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Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

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2013

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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 ...