Publisher: African Journals Online   (Total: 263 journals)

 A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  

        1 2 | Last   [Sort by number of followers]   [Restore default list]

Showing 1 - 200 of 263 Journals sorted alphabetically
Abia State University Medical Students' Association J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Acta Structilia : J. for the Physical and Development Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Theologica     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.282, CiteScore: 0)
Africa Development     Open Access   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.155, CiteScore: 0)
Africa Sanguine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African Anthropologist     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
African Crop Science J.     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
African Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.446, CiteScore: 1)
African J. of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
African J. of Biomedical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.145, CiteScore: 0)
African J. of Chemical Education     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
African J. of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.192, CiteScore: 0)
African J. of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Sport Facilitation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
African J. of Drug and Alcohol Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.168, CiteScore: 0)
African J. of Economic Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
African J. of Educational Studies in Mathematics and Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
African J. of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.115, CiteScore: 0)
African J. of Governance and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
African J. of Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African J. of Infectious Diseases     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.243, CiteScore: 0)
African J. of Livestock Extension     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
African J. of Neurological Sciences     Open Access  
African J. of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
African J. of Reproductive Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.381, CiteScore: 1)
African J. of Rheumatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African J. of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
African J. of Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
African J. of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African J. on Conflict Resolution     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
African Research Review     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
African Review of Economics and Finance     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
African Sociological Review : Revue Africaine de Sociologie     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Afrika Statistika     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Afrimedic J.     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Afrique Science : Revue Intl.e des Sciences et Technologie     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
AFRREV IJAH : An Intl. J. of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
AFRREV LALIGENS : An Intl. J. of Language, Literature and Gender Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
AFRREV STECH : An Intl. J. of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Agro-Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Agronomie Africaine     Full-text available via subscription  
Agrosearch     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Animal Research Intl.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Annales des Sciences Agronomiques     Full-text available via subscription  
Annals of African Surgery     Open Access  
Annals of Biomedical Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Annals of Humanities and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Annals of Ibadan Postgraduate Medicine     Open Access  
Annals of Modern Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Arab J. of Nephrology and Transplantation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Medical and Biomedical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ATBU J. of Environmental Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bayero J. of Pure and Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bio-Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Biokemistri     Open Access  
Botswana J. of Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Botswana J. of Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.24, CiteScore: 1)
Cameroon J. of Experimental Biology     Open Access  
Central African J. of Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Communicate : J. of Library and Information Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 67)
Contemporary J. of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Counsellor (The)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Creative Artist : A J. of Theatre and Media Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning (CriSTaL)     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Dar Es Salaam Medical Students' J.     Open Access  
East African J. of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
East African Medical J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.122, CiteScore: 0)
East African Orthopaedic J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
East and Central African J. of Pharmaceutical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
East and Central African J. of Surgery     Open Access  
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Ebonyi Medical J.     Full-text available via subscription  
Egyptian J. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology     Full-text available via subscription  
Egyptian J. of Biology     Open Access  
Egyptian J. of Natural History     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Egyptian J. of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ESARBICA J. : J. of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the Intl. Council on Archives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Ethiopian J. of Agricultural Sciences     Open Access  
Ethiopian J. of Biological Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Ethiopian J. of Business and Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ethiopian J. of Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Ethiopian J. of Education and Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ethiopian J. of Environmental Studies and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ethiopian J. of Health Development     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)
Ethiopian J. of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.418, CiteScore: 1)
Ethiopian J. of Science and Technology     Open Access  
Ethiopian J. of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Ethiopian Pharmaceutical J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ethiopian Veterinary J.     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Filosofia Theoretica : J. of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
FUTY J. of the Environment     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ghana J. of Agricultural Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ghana J. of Development Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Ghana J. of Forestry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Ghana J. of Geography     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Ghana J. of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ghana Library J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Ghana Medical J.     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.301, CiteScore: 1)
Ghana Mining J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Global Approaches to Extension Practice : A J. of Agricultural Extension     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Global J. of Agricultural Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
Global J. of Educational Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Global J. of Engineering Research     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.109, CiteScore: 0)
Global J. of Environmental Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
Global J. of Geological Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Global J. of Mathematical Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
Global J. of Pure and Applied Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
Global J. of Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Haramaya Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Highland Medical Research J.     Full-text available via subscription  
Huria : J. of the Open University of Tanzania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ibadan J. of Humanistic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
IMTU Medical J.     Full-text available via subscription  
Information Manager (The)     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Information Technologist (The)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Inkanyiso : J. of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Internet J. of Medical Update     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Applied Agriculture and Apiculture Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Basic, Applied and Innovative Research     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Community Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Engineering, Science and Technology     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Herbs and Pharmacological Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Medicine and Biomedical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.104, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Modern Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Pedagogy, Policy and ICT in Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Italian Studies in Southern Africa : Studi d’Italianistica nell’Africa Australe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
J. de la Recherche Scientifique de l'Universite de Lome     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
J. for the Study of Religion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
J. of Agricultural Extension     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.188, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Agricultural Research and Development     Full-text available via subscription  
J. of Agriculture and Food Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
J. of Agriculture and Social Research (JASR)     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
J. of Agriculture, Forestry and the Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Applied Biosciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
J. of Applied Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
J. of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
J. of Aquatic Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
J. of Community Medicine and Primary Health Care     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
J. of Computer Science and Its Application     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
J. of Development and Communication Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
J. of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.174, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Environmental Extension     Full-text available via subscription  
J. of Family Ecology and Consumer Sciences :Tydskrif vir Gesinsekologie en Verbruikerswetenskappe     Open Access  
J. of Health and Visual Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
J. of History and Diplomatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
J. of Language, Technology & Entrepreneurship in Africa     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
J. of Medical and Biomedical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.162, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Medicine and Biomedical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
J. of Meteorology and Climate Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
J. of Pharmaceutical and Allied Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
J. of Pharmacy & Bioresources     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.405, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Religion and Human Relations     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
J. of Research in Forestry, Wildlife and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
J. of Research in National Development     Full-text available via subscription  
J. of Science and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription  
J. of Science and Technology (Ghana)     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
J. of Social Development in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
J. of the Ghana Science Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
J. of the South African Society of Archivists     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
J. of Tropical Microbiology and Biotechnology     Full-text available via subscription  
Jos J. of Medicine     Open Access  
KCA J. of Business Management     Open Access  
Kenya Veterinarian     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Kioo cha Lugha     Full-text available via subscription  
Lagos Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Lagos Notes and Records     Full-text available via subscription  
Law, Democracy & Development     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Legon J. of the Humanities     Full-text available via subscription  
Lwati : A J. of Contemporary Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Madagascar Conservation & Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Makerere J. of Higher Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Malawi J. of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Marang : J. of Language and Literature     Full-text available via subscription  
Medical J. of Zambia     Open Access  
Mizan Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Momona Ethiopian J. of Science     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
New Agenda : South African J. of Social and Economic Policy     Full-text available via subscription  
New Egyptian J. of Microbiology     Full-text available via subscription  
Nigeria Agricultural J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Nigerian Dental J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Nigerian Endocrine Practice     Full-text available via subscription  
Nigerian Food J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Nigerian Health J.     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nigerian Hospital Practice     Full-text available via subscription  
Nigerian J. of Animal Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Nigerian J. of Biotechnology     Open Access  
Nigerian J. of Chemical Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Nigerian J. of Clinical Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Nigerian J. of Family Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Nigerian J. of Gastroenterology and Hepatology     Full-text available via subscription  
Nigerian J. of Guidance and Counselling     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Nigerian J. of Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Nigerian J. of Natural Products and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Nigerian J. of Nutritional Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
Nigerian J. of Paediatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nigerian J. of Parasitology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Nigerian J. of Physiological Sciences     Open Access   (SJR: 0.128, CiteScore: 0)
Nigerian J. of Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)

        1 2 | Last   [Sort by number of followers]   [Restore default list]

Similar Journals
Journal Cover
Information Technologist (The)
Number of Followers: 19  
 
  Full-text available via subscription Subscription journal
ISSN (Print) 1597-4316
Published by African Journals Online Homepage  [263 journals]
  • Influence of lobbying and advocacy on public relations in Nasarawa State
           Polytechnic Library
    • Authors: Philip Chike Chukwunonso Aghadiuno, Emmanuel A. Envoh, Chivir Akune
      Abstract: This study was carried out to investigate influence of lobbying and advocacy on public relations in Nasarawa State Polytechnic Lafia, Nigeria. The descriptive case study research design was adopted for this study. Five objectives, five research questions and two hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. A sample size of three hundred and sixty six (366) students formed the sample for the study which was determined using Taro Yemen. To assign the sample size of 366 to the respondents, the researchers employed the Bourley’s proportional allocation. Instruments for data collection included a well-structured questionnaire. Three hundred and sixty six copies of questionnaire were distributed to students with a return rate of 92.9%. The study used frequency counts, mean and standard deviation for data analysis while the hypotheses were tested using linear regression. The results revealed that library staff amongst others are the personnel involved in library advocates; lobbying has significant relationship on public relations; advocacy has significant relationship on public relations; Magazine amongst others are techniques used in carrying out lobbying and advocacy; limited access to policy makers amongst others are factors affecting the effective usage of lobbying and advocacy in Nasarawa state Polytechnic library.Suggested strategies to effective usage of lobbying and advocacy in Nasarawa state Polytechnic library included Librarians should be given access to legislators and policy makers; Librarians should be involved in politics; Legislators should develop strategies to reinforce existing laws in library; Polytechnic library management should take urgent steps to address the problems affecting effectiveness of public relations practices in libraries.It was recommended that Librarians should be given access to legislator and policy makers; Librarians should be involved in politics; Legislator should develop strategies to reinforce existing laws in library; Polytechnic library management should take urgent steps to address the problems affecting effectiveness of public relations practices in libraries; Polytechnic libraries should take into consideration the strategies considered appropriate for enhancing effective public relations in their libraries.Keywords: Influence, Lobbying, Advocacy, Public Relations
      PubDate: 2020-02-04
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Cascaded reasoning neural networks for artificial general intelligence
    • Authors: Işık Kuntay, Ayşin Taşdelen, Marie Li
      Abstract: This paper introduced a new approach to computational reasoning using an LSTM that has four inputs representing four different sources including one from a previous network and another from a knowledge base, called CRN. The network is able to extract the relevant information from the inputs and compress them to a concise, symbolic output that can become an input for the next network. This network thereby makes successive inferences in a cascaded manner, achieving a chain of reasoning with the end result as the answer to the main question, similar to how humans perform step by step reasoning to solve complex problems. CRN is also able to command the computer to compute a formula or provide more information. The study demonstrated the efficacy of CRN by solving a modified version of the bAbI QA database. After the augmentation of the dataset with labels for intermediate reasoning, CRN achieved the score of 20/20 on all tasks in the bAbI, being first to do so.Keywords: Artificia, Intelligence, Language, Reasoning, Neural, Networks, LSTM
      PubDate: 2020-02-04
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Perception of teachers’ personality and discipline styles on library and
           information studies students’ performance in cataloguing and
           classification
    • Authors: Kathleen Chinyere Phillips, Olalekan Abiola Awujoola
      Abstract: The wealth of any nation depends on the quality of its human resources. Teachers are the implementers of every educational policy at classroom level; they are those who transform educational decisions into reality. Teachers are the nucleus of the teaching and learning process. Teachers should therefore possess a good personality and employ a discipline style that soothe the students he is teaching because the performance and interest of student towards a course can improve or decline if the personality and discipline styles of the course teacher is inappropriate. The study therefore investigate perception of teachers’ personality and discipline styles of performance in cataloguing and classification among Library, Archival and Information Studies students in University of Ibadan. Descriptive survey design was adopted for this study and the study population consisted of 300 and 400 level undergraduate students in the Department of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of Ibadan. The total population was 93 undergraduate students. Total enumeration sampling technique was used for this study. Data was collected through questionnaire and was analysed with simple percentage counts. The personality and discipline styles of Cat and Class lecturers have influence on students’ performance as it was confirmed that students perceived that poor lecturer discipline style affected students’ performance. Teachers/lecturers are encouraged to possess good personality and use acceptable discipline styles as these will go a long way in stirring the interest of students to his/her course.Keywords: Cataloguing, classification, teacher/lecturer, personality, discipline, styles, LIS students
      PubDate: 2020-02-04
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Indices of availability and accessibility of information resources on
           undergraduate students utilization of academic libraries in Rivers State
    • Authors: Baribuma Bori Monokpo, G.B. Ntogo-Saghanen
      Abstract: The study investigated the influence of two selected indices (availability and accessibility of information resources), influencing information resources utilisation in academic libraries in Rivers State. Two research questions and two null hypotheses were formulated to give direction to the study. The study adopted the ex-post facto research design. The population of the study was 9,984 registered library users in the two selected libraries - University of Port Harcourt and Rivers State University during the 2014/2015 session. A sample of 998 registered library users were selected using proportionate sampling technique. A questionnaire titled Indices Influencing Students Utilization and Accessibility of Information Resources (IISUAIR) was used for data collection. Data collected were analysed using independent t-test statistics. The findings from data analysis showed that the influence of the indices investigated were significant determinant of information resources utilisation in academic libraries in Rivers State. Consequently, it was recommended among others that, government should ensure proper allocation of funds for academic libraries as all the indices cannot be attained without the availability of funds and that university libraries and librarians should take up the initiative to proactively improve their resources and services by partnering with agencies and groups whose objectives, aims and functions can help to further improve the availability of information resources in their libraries.Keywords: Indices, Availability, Accessibility, Information, Resources, Academic, Library, Students
      PubDate: 2020-02-04
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Zigbee technology utilization in gathering and transceiving data for
           intelligent building automation
    • Authors: Melquiades R. Hayag
      Abstract: The researcher employed Zigbee or IEEE 802.15.4 protocol for his wireless sensor network (WSN)- based building automation in transmitting collected data such as temperature, relative humidity, illumination, and vibration from the mobile WSN device to the base station. The WSN technology used was the old Experimental Technology from Sun Labs, the Sun - Small Programmable Object Technology (Sun SPOT) Development Kit of Sun Lab of Oracle, Horvlleur 2019. The configurations supplied in the kit are the base station and the eSPOT Horvlleur 2019. The latter was made to board the old intelligently-enhanced Roque ATR ERS Mobile Robot traversing the perimeter of the building – subject for automation. The development of Roque ATR ERS Mobile Robot is beyond the scope of this research. he experiment conducted was to determine whether or not Zigbee or IEEE 802.15.4 protocol can efficiently collect data from the environment of the perimeter of the building. The context of the data collection and transception was obviously short range under the conditions: robot was at rest or the robot was mobile. The result shows original hypothesis “HO: There is no significant difference between the data collected for analysis at the Knowledge Base System (KBS) Center while the Robot is at motion outside the subject building and the data collected while the Robot is at rest outside the same building” is rejected.Keywords: Zigbee, Technology, Utilization, Data, Automation
      PubDate: 2020-02-04
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Students perception and apathy towards utilization of library resources
           and services in the cross river state college of education, Akamkpa,
           Nigeria
    • Authors: James Ogom Odu, Cecilia Undie Angrey
      Abstract: Survey research design was used in this study which population consisted of 1,918 registered library users between 2015, 2016 and 2017. Relying on accidental sampling technique, 320 respondents were selected to constitute the sample of the study. Questionnaire and direct observation methods were the instruments used for data collection. The questionnaire was accidentally administered and collected on the spot within a period of 3 weeks. The data generated was analyzed using descriptive statistics (simple percentage %). The result reveals that students have mixed perception of the library. No user visited the library every day within the period under review; 193 respondents, representing 60.3% never used the library. The result also showed a downward progression in library registration, books borrowed and books consulted. In 2015 there were 711 (37.1%) registered library users, books borrowed were 182 (41.6%) while books consulted were 266 (38.8%). In 2016 there were 631 (32.9%) registered library users, books borrowed were 131 (31.2%) while books consulted were 241 (35.2%) while in 2017, there were 576 (30.0%) registered library users, books borrowed were 106 (25.2%) while books consulted were 173 (26.0%). The need to create awareness oflibrary resources and services, provide library use education, ensure that the library collection is current, adequate and reflective of the various programs in the College was recommended.Keywords: Students, Perception, Apathy, Utilization, Library, Resources, Services
      PubDate: 2020-02-04
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Perception and use of mobile phone technology for academic activities
           among social science education students in Niger Delta University, Bayelsa
           State
    • Authors: Pereware A. Tiemo, Anderson P. Sele
      Abstract: This study focused on perception and use of mobile phone technology for academic activities among students in the Department of Social Science Education in Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State. Nigeria. Two research questions were formulated. The study adopted the survey research approach. The population for the study consists of 110(one hundred and ten) students, a selfdesigned questionnaire consisting of 3 (three) sections with a reliability index of 0.85 using Cronbach Alpha. The data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics, mean and standard deviation, while the hypotheses were tested using t-test. The confidence level was 0.05 level of significance. Among the findings shows that the use of mobile phones has made students to stay in the comfort of their houses and discuss academic maters with their fellow students, quick learning communication and feedback take place while some use it to cheat during examination, use it during class hours and this pose as a distraction to others. Among the recommendation was that there is need to formulate policies that will guide students on negative use of mobile phones usage in restricted areas.Keywords: Perception, Use, Mobile, Phone, Technology, Academic, Students, University
      PubDate: 2020-02-04
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Agent-based modelling of response time to an advert: behaviour of
           different market segments in mobile telecommunication in Uganda
    • Authors: Bagabo Nantale Asmin, Agnes Rwashana Semwanga, Muhammed Ngoma
      Abstract: This research investigated response time to an advert using an Agent-Based model focusing on the behaviour of different market segments in the mobile telecommunication in Uganda. The study was done using simulation of an agent-based model. The results were analyzed to understand how long it takes the different segments of customersto respond to an advert. The findings revealed that different market segments responded to advertising at different times. This revelation came after the analysis of the computer simulated data. It was concluded that an Agent-Based model brings out the difference in response time in different categories of market segments.Keywords: Simulation, Agent-Based, Market segments, Any-Logic, Modelling
      PubDate: 2020-02-04
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • A decision support system to manage the maintenance schedule of vehicles
    • Authors: Percy Okae
      Abstract: This study concentrated on designing, developing, and implementing a decision support system (DSS) to track the maintenance schedules of an organization such as a university’s fleet of vehicles. The schedule takes into account the mobile and immobile vehicles at any point in time, the vehicles due for scheduled maintenance, vehicles due for insurance renewal etc.The database design was done using entity relationship modeling (ERM) technique and subsequently developed a data warehouse (DWH) that contained records of the vehicles such as insurance type, servicing type, make and model etc. The DWH was implemented using MariaDB running through PhpMyAdmin as the administrative GUI interface. The developed DWH was next deployed as a Web application using the Yii PHP component framework just to give the developed software a global reach.With that done, taking decisions as to which vehicle is mobile and which is immobile, which requires insurance renewal, which requires servicing etc. at any point in time, is properly tracked and regulated.Keywords: data, warehouse, decision, support, system, Yii, Framework, vehicles
      PubDate: 2020-02-04
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Information security practices and it disaster recovery readiness: an
           assessment of Ghanaian government ministries
    • Authors: Paul Danquah, Stephen Bekoe, Frank Prikutse
      Abstract: This study set out to assess whether information security best practices are adhered to in Ghanaian government ministries and to assess their readiness for Information Technology (IT) disaster recovery.The sequential exploratory design was used to focus on qualitative data first via preliminary interviews, this was followed by the collection and analysis of quantitative data. The reason for this approach was to use the initial findings to develop the survey instrument to administer to a larger sample. A summarized analysis of the data gathered indicates that a generally poor information security practice and poor IT disaster recovery readiness exist within the Ghanaian government ministries.The outcome of this research serves an original empirical evidence of the information security practices and IT disaster recovery readiness within the Ghanaian government ministries.Further research is recommended to assess the International Standards Organization’s Information Security Management System maturity level of the respective ministries and the prevalent maturity level of the government ministries as a whole.Keywords: Information, Security, IT, Disaster, Recovery, Ghanaian, Government
      PubDate: 2020-02-04
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Information needs, and factors militating against fish farmers access to
           information in Adamawa State, Nigeria
    • Authors: Yinasim Pius Musa
      Abstract: This study investigated the information needs and factors militating against access to information by fish farmers in Adamawa State, Nigeria. Quantitative research methodology was used and survey research design was adopted where cross-sectional survey was chosen for the study. The research instrument used to collect data was questionnaires. The population of the study comprises of fish farmers registered with the ministry of environment in Adamawa State, i.e. (232) in number. 232 questionnaires were administered to the fish farmers but only 216 of the returned questionnaires were found useful which was used to analyze the data. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics where the result indicated that male are more into fish farming than their female counterparts. The findings also reveals that young people aged (18- 42) with highest qualification being WAEC and ND/ dominates the fish farming activities in Adamawa State. Most fish farmers the result revealed used monoculture type of fish farming and concrete type of fish ponds. The major findings of the study revealed that fish farmers’ needs information on marketing, improved fingerlings and construction and management of fish ponds. However, fish farmers indicated poverty, illiteracy and information illiteracy as factors militating against their access to information. Therefore the study recommended that, government should provide jobs for the unemployed youths and also make self-reliant programs available to people. The governments should eradicate illiteracy by making education free or affordable and also adult literacy classes should be encouraged. Government should provide public libraries especially in rural areas and if possible ICTs centers should be provided to each major town to help easy access to informationto curb information illiteracy.Keywords: Information, Needs, Fish Farmers, Factors, Access
      PubDate: 2020-02-04
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Availability of ICT facilities and technostress among library staff of
           Kashim Ibrahim Library, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna
           State, Nigeria
    • Authors: Charles Nwabueze Chukwuji, Celestina Ebelechukwu Umeji
      Abstract: This study investigated availability of ICT facilities and technostress among library staff in Kashim Ibrahim Library, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. Descriptive survey design was used for the study. The population was 370staff consisting of Professional and Para-professional Librarians. Stratified sampling technique was adopted, a sampling population of 186 was arrived at using Krejcie and Morgan (1970) formula table. Data was collected using questionnaire.186 questionnaires were administered to the staff. Four research questions guided the study. Data was analyzed using simple percentage and tables. One of the major findings of the study is that there is high availability of various ICT facilities like Computers/laptops, Network technology, Internet facilities etc. in KIL.It was also discovered that the majority of the staff have experienced various types of technostress like inability to concentrate on a task when using computer etc. The study also discovered that changing roles of librarians in the 21st century is one of the causes of technostress and feeling of sore muscles in back/shoulder is identified as one of the symptoms of technostress. Coping and minimizing strategies like using monitors with low ray radiation was identified. Recommendations made includes, having a well thought out ICT and staff welfare policies.Keywords: Availability, ICT, Technostress, University, Libraries, Staff, Nigeria
      PubDate: 2020-02-04
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • ICT utilization and its barriers in Jigawa State primary health care
           centers
    • Authors: Abbas Muhammad Rabiu, Maryam Ibrahim Mukhtar, Faisal Musa Abbas, Abdul’azeez Yusuf
      Abstract: Increasingly, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become a vital tool used in all sectors to carry out tasks effectively and efficiently. The use of ICT in health care sectors has the potential to improve the quality of service, diagnosis and retrieval of information. However, majority of the studies were concentrated on investigating ICT prospective in Tertiary Health Care (THC) and Secondary Health Care (SHC) with Primary Health Care (PHC) been left out. This paper therefore investigates the utilization and barriers to ICT usage in 10 Primary Health Care (PHC) centers located in Jigawa State. The paper takes a twofold approach to combine the views of two parties; the Health Care Personals and the Citizens using the PHC services. A questionnaire survey involving 80 Health Care Personal and 40 Citizens is used in the research. The results revealed that ICT utilization is very poor among Health Care Personnel, ICT improves patient managements and the main barriers to ICT utilization include unavailability of facilities, lack of staff training, Lack of awareness and insufficient knowledge. These findings can be used to improve the quality of healthcare delivery in PHCs.Keywords: Citizens, Barriers, Survey, Services, Primary, Health, Care
      PubDate: 2020-02-04
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Knowledge management curriculum in library schools in state university in
           North Central Nigeria
    • Authors: A.A. Abah, C.E.O. Maxwell, C.N. Ndakotsu
      Abstract: This study examined knowledge management curriculum in Library and Information Science Departments in two state universities in North Central Zone, Nigeria. The aim is to explore the perception of students on knowledge management as to identify key skills needed to successfully engage in Knowledge Management (KM) skills, the existing gaps between required skills and skills imparted, learning benefits and challenges faced by the undergraduate students. Descriptive survey research design was used for the study. Six (6) research questions were raised in line with six (6) objectives. The study population was based on 300 and 400 levels students where knowledge management course is being offered in Benue State University (BSU), Makurdi and Kogi State University (KSU), Anyigba. The entire population for 300 and 400 levels students in the respective schools is as follows: BSU, Makurdi had 768 undergraduate students in 300 and 400 levels, while KSU, Anyigba had 364 undergraduate students in 300 and 400 levels summing up to 1,132 undergraduate students. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 340 from BSU, Makurdi and 300 from KSU, Anyigba. Same number of questionnaires was distributed to the subjects in the two schools, in which 330 copies were returned from BSU, and 268 copies from KSU. The returned copies of questionnaires were considered suitable for data analysis, representing 93.4% response rate. SPSS output format was used for data analysis based on simple frequency count, percentage distribution, and mean. The findings revealed among others that female students are the majority who perceived KM curriculum to be educative, innovative, lucrative, visionary and dynamic, ICT skills are the key skills to acquire to engage successfully in KM curriculum. Not all  the information and KM elements are properly covered in the curriculum in the Schools and lack of adequate facilities for conducive learning in the departments hinders smooth knowledge transfer and unfriendly attitudes of staff towards students are part of the difficulties encountered by students.Keywords: Knowledge management, curriculum, Library, information Science, education, Perception, skills competences, learning , KM
      PubDate: 2020-02-04
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Nigeria Freedom of Information Act: an investigation of its level of
           acceptance (a case study of Ilorin Metropolis) Nigeria
    • Authors: Oluwadamilola Aminat Lawal, Adeyinka Adedoyin, Rafiat Ajibade Oyekunle
      Abstract: Freedom of information Act is a vital tool that can enhance the economic and social transformation of Nigeria society. There are existing legal and social problems that have continued to restrain the public from adequate access to information needed. This study therefore is to examine the level of acceptance of the freedom of information Act among the public within Ilorin Metropolis. In carrying out the study, a survey method was used. The survey was conducted with 250 respondents using questionnaire to acquire information from the public. The result shows that the cardinal challenge is the slow implementation process of the (FOI) Act at the state directorate. Although, it was ascertain that majority of the respondents are aware of the Act but they have little or no idea of what constitute the Act. In conclusion the study observed that little or low level of awareness campaigns and programs are the major challenge facing the acceptance and execution (usage) of the freedom of information Act (FOIA) in Nigeria. Recommendations were made to help in enhancing the knowledge of people about the provisions of the Act.Keywords: Freedom of Information; Act, CLO, Implementation, Level of knowledge Awareness, Usage
      PubDate: 2020-02-04
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Factors influencing customer behaviour in different market segments: an
           agent-based approach in mobile telecommunication in Uganda
    • Authors: Bagabo Nantale Asmin, Agnes Rwashana Semwanga, Muhammed Ngoma
      Abstract: This research investigated the factors that influence customer behaviour in the different market segments using Agent-Based simulation modeling in the mobile telecommunication in Uganda. The study was based on a computer simulated model designed using data collected. Results were analyzed to understand the behaviour of different segments of customers. Findings revealed that using AB model specific factors like strong desire to search new ideas influence the youth, self-esteem the professionals, a sense of belongingness the business people and low-income earners are influenced by risk aversion. Hence other than bringing out specifics for generalities the integration with system dynamics is necessary.Keywords: Simulation, Agent-Based, Market, segments, Any-Logic, Modelling
      PubDate: 2020-02-04
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Embedding a curriculum based information literacy programme in Nigerian
           schools
    • Authors: Ngozi Azubogu, Comfort C. Madu
      Abstract: Despite the publicity so far given to information literacy by information delivery experts, one still discovers that most Nigerian children and youths know little or nothing about information literacy. Even in this era of information literacy, many are still not well informed. This paper made a case for the development and integration of information literacy education curriculum into the Nigerian education system at all levels. As information literacy issues are currently one of the world's challenges, the need to encourage its education through the development of authentic curriculum for different levels of education becomes imperative. The paper concludes by asserting that knowledge cannot be acquired without adequate information literacy being instilled into the citizen of all ages, race and kinds. When this is done and achieved, the nation can boast of a well-rounded citizens that would have information literacy consciousness, awareness and understanding at early age, which would ultimately act as the best way to teach them on how to seek, evaluate and use information efficiently and effectively. The researchers‟ recommends amongst all that the government through the ministry of education should ensure they embed information literacy into the curriculum of all schools, starting from the primary levels of education to the tertiary levels of education.Keywords: Curriculum, Information, Literacy, Curriculum, School
      PubDate: 2020-02-04
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Influence of institutional management on collection development in Federal
           Colleges of Agriculture Lbraries in Northern Nigeria
    • Authors: Isma’ila Isa Zuru, Nura Muhammad Lawan, Abdullahi Dantani Jibril
      Abstract: This study investigated influence of institutional management on collection development in Federal Colleges of Agriculture in Northern Nigeria. The study has 3 objectives which include to: determine the types of collection available in Federal College of Agriculture libraries in Northern Nigeria; find out the influence of institutional management on collection development in Federal College of Agriculture libraries in Northern Nigeria and find out the challenges faced by the library management on collection development in Federal College of Agriculture libraries. In order to achieve the stated objectives 3 research questions were asked. The study used a descriptive research design with a population of 72 management staff of Federal College of Agriculture libraries in Northern Nigeria and the sample size drawn was 36 respondents. Out of the 36 copies of questionnaire administered, 28 copies were returned which represent 78%. Data collected was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics at 0.05 level of significance. The findings revealed that there is availability of collection in all the libraries under study. It was revealed that the college management has a lot of influence on collection development of the college libraries. Finally, the findings revealed that funds are not sufficiently provided, which affects adequacy of collections, there is also delay in the delivery of Collections among others.Keywords: Collection, Institution, Colleges, Agriculture, Libraries
      PubDate: 2020-02-04
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Extent of provision of library and information service delivery to
           researchers in agricultural research institutes in north central Nigeria
    • Authors: Jessica A. Agoh, Charles O. Omekwu, Justina Ngozi Ekere, Josephine Chinwe Igbokwe
      Abstract: This study investigated the extent to which Current Awareness Services (CAS), Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI), Internet Services (IS), Inter-Library Loan Services (ILLS), Reference Services (RS) and Circulation Services (CS) were provided by the Agricultural Research Institute Libraries in North Central Nigeria. The descriptive survey research design was adopted for this study. One objective and one research question were formulated to guide the study. The entire population of four (4) heads of libraries (Institute Librarians) from all the Agricultural Research Institutes in North Central Nigeria was used for the study. Instrument for data collection was a wellstructured questionnaire. Four copies of questionnaire were distributed to the library heads of the institute libraries with a return rate of 100%. The study used mean scores and standard deviation ranking as statistical measures for data analysis. The results revealed that Agricultural Research Institutes Libraries in North Central Nigeria to a high extent provide current awareness services (2.95± .53), selective dissemination of information (2.75± .41), internet services (2.67± .49), inter  library loan services (2.70± .90), reference services (2.55± .84) and circulation services (3.10± .58) to their researchers to increase their scholarly communication outputs. Furthermore, the study revealed that, circulation service delivery (3.10± .58) is the highest services provided to the researchers in the libraries studied while reference services (2.55± .84) are the least service delivery provided. Suggested solutions to challenges in the provision of library and information service delivery to agricultural researchers include the institute library administrators putting in more financial, human and material resources to enhance the already existing services as the main objective of any library is to provide the right information in a right medium and at the right time, among others. It was recommended that the libraries should intensify their efforts towards adequate provision and access reference services so that the researchers will be aware of their existence and effectively utilize them towards their research practices for enhanced research outputs, among others.Keywords: Library, Information, Service, Delivery, Librarianship, Information, Science, Agriculture, Researcher, Institutes
      PubDate: 2020-02-04
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • The impacts of library in the promotion of information literacy among
           academic staff of Yaba College of Technology- Lagos
    • Authors: Rafiat Olasumbo Onyeka, Benedette O. Testimoney Uzoma, Andrew Olukunmi Igbinlola, Muftau A. Diyaolu
      Abstract: This paper focuses on the impacts of academic library in information literacy among staff in tertiary institutions. Academic Staff can be referred to as the Teaching Staff who teach and impact knowledge in to students of their various institutions. So based on the Mission and Vision statement of Yaba College of Technology, the academic Staff in the College make use of the library to enhance Information literacy skills among themselves and the students in the college to facilitate the effective delivery of knowledge to promote, develop Vocational and Technical Education in the College and society at large, Introducing modernized Teaching and Learning process. Information literacy most times goes hand in hand with Information Communicating Technology (ICT), ICT can be described as the infrastructure and components that enable modern computing and communication. According to Agbonlahor (2008), he posited that for developing Countries, Technologies (IT) affects university Academics and Researchers a unique opportunity to bridge the knowledge gap between them and their counter parts in developed Nations. Information Communication Technology (ICT) hasreally promoted the Information Literacy among the  Academic Staff in the college in various ways especially: A. through the availability of 24 hours regular Internet services. B. through the availability of a well stocked and regularly updated Library which has both up-to-date electronic and physical copies of information materials for both Staff and Students. C. through the promotion of Conducive Working Environment for It’s Academic Staff. D. Through the promotion of regular funding and training opportunities for the Academic Staff. The above opportunities in the college has enable the Academic staff to identify when there is need for information, identify, locate the needed information and effectively use the needed information to solve any problem at hand as regards Learning and Teaching Processes, Curriculum Development and various Information Services Delivering in the College so as to be able to meet the Vision and Mission Statements of the College. The study also examines the various ways by which the Academic Staff of the College meet up with Learning and Teaching Processes using Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Informant Literacy. It also examines the Challenges militating against using Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Information Literacy among the Academic Staff in the College.Keywords: Library, Information Literacy and Academic staff
      PubDate: 2020-02-04
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • E-author/title information delivery tools in law libraries: a case study
           of University of Calabar Law Library
    • Authors: Juliana Nwakaego Agwunobi, Pius Tom Umoren
      Abstract: This research was carried out to determine the place of e-author/title information delivery tools in the utilization of legal information resources in the law library of the University of Calabar, Nigeria. A total of 200 law students who registered in the law library constituted the population of study. 150 students of the 200 comprised the study sample representing 75% of the population of study. With the survey design research method used for the study. Data was collected through a structured questionnaire. The data collected were analysed using frequency counts and simple percentages..The result showed a very strong and positive use of e-author/title information search engines as delivery tools in the access and utilization of legal information resources in the University of Calabar Law Library.Keywords: impactful, information, processing, utilization, web, publishing
      PubDate: 2020-02-04
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Relevance of skills and tools for designing new services and products in
           librarianship in Nigeria: digital era
    • Authors: Ifeyinwa Udumukwu, Eno Hilda Obi
      Abstract: Over the years there has been a recognition that general competencies for librarians are needed. The introduction of Skills and tools into new services and products in Library and Information services, whether as a professional or a paraprofessional, is to carry out their work, role or designated tasks effectively and efficiently. To ensure that their workforce stays fit for the purpose and fit for practices, an organization must have adequate training. Electronic information sources are those documents that are available in digital formats. The tools employed by traditional librarians have undergone drastic changes, owing to the advancement in the field of Information and
      Communication Technology, these require Information skills training for both staff and readers.Keywords: Competencies, Skills, Tools, Services, Products
      PubDate: 2020-02-04
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • The Nigerian university system: crossroads, conflicts and considerations
    • Authors: Charles O. Omekwu, Anthoia Nwamaka Ejikeme, Josephine C. Igbokwe
      Abstract: The goal of this discourse is to identify and discuss potential crossroads. Furthermore, it will critically examine various conflict of interest scenarios and bring to the front burner issues for analytical considerations. The paper argues that the university library is engine house of scholarship, the heart and framework that support teaching, learning, and research. Students and faculty depend on university libraries to access information that supports their academic endeavours. It is further contended that as relevant information migrates to predominantly digital environment, university libraries will be expected to provide environments conductive to reading, study and research; they will become access point institutions to global literature in all fields of study. It is also contended that the roles of university libraries are many and varied. The high-profile status of the University Librarians makes their functions very challenging. The organizational power play and politics in the institutional, transactional and contextual environments of the library system lead to crossroads and conflict of interest, which the library leadership is hardly prepared for, especially new appointees to the high-profile leadership position of University Librarian. Emerging issues that must be addressed to resolve conflicts of interests include leadership status and clout and influence of the University Librarian as well as the world class features of Nigerian University Libraries, among others.Keywords: University, System, Crossroad, Conflicts
      PubDate: 2020-02-04
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • The implementation of statistical word prediction algorithm in Tigrigna
           Word Prediction system text entry on android phone
    • Authors: Melquiades R. Hayag, Mehammedbeshir Nuruhsin
      Abstract: Text entry techniques are used to improve the interaction between the user and the handheld devices like smart phone, PDA,tablets, among other mobile devices. Text entry in these devices could be either predictive or non-predictive. Word prediction is a natural language processing problem that tries to predict the accurate or most appropriate candidate word in a given context. The conventional prediction systems use word frequency lists to complete intended words which the user wants to write.Few researchers address Word Prediction Model for different language using a lexicon. However, as far as the researchers of this study are concerned no work is done to address word prediction system for Tigrigna text entry method. In this work,the researchers proposed for Tigrigna language a Tigrigna Word Prediction System for text entry on Android phone. They also usedsimple design method to sort the complete lexicon into their frequency order.There were 430,379 distinct Tigrigna words used to create the database and each word is sorted based on the frequency for predicting the word. The method is implemented and measured using 400 distinct words.To test the validity of the word prediction model and the algorithm design, an experiment was conducted to measure the accuracy of the word prediction and keystroke saved. The result of Prediction accuracy was 91.6%; and the keystroke saved was 48.9%. Thisshowed that the method was effective in predicting the correct words, reduced the input burden of writing Tigrigna words on smart mobile phone by saving the keystroke.The researchers based on findings, conclude, thatTigrigna Word Prediction System using Statistical Word Prediction Algorithm using Frequency for text entry is useful for Tigrigna language users to write Tigrigna texts on mobile phone.Keywords: Algorithm, Tigrigna, Prediction, System, Text, Android. Phone
      PubDate: 2020-02-04
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020)
       
 
JournalTOCs
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK
Email: journaltocs@hw.ac.uk
Tel: +00 44 (0)131 4513762
 


Your IP address: 34.231.21.83
 
Home (Search)
API
About JournalTOCs
News (blog, publications)
JournalTOCs on Twitter   JournalTOCs on Facebook

JournalTOCs © 2009-