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Reading Habits Of Rural And Urban College Students In The 21st Century, Fayaz Ahmad Lone Mar 2011

Reading Habits Of Rural And Urban College Students In The 21st Century, Fayaz Ahmad Lone

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Reading has been the object of empirical and theoretical investigations since the distant past and has been studied from every possible angle by researchers from different subjects such as psychology, sociology, education, media studies, and library and information science. The present study investigates the reading habits of rural and urban college students of Kashmir Valley. The sample was selected through statistical sampling formula and stratified random sampling technique was used to select students. A questionnaire was used as a data collection tool. The results reveal that a majority of the students has a positive attitude towards reading. Urban students show ...


Scientometric Portrait Of Dr. Atta-Ur-Rahman, Manzoor Ahmad Khan Anjum, Munir Ahmad Mar 2011

Scientometric Portrait Of Dr. Atta-Ur-Rahman, Manzoor Ahmad Khan Anjum, Munir Ahmad

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The study presents an analysis of 766 publications; 94 books, 59 chapters in books, 598 research papers and 15 patents contributed by Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman in which 83 (10.83 %) are single-authored while 683 (89.17 %) co-authored published from 1966 to June 2007 in various domains as: Natural Products (90), Natural Products-syn (9), Natural Products-nmr (14) Natural Products-isol (423), Natural Products-x-ray (9), Synthesis (132), Medicinal Chemistry (24), Spectroscopy (27), Analytical Chemistry (8) and Miscellaneous (30). The study shows that with total 3214 collaborativeships as many as 547 authors collaborated with Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman of which M. I. Chaudhary (398) is the most ...


Personnel Management Theories And Their Implications For Libraries, A. D. Ugah, Uduakobong Oscar Udoh Mar 2011

Personnel Management Theories And Their Implications For Libraries, A. D. Ugah, Uduakobong Oscar Udoh

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This paper discusses the application of McGregor’s management theories to library personnel management. It highlights the need for effective management, management skills needed in the library, and the application of the theories in the management of library personnel for effective performance.


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 ...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Need For Content Reengineering Of The Medical Library And Information Science Curriculum In Iran, Vahideh Zarea Gavgani, Farhad Shokraneh, Ali Roshani Shiramin Jan 2011

Need For Content Reengineering Of The Medical Library And Information Science Curriculum In Iran, Vahideh Zarea Gavgani, Farhad Shokraneh, Ali Roshani Shiramin

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New approaches in medical education and practice such as Evidence-Based Medicine, Information Therapy, and Patient-Centered Healthcare require more reliable, timely and specialized information services. At the same time, the provision of information services in the environment of Web 2.0, medicine 2.0, library 2.0, and mobile computer technology require new skills on the part of librarians. Library and Information Science (LIS) education curricula have to be changed to meet the professional needs and skills required for librarians. The aim of this study is to find out whether the content of LIS academic courses offered by Iranian Medical LIS ...


Newspaper Reading Habits Of University Students: A Case Study Of Chaudhary Charan Singh University, India, Devendra Kumar, Rajkumar Singh, Jamal Ahmad Siddiqui Jan 2011

Newspaper Reading Habits Of University Students: A Case Study Of Chaudhary Charan Singh University, India, Devendra Kumar, Rajkumar Singh, Jamal Ahmad Siddiqui

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The study analyzed the newspapers reading habits of university students of Chaudhary Charan Singh University, India. Structured questionnaires were distributed among P.G. Students, M. Phil. Students, and Research Scholars of Chaudhary Charan Singh University, India. Data was gathered on various aspects of newspaper reading habits of university students including languages read, time spent on newspaper reading; sources of newspapers; and which sections of newspapers are read most.


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 ...


Internet-Based Resources And Services Among Librarians In Tamil Nadu, India, S. Dhanavandan, G. Saravanan, S. Mohamed Esmail, M. Nagarajan Jan 2011

Internet-Based Resources And Services Among Librarians In Tamil Nadu, India, S. Dhanavandan, G. Saravanan, S. Mohamed Esmail, M. Nagarajan

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This study examines the Internet use of library professionals in Tamil Nadu. Questionnaire, interviews, and observation were used to collect data. The data collected were analyzed and inferences made based on standard statistical methods. The finding of this study will assist Internet users in improving their knowledge and skills..


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

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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 ...


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


Correlation Between Productivity And The Use Of The Library By Nigerian Agricultural Research Institute Research Officers, Lily Oluebube Ezeala, Kenneth Ivo Ngozi Nwalo Jan 2011

Correlation Between Productivity And The Use Of The Library By Nigerian Agricultural Research Institute Research Officers, Lily Oluebube Ezeala, Kenneth Ivo Ngozi Nwalo

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This study is an investigation of the role of agricultural research institutes’ libraries in Nigeria in the expeditious achievement of the overall goals and objectives of the parent institutions. The purpose of these institutes is to conduct research in various areas of agriculture to enhance agricultural production. Research results are published and also communicated to farmers through agricultural Extension. The research library is responsible for acquiring, organizing and disseminating information relevant to the mandate of the research institutes. Unfortunately, very few researchers patronize the library.


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 ...


Reading Culture And Nigeria’S Quest For Sustainable Development, Kingsley Nwadiuto Igwe Jan 2011

Reading Culture And Nigeria’S Quest For Sustainable Development, Kingsley Nwadiuto Igwe

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The paper highlights the role of reading culture as an aspect of the educational system in the development of a nation. With Nigeria as the nation in focus, it laments the neglect of its education sector including libraries over the years in terms of funding and inadequate infrastructures for human resource development; and emphasizes on the fact that qualitative and functional education remains the focal point for development. The paper also enumerates constraints to the improvement of reading culture. Strategies for the improvement and development of reading culture in Nigeria were suggested, of which if implemented will see the country ...


A Knowledge Centre For Ladakh, Tabasum Maqbool Jan 2011

A Knowledge Centre For Ladakh, Tabasum Maqbool

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper explores the idea of a Knowledge Centre in Ladakh with a view to improve the socioeconomic, educational, and cultural aspects of the region. It gives a detailed sketch of different characteristics of the regionin order to improve the lives of residents through knowledge and learning.


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

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

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 ...