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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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 ...