Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
AVAILABILITY, ACCESSIBILITY AND SATISFACTION OF USERS OF INFORMATION RESOURCES SIN THE FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES BY NON-ACADEMIC STAFFS OF OAU AND UI, NIGERIA
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The study was conducted to investigate the Availability, Accessibility and Satisfaction of Users of Information Resources in the Faculty of Agriculture University Libraries by Non-Academic Staffs of OAU and UI, Nigeria. Three research objectives guided the study. 380 copies of questionnaire were distributed to the respondents in the faculty of agriculture university libraries and in response only 315 (82.89%) were received from the nonacademic staffs. stratified random sampling technique was employed for the study due to the largeness of the population. In the data analysis, frequency counts, simple percentages, and charts were used for the statistical analysis. The findings revealed that the access to information resources such as newspapers, journals, text and reference books, theses and dissertations, E-journals, E-News papers, E-Books and CD-ROMs; It also indicated that the level of usage of information resources for research among non academic is relatively fair and textbook, journals, E-Newspapers and E-theses/dissertations are the most used information resource by the non academic staff. The findings show that many other primary and secondary information resources and as for as digital sources and the internet facilities concerned, connection speed is challenging reflects in the use of electronic information resources in the library. The non- accessibility of digital and some printed information resources affects the non academic’s creativity. The research findings draw the attention of the Faculty of agriculture University Libraries (OAU and UI) in collection developments in terms of both the print and digital information resources and also recommend increasing the speed of internet and free downloading and printing the digital contents. The study also advocates the library staff members to provide information guidance and training services to the academic staff in utilizing the open databases such as AGORA, 9TAGRIS AGRICOLA, PubMed, Biomed Central9T 9TBEAST CD, VET CD, TEEAL, AGRICOLA9T.