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Librarian' Understanding, Perception, And Attitudes Regarding Cloud Computing In Academic Libraries Punjab, Pakistan: A Survey, Shahid Mehmood, Prof.Dr.Rais Ahmed Samdani, Muhammad Wahid Dec 2023

Librarian' Understanding, Perception, And Attitudes Regarding Cloud Computing In Academic Libraries Punjab, Pakistan: A Survey, Shahid Mehmood, Prof.Dr.Rais Ahmed Samdani, Muhammad Wahid

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

People who used the University of Sargodha library were asked what they thought about Cloud Computing for the study. The goal of this study was to find out more about how people feel about cloud computing in general and how well they understand it. There were both descriptive and quantitative methods used in the study. Over sixty-nine people were asked to take part in the study, and 65 were randomly picked from the census. The study used SPSS version 21 to turn table data with numbers into percentages and rates. Most people know what Cloud Computing is and how it …


Utilization Of Media Resources For Instructions Among Library Educators In Adult Learning Centers In Awka South Lga, Eliezer Chukwuyere Agim, Solomon Irieguna, Cyprainmary Chukwudebelu Chivuzo Dec 2023

Utilization Of Media Resources For Instructions Among Library Educators In Adult Learning Centers In Awka South Lga, Eliezer Chukwuyere Agim, Solomon Irieguna, Cyprainmary Chukwudebelu Chivuzo

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The study was designed to ascertain the utilization of media resources for instructions among library educators in adult learning centers in Awka South LGA. A descriptive survey research design was used for the study. The sample population comprised of 14 adult educators selected randomly from adult learning center in Awka South LGA using the purposive sampling technique. A structured questionnaire on a four (4) – point Likert scale was used for collection of data. The instrument was subjected to face validation and pilot test using Cronbach Alpha which gave a reliability coefficient value of 0.96. Data collected from the study …


Preparation Of A Depth Schedule On Data Science By Colon Classification, Edition 7, Partha Chattopadhyay, Librarian Dec 2023

Preparation Of A Depth Schedule On Data Science By Colon Classification, Edition 7, Partha Chattopadhyay, Librarian

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Abstract :- Preparation of a Depth version is required when a micro subject has emerged as a popular and important subject of study. The subject Data Science is such a subject under consideration for preparation of a Depth Schedule. The Colon Classification, edition 7 of Ranganathan is a suitable classification scheme to classify the above mentioned subject thoroughly because of the inbuilt flexibility of Colon Classification, edition 7. Through this article an attempt has been made to prepare a Depth Schedule as far as possible.


A Descriptive Study On Shah Abdul Latif Public Library Shahdadpur, Sindh; Pakistan., Sher Muhammad Burdi , Primary School Teacher At G.B.P.S Al Mansoora Colony Sanghar, Arif Ali Bhatti, Nusrat Shaheen . Dec 2023

A Descriptive Study On Shah Abdul Latif Public Library Shahdadpur, Sindh; Pakistan., Sher Muhammad Burdi , Primary School Teacher At G.B.P.S Al Mansoora Colony Sanghar, Arif Ali Bhatti, Nusrat Shaheen .

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This descriptive study examined the Shah Abdul Latif Public Library in Shahdadpur, Sindh, Pakistan, with the aim of understanding its features, resources, services, and knowledge dissemination and community engagement. The study used mixed-method approach and collected data was presented in simple tables and charts. Research provided comprehensive description with aim of rules and regulations of library and the literature review explored the significance of public libraries as information centers and their role in community engagement and lifelong learning. The historical background of library may provide the understanding of basic foundation of public libraries in Pakistani cities, like Shahdadpur. During the …


Information Literacy Skills Among Female Students Of Secondary Schools In Bangladesh, Wares-Ul-Matin, Md. Jahangir Alam, Bilkis Begum, Md. Sakib Biswas Dec 2023

Information Literacy Skills Among Female Students Of Secondary Schools In Bangladesh, Wares-Ul-Matin, Md. Jahangir Alam, Bilkis Begum, Md. Sakib Biswas

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study assessed information literacy skills among female students of secondary schools in Bangladesh. A structured questionnaire was developed consisting of library and ICT facilities, information literacy skills, ability to locate information, evaluate information sources, and use the approach of needed information. A total of 596 data were collected from female students of class nine of five general and five girls' high schools in the rural areas of Dhaka Districts. The study revealed that overall, 60.23% of the respondents were aware of IL; however, 49.33% of the female students were unable to locate academic information, 69.63% failed to identify information …


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, …


“Big Data” Revitalizing Librarianship: Impact On Librarians, Alice A. Bamigbola Dr. Dec 2023

“Big Data” Revitalizing Librarianship: Impact On Librarians, Alice A. Bamigbola Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Advanced technologies undeniably developed in the 4th Industrial Revolution era, and led to incessantly growing volumes of information daily. “Big Data” is simply information surplus due to the volume, velocity, variety, variability and veracity of the data that need to be processed to get value and better visualisation. Big Data helps libraries understand the ever-changing users’ needs, consequently reshaping their services and procedures. However, it offers several information challenges concerning its capturing, storage, searching, structuring, and visualization. This paper, explores the concept of Big Data in a library environment, how to introduce Big Data, its benefits in the library, roles …


Creativity Of Librarians As Determinant Of Job Performance In Some Selected Polytechnic Libraries In Delta State, Nigeria, Patrick Chukwuma Iheme Mr, Chika Chinonso Ejiakor Mrs, Peter O. Moneke, Oluchi Juliet Nwagu, Ufuoma Eruvwe Dr Dec 2023

Creativity Of Librarians As Determinant Of Job Performance In Some Selected Polytechnic Libraries In Delta State, Nigeria, Patrick Chukwuma Iheme Mr, Chika Chinonso Ejiakor Mrs, Peter O. Moneke, Oluchi Juliet Nwagu, Ufuoma Eruvwe Dr

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The study investigated the creativity of librarians as determinant of job performance in some selected polytechnic libraries in Delta State. The study adopted a descriptive survey using questionnaire to collect data. The population of the study consists of 45 librarians. A total of 45 questionnaires were distributed only 33 were retrieved using descriptive statistics, the mean and percentage of the data were calculated. A mean score of 2.5 or above and a percentage score of 50% were taken into consideration. The study revealed five (5) creativity factors possess by librarians in some selected polytechnic libraries in Delta state as experience, …


The Role Of Lis Professional In Open Educational Resources And Its Impact In Bangladesh, Dr. Md. Azizur Rahman, Sumitra Mitra Biswas, Dr. Subrata Biswas Dec 2023

The Role Of Lis Professional In Open Educational Resources And Its Impact In Bangladesh, Dr. Md. Azizur Rahman, Sumitra Mitra Biswas, Dr. Subrata Biswas

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Introduction- This study aims to explore of the role of LIS Professionals in open educational resources (OERs) and its impact on Bangladesh. In addition, there is a focus on raising awareness and improving open educational resources.

Purpose – The purpose of the study is to provide quantitative information on the growth and development of the LIS professionals in OER in Bangladesh. In addition, the focus is on raising awareness and improving open educational resources.

Research problem- The study is about acquiring data sources, facing huge problems related to field of LIS Professionals in OER in Bangladesh. LIS professionals in the …


Radicalisation And Extremism On Social Media: What Steps Can Be Taken?, Emeka Williams Etumnu, Oluchi I. Williams-Etumnu Dec 2023

Radicalisation And Extremism On Social Media: What Steps Can Be Taken?, Emeka Williams Etumnu, Oluchi I. Williams-Etumnu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Unarguably, the social media has brought the world together in an online space and as a result of this, extremist groups utilise the social media to radicalise people especially the youths who are vulnerable and fancy their ideology towards their cause. The paper was underpinned on public sphere theory and the desk research method was employed in the course of the study. It was revealed that social media plays a tremendous role towards radicalisation and extremism. The need for digital literacy, where rules can be made to assist individuals of all ages in developing critical thinking skills and building resilience …


Information Communication Technology Competence And Reference Service Provision In Federal Universities In North-Central Nigeria., Ezinwanyi Madukoma, Catherine Enatta Ikokoh Dec 2023

Information Communication Technology Competence And Reference Service Provision In Federal Universities In North-Central Nigeria., Ezinwanyi Madukoma, Catherine Enatta Ikokoh

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigates information communication technology competence and reference service provision in Federal Universities in North-Central, Nigeria. Reference librarians now provide users with databases that give access to millions of journal articles as well as access to the internet which has holdings of libraries and a limitless variety of formal and informal sources of information. The study has one objective, a research question and one hypothesis. The study adopted total enumeration using a descriptive survey design. The population of the study is three hundred and sixty library personnel comprising professionals and para-professionals. Three hundred and six questionnaires were returned and …


Lecturers’ Skills To Evaluate Information And Use Information Effectively As Correlates Of Digital Library Resources Utilization In Nigeria, Joy Iguehi Ikenwe, Ogagaoghene Uzezi Idhalama Dec 2023

Lecturers’ Skills To Evaluate Information And Use Information Effectively As Correlates Of Digital Library Resources Utilization In Nigeria, Joy Iguehi Ikenwe, Ogagaoghene Uzezi Idhalama

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigates lecturers’ skills to evaluate information and use information effectively as correlates of digital library resources utilization in Nigeria. Research questions were, what is the correlation between lecturers’ skills to evaluate information and digital library resources utilization in Southern Nigeria? and what is the correlation between lecturers’ skills to use information effectively and digital library resources utilization in Southern Nigeria? The two hypotheses are: Ho 1: Lecturers' skill to evaluate information does not have a significant relationship with the utilization of digital library resources. Ho 2: Lecturers' skill to use information effectively does not have a …


Enhancing Information Delivery Services For Distance Education Programmes In Cross River State, Nigeria, Mayen Ndaro Igajah Dr, Christopher Okoi Offem Mr, Mary Mfon Bassey Mrs Dec 2023

Enhancing Information Delivery Services For Distance Education Programmes In Cross River State, Nigeria, Mayen Ndaro Igajah Dr, Christopher Okoi Offem Mr, Mary Mfon Bassey Mrs

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper assessed information delivery services for distance education programmes. The study traces briefly the history of the National Open University and the National Teacher Institute. The e-resources and current issues on services provided by librarians. The study adopted the survey design methods. The questionnaire was used as an instrument for data collection. From the analysis of the data collected, it was found that the current issues on information services are in support of open and distance education programmes, technologies used in the delivery of information services for distance learners, concepts of distance education in Nigeria, value of social media …


Influence Of Library Management System In Managing Library Information Resources By Librarians In Ekiti State Tertiary Institutions, Fajiwe Olabode Thomas, Ogunojemite Abosede Tola Dec 2023

Influence Of Library Management System In Managing Library Information Resources By Librarians In Ekiti State Tertiary Institutions, Fajiwe Olabode Thomas, Ogunojemite Abosede Tola

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigated the influence of the library management system in managing library information resources by librarians in Ekiti state tertiary institutions. The study adopted the descriptive survey design. The sample for the study comprised 80 librarians who were randomly selected through simple random sampling. Purpose of Library Management System (PLIS) and Challenges of Library Management System (CLMS) were the two instruments used to collect relevant data for the study. The research questions raised were answered using mean and standard deviation. Means scores cut off point of 2.50 and above was accepted. The findings from the study indicated that …


A Study Of Using E-Resources By Research Scholars In Selected Institutions Of Southern Tamilnadu: Regression Analysis, Senthur Vel Murugan Librarian Dec 2023

A Study Of Using E-Resources By Research Scholars In Selected Institutions Of Southern Tamilnadu: Regression Analysis, Senthur Vel Murugan Librarian

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present examination has been grasped to answer what is the impact of e-resources. This investigation relies upon the customer capacity of the assessment researchers of the picked association of southern Tamilnadu. E-Resources, particularly in advanced education and research, is getting a prime spot in scholastic exercises. The scholarly network is gradually exchanging over from utilizing print assets to e-assets. Changing the need for the scholarly network for e-assets makes another test to the library of the executives at chosen organizations. Studies are directed to think about the need for and utilization of e-assets for scholarly purposes. This investigation is …


Research Performance Analysis Of Top Six Heis In Wb Based On Nirf-2021 Ranking: An Evaluation-Based Study, Debdas Mondal Dec 2023

Research Performance Analysis Of Top Six Heis In Wb Based On Nirf-2021 Ranking: An Evaluation-Based Study, Debdas Mondal

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The Indian higher education system is the third largest education system in the world, however, no Indian universities have been found in the list of top 100 universities in the world. The Government of India has taken several initiatives to improve the quality of education in India and its ranking position so that Indian universities improve their quality and provide the best quality education and research. NIRF is one such initiative. As per NIRF, all the HEIs are evaluated on the basis of certain stipulated performance of parameters score, such as ’Quantitative Research (QNR)’, ’Qualitative Research (QLR)’, ’Students and Faculty …


Demystifying The Panorama Of Electoral Violence In Nigeria: Exploring Education And E-Library Resources As Antidotes, Grace Ogechukwu Ugwonna, Phd, Chizoba Jovita Akudike, Josephine Ngozi Morah, Anthony Chikadibia Ugwonna Dec 2023

Demystifying The Panorama Of Electoral Violence In Nigeria: Exploring Education And E-Library Resources As Antidotes, Grace Ogechukwu Ugwonna, Phd, Chizoba Jovita Akudike, Josephine Ngozi Morah, Anthony Chikadibia Ugwonna

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The incidence of electoral violence in Nigeria and the involvement of youth, has remained a threat to the survival of Democracy. Given the damaging impact it has on the socioeconomic, cultural, religious, and political lives of the people and its threat to human existence, scholars have continued to explore ways of dealing with the enigma. This study therefore sought to ascertain the extent to which Civic education and voter education are relevant in curbing electoral violence among the youth and the extent of using e-library resources by the youth to access political information. This research effort was driven by the …


Bibliometric Study Of Desidoc Journal Of Library And Information Technology, Roopendra Singh, Abhishek Yadav, Babita Yadav, Neeraj Kumar Verma Nov 2023

Bibliometric Study Of Desidoc Journal Of Library And Information Technology, Roopendra Singh, Abhishek Yadav, Babita Yadav, Neeraj Kumar Verma

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This study provides a bibliometric analysis of the DESIDOC journal of library and information technology during 2012–2022. Research data for this study has been exported from the SCOPUS database. A total of 638 articles published during the study period were analyzed to determine the most cited articles, most prolific author, growth of publication, occurrence of keywords, citation pattern, and authorship pattern. To visualize the occurrence of keywords and the co-citation of the author network, Vosviewer software was used. This study also reveals that bibliometric, scientometrics, e-resource, and citation analysis are the most prolific research areas.


Enhancing Public Library Services: A Future Outlook On Digital Libraries In Pakistan, Muhammad Sohail Haider, Chen Ya Prof, Md. Nurul Islam, Muhammad Danyal, Muhammad Hussain Nov 2023

Enhancing Public Library Services: A Future Outlook On Digital Libraries In Pakistan, Muhammad Sohail Haider, Chen Ya Prof, Md. Nurul Islam, Muhammad Danyal, Muhammad Hussain

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Objective: Governments consistently aim to enhance services and establish online connections to efficiently deliver necessary information. This study aims to evaluate the future potential of digital libraries in public libraries in Pakistan by examining various projects that have introduced innovative approaches to foster the development of digital library services.

Methodology: The analysis utilized the Amos 24 version, employing the Structural Equation Model (SEM) for assessing model fit indices and validating hypotheses. Additionally, Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 24 was employed for Pearson correlation and factor analysis.

Findings: The results suggest the appropriateness of discussing three out of the …


Impact Of Remuneration On Staff Productivity In Imo State University, Owerri Library And Coal City University, Enugu Library, Chinedu Egbuchu, Heman Uchechukwu Osuagwu Nov 2023

Impact Of Remuneration On Staff Productivity In Imo State University, Owerri Library And Coal City University, Enugu Library, Chinedu Egbuchu, Heman Uchechukwu Osuagwu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study is on the impact of remuneration on staff productivity in Imo State University, Owerri library and Coal City University, Enugu library. The study aims to ascertain the impact of remuneration in university libraries. Three research objectives and three research questions were adopted for this study. A total of twenty five (25) library staff formed the population of the study which emanated from twenty (20) library staff of Imo State University Owerri and five (5) library staff of Coal City University Enugu. The study was carried out using questionnaire (e-copy) as instrument for data collection. The data collected were …


Impact Of Advertisement On The Use Of Library Information Resources In Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri Library, Chinedu C. Egbuchu, Heman Uchechukwu Osuagwu Nov 2023

Impact Of Advertisement On The Use Of Library Information Resources In Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri Library, Chinedu C. Egbuchu, Heman Uchechukwu Osuagwu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study is focused on the impact of advertisement on the use of library information resources in Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri library. The study aims at ascertaining the impact of advertisement on the use of library information resources. Three research objectives and three research questions were adopted for this study. A total of twenty three (23) library staff formed the population of the study. The study was carried out using four point rating scale as instrument for data collection. The data collected were analyzed using mean scores and presented in tables. The result of this study revealed that library information …


Information Needs And Seeking Behaviour Of Health Workers In Rural Areas In Benue State, Nigeria, Yilase Jerome Terhemba, Obande Bonnie Obeka Nov 2023

Information Needs And Seeking Behaviour Of Health Workers In Rural Areas In Benue State, Nigeria, Yilase Jerome Terhemba, Obande Bonnie Obeka

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper investigates the information needs and seeking behaviour of health workers in the rural areas in Benue state Nigeria. Three research questions guided the study. A descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. A total of four hundred and twenty-two (423) health workers with a sample of two hundred and six (206) health workers from general hospitals in 23 Local Governments Areas in Benue state was used for the study. The questionnaire was used as an instrument for data collection. Data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation. A mean score cut-off point of …


Access To Electronic Information Resources And Attitude Towards Plagiarism By Science Undergraduates In Three Universities In Oyo State, Nigeria, Mary Love Bamidele, Olawale Oyewole, Temitope Inioluwa Abegunde Nov 2023

Access To Electronic Information Resources And Attitude Towards Plagiarism By Science Undergraduates In Three Universities In Oyo State, Nigeria, Mary Love Bamidele, Olawale Oyewole, Temitope Inioluwa Abegunde

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Undergraduates access electronic information resources for academic activities, however, this comes with abiding by good ethical behavior such as a negative attitude towards plagiarism. Literature have reported undergraduates’ negative or positive attitude towards plagiarism in Nigeria, but few studies have been carried out in Oyo State and have not investigated how access to electronic information resources influence attitude towards plagiarism. Therefore, this study examined access to Electronic Information Resources (EIR) and Attitude towards Plagiarism (ATP) by undergraduates in Faculty of Science in three universities in Oyo state, Nigeria.

The descriptive survey design of the correlational type was adopted for this …


Comparative Study Of Academic Performance Of Undergraduates Admitted Through Utme, Pre-Degree And Direct-Entry Into The Federal University Of Technology, Owerri., Felix M. Eke Dr, Ngozi Chima-James Dr, Peter O. Moneke Dr Nov 2023

Comparative Study Of Academic Performance Of Undergraduates Admitted Through Utme, Pre-Degree And Direct-Entry Into The Federal University Of Technology, Owerri., Felix M. Eke Dr, Ngozi Chima-James Dr, Peter O. Moneke Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In this research on comparative study of academic performance of undergraduates admitted through UTME, Pre-Degree and Direct-Entry into the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Seven (7) Schools/Faculties were randomly drawn for the study, from where sixteen (16) departments were randomly selected and the CGPA of their graduated students 2011/2012 – 2015/2016 used for the research. A total population of 1280 students out of which a sample of 668 students’ CGPA across the departments were drawn. We analyzed the CGPA data using different sample sizes for each admission mode and found that the average performance of graduated students, their standard deviation, …


Staff Attitude And Library Environment As Predictors Of Users’ Satisfaction In Public University Libraries In Abia And Imo States., Lazarus Njoku Nov 2023

Staff Attitude And Library Environment As Predictors Of Users’ Satisfaction In Public University Libraries In Abia And Imo States., Lazarus Njoku

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study Staff Attitude and Library Environment as Predictors of Users’ Satisfaction in Public University Libraries in Abia and Imo States. Two research questions were asked and two hypotheses formulated to guide the study. The research design adopted for the investigation is correlational design. The population of the study was 5,294. The sample size for this study is 378. Research questions were answered using Pearson Product Moment Correction (PPMC) and hypotheses tested with t-test as 0.05 level of significance. The major findings of the study are: there is a significant positive very high extent of correlation between staff attitude and …


Bibliotherapy: An Expanded Role For Libraries And Librarians, Loretta Odiri Daniel (Cln) Nov 2023

Bibliotherapy: An Expanded Role For Libraries And Librarians, Loretta Odiri Daniel (Cln)

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

A deep research into the concept of bibliotherapy revealed that it has been existence for a long time and rooted in ancient librarianship. However, the concept has moved from libraries to other corporations and organizations. This paper looks at the expanded role for libraries and librarians in bibliotherapy. Firstly, it discusses bibliotherapy or the combination of literature and healing which is designed to bring healings to library users through their interactions between relevant literature and their personalities as well as the etymology of the concept. Secondly, it expedites the types of bibliotherapy; relationship between bibliotherapy and library science; types of …


Promoting Library Cultures: The Roles Of Libraries In Human Resources Development In Bangladesh, Md. Aktarul Islam, Md. Habibur Rahman Nov 2023

Promoting Library Cultures: The Roles Of Libraries In Human Resources Development In Bangladesh, Md. Aktarul Islam, Md. Habibur Rahman

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Since the library is the paramount destination for obtaining knowledge and information, it has been a matter of great regret that the culture of pursuing lifelong learning programs through libraries remains unstressed and unfamiliar in Bangladesh. People from all walks of life have not felt the necessity of going to libraries to seek information and obtain knowledge to solve their day-to-day affairs and resolve other problematic issues. The tradition of reading, learning, and researching is still in a deplorable state, and to this end, the development and expansion of “Library Culture” is too slow to fulfill the information needs of …


Adoption Of Qr Code Technology Foreasyaccess To Library And Management Information Services: A Comprehensive Analysis, Dr. Surendra Sethy, Manish.Dadhich Dadhich Nov 2023

Adoption Of Qr Code Technology Foreasyaccess To Library And Management Information Services: A Comprehensive Analysis, Dr. Surendra Sethy, Manish.Dadhich Dadhich

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

QR code technology can provide an easy and convenient way for users to access library and management information services. By using QR codes, libraries can improve the user experience, save time and effort for users, and gather feedback to improve their services.QR code technology can provide easy access to library and management information services in several ways. QR codes can be placed on library shelves, books, and other materials to allow users to quickly access information about the resource, such as its location, availability, and details about the content. This can help users save time and effort when looking for …


Digital Transformation: Revitalizing Public Libraries As Inclusive Hubs For National Development, Bukunmi Paul Bello, Itunu Mary Adepegba Nov 2023

Digital Transformation: Revitalizing Public Libraries As Inclusive Hubs For National Development, Bukunmi Paul Bello, Itunu Mary Adepegba

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Public libraries play a vital role in providing equitable access to information, resources, and digital skills development to advance socioeconomic goals. However, declining usage and widening digital divides pose adaptability challenges. This paper examines strategies for public libraries to leverage technologies and transform services to remain relevant, inclusive hubs supporting national development priorities. It analyzes the impacts of existing services like public computing and e-books while exploring barriers around funding constraints, infrastructure limitations, staffing shortages, and digital literacy gaps. These inhibit technology adoption, particularly across underserved rural communities.

Recommendations center on policies and partnerships to improve access, combined with investments …


Attitudes Of Undergraduate Students Toward The Utilization Of Multimedia Resources In University Of Ibadan, Mojisola Omowumi Odewole Nov 2023

Attitudes Of Undergraduate Students Toward The Utilization Of Multimedia Resources In University Of Ibadan, Mojisola Omowumi Odewole

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated attitudes of undergraduate students toward the utilization of multimedia resources in University of Ilorin. Descriptive survey was adopted and a sample of 392 undergraduate students were randomly selected across the fifteen faculties in University of Ilorin by using multi-stage random sampling technique. A questionnaire was used to collect data from 392 selected sample, out of which 376 copies of the questionnaire were completely filled and returned. Data collected for the four research questions were analyzed using frequency counts and percentages while PPMC was used to test the only null hypothesis of the study. The study found that …