ELECTRONIC BOOK USAGE AND INSTITUTIONAL READINESS IN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES IN NIGERIA

Dr. Evarest C. Madu

This study examined the readiness and use of electronic books for information service provision in university libraries in Nigeria. Survey research design was adopted while a multi-stage sampling technique was used to select two universities from each of the six geopolitical zones based on electronic books presence in the university libraries. Questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection, while data collected were analysed with the use of descriptive statistics. Findings revealed that the level of institutional readiness is low, while majority  of the respondents agreed that electronic books are useful for information service provision. The study recommended that they universities should increase financial resources available to the university libraries in the area of ICT facilities acquisition among others.

Keywords: Institutions, University, Library, Electronic, Books, Information, Readiness, Services

crossref-logoDOI: 10.26761/IJRLS.5.2.2019.1295          DOI URL: https://doi.org/10.26761/ijrls.5.2.2019.1295

 

Cite This Article As: Madu,  E. C. (2019). Electronic  Book Usage and Institutional Readiness in University Libraries in Nigeria. International Journal of Research in Library Science (IJRLS), 5(2), 1-13. www.ijrls.in

Copyright © 2019 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article. This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.

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