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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 ...


Citation Analysis Of Dissertations Of Law Submitted To University Of Delhi, Joginder Singh Burman, M. Sheela Mar 2011

Citation Analysis Of Dissertations Of Law Submitted To University Of Delhi, Joginder Singh Burman, M. Sheela

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A total of 3,052 citations were analyzed appended from 33 dissertations submitted by LLM students of University of Delhi, Delhi in 2006.It was found that 25.52% citations were from the journal articles and EPW with 7.19% citations was the most used journal.69.78% citations were from the subject of Law and 79.84% contributions were produced under single author-ship.41% periodicals were cited from USA.Half-life of periodical literature was 11 years.


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 ...


Current Status Of University Libraries In Iran: Development, Organization, And Services, Abdol Hamid Moarrefzadeh Mar 2011

Current Status Of University Libraries In Iran: Development, Organization, And Services, Abdol Hamid Moarrefzadeh

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Throughout history, libraries and books have played an integral part in people's cultural, political, and social development. Libraries earlier tended to serve an archival function. The role of the library and librarian was to store and provide access to materials, mostly books. The common view of libraries earlier was that they were storehouses of knowledge of civilization. However, a modern library, although still serving the archival function, also has an active, and assertive role in providing information to users. We live in a world in which increasing specialization is essential. Library could be a principal operator in promoting the ...


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 ...


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


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 ...


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

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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

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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.


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 ...


Use Of Serial Publications By The Academic Staff Of School Of Arts And Social Sciences In Adeyemi College Of Education Ondo State, Nigeria, Samuel O. Ogunniyi, Johnson A. Akerele, Adeola F. Afolabi Jan 2011

Use Of Serial Publications By The Academic Staff Of School Of Arts And Social Sciences In Adeyemi College Of Education Ondo State, Nigeria, Samuel O. Ogunniyi, Johnson A. Akerele, Adeola F. Afolabi

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The article investigated the use of serial publications in Adeyemi College of Education Library, Ondo, by the academic staff of the School of Arts and Social Sciences. Questionnaire was the main instrument of collecting data from the respondents. Also, complete enumeration sampling method was used. Out of the 49 questionnaires administered, 30 (61.2%) were returned and found useful for analysis. The study found that 20(66.7%) used the serial section of the Library while 10 (33.3%) did not. Also, 12 (6.6. %), 6(20%) and 12 (40%) used the section very often, often and rarely, respectively. It ...


Comparative Analysis Of Research Output Of Federal Universities In Southern Nigeria, Victoria N. Okafor Jan 2011

Comparative Analysis Of Research Output Of Federal Universities In Southern Nigeria, Victoria N. Okafor

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The study was carried out to compare the research output of academics in science and engineering faculties in southern Nigeria using bibliometric analysis. Descriptive survey method was used for the study. Through stratified random sampling six federal universities were selected out of 13 for the study. Two hundred and ninety-one academic staff with the rank of lecturer II and above were used for the study. The research output considered in this study was counting of journal articles and supervision of postgraduate students. The study showed that University of Benin had the highest publication of all the universities but mainly in ...


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.


Icts And Information Needs Of Rural Female Farmers In Delta State, Nigeria, Edwin I. Achugbue, Sylvester O. Anie Jan 2011

Icts And Information Needs Of Rural Female Farmers In Delta State, Nigeria, Edwin I. Achugbue, Sylvester O. Anie

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Female farmers in Delta State play an important role in crop production, poultry farming, and socioeconomic development of the communities. This research work investigates ICTs and information needs of rural female farmers in Delta State, Nigeria. It also ascertains the level of their ICT-compliance in the management of agricultural information for increased productivity. The paper uses descriptive survey method to determine the information needs of rural female farmers and the impact of ICTs on rural female farmers. It was discovered that female farmers in Delta State, Nigeria, are very keen to know more about treatments of animals, application of fertilizers ...


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 ...


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

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

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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.


The Role Of Public Libraries In Promoting Adult Education In Nigeria, Daniel O. Akparobore Jan 2011

The Role Of Public Libraries In Promoting Adult Education In Nigeria, Daniel O. Akparobore

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The aim of this article is to help demonstrate that libraries are vital institutions for improving human resources. These human resources are the wealth of nation, and adult education, which helps in the development of these resources, provide foundations for adult learners. Public libraries play a crucial role in lifelong learning and increasing information literacy for adult learners.


Computer And Internet Facilities Use In Distance Education: A Survey Of Sandwich Students Of University Of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, Samson Oyeniyi Akande Jan 2011

Computer And Internet Facilities Use In Distance Education: A Survey Of Sandwich Students Of University Of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, Samson Oyeniyi Akande

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Education is an agent of transformation and change. Many people who cannot afford traditional educational delivery have opted for distance education.Distance education emphasizes electronic communications and use of ICT facilities, but few studies have been conducted to investigate the level of use of computer and Internet facilities by sandwich students in Nigerian universities. "Sandwich students" take an extra year to complete their degrees. The extra year is spent gaining relevant work experience.This study investigates the extent to which the sandwich students make use of computer and Internet facilities for their programme using the University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, as ...


Book Availability And Performance Measure In An Academic Library: The Case Of The Walter Sisulu University (Wsu) Library, Mthatha Campus, Gbade A. Alabi Jan 2011

Book Availability And Performance Measure In An Academic Library: The Case Of The Walter Sisulu University (Wsu) Library, Mthatha Campus, Gbade A. Alabi

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This study evaluates the book availability as well as the performance measure of the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) Library and determines the levels of satisfaction among its users. Attention was focused on four parameters of performance measure, namely: Acquisition (Pa), Circulation (Pc), Users' performance at the catalogue and success in obtaining materials from the shelf (Pu), and, the Library administrative operation (Pm), all of which were independently measured. An overall availability rate of 33% was obtained for the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) Library. This is rather low. This low availability level obtained was associated with the low circulation performance (Pc ...