Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Winter 1-18-2019



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The study investigated the library automation in Delta State university library. A total of 50

library staff including professional and para–professional librarians were sampled for the study.

Three research questions were formulated to guide the study. The instrument used for the study

was the questionnaire. The data collected were analyzed using frequency count and percentages.

The findings from the study revealed that the facilities necessarily for automation services were

available. The study also revealed that though the automation facilities were available, the library

automation service is not effective. The findings from the study showed internet services and

electronic mails as efficiency/skills found among librarians. The finding of the study also

indicated that of all the factors that affected library automation sponsorship was the main factor

that impeded library automation in the university library. This was followed by improper

coordination and lack of funding. The study concluded that as a result of the low performance to

discharge automation services effectively to users calls for serious concern on the part of library

management as it enhances information service delivery. The study recommended seriousness on

the part of library management and decision makers, the creation of an enabling environment for

network connectivity and proper planning in the implementation of library automation.



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