Assessment of CD-ROM Usage in Academic and Research Libraries in Nigeria: A Case Study

  • AS Obajemu Library, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria.
  • TO Ogunyade College of Medicine Library, University of Lagos, Nigeria.
  • E Nwoye (Engineering) University of Lagos.

Abstract

This work attempted to assess the level of acceptability and the use of CD-ROM in 15 selected academic and research Libraries in Nigeria. Also investigated were the facilities, resources and other necessary ingredients required for the promotion of optimum utilization and maintenance of continuous use of CD-ROM in Nigeria Libraries. The research showed that there were enthusiasm on the Part of libraries in the use of CD-ROM having realized the noticeable advantages. However, the use of CD-ROM in the libraries surveyed were grossly inadequate Owing to a number of factors such as poor facilities, poor funding, foreign exchange Constraints, expertise required to operate the systems, apathy and other militating Factors.
The Information Technologist Vol.1(1&2) 2004: 17-24

Author Biographies

AS Obajemu, Library, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria.
A.S. Obajemu is Librarian I in the Library, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria. E-mail ayobajemu@yahoo.com.uk
TO Ogunyade, College of Medicine Library, University of Lagos, Nigeria.
T.O. Ogunyade is Librarian II, College of Medicine Library, University of Lagos, Nigeria.
E Nwoye, (Engineering) University of Lagos.
E. Nwoye is Assistant Lecturer (Engineering) University of Lagos.
Published
2005-01-26
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