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Accessing the Adoption of Mobile Learning in Nigeria: The Library Perspective: A Case of Crawford University, Faith City, Igbesa Ogun State, Nigeria
Introduction When a unique strategy is developed in learning which enhances the advancement of educational materials and its availability to the masses through mobile phone anytime, anyday, anywhere, such strategy could be seen or regarded as mobile...
Accessing the Adoption of Mobile Learning in Nigeria: The Library Perspective: A Case of Crawford University, Faith City, Igbesa Ogun State, Nigeria
IntroductionWhen a unique strategy is developed in learning which enhances the advancement of educational materials and its availability to the masses through mobile phone anytime, anyday, anywhere, such strategy could be seen or regarded as mobile learning....
A Framework for Medical Records Appraisal as a First Gear towards an Eventual Efficient Disposal to Support Effective Healthcare Service Delivery
Introduction and backgroundMedical records appraisal is one of the first steps in initialising proper records management in the healthcare institutions. Proper records management serves as a cornerstone for the survival of any formal organisation, whether...
A Model of Prophetic-Liberation Communication Behavior: The Explanative Study of E-Literacy and Information Behavior among Islamic Academics in Indonesia
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionHaving the rapid expansion of information and communication technology, the activities of censorship in the form of text, sound, visual or audiovisual are complicated. Due to this reason, people look...
Analysis of Urdu Language Collection in University Libraries of Lahore, Pakistan
Background of the Study According to the factual evidences, the information communication system began with the birth of human kind on the earth. Purpose of the communication was, is and will be to present one's views, feelings, information, knowledge,...
Analysis of Urdu Language Collection in University Libraries of Lahore, Pakistan
Background of the StudyAccording to the factual evidences, the information communication system began with the birth of human kind on the earth. Purpose of the communication was, is and will be to present one's views, feelings, information, knowledge,...
An Empirical Study of the Overall Satisfaction of Hospitality Students towards Library Services
Introduction:Higher education is the key driver for economic growth of any country and is becoming an increasingly competitive market. Students are regarded as the customers of higher education (Thomas & Galambos, 2004), therefore, their satisfaction...
Application of Bradford's Law of Scattering on Research Publication in Astronomy & Astrophysics of India
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.Introduction:Assessing the productivity of sources of literature in a subject concern is much important than publishing. The growth of literatures is very fast. It is not possible for any institution, Library...
A Scenario of Special Libraries and Ict Application in the State of Assam: A Study
INTRODUCTION:Special library movement started in the beginning of last century when it was felt that neither academic nor public libraries could satisfy the information need of groups of people working in very specific areas. A special library is a library...
Assessing Information Literacy Skills among Students of Madurai Kamaraj University and Manonmaniam Sundaranar University – a Study
1.INTRODUCTION:Information literacy enables the society to utilize the information power in holistic way. Information literacy is inevitable in the society due to the following reasons:* Creation and dissemination of knowledge has increased.* The current...
Assessment of Information Literacy Skills among Students of Alagappa University, India
Introduction Literacy is traditionally assumed as the ability to read and write. The term's meaning has been expanded to include the ability to use language, information available from various sources in many formats, such as images, printed text...
Assessment of Information Literacy Skills among Students of Alagappa University, India
IntroductionLiteracy is traditionally assumed as the ability to read and write. The term's meaning has been expanded to include the ability to use language, information available from various sources in many formats, such as images, printed text and...
A Study on Knowledge and Usage of Electronic Resources by the Sc/st Research Scholars and Pg Students among Periyar University Affiliated Colleges
IntroductionE-resources are increasingly important to all aspects of education - from teaching and learning, through to the collection of student data, administration and marketing activities the institutions engage in. Advances in computer applications...
A Study on the Assessment of Knowledge Sharing Behaviour among Research Scholars in Bharathidasan University
1. INTRODUCTION Knowledge is generally considered as facts, information and skills acquired through experience or education. It can also be referred as theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. According to the extent at which knowledge...
A Study on the Assessment of Knowledge Sharing Behaviour among Research Scholars in Bharathidasan University
1.INTRODUCTIONKnowledge is generally considered as facts, information and skills acquired through experience or education. It can also be referred as theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. According to the extent at which knowledge is shared...
Autocratic Leadership Style: Obstacle to Success in Academic Libraries
IntroductionChief librarians are the pivots around which all major and important academic library functions revolve. This means that the approach they adopt in directing, guiding and controlling the staff under them, could determine the pace of progress...
Awareness and Use of ICT among Undergraduate Students of Rural Areas in Dindigul District: A Study
1. Introduction Information Communication Technology (ICT) is one of the important slogans of today's education world. It has changed the society into an information society and our way of life. It has been integrated into every walk of our life....
Awareness and Use of ICT among Undergraduate Students of Rural Areas in Dindigul District: A Study
1.IntroductionInformation Communication Technology (ICT) is one of the important slogans of today's education world. It has changed the society into an information society and our way of life. It has been integrated into every walk of our life. ICTs...
Awareness of Plagiarism Acts and Policy by Postgraduate Students in University of Ibadan, Nigeria
IntroductionUniversities across the world occupy a unique position in the education and training of high level manpower for different sectors of the society in order to engender socio-economic and technological development through postgraduate studies....
Bibliometric Indicators for Assessing the Quality of Scholarly Communications: A Case Study on International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)INTRODUCTION:A number of contributors especially in the field of Library and Information Science (LIS) have conducted bibliometric analysis of LIS as well as popular journals from other disciplines in different...
Citation Analysis of Ph.D. Theses Submitted to Panjab University, Chandigarh (India) during 2002-2012
As per Handbook of Information (2015), the Department of Economics was established in 1951 and has the honour of producing many well-known economists like Dr. Manmohan Singh (Prime Minister of India), Late Dr. G.K. Chadha (former member Prime Minister's...
Citation Analysis of Ph.D. Theses Submitted to Panjab University, Chandigarh (India) during 2002-2012
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)As per Handbook of Information (2015), the Department of Economics was established in 1951 and has the honour of producing many well-known economists like Dr. Manmohan Singh (Prime Minister of India), Late Dr....
Comparative Analysis of Hospital Information Management Systems among Healthcare Workers in Two Selected Hospitals in Kenya
Introduction and Background Information Healthcare especially in the developed world is characterized by rapidly increasing use of information technology in patient care, increasing documentation, coding and billing, and management. Rise of health...
Comparative Analysis of Hospital Information Management Systems among Healthcare Workers in Two Selected Hospitals in Kenya
Introduction and Background InformationHealthcare especially in the developed world is characterized by rapidly increasing use of information technology in patient care, increasing documentation, coding and billing, and management. Rise of health information...
Comparative Bibliometric Analysis of Six Health Science Journals Published in Pakistan 2006-2015
INTRODUCTION:Journals are a canvas to portray the role of the researcher in a communication of ideas, views, opinions, and findings of the experiments, thoughts, and experiences of the authors in a specific way or generally. Every article published in...
Context Analysis of Top Seven Retracted Articles: Should Retraction Watch Revisit the List?
INTRODUCTIONThe loss of ethics, delinquency or fraud in research indicates the lack of dedication and honesty of knowledge- seeking behavior of a researcher/scientist. Scientific misconduct includes multiple practices such as falsification of results,...
Contextualization of the Information Literary Background in Nigeria Education Sector
1 IntroductionInformation helps to reduced doubt and ambiguity and it plays an essential role in the quality of education because it's a medium for which knowledge is communicated and a vehicle for the discovery of reality and crystallisation of ideas....
Correlation between Journal Citation Indices for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Journals
IntroductionThe mainstream scientific journals must meet quality criteria and are measured through scientometric tools. The quality of a scientific contribution is primarily estimated from the impact that it has in science, inferred from the citations...
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (Csir - India) Institutes Website: A Webometric Analysis
1 IntroductionWeb links are the fascinating object of study because of the implicit information that they contain: the premise that a page with many inlinks is likely to be useful to drives the search engine for retrieve the information. Ingwersen (1998)...
Factors Influencing Behavioral Intention to the Use of Information and Communication Technology (Ict) among Students of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro.ogun State. Nigeria
INTRODUCTIONPolytechnic education around the world has been agent of development of their immediate communities and the world at large through research that leads to advancement in knowledge in different areas of human existence (agriculture, science...
Impact of Electronic Security Systems in the Security of Information Resources in Federal University Libraries in Southern Nigeria
Introduction Libraries in Nigeria have suffered severely in the hands of threats to information resources such as theft of library books and equipments, book mutilation, vandalism, arson, delinquent borrowers, displacing arrangement of materials,...
Impact of Electronic Security Systems in the Security of Information Resources in Federal University Libraries in Southern Nigeria
IntroductionLibraries in Nigeria have suffered severely in the hands of threats to information resources such as theft of library books and equipments, book mutilation, vandalism, arson, delinquent borrowers, displacing arrangement of materials, disaster...
Impact of Quality Information Resuources on Students Academic Performance in Tertiary Institutions in Niger State, Nigeria
INTRODUCTIONOne of the most essential elements that all forms of life need is undoubtedly information. Information is a term difficult to describe because it has several dimensions. For example, Bitagi (2013) disclosed that information are news that...
Influence of Demographic Characteristics on Utilisation of EIRs by Postgraduate Students in Three Selected Universities in South-West Nigeria
Introduction Electronic information resources are the e-resources acquired by the library to supplement the printed resources that are available in the libraries. These resources are product of ICT which is gradually eroding the traditional method...
Influence of Demographic Characteristics on Utilisation of EIRs by Postgraduate Students in Three Selected Universities in South-West Nigeria
IntroductionElectronic information resources are the e-resources acquired by the library to supplement the printed resources that are available in the libraries. These resources are product of ICT which is gradually eroding the traditional method of...
Information Systems Research in the 21st Century: A Bibliometric Study
1.IntroductionThe first hand information on a specific subject area nowhere gets a more cogent reflection than the journal on that specific field. Journals are the primary source of information and are the torchbearers of the growth of literature in...
Information Technology Application in Health Science Libraries: A Study of Delhi
IntroductionAs the backbone of any research depends upon the data pertaining to the various facets of the topic, this paper deals with the data collected through questionnaire and other methods pertaining to the five Health Science Libraries under study....
Infrastructural Issues in Government First Grade College Libraries of Rural Areas: With Special Reference to Mumbai Karnataka Region
1.Introduction:The Government of Karnataka under the Department of Collegiate Education (DCE) has established several colleges to meet the higher educational needs of the rural areas. The students, who could not able to pursue their higher education...
Internet of Things: Beginning of New Era for Libraries
1. INTRODUCTION Internet and smart phones have taken a vital role in everyone's life. One could have difficulty in recalling days when life was without phones. Starting from buzzing alarm in the morning to good night at the end of the day, they...
Internet of Things: Beginning of New Era for Libraries
1. INTRODUCTIONInternet and smart phones have taken a vital role in everyone's life. One could have difficulty in recalling days when life was without phones. Starting from buzzing alarm in the morning to good night at the end of the day, they are helping...
Investigating the Relationship between Centrality Measures and Productivity of Persian Language and Literature Researchers
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionOver the past decades, the cooperation among individuals, research organizations and various countries to produce knowledge has been increasing. Scientific collaboration as an important activity facilitated...
Investigation of the Effective Factors on Unwillingness of the Adolescents and Youth from Public Libraries' Services
Introduction and problem statement Public libraries aim to be in service of people by providing public services in different and beneficial ways. Based on UNESCO declaration, public library is a valid source for representation of important factors...
Investigation of the Effective Factors on Unwillingness of the Adolescents and Youth from Public Libraries' Services Khadijeh Kalhori 1
Introduction and problem statementPublic libraries aim to be in service of people by providing public services in different and beneficial ways. Based on UNESCO declaration, public library is a valid source for representation of important factors including...
Mapping of Bioremediation Research Output in India: A Scientometric Study
INTRODUCTIONBioremediation is a procedure used to treat contaminated media, including water, soil and subsurface material, by modifying natural conditions to invigorate development of microorganisms and corrupt the objective toxins. Much of the time,...
Mapping the Research Productivity in University of Petroleum and Energy Studies: A Scientometric Approach
1. Introduction:Over many years Scientometrics have emerged as an essential tool in evaluating the productivity of an institution or any researcher or to analyze any trend of subject. Scientometrics sometimes overlaps with bibliometrics as it analyses...
Mapping the Science of Law: A Jurimetrics Analysis
1. Introduction The term metrics means measurement. It indicates application of mathematical and statistical techniques to any field of study. Librametrics, bibliometrics, informaterics, scientometrics, webometrics, altmetrics have been derived...
Mapping the Science of Law: A Jurimetrics Analysis
1.IntroductionThe term metrics means measurement. It indicates application of mathematical and statistical techniques to any field of study. Librametrics, bibliometrics, informaterics, scientometrics, webometrics, altmetrics have been derived from the...
Marine Pollution Bulletin: A Scientometric Analysis
IntroductionThe United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea defined pollution as 'the introduction by man, directly or indirectly, of substances or energy into the marine environment, including estuaries, which results or is likely to result in such...
Maritime Information Databank – A Suggested Model
1 IntroductionIn these current days of Globalisation and competition associated with almost all facets of day to day life and business, there is a need for right information at the right time. With so much of information available on internet, it is...
Measuring Research Performance of Himachal Pradesh Institutions: Using Citation Analysis
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. INTRODUCTION:Himachal Pradesh has been known as a hilly land of God, endowed with natural beauty. It is also known for the standard of education. As per Census of India, in 2001, Himachal Pradesh achieved 76.48%...
Perceptions and Expectations of Public Library Users in Lucknow (India): A Study
INTRODUCTIONIn 19th century the term "public library" was first used in England. Books are the form of practical communication of our thoughts put on paper. They abolish a sense of ignorance within our mind by creating store of knowledge. But as the...
Predicting Knowledge Sharing Behaviour among Non-Academic Staff in University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Introduction In the present world economy, knowledge has become a key resource and very vital for the development and growth of any society. As the modern world economy is increasingly becoming knowledge and information based, knowledge will inevitably...
Predicting Knowledge Sharing Behaviour among Non-Academic Staff in University of Ibadan, Nigeria
IntroductionIn the present world economy, knowledge has become a key resource and very vital for the development and growth of any society. As the modern world economy is increasingly becoming knowledge and information based, knowledge will inevitably...
Prioritizing the Effective Factors on Knowledge Commercialization Using Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process: A Case Study
Introduction Economic evolutions and the reduction of public research funding have led to academic reforms in many countries to increase the commercialization of research results. In recent decades, universities played a more important role in the...
Prioritizing the Effective Factors on Knowledge Commercialization Using Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process: A Case Study
IntroductionEconomic evolutions and the reduction of public research funding have led to academic reforms in many countries to increase the commercialization of research results. In recent decades, universities played a more important role in the invention...
Questioning the Dogma of Banned Books Week
Not much critical scholarship exists on the topic of the United States' Banned Books Week (BBW), but a few informal and academic articles reveal a sense of skepticism about BBW. Many note that the books on the lists are not actually banned in a legal...
Questioning the Dogma of Banned Books Week
Not much critical scholarship exists on the topic of the United States' Banned Books Week (BBW), but a few informal and academic articles reveal a sense of skepticism about BBW. Many note that the books on the lists are not actually banned in a legal...
Reading Habits among the Undergraduate Students of Government First Grade College Bidar (Karnataka, India): A Case Study
I. INTRODUCTION The extent of knowledge in any field consists of information given in the books on the subject plus the periodical articles that have been published since the latest book was written. In this dynamic society, information explosion...
Reading Habits among the Undergraduate Students of Government First Grade College Bidar (Karnataka, India): A Case Study
I.INTRODUCTIONThe extent of knowledge in any field consists of information given in the books on the subject plus the periodical articles that have been published since the latest book was written. In this dynamic society, information explosion has become...
Research Scholars Attitude towards the Use of Social Media in Promotion of Library and Information Sources and Services: A Study of University of Delhi, Delhi
1. Introduction Librarians, in this digital age, are responsible for a wide variety of resources and services that expand far beyond the typical eight-hour work day. In fact, in the present information society where majority of the information is...
Research Scholars Attitude towards the Use of Social Media in Promotion of Library and Information Sources and Services: A Study of University of Delhi, Delhi
1. IntroductionLibrarians, in this digital age, are responsible for a wide variety of resources and services that expand far beyond the typical eight-hour work day. In fact, in the present information society where majority of the information is generated,...
Sconul Seven Pillars Model to Test the Information Literacy Skills of Engineering Students: A Case Study
1.INTRODUCTIONInformation, these days is considered as an important input to all human activities. The concept of information as a salable commodity is increasingly being recognized and accepted in our present society. Information is needed for a variety...
Social Media Utilisation, Study Habit and Undergraduate Students' Academic Performance in a University of Education in Nigeria
Introduction Academic performance is complex student behaviour and underlies several abilities, for example, memory, previous knowledge or aptitude as well as psychological factors such as motivation, interests, temperaments or emotions, to name...
Social Media Utilisation, Study Habit and Undergraduate Students' Academic Performance in a University of Education in Nigeria
IntroductionAcademic performance is complex student behaviour and underlies several abilities, for example, memory, previous knowledge or aptitude as well as psychological factors such as motivation, interests, temperaments or emotions, to name a few...
Teaching and Assessing Information Literacy in Orally-Communicating Rural Environments: A Model
Introduction Models serve as rule of thumbs in a practice. People who reside in rural areas or villages, especially in developing countries like India and Nigeria, and depend mainly on verbal communication to disperse information constitute the...
Teaching and Assessing Information Literacy in Orally-Communicating Rural Environments: A Model
IntroductionModels serve as rule of thumbs in a practice. People who reside in rural areas or villages, especially in developing countries like India and Nigeria, and depend mainly on verbal communication to disperse information constitute the orally-communicating...
Technical Processing in Private University Library of Assam
1.Private University and Their ImportanceThe impact of globalization visible in education sector also. There are regular number of increases students for higher education and falling short in seats in colleges and universities. So, private players are...
The Effect of Motivation and Job Performance on Library Personnel Effectiveness in University Libraries in Nigeria
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionMotivation is a process that elicits, controls, and sustains certain behaviors. Motivation is a phenomenon which affects the nature of an individual's behavior, the strength of the behavior, and the...
The Effect of Syntax on Interoperability among Metadata Standards: Another Step towards Integrating Information Systems
IntroductionInteroperability has been a fundamental requirement of the current information systems environment for over 20 years (Sheth, 1999). It implies the capability of interaction among multiple information systems with the aim of data exchange...
The Librarian in the Digital Age: A Preferred Nomenclature, Perceptions of Academic Librarians in Imo State Nigeria
IntroductionThe librarian is synonymous with knowledge dissemination. This is because of librarians process, organize and disseminate knowledge through various library processes such as cataloguing, and classification, indexing, selective dissemination...
The Role of the Library in Promoting Peace Education in Nigeria
IntroductionTranquility and harmony are important ingredients for a peaceful coexistent of any given people. Peace is a priceless asset any individual or people should love and cherish forever, yet, as important as it is, it has eluded mankind since...
The Use of Mobile Devices in Learning Foreign Languages:survey of a Private University
IntroductionThe role of information and communication technology in education has created an innovative means of learning through the use of mobile technologies. As rapid advances in information and communication technology (ICT) have produced a wide...
Towards Curbing Plagiarism in Higher Institutions of Learning: The Strategic Role of the Library
INTRODUCTION Higher Institutions all over the world are battling with the 'plaque' of plagiarism. Management and designated authorities of institutions are concerned with the need to device means to curb these ugly trends. For instance in Nigeria,...
Towards Curbing Plagiarism in Higher Institutions of Learning: The Strategic Role of the Library
INTRODUCTIONHigher Institutions all over the world are battling with the 'plaque' of plagiarism. Management and designated authorities of institutions are concerned with the need to device means to curb these ugly trends. For instance in Nigeria, the...
Usability of OPAC in University Libraries: A Review
IntroductionA library has organized many documents like books, thesis, manuscripts, periodicals, pamphlets, maps, motion pictures, tapes and other printed and non-printed materials. It can be well imagined that what will happen if these documents are...
Use of Electronic Security Systems in the Security of Information Resources in Federal University Libraries in Southern Nigeria
Introduction Library services can only be achieved if security threats to information resources in libraries are curbed. How to curb these threats has been a thorn on librarians flesh. So many manual security control measures like stop and search...
Use of Electronic Security Systems in the Security of Information Resources in Federal University Libraries in Southern Nigeria
IntroductionLibrary services can only be achieved if security threats to information resources in libraries are curbed. How to curb these threats has been a thorn on librarians flesh. So many manual security control measures like stop and search by potters,...
Use of Library Resources, Services and Facilities among UG Students of Forestry College at Ponnampet, Kodagu District, Karnataka State: A Case Study
1. Introduction. The college was established in the year 1995 in Ponnampet at Kodagu district, Karnataka state. Since the college was establish offers both UG/PG programs. In 1985 to 1994 Forestry science course conducted at UAS, GKVK Bangalore....
Use of Library Resources, Services and Facilities among UG Students of Forestry College at Ponnampet, Kodagu District, Karnataka State: A Case Study
1.Introduction.The college was established in the year 1995in Ponnampet at Kodagu district,Karnataka state. Since the college was establish offers both UG/PG programs. In 1985 to 1994 Forestry science course conducted at UAS, GKVK Bangalore. In 2013...
Users' Perception for Quality Service Delivery in Albert Ilesanmi Ilemobode Library, Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA)
IntroductionUniversity education in Nigeria is facing a critical challenge in meeting new demands of the 21st century, with its ever increasing population growth, inadequate library facilities, resources and insufficient funding. Adequate library resources...
Users' Perception of Information Sources and Services at Vardhaman College of Engineering (Autonomous) Library, Hyderabad: A Case Study
Introduction Academic library is the heart of an academic institution and it holds a very significant position in the educational organization. Being an essential part of the system, library is dedicated to provide excellent information sources...
Users' Perception of Information Sources and Services at Vardhaman College of Engineering (Autonomous) Library, Hyderabad: A Case Study
IntroductionAcademic library is the heart of an academic institution and it holds a very significant position in the educational organization. Being an essential part of the system, library is dedicated to provide excellent information sources and services...
Utilization of Academic Library Resources for Research Productivity among Lecturers in Private Universities in South-South Nigeria
Introduction Research plays an important role in facilitating the prosperity of a nation and the well-being of her people. Through research, Universities and other higher institutions of learning make important contributions to the growth and development...
Utilization of Academic Library Resources for Research Productivity among Lecturers in Private Universities in South-South Nigeria
IntroductionResearch plays an important role in facilitating the prosperity of a nation and the well-being of her people. Through research, Universities and other higher institutions of learning make important contributions to the growth and development...
Visibility of Iranian LIS Departments in ResearchGate: An Altmetric Study
1. Introduction Social networks are considered as a form of social media that provide access to a new form of communication and information sharing on the Internet. These networks not only have a profound impact on the social aspects of users in...
Visibility of Iranian LIS Departments in ResearchGate: An Altmetric Study
1.IntroductionSocial networks are considered as a form of social media that provide access to a new form of communication and information sharing on the Internet. These networks not only have a profound impact on the social aspects of users in different...
Webometrics Ranking and Its Relationship to Quality Education and Research inAcademic Institutions in Kenya
Introduction and Background InformationWebometrics ranking is the system of rating the world's universities based on composite indicators of visibility and activity measures (Drussa, 2014). Universities are ranked based on quality and research results...
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