Research Papers/Topics in Library And Information Science

Policies for Preservation and Security of Information

 Policy has been defined as a course of action adopted or proposed by an organization or any individual to guide certain operations (Akinfolarin, 1992). While security has been defined as a state of being free from threat, danger or destruction, Furthermore, preservation is defined as the act of keeping something or preventing it from being damaged (Akussah, 2006). Vividly we could say that policy for preserving, security of information resources could be defined as; a course of a...

Conservation Techniques in Libraries and Information Center

Conservation is an essential library activity which when well implemented has the capability of sustaining and promoting library activities for a very long time. However, preservation is often used interchangeably with conservation, besides, there is a subtle difference between the two. Preservation suggests that natural resources will be left undisturbed, while conservation usually indicates some resource management. Conservation includes proper diagnosis of the decayed materials, time...

Preservation and Conservation of Information Resources in the Nigerian Library: Concepts and Challenges

AbstractThe paper examines the preservation and conservation of information resources in the Nigerian library: concepts and challenges, conservation is seen as specific practices taken to slow down deterioration and prolong the life span of an object by direct intervening in its physical or chemical makeup, while preservation explains all the managerial and financial considerations including storage and accommodation provisions, staffing levels, policies, techniques, and methods involve...

Information Technology and the Future of Librarianship

There is a growing concern by scholars in the field of library and Information science on the way technology is gradually taking over certain jobs performed by librarians and Information professionals. This may be the reason why many of the scholars have submitted that the discipline of librarianship may cease to exist in a couple of years if nothing is done to solve the problem.In the light of this, this article seeks to identify ways in which technology has taken over certain aspects of the...

LEARNING DISABILITIES

The purpose of this paper is to discuss learning disabilities (LD). Conceptual framework was developed to understand the meaning of the concept – learning disability, who they are, their characteristics and the various types. The paper found out the causes of learning disability to an individual, the inherent signs and symptoms among varying ages, problems associated with learning disabilities such as –social adjustment, motivational difficulties and poor social cognition. This pape...

Knowledge Management Practices in Academic Libraries: A Case of Jimma University Library System

In the present knowledge era, knowledge has become a key resource for the economy. Business organizations have to cope-up with the dynamic environment by using knowledge management. Knowledge management is important not only for profit organizations but also needed for nonprofit organizations like academic libraries to be competitive. Libraries are known for the knowledge management centers of their respective institutions and play the vital role for enhancing the higher e...

Role of Information Technologies in the Management of Indigenous Knowledge Communication

AbstractThis paper looks at the role of information technologies in the management of indigenous knowledge communication in the 21st century. Conceptual framework was developed to understand indigenous knowledge as a concept and information and communication technologies. This paper found out that ICTs play a vital role in the management and communication of indigenous knowledge so as to be able to pass our local heritage from generation to generation. Some of the roles include - to capture, ...

ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ON MOVEMENT FOR THE ACTUALIZATION OF THE SOVEREIGN STATE OF BIAFRA (MASSOB)

1. Abdulgafar, Alabelewa: FG jams Radio Biafra’s signal, declares station illegal. The Nation mirror. April 12, 2015. http://nationalmirroronline.netThe Federal Government said on Tuesday that it had succeeded in jamming the transmission signals of Radio Biafra, which had been operating illegally from an unknown location.2. Abdulgafar, Alabelewa: NBC urges public to ignore radio Biafra. The Nation mirror April 11, 2015. http://nationalmirroronline.netThe National Broadcasting Commission (NB...

The Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Academic Libraries in Nigeria: A Case Study of Covenant University Library Ota, Nigeria

 Information and Communication Technology (ICT), has added value to the services provided by Nigerian libraries. This study employed a survey research method on the use of ICT in Nigerian libraries: a case study of Covenant University library. The respondents were students and faculty of the university. The findings show that Covenant University library, has an abundance of computers connected to the internet with web based Millennium software.  The students and faculty make use of ...

THE PLACE OF ICT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NIGERIAN PUBLIC LIBRARIES

The paper examined briefly how library and information services have undergone various stages of transformation from inception. Other factors that hastened the development of library and information services were discussed and how changes in technology have influenced changes in library and information services in Nigeria. The impact of ICT in Nigerian libraries was discussed. Measures needed to improve the use of ICT in Nigerian libraries were also discussed Initiatives and programs aimed at...

EVALUATION OF ACADEMIC LIBRARY SERVICES

AbstractNumerous and diverse approaches for assessing and measuring library effectiveness are discussed. Most of these approaches are shown to adopt very limited and narrow perspectives and depend upon limited performance criteria. This paper suggests a way to evaluate library effectiveness.IntroductionTo “evaluate” is to ascertain the value of something. The object of evaluation is improvement through the process of identification and removal of shortcomings. The main purpose of this pap...

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