ISSN: 2249 - 0213

   
     A Quarterly Open Access Journal

Archives: October 2018

Africa’s Contribution to the Global Open Access Literature

This study was conducted to determine the contribution of Africa to the global open access literature. Data were extracted from the Directory of Open Access Repository (OpenDOAR). The findings indicate that only 22 (40.74%) African countries contributed 155 OA repositories in the OpenDOAR. Most of these repositories were from South Africa (33; 21.29%), Kenya (28; [...]

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Fake News and Information Literacy: A Case Study of Doon University, Dehradun

In this global information age, there has been explosive growth in volume of information with an ever-increasing proportion of factually incorrect information. Fake news is intentionally fabricated news articles or information and has garnered a considerable amount of media attention in recent past. As users receive plethora of information with the growth of digital and [...]

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Smart Phones: Enhancers of e-learning among Post Graduates in Aligarh Muslim University

Purpose- The purpose of present study is to examine smart phones use by post graduates in enhancing e-learning, in academic scenario in Aligarh Muslim University, a well established and renowned university in India. Design/Methodology/Approach- The earlier studies paved a direction to this study, to get an answer of Smartphone usages, purpose, and their opinion about [...]

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Information Seeking Behaviour and Role of Mass Media in Socio-economic Empowerment of the Santals of Birbhum, West Bengal

Background of the study: Though a small venture, this article is intended to investigate the information seeking behaviour and the role of mass media in socio-economic empowerment of the Santals, who are the major tribal communities of West Bengal in general and Birbhum district in particular and mainly depend on interpersonal mode of communication to [...]

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Newspaper Reading Habits among postgraduate students of Periyar University, Tamil Nadu

Reading is a way to get better knowledge of one’s own experiences and it can be an exciting journey to self-discovery. Reading transfers experiences to the individual so that the reader may expand one’s horizons, identify, extend and intensify his or her interest and gain deeper understanding of the world. News paper is also an [...]

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An Assessment of Computer Literacy among Undergraduate Students of Delta State University, Abraka

The importance of computer literacy in today’s’ information based society cannot be over emphasized as undergraduate students are expected to possess adequate knowledge and skills in using information and communication technology especially the computer to access wide range of electronic information. This study presents the computer literacy skills of undergraduate students at the Delta State [...]

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Attitude of OPAC users at Regional Institute of Education, Mysuru: A Survey

Online Public Access Catalogue for libraries appeared since around three decades and Web OPACs began to emerge in the late 1990’s. The literature review has revealed that the behaviour of academic libraries users has drastically changed in recent years. Many academic libraries are migrating to Web based Online Catalogue from traditional text-based versions. The OPACs [...]

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Prospects and Challenges of Digitization of Academic Libraries Resources for Effective Services Delivery in Universities In Edo State

This study investigated the prospects and challenges of digitization of academic library resources for effective service delivery in universities Edo State. A survey research design was adopted and questionnaire was used for data collection. Purposive sampling technique was used in selecting the sample for the study. A total of 161 questionnaires were distributed to the [...]

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Information Generation in Social Science Research through SSRN: A Comparative Analysis

The present study intends to analyze the efficiency of Social Science Research Network in respect to other contemporary open-access repositories, the features which brings uniqueness in Social Science Research Network, its indicators for ranking the scholarly researches which can be impactful on the scholarly world. Here in this study, ranking the impact of articles published [...]

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Preservation and Conservation of Electronic Information Resources in Private University Libraries of South-West, Nigeria

This study examined the preservation and conservation of electronic information resources (EIRs) in private university libraries in South – West, Nigeria. Three objectives were examined for the study namely; causes of deterioration of EIRs in private university libraries in South West, Nigeria; techniques for the preservation of EIRs in private university libraries in South – [...]

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Security Control and Disaster Preparedness as Panacea for Preservation and Conservation Practices in University Libraries in South-West, Nigeria

Deterioration of library materials is one of the basic challenges confronting the libraries which have become a global phenomenon. It becomes difficult to replace materials that are stolen, mutilated or plagued by flood or fire at this period of economic recession coupled with the dwindling budgetary allocation to the library, libraries should put all necessary [...]

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