Research Papers/Topics in Library And Information Science

Marketing the Library and IT Services with the Use of Social Media: An Overview

This study explored how social media can be used to market library and it services for better patronage in the course of this the concept social media was defined in the following format  Social: this term is referred to the process where there is an interaction of the individuals or group of people as it relate to the welfare of human beings as members of a given society. Media: As the term implies, it is regarded as a platform of communication amongst members of a society and it compri...

Reading Habits Amongst Undergraduate Students: Case Study of Reading Habits Amongst Undergraduate Students: Case Study of Michael and Cecilia Ibru University , (MCIU)Agbarha-Otor

This  study  investigates  reading  habits  amongst  undergraduate  students.  Thus,  the  study discovered among others, the meaning of reading and the types of reading habits usually engage in by undergraduate students. To achieve this study, four (4) research objectives and from which the research questions were derived were formulated and they are: to ascertain the time spent by undergraduate  students  in  reading;  to  identify  the  various  reading  habits  of  un...

Information Needs and Access of Members of Vigilante in Adamawa State, North-east Nigeria

ABSTRACT The  study  investigated  the  Information  needs  and  access  of  Members  of  Vigilante  in Adamawa state, North-eastern Nigeria, one of the three states bedeviled by the Boko Haram insurgency.  Quantitative  research  methodology  and  Cross-sectional  survey  design  was applied for the study. The population of the study comprised of One Thousand Four Hundred Members (1400) drawn from Nineteen (19) local governments areas in the state. Krejcie and Morgan Tab...

KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS OF INSOMNIA AMONG UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY,ZARIA

This research was carried out to uncover the knowledge and awareness of insomnia among undergraduate students of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. To achieve the objectives of this study, the following research questions were asked: what is the knowledge of insomnia among undergraduate students of Ahmadu Bello University? What is the knowledge of the benefit of adequate sleep among undergraduate students of Ahmadu Bello University? What is the knowledge of the causes of...

STRATEGIES FOR MARKETING CULTURAL HERITAGE FROM LOCAL TO GLOBAL.

By any standard, tourism has become the world's number one industry, and the African cultural heritages have been placed on reference incognito shielding it from advertising, marketing and sharing these rich and prosperous ancestral indigenous knowledge systems from the outside world in the name of traditional values, norms and/or religious fallacy. This research project is centered on introducing marketing strategies and advertising techniques to the supposed ever flourishing ethic and norms...

ANALYZATION OF THE IMPACT OF USER EDUCATION ON E- RESOURCES UTILISATION IN AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA.

This study was limited to the impact of user education on electronic resource utilisation in the Ahmadu Bello university Zaria libraries. The study was guided by the specific objectives; to establish the nature of user education, to establish the relationship between user education and electronic resource utilization, to establish the challenges encountered in user education for e-resource utilization and to establish solutions to the identified challenges in Ahmadu Bello university lib...

EFFECT OF E-LEARNING ON STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: A CASE STUDY OF A PARTICULAR LEARNING STRING OR SET

This research elicited and examined a number of extreme points of views about the impact of E-learning on academic achievement. Although it was discovered that certain issues have not yet been properly addressed to E-Learning implementation processes, as the prime focus of the research was on prior computer skills, number of hours individual spend studying and socio-demographic characteristics. CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1 Background of the StudyEducation is a key factor for sustaina...

Effects of e-library on students' academic performance in tertiary institutions a case study of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

This study examined “effects of e-library on students’ academic performance in tertiary institutions: a case study of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria” It identifies the Concept of e-library and e-resources, availability of e-library, resources and services in Nigerian tertiary institutions. Students’ use of e-library in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, impact of e-library on students’ academic performance, challenges associated with the utilization of e-library resources in Ahma...

Effects of e-library, resources and services on students' academic performance in tertiary institutions a case study of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

This study examined “effects of e-library on students’ academic performance in tertiary institutions: a case study of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria” It identifies the Concept of e-library and e-resources, availability of e-library, resources and services in Nigerian tertiary institutions. Students’ use of e-library in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, impact of e-library on students’ academic performance, challenges associated with the utilization of e-library resources in Ahm...

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...

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