Research Papers/Topics in Library And Information Science

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...

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...

Access And Use Of Dairy Agricultural Information By Small-Scale Young Farmers In Murang’a County, Kenya

ABSTRACTAccess to agricultural information influences the farming practices adopted by farmers. Information centres are charged with the responsibility of ensuring that there are adequate, relevant and up-to-date information resources for all. Dairy farmers need frequent access to information on nutrition, breed, health status, environment, and among others to cope with modern dairy farming practices. Inefficient access and dissemination of dairy agricultural information can negatively affect...

Development And Management Of Institutional Repositories In Selected University Libraries In Kenya

ABSTRACTUniversity libraries should consider institutional repositories as ongoing projects in order to cater for the changing needs of modern scholarly communication. Many universities have not made all research outputs from their scholarly communities available in their IRs. A number of research outputs available in IRs of universities in Kenya are not available in full-text and only available in abstract form thus making such resources less useful to the users they are meant for. Universit...

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...

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...

Access And Utilisation Of Knowledge And Information By Aquaculture Farmers In Namibia

ABSTRACTThis study on access and utilisation of information and knowledge by aquaculture famers in Namibia investigated the knowledge gap that exists between information and aquaculture production by providing research based evidence on the nature and extent of information utilised by aquaculture farmers in Namibia. The study was driven by the main research question; what is the level of access and utilisation of knowledge and information by aquaculture farmers in Namibia?, and it was guided ...

The Contribution Of Information Literacy Competencies Towards Utilization Of Information Resources Among Second Year Nursing Students Of Aga Khan University, Uganda

ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to examine the contribution of Information Literacy (IL) competencies towards effective utilization of information resources among Aga Khan University (AKU) Second Year Nursing Students. The study addressed the following objectives: review how IL programmes are managed at AKU, establish which IL competencies AKU Nursing Students acquire from the library staff, examine the contribution of IL competencies in the effective utilization of information resou...

ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE PROFESSIONALS IN NIGERIA

Knowledge  management  is  a  cross-disciplinary  domain  that  cuts  across  library  and  information science,  management  science,  cognitive  science,  computer  and  information  science.  Its multidisciplinary  attribute  is  what  is  responsible  for  its  different  perceptions  from  different disciplines  as  well &nbs...

Academic Research report about the role of internet usage and students performance in Universities

TABLE OF CONTENTS DECLARATION.. i APPROVAL. ii ABBREVIATIONS. iii TABLE OF CONTENTS. iv CHAPTER ONE. 2 INTRODUCTION.. 2 1.0 Introduction. 2 1.1 Background to the Study. 2 1.2 Statement of the Problem.. 4 1.3 General Research Objective. 4 1.4 Specific Objectives. 5 1.5 Research Questions. 5 1.6 Scope of the Study. 5 1.6.1 Geographical Scope. 5 1.6.2 Content Scope. 5 1.6.3 Time Scope. 6 1.6.4 Methodological Scope. 6 1.7 Significan...

The Role of Internet Usage on Student`s Academic Performance in Universities

TABLE OF CONTENTS DECLARATION.. i APPROVAL. ii ABBREVIATIONS. iii TABLE OF CONTENTS. iv CHAPTER ONE. 2 INTRODUCTION.. 2 1.0 Introduction. 2 1.1 Background to the Study. 2 1.2 Statement of the Problem.. 4 1.3 General Research Objective. 4 1.4 Specific Objectives. 5 1.5 Research Questions. 5 1.6 Scope of the Study. 5 1.6.1 Geographical Scope. 5 1.6.2 Content Scope. 5 1.6.3 Time Scope. 6 The study was carried out from sep.2017 to May ....

UTILISATION OF INFORMATION ON CHILD SPACING AMONG CHILD-BEARING MOTHERS IN POLYGAMOUS HOMES IN KUSFA AREA OF ZARIA CITY, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

Maternal morbidity and mortality is a major cause of concern in developing countries. To reduce maternal morbidity and mortality, several public health agencies diffused information on child spacing to the public, but still maternal morbidity and mortality remain a very big challenge in most developing countries including Nigeria. Using constructionist view of reality and Chatman’s (2000) theory of normative behavior as a theoretical framework, this research sought to investigate the socio-...