Utilization Of Information And Communication Technology Facilities In Nigerian University Libraries
The purpose of this study was to investigate the types of ICT facilities used for the provision of library and information services in Nigerian University libraries. It was also set to determine if there is any significant difference between Southern and Northern Nigeria University libraries of the first, second and third generations in their utilization of ICT facilities with respect to their location. Survey design was used for data collection from 600 respondents in 13 university libraries. A total of 590 respondents duly completed the questionnaire. Simple percentage was used to analyze the magnitude of response, while t-test analysis was used to test the null hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The study revealed that Nigerian university libraries used ICT facilities for the provision of library and information services, and that there is no significant difference between Southern and Northern university libraries in their utilization of ICT facilities with respect to location. It is thus recommended that, ICT facilities installation and monitoring committee should be set-up in university libraries to ensure the maintenance and repair of broken ICT facilities for effective utilization.
Keywords: University Libraries, ICT, Information Services
The Information Technologist Vol. 5 (2) 2008: pp. 1-6