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Utilization of electronic information sources (EIS) by the academic staff of Hezekiah Oluwasanmi library, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria

Chris Chijioke Iweha


Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have become basic ingredients in the operations of libraries, and the education sector in general. Libraries are finding it increasingly difficult to acquire and make available to their users the full range of information in print form. Besides, electronic information sources (EIS) are becoming more popular with users who find them rewarding and preferred over the print sources. Libraries are subscribing to EIS as an alternative way of avoiding the problems associated with print sources. This paper examines the impact of the use of EIS on scholarly publications, job performance and ICT skills acquisition of librarians in Hezekiah Oluwasanmi library. It also highlights some of the problems associated with the use of EIS in this library and emphasizes the importance of ICTs training for librarians in a rapidly evolving technologically driven profession.

University of Dar es Salaam Library Journal Vol. 7(1) 2005: 47-56