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Influence Of Information And Communication Technology (Ict) Use On Staff Job Performance In University Libraries In Benue State, Nigeria, Haruna Abu, Chinnwe Josephine Okarfor Jun 2023

Influence Of Information And Communication Technology (Ict) Use On Staff Job Performance In University Libraries In Benue State, Nigeria, Haruna Abu, Chinnwe Josephine Okarfor

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The study investigated the influence of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) use on staff job performance in University libraries in Benue State, Nigeria. Three specific objectives with corresponding research questions guided the study and six hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted a survey research design. The target population for this study is the entire 241 library staff made up of professional and non-professional library staff in the three university libraries in Benue State. Since the population was not large, the study made use of all the 241 library staff in the three Universities …


Work-Life Balance (Wlb): A Select Study Of Women Library Professionals In An Indian Metropolitan City, Meenal Kedar Oak Dr Jan 2023

Work-Life Balance (Wlb): A Select Study Of Women Library Professionals In An Indian Metropolitan City, Meenal Kedar Oak Dr

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This research study was primarily designed to study the work-life balance of women library professionals in the metropolitan city of Pune in India from Maharashtra State. The primary purpose of the study is to explore the tough challenges faced by women librarians in maintaining a balance between their personal and professional life during the pre and post covid period. The study has examined various factors affecting the work-life balance of the respondents during the pre and post covid period using the quantitative research design. Further, the use of the survey research method and snowball sampling technique for the data collection …


Serving What’S Served: A Survey Of Scholarly Dishonesty And Plagiarism Awareness Of Research Scholars Of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, Manoj Kumar Pant Mr., Udita Negi Mrs Dec 2022

Serving What’S Served: A Survey Of Scholarly Dishonesty And Plagiarism Awareness Of Research Scholars Of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, Manoj Kumar Pant Mr., Udita Negi Mrs

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The present study is inclined towards identifying the cause and awareness of the scholarly community in institutes of higher education toward the issue of academic dishonesty. A questionnaire was distributed to research scholars pertaining to the faculty of science and social science of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow. The results show that the students are aware of the issue of plagiarism and academic dishonesty. However, due to lack of encouragement to be fair and thorough system they do not consider it to be a big challenge. The author recommends mission mode action for awareness of students and faculty towards the …


Information Needs And Seeking Pattern Of Children In Public Libraries: A Case Study Of Kwara State Library, Nigeria, Ronke Oyetunji, Michael Chinweike Chigbundu, David Azeez Olokode Dec 2022

Information Needs And Seeking Pattern Of Children In Public Libraries: A Case Study Of Kwara State Library, Nigeria, Ronke Oyetunji, Michael Chinweike Chigbundu, David Azeez Olokode

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The continuous advancement of children in sizes and knowledge, influences their curiosity and need for information which in turn precedes their information seeking patterns. The Children’s section in public libraries saddled with the responsibilities of meeting the information needs of children ensures that there are adequate information resources available for children. This study was carried out in Kwara State Library, Nigeria, with the aim of identifying the information seeking patterns and needs of children in Kwara State Library. To achieve this aim, four objectives were formulated. Which are; to identify the sources of information available to children in Kwara state …


Information Needs And Seeking Behaviour Of Road Transport Employee Association Of Nigeria (Rtean) Members, Yenagoa Branch, Bayelsa State, Nigeria, Abraham Tabor Etebu Ph.D, Cln, Mnla, Godwin Oberhiri-Orumah (Cln, Mnla) Dec 2022

Information Needs And Seeking Behaviour Of Road Transport Employee Association Of Nigeria (Rtean) Members, Yenagoa Branch, Bayelsa State, Nigeria, Abraham Tabor Etebu Ph.D, Cln, Mnla, Godwin Oberhiri-Orumah (Cln, Mnla)

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The study sought to identify the information needs and information-seeking behaviour of Road Transport Employee Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) Members in Yenagoa Branch, Bayelsa State. The specific purpose of the study was to: examine the information needs of Road Transport Employee Association of Nigeria members in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria; find out how Road Transport Employee Association of Nigeria members in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria seek for needed information; determine the problems encountered by Road Transport Employee Association of Nigeria members in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria while seeking for needed information; and proffer solutions to the determined problems of information …


Digital Devices And Digital Literacy Skills Among Library And Information Science Students In Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria, Abraham Tabor Etebu, Choice Meniwoze Zaccheus Ms Dec 2022

Digital Devices And Digital Literacy Skills Among Library And Information Science Students In Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria, Abraham Tabor Etebu, Choice Meniwoze Zaccheus Ms

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The study focused on Digital Devices and Digital Literacy Skills Among Library and Information Science Undergraduate Students in Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Survey design was used. The population of the study covered the 200 and 300-level students of the Department of Library and Information Science, Niger Delta University. The sample size of the study was 165. The total enumeration sampling technique was used to determine the sample size of the study. The instrument used for data collection was a self-constructed questionnaire. Descriptive statistics were used in the analysis. The findings revealed that students of LIS, Niger …


An Assessment Of Networking And Resource Sharing In Federal University Libraries In Nigeria, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko Nov 2022

An Assessment Of Networking And Resource Sharing In Federal University Libraries In Nigeria, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko

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No library today can boast of having it all to satisfy all the vital needs and demands of her clientele without recourse to some forms of collaborative assistance or the other. This study so to speak is an assessment of networking and resource sharing in federal university libraries in Nigeria. The study was guided by four research objectives and questions respectively with a population sample of 86 librarians purposively derived from 43 federal university libraries. The major instrument used for data collection for the study was a 34-item modified Likert scale questionnaire while the data collected were analyzed using frequency …


Rewards And Recognition Of Librarians Job Performance In Some Selected University Libraries In South-South, Nigeria, Ngozi Vera Okonoko, Dika Sunday Ikhimeakhu, Ozioma Precious Amadi Nov 2022

Rewards And Recognition Of Librarians Job Performance In Some Selected University Libraries In South-South, Nigeria, Ngozi Vera Okonoko, Dika Sunday Ikhimeakhu, Ozioma Precious Amadi

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The study investigates the rewards and recognition of librarian’s job performance in some selected university libraries in South-South, Nigeria. A descriptive survey method was adopted for the study. Two research questions were formulated to guide the study. The population of the study consists of 112 librarians in some selected university libraries in South- South Nigeria. A total of 112 copies of the questionnaire were distributed and 101 copies of the questionnaire were retrieved using descriptive statistics mean and percentage mean score of 2.5 and above and percentage score of 50% were considered as acceptable. The study revealed that rewards and …


Open Access Resources Usage And Copyright Violation Amongst Undergraduates In Two Universities In Ibadan, Oyo State, Adebisola Theresa Oguntimehin, James Ogielagbega Enamudu Nov 2022

Open Access Resources Usage And Copyright Violation Amongst Undergraduates In Two Universities In Ibadan, Oyo State, Adebisola Theresa Oguntimehin, James Ogielagbega Enamudu

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Open access is a burning issue in web-based education and research that makes provision for resources that is digital, online, free of charge and free of most licensing restrictions. However, the free accessibility provided to these resources has led to the speculations that undergraduates might tend to violate the copyright protection of these resources. Hence, the study aimed to examine the relationship between the use of open access resources and copyright violation amongst undergraduates in two universities in Ibadan, Oyo state.

The study adopted the descriptive survey design with a study population from two universities in Ibadan, Oyo state (Lead …


A Study Of Using E-Resources By Research Scholars In Selected Institutions Of Southern Tamilnadu: Research Methodology, Senthur Vel Murugan Librarian Nov 2022

A Study Of Using E-Resources By Research Scholars In Selected Institutions Of Southern Tamilnadu: Research Methodology, Senthur Vel Murugan Librarian

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ABSTRACT

Purpose:

In this paper, the philosophical position of the scientist is investigated which will explain the purposes behind the decision approach utilized in this examination. In this way, the principal motivation behind this paper is to exhibit the examination approach and techniques utilized in this investigation to respond to the exploration questions and to accomplish the examination objective.

Design / Methodology/ Approach

Research Design is a groundbreaking strategy indicating the strategies and methodology controlling the specialist to gather their information and investigation their exploration. The most widely recognized research structures that analysts consistently use are exploratory, expressive, and easygoing. …


Digitization Of Information Resources In University Libraries In Nigeria: Challenges And Way Forward, Peter Olubunmi Olubiyo, Nancy E. Achebe (Prof.), Lydia M. Olubiyo Nov 2022

Digitization Of Information Resources In University Libraries In Nigeria: Challenges And Way Forward, Peter Olubunmi Olubiyo, Nancy E. Achebe (Prof.), Lydia M. Olubiyo

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Libraries, archives, museums, and other memory institutions digitize items to preserve fragile materials and create more access points for patrons. The traditional role of the library as simply a place of storage and preservation of books and other information materials which has changed overwhelmingly since the advent of information and communication technologies (ICTs) Academic libraries are duly bound to acquire, preserve and disseminate information from whatever source, hence there is the need for such sources of information to be kept preserved and made available in a more convenient and accessible format. This calls for digitization which is the process of …


Accessibility And Utilization Of Information Resources By Academic Staff Of Federal University Gusau Amid Telecommunication Shutdown In Zamfara State., Bello Tukur, Nura Ibrahim, Maimuna Muhammad Lawal Nov 2022

Accessibility And Utilization Of Information Resources By Academic Staff Of Federal University Gusau Amid Telecommunication Shutdown In Zamfara State., Bello Tukur, Nura Ibrahim, Maimuna Muhammad Lawal

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigates accessibility and utilization of information resources by academic staff of Federal University Gusau amid telecommunication shut down in Zamafara state. The researchers adopted quantitative research method using cross sectional survey design. Simple random sampling was adopted for the study and the Sample size of 169 was determined using Krejcie and Morgan table. Data was collected using questionnaire and the data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics with the help of statistical package for social science (SPSS). The finding revealed that majority of the respondents strongly agreed that visiting libraries and offline databases in the electronic library served …


Digital Research Proficiency In Information And Communication Technology Skills Employed By Secretarial Staff And Business Teachers In Day-To-Day Administration And Training In Secondary Schools, Honesta Chidiebere Anorue, Ogenyi Ochehe, Maureen Anayo Madu Nov 2022

Digital Research Proficiency In Information And Communication Technology Skills Employed By Secretarial Staff And Business Teachers In Day-To-Day Administration And Training In Secondary Schools, Honesta Chidiebere Anorue, Ogenyi Ochehe, Maureen Anayo Madu

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Not only does Information and Communication Technology (ICT) have the potential to increase the efficacy and efficiency of teaching and learning, it also has the potential to lessen administrative obligations. This study investigates the extent to which secretarial staff and business teachers use of digital research proficiency in information and communication technology skills in their day-to-day interactions in secondary schools in Benue State. Specifically, a descriptive survey research approach was used for this investigation.The study tested four hypotheses and answered four research questions at 0. 05 level of significance. The study's population was 53 respondents that comprised 38 business teachers …


Library User Education Programme: A Panacea For Effective Library Resources Utilization In Nigerian Universities, Peter Olubunmi Olubiyo, Lydia Mercy Olubiyo Nov 2022

Library User Education Programme: A Panacea For Effective Library Resources Utilization In Nigerian Universities, Peter Olubunmi Olubiyo, Lydia Mercy Olubiyo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

User education programme refers to a well-planned programme of training and educating patrons on the skills and techniques of locating and retrieving library materials. User education is one of the important services of the library organized each year for undergraduates of higher institutions. User education is an academic programme designed by academic libraries to educate her user’s especially undergraduates on how to effectively utilize library resources and services. The researchers explained that user education quickens the efforts of the clientele in retrieving and aids utilization of library materials through user education. More importantly, whether information comes from the internet, or …


Entrepreneurship Education As Tool For Economic Growth: The Roles Of Information Centres In Nigeria, Peter Olubunmi Olubiyo, Jude Timilehin Olubiyo Nov 2022

Entrepreneurship Education As Tool For Economic Growth: The Roles Of Information Centres In Nigeria, Peter Olubunmi Olubiyo, Jude Timilehin Olubiyo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Entrepreneurship education has been embraced by almost all the developed countries so it is important to develop the spirit and culture of entrepreneurship education also in the developing countries. Entrepreneurship education is the type of education that shapes people’s mindset and also provides the skills and knowledge that one requires to develop an entrepreneurial culture. Entrepreneurship education should be available to all university students regardless of their courses through the provision of its information resources in the library and information centres for economic growth.


Public Library Services On The Promotion Of Literacy Level Of Users In Kenneth Dike E-Central Library, Awka, Ugochi Iruoma Egwuonwu, Obioma Loveth Obiekwe, Evelyn Nkiruka Ekpeha Nov 2022

Public Library Services On The Promotion Of Literacy Level Of Users In Kenneth Dike E-Central Library, Awka, Ugochi Iruoma Egwuonwu, Obioma Loveth Obiekwe, Evelyn Nkiruka Ekpeha

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This study investigated public library services on the literacy level of users in Kenneth Dike E-Central Library, Awka. Five research questions were used for the study. The research method adopted was the survey method and population consisted of 2543 registered users of Kenneth Dike public library. A sample size of 345 users was used. Mean was used for data analysis. Questionnaires and observation checklist were used for data collection. The study found that the available public library services that can promote the literacy level of users are consultancy services, exhibition and displays, book reservation services which have high mean score …


Breaking The Barriers: A Phenomenological Study Of Women’S Non-Governmental Organisations’ Adoption Of Social Media, Muhammad Kabir Abubakar, Patricia Neo Mooko Nov 2022

Breaking The Barriers: A Phenomenological Study Of Women’S Non-Governmental Organisations’ Adoption Of Social Media, Muhammad Kabir Abubakar, Patricia Neo Mooko

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Organizations now frequently use social media as a tool for communication and information sharing. Although many studies have examined the various context-specific barriers to technology adoption in organizations, few of them have a direct bearing on the particular barriers to social media adoption. Organizations can use social media for their activities with the help of understanding the adoption barriers. Investigating the most important impediments to social media adoption in women’s non-governmental organisations (WNGOs) in North-West Nigeria is the goal of this study. The study used a phenomenological approach-based qualitative research design. Semi-structured interviews were used to gather data from ten …


An Appraisal Of The Availability And Application Of Wireless Fidelity Technology In Services Of Academic Libraries, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko Nov 2022

An Appraisal Of The Availability And Application Of Wireless Fidelity Technology In Services Of Academic Libraries, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko

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There have been drastic changes in the way information is communicated based on the emergence on daily basis of new technology in the field of computing devices and networking which invariably has opened new opportunities for libraries and librarians towards enhancing their services and one of such new opportunities is the Wireless Fidelity technology also known as Wi-Fi. This study therefore is an appraisal of the availability and application of Wi-Fi technology in academic libraries. The study employed a descriptive survey design with a sampled population of 50 librarians derived from ten academic libraries in Southeast, Nigeria while it was …


Open Education Resource Policy Adoption In Tanzania Higher Learning Institutions: A Literature Review, Beth Kachota Nov 2022

Open Education Resource Policy Adoption In Tanzania Higher Learning Institutions: A Literature Review, Beth Kachota

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Recently and particularly in Tanzania higher learning institutions have experienced significant trends in the adoption of open education resources and exponentially advanced towards the application of open education policy and guidance. Open education resource policies are essential tools in guiding, using, sharing, and modifying online resource practice This study used a survey design to assess open education resource policy adoption in Tanzania higher learning institutions. Specifically, areas related to the availability of open education resource policy; community awareness of open education resource policy, and implementation of open education resource policy in higher learning institutions were addressed. The survey involved five …


The Efl Students’ Perspectives On Library Modalities: Attitude And Correlation To Academic Achievement, Afif Ikhwanul Muslimin M.Pd., Fitrana Harintama M.Pd. Nov 2022

The Efl Students’ Perspectives On Library Modalities: Attitude And Correlation To Academic Achievement, Afif Ikhwanul Muslimin M.Pd., Fitrana Harintama M.Pd.

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The present study aimed to scrutinize the EFL students' perspectives on library in various modalities to mediate EFL learning and to know the correlation of the EFL students' attitudes to the EFL students' academic achievement. Hence, quantitative research with descriptive and correlational research designs were applied. 112 EFL students in an English Education Department (EED) at a public university in West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia contributed their responses by filling out an online questionnaire containing questions to answer the research goals and sharing their GPA files. To analyze the data, descriptive and correlational statistical calculations through SPSS 24 version were done. …


Problems Associated With Effective Provision Of Information On Agricultural Insurance To Rural Farmers For Climate Change Adaptation., Abaobi David Agbo Dr, Victor N. Nwachukwu Prof, Ishmael, Umunnakwe Agbo Mr Nov 2022

Problems Associated With Effective Provision Of Information On Agricultural Insurance To Rural Farmers For Climate Change Adaptation., Abaobi David Agbo Dr, Victor N. Nwachukwu Prof, Ishmael, Umunnakwe Agbo Mr

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Information provision and adult literacy on Agricultural insurance is very vital in facilitating rural farmer’s change of behavior and adjustment to climate change adaptation. Majority of rural farmers in Enugu State, Nigeria is mostly illiterate, found in rural communities and are mainly dependent on rain-fed agriculture and with low level of educational development and thus require agricultural information and adult literacy on Agricultural insurance to be able to adapt to the never-ending climate change. However, there are problems facing Information provision and adult literacy on Agricultural insurance to rural farmers for climate change adaptation. This study therefore identified some of …


Toward A Theoretical Model For Scientific Information Seeking, Mirza Muhammad Akbar Nov 2022

Toward A Theoretical Model For Scientific Information Seeking, Mirza Muhammad Akbar

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According to the literature reviewed in this article, faculty members who are involved in research have a variety of information-seeking behaviours. Scholarly information needs are represented in a new way by a new model. Career advancement, discovery tools, and interpersonal networks all play a role in the model's design. TD Wilson and James Krikelas' theoretical frameworks play a significant role in constructing the model for describing scientific information needs. University administrators and librarians can use this model to help faculty with their information-seeking, research, and teaching endeavors.


Influence Of Mentoring, Job Rotation And Library Tour On Service Delivery In Academic Libraries In Imo State., Amarachi Glory Alala, Stella Chikezie Aguwa, Miriam I. Onyegbula Nov 2022

Influence Of Mentoring, Job Rotation And Library Tour On Service Delivery In Academic Libraries In Imo State., Amarachi Glory Alala, Stella Chikezie Aguwa, Miriam I. Onyegbula

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This researcher investigated staff training programmes as correlate of service delivery in academic libraries in Imo State. The study was guided by three research questions and three hypotheses. This study adopted correlation design which also involved simple linear method. The population of this study consisted of 316 library staff in the seven tertiary institutions. A sample of 168 library staff used for this study was derived using Taro Yemen’s formula of sampling distribution. Cluster random, proportionate and incidental sampling techniques were adopted. Two instruments (rating scales) were used in this study: Staff Training Scale (STS) and Service Delivery Scale (SDS). …


Research Productivity Of College And Research Library Journal: A Bibliometric Study, Ofoedu Nkiruka Angela, Cynthia Okey-Okafor Nov 2022

Research Productivity Of College And Research Library Journal: A Bibliometric Study, Ofoedu Nkiruka Angela, Cynthia Okey-Okafor

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The study analyses research productivity of College and Research Library Journal from 2012 to 2021 using bibliometric method. The journal published 808 research papers within the period. The published papers were analysed to determine, the type of document published, chronological distribution of published documents, authorship pattern, most productive articles and the subject coverage of published articles. The result of the study revealed that the types of documents published in C&RL include articles, book reviews, editorial materials, errata and letters. Articles and book reviews were highly published. There was a gradual and unsteady rise in publication within the period with 31.19% …


A Decade Of Job Prospects In The Librarianship Profession, Akwasi Duffour Frimpong, Anthony Obeng Mr. Nov 2022

A Decade Of Job Prospects In The Librarianship Profession, Akwasi Duffour Frimpong, Anthony Obeng Mr.

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ABSRACT

From 2010 to 2020, the study examined job advertisements for library practitioners in Ghana. The study results reveal no substantial changes over a ten-year period. Notwithstanding, job opportunities have gradually increased. In both 2010 and 2020, Assistant Librarians had more job openings than Librarians which is the topmost position in the library profession. Higher degrees of Ph.D. and MPhil are mostly the requisite for any positions, but most jobs require a Master of Arts in Information Studies or Information Science or Bachelor of Arts in Information Science. Despite the fact that technology is permeating job openings in libraries, employers …


Leadership And Innovative Behaviour In The Twenty First Century Academic Library, Ugwunwa Esse Oct 2022

Leadership And Innovative Behaviour In The Twenty First Century Academic Library, Ugwunwa Esse

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper considered leadership and innovation behaviours in the academic libraries of the 21st century. Based on an extensive review of literature it explored concepts in leadership behavior that can engender innovation in academic libraries. It was discovered that change is inevitable in environment due to the emergence of a pervasive application of information technology and communication to its operations. Thus, the 21st century library needs to integrate emerging technologies to its routine activities as well as expand the frontier of its services to gain competitive advantage over other information retrieval systems in order to ensure continuous relevance …


A Proposed E-Readiness Assessment Model For University Libraries In Nigeria, Muhammad Kabir Abubakar Oct 2022

A Proposed E-Readiness Assessment Model For University Libraries In Nigeria, Muhammad Kabir Abubakar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information and communication technology (ICT) deployment has been prompted by the desire to increase effective services and have a favorable impact on organizational development. The development in the creation of e-readiness frameworks in many organizations, including libraries, is as a result of this demand. While the e-readiness study is widely used in libraries developed nations, it has not yet expanded into many libraries in underdeveloped nations. This study’s objective is to close this knowledge gap by outlining a model for e-readiness in Nigeria, with a focus on university libraries. The study has an e-readiness framework with eight (8) variables that …


Webometrics Analysis Of Websites Of Private Engineering College Of North India: A Study Through Google Search Engine, Rima Hazarika Oct 2022

Webometrics Analysis Of Websites Of Private Engineering College Of North India: A Study Through Google Search Engine, Rima Hazarika

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study examines and explores the websites of 20 private engineering colleges in North India through a webometric analysis. The data have collected through the Google search engine. Webometrics is a tool for measuring the impact of the web. This study investigates the domain systems of the websites, analysis the number of web pages and link pages, and calculates the internal and external links. The result found that the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS), Pilani with 65 (7.20%), ranks first with the highest Domain Authority, and Amity University Noida leads with the highest Page Authority of 84 (7.22%). …


An Overview Of Knowledge Management Research In Zimbabwe: From 2010 To 2022, Jonathan Munyoro, Takawira Machimbidza, Stephen Mutula Oct 2022

An Overview Of Knowledge Management Research In Zimbabwe: From 2010 To 2022, Jonathan Munyoro, Takawira Machimbidza, Stephen Mutula

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper gives an overview of knowledge management (KM) research in Zimbabwe and analyses the most significant research trends and patterns from 2010 to 2022. The literature review technique was used to collect data, focusing on characteristics of publication outputs, focus of the researches, research methods, and summary of key findings. Findings show that research in knowledge management is still limited in Zimbabwe. The corporate sector receives the most focus from KM researchers, followed by knowledge-oriented institutions, the public sector, Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs), media organisations, and agriculture-related enterprises. Universities, despite being both knowledge factories and large consumers of …


Digital Libraries And Skill Acquisition Training Among Rural Communities For Poverty Alleviation In Rivers State, Nigeria, Christian Olori, Chinyere Anigbogu, Adaobi Nwoye, Judith Ugwueke, Gloria Olori Oct 2022

Digital Libraries And Skill Acquisition Training Among Rural Communities For Poverty Alleviation In Rivers State, Nigeria, Christian Olori, Chinyere Anigbogu, Adaobi Nwoye, Judith Ugwueke, Gloria Olori

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study explores the extent of contribution of digital libraries to poverty alleviation of rural communities through skill acquisition training in Rivers State. The study was guided by one research question and a null hypothesis. The descriptive survey research was adopted. The sample size of 236 was drawn from the population of 2,355 registered learners from 12 registered vocational education centres using the convenience sampling technique. Data collecting instrument was the researchers’ structured questionnaire which was face validated by three experts. A reliability coefficient value of 0.83 was obtained using the Pearsons Product Moment Correlation Coefficient. Data were analysed using …