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Utilization Of Social Media In Giving Information Related To Activities And Performance Of Legislative Members (-A Case Study Of Women Legislative Members In The Aceh People's Representative Council (Dpra), Ainol Mardhiah, Dadang Rahmat Hidayat, Agus Rahmat, Nuryah Asri Sjafirah Sep 2019

Utilization Of Social Media In Giving Information Related To Activities And Performance Of Legislative Members (-A Case Study Of Women Legislative Members In The Aceh People's Representative Council (Dpra), Ainol Mardhiah, Dadang Rahmat Hidayat, Agus Rahmat, Nuryah Asri Sjafirah

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The existence of communication media cannot be separated from everyday human life today. Social media provides extraordinary benefits for members of Aceh House of Representatives (DPRA) to get closer to its people. The use of social media to socialize the performance of board members, absorb aspirations and information from the public. The qualitative research method and the case study approach used in this study, this study intends to describe the use of social media in providing information related to the activities and performance of women legislative members in the DPRA in carrying out political communication in Aceh's local parliament ...


Impact Of Social Media On Academic Business School Libraries In India: An Empirical Study, Champeswar Mishra, Bulu Maharana Prof Sep 2019

Impact Of Social Media On Academic Business School Libraries In India: An Empirical Study, Champeswar Mishra, Bulu Maharana Prof

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Academic libraries are progressively using social media platform to connect users, felicitate services, promote resources, reach the outreach, and enhance visibility through online presence. This exploratory study will investigate the adoption rate of social media as an innovative medium to deliver services, explores influencing factors and examines the effectiveness of using social media tools in Indian business school libraries for the benefits of users. Findings demonstrate the approaches, strategies, and challenges of adopting social media for the benefits of library users. The present study, with its ambit, has included Academic Business School Libraries based on the National Institute Ranking Framework ...


Role Of Social Media During Kerala Floods 2018, Rekha Rani Varghese, Yadukrishnan T A Sep 2019

Role Of Social Media During Kerala Floods 2018, Rekha Rani Varghese, Yadukrishnan T A

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

For almost 19 years social media has been used in crisis management. During the time of natural disasters like flood, earthquake or cyclone, when all the other modes of communications are found incapable, these social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube etc. are found to be the most efficient and beneficial. The present study discusses the role of social media during the Kerala Flood 2018. Results show that During the flood; Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram are found to be used by majority of the respondents. Most of the respondents spend more than 3 hours on Whatsapp followed by ...


Social Media Platforms: Effective Tools To Provide Innovative Library Services In A University Environment, Gururaj S. Hadagali Dr, Anand Y. Kenchakkanavar Dr., Prahlad G. Tadasad Prof. Jul 2019

Social Media Platforms: Effective Tools To Provide Innovative Library Services In A University Environment, Gururaj S. Hadagali Dr, Anand Y. Kenchakkanavar Dr., Prahlad G. Tadasad Prof.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper presents how social media platforms can be used as effective tools to provide innovative library services in a university environment. The data was collected from both the central and state universities’ websites especially to focus on the readiness of the university libraries. It is ascertained that how university libraries integrate these technologies to provide effective library services to the end users. For the present study, the Global Alexa rankings were considered as the source for the selection of popular social media platforms. Each of these platforms is further analyzed to know how these could be used to facilitate ...


Marketing Library And Information Resources And Services Using Social Media Platforms, Tofi Simon Ternenge Cln Jul 2019

Marketing Library And Information Resources And Services Using Social Media Platforms, Tofi Simon Ternenge Cln

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

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Social media provides more opportunity for libraries to reach the user community, target specific audiences, and give them a chance to interact with the library. The whole business of library is about connecting people with information and this is what social media is really all about. Social media helps in reaching out to user communities and providing them with needed information in an accessible way. Social media marketing of libraries is a way of advertising the library and its brand products and services via web technologies. By using social media in marketing, libraries can engage with their clienteles and ...


Assessing Library Science Programme Students’ Method In Countering Hoax On Social Media, Margareta Aulia Rachman Mar Jun 2019

Assessing Library Science Programme Students’ Method In Countering Hoax On Social Media, Margareta Aulia Rachman Mar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This research aims to assess library science students’ method at Universitas Indonesia in countering hoax on social media. As future professional librarians, Universitas Indonesia Library Science Programme students should have the ability and skill to counter hoax, especially on social media. In addition, this research is the best practice illustrating the importance of information literacy teaching especially in the era where a lot of hoax circulating on social media. Result of this research shows that Universitas Indonesia Library Science students as many as 61.2% apply instruction or tips to tackle hoax on social media, the rest 37.9% students ...


Awareness And Use Of Social Media Among Pg Students Of Ccs Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Rajive Kumar Pateria, Seema Parmar Jun 2019

Awareness And Use Of Social Media Among Pg Students Of Ccs Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Rajive Kumar Pateria, Seema Parmar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

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The present paper reflects the status of awareness and use of social media tools among PG students of CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. For collecting data questionnaire technique was adopted wherein 60 questionnaire were distributed among PG students. The results shows that 100 percent respondants were aware and using social media tools in the University. Facebook, Watsup and Youtube were the most used social media tools; preffered device for using social media was smartphone; prefered place was home or hostel; and main difficulties in using social media tools were academic pressure & restriction of using social media in computer labs ...


Social Media Use And Its Influence On Academic Performance Of Postgraduate Students Of Benue State University, Makurd, Beetseh Kwaghga, Benedict Okike O.I, Terna Ramatu A May 2019

Social Media Use And Its Influence On Academic Performance Of Postgraduate Students Of Benue State University, Makurd, Beetseh Kwaghga, Benedict Okike O.I, Terna Ramatu A

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examined the social media use and its influence on academic performance of Postgraduate students of Benue State University, Makurdi. Four research questions were answered. Population for this study was 76 library staff of Benue State University and was used as sample. Instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire. Data collected was analysed using percentage, mean and standard deviation. Findings of the study revealed that Postgraduate students mostly spend their time using Facebook on social media. Findings also revealed that most of Postgraduate students spend their good on social media. The study also found that Postgraduate spend good ...


The Impact Of Policies And Infrastructures On The Access And Use Of Library Electronic Resources: A Case Study Of National Open University Of Nigeria (Noun), Babarotimi Oluwaseun Apr 2019

The Impact Of Policies And Infrastructures On The Access And Use Of Library Electronic Resources: A Case Study Of National Open University Of Nigeria (Noun), Babarotimi Oluwaseun

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The aim of this study was to investigate the Impact of policies and infrastructures on the access and use of library electronic resources the extent of access to and use of library electronic resources and their implications on remote users at the National Open University of Nigeria. The study adopted a quantitative research approach and survey research method was employed. The study targeted 1,680 population samples of which include 1,513 Students, 140 Academic staffs, and 27 Academic Librarians. Probability (Stratified random and systematic) sampling and nonprobability (purposive) sampling methods were adopted. Two sample frames were used: Students - classified ...


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 ...


Snap Judgments: Using Snapchat To Challenge The Stereotypes And Assumptions About Academic Libraries., Courtney M. Block Feb 2019

Snap Judgments: Using Snapchat To Challenge The Stereotypes And Assumptions About Academic Libraries., Courtney M. Block

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper explores the potential for Snapchat to act as an advocacy tool for academic librarians. Snapchat is a social media app that allows users to send videos, drawings, images, and more. The researcher, a User Engagement Librarian at an academic library, was curious about the potential to use Snapchat as an advocacy tool, a tool to gauge current library attitudes, stereotypes, and perceptions, and an opportunity for feedback. In an attempt to challenge the assumptions about academic librarianship, the author used the app to engage with followers through a series of shared videos and images depicting a variety of ...


The Impact Of Social Media In Research Publicity And Visibility, Chiegonu Nwachi, Josephine Igbokwe Jan 2019

The Impact Of Social Media In Research Publicity And Visibility, Chiegonu Nwachi, Josephine Igbokwe

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study is on social media and its impact on research publicity and visibility. Social media has grown beyond its original purpose of connecting people all over the globe. Today, the ease of interacting with millions of social media users in a cost effective and real-time manner has given rise to the creation of highly engaging online content by users from diverse professional and personal backgrounds. In the past, knowledge constructs consulted by scholars were mostly in the form of printed or hard copies (books, newspapers, journals, etc), and although this format was instrumental in the development of knowledge generation ...


Reading Habits And Attitudes Of Undergraduate Students: A Gender Based Comparative Study Of Government Degree College (Boys) And Government Degree College For Women, Anantnag (J&K), Shabir Ahmad, Bilal Ahmad Dar Mr., Javed Ahmad Lone Mr. Jan 2019

Reading Habits And Attitudes Of Undergraduate Students: A Gender Based Comparative Study Of Government Degree College (Boys) And Government Degree College For Women, Anantnag (J&K), Shabir Ahmad, Bilal Ahmad Dar Mr., Javed Ahmad Lone Mr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Reading habit is an essential and important aspect for crating the literate society in this world. It shapes the personality of an individual and it helps them to develop the proper thinking methods and creating new ideas.One of the main functions of library system at college level is to inculcate the reading habits among the students. Today's students are the future citizens and also the nation builders of tomorrow. In present scenario, due to the influence of the social media and digital environment, students do not show much interest in reading the books, magazines and journals etc. The ...


Social Media And Academic Libraries Of Kashmir In Technological Era, Ansaar Hussain, Tabasum Zehra Jan 2019

Social Media And Academic Libraries Of Kashmir In Technological Era, Ansaar Hussain, Tabasum Zehra

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This research considers how academic libraries in kashmir are using social media platforms for the pro-active awareness and training, to educate the LIS professionals as well as patrons. It aims to explore the pattern of social media usage by library clients and then highlights the current status of social media usage in academic libraries of kashmir for the effective and efficient dissimination of information.


Students’ Attitude Towards Social Networking Sites (Snss): A Case Study Of Central Institute Of Technology (Cit) Kokrajhar, Assam, Krishna Brahma Miss, Manoj Kumar Verma Dr. Jun 2018

Students’ Attitude Towards Social Networking Sites (Snss): A Case Study Of Central Institute Of Technology (Cit) Kokrajhar, Assam, Krishna Brahma Miss, Manoj Kumar Verma Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present study investigates the use of Social Networking Sites (SNSs) by the students of Central Institute of Technology (CIT) in Kokrajhar, Assam. The survey and random sampling technique have been used for the collection of data. Around 200 structured questionnaires were distributed among the students of CIT, Kokrajhar and filled-in questionnaires were collected on the same day itself and analyzed for data interpretation in the form of tables and charts. The study explored that all the respondents were aware of SNSs and are using more than one SNSs websites, it has found that Facebook is use in large number ...


User Beware: Determining Vulnerability In Social Media Platforms For Users In Ghana, Kodjo Atiso, Jenna Kammer May 2018

User Beware: Determining Vulnerability In Social Media Platforms For Users In Ghana, Kodjo Atiso, Jenna Kammer

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

There is a limited academic scholarship that examines vulnerability in social media use for people who live in Ghana. This study examines 1) user motivation for social media use, 2) user vulnerabilities in the online environment and 3) user preparedness prior to entering the online environment. In Ghana, people rely on social media for communications to circumvent an expensive telecommunications system and interact with family and friends who have had to travel for education or business. This study uses qualitative methods to engage with Ghanaian citizens within social media platforms like WhatsApp, Viber and Imo to learn more about their ...


Identifying The Components Of International Social Cataloging Sites In Users And Experts Perspective, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi, Atefeh Zarei, Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam Feb 2018

Identifying The Components Of International Social Cataloging Sites In Users And Experts Perspective, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi, Atefeh Zarei, Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

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The purpose of this thesis is to identify the Components of International Social Cataloging Sites in users and expert's perspective by exploring the wourlds most visited populer social cataloging sites.This is an applied research and the research method is library and descriptive scrolling. First, by reviewing the scientific literature and resources, a list consists of 14 criteria (display features, screen organization, search facilities, links, options and visual icons, text customization, user help and guidance, error messages , The possibility of interaction and feedback, user interface language, user control, template types (format), resources available on the site, the possibility ...


Effect Of Social Media On Academic Performance Of Students In Ghanaian Universities: A Case Study Of University Of Ghana, Legon., Bernard John Kolan, Patience Emefa Dzandza Feb 2018

Effect Of Social Media On Academic Performance Of Students In Ghanaian Universities: A Case Study Of University Of Ghana, Legon., Bernard John Kolan, Patience Emefa Dzandza

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This research work was conducted to investigate the effects of social media on academic performance of students in university of Ghana. The type of research adopted was descriptive survey and the instrument for data collection was the questionnaire. A total sample size of two hundred (200) using cluster sampling technique of probability sampling was used to acquire the relevant data from the population. The findings of the study showed that a number of students are addicted to social media and this was found to be detrimental to their academic life despite its importance on students’ academic life such as disseminating ...


Impact Of Social Media On Ghanaian High School Students, Frankie Asare-Donkoh Jan 2018

Impact Of Social Media On Ghanaian High School Students, Frankie Asare-Donkoh

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Many high school students in Ghana have access to social media using several devices with internet connectivity including Ipads, mobile phones, laptops, tablets and others. Some parents and educationists believe social media has negative impact on students. They argue that social media makes students incapable of making independent and critical analysis of issues and events. Notwithstanding this, other parents, educationists and students applaud the positive impact of social media on learning and social cohesion. The findings of this study reveal that social media has positive impact on the academic and social life of Ghanaian senior high school students.


Social Media And Digital Natives, Rose Ojohwoh Jan 2018

Social Media And Digital Natives, Rose Ojohwoh

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examined the level of awareness of digital natives of social media platforms and associated issues with digital natives’ viz-a-viz social media platforms. The study adopted the survey method. The population consist of 716 fresh undergraduate students of department of electrical/electronic of three selected Universities in the South-South region of Nigeria namely Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun covering Edo/Delta; University of Port Harcourt covering Rivers/Bayelsa and University of Uyo covering Cross River/Akwa-Ibom States. The study further adopted a sample size of 251 respondents from the population through the use of the National Statistical Service ...


Social Media Use And Service Delivery By Librarians In Federal Universities In South-West, Nigeria., Omobola Olufunke Adewoyin, Uloma Dorris Onuoha, Chinyere Nkechi Ikonne Oct 2017

Social Media Use And Service Delivery By Librarians In Federal Universities In South-West, Nigeria., Omobola Olufunke Adewoyin, Uloma Dorris Onuoha, Chinyere Nkechi Ikonne

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated the influence of social media use on library service delivery by librarians in the Federal Universities in South-West, Nigeria. The survey research design was adopted for the study. Total enumeration sampling technique was used to cover the librarians from the Universities. Data was collected through a structured questionnaire. A response rate of 95.4% was obtained. Frequency counts, percentage, mean and standard deviation were used for the data analysis. The study revealed that the extent of use of social media tools for library services was generally low. Findings also revealed that the most popular social media tool ...


Ethical Usage Of Internet Facility By Students Of Information Science At Jimma University, Munusmay Natarajan, Bezawit Fantahun Miss Apr 2016

Ethical Usage Of Internet Facility By Students Of Information Science At Jimma University, Munusmay Natarajan, Bezawit Fantahun Miss

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This research on ethical usage of internet facility by the students of information science, Jimma University has been conducted in order to find out the ethical attitude of information science students towards usage of internet facilities, ethical advantage students had gained through the usage of internet facilities and to find out the websites they were using in the computer laboratories. Cross Sectional Survey Method was used for conducting the study. Primary and secondary data collection methods were used in this research. The instruments for data collections were observations, interviews and questionnaires and a descriptive analysis has been used for interpretation ...


Teaching Information Literacy Via Social Media: An Exploration Of Connectivism, Natalie Burclaff, Catherine R. Johnson Jan 2016

Teaching Information Literacy Via Social Media: An Exploration Of Connectivism, Natalie Burclaff, Catherine R. Johnson

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Connectivism provides a promising theoretical understanding of how libraries can use social media to engage in intentional information literacy education. The purpose of this paper is to review research in support of this claim and situate information literacy instruction through social media in connectivism’s theoretical framework. Using this model, those intending to use social media to teach information literacy must model good behavior, facilitate network growth, and help students build the capacity to consider a source's context and evaluate information critically in order to be successful. Theoretical challenges and potential for future research is included.


Social Media’S Magnetism Towards Researchers: Implications For Libraries, Rubina Bhatti Dec 2014

Social Media’S Magnetism Towards Researchers: Implications For Libraries, Rubina Bhatti

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study explored the spell of social media among M.Phil and PhD scholars of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur and Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan. Researchers’ usage purposes of five social media were asked. Responses were analyzed quantitatively. Maximum (58%) respondents were highly familiar with social media. Facebook was at the top. Researchers strongly agreed that they use Facebook for interaction with friends, Twitter for enhancing social presence, Google + for identifying the popular topics, Linked In for getting job opportunities, and Blogger for getting fame. Libraries may step forward to attract researchers by providing services through social media. Libraries may ...