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#1Scholastica C. Ukwoma (UNN: University of Nigeria, Nsukka)H-Index: 5
#2Victoria N. Okafor (UNN: University of Nigeria, Nsukka)H-Index: 6
ABSTRACTPromotion and publication of local content on an institutional repository enhances the visibility of the university and staff. This local content consists of the university's publications and other rare materials. As a result of the quality and content of these materials, it is necessary that such resources should be properly preserved for posterity to enhance their access and use. The current article studies the acquisition and management of the contents of five Nigerian universities' i...
#1Austin-Jude Chikodi Mole (UNN: University of Nigeria, Nsukka)H-Index: 1
#2Faith Olanike Mesagan (UNN: University of Nigeria, Nsukka)H-Index: 1
ABSTRACTThe study was carried out to assess the provision of online public access catalog for effective use of library resources in three university libraries in Nigeria. The objectives of the study were to find out the online public access catalogs provided; the resources available for effective provision of online public access catalogs; the extent to which the provision of online public access catalogs have contributed to the effective use of library resources; the problems associated with th...
#1Maria G. N. Musoke (MUK: Makerere University)H-Index: 6
#2Andrew Mwesigwa (MUK: Makerere University)H-Index: 1
Makerere University Library procured 11,811 copies (4,662 titles) of the latest editions of textbooks with funding from Carnegie Corporation of New York. By the time of the study, there were 20,251 titles in both International Development Agency and Law textbook sections of the main library, of which 23% were the newly acquired titles. The books were selected by lecturers from all academic departments. Prior to the selection, lecturers were trained in modern book selection methods to ensure that...
#1Qingshan Zhou (PKU: Peking University)H-Index: 2
#2Zhiqiang Li (PKU: Peking University)H-Index: 1
Last.Dickson K. W. Chiu (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 26
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Most studies on Chinese academic resource selection have used a qualitative approach, focusing on issues such as resource distribution and accessibility. To fill the research gap, the current article analyses the responses of 190 undergraduate students of the Peking University to a questionnaire survey, revealing various academic resources' access methods, usage frequency, and access obstacles, while exploring underlying factors affecting resource usage with a focus on the language impacts. Furt...
#1Misbah Jabeen (NU: Nanjing University)H-Index: 3
#2Yuan Qinjian (NU: Nanjing University)H-Index: 2
Last.Muhammad Imran (Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University)H-Index: 3
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ABSTRACTPurpose: The purpose of the study was to assess the usefulness of digital library (DL) resources and the value of multidisciplinary databases among students. The study discussed perception and usage of digital databases, level of satisfaction, impact on users, factors affecting accessing digital databases, and problems in usage of digital databases. Design/methodology/approach: The survey research method was used to collect data for this study. A multi-method approach was used. The data ...
#1Patrick Lo (University of Tsukuba)H-Index: 7
#2Allan Cho (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 5
Last.Bradley Allard (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 1
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ABSTRACTDue to recent technology advancement and particularly ubiquity of smart devices, user needs and habits of using library materials are also changed towards electronic resources, which facilitate anytime anyplace access as well as easier information search. For library management, digital resources facilitate long-term preservation together with savings of space and human costs. This lead to a trend of rapid development of digitization and electronic resources, leading to lots of changes i...
#1Lisa Romano (University of Massachusetts Boston)H-Index: 1
This article seeks to determine the definition of service in academic institutions, the service criteria at various academic institutions, the percentage that service is valued, what weight specific service activities are given, and how service criteria has been viewed over the years. The focus is on the service criteria for promotion and tenure (including continuing appointment). Additionally, this article discusses some challenges technical services librarians face in fulfilling their service ...
#1Austin-Jude Chikodi Mole (UNN: University of Nigeria, Nsukka)H-Index: 1
#2Nnenna A. Obidike (UNN: University of Nigeria, Nsukka)H-Index: 3
The study determined strategies for overcoming the challenges associated with electronic collection development (ECD) in Nigerian university libraries. It employed a descriptive survey design. The total population of library respondents (Professionals and Paraprofessionals) used for this study was 208. Questionnaire and interviews were the instruments used to collect data for this study. The result of the study revealed that ECD is not yet very effective in Nigeria university libraries. The majo...
#1Ifeanyi J. Ezema (UNN: University of Nigeria, Nsukka)H-Index: 6
#2Victoria N. Okafor (UNN: University of Nigeria, Nsukka)H-Index: 6
This study was conducted to examine advocacy issues in open access institutional repositories in Nigeria. A descriptive survey research design was adopted to study 150 librarians from six government-funded academic institutions in South East Nigeria. The article identified 12 local content materials as relevant for publication in institutional repositories. It was found that advocacy is very critical in attracting funds and creation of awareness for institutional repositories in Nigeria. Major a...
#1Aiping Chen-Gaffey (SRU: Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 1
#2Heather Getsay (SRU: Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 2
As academic libraries transform their buildings to provide more study space, librarians may consider increasing e-book acquisitions as a space saving strategy. However, to what extent a library's e-book collection is used remains a central question. Using two subject collections as examples, this case study analyzes one academic library's usage data for both electronic and print books over a 5-year period (2011–2015) in order to gain insights into usage patterns, trends, user preferences, and be...
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