Establishment And Management Of University Electronic Libraries In The Northwest Zone Of Nigeria

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page--------i

 Declaration--------ii

Certification--------iii

Dedication--------iv

Acknowledgements-------v

Table of Contents-------vi

List of Tables --------xi

List of Abbreviations------xiii

Abstract--------xv

CHAPTER ONE:INTRODUCTION

1.1Background to Study-----1

The conventional library-----1

The Electronic Library-----2

Management in the E-library----3

Nigerian university library-----4

1.2Statement of the Problem-----5

1.3Research Question------6

1.4Objectives of the Study-----7

1.5Significance of the Study-----7

1.7Scope of the Study-----8

1.8Operational Definition of Terms----9

References-------10

CHAPTER TWO:REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

2.1Introduction-------12

2.2The Concept of the E-library -----12

2.3Policy for Establishing E-libraries in Universities--16

2.4Establishment of E-libraries in Nigerian universities-21

2.5Development of E-libraries in Nigerian Universities-24

2.6Management of E-libraries in Nigerian Universities-28

2.6.1Storage and Accessibility of e-library Resources-29

2.6.2Challenges of e-libraries in Nigerian universities-29

2.63Resources Available in the E-Library---32

2.6.4Services Provided by Library----34

2.7E-Library Staff position and competency--36

2.7.1E-library staff and training-----39

The Summary of the Reviews----40

References-------42

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1Introduction-------48

3.2Research Method Adopted for the Study---48

3.3Population of the Study-----49

3.4Sample and Sampling Techniques----51

3.5Instrument for Data Collection----52

3.5.1Questionnaire------52

3.5.2Focus Group   -------53

3.6Validation and Reliability of the Instrument--53

3.7Procedure for Data Analysis----54

3.8Procedure for Data Analysis----54

References-------55

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION

4.1Introduction-------56

4.2Response Rate------56

4.3Data Analysis and Discussion----57

4.3.1Policies for Establishing E-libraries---58

4.3.2Establishment of E-Libraries in Northwest Universities-62

4.3.3Extent of E-library Development----67

4.3.4Management of E-library-----70

4.3.5Competency of Staff Managing e-libraries--85

References--------91

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION

5.1Introduction-------92

5.2Summary of the Study-----92

5.3Summary of Findings----93

5.4Conclusion-------95

5.5Recommendations------96

5.5Suggestion for Further Study----97

Bibliography -------98

Appendices-------106

Abstract

Thestudysetsouttoinvestigatetheprocessofestablishingandmanaginge–librariesinuniversities in Northwest zone of Nigerian. Issues of e-library management such as where the e-library should be established, access to the e-library, computer usage,registration of users,staff structure and training were investigated. In addition, various services available in theuniversity e-libraries ranging from virtual to reprography were discussed, staff competency inmanaging e-libraries in Northwest Nigerian universities were studied.Objectives of this studyinclude among others identifying the policy used in the establishing of e-libraries and theirdevelopment. Five research questions were raised, among which are; what are the policies forestablishing e-libraries and how are e-libraries managed in universities in Northwest zone ofNigerian are raised. Qualitative research method was adopted. Focus group method, eight (8)University Librarians (40) System librarians and System analysts from eight (8) universities inthe Northwest of Nigeria were used as sample size of the study.Questionnaire and interviewconstituted the instrument for data collection, while descriptive method was used to analyze thecollected data. The findings of the study showed that the universities in Northwest zone ofNigeria do not have policies for establishing and managing their e-libraries. Some universitiesestablishedtheire-librarieswithintheconventionallibrarieswhilesomewereestablishedoutsidetheirconventionallibrary.Anotherfindingrevealedthatallthee-librariesintheNorthwest zone had undergone expansion through merger of additional sections. The majorchallenges faced by the e-libraries under study were; finance, technology and infrastructureamong others.The study concluded that policies form the basis for standard and uniformity inestablishing and managing of e-libraries which were not available. Based on the foregoing, themajor way to overcome the lack of uniformity in the e-libraries is to design policy for a unifiedwayfor e-libraries that all universitieswill complywith.


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Frontiers, E. & GANI, E (2023). Establishment And Management Of University Electronic Libraries In The Northwest Zone Of Nigeria. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/establishment-and-management-of-university-electronic-libraries-in-the-northwest-zone-of-nigeria

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Frontiers, Edu, and Esther GANI "Establishment And Management Of University Electronic Libraries In The Northwest Zone Of Nigeria" Afribary. Afribary, 06 Mar. 2023, https://afribary.com/works/establishment-and-management-of-university-electronic-libraries-in-the-northwest-zone-of-nigeria. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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Frontiers, Edu, and Esther GANI . "Establishment And Management Of University Electronic Libraries In The Northwest Zone Of Nigeria". Afribary, Afribary, 06 Mar. 2023. Web. 22 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/establishment-and-management-of-university-electronic-libraries-in-the-northwest-zone-of-nigeria >.

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Frontiers, Edu and GANI, Esther . "Establishment And Management Of University Electronic Libraries In The Northwest Zone Of Nigeria" Afribary (2023). Accessed July 22, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/establishment-and-management-of-university-electronic-libraries-in-the-northwest-zone-of-nigeria