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Patrons Of D.V.G Public Library, Kolar Are Aware Of And Using The Information Sources & Services: A Survey, Geetha C S, M S Akshay Kumar Mar 2024

Patrons Of D.V.G Public Library, Kolar Are Aware Of And Using The Information Sources & Services: A Survey, Geetha C S, M S Akshay Kumar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The most important aspect of any library is its patrons. Any library’s goal is to determine what its users need, meet those needs, and satisfy them to the best of its ability. When it comes to public libraries, they face greater challenges in meeting the requirements of their increasingly diverse readership. The present study is an attempt to analyze the awareness and usage of the information sources and services offered by the D.V.G. public library, Kolar. A well-structured questionnaire was distributed to draw the data from the users. Responses from the users show that 95% of respondents are aware of …


Trust Me: Film + Q&A (February 22, 2024, 5:30 Pm, Sheldon Museum Of Art) [Poster], Sheldon Museum Of Art, University Of Nebraska-Lincoln Feb 2024

Trust Me: Film + Q&A; (February 22, 2024, 5:30 Pm, Sheldon Museum Of Art) [Poster], Sheldon Museum Of Art, University Of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Poster for Trust Me: Film + Q&A held February 22, 2024 at 5:30 PM at the Sheldon Museum of Art (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States).

Poster blurb:

In today's information landscape, how do you know whom--and what--you can trust? Watch the award-winning, feature-length documentary Trust Me, which explores how media technology is influencing society and what we can do about it.

A Q&A with Rosemary Smith, filmmaker and managing director of the non-partisan Getting Better Foundation, follows.

More information about the screening is available at https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/trust-me-documentary-to-screen-at-sheldon/.

More information about the film is available at https://www.trustmedocumentary.com/ …


Social Media And User-Centric Approach: A Comprehensive Exploration, Suresh Madhavrao Manekar Dec 2023

Social Media And User-Centric Approach: A Comprehensive Exploration, Suresh Madhavrao Manekar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The communication industry has skilled a significant model shift in recent times because of the ubiquitous impact of social media (Smith, 2021). In addition to reforming interpersonal communication, these platforms have emerged as vital channels for the dissemination of information and the development of societies (Jones et al., 2020). This chapter explores the transition towards a user-centric approach and the development of social media stages over time. This investigation is built upon the user-centric approach, which prioritises the customization of digital experiences according to individual preferences. It is crucial to grasp the multi-layered effects of social media on group domains, …


Executive Order On The Safe, Secure, And Trustworthy Development And Use Of Artificial Intelligence, Joseph R. Biden Oct 2023

Executive Order On The Safe, Secure, And Trustworthy Development And Use Of Artificial Intelligence, Joseph R. Biden

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Section 1. Purpose. Artificial intelligence (AI) holds extraordinary potential for both promise and peril. Responsible AI use has the potential to help solve urgent challenges while making our world more prosperous, productive, innovative, and secure. At the same time, irresponsible use could exacerbate societal harms such as fraud, discrimination, bias, and disinformation; displace and disempower workers; stifle competition; and pose risks to national security. Harnessing AI for good and realizing its myriad benefits requires mitigating its substantial risks. This endeavor demands a society-wide effort that includes government, the private sector, academia, and civil society.

My Administration places the highest urgency …


Digital Preservation Practices And Use Of Digital Library By Postgraduate Students In Selected Universities In South-West, Nigeria., Mary Oluwabukola Akinlolu, Olalekan Abiola Awujoola Phd, Yinka Joba Olawale Oct 2023

Digital Preservation Practices And Use Of Digital Library By Postgraduate Students In Selected Universities In South-West, Nigeria., Mary Oluwabukola Akinlolu, Olalekan Abiola Awujoola Phd, Yinka Joba Olawale

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Digital libraries are established to meet the demands of students who are ever in need of information that must be current, updated and available at a go, to satisfy their academic needs. However, in spite of the benefits accrued to the use of digital library, postgraduate students, hardly make meaningful use of digital libraries. The study therefore investigates digital preservation practices and use of digital library by postgraduate students in selected universities in South-west, Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. The population of the study comprised 29,017 postgraduate students and 363 library personnel in 12 universities in …


Library Cooperation And Use Of Digital Library By Postgraduate Students In Selected Universities In South-West, Nigeria., Mary Oluwabukola Akinlolu, Olalekan Abiola Awujoola Phd, Yinka Joba Olawale Oct 2023

Library Cooperation And Use Of Digital Library By Postgraduate Students In Selected Universities In South-West, Nigeria., Mary Oluwabukola Akinlolu, Olalekan Abiola Awujoola Phd, Yinka Joba Olawale

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Digital libraries are established to meet the demands of students who are ever in need of information which are current, updated and available at a go, to satisfy their academic needs. However, in spite of the benefits accrued to the use of digital library, postgraduate students, hardly make meaningful use of digital libraries probably because of lack required information which could be made available if digital libraries collaborate with other digital libraries. The study therefore investigates library cooperation and use of digital library by postgraduate students in selected universities in South-west, Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. …


Awareness And Utilization Of Library Resources And Services By The Students Of Sri Sathya Sai Institute Of Higher Learning, Anantapur Campus - A Study, Panduranga Swamy Matta, B. Prasada Rao Oct 2023

Awareness And Utilization Of Library Resources And Services By The Students Of Sri Sathya Sai Institute Of Higher Learning, Anantapur Campus - A Study, Panduranga Swamy Matta, B. Prasada Rao

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The educational system's support for education and research includes the library and information center, which significantly influences how people teach, learn, and conduct research. The present research investigated the extent to which undergraduate and postgraduate students from various departments at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL), Anantapur Women's Campus, make use of library resources for their academic purposes. The objective of this research is to assess the library resources, services, and facilities available at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL), specifically at Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. A comprehensive dataset was obtained from a group of 150 students …


Marketing Strategies And User Appreciation Of The Services Provided By Public Libraries, Ronald Odung, Bonniface Agungi Aug 2023

Marketing Strategies And User Appreciation Of The Services Provided By Public Libraries, Ronald Odung, Bonniface Agungi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study established the relationship between marketing strategies and user appreciation of the services provided by Public Libraries. The findings revealed that there was a significant relationship between marketing strategies and user appreciation of the Public Library services. The use of social media, general reference service and the use of Library Website are marketing strategies that can be adopted by Public Library. Provision of conducive Library space, benchmarking, analyzing user’s behavior, Quantitative evaluation, effective use of catalog and the size of the collection were ways that Public Library staff apply to assess the level of user appreciation. the finding recommend …


Analysis Of Library And Information Science Journals Listed In Ugc-Care: A Study, Parbat Chhetri Aug 2023

Analysis Of Library And Information Science Journals Listed In Ugc-Care: A Study, Parbat Chhetri

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This research study focuses on the Library and Information Science (LIS) journals listed in UGC-CARE between June 2019 and July 2023, with the purpose of offering valuable insights to researchers and practitioners in the field. The study employs a comprehensive data collection methodology, involving systematic review from academic databases, journal publishers' websites, and UGC CARE's official records. The selected journals are categorized based on various aspects, including publishers, geographical distribution, frequency of publication, publication language, ISSN/E-ISSN, Article Processing Charges (APCs), Open Access status, citation styles, and the availability of Document Object Identifiers (DOIs) and Creative Commons Licences. Notably, the study …


Expressing Information Needs And Information Literacy Skills Amongst Final Year Undergraduate Students In Northern Nigeria, Zikrat Abdulsalam, Imoisili Ojeime Odigie Jul 2023

Expressing Information Needs And Information Literacy Skills Amongst Final Year Undergraduate Students In Northern Nigeria, Zikrat Abdulsalam, Imoisili Ojeime Odigie

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information literacy is the ability of an individual to locate, evaluate, and use information. This study expresses the conscious information needs and information literacy skills amongst final year undergraduate students of three Universities in Nigeria; being the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Federal University Lokoja (FUL), and Baze University. A survey research design alongside a questionnaire for the instrument were utilised on a sample size of 307 final year undergraduate students from select faculties within the above-mentioned universities. The findings of the study amongst other show that undergraduate students at the final year level had a conscious knowledge of their information …


Participation Of Academic Libraries And Provision Of Covid-19 Information Services During The Pandemic In Nigeria, Flora Orewa May 2023

Participation Of Academic Libraries And Provision Of Covid-19 Information Services During The Pandemic In Nigeria, Flora Orewa

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information was sought on the level of collaboration between academic libraries and known key players championing the prevention and control of COVID-19, the activities carried out in compliance with set protocols, information services offered, and the challenges faced. Results showed moderate level of collaboration and very limited direct synergistic interaction with public health groups, while they provided patrons with an avenue to source updates from library websites. There was high compliance with COVID-19 prevention guidelines; however, there was no specialized COVID-19 information service desk for patrons' inquiries. Libraries participated in the dissemination of COVID-19 information during the pandemic, especially to …


User Satisfaction And Service Quality Assessment Of Resource Center At National Institute Of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat: A Case Study, Sanjeev Jain, Jignesh C. Makwana, Vivek Singh May 2023

User Satisfaction And Service Quality Assessment Of Resource Center At National Institute Of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat: A Case Study, Sanjeev Jain, Jignesh C. Makwana, Vivek Singh

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose: This study examines the level of satisfaction and assessment of service quality of the library and information services provided by the Resource Center (Library), National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Methodology/Design/Approaches: An online questionnaire was used to collect the primary data from the respondents. The survey was designed in such a way that a single respondent was not allowed to give more than one response

Findings: The results emphasise that 89 (46.1%) of the institute utilised the services mainly for Fashion Design, Fashion Technology and Accessories Design Department students. There is a lower percentage of PG students, 41 …


A Literature Survey On Information Literacy And Public Libraries In Pakistan, Sher Muhammad Burdi Apr 2023

A Literature Survey On Information Literacy And Public Libraries In Pakistan, Sher Muhammad Burdi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In today's technological world, information literacy has become essential, which involves the effective and ethical identification, access, evaluation, and utilization of information. Public libraries are significant contributors to the promotion of information literacy, especially in developing countries such as Pakistan, where information access is limited. The aim of study is to identify effects and role of information literacy in public libraries of Pakistan, identify the issues and challenges faced by libraries, and propose recommendations assess in the improvisation of in literacy programs. This study based on, primary, secondary and tertiary data and information was collected from different information sources such …


Research Support Services: An Analysis Of Top Science And Technology Institutions, Vijay Kumar Verma, Charu . Apr 2023

Research Support Services: An Analysis Of Top Science And Technology Institutions, Vijay Kumar Verma, Charu .

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose – This research article aims to find out the different types of research support services provided by the top fifty libraries listed under science and technology institutions category in the QS ranking 2022. The analysis results will provide an in-depth view of the research support services offered by these institutions and will be helpful to libraries everywhere in designing their research support service.

Design/methodology/approach – The top 50 institutions listed in the 2022 QS World University Rankings in the category of science and technology were taken. Out of them, 44 libraries were selected on the basis of research support …


Identifying The Relationship Between Students Computer Hardware Skills In The Use Of Electronic Information Resources In University Libraries In South-West, Nigeria, Atanda S. Sambo, Pearl. C Akanwa. Precious, Saheed Adesina Olawepo Apr 2023

Identifying The Relationship Between Students Computer Hardware Skills In The Use Of Electronic Information Resources In University Libraries In South-West, Nigeria, Atanda S. Sambo, Pearl. C Akanwa. Precious, Saheed Adesina Olawepo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study determined relationship between students’ computer hardware skills in the use of electronic information resources in University libraries in South-West, Nigeria. This study adopted correlation research design involving simple and multiple linear methods. The population of this study is 85,526. The sample for the study was 398. Proportionate sampling techniques were used to draw the sample. The findings revealed that there is a moderate positive and significant relationship between the students’ computer hardware skills and their use of EIR in university libraries. Also, there is a moderate positive and significant relationship between the students’ computer software skills and their …


Make An Institutional Repository With Zero Budget And Easy Steps On Google Scholar: An Innovative Approach For Library Professionals., Zameer Hussain Baladi Apr 2023

Make An Institutional Repository With Zero Budget And Easy Steps On Google Scholar: An Innovative Approach For Library Professionals., Zameer Hussain Baladi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

An institutional repository (IR) is a digital collection that archives and provides access to an institution's scholarly and creative output, such as a university, research organization, or museum. The purpose of an IR is to collect, preserve, and share the intellectual work of an institution, making it accessible to a wider audience. An IR typically includes research articles, conference papers, theses and dissertations, preprints, reports, datasets, multimedia, and other scholarly and creative works produced by faculty, staff, and students. An institutional profile in Google Scholar can function as an institutional repository. While it may not have all the features and …


Leadership And Job Performance Of Library Personnel In University Of Abuja, Nigeria, Oluwatola Kolawole, Solomon Oluwatise Abomoge, Odion Evans Kakulu Apr 2023

Leadership And Job Performance Of Library Personnel In University Of Abuja, Nigeria, Oluwatola Kolawole, Solomon Oluwatise Abomoge, Odion Evans Kakulu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper examined the level of leadership and job performance of library personnel in University of Abuja, Nigeria. Survey research methodology was used with a total sample size of 202 library personnel in University of Abuja library using simple random sampling techniques. Data was collected mainly through questionnaire and analyzed using frequency distribution and descriptive statistics. The result revealed that the leadership of the University of Abuja library consulted his staff in taking decision at the same time a team player, friendly and provided mentorship to his subordinate. It was also revealed that respondents were of the opinion that leadership …


Perception On The Use & Impact Of Facebook & Whatsapp For Academic Information By Undergraduate Students, Habibat O. Ochepa Cln Mar 2023

Perception On The Use & Impact Of Facebook & Whatsapp For Academic Information By Undergraduate Students, Habibat O. Ochepa Cln

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Facebook and WhatsApp are social network platforms that have enhanced communication, Information sharing, and absorption, They are tools for social change and Knowledge assimilation their importance cannot be overemphasized which necessitate this study to investigate the perception of use and impacts of Facebook and WhatsApp for academic information for undergraduate students in Nigeria. The study uses Purposive sampling in selection of two universities situated in Abuja Municipal, one private and one public university, The research design adopted for this study was the descriptive survey research design with total enumeration of 2,010 undergraduate students from six departments (building, architecture, information technology, …


Usage Of Electronic Information Resources (Eirs) For Improved Nursing Research And Health-Care Delivery In Nigeria, Bolaji David Oladokun, Abdulfatai Enehe Seidu, Humphrey I. Wiche Phd, Dauda Yahaya, Joseph Atule Mar 2023

Usage Of Electronic Information Resources (Eirs) For Improved Nursing Research And Health-Care Delivery In Nigeria, Bolaji David Oladokun, Abdulfatai Enehe Seidu, Humphrey I. Wiche Phd, Dauda Yahaya, Joseph Atule

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examined the usage of electronic information resources (EIRs) for improved nursing research and health-care delivery in Nigeria. A descriptive survey method was used for the study. The population consisted of 120 nursing and midwifery students and 5 healthcare providers at Grimmard School of Nursing and Midwifery, Anyigba, Kogi State of Nigeria totalling 125. Five (5) research questions guided the conduct of this study. Analysis and discussion of the study were based on major findings of the study. The results revealed that, nursing and midwifery students sourced e-resources through online databases, smart phones, institutional repositories and search engines. The …


Chatgpt As Metamorphosis Designer For The Future Of Artificial Intelligence (Ai): A Conceptual Investigation, Amarjit Kumar Singh (Library Assistant), Dr. Pankaj Mathur (Deputy Librarian) Mar 2023

Chatgpt As Metamorphosis Designer For The Future Of Artificial Intelligence (Ai): A Conceptual Investigation, Amarjit Kumar Singh (Library Assistant), Dr. Pankaj Mathur (Deputy Librarian)

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this research paper is to explore ChatGPT’s potential as an innovative designer tool for the future development of artificial intelligence. Specifically, this conceptual investigation aims to analyze ChatGPT’s capabilities as a tool for designing and developing near about human intelligent systems for futuristic used and developed in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Also with the helps of this paper, researchers are analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of ChatGPT as a tool, and identify possible areas for improvement in its development and implementation. This investigation focused on the various features and functions of ChatGPT that …


Ict Tools As Provision For Information To The Visually Impaired Persons In Lagos State Special Libraries, Adeola Atolani Idowu Miss, Mausi Ajoviyon Bokoh Mr., Morenikeji Modinat Bello Miss Feb 2023

Ict Tools As Provision For Information To The Visually Impaired Persons In Lagos State Special Libraries, Adeola Atolani Idowu Miss, Mausi Ajoviyon Bokoh Mr., Morenikeji Modinat Bello Miss

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The rapid development in technology has transformed all spheres of life. Information Communication Technology has revolutionaries the accessibility and use of information resources in the contemporary world. However, people who are visually impaired encounter challenges in accessing information resources and services in the libraries especially ICT and it is as a result of their customised library collections being mostly in Braille formats. Provision of ICT tools for the visually impaired has received tremendous attention all over the world. Information resources for the visually impaired are converted into formats that are usable to them; these formats include Braille, talking books/audio recordings …


Technology Acceptance Among Library Male And Female Users Of Lahore-Based Public And Private General Categories Universities, Qaiser Iqbal, Tahira Akbar, Zaheer Ahmad Jan 2023

Technology Acceptance Among Library Male And Female Users Of Lahore-Based Public And Private General Categories Universities, Qaiser Iqbal, Tahira Akbar, Zaheer Ahmad

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

Purpose- The purpose of the study was to assess the usefulness of digital library resources & services, and the value of multidisciplinary databases among postgraduate researchers/ students. This research study is an investigation of technology acceptance behaviours of university library users in Lahore, Pakistan. It also works on user’s perception and usage of digital databases, user’s level of satisfaction, user’s ease of use and usefulness to use digital library databases and identifications of factors affecting accessing digital databases. This research study is based on the TAM model in the context of technology acceptance by postgraduate researchers.

Design/ methodology/ approach …


Evaluation Of Information Sources And Services Of B-School Libraries In Greater Hyderabad: A User Study, Dr.Annavarapu Mallikarjuna Prefex Jan 2023

Evaluation Of Information Sources And Services Of B-School Libraries In Greater Hyderabad: A User Study, Dr.Annavarapu Mallikarjuna Prefex

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In the present period, School Libraries are playing vital role in the electronic resources. All changes demand development of modern skills to both library professionals as well as users. Today, all information available in digital form requires new and modern methods for its handling. The present study deals with Evaluation of Information Sources and Services in Business School Libraries.


Library Operation And Services As Determinants Of Researchers’ Satisfaction In An Agricultural Research Institute In Nigeria, Akinade A. Adewojo, Saheed, Abiola Hamzat Ph.D, Basirat O. Amzat, Aderinola O. Dunmade Dr Jan 2023

Library Operation And Services As Determinants Of Researchers’ Satisfaction In An Agricultural Research Institute In Nigeria, Akinade A. Adewojo, Saheed, Abiola Hamzat Ph.D, Basirat O. Amzat, Aderinola O. Dunmade Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Operations and services provided by libraries are seen as social services with a responsibility to encourage society's reading habits, especially in academic settings. The educational, economic, cultural, and recreational life of the whole population are strongly impacted by library services. A special library is known to offer services like interlibrary loan, reference and information, current awareness, selective information dissemination, user education, literature searching, bibliography compilation, indexing and abstracting, knowledge management, preservation and conservation, bindery, information literacy, and information media literacy. The research focuses on the following goals: discovering the library services offered by research libraries in Kwara State; identifying the …


News Literacy Resources: An Online Hub Of Informational Materials For Learning And Teaching News Literacy, Halle Starns Jan 2023

News Literacy Resources: An Online Hub Of Informational Materials For Learning And Teaching News Literacy, Halle Starns

Honors Theses

This thesis contains and organizes a variety of online educational resources including articles, books, games, organizations, podcasts, tools and videos related to promoting news literacy. The purpose of the website is to make this information more accessible and the topic of news literacy feel less daunting. The written component of this thesis describes the design process of the website — conceptualization, layout, wireframing — as well as the research process. A link to the final website is included.


Adoption And Use Of Plagiarism Software By Postgraduate Students In Universities In South-West, Nigeria, Olusegun Adebayo Opesanwo, Hannah Okon Anwana Jan 2023

Adoption And Use Of Plagiarism Software By Postgraduate Students In Universities In South-West, Nigeria, Olusegun Adebayo Opesanwo, Hannah Okon Anwana

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Over the years, there has been an increase awakening on plagiarism and the need to curb it, especially among postgraduate students. Hence, the need for them to have a good knowledge of plagiarism software.

This study investigates the adoption and use of plagiarism software among postgraduate students in universities in South-west Nigeria. Employing a survey research design and random sampling, thirty-four postgraduate students from each of the universities were selected.

The findings of the study revealed a moderate level of awareness among the respondents regarding the availability of plagiarism software. The frequency of use was also found to be low, …


Prison Libraries, Intellectual Freedom And Social Justice In Nigeria, Olusegun Adebayo Opesanwo, Oluyomi Abidemi Awofeso Phd Jan 2023

Prison Libraries, Intellectual Freedom And Social Justice In Nigeria, Olusegun Adebayo Opesanwo, Oluyomi Abidemi Awofeso Phd

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper deployed a systematic review to examine prison libraries and intellectual freedom towards attaining social justice in Nigeria. Information resources used cover the periods of 2010 and 2020 to articulate the necessary development in prison libraries, intellectual freedom and social justice in Nigeria. Search engines such as Google scholar, Semantic Scholar, and RefSeek were used to retrieve information and through different queries yielded several results but very few of them were selected to fit in the study due to limited studies directed to address the focus of this study particularly in the Nigeria scenario. Information obtained were subjected to …


Pattern Of Internet Use Among Librarians In Federal University Libraries In Southeast Nigeria, Ugonna Fidelugwuowo Jan 2023

Pattern Of Internet Use Among Librarians In Federal University Libraries In Southeast Nigeria, Ugonna Fidelugwuowo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigated pattern of internet use among librarians in three Federal university libraries in Southeast Nigeria. Three research objectives guided the study. The study adopted survey research design. The population comprises 30 principal librarians and University librarians in the three Federal University libraries in Southeast Nigeria. A total of 27 copies of the questionnaire were returned. Interview was conducted and observation was made on internet facilities to determine the authenticity of the respondent’s responses. Findings revealed that major internet facilities available in the libraries include laptops, cybercafé, institutional website, institutional virtual library, desktop computers, wireless fidelity, cable modem, computer …


Examining The Influence Of Awareness Tools On Library Electronic Resources: A Case Study Of The National Open University Of Nigeria (Noun), Babarotimi Oluwaseun, Babarotimi Opeyemi Oluwaseun Bo Jan 2023

Examining The Influence Of Awareness Tools On Library Electronic Resources: A Case Study Of The National Open University Of Nigeria (Noun), Babarotimi Oluwaseun, Babarotimi Opeyemi Oluwaseun Bo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examines the influence of awareness tools on library electronic resources: a case study of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) employing a quantitative research approach and survey methodology, the research targeted a sample population of 1,680, including 1,513 students, 140 academic staff members, and 27 academic librarians. A combination of probability (stratified random and systematic) and nonprobability (purposive) sampling methods were applied. The study employed online self-administered closed-ended questionnaires distributed through Google Forms to participants' emails. Data analysis was carried out using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).

Results revealed that both academic staff and …


Perceptions And Challenges In Accessing Library Electronic Resources: A Case Study Of The National Open University Of Nigeria (Noun), Babarotimi Oluwaseun, Babarotimi Opeyemi Oluwaseun Bo Jan 2023

Perceptions And Challenges In Accessing Library Electronic Resources: A Case Study Of The National Open University Of Nigeria (Noun), Babarotimi Oluwaseun, Babarotimi Opeyemi Oluwaseun Bo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated user perceptions and challenges associated with accessing and utilizing electronic resources at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), including their implications for remote users. Using a quantitative research approach and survey methodology, the study involved 1,680 participants: 1,513 students, 140 academic staff, and 27 academic librarians. Employing a combination of probability (stratified random and systematic) and nonprobability (purposive) sampling ensured comprehensive representation. Participants completed self-administered closed-ended questionnaires distributed through online platforms, primarily Google Forms. Data collected underwent thorough analysis using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Findings indicated that the NOUN library offers access …