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Blockchain Technology and Organizational Practices: The Case of Nigerian Academic Libraries

Ojobor, Rebecca Chidimma and Ojobor, Cletus Ifeanyichukwu and Jonathan, Oluranti (2022) Blockchain Technology and Organizational Practices: The Case of Nigerian Academic Libraries. In: Innovations in Communication and Computing. EAI/Springer.

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Blockchain technology transforms organizational functions in this modern time. Notwithstanding the embryonic stage, its potentials concerning organizational practices are of interest, as it resolves numerous issues confronting achieving global best practices. It identifies library practices requiring application of blockchain technology. It discusses the extent blockchain technology that enhances library practices and identifies challenges with blockchain technologies in libraries. Study population consists of 133 professional librarians. A descriptive survey design was adopted. Questionnaire and focus group discussion were used for data collection. A total of 115 questionnaires were retrieved from 133 administered, giving a response rate of 86.5%. Library practices like resource sharing (X ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄X ̄ = 3.06), protection of copyright (X ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄X ̄ = 3.05), and record management (X ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄X ̄ = 2.92) could be enhanced with blockchain technology. Poor funding (X ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄X ̄ =2.98), lack of skill technicians (X ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄X ̄ =2.99), and poor broadband connectivity (X ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄X ̄ = 2.84) were identified as challenges. There is a need to encourage adoption of blockchain technology since it improves library activities.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: AKINWUMI
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2022 12:35
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2022 12:35

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