State of e-library development in academic institutions in Nigeria – The case of Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri Imo State, Nigeria
This study examined the state of e-library development in tertiary institutions in Nigeria using Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Imo State – Nigeria as a case study. Survey research design was used to conduct the study. The population of the study consists of 44 library staff (professionals and para-professionals) which was purposively used to conduct the study. The main instrument for data collection was the questionnaire based on a modified 4-point scale type. Data was analyzed using arithmetic mean. Findings showed that the state of e-library development in tertiary institutions in Nigeria is at the embryonic stage since many tertiary institutions in Nigeria are yet to achieve a breakthrough in e-library development due inadequate funding and personnel. It is mainly Education Trust Fund (ETF) that funds e-library development in tertiary institutions in Nigeria while the management of the parent institutions fails to give full attention to e-library development. It is recommended that adequate funds should be e-marked for the provision of elibraries in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Tertiary institutions in Nigeria should also seek for alternative funding in support of Education Trust Fund (ETF) in setting up e-libraries in tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
Key Words: E-library, development, information, communication, technology, tertiary, institutions, resources, digital , electronic, transfer, software, hard ware, networking,