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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.


Scientometric Study Of Research Productivity Of Aries, Nainital, Satish Kumar 2018 Bharathiar University, Coimbatore & IIT(ISM), Dhanbad

Scientometric Study Of Research Productivity Of Aries, Nainital, Satish Kumar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper describes scientometric study of research productivity of Scientists of Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the research performance of ARIES, Nainital. For this study, the data is collected from Web of Science (WoS) bibliographical database for the period of 15 years from 2001-2015 and analyzed. 574 research paper has been published over 15 years of time in which 510 research publications are in referred journals and 64 research publications are in conferences, symposiums, bulletins etc. This paper identifies the scientists of ARIES those are active; the areas in ...


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 ...


An Investigation On The Nexus Between Leadership Style And Job Satisfaction Of Library Staff In Private University Libraries South-West, Nigeria., Idiegbeyanose Jerome 2018 Covenant University

An Investigation On The Nexus Between Leadership Style And Job Satisfaction Of Library Staff In Private University Libraries South-West, Nigeria., Idiegbeyanose Jerome

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Human capital is a key success factor in any organisation. Dissatisfied and unhappy staff may not perform maximally, and this could affect an organisation’s products and services. This study examined the extent to which leadership style, correlated with job satisfaction intention in private university libraries South-West, Nigeria.Survey research design was adopted. The population consisted of all the 361 library staff. Findings revealed that the level of job satisfaction of library staff was low, and that the most practice leadership style is autocratic. It also revealed a significant relationship between leadership style and job satisfaction (r = 0.028, p < 0.05); The study concluded that leadership style contributed significantly to the low level of job satisfaction. It is recommended that library management should be more democratic, payment of allowances should be put in place. This would increase the job satisfaction of the employees in private university libraries.


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 ...


Influence Of Performance Expectancy And Facilitating Conditions On Use Of Digital Library By Engineering Lecturers In Universities In South-West, Nigeria, Saheed Hamzat, Iyabo Manawonku 2018 University of Ibadan

Influence Of Performance Expectancy And Facilitating Conditions On Use Of Digital Library By Engineering Lecturers In Universities In South-West, Nigeria, Saheed Hamzat, Iyabo Manawonku

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Digital library (DL) is an important information system which provides all-encompassing benefits to various stakeholders in scholarship and research through its provision of access to immediate and up-to-date information resources. The review of literature indicated low use of this system by engineering lecturers owing to system characteristics; and pay little or no attention to factors such as Performance Expectancy (PE) and Facilitating Conditions (FC) on the use of this system by engineering lecturers in universities. This study therefore investigated the influence of performance expectancy and facilitating conditions on the use of digital library by engineering lecturers in universities in South-west ...


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 ...


Effect Of Social Media On Academic Performance Of Students In Ghanaian Universities: A Case Study Of University Of Ghana, Legon., Bernard John Kolan, Patience Emefa Dzandza 2018 University of Ghana

Effect Of Social Media On Academic Performance Of Students In Ghanaian Universities: A Case Study Of University Of Ghana, Legon., Bernard John Kolan, Patience Emefa Dzandza

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This research work was conducted to investigate the effects of social media on academic performance of students in university of Ghana. The type of research adopted was descriptive survey and the instrument for data collection was the questionnaire. A total sample size of two hundred (200) using cluster sampling technique of probability sampling was used to acquire the relevant data from the population. The findings of the study showed that a number of students are addicted to social media and this was found to be detrimental to their academic life despite its importance on students’ academic life such as disseminating ...


The Roving Scholar & The Library : Extending Usability Testing To Mobile Devices & Asking What Students Really Want On Them, Peta J. Hopkins, Jessie Donaghey 2018 Bond University

The Roving Scholar & The Library : Extending Usability Testing To Mobile Devices & Asking What Students Really Want On Them, Peta J. Hopkins, Jessie Donaghey

Library Services and IT Services papers

At Bond University, the vision of the student body is perceived as increasingly populated by experienced digital users with expectations of seamless technology. Students anticipate their university experiences will mirror the information accessibility and immediacy of their personal lives – easily accessed, convenient and available anywhere on any device.

In 2015, Library Services undertook usability testing on Primo and Summon discovery interfaces1. A recommendation from that research was for usability testing to be expanded to mobile devices. This paper presents findings of usability testing and interviews with students looking at the importance and effectiveness of library services delivered to students using ...


Wheelchair Users And Their Information Needs: Library In Rescue, Atanda S. Sambo, Ufuoma ERUVWE,, Yakubu Dumbari Musa, Promise Aworo 2018 Federal University of Petroleum Resources

Wheelchair Users And Their Information Needs: Library In Rescue, Atanda S. Sambo, Ufuoma Eruvwe,, Yakubu Dumbari Musa, Promise Aworo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study is aimed at examining the information needs of the wheelchair users in Oyo State Public Library, Ibadan, Nigeria. A Survey research design was adopted. Four objectives were set for the study and the interview was used to elicit information from respondents. Findings showed that (81%) were male while (19%) were female. Findings also reveal that the information needs of wheelchair users covered education (95%), recreational (86%), social/personal (72%), security/government policies programmes (70%), health (67%), politics (63%) and (21%) others information. The study revealed that Internet (79%) and (72%) library topped the highest ways of meeting the ...


Expanding The Metadata Librarian Horizon: Reflections On The Metadata Practices In The Web And Digital Repositories, Sai Deng 2018 University of Central Florida

Expanding The Metadata Librarian Horizon: Reflections On The Metadata Practices In The Web And Digital Repositories, Sai Deng

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

The growing amount of digital resources on the web and in libraries have been rapidly changing the ways data is organized, shared and discovered, and the Metadata Librarians’ roles and practices have been constantly reshaped under this larger environment. In light of related literature and the author’s experiences in web archiving and working with several digital repositories including CONTENTdm, Islandora, Digital Commons, DSpace and Omeka, this presentation will discuss the ongoing changes in metadata practices in various areas, such as identity management, authority control, repository design and capability, metadata, its presentation and discovery, and linked data. It will also ...


Fiu Digital Commons Annual Report, Fy 2016-2017, Jill V. Krefft 2018 Florida International University

Fiu Digital Commons Annual Report, Fy 2016-2017, Jill V. Krefft

Jill Krefft

The Digital Commons Annual Report is a document that interested parties may use as a means of monitoring the yearly progress of Florida International University Libraries’ institutional repository. The report includes download and page hit statistics for all collections held in FIU Digital Commons.


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.


Handout For The Alcts Tsmal Interest Group Meeting, February 2018, Sai Deng 2018 University of Central Florida

Handout For The Alcts Tsmal Interest Group Meeting, February 2018, Sai Deng

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

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