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Effects of corporate culture on the implementation of automation in libraries of Federal Universities in the North East Zone of Nigeria

Wavi Pur Mamza, Musa Dauda Bassi

Abstract


This study Surveyed Corporate Culture components of Attitudes, Beliefs and Assumptions on the Implementation of Automation in Libraries of Federal Universities in the North East Zone of Nigeria. The objectives of the study were to determine: the level of implementation of automation of libraries in federal universities of the north- east zone of Nigeria, the perception of library staff on the effect of corporate culture of Attitudes, Beliefs and Assumptions on the implementation of automation in libraries of federal universities of the north-east zone of Nigeria. One research question was raised, and three null hypotheses were tested. Survey Method was used where structured questionnaire was administered on one hundred and twenty-five [125] professional and non-professional library staff members of the three federal universities under study (Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola and, University of Maiduguri) as population for the study. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics to answer the research question where chi-square was used to test the 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 Attitudes, Beliefs and Assumptions were significant. The researchers therefore recommend among others that, Federal Universities in the North East Zone of Nigeria should be opened in their policies so as to involve library staff in planning and execution of implementation of automation in their respective libraries; the Federal Universities in the North East Zone of Nigeria should encourage and motivate library staff so as to change their attitudes against implementation of an automated system, etc.

Keywords: implementation, library automation, corporate culture, beliefs, attitudes, assumptions




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