Journal of Information Management and Library Studies <p><strong>Welcome to Journal of Information Management and Library Studies</strong></p> <p><strong>The Journal of Information Management and Library Studies</strong> is an annual refereed open access Publication of Department of Library and Information Technology, Khushal Khan Khattak University Karak, KPK - Pakistan that focuses to target library practitioners, information managers, academicians, and researchers. The journal aims to publish the most modern-day research papers on library management, emerging LIS issues, innovations, developments and latest research.</p> <p>The journal is more specific to publish research articles, reports, and case studies on information and library management, information and digital literacy, library anxiety, big data analytics, collection development and management, LIS research and other relevant topics.</p> <p><strong>Journal of Information Management and Library Studies </strong>publishes only original research works that are not published elsewhere with any publishing agency/avenue/organization. All the submitted research papers must adopts the ethics and policy of the<strong> Journal of Information Management and Library Studies.</strong></p> <p><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; display: inline !important; float: none;"> </span></p> <p> </p> en-US (Dr. Saeed Ullah Jan) (Web Administrator) Tue, 23 Mar 2021 07:26:32 +0000 OJS 60 Research Activities of Library and Information Science Professionals in Pakistan <p>The main objective of this study is to determine to what extent LIS (library and information science) professionals read, conduct, and apply relevant research by examining their research activities and attitudes. The members of the three major LIS professional organizations known as PLA (Pakistan Library Association), PLWO-KP (Pakistan Library Welfare Organization- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Branch), and PUCLA (Peshawar University Campus Librarians Association) were the targeted population for this study. The questionnaire was designed using a Google Survey form to collect data for the pilot and final study. Lack of understanding about research activities, non-availability of research journals, and non-applicability of research output in libraries by LIS professionals are the major findings of the study. Systematic research and evidence-based training, launching research journals, and consulting donor agencies for fundraising are key components that could be utilized to enhance Pakistan's research activities.</p> Dr. Teresa S. Welsh, Dr. Saeed Ullah Jan, Abid Hussain, Muhammad Ibrahim Copyright (c) 2020 KKKUK Tue, 23 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0000 University of Peshawar, Pakistan; Bibliometric Evaluation of Research Productivity <p><strong><em>Background:</em></strong><em> University of Peshawar (UoP) is the first university established after the creation of Pakistan. The aim of this study is to present the bibliometric&nbsp;</em><em>attributes of documents produced by the researchers of the University of Peshawar as reflected in the Elsevier’s Scopus database. <strong>Methodology:</strong> A retrospective study was carried out on publications output of the UoP till date of December 31st, 2019. The data of bibliographic records of UoP have been extracted from Elsevier’s Scopus database. The data have been analyzed </em><em>to determine the bibliometric indicators of chronological growth of publications, distribution of publications by subject areas, the preferred source&nbsp;</em><em>of publications/journals, authorship patterns, collaborating research organizations, and countries. Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet has been used for the&nbsp;</em><em>calculation of frequency and graphic presentations of findings. Microsoft Excel </em><em>correlation formula has been used to determine the correlation between authorship patterns and the number of citations. <strong>Results:</strong> A total of 4,820documents were retrieved from 1957 to 2019. These documents received 57,212 citations with an average of 11.87 citations per document. The maximum&nbsp;</em><em>research has been produced on the subject of chemistry, and the Journal of the&nbsp;</em><em>Chemical Society of Pakistan found a most preferred journal. The bulk of papers&nbsp;</em><em>have been written by four-author pattern and the highest number of citations were received by the publications having more than nine authors. The majority&nbsp;</em><em>of research collaboration was done with the researchers of Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan. The analysis of research collaboration by country showed&nbsp;</em><em>that China has been a top preference for the authors of UoP, followed by the United </em><em>States, United Kingdom, and Saudi Arabia. <strong>Conclusion:</strong> The success of university education is to cultivate the ability among the students to transform the conceptual knowledge into sustainable technology for the betterment of </em><em>society. The faculty and students of the UoP have been striving hard to get excellence through innovative research and actively involved in research collaboration, nationally and internationally. The remarkable research growth </em><em>has been recorded during the last decade.</em></p> Ikram Ul Haq Copyright (c) 2020 KKKUK Tue, 23 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Application of 4 Ps of Marketing Mix in Library and Information Services at Public Sector University Libraries of Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan <p>The specific purpose of this research study is to analyze the response of the users towards promotion, Price Place, and Product of marketing mix at public sector university libraries of Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan. To achieve the objectives of the study, the opinions of the users (officers, faculty members, and students, faculty members) of the three universities in Jamshoro were recorded. Those Universities include Mehran University of Engineering and Technology; Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences and the University of Sindh. A survey method was used to carry out the study. A total of 240 questionnaires were distributed, and the response rate was (100%). The data was collected through a physical visit of the three universities. It was revealed that the majority of the respondents showed a mixed response towards information services and the 4 Ps of marketing in libraries at the three universities. The analyses of the four Ps of marketing mix show that it helps libraries to develop and promote existing and new information resources and services. It is also pointed out that proper place is assigned and trained library personnel be deputed to provide information/referral services. It was also pointed out that signs, symbols, handouts, library brochures and library tours, guides, demos should be adopted to increase the use of the information services and resources of the libraries under study.</p> Dr. Muhammad Akhtar Rind, Dr. Abdul Jaleel Mirjat Copyright (c) 2020 KKKUK Tue, 23 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0000 PUTAJ- Humanities and Social Sciences: A Ten Years Bibliometric Analysis <p><em>The Peshawar University Teachers Association Journal (PUTAJ) is an HEC recognized journal published by the University of Peshawar since 1993/94. This study examined 276 articles published in PUTAJ-Humanities and Social Sciences during 2007-2016 in its 10 volumes and 13 issues using bibliometric analysis. For this purpose, standard bibliometric features including authorship patterns with the amount of productivity, organizational affiliation, collaboration, and country of origin were analyzed. In addition, the topics and year-wise distribution of articles, number of citations appended, and the number of pages per article published in the journal were also analyzed. </em><em>For determining the subject of the articles the keywords given in the abstracts of the articles were used. The data was collected directly from the articles and entered into a database that was formed in MS-Access. The reports were generated with the help of a database according to the objectives of the study and then the data were transferred to MS-Excel for calculating percentages. </em><em>The findings revealed that the majority of authors (65.58%) contributed one paper in PUTAJ-Humanities and Social Sciences either individually or in collaboration. The number of multi-authored papers was high with 216 (78.24%) papers out of 276. The researcher from the University of Peshawar published the maximum number of papers (67.78%). The highest number (99%) of authors belonged to Pakistan. In foreign contributions authors from Malaysia were on the top of the list with 0.45 percent, followed by authors from Canada with 0.15 percent. Education, English, Economics, Psychology, and Library and Information Science </em><em>were the most main subjects of Humanities and Social Sciences in which articles have been published with a total of 53.23 percent. Approximately 28 articles have been published per year.</em></p> Dr. Sajjad Ahmad, Dr. Shehzad Ahmad, Mr. Rehmat Elahi Copyright (c) 2020 KKKUK Tue, 23 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Exploring the News Seeking Behavior of Under Graduate Students, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan <p><strong><em>Purpose of the Study</em></strong><em>: This study explores the news seeking behavior of undergraduate students enrolled in BS programs in Peshawar, Pakistan. <strong>Methodology</strong>: The quantitative research method was adopted while using a questionnaire as a data collection tool. A total of 358 copies of the questionnaire were distributed among undergraduates’ students non-randomly, studying in the five different famous colleges of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa these are; (Edwardes, Islamia, Science Superior, Government College, and Jinnah College for women), which have been selected purposefully in KP. All questionnaires were received back but only two were found unusable. The overall response rate of the study was 99.4% percent. <strong>Findings/Data Analysis</strong>: The data were collected and entered into SPSS after coding. It was analyzed and the inferences were drawn. Most participants accessed various kinds of news from a variety of sources, although participants had individual preferences for their sources of news. <strong>Conclusions:</strong> The results of this study can be used to provide remarkable insights into the news seeking of undergraduates in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and also give the important sources and facilities available to undergraduates for seeking news in an academic environment. Furthermore, these results of the study can be used to improve the newsgathering of the students at the graduate level.</em></p> Dr. Shehzad Ahmad, Dr. Sajjad Ahmad Copyright (c) 2020 KKKUK Tue, 23 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0000