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> en-US (Dr.K.S.Shivraj) (Ms.Sukanya) Sat, 15 May 2021 00:00:00 +0530 OJS 60 Application of Google Analytics Model for Evaluating the Visibility of Library Web Portals of the Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka <p>Google Analytics is the most prevalent page tagging technique to evaluate the visibility of web portals. The study was designed with the purpose of applying google analytics model on the library Web Portals (WP) of the Uva Wellassa University (UWU) which includes, Home Page (HP), Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) and Institutional Repository (IR). It was observed that the web resources of UWU have been viewed by ~366756 local &amp; global users during the study period. The USA is the predominant country visited the UWU e. Repository with the count of 53,078 (15.82%) followed by Netherlands with 14,044 (4.78%) and France 15,775 (4.70%).</p> T. Pratheepan, M. Jayakananthan Copyright (c) 2021 Wed, 05 May 2021 00:00:00 +0530 Adoption of Koha Integrated Library System (ILS) for the Automation of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University Library, Katsina, Nigeria: Problems and Prospects <p>This study attempted to explore the gradual advancement of modern technology in libraries, it distinguished old and new innovations, creative efforts of librarians and information technologists through the various generations of automation revolution. The study also identify various components of the Integrated Library System (ILS) or Library Management System (LMS) which are used or being used in Umaru Musa Yar’adua University (UMYU) library as well as the services automated by the system. The study also identifies the exact reasons for adopting KOHA in UMYU library. It also explains the impact, challenges associated with the University library automation system. The study adopted quantitative approach as research paradigm; with survey as research methods. Questionnaires were the instrument used for data collection. The population of 42 library staff was used for the study. The data for the study were analyzed using tables and frequencies. From the findings of the study the two main services fully automated were the Circulation and Cataloguing, the library adopted the use of the KOHA ILS as it was a free open source and secondly for greater opportunities and innovation. However, retrospective conversion and Low Level of Literacy were the major challenges and a setback for the KOHA ILS implementation in the library understudy. The study recommended the need for the increase investment in the automation project to speed up the implementation of automation systems.</p> Nafi’u Maharazu, Suleiman Hamisu Malumfashi Copyright (c) 2021 Wed, 05 May 2021 00:00:00 +0530 Research Contributions of Nobel Laureate Jacques Dubochet: A Study of Bibliometric Analysis <p>The study&nbsp;is aims to provide the single author analysis evaluating the&nbsp;scientific contributions of&nbsp;Dubochet in chemistry, who is a recipient of the Nobel Prize in the field of Chemistry in 2017. He has published 97 publications with 5672 citations during his scientific career. Most of the publications have resulted in collaboration which accounts for 86. Biochemistry is one of his most favoured domain in which he has published 48 publications; most active collaborators are&nbsp;Stasiak, A&nbsp;with22&nbsp;publications,&nbsp;Adrian, M13,&nbsp;Bednar, J11,&nbsp;Furrer, P10 publications. Journal articles are the most common channel of communication, where he published 65 publications of 97. His research picks top speed in the year 2009,&nbsp;where&nbsp;he has published nine&nbsp;publications, his H-index accounts for 43. Finally paper concluded that&nbsp;Dubochet&nbsp;J&nbsp;contribution in the field of “Cryo-electron&nbsp;microscopy”&nbsp;high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution.&nbsp;The study&nbsp;is compiled&nbsp;to prove the&nbsp;Dubochet&nbsp;J as a source of information for upcoming researchers, fellow scientists in chemistry and Library and Information centres.</p> Prakash Kumbar, Mallinath Kumbar Copyright (c) 2021 Wed, 05 May 2021 00:00:00 +0530 Determinants of Gender and Users’ Level of Satisfactions with Circulation Policies in Academic Libraries in North-Central Zone of Nigeria <p>The purpose of this study is to investigate determinants of users’ level of satisfactions with circulation policies in academic libraries in the North Central Zone of Nigeria. A descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The population comprised all the undergraduate registered users of the university libraries in the zone. The stratified random sampling technique was used to draw a sample of 600 registered library users for the study from four university libraries in the zone. A total of one research question were raised and one hypothesis formulated to guide the study. A self-constructed questionnaire entitled: “Determinants of Gender and Users’ level of Satisfaction with Circulation Policies in Academic Libraries Questionnaire (DGULSCPALQ)” was the instrument used for data collection.&nbsp;A reliability of the instrument was carried out using 100 registered users of the Delta State University Library, Abraka over a time lag of two weeks in order to determine its content and construct reliability. Data generated were analysed using Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation, which yielded an r of 0.80, which was considered adequate for the instrument. The data collected were analysed by using mean and standard deviation to answer the research question, while z-test statistical technique was used to test the formulated hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. Findings revealed that Federal universities had moderate mean in the level of satisfaction with library opening hours than State owned Universities; The study also revealed that male library users had a high mean in the level of satisfaction with library opening hours on week days and a high mean score in level of satisfaction with the total number of cards issued for borrowing of items than female, there were no significant differences between federal and state universities in user’s level of satisfaction with library holdings, borrowers’ cards, loan period, fines and reservation.&nbsp;There was no significant difference between federal and state owned universities except in user’s level of satisfaction with library opening hours. Also, there was no significant difference between male and female users except in users’ level of satisfaction with library loan periods. Finally, it was recommended that public university libraries in the North Central Zone of Nigeria should extend their opening hours on Sundays to make the users more satisfied with opening hours on that day; that the libraries should ensure that their circulation policies on fines for damaged and lost borrowed materials should reflect the present realities/cost of the items.</p> Umbur Demekaa, Bridget Demekaa Copyright (c) 2021 Wed, 05 May 2021 00:00:00 +0530 An Assessment of the Materials Used for the Preparation of Traditional Medicine by Traditional Medical Practitioners in Nigeria <p>This research was conducted to assess the materials used for the preparation of traditional medicine by traditional medical practitioners in preparing traditional medicine in Nigeria and a case study design was employed to investigate the phenomena. The study also used a purposive sampling technique, specifically convenience sampling to select participants and unstructured interview was used to collect data from the participants. A manual thematic analytical approach was done, which yielded a total of 309 codes and grouped together to form 11 sub-categories, the 11number of sub-categories were narrowed down to into 5oversearching themes(wider categories) the 5 emergent&nbsp; themes were narrowed down into 3 theoretical constructs. The findings from the study indicated that the Traditional medical practitioners use Biological- herbs, and Special Quranic prayers to cure diseases even though there is no formal documented information on traditional medical practice. The traditional medical practitioners visiting bushes, plucking of leaves, uprooting relevant plants for their stems and roots, cutting trees, and peeling of tree skins as primary aspect of the procedure while the secondary Procedure covers washing, cleaning, drying, chopping, pounding, packaging and preserving. In conclusion, documenting traditional medical knowledge was considered the most important factor that would encourage and patronizes these of the medicine and the ascendants’ of the traditional medical practitioners to continue with the practice. It was therefore recommended that in order to improve the use of traditional medicine and its heritage there is the need for proper documentation.</p> Bilkisu Lawal, Mohammed Tukur Lawal Copyright (c) 2021 Wed, 05 May 2021 00:00:00 +0530 Significant Journals and their Countries in the Field of Sports Medicine Literature: A Bibliometric Analysis <p>The literature in the field of Sports Medicine and identified significant journals and their countries were studied. A total of 43727 records on ‘Sports Medicine’ is covered in the MEDLINE database. 50.69% of records were journal articles in this study. Bradford Law has been used for this study and found significant journals in the field of Sports Medicine. The United States is dominated in the first rank and also covered fourth to eighth ranks and tenth rank in the study. The United States with the major publications of 62.5% of output in zone-1 study, which is in the first position followed by Germany, Denmark, England, Italy, and Turkey. In zone-2 study, the United States shared 40.6% in the first position followed by England, Switzerland, and Germany etc. In zone-1 and zone-2 combined study; it shows that United States shared 42.86% followed by England in the second position, Germany and Switzerland shared the third position, the Netherlands in the fourth position, and China in the fifth position.&nbsp;</p> J. Ramakrishnan, G. Ravi Sankar, K. Thavamani Copyright (c) 2021 Wed, 05 May 2021 00:00:00 +0530 Research on Electric Vehicles in India and USA: A Scientometric Study <p>This research paper aims to highlight quantitatively and qualitatively the growth and development of India and United States of America related to Publications and Citations in Electric Vehicles as per Web of Science (WoS) during research study taken for the period from 2011 to 2020. The objective of this study is to perform a Scientometric analysis of research Publications related to all Electric Vehicle in general. The parameters investigated were the growth rate of publications, author collaboration patterns, Co-Authorship Index, and Citation Profile. The Total paper published is 66,758 with 9,21,127 citations globally&nbsp; and India alone constituting 3,131 papers with 21,057 citations,&nbsp; USA authored 12,524 papers with 3,07,781 citations. With India’s higher growth rate of (26.93%), USA has only (7.74%) meeting global publications growth rate of (11.47%). The total Citation profile out of 15,655 publication papers were 4,112 (26.27%) which haven’t received any citations.&nbsp; India has total of 3,131 publications but&nbsp; 1,328 (42.41%) papers with null citations and United States authoring 12,524 papers published, out of which 2,784 (22.22%) did not receive any citations. The Maximum papers cited were from India and United States with 3,733 (23.85 %) papers in the range of 11-50.</p> Praveen B. Hulloli, C. Mani Copyright (c) 2021 Wed, 05 May 2021 00:00:00 +0530