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Women In Prison And Their Information Needs: South – South Prison Libraries Perspective, Atanda S. Sambo, Nnebuogor Lauretta OJEI 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Women In Prison And Their Information Needs: South – South Prison Libraries Perspective, Atanda S. Sambo, Nnebuogor Lauretta Ojei

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

study aims at identifying the information needs of women in South-South Prison, Nigeria. The descriptive survey design was adopted for this study. The census sampling technique was adopted for this study. Four objectives were set for the study and the interview was used to elicit information from respondents. Findings showed that Akwa-Ibom Prison topped the highest (21%) of the women in South-South Prison, followed by Cross River Prison (19%), Delta Prison (18%), Edo Prison/Rivers Prison (17%) and Bayelsa Prison (8%). Findings also reveal that the information needs of prisoner’s women covered medical information (98%), education/security information (97 ...


Analyzing The Scientific Interactions Of Islamic Azad University In The Field Of Humanities And Social Sciences Between 2010-2014, Zeynab Rezagholi Lalani Miss, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi Mrs 2018 Islamic Azad University, North Tehran

Analyzing The Scientific Interactions Of Islamic Azad University In The Field Of Humanities And Social Sciences Between 2010-2014, Zeynab Rezagholi Lalani Miss, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi Mrs

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This studies aim is to analyze the scientific interactions of Islamic Azad University in the field of humanities and social sciences between 2010-2014.

method:This study uses a co-occurrence analysis method in scientometrics as well as social network analysis to investigate the interactions governing scientific cooperation networks in the field of humanities and social sciences in Islamic Azad University.

Results:the collaboration network in the field of humanities and social sciences in Islamic Azad University has the density of 0.004that Masoud Hashemi,Saeed Sadeghi and Akbar Mohammadi are the important and influential authors in collaboration network of researchers at ...


Poultry Farmers’ Information Needs And Extension Advices In Kilosa, Tanzania: Evidence From Mobile-Based Extension, Advisory And Learning System (Meals), Camilius Sanga 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Poultry Farmers’ Information Needs And Extension Advices In Kilosa, Tanzania: Evidence From Mobile-Based Extension, Advisory And Learning System (Meals), Camilius Sanga

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Background: Poultry farmers need different information in order to improve their farming and contribute to the national economy. Information on poultry management is usually obtained from family members, friends, and neighbors with previous experience, extension officers, researchers, Television, radio, web and mobile based agriculture information systems. Promoting utilisation of vetted sources of information is envisaged to support poultry farmers in making informed decisions about management practices. This in turn will result into increased poultry productivity.

Objective: Many researches have been done to evaluate various information sources but few have been done to evaluate the mobile based extension, advisory and learning ...


002 Collection Development Newsletter Feb. 2018, Samantha Reardon 2018 Kennesaw State University

002 Collection Development Newsletter Feb. 2018, Samantha Reardon

Library Newsletters

In this issue, we welcome our new E-Resources Librarian, announce a DDA training session, highlight government documents, and much more!


A Comparative Analysis Of The Impact Of Electronic Information Resources Use Towards Research Productivity Of Academic Staff In Nigerian Universities, Mercy Ariomerebi Iroaganachi, Roland Izuagbe 2018 Covenant University

A Comparative Analysis Of The Impact Of Electronic Information Resources Use Towards Research Productivity Of Academic Staff In Nigerian Universities, Mercy Ariomerebi Iroaganachi, Roland Izuagbe

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study empirically and comparatively examined academic staff perception of electronic information resources (EIRs) use on research productivity in six universities in Lagos and Ogun states of South west Nigeria. By ownership type, the universities include: federal (University of Lagos, Akoka and Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta); state (Lagos State University, Ojo and Tai-Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode) as well as private (Pan-African University, Ajah; Covenant University, Ota). The survey design of correlational type was adopted alongside multi-stage random sampling technique to select 334 academic staff based on 10% sample frame. The questionnaire method was employed to elicit data from ...


User Delinquency As A Factor Affecting Effective Service Delivery In University Libraries In Ekiti And Ondo State, Nigeria, Omorodion Okuonghae CLN, Cyril Iloba Ijeh CLN, James Osawaru Erhabor CLN 2018 WESLEY UNIVERSITY, ONDO

User Delinquency As A Factor Affecting Effective Service Delivery In University Libraries In Ekiti And Ondo State, Nigeria, Omorodion Okuonghae Cln, Cyril Iloba Ijeh Cln, James Osawaru Erhabor Cln

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated user delinquency as a factor affecting effective service delivery in university libraries in Ekiti and Ondo state of Nigeria. The study helps to examine the various delinquent acts in the library that affect effective service delivery in the library. The descriptive survey method was used for the study. The population of this study was 76 librarians in university libraries in Ekiti and Ondo state of Nigeria. The researchers adopted the entire 76 librarians as the sample size for this study using the complete enumerative sampling technique. Questionnaire was used as the instrument for data collection and 76 ...


Turning Scars Into Stars In The Knowledge-Based Economy: A Case Of M-Pesa Women Empowerment Initiative In Rural Tanzania, Joseph Cassian Pessa 2018 Institute of Social Work

Turning Scars Into Stars In The Knowledge-Based Economy: A Case Of M-Pesa Women Empowerment Initiative In Rural Tanzania, Joseph Cassian Pessa

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose- Although women constitute the majority of the rural labour force and contribute substantially to the economy in Tanzania, they are not given due recognition by the policymakers. Despite being major producers, they are still marginalized, do not have access to credit and considered un-bankable. Vodacom Tanzania LTD through its M-PESA Women Empowerment Initiative (MWEI) is reaching out to these marginalized rural women to empower them. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the social economic changes that MWEI has brought to women in rural areas in Tanzania.

Design/ methodology/ approach- Case study design as well as both quantitative ...


Effective Outreach Techniques For The Promotion Of Library Information Resources In Academic Libraries In Tanzania: A Case Of Sokoine National Agricultural Library, Andrew Malekani, Ronald Benard 2018 Sokoine University of Agriculture

Effective Outreach Techniques For The Promotion Of Library Information Resources In Academic Libraries In Tanzania: A Case Of Sokoine National Agricultural Library, Andrew Malekani, Ronald Benard

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examines the techniques for promoting library information resources and services through outreach activities and how librarians and other library patrons perceive the techniques for promoting the resources and services, and the factors affecting the perceptions regarding effectiveness of techniques used. Data were collected using a survey questionnaire that was purposively distributed to students, librarians and members of academic staff. A total of 40 respondents participated in the study. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics (Chi-square Test) using SPSS software V.16. It was found that several techniques are used to promote library resources and services. These ...


Influences On Library Liaison And Faculty Collaboration In Collection Development, Tim Butzen 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Influences On Library Liaison And Faculty Collaboration In Collection Development, Tim Butzen

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Much has been written about library liaison programs in academic libraries throughout the United States. Since their inception, liaison programs have emphasized the collaboration between librarians and faculty in collection development. This brief paper synthesizes relevant literature to identify the dynamics that currently influence this collaboration. Those that emerge here include liaison job descriptions and collection development policies, direct service and collaboration, information reciprocity, relational factors, and budgets. The paper concludes with suggestions for interdisciplinary collaboration and for future teaching and research.


Attitudes And The Practice Of Documentation Of Indigenous Knowledge By The Traditional Health Practitioners In Kwara State, Nigeria., A. O. Issa Dr., Peter Olufemi Owoeye Mr.., Olubunmi O. Awoyemi Barr. 2018 Department of Library and Information Science, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State

Attitudes And The Practice Of Documentation Of Indigenous Knowledge By The Traditional Health Practitioners In Kwara State, Nigeria., A. O. Issa Dr., Peter Olufemi Owoeye Mr.., Olubunmi O. Awoyemi Barr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper examines the attitudes and the practice of documentation of indigenous knowledge by the traditional health practitioners (THP) in Kwara State, Nigeria. Indigenous knowledge has been playing significant roles most especially in the primary health of the people in rural areas. This important knowledge is prone to attrition due to non-documentation and the World Bank has warned that if the knowledge is not documented, it will be lost. The study adopted descriptive survey research design and utilized questionnaire to collect data for the study. 30 traditional health practitioners were purposively selected based on their experience for the study. Simple ...


Information Literacy, Self-Concept And Metacognitive Ability Of Teacher-Librarians At The University Of Zululand, Oluwole Olumide Durodolu Dr 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Information Literacy, Self-Concept And Metacognitive Ability Of Teacher-Librarians At The University Of Zululand, Oluwole Olumide Durodolu Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The research scrutinises information literacy, self-concept and metacognitive ability of teacher-librarians at the University of Zululand, South Africa. A total of one hundred and ten (110) copies of questionnaire were distributed among second-year teacher-librarians, out of which fifty-seven (57) copies were returned with valuable responses, giving a response rate of 51.8%. The study chronicled basic issues that concern self-efficacy, personal knowledge, task and procedural knowledge, strategic and declarative knowledge, conditional knowledge and planning ability of teachers. The research revealed, amongst other things, that the teacher-librarians lacked the ability to use computer applications unaided. The teacher-librarians also acknowledged that they ...


Provision Of Library Services For Users In Wheelchairs At Ardhi University And University Of Dar Es Salaam Libraries, george firmin kavishe, irene shubi isibika 2018 Sokoine University of Agriculture

Provision Of Library Services For Users In Wheelchairs At Ardhi University And University Of Dar Es Salaam Libraries, George Firmin Kavishe, Irene Shubi Isibika

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper investigated the provision of library services for people in wheelchairs in two university libraries in Tanzania. The paper studied access to the information materials collected in the libraries and the building structure of the two university libraries. At a wider aspect the paper looked at significance of access to library information as the basic right, specifically in higher learning institutions. The study used pragmatism paradigm which is a mixed method approach. Statistical package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 23 was used to analyze quantitative data while thematic analysis was used to analyze qualitative data. The results revealed ...


Assessment Of Resources In Selected Secondary School Library Media Centres In Ondo, Ondo State, Samuel O. Ogunniyi, Wasiu Olayide Lawal, Mohammed Rabiu Sheji 2018 Adeyemi College of Education

Assessment Of Resources In Selected Secondary School Library Media Centres In Ondo, Ondo State, Samuel O. Ogunniyi, Wasiu Olayide Lawal, Mohammed Rabiu Sheji

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper assessed resources in selected secondary school library media centres in Ondo, Ondo State. Resources in the study consist of human (library staff), physical (library building, tables, chairs and shelves) and information resources (printed and digital). Adequate and relevant resources in the school library media centre will encourage students and staff to patronize and make use of the library while inadequate and irrelevant resources will discourage users from making use of the library. The study was guided by six research questions. Survey research design was adopted for the study. Six secondary schools (three boys and three girls’ schools) in ...


Online Health Information Seeking Behavior Among Iranian Pregnant Women: A Case Study, Ronak Hamzehei, Maryam Kazerani (Corresponding Author), Maryam Shekofteh, Manoochehr Karami 2018 Department of Medical Library and Information Sciences, Faculty of Paramedical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Online Health Information Seeking Behavior Among Iranian Pregnant Women: A Case Study, Ronak Hamzehei, Maryam Kazerani (Corresponding Author), Maryam Shekofteh, Manoochehr Karami

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Objective: The present study aimed to investigate the health information seeking behavior, applicability and the evaluation of health information obtained from the Internet by Iranian pregnant women.

Design and setting: The present study was descriptive-survey. The study population included 196 pregnant women in different gestational months referred to hospitals with Obstetrics and Gynecology ward in Hamadan, Iran on September and October in 2016 who were selected based on stratified random sampling method. The data were collected through a researcher-made questionnaire.

Findings: Most pregnant women, while facing with pregnancy problems, seek out health information from the Internet and they often trust ...


Identifying The Components Of International Social Cataloging Sites In Users And Experts Perspective, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi, Atefeh Zarei, Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam 2018 Islamic Azad University, Iran

Identifying The Components Of International Social Cataloging Sites In Users And Experts Perspective, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi, Atefeh Zarei, Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to identify the Components of International Social Cataloging Sites in users and expert's perspective by exploring the wourlds most visited populer social cataloging sites.This is an applied research and the research method is library and descriptive scrolling. First, by reviewing the scientific literature and resources, a list consists of 14 criteria (display features, screen organization, search facilities, links, options and visual icons, text customization, user help and guidance, error messages , The possibility of interaction and feedback, user interface language, user control, template types (format), resources available on the site, the possibility ...


Analyzing The Scientific Interactions Of Islamic Azad University In The Field Of Humanities And Social Sciences Between 2010-2014, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi, Zeynab Rezagholi Lalani 2018 Islamic Azad University, Iran

Analyzing The Scientific Interactions Of Islamic Azad University In The Field Of Humanities And Social Sciences Between 2010-2014, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi, Zeynab Rezagholi Lalani

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

This studies aim is to analyze the scientific interactions of Islamic Azad University in the field of humanities and social sciences between 2010-2014.

method:This study uses a co-occurrence analysis method in scientometrics as well as social network analysis to investigate the interactions governing scientific cooperation networks in the field of humanities and social sciences in Islamic Azad University.

Results:the collaboration network in the field of humanities and social sciences in Islamic Azad University has the density of 0.004that Masoud Hashemi,Saeed Sadeghi and Akbar Mohammadi are the important and influential authors in collaboration network of researchers ...


Identifying Components Of International Social Cataloging Sites To Present Criteria For Native Model, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi, Atefeh Zarei, Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam 2018 Islamic Azad University, Iran

Identifying Components Of International Social Cataloging Sites To Present Criteria For Native Model, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi, Atefeh Zarei, Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to provide criteria for native model of social cataloging sites based on the world's most visited, popular social cataloging site's components. Social cataloging sites are a kind of web-based social media that allows users to interact. This is an applied research and the research method is library and descriptive scrolling. First, by reviewing the scientific literature and resources, a list consists of 14 criteria which included 73 extracted components, then finalized in Delphi and evaluated was used. The community studied also includes three social cataloging sites, which have the most visitors ...


E-Library Resources And Services: Improvement And Innovation Of Access And Retrieval For Effective Research Activities In University E-Libraries In Kogi State Nigeria, Wisdom O. Anyim 2018 Salem University Library Lokoja

E-Library Resources And Services: Improvement And Innovation Of Access And Retrieval For Effective Research Activities In University E-Libraries In Kogi State Nigeria, Wisdom O. Anyim

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

Purpose: The study was carried out to investigate the e-library resources and services: improvement and innovation of access and retrieval for effective research activities in university e-libraries in Kogi State Nigeria.

Design/Methodology/Approach: The descriptive survey research design was adopted for this study. Six objectives and six research questions were formulated to guide the study. A total population of the study was 240 users of university e-libraries in Kogi State was studied without sample and they are 15 postgraduate students and 35 academic staff of Salem University (SU) Lokoja; 70 postgraduate students and 60 academic staff of Kogi ...


Digital Activities: Florida International University Libraries Annual Report, Fy 2016-2017, Jamie Rogers, Jill V. Krefft 2018 Florida International University

Digital Activities: Florida International University Libraries Annual Report, Fy 2016-2017, Jamie Rogers, Jill V. Krefft

Jill Krefft

This report provides information on the digital activities for the fiscal year 2016-2017.


The Use Of Electronic Resources By Postgraduate Students Of The University Of Cape Coast, EBENEZER ANKRAH DR, DIANA ATUASE 2018 UNIVERSITY OF GHANA, LEGON

The Use Of Electronic Resources By Postgraduate Students Of The University Of Cape Coast, Ebenezer Ankrah Dr, Diana Atuase

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have radically taken over every sphere of activity in university libraries. Academic libraries owe it a key duty to keep pace with technological advancement in order to cope with users’ continual sophisticated information requirements. The main purpose of this study was to examine the use of electronic resources by postgraduate students of the University of Cape Coast, and with a view of giving recommendations based on findings. The major objectives of the study are: (1) To determine postgraduate students’ awareness of electronic resources in the library. (2) To find out the frequency of ...


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