Assessment of CDROM Usage in Academic and Research Libraries in Nigeria: A Case Study

Nwoye, E. O. ; Obajemu, O. S. ; Ogunyade, T. O. (2004-06-01)

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This work attempted to assess the level of acceptability and the use of CD-ROM in 15 selected academic and research Libraries in Nigeria. Also investigated were the facilities resources and other necessary ingredients required for the promotion of optimum utilization and maintenance of continuous use of CD-ROM in Nigeria Libraries. The research showed that there was enthusiasm on the part of libraries in the use of CD-ROM having realized the noticeable advantages. However the use of CD-ROM in the libraries surveyed were grossly inadequate owing to a number of factors such as poor facilities poor funding, foreign exchange constraints, expertise required to operate the systems, apathy and other militating factors