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In-house indexing of periodical literature : a study of university libraries in Kenya

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dc.contributor.advisor Onyancha, O.B.
dc.contributor.advisor Burger, M.
dc.contributor.author Matanji, Peter Hezron Marisia
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-12T10:02:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-12T10:02:43Z
dc.date.issued 2012-03
dc.identifier.citation Matanji, Peter Hezron Marisia (2012) In-house indexing of periodical literature : a study of university libraries in Kenya, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/5802> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/5802
dc.description.abstract The present study investigated identification, access and usage of periodicals in university libraries in Kenya, with a view of recommending a tool for assisting users to identify information. Using questionnaires completed by 316 university library users and 27 librarians, backed with participant observations, document analysis as well as interviews, it was found that usage of periodicals was low as most users browse through periodicals to identify information, a method that is not effective. In-house indexing was investigated and found to be an effective tool in facilitating access to relevant information. The study recommends establishment of in-house indexing programs and databases in university libraries; formulation of consistent indexing policies to achieve quality indexing; and that indexing should be focused on both content and user requirements by specifying points- of- view, and study methodologies to enhance retrieval of relevant information. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 247 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Periodicals indexing en
dc.subject Periodical literature en
dc.subject Information access en
dc.subject In-house indexing en
dc.subject.ddc 023.5
dc.subject.lcsh Indexing
dc.subject.lcsh Indexing in literature
dc.subject.lcsh Periodicals -- Indexes
dc.subject.lcsh Academic libraries -- Kenya -- Quality control
dc.title In-house indexing of periodical literature : a study of university libraries in Kenya en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Information Science
dc.description.degree M. A. (Information Science)


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