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Onyam, I.D and Akpom, C.C

Abstract

The paper discusses digital nervous system as a strategy for enhanced information service delivery in federal university libraries in South-East Nigeria. The study was guided by four research questions in line with the objectives of the study. The design adopted for this study is a descriptive survey research design and the population consists of Librarians from academic libraries in Nigeria. The instrument used for data collection was a questionnaire and the data generated was analyzed using frequency table, percentage and mean. The findings revealed that there are digital facilities available in these libraries such as multimedia/digital projector, printers, internet enabled laptop, library management software etc. The major services identified were online document delivery, e-mail reference services, online circulation control etc. and the major challenges that hinder effective information service delivery were erratic power supply, high cost of implementation of digital library system, poor maintenance and update culture. It was recommended that enhancement and upgrading of current technological infrastructure/facilities, consistent power supply, consistent staff training, provision of strong internet bandwidth, international exchange of library professionals etc will go a long way to enhancing information service delivery in University Libraries.

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