Tag Archives: Institution

Building Institutional Repository: Knowledge Management, Content, Understanding of Key Issues and the Librarians Role (Published)

Institutional Repositories (IRs) are increasingly becoming crucial library resources, and more use of digitized material is fundamental in building sustainable IRs. With a series of universities and research sites distributed throughout the continent, a lot of researchwhich requires preservation is obviously carried out in the institutions. However, a majority of the research generated from these institutions ends up in various libraries which are hardly accessed by learners. As such, many African scholars rely greatly on information from developed nations and reduce Africa to just a consumer of information, rather than a source, hence building an accessible IR allows the display of the works of scholars to the broader community and considerably assists in the advancement of an institution and its outreach. The successful establishment of an institutional repository needs careful arrangements and enthusiasm from the entire institutional community such as students, faculty members and academic staff.  Critical decisions have to be made before making any designs and redesigns on IRs such as the funds, staff, technology, metadata, content, building operations and successful management and running of the IRs. This paper explores knowledge management in terms of software and the evolution of how knowledge is managed, the inclusion process of content through structured content organization and modular content publishing, issues of IRs in Nigerian Universities, and the roles of the librarian in building institutional repositories.

Keywords: Academic, Digital, Institution, Nigeria, librarian, repository

An Institutionalist Political Economy of Privatization in Nigeria: A Case Study of Delta Steel Company, Aladja, Delta State, Nigeria (Published)

Nigeria’s neo-liberal reform and privatization programme of State Owned Enterprises promoted toward industrialization failed because they were prematurely privatized under a dysfunctional state and controlled by extractive political institution whose agenda is to secure rent. Public firm is a product that must evolve through the Product life cycle stages and can only be privatized at maturity stage where the firm has outgrown threats from market externalities. The objective of this study is to establish the high failure pattern associated within the product life cycle timeframe template that cut across privatized firms in Nigeria, using DSC as a case study.  The study adopted Focus Group Study as methodology and Institutionalist Political Economy (IPE) serves as theoretical framework to justify state- market relationship captured in developmental crisis. Successful privatization requires building strong political and bureaucratic (regulatory) institutions that are democratic, inclusive, observe corporate governance (rule of law), accountable and responsible

Keywords: Industrialization, Institution, Neo-liberal reform, Privatization and Rent Seeking

The Degree of Commitment of the Higher Education Institutions in Jordan to the Strategic Planning Standards (Published)

The main purpose of the present study is to identify the importance of strategic planning, the strategic planning standards and the obstacles against the commitment to strategic planning in the higher education institutions. Thereafter, to shed light on the degree of commitment of the higher education institutions in Jordan to the strategic planning standards. The study has produced a cluster of results and recommendations, the most significant of which is that the higher education institutions in Jordan are highly committed to the strategic planning standards. The researcher also recommends conducting more spaced out studies on all the educational institutions in Jordan to specify the best strategies used in those institutions to be generalized on the rest of the educational institutions.

Keywords: Degree of Commitment, Higher Education, Institution, Jordan, Strategic Planning


The development of industry plantation forestry (FTI) having done in Indonesia has shown the real result but also has some problem. It is not only management of plantation forestry that also gives the success. The group of society has been directed to produce the wood and the group of industry community in wood handicraft which initially when the activity is done individually it has not organization to build the wood factory for investment and to make the institution so he owner of capital is easy to have the partnership to build the wood factory with industry plantation forestry timer as raw materials. Involvement in the factory is expected directly or indirectly to help and need a technical counseling. The group of society and other wood craft can be supported to make cooperation in wood business.

Keywords: HTI, Institution, Partnership, worker of worker wood, worker wood