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Privacy Awareness Among The Academic Social Network Users, Krishanu Dey, Parikshit Mondal Dr. Sep 2019

Privacy Awareness Among The Academic Social Network Users, Krishanu Dey, Parikshit Mondal Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study aims to find out the level of privacy awareness among the users of the Academic Social Networks (ASNs). To accomplish the study some relevant literatures were studied and an online survey was conducted. The study showed that most of the academicians were not aware of their online privacy. The study was conducted on the basis of responses collected from 457 respondents only. Depending on the findings of the online survey a framework of guidelines was proposed for the social media service providers and the academicians to ensure better online privacy and thus promote the trustworthiness of the ASNS ...


Critical Information Literacy And Participatory Democracy: An Analysis Of The Role Of Libraries In Jos Metropolis, Plateau State, Vicki Lawal Sep 2019

Critical Information Literacy And Participatory Democracy: An Analysis Of The Role Of Libraries In Jos Metropolis, Plateau State, Vicki Lawal

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Critical Information Literacy is a commitment to social justice by which people can be empowered through various information sources to question dominant values and beliefs in the society thereby enabling an awareness on issues of democracy and good governance. This article investigated some of the critical challenges faced by libraries with respect to information skills empowerment of the citizens of Jos, Plateau State in the democratic process . The paper is set within the context of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria. It examined the ways that libraries in the city of Jos facilitate knowledge of political issues and awareness of ...


Mentoring: A Tool For Career Development In Academic Libraries, Dr. Boma T. David-West, Dr. Juliet Alex Nmecha Sep 2019

Mentoring: A Tool For Career Development In Academic Libraries, Dr. Boma T. David-West, Dr. Juliet Alex Nmecha

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Every organisation have new intake of junior staff and senior staff to achieve a common organizational goals. The new intakes need to be shown what it takes to have a successful career. The senior (mentors), need to assist, direct and counsel the junior (mentees) working under them to grow and advance in the job. Mentoring is a tool in career development and advancement of library staff it gives individuals the opportunity to be mentored in order to develop their career and makes them feel like they are valued by the organization. This makes the mentees to be more involved in ...


Information And Communication Technology And Society: Re-Examining The Roles Of Libraries In Nigeria, Kehinde Abayomi Owolabi Phd, Olawanle Mulikat Salaam Phd, Chukwuemeka Peter Ugbala Mr Aug 2019

Information And Communication Technology And Society: Re-Examining The Roles Of Libraries In Nigeria, Kehinde Abayomi Owolabi Phd, Olawanle Mulikat Salaam Phd, Chukwuemeka Peter Ugbala Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has revolutionalised every aspect of library operations and services. This paper discusses the changing roles of libraries in Nigeria brought about by advances in ICT. Through review of literature from various databases such as SCOPUS, Google Scholar and Ebscohost, the study provides a conceptual background of ICT application in Nigerian libraries; examined its importance and opportunities for librarians; as well as the associated challenges. The paper therefore provides useful insight on the importance of ICT in knowledge society and Nigeria in particular, through libraries. The last part of the paper further explores the implications of ...


In Pursuit Of 2030 Global Agenda; Awareness, Perception And Involvement Of Nigerian Youths In Achieving Sustainable Development Goals And The Role Of Libraries, Bayor Joseph Odelami, Ruth Ibukunoluwa Fasakin Aug 2019

In Pursuit Of 2030 Global Agenda; Awareness, Perception And Involvement Of Nigerian Youths In Achieving Sustainable Development Goals And The Role Of Libraries, Bayor Joseph Odelami, Ruth Ibukunoluwa Fasakin

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper examines awareness, perception and involvement of Nigerian youths in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the roles of libraries as stakeholders in achieving SDGs. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) policy guideline and funding programme was instituted upon 17 goals and 169 targets expected to be achieved by all member countries between 2016 when it came into effect and 2030. Even though SDGs is now in its fourth year, awareness and involvement of Nigerian youths have not been encouraging compared to other countries. The study highlights some of the reasons that may ...


Cloud Computing And Libraries: A Best Choice For Effective Service: A Review Note., Anwar Muhammad Muhammad Mr Jul 2019

Cloud Computing And Libraries: A Best Choice For Effective Service: A Review Note., Anwar Muhammad Muhammad Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Libraries are always in transition mode and the libraries incapable of doing or adopting new technologies to the libraries. The present global publishing trends are making things easy for libraries to adopt or apply new technology to boost up their services. The current scenario of world library service is totally changed from traditional to technological trends. These trends sometimes called cloud computing that is making library users connected in the virtual environment. Cloud computing is the new technology to the library where its end-user can access the library without any problem at remote locations. However using or application of this ...


Strategies To Cope Up The Problems Of University Libraries In Lucknow: A Study, Swati Gupta, Babli Kumari, Sana Aslam, Dr. Sharad Kumar Sonker Jul 2019

Strategies To Cope Up The Problems Of University Libraries In Lucknow: A Study, Swati Gupta, Babli Kumari, Sana Aslam, Dr. Sharad Kumar Sonker

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper aims to analyse the solutions of the problems of university libraries of Lucknow which have been adopted by them. Using a questionnaire as a research tool for data collection, this study explores the several aspects of solutions to the problems faced by the targeted group. The study reveals that appointment of trained LIS professionals, updated technical infrastructure, clear policies for book selection, acquisition & technical section and circulation section are enhancing the quality of the services provided by them to the users. As a result, the university libraries of Lucknow are able to support the academic programs by providing ...


Reading Culture, Benefits, And The Role Of Libraries In The 21st Century, Dr. Juliet C. Alex-Nmecha Phd, Millie Nne Horsfall Phd Jul 2019

Reading Culture, Benefits, And The Role Of Libraries In The 21st Century, Dr. Juliet C. Alex-Nmecha Phd, Millie Nne Horsfall Phd

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper addresses reading culture, benefits and the role of libraries in the 21st century. The paper x-rays the World Book Day as a day for celebration of reading around the world. Reading exposes one to solutions to problems. The role of library cannot be over emphasized when it comes to promotion of reading culture as it offers diverse services to users of information. Some of the role of libraries in promoting reading culture include to promote literacy, offering depth and breadth of resources, secondary school students’ participation in library week among others. It was concluded that people read ...


Cloud Computing In Libraries, Ali Akbar Kutty Jun 2019

Cloud Computing In Libraries, Ali Akbar Kutty

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

No abstract provided.


Impacts Of Information And Communication Technology On Libraries In Ghana: A Review, Albert Paa Kojo Ebi Bilson, Evelyn Dedei Markwei (Dr.) Jun 2019

Impacts Of Information And Communication Technology On Libraries In Ghana: A Review, Albert Paa Kojo Ebi Bilson, Evelyn Dedei Markwei (Dr.)

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of this article was to provide a review of literature on the impacts of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on Libraries in Ghana. Some of the ICT impacts identified were in the area of cataloguing and classification, online public access catalogue, acquisitions, video conferencing, web 2.0 and social media tools, online searching and retrieval, electronic resources, digitization, electronic/digital libraries and institutional repositories, library website, indexing and abstracting, technical services, bibliographic instruction/library instruction, mobile digital library, interlibrary loan and document delivery, information access and video and photo libraries. Our review indicates that despite the tremendous changes ...


The Use Of Ict For Security And Theft Prevention In Two University Libraries In Nigeria, Akor Usman Philip, Justina N. Ekere Dr, Solomon O. Akor Mr May 2019

The Use Of Ict For Security And Theft Prevention In Two University Libraries In Nigeria, Akor Usman Philip, Justina N. Ekere Dr, Solomon O. Akor Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigated the use of ICT for security and theft prevention in two university libraries in Nigeria. Population of the study is made up of 80 library staff of the two universities, 40 library staff from Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina and 40 library staff from Al-Qalam University Katsina. Five research questions guided the study. The data was analyzed with the use of simple statistical tools like frequencies and percentages. Findings of the study revealed that maximum security in the libraries will prevent theft mutilation. It also revealed that a video surveillance system working in conjunction with a ...


Content Analysis Of Engineering College Library Websites In Goa, Dr. Jayaprakash G. Hugar Dr. May 2019

Content Analysis Of Engineering College Library Websites In Goa, Dr. Jayaprakash G. Hugar Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ICT- led developments have created new opportunities and challenges for libraries in creation, promotion, dissemination and storage of information. Engineering College libraries are nowadays using the web environment to provide high-quality information for their users, mostly in digital format. The current study investigates and presents the content analysis of Goa University affiliated engineering college library websites in Goa. The data was collected from the websites of the concerned engineering college libraries through a checklist prepared for this purpose. The websites of the libraries were thoroughly scanned and analyzed, based on the analysis we have ranked them. The main purpose of ...


Environmental Sustainability In Libraries Through Green Practices/Services, Priti Singh (Junior Research Fellow), Rajani Mishra (Associate Professor) Apr 2019

Environmental Sustainability In Libraries Through Green Practices/Services, Priti Singh (Junior Research Fellow), Rajani Mishra (Associate Professor)

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper is an attempt to discuss the role of green practices/services which are incorporated within libraries towards environmentally sustainable. With continuous use and easy availability of new technologies like computer printers, faxes, and photocopiers etc. it is very important to protect the environment. Since, all these machines have an impact using paper, ink, and electricity on the environment. This paper begins with an explanation of sustainability, environmental sustainability, green printing, and copying etc. Further, demonstrates the various sustainable strategies for the libraries. And also highlights the strategies for overcoming the impact of paper use, ink use and electricity ...


Manpower Planning And Total Quality Management As Correlates Of Service Delivery In Academic Libraries, Adekoya Clement Ola Apr 2019

Manpower Planning And Total Quality Management As Correlates Of Service Delivery In Academic Libraries, Adekoya Clement Ola

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated manpower planning, total quality management (TQM) and service delivery in academic libraries. Descriptive survey research design was adopted. The population of the study was 83 staff comprising 45 librarians and 38 library officers in the university libraries of the seven universities in Ondo State, Nigeria. Data were collected using questionnaire. Out of eighty three (83) questionnaires distributed, sixty two (62) copies were returned. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics. The findings of the study revealed that: the needs for manpower planning in academic libraries are: selection and recruitment of qualified personnel, assessment of training and staff ...


Establishing Library Learning Commons In Universities Of India: A Case Study Of Bhu Library System, Dr. Punit Kumar Singh Mar 2019

Establishing Library Learning Commons In Universities Of India: A Case Study Of Bhu Library System, Dr. Punit Kumar Singh

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Traditional libraries have recognition as a physical space, as a physical collection, and as a traditional scribe in the era of industrial society and before. At present, the paradigm shift due to the advent of computer technology, information technology (IT) and information communication technology (ICT) has changed the way of information seeking, reading habits, learning methods, and even social connectivity and interactions of the society. Furthermore, these changes can be seen in the reading habits, information search, learning and teaching methods of students and faculty members engaged in higher education and research works. These transformations in users laid academic libraries ...


Investigating And Proffering Solutions To The Information Seeking Behaviour Of Immigrants In The United Kingdom, Olubukola Adekanmbi Feb 2019

Investigating And Proffering Solutions To The Information Seeking Behaviour Of Immigrants In The United Kingdom, Olubukola Adekanmbi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The aim of this study is to investigate the information seeking behaviour of immigrants in the United Kingdom, main focus was on the asylum seekers. The research method was extended literature review type. The literature review takes the shape of a systematic review. Past studies were used to know what has been done about the study and what is missing, which helped the researcher in creating the research questions. Data were collected from different findings of several researchers, the analysis of secondary authors were collated to form the findings of this research. International studies were mostly used because more research ...


Circulation Analysis Of Newly Acquired Print Materials In A University Library, Darin Jan Tindowen, Czarina Pauleen R. Biltran, Christian Paul Umayam, Leah P. Azardon Jan 2019

Circulation Analysis Of Newly Acquired Print Materials In A University Library, Darin Jan Tindowen, Czarina Pauleen R. Biltran, Christian Paul Umayam, Leah P. Azardon

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Circulation is the process of loaning and returning of library materials. This study intends to determine the circulation trends of newly acquired print materials in the a university library in Northern Philippines Libraries. The data gathered from the Follett Destiny Library System of the University Libraries to determine the circulation trends of materials which purchased on the year 2014-2017. The total number of purchased title is 3002.Based on the result, the materials from General Interest/ Fiction/Graphic novels has the highest books circulated. It also showed that the USL Libraries purchased expensive books but not frequently used by the ...


Information Communication Technology (Ict) And The Future Of Library: A Review Of Related Literature, Chukwunaza N. Ekwelem Mr Jan 2019

Information Communication Technology (Ict) And The Future Of Library: A Review Of Related Literature, Chukwunaza N. Ekwelem Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Libraries are created as an authenticated and authoritative parlance where knowledge of all human endeavor can be acquired, processed, preserved and made easily accessible by all irrespective of sex, status, religion, race or color. Its primary role is to meet the information need of its users and the society at large. These were achieved previously through conventional means of library services which includes the traditional means of acquiring, storing, retrieving, cataloguing and classification, circulation etc. of information. With the introduction of Information and communication technology library and information services have experienced unprecedented changes and transformation. This paper looked into conceptual ...


Digital Environment And Social Exclusion In Nigeria: Roles Of Libraries And Other Information Service Providing Institutions, Florence Onyeisi Otonekwu, Janet Titilayo Oludipe, Grace Olabisi Babafemi, Akawu Lami, Tunde Toyese Oyedokun Jan 2019

Digital Environment And Social Exclusion In Nigeria: Roles Of Libraries And Other Information Service Providing Institutions, Florence Onyeisi Otonekwu, Janet Titilayo Oludipe, Grace Olabisi Babafemi, Akawu Lami, Tunde Toyese Oyedokun

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Social exclusion is more or less a deliberate act of negligence, wherefore group of people in society are disengaged from mainstream culture because of their background, geographical location and other demographical characteristics that demarcate them from others. Social exclusion is an omnibus term, which encompasses many multidimensional social variables such as inequalities of opportunity, lack of access to basic amenities, digital divide and many more. However, for the sake of this current study, emphasis would be on digital divide existing between urban and rural settlers, in respect of their accessibility to information in today digital age. This study is a ...


Challenges Of School Libraries And Quality Education In Tanzania: A Review, Andrew Malekani, Christian Mubofu Cm Jan 2019

Challenges Of School Libraries And Quality Education In Tanzania: A Review, Andrew Malekani, Christian Mubofu Cm

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Quality education is fundamental for pupils’ advancement in any country. School libraries are said to be the second class for pupils because of the important role they play in enhancing the quality of education. School libraries are the avenues for cultivating pupils’ morals, the important facade for improving pupils’ education quality and for effective facilities for developing special technical education, serving as a friendly place for increasing pupils’ total education quality. The general idea for school libraries is to intensify the quality of education in schools through provision of adequate facilities such as chairs, tables, textbooks and qualified library staff ...


The Effective Use Of Whatsapp Messenger Among Library And Information Science Professionals In North East Region, India: A Study, G. Stephen Jan 2019

The Effective Use Of Whatsapp Messenger Among Library And Information Science Professionals In North East Region, India: A Study, G. Stephen

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

No abstract provided.


Use Of Technology Acceptance Model (Tam) To Evaluate Library Electronic Information Resources Use By Undergraduate Students Of Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria, Azeez Adebamgbola Adeoye, Adijat Oluwasola Olanrewaju Jan 2019

Use Of Technology Acceptance Model (Tam) To Evaluate Library Electronic Information Resources Use By Undergraduate Students Of Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria, Azeez Adebamgbola Adeoye, Adijat Oluwasola Olanrewaju

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ABSTRACT

Many models and theories have been developed in a bid to properly conceptualize the way and manner in which users approach information systems. These theories have inspired many researches and facilitate the development of various solutions and frameworks designed to help both the information users and information service providers. One of such models is Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) which basic principles are applied in this study to examine the Use of Library Electronic Information Resources by Undergraduate Students of Lead City University, Ibadan. The research adopted a descriptive survey design. The population for the study was two thousand one-hundred ...


The Evolving Roles Of Libraries And Librarians In The 21st Century, Momoh, Emmanuel Omeiza, Folorunso, Abubakar Lanre Jan 2019

The Evolving Roles Of Libraries And Librarians In The 21st Century, Momoh, Emmanuel Omeiza, Folorunso, Abubakar Lanre

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The role of libraries and librarians in the present century has generated heated intellectual arguments among different people. This to a large extent is due to the increasing amount of information available especially on the internet, and the use of information and communication technologies for library activities and operations. As a result of this, there have been assumptions, theories, laws and assertions that have sought to question the existence of the library, librarians and information science profession.

In the light of this, this study seeks to brings to the limelight the roles of libraries, librarians and other information professionals in ...


Total Quality Management In Academic Perspective: An Overview, Sumaira Baba, Shabir Ahmed Ganie Jan 2019

Total Quality Management In Academic Perspective: An Overview, Sumaira Baba, Shabir Ahmed Ganie

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Management is considered as the indispensable institution in the modern social organization marked by scientific thought and technological innovations. It (management) is essential in one or the other form, wherever human efforts are to be undertaken collectively to satisfy needs through some productive activity, occupation or profession. Even, without the leadership provided by management, the resources of production remain resources and never become production. Although Total Quality Management (TQM) was initially applied as a management philosophy in the industrialized sector. But due to its success, this idea increasingly being applied in the service sector, including libraries. In order to be ...


Perceptions Of Library And Information Science Professionals Towards Internet Of Things (Iot), Anna Kaushik Dr. Jan 2019

Perceptions Of Library And Information Science Professionals Towards Internet Of Things (Iot), Anna Kaushik Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In the present era, the Internet of Things (IoT) is considering a hot topic in all disciplines and spreading rapidly in different domains including library and information science sphere. Thus, the library and information science professionals are fascinating greatly towards the Internet of Things (IoT). This study aims to get perceptions of library and information science professional towards the Internet of Things (IoT). The results of the study revealed that most of library and information science professionals who participated in this survey belonged to academic libraries, working on librarian's designation, known (IoT) concept from online sources and from two ...


The Role Of Academic Libraries In Creating Oral History Collection, Leili Seifi, Raziye Kazemi, Shahnaz Khademizadeh Jan 2019

The Role Of Academic Libraries In Creating Oral History Collection, Leili Seifi, Raziye Kazemi, Shahnaz Khademizadeh

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study aims at reviewing the role and place of academic libraries in creating oral history collections with the aim of its preservation and application in these libraries. The research methodology is systematic review. To this end, the related studies were searched and identified from 10 international databases in 1983 to 2019. Out of which 23 most related ones were used for present study. For validation purpose, other experts than research team were used. The research findings indicated that academic libraries could stabilize their role and place in creating collections based on oral history through its identification, preservation, promotion and ...


Disaster And Security Preparedness Of Libraries In India, Sandip Pathak Jan 2019

Disaster And Security Preparedness Of Libraries In India, Sandip Pathak

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Academic libraries are the “heart” of the learning community, providing a place for Users and advance their knowledge. Simmonds, (2001). Libraries must be safe from security threats and physical weakness. To secure and protectthe collections will facilitate to libraries give an efficient service in response to theinformation required of the university community


Towards Curbing Plagiarism In Higher Institutions Of Learning: The Strategic Role Of The Library, Jerome Idiegbeyan-Ose Dr, Goodluck Ifijeh Mr, Chidi Deborah Segun-Adeniran, Ugwunwa Esse, Sola Owolabi, Ayooluwa Aregbesola Dec 2018

Towards Curbing Plagiarism In Higher Institutions Of Learning: The Strategic Role Of The Library, Jerome Idiegbeyan-Ose Dr, Goodluck Ifijeh Mr, Chidi Deborah Segun-Adeniran, Ugwunwa Esse, Sola Owolabi, Ayooluwa Aregbesola

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Lack of academic integrity has frustrated the attainment of educational objectives especially in tertiary institutions in recent times. Perhaps, one of the most prevalent fraudulent practice among students, academics and researchers today is plagiarism. This paper examines the concept, nature and intricacies of plagiarism. It notes the devastating effects of plagiarism on the individual, academic institutions and the society at large. The paper argues that libraries by their assigned and inherent functions have a strategic role to play in curbing plagiarism. The roles include awareness creation, teaching of referencing and citation skills, information literacy programmes among others. The paper concludes ...


Internet Of Things: Beginning Of New Era For Libraries, Alka Bansal, Dipti Arora, Alka Suri Dec 2018

Internet Of Things: Beginning Of New Era For Libraries, Alka Bansal, Dipti Arora, Alka Suri

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Libraries have adopted information technology be that IT-enabled content development, content management tools, content access and delivery tools or long term presentation tools. Libraries are always in the fore front where the adoption and usage of new technologies are concerned. Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling objects to collect data and transfer the data over a network without human intervention by using internet, sensors, and RFID. It is being used in various fields and is still emerging. Various innovative solutions are created. This paper explores the concept of IoT, its historical background and its potential applications in libraries. Some of ...


Utilization Of Academic Library Resources For Research Productivity Among Lecturers In Private Universities In South-South Nigeria, Blessing Ajelomohie Ifijeh Miss, Monday Obaidjevwe Ogbomo Dr, Goodluck Ifijeh Mr Dec 2018

Utilization Of Academic Library Resources For Research Productivity Among Lecturers In Private Universities In South-South Nigeria, Blessing Ajelomohie Ifijeh Miss, Monday Obaidjevwe Ogbomo Dr, Goodluck Ifijeh Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examined the relationship between use of library resources and research productivity of lecturers in Private Universities in South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Descriptive research design was adopted for the study. A sample of 368 lecturers was selected for the study and questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. 231 copies of the questionnaire were retrieved, representing 63% response rate. Data was analyzed using simple percentages, and mean; Pearson correlation coefficient was used for test of hypothesis.

Findings indicated that lecturers made use of library resources; however the following challenges were identified as obstacles to library use: work ...