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THE PROBLEMS AND PROSPECT OF REFERENCE SERVICES IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES IN

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1     Background to the study Reference service is one of the essential services of the library. Meaning reference service is the activities, roles, functions and services rendered by the reference librarian constitute reference service. According to Prytherch, (2002) He states that: “reference service deal with the provision of reference work by library staff”. […]

INFORMATION NEEDS AND RESOURCE UTILIZATION BY PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS

INTRODUCTION One of the most devastating scourges of our time is the problem of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/ Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS). Undoubtedly HIV/AIDS present a major challenge to human development in Nigeria. Besides poverty, no problem has given Nigeria a more daunting challenge than the present battle with HIV/AIDS. According to Omoniyi (2013), HIV/AIDS […]

INFORMATION DISSEMINATION ON AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE 1.0  INTRODUCTION 1.1 DEFINITION OF INFORMATION Information is referred to anything that you are capable of perceiving, this can include written communication. Speaking communication, photographs, art, music nearly anything that is perceivable.  This includes enormous assortment of stimuli, but realizable, everything we come in contact, which is capable of providing and does provides […]

EVALUATION OF TECHNICAL SERVICES

CHAPTER ONE 1.1  INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Evaluation according to BBC English Dictionary is decision about significant or valuable something is, based on a careful study of its good and bad features. Evaluation of technical services means to appraise or analyze the processes a library material should undergo right from acquisition until the material finally appear […]

BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION ON CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA POLITICAL SYSTEM

INTRODUCTION Political corruption is not a recent phenomenon that per4vades the Nigerian state. Since the creation of modern public administration in the country, there have been cases of official mosuse of resource for personal enrichment. Nigeria ranked 139th out of 176 countries in Transparency international. The rise of public administration and the discovery of petroleum and […]

TRAINING NEEDS OF LIBRARIANS FOR DIGITAL LIBRARY PROJECTS IN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Study University libraries are part of university system. These libraries support the objectives of the university which include teaching, learning and research at high levels. They are the heart of the intellectual life of academic communities basically established to provide information materials of all sorts to back up the […]

IMPACT OF STAFF TRAINING ON LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1.Background of the study Libraries are established either by the government, individuals or corporate organizations for the use of the populace. According to the International Federation of Library Association and Institution, IFLA (2001), the public library is an organization established, supported and funded by the community, either through local, regional or national […]

THE IMPACT OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ON NIGERIA’S PUBLIC ACADEMIC LIBRARIES.

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION With the invention of Information and Communication Technology, libraries now use various types of technologies to aid the services they render. Everyday new technological advances affect the way information is handled in libraries and information centers. The impacts of new technologies are felt by libraries in every aspect. Computing technology, communication technology […]

UTILIZATION OF SCHOOL LIBRARY RESOURCES BY SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE 1.1 INTRODUCTION  A library, according to Jonathan Crowther (2000), is a storehouse of knowledge. It is the repository of information and information source. A library collects, organizes, stores and disseminates information. Thus, it is a resource centre for students, teachers, researchers and others. The library provides answers to specific and general information queries […]

CHALLENGES OF SELECTION AND ACQUISITION OF GREY LITERATURE IN NIGERIAN LIBRARIES

CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Selection and acquisition are terms used in provision of library materials. Selection is the process of choosing while acquisition is the process of obtaining library materials (Anyanwu, et al, 2006) selection must precede acquisition, what to select depends on the type of library since the library […]

IMPACT OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN THE DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION IN SPECIAL LIBRARIES

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1. BACKGROUND OF STUDY Information technology has been evolving rapidly during the last helf of the 20th century particularly since the 1960s and 1970s. it has revolutionaries the media and its modes of computing, storing and communicating information. The changes in the collection and distribution of information have affected society in many […]

THE USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES BY LIBRARY PROFESSIONALS IN DELTA STATE

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Study Today libraries are shifting their role from the custodian of traditional information resources to the provider of service-oriented digital an ICT-based information resources. Widespread use of computers, increased reliance on computer networks, rapid growth of the internet and explosion in the quality and quantity of information compelled libraries […]

THE USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES BY LIBRARY PROFESSIONALS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Study Today libraries are shifting their role from the custodian of traditional information resources to the provider of service-oriented digital an ICT-based information resources. Widespread use of computers, increased reliance on computer networks, rapid growth of the internet and explosion in the quality and quantity of information compelled libraries […]

PRESERVATION OF LIBRARY MATERIALS IN PUBLIC LIBRARIES

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.0            BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Library is an institution housing a collection of books and non-book materials like the audiovisual equipments  in a systematic manner for easy receival by he users. The primary aim f he library is to provide and preserve the information for users. Chukwuma (2004), use of library states that “library […]

CHALLENGES OF SELECTION AND ACQUISITION OF GREY LITERATURE IN LIBRARIES

ABSTRACT Most librarians has been selecting and acquiring library materials, including the unpublished literatures without knowing the terms generally used for them. this research project therefore has been carried out to create awareness to some librarians and staff of the library on what we called “grey literature”. This term is not familiar with most librarians […]

SHELVING OF LIBRARY MATERIAL IN COLLEGE LIBRARIES

ABSTRACT This research work examined shelving of library materials in college libraries with Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo and FECOLART as comparative study. Data was collected through a combination of questionnaire and documentary sources. The questionnaire, which was the major instrument for data collection, was designed to elicit information relevant to the research questions and objectives. […]

SURVEY OF PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION OF LOCAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT This research study aims at identifying the presentation and conservation of Local history collections in Nigeria, a case study of National War Museum, Umuahia, Abia State. In the process of carry out this research, the researcher identifies the problems/constrain, methods/techniques adopted, the classes of artifacts kept and also proffer solutions to the effective procedures […]

AVAILABILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY OF INFORMATION RESOURCES BY STUDENTS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTION

ABSTRACT The research was designed to investigate the availability and accessibility of information resources of federal polytechnic nekede students. The library promoter’s economic and social growth of the student daily needs to be more appreciated in our society. The available resources of the library emanate from direct purchase, gift, inter library organize the information material […]

USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Academic libraries play a prominent role in providing information services in various forms to researchers, scientist, policy makers, planners etc. a well organized academic library should have ICT to assist both patrons and information professionals in the libraries. This research work highlights the use and problems of I.C.T in Nigeria academic libraries particular interest […]

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