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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Availability and Utilization of Electronic Information Resources for Information Works by Library Staff in Kogi State University Library, Anyigba, Nigeria


Volume 9, Issue 3, November 2014, Pages 1196–1205

 Availability and Utilization of Electronic Information Resources for Information Works by Library Staff in Kogi State University Library, Anyigba, Nigeria

Stephen Adeyemi Bello1, Chioma G Azubuike2, and Ijeoma Dora Onyam3

1 Department of Library and Information Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
2 Department of Library and Information Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
3 University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Nigeria

Original language: English

Received 22 October 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


The paper discusses electronic information resources as library materials use for information works in contemporary information age by library staff. The paper purposely identified the available electronic information resources and their extent of use by library staff. The study employed a descriptive survey design. The instrument of data collection is questionnaire while, population of the study comprises 19 library staff who work in Kogi State University Library, Anyigba. Data gathered by use of questionnaire were analyzed by simple percentage to determine availability of electronic information resources (table,1) and use of available electronic information resources by library staff (table, 2); while mean were used to determine the extent of use of available electronic information resources (table, 3). The findings shows that out of 20 itemized electronic information resources 8(40.0%) were considered available while 12(60.0%) were considered not available. More to this, out of population of 19 library staff 6(31.6%) know how to use available electronic information resources while, 13(68.4%) do not know how to use them. Furthermore, out of 8 available electronic information resources 5 were used to great extent while, 3 to low extent. Hence, data analyzed in (table 1, 2 & 3) are presented in charts. Recommendations were proffered on how to make adequate electronic information resources available, examples/ categories/ types of electronic information resources to be provided (table, 4) as well as uses of them in the library (table, 5) so that library staff would able to use them appropriately to very great extent in support of knowledge to be acquired through trainings.

Author Keywords: Electronic information resources, Information works, Library staff, University library, Kogi state university, Nigeria.


How to Cite this Article


Stephen Adeyemi Bello, Chioma G Azubuike, and Ijeoma Dora Onyam, “Availability and Utilization of Electronic Information Resources for Information Works by Library Staff in Kogi State University Library, Anyigba, Nigeria,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 1196–1205, November 2014.