ACCESSIBILITY AND UTILIZATION OF SCHOLARLY ELECTRONIC JOURNALS BY THE ACADEMIC STAFF OF GARDEN CITY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, KUMASI AND CHRISTIAN SERVICE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, KUMASI, GHANA

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ABSTRACT

Developments in the field of information technology have led to a great change in the collection development and service structure of libraries. In recent times, libraries, especially academic libraries, are not only seen with print and non-print resources but also with scholarly electronic journals. Scholarly electronic journals in reality have become one of the most used technological innovations in modern times and also the backbone of many academic institutions.

The main focus of the study was to compare awareness, accessibility and utilization of scholarly electronic journals by the academic staff of Garden City University College (GCUC) and Christian Service University College (CSUC), Kumasi. The study also sought to determine factors affecting electronic journal usage and limitations in accessing and using scholarly electronic journals. The survey method was used and questionnaire was also used as the main instrument. The entire population of one hundred and eighty-seven (187) was used.

The findings revealed low awareness and accessibility levels as well as under-utilization of scholarly electronic journals in both university colleges. No statistically significant relationship was found between gender and usage of scholarly electronic journals at a p-value of 0.354 which is greater than the significant level of 0.05. No statistically significant relationship was found between age and usage of scholarly electronic journals at a p-value of 7.159 which is greater than the significant level of 0.05. No statistically significant relationship was found between other factors including differences in discipline, educational level, computer skills and age at a p-value of 7.159, 5.308, and 0.504 respectively which are all greater than the significant level of 0.05. However, a

statistically significant relationship was found between awareness and usage of electronic journals. The study recommends awareness creation, training, provision of more relevant electronic journals, infrastructure, quality staff and sustenance to ensure maximum access and use of scholarly electronic journals in GCUC and CSUC and also to commensurate the investment made in them.

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SSA, R (2021). ACCESSIBILITY AND UTILIZATION OF SCHOLARLY ELECTRONIC JOURNALS BY THE ACADEMIC STAFF OF GARDEN CITY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, KUMASI AND CHRISTIAN SERVICE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, KUMASI, GHANA. Afribary.com: Retrieved May 06, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/accessibility-and-utilization-of-scholarly-electronic-journals-by-the-academic-staff-of-garden-city-university-college-kumasi-and-christian-service-university-college-kumasi-ghana

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Research, SSA. "ACCESSIBILITY AND UTILIZATION OF SCHOLARLY ELECTRONIC JOURNALS BY THE ACADEMIC STAFF OF GARDEN CITY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, KUMASI AND CHRISTIAN SERVICE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, KUMASI, GHANA" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 30 Mar. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/accessibility-and-utilization-of-scholarly-electronic-journals-by-the-academic-staff-of-garden-city-university-college-kumasi-and-christian-service-university-college-kumasi-ghana . Accessed 06 May. 2021.

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Research, SSA. "ACCESSIBILITY AND UTILIZATION OF SCHOLARLY ELECTRONIC JOURNALS BY THE ACADEMIC STAFF OF GARDEN CITY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, KUMASI AND CHRISTIAN SERVICE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, KUMASI, GHANA". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 30 Mar. 2021. Web. 06 May. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/accessibility-and-utilization-of-scholarly-electronic-journals-by-the-academic-staff-of-garden-city-university-college-kumasi-and-christian-service-university-college-kumasi-ghana >.

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Research, SSA. "ACCESSIBILITY AND UTILIZATION OF SCHOLARLY ELECTRONIC JOURNALS BY THE ACADEMIC STAFF OF GARDEN CITY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, KUMASI AND CHRISTIAN SERVICE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, KUMASI, GHANA" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 06, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/accessibility-and-utilization-of-scholarly-electronic-journals-by-the-academic-staff-of-garden-city-university-college-kumasi-and-christian-service-university-college-kumasi-ghana