Provision of Online Information Services in Nigerian Academic Libraries

Gbaje, Ezra Shiloba Provision of Online Information Services in Nigerian Academic Libraries. Nigerian Libraries : Journal of Nigerian Library Association, 2007, vol. 40. [Journal article (Print/Paginated)]

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The digital age has brought about a completely different way of providing library services resulting to the development of new services. Qualitative research method was used in this study to examine the online services Nigerian academic libraries provide to their patrons. A purposive sampling technique was used to collect data from ten academic universities through an online survey and analyzed using percentage. The study revealed that the shortage of web technologies skilled librarians, poor information technology infrastructure and high cost of equipment has hindered the Nigerian academic libraries from providing online information services. This study also highlights the advantages of online information services and assist Nigerian academic libraries provide better online library services to the growing online patrons.

Item type: Journal article (Print/Paginated)
Keywords: Online Information Services, Nigerian Academic Libraries, Library website, Reference services, online instructions, Internet Access, Online Information Literacy Instructions
Subjects: D. Libraries as physical collections. > DD. Academic libraries.
L. Information technology and library technology. > LC. Internet, including WWW.
Depositing user: Ezra S. Gbaje
Date deposited: 30 Sep 2008
Last modified: 14 Dec 2012 21:02
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/11902

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