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Library Services For The Visually Impaired: Case Study Of Academic Libraries In Ghana, Imoro Osman, Paulina Nana Yaa Kwafoa Jan 2020

Library Services For The Visually Impaired: Case Study Of Academic Libraries In Ghana, Imoro Osman, Paulina Nana Yaa Kwafoa

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The library has always been acknowledged as the hub of information to all in the academic environment. However, library services for the visually impaired in developing countries is often constrained due to social, financial and logistical challenges (Rowland, 2008; Hopkins, 2000; Willoughby, 1990). This study therefore examined the provision of library services for the visually impaired in three public universities in Ghana. The study adopted both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. The descriptive survey design was adopted for the quantitative aspect of the study whiles case study research design was used for the qualitative aspect of the study. The population ...


Visually Impaired Access To Library Services: The Role Of Library Infrastructure, Paulina Kwafoa Dec 2019

Visually Impaired Access To Library Services: The Role Of Library Infrastructure, Paulina Kwafoa

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Globally it is estimated that there are 285 million persons living with some sort of vision related difficulties. In Ghana, about 737,743 Ghanaians living with disabilities (Ghana Statistical Service, 2012). The United Nations and other international organizations have always emphasized the importance making education and educational services accessible to all. In recent times, there have been advocates for inclusive education where children with disabilities have been educated together with ‘able bodied’ colleagues. The purpose of this study was to examine library infrastructure for the visually impaired in the public universities in Ghana. The study adopted both qualitative and ...


Use Of Social Networking Sites Among Students Of University Of Balochistan, Quetta, Balochistan (Pakistan), Anwar Muhammad, Tang Zhiwei Dec 2019

Use Of Social Networking Sites Among Students Of University Of Balochistan, Quetta, Balochistan (Pakistan), Anwar Muhammad, Tang Zhiwei

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The current study was designed to find out the use of social networking sites among students of the UniversityofBalochistanQuetta.in the light of today's modern and digital era of social media /social networking sites every individual is well aware of these changes as well as future changes. The present study has a number of research objectives that have been tested to see how university students are taking social networking sites. The prime objectives of the study are to find out the perception of SNS among the University of Balochistan (UoB) students, to identify the purpose of usage, to determine ...


Awareness And Use Of Information Resources, Services And Facilities By Students In Federal University Of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria, Lawal Mohammed Tukur Sep 2019

Awareness And Use Of Information Resources, Services And Facilities By Students In Federal University Of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria, Lawal Mohammed Tukur

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

The present study provides an overview about the user’s awareness in Federal University Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria.. The study was conducted to ascertain the level of awareness of information resources, services and facilities by students of FUAA. Three research objectives guided the study. 306 copies of questionnaire were administered to the respondents in the university and 217 received and analyzed. 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, and charts was used for the statistical analysis. The study Highlight the levels ...


Strategies To Cope Up The Problems Of University Libraries In Lucknow: A Study, Swati Gupta, Babli Kumari, Sana Aslam, Dr. Sharad Kumar Sonker Jul 2019

Strategies To Cope Up The Problems Of University Libraries In Lucknow: A Study, Swati Gupta, Babli Kumari, Sana Aslam, Dr. Sharad Kumar Sonker

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper aims to analyse the solutions of the problems of university libraries of Lucknow which have been adopted by them. Using a questionnaire as a research tool for data collection, this study explores the several aspects of solutions to the problems faced by the targeted group. The study reveals that appointment of trained LIS professionals, updated technical infrastructure, clear policies for book selection, acquisition & technical section and circulation section are enhancing the quality of the services provided by them to the users. As a result, the university libraries of Lucknow are able to support the academic programs by providing ...


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 ...


The Use Of Ict For Security And Theft Prevention In Two University Libraries In Nigeria, Akor Usman Philip, Justina N. Ekere Dr, Solomon O. Akor Mr May 2019

The Use Of Ict For Security And Theft Prevention In Two University Libraries In Nigeria, Akor Usman Philip, Justina N. Ekere Dr, Solomon O. Akor Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigated the use of ICT for security and theft prevention in two university libraries in Nigeria. Population of the study is made up of 80 library staff of the two universities, 40 library staff from Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina and 40 library staff from Al-Qalam University Katsina. Five research questions guided the study. The data was analyzed with the use of simple statistical tools like frequencies and percentages. Findings of the study revealed that maximum security in the libraries will prevent theft mutilation. It also revealed that a video surveillance system working in conjunction with a ...


Mentoring For Professional Development Of Academic Librarians In Nigerian University Libraries, Janet Ubogu May 2019

Mentoring For Professional Development Of Academic Librarians In Nigerian University Libraries, Janet Ubogu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Librarianship as a profession engages in mentoring in order to sharpen and sustain professional practice and be abreast with new development on the job. The study is on mentoring for professional development of librarians in Nigerian university libraries. This present study is a survey of 250 professional librarians from Nigerian university libraries. Questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents. The percentages of the responses were tabulated. The findings showed that mentoring programmes through which librarians are mostly mentored are sponsorship to conferences, seminars and workshops and individual mentoring. Mentoring is beneficial to academic librarians in that it equips ...


Information Environment Of Theatre And Media Arts Students In Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Yakub Olayinka Ahmed, Elizabeth Mojisola Shittu May 2019

Information Environment Of Theatre And Media Arts Students In Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Yakub Olayinka Ahmed, Elizabeth Mojisola Shittu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This research work took a critical look at the information environment of Theatre and Media Arts Students of Federal University of Oye-Ekiti Ekit State. The study adopted was descriptive survey. The population was drawn from the undergraduate of Theatre and Media Arts with a population of 200. The study used the whole population as its sample size. Out of the 200 questionnaires administered, 190 copies were returned and found fit for analysis. The data were analysed using Statistical Percentage for Social Science. Findings of the study revealed that Theatre and Media Arts Students of FUOYE have information needs relating to ...


Study Of Library Policies In Universities, Fahimeh Ahmadian Mar 2019

Study Of Library Policies In Universities, Fahimeh Ahmadian

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

We aim the identification of library policies in universities in the United States with a focus on extraction the elements of policies and classification of policies into main components.

In this study, twenty library websites of universities in the United States have been inquired to extract main components of library policies using the classification and comparative analysis. The finding indicates that there are several elements of the policies in the university libraries. In this view, 70 elements are identified which can be categorized into 12 main components. Moreover, the comparative analysis reveals that out of twenty university libraries, over half ...


Use Of Information Sources By The Personal Attributes Science Faculty Members And Research Scholars In A University Environment: A Case Study Of Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, Ranganathan Chandrakasan Feb 2019

Use Of Information Sources By The Personal Attributes Science Faculty Members And Research Scholars In A University Environment: A Case Study Of Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, Ranganathan Chandrakasan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study identified relative importance of information sources among the science faculty members and research scholars in a University environment is emphasized. In this Studies the relative importance of information sources among the science faculty members and research scholars and on the basis of statistical tests concludes that the personal attributes of science scientists such as designation, gender, age, qualification, subject, experience, nature of work and nature of research in a university environment have bearing on the use of information resources. The study reveals that scientific periodicals, abstracting and indexing journals, Bibliographic databases and Newspapers were the resources of information ...


A Pilot Study On Awareness And Use Library Services Among Postgraduate Students In Nigeria, Ilori Edeole Maria Mrs Jan 2019

A Pilot Study On Awareness And Use Library Services Among Postgraduate Students In Nigeria, Ilori Edeole Maria Mrs

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

The library plays a vital role in academic institution in providing information services and resources to support users in their studies and research activities. This study investigates Library Services and Usage among Postgraduate Students in Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. The research design adopted for this study was descriptive survey method. Fifty-five questionnaires were distributed in which 45 were returned. This represents 81% Random sampling technique was used to select the respondents from each of the colleges. The result revealed that the postgraduate students are aware of the various services provided by the library. Borrowing services are the ...


Use Of Social Networking Sites Among Undergraduates: A Case Study Of Department Of Theater And Film Arts, Faculty Of Arts, University Of Jos, Jos, Nigeria, Victor Chuks Nwokedi Dr. Jan 2019

Use Of Social Networking Sites Among Undergraduates: A Case Study Of Department Of Theater And Film Arts, Faculty Of Arts, University Of Jos, Jos, Nigeria, Victor Chuks Nwokedi Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examined the Usage Patterns of Social Networking Sites (SNSs) amongst Undergraduate Students of Department of Theater and Film Arts, Faculty of Arts, University of Jos, Nigeria. The study was guided by nine objectives. Survey research design was adopted for the study. The target population was all the 348 First year Students in the Department of Theater and Film Arts, Faculty of Arts, University of Jos. Since, the population (348) was manageable, there was no need for sampling. Hence, all the students were adopted in the research. The research instrument adopted was questionnaire. Data collected were analyzed using frequency ...


Use Of Electronic Journals By Research Scholars And Postgraduate Students Of University Of Delhi And Jamia Millia Islamia: A Comparative Analysis, Md. Sohail, Mr. Maksood, Nazia Salauddin Jan 2019

Use Of Electronic Journals By Research Scholars And Postgraduate Students Of University Of Delhi And Jamia Millia Islamia: A Comparative Analysis, Md. Sohail, Mr. Maksood, Nazia Salauddin

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The emergence of the internet is a new medium of information storage and delivery represents a revolution, which will have a lasting impact on the electronic publication and delivery of information system in the twenty-first century. The developments in information technology have brought e-journals as a boon to research community, which are becoming a major source for scholarly communication. As e-journal is a journal available online or offline containing research papers, review articles, scholarly communications. In the electronic environment teaching, learning and research are being supported by e-journals which are emerging as new powerful tool. E-journals have an impact not ...


Usage Of Electronic Resources By Students And Scholars - A Study At Central University Of Tamil Nadu, M. Mani, B. Vijayalakshmi, Dr.A. Thirumagal Jan 2019

Usage Of Electronic Resources By Students And Scholars - A Study At Central University Of Tamil Nadu, M. Mani, B. Vijayalakshmi, Dr.A. Thirumagal

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The advent of electronic resources and their increased use have changed the library situation from physically to virtual. User preference is more on e-resources and virtual libraries with little attraction for physical libraries. In the current era of information technology, library and information centers are bound to provide access to electronic information resources also. One such Library of Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN) boasts the access to more than 6000 online electronic journals through UGC-INFONET, e-ShodhSindhu, J-Gate, SCIFINDER to name a few. The study investigates utilization of electronic resources and related issues among the students of CUTN. A descriptive ...


Use Of Electronic Journals By Research Scholars And Postgraduate Students Of University Of Delhi And Jamia Millia Islamia: A Comparative Survey, Md. Sohail, Mr. Maksood, Nazia Salauddin Nov 2018

Use Of Electronic Journals By Research Scholars And Postgraduate Students Of University Of Delhi And Jamia Millia Islamia: A Comparative Survey, Md. Sohail, Mr. Maksood, Nazia Salauddin

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The emergence of the internet is a new medium of information storage and delivery represents a revolution, which will have a lasting impact on the electronic publication and delivery of information system in the twenty-first century. The developments in information technology have brought e-journals as a boon to research community, which are becoming a major source for scholarly communication. As e-journal is a journal available online or offline containing research papers, review articles, scholarly communications. In the electronic environment teaching, learning and research are being supported by e-journals which are emerging as new powerful tool. E-journals have an impact not ...


Application Of Barcode Technology In Landmark University Centre For Learning Resources, Omu-Aran Experience, Lawal M. Akanbi Dr., M. T. Bashorun, Dr., Usman A. Salihu Mr., Grace O. Babafemi Mrs., Kabir Sulaiman, S. O. Kolajo Oct 2018

Application Of Barcode Technology In Landmark University Centre For Learning Resources, Omu-Aran Experience, Lawal M. Akanbi Dr., M. T. Bashorun, Dr., Usman A. Salihu Mr., Grace O. Babafemi Mrs., Kabir Sulaiman, S. O. Kolajo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

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The main objective of any library for adoption of barcode technology is to improve library operations reducing workplace injuries, and improving services for library users. This study therefore examines application of barcode technology in landmark university centre for learning resources, Omu-Aran Experience. The study identified four research objectives. The design used for this study was case study research method. The population for this study comprises of all the library personnel with status ranging from professional to non-professional. The total population of the library staff was twenty (20). The whole 20 staff were used. The questionnaire was tagged "Application ...


Multimedia Instructional Resources For Effective Library User Education Programme In Universities In North-Central, Nigeria, Wisdom O. Anyim May 2018

Multimedia Instructional Resources For Effective Library User Education Programme In Universities In North-Central, Nigeria, Wisdom O. Anyim

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study focused on multimedia instructional resources for effective user education programme in universities in North-Central, Nigeria. The objective of the study was to examine whether multimedia instructional resources are effectively utilized in user education programme in universities in North-Central region of Nigeria. The area of the study covered selected universities in North-Central, Nigeria which include: University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State and Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, Benue State. The descriptive survey research design was adopted for this study. The total population of the study was 7,103 registered freshmen for the “Use ...


Psychosocial Consequences Of Intensive Internet Use Among Undergraduates Of Universities In Ilorin Metropolis, M. L. Akanbi, Kabir Alabi Sulaiman, Ismail Olatunji Adeyemi Apr 2018

Psychosocial Consequences Of Intensive Internet Use Among Undergraduates Of Universities In Ilorin Metropolis, M. L. Akanbi, Kabir Alabi Sulaiman, Ismail Olatunji Adeyemi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study was carried out to investigate the psychosocial consequences of intensive internet use among undergraduate of universities in Ilorin metropolis, Kwara State. This study sought to determine the psychosocial consequences of intensive internet use on the basis on gender, age, level of study and marital status (University of Ilorin and AL-HIKMAH University) universities within Ilorin metropolis. A self-developed questionnaire tagged questionnaire on psychosocial consequences of intensive internet use (PCIIU) was used to collect data from the respondents for the study. Five research hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 alpha level of significance, data collected were analyzed through ...


E-Library Resources And Services: Improvement And Innovation Of Access And Retrieval For Effective Research Activities In University E-Libraries In Kogi State Nigeria, Wisdom O. Anyim Feb 2018

E-Library Resources And Services: Improvement And Innovation Of Access And Retrieval For Effective Research Activities In University E-Libraries In Kogi State Nigeria, Wisdom O. Anyim

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

Purpose: The study was carried out to investigate the e-library resources and services: improvement and innovation of access and retrieval for effective research activities in university e-libraries in Kogi State Nigeria.

Design/Methodology/Approach: The descriptive survey research design was adopted for this study. Six objectives and six research questions were formulated to guide the study. A total population of the study was 240 users of university e-libraries in Kogi State was studied without sample and they are 15 postgraduate students and 35 academic staff of Salem University (SU) Lokoja; 70 postgraduate students and 60 academic staff of Kogi ...


Evaluation Of Nigeria Universities Websites Quality: A Comparative Analysis, Sunday Adewale Olaleye, Ismaila Temitayo Sanusi, Dandison C. Ukpabi, Adekunle Okunoye Feb 2018

Evaluation Of Nigeria Universities Websites Quality: A Comparative Analysis, Sunday Adewale Olaleye, Ismaila Temitayo Sanusi, Dandison C. Ukpabi, Adekunle Okunoye

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The use and continuous use of the website in the developed countries universities are predominant, and the developing countries universities are heightening their effort in the aspect of education technology. The reason why one university website is better than the other concerning quality and accessibility is the focus of this study and this prompt evaluation of 141 Universities in Nigeria across the Federal, State, and the Private ownership. We opted for a hybrid approach to cover the gap in the previous studies. WebQual and SITEQUAL as a framework is adopted based on the web analytical tools. The study contributes theoretically ...


The Role Of Libraries And Librarians In Open Educational Resources In Tanzania: The Case Of Selected Public University Libraries, Chausiku Mtumwa Mwinyimbegu Jan 2018

The Role Of Libraries And Librarians In Open Educational Resources In Tanzania: The Case Of Selected Public University Libraries, Chausiku Mtumwa Mwinyimbegu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper examined the Role of Libraries and Librarians in Open Educational Resources (OER) in selected public university libraries in Tanzania. Specifically, the study sought to find out the level of OER awareness among librarians and the role played by libraries and librarians in OER in Tanzania. The study also identified challenges encountered by librarians in promoting access and use of OER. Fifty two librarians of different ranks and academic qualifications from four public university libraries participated in this study. These were selected using simple random sampling techniques. Data was collected through a self administered questionnaire and documentary review. Data ...


Personal Information Sharing Behavior Of University Students Via Online Social Networks, Ghulam Murtaza Rafique Feb 2017

Personal Information Sharing Behavior Of University Students Via Online Social Networks, Ghulam Murtaza Rafique

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Background With privacy concerns growing on a daily basis, it is important to understand how university students guard their personally identifiable information. Despite the students' perceived readiness and several studies on the topic, it is not fully understood what personally identifiable information university students are sharing via Online Social Networks (OSNs).

Purpose – Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the personal information sharing behavior of university students through online social networks.

Design/methodology/approach – Quantitative approach was used and a survey questionnaire was solicited to collect the data from 250 out of 712 master’s students of faculty ...


Assessment Of Library Registration Between Fresh And Returning Undergraduate Students Of The Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, Fehintola Nike Onifade, Adeniyi Sowole, Taiwo Aderonke Idowu Nov 2015

Assessment Of Library Registration Between Fresh And Returning Undergraduate Students Of The Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, Fehintola Nike Onifade, Adeniyi Sowole, Taiwo Aderonke Idowu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

The paper examines the rate at which students register with the library by comparing the fresh and the returning undergraduate students in the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Nigeria. Two hundred and fifty (250) copies of questionnaire were randomly distributed among students in late August, 2015 while two hundred and twenty four (224) copies were returned. Also used as databases for the study are the library statistics of registered students and the University’s student enrolment list for a period of five years starting from 2009/2010 to 2013/2014 academic sessions. The study revealed that fresh undergraduate students ...


Assessment Of The Use Of Electronic Resources Among Administrators And Faculty In The University Of Cape Coast., Paulina Nana Yaa Kwafoa, Osman Imoro, Paulina Afful-Arthur Jun 2014

Assessment Of The Use Of Electronic Resources Among Administrators And Faculty In The University Of Cape Coast., Paulina Nana Yaa Kwafoa, Osman Imoro, Paulina Afful-Arthur

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The importance and significance of electronic resources to teaching and research is widely recognized by many researchers. With the advent of information and communication technologies such as the internet and the web, electronic resources have become a widely accepted scholarly resource for both students and faculty. They have also been shown to be more helpful especially to faculty and distance learners who may have limited access to library resources in traditional formats. Information and communication technologies have transformed most traditional libraries into hybrid libraries storing most of their resources in both print and electronic formats. The study seeks to investigate ...


Information Literacy Skills Of Faculty Members: A Study Of The University Of Lahore, Pakistan, Ghulam Murtaza Rafique Feb 2014

Information Literacy Skills Of Faculty Members: A Study Of The University Of Lahore, Pakistan, Ghulam Murtaza Rafique

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose – The objective of this study is to gauge the level of information literacy skills of faculty members of the University of Lahore.

Design/methodology/approach – To collect required data from population, survey method was used. The participants consisted of the faculty members currently working in the University of Lahore, which reflected the conditions and environment of all campuses of the University of Lahore. A simple random sampling technique was used to select the sample from population of 650 faculty members of the university. The sample size consisted of 84 faculty members in randomly selection. A questionnaire was formulated and ...


Security Management For Prevention Of Book Thefts In University Libraries. A Case Study Of Benue State University Library, Nigeria, Philip Usman Akor Dr Oct 2013

Security Management For Prevention Of Book Thefts In University Libraries. A Case Study Of Benue State University Library, Nigeria, Philip Usman Akor Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ABSTRACT

This paper examines the security management for prevention of book thefts in University libraries with Benue State University Library, Makurdi. Benue State. Nigeria serving as a case study. The aim of the study was to identify the causes of book thefts and mutilation in University libraries and how to curb and preserve the continuous use of this information resources in the library. The survey research method was employed. Questionnaire are the main instrument for data collection. Frequency, tables, percentages is the main statistical tools used for data analysis. Results of the analysis showed that the university library books are ...


Faculty Perceptions And Practices In Health Sciences Information Literacy Instruction In Tanzania, Edda Tandi Lwoga Dr Sep 2013

Faculty Perceptions And Practices In Health Sciences Information Literacy Instruction In Tanzania, Edda Tandi Lwoga Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study assessed the information literacy (IL) instruction perceptions and practices of faculty at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Tanzania. An online survey was distributed to all faculty members in five schools and one institute at MUHAS (235 in total) from 2011 to 2012, with a response rate of (34.5 percent). The study findings show a general support for IL development, and its importance in enabling students to do library-based research. To a large extent, faculty believed that the IL competencies of students, including their ability to find, use and evaluate information, was average at the ...


User-Perceived Quality Of Selected Tanzanian Public University Websites, Alfred Said Sife, Grace Emanuel Msoffe May 2013

User-Perceived Quality Of Selected Tanzanian Public University Websites, Alfred Said Sife, Grace Emanuel Msoffe

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

A study was conducted to assess the quality of websites of five selected public universities in Tanzania. The main purpose of the study was to understand the quality of university websites from users’ perspectives. This study employed a 22-item instrument measuring four dimensions of web quality namely technical adequacy, information quality, service ability and web appearance. Data were collected through email survey and they were analyzed using SPSS and Ms Excel. The study findings show that, of the five university websites evaluated, the SUA website ranked the highest followed by that of UDSM. The websites of SUZA, OUT and MU ...