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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616

Librarians In Use Of Internet By University Libraries In The South-South Zone, Nigeria.

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Stephen Osahon Uwaifo



Key words: - Use, Internet, Librarians, University, Libraries, Nigeria.



Abstract: - Purpose- The paper seeks to investigate the use of internet by librarians in university libraries in the South-South zone of Nigeria. Design/Methodology/Approach- The paper uses a survey research approach to carry out this investigation. Findings- The investigation reveals that the librarians make optimal use of a few of the numerous information resources on the internet. The librarians' level of internet use skills is only moderate although majority of them derive several benefits from the internet. However, several factors such as inadequate funds, poor electric power supply, inadequate localized software etc militate against their effective use of the internet. Practical implication- Generally, librarians, university authorities, system, administrators and ICT policy formulators will find this paper useful because it enlightens them about the fact that only a scanty use is made of the numerous internet information resources available and the librarians' level of skills for internet use is moderate. Even though the internet is beneficial to the librarians, several factors impede its effective use. Originality- The study offers new insights in the area of internet use by librarians in Nigerian universities. Because the study revealed that, though information professionals, librarians make scanty use of the numerous internet sources, coupled with their moderate skill in internet use, means that, it differs from other studies.



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