Research Papers/Topics in Library And Information Science

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 ...

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...

A Survey Of Undergraduates Use Of Online Public Access Catalogue And Academic Functioning: In University Of Lagos, Nigeria

ABSTRACTThis study examined the perceived relationship between undergraduates' use of Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) and academic functioning among University of Lagos students. The objectives were to determine students' knowledge level in using OPAC identify extent of utilization, identify the impact on their academic functioning, elucidate challenges faced. The descriptive survey design was used. The s _ population consisted of 389 final- year students of both 4 and 5-y...

An Assessment of Records Management Practice in Selected Local Government Councils in Ogun State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT What government does/fails to do is conveyed to the public largely by records and information of various types in the public service, without which there will be no government. When records are poorly managed, much time is involved in sorting and locating needed information from large volumes of records. The rate of records misplaced or lost from which useful information for decision making is usually obtained makes it difficult to provide concise and up-to-date records of both ...

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...

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...

Book Piracy and the challenge of saving Nigeria's Publishing Industry

Book piracy has been an issue trending in the Nigerian publishing space recently. This is because of the ripple effects of the action on both publishers and authors alike. Thisaction has over the years been a bottle neck for publishers and authors in achieving their aim of reaching out to the public and making sales from their respective publications.In the light of this, this study seeks to explain certain reasons why this action has not been effectively nipped in the bud as well as the ...


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