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NWORIE, J.C., PhD, NWORIE, H.O., OBIANO, D (2019). Appraisal of Copyright Law Compliance among Library Personnel in University Libraries in Nigeria.
The study investigated compliance with Copyright Law among library personnel in university libraries in South-West, Nigeria. The purpose of the study was to determine the level of awareness of copyright law by library personnel and level of compliance with copyright law in selected university libraries in South West, Nigeria The study adopted the descriptive survey of the correlational design. The population of study was made up of 117 library personnel in university libraries in South West, Nigeria and the total enumeration technique was adopted, hence there was no sample. Questionnaire was used for data collection. 103 copies of questionnaire were completed, returned and used for the study. The data collected for the study were analysed using the descriptive and inferential statistics. Specifically, the research questions were answered with the use of tables, percentages and mean. Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient (PPMCC) was used to test the hypotheses formulated for this study at 0.05 level of significance. Findings revealed that library personnel in university libraries in south west, Nigeria are aware of copyright law which govern the information resources in their custody; and they comply with the provision of the Copyright Act to a high extent. The study concluded that there is a strong positive correlation between library personnel’s awareness of copyright law and compliance with copyright law in the selected university libraries in South West, Nigeria with a recommendation that library management should be actively involved in sensitizing library personnel on copyright law and its violation to continually increase their level of awareness.