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The Use of Ict in Promoting Library Resources

The Use of Ict in Promoting Library Resources

CHAPTER TWO

LITERATURE REVIEW

  • INTRODUCTION

This chapter reviews literature related to the research. It involves a review of existing books, articles, journals and papers which are related to the research and also entails the interrogation of comments, critiques and issues revised by researchers/scholars on the use of Information, Communication and Technology in promoting Library resources. It also provides information that are central to effective understanding of the issues which necessitate the undertaking of this research, putting into cognizance the views and postulations of people across various fields of studies. Thus, it deals with a balance of arguments for or against quoted comments and eventual position of the researcher.

CHAPTER FIVE

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

This study focused on the use of ICT in promoting library resources. The study was set to address three objectives and one research hypothesis. The objectives include:

  1. To examine the uses of ICT in the library.
  2. To identify the extent is ICT used in the Ibom e-library, Uyo.
  • To find out the factors that militate against the maximization of ICT in promoting library material.

Based on the above stated objective and the study carried out, the following findings were made:

  1. That the uses of ICT in the library include data processing; in communication; in circulation; in cataloging; in bibliography; in serial control and in preparing in house database.
  2. that ICT is used in the Ibom e-library, Uyo to somewhat extent
  • that the factors that militate against the maximization of ICT in promoting library material include but not limited to lack of shared initiatives; lack of financial support; lack of ICT resources; absence of local resources; lack of networks and lack of e-resources selection policy in Nigeria

CONCLUSION

The main purpose of this study is to assess the use of ICT in promoting library resources. Three research questions and one research hypothesis guided the study.

In this study, a survey research design was adopted, the population comprises all the members of staff of Ibom E-library in Uyo, Akaw Ibom state, a simple random sampling technique was used to select 28 respondents for the study and a questionnaire was the instrument for data collection. Relevant literature were reviewed which guided the objectives and methodology of this study. As result of the field study and analysis of results, the following findings were made:

  1. that the uses of ICT in the library include data processing; in communication; in circulation; in cataloging; in bibliography; in serial control and in preparing in house database.
  2. that ICT is used in the Ibom e-library, Uyo to somewhat extent.
  • that the factors that militate against the maximization of ICT in promoting library material include but not limited to lack of shared initiatives; lack of financial support; lack of ICT resources; absence of local resources; lack of networks and lack of e-resources selection policy in Nigeria.
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RECOMMENDATIONS

Based on the findings of this study, the following recommendations are made:

  1. that the state government should ensure that qualified manpower are employed to man the Ibom e-library.
  2. Government should improve on the welfare of all the of the e-library for greater efficiency.
  • The supervisory agencies for the e-library should be strengthened to work more effectively.
  1. Government should increase funding to the e-library for the provision of ICT resources in the library.

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QUESTIONNAIRE ON THE USE OF ICT IN PROMOTING LIBRARY RESOURCES

 

Good day sir/ma,

I am ……………………………………… studying the use of ICT in promoting library resources. This study will be of help to the government in library reforms in Nigeria. I hope to have a few minutes of your time to fill out this questionnaire as all information you provided on this questionnaire is highly confidential and can only be used for this research purpose. Your identity is not needed in any way.

There are different section questions in this questionnaire with each question to be answered with Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree and Strongly Disagree response. Please place a tick (“”) mark on the box for your response. 

Please tell me if you have any other questions about the research or in how to fill in the questionnaire.  On completion, please just hand back the form to me. 

Thanks for your anticipated corporation.


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