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Library & Information Science Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1821)
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1337)
Library Hi Tech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1140)
Journal of Information Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1112)
Journal of Academic Librarianship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1100)
Library Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 977)
The Electronic Library     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 976)
Library Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 941)
Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 882)
Journal of Information Literacy     Open Access   (Followers: 858)
Library Hi Tech News     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 788)
Information Technology and Libraries     Open Access   (Followers: 736)
New Library World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 684)
Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 635)
Information Retrieval     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 616)
Information Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 602)
International Journal on Digital Libraries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 580)
Information Processing & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 567)
Information Systems Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 557)
College & Research Libraries     Open Access   (Followers: 528)
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 461)
Journal of Library and Information Science     Open Access   (Followers: 444)
International Information & Library Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 437)
The Information Society: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 406)
Library Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 390)
Library and Information Research     Open Access   (Followers: 363)
Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 344)
Annals of Library and Information Studies (ALIS)     Open Access   (Followers: 337)
International Journal of Library Science     Open Access   (Followers: 303)
Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 289)
College & Research Libraries News     Partially Free   (Followers: 286)
Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 283)
The Reference Librarian     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 267)
College & Undergraduate Libraries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 261)
IFLA Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 261)
Library Leadership & Management     Open Access   (Followers: 261)
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 259)
Journal of Library Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 254)
Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 253)
Communications in Information Literacy     Open Access   (Followers: 244)
Data Technologies and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 236)
American Libraries     Partially Free   (Followers: 223)
Journal of the Medical Library Association     Open Access   (Followers: 222)
Code4Lib Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 218)
Journal of Information & Knowledge Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 214)
International Journal of Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 212)
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 207)
Journal of Library Metadata     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 206)
Australian Library Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 198)
Journal of Documentation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 195)
portal: Libraries and the Academy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 189)
Ariadne Magazine     Open Access   (Followers: 185)
Journal of Hospital Librarianship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 184)
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 179)
Aslib Proceedings     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 172)
Library & Information History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 165)
American Archivist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 161)
EDUCAUSE Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 161)
Research Library Issues     Free   (Followers: 159)
The Serials Librarian     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 156)
The Library : The Transactions of the Bibliographical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 154)
New Review of Academic Librarianship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 151)
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 149)
Against the Grain     Partially Free   (Followers: 143)
Library Technology Reports     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 141)
Journal of eScience Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 134)
DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 105)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 99)
Australian Academic & Research Libraries     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 99)
European Journal of Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 95)
Online Information Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 91)
Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 88)
International Journal of Digital Curation     Open Access   (Followers: 85)
Information Technologies & International Development     Open Access   (Followers: 84)
Journal of Electronic Publishing     Open Access   (Followers: 77)
Serials Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 75)
Journal of Education in Library and Information Science - JELIS     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 74)
International Journal of Digital Library Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 74)
Journal of Interlibrary Loan Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69)
LIBER Quarterly : The Journal of the Association of European Research Libraries     Open Access   (Followers: 68)
Archival Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
Ethics and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Journal de l'Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada     Open Access   (Followers: 66)
Library Philosophy and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 66)
Insights : the UKSG journal     Open Access   (Followers: 65)
Practical Academic Librarianship : The International Journal of the SLA Academic Division     Open Access   (Followers: 65)
MIS Quarterly : Management Information Systems Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
Journal of Management Information Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 60)
Science & Technology Libraries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
Journal of Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Alexandria : The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 56)
Journal of Health & Medical Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 54)
Partnership : the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 54)
Archives and Manuscripts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
International Journal of Legal Information     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 51)
Library & Archival Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Bangladesh Journal of Library and Information Science     Open Access   (Followers: 47)
OCLC Systems & Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Community & Junior College Libraries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Information Discovery and Delivery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Journal of Access Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Medical Reference Services Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Journal of the Society of Archivists     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Scholarly and Research Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
Public Library Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Journal of Archival Organization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Information & Culture : A Journal of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Journal of the Association for Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
Research Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Foundations and Trends® in Information Retrieval     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Information     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
International Journal of Information Retrieval Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Information Systems Frontiers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Intellectual Property Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Information Privacy, Security and Integrity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Health Information Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Journal of the Institute of Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Nordic Journal of Information Literacy in Higher Education     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Sci-Tech News     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
LASIE : Library Automated Systems Information Exchange     Free   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
NASIG Newsletter     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
InCite     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Georgia Library Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
LOEX Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
RBM : A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Urban Library Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
El Profesional de la Informacion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Web Portals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Communication Booknotes Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Theological Librarianship : An Online Journal of the American Theological Library Association     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Perspectives in International Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Biblioteca Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Collection and Curation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Manuscripta     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Bibliotheca Orientalis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Business Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Online Journal of Public Health Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Alexandría : Revista de Ciencias de la Información     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Anales de Documentacion     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Biblios     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Intercultural Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Alsic : Apprentissage des Langues et Systèmes d'Information et de Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Religious & Theological Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Universal Access in the Information Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Information and Decision Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Information Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Kansas Library Association College & University Libraries Section Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Information Engineering and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Global Information Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Southeastern Librarian     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
e & i Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
JISTEM : Journal of Information Systems and Technology Management     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval     Partially Free   (Followers: 8)
BIBLOS - Revista do Departamento de Biblioteconomia e História     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
New Review of Information Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Idaho Librarian     Free   (Followers: 7)
Slavic & East European Information Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Egyptian Informatics Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Informaatiotutkimus     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Revista Interamericana de Bibliotecología     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
CIC. Cuadernos de Informacion y Comunicacion     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bridgewater Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bilgi Dünyası     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Open Systems & Information Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
ProInflow : Journal for Information Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Nordic Journal of Library and Information Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
OJS på dansk     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Investigación Bibliotecológica     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Revista Española de Documentación Científica     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Information Systems Teaching Notes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
HLA News     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Encontros Bibli : revista eletrônica de biblioteconomia e ciência da informação     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
SLIS Student Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
VRA Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Türk Kütüphaneciliği : Turkish Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Información, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista General de Información y Documentación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Informação & Informação     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
In Monte Artium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Knjižnica : Revija za Področje Bibliotekarstva in Informacijske Znanosti     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Documentación de las Ciencias de la Información     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Palabra Clave (La Plata)     Open Access  
Liinc em Revista     Open Access  

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  • Information Ecology for effective Knowledge Management in 21st century

    • Authors: Jamilu Isah
      Abstract: : This paper is an opinion paper design to provides a conceptual framework on information ecology for effective knowledge management in 21st century. itconsiders the creation of knowledge, and the flow of information within the society and organization. The paper hopes to encourage readers of any organizational setting on how to become accustomed to the information ecology to survive in knowledge management and competitive atmosphere. For that, based on literature review, the main elements of the information ecology in 21st century, knowledge and knowledge management, information ecology and technology, challenges of information ecology and knowledge management in 21st century and how-to bring prosperity in an organization was discussed. Key words: Information Ecology, Knowledge Management and 21st century.
      PubDate: Tue, 23 May 2023 08:38:53 PDT
  • Content Evaluation of Library Websites/Webpages of National Importance of
           Karnataka: A Survey

    • Authors: Shashidhara K L
      Abstract: Purpose: In this study the prime focus was to study the web contents of the library websites of nine institutes of national importance of Karnataka. To examine information regarding introductory information about the library, collections, services, facilities, and Web 2.0 tools used in websites.Design/ Methodology/ Approach: To analyse the websites, standard criteria were identified and framed the checklist based previous studies. The data was collected from selected websites through an online survey and observation techniques.Findings: The analysis revealed that more than half (55.56%) of the libraries have dedicated websites. Most websites had general introductory information about the library and working hours. Only fifty percent of libraries have information on physical collections, and more than half (66.7%) of the websites have information and links on electronic resources. The majority (77.78%) of the websites have links to Web OPAC, and fifty percent of libraries have information on reprographic, grammar checking, and remote access facilities. Only few libraries are familiar with implementing Web 2.0 technologies through their library websites.
      PubDate: Tue, 23 May 2023 08:38:49 PDT
  • Library Services and Challenges in State and Private university libraries
           of Gujarat: A Comparative Study

    • Authors: Somnath Ganeshnath Bava
      Abstract: The basic goal of all libraries is the satisfaction of patrons. Each and every library is to deliver the appropriate information to the right people at the right time. The user experience and the enhancement of the user's perception of libraries are both greatly influenced by libraries and their information offerings. When offering library services to patrons, librarians face a variety of difficulties. This study is presenting library and information services provided by state and private university libraries of Gujarat, the challenges and problems faced by the librarians during providing the best services to users. A researcher has discussed three types of library and information services Traditional services, ICT-based library serves, and Web-based library services. The Primary data was collected by the 21 state and 24 private university librarians. Also covered university libraries’ facilities, equipment, ICT tools, and best practices as per the NAAC manual provided by the university libraries covered in this study. The result shows that the majority of libraries are facing a shortage of library human professionals, technical professionals, and a lack of equipment to provide library services to users.
      PubDate: Mon, 22 May 2023 08:30:51 PDT
  • A Literature survey on Information Literacy and Public Libraries in

    • Authors: Sher Muhammad Burdi
      Abstract: In today's technological world, information literacy has become essential, which involves the effective and ethical identification, access, evaluation, and utilization of information. Public libraries are significant contributors to the promotion of information literacy, especially in developing countries such as Pakistan, where information access is limited. The aim of study is to identify effects and role of information literacy in public libraries of Pakistan, identify the issues and challenges faced by libraries, and propose recommendations assess in the improvisation of in literacy programs. This study based on, primary, secondary and tertiary data and information was collected from different information sources such as research article, websites, books, e-journals etc. The outcomes of the research are Public libraries in Pakistan do not offer standardized information literacy programs. Students are the main users of public libraries in Pakistan, followed by instructors and researchers. The majority of Pakistani public libraries have modest digital resource holdings. Pakistan's public libraries are not effectively utilizing technology to advance information literacy. Basic computer skills and information searches are the main topics covered in Pakistani public libraries' information literacy programs. There is a need to create more thorough information literacy courses that encompass research techniques, critical thinking, and online behavior. Promoting information literacy in Pakistan is significantly hampered by the absence of skilled workers in public libraries. To increase information literacy, public libraries in Pakistan must work with schools and universities. Furthermore these findings may prove helpful in promoting information literacy programs in Pakistan's public libraries. Furthermore, the suggestions could help policymakers, library professionals, and educators in creating and implementing effective strategies that cater to the diverse population of Pakistan.
      PubDate: Sun, 21 May 2023 06:59:39 PDT
  • How is the Public Imagined by Public Librarians' A Case Study of One US
           American Public Library During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    • Authors: Allister Chang
      Abstract: This paper explores how librarians from one US American library imagined their publics during the exceptional circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. By revisiting Habermas' positioning of the public sphere, this paper inquires librarians' own understanding of publics. Through the imagination of their publics after the buildings of the library closed in response to the pandemic, the librarians deepen our understanding of how publics are imagined, and thereby, how publics are made and how publicness is performed.
      PubDate: Fri, 19 May 2023 07:06:36 PDT
  • Prospects of digital information services in Nigerisn public libraries

    • Authors: Kelechi Okafor
      Abstract: This paper explores prospects of digital information services in Nigerian public libraries. The paper identified potential advantages of digital library system as a tool for modern information services. It observes that public library services will not be successful without the adoption and use of digital technologies such as hardware and software components that improve library services. The paper analyzes the concept of digital library, role of public library in digital environment and training need for public librarians in digital service delivery as well as constraints to digital information services in Nigerian public libraries. It provides workable recommendations on how Nigerian public libraries will move forward in the digital environment by formulating digital library policy and standards, user education, provision of adequate training and re-training of staff through seminars, conferences and workshops as well as adequate budget for the purchase of digital technologies and resources for effective service delivery.
      PubDate: Fri, 19 May 2023 07:06:32 PDT
  • Adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Library Parlance: Issues and

    • Authors: Asom Faga Dr et al.
      Abstract: That AI has permeated all aspects of human endevour is a statement of fact. Indeed, the applications of AI technology will be the finest technology to give a boost to core sectors and help Nigeria for a fastest digitization. This study on the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in library parlance: issues and benefits focuses on the concept of artificial intelligence, artificial intelligence in library operations such as applications of expert systems in reference service, cataloguing, classification, indexing, and acquisition; applications of natural language processing in library activities, application of pattern recognition in library activities, applications of robotics in the library activities. The paper also looks at issues with artificial intelligence in libraries such as financial uncertainty, emerging skill gaps, resistance to change in workflow processes and adoption of new technologies including the fear of AI's possible risks among others. Furthermore, the benefits derivable by the adoption of AI in library operations which include but not limited to improve operational efficiency, engage larger audiences through better user experience and new services, help librarians achieve their new goals, establish a strong foothold for libraries in the new scholarly information landscape among others are discussed. Finally, a conclusion with a call for libraries to re-position themselves to take relative advantage of artificial intelligence was advanced.
      PubDate: Fri, 19 May 2023 07:06:27 PDT
  • Role of Library Automation System (ICT) in Library's Routine

    • Authors: Atmika Tripathi
      Abstract: ROLE OF LIBRARY AUTOMATION SYSTEM (ICT) IN LIBRARY’S ROUTINE OPERATIONSABSTRACTThe expansion and enlargement of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is having essential part in area of information studies and library automation specifically. The library is observed key of any educational institutions. A well-furnished and well-nurtured library is the basis of a present time teaching and training institutions. Educational libraries are having a major part in giving information resources to clients. Educational libraries are epicenters of education and learning and at that place everyone wants more information related to books, magazines, journals, periodicals etc. Libraries are well known for make use of ICT both to automate their normal functions and to provide search services to end users. Library advancement is a common term for ICT approach used to replace the physical system in the library. Computers are progressively being used in libraries for both internal functioning and for retrieving the details contained in the library. Computer applications avoid duplication of tasks and help to save time for all. The rapid growth of knowledge has made the physical process unnecessary and the need for computer data storage. Effective management of most information is exclusively feasible through the use of systems, which considered enumerate benefit of more precise and provides valuable information.Keywords: Information and Communication Technology, ICT Approach, Library Advancement, library personnel’s, effective management.
      PubDate: Thu, 18 May 2023 07:40:04 PDT
  • Conference attendance and job satisfactions of librarians in some selected
           university libraries in South - South, Nigeria

    • Authors: Ufuoma Eruvwe et al.
      Abstract: The study investigated conference attendance and job satisfaction of librarians in some selected university libraries in South –South, Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive study. Two research questions were formulated to guide the study. The population of the study consists of 113 recruited librarians in all the federal universities libraries in South- South Nigeria. A total of 113 copies of the questionnaire were distributed and 95 copies of the questionnaire were retrieved using descriptive statistics mean and percentage mean score of 2.5 and above and percentage score of 50% were considered as acceptable. The study revealed that the effects of conference attendance among librarians in the university libraries under study are as follow: professional experience, learns about current events, learn about current technology, learn about current trend and improves job satisfaction. Also, the study further affirmed that the extent of conference attendance among librarians are: It improves relations among librarians, it opens new horizon in the profession, it helps to recognize the interdependence of knowledge and information and to improve on their basic education. The study recommends that parent institutions should try as much as possible to sponsor librarians to conferences to broaden their horizon. Tertiary Education Trust Fund, (TETFUND) should make funds available and disbursed accordingly for the sponsorship of conferences in librarianship.
      PubDate: Thu, 18 May 2023 07:39:57 PDT
  • The Role of Library and Information Profession for Political Development
           and Stability in Nigeria

    • Authors: Patricia Ngozi Ofodu Ph.D. (CLN et al.
      Abstract: Libraries information provision are able to provide and satisfy its diverse user’s information needs timely and accurately. The librarian’s unique professional duties of information delivery and services are valuable in the dissemination of information and resources to their clientele. This study aims at investigating the key roles of libraries and information profession for political development and stability in Nigeria. The paper was able to establish that Nigerian libraries are well placed to contribute meaningfully and effectively in political and developmental stability of the nation for a positive change, most especially to enlighten the populace on the political status of the nation. More so, there were emphasizing on the key areas of information provision and dissemination by libraries, such as provision of adequate political information, supporting educational development, Re-orientation of Nigerian political culture, provision of information materials, provision of open access to information, creation political awareness etc to the development of a nation politically stable. The study also highlighted some challenges confronting Nigerian libraries, such as insufficient visibility, epileptic/ total absence of power supply, lack of adequate professional advocacy by librarians themselves and funding. The strategies to enhance librarians’ duty and librarianship as a profession were also discussed. Suggestions in support of Nigerian libraries were captured and discussed for them to remain major factors in the promotion of political stability and development in Nigeria.
      PubDate: Wed, 17 May 2023 08:15:21 PDT
  • Prison libraries, intellectual freedom and social justice in Nigeria

    • Authors: Olusegun Adebayo Opesanwo et al.
      Abstract: This paper deployed a systematic review to examine prison libraries and intellectual freedom towards attaining social justice in Nigeria. Information resources used cover the periods of 2010 and 2020 to articulate the necessary development in prison libraries, intellectual freedom and social justice in Nigeria. Search engines such as Google scholar, Semantic Scholar, and RefSeek were used to retrieve information and through different queries yielded several results but very few of them were selected to fit in the study due to limited studies directed to address the focus of this study particularly in the Nigeria scenario. Information obtained were subjected to content analysis following relevant themes of the research questions and relevant information obtained were subjected to analysis using a systematic review approach of relevant articles and information to achieve the major objectives of the study. Results were presented with respect to the research question of the study. The findings revealed that prison inmates in Nigeria have several information needs which include current affairs, legal information, religious information, health information, psychological information, recreational information, vocational information, educational information. recreational information and also financial needs. Despite the huge needs of these inmates, prison libraries provide very few, restricting access to majority to inmates. This could pose significant effect on inmates in the long run particularly in the prison and after serving their prison punishment hence, affecting the attainment of social justice society in Nigeria and also the attainment of SDG. To this end, the study recommends that various information needs are to be considered and met by prison libraries towards ensuring intellectual freedom and ensuring a social justice community and prison libraries should be provided with several needed facilities and funds that could make it possible to meet the intellectual freedom of inmates towards ensuring a social justice society.
      PubDate: Wed, 17 May 2023 08:15:17 PDT
  • Social Media use: a Catalyst for Service Delivery in Academic Libraries in
           South-South Nigeria

    • Authors: Ben Asuquo et al.
      Abstract: The study examined social media use: a catalyst for service delivery in academic libraries in south-south Nigeria. Four objectives and research questions guided the study. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The population of the study (197) comprises of 82 library staff in University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo State, 90 in University of Uyo (UNIUYO), Akwa Ibom State and 25 in Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Akwa Ibom State all in South-South Nigeria. No sample was used for the study due to the manageable size of the population. A structured questionnaire titled: “Social Media Use for Service Delivery Questionnaire (SMUSDQ) was developed in line with the research questions. Copies of the questionnaire, which contained four research questions and thirty-five items were distributed to the respondents and collected on the sport while 100 percent return-rate was achieved. Data collected with questionnaire was analysed using frequency tables and simple percentages. The findings of the study indicated that social media platforms used by library staff for services delivery include Whatsapp, Facebook, Telegram, Twitter, also that the services rendered by library staff using social media include current awareness services, display of new arrivals, reference service, posting of library and institution’s events, overdue reminder user education, document delivery service, reservation service. The study further revealed that hindrances to rendering services through social media include poor internet connectivity, erratic power supply, issues of privacy and inadequate feedback from users, technophobia, inability to use social media tools, inadequate awareness of social media tools, poor cooperation among staff and poor finance of the library. Possible solutions to these hindrances as revealed by the study include attending workshops, seminars and conferences, constant power supply, regular internet subscription for the library, personnel training and development and unity among staff. The study concluded that libraries will serve their patrons effectively if they utilise the potentials inherent in social media for their services and will have a fast communication and responses rate from their patrons. The study recommended amongst others that academic libraries should create social media handles like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Telegram, Tiktok, blogs and so on and specifically assign a staff to manage it and make it visible to the library patrons. Also the academic library management should advocate for regular Internet subscription and use of alternative power supply like solar powered inverter for the library so that the library can always connect with its patrons at all times.
      PubDate: Tue, 16 May 2023 08:00:03 PDT
  • Donations with strings attached: Experience of Academic Libraries in
           South-West Nigeria

    • Authors: Olutoyin Olukemi Oso Mrs
      Abstract: This study investigated the experience of academic libraries on handling of book donations and gifts with strings or conditions attached. This study adopted the descriptive survey research design. The study population consisted of eighteen (18) academic libraries from public and private universities in South-West, Nigeria. Purposive sampling techniques was adopted to select librarians who are in charge of Collection Development of their respective libraries. Descriptive statistics involving frequency and percentage distribution were used for data analysis. The findings of the study revealed that individuals 13(72.2%) are the major source of donations with strings attached and further revealed that 6(33.3%) indicated that the string attached by donors is mostly dictating where the donated materials should be stored or displayed. The study concludes that library managements should publish the library’s policy on gifts and donations and also should not hesitate to reject donations that have stringent conditions attached that may be difficulty to abide by and accept donations that will not have strings attached in a bid to provide information to users but should always ensure good quality, recency and relevance of such materials.
      PubDate: Tue, 16 May 2023 07:59:59 PDT
  • Development of information repository(IR) in academic institutions - a

    • Authors: Sewali Patowari et al.
      Abstract: On the basis of available published literature it is attempted to study the concept of IR, its usefulness and availability in academic institutions, user’s responses thereon. It is found that the concept is very useful to the students and researchers to have free access to required information easily and on time. The concept of copy right law has visible impact on development of IR. With these gathered information the researcher’s attempt to study the status of implementation of IR in selected universities and research institutions of North East India is also hinted.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 May 2023 07:47:02 PDT
  • Institutional repositories for higher educational institutions: A new
           opportunity for Academic Libraries

    • Authors: Taher Hussain Khan Mr.
      Abstract: Digital information created for pedagogical and research purposes is gaining traction, and there is a growing interest within academic institutions to gather, archive, and provide value-added services based on this content. The term "institutional repository" refers to a novel system for storing and sharing digital academic works produced by students and teachers at different educational institutions. It was conceived as a solution to the issues plaguing the present model of scholarly communication, which is dominated by for-profit journal publishers and suppliers. Libraries will need to hire librarians with knowledge of digital collection management and the Open Archive Information System (OAIS) to ensure the successful implementation of these repositories. Some of the new responsibilities for libraries include teaching students and teachers how to use OAIS, assisting them in the creation of digital products, incorporating them into the formulation of institutional policy, and establishing objectives for institutional repositories.
      PubDate: Sun, 14 May 2023 07:28:31 PDT
  • The Impact of Continuing Professional Development programs on Service
           Delivery at Uganda Christian University Library.

    • Authors: Kizito Mayira
      Abstract: The study was about the Impact of Continuing Professional Development programs on service delivery at Uganda Christian University Library. The main objective of the study was to assess how CPD programs have affected librarians’ service delivery at Uganda Christian University Library. The study employed a descriptive survey design. Data was collected through 28 questionnaires distributed physically to library staff. The findings of the study indicated that UCU library staff have attended CPD programs in form of Workshops, internal and external training programs, workshops, conferences, job shadowing, mentoring and focus groups. These have helped them acquire skills in customer care, presentation, digitization, article writing, leadership, collaborating, interacting with students and conducting electronic resources training. Such skills have greatly impacted on the service delivery of UCU librarians. They use social media to conduct business with customers, conversion of files into different formats, using surveyMonkey in collecting data among others. However, its proper implementation is hindered by several challenges such as rigidity of administrators, not working in sections where acquired skills are applicable, internet, unstable power supply, budgetary constraints among others.
      PubDate: Sun, 14 May 2023 07:28:27 PDT

    • Authors: Lauretta Nnebuogor OJEI Mrs. et al.
      Abstract: ABSTRACTLibraries are established purposively to acquire and organize knowledge and information content in different carriers and make them available to the intended audience in the best possible format and at the right time. Considering the customer as the king, this work sets out to investigate the perception of the users on the inherent attitude displayed by library staff in the federal universities in south-western Nigeria while delivering their services to the user community.To achieve this, a descriptive survey was carried out using a sample size of 2576 out of 43355 population of registered users. A well-structured SERVQUAL questionnaire adapted from Sohail and Raza (2012), Sahu (2006) and Parasuraman, Berry, and Zeithaml (1988) was used to elicit relevant responses bothering on the study variables from the respondents. Responses were analyzed using the SPSS statistical tool to determine the relevant percentages, mean, Standard Deviation and other relevant data in relation to the study.Results of findings shows that library staff possess such attitudes such as the versatility of librarianship terrain to be able to imbue the reliability of service on the users. Responsiveness, assurance, access, good communications skills and empathy are also some of the attributes they possess that have great impact on their service delivery process.It was further suggested amongst other things that library staff should be motivated and encouraged to deliver more friendly service to the user community, Educative socialization forum like library exhibition, workshops and seminars should be institutionalized to encourage a friendlier interactive sessions between staff and library users and the library should collaborate with nearby libraries and agencies or organisations to integrate emerging services, new service delivery trends and exchange of human resources for positive impact on the actualization of goals and objectives of setting up of academic libraries in this age.
      PubDate: Sat, 13 May 2023 08:31:59 PDT
  • Use of Library Resources and Services as Correlates of Research Activities
           among Postgraduate Students in Southwest Federal Universities, Nigeria

    • Authors: Mausi Ajoviyon Bokoh Mr. et al.
      Abstract: Library resources and services are essential in postgraduate studies to conduct a successful research, demonstrate academic scholarship and gain recognition for creative thinking. However, observations and frequent requests for assistance from library personnel by postgraduate students reveal low use of library resources. Hence, this study evaluated the use of library resources and services as correlates of research activities among postgraduate students in southwest Federal Universities, Nigeria. A survey research design was adopted for the study. Multi-stage sampling procedure was used to select 378 respondents for the study. Data were collected with the use of a structured questionnaire and focus group discussion on library resources and services supporting postgraduate research, frequency of using library resources and services on research and constraints to the use of library resources and services. Frequency counts, percentages, mean, standard deviation was used to analyse the data. Results reveal that textbooks 2.96), World Wide Web 2.80) and e-books 2.76) were the major resources used by the respondents while journal 3.12), books 3.61) and e-books 3.35) were frequently used. Also, reference 2.85) and Wi-Fi services 2.75) were common library services used by the postgraduate students while Wi-Fi services 3.17), referral services 3.16) and user education 3.10) were frequently used library services. Insufficient internet access points 2.93), power outage 2.87), and obsolete books 2.85) were the major constraints’ of use of library resources. The study concluded that the use of library resources and services is crucial in postgraduate studies in order to achieve their academic objectives. The study, therefore recommended that provision and preservation of library resources should be given more attention in the universities, while library services should be improved upon for better service delivery.
      PubDate: Sat, 13 May 2023 08:31:53 PDT
  • Trends in Application of Web 2.0 tools and Social Networking Sites in
           Libraries of Higher Education Institutes

    • Authors: Lalitha Poluru et al.
      Abstract: An attempt was made to explore the usage of Web 2.0 applications and Social Networking Sites (SNS) for providing information services by libraries at selected higher education institutes in Europe, North and South America. The websites were surveyed through content analysis method that is used for a qualitative approach, as to find the details of the applications of Web 2.0 tools and SNS. Out of 72 library websites visited, only 61 libraries (48 libraries in Europe and 13 libraries in both North and South America) have adopted Web 2.0 tools and SNS. The present study reveals that though the implementation of Web 2.0 tools and SNS is progressing in the libraries located in developed countries, in the developing countries still the library staff members are facing issues with reference to infrastructure, Internet connectivity and the skills to be acquired to provide services using these applications.
      PubDate: Sat, 13 May 2023 08:31:47 PDT
  • The awareness of copyright laws at the University of Venda library:
           Student’s perspectives.

    • Authors: Maropene Ramabina et al.
      Abstract: This article is based on a Master's study, which investigated the awareness of copyright laws of law students at the University of Venda (UNIVEN) library. The study adopted a quantitative research approach with a few open-ended questions and used the inferential type of quantitative research method. A stratified random sampling method (also called proportional or quota sampling) was used to determine the number of students in the study, which provided a final sample size of 132 final-year and postgraduate law students. This study used questionnaires to collect data from law students. Results of the study show that law students are reasonably familiar with basic copyright matters such as policies, copyright protection, public domain, copyright limitation, and fair use. However, it can be concluded that further training is warranted to improve the copyright knowledge of law students.
      PubDate: Sat, 13 May 2023 08:31:43 PDT
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