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User Perception of Electronic Resources in the University of Ilorin, Nigeria (UNILORIN)

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Author BASHORUN, M. Tunji, ISAH Abdulmumin, M.Y ADISA
ISSN 2079-8407
On Pages 554-562
Volume No. 2
Issue No. 11
Issue Date November 01, 2011
Publishing Date November 01, 2011
Keywords User, Perception, Electronic resources, academic, library, communication channel, Information and Communication Technologies, University of Ilorin


Abstract

This study examined the user perception of the electronic resources by the academic staff of the University of Ilorin. The sample consists of 250 academic staff selected from eight (8) out of the twelve (12) faculties that made up of the university. Data were collected through an electronic resources user perceptional survey (ERUPS). Responses were received from 225 (90%) academic staff of the eight faculties. Analysis revealed frequency of use of electronic resources was low. Reasons alluded to were lack of time because of the time required to focus on teaching; lack of awareness to electronic resources provided by the library; power outage, ineffective communication channels, slow network and inadequate searching skills. The study recommended adequate Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) training for all categories of academic staff and provision of adequate power supply.  

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