Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Access, Use, and Attitudes of Academics toward Electronic Journals: A Case Study of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
The paper surveys the use of electronic journals by academics at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. It considers the attitude, purpose, frequency of use, and problems encountered. The data represent responses from two hundred and forty-five academic staff. The results reveal a high percentage of use for literature search and professional development. Use is affected by problems associated with basic infrastructures prevalent in the developing countries. The academics see a bright future for electronic journals without predicting the extinction of print journals.The paper suggests that the university administration provide better basic infrastructures to encourage the use of electronic journals, while the university library should subscribe to more online journals.