Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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Published in Library Philosophy and Practice (2011) 8 p.


The study explored the extent of open access, institutional repositories, and scholarly publishing of academic librarians. Population of the study was 67. It comprised academic librarians in University of Nigeria (50), Enugu State University of Technology (6), Michael Okpara University of Agriculture (6), and Anambra State University (5). 52 (77. 61%) copies of the questionnaire were returned and 45 (86.54%) were found usable. Data were collected by a structured questionnaire. The questionnaire contained 38 questions which were divided into six sections. Responses from respondents were analyzed using percentages and mean scores. Findings of the study showed that librarians were aware of institutional repository, scholarly publication and open access journals. However, only 13.33% have published in open access journals. Five (11 .11%) of respondents did not agree that librarians are familiar with vendor licensing and copyright laws.