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Utilization of digitized information resources by academic staff of Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic Birnin Kebbi and Federal College of Education (Technical) Gusau, in northwest, Nigeria

Isah Abubakar


This paper reported on the utilization of the digitized information resources amongst the academic staff of Waziri Umaru federal polytechnic Birnin Kebbi and Federal College of Education Technical Gusau. The paper gave an overview of digitization and its initiatives in academic libraries in Nigeria. The paper tried to determine the extent to which the academic staff of the two institutions utilized the digitized information resources, the problems encountered. Survey research design was used for the study. A structured questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. The paper  established that there are many problems hindering the academic staff from using the digitized information resources, which include copy right law amongst others. However, some valid strategies were proffered on how to overcome the problems raised.

Key Words: Utilization, Information, Resources, Academic, Digitization

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