Availability of Electronic Infrastructures and Accessibility of Information Resources among Faculty Memebers in Nigeria Universities

Okiki, O.C (2015-12)

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The study investigated the availability of electronic infrastructures and accessibility of electronic information resources among faculty members in Nigeria Universities. In order to determine accessibility and availability of electronic infrastructures and information resources among faculty members, three research questions were raised and a lone hypothesis was formulated thus: there no significant correlation between accessibility and availability electronic Infrastructure and electronic information resources and research output among faculty members in Nigerian universities The study adopted quantitative approach as research paradigm. Questionnaire was used as the primary instrument for data collection on accessibility and availability of electronic infrastructures /e-resources and research output of faculty members in the study .. A sampling frame of 100/0of academics ill each of the universities was selected giving a total of one thousand and fifty-seven (1,057) an equivalent of 10% 0 the population. The values of the reliability estimates range from (r=0.69) to .(r=0.83). The data for the study were analysed with SPSs. Thefinding of the study revealed that there is significant interactive effe accessibility of information, availability of electronic infrastructures and electronic informan resources amongfaculty members in Nigeria federal universities. Introduction Th emergence of electronic information resources has broken the long age barri r aluable information resources which until now were difficult to access espe b holars in the de eloping nation. For any academic library to thrive ir current dispensation of global competiveness, the library irrespective of the size _ collection must as a matter fact embrace as well deploy Information Communi _ Technology for effective library service. While commenting on the positive impc electronic information resources to users community especially students, le~:t:::=::::: and researchers, Dadzie (2005) notes that electronic resources are inv ~ research tools that complement the print-based resources that are available traditional library setting. The information resources and services availa institutional information systems (library, archives, records offices, documec.zzrr centers, and data centers) must be capable of supporting research activities and Kaushik, 2002). Agba, Kigongo-Bukenya, and Nyumba (2004) state tha - from print to electronic information means that both faculty members and stu university system must use these resources for better quality, efficient, and research more than ever. Keyword: s, Availability, ' Accessibility and Nigerian Universities

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