Research Papers/Topics in Information Studies

Information Needs And Information Seeking Behaviour Of Namibian Pastors

Abstract This study investigated the information needs and seeking behaviour of pastors in Namibia. The purpose of the study was to establish the information required by pastors to carry out their work, how they seek information and the problems they encounter in doing so. A mixed-method approach research was used to meet the objectives of the study. A stratified quota sample of 200 pastors was used based on Walpole’s formula for proportions. One hundred and thirty-eight (69%) partici...

Stress In University Libraries: A Study Of University Of Professional Studies, Accra And Wisconsin International University College-Ghana.

ABSTRACTThe study looks at stress in university libraries. Universities have experiencedexponential growth in student population as more programmes had been introducedlately. The increase had not been matched with infrastructure, staff and funding. Thissituation had made the job of the library very stressful. Stress, is referred to as a state ofpsychological and or physical imbalance resulting from the disparity resulting from thedisparity between situational demand and the individual’s abi...

Resource Sharing Among Public University Libraries In Ghana

ABSTRACT  This study was carried out to examine the current resource sharing activities among the six public university libraries in Ghana, with emphasis specifically, on the resource sharing activities of the Balme Library of the University of Ghana, Legon and the Library of the University for Development Studies, Tamale. The researcher used techniques such as the administration of questionnaire and interviews to collect data. The findings of the research include the absence of a f...

Health Information Seeking Behaviour On The Internet In Ghana: A Survey Of Graduate Students At Knust.

ABSTRACT The Internet is transforming the way in which consumers seek for health information to approach their health care and needs. The purpose of this study was to investigate health information seeking behaviour on the Internet among graduate students in KNUST. Grounded in the tradition of human health and information seeking literature, the study was underpinned by Johnson‟s Comprehensive Model of Information Seeking (CMIS) theory. The study adopted a quantitative method using a...

Use Of Electronic Resources By Undergraduate Students Of The Ghana Institute Of Management And Public Administration (GIMPA)

ABSTRACT The study investigated use of electronic resources by undergraduate students of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) to find out if students utilize electronic resources. It specifically targeted the level 300 students of GIMPA. Awareness, usage, training, access, usefulness and importance and problems of use were explored. A survey method was employed and structured questionnaire were utilized to solicit data for the study. The findings revealed...

Library Management Software: A Comparative Study Of Cloud Service And In-House Software Implementation At Upsa-Ghana

ABSTRACT This study looks at Library Management Software, a comparative Study of Cloud Service and In-house Software Implementation at UPSA-Ghana with the help of key performance indicators. The study was aimed at identifying the security effects of Cloud SaaS and In-house Software Management, the benefits of Cloud Service as compared to In-house Software Implementation, the capabilities of the IT personnel at UPSA, as well as trying to find out the challenges encountered by staff in th...

Conflict Management in Academic Libraries in Ghana: A Comparative Study of Sam Jonah, Osagyefo And John Kofi Borsah Libraries

ABSTRACT Academic libraries, like any other organizations, are likely to encounter conflicts. This survey identified common, causes and types of conflicts encountered by Sam Jonah, Osagyefo and John Kofi Borsah Libraries and examined the conflicts management techniques employed in managing them. The sample for this study was made of two hundred and sixteen respondents selected from three academic libraries through the census sampling method. The study was a descriptive survey. A validat...

Relevance Of Information And Communication Technologies To Public Engagement For Sustainable Water Resources In The Lake Victoria Basin

ABSTRACT This study explored the nexus of Information Communication Technology (ICT) tools, public engagement and sustainable water resources in the Lake Victoria Basin (LVB) as determinants of relevance. Two socio-technical theories, Technological Acceptance Model (TAM) and Relevance Theory (RT) were used in an encapsulation fashion. This approach is proposed to guide mixed methods research at the base of pyramid of a developing country. The study locations were Ilemela, Nyamagana and...

ICT Applications in Teaching And Learning in Tertiary Institutions : A Case of University For Development Studies And Tamale Technical University

ABSTRACT It is an indisputable fact that ICT plays a very significant role in the development of every nation these days. This is because growth is stimulated by the flow of information and this consciousness has led most learning institutions into knowledge-based ones. Hence, leading to easy access, quality teaching and learning, infrastructure provision as well as management efficiency. In spite of these, the potentials of ICT in teaching and learning has not been fully realized by ma...

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 ...


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