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Utilization Of Information And Communication Technology (ICT) For Information Service Delivery In University Libraries In Adamawa State

ZM Abdullahi, I Haruna

Abstract




The paper investigates the extent of utilization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for information service delivery in university libraries in Adamawa State. It is a survey research method utilizing questionnaires, interviews and documentary sources to generate data. Data are analysed using Chi-square statistic, frequencies and percentages. Findings reveal that, the levels of utilization of ICT components (computers, internet, e-mails and CD-ROMs) for information service delivery among university libraries in Adamawa State significantly differ; there are differences in the levels of information service delivery in the surveyed libraries; the major ICT training and development programme sponsored by the libraries is induction/orientation. However, frequent power failure and inability to provide alternative power supply are major constraints to effective utilization of the ICT. The paper recommends, among others, provision of solar energy/power, hand wind computers and adequate funding of the libraries.

The Information Technologist Vol. 5 (2) 2008: pp. 24-30



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ict.v5i2.32023
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