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- ItemOpen Access2014/2015 Pre-Convocation News Conference Address by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rahamon A. Bello, FAEng(2016-02-24) Bello, R.AFull papers attached.
- ItemOpen AccessA study of knowledge creation mechanism in Nigerian University Libraries from Nonaka's perspective(National Library of Nigeria, 2023-06) Adewuyi, O.W.The paper investigates knowledge creation mechanism in Nigerian university libraries, using self-developed, pre-tested and validated copiesof a questionnaire as instrument of study. The purpose of the study was to provide the guidelines to managers in Nigerian university librariesin order to enhanceknowledge creation initiative. The study revealed that all the four methods of knowledge creation propounded by Nonaka were contributing to the knowledge creation, though at different degrees with socialization havingthe highest mean scorewhile internalization has the least mean score and this implied that knowledge sharing among employees in the studied university libraries is very remarkable. The result of the study further confirmed that knowledge creation in Nigerian university libraries was very high as at the time of this study. Based on these findings, the paper recommended that managers in Nigerian university libraries should create strategies forproper documentationand retrievalof official documents, continuous promotion offriendly environmentthrough which socialization can be made stronger for further knowledge sharing that may lead to knowledge creation in the workplace.
- ItemOpen AccessAbout Crawling Scheduling Problems.(CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2017-09) Pechnikov, A.A; Chernobrovkin, D.I; Nwohiri, A.MThis paper investigates the task of scheduling jobs across several servers in a software system similar to the Enterprise Desktop Grid. One of the features of this system is that it has a specific area of action –collects outbound hyperlinks for a given set of websites. The target set is scanned continuously (and regularly) at certain time intervals. Data obtained from previous scans are used to construct the next scanning task for the purpose of enhancing efficiency (shortening the scanning time in this case). A mathematical model for minimizing the scanning time for a batch mode is constructed; an approximate algorithm for the solution of the model is proposed. A series of experiments are carried out in a real software system. The results obtained from the experiments enabled to compare the proposed batch mode with the known round robin mode. This revealed the advantagesand disadvantages of the batch mode
- ItemOpen AccessAbstracts Of International Conference And ExhibitionN On Obesity & Weight Management(2012-12-05) Bolajoko, A.; Ogbo, P.UObesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus constitute major public health issues in modern societies worldwide. They have been linked in several ways. Obesity is involved in the pathologic process that culminates in the development of type 2 diabetes. The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of obesity in known type 2 diabetic patients and also to determine the presence of comorbidities associated with these two conditions. The study was carried out at Lagos University Teaching hospital and was designed as a retrospective review of the medical records of type 2 diabetic patients undergoing treatment at the Hospital for the year 2011. Seventy six case notes were accessed. Out of the 76 case notes only 63 were used in analysis. Assessment included weight, height, age, sex, comorbidities present, genetic factors and duration of diabetes. Forty six patients (73%) were either obese (34.9%) or overweight (38.1%) while 23.8% were of normal weight. The majority of diabetic patients were in the age groups 50-59 and 60-69. Average BMI for obese and overweight patients were 32.73+ 3.73 and 26.61+ 1.88 respectfully. Comorbidities such as hypertension, dyslipidaemia, retinopathy, neuropathy, renal impairment and ulcer were found present. The study revealed high prevalence of obesity/overweight among the diabetic patients. Hypertension and retinopathy were common in these patients. Health care professionals should encourage patients to adopt preventive measures or life style that will lead to weight loss as weight loss by 5% is enough to reduce the incidence of comorbidities which affect mortality and morbidity.
- ItemOpen AccessAbuse of Office and Neglect of Duty: Ethical Issues in Staff-Student Relations.(2003-07) Bammeke, FThis paper argues that a close analysis of staff-student relations within institutions of higher learning shows that rather than both parties upholding the ethics guiding their institutions, or justifying the confidence reposed in them, some of them exhibit behaviour capable of undermining the merit system and questioning the rationale of the institutions' claim to the production and preservation of knowledge. The paper suggests that a commitment to core ethical values can help individuals in their relationship with others and ultimately help institutions to uphold values which are central to their continued relevance.
- ItemOpen AccessAcademia-Government- Industry Relations: A Case for the Engineering Discipline in Nigeria(2002-09-23) Ajayi, TNigeria has for long been a developing nation without much progress. An observation of some of the countries of the world reveals a strong interplay between the quality of engineering education and the technological advancement of such country. This paper succinctly examines the practice of engineering education in Nigeria and shows that not much attention is given to the various components that make for quality engineering education. There is the need for academia - the trainer of the manpower for technological advancement, and industry - the user of such manpower, to come together in an interactive partnership. It is the synergy achieved by such interaction that technologically advances a country. The government has been identified as the facilitator of such a partnership and the engineering professional body as the umbrella under which all three - academia, government and industry can meet and strategize.
- ItemOpen AccessAcademia-Government-Industry Relations: a Case for the Engineering Discipline in Nigeria(2002-09-23) Ajayi, ToluNigeria has for long been a developing nation without much progress. An observation of some of the countries of the world reveals a strong interplay between the quality of engineering education and the technological advancement of such country.This paper succinctly examines the practice of engineering education in Nigeria and shows that not much attention is given to the various components that make for quality engineering education. There is the need for academia - the trainer of the manpower for technological advancement, and industry - the user of such manpower, to come together in an advancement, and industry - the user of such manpower, to come together interactive partnership. It is the synergy achieved by such interaction that technologically a country. The government has been identified as the facilitator of such a partnership and the engineering professional body as the umbrella under which all three academia government and industry can meet and strategize.
- ItemOpen AccessAccess to and Use of Reproductive Health Information among in-School Adolescent Girls in Lagos State, Nigeria(2010) Nwalo, K.I.N; Anasi, S.NObjective: This study investigated access to and use of reproductive health information among in-school adolescent girls in Lagos State, Nigeria. Design: Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. Setting: The study sample consisted of 1,800 girls randomly selected from18 public senior secondary schools in Lagos State. Method: Data were collected with a questionnaire. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used for data analysis. Result: Parents are the most accessible source of reproductive health information while the Internet is the least accessible. More than 50 per cent of the respondents do not use reproductive health-related information regularly. There is no statistically-significant difference in access to and use of reproductive health information among girls in single sex and co-educational schools in Lagos State, Nigeria. Conclusion: The National Comprehensive Sexuality Education Curriculum should be implemented in all the secondary schools in Lagos State and elsewhere in Nigeria. Access to and use of reproductive health information should be promoted through regular workshops, seminars, symposia, lectures and talks for parents, teachers, and students.
- ItemOpen AccessAccess to and uses of social networking technologies for enhancing teaching engagement of library and information science lecturers in Nigerian Universities(Nigerian Library Link, 2021) Okiki, O.C.; Gbemi-Ogunleye, P.F.This study investigated the access and use of social networking technologies in enhancing Library and Information Science faculty members' teaching activities in South-West Nigeria. Social networking technologies have created new opportunities and challenges for faculty members and learners. Social networking technologies have become the driving force in expanding learning. This study employed a descriptive research design. The total enumeration sampling technique selected thirty-seven (37) lecturers in the Department of Library and Information Science of the selected universities in the South West of Nigeria. The findings show that the major social networking technologies avairable and accessible to LIS faculty members in selected universities were Facebook, YouTube, Google Plus & Meet, Whatsapp, Zoom, Twitter, Linkedln, and blogs. Also, the findings revealed that social networking technologies enable faculty members to teach students online, enhance productivity in research and bridge the communication gaps between faculty members and students. Based findings, the recommendation was to encourage social ne rking n Nigerian tertiary institutions by providing subsidised internet access to - members.
- ItemOpen AccessAccess to Drug Information Sources among Healthcare Professionals in Lagos State, Nigeria: an Exploratory Study(2017) Anasi, S.N; Lawal, F.O; Grant, E.OQuality of healthcare in developing countries (1). The World Health Organization's framework for action on strengthening health system also underscores the fact that information is the first building block of an effective health system (2). Access to precise and appropriate drug information (DI) by healthcare professionals, patients and the public is crucial to ensuring optimization of therapy (3). Consequently, the provision of adequate DI will help in improving patient outcome, reducing medication errors and related healthcare costs (4). Although access to high quality information is essential for good health, in most resource-poor countries many healthcare professionals, health organizations and the public still lack reliable and relevant DI and this is a major contributor to avoidable morbidity and mortality (5). The paucity of up-to-date evidence-based medicines information is a chronic feature amongst healthcare providers in sub-Saharan Africa (6). This poses a huge challenge for healthcare workers in Nigeria. In tackling this challenge, healthcare professionals in Nigeria need access to reliable, appropriate and unbiased DI whilst optimizing individual drug therapy. A number of studies have been conducted in developed and developing countries on information seeking behavior of health care professionals (7-10). These studies revealed that health care professionals seek information actively from diverse resources to guide their professional practice.
- ItemOpen AccessAccess to Information Resource and Opportunities for Social In inclusiveness: Perceptions of Visually Impaired Students of Higher Education Institutions in Lagos, Nigeria(Gateway Information Journal, 2019) Okiki, O.C; Okonji, P.EThe challenges of access to educational resources (including print information resource, and learning materials) and the problems of social inclusion facing visually impaired students are well documented. The aim of this study is to explore the scope of such challenges among visually impaired students from their perspectives in order to grasp an in-depth understanding of how visually impaired students experience education. This study employed a qualitative research approach; interviewing 20 visually impaired students who attended higher education institutions and were present at a workshop organised for blind and partially sighted individuals. The students were aged between 19 and 45. Their visual impairment conditions ranged from partial sight to total blindness. They were interviewed using unstructured open-ended questions exploring their perceptions of information access as well as inclusion. The interviews were transcribed verbatim and a thematic analysis conducted using Nvivo (version 12). The four main themes that emerged included: Access to lecture notes, Access to published books and print materials, having a sense of inclusion, and possible solutions. Results showed that the participants generally felt that strategies and interventions for access to information have not been carefully considered. A negative cycle of exclusion was also identified based on discrepancies with access to opportunities appertaining to them and to their sighted peers. Recommendations to tackle the negative feelings of social exclusion, as well as challenges to equal access to information and educational resources, are discussed.
- ItemOpen AccessAccessing special collections during the COVID-19 pandemic in university libraries in Nigeria(Sage Journals, 2023-02) Omeluzor, S.U; Gbemi-Ogunleye, P.F.; Alarape, A.A; Bello, LThe accessibility of special collections during the COVID-19 pandemic was a matter of concern for libraries and their users due to the specific nature of special collections compared to other information sources in libraries. This study therefore investigated the accessibility of special collections in university libraries in the South South zone of Nigeria during the COVID-19 pandemic. The population of the study included 233 librarians in federal, state and private universities in the zone. The study adopted an online questionnaire and there was a total of 197 respondents. The findings show that special collections were accessible to library users through library websites, institutional repositories, CD-ROMs and flash drives during the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. The study reveals some of the challenges affecting the accessibility of special collections during the COVID-19 pandemic in university libraries in Nigeria and recommends ways of enhancing the accessibility of special collections during a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
- ItemOpen AccessAccounting and Accountability in the oil and Financial Sectors.(2012-06-14) Ajibolade, S.O.
- ItemOpen AccessAccounting And Postgraduate Management Education.(2001-05-22) Ajibolade, S.O.
- ItemOpen AccessAcquisition, Management, Use and Prospect of Grey Literature in University Libraries of Developing Countries(2005-01) Adegboye, O.A; Ogunrewo, J.OThis paper gave an exposition on the definition of grey literature as those categories of literature which are issued mainly for information purposes and are not commonly controlled by commercial publishing interest. It also attempted all extensive description of what constitute grey literature with a view to bringing out their various characteristics. The work further gave a general overview of the rule (4 grey literature. Among other factors, they serve as good complements of published literature even though their significance have not been brought to the lime light as other published resources in university libraries. The sources of grey literature were identified as those that were unpublished and were not acquired through: normal book trade channels. Methods of acquisitions by practice in university libraries were mainly through direct purchase from the creating agencies as well as through gifts and exchanges programmes among the creators and the university libraries. Also, the management of grey literature vary from library to library and there was not yet evolved a standardized method of maintenance especially in the areas of cataloguing and classification. There was evidence that grey literature were being put into use but quite a lot of current awareness was still needed for optimum maximization of use of these resources. Problems facing the prospects of grey literature were also highlighted and recommendations were also made towards boosting prospects of grey Literature.
- ItemOpen AccessAn adaptive sampling procedure for estimating heavy metal pollutants of ground water from soil(2008) Adeleke, I. A; Okafor, R; Esan, E. O; Opara, A. I; Olayinka, O. K; Oyeyiola, A. OWe consider an adaptive cluster sampling procedure for assessment of contaminant risk to ground water from soil at Owode-Onirin, Lagos, Nigeria. This method provides a more efficient way of sampling sparse but highly clustered population, and exploits the advantage of spatial clustered population to yield more efficient estimates of the concentrations of heavy metals pollutants of ground water from soil. A model-assisted estimation approach that incorporates models into the design-based estimation frame work was considered.
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- ItemOpen AccessAddress of the Vice- Chancellor, Professor Rahamon A. Bello, FAEng at the Congregation Meeting(2014-07-16) Bello, R.AFull papers attached.
- ItemOpen AccessAddress of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin, Ogundipe, FAS at the 50th (2018) Convocation Ceremonies of the University of Lagos, Nigeria(University of Lagos Press and Bookshop, 2019-04-03) Ogundipe, O.T.Full texts attached
- ItemOpen AccessAddress of the Vice-Chancellor Professor Rahamon A. Bello at the December, 2013 Convocation Ceremony(2013-12-11) Bello, R.AFull paper attached.