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   ISSN (Print) 2141-2537
   Published by Academic Journals Homepage  [108 journals]
  • The breadth of open access journals impact: An application of the journal
           diffusion factor

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

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

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

    • Abstract: A scientometric analysis was conducted to map the research growth and citation impact of Tanzania scholars over a period of 24 years starting from 1991 to 2015. We analyzed data for research publications of all Tanzania scholars obtained from the SCOPUS database. The study analyzed the year-wise distribution of publications, subject-wise distribution of publications, the authorship pattern, ...
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +010
  • An appraisal of the impact of grant-in-aids (Tetfund) and donations in
           sustaining academic library services in Nigeria: The cross river state

    • Abstract: The study surveyed the impact of grant-in-aids Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) and donations/gifts as alternative sources of funding to support academic libraries in Cross River State, Nigeria. The survey design method was used to carry out the study. A modified six-point Likert-type scale questionnaire was designed to measure responses on sources of library funding and support throu...
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +010
  • Scholarly communication: The value of repositories and e-portfolios at the
           University of Namibia (UNAM)

    • Abstract: The study looked at scholarly communication with great emphasis being placed on the value of institutional repositories (IR) and electronic portfolios (EP) at the University of Namibia. The methodology adopted for the study was a qualitative design which included interviews and content analysis of relevant literature. The study provides an insight into key terms such as scholarly communicati...
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +010
  • A belonging mark: Handwritten ex libris

    • Abstract: The kinds of ex libris were mentioned, particularly, the handwritten ex libris in antique books in three Mexican libraries which protect antique books. The importance of identifying and keeping a record of the hand written ex libris was pointed out in the cataloguing process so that it can be registered in the catalogue libraries. There is a reflection of the utility of grouping in the phras...
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +010
  • The use of e-journals by academic staff of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo,
           Ondo State, Nigeria

    • Abstract: The study surveyed the use of e-journals by academic staff of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria. Questionnaire was designed to gather information on the use of e-journals by the academic staff. Data gathered from the respondents were analyzed through the use of frequency table and percentage. From the analysis, it was discovered that all the academic staff use e-journals and i...
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +010
  • The extent of information and communication technology (ICT)
           infrastructure application in library and information science education in

    • Abstract: The study sought to examine the extent of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) application in Library and Information Science (LIS) education in Nigeria. It looked at what formed the stumbling block to this ICT application. But first it x-rayed LIS courses in the undergraduate curricula of Library Schools that require ICT infrastructural application. Descriptive survey design was e...
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +010
  • Digital school libraries in Bangladesh: A role model for changing lives of
           the extreme poor children

    • Abstract: In Bangladesh, Shariatpur is one of the lowest performing districts in primary education, standing near the bottom at 62 out of 64 districts based on dropout rates (BBS, 2012). It is also one of the most flood affected areas and has a high number of extreme poor. Concern Worldwide (Irish-based International Humanitarian Organization) has implemented a 3-year project from January 2013 to Dece...
      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 +010
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