International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009

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Library and Information Science (LIS) profession is a facility oriented profession where mission and vision of the professional is to provide right kind of information to the right user at the right time. However, because of information revolution and knowledge explosion, it is very difficult for library and information science professionals to provide identified comprehensive and expeditious information to the users....

Author(s):B.D. NAICK DR B.R. DORASWAMY NAICK and Srinivas Alapati

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Application of Entrepreneurial Knowledge among Self-Employed Graduates within the Business Community of Two Federal Institutions in Imo State, Nigeria

The study examines the application of entrepreneurship knowledge among self-employed graduates in business environment of two tertiary institutions. A total of one hundred (100) self-employed graduates were purposively sampled. Data was collected by use of structured questionnaire and analyzed by simple frequency and percentages. The result indicates that the self-employed graduates have knowledge of entrepreneurship...


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Libraries Managing Technological Change in Digital Era: A Study of selective Indian Universities

Change is essential activity of library’s spiral cycle as library is a growing organism and hence to manage it, is a vital and tedious task. In this paper we want to suggest a mechanism of change management which can focus that change management was relevant not only in the initial phase, but also in the development phase of the library’s spiral cycle and is a continuous process. The ultimate goal of this work is to...

Author(s):MANGI LEELA DHAR and Lalotra Seema

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The study was designed to ascertain the use of library information services and resources and research productivity effectiveness of agricultural scientists in Nigeria specifically; the study determined whether there is different between research productivity effectiveness of agricultural scientists in the universities of agriculture and that of agricultural research institute. The study was guided by two research...

Author(s):Agoh Jessica

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With evolving technological innovations and the variety and abundance of information that is becoming available to information users, competitive pressures will continue to intensify for technical college libraries. Today libraries introduce many new services either converting existing services into e-services or by developing and implementing entirely new services for searching, delivery and use of information. Such new...


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Accessibility and Utilization of Library Information Resources by Librarians in Universities in South-west, Nigeria

This study investigates accessibility and utilization of library information resources by librarians in universities in South-west, Nigeria. With the aid of survey research approach. Questionnaire was used to elicit information from 233 Academic Librarians, out of which 188 (80.7%) copies of the questionnaire were duly completed and returned. The data collected were analyzed using frequency count and percentage with the...


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Assessment of Information Communication Technology Skills (ICTs) Among Secondary School Students In Delta State, Nigeria

This study explored the availability of ICT facilities and ICT skills level of senior secondary school students in Delta State. The population of the study comprised of 308 senior secondary school students purposively selected from two public schools and two private schools from two senatorial districts of the state. The study employed the descriptive survey design using a questionnaire designed to elicit response from the...

Author(s):Onohwakpor Josephine

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Reconceptualising information literacy (IL) beyond the classroom in Nigeria: A case study

The study underscores the limitations in existing concepts, models and standards of information literacy (IL) in order to justify the call for the newly developed workplace IL model (WILM) which was used as the conceptual framework for this study among academics in Nigeria. The study aims to observe the practices in the academia through which undergraduates are prepared for life after school (workplace). In comparison,...

Author(s):Jinadu I. and Lazarus G. N.

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Emerging trends in collection development in Nigerian University libraries: A case for strategic management and collaboration

This article takes a broad view on the evolution of collection development in public university libraries in Nigeria. The authors looked at the changing dynamics of library information resources collections from clay tablet to papyrus sheet, and to prints such as books, journals and presently, the electronic collections which serve as basis for library consortia. The article also examined some factors such as civilisation,...

Author(s):Hellen Komolafe-Opadeji

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Role of librarians in the protection of copyright in Nigeria

The objective of the study is to examine the role of librarians in the protection of copyright in Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. Questionnaire was the primary tool used for data collection. The study population consists of 63 professional librarians from the five selected universities in Ogun State. A total of 49 questionnaires were retrieved out of 63 administered and given a response rate of...

Author(s):Glory Onoyeyan and Olurotimi Awe

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Mapping of Indian Microbiology Research output during 1999-2013: A bibliometric approach

The study analyses the mapping of Indian microbiology research output on several parameters including its growth and share in the world’s research, research communication in core journals, geographical distribution of publications, share of international collaborative publications at the national level as well as across subjects and characteristics of high productivity institutions, authors and cited papers. The Web of...

Author(s):Vitthal T. Bagalkoti and Siddanagouda C. Hosamani

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Information seeking behaviour of undergraduate students in the internet age

The information environment has greatly impacted on teaching, learning and research methods of higher education worldwide, and Ghana is no exception. The internet technologies have facilitated smooth and systematic transformation of data into digital format. This has changed the process of access, retrieve and use of information by students and researchers. The purpose of this study was to examine the information seeking...

Author(s):Philip Kwaku Kankam, Dennis Nimo-Ntim and Marian Sackey

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A survey of information seeking behaviour of petroleum engineers in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

The success of the petroleum industry at all levels depends largely on petroleum engineers’ awareness and access to relevant information for making sound exploration and production decisions. This study investigated the information seeking behaviour of petroleum engineers in selected companies in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. A survey design was adopted using questionnaire and interview as the instrument for...

Author(s):Ebiye V. EDONKUMOH and Margaret N. NGWUCHUKWU

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Electronic reference service delivery at the Redeemer’s University Library: Closer to the promised land

This paper appraised the process of electronic reference service delivery (ERSD) in Redeemer’s University, Nigeria (RUN). It highlighted the operations of using modern information and communications technology (ICT) for core Reference Service Delivery such as selective dissemination of information (SDI) and current awareness services (CAS) in RUN. ERSD in RUN are aimed at meeting the growing information needs of faculty...

Author(s):Basiru Adetomiwa

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Influence of effort expectancy and behavioural intention on use of digital library by engineering lecturers in Nigerian universities

The study investigated effort expectancy and behavioural intention of digital library use by engineering lecturers in various universities in South-west, Nigeria. Descriptive survey design was employed. Fifteen universities which consist of six federal, five states, and four privately-owned were purposively used for the study. The study population comprised of 1043 lecturers in the field of engineering. The total...

Author(s):Saheed Abiola Hamzat and Iyabo Mabawonku

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Marketing of information products and services in public libraries in South West, Nigeria

The study examines the marketing of information products and services in public libraries in South West, Nigeria. A descriptive survey research design was adopted. The population comprises professionals and library officers. Questionnaire was used as means of data collection. The sections consist of A and B. Section A dwells on the socio-economic variables of the respondent, Section B consist on availability of information...

Author(s):Kutu Jacob O and Olabode OLAJIDE

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Student Perception of Electronic Resources Use in Rajshahi University Library: A Study

The growing use of electronic resources in and outside the libraries has become a major issue of discussion all over the world. Information seekers, particularly students and teachers are becoming key proponents of e-resource use. Against this backdrop, this paper explores the pattern of e-resource use by undergraduate and post-graduate students of Rajshahi University – one of the oldest and largest universities in...

Author(s):Kazi Mostak Gausul Hoq, Armanul Haque

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