Effects of corporate culture on the implementation of automation in libraries of federal universities in the North–East Zone of Nigeria

  • Samuel Arubam Amkpa
  • Wavi Pur Mamza
Keywords: Library Automation, Corporate Culture, Library Staff, Federal university

Abstract

This study determined the perception of library staff on the effects corporate culture components of (values, norms, attitudes and beliefs) whether they are responsible for the non –implementation of automation in libraries of federal Universities in the North East Zone of Nigeria. The objectives of the study is to determine: the level of implementation of automation of libraries in Federal Universities of the North-East Zone of Nigeria, the perception of libraries staff on the effect of corporate culture of: values, norms, attitudes and beliefs on the implementation of automation in libraries. Four null hypotheses were tested. Survey method was used for the study. A target population of one hundred and twenty-five [125] professional and non-professional library staff members of the three Federal University under study (AbubakarTafawaBalewa University, Bauchi, Federal University of Technology, Yola and University of Maiduguri) were used for the study. The purposive sampling technique was adopted. Questionnaire was used as the main instrument for data collection. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Non-parametric statistics of chi-square was also used to test the four null hypotheses. The findings of the research question revealed that, implementation of automation in libraries of Federal Universities in the North East Zone of Nigeria was very low; the tested null hypotheses revealed that, corporate culture components of value, norm, attitude and belief were significant. This paper concludes that, these variables might be responsible for the non-implementation of automation in libraries of Federal Universities in the North East Zone of Nigeria. The study therefore recommends among others that, Federal Universities in the North East Zone of Nigeria should be opened in their policies and involve library staff in planning and execution of implementation of automation in their respective libraries.

Keywords: Library Automation, Corporate Culture, Library Staff, Federal university

Published
2016-09-27
Section
Articles

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