Research Papers/Topics in Library And Information Science

History of Serial Publishing and Editing

In literature, a serial is a printing format by which a single larger work, often a work of narrative fiction, is published in smaller, sequential installments. The installments are also known as numbers, parts or fascicles, and may be released either as separate publications or within sequential issues of a periodical publication, such as a magazine, journal or newspaper. The Journal des sçavans (later spelled Journal des savants), established by Denis de Sallo, wa...

Differences between Library Automation and Retrospective Conversion

The main aim of any library is to provide access to proper information, to the right users in as possible as short time. In an environment of information explosion, due to growing demands of the user and shrinking of financial resources, library is not able to obtain all the reading materials on demand. The only way to overcome these problems is resources sharing through networking. The development of library services in higher learning is a complex process to cover up advances of disc...

COMPUTER SELF-EFFICACY AS DETERMINANT TO THE USE OF ONLINE PUBLIC ACCESS CATALOGUE: A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED UNIVERSITIES IN NIGER DELTA REGION

The research surveyed computer self-efficacy as determinants to the use of  online public access catalogue. Based on a detailed literature review, a total of three research questions were  raised:  What  are  the  available  access  points  for  the  use  of  OPAC  by  the  library users?  What  are  the  various  search  methods/technique  used  by  users  to  locate  needed materials through the OPAC? And what is the level of the user’s computer self-efficacy?T...

ADOPTION OF SOCIAL NETWORKS MEDIA FOR REFERENCE SERVICES IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES

This study was carried out to investigate the adoption of social networks media for  reference  services  in  academic  libraries.  Thus,  the  study  discovered  among others, the meaning of social networking media and the types of social networking media tools that can be applied in the reference section by the reference librarian for  the  provision  of  reference  services  in  academic  libraries.  To  achieve  the objectives of this study,  four (4) research questi...

Use of Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) in Selected University Libraries in South- South Nigeria

This paper examines the use of OPAC in selected university libraries in south- southNigeria. In actualizing this, four (4) research questions were formulated which are: Howfrequently do the users in university libraries in South-South Nigeria use OPAC? Whatare the purposes of use of OPAC? How frequently do the patrons search for variousinformation resources through the OPAC? What are the challenges faced by library userswith the use of OPAC? The study adopted the descriptive survey design. Th...

Web 2.0 for Reference Services: An Overview

This paper examines what the concept of web 2.0 is all about and itattributes by using an acronym SLATES to explain what web 2.0 entailsand they are as follows: Search: this is the ease of finding informationthrough keyword search which makes the platform valuable Links: guidesto important pieces of information. The best pages are the most frequentlylinked to.Authoring: the ability to create constantly updating content overa platform that is shifted from being the creation of a few to being t...

The Relevance of the Academic library in Actualizing an Accreditation Exercise: A Case Study of Michael and Cecilia Ibru University (MCIU) Agbarha-Otor.

This paper examines the process of accreditation exercise in Michael and Cecilia IbruUniversity stating the relevance of academic library in actualizing the accreditation exercise,in compliance to the National Universities Commission’s definition of accreditation. Thefocus was on the library holdings, the strength of the library staff. This study seeks to providean insight into the accreditation exercise at Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, with a viewto sharing experiences of the librar...

Collections and Collection Development Exercise in Libraries: A Perspective in View

This paper examines what collection is all about and the concept collectiondevelopment exercise in libraries stating the methods used in actualizing thecollection development which are community need assessment, selection, andplacing order, receiving/checking. This study also outlines some procedures foracquiring information resources in the collection development department whichare: purchase, exchange, legal deposit, gift/donation, subscription, photocopies,inter-library loan and weeding. I...

PRESERVATION, CONSERVATION AND SECURITY OF INFORMATION SOURCES IN POLYTECHNIC LIBRARIES IN NORTH WEST STATES OF NIGERIA

This study investigates the “preservation, conservation and security of information sources in polytechnic libraries in north WEst States of Nigeria. This is with the aim of ascertaining the problems, the extent of book theft and mutilation, methods, effectiveness of methods, constraints and strategies for enhancement. Six objectives and research questions were formulated to guide the study. These research questions are: What are the factors that constitute the problems of preserving...

Policies for Preservation and Security of Information

 Policy has been defined as a course of action adopted or proposed by an organization or any individual to guide certain operations (Akinfolarin, 1992). While security has been defined as a state of being free from threat, danger or destruction, Furthermore, preservation is defined as the act of keeping something or preventing it from being damaged (Akussah, 2006). Vividly we could say that policy for preserving, security of information resources could be defined as; a course of a...

IMPACT OF LIBRARY INFORMATION RESOURCES ON STUDENTS PERFORMANCE IN SSCE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ZARIA.

This study examined “impact of library information resources on student performance in SSCE public secondary schools Zaria.” Nigeria. It identifies the Concepts of Public School Libraries, type of Resources available in Public Senior Secondary School Libraries, extent of Utilization of Public Senior Secondary School Libraries and their resources. The research method used in this project study is survey research method. In a survey method, questionnaires are the main instrument for ...

Adoption of Information and Communication Technology in Arewa House Library for Academic Development

This study examined “the adoption of ICT in Arewa House Library for academic development”. It identifies the concept of Information and Communication Technology, available ICT facilities in Arewa House Library, extent of Utilization of ICT Facilities in Arewa House Library, challenges associated with ICT adoption and use in Arewa House Library, solutions for improving ICT utilization in Arewa House Library. The research method used in this project study is survey research method. I...

SECURITY MANAGEMENT OF THEFT AND MUTILATION OF INFORMATION RESOURCES IN KASHIM IBRAHIM LIBRARY, AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA.

This study examines the “security management of theft and mutilation of information resources in Kashim Ibrahim Library, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.” Nigeria. It identifies the security management and measures or strategies applied against theft and mutilation, the causes of theft and mutilation of information resources in the University library and how it prevents these information resources in the library from been stolen and mutilated, it also identified problems of managing...

EFFECTS OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ON STUDENTS ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT IN ADEKUNLE ADIO AJASIN UNIVERSITY

The study investigated the effect of ICT on students‟ Academic Development in Adekunle Adio Ajasin University”. It sought to establish the relationship between ICT and students‟ learning particularly looking at the availability, accessibility and user-ability of the ICT resources in AAA University. The study was prompted due to the persistent report that students in AAA University are getting difficulties in their studies due to limited access and use of ICT resources. It was con...

SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES: AN EVALUATION OF ONLINE REFERENCE SERVICES IN SELECTED NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

The  study  evaluated  online  reference  services  through  social  networking  sites  in selected  university  libraries  in  Nigeria.  A  survey  approach  was  embarked  upon  to  ascertain patrons’  level  of  awareness,  their  preference,  source  from  which  they  were  inform  of existence  of the  servi...

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