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Insurance Coverage In Nigerian Academic Libraries, E. Ademola Adekanye Mar 2011

Insurance Coverage In Nigerian Academic Libraries, E. Ademola Adekanye

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This paper discusses the computerization of the Fatiu Ademola Akesode Library, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. It traces the history, planning, and implementation of the integrated computerized systems. The paper provides a detailed overview of the planning process, designed to help librarians make decisions about library automation. Practical suggestions are provided and the problems encountered, solutions proffered, and planned future developments are discussed.


Investigating The Information Needs Of Sandwich And Part- Time Students Of Two Public Universities In Ogun State, Nigeria, Abayomi Ebenezer Adesoye, Oyintola Isiaka Amusa Mar 2011

Investigating The Information Needs Of Sandwich And Part- Time Students Of Two Public Universities In Ogun State, Nigeria, Abayomi Ebenezer Adesoye, Oyintola Isiaka Amusa

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This study investigated the information needs and impediments to access to information among the sandwich and part-time students of two public universities in Ogun State, Nigeria. The two universities are Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) and Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED). Questionnaire was used to gather data from 5117 respondents out of 5575 students sampled. The study identified that both male and female sexes pursue part-time/sandwich courses due to one reason or another. Their courses of stud cut across Arts, Education, Social Sciences, Sciences, and applied sciences; and their information needs relate majorly to their studies, and other socio-economic ...


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 ...


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.


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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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


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 ...


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

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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.


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 ...


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 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 ...


Use Of Newspapers By Students Of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria, O. M. Bankole, S. O. Babalola Jan 2011

Use Of Newspapers By Students Of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria, O. M. Bankole, S. O. Babalola

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This study investigates the relative importance of newspaper information, purposes for consultation, types of information sought, the extent and satisfaction derived from the use of library newspaper services, and problems that might constrain students from visiting the newspaper sections of Olabisi Onabanjo University library, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria. A survey research design and interviews were used for data collection. A self-administered questionnaire was given to 456 who had used the library newspaper services in the past, of which 92.1% were found usable. The students ranked newspaper information as their third most important source of overall daily information. The ...


Library Instructon Programme As A Correlate Of Student Catalogue Use In Colleges Of Education Libraries, Samuel Arubam Amkpa, Amudat I. Imam Jan 2011

Library Instructon Programme As A Correlate Of Student Catalogue Use In Colleges Of Education Libraries, Samuel Arubam Amkpa, Amudat I. Imam

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The study investigated the relationship between library instruction programme components and students' catalogue use in colleges of education libraries. The study addressed the issue of students' inability to use catalogue to retrieve materials within the libraries. Four objectives guided the study with four null hypotheses tested. Survey research deign was used for the study. The population was 2,560 NCE III students chosen from four colleges of education in south-western Nigeria. While 256 samples were used for the study, Questionnaire was used for data collection. Data gathered was analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) coefficient for hypotheses tested. The ...


Information Seeking Behaviours Of Rural Women In Malaysia, Ahmad Bakeri Abu Bakar Jan 2011

Information Seeking Behaviours Of Rural Women In Malaysia, Ahmad Bakeri Abu Bakar

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This study examines the information needs and seeking behaviours of women in a rural setting of Malaysia The aim of the study is to identify the information needs of women, and to determine the information sources used by women in a rural village, to determine their information seeking behaviours and to identify any accessbarriers to those sources of information. A sample was selected and given a questionnaire. The return rate was 64 percent. The study revealed that respondents were concerned with information related to food and child education. When seeking information on food and child education, respondents used family or ...


Ict And Collection Management In Public Libraries: A Survey Of South- South Of Nigeria, Daniel Emojorho Jan 2011

Ict And Collection Management In Public Libraries: A Survey Of South- South Of Nigeria, Daniel Emojorho

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The effect of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Nigerian public libraries was explored using a questionnaire was used to collect data. The research findings show that ICT improves public library services, but most libraries have not been digitized; hence, a considerable number of staff and users are not ICT-literate


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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

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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 ...


A Framework Of Cooperation Between Academic Staff And Library Staff For A Meaningful University Education For Students, Ushe Arua Jan 2011

A Framework Of Cooperation Between Academic Staff And Library Staff For A Meaningful University Education For Students, Ushe Arua

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There is a need for effective cooperation between the teacher and the library staff, if the students are to be given quality and meaningful university education. By training, attitude, orientation, function, and commitment, the librarian is a teacher in any academic setting. Librarians' responsibilities extend far beyond organizing and maintaining library collections. Their major responsibility is to carry out the educational function of the parent institution. This article explores the role of librarians and suggests ways to strengthen cooperation between librarians and teachers.


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 ...


Recognition Of Library Terms And Concepts By Undergraduate Students, Lydia Ola Adedibu, Isaac Olugbenga Ajala Jan 2011

Recognition Of Library Terms And Concepts By Undergraduate Students, Lydia Ola Adedibu, Isaac Olugbenga Ajala

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The study investigated the recognition of library terms and concepts used by undergraduate students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology students, Ogbomoso, Nigeria. 2,039 questionnaires were analysed. Four hypotheses were tested using Analysis of variance (ANOVA). The study revealed that the variables; age, gender, use of library, visitation to library, educational level, and familiarity with library before admission into the university were all significantly positive (P<0.01) thus influencing the extent of awareness of the respondents to the library terms, and concepts. Various recommendations such as librarians to always try to define terms, concepts, and jargon used for the first time, request for feedbacks from students either monthly, quarterly or bi-annually, and try to make access and retrieval of library resources more efficient and user friendly by using the language that users understand.


Work-Related Stress Among Librarians And Information Professionals In A Nigerian University, Emmanuel Babatunde Ajala Jan 2011

Work-Related Stress Among Librarians And Information Professionals In A Nigerian University, Emmanuel Babatunde Ajala

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Workers all over the world face stress. A Nigerian worker has many stress factors in the workplace. Life expectancy is dropping in an alarming rate, from 51.56 to 47.44, between the years 2000 and 2007. The library and information professions have become high stress. An anthropological approach was adopted to look at stress among librarians in the University of Ibadan Library System in Nigeria, using group and individual interviews as a data collection instrument. There were no significant differences between male and the female workers in their perception if workplace stress. Factors of stress in the library include ...