Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology https://ojs.trp.org.in/index.php/ajist <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 Electronic Resources Acquisition Policies: Implementation in Some Selected University Libraries in Delta and Edo States, Nigeria https://ojs.trp.org.in/index.php/ajist/article/view/2972 <p>The study is concerned with electronic resources acquisition policies: Implementation in some selected university libraries in Delta and Edo States Nigeria. Descriptive research was used for the study. Population of the study consists of all professional librarians in the libraries under study. Data was collected through structured questionnaire. Data analysis was done using frequency counts and percentages. Data collected were tabulated and analyzed using frequency distribution tables and simple percentage. The study was guided with four research questions. The findings of the study revealed that, acquisition policies were highly implemented in the university libraries; and librarians derived great satisfaction from it because it makes their job easy during acquisition. Copyright and lack of ICT skills by librarians are the major problems encountered in acquisition policies implementation. There is therefore, the need to constantly develop acquisition policies and provide up-to-date selection and acquisition that will assist librarians in the acquisition of e-resources.</p> Janet Onomeh Ubogu Copyright (c) 2022 Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology 2022-04-26 2022-04-26 12 1 1 7 10.51983/ajist-2022.12.1.2972 Literature of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: A Bibliometric Study https://ojs.trp.org.in/index.php/ajist/article/view/3030 <p>This paper contributes the literature examine inside the discipline of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The bibliographic database specifically MEDLINE which covered in the Pub Med had been used in this look at. The literature included for the duration i.e. from the year 2001 to 2020 became considered. A total of 15711 records of literature were observed in the field of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In the year 2020 was covered the maximum publication of records (11.7%) and the other years were showed that every year the records of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery were increased compared to the previous year’s except the year 2018. A total of 10607 records were journal articles. A total of 15233 data were in English language forming 96.96% of the total followed by; Chinese (126 records), German (124 records), French (122 records), Turkish (17 records), Italian (15 records), etc. Only three journals are needed to supply one-third of the journal articles for zone-1. In the journal analysis “Aesthetic plastic surgery” contributed 2307 journal articles in the first position and followed by Plastic and reconstructive surgery (911) and The Journal of craniofacial surgery (698) in the second and third position respectively. The United States covered 14 core journals out of 29 core journals. 32.03% of citations listed with the term ‘Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’ in the MEDLINE database for the period of this study have more than five authors. A total of 90.5% of papers are written by means of multi-authors and the average degree of collaboration is arrived at 0.91. </p> J. Ramakrishnan G. Ravi Sankar K. Thavamani Copyright (c) 2022 Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology 2022-04-26 2022-04-26 12 1 8 17 10.51983/ajist-2022.12.1.3030 Information Needs and Information Seeking Behaviour of Secondary School Students in Mysore North Block: A Study https://ojs.trp.org.in/index.php/ajist/article/view/3032 <p>School libraries store the energy that enlightens and empowers the creative minds of students. As the COVID-19 outbreak has put up a bar on going outside, school libraries play a unique role in the process of providing students access to knowledge. In the present Internet era, students can visit a library without leaving home. Current research assesses how students utilize and perceive their school library to access knowledge. To examine the questionnaire survey was developed to collect data from 200 secondary school students in Mysore North block and an overall 194 questionnaires were received and the response rate was 97 percent. The findings of the study inferred that the intensification of the internet has helped students to access various educational resources for their academic and individual information improvement. Notable findings from the study offered insights into professional librarians to initiate library orientation programs to make students and teachers aware of the library resources and services in the knowledge society of the 21st century.</p> N. Kavitha M. Chandrashekara Copyright (c) 2022 Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology 2022-04-26 2022-04-26 12 1 18 25 10.51983/ajist-2022.12.1.3032 Core Journal Analysis of the Literature in the Field of Prosthodontics: A Bibliometric Study https://ojs.trp.org.in/index.php/ajist/article/view/3101 <p>This study analyzes the data in the field of Prosthodontics and used the bibliometric technique i.e. Bradford’s Law of Scattering to identify the core journals. The literatures in the field of Prosthodontics in the MEDLINE data which is covered in the PubMed are considered. This study is framed to identify the core journals and its subject-wise coverage of journals and country of publication in the discipline of Prosthodontics. A total of 41524 records covered in the field of Prosthodontics in the study period i.e. from the year 2010 to 2019. It is found that a total of 62.03% of records are journal articles. Sixty-Three journals in the Zone-1 and Zone-2 were identified as core journals in the field of Prosthodontics. It is also found that the United States published 20 core journals out of 63 core journals in the field of Prosthodontics. The United States is dominated in the first position in the study of core journal analysis and followed by the countries i.e. England, Germany, China, India, Brazil, etc. The most frequently cited journal articles are published in the Dentistry subject journals; followed by Prosthodontics subject journals, Oral &amp; Maxillofacial Implants subject journals, etc. </p> J. Ramakrishnan G. Ravi Sankar K. Thavamani Copyright (c) 2022 Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology 2022-04-26 2022-04-26 12 1 26 33 10.51983/ajist-2022.12.1.3101 A Bibliometric Study of Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology (AJIST) https://ojs.trp.org.in/index.php/ajist/article/view/3090 <p>The paper presents a bibliometric study of the journal titled “Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology” for the period from 2011 to 2021. The analysis covers mainly the distribution of the articles, issue-wise distribution of article, authorship pattern, the geographical distribution of contributions, page lengths of the article in the AJIST Journal. The Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology Journal data is downloaded from the Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology journal website. The analysis showed that 316 papers were published in the journal of AJIST from 2011 to 2021. The maximum was 84 (26.58 %) articles published in 2019 and the minimum 13 (4.11 %) articles were published in 2015. Out of the total number of 316 contributions, only 62 (19.620%) were contributed by single authors, while the highest contribution by two authors, was 199 (62.974%) contributions.</p> Vinayak Hakkaraki Copyright (c) 2022 Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology 2022-04-26 2022-04-26 12 1 34 38 10.51983/ajist-2022.12.1.3090 Strategic Enhancement of Public Library Functionality: The Role of Stakeholders https://ojs.trp.org.in/index.php/ajist/article/view/3092 <p>This study is on Strategic Enhancement of Public Libraries Functionality in Delta State, Nigeria: The Role of Stakeholders<em>.</em> Descriptive research was used for the study. The population for the study was 229. However, the 28 Librarians manning the outreaches (public libraries) and their Assistants (28) as well as 44 non-professionals were purposively used as the sample size (100). The data collection instrument, the questionnaire had three clusters with statements on a 4-point Likert scale. The data were analyzed using frequency counts and Mean scores statistics. The study revealed that challenges hampering the functionality of public libraries include inadequate funding, insufficient qualified librarians, poor infrastructure, poor remuneration and inadequate public relation (PR) by libraries in that other; that the ways to enhance public libraries in Delta State and make them more functional include government provision of adequate funds, proper formulation of public library policies, employment of professional librarians to man the various sections of the library, and frequent organization of exhibitions of resources programme in public libraries; and serious stakeholders involvement in public library Management. This investigation more than before echoed on the need for government as the main stakeholder, to make serious effort in terms of supervising, appraising and implementing, the public library initiatives (as enshrined in the National Policy on Education).</p> J. Chukwusa Copyright (c) 2022 Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology 2022-04-26 2022-04-26 12 1 39 44 10.51983/ajist-2022.12.1.3092 A Bibliometric Analysis on Polio Research Productivity https://ojs.trp.org.in/index.php/ajist/article/view/3103 <p>Presents a bibliometric analysis of the literature in the discipline of Polio as listed the MEDLINE data which covered in the PubMed for the length 1990-2019.It is found that a total of 18956 records are within the MEDLINE database which covered by PubMed on ‘Polio ’. Maximum number of 1683 records was published during the year 2019, followed by 1672 records in the year 2017 and 1587 records in the year 2018. It became discovered that 76.54% of records are journal articles, followed by Review 12.49%, Editorial 2.60%, Letter 2.44%, Case Report 2.38%, News 2.22%,Comment 1.21%, Published Erratum 0.11%, and Published Retraction 0.01% are included in this look at. Relative Growth Rate (RGR) has been reducing from the year 1991 to 2019 but in a fluctuation trend. On the other hand, the Doubling Time (Dt) has shown an increasing trend, but it is also in a fluctuation of records throughout the examine period. A total of 240 journals were identified as core journals in the subject of Polio literature. The ratio of single and multiple authors publications is 1:6 found within the discipline of Polio literature. The meager percent i.e. 2.02% of records represent nameless authorship. The average Degree of Collaboration arrived at 0.86. It shows that multi-authored papers dominated within the field of Polio literature.</p> J. Ramakrishnan G. Ravi Sankar K. Thavamani Copyright (c) 2022 Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology 2022-04-26 2022-04-26 12 1 45 57 10.51983/ajist-2022.12.1.3103