Stakeholders awareness and willingness to submit scholarly works to institutional repository towards research visibility: a case of University of Lagos
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Information Technology Application Group (ITAG), UNN
Purpose: The study investigated the awareness level and willingness to submit scholarly works . institutional repositories among selected academics at University of Lagos, Nigeria. Design/Methodology/Approach: The study applied descriptive research design. A questionnaire was us to collect data from respondents. Copies of the questionnaire were personally distributed to 58 faculty members of academic staff who were appointed by their respective faculties and departments as field officers towards content development of the institutional repository (IR). Collected data were anal) using simple descriptive statistics, and presented in tables showing frequencies and percentages. Bivaria analysis was used for the purpose of determining the empirical relationship between the variables. Findings: Key findings showed that majority of the respondents were only aware of the existence of the UNILAG repository through the University circular and visit to the Library website. Results also showed that there is a positive attitude towards the IR and its content development. Implications: The university library should embark on a massive awareness campaign and advocacy programmes about the university repository and its benefits to the academic community. Originality/Value: Study suggests that the University in collaboration with copyright commission should adopt adequate plagiarism policy that will strengthen ownership right agreement and enforcement.
Institutional repository , Awareness , Scholarly communication , Research libraries , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Other social sciences::Library and information science
Okiki, O.C, Osedo, O.A and Okpah, B.O (2020). Stakeholders awareness and willingness to submit scholarly works to institutional repository towards research visibility: a case of University of Lagos. Journal of Applied Information Science and Technology, 13(1), 101-110.