Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Winter 1-8-2016


This paper discussed librarians’ attitudes towards open source software. Questionnaires were the research instrument used. One thousand (1000) questionnaires were administered out of which nine hundred and twenty (920) were returned and used for the study which represents a return rate of ninety-two percent (92%). Responses were analysed using simple percentages and results were presented in tables and charts.

The study revealed that Nigerian Librarians are familiar with open source, proprietary software and are strongly in favour of open source software. The study also revealed that the Android Operating System and Windows Operating System are the most popular operating system for mobile and desktop computers respectively. It was also revealed that when choosing software, respondents’ primary concern was ease of use.

Conclusions and recommendations were made based on the findings.