Nigerian University Libraries’ Preparedness in the Provision of Electronic Books to Users: A Reality Check

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Evarest C Madu

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This study examined the readiness and use of electronic books for information service provision in university libraries in Nigeria. The survey research design was adopted while a multi-stage sampling technique was used to select two universities from each of the six geopolitical zones based on electronic books' availability in the university libraries. A questionnaire was used as an instrument for data collection, while data collected were analysed with the use of descriptive statistics. Findings revealed that the level of institutional readiness is below 50%, while the majority of the respondents agreed that electronic books are useful for information service provision. The study recommended that universities should increase financial resources available to the university libraries in the area of ICT facilities acquisition among others.

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MADU, Evarest C. Nigerian University Libraries’ Preparedness in the Provision of Electronic Books to Users:. Zambia Journal of Library & Information Science (ZAJLIS ), ISSN: 2708-2695, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 26-33, dec. 2020. ISSN 2708-2695. Available at: <https://zajlis.unza.zm/index.php/journal/article/view/56>. Date accessed: 15 apr. 2021.
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