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Awareness of GIS services among librarians in Nigerian Federal Universities of Technology

H Musa

Abstract


This study investigated awareness of geographical information systems services amongst academic librarians in Nigerian Federal Universities of Technology. The surve y technique was adopted for this study since a large number of populations were involved in the study. Descriptive statistical tools were used to analyse the data collected from the respondents. Result showed that librarian are aware of the traditional map library and have prior knowledge of GIS services in the library. They indicated that lack of administrative support is one of the reasons for lack of Geographic Information Systems services in the Nigeria federal universities of technology libraries. Stab ility in electricity supply was identified as the main strategies for the provision of GIS service. Recommendation for the increase of GIS services awareness among librarians was made so that there should be close collaboration between those departments dealing with GIS facilities in the university and the library, to enhance the integration of GIS services into the library.

Key Words: GIS, Awareness, Librarian, Library, Information, Technology, University, Nigeria




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