, Irfan Ul Haq Akhoon

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The present study measured quantitatively the current position and growth of Open Access archives, at the first stage it gives a quantitative overview of Open Access archives established and published from different developing and developed countries. Further it focuses on a comparative study between United States of America (USA) and United Kingdom (UK) the two developed nations. Open access journals indexed in Scopus database are being surveyed for this study. As the study is based on the data collected from the Scopus database upto July 2017, which shows that the total number of journals indexed are 36377 in which 63 ...


Relationship Between Information Literacy Standards And Organizational Creativity Among Employees Of An Iranian Company (A Case Of Tehran Electric Company), Hamid Ghazizadeh, Majid Tabarzadi, Ali Akbar Khasseh Nov 2017

Relationship Between Information Literacy Standards And Organizational Creativity Among Employees Of An Iranian Company (A Case Of Tehran Electric Company), Hamid Ghazizadeh, Majid Tabarzadi, Ali Akbar Khasseh

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From the organizational perspective, the concept of creativity can be thought of as a new design for improving and enhancing the quantity or quality of activities. Few studies have been conducted on the employee organizational creativity and its relationship with information literacy standards (which is one of the essential requirements for creativity). This study tries to investigate the relationship between organizational creativity and information literacy standards and among employees of a manufacturing organization in Iran (Tehran Electric Company). The research uses a survey methodology. The study population consists of employees of Tehran Electric Company. A simple random sampling method was ...


Challenges Of Utilization Of Online Information Resources By Undergraduate Students: Implications For Information Services, Cyprian Ifeanyi Ugwu, Emilia Nkem Orsu Nov 2017

Challenges Of Utilization Of Online Information Resources By Undergraduate Students: Implications For Information Services, Cyprian Ifeanyi Ugwu, Emilia Nkem Orsu

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The purpose of this study is to explore the direct and indirect factors underlying the students’ challenges with the use of online information resources in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and propose the implications of these challenges. This study used qualitative descriptive inductive content analysis that enabled the researchers to reveal who said what with respect to the research questions. Data were collected from a total of two hundred third year undergraduate students who visited the university library between September, 30, 2015 and March 31, 2016. The data collection was done through a questionnaire developed by the researchers. While the ...


Contribution Of East Africa Region To Open Access Literature: The Case Of Opendoar, Mussa Ndambile Chirwa, Ester Ernest Mnzava Nov 2017

Contribution Of East Africa Region To Open Access Literature: The Case Of Opendoar, Mussa Ndambile Chirwa, Ester Ernest Mnzava

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The Evolution Of The Commercialization Of Knowledge With New Approach Of Referenced Publication Years Spectroscopy (Rpys), Ali Biranvand, Ahmad Shabani, Asefeh Asemi, Mozafar Cheshmehsohrabi Nov 2017

The Evolution Of The Commercialization Of Knowledge With New Approach Of Referenced Publication Years Spectroscopy (Rpys), Ali Biranvand, Ahmad Shabani, Asefeh Asemi, Mozafar Cheshmehsohrabi

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The purpose of this study was to identify the most important historical works written in the field of commercialization of knowledge using Referenced Publication Years Spectroscopy (RPYS). Initial data were obtained from the Web of Science (WoS) database to investigate the historical roots of published works in the field of commercialization of knowledge. Then, the main roots of this filed, the amount of received citations, and influential works were identified using RPYS software. Next, with the help of the yearcr software, the extent of the effects of the works outside of the range of peaks were also introduced. The period ...


Awareness And Use Of Information Resources For Research By Final Year Students In Adeyemi College Of Education, Ondo., Peter Olubunmi Olubiyo, Samuel Oke Ogunniyi, Nov 2017

Awareness And Use Of Information Resources For Research By Final Year Students In Adeyemi College Of Education, Ondo., Peter Olubunmi Olubiyo, Samuel Oke Ogunniyi,

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The study was conducted to investigate the awareness and use of information resources for research by final year students of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo. Four research questions and three hypotheses guided the study. 100 copies of questionnaire were administered to the respondents in the college library through face to face method in order to collect data. Simple random and stratified sampling techniques were employed for the study due to the largeness of the population. In the data analysis, frequency counts, simple percentages, mean, standard deviation and Pearson Product Moment Correlation were used for the statistical analysis. The findings ...


Aspects Of Author Queries And The Role Of Library Resources In Manuscript Crafting, Philip Chike Aghadiuno Oct 2017

Aspects Of Author Queries And The Role Of Library Resources In Manuscript Crafting, Philip Chike Aghadiuno

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Manuscripts sent to editors are often in different states of crafting or drafting. It is the task of the editor to help the author by polishing the manuscripts to the acceptable standard. Editors may seek clarifications from the authors about the missing links in the drafts. They may ask for references of strong claims, improvement of the draft, refinement of the argument, adjustment in tone, chapter re-organisation, fixing grammar points, among others. Editors raise these flags in the editorial process through author queries. The nature of queries written by the editor for the author differs from the ones written by ...