Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

Winter 2-14-2021

Abstract

The case study is to identify the Factors Affecting Availability, Accessibility and Use of Information Tools and Facilities in Agriculture University Libraries by Postgraduate Students of FUAA, FUAM AND MOUA CASE STUDY in Nigeria. A quantitative method was adopted. Random sampling strategy was used. A method of data collection is questionnaire administered to users of the libraries sampled. Major findings testify that, the current agricultural information available, accessible and utilized is insufficient and agricultural information was inadequate in agriculture university libraries in studied. ICTs infrastructure and internet services existed in agriculture university libraries but were not well developed; constraints confronted the users, includes internet connectivity, power failure, attitudes of the staffs, current information resources particularly e-journals and e-books, information resources related to agricultural information such as databases, e-journals, e-books were the information needs identified are not much available. The study recommended, the Improvement of the existing information resources and facilities for the user’s information needs and where possible new qualified library professionals should be employ. Subscriptions of offline databases such as, E-Granary to access agricultural information offline; overcoming constraints by focused library management; university authority, TETFund should look in to the possible area of income sources and funding the library beyond annual budget like consultancy services, printing, binding, publishing, donations from philanthropists. There is a need for policies that facilitate cooperation between agriculture university libraries and agricultural research institution libraries for collaboration and information sharing for collection, processing, storage and dissemination of agricultural information and the capturing, documenting and sharing of the resources

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