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- ItemRevitalizing School Libraries for Enhanced Service Delivery(2021)This paper set to look into Revitalization of School libraries for enhanced service delivery. It highlighted the roles of school libraries in this present era. It captures revitalization of school libraries for the future management of information resources and the the need to review the curricula of library school towards preparing the 21st Century Librarian, Libraries and students. It captures space management in the library and shows how access to information can be enhanced by changing the mind set of librarians. It concluded that school libraries need to revitalise their services by transforming the way information is provided to users for enhanced service delivery. It provided way forward that school libraries should be equipped with high class technology to provide and compete with others libraries globally and they should provide resources and equipment that would be user friend to all categories of students irrespective of their background.
- ItemUSE OF SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS AS A PANACEA FOR KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AMONG STUDENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA. NIGERIA(2022)The study investigates the use of social media platforms as a Panacea for knowledge management among students of higher education institutions at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Nigeria. The goal of the study was to discover the level of use of social media platforms among students of NAPRI-Shika, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria? What are the challenges of effective use of social media platforms among students of NAPRI-Shika, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria? Survey research methodology was used for the study, and the study used the primary data source to select a sample size of 291 respondents in the study area. The study used questionnaire techniques to collect data and distributed 297 questionnaires, of which only 215 were completed correctly and considered utilizable in the study. The data collected was analyzed using statistical techniques. The study identified Facebook and WhatsApp as the top social media platforms most used by students of NAPRI, Shika, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The study reveals that cybercrime (identity theft, valuable data theft, business interruption, and financial loss) was the biggest challenge students from NAPRI, Shika, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria faced when using social media platforms. The study concluded the misuse of social networking sites by students should be highly discouraged because social networking platforms are used for social networking purposes and not for academic purposes, because they visit social networking sites rather than educational sites, which was due to the large amount of time they spend on networking activities, this can have negative consequences that affect student performance. The study recommended, among others, the following: Students from NAPRI, Shika, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria should put in their time judiciously and focus more on their studies instead of spending their valuable time on social media platforms for unnecessary sharing. Adoption of the Social Media Usage Act that would seeks to create the legal framework that would help courts adjudicate cybercrime cases in Nigeria. Keywords: Use, Social Media Platforms, Panacea, Knowledge Management, Higher Education Institutions
- ItemACCESS TO COMMUNICATION BASED TECHNOLOGY AS A PANACEA FOR KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AMONG FACULTY OFFICERS IN AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA(2022-09-15)This article was undertaken to investigate Access to Communication based Technology as a Panacea for Knowledge Management among Faculty Officers in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. The study was guided by two research questions and objectives. The research methodology was purely quantitative and a descriptive research design was used. The study population includes 108 Faculty Officers in the five Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Schools, Shika Zaria. Yamani's formula was used to determine the target population sample of 91 respondents. A questionnaire was used to collect data. A simple random sampling method was used as the sampling method to collect data from the study area. The tool was subjected to face and content validity. The pilot study was conducted at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria’s main campus, which was outside the key study areas but with similar characteristics, and was also tested for reliability using a split-half test, and obtained a reliability coefficient of 0.81. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Statistical Package for Social Science version 21.0. Among other things, the results of the study showed that the greater part of respondents indicated that email, online relay chats, Internet telephony, instant messaging, web services, and video conferencing were the types of Internet facilities or services required and accessible for Ahmadu Bello University Faculty Officers Shika Zaria Most respondents indicated that some of the factors that discourage the use of Internet facilities by Faculty Officers are lack of Internet access and inappropriate research on Internet skills. It recommended, among other things, that the management of Ahmadu Bello University Hospital, Shika, Zaria, should make more computer systems available to the Faculty Officers in the various schools of the institution to allow them unproblematic access to the Internet facilities.
- ItemUTILISATION OF MOBILE PHONES BY RURAL FARMERS FOR AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION ACCESS AND USE IN KARAYE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, KANO STATE, NIGERIA(LAFIA JOURNAL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, 2023)Access to agricultural information continues to be challenging for rural farmers due to the use of inadequate sources and traditional extension approaches. The use of mobile phones to access appropriate agricultural information is an overriding factor for the attainment of successful and sufficient farm production and rural development, especially in developing nations. This research was conducted in Karaye Local Government Area of Kano State, Nigeria, to explore how farmers utilize mobile phones in accessing agricultural information. One thousand two hundred seventy-nine (1,279) registered rural farmers formed the population of this study. To better understand the relevance of utilizing mobile phones by rural farmers for farming systems, 127 farmers were surveyed in three (3) wards using a purposive sampling technique. Structured questionnaire was used to collect data, and descriptive statistics of frequencies and percentages were used to analyse and present the data. Information about herbicide control was the major type of agricultural information accessed through mobile phones for use by the rural farmers in Karaye Local Government; rural farmers utilised mobile phones to access agricultural information monthly and occasionally. The results also show that rural farmers benefit from utilising mobile phones in the areas of getting assistance in accessing agricultural information quickly and getting easy contact with local customers/suppliers. The study concludes that with timely access to relevant agricultural information by rural farmers, Nigeria can attain food sufficiency. Therefore, this study recommends that, rural farmers should not rely on information about pest and disease control but should also access other types of agricultural information such as information for better marketing, prices of agricultural products and also of new, improved seeds; rural farmers should make daily or weekly use of mobile phones to be updated on agricultural information and quick access to their needs.
- ItemSTRATEGIES FOR MANAGING LIBRARY TECHNOLOGIES IN THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES OF NORTH WEST STATES IN NIGERIA.(FUDMA International Journal of Library Science and Information Management, 2022)The study investigated the Strategies for Managing Library Technologies in Federal University Libraries of North West States of Nigeria, The objectives of the study include identifying the technologies available in the Federal University Libraries of North West States in Nigeria, discovering the strategies used to manage technologies in the Federal University Libraries of North West States in Nigeria. The study adopted qualitative methodology using a Case study approach. The population of the study comprised all the staff in the university libraries studied. The sample was selected using purposive sampling techniques. A checklist was used as an instrument for data collection. The data collected were studied and analyzed accordingly, using tables. The findings revealed that the available technologies in the Federal Universities Libraries in the North West States of Nigerian are desktop computers, laptop computers, CDROMS/DVDB ROM, Internet, Intranet/Local Area Network, institutional repository, online database, microfilm, microfiche, video Tape, audio digital recorder, projectors, printer, software, mobile phones, television, scanner, barcode scanner, server, router/switches, inverters. It was also revealed that selection by the university librarian was the major strategy used for the selection of technologies in the university libraries, after the selection the technologies are acquired either through direct purchase, contract, or donations. Preventive, predictive, and corrective, were the maintenance strategies used. The study concluded that technologies such as desktop computers, laptop computers, CD-ROMS/DVD ROM, Internet, Intranet/Local Area Networks, institutional repository, online database, microfilm, microfiche etc are available but the majority of the management strategies were not deployed. In view of this a number of recommendations were made including, technologies such as CCTV, teleconferencing facilities and digital cameras should also be available. Other selection Strategies such as selection based on preliminary system analysis study, based on selection criteria, cost, compatibility, and based on vendor selection method should be encouraged by all the Federal University Library in the North Western Nigeria