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Evaluation of E-resources in Academic Libraries

Idiegbeyan-Ose, Jerome and Adewole-Odeshi, Egbe (2014) Evaluation of E-resources in Academic Libraries. Jewel Journal of Librarianship, 6 (1). pp. 71-77. ISSN 2141- 3908

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This study examined evaluation of e- resources in academic'• libraries. Survey research design was used which involved the use of questionnaire as the major instrument. Data was analyzed using frequencies and percentages. The study found that the libraries have in their collections e- resources. it was also discovered that there is need for evaluation of e- resources. Among the criteria used in evaluation are: authority, cost, relevant, coverage, currency. etc. it was also found that the librarians identify relevant e- resources through vendors. online reading, other librarians, academic staff, and students. Among the challenges of using E- resources are finance, lack of technical knowhow, power outage and low bandwidth. It is recommended that libraries and librarians should take evaluation of e- resources very seriously because there is explosion of e- resources. Evaluation will enable the libraries to acquire the relevant and necessary e- resources in order to satisfy users.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: E-resources, Academic Libraries, Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, E-resources evaluation
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2014 08:03
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 08:10

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