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Accessibility and utilization of electronic information resources for research by academic staff at selected Nigerian universities between 2005 and 2012

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dc.contributor.author Ani, Okon Edet
dc.contributor.author Ngulube, Patrick
dc.contributor.author Onyancha, Omwoyo Bosire
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-20T06:40:23Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-20T06:40:23Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Okon E. Ani, Patrick Ngulube & Bosire Onyancha (2014) Accessibility and Utilization of Electronic Information Resources for Research by Academic Staff at Selected Nigerian Universities Between 2005 and 2012, The International Information & Library Review, 46:1-2, 51-60 en
dc.identifier.issn 1057-2317
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10572317.2014.922858
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/22026
dc.description Due to copyright restrictions, the full-text of this item not attached to the record. Please access the article on the official website of the journal via the DOI link at the top of the record.
dc.description.abstract This article explored the extent of the accessibility and utilization of electronic resources by academic staff at two Nigerian universities: the University of Calabar and the University of Ibadan. A quantitative research method was adopted in the study, and a questionnaire was used as the instrument for data collection. The study population was comprised of 2,035 academic staff at the surveyed universities, and a sample size of 586 academics was used in the study. A total of 324 completed copies of the questionnaires were retrieved and used for data analysis representing a response rate of 55.3%. The findings of the study revealed a poor electronic information environment at the surveyed universities. There was no significant influence of demographic variables, such as discipline and education, on the accessibility and utilization of electronic resources among respondents, but gender, age, and professional rank were found to have effect on the accessibility and utilization of electronic resources in the survey. The article concluded that an increase in investment in information and communication technology facilities by university management will lead to improvement in electronic information environment at the surveyed universities and recommended that Nigerian universities increase their investments in information and communication technology infrastructural facilities considerably to be in line with the emerging digital trend at universities around the world. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
dc.publisher Taylor& Francis
dc.rights © Okon E. Ani, Patrick Ngulube, and Bosire Onyancha
dc.subject academic staff en
dc.subject accessibility en
dc.subject discipline en
dc.subject digital divide en
dc.subject electronic information environment en
dc.subject electronic information resources en
dc.subject information and communication technology en
dc.subject Nigerian universities en
dc.subject university libraries en
dc.title Accessibility and utilization of electronic information resources for research by academic staff at selected Nigerian universities between 2005 and 2012 en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Information Science en


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