Challenges of Reprographic Information Resources within the Library and Some Selected Private Business Centers in Three Universities in Ogun State, Nigeria
Keywords:Challenges, Reprographic Information, Library Resources, Private Business, Universities
This study investigates challenges of reprographic information resources within the library and some selected private business centers in three universities in Ogun State, Nigeria. The research design adopted for this study was descriptive survey method, with the used questionnaire as instrument to collect data, purposive sampling was used to select forty five (45) reprographic centers from the three selected institutions namely FUNAAB, OOU, TASUED. Forty two of the instruments were useful for the study. Data collected was analyzed using simple percentage. The result of the findings revealed that the types of reprographic services mostly available in the institutions are photocopy, printing, spiral binding. The extent of use of reprographic services by students both in business centers and libraries, the result revealed photocopy, printing, and scanning. This finding further revealed that the profit margin of daily income is between #1000 - #5000 naira. The major challenges faced in the business which are unstable power supply, inadequate reprographic equipment. The finding recommends that the library management and the business owners should improve in providing more relevant services for better patronage. The study suggests that good customer relationship will help the business to grow with time which will help generate more profit. The library management should provide a good budget that will accommodate the purchase of reprographic equipment’s while the business centers can approach bodies that can assist them for loans as far as they are sure of the environment and have a good business plan.
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