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Journal Cover International Journal of Library and Information Science
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   ISSN (Print) 2141-2537
   Published by Academic Journals Homepage  [108 journals]
  • Mobile Libraries: Defining the phenomenon

    • Abstract: This article presents a brief historical review of the appearance of mobile libraries and then continues to define the phenomenon on the basis of two of its distinct features: library services and mobility, which both concern institutional Mobile Libraries and non-institutional mobile libraries. In addition, special reference is made to the significant presence of non-institutional mobile li...
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +010
  • Cloud computing implementation in libraries: A synergy for library
           services optimization

    • Abstract: Cloud computing is an internet based, remote driven and service oriented technology emerged to provide infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), software as a service (SaaS) among others. By implementing cloud computing, libraries will significantly reduce cost of maintaining systems, save energy, register a global outlook on the web, expose library patrons to multi-v...
      PubDate: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +010
  • A survey of the awareness of the 2030 agenda: A case of libraries and
           librarians in Osun State, Nigeria

    • Abstract: The sustainable development goals (SDGs) in this study includes those dedicated to eradicating poverty, promoting gender equality and empowering women, ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all as well as developing a global partnership for development, all of which cannot be achieved without equitable access to information and f...
      PubDate: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +010
  • Cumulative citations index, h-index and i10-index (research metrics) of an
           educational institute: A case study

    • Abstract: The graduation or ranking of higher educational institutes like colleges or universities are evaluated on the basis of different criteria. The most important criterion is research criterion. Higher educational institutes need to collect staffs and students research publications, and also check their citations, h-Index, i10-Index and impact factors of journals. Even the evaluation committees ...
      PubDate: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +010
  • Utilization of library resources by lecturers in university of cape coast

    • Abstract: This research work was designed to examine the utilization of library resources by lecturers in University of Cape Coast. The objective of the study was to find out the level of availability of library materials in the university, and determine the extent of use of the materials by lecturers. It is also to find out factors that impede lecturers use of the library and make recommendations for...
      PubDate: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +010
  • Awareness, access and utilization of library catalogue by undergraduate
           students of the College of Law, Osun State University Osogbo, Osun State,

    • Abstract: This study aims to investigate the awareness, access and utilization of library catalogue by undergraduate students of the College of Law of Osun State University Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. The survey research design was used in the study. The population of the study comprises of forty-five undergraduate students of the College of Law, Osun State University. A structure questionnaire was u...
      PubDate: Sun, 31 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +010
  • The breadth of open access journals impact: An application of the journal
           diffusion factor

    • Abstract: Several studies have argued that open access (OA) journals have higher citation rate than non-OA journals (subscription-based journals). However, there are still controversial discussions regarding the OA citation advantage. Considering the difference between the diffusion factor and the journal impact factor (JIF) in measuring scientific impact and its potential for a new insight in underst...
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010
  • Roles of libraries in ensuring political integration

    • Abstract: This study is a qualitative review on the roles of libraries in enhancing political integration in Nigeria. There is need to foster national integration from the political dimension through library which is a key information institution. This view is presented in terms of the library enhancing political consciousness and participation, federalism, democratic governance, and individuals respo...
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +010
  • Factors affecting adoption of social media by women’s
           non-governmental organisations (WNGOs)

    • Abstract: While the adoption of social media gets prominence in the developed world, its widespread adoption has not yet occurred across many organisations in developing countries and very little empirical research focusing on Womens Non-Governmental Organisations (henceforth, WNGOs) has been conducted to date. The aim of this study is to fill this knowledge gap by investigating the factors affecting ...
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +010
  • Research growth and citation impact of Tanzanian scholars: A 24
           year’s scientometric study

    • Abstract: A scientometric analysis was conducted to map the research growth and citation impact of Tanzania scholars over a period of 24 years starting from 1991 to 2015. We analyzed data for research publications of all Tanzania scholars obtained from the SCOPUS database. The study analyzed the year-wise distribution of publications, subject-wise distribution of publications, the authorship pattern, ...
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +010
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