Research Papers/Topics in Information Studies

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...

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...

“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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Job Satisfaction of Staff in Academic Libraries; A Case Study of Knust Library

ABSTRACT This research project aimed to critically examine the level of job satisfaction of Library staff of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and its influence on their job performance.The data used for this study were collected from all the library staff of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) totally 102, and comprising of 18, senior members, 53 senior staff and 31 junior staff.Results of an ANOVA and Pearson Correlation test showed some mod...

Preservation Of Multmedia Materials In Ghana: A Case Study Of Ministry Of Information And Media Relations

ABSTRACT This study dealt with preservation of multimedia materials as part of modern electronic revolution that is changing the way we exchange information. The Ministry of Information and Media Relations specifically Information Services Department (ISD) was selected for the study. This is because the ISD holds collection of valuable Information resources for Ghana. The preservation of multimedia resources is very vital for safeguarding information for posterity. The study was necess...

Reading Habits And Its Effect On Academic Performance Of The Students Of St. John’s Grammar Senior High Secondary School, Accra

ABSTRACT Habitual reading is considered as one of the most important exercise for enhancing one’s academic performance. Regular reading increases one’s vocabulary and ability to think, improves one’s verbal and writing abilities, and broadens one’s horizon Thus, it is important for students to adopt the reading culture for improved academic performance. The main objectives of the study is to: investigate the reading habits of students of St. Johns Grammar Secondary School, find ...

The Use Of Information Communication Technology (Ict) To Combat Financial Crime In Ghana: A Case Study Of The Ghana Police Service Commercial Crime Unit

ABSTRACT The rapid evolution of information technology, the proliferation of computer and media devices and the rapid growth in the use of ICT and the Internet for organisational management has brought new forms of crimes and made financial crime to be easier to commit. This study focused on the use of information communication technology (ICT) to combat financial crime in Ghana. It is a case study of the Ghana Police Service Commercial Crime Unit. The study used the Adaptive Informatio...

The Use of Ict for Teaching and Learning in Senior High Schools in Ghana: A Study of Nungua and Presbyterian, Teshie.

ABSTRACT The introduction of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Senior High Schools has been recognized as a medium of revolutionizing the teaching and learning process. This ideology has led to the introduction of computers and internet access in some Senior High Schools in Ghana. This research reports on a study conducted to investigate the use of ICT for teaching and learning in Senior High Schools in Ghana specifically, Nungua Senior High School and Presbyterian S...

Preservation Of Audiovisual Collections In The J. H. Kwabena Nketia Archives

ABSTRACT Preservation of audio visual collections is challenging but a necessary armament for maintaining the past in the present. It is essential at all levels in archiving. The study researched into the challenges encountered in the preservation of audio visual collections at J. H. Kwabena Neketia Archives in Ghana. Included in the objectives were to: identify the storage media and facilities used for the preservation of audio visual collections in the archives; identify the challenge...

Evolving Roles Of Library Personnel In The Digital Age: Case Study Of The Balme Libary

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to find out the evolving roles of library personnel in the digital age with emphasis on the needed skills required fit into the information age. The objectives of the study were to find out the skills needed by personnel to identify and analyze user information needs, skills required for the evaluation of available information resources, to ascertain the level of personnel ICT skills among others. The Balme Library, University of Ghana, Legon was us...

AWARENESS AND INCIDENCE OF PLAGIARISM AMONG STUDENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION: A CASE STUDY OF NARH-BITA COLLEGE

ABSTRACT A series of ethical issues are on the rise in academia, especially plagiarism. In this age of information overload, more and more students and researchers are turning to the Internet for already made solutions and short-cuts for writing assignments, research papers and thesis. This culture certainly does not promote academic excellence and critical thinkers. The study examined students’ awareness and incidence of plagiarism at the Narh-Bita College. It further looked at motiv...


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