Newspaper Use for Satisfying Basic Information Needs in The Polytechnic, Ibadan Community, Nigeria

  • AS Bello The Library, The Polytechnic, P.M.B. 22, U.I P.O., Ibadan, Nigeria
  • SF Ajala The Library, The Polytechnic, P.M.B. 22, U.I P.O., Ibadan, Nigeria

Abstract

This article discusses the use of newspapers for satisfying basic information needs in The Polytechnic, Ibadan community. Social survey research was employed in carrying out the research. Questionnaire and observation were the data collection instruments used to establish newspaper usage, respondents' interest in newspapers and their feelings after newspaper consultation. The findings reveal that newspaper information plays a dominant and satisfying role. The respondents expressed satisfaction, with the content and uptodateness of newspaper information. Specific topics considered to be the preferences of readers are also highlighted in the study. Some implications of the study on library services are provided.

Afr. J. Lib. Arch. & Inf. Sc. Vol. 14, No. 1 (2004) 53- 63
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