Research Papers/Topics in Library And Information Science

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...

Integrated Library Systems And Performance Of The Postmodern Library Of Kenyatta University, Kenya

ABSTRACT Integrated Library Systems are adopted by libraries in order to meet the ever changing needs of their users and make the library staff more efficient and effective in conducting their work on a daily basis. In recent years’ libraries have made huge investments in acquisition of these systems. This study has established the effects of integrated library systems’ performance of the Post Modern Library of Kenyatta University, Kenya. The specific objectives have evaluated the e...

Effectiveness Of Information Literacy Program In Promoting Utilization Of Electronic Information Resources By Postgraduate Students In Kenyatta University Post- Modern Library

ABSTRACT Information literacy in the 21st century is considered as a tool to individual empowerment and community development it forms the basis for lifelong learning it‟s common to all disciplines, to all learning environments and to all levels of education; however underutilization of electronic information resources in Kenyatta university library indicate that the postgraduate students lacks the information literacy skills required despite going through the IL training program offer...

Change Management In Academic Libraries: A Case Study Of The Technical University Of Kenya Library, Nairobi County

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to find out how the library leadership has initiated and managed change at The Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi in order to meet the expectations of diverse categories of users and get support from the parent organization and donors. The study was guided by the following objectives: To identify the change management programs at the Technical University of Kenya Library, to identify the role of the University Librarian in change management, to ...

Effective Records Management Systems In Academic Libraries: A Case Study Of Kampala International University Users Records

ABSTRACTThe study intended to focus on the effectiveness of records management systems in academic libraries, with a case study of Kampala International University.The study was focused on the types of records kept, values of records, records management systems. elements of records management systems, types of records management systems, effective records management system of print and non-print records of library users, effective records management strategies, managing Academic Library recor...

Role Of Teachers And Parents In Preschool Children Reading Habits Development In Ruiru, Kiambu County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe Kenya Early Childhood Development policy framework and the service standard guidelines outlines the roles of parents, teachers and other Early Childhood Education stakeholders. Inspite of this, parents/caregivers and teachers hold different perceptions towards parental involvement and are ignorant of their Early Literacy Development roles in parent teacher partnership. Parent teacher partnership in Early Childhood Education is low in Kenya. The purpose of the study was to establis...

Usability And Relevance Of General And Scholarly Electronic Databases By Undergraduate Students: A Case Study Of Moi University, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe main objective of libraries in academic institution is to support teaching, research and learning, this is achieved through selection, acquisition and processing of information resources which include general and scholarly electronic databases. The potential of these databases in accomplishing students academic and research needs can only be measured through usability. This study therefore sought to establish usability and relevance of general and scholarly among undergraduate stu...

Challenges In Accessing Electronic Information Resources By Students With Visual Impairments In Kenyatta University Post Modern Library

ABSTRACT The increasing provision of Web-based information resources has moved from a simple text interface to dynamic and interactive designs. While this move has provided people with a more creative and flexible experience, there are dangers that some people will be excluded because they cannot use standard methods of access. In this light, this study came timely to explore the challenges that students with visual impairment faced in accessing electronic information resources. Techno...

Assessment Of Information Literacy Competencies Of Practicing Nurses At Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya.

The aim of the research project was to assess the information literacy competency skills of practicing nurses at KNH with the objective of establishing, the information needs of practicing nurses, awareness of potential sources of information in nursing profession, ability to evaluate the retrieved information and establish their knowledge of ethical, legal and social-economic issues surrounding information use. The research adopted a case study focusing on single cas...

Effects Of Information Literacy On Adult Consumers Of Kenya National Library Services In Embu County A Case Study Of The Kenya National Library Services Embu Branch, Embu County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The study aimed at assessing the effects of information literacy programs on adult users in public libraries in Kenya by conducting a case study at Embu County public library. Public libraries have been operating with little information on the effects of the literacy programs on the adult users of the public libraries. To achieve this goal, the study sought to pursue the following objectives: to investigate the policy on information literacy; assess the methods used to conduct I...

Determinants Of Use Of Informal Settlement Community Libraries By Children In Selected Informal Settlements In Nairobi County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe existence of libraries in Africa goes back to the colonial period. A numberof African nations have legislated the establishment of national librariesthrough Acts of parliaments. From such legislation, the Kenya NationalLibrary Services (KNLS) was established by an Act of parliament in 1967,with a mandate to establish libraries in the country (Mulindwa, 2010). Due tolack of capacity, such libraries have done little to establish community librariesin the slums of Kenya, and th...

Status of Ecclesiastical Libraries in Major Seminaries in Kenya in Meeting Information Needs of Seminarians

ABSTRACT There is a natural and indispensable human need for information and so do Catholic seminarians have information needs to quench their quest for knowledge. Ecclesiastical seminary library within the context of a seminary is an institution meant to meet information needs of seminarians. In order to meet their (seminarians) information needs, ecclesiastical seminary libraries must be well equipped, with sound and current collection of information sources, adopt, and integrate ...


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