Research Papers/Topics in Library and Information Science

Users Perception of the role of Academic Library in Private Universities in Delta State.

This study investigates Users Perception of the role of Academic Library in Private Universities in Delta State. Thus, the study outlined among others, the types of services provided, meaning of the concept users. To achieve this study, four (4) research objectives were formulated and they are: To identify the services of academic library; To ascertain users perception of academic libraries and their services; To know the various challenges that bedevil academic libraries in providing their s...

Utilization of Open Source Software in University Libraries in the South-south Nigeria

The study investigated the utilization of open source software in university libraries in the Southsouth geopolitical zone of Nigeria using descriptive survey research design. Five research questions were answered. The population of the study is 1,716 comprising all library staff in the university libraries in South-south Nigeria. Purposive sampling technique was used to select two hundred and three (203) library staff from the three universities in south-south Nigeria that are presently ...

Re-engineering processes and their applicability in Iraqi university libraries: A Case Study of the Central Library at Dhi Qar University

The aim of the research is to identify the prerequisites for the process of re-engineering processes and seek to spread and promote the culture of this concept and to define its concept, importance and objectives. And propose a method or plan for the re-engineering of services and their sources to the Central Library of the University of Dhi Qar. The research adopts descriptive analytical methodology based on the case study.The research reached a number of results, the most prominent of...

The Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Natures of Library and Information Science: An Analysis Natures of Library and Information Science: An Analysis

The term Library and Information Science (LIS) was borne out of the need to merge two closely related fields – Library Science (LS) and Information Science (IS) – that deal with the management and handling of information. This paper discusses the context of LIS by using the Crossing Path five (5) metrics of identifying interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary disciplines. It further argues that LIS is an interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary bra...

The Use of Social Intelligence as a Tool for Improving the Relevance of Libraries in the Society Relevance of Libraries in the Society

The roles libraries play in contributing to the progress of the society cannot be overemphasized because libraries are one of the institutions needed for the over-all attainment of 21st-century goals. This paper argues that the use of Social Intelligence in the library services would aid the creation of new experience for library users and other stakeholders, which will result in increasing the credibility and recognition of libraries across various societies. Its main objective is to cr...

Awareness and Usage of E-database by Lecturers in Two Selected Colleges in Kwara State University, Malete. {College of Education and College of I.C.T}

AbstractThe university libraries are libraries established to cater for the academic and research needs of the university. They serve the reading and research interests of undergraduates, lecturers, researchers, and other users. University libraries are big repositories of information and knowledge from all fields of learning to the academic community of students and staff that they serve. University libraries, which are academic libraries, provide support to members of an academic community,...

The Role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Securing Books in Irish Academic Libraries.

This study examined how effective the ICT gadgets are used in securing books in academic libraries and what technological approach the libraries will adopt in the future to ensure books are secured from mutilation and theft. The study was also to understand why students steal or mutilate books. A semi-structured interview was the qualitative research design used to collect data from six librarians. It was discovered that the libraries had adopted the use of ICT  security gadgets lik...

Entrepreneurship Skills and Opportunities for Librarians in the Field of Library and Information Science: A Perspective in View

AbstractThis paper conceptualizes entrepreneurship skills and opportunities for librarians in the field of library and information science. Characteristics of entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship education in Nigeria, Library and information science as a field of study It presents the librarian as an entrepreneur, entrepreneurship education in the field of library and information science, Skills needed in field of library and information science for Entrepreneurship, Areas of opportunities for ...

IMPACT OF PROVISION AND USE OF SCHOOL LIBRARY RESOURCES AND SERVICES ON THE STUDY HABITS OF STUDENTS IN GOVERNMENT COLLEGE, AFIKPO, EBONYI STATE

AbstractThis paper focuses on the impact of provision and use of school library resources and services on the study habits of students in Government College, Afikpo, Ebonyi State Nigeria. It critically considered the opinions of researchers over the time on the roles, influence, and effects of library resources and services provided and utilized in school libraries on the study and reading habits as well as the educational development of students in the secondary school level i...

Availability of e-Resources and Accessibility of e-Services in Academic and Special Libraries in Abia State, Nigeria

AbstractThis study investigated the availability and accessibility of e-resources and online information services provided at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) and National Root Crop Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike libraries in Abia State, Nigeria. The research design used was descriptive survey method while useful data were elicited through a customized research instrument entitled "Questionnaire on Availability and Accessibility of e-Resources...

Preferences and Citation Impact of Open Access Publishing by Indian Research Community

The study conducted to find the adaption of open access (OA) publishing among the research community of Tumkur University by sourcing the data from Web of Science (WoS) database. An overall 516 articles were published by the faculty of TU between 2011 and 2020 in 203 journals indexed in Web of Science database. 19.57% articles were available in pure OA routes and 63.17% funded articles published in gold route. A significant difference was found between citations of OA & Non-OA articles in las...

Impact of Provision and Use of School Library Resources and Services on the Study Habits of Students in Government College, Afikpo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

AbstractThis paper focuses on the impact of provision and use of school library resources and services on the study habits of students in Government College, Afikpo, Ebonyi State Nigeria. It critically considered opinions of researchers over the time on the roles, influence, and effects of library resources and services provided and utilized in school libraries on the study and reading habits as well as the educational development of students in the secondary school level in Ni...

Digital Repositories as Harbingers of Open Access in India - A Study

ABSTRACT Open Access (OA) is a noble cause as it removes all hurdles from free access to scholarly works and promotes knowledge sharing. The OA movement is strengthened by Institutional Repositories (IRs). IRs are based on institute-specific requirements, workflow pattern, metadata, and other related standards for different kinds of digital documents, search and retrieval requirements, and user interfaces at various levels. In India, some elite educational and research institutes such as...

Open Access Initiatives in Medical Biology - A Study of Institutional Repositories in India

ABSTRACT Open Access (OA) is reshaping the world by redefining the scholarly communication methods with focus on building a knowledge society. It has the power to democratize the knowledge by removing hurdles from free access to scholarly works while encouraging knowledge sharing. Institutional Repositories (IRs) play a vital role in the OA movement by facilitating the Green Route to Open Access. In India, some elite educational and research institutes such as the Indian Statistical Inst...

Determinants Of Utilization Of Local Research Content By Graduate Students For Academic Purpose In Selected Universities In Kenya

 Research is a major component to national development. Local research content is closer to most of the problems affecting the society and the people. The government of Kenya has continued to support research activities by allocating a lot of resources towards research and universities and other research institutions are daily engaged in carrying out research. However, evidence as indicated from citation and referencing of research by graduate students shows over...


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