International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 246

IJLIS Articles

Information sources, methods and challenges: perspective of first year undergraduate students of University of Cape Coast, Ghana

February 2024

For the University of Cape Coast first-year students, research is an important step in determining the knowledge that best suits their needs. This study investigated the purpose of searching for information, major sources of information, information search strategies, and the challenges in information search, using the quantitative descriptive survey design. The sample size was 486, with 48.8% of the respondents aged...

Author(s): Seth Kobina Parbie, Paulina Nana Yaa Kwafoa, Selorm Omega, Emmanuel Manu Agyapong, Doris Nimakoh and Prince Charles Lawson

Biobibliometric portrait of Dr. Dilip Mahalanabis, pioneer of oral rehydration solution (ORS), the life-saving solution

November 2023

Dr. Dilip Mahalanabis is a medical cum clinician scientist and globally celebrated pediatrician for his epoch-making discovery of ORS (Oral Rehydration Solution) in diarrhea and allied research. He is recognized as the “Father of ORS or Pioneer of ORS.” This biobibliometric study is based on his 233 publications contributed during 1970 to 2022, nearly during 53 years, including service and retirement period...

Author(s): Susanta Koley

The shortcomings of artificial intelligence: A comprehensive study

July 2023

Artificial intelligence is considered one of the highly disruptive innovations of the 21st century that has garnered the enormous attention of the global community. Artificial Intelligence (AI) provides unprecedented widespread opportunities for revolutionizing and upgrading the infrastructure of various industries. It is one of the faster-growing go-to technologies for global industries allowing personalized...

Author(s): Stevie A. Burke and Ammara Akhtar

Status of e-PG Pathshala usage pattern among the science students with reference to Kurukshetra University

April 2023

Electronic learning (e-learning) has dramatically influenced teaching and learning activities with the rapid development of modern technology. This study investigates how science students at Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, are using e-PG Pathshala. The survey method used a sample of 125 students from a renowned state university. A structured questionnaire was distributed to all students with personal interaction....

Author(s): Rajender Kumar and Neha Garg

Availability and accessibility of electronic information resources in federal college of education libraries in Northern Nigeria

December 2022

The study investigates the availability and accessibility of electronic information resources in federal college of education libraries in Northern Nigeria. The research adopted mixed research methods with a concurrent triangulation research design. The population of the study is 34, 846 library users and 12 college librarians. The sampled respondents were 378 and 9 college librarians. The research used interview and...

Author(s): Temboge Andrew and Diso Lukman Ibraheem

Information a tool for social advocacy protection services for children in Gwagwalada area council, Abuja

June 2022

The challenge of social vices effects among children in Gwagwalada town is worrisome as their life destiny is been truncated. These children or teenagers no longer have interest in education or acquiring any vocational skill that will shape their lives for a better future. So this study is set out to determine available types of social protection services in Gwagwalada, how the services reach the children and the...

Author(s): Emmanuel Helen 

Creation and utilization of maker spaces in academic libraries: Bridging the gap between theory and practice

September 2021

In recent time, library mannagement creates a space in the library called Makerspace where  researchers work together and share ideas  in their various areas of specialization. It promotes conversation, collaboration, creativities and innovations. Indeed, this study focused on creation and utilization of makerspaces in academic libraries as well as bridging the gap between its theory and practice. This study...

Author(s): ADEJO Alhaji A. and BABATUDE Kabiru, A.

ICT knowledge and utilization as determinants of job performance of Health Information Managers in health institutions in South-East Nigeria

September 2021

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have transformed healthcare delivery through various forms of e-health initiatives particularly in the areas of disease control, diagnosis, patient management, teaching, communication, storage, and retrieval of medical information. These benefits notwithstanding, health information managers are still deficient in the effective use and application of modern ICT facilities...

Author(s): Ogochukwu Chika Okonkwo

Library and information science policy formulation and implementation: Implications for school library services in Nigeria

January 2021

This paper examined library policy formulation and implementation as well as its implications in relation to school library services in Nigeria. The paper reviewed the concept of library and information science policy and school library services in today’s society as one that is required at every step of the way, highlighting that the progress of any nation depends on information generation, dissemination and use...

Author(s): Uduak Enang and Emmanuel Okwu

Assessment of users’ satisfaction of information provision among agricultural researchers in Nigeria

January 2021

In order to improve the performance of agriculture in Nigeria different agricultural research institutions were established. Realising the fact that economic and social development is based on progress in agricultural as well, these agricultural institutions have been striving to ensure food security in the country. But all these efforts have not yielded the desired result as the agricultural output in Nigeria can still...

Author(s): Oyeniyi J. Oluwakemi

Resource sharing among academic law libraries in Nigeria: Exploring the practicability so far

January 2021

Nigerian law libraries, despite the intervention of Council of Legal education, are still not endowed with every resource needed to satisfy information needs of diverse users. This is coupled with the fact that Nigerian universities are still struggling to manage insufficient funds normally received from government. Resource sharing as a means through which organisations interchange and share their meagre resources for...

Author(s): OGBA, Chidinma Onwuchekwa and IKEAZOTA, Onyedikachi Lilian

The role of community libraries in the alleviation of information poverty for sustainable development

August 2020

This literature review focused on the role of rural community libraries in minimizing information poverty. The potentials of rural community libraries in promoting sustainable development are discussed in this article. The necessity of information poverty alleviation for sustainable development is also discussed. The study found that information poverty is an obstacle whereas information is a key to achieving...

Author(s): Md. Mia, S.  

Prospects of electronic publishing in Nigeria

August 2020

One of the biggest challenges facing publishing in Nigeria today is how to integrate or adopt “e-publishing” (electronic publishing).  Across the world, the coming of computer has completely revolutionized the printing process from manuscript development through printing, marketing and distribution. The “destructive innovation” of e-publishing has worsened the fortunes of many news and...

Author(s): Tawakalit A. Adegbite-Badmus and Bolu John Folayan  

Factors mitigating the utilization of information resources and services in the Nigeria French Language Village Library, Badagry

August 2020

The study focused on the factors mitigating the utilization of information resources and services in the Nigeria French Language Village (NFLV), library, Badagry. A descriptive survey research design was used for the study. The population of the study is 2,258 which comprised ten (10) library staff, thirty (30) lecturers and two thousand, two hundred and eighteen (2218) undergraduates of Nigerian universities and...

Author(s): ADEJO, Alhaji Augustine  

Electronic reference service delivery at the Redeemer’s University Library: Closer to the promised land

August 2020

This paper appraised the process of electronic reference service delivery (ERSD) in Redeemer’s University, Nigeria (RUN). It highlighted the operations of using modern information and communications technology (ICT) for core Reference Service Delivery such as selective dissemination of information (SDI) and current awareness services (CAS) in RUN. ERSD in RUN are aimed at meeting the growing information needs of...

Author(s): Basiru Adetomiwa

Effect of literature in the school library on the development of communication and conflict resolution skills of children

June 2020

This study was done with private primary schools children in Orerokpe Educational Zone of Delta State, Nigeria in 2018. A quasi experimental design was adopted. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. The population of the study was 28,172. The sample comprised 63 primary four pupils. Purposive and cluster sampling techniques were used to sample 32 pupils in the experimental group one and thirty-one...

Author(s): Pearl C. Akanwa, Ogechi N. Okorie, Ngozi Ojeabulu and Eucharia Ken-Agbiriogu  

The degree of possession of the faculty members at Princess Alia University College for the skills on the use of databases and its relation to research performance

June 2020

This study aimed to know the viewpoint of faculty members at Princess Alia University College on the degree of possession of the skills to use databases and its relationship with their research performance and to investigate the effect of gender, experience, qualification, and academic rank on the point of view of faculty members.The study sample consisted of 40 faculty members, males (17) and females (23) from Princess...

Author(s): Mohammad Niqresh and Khaldoon Al Dwairi  

Application of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for effective user education programme in federal university libraries in south east, Nigeria

June 2020

This work is designed to examine the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for effective user education programmes in Federal University Libraries in South East Nigeria. The study was guided by seven research questions in line with the objectives of the study. The design adopted for this study is descriptive survey research design and all the librarians with at least first degree in...

Author(s): Anene Ifeanyi Adindu, Achebe Nancy E, and Uzoechina Chibuike E.

Assessment of information literacy competency among students of College of Nursing and Midwifery, Kafanchan, Kaduna State, Nigeria

July 2019

This study investigates the level of information literacy competency among students of College of Nursing and Midwifery School Kafanchan, Kaduna State, Nigeria. The study focuses on three basic skills namely: Identification, accession and evaluating skills. A survey research method was employed for this study. The study was based on the data collected through questionnaire tagged information literacy questionnaire...

Author(s): James Friday, Magoi Joshua and Shafi’u Yusuf  

University Libraries as facilitators of academic development: A case study of Noakhali Science and Technology University Library, Bangladesh

July 2019

  This study focused on the role of Noakhali Science and Technology University Library in the academic development of the university. A mixed method research design was used whereby copies of questionnaires and structured interview guide were utilized to collect data. The study was conducted among 100 library users (students, faculty and university staff), librarian and another member of academic council as two...

Author(s): Md. Salim Mia  

Library value through user satisfaction: The case of academic libraries in Ghana

July 2019

The study is an investigative survey of library users’ satisfaction of library services, resources, staff conduct and impact of the library on the academic achievements of users.  Qualitative data was collected from College students, faculty and library staff of two academic libraries in Ghana using questionnaires and interview instruments. The survey established that library services, information resources...

Author(s): Evelyn Ogboo Apronti Tetteh and Lydia Nyantakyi-Baah  

Analysis of responsibilities of electronic readiness and software for museums online in national commission for museums and monuments in Nigeria

July 2019

This study was carried to identify level of electronic readiness in museums by assessing the uses of electronic readiness provision in museum services, and also to determine the factors responsible for ineffective use of electronic readiness in museums. Descriptive survey research was used for this study. Total enumeration sampling technique was adopted for the sampling procedure. This was chosen because of the small...

Author(s): J. Onaade Ojo, A. Taye Pedro and A. Olayemi Nwogbe

Exploring the postgraduate students’ perceptions, usefulness and effectiveness of information literacy skills at University of Malaya library

June 2019

The aim of this study was to find out the extent to which the postgraduate students who attended the information skills session at University of Malaya’s library perceived the session to be useful as well as effective in their attempts to locate, access and use the information needed so as to avail themselves of the library resources. In order to evaluate the perceived usefulness of information literacy skills and...

Author(s): Adamu Mohammed and Zainab Abba Haliru  

Pre-implementation failure of information systems in public universities in Kenya: A case study of Moi University, Kenya

May 2019

Moi University was established in 1984 and its first decade of growth and expansion necessitated the adoption and utilisation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to manage information generated by its operations. Through Dutch Joint Financing Programme for Cooperation in Higher Education (MHO) and other donors’ assistance, it established an ICT centre charged with, among other functions, initiation...

Author(s): Harrison Bii and Monica Rukwaro  

Use of electronic resources by postgraduate students in University of Cape Coast

February 2019

The study investigates the use of electronic resources by postgraduate students in University of Cape Coast (UCC). It specifically targets first year postgraduate students of UCC. Awareness, usage, training, and access were explored. A survey method was employed and a structured questionnaire was utilized to solicit data. The findings revealed that, though students are aware of electronic resources, they do not fully...

Author(s): Paulina Nana Yaa Kwafoa, Barfi Kwaku Anhwere and Agyapong Emmanuel Manu  

Information acquisition mechanism of universities libraries: An empirical study of public university libraries in Ghana

January 2019

This paper takes a critical look at how academic libraries in Ghana acquire their information/materials. The investigation was mainly based on interviews. The interviews were conducted in four Ghanaian public university libraries from January 2014 to March 2015. In all, 38 senior members were interviewed. The findings indicated among other that the libraries under study purchase their library materials through...

Author(s): Florence Dedzoe-Dzokotoe Plockey, Deborah Kore Appiah and Rejoice Akushika Ofori  

Proliferation of library and information science schools in Nigeria: Issues at stake and quality control

November 2018

This paper highlighted the key issues at stake by the proliferation of Library and Information Science schools in Nigeria without due regard to the established standards. In terms of physical infrastructure, location, staffing issues, curriculum, laboratories and programme(s). The paper pointed out the use of other departmental facilities, building, over-relying on institutions’ library staff and part-time...

Author(s): Katamba Abubakar Saka, Salimatu Kashi Garba and Musa Makama Zarmai

Provision of E-resources in Engineering College Libraries in India: A pilot study

October 2018

Libraries and information systems have been witnessing continuous transformation since the last two decades, particularly with regard to the collection of information resources and services. A spectrum of E-resources that have emerged during this time are chiefly responsible to this transformation and changed landscape of libraries in terms of collection development, storage and provisioning their access. It has created...

Author(s): Madaiah Krishnamurthy, Roopa and Subhash Reddy

Student perception of electronic resources use in Rajshahi University Library: A case study

August 2018

The growing use of electronic resources in and outside the libraries has become a major issue of discussion all over the world. Information seekers, particularly students and teachers are becoming key proponents of e-resource use. Against this backdrop, this paper explores the pattern of e-resource use by undergraduate and post-graduate students of Rajshahi University – one of the oldest and largest universities...

Author(s): Kazi Mostak Gausul Hoq and Md. Armanul Haque  

Role of librarians in the protection of copyright in Nigeria

August 2018

The objective of the study is to examine the role of librarians in the protection of copyright in Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. Questionnaire was the primary tool used for data collection. The study population consists of 63 professional librarians from the five selected universities in Ogun State.  A total of 49 questionnaires were retrieved out of 63 administered and given a response...

Author(s): Glory Onoyeyan and Olurotimi Awe  

Marketing of information products and services in public libraries in South West, Nigeria

July 2018

The study examines the marketing of information products and services in public libraries in South West, Nigeria. A descriptive survey research design was adopted. The population comprises professionals and library officers. Questionnaire was used as means of data collection. The sections consist of A and B. Section A dwells on the socio-economic variables of the respondent, Section B consist on availability of...

Author(s): Kutu Jacob O. and Olabode Olajide

Involvement of library users in collection development of hybrid academic libraries in Tanzania

July 2018

Collection development in any academic library is an on-going process. It is undertaken by librarians and library services staff with inputs from different stakeholders, including the academic and non-academic staff, administrators, and students. The main objective of this paper is to assess the involvement of library users in collection development of hybrid academic libraries in Tanzania. A triangulation approach for...

Author(s): Kardo Joseph Mwilongo

Indices of working condition as determinant of job performance of librarians in academic libraries in South-East, Nigeria

June 2018

Working condition being implemented in various academic libraries could disrupt or enhance effective provision of information services by the librarians. This research investigated two indices of working condition as determinant factors on job performance of librarians in academic libraries in south east geo political zone of Nigeria. A total of 261 librarians were used for this study. The t-test statistical technique...

Author(s): Ifeyinwa Blessing Okoye, Francisca C. Mbagwu, Peter Moneke and Rosemary Abanum

Attitudes and roles of librarians in the modern era (an ethical and cultural approach)

May 2018

This article is a report of a study about the attitudes of librarians in the modern era. The study was conducted based on an ethical and cultural approach with librarians who attended seminars and workshops as its participants. Additionally, the study lasted from January to March 2016, and a case-study with qualitative research approach was employed. The results of the study show that: (1) the librarians carry out their...

Author(s): Wiji Suwarno

Mobile Libraries: Defining the phenomenon

March 2018

This article presents a brief historical review of the appearance of mobile libraries and then continues to define the phenomenon on the basis of two of its distinct features: library services and mobility, which both concern institutional Mobile Libraries and non-institutional mobile libraries. In addition, special reference is made to the significant presence of non-institutional mobile libraries in the world of...

Author(s): Georgios Bikos and Panagiota Papadimitriou  

Cloud computing implementation in libraries: A synergy for library services optimization

February 2018

Cloud computing is an internet based, remote driven and service oriented technology emerged to provide infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), software as a service (SaaS) among others. By implementing cloud computing, libraries will significantly reduce cost of maintaining systems, save energy, register a global outlook on the web, expose library patrons to multi-variant information resources...

Author(s): Ibrahim Wada  

A survey of the awareness of the 2030 agenda: A case of libraries and librarians in Osun State, Nigeria

February 2018

The sustainable development goals (SDGs) in this study includes those dedicated to eradicating poverty, promoting gender equality and empowering women, ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all as well as developing a global partnership for development, all of which cannot be achieved without equitable access to information and freedom of expression. This...

Author(s): Abiola, A. Okunlola, Joseph, T. Oluwaniyi and Rachael, O. Oyedapo  

Utilization of library resources by lecturers in university of cape coast

January 2018

This research work was designed to examine the utilization of library resources by lecturers in University of Cape Coast. The objective of the study was to find out the level of availability of library materials in the university, and determine the extent of use of the materials by lecturers. It is also to find out factors that impede lecturer’s use of the library and make recommendations for improvement. A...

Author(s): Barfi Kwaku Anhwere, Afful-Arthur Paulina and Agyapong Emmanuel Manu

Cumulative citations index, h-index and i10-index (research metrics) of an educational institute: A case study

January 2018

The graduation or ranking of higher educational institutes like colleges or universities are evaluated on the basis of different criteria. The most important criterion is research criterion. Higher educational institutes need to collect staffs and students’ research publications, and also check their citations, h-Index, i10-Index and impact factors of journals. Even the evaluation committees like National...

Author(s): Sangeeta Namdev Dhamdhere

Awareness, access and utilization of library catalogue by undergraduate students of the College of Law, Osun State University Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria

December 2017

This study aims to investigate the awareness, access and utilization of library catalogue by undergraduate students of the College of Law of Osun State University Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. The survey research design was used in the study. The population of the study comprises of forty-five undergraduate students of the College of Law, Osun State University. A structure questionnaire was used to collect data. Simple...

Author(s): Luqman Ayanlola Atanda and Jeremiah Emeka Ugwulebo

The breadth of open access journals impact: An application of the journal diffusion factor

November 2017

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 understanding the...

Author(s): Ji-Hong Park

Roles of libraries in ensuring political integration

October 2017

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 individual's response to political...

Author(s): Juliet C. Alex-Nmecha, Millie N. Horsfall and Magnus O. Igbinovia

Factors affecting adoption of social media by women’s non-governmental organisations (WNGOs)

October 2017

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 Women’s 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 adoption of social...

Author(s): Muhammad Kabir Abubakar, Mooko Neo Patricia, Oladokun Olugbade Samuel and Angelina Totolo

An appraisal of the impact of grant-in-aids (Tetfund) and donations in sustaining academic library services in Nigeria: The cross river state experience

September 2017

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 through grant-in-aids (TETFUND)...

Author(s): Godwin, B. Afebende

Research growth and citation impact of Tanzanian scholars: A 24 year’s scientometric study

September 2017

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, degree of collaboration, and...

Author(s): Raphael Z. Sangeda and Edda Tandi Lwoga

Scholarly communication: The value of repositories and e-portfolios at the University of Namibia (UNAM)

August 2017

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 communication, open access (OA),...

Author(s): Wilson Yule and Catherine M. Beukes-Amiss

A belonging mark: Handwritten ex libris

July 2017

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 phrase “handwritten ex...

Author(s): Felícitas González Barranco

The use of e-journals by academic staff of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria

June 2017

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 it is used for different...

Author(s): Fasa Rachael Aladeniyi

The extent of information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure application in library and information science education in Nigeria

June 2017

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 employed. Questionnaire was...

Author(s): Mbagwu Francisca C., Ozioko Reuben E. and Ogueri Emeka

Digital school libraries in Bangladesh: A role model for changing lives of the extreme poor children

May 2017

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 December 2015 namely...

Author(s): Md. Nasiruddin

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