Research Papers/Topics in Library Studies

Status Of Information Science Faculty And Librarians Collaboratory Research In Selected Kenyan Univeristies

ABSTRACTThe collaboratory research concept is close to two decades old and it entails researchers working together on research projects irrespective of their geographical location resulting in co-authored publications. Collaboratory research could help address teaching, professional and industry based issues facing a host of disciplines. However, despite its potential, collaboratory research in the field of library and information sciences (LIS) is insignificant. This study therefore sou...

Institutional Repositories in University Libraries In Nigeria and the Challenge of Copyright

ABSTRACT Copyright is a focal issue contending with the development of institutional repositories (IRs). Extant literature focused on the awareness, benefits, and the various IR activities across the globe.  This study investigated the issues of copyright in the institutional repositories in universities’ libraries in Nigeria. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design. A multistage sampling procedure was employed to sample 844 lecturers of the universities in Nigeri...

Library Development In Selected Private Secondary Schools In Lagos State

This paper investigates the schools in Lagos Sate. It assesses the profile of twenty private secondary schools, the library collections and their organization, staffing, physical whose parents are at the mercy of these private school owners who charge very exorbitant fees. The evaluation was based on the “Federal Ministry of Education and Youth Development minimum standards for school libraries in Nigeria.” The findings reveal that as expensive as these schools are library resources i...

Library Education in Nigeria Repositioning for Professional Relevance in the 21st Century

Introduction The thirst for knowledge has always led humans to seek education, and as such many countries of the world, including Nigeria, place a high premium on the education of their citizens. Adjudged the most populous country in Africa and the eighth most populous country in the world with a population of over 150million, Nigeria is located on the Atlantic coast in West Africa, bordered by Benin on the West, Niger and Chad on the North, and Cameroon on the East (Academic American En...

The Exclusion Of Persons With Visual Impairment In Nigerian Academic Libraries' Websites

Introduction University library websites constitute important access points to online resources for library users including persons with disabilities. This is evidenced by the United Nations’ adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which guarantees that people with disabilities have the same access and opportunities as everyone else to participate in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private setti...

Digital Inclusion For Visually Impaired Students Through Assistive Technologies In Academic Libraries

Introduction A visual disability could mean partial sight, low vision, color blindness or total blindness. People living with visual disabilities struggle with two major challenges: difficulty in accessing (retrieving and reading) materials in print and navigation. Golledge (1993) notes that people living with visual disabilities have difficulty in performing daily routines such as locating streets, reading store names, reading product information and other information in print f...

Bridging The Great Divide: Librarian-Faculty Collaboration In Selected Higher Institutions In Lagos State Nigeria

This paper examines librarian-faculty collaboration in selected academic libraries in Lagos State, Nigeria. Simple random sampling method was used to select five out of a total population of nine higher institutions in Lagos State. Questionnaire was used as the major instrument for data gathering among librarians in the selected institutions. The study found that librarians are willing to collaborate with faculty in the areas of providing Current Awareness Services (CAS), working with accr...

Automating Library Records Using GLAS Software: The University Of Lagos Experience

ABSTRACT This paper discusses the automation of University of Lagos library records using The Information Navigator Library Software (TINLIB) and now Graphical Library Automation Systems (GLAS) software with some analysis of the cataloguing module. It discusses the rationale behind the change from TINLIB to GLAS by assessing the features, strength and weakness of both software. Plan for future development is discussed and Nigeria university libraries using the same software are advised ...

Audiovisual Media Capabilities And The Dissemination Of Health Information

ABSTRACT This paper examines the potential of audiovisual media in the dissemination of health information. The use and effectiveness of each medium in health communication and information dissemination was extensively discussed. Lesson from an African country - Tanzania was highlighted and the Nigeria experience assessed. The paper advocates teaming up of medical and information professionals as well as planned and sustained multimedia campaigns its means of improving health informa...

Emerging Challenges, Potentials And Realities Of Information Communication Technologies In The 21st Century In Nigeria.·

AbstractThis article focuses on the critical roles of information communication technologies (ICTs) couple with its potentials and emerging challenges in fundamental development of individuals, institutions and government in developing and developed countries. The paper examines various developmental projects that had been carried out in most essentials area that affect the life of people; from rural communities to urban cities, and across the border lines of most countries. Thus, it b...

Utilization Of Mtn Foundation's Digital Library Projects In Nigerian Universities: A Case Study Of University Of Lagos

AbstractThis survey study was conducted with the main objective of evaluatingthe use and services provision of MTN Foundation's Digital libraryproject at University of Lagos, Nigeria with regards to the objectives ofestablishing it. A descriptive research approach was adopted for thisstudy Questionnaire constituted the major instrument used for datacollection even though the librarian in charge of this library wasinterviewed and documentary records consulted to obtain such dataas list of elec...

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...

Internet Use In Second Cycle Institutions In Ghana: A Study Of Achimota School

ABSTRACT Internet use in educational institutes has benefits for both the professional developments of teachers and the educational work of students. In Ghana, there have been several initiatives such as the World of Learning Project (WorLD Links), a World Bank sponsored programme, coupled with assistance from corporate bodies like Ghana Telecom, Network Computer Systems (NCS), Africa Online and Standard Chartered Bank Limited, for promoting the use of the Internet for educational ...

Collection Development And Preservation Of Indigenous Knowledge In Selected Federal University Libraries In South West, Nigeria

AbstractIn view of the importance of indigenous knowledge in development process, this paperinvestigated the efforts of selected federal university libraries in South West, Nigeria inindigenous knowledge collection development and preservation. The study adopted adescriptive survey design that involved the use structured questionnaire, unstructuredinterviews and observation as instruments for data collection. Seventy six (76) professionallibrarians constituted the target population of the stu...

Problems And Prospects Of Al'tomating Public Libraries: A Study Of The Accra Central Librar)

ABSTRACT in the quantity of information in this era of Information Technology callsresponse in public library operations. Public libraries as information centers.must automate their operations in order to meet the challenges of today's informationprovision.I his study \H1S conducted to investigate the prospects of automating public libraries.the problems that hinder automating public libraries with particular reference to the'Accra Central Library.I he methodology adopted for the collect...


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