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Use of ICT Tools for Marketing Library Services in Selected University Libraries in Oyo State Nigeria (Published)

This study examined and found ICT tools for marketing library services within selected university libraries in Oyo State, Nigeria; University of Ibadan, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso, and Ajayi Crowther Oyo. One hundred twenty (120) questionnaires were distributed for administration but only one hundred and ten (110) questionnaires were returned; representing 91.7%, and were found useful for this study. The statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to analyze the returned questionnaires. The data was analyzed using frequency tables, simple percentages, and a chi-square test for dependent and independent variables. The study discovered that internet facilities, videoconferencing, email, social media, telephone, OPAC and websites were available for marketing library services, with radio and television having lowest availability. Reservation, renewal, current awareness and online access to library database were library services rendered which accounted for the highest percentage of respondents. The findings also show that marketing library services helps promote the library profession. However, with all the benefits inherent in having market library services, there are still a lot of problems militating against developing good market strategies in the library, such as inadequate funding and poor infrastructure (ICT tools). In order to achieve effective and efficient marketing of library services, adequate attention must be given to the strategies and recommendations given in the study.


Keywords: Availability, ICT, Library Services, Marketing, tools, university library

Citation Analysis of Serials in Graduate-Students’ Thesis: A Functional Tool for Effective Serials Management in University Libraries (Published)

Serials being important to students and researchers as they contain the most current and relevant information that can be used for academic and research purposes needs to be assessed periodically to determine if they are still relevant to the users.  This study therefore examines the analysis of serials citations in graduate-students’ theses as a functional tool for effective management of serials in university libraries using theses submitted from 2013 to 2021 in Library and information Science of four government owned universities in eastern region of Nigeria as case in point.  The study was meant to provide answers to three research questions which formed the guide while a descriptive survey design was applied with a population of 203 which stood as the total number of masters’ degree theses produced by the four universities within the period under study. The main instruments used in collecting data for this study were the researcher-designed checklists with which 8445 serials citations were collected and analyzed using descriptive statistics of mode, mean and range and data presented in tables, charts and graphs using frequencies and percentile.  The outcome of the study revealed that journals with 76% citations were the most cited against conference proceedings/reports with 20% and the least cited being government publications with only .5% citations.  It was further established that multi authorship is the most cited authorship pattern in the graduates’ theses whereas the average age of serials cited were within the age bracket of 0 – 18. The conclusion drawn is that with the most cited type(s) of serials, serials titles, ages of serials and preferred authorship pattern known through citations analysis of serials in research reports, the university librarian is better placed as to knowing which serials to select, acquire and how to have them organized for easy accessibility and retrieval by users as well as the amount of money to be earmarked for their acquisitions which invariably will bring about prudent management of the library budget in this period of shrinking budget for academic libraries.The study therefore recommended among other things that for effective application of serials citations analysis as a functional tool for effective serial management, staff of serials unit most partner documentation unit as to ensuring proper citations analysis of serials submitted to the library by every department as this can be used as a guide for the unit to identify the core serials for selections, acquisitions and also as a guide for total serials collections maintenance.

Keywords: Academic Library, Graduate Students, citation analysis, library and information science, serials, serials management, theses, university library

Use of Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) Among Library Users: A Case Study of Olusegun Oke Library, Lautech, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria (Published)

In this study an attempt has been made to know the purpose of using OPAC, how frequently users use OPAC, the satisfaction derived and the problems faced by users while using OPAC using the Olusegun Oke Library, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, and Oyo State, Nigeria as a case study.  The study adopted the descriptive survey method. A structured questionnaire was designed to collect data. 150 questionnaires were distributed to users out of which 130 were collected representing 87% and all found useable for the study. Data collected were analyzed using simple percentage and frequency counts. Findings of the study revealed that the rate at which users use the OPAC at the Olusegun Oke Library is quite high. The findings also revealed that majority of the respondents (33.0%) use the OPAC in finding journals and other reading materials, while 23.1% use the OPAC to know the availability of books in the library. Some of the problems observed from the study revealed that OPAC is not functioning properly, searching is time consuming, failure rate is more, there is lack of instruction and proper guidance from library staff on the use of OPAC. Therefore, the study suggests that improvement of OPAC functionality and the others as a matter of urgency needs the library management attention for the effective and proper utilization of OPAC.

Citation: Isau Adewole Adegun, John Olugbenga Akinola, Olatundun Oluwatoyin Oyewumi, Samuel Olusegun Adepoju (2021) , Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) Among Library Users: A Case Study of Olusegun Oke Library, Lautech, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria, International Journal of Library and Information Science Studies, Vol.7, No.5, pp.11-18



Keywords: LAUTECH., Library Users, Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC), Students, university library

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