Global Journal of Library and Information Science

Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Academic Libraries

Review article of Global Journal of Library and Information Science Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Academic Libraries Adaeze, Nwona Nzewi Pharmaceutical Library, Agulu Campus. NAU Awka Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka The main purpose of the study is to assess Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in academic libraries. The application of ICT has provided more effective and efficient service delivery in the library. The use of ICT facilities is an important tool in the academic libraries as it supports resource sharing among academic libraries, increase effective and efficient service delivery, saves time, provide marketing opportunity of its services, provide speedy and easy access to information and to provide more up to date information to users. ICT facilities in the academic libraries are meant to work towards the actualization of the institution aims and objectives. The article discussed the following areas: to identify the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) facilities available in academic Libraries; to investigate areas ICT can be applied to in academic libraries; to examine the challenges of ICT application to library services and suggest strategies for improving ICT application to library services. Keywords: Library Services, Facilities, Application, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Academic Libraries ...

Serials Availability and Use in Nigeria Academic Libraries By The Postgraduate Students Of Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria

Research article of Global Journal of Library and Information Science Serials Availability and Use in Nigeria Academic Libraries By The Postgraduate Students Of Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria KOMOLAFE, Ranmilowo Saidat, GBOTOSHO, Ajibola Sunmade, ODEWOLE O. Mojisola Osun State University Library, Osogbo, Nigeria In the face of the eminence position of serials usage amongst the resources acquired in the library most especially academic libraries despite their exceptional values as a reliable and dependent for researchers and the increasing cost of their acquisition, serials have not been satisfactorily utilized by the postgraduate students in tertiary institutions. This study, therefore, was undertaken to find out the availability and use of serials among postgraduate students in Osun State University and how this affects their academic performance. The population of the study consisted of 140 postgraduate students, with an ultimate high return rate. The findings of the study revealed that postgraduate students acknowledged the existence of serials. However, the study identified problems that are against the effective use of serials which need to be tackled to ensure that patrons are satisfied. Hence, the recommendations made consist of the provision of necessary infrastructural facilities that will make the library conducive for the users. Similarly, the management should organize information literacy skills seminar for the library users to help them to acquire skills on how to search for and locate the information resources needed in the library. Keywords: Serials availability; Academic Library; Osun State University; Serials Collection; Postgraduate ...

Library Services Provision and Satisfaction: A Correlation Analysis

Research article of Global Journal of Library and Information Science Library Services Provision and Satisfaction: A Correlation Analysis Onanuga Ayotola1, Issa, Abdulwahab2 1Osun State University, Osogbo, P.M.B. 4494, Osun State, Nigeria 2University of Ilorin, Ilorin, P.M.B. 1515, Kwara State, Nigeria This study explores sources of information, services rendered in the library and the correlation between library services provision and satisfaction. It has been observed that postgraduate students hardly patronise the library though some of the underlying causes of this low patronage have been documented, yet there were no sufficient explanations as to whether these causes affected their level of satisfaction. Therefore, the main objective was to investigate the correlation of library services provision and satisfaction of postgraduate students in universities in South-west, Nigeria. This study adopted a survey research method with target population of all postgraduate students in selected universities in South-west, Nigeria. Stratified random sampling technique was adopted and questionnaire was used as the instrument for data collection. The correlation of library services provision and satisfaction examined revealed that achievement of high level of satisfaction of postgraduate students depends on the provision of quality library services. The study concluded that printed and electronic sources of information were provided with some services to satisfy the information needs of the postgraduate student.. Based on the aforementioned, recommendation was made to complement the provided services with inter-library loan, current awareness service, selective dissemination of information, and regular orientation for greater satisfaction. Keywords: Library Services Provision, User satisfaction, Postgraduate Students and South-west Universities ...

The Role Of Libraries In Collecting, Documenting, Preserving And Promotingindegionious Knowledge

Research article of Global Journal of Library and Information Science The Role Of Libraries In Collecting, Documenting, Preserving And Promoting Indigenous Knowledge Mahlet Teferawork Institute of Ethiopian Studies This study traced the role of libraries in the preservation and makes accessible of Indigenous knowledge. It discussed the issues surrounding the management of Indigenous knowledge in libraries. It examined the various use of indigenous knowledge by array of information users within and outside the libraries. It clarified the traditional library services of identifying, acquiring, organizing, and presentation of IK to the adoption of Information and Communication Technologies. It also highlights the potential role of libraries. The case of academic libraries (including research and University libraries), and the National Library of Ethiopia. Taking Jimma University and Addis Ababa University, Institute of Ethiopian Studies and the National Library of Ethiopia as a case study. It will also considered not only the traditional library functions of collecting, organizing, preserving and providing access (making recorded Indigenous knowledge available), but also possible roles in identifying, locating, recording, raising awareness and promoting of IK. Most Indigenous knowledge, especially in developing countries, is not documented and is transmitted orally from generation to generation. As such, it is vulnerable to gradual disappearance due to the influence of globalization and as individuals who lived life in the old way departs this life. Many libraries/ research institutions recognize Indigenous knowledge (IK) as an important source of developmental information. To this end this article is focused on discussing the role that libraries/ research institutions, Academic libraries and National library can play in collecting documenting, organizing, preserving and disseminating the society’s indigenous knowledge system to the next generation. Thus, this paper is devoted to reveal the existing situation, documentation and accessibility and/or representation of indigenous knowledge in libraries taking University/Research, National library in Addis Ababa ...

Dr. Alfred DACI
Polytechnic University of Tirana, Mathematical and Physical Engineering Faculty, Department of Mathematics

Assist. Prof. Ihsan Habib Dakhil
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, Engineering College, Al Muthanna University

Dr. Fuat KARA
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Technology, University of Duzce

Dr. Menderes Kam
DÜZCE UNIVERSITY, Dr. Engin PAK Cumayeri Vocational School, Department of Machinery and Metal Technology

Dr. Muhammad Tariq
Incharge, Library Information Services, COMSATS University

Dr. Mahaboob Vali Shaik
Assistant Professor/Senior Scientist, Department of Genetics & stem cell Research, Narayana Medical College & Hospitals

Dr. Mehmet Fatih Karaaslan
Statistics Department, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Sirwan Shahooei
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas Arlington

Dr. Bhawna Sharma
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Applications, Govt. College

Dr. Spiridon D. Mantzoukas
Assistant Professor, TEI of Western Greece

Dr. M.Anjaiah
Assistant Professor, Dravidian University

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