Analyses and Patterns of CD-ROM Database Use in Kenneth Dike Library, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

  • Josephine U Igbeka Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Ibadan
  • Angela W Okpala Department of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of Ibadan

Abstract

This study investigated the usage pattern of CD-ROM databases in Kenneth Dike Library, University of Ibadan and how this facility meets the information needs of users.
Data was collected using: records of users between 1995-2001; 2 sets of questionnaire which sought to determine the number of satisfied and unsatisfied users and library staff, on how to improve services were entertained.
Results showed that users were not very knowledgeable on how to conduct a good/successful CD-ROM literature search; some CD-ROM databases are usually not very current, journal articles whose abstracts were cited are not often available in the library.
Recommendations and suggestions which included training of users and library personnel on how to conduct the CD-ROM literature searching, updating of CD-ROM databases, making available current journals in the library and effective library document delivery after a search were made.
The Information Technologist Vol.1(1&2) 2004: 39-49

Author Biographies

Josephine U Igbeka, Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Ibadan
Dr. Josephine U. Igbeka is Faculty Librarian, Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Ibadan. She graduated from the University of Ibadan with a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science. E-mail: Umejei 2001@yahoo.com
Angela W Okpala, Department of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of Ibadan
Angela E. Okpala is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of Ibadan. E-mail: Angela Ebele@yahoo.com
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