Bibliometric Analysis of Publications in Nigerian Libraries: 2005-2014
International Journal of Management and Fuzzy Systems
Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2017, Pages: 52-56
Received: May 29, 2017; Accepted: Jun. 20, 2017; Published: Oct. 31, 2017
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Okon Edet Ani, Library Department, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
Eucharia Okwueze, Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
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A ten year bibliometric analyzes was conducted from 2005-2014 to examine patterns of publication in Nigerian Libraries, a frontline national journal in library and information science (LIS) research and publication in Nigeria, published by the Nigerian Library Association (NLA), a professional body of LIS researchers in Nigeria. The objectives of the study were to determine the most productive authors and institutions, extent of research collaboration and trend in keywords/themes/research areas. The results of the study revealed the 7 most productive authors that published in Nigerian Libraries with minimum of 3 papers. In terms of the most productive institutions, the University of Benin, the University of Nigeria, and the University of Ilorin topped the list of the most productive institutions that published in the Nigerian Libraries, while there was a balance between single authorship (50.0%) and joint authorship (collaboration) (50.0%) in published papers. The dominance major keywords/themes/research areas in the study were information technology/information and communication technology, library and information services, and library automation/computerization. The paper concluded that, LIS researchers in Nigeria would in the nearest future join their counterparts in the world to embrace research collaboration. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that, there should be increased funding of LIS research by stakeholders towards increased in productivity among LIS researchers and institutions in Nigeria.
Collaboration, LIS Research, Publication, Productivity, Nigeria
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Okon Edet Ani, Eucharia Okwueze, Bibliometric Analysis of Publications in Nigerian Libraries: 2005-2014, International Journal of Management and Fuzzy Systems. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2017, pp. 52-56. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmfs.20170304.13
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