Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Availability and Influence of Electronic Resources Usage on Job Satisfaction among Publishing Staff in South-west Nigeria.
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This study established the extent to which first generation publishing houses in South-west Nigeria have integrated modern electronic resources into the industry. Further, it investigated the degree of usage of electronic resources among the two major production staff in publishing houses. It also correlated the availability of electronic resources with job satisfaction among the staff. The outcome of the study revealed that the level of electronic resources availability was rated high at 130(86.7%) and 118(78.7%) through internet access and search engines respectively. It also revealed that the level of e-information use by staff in publishing firms is rated high at 96(64.0%) and 82(54.7%), in the areas of content pages in electronic journals and content pages of new pages in the e-library respectively. Finally, it established the level of job satisfaction among staff in publishing firms in South-west, Nigeria as follows; 78(52.0%), 27(36.0%) and 80(53.3%), which are ratings for being able to do the job without feeling its morally wrong, the chance for other workers to look to me for direction and being able to do things that don’t go against my conscience very satisfied, respectively. This research recommends that publishers must understand that using new technologies can give companies an edge. New technologies can result in employees “working smarter” as well as providing high-quality products and more efficient services to customers. Also, work, training, programmes and reward systems often need to be reconfigured to support employees’ use of new technology, hence, improving satisfaction in their jobs.