Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services 2021-07-30T15:09:59+0530 Dr.K.S.Shivraj Open Journal Systems <p>Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services (IJISS) is a half-yearly, peer-reviewed scholarly journal in the field of Library and Information Science that aims to publish the most complete and reliable source of information on the discoveries and current developments in the mode of research articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, etc. in all areas of Library and Information Science.</p> Job Satisfaction among LIS Professionals: A Study with Reference to Librarians Working in First Grade Colleges of Belgaum District 2021-06-19T15:24:52+0530 Rashmi Kurkuri C. Krishnamurthy <p>The objective of this study is to examine those factors which are related to job satisfaction among the library professionals working in aided and government first grade colleges of Belagaum District. The Data was collected by distributing the questionnaires. The degree of satisfaction is measured with respect to its different dimensions. The Various dimensions of Job satisfaction (JS) which have been considered are promotion, monetary benefits, job security, physical environment and ICT infrastructure, job profile, organizational culture personal growth etc Interpretation of the data suggests that a supervisory climate which permits a librarian to exercise initiative and professional judgment in the performance of the job is conducive to job satisfaction. The findings revealed that some of the respondents are dissatisfied with the award system, hence to motivate the staff concerned authorities should implement award system as a token of recognition of their innovative or outstanding services to improve their job satisfaction.</p> 2021-05-19T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2021 An Assessment of the Information Literacy Skills of Students in Nigerian Universities 2021-06-19T15:40:37+0530 Joseph Chukwusa <p>The Study investigated the information literacy skills of Library and Information Science students in Delta State University, Abraka and Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria. Information literacy instruction is yet to be accorded its correct place in the programmes of study in higher educational institutions. The study adopted a survey approach and a questionnaire structure on a 3-point Likert scale was used for data collection. The sample for the study was 148 (300 level) students. Frequency count and mean statistics were used for data analysis. It was found that the library and information students were information literate, but the researcher was not unmindful of Dunning-Kruger Effect on this finding. Inability of departments to make Information Literacy a compulsory course (100L - final year) for students and inability of lecturers to give students complex take home work (term papers, assignments, seminars) that could be used for the assessment of their information literacy skills were the greatest challenges. The solutions to the problems amongst others are Faculty members and librarians teaching the course should be more pragmatic in course delivery having standards and contemporary trends in mind; and adequate financial provision to libraries in order to enable constant organization of literacy programmes.</p> 2021-05-19T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2021 Recovery of Web Citations using Time Travel in Journal of Informetrics 2021-07-30T15:03:49+0530 B. Niveditha Mallinath Kumbar <p>The present paper explores the accessibility and recovery of web citations using Time Travel in the Journal of Informetrics during the year 2008-2017. A total of 647 articles were downloaded and 24901 references were extracted. Out of 3546 web citations2084 references contained URLs, DOIs were found in 1298 references and 164 references contained arXiv, WOS article identifier, etc. It was found that 3163 web citations were accessible and the remaining 383 web citations were missing. The study also investigated the characteristic features of display and destination URLs like the path depth, URL length, file format, and top-level domain.</p> 2021-05-19T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2021 Webometric Analysis of Selected Universities Websites in Karnataka: An Evaluative Study Using Alexa Internet 2021-07-30T15:09:59+0530 S. Muthuraja H. Lakshmisha H. Nagaraja M. P. Arunkumar <p>The present study provides an overall picture of selected University websites in Karnataka and its status in terms of their performances on the web based on the eight indexes of Alexa internet evaluation tool. University of Mysore and Bangalore University stands top in traffic rank in India with 6,745, and 7,063 respectively. Others have weak performance and have high traffic ranks. Global traffic rank same two Universities traffic rank is less than 10,000, which projects their good performance in this attribute while compared to others. The downloading speed and bounce rate of most of the university are not satisfactory. Only few universities downloading speed is high. Kuvempu University shows the (21.20%) lowest rate of bounce percentage. The results of this study may helpful for web site managers.</p> 2021-05-19T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2021 Indigenous Knowledge Management in the Modern Day Library and Information Services 2021-06-19T15:50:28+0530 E. Ilori Maria Imam Abayomi O. Adesanya Olusegun R. Adeyemi Oluwafemi <p>Indigenous knowledge (IK) is the knowledge which exists among the people in a given community and its beneficial towards sustainable development cannot be over-emphasized because of its importance in every society .It has been observed and supported by Greyling, (2010) that academic libraries in Nigeria are not playing the leading role in the promotion of IK in the country by organizing tours to collect cultural ideas of the people for management. This paper examines Indigenous knowledge management process in four academic libraries in Lagos, Nigeria.&nbsp; Purposive sampling method was used to select four government owned tertiary institutional libraries in Lagos State. Cochran (1963) sample size table formula was used to determine sample size of 115 respondents from the total population (135) of the study. This study adopted descriptive survey design which make used of questionnaire and interview for data collection. The finding revealed that IK was available in the selected academic libraries and health information was the main reason for using IK in the selected academic libraries. It was also revealed that all the four academic libraries have no IK policy.&nbsp; The challenges facing the management of IK in the selected academic libraries are the lack of relevant ICT resources that can be used to preserve Indigenous knowledge in the libraries. The study recommended that library management should make fund available for the libraries to acquaire necessary ICT tools that can be used to preserve IK and there is urgent need for IK policy, this will serve as white papers in the promotion of IK use in the selected academic library. This study has joined in the discussion in the promotion of IK in Nigeria and it has also contributed to literature on IK development.</p> 2021-05-19T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2021 Information Seeking Behaviour of UG Students of Arts and Science Colleges in Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu, India 2021-06-19T15:57:05+0530 P. Balasubramanian A. Balaji R. Murugesan <p>The libraries are not only collecting and providing access to printed materials, but also managing ever-increasing amount of electronics resources, online indexes, databases, e-journals etc., the e-books are increasing day by day and are available in the internet. The present paper deals with information seeking behaviour of UG students of the present age of technology in the Arts and science Colleges of Tirunelveli District.&nbsp;&nbsp; It also analyse the utilization level of e-journals, characteristics of e-journals, types of e-journals, steps involved in accessing e-journals the role of library professionals, its merits and demerits. To collect the data, 150 questionnaires are distributed, and 146 filled questionnaires were collected from the students of Arts &amp;Science colleges in Tirunelveli District.&nbsp; The study finds out the positive attitude of UG students’ information seeking behaviour in the cyber age.</p> 2021-05-19T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2021 Evaluation of Public Services by its Users of an Academic Library, Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Nigeria 2021-06-19T16:05:05+0530 E. Ilori Maria S. Shutti Bolaji Amusa Oyintola Isiaka A. Abdullahi Mostura V. Oluwafemi Segun <p>Academic libraries focus on meeting their users’ expectations through the provision of resources and services necessary for their intensification and improvement. Academic libraries engage in evaluation of their services by users for service improvements. Evaluation in academic libraries refers to a set of methods, skills and tools employed to unearth how users perceive their products and services before, during and after users’ interactions with them. This study investigates users’ evaluation of public services of the library in Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo. The researchers adopted a survey research method and used a structured questionnaire for data collection. The study population consisted of registered library users who are students from various faculties in the institution. 450 copies of the questionnaires were distributed among the users in their respective faculties.356 copies of the questionnaire were completed and returned. Simple percentage and frequency counts were used for data analysis. The findings of the study revealed types of public services rendered by the library as reference services, 96%, circulation services 100% and, digital reference services, 75.6%. On the level of user's satisfaction with the services rendered by the library, respondents indicated that they are satisfied with the circulation services and, lending services among others. The researchers recommend that the library should conduct regular users’ evaluation to determine users’ satisfaction with the library services. The management of the library should organise regular training for members of staff of the library on how to relate with users and accommodate their information needs.</p> 2021-05-19T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2021 Bibliometric Investigation on Research Productivity in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur during 2001-2020 2021-06-19T16:14:41+0530 Tapas Kumar Ghosh <p>The study attempts to initiate a bibliometric investigation on the publication trend of research articles of the Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Kharagpur, the first of the IITs in India recognized as an Institute of National Importance and continued to play a vital role in extending quality education as well as pioneering innovative research in science and engineering. As per the data extracted from SCOPUS on 10.03.2021, IIT Kharagpur contributed 32892 research publications out of which 14130 research publications found in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) in the form of journal articles (11919) and conference paper (2211). The study intends to measure and analyze quantitatively the research productivity of IIT Kharagpur in basic subjects of science, i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) on the basis of the research articles indexed in SCOPUS during last 20 years (2001-2020)&nbsp; with annual growth rate of publications, citations, h-index, authorship pattern, degree of collaboration and other relevant issues. The study also focused on top 15 most prolific authors in terms of productivity count as well as top most favoured sources of publication.</p> 2021-05-19T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2021