Research Papers/Topics in Information Studies

Employee Motivation And Job Satisfaction In Ghanaian Academic Libraries: A Comparative Study Of Sam Jonah And Osagyefo Libraries

ABSTRACT Employees constitute an essential resource for every organization. Just as employers are particular about ensuring the input of employees to achieve their goals, it is equally important that the conditions of work of employees are favourable enough to ensure responsive inputs. The study aimed at comparing the extent to which employee motivation and job satisfaction promote productivity among staff of Sam Jonah and Osagyefo libraries and the various strategies adopted by manage...

“Use Of Open Source Software In Academic Libraries In Ghana: A Case Study Of Sam Jonah Library, University Of Cape Coast.”

Abstract The “advent of Open Source Software has provided low cost opportunities for libraries to transit from traditional to technology-based library services, which also gives room for more efficient service provision. This study investigated the use of Open Source Software in the Sam Jonah library, University of Cape Coast. The study adopted the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT). The study was based on survey research methodology and questionnaire was used ...

Choosing Librarianship As Career: A Study Of Selected Senior High School (Shs) Students In Akropong- Akuapem Municipality

ABSTRACT This study was undertaken to investigate whether selected SHS Students in the AkropongAkuapem Municipality are willing to choose a career in librarianship instead of other professions. The stratified sampling method was used to select 353 SHS Form Three Students’ in five selected Schools from a population of 3533 Students’. Using the survey descriptive method, structured questionnaires were randomly administered. 326 representing 93% questionnaires were retrieved and fo...

The Impact of Information Systems Strategy on Bank Performance in Ghana

ABSTRACT Today’s business environment is very dynamic and undergoes rapid changes as a result of technological innovation, increased awareness and demands from customers. Information system strategy is a plan that aims to (1) identify the required IS assets, structures, monetary resources, and technologies and (2) Allocate the existing Information System assets in the most efficient way. The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of information system strategy on the bank per...

The Role of Records Management in Football Administration: A Study of The Premier League Board(PLB)

ABSTRACT Institutional records are the essential evidence of decisions, actions and transactions of the organisation’s interactions with the public, so records must be created and maintained as evidence of efficiency, effectiveness and accountability. Records support the decision-making process, enhance accountability, help the Premier League Board in litigation, reduces waste and many more. However, it has been realized that the Ghana Football Association and the Premier League Board...

Digital Reference Service in Academic Libraries: A Study of Selected Academic Libraries in Ghana

ABSTRACT The deployment of technological innovation in libraries has been one of the underlying impetus for the use of Digital Reference Service (DRS) in academic libraries. DRS is where patrons employ Internet technology to communicate with librarians without being physically present. The purpose of the study is to examine the extent to which Digital Reference Services supports user needs in academic libraries in Ghana. The main objectives of the study were to investigate the level of ...

Implementation of A National Identification System in Ghana : Lessons From The Indian Aadhaar System

ABSTRACT This study explores the implementation of national identification system through a comparative study of national identification in India and Ghana. The study is situated in the theory of organizing vision by Swanson and Ramiller. Data for the study was obtained from primary sources, mainly through interviews and secondary sources of information included internets, journal articles, books, reports etc. The study revealed that lack of central database poses a major challenge to th...

Provision of Library Services For The Visually Impaired in Public Universities in Ghana

ABSTRACT This study sets to find out the kinds of services the public university libraries provide for the visually impaired students in the universities in Ghana. The libraries of three public universities known to practice inclusive education for the visually impaired were purposively selected for the study. The libraries are the Sam Jonah Library, University of Cape Coast, the Osagyefo Library at University of Education, Winneba and the Balme Library at University of Ghana Legon. Que...

Management Of Staff Conflicts In University Of Cape Coast Library

ABSTRACTDespite the apparent silence of librarians on the issue of conflict, conflict is alive in libraries as in other complex organisations. Peace and agreement among staff of libraries are required in order to provide efficient service to patrons and also guarantee the survival of libraries in GhanaThis study set out to investigate how conflicts are managed among the staff of University of Cape Coast library. The study assessed the common sources of conflict, types of conflict, and the pos...

Health Information Seeking Among Women In A Peri-Urban Community: A Study Of Market Women In Madina.

ABSTRACTThis “study is focused on exploring the health information-seeking behaviour of market women at Madina. The objectives of the study were to determine health information needs of respondents, examine the sources of health information, examine how market women evaluate the content and sources of health information and find out the barriers market women face seeking health informationThe study adopted a survey design. The population for the study was 1020 and a sample size of 102 of ma...

Stress Management Among Professional Staff of Special Libraries: A Case Study of Council For Scientific And Industrial Research Industries (CSIR)

ABSTRACT Almost everybody has experienced stress at one point or the other. Stress, is referred to as a state of psychological and or physical imbalance resulting from the disparity between situational demand and the individual’s ability to meet those demands. The study looks at stress as is being experienced in special libraries in Ghana, with particular focus on the libraries of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. The study objectives were to identify the main causes...

Information Seeking Behaviour Of Graduate Students Of The University Of Professional Studies, Accra (Upsa)

ABSTRACTA study of the information seeking behaviour of students is an important pre-requisite for a library to provide efficient information resources and services to meet their information needs. The purpose of the study is to investigate the information needs, information sources, information seeking behaviours, library use, and challenges to information seeking behaviour of graduate students of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).The study employed the survey methodology....

Students’ Perceptions And Use of The Sakai Learning Management System in The University of Ghana

Abstract The increasing demand of students enrollments is leading to undesirable student-lecturer ratios which ultimately results in turning away of qualified applicants, has sparked numerous higher institutions especially those that runs distance programmes to adopt at least one learning management system. This study investigated the perceptions and use of the Sakai LMS among Distance Learning students of the University of Ghana. It investigated students’ awareness of the Sakai LMS a...

The Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Distance Education: A Comparative Study of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and University of Education Winneba-

ABSTRACT Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have become a central pillar for the world, as the world is now tagged as ‘digital’ and ‘global village’. The usefulness of ICTs transcends to all sectors including education. Distance education per se, rests heavily on ICTs. ICTs have the potential to foster interaction and communication between instructors and students as well as the outside world. The main objectives of the study are: To ascertain ICTs usage among dist...

The Perception of Students Towards The Use of Turn-it-on Software in Detecting Plagiarism in Public Universities in Ghana

ABSTRACT In post-secondary education, academic misconduct has been a long-standing concern and is commonly acknowledged as a complex problem related to individual, institutional, and societal factors. This study examined the perception of students towards the use of the Turn-It-In software in detecting plagiarism in public universities in Ghana. The study specifically assessed the students’ knowledge concerning plagiarism and their awareness, usage and perception about the use of ...


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