AVAILABILITY, ACCESSIBILITY AND MANAGEMENT INFORMATION RESOURCES AS A CATALYST OF UTILIZATION OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION RESOURCES BY NON-ACADEMIC STAFFS IN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE ABEOKUTA, NIGERIA
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The study investigated the availability, access and management of electronic information resources in Federal University of Agriculture library Abeokuta, Nigeria. The study adopted quantitative approach as research paradigm; with survey as research methods. Questionnaire was used as the primary instrument for data collection in which the researcher took 1.8% of the entire respondent population= 1447= 26. Twenty six (26) copies of the questionnaires were given to the respondents. Twenty three (23) copies were retrieved and analyzed; representing 88.50%. The entire non-academic staff was used as population of the study. From the findings of the study therefore, the influence of demographic variables (gender, age, education and professions) about the management of electronic information resources was not significant at the surveyed university library. Thus, the study recommended increased investment in electronic databases such as AGORA and African Journals, others include, MEDLINE, PubMed, Biomed Central, Online and HINARI, CAB Abstracts, BEAST CD, VET CD, and TEEAL etc ICT facilities, staff training and development at the surveyed university library to promote increase in the management of electronic information resources to satisfy the needs of users as ultimate goal of any library and information center.