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Publication date: 7 November 2016

Saturday U. Omeluzor and Gloria O. Oyovwe-Tinuoye

The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of integrated library system (ILS) in academic library operations in Edo and Delta states, Nigeria.

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of integrated library system (ILS) in academic library operations in Edo and Delta states, Nigeria.

Design/methodology/approach

This study adopted a descriptive survey research design. Total enumeration was used since the population consisting 88 academic librarians in Edo and Delta states is not large and was considered appropriate to achieve the purpose of this study. Questionnaire titled “Assessment of adoption and use of Integrated Library Software (ILS) for library service provision in academic libraries in Edo and Delta States, Nigeria” was used. Before the administration of the questionnaire on the respondents, face validity was carried out to test the validity of the questions. The questionnaire was given to experts in the Department of Information Resources Management, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State who validated, resolved defects and modified the questionnaire.

Findings

This study showed that there is a general non-use of ILS in academic libraries in Delta state. Findings revealed that three of the four academic libraries in Edo State adopted library software in their library operations except Ambrose Ali University Library, Ekpoma. Findings further showed that the ILS that were used in academic libraries in Edo State are effective. It also revealed that ILS is effective for accessing books and other library materials, retrieval of materials, bibliographic search and provision of links to external databases. Finding also indicated that among the library software that were used in academic libraries in this study, only Koha ILS has the capacity to link to external databases.

Practical implications

The use of ILS in academic library operation is critical. Its adoption and use to a large extent positively affect the library and its users. Non-adoption and use of ILS in most academic libraries is a setback to delivery of quality library services to clientele.

Originality/value

This study is the first that assessed the adoption and use of ILS in academic libraries is Edo and Delta states. It exposed the level of adoption and utilization of ILS in library operations with a view to encouraging libraries to adopt and use ILS for library services.

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Library Review, vol. 65 no. 8/9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 28 April 2020

Prince Agwu, Uzoma Okoye, Prince Ekoh, Ngozi Chukwu, Chinyere Onalu, Ijeoma Igwe, Paul Onuh, Gift Amadi and George Nche

Sex work migration involves a huge number of females from Nigeria, and has attracted concerns within and across the country. To add to ongoing conversations about…

Abstract

Purpose

Sex work migration involves a huge number of females from Nigeria, and has attracted concerns within and across the country. To add to ongoing conversations about responsible migration, our review underscores the prevalence of sex work migration in Edo State, Nigeria, the drivers and interventions.

Design/methodology/approach

The review adopted exhaustive search terms coined with the aid of “Boolean Operators”. Search terms were entered into several search engines and databases to elicit peer-reviewed and grey literature within sex work migration and human trafficking for commercial sex. An output of 578 studies was recorded with 76 (43 academic papers and 33 grey literature) meeting the inclusion criteria.

Findings

The study acknowledged wide-spread prevalence of sex work migration involving Nigerian females who are largely from Edo State. It achieved a prioritization of the factors that drive sex work migration based on how frequent they were mentioned in reviewed literature: economic (64.4%), cultural (46%), educational (20%), globalization (14.5%) and political factors (13.2%). Several interventions were highlighted together with their several limitations which include funding, absence of grass-roots engagement, dearth of appropriate professionals, corruption, weak political will, among others. A combination of domestic and international interventions was encouraged, and social workers were found to be needful.

Originality/value

Our systematic review is the first on this subject, as none was found throughout our search. It seeks to inform policy measures and programmes, as well as horizontal efforts poised to tackle the rising figures of sex work migrants and attendant consequences in Nigeria.

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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 40 no. 7/8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-333X

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Publication date: 2 June 2020

Simon Ayo Adekunle and Olamitunji Dakare

This study empirically examined and investigated the relationship between sustainable manufacturing practices (SMPs) and performance of table water industry (TWI) in Nigeria.

Abstract

Purpose

This study empirically examined and investigated the relationship between sustainable manufacturing practices (SMPs) and performance of table water industry (TWI) in Nigeria.

Design/methodology/approach

Cross-sectional survey research design was adopted for this study. The population of this study covers all the registered table water firms in Delta and Edo states by National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). Convenience sampling, a nonprobability sampling method, was used in administering the questionnaire to selected table water firms in the two states used for the study. The sample can be considered as experimental group used for the research and analysis. Data collected through questionnaire administration were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used in estimating the research models, through the use of Analysis of Moment Structures (AMOS version 24) software.

Findings

The study found that SMPs are adopted by table water firms registered by NAFDAC. It was also found that sustainable packaging and waste management significantly influence the different dimensions of sustainable performance of table water firms.

Practical implications

The study recommends that table water producers should ensure they consistently adhere to NAFDAC standards after product registration and certification to make the products safe for consumption. Also, NAFDAC should promote a regulatory environment with appropriate incentives to table water firms that consistently comply with stipulated regulations that can promote the sustainability of the environment while any table water firms found engaging in unwholesome activities that can undermine the health status of consumers should be severely sanctioned.

Originality/value

The study provides a comprehensive analysis of sustainability practices in the Nigerian TWI by examining four manufacturing practices and how they impact on sustainability performance of the industry. The study will help to reinforce the need for stakeholders in the TWI to be more environmentally conscious.

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Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, vol. 31 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7835

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Publication date: 1 January 2006

A.B. Agbadudu and F.O. Ogunrin

How hand‐weaving skills got to Nigeria, from where and when, have been tentatively answered in the literature and virtually every ethnic group in the country weaves…

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Purpose

How hand‐weaving skills got to Nigeria, from where and when, have been tentatively answered in the literature and virtually every ethnic group in the country weaves. Aso‐oke fabric has been woven by the Yorubas of Western Nigeria for decades. This study therefore sets out to find possible reasons for the fabric's continued acceptance by Nigerians.

Design/methodology/approach

A sample of 100 respondents taken in Benin City, capital of Edo state, Nigeria was studied by means of field survey tool of questionnaire and the responses to rating scale questions were tested for significance using the “t‐test”.

Findings

The analysis revealed that aso‐oke consumption is being sustained through frequent product modification, and deeply rooted socio‐cultural factors. The fabric appears to be both a style and a fashion.

Practical implications

In spite of its long‐standing popularity, aso‐oke has a number of negative attributes. Specifically, consumers would be more satisfied if weavers employ only color‐fast yarns in weaving, and produce lighter‐weight aso‐oke fabrics that suit all purposes and are also shrinkage‐resistant.

Originality/value

The unique contribution of this paper is its emphasis on the consumption of aso‐oke fabric. Previous studies focused on the weaving aspect: weaving technology, weavers' ingenuity and skills, and the history of cloth weaving in Nigeria. A few of these studies examined the cultural uses of particular motifs of the fabric.

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Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management: An International Journal, vol. 10 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-2026

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Publication date: 20 November 2020

Chinedu Obi, Fabio Bartolini and Marijke D’Haese

This paper aims to explore the connectivity between social media use, access to migrant networks, information asymmetry and migration intentions.

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Purpose

This paper aims to explore the connectivity between social media use, access to migrant networks, information asymmetry and migration intentions.

Design/methodology/approach

The study was conducted using data from individuals living in Nigeria and analysed with a generalized structural equation model, which is rare for this kind of research.

Findings

The authors find a dual mediating role of the social media and the migrant networks in facilitating migration, i.e. reducing the threshold cost required to migrate and introducing a bias in terms of information asymmetry. While social media and access to migrant networks directly increase migration intentions, this changes when incomplete information is provided. People who use social media and their migrant networks for information are more likely to have information about destination countries than information on the transit risk.

Social implications

The study adds valuable insights for designing awareness campaigns aimed at reducing irregular migration.

Originality/value

This study contributes to the understanding of the intersection of migration and digitalization

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Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2398-5038

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Publication date: 1 March 2003

Esharenana E. Adomi

This article surveys university library users’ attitudes towards overdue fines. Users of the libraries of the University of Benin, Benin City, and Delta State University…

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This article surveys university library users’ attitudes towards overdue fines. Users of the libraries of the University of Benin, Benin City, and Delta State University, Abraka, both in Nigeria, were used as subjects for the study. A total of 143 users who responded to a questionnaire participated in the study. Frequency counts, percentages and t‐test statistic were used to analyze data. Findings revealed the users’ opinions and feelings about overdue fines. No significant difference was found between either university library with respect to their users’ attitude toward overdue fines. Neither was any discovered in attitude between genders. This paper makes recommendations that can help libraries boost the collection of overdue fines.

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The Bottom Line, vol. 16 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0888-045X

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Publication date: 16 November 2015

Dubem I. Ikediashi and Stephen O. Ogunlana

The purpose of this paper is to extend the body of knowledge on healthcare facilities management (FM) by investigating the risks associated with outsourcing of FM services…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to extend the body of knowledge on healthcare facilities management (FM) by investigating the risks associated with outsourcing of FM services in hospitals.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper relied on two strands of methodology common with pragmatic research. Questionnaire survey (QS) used data from 208 respondents representing ten hospitals while three out of the ten hospitals involved in the QS were selected based on their willingness to enter the case study (CS) interview. Data collected were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics for QS and using narrative techniques by discussing themes, sub-themes for the CS.

Findings

Findings established 24 out of the 35 risk factors as critical, four factors as somehow critical, and five factors as not critical. Besides, nine risk factors were found to be significantly loaded on the five risk categories. The rank analysis also revealed that the top five critical risk factors are: inexperience and lack of requisite skills; possibility of fraud by vendor; financial failure of chosen vendor; vendor opportunism; and fall in morale of employees.

Originality/value

The study provides an unambiguous contribution to exiting body of knowledge on outsourcing risks as it relates to healthcare FM. It reinforces the theory that risks exist in any form of relationship but developed a distinct body of factors associated with outsourcing of FM services particularly from the context of Nigeria’s public healthcare sector.

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Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. 22 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0969-9988

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Article
Publication date: 1 December 2005

Andrew Ogheneruemu Itedjere

To identify a possible method of generating funds from an academic library's registered users.

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Purpose

To identify a possible method of generating funds from an academic library's registered users.

Design/methodology/approach

Focusing on the Delta State University Library, a study was conducted to determine whether the recent introduction of a library registration fee adversely affected the use of the library, and whether it would be a source of additional revenue for the library.

Findings

Library use did not decrease on the imposition of the library registration fee. While all students do not register to use the library – or pay the fee – the registration mechanism helps staff generate money to pay for additional services, and helps to maintain usage of the library to its capacity to serve users.

Originality/value

This study shows that the implementation of library registration fees did not cause user registration to diminish. In fact, it has continued to increase.

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The Bottom Line, vol. 18 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0888-045X

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Publication date: 1 June 2005

Oghenevwogaga Benson Adogbeji and Esharenana E. Adomi

The study reports on the decision to go forward with plans for library automation, and its details, including the number of computers/their capacity, the networking…

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Purpose

The study reports on the decision to go forward with plans for library automation, and its details, including the number of computers/their capacity, the networking pattern used in the automation of the Delta State library and the operating systems. A review of the library software currently in use – X‐LIB, and the general features of the software, the required training in general computer application and how to use the X‐LIB, and handle data entry and retrospective conversion is covered. The article also speculates about the future plan of the library and the constraints it may experience due to the automation plan.

Design/methodology/approach

The work was based on the report/experience of the Delta State University library in implementing automation with the use of X‐LIB. The researcher adopted a descriptive method to reveal the state of automation of the university library and the experience to date. This is a descriptive case study about implementation of X‐LIB software.

Findings

Automation requires intensive staff training and forces future planning for subsequent phases and developments. Research limitations/implications The obvious implications are scale and financial resources, staff development and how far in the future a library wants to stage this phase of implementation. Many libraries already have invested in this process and refined it but in cases like this institution, library automation is still young.

Practical Implications

Useful, practical insights based on local experience is what is described.

Value

As a case study other libraries considering this product or going in this direction will find this submission of interest.

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 22 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 1 December 1996

Udo Nwokocha

Traces the development of library schools in Nigeria since the Ibadan School began the training of librarians locally in 1960, and observes that the trend is towards…

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Traces the development of library schools in Nigeria since the Ibadan School began the training of librarians locally in 1960, and observes that the trend is towards training at the undergraduate level for a Bachelor’s degree. Examines the local conditions which have made the Bachelor’s degree programmes become most common and consequently generally accepted in Nigeria as the first professional qualification. Disagrees with the suggestion that librarians should only be trained at the postgraduate level. Notes the confusion in the admission and duration of the MLS programmes and suggests that non‐BLS graduates in Nigeria should spend more time on the MLS to learn more.

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Librarian Career Development, vol. 4 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-0810

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