A UGC Approved e-Journal ISSN: 2249 - 0213

   
     A Quarterly Open Access Journal

Volume No.3

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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A Survey of Postgraduate Students Perception of University Library Resources in Selected Nigerian Universities

University is essentially an academic community dedicated to the pursuit of higher learning and teaching .However, a university is populated mostly by students and staff. There are different categories of students in Nigerian universities environment which include the diploma, first degrees and higher degrees students respectively .The post graduate students belong to the higher degrees [...]

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Resource Sharing in Libraries: A Vital Role of Consortia

Resource sharing is nothing but sharing of library resources by certain participating libraries among themselves on the basis of the principle of co-operation. This is applicable in sharing of documents, manpower, services, space and equipments. This paper mainly highlights for  What is Resource Sharing?, Why Resource Sharing?, Ways, Means & Methods: Definition, Objectives,Needs,Areas for Co-Operation [...]

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Library Usage Patterns in the National Medical Library (NML) of India: A Case Study

The study sought to identify the trends in Medical professionals’ use of different types of information resources, particularly electronic resources, to develop their teaching, ongoing research activities, and their own personal knowledge at National Medical Library (NML). The problem has been studied based on the information available in the open literature and a survey conducted [...]

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Global Visibility of Indian Open Access Institutional Digital Repositories

Highlights the current state of open access institutional digital repositories (IDRs) of India. It describes and compares characteristics of all institutional digital repositories in terms of content types, repository type, number of records, software used, disciplines covered, languages, technical and operational issues, and policy matter. Lastly, key findings have been highlighted along with suggestions for [...]

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Appraisal of integrated library management software in selected Nigerian university libraries

The study examined integrated library management software in selected Nigerian University libraries. Survey method through the use of questionnaire was used to gather data from the respondents who were made up of professional librarians of the selected University libraries studied. The study found out that: there was poor communication between the library management and software [...]

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Awareness of Lecturers in South-South Federal Universities in Nigeria of Institutional Repositories

Scholars have increasingly expressed dissatisfaction with the existing model of scholarly communication such as high subscription prices for journals and restricted access. These issues have contributed to the quest for alternative modes of preservation and dissemination of information such as institutional repositories (IRs). The purpose of the study is to assess the level of awareness [...]

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Information Search Pattern of Engineering and Arts & Science Students in Web Environment: A Comparative Study

This paper investigates to find out the purposes of searching information on internet andcompared among the respondents in respect of search engines and information resources areused. The study was conducted among engineering and arts& science students who are pursuing their education at undergraduate and postgraduate level at various colleges located in and around Chennai. It [...]

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An analysis of Research output of Library and Information Science (LIS) Subject in terms of Doctoral Degrees awarded (Ph.D) in India during 2007 – 2011: Special Reference to Northeastern Region

This article traces the growth and development of Ph.D. programmes in LIS education in India and highlights the initiative and efforts of contemporary LIS professionals in western part of India. Analysis of doctoral researches conducted by universities clearly indicates that the direction in which, a specific subject field is moving. It also indicates the thrust [...]

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Collection Development in the Abode of Bard: Visva-Bharati University Library Collection Development at a Glance

The following article is based on acquisition procedure, collection development as well as rare collection of noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore ‘s dream and world renowned University Visva –Bharati .The statistics of collection development of Visva Bharati of last two years has been included for a lucid understanding of the subject. The vivid and various collections [...]

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Micro Characteristics e-Book Research: a Literature-based Analysis

This research intended to identify micro-features of e-book research published during 2010 and 2011. It is based on e-book research literature published in LIS and other journals. Relevant literature was searched from various databases and analyzed to fulfill the purpose of this study. The study finds that e-book researchers have investigated aspects such as e-book [...]

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Trends in the Use of ICT in Reference Services Provision: An Exploratory Study of Nigerian Academic Libraries

Reference service has traditionally played a crucial role in the delivery of library services especially in academic libraries. The deployment of ICT has brought about a revolution in the concept of reference services in libraries. Most libraries in developing countries like Nigeria are yet to fully apply ICT to all their operations and services. The [...]

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Digital Preservation of Library Materials

Digital Preservation has been recognized as one of the urgent challenges in our digital information society. It is the current trends in all modern libraries and a recognized as a vital part of managing information in digital format. A number of libraries have thus started to invest intensive research and development to provide solutions that [...]

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Development of Indian LIS Literature: A Study of Pre 1990s and Post 1990s Era

The study analyses the development of Indian LIS literature for the period of Pre 1990s to Post 1990s. The data related to Library and Information Science literature have been collected from online version of Library and Information Science Abstract (LISA) database. On the basis of collected data, the study attempts to examine frequency of the [...]

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Information Seeking Behavior of Regular Ph.D.Scholars in Gandhigram Rural University

Although literature on information seeking behavior is abundant, there is a paucity of research on the information needs of users in rural universities. No attention has been given to the Rural University Ph.D Scholars and also no study has investigated particularly in Information seeking behaviour of Ph.D scholars in Rural Universities. This research aimed to [...]

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Need for User Centric Services in Law Libraries: A study with reference to School of Indian Legal Thought, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala

The law Libraries play a vital role in the higher education process to promote the legal studies and research. The need for legal education has been realized to enrich the national and international legal perspectives and rebuilding legal status of the country. The University Libraries and Law Libraries in the country engaged in the process [...]

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