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Assessment of Students' Use of Information and Communication Technology Facilities: A Case Study of Obafemi Awolowo University Library

Agunbiade, A. T. and Agbalajobi, D. T. and Oyekunle, A. B. (2017) Assessment of Students' Use of Information and Communication Technology Facilities: A Case Study of Obafemi Awolowo University Library. In: CUCEN 2017, Covenant University, Ota.

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Abstract

This research work is being conducted to expose some of the inhibiting factors that are hindering the impact of ICT in Nigerian academic libraries considering OAU library as a case study. This study begins with an investigation on ICT literacy and its application for library services by students. The study examines the utility and ascertain the reasons for the use and non-use of internet resources at the library, OAU. The study also assess the purpose and relevance of the use of ICT in the Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library, OAU. This study gathered information through questionnaires. The population of the study was made up of purposively selected 100 students. Data was analysed using univariate and bivariate analysis. The results for the analysis showed that respondents agreed that most of the ICT facilities are available and functional. It also revealed that ICT literacy is required to effectively utilize the ICT applications in the library. Based on the findings, it was recommended that individuals should be sensitized on the availability of ICT facilities and be encouraged to use them for their personal and library services. Students should constantly use computer system and the internet in order to attain ICT literacy proficiency, they should also be sponsored for ICT literacy training, library management software should be acquired and installed for efficient and effective library services; funds, ICT infrastructure and training opportunities should be provided by the government, NGOs and other stakeholders.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mr Adewole Adewumi
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2018 14:35
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2018 14:35
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10223

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