Research Papers/Topics in Library And Information Science

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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Impact of Library Information Resources on Students Performance in SSCE in Public Secondary Schools, Zaria.

This study examined “impact of library information resources on student performance in SSCE public secondary schools Zaria.” Nigeria. It identifies the Concepts of Public School Libraries, extent of Availability of Public Senior Secondary School Libraries, type of Resources available in Public Senior Secondary School Libraries, extent of Utilization of Public Senior Secondary School Libraries and their resources, influence of Library Resources on Student Performance, performance Dif...

Utilization of School Libraries by Private School Students in Sabon Gari Local Govt Area, Kaduna State.

This study examined the “utilization of private school libraries by teachers and students in sabon gari local government area of Kaduna State” Nigeria. It identifies the concepts of private school library, the extent of availability of private school libraries; it also identified the types of Resources and Services Provided by Private School libraries, the utilization of private school libraries and the hindrances to utilization of private school libraries. The study adopted the su...

Security Management of Theft and Mutilation of Information Resources in Kashim Ibrahim Library, A.B.U, Zaria

This study examines the “security management of theft and mutilation of information resources in Kashim Ibrahim Library, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.” Nigeria. It identifies the security management and measures or strategies applied against theft and mutilation, the causes of theft and mutilation of information resources in the University library and how the university library prevents it’s information resources from been stolen and mutilated, the study also identified problem...

Adoption of ICT in Arewa House Library for Academic Development

This study examined “the adoption of ICT in Arewa House Library for academic development” Nigeria. It identifies the Concept of Information and Communication Technology, Adoption and Utilization of ICTs in Arewa House library operations, Benefits of Adoption and Utilization of ICTs in libraries, Available ICT facilities in Arewa House Library, Problems associated with ICT adoption and utilization in Arewa House Library, Suggestions for improving ICT utilization in Arewa House Librar...

MANAGEMENT OF FUNDS IN ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH LIBRARIES IN SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA: A STUDY OF SOME SELECTED LIBRARIES

ABSTRACTThis study investigated management of funds in academic and research institutes libraries in Southwestern Nigeria. Survey research design was used for the study. Data was collected with the use of questionnaire designed for the study from some selected universities and research libraries.   Data   collected   were   analysed   with   descriptive   statistics.   The   results   revealed   that academic and research libraries mostly generate funds from government a...

EFFECT OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY ON CATALOGUING AND CLASSIFICATION OF INFORMATION RESOURCES: A CASE STUDY OF NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

ABSTRACTThe work was on effect of information communications technology in cataloguing and classification of information resources. Survey research design method was used for the study. The populations of the study   were   professional  librarians   and  para-professional  librarians  in  the  library.  Data  was   collected through the use of questionnaire designed for the study. Libraries involved in the study ...

EFFECTS OF INEFFECTIVE USE OF AUTOMATION IN MANAGEMENT OF LIBRARY SERVICES IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES IN SOUTHWEST NIGERIA: A CASE STUDY OF KDL AND UNILAG LIBRARIES

AbstractThe study was on the effects of ineffective use of automation in management of library services in Academic libraries in Southwest Nigeria: a case study of KDL and UNILAG libraries. Library automation is defined simply as the use of computer and networking technologies in the library.Study  showed  that  the major effects  of  ineffective use  of  automation  in  libraries is  lack of efficiency in library services(48.0%);this is follo...

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