Computerization of Library Services in University Libraries in Nigeria: A Case Study
Keywords:Library Computerization, Library Services, University Libraries, Bayelsa State
The study examined the computerization of library services at the Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. The study's execution was directed by three research questions, and a descriptive survey approach was chosen. 56 library employees made up the study's population, but only professionals and paraprofessionals were selected using the judgmental sampling technique, resulting in a sample of 21. The questionnaire was used to collect data. Frequency counts, straightforward percentages, and means were used to examine the data. The results demonstrate that five of the university library's seven units were computerized and that this computerization has a favourable effect on the delivery of library services. Finally, the findings demonstrate that some of the significant obstacles to the effective use of the computerized library system in offering library services include an unstable power supply, a lack of funds, and slow Internet speed. Based on the findings, the researchers suggested that the university library should computerize the other two departments for better services. Additionally, the government ought to increase the nation's electrical supply and provide appropriate funding for education.
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