Olawale Oyewole

Olawale Oyewole
University of Ibadan · Department of Library, Archival and Information Studies

BLIS, MLIS and PhD (Ibadan)

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Institutional repository (IR) has the potential of increasing the visibility, prestige, ranking and public value of researchers and universities. Despite the potential benefits associated with the establishment of institutional repositories (IRs) by universities, observations have showed that it is as if most universities in Nigeria have not keyed...
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The invention of computers is one of the best things that have ever happened to mankind and undergraduate students can benefit immensely from the use of computers. However, observations have showed that in the present Nigerian society, there are a number of issues arising from unethical use of computers. Interactions with some undergraduate student...
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Attitude towards plagiarism of students of theological institutions is considered important as they are expected to be upholders of moral and spiritual values. However, some studies reveal that students of theological institutions have a positive attitude towards plagiarism. This could be a function of their level of information literacy skills. Th...
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Lecturers and postgraduates are among the users of the university libraries and their perception of the libraries has influence on utilization of the information resources, hence the need for this study. Survey method was adopted for the study and simple random sampling method was used to select sample size of 38 lecturers and 233 postgraduates. Da...
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The prevalent rate of plagiarism among undergraduates across all disciplines has been well documented in literature and it is a manifestation of their positive attitude towards the act. As a result, there is the need to assist the undergraduates, especially those in library and information science (LIS) who should appreciate the ethical use of info...
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The issue of plagiarism by students in higher institutions all over the world continues to be a source of concern to stakeholders. Distance learners could be exposed to plagiarism as they might not have the on-campus academic guidance necessary to avoid plagiarism. Preliminary investigations have revealed that the focus of plagiarism studies in Nig...
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Undergraduates who are among the users of the university library, during the course of their program may require reference services that will assist them in accessing information resources to boost their learning and research. Advancement in information technology has led to the development of electronic reference services. These services ensure th...
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E-governance information portal is the platform that makes it possible for government to render services electronically. E-governance promotes efficiency, transparency and accountability of government functions, convenient and faster access to government services, improved democracy and lower costs of administrative services. However, there seem...
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The use of school library makerspace by secondary school students could enhance their skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Technology (STEAM). However, findings from empirical studies have revealed that the level of makerspace use by students in Nigeria seems to be low. This seemingly low level of makerspace use by students could be...
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Governments at all levels in Nigeria are toiling hard to bring about peace, justice and good governance especially during a time like this when the country is being threatened by the challenges of insecurity and corruption. Such efforts by the government is in tandem with the focus of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 16 which seeks to promote pe...
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The ubiquitous nature of EIRs has made possession of retrieval skills by undergraduates imperative for effective information search and retrieval. This study investigated the influence of information retrieval skills on use of EIRs by undergraduates in University of Uyo, Nigeria. Descriptive survey research design was used. The population consisted...
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Plagiarism is an act that is capable of tarnishing the image of universities and postgraduate students need to avoid it. However, interactions with postgraduate students revealed that some of them did not consider some acts that constitute plagiarism as such due to ignorance. Besides, literature search showed that due attention appears not to have...
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The development of web search engines has provided an alternative for undergraduates to access the needed information for their research activities without utilising library resources, especially reference sources. This avenue created by web search engines is viewed by some as detrimental, as undergraduates now display apathy towards the use of ref...
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Service delivery which is at the core of the establishment of libraries all over the world should be guided by ethical principles so that patrons’ information needs can be effectively addressed without bias, fear and corruption. Thus, in as much as librarians have the professional responsibilities of providing effective and efficient library serv...
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This study examines the influence of information needs and computer self efficacy on the use of electronic reference services by undergraduate students in a Nigerian University. Appropriate literature on information needs, computer self efficacy and use of electronic reference services was reviewed. The Descriptive survey research design was adopte...
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The use of Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) by students has a lot of advantages and computer self-efficacy is a factor that could determine its effective utilization. Little appears to be known about colleges of education students‟ use of OPAC, computer self-efficacy and the relationship between OPAC and computer self-efficacy especially in th...
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Purpose: The purpose of the study is to examine the concept of makerspace in relation to harnessing children's creativity for connectivity and learning in Nigeria's school libraries, as well as investigate the role of stakeholders. Design/Methodology/Approach: The study is a conceptual paper which employed a literature review approach to collect, s...
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Plagiarism is an act that is capable o f jeopardizing quality assurance in library schools. This academic crime if left unchecked can call into question the reputation and value o f degrees conferred on students in Nigerian library schools. Even though technology has been employed to combat plagiarism in some library schools through the use o f det...
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The social media creates the platform where undergraduates can communicate and share information with family members, friends and lecturers. Despite the perceived benefits of social media use, there are also potential dangers associated with the use. The aim of this study is to examine undergraduates' awareness and attitude toward the potential dan...

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