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027.7 Zeitschrift für Bibliothekskultur / Journal for Library Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 61)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Acervo : Revista do Arquivo Nacional     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 67)
Against the Grain     Partially Free   (Followers: 120)
AIB Studi     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Alexandría : Revista de Ciencias de la Información     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Alexandria : The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 55)
Alsic : Apprentissage des Langues et Systèmes d'Information et de Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
American Archivist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 130)
American Libraries     Partially Free   (Followers: 186)
Anales de Documentacion     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Anuari de l'Observatori de Biblioteques, Llibres i Lectura     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ANZTLA EJournal     Full-text available via subscription  
Archeion Online     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Archimag     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Archival Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Archivaria     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
Archives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Archives and Manuscripts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 97)
Ariadne Magazine     Open Access   (Followers: 147)
Art Libraries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Aslib Journal of Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Aslib Proceedings     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 148)
AtoZ : novas práticas em informação e conhecimento     Open Access  
Australasian Journal of Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Australian Academic & Research Libraries     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 92)
Australian Library Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 148)
Baca : Jurnal Dokumentasi dan Informasi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bangladesh Journal of Library and Information Science     Open Access   (Followers: 44)
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 144)
Berkala Ilmu Perpustakaan dan Informasi     Open Access  
Biblios     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biblioteca Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Bibliotecas : Revista de la Escuela de Bibliotecología, Documentación e Información     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bibliotecas Universitárias : pesquisas, experiências e perspectivas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bibliotecas. Anales de Investigacion     Open Access  
Biblioteka     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biblioteka i Edukacja     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bibliotheca Orientalis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
BIBLIOTIKA : Jurnal Kajian Perpustakaan dan Informasi     Open Access  
BIBLOS - Revista do Departamento de Biblioteconomia e História     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
BiD : textos universitaris de biblioteconomia i documentació     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Bilgi Dünyası     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Biodiversity Information Science and Standards     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 216)
Biuletyn EBIB     Open Access  
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 114)
Bridgewater Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin des bibliotheques de France     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 245)
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 169)
CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation     Open Access  
Children and Libraries : The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
CIC. Cuadernos de Informacion y Comunicacion     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Ciência da Informação em Revista     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Code4Lib Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 173)
Collaborative Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 52)
Collection and Curation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
College & Research Libraries     Open Access   (Followers: 454)
College & Research Libraries News     Partially Free   (Followers: 244)
College & Undergraduate Libraries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 220)
Communicate : Journal of Library and Information Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 63)
Communication Booknotes Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Communications in Information Literacy     Open Access   (Followers: 193)
Community & Junior College Libraries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Cuadernos de Gestión de Información     Open Access  
Data Curation Profiles Directory     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Data Technologies and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 208)
DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 95)
Digital Library Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Digital Platform: Information Technologies in Sociocultural Sphere     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Documentación de las Ciencias de la Información     Open Access  
Documentation et bibliothèques     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
e & i Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
e-Ciencias de la Información     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eastern Librarian     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Edulib : Journal of Library and Information Science     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Egyptian Informatics Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
El Profesional de la Informacion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
eLucidate     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Emerging Library & Information Perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Encontros Bibli : revista eletrônica de biblioteconomia e ciência da informação     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ethics and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
European Journal of Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 85)
European Science Editing     Open Access  
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 386)
Florida Libraries     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Folia Bibliologica     Open Access  
Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 317)
Foundations and Trends® in Information Retrieval     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Georgia Library Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Ghana Library Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 804)
GSI Journals Serie C : Advancements in Information Sciences and Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Information Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Hipertext.net : Anuario Académico sobre Documentación Digital y Comunicación Interactiva     Open Access  
HLA News     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
IASSIST Quarterly     Open Access  
Idaho Librarian     Free   (Followers: 8)
IFLA Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 217)
In Monte Artium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
In the Library with the Lead Pipe     Open Access   (Followers: 123)
InCID : Revista de Ciência da Informação e Documentação     Open Access  
InCite     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Informaatiotutkimus     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Informação & Informação     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Informação em Pauta     Open Access  
Informacijos mokslai     Open Access  
Información, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Informatio. Revista del Instituto de Información de la Facultad de Información y Comunicación     Open Access  
Information     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
Information & Culture : A Journal of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Information Discovery and Delivery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Information Manager (The)     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Information Processing & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 125)
Information Retrieval     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 188)
Information Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 169)
Information Systems Frontiers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Information Systems Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 128)
Information Technologies & International Development     Open Access   (Followers: 81)
Information Technologist (The)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Information Technology and Libraries     Open Access   (Followers: 292)
Information Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Informationspraxis     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Informationswissenschaft : Theorie, Methode und Praxis     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
iNFOTEZY     Open Access  
Insaniyat : Journal of Islam and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Insights : the UKSG journal     Open Access   (Followers: 62)
InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Association of School Librarianship Conference Proceedings     Open Access  
International Information & Library Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 395)
International Journal of Bibliometrics in Business and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Business Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Digital Curation     Open Access   (Followers: 81)
International Journal of Digital Library Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 73)
International Journal of Doctoral Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Information and Decision Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 155)
International Journal of Information Privacy, Security and Integrity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Information Retrieval Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
International Journal of Information Science and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Intellectual Property Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Intercultural Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Legal Information     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 48)
International Journal of Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Library and Information Science     Open Access   (Followers: 230)
International Journal of Library Science     Open Access   (Followers: 262)
International Journal of Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 55)
International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval     Partially Free   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Web Portals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
International Journal on Digital Libraries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 542)
InULA Notes : Indiana University Librarians Association     Open Access  
Investigación Bibliotecológica     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
IRIS - Revista de Informação, Memória e Tecnologia     Open Access  
Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
JISTEM : Journal of Information Systems and Technology Management     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
JLIS.it     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
JMIR Medical Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Academic Librarianship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1012)
Journal of Access Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Journal of Advancements in Library Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 47)
Journal of Adventist Libraries and Archives     Open Access  
Journal of Altmetrics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Archival Organization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Copyright in Education & Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Creative Library Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 98)
Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 39)
Journal of Documentation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 160)
Journal of East Asian Libraries     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Education in Library and Information Science - JELIS     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 71)
Journal of Educational Media & Library Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Electronic Publishing     Open Access   (Followers: 76)
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 226)
Journal of eScience Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 113)
Journal of Global Information Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Health & Medical Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 49)
Journal of Hospital Librarianship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 152)
Journal of Information & Knowledge Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 143)
Journal of Information and Data Management     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Information Engineering and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Information Literacy     Open Access   (Followers: 773)
Journal of Information Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1014)
Journal of Information Studies & Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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  • A generic and reliable land acquisition protocol and software architecture
           for Sub-Saharan Africa countries

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      Authors: André Claude Bayomock Linwa, Jean-Marc Dali Lebi
      Pages: 1 - 13
      Abstract: Land acquisition is currently one of the main topics African Governments must handle. Land belongs generally to the first residents of the area. To claim ownership of a land, the owner must register their land and obtain the land title in urban areas or be recognized by rural community managers as the rightful owner. In the land acquisition process, land buyers face ownership and integrity challenges. Many people have been victims in the acquisition of a land by notoriously evil practice of multiple sale of the same land, falsified land title, false owner identification. In this paper, a Generic and Reliable Land Acquisition Architecture in Sub-Saharan Africa countries context is proposed. The platform keeps relevant land transaction information for administrators, managers, buyers, sellers, or for people consultation purpose. This information will be used in village, city, department, region, or country for land management decision making.
      PubDate: 2022-02-07
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Correlates of whatsapp dependence and usage patterns among undergraduate
           students of University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria

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      Authors: Oluyinka Titilope Afolayan
      Pages: 15 - 28
      Abstract: Due to the popularity and wide acceptability of WhatsApp among students in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) globally and in Nigeria; most students have adopted this tool for varying reasons, and perhaps to meet their social and psychological needs. In view of this, this study investigated correlates of WhatsApp dependence, usage patterns and challenges faced by students in the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. A survey design approach was adopted using a structured and validated questionnaire to elicit responses from the respondents. Random sampling technique as employed in the selection of Five out of Fifteen Faculties in the University of Ilorin using the balloting method. 70 students were selected from each of the five Faculties using purposive sampling technique making a total of 350 students as the sample size of this study Findings revealed that students demonstrated varying levels of dependence on WhatsApp varying from slight, moderate and excessiveness. Reasons for the adoption of WhatsApp varied from simple to use, userfriendliness, easy accessibility, and communication with friends and family members among others. Again, in terms of usage patterns, students mostly use WhatsApp on daily basis. However, students face challenges in the use of WhatsApp such as information anxiety and overload, distraction, loss of concentration, and long duration on the App among others. In conclusion, recommendations were made to improve the adoption of WhatsApp and to curtail excessiveness in its usage among students and the public at large.
      PubDate: 2022-02-07
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • A short messaging service (sms) technology to authenticate consumer
           products

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      Authors: Percy Okae
      Pages: 29 - 48
      Abstract: Under normal circumstances, products on display in shops and open markets are expected to have passed through quality control checks at a country’s entry points. However, this is usually not the case as people are able to smuggle substandard goods through the ports of entry into various countries either with the connivance of immigration officers or other law enforcement officers. Sometimes too, the sophistry of these conmen is so advanced that even meticulous officers at entry points determined to patriotically do diligent work are unable to distinguish between genuine and fake products because of the low level of technology at their disposal. In Ghana, for instance, it is very difficult for consumers to differentiate between products that are registered with the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) of their country and that which are not. No wonder, people usually end up buying on the common market cheap uncertified and sometimes expired products. This in no small measure poses a major health risk to the average consumer. This research work seeks to build an SMS system that can aid in the isolation of non-GSA approved products circulating on the markets. A mobile phone user will just have to send a SMS message that contains the barcode of the product and its batch number to a host server for verification and validation. In the design, a DBMS of all certified companies and products are implemented using MySQL. Finally, a GUI is developed for both administrators and users to interact with the system.
      PubDate: 2022-02-07
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Revisiting plagiarism in Nigeria in the 21st century: Issues arising

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      Authors: Omobolanle Seri Fasola
      Pages: 49 - 61
      Abstract: Research is being put under greater scrutiny by the day and unethical behaviour such as plagiarism is generally frowned upon when noticed especially in academia. This issue has become so widespread all over the world that technology has been developed to counter it and this is what has brought about the development of several plagiarism software detectors such as Turn-it-in and authenticate. Nigeria is not left out in this search for transparency in research and plagiarism is so widespread not just among students but also among members of faculty who are expected to not just know more but also instil ethical behaviour in students, that it has prompted the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities to adopt the use of the online software turn-it-in to catch plagiarist. This paper argues however, that so many other issues need to be deeply scrutinised in order to make the software work. Punishing an offender should only happen after the offender wilfully breaks the law despite being fully aware and taught otherwise. The thrust of this paper is that plagiarism should not just be on detecting violators and punishing them alone but should also be more holistically looked at and emphasis placed on prevention. The study focuses on those factors that are peculiar to Nigeria and may not make detection realistic and it proffers recommendations on steps to take to curb the trend.
      PubDate: 2022-02-07
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • The effectiveness of technology integration modelling in improving the
           adoption of educational technology in out-of-school time

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      Authors: Thadei Kiwango
      Pages: 63 - 77
      Abstract: This study tested the effectiveness of proposed technology integration model in improving educational technology adoption in Out-of-School Time (OST) learning in primary schools. A quasi-experimental design was adopted, involving experimental and control groups. The model was experimented in Meru District Council, Arusha Region, and reached some 310 pupils in six (6) day schools, their parents, five (5) mathematics teachers and three (3) head teachers. The experiment ran for three months consecutively. Data was collected through digital Video Disks (DVDs), DVD Players and mobile phones. Other tools were home works handbooks, answer booklets and a list of perceived best practices. Participating pupils were availed with necessary materials before pupils in the experimental and control groups were examined under different practices. Specifically, the experimental group was subjected to the proposed model whereas the control group was treated under traditional practices. Then, the two groups were compared in relation to extent they used the developed technology. This primarily achieved by examining the response of pupils to the given home assignments. The Mann-Whitney test attested a statistically significant use of educational technology in favour of the experimental group (U=7916, N1=167, N2=143, p (0) <0.05). This suggests acceptance of the alternative hypothesis at 95% confidence level, implying that the use of the proposed model improved the actual use of educational technology among the learners. It is thus recommended that the government should support technology integration through by building the capacity of schools and other practitioners for effective integration of OST technology in primary schools in the country. Moreover, extensive studies need to be carried out to assess the applicability of the proposed model in other settings, especially in post-primary educational practices.
      PubDate: 2022-02-07
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Awareness, access and use of Online Public Access Catalogue (Opac) by
           undergraduate students in Federal Universities in North East-Nigeria

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      Authors: Isa Sidi Attahir, Jumba Martin Elijah
      Pages: 79 - 92
      Abstract: This study investigated undergraduate students' awareness, access and use of Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) in Federal University Libraries in North-East Nigeria. The objectives of the study were to determine the extent of undergraduate students' awareness about OPAC, their access to OPAC and to ascertain the extent to which the students make use of OPAC. The study used a quantitative research methodology using cross-sectional survey design to collect data from the respondents. A sample of 392 copies of a questionnaire were administered among undergraduate students in the selected university libraries, 314 copies of the questionnaires representing 80.1% were returned completed and found usable. The data collected were analyzed using tables and frequencies. The findings showed that most of the students were highly aware about the OPAC in their libraries; that the majority of students have access to the OPAC in their libraries with majority accessing it from computer terminals in the library. Furthermore, the findings revealed that majority of undergraduate students used the OPAC daily and many of them use it to select items for assignment, class presentation, and project work. The study recommended that there should be enough computers at the OPAC terminals, the university library should provide library user guide for fresh undergraduate students on how to use OPAC during library registration, organize orientation programmes on how to search information resources on OPAC, the OPAC interface designed should be made simple in order to encourage its use among the students and also ensure adequate provision of alternative sources of constant power supply to the terminals at all times.
      PubDate: 2022-02-07
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Issues, strategies and prospect of book trade practitioners in Nigeria

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      Authors: Charles O. Omekwu, Michael Chigozie Nwafor, Nnenna A. Obidike
      Pages: 93 - 106
      Abstract: The study examined the issues, strategies and prospects of book trade practitioners in Nigeria The study adopted descriptive survey research design. The study was carried out in five major markets, (one each) from all the states in the South-East Nigeria. Quantitative and qualitative approaches were all adopted in the approach. It was discovered that book trade helps in identifying budding talents (writers) and projecting them to the world. Also, it was revealed that it helps educate the generality of the Nigerian society as well as create employment and revenue. It was also discovered that ever expanding school population in Nigeria, increase in established institutions across educational levels and the policy of compulsory basic education are all potentials of bookselling. Moreso, the findings revealed that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) particularly the computer, telecommunication and Internet technologies as well poor reading culture including unfriendly government policy, poor access to low interest capital and ineffective antipiracy campaign contribute significantly against book trade in Nigeria. Provision of soft loans to booksellers, effective anti piracy campaign and prosecution of offenders, on-line/electronic selling took the pride of place as the strategies that can be adopted for enhancing bookselling in Nigeria. Book trade is channelled towards promoting learning and expanding knowledge. Based on this premise, the issue of bookselling must be taken more seriously than before. The stakeholders in the business should jointly come up with  interesting solutions to those  constraints that are ravaging the industry. It is high time for Nigerian government to borrow leaf from their foreign counterparts such as Britain and United States of America book policies
      PubDate: 2022-02-07
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Effects of book theft and mutilation on resources and services of
           University Libraries in Imo State, Nigeria

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      Authors: Patrick Iheme, Remigus K. Ukpabi, Chika C. Ejiako, Emeka Ogueri
      Pages: 107 - 123
      Abstract: This study examined the effects of book theft and mutilation on Resources and Services of University Libraries in Imo State, Nigeria. Five research objectives were formulated to guide the study. Survey research design was used for the study. The population of the study is 20,867 comprising both users and all the library staff in IMSU and FUTO. The sample size of the study is 533. This is made up of the entire 140 staff and three hundred and ninety two (392) registered users. Rating scale was used as instrument for data collection. Descriptive statistics was used to answer the research questions while Pearson Product moment Correlation (PPMC) was applied in testing of the study hypotheses. Findings show that the extent of book theft and mutilation were very high in the two universities in Imo state leading to shortage of library materials in the academic libraries in Imo State. The study recommends that library managers should sanitize academic library environment by incorporating security Men that will apprehend users who indulge in stealing and mutilation of library materials.
      PubDate: 2022-02-07
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Use of library resources in a University of Technology: A statistical
           assessment

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      Authors: Nancy Emerole
      Pages: 125 - 137
      Abstract: The study examined the acquisition and use of resources at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri using statistical record assessment. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. Data was obtained from daily library statistics which was compiled and collated by the user services unit of the library over a period of ten years, from 2010 – 2020. The data was analyzed using frequencies percentages and histogram charts. The results showed that books acquired rose to the peak in 2015 at 2350 volumes of 26.65% with the lowest in 2018 at 48 volumes of 0.73%. Registered users rose to its peak in 2016 with 3032 users of 9.21% as against the lowest in 2013 with 767 users of 2.33%. While materials consulted rose to its peak in 2012 at 29,446 of 6.47%, with the lowest in 2020 at 920 of 0.20%. Loans stood at 11,654 of 9.43% as the peak and the lowest in 2020 of 752 at 0.61%. The study recommends among others things, an improved and comprehensive User Education and investigation into loans and materials consulted by subject and gender.
      PubDate: 2022-02-07
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Impact of accreditation exercise on library resources for quality
           education in colleges of education, a study of Alvan Ikoku College of
           Education Owerri

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      Authors: Ngozi Azubogu, Comfort Madu
      Pages: 139 - 147
      Abstract: The study investigated the impact of accreditation exercise on library resources for quality education in colleges of education, using Alvan Ikoku college of Education Owerri for the study. The researchers formulated three purposes of the study which harmonied with the research questions. The study employed descriptive survey research design and gathered data with the use of structured questionnaire. The population of the study comprises sixty (60) library staff from the college under study. The data collected was analyzed using tables, frequency and mean percentages based on (four)4 linkert scale. The findings of the study revealed that during accreditation exercise, information resources (books, e-books, and electronic devices), are adequately provided. The finding also showed that infrastructural resources like reading chairs, tables/carrels, shelves, lightening, good ventilation are adequately provided, even the library building were given first lift. In the area of human resources, it was revealed that more staff is recruited during accreditation exercise and in the placement of these resources; quality education is assured in the college. As a result of these findings, the researchers recommended that the provision of these resources should be a continuous exercise in other to have them always available in the library for quality education to be maintained and not only during accreditation exercise.
      PubDate: 2022-02-07
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Electronic book usage and publishing by academic staff in universities in
           Nigeria

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      Authors: Marie B. Dirisu
      Pages: 149 - 155
      Abstract: The academic environment in Nigeria is characterized by the “PUBLISH’’ or “PERISH’’ syndrome which has no doubt affected publishing in Nigeria. This study examined the effect of electronic books usage on the research output and publication efforts of academic staff in universities in Nigeria. In Nigerian University system the emergency and integration of e-book in the collection of the university libraries have been at a very slow pace, hence the need to investigate the usage and effect on research output and publication efforts of academic staff in universities in Nigeria. Survey research design was adopted for this study while a multi-stage sampling technique was used to select two universities from each of the six geopolitical zones based on electronic books presence in the university libraries. Questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection, while data collected were analysed with the use of descriptive statistics. Findings revealed that the level of electronic book usage by academic staff in universities in Nigeria is below 50%, which negatively affects publishing in the universities. Majority of the respondents agreed that electronic books are useful for information service provision. The study recommended that the universities should increase financial resources available to the university in the area of ICT facilities acquisition and training among others. This will no doubt encourage the academic staff on the use of Electronic Books.
      PubDate: 2022-02-07
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Survey of information resources provision of national open University of
           Nigeria and the academic needs of the students in South East Nigeria

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      Authors: Ndu Maria Ogonna, Ifeyinwa Blessing Okoye, Rosemary Chinenye Abanum, Ezenwa Nkechinyere Ezinne
      Pages: 157 - 168
      Abstract: This study surveyed the information resources provision of National Open University of Nigeria visa vis the extent of the information needs of their students in Southeast Nigeria. Three research questions guided the study and descriptive survey research design was adopted. The four study centres used for the study in South East has a population of the 42,200 Students. Random sampling technique also was used to draw the sample which came to 2111. Structured questionnaire was used for data collection. Its reliability was established using cronbach alpha. Data collected was analyzed using arithmetic mean. The study identified various types of information resources and facilities they know and could be required by the students for their learning and research, it further indicates the extent of the students information need as regards to the various programme they offer which was adjudged to be needed at a high extent and finally the extent the NOUN stakeholder’s were able to provide the needed information materials and facilities for the students, which also was seen at a low extent. The study therefore recommend that the stakeholders of NOUN should always liaise with their students before acquisitions of information resources and facilities are made, More so effort should be made to solve the problem of poor electricity supply and finally NOUN libraries should ensure they partner with other academic libraries.
      PubDate: 2022-02-07
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • A symmetric cipher for West Africa: Bassam Symmetric Block Cipher (BSBC)

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      Authors: Jean-Marc Dali Lebi, André Claude Bayomock Linwa, Marcel Silué
      Pages: 169 - 190
      Abstract: In this paper, the authors presented a new symmetric block cipher, BSBC (Bassam Symmetric Block Cipher). BSBC is mostly the combination of the two standard symmetric block ciphers, DES (Data Encryption Standard) and AES (Advanced Encryption Standard), into a more powerful cipher. Indeed, for many years, DES has been the main standard for encryption, it is fast, easy to understand and simple to implement and well suited for hardware implementation. But most importantly, it uses the Feistel structure, which makes it a strong cipher. However, it is vulnerable to attacks like linear cryptanalysis, differential cryptanalysis, linear-differential cryptanalysis and rotational cryptanalysis. On the other hand, AES, which is the latest standard for symmetric block cipher, is robust against all these cryptanalysis attacks. The main drawback of AES is that its time, space and data complexity is quite high, which prohibits its implementation on smaller processors. Thus, the algorithm BSBC aims to include the strengths of both standards, while minimizing their disadvantages. That is, our algorithm is designed so as to withstand known cryptanalysis attacks while flexible enough to be implemented on small processors.In addition, the authors compared and contrasted the algorithm against the two standard for symmetric block encryption DES and AES with respect to Linear cryptanalysis, differential cryptanalysis and linear-differential cryptanalysis. A brief note on rotational cryptanalysis was also be provided.
      PubDate: 2022-02-07
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • A survey of electronic information resources and services usage in the era
           

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      Authors: Abdulganiy Okanla Ahmed, Salihu Alfanla Adebayo
      Pages: 191 - 200
      Abstract: Access and usage of information resources and services are fundamental to effective learning, teaching and research in any time including the period of pandemic disease. This paper therefore examined electronic information resources and services usage in the era of covid-19 pandemic disease in Ilorin metropolis of Kwara State, Nigeria. A survey research design was adopted while 220 university, polytechnic and college of education students in Ilorin metropolis who were accessible during the covid-19 pandemic outbreak constituted the population. The data were gathered using questionnaire and descriptive statistics of frequency counts and simple percentages were used to analyse the data generated. The major findings of the study revealed that e-books, ejournals, internet and e-mail services were frequently used by respondents among the available eresources and services in the era of covid-19 pandemic disease. The results also disclosed that poor study environment, high cost of data subscription and restriction of free movement to the most remote access area affected effective use of the e-resources and services during the pandemic period. The study recommended that the government should make provision for a good enabling study environment that will facilitate easy access and use of e-resources, the government should also appeal to data providers and marketers in reducing the cost of subscription to reduce the sufferings in the era of the pandemic. Finally, the managements of libraries are urged to be more relevant at all times by providing adequate e-resources and services that will promote more accessibility in the period under review.
      PubDate: 2022-02-07
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Electronic resources and academic research: A survey of research
           publications in Private University in Nigeria

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      Authors: Jane C. Anyanwu Odu, Odion Evans Kakulu
      Pages: 201 - 213
      Abstract: This work examined the level of usage of electronic information resources by faculty staff of a  private university in their publications. The study employed a descriptive survey method. The population of the study was made up of academic staff in the private university under study who utilize e-resources in their research publications. The selection of the population sample of the institution was done randomly. The choice of the categories of staff is justified by the fact that only university lecturers do online publications mostly. A total number of twelve (12) journal titles were surveyed. Seven (7) of journal titles were from humanities, three (3) were from the social sciences, one (1) from education and lastly one (1) from management sciences. The data was gathered from references in articles published in the journals. Structured questionnaire was used for the collection of data from sample size from one (1) private university in FCT, Abuja. The data collected were analyzed using frequency count and simple percentages The study revealed that majority of the contributors made use of the traditional print materials rather than online resources from the Internet. Other information which the study also exposed was on the currency of the materials used. The resources were grouped between those which were published before 2009 and those published after 2009. The materials whose date of publication was after 2009 were found to be fewer in number than those published before 2009. This is against the backdrop of having millions of information materials online with more recent dates of publication. Suggestions were that staff of private university should embrace the use of electronic resources as these offer wider and more detailed information. Based on the findings of this study, it is recommended that more emphasis should be laid on the acquisition of electronic resources so as to give room for wider and multiple access to information resources in order to meet the information needs of diverse users.
      PubDate: 2022-02-07
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • The need for library and information services for the grassroots and
           vulnerable

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      Authors: Ngozi Azubogu, Okee Okoro, Comfort Madu
      Pages: 216 - 221
      Abstract: Library and Information Services for the Grassroots and Vulnerable is an aspect of the objectives of the public library which have been denied attention in the actualization of its set objectives. It is eminent that these low-lives, down-trodden, mistreated, un-served is given a chance to have access to information regarding their needs, which might vary from health, agriculture, craft, religion, educational and social needs. Without contradiction the level of library and information delivery to these persons is not encouraging, and as such the need to improve on the best way to reach out to them becomes imperative. Majority of these group of individuals are uneducated and that does not rule out the fact that they have need for information services. The public library have been seen and known with its ethics and ethos of serving the “un-served and forgotten” and making library and information services available to everyone. In the early days of the inception of public library in Nigeria, they were charged with the responsibility of providing information needs for the development of people in the grass root through their mobile library services and advocacy program. The fundamental aim of public libraries is to provide timely, accurate, pertinent and reliable information to all people irrespective of class or race. Public libraries are devoted to improve access to information and satisfying their user needs. It is worth to know that the people in the grass root and vulnerable are not exempted. There is a growing recognition that library services, particularly public libraries are an integral part of national socio-economic development and improvement of the general quality of life of the populace. However, there has been poor satisfaction of information services to the needs of people in the grass root and vulnerable which could be tied to inadequate funding, staffing and inadequate information resources. It is on this premise that this paper advocates the need for innovative library services, evaluation and monitoring of library services as much as the challenges faced in the provision of library services, Recommendations on how best to tackle the provision of library services to the grassroots and the vulnerable are proffered. 
      PubDate: 2022-02-07
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • The role of libraries in education in Nigeria

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      Authors: Aruabuike Elijah Onuoha, Hammed Opeyemi Surajudeen, Mufutau Olalekan Ajala, Omolabake Adetayo Omole
      Pages: 223 - 230
      Abstract: Successive governments in Nigeria in the last few decades have come up with different national education programme to improve the standard of education in the country. Unfortunately, none of these programmes seem to achieve the desired results. The major ingredient for the success of these programmes lies in the ability of the individuals to access and exploit quality information which translate to knowledge. Without information, national education plans remains idealistic and inclined towards failure. The relevance of library and information resources and services in the attainment of global education standard in Nigeria cannot be over-emphasized. Libraries as institution saddled with the responsibility of catering for the information needs of the general public, play vital roles in the realization of these objectives. Libraries are seen as factors that firmly wedge together all the various aspects of education efforts in Nigeria. The paper dissected the conceptual clarifications, functions, and services of library and explicitly discussed the vital roles that libraries play in education. It emphasizes the fact that the library is one of the education facilities required to achieve sound education at any level of schooling system in Nigeria. Concluding, the paper holds that both the library and education are inseparable twins in that, one ceases to function well without the others. As library contributes significantly to the advancement of education and learning of all levels; range of variety of documentation and information resources and services that are capable of fostering educational excellence in Nigeria.
      PubDate: 2022-02-07
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Comparative discourse on the psychological effect of Covid-19 pandemic on
           the sports media in Nigeria

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      Authors: Chukwuemeka O. O. Aletta
      Pages: 231 - 243
      Abstract: This study examined the psychological effect of Covid-19 on the sports media in Nigeria. Case study research method was adopted. The study relied solely on secondary data, which were sourced from extant literature. Data were presented qualitatively and content analysis was used in the discussion of research findings on this new phenomenon. Conclusions were reached and suggestions made, among which are that the Nigerian sports media must tweak their operational templates, selfinnovate and self-motivate, if it must cope with the economic asphyxiating impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic on the industry in Nigeria and across the world.
      PubDate: 2022-02-07
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Availability and utilization of digital reference sources and services in
           academic libraries in South-south Nigeria

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      Authors: Olise Simon Chukwuma, Ebele N. Anyaoku
      Pages: 245 - 254
      Abstract: This study examined the availability and utilization of digital reference sources and services in academic libraries in South-South Nigeria. Descriptive research design was used for the study. The population of the study is 102 librarians. The entire102 librarians were used as the sample size for the study. The instruments for data collection were a Check List and a structured questionnaire. A checklist was used to check the availability of digital reference sources and ICT facilities that supports digital reference services, while the 102 questionnaire were filled and returned to the researcher. Data collected from the study was analyzed using Percentage. The results of the study revealed that types of digital reference sources such as dictionaries, encyclopedia, and directories among others are averagely available in most of the academic libraries in south-south Nigeria. The study also revealed that asynchronous and synchronous transactions and online bibliographic reference services are often offered in academic libraries. More so, digital reference services such as searching online databases, identifying, and locating materials are often used by users in academic libraries. The study recommended that government and the university management should ensure that there is adequate fund allocation to university libraries; and university library management should provide a functional library website to make digital reference sources and services easier for librarians and library users.
      PubDate: 2022-02-07
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • International publishing standards and legal deposit obligations:
           Awareness issues and national library as a digital nervous system

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      Authors: Charles O. Omekwu, Justina N. Ekere, Anthonia N. Ejikeme, Patrick Igbokwe
      Pages: 255 - 271
      Abstract: This paper is an empirical investigation of authors‟ awareness of international publishing standards and their legal deposit obligations which are critical variables for both Universal Bibliographic Control and Universal Availability of Publications. The descriptive research design was adopted for the study. The area of study was Enugu State in South East Nigeria. Specifically, the institution of the authors was the University of Nigeria Nsukka which historically and population-wise is the oldest and largest institution in the South East. The population was made up of 70 librarians in the Nnamdi Azikiwe Library and the Department of Library and Information Science of the University. The sampling approach was purposive. The data collected was analyzed using frequency counts, standard deviation and mean scores. The basis for decision was 2.50 for both the upper and lower scores. The highest level of awareness of authors of international publishing standard was that „web resources now have
      DOI ‟, followed by ISBN for books, CIP for publications, the importance of CIP, ISMN for music publications, the agency with statutory responsibility to prepare CIP, the agency that assigns ISBN, the requirement for ISSN for journals. They were however not aware of the agency that assigns ISBN. The study revealed that authors play critical roles in the maintenance of international publishing standards. The authors studied agreed they ensured that their publishers use ISSN and process CIP for books. They agreed that they are key players in national bibliographic control practices. They also checked whether online journals containing their works had
      DOI . Majority of the authors agreed that their awareness levels were very high and high respectively, with respect to their awareness of legal deposit obligations. The study also revealed that the greatest source of awareness came through sensitization/enlightenment programmes, followed by publishers, librarians, conference participation in that order. While the authors were aware of their publishers‟ obligations, they were not aware of the provisions of the legal deposit provision. A digital nervous system of shared responsibilities for the maintenance of international publishing standards and the implementation of legal deposit provisions in Nigeria, and indeed any other country is proposed. This is the mainstay of the paper‟s originality. It is argued that a functional identification and integration of the burgeoning stakeholders into a digital nervous system define the future from the foreground for improved international publishers‟ standard and compliance with the extant depository law, for Nigeria and indeed, for most developing countries. 
      PubDate: 2022-02-07
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 2 (2022)
       
 
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