Research Papers/Topics in Library And Information Science

Availability Of Print And Internet Resources As Factors Influencing Reading Culture Of Secondary School Students In Edo State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Poor reading culture being exhibited by the secondary school students in Edo State is responsible for their inability to engage in critical thinking, sound analysis of events and situations, and poor academic achievement. Many studies have examined cognitive factors affecting reading culture with little attention on print and Internet resources. This study, therefore, investigated availability of print and Internet resources as factors influencing reading culture of secondary s...

The Importance Of Legislation In The Provision Of National And Public Library Services In Zambia

Legislation plays an important role in the provision of public and national library services. However, in Zambia libraries that perform the functions of public and national libraries are operating without a legislative mandate. As a result, there is a fragmentation of library services as there is no single institution which performs all the functions of a national library service. Although several efforts were made before to enact national library service legislation, no Act of Parliame...

Effects Of Stream Size And Forest Type On Leaf Litter Decomposition And Macroinvertebrate Diversity In Kamweti Area, Kenya

ABSTRACTStreams draining the Southern part of Mt. Kenya are currently heavily impacted by human encroachment and large patches of riparian forests have been converted from indigenous to plantation forests. Modification of riparian vegetation was hypothesized to have influence on streams. This study aimed at investigating the effect of forest type and stream size on leaf litter decomposition, macroinvertebrate diversity and water quality in streams draining Mt. Kenya catchment. Riparian tree s...

An Analysis Of Open Access Scholarly Communication In Tanzanian Public Universities

ABSTRACTThe aim of this study was to investigate factors affecting the adoption of open accessin research activities within Tanzanian public universities in order to devicemechanisms of enhancing the use of this mode of scholarly communication. The studyadopted the UTAUT model to formulate an open access research model comprising ofsix constructs and five moderators for guidance of this investigation. A triangulationapproach for data gathering was adopted. In the first instance, a semi-struct...

This Kings Teachers’ Booking System Addresses The Impact Of Private Tutoring On Three Aspects: Students’ Academic Outcomes, Formal Schooling, And Educational Inequality

ABSTRACTKing’s Teachers Booking system is currently new online platform aimed to provide a modernuser friendly, secured, available, reliable and ‘open market place’ where students and privateschools will choose private teachers based on merit and relevance to their tuition or academicneeds. Hence, the system is meant to offer an online booking of private teachers. The system isexpected to simplify the method of finding an actual offline private teachers (Not Onlinelearning) at any time ...

Role Of Public Libraries In Eradicating Illiteracy In Narok, Kenya: A Case Of Kenya National Library Services- Narok Branch Maasai Mara University

ABSTRACTIn this paper it is argued that literacy is critical for socio-economic development. A literate nation makes positive contributions to the general development of a country. This paper also seek to establish the strategies that public libraries have employed to promote and sustain high literacy rates in the country. It was investigated the innovative strategies like story telling sessions and explain how they have helped Kenya achieve Africa’s highest literacy level despite the socio...

Adoption Of Ict In Kenyan Academic Libraries A Case Of Maasai Mara University Library

ABSTRACT The environment in which libraries operate has changed significantly with the advent of information age. Technological advancement has compelled libraries to adopt interactive online media for their survival mainly because of its profound influence to the functions of libraries and the information seeking behavior of the readers. However, the proliferation of new technologies opens a number of challenges for libraries in institutions of higher learning which include; inadequ...

Information Literacy Skills And Availability Of Nformation Resources As Factors Influencing Research Productivity Of Academic Staff Of Federal Universities In Nigeria

ABSTRACT Research productivity requiring information resources is a measure of academic success. The volume of information resources potentially available to academic staff is massive hence there is a need for information literacy skills to access these, evaluate, and effectively utilize available information for research productivity. Several studies have examined academics’ research productivity using variables, such as institutional factors, demographic characteristics and informat...

Humanities In Medical Education And Patient Care: Lessons From Some Colleges Of Medicine In Nigerian Universities

Abstract The growing recognition of the need for humanities in medical colleges has opened discussion for the integration of medical humanities into the curriculum of medical schools. The paper discusses Nigerians’ place in the realization of the integration of medical humanities (MH) into the curriculum of medical students in Nigerian universities. The study was conducted by gathering data from six colleges of medicine located in the south western part of Nigeria. The curriculum of ...

Appraisal Of Electronic Resources For Information Services Delivery, Utilization, Benefits And Challenges For Museum And Monuments In Nigeria

Abstract: This paper attempts to analyse the appraisal of electronic readiness for information delivery services, utilization, benefits and challenges for development of Museums and Monuments in Nigeria. Descriptive survey research was adopted for this study; the target population for the research was 784 museums professionals. Out of six-geopolitical zone which made up of Nigeria, two-geographical zone of national museum were selected for random sampling. Total enumeration sampling ...

The Standing Conference Of Eastern, Central, And Southern African Library Associations (SCECSAL) XXIII 2018: Lessons Learned

Introduction The XXIII Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern African Library Associations (SCECSAL) 2018 was held at the Imperial Resort Beach Hotel in Entebbe, Uganda, from 23 to 27 April 2018, with the Uganda Library and Information Association and the National Library of Uganda playing the host. The XXIII SCECSAL had in attendance 220 participants from 15 countries/library associations that included Botswana, Ghana, Namibia, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda and so forth, d...

Micro-Controller Based Water Level Sensing System

ABSTRACTThe Micro-controller based water level sensing system is an Arduino based project that was designed to capture water level distances using micro-controllers as the tank fills up or as it is emptied. The system will be used for monitoring the daily operations which involve the filling up of the tanks that feed water to the main boilers which generate electricity. Information about the current system was obtained using questionnaires, interviews and observations. Previously, during each...

Cultivating change: Reflections on the changing role of the School Head in effective implementation of the Competency-Based Curriculum in Hwange Rural Primary Schools.

ABSTRACT This study is on the role of the School Head ineffective implementation of the competency-based curriculum in rural primary schools in Hwange District. Study objectives were: to explore the roles and responsibilities of school heads as curriculum leaders; to determine how school heads manage curriculum change for effective curriculum implementation; to establish resources that must be available to ensure effective curriculum implementation in schools; and to proffer strategies t...

Availability And Accessibility Of Information Resources As Predictor Of Lecturers' Teaching Effectiveness

Background to the Study Availability of information resources plays a major role in teaching and learning. For effective teaching to take place information resources must be provided and teachers must have access to various types of resources particularly in their areas of specialization. This will not only broaden their knowledge base but also prepare them ahead of the challenges that may face them in the course of imparting knowledge. A variety of activities that are performed by teach...

Mobile Bill Enquiry Application

AbstractThe basis of this project was to develop a Mobile Bill Enquiry Application. The system development was initiated due to the fact that the current manual meter reading could not produce water bill statements in time and also some readings were estimated leading to revenue loss caused by underestimating the charge as well as over estimating which led to overcharging residents. The proposed system is an android application that will be used by Billing Clerks to capture and calculate bill...


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