Rubina Bhatti

Rubina Bhatti
The Islamia University of Bahawalpur | IUB · Department of Library and Information Science

PhD

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Purpose The purpose of this study Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the important emerging trends in information technology and is slowly being implemented in libraries. The researchers have presented a brief strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis of the application of AI in Pakistani university libraries. Design/met...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to appraise the possible response outcomes (no response, fear control or danger control) of a fear-based message on falling behind current medical knowledge among health-care professionals (HCPs). Design/methodology/approach This study was conducted using a quantitative research design. A cross-sectional survey...
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The present study was conducted with an aim to determine the level of library anxiety among the graduate students of Library and Information Science enrolled in public sector universities of Pakistan. The Multidimensional Library Anxiety Scale developed and validated by Dr. Doris Van Kampen, was used for this study. The data was collected from 511...
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Library anxiety is a real and prevalent phenomenon. Some students feel uncomfortable or discouraging while using or contemplating the use of library. These feelings may affect the academic performance of students, cause library avoidance and impede them from getting the best out of library resources. The present study is conducted with an aim to as...
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Pakistani University Library services Purpose : - The purpose this study discuss about the Artificial Intelligence (AI) effects on the library technical and users services in the field of library and information science. This paper is an attempt to bring AI possible use in the libraries. Design/methodology/approach...
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COVID-19 has changed the library services serving style. The main purpose of this paper is to present the librarians who are working from home, share which type of library service librarians provide to library users and how they are connected with library users. Working from home (WFH) which type of problem and difficulty are faced during the provi...
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This paper discusses the role of law libraries in the promotion of legal education and producing skilled legal professionals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which is a case study of the University of Peshawar and its seventeen affiliated law colleges. It gives an overview of law library, its functions and role in the promotion of legal education and fosterin...
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Information seeking modes are changing rapidly due to advancements in portable devices such as smartphones. The functionality of smartphones is helping individuals to enhance their online learning experiences. The study was conducted to assess the readiness level among students towards the adoption of mobile learning at The Islamia University of Ba...
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This study is an attempt to evaluate the effectiveness of collection development and management policies and procedures in the university libraries of North West Frontier Province of Pakistan currently Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), on the basis of users' satisfaction. A survey method was employed to conduct the research. The study covered all those wel...
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This study is an attempt to provide an overview of how librarians are working from home and the sort of services they are providing using cutting-edge technological tools such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Altmetrics, social media, video conferencing. In this descriptive study, the researchers discuss the COVID-19 phenomena in the context o...
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The main purpose of this paper is to assess and examine the possible application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools in Pakistani academic libraries, particularly those areas of library technical and library user services where AI could be applied in the near future. A secondary purpose is to bring the library perspective on AI to the forefront o...
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Recent statistics show that almost 1/4 of a million people have died and four million people are affected either with mild or serious health problems caused by coronavirus (COVID‐19). These numbers are rapidly increasing (World Health Organization, May 3, 2020c). There is much concern during this pandemic about the spread of misleading or inaccurat...
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The virus, commonly known as COVID‐19 which emerged in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, has spread in 213 countries, areas or territories around the globe, with nearly 144 683 deaths worldwide on 18 April 2020. In the wake of this pandemic, we have witnessed a massive infodemic with the public being bombarded with vast quantities of information, muc...
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Digital data management usually involves data sciences, big data, research data, open data, data curation, its utilization, distribution as well as its re-utilization. All these components need to be focused while targeting digital data management. Thus data puts a significant burden on research institutes because it is the authority that decides t...
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Purpose This study is a part of the doctoral dissertation that proposes concrete measures to improve health-care information outreach program for rural health-care professionals in primary and secondary health care in Punjab, Pakistan. This study aims to report on the barriers to accessing and using online health-care information from rural setting...
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Purpose-This study is a part of the doctoral dissertation that proposes concrete measures to improve health-care information outreach program for rural health-care professionals in primary and secondary health care in Punjab, Pakistan. This study aims to report on the barriers to accessing and using online health-care information from rural setting...
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Today’s competitive environment focuses not only on providing high quality goods and services to their customers, but also emphasis to satisfy them at angle of three sixty degree. Libraries are also facing the same change and challenge in this age of information. This study examined the library users’ satisfaction about library services, measured o...
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Objectives: To measure the perceived ability and level of confidence among doctors in performing the different tasks involved in conducting an online search for clinical decision making. Methods: A large-scale cross-sectional survey was conducted in 36 District Headquarter Hospitals (DHQs), 89 Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals (THQs), 293 Rural Healt...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore useful Semantic Web technologies and ontology-based applications for digital libraries. It also investigates the perceptions of university librarians and academicians in Pakistan about Semantic Web technologies and their use in digital libraries. Design/methodology/approach An exploratory research...
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Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this study was to explore the essential digital competencies for developing and managing digital libraries. The study identified useful training programs for university librarians to acquire digital competencies. It examined their digital competencies for developing and managing digital libraries in universities of...
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OBJECTIVES: To assess the nurses' attitude and belief toward evidence-based nursing (EBN) practices in tertiary care hospitals of Multan, Pakistan METHODOLOGY: The population comprised of head nurses and charge nurses of the two participating hospitals. The data collected on variables such as age, hours spend on direct patient care, and nurses' at...
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Objectives: To compare the purpose of e-book usage, searching preferences, and type of e-books preferences between the male and female undergraduate medical student. Study Design: Cross sectional study Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted in the four Public Sector Medical Colleges in Southern Punjab, Pakistan from August 2016 to De...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to suggest strategic-based measures for improving the current situation of academic law libraries in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Design/methodology/approach Using a survey method, this study attempted to explore a strategic-based measure for improving academic law libraries in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Data were...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to compare the usage patterns of e-books among the students of social, agricultural, and engineering sciences; demonstrate how e-books are used by students for various purposes; explore the main reasons for using e-books; and uncover the major issues being encountered by students while using e-books in Pakistani...
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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the current status of digital skills of university librarians to work in digital library environment and the possibilities of developing digital libraries in university libraries of Pakistan. Survey research strategy was adopted to conduct this study. The data was collected by using questionnai...
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To compare the barriers (e.g., relating to health information content, efficiency, availability, etc.) that obstruct the health information behavior of primary care physicians (PCPs) in a rural versus non-rural practice setting. A survey was conducted in the Public health facilities of the District of Multan, Pakistan. Primary care physicians (PCPs...
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Purpose This study aims to investigate the annual financial management of university libraries in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Pakistan, and its relationship with Higher Education Commission (HEC) grants to examine libraries’ share. Design/methodology/approach Using survey methods, this study explores the annual budget allocation of w...
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Purpose – The study aims to explore the factors which influence collection development and management in academic libraries. In libraries and information centres, collection development is considered an essential element of the information life cycle. Collection development and management activities do not emanate from a vacuum. Several factors hav...
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This study investigates the challenges for developing and managing digital libraries. It finds out the technical and management challenges faced by LIS professionals when developing digital libraries. Questionnaire based survey was administered to collect data from a purposive sample of university librarians having good knowledge of digital library...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the determinants of academic law libraries’ use, collections and services among the faculty members of the University of Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Design/methodology/approach – Keeping in view the objectives of the study, a survey based on a well-structured questionnaire was designed...
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Background Primary care physicians (PCPs) need a wide range of clinical information (CI) resources to manage their patients. Continued access to these resources in their practice settings provides self-reliance and a better approach towards clinical decision making.Objective To compare the PCPs CI needs and access to CI in rural versus non-rural pr...
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Primary care physicians (PCPs) need a wide range of health information resources to manage their patients. The present study aimed to investigate the barriers that obstruct the health information seeking behavior of primary care physicians in Pakistan from their practice setting. A survey was carried out in 77 basic health units (BHUs), seven rural...
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This study explores the usage of social media by Bachelor of Medicine, and Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (MBBS and BDS) postgraduate students (PGS) at Nishtar Medical College, Multan, Pakistan. It explores the use of social media, student reasons for using social media, the preferred place of use, problems faced in using social...
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The study explored the spell of social media among M.Phil and PhD scholars of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur and Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan. Researchers' usage purposes of five social media were asked. Responses were analyzed quantitatively. Maximum (58%) respondents were highly familiar with social media. Facebook was at the top....
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Job satisfaction is one of the most important factors for establishing a healthy structure and environment in an organization. Job satisfaction among employees has been a significant issue for researchers throughout the world. In Pakistan, it is an emerging area. The present study aimed to understand the job satisfaction of LIS professionals throug...
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This study is aimed to investigate the conservation, restoration and preservation state of manuscripts in Pakistan. The study was conducted on 13 selective institutions of Pakistan, holding MS collections. Through interviews and documentary research the conservation and preservation situations were inquired.
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This study aims to examine the determinants of academic law library use, collection, and services among the law faculty members in Pakistan. A survey was designed and data was collected through a structured questionnaire from the target population in order to achieve objectives of the study. The findings reveal that the majority of faculty members...
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The purpose of this study was to explore the use of internet among the college teachers of district Lodhran including purposes of use, its impact on teaching and learning, usage of internet resources and to identify the problems during using internet. Survey research method has been selected for this study and well-established questionnaire was use...
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The paper probes the challenges for the Pakistan Library Association (PLA) in playing its dynamic role for the development of librarianship in Pakistan. It explores the role of PLA in meeting the standards of library associations in countries with developed librarianship systems. It identifies the professional problems faced by PLA members. The fin...
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This study reports the Internet usage, purposes, difficulties while using internet by the Post Graduate Sstudnets at Nishtar Medical College (NMC), Multan and also identifies the usage of different health related websites and databases to supplement learning by PGS. This study is based on comprehensive literature review and pre-tested questionnaire...
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Digital library resources have radical impact on the changing higher education environment. This study investigated the tendency of using DL including purposes, patterns, use of databases, e-journals and e-books that they use, DL usage places preferences, impact of DL on their teaching and research and the problems faced by faculty members at the I...
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This study reports the results of a survey of 40 paediatricians working in teaching hospitals in Southern Punjab. The survey was undertaken to ascertain how paediatricians keep abreast with current development in their field; their purpose for using internetbased resources, databases and search engines being used more frequently and difficulties be...
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This study aims to investigate the extent of adoption of ICT in 55 Pakistani Public and Private sector University libraries as modern tools of providing effective library services to users in this advanced technology era. Through survey method of research, it was to explore the currant ICT infrastructure; status of ICT adoption; levels of usage and...
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This study surveyed the utilization of resources, services and facilities of the Central Library of the University of Peshawar by the students. The findings reveal that most of the respondents visited the library to study course books, consult reference materials and to retrieve unpublished documents for information needs. Majority of the responden...
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This study was conducted with purpose to explore the elapsed and hidden treasures of Cholistan dessert in South Punjab, Pakistan. It discusses the role of university libraries of South Punjab, museums, Pakistan National library, Pakistan Library Association and HEC, digitization centers and documentation centers. It suggests that grant must be prov...
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This study identifies the information usage pattern of postgraduate students at Nishter Medical College in Multan, Pakistan. It explores the purpose of students’ information seeking, preferred sources of information, level of satisfaction with library resources, library staff, and the problems faced in searching information on the Internet. A quest...
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The successful library services depend mainly on satisfaction level of its users with the relevant library collection, user-centric library services and library staffs’ supportive attitude. This study is based on survey method using questionnaire. It aimed at studying the types of material used for meeting academic and research need, purposes of se...
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This study explores the growing effect of information and communication technology on information usage pattern of the faculty members of Social Science at Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan. The findings show that Internet has become a significance source for the faculty members and researchers as they use internet for education purposes, resear...
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Education is a key element in progress and change. This paper discusses the education practices and librarianship development in Pakistan in historical, present and future perspectives. Pakistan has been struggling to develop an all-encompassing identity since the founding of the state in 1947. The literature shows that education in Pakistan at all...
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This study was conducted to assess the frequency and purposes of the library usage by LIS students at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur. The researcher examined the usage of main library of IUB by students of 2nd & 4th semester of Department of Library and Information Science. Data were collected from 64 respondents through questionnaires. For d...
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In the current changing higher education environment research students need to possess ample skills related to use of computer and different ICTs for education and research purposes. This study aims to investigate the awareness, usage and impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for information, education and research purposes am...
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Library Associations play an important role in the promotion of librarianship as a profession vital to an informed and knowledgeable society. This paper discusses the importance of research in LIS, and considers the role of professional association in recognizing, enabling and promoting a research cul­ture amongst qualified professionals. It shows...
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This study aims to examine the current status; collection; services; use of information technologies, budget and sources of budget in the departmental libraries at University of Peshawar. Questionnaire was distributed among the population of all library professionals working in departmental libraries (N=36, 100%) with the response rate of (N=28, 80...
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This article reports the results of a study of information needs and seeking behavior of the law faculty members in the University of Peshawar and its seventeen affiliated law colleges, Khayber Pakhtookhawa (North Western Frontier Post NWFP, Pakistan). Their preferences regarding various information sources, channels, methods, library use patterns,...
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Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) movement has brought a series of alternative software solutions for almost all categories of software including Operating Systems, Database Systems, Web Servers, Programming Languages, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Graphics, Games, Networking, and System Administration. FOSS Movement has got a major share...
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Introduction “A librarian is a person who looks after the storage and retrieval of information. In a workplace, the librarian is usually a professional who is trained and educated to deal with information in a wide variety of formats and settings” (WordiQ, 2010). Librarian helps users to navigate into the voyage of internet and evaluate information...
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The paper aims to explore different applications of social media for marketing of library and information resources and services. It investigates the respondent's attitude towards the usefulness of social media in marketing of library. A survey research method was administered by using a peer-reviewed and pilot-tested questionnaire. Data were colle...
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Introduction A museum is a repository containing historical records, often unique or unpublished, which are intended for long-term preservation. It is a non-profit organization committed to preserving the historical record of a place, institution, people, activity or thing. Museums, as institutional repositories of natural and cultural heritage, ha...
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ICT is often perceived as a catalyst for change, change in teaching styles, change in learning approaches and in access to information (Watson, 2005). It refers to technologies that provide access to information through telecommunications. Use of ICT has changed our conventional ways of learning and proposes the need to rethink education in terms o...
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Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan South Punjab, Pakistan Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan was established in 1975 by an act of the Punjab Legislative Assembly. To pay tribute to the Great Saint Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya, the name was changed in 1979. The University offers a wide range of programmes: M.A., M.Sc. MBA, M.Com., MCS, M.Phil and P...
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Research is a process of enquiry that draws data from the context in which events occur, in an attempt to describe these occurrences, as a means of determining the process in which events are embedded and the perspectives of those participating in the events, using induction to derive possible explanation based on observed phenomena", Gorman & Clay...
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This article is an attempt to investigate the information needs and seeking behavior of law practitioners at District Bar Association Session Court Bahawalpur. Purposely, it seeks to ascertain the type of information required by the lawyers to meet their specific information needs; their information seeking habits; different information sources use...
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This study aims to investigate the attitudes of students at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan towards learning through the Internet. A structured questionnaire was used for data collection. It was found that a vast majority of the students learnt how to use the Internet by themselves or with the assistance of their friends. The finding...
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This paper explores the role of all kinds of libraries (school, college, university, public and national) in promoting education for peace. This paper investigates how libraries can play their part in peace building in Pakistani society. The methodology is a review of the related literature and informal discussion with educationists, psychologists,...
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This study aimed at finding the trend of social media usage among the students of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB). For this purpose a sample of final year students was taken from the Geography Department. A questionnaire survey was administered to get the response from the students. The questionnaire was containing both open and close en...
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This study identifies patterns of Internet use by faculty members at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur. It investigates purposes for use, Internet resources used, places of use, and the problems faced while using the Internet. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from the faculty members from Faculty of Arts, Sciences, Education,...
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The purpose of this study was to explore and critically examine the present state of affairs regarding the provision of library user education by the university libraries of Pakistan. The study collected data by means of questionnaire, personal observation, and informal discussion with senior library staff members. Literature and Internet sources w...
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This study evaluates the educational and information needs and information-seeking behaviour of the faculty members of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur. Questionnaires and semi-structured interviews were used with one hundred faculty members. One hundred fifty questionnaires were distributed and 100 returned. The data showed that most faculty (...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to assess students-teachers-librarians interpersonal relationships; and to assess student attitudes towards library staff attitudes, library services and user-education programmes in the university libraries of Pakistan. Design/methodology/approach – A multi-disciplinary approach is used. Questionnaires and se...
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The paper reports a case study which was conducted during the doctoral research by the author. It aimed to find out the relevance of user education programme in academic libraries to the teaching and learning process. Data for the study was collected through the questionnaires, interviews with the library user-education specialists, other library s...

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