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Academic Disciplines And Use Of Library-Based Online Resources For Learning Activities By Undergraduates In University Of Ibadan, Nigeria, Michael Oladiran, Tolulope Balogun Sep 2019

Academic Disciplines And Use Of Library-Based Online Resources For Learning Activities By Undergraduates In University Of Ibadan, Nigeria, Michael Oladiran, Tolulope Balogun

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of the study was to examine the influence of academic disciplines on the use of library-based online resources for learning activities by undergraduates in the University of Ibadan.

The paper adopted the quantitative research method. Stratified random sampling technique was adopted in selecting the undergraduate students from each faculty and department with the sampling fraction of 2.5%. The sample size for the study is 303 undergraduates of University of Ibadan. Questionnaire was the instrument used to gather data for the research. 286 (94.4%) questionnaires were properly completed and analyzed.

The study revealed that that the Internet ...


Public Libraries And Access To Information In Plateau State, Nigeria, Olufunmilayo I. Fati, Idris Yelwa Sep 2019

Public Libraries And Access To Information In Plateau State, Nigeria, Olufunmilayo I. Fati, Idris Yelwa

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

For successful post-2015 development agenda, rural communities and individuals need to be given access to, made to understand and encouraged to use and share accurate and relevant information to solve problems and make better decisions, thereby promoting sustainable development. In the recent times, there have been various campaigns and advocacy for access to information especially for rural dwellers and hitherto, a lot of rural inhabitants are not being reached. The study reviews the responsibilities of libraries in ensuring that rural inhabitants have access to relevant information. It also reveals the status quo at the Plateau State Library Board (PLSLB) as ...


Influence Of Organizational Citizenship Behaviour On Job Burnout Among Librarians In University Libraries In Nigeria, Rosaline Oluremi Opeke Ph.D, Adeyemi Adewale Akinola Ph.D Sep 2019

Influence Of Organizational Citizenship Behaviour On Job Burnout Among Librarians In University Libraries In Nigeria, Rosaline Oluremi Opeke Ph.D, Adeyemi Adewale Akinola Ph.D

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Job burnout is an important aspect of organisational behaviour that has negative impact on librarians and organisational outcome. Despite the efforts made by library management to prevent job burnout among librarians, high level of emotional exhaustion, cynicism and inefficacy remain a major challenge. Poor response to job burnout by librarians’ may be attributed to inability to exhibit citizenship behaviour in the library. The study investigated the influence of organisational citizenship behaviour on job burnout among librarians in university libraries in Nigeria. The study employed survey research design. The population of the study consisted of 624 librarians from 38 public universities ...


Critical Information Literacy And Participatory Democracy: An Analysis Of The Role Of Libraries In Jos Metropolis, Plateau State, Vicki Lawal Sep 2019

Critical Information Literacy And Participatory Democracy: An Analysis Of The Role Of Libraries In Jos Metropolis, Plateau State, Vicki Lawal

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Critical Information Literacy is a commitment to social justice by which people can be empowered through various information sources to question dominant values and beliefs in the society thereby enabling an awareness on issues of democracy and good governance. This article investigated some of the critical challenges faced by libraries with respect to information skills empowerment of the citizens of Jos, Plateau State in the democratic process . The paper is set within the context of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria. It examined the ways that libraries in the city of Jos facilitate knowledge of political issues and awareness of ...


“The Way She Makes Me Feel”: Examining The Effects Of Celebrity Instagram Images On Body Satisfaction And Self-Esteem In Young Nigerian Women, John Oluwaseyi Jemisenia Mr, Simeon Asogwa Ugochukwu Mr, Arome Adejoh Mr, Godwin Okatahi Oniwon Mr Sep 2019

“The Way She Makes Me Feel”: Examining The Effects Of Celebrity Instagram Images On Body Satisfaction And Self-Esteem In Young Nigerian Women, John Oluwaseyi Jemisenia Mr, Simeon Asogwa Ugochukwu Mr, Arome Adejoh Mr, Godwin Okatahi Oniwon Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Using an experimental method, we examined the effects of local female celebrity Instagram images on women’s body satisfaction and self-esteem among groups of young Nigerian women. Result showed that women reported the highest self-esteem and body satisfaction when viewing thin-ideal images, but self-esteem and body satisfaction decreased after viewing plump ideal images, followed by neutral images. Additionally, while state appearance comparison was found as a partial mediator of the effects of image type on body satisfaction and self-esteem, extent of celebrity worship fully mediated these effects. Nonetheless, the intensity of Instagram and other SNSs use did not mediate the ...


Influence Of Information Availability And Use On Economic Integration Of Small Scale Business Owners: The Role Of Libraries, Magnus Osahon Igbinovia, Bayor Odelami Sep 2019

Influence Of Information Availability And Use On Economic Integration Of Small Scale Business Owners: The Role Of Libraries, Magnus Osahon Igbinovia, Bayor Odelami

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The purpose of the study is to investigate the influence of information availability and use on the Economic Integration (EI) of small scale business owners, and the roles of libraries. This was achieved with the aid of five research questions and four null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted the embedded type of the mixed research design. The quantitative component employed a survey research of the correlational type for research questions one to four and the research hypotheses. This was complemented or supported by a qualitative component that addresses research question five. . The target population for ...


Investigating The Impact Of Crime Reporting On Crime Control In Gwagwalada Area Council Abuja North Central Nigeria, Ijarbas Journal Aug 2019

Theft And Mutilation On The Use Of Library Resources In Nigerian Academic Libraries., Idakwo Innocent Aug 2019

Theft And Mutilation On The Use Of Library Resources In Nigerian Academic Libraries., Idakwo Innocent

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The ability of the library to meet the needs of its teeming users is greatly dependent on the availability of information resources. Theft and mutilation are serious factors that hamper not just availability but usability of information resources. This paper discussed some of the causes of theft and mutilation to include high cost of books, lack of photocopying machine, lack of electronic security measures, and lack of proper monitoring of students, porous library security system, and unavailability of online databases among others. This study also revealed that theft and mutilation of information resources has lots of negative impact on the ...


In Pursuit Of 2030 Global Agenda; Awareness, Perception And Involvement Of Nigerian Youths In Achieving Sustainable Development Goals And The Role Of Libraries, Bayor Joseph Odelami, Ruth Ibukunoluwa Fasakin Aug 2019

In Pursuit Of 2030 Global Agenda; Awareness, Perception And Involvement Of Nigerian Youths In Achieving Sustainable Development Goals And The Role Of Libraries, Bayor Joseph Odelami, Ruth Ibukunoluwa Fasakin

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper examines awareness, perception and involvement of Nigerian youths in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the roles of libraries as stakeholders in achieving SDGs. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) policy guideline and funding programme was instituted upon 17 goals and 169 targets expected to be achieved by all member countries between 2016 when it came into effect and 2030. Even though SDGs is now in its fourth year, awareness and involvement of Nigerian youths have not been encouraging compared to other countries. The study highlights some of the reasons that may ...


Mobile Based Library Services In Nigeria: Application, Prospects, And Challenges., Abdullahi Bala Shehu, Paraya Gabasa Jul 2019

Mobile Based Library Services In Nigeria: Application, Prospects, And Challenges., Abdullahi Bala Shehu, Paraya Gabasa

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract- Mobile technology has provided faster access to information and communication and at the same time also challenging libraries to rethink and remodel their service by adopting technological changes. The study used a review of the literature and personal observation as an academic librarian in Nigeria. In this paper we have discussed about mobile technology, mobile library services its application, benefits, and challenges in academic libraries in Nigeria, Furthermore the paper went ahead to discuss mobile initiatives and application in advanced world which is far ahead of what is been practiced in Nigerian academic libraries, at this juncture academic libraries ...


Reading Culture, Benefits, And The Role Of Libraries In The 21st Century, Dr. Juliet C. Alex-Nmecha Phd, Millie Nne Horsfall Phd Jul 2019

Reading Culture, Benefits, And The Role Of Libraries In The 21st Century, Dr. Juliet C. Alex-Nmecha Phd, Millie Nne Horsfall Phd

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper addresses reading culture, benefits and the role of libraries in the 21st century. The paper x-rays the World Book Day as a day for celebration of reading around the world. Reading exposes one to solutions to problems. The role of library cannot be over emphasized when it comes to promotion of reading culture as it offers diverse services to users of information. Some of the role of libraries in promoting reading culture include to promote literacy, offering depth and breadth of resources, secondary school students’ participation in library week among others. It was concluded that people read ...


Appraisal Of Copyright Law Compliance Among Library Personnel In University Libraries In Nigeria, Josiah Chukwumaobi Nworie, Happiness Ogochukwu Nworie, Doris Chinyere Obiano Jul 2019

Appraisal Of Copyright Law Compliance Among Library Personnel In University Libraries In Nigeria, Josiah Chukwumaobi Nworie, Happiness Ogochukwu Nworie, Doris Chinyere Obiano

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigated compliance with Copyright Law among library personnel in university libraries in South-West, Nigeria. The purpose of the study was to determine the level of awareness of copyright law by library personnel and level of compliance with copyright law in selected university libraries in South West, Nigeria The study adopted the descriptive survey of the correlational design. The population of study was made up of 117 library personnel in university libraries in South West, Nigeria and the total enumeration technique was adopted, hence there was no sample. Questionnaire was used for data collection. 103 copies of questionnaire were ...


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.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

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 ...


Influence Of Publisher’S Sales Representatives Demographic Factors On Their Perception On Book As Product For Branding And Marketing In Ibadan, 0yo State, Nigeria, Andrew Oshiotse Okwilagwe, Aliyu Otoayele May 2019

Influence Of Publisher’S Sales Representatives Demographic Factors On Their Perception On Book As Product For Branding And Marketing In Ibadan, 0yo State, Nigeria, Andrew Oshiotse Okwilagwe, Aliyu Otoayele

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between publishers’ sales representatives’ demographic characteristics and perception on book as a product for branding and marketing in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. The study is a survey research of correlational type. Total enumeration sampling technique was adopted using thirty sales representatives each from thirty publishing companies at a national training workshop in Ibadan. The data gathered were analysed using descriptive statistics and ANOVA. The findings show that there was no significant influence of sales representatives’ demographic characteristics on perception of book as a product worthy of branding for marketing. The findings are a collective ...


University Lecturers’ Level Of Awareness And Proficiency Of Internet Services And Resources For Academic Activities In Adamawa State, Nigeria, Tukur Abba Dr., Abbas Adamu Lamido Gora Mr. May 2019

University Lecturers’ Level Of Awareness And Proficiency Of Internet Services And Resources For Academic Activities In Adamawa State, Nigeria, Tukur Abba Dr., Abbas Adamu Lamido Gora Mr.

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Abstract

Internet services and resources are useful tools that facilitate effective and efficient conduct of academic activities such as teaching, learning, research, publishing, collaboration and communication. This paper determined the level of university lecturers’ awareness and proficiency of Internet services and resources for academic activities in Adamawa State, Nigeria. The study was guided by two objectives and two research questions. Survey research method was adopted. Stratified random sampling technique was used in selecting sample, while, Krejcie and Morgan (2006) was used to obtain sample size of 265 lecturers from Adamawa State University Mubi, American University of Nigeria Yola and Modibbo ...


Use Of Elizabeth Moys Classification Scheme In The Management Of Law Collections In Nigeria, Lucky Stephen Godwin Mr., Adebiyi Anthony Adepoju Mr. May 2019

Use Of Elizabeth Moys Classification Scheme In The Management Of Law Collections In Nigeria, Lucky Stephen Godwin Mr., Adebiyi Anthony Adepoju Mr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In order to diligently pursue legal profession, as an undergraduate law student in a reputable institution like ours, Redeemer’s university, Nigeria, law students must cultivate the habit of an in-depth research capacity so as to articulate their minds on the legal research which lawyers are known for. As required by the law profession regulating body like Council of Legal Education that any university willing to train students to become lawyers must comply with certain criteria which among other things included the usage of Elizabeth Moys Classification Scheme in organizing law collections in law library. This paper explain the use ...


Influence Of Information Technology Skills On Library Patronage By Undergraduate Students In South-West, Nigeria, Oluwole A. Odunola, Adeyinka Tella May 2019

Influence Of Information Technology Skills On Library Patronage By Undergraduate Students In South-West, Nigeria, Oluwole A. Odunola, Adeyinka Tella

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated the influence of information technology skills on library patronage by undergraduate students in South-west Nigerian universities. A descriptive research design of the ex-post facto was adopted using a sample size of 1527 selected out of the total population of 239,048 undergraduate students in the universities. Questionnaire was used to collect data. The results of the study revealed that the majority of undergraduate students patronised the library between two to three times a day. The finding of the study also revealed that information technology skills had influence on library patronage by undergraduate students in the universities (r ...


Adoption Of Web 2.0 Applications For Education By Students In Nigeria, Awele Adibi, Foluke Okocha May 2019

Adoption Of Web 2.0 Applications For Education By Students In Nigeria, Awele Adibi, Foluke Okocha

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study entailed the survey of the use of Web 2.0 for educational purposes by the students in Nigeria. The sample of the study constituted of students from seven faculties and one center which were purposively selected. The study used a questionnaire as its instrument of data collection. Four hundred copies of the questionnaire were distributed among the sample, out of which 380 were returned and found usable. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to analyze the collected data. Statistical methods used for the analyses of the data were frequency distribution, cross tabulation, T-test, One-way ANOVA and ...


Health Information Seeking Behaviour Of University Students In Nigeria, Cynthia Onwe, Foluke Okocha May 2019

Health Information Seeking Behaviour Of University Students In Nigeria, Cynthia Onwe, Foluke Okocha

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study was conducted to examine the health information needs and seeking behavior of students in Nigeria It also focused on the following: health information sources used by the students, sources of health information, how these health information are used, extent to which their health information needs are satisfied, demographic factors that influence health information needs and seeking behaviour of the students and the main barriers students encounter in meeting their health information needs. The findings from the study showed that students have a variety of health information needs and their needs vary among gender. It also found that the ...


Information And Communication Technology Facilities Use As Correlates Of Quality Library Service In First Generation Universities, Southwest, Nigeria, Rasaq Oyekanmi Oyewo, Samuel Shina Akintonde, Idris Tunde Salau May 2019

Information And Communication Technology Facilities Use As Correlates Of Quality Library Service In First Generation Universities, Southwest, Nigeria, Rasaq Oyekanmi Oyewo, Samuel Shina Akintonde, Idris Tunde Salau

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information and communication technology (ICT) use studies in libraries are often approached by generalising the ICT facilities without categorisation, however, not all ICT facilities are available, accessible and used in libraries. In the case of libraries where they are available, the dearth of literature exists as to the contribution of each category to the overall perceived benefits of the ICT to library services. Based on the categorisation by Gama (2007), this study was carried out to determine the influence of ICT facilities viz; computing facilities, film/tape-based facilities, reproduction facilities, telecommunication facilities and broadcasting facilities on perceived benefits to library ...


Examining And Creating In-House Igr Sources For Effective Management And Financing In Academic Libraries In Nigeria, Lawrence Ogwashi Nwose, Ejovi Jonathan Olulu Mr May 2019

Examining And Creating In-House Igr Sources For Effective Management And Financing In Academic Libraries In Nigeria, Lawrence Ogwashi Nwose, Ejovi Jonathan Olulu Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose: The study explored staff perception on effective funding using in-house IGR sources, finance-related challenges in the management of libraries, examined operational conventional and additional sources, derived opinions on the benefits of an independent academic library financial management system and the strategies to improve on its funding in selected academic libraries in Nigeria.

Method: The descriptive survey design was adopted using a population of 487 librarians from which 161 (33%) was randomly drawn from ten academic libraries (polytechnic, college and university). The instrument for data collection - questionnaire was developed. The data collected were analysed using inferential and descriptive statistics with ...


Factors And Challenges Affecting The Information-Seeking Behavior Of Science And Technology Researchers, Olayinka Babayemi Makinde Dr, Glenrose Velile Jiyane Prof, Tinashe Mugwisi Dr May 2019

Factors And Challenges Affecting The Information-Seeking Behavior Of Science And Technology Researchers, Olayinka Babayemi Makinde Dr, Glenrose Velile Jiyane Prof, Tinashe Mugwisi Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigates the factors and challenges affecting the information-seeking behavior of multidisciplinary science and technology researchers of the six departments of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO) in Nigeria. This study depicts a non-academic setting and by extension the African context. One hundred and sixty five researchers were given questionnaires of which responses of 114 questionnaires were finally analyzed. Based on the questionnaire results, the respondents provided suggestions on how certain factors and challenges have influenced their information-seeking behavior. The authors make recommendations on how these factors and challenges can be adequately tackled in order for researchers ...


Oral Health Disease And Library Service Delivery Among Library Staff Of The Universities In Nigeria., Francisca Chinyeaka Mbagwu, Ifeyinnwa Blessing Okoye, Gertrude Chinwendu Umunnakwe Apr 2019

Oral Health Disease And Library Service Delivery Among Library Staff Of The Universities In Nigeria., Francisca Chinyeaka Mbagwu, Ifeyinnwa Blessing Okoye, Gertrude Chinwendu Umunnakwe

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated oral health disease (OHD) and its effect on the library service delivery in the Federal Universities in South East, Nigeria. Descriptive survey design was employed. All the library staff (353) was used for this study. Questionnaire was used to elicit data from the library staff. Frequency and simple percentages were used to analyse data on the bio-data and data on the OHD status of library staff. Descriptive statistical techniques such as mean and standard deviation were used to analyse data on research questions 2-5. Regression analysis was used to test one null hypothesis formulated which was tested ...


Provision Of Library And Information Service To The Visually Impaired In Ogun State, Nigeria, Glory Onoyeyan Apr 2019

Provision Of Library And Information Service To The Visually Impaired In Ogun State, Nigeria, Glory Onoyeyan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper reviewed literature to determine the information and library needs of the visually impaired and the kind of materials they utilize to satisfy their information needs. The paper also reviewed literature to determine the provision of special services by libraries for the visually impaired and the adequacy of library and information services provided. The review found that reading interests of persons with visual disabilities in Nigeria are varied just like those of sighted individuals. They receive information in alternative formats such as Braille, talking book/audio recording and large print. However, library materials are usually not available in quantities ...


Identifying Contextual Challenges And Modifying Traditional Methods Of Library Instruction In Private University In Nigeria, Dr. Saturday U. Omeluzor, Atanda Saliu Sambo, Sunday Ikhimeakhu Dika Apr 2019

Identifying Contextual Challenges And Modifying Traditional Methods Of Library Instruction In Private University In Nigeria, Dr. Saturday U. Omeluzor, Atanda Saliu Sambo, Sunday Ikhimeakhu Dika

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The pilot study investigated the integration of information communication and technology (ICT) with library instruction in Clifford University Owerrinta, Abia State, Nigeria. The emergence of ICT as a tool for teaching and learning and its acceptance in all human endeavours has increased the need for the modification of the methods that are currently been used in the delivery of library instruction in most universities in Nigeria. The study was a pre and post type using a total enumeration method with a population of 124 first year students of 2016/2017 academic session. Two instruments were developed and validated by two ...


Perception As Predictor Of Social Media Utilization By Librarians In Universities In Southern Nigeria, Afebuameh James Aiyebelehin, Obiora Charles Omekwu Mar 2019

Perception As Predictor Of Social Media Utilization By Librarians In Universities In Southern Nigeria, Afebuameh James Aiyebelehin, Obiora Charles Omekwu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated the extent perception predicts social media utilization by librarians in universities in Southern Nigeria. The correlational survey design was adopted. The study was built on some elements of TAM. The population comprised a total of 174 professional librarians in universities in Southern Nigeria. Total enumeration technique was used to sample the 174 professional librarians in the libraries. The questionnaire was used for collecting data. Pearson r and R2 was used to answer the research questions, while the null hypotheses were tested with linear regression analysis at 0.05 level of significance. It was found that perceived ease ...


Information And Communication Technology Skills As Determinants Of Utilizations Of Institutional Repositories By Lecturers In Two Universities In Nigeria, George Eromosele Feb 2019

Information And Communication Technology Skills As Determinants Of Utilizations Of Institutional Repositories By Lecturers In Two Universities In Nigeria, George Eromosele

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the information and communication technology (ICT) skills as determinants of utilization of Institutional Repositories (IRs) by lecturers in Covenant University (CU) and the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Nigeria. The research method employed stratified random sampling and the sample size was 94 lecturers from the Covenant University and 285 lecturers from University of Ilorin. The instrument used for data collection was a questionnaire. The results from the paper revealed that there is higher utilization of institutional repository provisions among lecturers in CU and this is because many of them possess ICT skills. However ...


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

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

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 ...


Citation Analysis Of Doctoral Theses In Library And Information Science Submitted To University Of Maiduguri, Nigeria, Tukur Abba, Talatu Abubakar Boda, Yahaha Aliyu Jan 2019

Citation Analysis Of Doctoral Theses In Library And Information Science Submitted To University Of Maiduguri, Nigeria, Tukur Abba, Talatu Abubakar Boda, Yahaha Aliyu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Citations of doctoral theses in library and information science, submitted to the School of Post-graduate Studies (SPGS), University of Maiduguri between 2014 and 2018 were analysed for the following variables, viz; bibliographical format of literature cited, age of publications cited and a ranked list of journal titles cited. Bibliometric techniques were used in the analysis, which involves counting and categorizing references cited for each of the following; textbooks and monographs, journal articles, theses and dissertations, conference proceedings, unpublished sources, reports, newsletters and online sources, journal articles cited, and examinations of the age of publications cited. The data gathered was collated ...


Evaluation Of Automated Cataloguing System In Academic Libraries In Oyo State Nigeria, Oluwole A. Odunola, A Tella, O O. Oyewumi, T A. Ogunmodede, S O. Oyetola Jan 2019

Evaluation Of Automated Cataloguing System In Academic Libraries In Oyo State Nigeria, Oluwole A. Odunola, A Tella, O O. Oyewumi, T A. Ogunmodede, S O. Oyetola

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated automated cataloguing system in academic libraries in selected higher institutions in Oyo State Nigeria. The population of the study covered all the forty one (41) professional and para-professional cataloguers working in the cataloguing section. Total enumeration technique was used for data collection. Questionnaire was distributed to all the cataloguers in the selected institutions. Descriptive statistics was used to analysed the data collected. The result of the study revealed that automated cataloguing system saves time taking to catalogue information materials in the libraries. The result of the study also revealed that the selected institutions did not share resources ...