Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology <p>Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology (AJIST) is a leading half-yearly peer-reviewed journal devoted to the publication of original high-quality research papers, survey reports, reviews, short communications, and letters pertaining to library science, information science, and computer applications in these fields.</p> The Research Publication en-US Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology 2231-6108 Usability of Open Educational Resources Platforms among Students of Al Kabir Polytechnic, Jamshedpur, India: A Case Study <p>The usability of open educational resources (OER) among students from Al Kabir Polytechnic in India was examined in the study. The study was guided by one hypothesis and four research questions. A descriptive survey was used in the investigation. 1000 students from Al Kabir Polytechnic made up the study population, and a simple random selection procedure was utilized to choose the sample size of 300 students. The study’s sample size was determined using the Taro Yamane formula. A questionnaire was used to obtain the data. The results demonstrate that students used OER with a high level of awareness. Students reported that OER was very usable and that the biggest obstacle to actual OER adoption was a lack of digital proficiency. Lastly, the study demonstrates a strong correlation between student awareness and the use of OER. The statement implies that students’ knowledge of OER positively influenced their usage. The researchers proposed that the institution’s library and school administration should offer training on digital literacy to students and that lecturers and librarians should keep promoting its use to students to sustain OER use.</p> Kolawole Francis Ogunbodede Mohammad Atique Copyright (c) 2023 Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology 2023-03-20 2023-03-20 13 1 1 7 10.51983/ajist-2023.13.1.3384 Assessing Burdwan University Library Resources and Services by Postgraduate Students: A Study <p>The survey highlights that students of university regularly visit libraries to borrow books. Most university libraries have sufficient infrastructure like layout, lighting, ventilation, and clean premises. They have an easily accessible location as well. In university libraries, there is mostly a collection of textbooks but inadequate journals/magazines for students. Moreover, open access to documents and electronic information resources is available only in a few departments. The study reveals that university libraries should improve services, like computers, documents, provision of internet browsing, reprography services, proper display of documents, reading tables, chairs, etc. The major problems identified were, the less number of computers in the library and the internet in libraries, short library hours, and lack of user orientation.</p> Debdas Mondal Susmita Das Copyright (c) 2023 Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology 2023-03-20 2023-03-20 13 1 8 15 10.51983/ajist-2023.13.1.3396 Internet Usage among University Students in Nigeria: A Case Study <p>The study looked at how students at the University of Africa, Toru-Orua (UAT), in Bayelsa State, Nigeria, used the Internet. A descriptive survey approach was chosen, and the study’s execution was driven by five research questions. The population of the study consisted of 1300 undergraduate students, and the Taro Yamane sample size algorithm was used to select the sample size, which was set at 300 students. The instrument for gathering data was the questionnaire. Experts in research techniques and statistics approved the questionnaire. The instrument’s dependability was determined using Cronbach Alpha, which produced a result of 0.87. Frequency counts and simple percentages were used to examine the data. The research found that the majority of students have access to Internet services on campus and that most of them regularly utilize those services for learning, personal development, and pleasure. The findings also showed that most students choose to use the university library’s Internet services and that obstacles to efficient use of these services included slow Internet speed, unpredictable power supply, weak information retrieval skills, and issues identifying relevant information. The researchers’ recommendations were based on the findings, and they included an upgrade to the institution’s electrical infrastructure, Internet infrastructure, and the provision of Internet access in the students’ dorms to maintain its efficient Internet services. The university library should also instruct students in digital literacy to enhance their search techniques and strategies.</p> Oyinkepreye Evelyn Sawyerr-George Rachael Agina-Obu Copyright (c) 2023 Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology 2023-03-20 2023-03-20 13 1 16 20 10.51983/ajist-2023.13.1.3411 Information Seeking Behavior among Post Graduate Science Students of KVNN, Arts, Commerce and Science College Nasik, Maharashtra <p>The aim of this study is to reveal the information seeking behavior of post graduate students. A well framed questionnaire was used for data collection to accomplish the objectives. The finding revealed that the majority of the students use the information resource for study and research purposes. The study recommended orientation programmes for PG students to make awareness of e-resource and better utilization of the library services.</p> Sharad T. Avhad Copyright (c) 2023 Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology 2023-03-20 2023-03-20 13 1 21 24 10.51983/ajist-2023.13.1.3292 Adoption of Electronic Medical Records in Tertiary Health Care Centres: A Survey of Federal Medical Centres in South-South Nigeria <p>The study investigated the adoption of electronic medical records in Federal Medical Centres in Bayelsa and Delta States of Nigeria. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. One hundred and nineteen staff of Departments of Health Records and Information Management of both medical centres participated in the study. Online questionnaire was used for data collection. One hundred and thirty-four soft copies of the questionnaire were distributed to the respondents via personal whatsapp accounts of the respondents and whatsapp platforms of the Health Information Managers Association of Nigeria and the Association of Health Records and Information Management Practitioners of Nigeria to which the respondents belonged. One hundred and nineteen questionnaires were properly completed, retrieved and found usable for data analysis. This produced a response rate of 88.81 %. The data collected were analyzed using weighted mean and standard deviation. Findings showed that the extent of adoption of electronic medical records in the medical centres was low; benefits derived from adoption, which were not perceived much differently by the sampled staff, were enhanced healthcare service delivery/access to medical information, saving of records storage space/cost of medical care, speeding up of treatment process, improvement of confidentiality/security of medical information/timely communication among medical practitioners, reduction of treatment error risk/ patients’ mortality rate/patients’ waiting time and facilitation of clinical decision making; challenges encountered in adoption, which were seen much differently by the records personnel, were poor internet connectivity or network, high cost of ICT equipment, low technical expertise, lack of funds/training/uniform standards and poor power supply.</p> Oyinkepreye Sawyer-George Jerry Eyerinmene Friday Copyright (c) 2023 Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology 2023-03-20 2023-03-20 13 1 25 34 10.51983/ajist-2023.13.1.3481 Faculty Perceptions of the Use of Open Educational Resources in State Universities in Bayelsa and Rivers States Nigeria <p>The paper explored faculty perceptions of the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in state universities in Bayelsa and Rivers States, Nigeria. The research was guided by two (2) questions. The researchers used a descriptive survey approach. The population of the study comprised 1787 faculty members from the four-state Universities in Bayelsa and Rivers State. Convenience sampling techniques were done as the study employed all of the respondents to the questionnaire from the entire population. Data was collected using an online questionnaire. Educational technology specialists evaluated the questionnaire. The Cronbach alpha value of 0.96 was discovered after analyzing the study’s data to look for internal consistency and reliability. The questionnaire was deemed credible based on the coefficient discovered. The frequency count, basic percentages, and mean were used to examine the data. The results showed that faculty opinions on the use of OER were favorable. It was also discovered that inadequate access to electricity, poor Internet connectivity, ignorance, a lack of library sensitization, and a lack of ICT skills were some of the main obstacles to the efficient use of OER. The researchers suggested that the universities should enhance their supply of electricity by providing alternative sources of power supply, provide adequate Internet facilities and encourage faculty to assist in encouraging students to use OER.</p> Emmanuel Okwu Kolawole Francis Ogunbodede Awajionyi Blessing Suleiman Copyright (c) 2023 Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology 2023-03-20 2023-03-20 13 1 35 40 10.51983/ajist-2023.13.1.3485 Library Network Security Measures As Determinants of Archives Preservation in Public Libraries in Rivers State, Nigeria <p>This study examined available library network security measures as determinants of archives preservation in public libraries in Rivers state. The descriptive survey design was adopted for this study. The target population of the study comprised 514 library staff drawn from Rivers State library board and staff from Jubilee library Port Harcourt. The sample size for this study was 399 library staff comprising 227 staff from Rivers state library board and 172 library staff from Jubilee library Port Harcourt. An instrument titled library network security measures for archives preservation questionnaire was used for data collection. Face validity of the instrument was ensured by three experts. The instrument consists of 10 items of 2 sections. The instrument yielded reliability coefficients of 0.79 with the use of Cronbach Alpha reliability method. The findings indicated that, among other things, encryption technologies such as firewall protection and secure logins are part of the library’s network security measures that are employed to preserve archives in public libraries in Rivers state, Nigeria. Based on the findings, it can be concluded that public libraries in Rivers state are not lacking security features that would help preserve archives via a networked security system. However, the security measures were not effectively employed because staff members’ security training was not sufficiently available. As a result, it was recommended that more training in security should be provided to staff in all of the public libraries in Rivers state.</p> Hilda Eno Obi Copyright (c) 2023 Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology 2023-03-20 2023-03-20 13 1 41 48 10.51983/ajist-2023.13.1.3487 Business, Technology and the New Normal: ICT Adoption and Use among Women Traders <p>The aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic has compelled individuals and businesses to restructure and adapt the formerly ‘established’ ways of doing things to capitalize on the opportunities presented by ICTs. This circumstance has resulted in what is known as the “New Normal”. This entails a longer-term perspective in terms of business decisions to optimize the usage of the internet to continue to stay in business. To evaluate women’s knowledge, and ICT use during the pandemic in Yilo Krobo Municipality, the survey approach was used. A total number of 20,160 women are employed constituting 5.4% in the public sector, private formal 3.5%, private informal 90.8%, semi-public/parastatal 0.1% while NGO represents 0.2%. A statistical table was used to determine the sample frame and size resulting in a sample size of 322 from a population of 20,160 women employed with a confidence level of 95%. Three hundred and fifty (350) questionnaires were distributed and only 193 were completed, returned and used for analysis. With regards to ICT devices or services, the findings revealed that about 95% of the respondents had access to mobile phones and 70% of these respondents were connected to the internet through their mobile phone hotspot. The study discovered a low level of adequacy of knowledge of ICT use across variables such as age groups, educational attainment, and marital status.</p> George Yamson Marian Tsegah Antonia Donkor Eugenia Dedo Yamson Baffour Osei Akoto Copyright (c) 2023 Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology 2023-03-20 2023-03-20 13 1 49 57 10.51983/ajist-2023.13.1.3490