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Library Philosophy And Practice, 2004-2009: A Scientometric Appraisal, Dillip K. Swain Mar 2011

Library Philosophy And Practice, 2004-2009: A Scientometric Appraisal, Dillip K. Swain

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Bibliometric study on single journal is a promising area of research in the field of Library and Information Science. In this type of study data is collected from a single journal covering a particular period and vividly analyzed from different directions to find out authorship pattern, bibliographical forms of citations, chronological distributions of citations and publication half life, core authors, core journals, and journal impact factor. The findings from such studies provide some interesting and useful facts to researchers, authors, and editors regarding various crucial aspects of scholarly communication of the source journal. The present study selects Library Philosophy and ...


User Delinquency In Nigerian Academic Libraries: An Empirical Perspective, Grace Eseohe Ebunuwele, Japheth Yaya, Dorcas Ejemeh Krubu Mar 2011

User Delinquency In Nigerian Academic Libraries: An Empirical Perspective, Grace Eseohe Ebunuwele, Japheth Yaya, Dorcas Ejemeh Krubu

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One of the greatest challenges facing libraries all over the world is how to effectively curb the menace of user delinquency. The academic libraries in the university community in Nigeria cannot be isolated from this problem. Consequently, this study examined the issue of user delinquency in Nigeria using three selected universities in Edo State as case study. The universities were Ambrose Alli University, Benson Idahosa University and University of Benin. A survey research design was adopted and the Questionnaire was used as an instrument for data collection in addition to interview and observation methods. 350 copies of the Questionnaire were ...


Assessing Faculty Use Of University Library Collection And Services In Nigeria: A Case Of Covenant University, Ota, Ifijeh Goodluck Israel Mar 2011

Assessing Faculty Use Of University Library Collection And Services In Nigeria: A Case Of Covenant University, Ota, Ifijeh Goodluck Israel

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The well administered university library directs its activities towards the fulfillment of these objectives. One of such activities is the acquisition and organization of information resources. The university library exists in an academic context and its role is subsumed in developing a highly visible collection that is well organized and serves as academic support for teaching, learning and research by faculty and students. Considering the role library plays in the university therefore, its collections have to be broad in terms of quantity and quality for faculty to appreciate its essence and use especially in teaching and research (Weber and Flatley ...


Information Communication Technology Support For An Elearning Enviroment At The University Of Lagos, Nigeria, Christopher Olatokunbo Okiki Feb 2011

Information Communication Technology Support For An Elearning Enviroment At The University Of Lagos, Nigeria, Christopher Olatokunbo Okiki

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This paper is concerned with the concept of e-learning, its state and availability at university of Lagos, Nigeria. E-learning has become a new paradigm in education with a mission to serve as a platform knowledge base society. The two key concepts are e-learning and Information Communication Technology (ICT) support. The paper examines the 2005 -2009 strategic ICT policy of university of Lagos and how this has affected e-learning in the university community. It outlines the challenges faced in fully implementation it the university


Information Needs And Information Seeking Behavior Of Rural Women In Borno State, Nigeria, Adam Gambo Saleh, Fatima Ibrahim Lasisi Feb 2011

Information Needs And Information Seeking Behavior Of Rural Women In Borno State, Nigeria, Adam Gambo Saleh, Fatima Ibrahim Lasisi

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Women constitute the greater percentage of the rural population in Nigeria and form an important part of the labour force by engaging in subsistence trade. However, this role is grossly hindered as a result of lack of information on problems such as healthcare, literacy, early marriages, poverty, and lack of education. This study is an investigation of the information needs and information seeking behavior of rural women in Nigeria. Questionnaire and oral Interviews were the main instruments used for data collection. The analysis revealed varying information needs, sources, channels, and seeking behavior. Barriers to information needs are identified and suggestions ...


The Professional Visibility Of The Nigerian Library Association: A Report Of Survey Findings, Chimezie Patrick Uzuebgu, Nnamdi Emmanuel Onyekweodiri Feb 2011

The Professional Visibility Of The Nigerian Library Association: A Report Of Survey Findings, Chimezie Patrick Uzuebgu, Nnamdi Emmanuel Onyekweodiri

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This paper investigated the professional visibility of Nigerian library association (NLA). The descriptive survey method was adopted for this study. Data collected and analyzed was based on 200 non-librarians in Abia state and 25 librarians who are registered members of NLA in the Abia state chapter. 68.5% of the non-librarians whose knowledge of NLA was explored have not heard or know of NLA, while 76% of the librarians, whose opinions were gathered, agreed that NLA is not visible in Nigeria. Tables 4 and 5 in the paper contain the reasons given by librarians as to why NLA is not ...


Internet Services In Nigerian Private Universities: A Case Study, Isaac Echezonam Anyira Feb 2011

Internet Services In Nigerian Private Universities: A Case Study, Isaac Echezonam Anyira

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This study investigated the accessibility and use of Internet services in Nigerian private university system. The survey method was used for the study and data were collected with questionnaire from 240 respondents. Data were analyzed using frequency count and percentage. the findings are that: majority of the staff and students do not have access to the Internet as a result of ineffectiveness of the institution's Internet facility; cybercafés and personal laptops are their main Internet access points; Internet use is motivated by lack of materials in the library and the convenience of Internet use; staff and students use the ...


Use Of Library Resources By Staff And Students Of Secondary Schools In Umuahia North Local Government Area Of Abia State, Uche Arua, George I. Chinaka Feb 2011

Use Of Library Resources By Staff And Students Of Secondary Schools In Umuahia North Local Government Area Of Abia State, Uche Arua, George I. Chinaka

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Use of library resources by staff and students of secondary schools in Umuahia North Local Government Area was investigated and analyzed, in order to determine the collections of these libraries the use made of them as well as determine whether or not these resources satisfy the information needs of both staff and students. The survey research method was adopted using simple random sampling techniques to select actual respondents from the population. The design is a case study and the major instrument for data collection was the questionnaires complemented by documentary sources and direct observations. Results indicate among other things that ...


Information Professionals As Agents For Promoting Entrepreneurship And Technology Education In Actualizing Vision 2020 For Nigeria, H. N. Eke, U. Igwesi, D. I. Orji Feb 2011

Information Professionals As Agents For Promoting Entrepreneurship And Technology Education In Actualizing Vision 2020 For Nigeria, H. N. Eke, U. Igwesi, D. I. Orji

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Entrepreneurship and technology education are central issues in the present state of dwindling national economies. Information is the bedrock for national development, and information professionals are agents in using this information tool to promote entrepreneurship. This paper discusses the roles of Information professionals in promoting entrepreneurial and technology education to address the high rate of unemployment and declining economic state in Nigeria. The paper also highlights the concept of entrepreneurship and technology education in Nigeria, information professionals and technology education enhancement, actualizing vision 2020 as a road map for transforming Nigeria into an economic giant.


An Evaluation Of State Universal Basic Education Board (Subeb) Libraries In Selected States In South- West Nigeria, Adetoun Sote, Kolawole Akinjide Aramide, Ajibola Gbotoso Feb 2011

An Evaluation Of State Universal Basic Education Board (Subeb) Libraries In Selected States In South- West Nigeria, Adetoun Sote, Kolawole Akinjide Aramide, Ajibola Gbotoso

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This study evaluates the state of SUBEB libraries/Learning resource centres (LRCs) in three selected states of the South-West region on Nigeria. The study aimed at ascertaining the adequacy and relevance of learning resources, infrastructural facilities and services to the needs of teachers, pupils and other users of the library. Data for the study was collected with the aid of questionnaire administered on both the teachers and library staff as well as interview with both pupils and heads of SUBEB libraries. Also, the researcher visited some of the libraries to observe the collection and resources. The study revealed that most ...


Access To Research Information In Cybercafés: The Challenge To Academic Libraries, Victoria N. Okafor Feb 2011

Access To Research Information In Cybercafés: The Challenge To Academic Libraries, Victoria N. Okafor

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This study investigated the extent to which academics in science and engineering have access to research information through their university libraries. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select six universities, which were sampled from 13 Federal universities in Southern Nigeria. Purposive sample approach was used to survey academics in science and engineering faculties. In all 435 questionnaires were distributed for data collection and 291 (67%) were returned. Percentages and bar chart were used to generate data for discussion.The study revealed that Universities of Ibadan, Agriculture, Abeokuta and Nnamdi Azikiwe often have computer services in their university libraries with ...


Information And Communication Technology For Sustainable Development In Nigeria, A. U. Nwabueze, R. E. Ozioko Feb 2011

Information And Communication Technology For Sustainable Development In Nigeria, A. U. Nwabueze, R. E. Ozioko

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The paper discusses the place of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for sustainable development in Nigeria. The application of ICT to various sectors in Nigeria has the potential of bringing about sporadic and sustainable development. Various ICT resources that could enhance sustainable development are discussed in the paper. Also sectorial input of ICT was discussed by the paper. The paper concludes that the application of ICT has emerged as the most radical development of the 21st century and is indispensable to Nigeria's sustainable development effort.


Evaluation Of Chemistry Journals At Iit Kharagpur, India: Use And Citation Analysis, Bulu Maharana, Smaranika Mishra, Bipin Bihari Sethi Feb 2011

Evaluation Of Chemistry Journals At Iit Kharagpur, India: Use And Citation Analysis, Bulu Maharana, Smaranika Mishra, Bipin Bihari Sethi

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The paper evaluates chemistry journals at IIT Kharagpur discover with statistical measures a better way to manage journal collections in the library. It attempts to discover the impact of each journal at the local level. Questionnaire data coupled with citation statistics from SciFinder were used for the evaluation of chemistry journals. A questionnaire was prepared to elicit pertinent data on the use of journals by the respondents. In the second part of the study, the cited references of selected journals for 2005 and 2006 were collected from SciFinder Scholar based on data from the questionnaires. The ISI impact factor for ...


Comparison Of Web Of Science And Scopus Impact Factors Of Indian Journals, Aragudige Nagaraja, M. Vasanthakumar Feb 2011

Comparison Of Web Of Science And Scopus Impact Factors Of Indian Journals, Aragudige Nagaraja, M. Vasanthakumar

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Database coverage of Indian journals in Web of Science and Scopus were identified. Impact factor from Journal Citation Reports 2008. SCImago journal rank indicator of Indian journals was tabulated and compared. It was found that Scopus covers more impact factor-tracked Indian journals, while Web of Science covers 45 Indian journals with impact factor.


The Professional Visibility Of The Nigerian Library Association: A Report Of Survey Findings, Chimezie Patrick Uzuebgu, Nnamdi Emmanuel Onyekweodiri Feb 2011

The Professional Visibility Of The Nigerian Library Association: A Report Of Survey Findings, Chimezie Patrick Uzuebgu, Nnamdi Emmanuel Onyekweodiri

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper investigated the professional visibility of Nigerian library association (NLA). The descriptive survey method was adopted for this study. Data collected and analyzed was based on 200 non-librarians in Abia state and 25 librarians who are registered members of NLA in the Abia state chapter. 68.5% of the non-librarians whose knowledge of NLA was explored have not heard or know of NLA, while 76% of the librarians, whose opinions were gathered, agreed that NLA is not visible in Nigeria. Tables 4 and 5 in the paper contain the reasons given by librarians as to why NLA is not ...


Students Use Of Academic Libraries In Nigeria: A Case Of Obafemi Awolowo University Library, Ile-Ife, Chinwe M. T. Nwezeh, I. N. Shabi Feb 2011

Students Use Of Academic Libraries In Nigeria: A Case Of Obafemi Awolowo University Library, Ile-Ife, Chinwe M. T. Nwezeh, I. N. Shabi

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A survey of student use of Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library was carried out with five hundred students as respondents. While 95 percent of respondents use the library, those who do not have various reasons for it. It also showed that of all the library materials, indexes/abstracts, microfilms, and government publications are the least used library resources. Recommendations for improving the use of library resources are made.


Open Access, Institutional Repositories, And Scholarly Publishing: The Role Of Librarians In South Eastern Nigeria, M. O. Okoye, A. N. Ejikeme Feb 2011

Open Access, Institutional Repositories, And Scholarly Publishing: The Role Of Librarians In South Eastern Nigeria, M. O. Okoye, A. N. Ejikeme

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The study explored the extent of open access, institutional repositories, and scholarly publishing of academic librarians. Population of the study was 67. It comprised academic librarians in University of Nigeria (50), Enugu State University of Technology (6), Michael Okpara University of Agriculture (6), and Anambra State University (5). 52 (77. 61%) copies of the questionnaire were returned and 45 (86.54%) were found usable. Data were collected by a structured questionnaire. The questionnaire contained 38 questions which were divided into six sections. Responses from respondents were analyzed using percentages and mean scores. Findings of the study showed that librarians were ...


Size And Quality Of Information Sources And The Use Of Library Services In A University Library, Akobundu Dike Ugah Feb 2011

Size And Quality Of Information Sources And The Use Of Library Services In A University Library, Akobundu Dike Ugah

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigated the size and quality of information sources and the use of library services in the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike library. The case study research design was used for the study. The population was made up of 1,000 library-registered users in the university library. A sample size of 200 was selected using the simple random sampling technique. The study concluded that the independent variables of size and quality have influence and significant relationship with the use of library services. The study recommended that the information sources be improved in terms of size and quality.


Usage Of E-Resources In Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, With Special Reference To The Ugc-Infonet Digital Library Consortium, Suresh K. Chauhan, Prem Chand, Sarbjot Kaur Jan 2011

Usage Of E-Resources In Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, With Special Reference To The Ugc-Infonet Digital Library Consortium, Suresh K. Chauhan, Prem Chand, Sarbjot Kaur

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This paper accommodates international scenario of library consortia in the beginning and then shifted to Indian library consortia. UGC-Infonet Digital Library consortium scholarly information is being given free of cost to more than 150 universities. Himachal Pradesh University is one amongst the beneficiaries of this program. Electronic resources usage statistics of this university is analyzed to cater the shortcomings in the available e-resources facility. To describe the current status of Himachal Pradesh University with reference to usage of electronic resources which are being accessed under UGC-Infonet Digital Consortium. The study identifies the limitations and problems for low usage of e-resources ...


Use Of The Internet In Government First Grade College Libraries In Bidar District, D. B. Patil Jan 2011

Use Of The Internet In Government First Grade College Libraries In Bidar District, D. B. Patil

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Internet has revolutionized the world of information. It is one of two technological innovations that have greatly influence the development of communication strategies and practices in both the general and the business communities of the world. The first was the invention of the printing press, Gutenberg’s invention served to democratize the possession and transmission of texts, made the production of books much easier and cheaper than the manuscript method it replaced. The Internet provides new horizons for the researcher. A potentially vast population of all kinds of individuals and groups may be more easily reached than ever before, across ...


Factors Affecting Student Use Of Information Technology: A Comparative Study Of Federal University Of Technology, Owerri And Niger Delta University, Amazoma, Joyce Chinyere Oyadonghan, Felix Mmanuoma Eke Jan 2011

Factors Affecting Student Use Of Information Technology: A Comparative Study Of Federal University Of Technology, Owerri And Niger Delta University, Amazoma, Joyce Chinyere Oyadonghan, Felix Mmanuoma Eke

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A survey of two universities in Nigeria explored the use of information technology by students. Registered student users of FUTO and NDU library make adequate use of IT resources. However the return of duly completed questionnaire shows that 500 level students of FUTO and 400 level of students of NDU uses the IT in the library more than other levels as shown in table 1. The use of photocopying machine ranked highest amongst the student of both University. But a similar study on the use of internet and electronic resources by Dental science students at Baba Farid university of health ...


Indispensability Of Library Services To All Professions, C. O. Ajidahun Jan 2011

Indispensability Of Library Services To All Professions, C. O. Ajidahun

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Delivered at the Annual Lecture organised by the Nigerian Library Association, Ekiti State Chapter on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at the Conference Hall, Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti.


Services For Conflict Resolution: The Role Of Nigerian Academic Libraries, Michael Onuchukwu Okoye, Mwabuisi T. Imo, Uche H. Igbo Jan 2011

Services For Conflict Resolution: The Role Of Nigerian Academic Libraries, Michael Onuchukwu Okoye, Mwabuisi T. Imo, Uche H. Igbo

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Conflict in simple terms, means a state of disagreement, controversy or opposition. It could also mean the existence of a prolonged battle, struggle or clash between two or more parties. Obegi and Nyamboga (2008), quoting Nicholas (1992) described conflict as situations where two people (or groups) wish to carry out acts which are mutually incompatible. He further states that conflict involves, “the pushing and pulling, giving and taking, process of finding the balance between powers”. In either case, conflict is generally characterized by a breach of peace or understanding among parties involved. Various dimensions to the causes of conflicts have ...


An Assessment Of Public Library Services In North Eastern Nigeria, Adam Gambo Saleh, Fatima Ibrahim Lasisi Jan 2011

An Assessment Of Public Library Services In North Eastern Nigeria, Adam Gambo Saleh, Fatima Ibrahim Lasisi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

North Eastern Nigeria, formally one political state, is now made up of six autonomous states. Government efforts to coordinate library service in Nigeria as exemplified by the commissioning of two expert studies variously led by F. A. Sharr (1963) and R. L. Pearce (1968), were thwarted by the incessant political fragmentation of the Country into autonomous states, resulting in the emergence of inefficient and ineffective public libraries. With the achievement of political stability of some sort, in the last ten years as a result of the institutionalization of democracy, the question is has the situation changed? Are public libraries in ...


The Prevalence Of Arabic And Ajami Manuscripts In Northern Nigeria, Implications For Acccess, Use, And Enduring Management: A Framework For Research, Musa Abdu Auyo Jan 2011

The Prevalence Of Arabic And Ajami Manuscripts In Northern Nigeria, Implications For Acccess, Use, And Enduring Management: A Framework For Research, Musa Abdu Auyo

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A paper presented at a National Conference on Exploring Nigeria’s Arabic/Ajami Manuscript Resources for Development of New Knowledge, organized by Arewa House and Ford Foundation Office of West Africa Region, Kaduna, Nigeria, 7th-8th May, 2009


Modeling Lis Students' Intention To Adopt E-Learning: A Case From University Of Nigeria, Nsukka, Helen Nneka Eke Jan 2011

Modeling Lis Students' Intention To Adopt E-Learning: A Case From University Of Nigeria, Nsukka, Helen Nneka Eke

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

E-learning is one of the emerging issues in LIS education in Nigeria and students in the LIS profession have been adopting some of these technologies in enhancing their professional skills. E-learning is becoming increasingly prominent in higher education, with Universities increasing provision and more students signing up. In University of Nigeria, E-learning is at its infant stage, though a good number of the students have been introduced to it, and some of the students have already started using it for some courses. This paper examines factors that predict UNN LIS students’ intention to adopt e-learning. Understanding the nature of these ...


Security And Crime Prevention In Academic Libraries: A Case Study Of The Kano State College Of Education, Kano, Nigeria, Andrew Leo Ogbonyomi Jan 2011

Security And Crime Prevention In Academic Libraries: A Case Study Of The Kano State College Of Education, Kano, Nigeria, Andrew Leo Ogbonyomi

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The security and prevention of crimes in academic libraries have always been major concerns to the librarians of these libraries. Attempts of many authors to suggest solutions to these disturbing issues have not yielded the required solution. In this research work, the researcher looked into a case study of an institution, which is making frantic efforts to fight theft, mutilation, vandalism and defacement of its information materials. This research work discovered that poverty, carelessness and selfishness among the patrons of the Kano State College of Education Library are major causes of crimes in the library, while poor funding, inadequate staffing ...


Obstacles To Provision And Use Of Development Information In Rural Communities In Nigeria, Amanze O. Unagha, Samuel K. Ibenne Jan 2011

Obstacles To Provision And Use Of Development Information In Rural Communities In Nigeria, Amanze O. Unagha, Samuel K. Ibenne

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This paper focuses on the obstacles to development information provision and use in rural communities in Nigeria, where the impact of the oral tradition remains very strong. A review of the Nigerian rural community and its rural information environment is made. Requirements for development process in rural communities are taken into account. The paper discusses those attributes of information that are counter-productive to the development process in Nigerian rural communities, where more than 70% are known to be illiterate. The successful use of information as a resource for development depends in large part on knowledge of the nature of information ...


Academic Libraries In Nigeria In The 21st Century, Bappah Magaji Abubakar Jan 2011

Academic Libraries In Nigeria In The 21st Century, Bappah Magaji Abubakar

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Academic libraries in Nigeria must meet the demands the 21st century. The world is witnessing a revolution as a result of developments in ICTs that has permeated all sectors. This paper discusses the paradigm shift in academic library services. It also analyzes academic libraries situation in Nigeria within the context of inadequate funding. If academic libraries in Nigeria are to measure up to expectations in the 21st century, they must develop coping strategies to overcome some of the major challenges.


The Use And Impact Of Electronic Resources At The University Of Lagos, Halima Sadia Egberongbe Jan 2011

The Use And Impact Of Electronic Resources At The University Of Lagos, Halima Sadia Egberongbe

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper examines the various electronic resources in University of Lagos, use and impact of electronic resources on productivity of end users.A questionnaire survey was used for data collection, and 82 out of a 100 were returned.The analysis of data collected covered awareness of electronic resources use of, impact of use of electronic resources on the academic productivity of respondents and problems faced by researchers while using electronic resources. The study found that the e-mail and Internet are the most used of the e-resources. There was a general indication that respondents did not receive adequate training in the ...