Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services <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> The Research Publication en-US Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services 2231-6094 Influencing Features and Factors of Reference Management Software among University Research Scholars in Tamil Nadu, India <p>This study examined the awareness and influencing features and factors of reference management software in university research scholars in&nbsp; Tamil Nadu, in India Descriptive survey method was adopted for the study. The Web-based questionnaire was used to collect data for the study. The total population of the study is 200 people. Among&nbsp; total responses,&nbsp; 177 was returned, which represents the response rate for the study is 88.50%. The findings of the study revealed that Mendeley is the most used reference management software by the research scholars.&nbsp;&nbsp; It was recommended that research scholars should be trained on how to make use of the most used reference management software.</p> M. S. Jegan P. Balasubramanian Copyright (c) 2022 Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services 2022-10-28 2022-10-28 12 2 1 9 10.51983/ijiss-2022.12.2.3105 Challenges of Reprographic Information Resources within the Library and Some Selected Private Business Centers in Three Universities in Ogun State, Nigeria <p>This study investigates challenges of reprographic information resources within the library and some selected private business centers in three universities in Ogun State, Nigeria. The research design adopted for this study was descriptive survey method, with the used questionnaire as instrument to collect data, purposive sampling was used to select forty five (45) reprographic centers from the three selected institutions namely FUNAAB, OOU, TASUED. Forty two of the instruments were useful for the study. Data collected was analyzed using simple percentage. The result of the findings revealed that the types of reprographic services mostly available in the institutions are photocopy, printing, spiral binding. The extent of use of reprographic services by students both in business centers and libraries, the result revealed photocopy, printing, and scanning. This finding further revealed that the profit margin of daily income is between #1000 - #5000 naira. The major challenges faced in the business which are unstable power supply, inadequate reprographic equipment. The finding recommends that the library management and the business owners should improve in providing more relevant services for better patronage. The study suggests that good customer relationship will help the business to grow with time which will help generate more profit. The library management should provide a good budget that will accommodate the purchase of reprographic equipment’s while the business centers can approach bodies that can assist them for loans as far as they are sure of the environment and have a good business plan.</p> Abayomi Imam Maria E. Ilori Copyright (c) 2022 Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services 2022-10-28 2022-10-28 12 2 10 15 10.51983/ijiss-2022.12.2.3236 Research Performance of Central University of Haryana: A Bibliometric Analysis <p>This study aims to conduct a bibliometric analysis of Central University of Haryana (CUH) research publications over a seven-year period between 2015 to 2021 and intends to assess the university’s research performance based on documents published in journals that Scopus have indexed. A total of 778 publications were found and further analysed. In this paper, the author attempts to identify current trends of CUH’s research output, such as the most prolific authors, co-authored publications, highly cited papers, most chosen sources, etc. In the year 2021, the most research publications were published. This study’s findings also show that <em>‘3 Biotech’</em> is the most preferred source, and Devendra Kumar from department of statistics is the prolific researcher, has the most papers.</p> Rohit Copyright (c) 2022 Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services 2022-10-28 2022-10-28 12 2 16 21 10.51983/ijiss-2022.12.2.3323 An Inquiry into Information Literacy (IL) Skills among Public University Students: A Developing Country Perspective <p>The main purpose of this paper is to explore the Information Literacy (IL) skills among the students of Business faculty students at University of Dhaka (DU). The more specific objectives of the study are to identify the strength and weakness of its IL programs and to provide some suitable recommendations to enhance the business faculty student’s IL skills. The study employed descriptive research, applying a questionnaire-based survey. A total of 350 questionnaires were distributed randomly, of which 253 were returned and used for the analysis. The results of the study reveal that there are considerable differences in IL skills among the faculty students. Most students are not able to answer relevant questions correctly. There were great differences in IL skills among students. It was found that a majority of students lacked skills in catalogue searching and information use, selection of e-resources, formulation of search and information seeking strategies, and even about proper procedures of borrowing books from the library. However, most respondents agreed that IL is essential in their academic work and research.</p> Md. Mozammel Bhuyan Nusrat Jannat Bipasha Copyright (c) 2022 Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services 2022-10-28 2022-10-28 12 2 22 27 10.51983/ijiss-2022.12.2.3352 Social Media Advertising for Small-Medium Scale Enterprises in Kumasi, Ghana <p>This study focuses on social media advertising as one of the modes of communication which could be used to promote products and services. The present research sought to find out the extent to which social media advertising is making an impact on SMEs in the Kumasi Metropolis. A qualitative research approach with emphasis on case study as a research design was employed. Data was collected from 17 respondents in the form of face to face interviews from artisans working in a range of small medium scale enterprises within the Kumasi Metropolis, specifically in the Bomso, Anloga Junction and Afful Nkwanta catchment areas. Two major themes emerged from the findings: “social media for business promotion” and “perceptions of artisans on social media”. The findings suggest that there is the need for an intensive education on the use and importance of social media advertising for business purposes and the perceptions of the artisans about social media advertising could be explored for future research with regard to policy and practice.</p> Robert Bunkangsang Buchag Anthony Kofi Badu Patience Adetsi Silas Adjei Copyright (c) 2022 Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services 2022-10-28 2022-10-28 12 2 28 36 10.51983/ijiss-2022.12.2.3358 Bibliometric Analysis of Literature in the Field of Surgical Gastroenterology during 2010-2019 <p>This paper presents a bibliometric analysis of literature in the field of Surgical Gastroenterology in MEDLINE data which are covered in PubMed during the study period i.e., from the year 2010 to 2019. It is observed that a total of 12917 records covered in the field of Surgical Gastroenterology. The maximum number of 2168 records was published in the year 2019. It is also observed that 51.63% of records are journal articles and 97.86% of records were in the English language. The United States has contributed the highest number of 4938 records in the study period. The Relative Growth Rate (RGR) has decreased, and the Doubling Time (Dt) has increased in the study period which reveals that the literature in the field of Surgical Gastroenterology is growing year after year. Indian efforts in Surgical Gastroenterology research are greater in 6 years out of 10 years of the study period. A total of 144 journals are identified as core journals in the field of Surgical Gastroenterology.</p> J. Ramakrishnan G. Ravi Sankar K. Thavamani Copyright (c) 2022 Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services 2022-10-28 2022-10-28 12 2 37 49 10.51983/ijiss-2022.12.2.3368 Library Environmental Conditions and Undergraduates’ Patronage of Public University Libraries in Delta State, Nigeria <p>The university library is basically setup to make available information resources and service to their users, patronage of the library, therefore, is the major reason for the existence of the library. The study examined the association between undergraduate library use at Delta State and the characteristics of the different types of library environments. To examine the questionnaire survey was developed to collect data from 272 library users. According to the report, public university library facilities have inadequate environmental conditions. Undergraduates expressed a high level of satisfaction with the design and surroundings of their university libraries. Most respondents seldom patronise the university library’s materials and services. The study equally made bare that substantial correlation exists between the kind of library environmental circumstances and undergraduates’ patronage of public university libraries, patronage of library resources/services was minimal. The study concluded that the prevailing library environment conditions influenced undergraduate patronage of public university libraries in Delta States. As a result, it was advised that the library management should implement necessary strategies to establish and maintain a calm and welcoming library environment. It was equally advised to utilise all available strategies, including regular orientation and word-of-mouth marketing of library resources/services, as this can significantly encourage an increase in patronage of the university libraries.</p> Eserada Rachael E. Copyright (c) 2022 Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services 2022-10-28 2022-10-28 12 2 50 58 10.51983/ijiss-2022.12.2.3370