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This manuscript was jointly written by us (Rotimi James Omolehin & Olabode Olajide), and it has not been submitted or published somewhere. We declare that, there is no conflict interest.

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Dr Olabode Olajide

Abstract

Applying Technology organisation environment (TOE) approach, this study examined the utilization of library digital/e-resources in Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Ekiti State, Nigeria. The objectives of the study are to; find out the available library digital resources in FUOYE, examine the extent library digital resources is being utilized by students and lecturers for curriculum delivery and academic performance, and identify the problems/challenges militating against the availability and use of digital resources in FUOYE. The research design adopted was survey design, while purposive sampling techniques was used for the research work. Data for the study was collected through questionnaire. Seventy copies of questionnaire were administered out of which only sixty-three (63) were found suitable for the analysis. The data collected was analyzed using the statistical package of social science (SPSG), subsequently descriptive statistic of frequency and percentage was used to interpret the data. Findings revealed that the available library digital resources (e-books, journals, DVDs, CD-ROMs and computer devices) are inadequate, while the available digital resources are being used for personal and academic development of students. Problems such as; lack of fund, irregular power supply, inadequate computer devices and shortage of qualified library staff to attend to the needs of users top the challenges hindering effective utilization of library digital resources in FUOYE. The study proffers some far reaching recommendations to ameliorate the problems of unavailability and ineffective utilisation of library digital resources.

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