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Chapter 1
INTRODUCTION
Rationale
Information is produced every now and then across the globe, as
a result of scientific, academic and industrial research. This new
information is communicated to the users through scientific publications.
This has led to the growth of literature. Along with the exponential
growth of literature the interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary nature and
specialization in research have posed many problems both to the
information seekers as well as information providers (Devi and Sankar,
2014).
Citation analysis deals with the frequency and pattern of citation
(Rubin, 2010). It is references in one text to another text, with
information on where that text can be found and useful for
understanding subject relationships, author effectiveness, publication
trends (Chikate and Patil 2008).Librarians have used citation count to
study the adequacy of collection of information materials (Devi and
Sankar, 2014). In fact, studying references cited by your faculty's
publications or your students' papers shows you the types of sources
most commonly used and valued locally in their disciplines (Curtis
2005).Among the information cited that can be revealed by citation
analysis studies is identification of which a given in discipline and why
items are cited (Rubin, 2004). However, identifying cited-references in

books and other sources has been a perennial problem in research


(Piotrowski, 2013).
Several studies conducted on citation analysis in different field of
knowledge. In the study conducted by Watkins and Gunapala (2013)
reported that facilitating access to journals for a multidisciplinary field of
study requires an understanding of the literature used by those
researchers. In addition Bigdeli, Morteza, and Gholam (2013) revealed
that authors tend to use a small number of journals to retrieve the
majority of their required information, while a small amount of their
information needs come from a wide variety of journals. Furthermore,
Ketzler and Zimmermann (2013) studied the citation analysis of the
research output of the German economic research institutes and found
that the potential citations predicted by the best model lead to different
rankings across the institutes than current citations indicating structural
change. Likewise, the most reliable way to know the contribution of
research to the world knowledgebase is through publication and citation
data. It was found that electronic format was preferred to the printed
format from 2001 through 2006. Journal articles are used (cited) the
most, followed by books and other documents like proceedings and
reports (Anilkumar and Rajaram, 2013).
In the Philippines, citation analysis was used to compare the
extent of Philippine literature cited by Philippine authors publishing
internationally and nationally, and by Philippine scientists collaborating

with the nationals of other countries and those not collaborating.


Philippine scientists tend to cite more Philippine literature when they
publish in a major national journal than they do when they publish
internationally. However, findings on whether Philippine scientists are
less likely to cite Philippine literature when collaborating with other
nationals is inconclusive. These results must be viewed cautiously
because only one national journal was included in the study. Philippine
scientists publish in a wide range of journals emanating from a wide
range of countries but they contribute very little to the high impact
journals as measured by citation. Thus, the Philippines makes a
relatively small contribution to world science (Diluvio, 1989).
With these aforementioned studies, the researcher is interested
to describe the conceptualization of the Masters theses in Library
Science of the University of Mindanao, and compiling an abstract
bibliography, hence, this research needs to be undertaken.
Research Objectives
The purpose of this study is to describe the conceptualization of
the Masters theses in Library Science of the University of Mindanao,
and compiling an abstract bibliography; specifically this study sought to
answer the following objectives:
1. To determine the profile of MLIS Theses in terms of:
1.1 Year

1.2 Number of outputs


1.3 Program
1.4Publications
1.5 Presentation
1.6 Research Design
2. To describe the conceptualization of MLIS theses in terms of:
2.1 Knowledge Genres
2.2 Number of Citation
2.3 Types of Information Sources Cited
2.4 Knowledge Content
3. To identify the knowledge gap of MLIS theses
Significance of the Study
The significance of this study lies primarily in the benefit that it
could offer to the administration of the University of Mindanao as it will
enhance the schools research program with the acquisition of a
material that would serve as a verification and selection tool of the
existing researches.
Secondly, teachers could benefit from this study especially those
who specialize in Library and Information science and also for those

teaching courses in research methods in both undergraduate and


graduate programs, as it will guide in searching for research information
and in the selection of topics for further investigation.
Third, this study will be of great help to the librarians as the output
of this study could serve as guide in making guide of the existing
unpublished materials in their respective libraries.
Fourth, this could also beneficial to the undergraduate and
graduate students as they will be provided with bibliographic information
of Masters theses in Library Science available in the library that can be
used as basis and references for their research endeavours.
Lastly, the result of this study may be of used as a guide for the
future researchers who might be interested in Bibliography citation
analysis of other unpublished materials not covered in the study. The
vital information and results can provide assistance and encourage
further or additional research on this area.
Definition of Terms
Bibliographic Citation Analysis. In this study the term is referred to as
the method used in analyzing the bibliography or references used in the
Masters theses of the Library and Information Science.

Masters in Library and Information Science Theses. This refers to


the outputs of the graduate students for the Masters in Library and
Information Science.
UNIVERSITY OFMINDANAO. This term refers to the non-sectarian
institution offering the most academic programs particularly the Masters
in Library and Information Science.
2000 to 2014. This refers to the year covered in the study.

Chapter 2
METHODS
Research Design
This study employed a content analysis, bibliographical studies,
and archival research. The content analysis approach was used
because according to Amante, Atienza and Mendoza (2008), it is a
research technique for the objective, systematic, and quantitative
description of the manifest content of communication. It would thus
provide an appropriate presentation since the researcher wanted
information relative to documents or materials which were already on
hand and available.

Hsieh, Shannon (2005) and Fraenkel, Wallen

(2006) supported the practicability of content analysis approach in their


affirmation of the said method in the subjective interpretation of the
content of text data through the systematic classification process of
coding and identifying themes or patterns. Therefore, it was potentially
the most productive approach for this study because it involved close
reading and content analyses of the texts.
In this study, the bibliographical research was used as means of
investigating the conceptualization of the theses. According to King
(2010) bibliographical investigation It provides an alphabetical list of
research sources and gives a brief summary of each source, as well as
some assessment or evaluation of various aspects which relate to its
quality. Eaton (2012) posited that bibliographical research examines

the materials of which they are made and the manner in which these
materials are put together. Books are the material means by which
literature is transmitted; therefore bibliography or the study of books is
essentially the science of the transmission of literary documents.
Furthermore, according to Krummel (2010), bibliographical research
cites and studies books and addresses the needs of readers by
describing and prescribing. Said bibliographical studies thus enable
the students to identify and evaluate and use the conventional
bibliographies which are vital tools in information retrieval (Madsen,
2000).
Another method used in my study was the archival research.
According to Ventresca and Mohr (2005), this research method included
a broad range of activities applied to facilitate the investigation of
documents and textual materials produced by individual and about
organizations. This was performed by analyzing studies conducted by
other researchers or by looking at historical records.

In addition,

archival research completes historical gaps of knowledge (Kilheeney,


2011) and it involved data already generated.
Research Locale
This study evaluated the twenty-four the Masters Theses in
Library Science of the University of Mindanao from the year 2000 up to
2014.

Data Analysis
In this study, knowledge mapping was done using document
content analysis.

The data was encoded in a spreadsheet using a

matrix with the following information: profile of the Masters theses,


knowledge genre, number of citation cited, and type of information cited.
Knowledge

mapping

in

this

matrix

aims

to

determine

the

conceptualization of Masters theses and attempts to identify the


knowledge gap. Each Masters theses were analyzed by listing the
variables of the study and counting the frequency distribution of the
knowledge being studied. Presented in Table 1 were the outputs which
was analyzed using of the Third Summary of the Dewey Decimal
Classification under the domain of Library Science devised by Melvil
Dewey in 1876.
Table 1
The Dewey Decimal Classification System-Third Summary
Notation
020
021
022
023
024
025
026
027
028
029
Data Collection

Discipline
Library and Information Science
Library relationships
Administration of Physical Plant
Personnel Management
[Unassigned]
Library Operations
Libraries for Specific Subject
General Libraries
Reading and Use of other Information Media
[Unassigned]

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In gathering the data, the researchers asked for permission in


using the Masters theses conducted under the domain of Library
Science. The researchers develop a spreadsheet matrix to organize the
data and gathered all the theses related in Library Science. The data
gathered was encoded and analyzed using content analysis approach.

Chapter 3

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RESULTS AND DISCUSSION


Presented in this chapter are the data gathered and its analysis
and interpretation based on the statistical results. The findings of this
research study are presented under the following headings: Period of
the study and Course Program; Quantitative Research Design; Type of
information resources cited; Table-based Knowledge Mapping of UM
Masters Theses in LIS when classified according to Subject Content;
Utilization and Dissemination of UM Masters Theses in LIS through
Journal Publications; and Citation of the UM Masters Theses in Library
and Information Science
Period of the study and Course Program. Table 1 shows the
profile of Twenty-four theses in Library and Information Science
produced at the University of Mindanao during the period of 2000-2014
which is covered by this study.
The table shows that from the year 2000 to 2011, the theses
outputs are products of the Master of Arts in Education major in Library
Science. This means that the first theses for Library Science has been
produced under

Table 1. Profile of UM Masters Theses in Library and Information


Science in Terms of Period of the Study and Course Program

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Year

Frequency Distribution
Percentage (%)
Master in Library and Information Science
2014
0
0
2013
2
8.33
2012
6
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Master of Arts in Education major in Library Science
2011
2
8.33
2010
1
4.17
2009
3
12.5
2008
1
4.17
2007
0
0
2006
2
8.33
2005
2
8.33
2004
0
0
2003
1
4.17
2002
2
8.33
2001
1
4.17
2000
1
4.17
Total
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the Masters of Arts in Education program during the year 2000. During
this period it is noted that the highest number of theses have been
produced in the year 2009 with three theses comprising 12.5 percent of
the total number of theses considered. No theses outputs have been
reflected in the year 2004 and 2007.
From 2012 to 2014, the theses have been the product of Master
in Library and information Science program which solely focused on
Library Science profession. During the year 2012, it is noted that the
highest number is reflected with 6 outputs containing 25 percent of the
total number of theses considered. This is followed by two theses in the
succeeding year with 8.33 percent, however no theses outputs has
been produced in the year 2014.

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Quantitative

Research

Design.

Table

shows

the

conceptualization of UM Masters Theses in Library and Information


Science in terms of Quantitative Research Design. It shows that out of
the Twenty- three theses produced by the University of Mindanao,
Seventeen equivalent to 73.91 percent have employed the Descriptive
Survey Research Design while the rest have employed the Descriptive
Correlation Design with 26.09 percent. This means that most of the
theses writers have a preference to use the Descriptive Survey
Research Design.
Table 2. Profile of UM Masters Theses in LIS in terms of Research
Design
Research Design

Frequency
Distribution

Quantitative Research Design


Descriptive Survey
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Descriptive Correlation
6
Total

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Percentage (%)

73.91
26.09
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Type of information resources cited. Table 3 shows the


conceptualization of UM Masters Theses in Library and Information
Science in terms of type of information cited. The references are
categories according to the resources with a total of 1,229. It can be
seen that the source category with the highest number of references
cited are books with 557 or 45.32 percent. This is followed by internet
sources with 325 or 26.44 percent; journals with 132 or 10.74 percent;
others with 92 or 7.49 percent; unpublished masters theses with 75 or

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6.10 percent; newspapers with 33 or 2.69 percent; ProQuest (electronic


journal), eBrary (electronic books), unpublished doctoral dissertations
with 4 or 0.33 percent and magazines with 3 or 0.24 percent.
This means that the UM Masters Theses in Library and
Information Science have utilized both print and non-print information
sources and categories of information resources that are frequently
used are print sources such as books, journals and unpublished theses.
Non-print sources like internet sources. This shows further that the
thesis writers preferred the use of printed resources and electronic
materials in preparing their outputs. However, the fact that Proquest and
eBrary had become available only recently during the school year 2006
and 2012, this could account for the low utilization of the electronic
resources as references.

Table 3. Profile of UM Master Theses in LIS in terms of Type of


Information Resources Cited
Category of Information
Resources Cited

Frequency
Distribution

Percentage
(%)

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Books
Journals
Magazines
Newspapers
Internet Sources
Proquest (Electronic Journals)
eBrary (Electronic Books)
Unpublished Doctoral Dissertations
Unpublished Masters Theses
Others
Total

557
132
3
33
325
4
4
4
75
92
1229

45.32
10.74
0.24
2.69
26.44
0.33
0.33
0.33
6.10
7.49
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Presented in Table 4 is the trends on information resources cited


in the UM Masters Theses in Library and Information Science. It
gleaned that there are ten types of information resources identified in
the references of the theses and they include books, journals,
magazines,
Journals),

newspaper,
eBrary

internet

(Electronic

sources,
Books),

ProQuest
Unpublished

(Electronic
Doctoral

Dissertations, Unpublished Masters Theses, and others.


Data shows from 2000 up to 2014 most of the references cited
are printed materials such as books, journals, magazines, newspaper
and internet sources as no-print. It can be noted that the ProQuest
(Electronic Journals) have begun to be used as reference starting year
2010. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertations, on the other hand, has been
used as reference only beginning the year 2002. eBrary (Electronic
Books) has been used as reference for the first time in the year 2012.
This shows that the paradigm shift has been observed in the use
of information resources in the UM Masters Theses in Library and

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Information Science from printed materials to electronic resources of


information.
Table 4. Trends on Information Resources Cited
Year

Books

Journals

Magazines

2014

2013

29

2012

58

48

2011

44

2010

19

2009
2008

Newspapers

ProQuest

eBrary

UDD

UMT

Others

Internet
Sources
0

17

24

105

13

16

34

158

13

17

20

23

2007

2006

45

17

62

2005

29

10

2004

2003

29

27

2002

27

19

16

2001

25

2000

21

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Table-based Knowledge Mapping of UM Masters


Theses in LIS when classified according
to Subject Content
Characterization on knowledge mapping of the UM Masters
Theses in Library and Information Science by subject content.
Percentage in table five is the table-based knowledge mapping of the
UM Masters Theses in Library and Information Science according to the
subject content. The characterization and analysis of the theses out
puts are based on the standard knowledge classification system as
devised by Melvil Dewey. The presented table-based knowledge
mapping is patterned after Epplers (2008) view that knowledge content
needs to be adequately represented in a graphic format particularly for
knowledge management processes. Knowledge maps can help in the

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generation of new concepts when presented in a table form because it


visualizes the contents of the out puts. Amorado (2012) has averred that
if one is unable to map out the existing knowledge, then it fails to
establish new knowledge; without new knowledge, then it is not
scientific writing. Created knowledge maps picture out the diverse
research topics being conducted.
It can be gleaned that there are seven (7) main knowledge
domains as presented. Presented in this discussions are the
classification numbers and their knowledge domains, number of outputs
produced with their percentage: The most studied domain is the (025)
Operations of libraries, archives, information centers which has a
percentage of 6.25 and the remaining domains has a percentage of
3.12 consecutively.

Table 5. Table-based Knowledge Mapping of UM Masters Theses in


LIS when Classified according to Subject Content
Knowledge Domain

Utilization of E-Resources

Classification
Number

Frequency

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Relationships of libraries,
archives, information
centers
(021)
Administration of physical
plant (022)

Personnel management
(Human resource
management) (023)

Operations of libraries,
archives, information
centers
(025)

Libraries, archives,
information centers devoted
to specific subjects and
disciplines
(026)
General libraries, archives,
information centers
(027)
Reading and use of other
information media (028)
Total

Social Dimensions of Education

021.3

3.12

PAARL Library Standards

021.82

3.12

Networking of libraries

021.65

3.12

Faculty-Librarian Collaboration

021.24

3.12

None

none

Technostressors of Librarians

023.9

3.12

Role Performance of Librarians

023.9

3.12

Management Skills of Librarians

023.9

3.12

Copping Mechanism

023.9

3.12

Information Specialist Competence

023.9

3.12

Information Literacy Competency

023.9

3.12

Copping Mechanism

023.9

3.12

Management of Resources of the


Information Center

025.1

3.12

Filipiniana collections

025.21

3.12

Library Holdings

025.21

3.12

Library Resources

025.17

3.12

Library Services

025.5

3.12

Library service delivery in NonAccredited Colleges

025.6

3.12

User Satisfaction

025.58

6.25

Satisfaction on Library Services

025.58

3.12

Satisfaction of E-resources Services

025.58

3.12

Library Habits of Users

025.58

3.12

Level of Utilization of Library Collections

025.58

3.12

Information-Seeking Behavior

025.58

3.12

Accessibility to Library Multimedia


Resources

025.17

3.12

Determinants in the Utilization of EResources

025.58

3.12

Students Library Skills

025.58

3.12

Assessment of Archival Collections

026

3.12

Assessment of USEP-College Library

027.5

3.12

Assessment of Notre Dame RVM College


of Cotabato Library

027.5

3.12

Level of Utilization of UM-LIC

027.7

3.12

Competence in Public Services

027.4

3.12

None

none

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Utilization and Dissemination of UM MastersTheses in LIS


Publication through Journal Publication. Presented in Table 6 is the
utilization and dissemination of UM Masters Theses in LIS through

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Journal Publications. It could be gleaned that the Masters Theses were


utilized through journal publication and paper presentation. Of all the
masters theses, only 3 theses were published in the national and local
level. For the national level, the thesis of Merliza T. Franco about the
Technostressors and coping mechanisms was published in PAARL
Research Journal in the year 2015; and Rico B. Maghuyop about the
Administration of Academic libraries in Davao City, published in ILS
Research Journal last 2014. In the local level, the research of Delia
Dubria-Fernando about the Library services of the Department of
Science and Technology was published in the year 2000 at the UM
Journal.
On the other hand, the masters theses were also disseminated
through paper presentation in the international conference wherein
thesis of Merliza T. Franco and Rico B. Maghuyop were presented at
the CONSAL and ADLE Research International Conference in the year
2015 and 2014.

Table 6. Utilization and Dissemination of UM Masters Theses in LIS


through Journal Publications

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Publication
Journal
Publication

Author
Franco,
Merliza T.
Maghuyop,
Rico B.
DubriaFernando,
Delia

Paper
Presentation

Franco,
Merliza T.
Maghuyop,
Rico B.

Title of the
Article
Technostressors
and the coping
mechanisms
Administration of
Academic
Libraries in
Davao City
Library Services
of the
Department of
Science &
Technology
Technostressors
and the coping
mechanisms
Administration of
Academic
Libraries in
Davao City

Publication

Copyright

PAARL
Research
Journal
ILS
Research
Journal

2015

University
Journal, (v.8,
n2 page 39)

2000

CONSAL

2015

ADLE
Research
International
Conference

2014

2014

Citation of the UM Masters Theses in


Library and Information Science
Presented in table seven is the list of the UM Masters Theses in
Library and Information Science which were utilized as references or
where cited in other studies. The analysis was done using the citation
analysis method. Data collected from the source outputs where
classified, tabulated and analyzed in accordance with the objective set
for the study. Only the data belonging to the UM Masters Theses had
been analyze in depth. It can be gleaned that Twenty Six theses were
cited.
Data shows that theses authors most frequently cited by the
researchers were Romarate (2002) with five citations; followed by

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Cortez (2001) with four citations; and Dubria- Fernando (2012) with
three citations. Moreover, six theses authors were cited twice, they
were: Adolfo (2005), Belangel (2006), Perez (2003), Dacumos (2002),
Maghuyop (2009), Nemeo (2009).
Likewise, two theses were cited once; they were: Pangan (2009)
and Bastida (2012). Finally, there were thirteen theses authors were not
cited. Namely: Rusiana (2013), ), Desabilla (2013), Franco (2012),
Bastasa-Caredo (2012), Fernadez (2012), Janson (2012), Lagustan
(2012), Fajagutana (2011), Daligdig (2011), Castaarez (2010), Bacani
(2008),Jara (2006) and Balite-Cejas (2005).

Table 7. Frequency Cited UM Masters Theses in LIS


Author
Franco, Merliza T.

Year
2012

Title
Technostressors and the Coping
Mechanisms of Academic Librarians in

Number of
Citations
0

Year Cited

22

Nemeo, Josielyn A.

2009

Maghuyop, Rico B.

2009

Cortez, Exper
Donayre
Dacumos, Ursulina D.

2001

Perez, Agustina G.

2003

Romarate, Lorna Y.

2002

Adolfo, Juvy H.

2005

Belangel, Melinda B.

2006

Jara, Leonida I.

2006

Balite-Cejas, Winda L.

2005

Bacani, Brigida

2008

Pangan, Charlita T.

2009

Castaares, Victoria A.

2010

Daligdig, Delia F.

2011

Fajagutana, Archie B.

2011

Lagustan, Erwin H.

2012

Janson, Rosedilla L.

2012

Fernandez, Roy L.

2012

Bastasa-Caredo,
Cherryl

2012

Desabilla, Anne
Frances T.
Rusiana, Hermosilla
M.

2013

Dubria-Fernando,
Delia

2000

Bastida, Garry L.

2012

2002

2013

Davao City
Information technology preparedness
among library personnel in Davao City :
basis for retooling program
Administration of Academic Libraries in
Davao City : Basis for Development of
Performance Evaluation Instrument
Filipiniana collections and networking of
libraries in Region XI
Assessment of the USEP college library as
basis for a proposed development plan
Library habits of users and the level of
utilization of library collections
Users' satisfaction on the management of
resources of the information center of the
University of Southeastern Philippines
Status of the library resources of University
of Mindanao
Library Service Delivery in Non-Accredited
Colleges of Davao City and User
Satisfaction
Information Specialist Competence and
Students Library Skills
Assessment of archival collections of
Davao del Norte libraries : basis for a
proposed museum
Information literacy competency of UM
teachers and students : basis for a
computer-based library instruction package
Philippine Association of Academic and
Research Librarians Standards: Basis for
Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges
Compliance Program
Library Services of Public and Private
Secondary Schools in Tagum City: A
Comparative Study
Management skills of librarians in relation to
their competence in public services
Social Dimensions of Education and the
Role Performance of Librarian in Davao
City
Satisfaction of College Students on the EResources Services at Notre Dame of
Marbel Universities: Basis for Enhancement
Program
Determinants in the Utilization of EResources at University of Mindanao
Learning and Information Center: Basis for
an Intervention
The Utilization of E-Resources at San
Pedro College: Basis for an Intervention
Scheme
Information-Seeking Behavior and
Graduate Students Satisfaction on Library
Services at UM-LIC
Faculty-Librarian Collaboration: Enhancing
Collaborative Partnership
Assessment of Notre Dame RVM College
of Cotabato Library: Basis for Five Year
Question Program
Library services of the Department of
Science and Technology and the level of
utilization
Information and Communication
Technology Competencies of DACUN
Librarians: Basis for Intervention Scheme

Knowledge Gap Analysis of UM Masters


Thesis in Library Science

2012, 2011

2011

2002,2005

2003, 2005

2006, 2009

2009, 2005,
2006,

2002, 2012

2011, 2012

2013

2002, 2005,
2009

2012

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Knowledge gap is lack of point in time. In this study the analysis


is based on the content analysis of the Masters thesis. With the diverse
research outputs, still gap in research is evident. The following were the
observations: there is no qualitative research method was used and in
the quantitative research, only descriptive methods were utilized; limited
use of electronic books and journals as reference;

there were

knowledge domains in the field of Library Science were still unexplored


such as Administration of physical plant (022) and Reading and use of
other information media (028); limited publication of research output in
journal form; very few research outputs were presented in the
conferences; and citation research outputs within the field of Library
science is limited.
Conclusion
Based on the research findings, the University of Mindanao
produced research outputs in the field of Library Science with diverse
topics and different methods used. The masters theses were utilized
through publication in journals, paper presentation, and citations. The
references cited in the masters theses utilized both print and non-print
information resources. Likewise, knowledge gap is evident due to the
limitation of research conducted.

Recommendation

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Due to the fact that this study is limited within the Masters theses
of Library Science graduates in the University of Mindanao, the
following recommendations were offered. First, for the University of
Mindanao Professional Schools, programs or activities must be
developed to promote the publication of research outputs within the
University level. Likewise, the outputs must be given priority to be
presented in the national and international research convention to
acknowledge the researchers of the university. Second, for the
professional organizations, the research outputs shall be disseminated
through presentation and publication in the local, national and
international conference. Since the tracing of utilization through
publication in research journals is limited to University of Mindanao
Library, it is highly recommended to look into or visit other universities
and colleges in order to check whether the other Masters theses in
Library Science are published in their respective school journals.
Further studies shall be conducted to map out the generated knowledge
in other fields.

Abstract Bibliography of Masters Theses in Library Science

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Adolfo, J.H. (2005). Status of the Library Resources of University of


Mindanao. Unpublished Masters Theses. University of Mindanao,
Davao City, Philippines.
This study was purposely designed to evaluate the library
resources of UM Schools/Branches based on Librarians perceptions
and PAARL standard. The descriptive survey method was used in the
study. This method determines the status of the library resources of the
University of Mindanao in terms of human resources, physical
resources, facilities and equipment and multimedia facilities. The
respondents of the study consisted of 27 library personnel of the
University of Mindanao main and branches. The findings of this study
shown that the status of Library resources in University of Mindanao
schools/branches based on Librarians perceptions, the status of library
resources in University of Mindanao schools/branches as based on
Philippine Association of Academic Research and Libraries (PAARL),
the computed p-values obtained in testing the significance of the
difference in the library resources of UM schools when analyzed
according to librarians perception and based on PAARL standards.
Bastasa-Carredo, C. (2012). Information-seeking Behavior and
Graduate Students Satisfaction on Library Services at UM-LIC.
Unpublished Masters Theses. University of Mindanao, Davao
City, Philippines.
The purpose of this study was to determine the significant
relationship between information-seeking behaviour of graduates and
their satisfaction towards the library services in ULM-LIC. The analysis
of the data was based on the response of 287 graduate students of
University of Mindanao. Employing the descriptive-correlation method
with Mean and Pearson R, results showed that the level of informationseeking behavior of Graduate Students towards library services at UMLIC is moderate. The other findings of the study revealed high level of
satisfaction of Graduate Students on the library services in area of
services, collections, facilities and personnel. The study further
revealed a significant relationship between the information-seeking
behavior and graduate students satisfaction towards library services at
UM-LIC.
Keywords:
Information-seeking
Satisfaction, Library Services.

behavior,

Graduate

Students

Bastida, G.L. (2012). Information and Communication Technology


Competency of DACUN Librarians : Basis for Intervention

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Scheme.Unpublished Masters Theses. University of Mindanao,


Davao City, Philippines.
The purpose of this undertaking was to determine the level of
information and communication technology competencies of DACUN
librarians. Descriptive study method was utilized involving DACUN
member institution Librarians or total of 56 respondents. Using ANOVA,
it was found out that there was no significant difference on information
and Communication Technology competencies of DACUN librarians.
Mean was used to measure the level of ICT competencies of
respondents. Through a validated questionnaire, it was found out that
the level of ICT competencies was high. It is recommended, that ICT
competencies seminars and workshops be conducted to sustain their
capabilities.
Keywords: Information, Communication Technology
DACUN Librarians,Intervention Scheme

Competency,

Castaares, V.A. (2010). Library Services of Public and Private


Secondary Schools in Tagum City: A Comparative
study. .Unpublished Masters Theses. University of Mindanao,
Davao City, Philippines.
The purpose of the study was to examine the services of private
and public secondary school libraries in Tagum City vis--vis the
standard set by DepEd on the minimum requirements for school
libraries. Descriptive-comparative method of research was used. The
study was conducted during the first semester of School Year 20092010. The respondents were 19 school librarians un Tagum City. The
statistical tools used were percentage and t-test for independent
groups. The findings showed that the compliance of public and private
secondary school libraries vis--vis standard set by DepEd on the
minimum requirements for a library in terms of physical facilities,
librarians and support staff, library programs and services, library
collections and sources of fund was 64.12% for the private secondary
schools while for the public secondary schools was 41.80% only. This
result indicates that the public schools are not aware of the standards
set by the Department of Education.
Keywords: Library services; Secondary schools
Dacumos, U.D. (2002). Assessment of the USEP-College Library as
Basis for a Proposed Development Plan. Unpublished Masters
Theses. University of Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines.

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The study is focused on the USEP-College library in terms of


administration, staffing, collections/holdings, facilities and library
services. The descriptive method of research, especially the
documentary analysis and normative survey types were used in this
study with the 542 respondents. The findings showed that the USEPCollege Library have not fully complied with the accrediting Agency of
Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) and
the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS). The need,
therefore, for a development plan to improve the weak areas of the
library is imperative. Of the basis for development on the five
(5)aspects, only the administration is very good, therefore, the basis for
development plan is moderately low, all the four (4) other aspects are
good only, therefore, the basis for development is moderately high.
Indicators of the status of USEP-College library and the basis for a
proposed development plan indicates a strong association.
Keywords: Assessment; Development plan;
Daligdig, D.F. (2011). Management Skills of Librarians in Relation to
their Competence in Public Services.Unpublished Masters
Theses. University of Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines.
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship of the
librarian management skills and their competence level in public
service. The study used the descriptive correlational method of research
with the questionnaire as main measuring tool for gathering data with 30
respondents. The findings shown that the level of management skills of
librarians is high, The competence level of the librarian is high and
Management skills of librarians are significantly related to their
competence in public services.
Keywords: Management, Skills, Competence

Desabilla, AF. T. (2013). Faculty Librarian Collaboration: Basis for


Improving Library Services. Unpublished Masters Theses.
University of Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines.

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This study was conducted to determine the Significant Difference


of the Extent of Faculty-Librarian Collaboration in Holy Cross of Davao
College (HCDC). Findings of the study served as basis for an
intervention scheme. The respondents were the full-time faculty of the
six academic programs of the college department namely; College of
Arts And Sciences, College of Education, College of Business, College
of Maritime Education, College of Engineering, and College of
Criminology and was administered on the first semester of academic
year 2012-2013. These respondents assessed the extent of
collaboration with the following indicators; coordination, cooperation,
integrated instruction and integrated curriculum. The study made use of
descriptive survey method. Percentage, Mean and Analysis of Variance
(ANOVA) were the statistical tools used in the study.The findings of the
study revealed that the extent of faculty-librarian collaboration was
moderate. The study also showed that the date exhibited a moderate
extent of collaboration on integrated instruction, coordination and
cooperation. However, a high extent was observed for the indicator
integrated instruction. Further, the study presented that there was a
significant difference on the extent of faculty librarian collaboration.
The study concluded that a proposed intervention scheme may be
considered for implementation.
Keywords: Librarian, Collaboration, Library Services.
Dubria, D.F. (2000). Library Services of the Department of Science &
Technology and the Level of Utilization. Unpublished Masters
Theses. University of Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines.
This study was aimed to determine the library services extended
to the libraryusers particularly professionals and students and the level
of utilization of the Department of Science and Technology in Davao
City during the Calendar year 1998-1999. Descriptive method of
research was used in the study with 1281 respondents.The findings
showed that the library services extended to the traditional and internet
users composed of professionals and students were extensively served,
the level of utilization of the department of Science & Technology library
was high, there was no significant difference in the extent of library
services when analyzed by professional and student users, there was
no significant difference in the level of utilization of the library of the
Department of Science & Technology when analyzed by professionals
and students and there was a high correlation between the extent of
library services and the level of utilization of the library of the
Department of Science & Technology.

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Keywords: Library services; Utilization; Department of Science &


Technology
Fajagutana, A.B. (2011). Social Dimensions of Education and the Role
Performance of Librarians in Davao City. Unpublished Masters
Theses. University of Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines.
The purpose of this study was to determine the significance of the
relationship between social dimensions of education and the role
performance of librarians of academic libraries in Davao City during the
second semester of SY 2010-2011. Social dimensions of education
consisted of intercultural communication, cultural changes, social
institutions and globalization. The role performance of librarians
involved instructional partner, information specialist, program
administrator and teacher. Utilizing descriptive-correlational technique
with mean and Pearson(r), it was instituted in the study that there was a
significant relationship between social dimensions of education and the
role performance of librarians underlying that the role performance of
librarians are reliant to their social dimensions of education. The
outcome put toward that the CHED may design program to enrich
librarians social dimensions and competencies parallel to the global
educational standards, current needs and their future aspirations
particularly in web technology given their individual and cultural
contexts.
Keywords: Social Dimensions, Education, Role Performance.
Fernandez, R.L. (2012).The Utilization of E-resources at San Pedro
College: Basis for an Intervention Scheme.Unpublished Masters
Theses. University of Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines.
The purpose of this study was to determine the student utilization
of e-resources at San Pedro College in terms of internet and proquest.
Descriptive method and a simple statistics using percentage was used
in analyzing the data. It was established in the study the students
utilization of e-resources, particularly of internet and proquest was low.
Hence the following are recommended; increase the number of work
stations for both faculty and students; increase the number of available
databases as source of information; provide training for faculty and
students on the utilization of e-resources; and integrate utilization of
online databases in the curriculum.
Keywords: Utilization, E-resources, Intervention Scheme.

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Franco, M.T. (2012). Technostressors and the Coping mechanisms of


Academic Librarians in Davao City.Unpublished Masters Theses.
University of Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines.
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent of
technostressors experienced by academic librarians and the level of
coping mechanisms used by academic librarians in Davao City. Using a
descriptive correlational method, the analysis of the data was based
from the fifty-seven academic librarians. Results of the study revealed
a low level of technostressors contributed by techno-overload, technoinvasion, techno-complexity, techno-insecurity, and techno-uncertainty.
The other findings of the study revealed a moderate level of coping
mechanisms used by academic librarians in confrontice coping,
distancing, self-controlling, seeking social support, accepting
responsibility, escape-avoidance, planful problem solving and positive
reappraisal. The study further revealed a significant between the
technostressors and coping mechanisms of academic librarians. The
positive reappraisal coping was found in this study that used by the
academic librarians in dealing technostressors in their job.
Keywords: Technostressors, Coping Mechanisms
Janson, R.L. (2012). Determination in the Utilization of E-resources at
UM-LIC: Basis for an Intervention.Unpublished Masters Theses.
University of Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines.
The purpose of the study was to determine the identified
determinants in the utilization of e-resources at UM-LIC and findings
were used as a basis for an intervention. The respondents were the 350
undergraduate students at UM Matina Campus selected randomly.
Employing the descriptive-survey method with mean, percentage and
ANOVA as statistical tools, the study found that the extent of the
identified determinants in the utilization of LIC e-resources was
moderately extensive and that there was no significant difference on the
extent the identified determinants in the utilization of LIC e-resources
when analyzed in terms of gender, age, and year level of respondents.
An intervention scheme was proposed in the light of the findings of the
study.
Keywords: Determination, Utilization, E-resources, Intervention.

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Jara, L.I. (2003). Information Specialist Competence and Students


Library Skills. Unpublished Masters Theses. University of
Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines.
The purpose of this study was to determine the significant
relationship between information specialist competence and student
library skills of selected sectarian and non-sectarian tertiary schools in
Davao City during the summer 2006. Information specialist competence
consisted of professional, E-library, managerial and interpersonal
competence. Students library skills involved knowledge searching, use
of the card catalog, use of periodical indexes and E-library. Utilizing the
descriptive-correlational technique with mean and Pearson (r), it was
instituted in the study that there was a significant relationship between
information specialist competence and student library skills underlying
that information specialist competence affects students' library skills. It
serves as the basis that the school administrators should let their
information specialist to upgrade and attend seminars and in-service
trainings both local and national setting especially in technology. The
administration should be supportive to the needs of the library in order
to have an effective one especially the technology materials.
Keywords: Information specialist, Competence, Students library skills
Lagustan, E.H. (2012). Satisfaction of College Students on the eresources services at Notre Dame of Marbel University: Basis for
Services Enhancement Program. Unpublished Masters Theses.
University of Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines.
The purpose of this study was to determine the status of eresources services and satisfaction of college students at the Notre
Dame of Marbel University. Descriptive method of research was used in
the study. Mean, T-test and ANOVA were the statistical tools used in
analyzing the data. It was established in the study that the college
students of the Notre Dame of Marbel University were contented of the
services offered by e-books and e-journals except for the CD/DVDROMs in which they were not satisfied. There was a need to improve
the delivery of e-resources services especially the use if CD/ROMs. The
following are recommended: increase the bandwidth for a faster internet
connection; increase the number of workstations for CD/DVD-ROM use;
intensify the Library Instruction Program; and conduct a separate
training for the use of CD/DVD-ROMs to the students.
Keywords: Satisfaction, e-resources services,

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Maghuyop, R.B. (2009) .Administration of Academic Libraries in Davao City:


Basis for Development of Performance Evaluation Instrument.
Unpublished Masters Theses. University of Mindanao, Davao City,
Philippines.
This study was purposely conducted to assess the quality
administration of Academic libraries in Davao City as basis for the
development of performance evaluation instrument. The descriptive survey
method was used in the study with 93 respondents. The findings shown that
the extent of quality administration of private and public academic libraries in
Davao City in terms of management, personnel, library collections, budget,
facilities, services, access, reference service and instruction is highly
extensive and functioning very well, there is no significant difference in the
extent of quality administration of academic libraries in Davao City when
analyzed according to type of library, there is a significant difference in the
extent of quality administration of academic libraries in Davao City when
analyzed by according to accreditation and the performance evaluation
instrument is designed based on the findings of the study.
Keywords: Academic libraries; Performance Evaluation Instrument
Nemeo, J.A. (2009). Information Technology Preparedness among Library
Personnel in Davao City: Basis for Retooling Program. Unpublished Masters
Theses. University of Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines.
The purpose of this study was to determine the Information Technology
preparedness of the library personnel in Davao City particularly the DACUN
member school libraries. The research method used in this study is the
descriptive-survey method were the 68 librarians and other library personnel
from ten (10) member schools of Davao Colleges and Universities Network
(DACUN). The findings shown that majority of the library personnel were in
graduate studies and mostly have worked in the school library for 0-3 years,
the level of Information Technology preparedness of library personnel is high ,
there is a significant difference on the level of IT preparedness of library
personnel when grouped by educational attainment and length of service and
the proposed retooling program for preparedness of library personnel will
enhance the IT skills of the library personnel.
Keywords: Information Technology; Library personnel; Retooling Program

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Pamplona, E.D.(2005). Extent of Library Holdings and Level of


Utilization of University of Mindanao Learning and Information
Centers. Unpublished Masters Theses. University of Mindanao,
Davao City, Philippines.
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent of library
holdings and level of utilization of the UM Learning Information Centers.
This study used the descriptive-correlational suvery method. The
findings shown that the book holdings of UM Learning and Information
Centers is limited in extent and below PAARL minimum standard,
Periodical holdings in terms of journals is extensive and above the
PAARL minimum standard of e titles per major field, the utilization level
of UM library holdings are as follows: books(low), periodicals (very low),
and instructional material (low) and there is a significant relationship
between the extent of library holdings and the level of utilization of the
UM Learning and Information Centers.
Keywords: Library holdings; Utilization
Pangan, C.T. (2009). Philippine Association of Academic and Research
Librarians Standards : Basis for Ramon Magsaysay Memorial
Colleges Compliance Program. .Unpublished Masters Theses.
University of Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines.
This study aimed to evaluate the compliance of Ramon
Magsaysay Memorial Colleges (RMMC) College Library with the
Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians (PAARL)
standards as basis for library compliance program. The study was
conducted at RMMC where the overview of the librarys compliance to
the standards was analyzed through the official documents accessed
through coordination with librarians and personnel from offices of the
school. PAARL Standards are guidelines on how the quality of library
are assessed and offer guidance for improvements. Compliance
program is a plan involving series of steps to be carried out to improve
the library. Statistical result using percentage revealed that all library
areas have fallen below the minimum standards, thus, library
compliance program was designed. The output of the study
recommended that school administrators must provide adequate
financial support so that library is developed.
Keywords: Librarians; Compliance Program; Standards

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Perez, A.G. (2003). Library Habits of Users and the Level of Utilization
of Library Collections. Unpublished Masters Theses. University of
Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines.
This study was delimited to the determination of the extent of
library habits of the student users and the level of utilization of library
collections; significance difference in the level of utilization of library
collection; and significant relationship between library habits of users
and utilization of library collections. This study used the descriptive
correlation method with 384 respondents. From the analysis of the data
of respondents, it was concluded that the extent of library habits of
respondents is moderately extensive for reading, researching and
gathering information, searching/locating library materials thru catalog
and index, seeking assistance from the librarian, listing
reference/bibliographies and browsing newly acquired library materials;
limited in extent for borrowing books; and extensive for reading current
events, doing assignments, and studying/reviewing lessons indicators,
the level of respondents utilization of library collections is moderately
high for all indicators except for periodicals and audio-visual materials
indicator, which are described as high and as low respectively, there is a
significant difference in the level of respondents utilization of library
collections when grouped by course and there is a substantial
relationship between library habits of respondents and their utilization of
library collections.
Keywords: Library Habits, Users, Utilization
Rusiana, H. M. (2013). Assessment of Notre Dame RVM College of
Cotabato Library; Basis for Five Year Acquisition
Program.Unpublished Masters Theses. University of Mindanao,
Davao City, Philippines.
The purpose of this undertaking was to assess the Notre Dane
RVMCC Library. The descriptive-document review method was used in
the study and the data were gathered during school year 2011-2012.
Point percentage was used where the actual library provision was
derived by the minimum standards requirement set by Commission on
Higher Education (CHED). Through a validated questionnaire, it was
found out that the extent of CHED compliance of ND-RVMCC Library
was very weak and it is therefore recommended to apply the proposed
five year acquisition program.
Keywords: Assessment, Notre Dame RVM College Cotabato Library,
Five Year Acquisition Program.

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Suicano, H.A. (2009). Accessibility to Library Multimedia Resources in


Relation to User Satisfaction. Unpublished Masters Theses.
University of Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines.
The purpose of the study was to determine the accessibility to
library multimedia resources in relation to user satisfaction. This study
made use of descriptive correlational method with 1076 respondents.
The findings shown that there were eight private colleges and two state
colleges/universities, the level of the accessibility to multimedia
resources in terms of audio visual materials is moderate for both
students and faculty, however in terms of visual equipment, moderate
for students and high for faculty, the level of users satisfaction on
multimedia resources is high for both students and faculty, there is a
significant difference in the users satisfaction when analyzed according
to type users and there is no significant relationship between the
accessibility to multimedia resources and user satisfaction when
analyzed by type of user.
Keywords: Accessibility;
Satisfaction

Library

Multimedia

resources;

User;

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