A UGC Approved e-Journal ISSN: 2249 - 0213

   
     A Quarterly Open Access Journal

Issue No. 2 (Jun. 2013)

Information Access and Utilization by Faculty of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in Electronic Era

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have transformed the format of information resources vis-à-vis ways and means of accessing information. This has abolished the constraints of space and time and has taken the information to the desktops of users. This study examines the information access and utilization by faculty of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal [...]

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Challenges of Records Management Practices in the Ministry Of Information and Strategy, Lagos State, Nigeria

Records management is more than generation of records and storing them. More challenging activities are involved, especially, in the ministries were bulky records are created each day. The research looked at the record management practices of the Ministry of Information and Strategy, Lagos, Nigeria and the challenges it faces in administering its public record generation [...]

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Internet and Plagiarism: Awareness, Attitude and Perception of Students of Secondary Schools

The aim of this research is to provide to secondary school students and school administrators in Nigerian educational sector a better understanding on students’ awareness of Internet plagiarism, attitudes towards plagiarism and perception of plagiarism in the context of writing and doing other assignments online. Methodology adopted is the survey design in which questionnaires and [...]

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E-Learning: A Tool for Library and Information Services

E-Learning is re-emerging as a solution for delivering online, hybrid, and synchronous learning regardless of physical location, time of day, or choice of digital reception/distribution device. E-Learning implementation is an area in progress that continues to evolve with time and further research. Researchers in the field argue that e-Learning is still in its infancy, resulting [...]

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Health Information Needs and Sources Utilization by Undergraduates of University of Abuja, Nigeria

Health information needs of Youths have been undermined in many countries in Africa. It has been established that health habits developed during the youthful age affect the health status in later years. This study investigates the healthy information needs of Nigerian undergraduates in selected universities in Nigeria. The survey research design was adopted for this [...]

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Evaluating the Awareness and Usage of Ugc-Infonet Digital Library Consortium by the Faculty Members: A Case Study of Odisha State Universities

UGC-Infonet consortium is one of the land mark achievement in the field of higher education in India. It is only the possible solution to the ever growing demand for information and ever decreasing the budget to the universities. UGC-Infonet is the E-journal consortium; the users can access the scientific and research articles on 7×24 hour [...]

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Improving Research Skills of Graduate Students: Focus On Library Instruction at the University of Ghana

The study examined the link between graduate students in the Faculty of Social Sciences’ thesis/project work and library research instruction. The study adopted both quantitative and qualitative methods for data collection. The study revealed majority of graduate students at the University of Ghana are not always up-to-date with library tools and new technologies for research.

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Information seeking behaviour of different types of users in selected libraries of Delhi

Libraries and information systems are designed and built with the primary objective of meeting the information needs of a group of people who constitute their clientele. In the past, information systems and services were developed based more on ‘literary warrant’ rather than ‘users warrant’. In fact, the key to the aims, directions and contents of [...]

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Study of Indian Repositories on DOAR

Institutional Repositories ( IR ) disseminates rich source of digitized material drafted and published by scholars .Many of the research institutions and universities across the world are facilitating open access (OA) to their intellectual outputs through their respective OAIR ( Open access Institutional Repositories .Open Archive Initiative (OAI) based service provider harvest metadata from register [...]

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User Study of College Libraries under University of North Bengal, West Bengal

Library is considered as an integral component of any efficient educational system. It plays an important role in the improvement of the organisation. This study examines the user survey of five college libraries under University of North Bengal, West Bengal. A well structured questionnaire was used for collecting opinions of the library users about uses [...]

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Teaching Information Literacy (II) as a For-Credit Course: What Librarians at the University of Ghana Think

The study aims at highlighting the views and opinions of librarians at the University of Ghana on the viability and challenges associated with a proposed teaching of Information Literacy by librarians. The study adopted the survey questionnaire method in gathering relevant data. The researcher also employed personal experience and observation in the course of the [...]

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Impact of Awareness on the Utilization of Databases by University Sociology Lecturers in South-South, Nigeria

This study investigated the impact ofawareness on the utilization of databases by sociology lecturers in South-South, Nigeria. The descriptive survey method was used in the study with a population of 75 sociology lecturers. The questionnaire designed by the researcher was used for data collection while SPSS was used to analyse the data. The findings indicate [...]

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Users’ Attitude towards Library Resources in a University Environment: A Case Study of Gulbarga University Library Gulbarga

The present study has been undertaken to find out the user’s attitude comprising of all categories of users of Gulbarga University Library, Gulbarga towards library resources. Based on the survey of 219 users through a questionnaire as a tool for data collection, the paper analysis’s the results on awareness, requirement, usage, comprehensiveness, up-to-datedness, adequacy including [...]

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Use of Digital Resources by the Faculty Members of Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu, India: A Survey

Availability of digital resources in a library plays a vital role in facilitating access to required information to the user in an easy and efficient manner. Now-a-days the digital resources like online journals, e-books, CD-ROM databases and Internet are slowly replacing the usages of print media. This study seeks to examine the use of digital [...]

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Contribution and Impact of Karnataka University Publications during 1999-2008: A Comparative Study with Three Other Universities of Karnataka

The paper attempts to study the performance of Karnatak University in terms of its research output during 1999-2008 including the number of papers published annually, its growth rate, international collaborative publication share and major collaborative partner countries, citation quality and impact of publications. The publication productivity and impact of university under broad subject areas and [...]

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